Patent Number: 6,298,236

Title: Method of use of a control channel in a cellular communications system

Abstract: A microcellular communication system which broadcasts its local channelblock, including the control channels allotted from a total channel blockto the microcellular system, on all control channels being used by thesystem. A mobile unit seeking access to the microcellular system initiallysearches the total channel block in an effort to receive the local channelblock information broadcast by the microcellular system. The mobile unitcompares received local channel block information with stored totalchannel block information and replaces its memory content with the newlyreceived information. Periodic searching of stored channel blockinformation is conducted to verify that the mobile unit has the relevantchannel block information for the local microcellular system.

Inventors: Yamada; Jun (Yokohama, JP), Terashima; Masaki (Yokohama, JP), Nagamatsu; Jun (Kawasaki, JP)


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Expiration Date: 10/02/2013