Patent Number: 6,310,955

Title: Methods and apparatus for enabling portable telephone handset to automatically go off-hook

Abstract: A system for setting a wireless handset to an offhook condition when the handset is moved during the presence of a specified condition, such as an incoming call. A signal is sent to the handset to indicate an incoming call. If the handset is moved during the pendency of the incoming call, a sensor sends a signal to a controller indicating movement of the handset. A dedicated circuit may be employed to send an offhlook signal only when a movement threshold has been detected. If the signal reaches a predetermined threshold, the controller sets the handset to an offhook condition.

Inventors: Reeves; Mark David (Howell, NJ)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: H04M 1/725 (20060101); H04M 1/72 (20060101); H04M 1/247 (20060101); H04M 1/02 (20060101); H04M 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018