Patent Number: 6,434,365

Title: Providing initial power estimate to wireless telephone handsets

Abstract: A wireless telephone system having a plurality of wireless, battery-powered handsets and a base unit, the base unit having a base transceiver. Each handset has a handset transceiver for establishing a wireless link over a shared channel with the base unit via the base transceiver, wherein the base transceiver transmits to a given handset transceiver a forward data message, which contains forward power level information identifying a forward power level at which the forward data message was transmitted by the base transceiver. The receiver receives and locks onto the forward data message. The transmitter transmits to the base transceiver a return data message at a return power level determined in accordance with the forward power level information.

Inventors: Knutson; Paul Gothard (Marion, IN), Ramaswamy; Kumar (Indianapolis, IN), Shiue; Dong-Chang (Carmel, IN)

Assignee: Thomson Licensing SA

International Classification: H04B 7/005 (20060101); H04B 001/00 (); H04B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2019