Patent Number: 6,490,434

Title: Systems and methods for completing diagnostic tests on rechargeable devices using cradle contacts

Abstract: Systems and methods utilize cradle contacts for completing diagnostic tests of rechargeable devices, such as cordless telephones. A cordless telephone handset or base is placed into a test fixture. Once the handset or base is cradled, diagnostic message signals are transmitted through cradle contacts in the test fixture and handset/base. The message signals may be made up of ASK signals. The beginning and end of each test may be identified by a code or codes embedded in a message signal. The use of cradle contacts to complete diagnostic tests alleviates problems associated with use of internal test access ports to carry out such tests.

Inventors: Grundvig; Jeffrey Paul (Macungie, PA), McDowell; Richard Lawrence (Chalfont, PA), Mooney; Philip David (North Wales, PA), Skorko; James (Allentown, PA)

Assignee: Agere Systems, Inc.

International Classification: H04M 1/24 (20060101); H04Q 7/34 (20060101); H04Q 007/32 (); H04Q 007/34 ()

Expiration Date: 12/03/2019