Patent Number: 7,043,274

Title: System for efficiently providing coverage of a sectorized cell for common and dedicated channels utilizing beam forming and sweeping

Abstract: A communication system transmits and receives communications within a sectorized cell between at least one primary station and at least one secondary station. The communication system includes a unit for generating and shaping a beam; an antenna for transmitting and receiving signals within said beam; and a unit for directing the beam. The shaped beam is directed at a plurality of predetermined directions; either continuously or discretely.

Inventors: Cuffaro; Angelo (Laval, CA)

Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation

International Classification: H04M 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018