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1. (WO2001001635) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COORDINATING MASTER MOBILE UNITS WITH A SLAVE BASE STATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/001635    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/010422
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 19 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: H04L 12/28
H04L 12/56
Applicants: SIEMENS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION MOBILE LLC
Inventors: SIEMENS, Gerhard
SYDON, Uwe
SASTRODJOJO, Paulus
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COORDINATING MASTER MOBILE UNITS WITH A SLAVE BASE STATION
Abstract:
A method is disclosed for coordinating master mobile units with a slave base station comprising four steps. In step one, a plurality of mobile units (14-17) is provided. In step two, a single fixed base station (12) for communicating with each of the mobile units (14-17) is provided. In step three, one or more of the mobile units (14-17) is established as a master. In step four, the base station (12) is established as a slave to each of the mobile unit masters (14-17). In another embodiment of the present invention, a system for coordinating master mobile units with a slave base station is disclosed. The system comprises one or more mobile units (14) having control logic (19) to establish one or more of the mobile units (14) as a master controller. The system also comprises a base station (12) having response logic (13) for coordinating with each of the master mobile units (14).