US 9,813,884 B2
Mobile phone as a handheld radio transmitter and receiver over non-cellular radio frequency channels
Christopher Ryan Bennett, St. Petersburg, FL (US)
Assigned to World Emergency Network—Nevada, Ltd., Carson City, NV (US)
Filed by World Emergency Network—Nevada Ltd., Carson City, NV (US)
Filed on Nov. 19, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/946,072.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/081,821, filed on Nov. 19, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0142895 A1, May 19, 2016
Int. Cl. H04M 11/04 (2006.01); H04W 4/22 (2009.01); H04W 76/00 (2009.01); H04W 88/06 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 4/22 (2013.01) [H04W 76/007 (2013.01); H04W 88/06 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for enabling a mobile phone to transmit and receive on non-cellular radio frequency channels, the system comprising:
a radio appliance, the radio appliance comprising:
a first connection to a radio, the first connection configured to receive audio and channel information from the radio, the audio corresponding to a broadcast on the channel over a non-cellular radio frequency; and
a second connection to a server, the second connection configured to transmit the audio and channel information received from the radio to the server over a network; and
a server comprising one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer program code, the computer program code when executed by the one or more processors causing the server to:
receive the audio and channel information from the radio appliance over the second connection;
catalog the audio received from the radio appliance according to the channel over which the audio was broadcast on the non-cellular frequency;
receive a request from a mobile device to access the channel over the network;
transmit the audio to the mobile device over the networks;
queue information received from the mobile device for broadcast on the channel over the non-cellular radio frequency;
monitor the second connection to detect a silent line when the audio is not actively being received from the radio appliance; and
in response to detecting the silent line and responsive to a position of the information received from the mobile device in the queue, transmit the information received from the mobile device over the network to the radio appliance for broadcast on the non-cellular radio frequency.