Chicago - Cobra Electronics announced it has been awarded a patent for CB radio technology and wireless communication.
The patent, named "Citizens Band Radio With Wireless Cellular Telephone Connectivity" and U.S. Pat. No. 8,078,120, corresponds to wireless communication and connectivity between traditional CB radios and cellphones. It includes 101 claims for different functional interoperability scenarios involving CB radios and cellphones and other mobile devices, Cobra said.
Ramon Sandoval, category manager for Cobra, said, "This patent covers a broad range of functionality that is enabled by unifying these two platforms via wireless technologies, which holds the very real potential to dramatically alter the future path of the CB radio market while enhancing the safety, convenience and comfort of professional drivers."