06452910 is referenced by 153 patents.

A Wireless bridge conjoins two previously incompatible technologies within a single device to leverage the strengths of each. The Wireless bridge marries the Personal Area Network (PAN) technology of Bluetooth as described in Bluetooth Specification Version 1.0B with the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology described in the IEEE802.11

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specification to provide a wireless system level solution for peripheral devices to provide Internet service interactions. The invention brings together in a single working device implementations of these technologies so they do not interfere or disrupt the operation of each other and instead provide a seamless transition of a Bluetooth connection to Wireless Local Area Network/Internet connection. From the Wireless Local Area Network perspective the inventive wireless bridge extension allows a Bluetooth-enabled device to roam from one Wireless Access Point (bridge) to the next without losing its back end connection. The invention takes into account the minimum separation and shielding required of these potentially conflicting technologies to inter-operate.

Title
Bridging apparatus for interconnecting a wireless PAN and a wireless LAN
Application Number
9/619923
Publication Number
6452910 (B1)
Application Date
July 20, 2000
Publication Date
September 17, 2002
Inventor
Richard Swan
Portola Valley
CA, US
Tim McCoy
Mountain View
CA, US
Murthy Kunchakarra
Cupertino
CA, US
Sivasankar Chander
Santa Clara
CA, US
Larry Gardner
Los Altos
CA, US
Bin Li
Santa Clara
CA, US
Carl A Gerrard
Ellesmere Port
US
Vikram Vij
Santa Clara
CA, US
Agent
Crosby Heafey Roach & May
US
Agent
John W Carpenter
US
Assignee
Cadence Design Systems
CA, US
IPC
H04B 7/00
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