07152110 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 40 patents.

Information exchange among non-networked devices is disclosed. The information exchange occurs through instantaneous networks, like piconets, established between the non-networked devices and an intermediary device. For example, the intermediary device receives information from a first device during a piconet including it and the first device. This piconet dissipates, and another piconet is established between the intermediary device and a second device. During this piconet, the intermediary provides the information it received from the first device to the second device. The second device has received information from the first device, even though these devices have not networked themselves in an ad hoc network like a piconet or a scatternet.

Title
Information exchange between non-networked devices through an intermediary device via a piconet
Application Number
9/681510
Publication Number
7152110 (B2)
Application Date
April 18, 2001
Publication Date
December 19, 2006
Inventor
Shaun D Pierce
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04B 7/00
G06F 13/36
G06F 13/00
G06F 15/167
G06F 15/16
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