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Salil Pradhan, James Thomas Edward McDonnell, John Deryk Waters, Peter J Macer: Profiles for information acquisition by devices in a wireless network. Hewlett Packard Development Company, November 22, 2005: US06968178 (137 worldwide citation)

A mobile telephone (10), an advertiser, broadcasts an advertisement over a wireless short range piconet link to another mobile telephone (12), a consumer. The advertisement is broadcast with a predetermined set of classification tags and the consumer phone (12) has a filter set to accept only certai ...


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Colin I&apos Anson, Rycharde Jeffery Hawkes, James Thomas Edward McDonnell, John Deryk Waters, Lawrence Wilcock: Location-dependent user interface. Hewlett Packard Development Company, July 6, 2004: US06760046 (64 worldwide citation)

A method is provided of adapting a user interface to the user's current situation. The method involves a user specifying a home-area interface (


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James Thomas Edward McDonnell, Andrew Thomas, Michael P Spratt, John Deryk Waters, Simon E Crouch: Providing location data about a mobile entity. Hewlett Packard Development Company, November 2, 2004: US06813499 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and device is provided for obscuring the location of a mobile entity to a specified accuracy level. Available location data that has a known accuracy greater than the specified accuracy has its accuracy decreased (85) by combining with the components of the available location data, addition ...


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John Deryk Waters, Lawrence Wilcock, James Thomas Edward McDonnell: Targeted information display. Hewlett Packard Company, March 18, 2003: US06535132 (28 worldwide citation)

The proximity of potential customers to a shop is detected, for example, by detecting short-range communication devices carried by passers-by. The interests of the detected passers-by are then determined by reference to specific interests transmitted by the passer-by devices and/or by reference to c ...


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James Thomas Edward McDonnell, Michael P Spratt, John Deryk Waters, Simon E Crouch: Distributed telemetry method and system. Hewlett Packard Company, May 20, 2003: US06567661 (25 worldwide citation)

A distributed telemetry method is effected by coordinating the taking of readings of a parameter by mobile phone users, the parameter readings being then sent to a service system together with location information on the users. Collating the readings and location information enables a representation ...


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James Thomas Edward McDonnell, Andrew Thomas, Michael P Spratt, John Deryk Waters, Simon E Crouch: Providing location data about a mobile entity. Hewlett Packard Development Company, March 31, 2009: US07512234 (24 worldwide citation)

Location data about a mobile entity (20) is provided in encrypted form by a location server (79) to a recipient that is one of the mobile entity (20) or a service system (40) usable by the mobile entity. The location data (P) is encrypted such that it can only to be decrypted using a secret availabl ...


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James Thomas Edward McDonnell, John Deryk Waters, Simon E Crouch: System and method for a distributed search for a lost asset. Hewlett Packard Development Company, August 3, 2004: US06771972 (22 worldwide citation)

A method for searching for a lost asset equipped with a short-range wireless transceiver includes a finder service sending out a search request including a lost-asset identifier, this request being sent over a mobile radio infrastructure to a plurality of mobile devices. These devices transmit on th ...


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Vijay Machiraju, James Thomas Edward McDonnell, Peter J Macer, Salil Pradhan, John Deryk Waters, John Brassil: Cooperative networking method and system. Hewlett Packard Development Company, June 20, 2006: US07065575 (20 worldwide citation)

A co-operative network includes a first device that advertises resources it has available for sharing and a second device that requests at least part of the available resources of the first device. The devices co-operatively execute a task using the shared resources of the first device and the resou ...


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James Thomas Edward McDonnell, John Deryk Waters, Lawrence Wilcock: Gathering information from short-range wireless portals. Hewlett Packard Development Company, August 2, 2005: US06925288 (16 worldwide citation)

Businesses may offer their services not only through internet websites but also by short-range wireless portals (51A,B,C) intended to catch passers-by; indeed, this latter means of business promotion may be used instead of an internet site. A method is provided of gathering information from such por ...