Jeffrey L Schiffer: Method and apparatus for controlling access to a computer system. Intel Corporation, David N Tran, March 22, 2005: US06871063 (139 worldwide citation)

For one embodiment, a short-range, wireless communication link, such as a Bluetooth link, is established between a mobile phone and a computer system. The mobile phone transmits an access code via the link to the computer system. The access code is generated using data stored in the subscriber ident ...

Stephan Bork, Oren Eliezer, Carl M Panasik: Wireless location and direction indicator for multiple devices. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dwight N Holmbo, Wade James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, June 12, 2001: US06246376 (139 worldwide citation)

A system and method for wireless communication between two devices allows the transfer of location information through a cellular or “BLUETOOTH” link that can be used to provide a continuous indication of estimated distance and direction relative to the two devices in communication with one another.

David Hugh Muir, Binh T Nguyen: Method and apparatus for registering a mobile device with a gaming machine. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, November 3, 2009: US07611409 (138 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods, apparatus, and systems, including computer program products, implementing techniques for securing a gaming machine for a player of the gaming machine using a mobile device such as a cell phone associated with the player. A player input requests securing of the gaming machine. ...

John R Bell: Group call for a wireless mobile communication device using bluetooth. Philips Electronics N A Corporation, Jack D Slobod, June 11, 2002: US06405027 (137 worldwide citation)

A mobile communication handset which is configured for communicating by a cellular or PCS or cordless call over a first wireless link to a base station, and is also configured for communicating with one or more other communication devices over other respective wireless direct device-to-device second ...

Edgar H Callaway Jr, Matthew R Perkins, Qicai Shi, Neal K Patwari: Intra-piconet location determination and tomography. Motorola, June 1, 2004: US06745038 (136 worldwide citation)

A technique for intra-piconet location determination and tomography is described. This technique uses received signal strength indicator (RSSI) values in conjunction with transmitted power levels to determine the relative location of each device within a small network employing frequency hopped spre ...

Jeffrey L Jones, Dirk Ostermiller, Sy Prestwich, David Andrus: Integrated laptop antenna using two or more antennas. 3Com Corporation, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, March 11, 2003: US06531985 (136 worldwide citation)

An integrated diversity antenna solution is presented that positions multiple antennas within the digital device case. The integrated diversity antenna solution works equally well with diversity radios, such as 802.11, and non-diversity radios, such as Bluetooth. The non-diversity radios are support ...

Magnus Tillgren, Göran Rundqwist: Wireless voice-activated remote control device. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, January 15, 2002: US06339706 (135 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a wireless, voice-activated remote control device for controlling an electronic device having voice control circuitry. A short-range range wireless data and voice communication link, for example using Bluetooth technology, is established between the remote control de ...

Rich Erekson: Portable device control console with wireless connection. 3Com Corporation, Wagner Murabito & Hao, September 16, 2003: US06622018 (134 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling a remote device over a wireless connection. In one embodiment, a hand-held computer system having a Bluetooth-enabled transceiver is used to control other Bluetooth-enabled devices. A wireless connection between a transceiver and a remote device is established. A ...

William C Y Lee, Jau Young Lee: Integrating wireless local loop networks with cellular networks. Cello Partnership, Gates & Cooper, June 21, 2005: US06909705 (128 worldwide citation)

Bluetooth networks, also known as wireless local loop, are integrated with cellular networks, so that the two networks can inter-operate with devices enabled for both types of networks.

Tomi Heinonen, Timo M Laitinen, Jarkko Lempiö: Apparatus, method and system for a Bluetooth repeater. Nokia Corporation, Morgan & Finnegan L, November 22, 2005: US06968153 (125 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, method and system to extend the range of effective communication as between Bluetooth enabled devices. A Bluetooth repeater may receive Bluetooth communications from an originating Bluetooth enabled device within range and then forward the same data to an intended recipient that was ou ...

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