Raj Bridgelall: Dual mode wireless data communications. Symbol Technologies, Baker Botts, May 17, 2005: US06895255 (150 worldwide citation)

A dual mode mobile unit is arranged to communicate in either a first or second data communications standard, such as combined Bluetooth and 802.11 operation. An interface unit converts received Bluetooth or 802.11 format signals into 802.11 frame format data signals to be provided to a digital signa ...

James D Logan: Rules based methods and apparatus. Charles G Call, October 7, 2003: US06631271 (149 worldwide citation)

A rules-based system for monitoring the movement and relative location of a plurality of electronic devices and performing specified actions, such as issuing notification messages and actuating alarms, when the conditions specified in tone or more rules are satisfied. The rules are accepted from a u ...

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 (148 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 ...

Edgar H Callaway Jr, Matthew R Perkins, Qicai Shi, Neal K Patwari: Intra-piconet location determination and tomography. Motorola, June 1, 2004: US06745038 (146 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 ...

Magnus Tillgren, Göran Rundqwist: Wireless voice-activated remote control device. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, January 15, 2002: US06339706 (145 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 ...

Jeffrey L Schiffer: Method and apparatus for controlling access to a computer system. Intel Corporation, David N Tran, March 22, 2005: US06871063 (143 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 ...

Rich Erekson: Portable device control console with wireless connection. 3Com Corporation, Wagner Murabito & Hao, September 16, 2003: US06622018 (141 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 ...

Tomi Heinonen, Timo M Laitinen, Jarkko Lempiö: Apparatus, method and system for a Bluetooth repeater. Nokia Corporation, Morgan & Finnegan L, November 22, 2005: US06968153 (139 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 ...

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 (139 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 ...

William C Y Lee, Jau Young Lee: Integrating wireless local loop networks with cellular networks. Cello Partnership, Gates & Cooper, June 21, 2005: US06909705 (134 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.

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