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Vikram Vij, Carl A Gerrard, Bin Li, Larry Gardner, Sivasankar Chander, Murthy Kunchakarra, Tim McCoy, Richard Swan: Bridging apparatus for interconnecting a wireless PAN and a wireless LAN. Cadence Design Systems, John W Carpenter, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, September 17, 2002: US06452910 (161 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Magnus Tillgren, Göran Rundqwist: Wireless voice-activated remote control device. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, January 15, 2002: US06339706 (154 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 ...


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Edgar H Callaway Jr, Matthew R Perkins, Qicai Shi, Neal K Patwari: Intra-piconet location determination and tomography. Motorola, June 1, 2004: US06745038 (153 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 ...


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Raj Bridgelall: Dual mode wireless data communications. Symbol Technologies, Baker Botts, May 17, 2005: US06895255 (151 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 ...


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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 (151 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 ...


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James D Logan: Rules based methods and apparatus. Charles G Call, October 7, 2003: US06631271 (151 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 ...


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Jeffrey L Schiffer: Method and apparatus for controlling access to a computer system. Intel Corporation, David N Tran, March 22, 2005: US06871063 (147 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 ...


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Sander van Valkenburg, Marc Solsona Palomar: Apparatus, and associated method, for routing packet data in an ad hoc, wireless communication system. Nokia Corporation, August 10, 2004: US06775258 (146 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, and an associated method, by which to route packets of data between a data source node and a data destination node in an ad hoc, wireless network, such as a Bluetooth scatternet. Data routing tables are provided to each node, and header information extracted from a packet header is used b ...


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Tomi Heinonen, Timo M Laitinen, Jarkko Lempiö: Apparatus, method and system for a Bluetooth repeater. Nokia Corporation, Morgan & Finnegan L, November 22, 2005: US06968153 (145 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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David Blight, Elaine Lusher, Stuart Eichert, Cathy Summers: Resource proxy for mobile wireless electronic devices. Palm Source, Wagner Murabito & Hao, August 31, 2004: US06785542 (145 worldwide citation)

A method and system supporting location based services for a mobile electronic device that supports multiple wireless communication technologies. The mobile device contains a resource proxy for dynamically storing a set of resources that are available to the electronic device and that are location s ...



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