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Raymond J Menard: Device with passive receiver. Gerald E Helget, Nelson R Capes, Briggs & Morgan P A, September 5, 2006: US07103344 (112 worldwide citation)

A wireless communications apparatus includes a wake-up receiver adapted to receive a wake-up signal and an initially powered-off, sleeping wireless communications transceiver. When the wake-up receiver receives the wake-up signal, it can in turn power on the wireless communications transceiver. In a ...


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Victor S Moore, Edith H Stern, Barry E Willner: Method and system for local wireless commerce. International Business Machines Corporation, Cuenot & Forsythe L L C, April 3, 2007: US07200566 (112 worldwide citation)

A system and method of conducting commercial activities such as an auction in a rather localized area (such as a shopping mall). Potential consumers located in the local area have a mobile wireless communications device (for example, a smart cellular phone or a 2-way radio or a Bluetooth communicati ...


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Raj Brideglall: RFID device, system and method of operation including a hybrid backscatter-based RFID tag protocol compatible with RFID, bluetooth and/or IEEE 802.11x infrastructure. Symbol Technologies, Baker Botts, May 8, 2007: US07215976 (112 worldwide citation)

An RFID system includes a hybrid backscatter-based RFID tag protocol-compatible with existing 802.11x/Bluetooth Standards as well as RFID standards. The tag is linked to a multi-protocol Interrogator via a generated RF Continuous Wave (CW) field. The tag includes an antenna coupled to an RFID and a ...


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James Arthur Proctor Jr, James Arthur Proctor III: Protocol for anonymous wireless communication. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, February 14, 2012: US08116749 (111 worldwide citation)

Techniques for facilitating the exchange of information and transactions between two entities associated with two wireless devices when the devices are in close proximity to each other. A first device uses a first short range wireless capability to detect an identifier transmitted from a second devi ...


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Brett T Hannigan, Brett Alan Bradley, Burt W Perry, Tony F Rodriguez: Methods and systems for read-aloud books. Digimarc Corporation, August 28, 2007: US07261612 (109 worldwide citation)

The pages of a children's book are marked in a machine-readable manner (e.g., by imperceptible digital watermark technology). When such a page is shown to a camera-equipped computer device, the watermark is decoded, and the story text from that page is read aloud to a child. A number of variants are ...


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James Arthur Proctor Jr, James Arthur Proctor III: Exchanging identifiers between wireless communication to determine further information to be exchanged or further services to be provided. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, January 3, 2012: US08090359 (109 worldwide citation)

Techniques for facilitating the exchange of information and transactions between two entities associated with two wireless devices when the devices are in close proximity to each other. A first device uses a first short range wireless capability to detect an identifier transmitted from a second devi ...


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Gregory Swab, James E Malackowski, Mikal Greaves, Rolf Milesi, Christiaan Ligtenberg, Thomas Meier: Eyewear with exchangeable temples housing a transceiver forming ad hoc networks with other devices. QR Spex, Joel Lutzker, Anna Vishev, Schulte Roth & Zabel, August 3, 2004: US06769767 (109 worldwide citation)

A wireless ad hoc pico network is formed by eyewear and other devices such as a computer, a bracelet and a telephone having similar transceivers mounted on them. Master slave relationships are configurable. Other devices, such as a radio, a CD player, a hand held global positioning satellite system ...


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Arn Hyndman, Nicholas Sauriol: Method and apparatus for establishing a federated identity using a personal wireless device. Apple, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, August 27, 2013: US08522039 (107 worldwide citation)

A federated identity, established through possession of a single sign-on token, will allow a personal wireless device (PWD) to be used in a commercial environment to purchase goods or services, access a building, access a telephone, wireless, or computer network, or in numerous other instances. The ...


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Raj Bridgelall: Hybrid bluetooth/RFID based real time location tracking. Symbol Technologies, Baker Botts, April 6, 2004: US06717516 (105 worldwide citation)

Devices having either wireless data communication capability or RFID tags can be located using dual function fixed devices which are distributed throughout a facility. The devices will identify those units with which they are communicating using a wireless radio data communications protocol and also ...



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