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David R Irvin: Object locating system. Ericsson, Coats & Bennett, October 2, 2001: US06297737 (120 worldwide citation)

A locating unit includes a wireless communications interface for transmitting signals to one or more locating tags. A user physically associates each tag with an item of interest, such as a briefcase or key ring. When a tagged item is misplaced, the user uses the locating unit to find it. Using the ...


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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 (119 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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James Arthur Proctor Jr, James Arthur Proctor III: Protocol for anonymous wireless communication. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, February 14, 2012: US08116749 (118 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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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 (118 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: 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 (116 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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Raymond J Menard: Device with passive receiver. Gerald E Helget, Nelson R Capes, Briggs & Morgan P A, September 5, 2006: US07103344 (115 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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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 (114 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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Awater Geert Arnout, Yan Ran Hong: Interoperability for bluetooth/ieee 802.11. Lucent Technologies, July 25, 2001: EP1119137-A1 (113 worldwide citation)

The key of the invention is to introduce an interoperability device in a communication system which integrates an IEEE 802.11 transceiver and a Bluetooth transceiver. The device prevents that one transceiver is transmitting while the other is receiving, which would cause interference at the receivin ...


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Christopher J Hansen: Personal area network data encapsulation in WLAN communications. Broadcom Corporation, Garlick Harrison & Markison, May 10, 2011: US07940751 (112 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit radio transceiver and associated method comprises a multi-mode device operable to support personal area network communications as well as traditional wireless local area network communications. In one embodiment, IEEE 802.11 protocol IBSS communications are used to transport Bl ...


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Darrin Garrett, Leon L Hong: Using a bluetooth capable mobile phone to access a remote network. Airbiquity, Stolowitz Ford Cowger, October 11, 2011: US08036600 (111 worldwide citation)

In one example, a Bluetooth enabled mobile device discovers the Bluetooth profile capability of a plurality of mobile phones and stores the profile information in a database. Thereafter, when access to a remote network such as an Internet Protocol (IP) network is necessitated by an event, the Blueto ...



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