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20110177785Information Processing Apparatus and Information Processing Method Having Communication Function - The present invention is an information processing apparatus which obtains identification information of an electronic device and makes communication with the electronic device via a network based on the identification information. When a portable telephone (07-21-2011
20100062714IN-VEHICLE HANDSFREE APPARATUS AND DATA TRANSFER METHOD - An in-vehicle navigation apparatus with a handsfree function establishes a Bluetooth communication link with a cellular phone. When receiving from the cellular phone outgoing call history data and incoming call history data, which were stored in the cellular phone before establishing the Bluetooth communication link, the in-vehicle navigation apparatus stores, in a work memory, the received outgoing call history data and the received incoming call history data, equally to, of the navigation apparatus itself, outgoing call history data and incoming call history data. An outgoing call operation then becomes possible using outgoing call history data and incoming call history data, which are stored in the work memory.03-11-2010
20130029605EARPIECE MESSAGING - An earpiece designed to be wirelessly connected to an associated electronic device. The earpiece detects loss of connectivity with the associated electronic device and restoration of connectivity with the electronic device. The earpiece may disable and re-enable communications with the electronic device and/or audibly output a message to a user depending on the detected loss of connectivity or restoration of connectivity.01-31-2013
20120171963SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING ULTRASONIC COMMUNICATION - A system for wireless communication using ultrasonic signals that includes a transmission module, which receives input signals from a wireless device, modifies the received input signals in a manner that converts each received input signal into a corresponding ultrasonic signal and wirelessly transmits each said ultrasonic signal over an ultrasonic link, and a receiving module, which receives the transmitted ultrasonic signals, recovers the corresponding input signals therefrom and enables outputting each respective input signal through one or more output devices. Modification of the input signals may include compressing, encoding and modulating the input signals. The input signals may be voice audio signals for enabling to use the system for supporting phone calls by enabling ultrasonic communication between for instance, a wireless headset and a mobile phone. Transmission and receiving modules may be associated with a wireless headset and mobile phone for allowing ultrasonic and optionally RF communication therebetween.07-05-2012
20080261528Personal area network systems and devices and methods for use thereof - Systems and methods are provided for interfacing wireless communications between two devices such that a device devoid of a relatively long-range communications protocol can access that protocol. This may be accomplished by providing a host device having relatively short-range communications circuitry integrated therein, which circuitry may be operative to communicate with relatively short-range communications circuitry of a multi-protocol or long-range communications device that also includes relatively long-range communications circuitry.10-23-2008
20080261529Personal area network systems and devices and methods for use thereof - Systems and methods are provided for interfacing wireless communications between two devices such that a device devoid of a relatively long-range communications protocol can access that protocol. This may be accomplished by providing a host device having relatively short-range communications circuitry integrated therein, which circuitry may be operative to communicate with relatively short-range communications circuitry of a multi-protocol or long-range communications device that also includes relatively long-range communications circuitry.10-23-2008
20120184217Apparatus and Process for Detection of a Bluetooth Device - Electronic apparatus comprising bluetooth type communication means allowing data wireless data communication, including audio communication, to a satellite (07-19-2012
20120184216METHOD OF PAIRING A COMPUTER AND WIRELESS ELECTRONIC DEVICES - The present invention discloses a method for pairing a computer and wireless electronic devices including searching at least one wireless electronic device adjacent to a computer; recording a media access control (MAC) address of the wireless electronic device; pairing the computer and the wireless electronic device; and generating a pairing complete message. The present invention saves time of selecting the wireless electronic device from a candidate list and also provides a convenient and easy pairing method.07-19-2012
20120184215System and method of on-body mobile devices to reduce radiation exposure to the upper body - A system of mobile devices that reduces the transmission strength of outgoing signals originating from a handheld device, and sends such signals to a second device, situated near or on a lower-body location, where the signals may be amplified to the current permitted maximum transmission strength vis-a-vis the brain (SAR), or above that level to the greater maximum strength permitted in the areas of, e.g., the feet and ankles, where the signal is then sent outward. The devices divert radio frequency (RF) radiation exposure downward toward the lower extremities. The intelligence and power of the devices may be split between two or more devices, resulting in longer use time, deeper and more complex computing capability, and fewer disruptions due to power. In addition, a benefit in one or more embodiments is better, more reliable reception, due to the use of two or more coordinated receiving antennas.07-19-2012
20100009633SECURITY ENCRYPTION FOR WIRELESS PERIPHERALS - An apparatus is provided for securing data wirelessly transmitted between a wireless peripheral (01-14-2010
20100159834SELECTION OF A PAIRED DEVICE FROM A WIRELESS HEADSET - An apparatus and method are provided for operably coupling a headset to one of a plurality of paired audio gateway devices. In one example, a headset includes a processor, an acoustic transducer, and an audio gateway selector operably coupled to the processor, the selector capable of providing a signal for selecting one of a plurality of paired audio gateway devices.06-24-2010
20100048133AUDIO DATA FLOW INPUT/OUTPUT METHOD AND SYSTEM - This invention relates to a method used to switch input/output audio data streams seamlessly and related digital devices, wherein the digital device comprises a local physical sound card, a short-distance wireless communication module and an audio switching management module. When a wireless audio transmission channel is connected, the audio switching management module automatically passes the output audio data stream by an audio application module to a wireless audio device through the wireless audio transmission channel and passes the input audio data stream to the audio application module through the wireless audio transmission channel. When the wireless audio transmission channel is disconnected the audio switching management module automatically passes the output audio data flow to a wired audio device through the local physical sound card and passes the input audio data flow from the wired audio device to the audio application module through the local physical sound card.02-25-2010
20100075606SELECTIVE TRANSCODING OF ENCODED MEDIA FILES - A method of mixing and transmitting encoded media data, wherein the data is decoded, mixed and recorded only when mixing with other data is required. When no mixing is required the encoded data is transmitted directly. In further methods, two sets of media data may be transmitted to an output device for mixing and outputting.03-25-2010
20100075605INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - An information processing device has a first transmitting unit to connect a first other information processing device and second other information processing device and transmit the content via the connection; a first receiving unit to receive a master request that requests an upgrade to a master from the first other information processing device; a second transmitting unit to transmit the identification information of the first other information processing device to the second information processing device upon receiving the master request; a disconnecting unit to disconnect the connection with the second other information processing device after transmitting the identification information of the first other information processing device; and a second receiving unit to receive content via the connection from the first other information processing device.03-25-2010
20100075604ACCESSORY DEVICE AUTHENTICATION - An authentication controller coupled to a first communication port of a portable computing device is allowed to provide authentication on behalf of an accessory device coupled to a second communication port of the portable computing device. In one embodiment, a dongle that includes an authentication controller can be coupled with the portable computing device. Accessory devices can also be coupled with the potable computing device through other ports, including wireless ports. The dongle can provide cross-transport authentication for accessories that do not include authentication controllers. Once the dongle had been properly authenticated, the permissions granted to the dongle port can be transferred to a communication port coupled with an accessory.03-25-2010
20120244814HANDSFREE APPARATUS - When determining that radio waves of a WiFi link are deteriorated during a WiFi handsfree voice call, a handsfree apparatus notifies a user that the radio waves of the WiFi link are deteriorated. When the user selects a switchover from the WiFi link to a Bluetooth link, the handsfree apparatus starts a BT handsfree voice call by connecting the Bluetooth link, and then ends the WiFi handsfree voice call by disconnecting the WiFi link, which is deteriorated. Thus, a handsfree voice call between the handsfree apparatus and a partner communication apparatus can be continued without interruption.09-27-2012
20120244813BLUETOOTH EARPHONE - A Bluetooth earphone includes a main body, an earpiece disposed at one side of the main body, an ear hanger, a power unit, and first and second rotating shafts. The ear hanger includes a first end portion disposed on the earpiece, a bent-back portion bent from the first end portion, and a second end portion extending from the bent-back portion. The power unit includes a battery set disposed removably on the second end portion of the ear hanger, and a transmission cable electrically connected to the main body and the battery set. The first rotating shaft unit connects the earpiece pivotally to the main body. The second rotating shaft unit connects the ear hanger pivotally to the earpiece. The Bluetooth earphone is adjustable to be worn on the left or right ear of a user, and is convenient to replace the battery set.09-27-2012
20120244812Automatic Sensory Data Routing Based On Worn State - A system and method for automatically routing sensory data, such as audio communications, to peripheral devices, such as headsets, from host devices, such as mobile phones, is described. The peripheral devices employ Don/Doff sensors whose status directs the flow of sensory information (e.g., audio information) between the peripheral device (e.g., the headset) and the host device (e.g., a mobile phone). In alternative embodiments, a proximity sensor in the host device may supplement or enhance the flow of sensory information between the host device and the peripheral device.09-27-2012
20100112950WAKE-UP RADIO SYSTEM - Systems and methods may include a master device. The master device may include a wake-up transmitter to send a wake-up message to a slave device to wake-up the slave device. The master device may also include a short-range transmitter to communicate with the slave device once the slave device has been woken up. The master device may be a mobile phone that communicates with the slave device (e.g., Bluetooth accessory devices) over a Bluetooth network.05-06-2010
20100112949MOBILE TERMINAL - According to the present invention, there is disclosed a mobile terminal, comprising a case made of a metal that forms an appearance of the mobile terminal, a printed circuit board (PCB) having a wireless communication module that is mounted within the case, a connecting terminal having a conductive material that is electrically connected to the PCB and mounted on the case, and an insulation sealing member disposed between the case and the connecting terminal to insulate the connecting terminal from the case as well as to seal a space between the case and the connecting terminal.05-06-2010
20100112948Bluetooth Earset - The invention discloses a a Bluetooth earset comprising: a main body portion which has a built-in microphone; an earphone portion which is attached to the main body portion; and a connecting device which connects the main body portion to the earphone portion, wherein the earphone portion is held on the main body portion by the connecting device and the connecting device has a rotating or twisting mechanism which changes state of the earphone portion by causing the earphone portion to be rotated or twisted between a store state and a using state with respect to the main body portion.05-06-2010
20090156127WIRELESS HEADSET HAVING IMPROVED RF IMMUNITY TO RF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE PRODUCED FROM A MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A wireless headset has improved immunity to RF electromagnetic interference produced from wireless communications devices. A headset body is adapted to be worn by a user and includes a microphone and earpiece. An antenna receives wireless communication signals and passes them to RF and audio circuitry mounted within the headset body. The RF and audio circuitry include a Bluetooth module operatively connected to the antenna for transmitting and receiving wireless communication signals, an audio CODEC connected to the Bluetooth module, and audio connection lines connected between the CODEC and the earpiece and between the CODEC and the microphone. A filter is connected into each of the audio connection lines at the earpiece and microphone and operative for reducing the RF coupling from a mobile wireless communications device.06-18-2009
20090156126METHODS FOR DETERMINING PROXIMITY BETWEEN RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES AND CONTROLLING SWITCHES - The invention relates to a method of determining the proximity of radio frequency devices using the analysis of a series of receive signal strength indicator (RSSI) values. In particular the invention further relates to a method for the control of a switch based on the proximity of the radio frequency devices.06-18-2009
20100105330External roadcast display for a digital media player - A digital media player is connected to an external broadcast display system. The external broadcast system broadcasts metadata associated with the song and performer in play upon detection of metadata signals from the media player.04-29-2010
20100105331AUDIO INTERRUPT SYSTEM - An audio interrupt system includes multiple audio players—such as a computer, compact disc player, cassette player, stereo, cell-phone, or MP3 player—that generate electrical audio signals and transmit the electrical audio signals to an associated transducer—such as a headphone or a speaker—that converts the electrical audio signals into aural signals that may be heard by a listener. Multiple audio controllers are provided that alter the transmission of the electrical audio signals from at least one of the audio players to the audio player's associate transducer. A hub transmits a control signal to the audio controllers that causes the audio controllers to alter the transmission of the electrical audio signals from the audio players to the associated transducer. The alteration may involve terminating the electrical audio signals or reducing an amplitude of them.04-29-2010
20090143014Information Processing Apparatus, Device Selection Processing Method, and Program - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a search module to search for a wirelessly communicable wireless communication device, a display module to display, as options, a list of wireless communication devices found by the search module, and a connection module to send a connection request to a wireless communication device selected from the list displayed by the display module. The display module includes a first device information presentation module to present, together with an address of each wireless communication device, a full or short device name contained in information which is acquired from each wireless communication device in searching by the search module, and a second device information presentation module to present a full device name acquired by sending a device name acquisition request to a wireless communication device whose full and short device names have not been presented by the first device information presentation module.06-04-2009
20130045689VEHICLE SYSTEM FOR MANAGING EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION - A hands-free system for a vehicle is provided, where the hands-free system sends and receives communication from a personal electronic device. The hands-free system includes a vehicle control module that is in communication with at least one vehicle system for determining if the vehicle is in a condition to receive input regarding operation, a display, and a hands-free control module. The hands-free control module is in communication with the display and the vehicle control module. The hands-free control module is in communication with the personal electronic device for sending and receiving an external communication from the personal electronic device. The hands-free control module has a memory and a message delivery filter algorithm.02-21-2013
20110003550TACTILE INPUT FOR ACCESSORIES - A device includes multiple textured surfaces associated with functions of the device, and vibration sensors coupled to the textured surfaces. The device also includes a signal analyzer to analyze a signal received from the vibration sensors and determine which of the one or more textured surfaces is associated with the analyzed signal. The device further includes a function selector to select the function associated with the textured surface, based on the analyzed signal.01-06-2011
20090270037INFORMATION TRANSMITTING METHOD, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - An electronic apparatus is provided including a wireless communication unit transmitting first category information and a wire communication unit transmitting second category information, and the first and second category information items are transmitted in parallel by the wireless communication unit and the wire communication unit.10-29-2009
20090233551WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINALS AND METHODS USING ACOUSTIC RANGING SYNCHRONIZED TO RF COMMUNICATION SIGNALS - Wireless communication terminals and methods are disclosed that determine acoustic ranging synchronized to RF communication signals. A communication terminal can include a RF transceiver, a microphone, and a controller. The controller synchronizes a clock in response to known timing characteristics of received RF communication signals. The controller determines an acoustic signal generation time relative to the RF communication signal synchronized clock at which the other communication terminal will generate an acoustic signal. The controller determines an acoustic signal receipt time relative to the RF signal synchronized clock when the acoustic signal from the other communication terminal is detected in the microphone signal. The controller further determines a propagation time of the acoustic signal from the other communication terminal to the microphone based on a difference between the acoustic signal generation time and the acoustic signal receipt time, and determines a range to the other communication terminal in response to the propagation time of the acoustic signal.09-17-2009
20130165048Capacitive Data Transfer Through a User's Body - A wireless communications device includes a Personal Area Network (PAN) transceiver that communicates data with a corresponding PAN transceiver disposed in a hands-free visor. The device also includes a short-range transceiver that communicates with a corresponding short-range transceiver in the hands-free visor. Both the wireless communications device and the hands-free device are configured to select which of these transceivers it is to use to transmit data based on predefined criteria.06-27-2013
20090011709Content reproducing device, content reproducing system, automatic content receiving method, and automatic content transferring method - Disclosed herein is a portable type content reproducing device for reproducing content data, said portable type content reproducing device including, a radio communication unit, a nonvolatile storage unit, a reproduction processing unit, a connection controlling unit, and a reception controlling unit.01-08-2009
20090011708MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE, A PRINTING CONTROL SYSTEM, AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PRINTING USING THE MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile communication device storing a file to be printed, the mobile communication device including: a communication unit to receive printer information of a printer; a network interface unit to connect to a printer server corresponding to the printer information received through the communication unit; and a control unit to transmit the file to be printed to the printer through the printer server according to the received printer information. Accordingly, users can print files using a mobile communication device while traveling away from a fixed printer.01-08-2009
20120238215Apparatus and Method for a Headset Device - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an earpiece member and a main body member. The main body member includes a receiving area. The main body member is configured to provide a communication link with a mobile device. The receiving area is configured to removably receive the earpiece member. The apparatus is configured to perform a predetermined operation in response to removal of the earpiece member from the receiving area.09-20-2012
20120238214Mobile User Apparatus and a Mobile Accessory Apparatus for the Mobile User Apparatus - A mobile user apparatus including: user output circuitry including an integrated display for displaying content to a user; an interface configured to communicate with any of a plurality of accessory apparatus, in possession of different users; and processing circuitry configured to: execute multiple applications at the same time including a first application and a second application; provide output commands of the first application to the integrated display; and provide output commands of the second application to a mobile accessory apparatus in possession of the different user via the interface. A mobile accessory apparatus including an interface configured to communicate with a mobile user apparatus in possession of a different user that is configured to execute multiple applications at the same time including a first application at the mobile user apparatus and a second application, wherein the interface is configured to receive output commands of the second application via the interface; user output circuitry including an integrated display configured to respond to the received output commands of the second application; and user input circuitry configured to provide user input commands to the second application at the mobile user apparatus via the interface.09-20-2012
20100056055Bluetooth Assistant - A method and apparatus for facilitating carrying a Bluetooth assistant comprising two detachable parts, with an attachment system in the first part and a rotatable earpiece in the second part.03-04-2010
20090197533Bluetooth remote control wristwatch and related modification of bluetooth modules - A Bluetooth remote control wristwatch having a means for user-input (08-06-2009
20120289162INCOMING/OUTGOING-TALK UNIT AND INCOMING-TALK UNIT - The present specification discloses an incoming/outgoing-talk unit having an ear-hook unit, a cartilage conduction vibration unit that makes contact with ear cartilage in a state where the hook unit is hooked to the ear, an outgoing-talk unit, and a unit for performing short-range wireless communication with the mobile telephone. Further disclosed is an incoming-talk unit having an ear-hook unit, and a cartilage conduction vibration unit for transmitting cartilage conduction from outside of ear cartilage in a state where the hook unit is hooked to the ear. Also disclosed is an incoming-talk unit having a three-dimensional viewing adjustment unit, a temple having a unit for adjusting contact of eyesight-adjusting eyeglasses with the temple when the unit is superposedly mounted on the eyesight-adjusting eyeglasses; and an audio information output unit provided to the temple.11-15-2012
20110300804STRUCTURE OF INCOMING CALL NOTIFYING WATCH - An incoming call notifying watch is worn on a wrist of a user and includes a case unit, a receiver unit, and an alarm unit. The case unit forms an interrior space receiving a timing device threin and has a face for displaying time. The case unit has opposite sides between which a band extends. The receiver unit is received in the case unit for receiving a wireless signal. The alarm unit is provided in the watch and receives a signal issued by the receiver unit and generates, in response thereto, a corresponding alarm signal. With such an arrangement, when a mobile phones receives an incoming call, the watch provides a corresponding alarm to notify the user of the receiving of the call.12-08-2011
20110287719METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUDIO ROUTING IN A VEHICLE MOUNTED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system and method for routing audio for a vehicle mounted communication system includes activating (11-24-2011
20120190305BATTERY LEVEL INDICATION BY PORTABLE TELEPHONE - Methods for indicating the state of charge of the battery of a portable object, comprising a step for contactless transmission from a portable object to a telephone of the state of charge of the battery of the portable object, and a step for indication, via a human-machine interface of the telephone, of the state of charge of the battery of the portable object.07-26-2012
20110294433INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - There is provided an information processing apparatus including a transmission processing section which performs short-range one-to-one communication with a communication partner device, a reception processing section, a received data processing section which acquires information obtained by communication with the communication partner device, a display section which displays the information, and a display processing section which executes processing of displaying the information based on a content of the information.12-01-2011
20120238216SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING BLUETOOTH DEVICE PAIRINGS - A system and method manages Bluetooth connections between Bluetooth devices. A first Bluetooth device can have a virtual Bluetooth device associated with it. A virtual Bluetooth device can include Bluetooth parameters and values that when adopted by a second Bluetooth device, would allow the first and second Bluetooth devices to begin communicating as already paired devices. The first Bluetooth device can be configured to allow a Bluetooth connection with the second Bluetooth device only if the second Bluetooth device has the Bluetooth parameters associated with the first Bluetooth device. An administrator server can control access to virtual Bluetooth devices based on access privileges. The first Bluetooth device can identify the second Bluetooth device using methods other than Bluetooth communication. The first Bluetooth device can then access virtual Bluetooth device associated with the second Bluetooth device and establish a secure connection with the second Bluetooth device.09-20-2012
20090298431LOW LATENCY, HIGH QUALITY LINK FOR AUDIO TRANSMISSION - The invention relates to a method of transmitting audio data between a transmitter and a receiver. The invention further relates to a listening system. The object of the present invention is to provide a scheme for creating a low latency audio transmission link. This is achieved in that the method comprises in the transmitter: a) sampling an incoming audio signal to provide a stream of digitized audio samples; b) coding the stream of audio samples according to an audio codec providing a stream of coded samples; c) transmitting the stream of coded samples over a synchronous wireless transmission link; in the receiver: d) receiving the stream of coded samples; e) decoding the stream of coded samples according to said audio codec to a stream of digitized audio samples. Advantages of the present invention include a minimization of transmission delay while maintaining a relatively high audio quality. The invention may e.g. be used for wireless audio transmission from an audio source to a listening device, e.g. a hearing instrument, e.g. from an audio source, such as a TV-set, to an intermediate device between the audio source and the listening device.12-03-2009
20100035549COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A wireless communication method in a wireless communication apparatus, which can exchange data with another wireless communication apparatus via a wireless communication, searches for another wireless communication apparatus, and determines a function of the other wireless communication apparatus. The method selects a communication route required to wirelessly communicate with the other wireless communication apparatus in accordance with the function of the other wireless communication apparatus, and communicates data to the other wireless communication apparatus in accordance with the selected communication route.02-11-2010
20100035548COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A radio communication system includes a plurality of Bluetooth radio devices. Each device has a microphone, an audio output, such as a loudspeaker, and a short range radio transceiver capable of communicating digital data with a plurality of compatible neighbouring radio devices. Each radio device is configured to receive outgoing audio data from a first neighbouring radio device, to mix an input audio signal received at the microphone with the received outgoing audio data, and to transmit the combined audio data to a second neighbouring radio device.02-11-2010
20120171964WIRELESS COMMUNICATION HEADSET WITH WIRED AND WIRELESS MODES - A wireless communication headset having both wired and wireless modes is provided. The wireless headset can include a headset connector assembly that can be coupled to a cable connector of a cable, which can in turn be connected to a telephone. When the wireless headset is coupled to the telephone, it can advantageously be operable to exchange audio information with the telephone through the cable, receive electrical power from the telephone through the cable, or both. In addition, the cable connector can advantageously be coupled to the wireless headset without obstructing airflow to a microphone that is located in the headset connector assembly, through use of apparatus of the invention located on the cable connector, such as an acoustic tunnel, a microphone-speaker pair, or a microphone that is coupled to control circuitry operable to disable the microphone of the headset.07-05-2012
20100267337PRINTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PORTABLE WIRELESS DEVICE - A printing system includes a printer and a portable wireless device coupled to the printer. The printer includes a wireless communication interface. The portable wireless device includes another wireless communication interface coupled to the wireless communication interface of the printer via a wireless link, an edit function module for providing an edit function to edit the electronic image, and a print function module capable of sending a printing request to the printer for printing the image. A printing method executable by the printing system is also disclosed.10-21-2010
20100120365METHOD FOR PAIRING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME - The present invention relates to a method for pairing wireless communication devices through a simple process by selecting a wireless communication device desired by a user by receiving beacons of the wireless communication devices connected to IEEE 802.15.4 wireless communication network and setting pairing with a wireless communication device corresponding to a beacon with the greatest LQI (Link Quality Index) among the received beacons by a pairing request device needing pairing, and an apparatus for the same.05-13-2010
20090325493IMAGE PROVIDING APPARATUS, IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, AND IMAGE OUTPUT SYSTEM - In an image providing apparatus capable of performing close-proximity wireless communication, it is determined whether or not the image providing apparatus come to an active state by moving close to the image output apparatus (whether or not the apparatus has been remotely woken up) if a connection through close-proximity wireless communication is established. It is decided that the image output apparatus is the primary controller after the connection if the image providing apparatus has been remotely woken up, and the use of an appropriate protocol for the primary controller is decided on. On the other hand, if the image providing apparatus has not been remotely woken up, it is decided that the image providing apparatus is the primary controller after connection, and the use of a corresponding protocol is decided on.12-31-2009
20100120366WIRELESS HANDS-FREE AUDIO KIT FOR VEHICLE - A portable plug device for use in a vehicle is disclosed for enabling wireless transmissions from an audio source, such as an mp3 player or the like, to a head unit of a car stereo for reproduction of the audio content over speakers in the vehicle. The portable plug device includes a cord suitable for being attached to the auxiliary unit of the stereo head unit, or another location integrated in the vehicle which controls audio functions. In one configuration, the portable plug further includes a wireless transceiver for sending and receiving data and control signals to and from an audio source connected to a second wireless transceiver. The portable plug device can be used to receive control signals from the stereo equipment integrated in the vehicle so that an occupant can control features such as volume, skip track, pause and stop by using the audio controls integrated in the vehicle. In another configuration, the portable plug device includes a microphone to enable the occupant to have a telephone conversation hands free using a telephone compatible with the wireless standard implemented in the portable plug device. In still other implementations, an occupant can use the portable plug device to receive audio content, and if he or she receives an incoming call, the speakers are muted and the call is taken. After the call is taken, the occupant can resume listening to audio content from the audio source over the vehicle speakers.05-13-2010
20100081385Peer-to-peer host station - A method and system is disclosed for allowing the sharing of one or more system resources between multiple devices. In one embodiment, a requesting device transmits a resource access request to a target device using a near-field communication (NFC) protocol. The target device responds by using the NFC connection to return a listing of resources available for sharing to the requesting device. The requesting device may select one or more of the available resources and establish an appropriate connection to access the selected resource or resources. In one embodiment, the requesting device may lack external network connectivity capabilities while the target device includes wi-fi connectivity as a shared resource. Accordingly, the requesting device may access external network of the target device via the target as a conduit.04-01-2010
20100099359METHOD FOR RECEIVING DATA SERVICE - A method for receiving a data service is disclosed. A method for handoff in content transmission comprises the steps of: receiving status information of a data service via short-distance wireless communication from a first device receiving a data service of a specific content through a server; transmitting the status information of the data service to the server; and continuing the reception of the data service being transmitted to the first device from the server. Accordingly, there is an effect of convenience because another apparatus continuously services a corresponding data service during the reception of a specific data service using a specific device.04-22-2010
20100099358SYNCHRONIZING WAKEUP OPERATIONS IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES - An electronic device includes a first receiver configured to receive a first wireless signal, and a first timing module configured to wake up the first receiver from a first sleep state and to generate a synchronization signal indicating a wakeup time of the first receiver. The electronic device also includes a second receiver configured to receive a second wireless signal, and a second timing module configured to receive the synchronization signal and to wake up the second receiver from a second sleep state based on the synchronization signal.04-22-2010
20090275285Method and apparatus for wireless synchronization between host media center and remote vehicular devices - A system to communicate content between a vehicle and the host media center may include wireless communication logic, digital content storage logic, and logic to operate the wireless communication logic to communicate digital content to or from the host media center upon obtaining proximity either with a wireless residential gateway or with a third-party wireless gateway.11-05-2009
20090275284Method and Apparatus for Transferring Data to a Vehicle - A method and apparatus for transmitting data from a transmitter to a vehicle is disclosed. The method may include the steps of transmitting data from a transmitter, receiving data in a vehicle, and storing the data received at the vehicle for eventual playback in the vehicle. The apparatus may comprise a database having data stored therein, a transmitter in electronic communication with the database, and a receiver positioned on or in a vehicle, the receiver being configured to receive transmitted data.11-05-2009
20090280745Communication Between Portable Apparatus and Counterpart Apparatus - A portable apparatus, a counterpart apparatus and communication method are disclosed. The communication method comprises: communicating wirelessly an identifier from a portable apparatus to a counterpart apparatus by an induction-based magnetic field; executing a pairing protocol utilizing the identifier between the radio transceiver of the portable apparatus and a radio transceiver of the counterpart apparatus by electric radiation; and communicating information between the radio transceiver of the portable apparatus and the radio transceiver of the counterpart apparatus by electric radiation.11-12-2009
20090286479METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SENSORY PAIRING FOR A PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless device (e.g., a mobile telephone) and method of paring wireless devices by positioning a first wireless device within an operable distance from a second wireless device facing each other for a predetermined time period. The wireless devices have detectors and electromagnetic sources. Electromagnetic radiation in a predefined pattern is detected the detector of the first wireless device, wherein the electromagnetic radiation was transmitted from the second electromagnetic radiation source. The detected is processed to establish a wireless communication link (e.g., GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, MBMS, WiFi, WiMax, DVB-H, ISDB-T, Bluetooth, infrared, etc.) between the first wireless device and the second wireless device. Upon establishing the communication link information (e.g., files, multimedia, images, etc.) rendered on one device may be transferred through the communication to the other device.11-19-2009
20100248629ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LISTENING TO FM RADIO USING A BLUETOOTH DEVICE COMMUNICATING WITH THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method for listening to frequency modulation (FM) radio using a Bluetooth device receives analog audio signals from an FM chip and converts the analog audio signals into digital audio signals. The method further records audio files according to the digital audio signals and plays the audio files synchronously to generate audio data, and outputs the audio data to a Bluetooth chip which communicates with the Bluetooth device wirelessly.09-30-2010
20100216403SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING SHORT RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN A LARGER WIRELESS NETWORK - A networked computing system that is configured to optimize short-range wireless communications within a distributed wireless communications network. The networked computing system may include one or more base stations, a transceiver device having shorter range wireless communications capability than the base station(s), and one or more user equipment capable of communicating with the transceiver device and the base station(s). Within the networked computing system, the transceiver device is configured to: transmit a signal to detect a regional base station and then determine at least one operating parameter based on communications characteristics associated with the detected regional base station(s). The operating parameter(s) may be a non-interfering operating power levels or a modulation and coding scheme level utilized to facilitate communications between the transceiver device and the user equipment.08-26-2010
20080242229Wireless Earphone - An audio device includes a Bluetooth receiver, a Bluetooth transmitter, a speaker and a housing. The Bluetooth receiver is capable of wirelessly receiving signals in at least two audio channels. The Bluetooth transmitter is capable of wirelessly retransmitting at least a first one of the two audio channels. The speaker plays the second one of the two audio channels. The housing contains the Bluetooth receiver, the Bluetooth transmitter, and the ear phone. The housing is shaped to fit in or on an ear of a user.10-02-2008
20090036056INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - A portable terminal device includes a first communication unit that transmits communication setting information and function information to an information processing device in non-contact communication, an input receiving unit that receives an input of the communication setting information and the function information, and a second communication unit that transmits entity information to the information processing device or receives entity information from the information processing device in non-contact communication.02-05-2009
20100136912Antenna having a defined gap between first and second radiating elements - An apparatus including an antenna for wireless communications is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first radiating element and a second radiating element that substantially surrounds the first radiating element to define a gap therebetween. The first radiating element is electromagnetically coupled to an electrically insulated from the second radiating element. The apparatus may further include a third radiating element that is electromagnetically coupled to the first and second radiating element. The third radiating element may be electrically coupled to the second radiating element and electrically insulated from the first radiating element. The second radiating element may include at least one characteristic feature that is substantially the same as at least one characteristic feature of the third radiating element.06-03-2010
20090170436WIRELESS HEADSET WITH FM TRANSMITTER - A method and device are provided for relaying audio from a source audio device via a wireless headset. Audio signals are received from the source audio device via a first wireless communications protocol. Instructions are received to activate a transmitter associated with a second wireless communications protocol different from the first wireless communications protocol. The received audio signals are output via the transmitter.07-02-2009
20090068948Cable management in an FM transmitter - Several of the components used to implement a wireless transmitter, such as a DC-powered FM transmitter usable for playing media content from a personal media player over a vehicle's FM radio, are organized using an arrangement by which a controller that includes a user interface is removably couplable to a charger plug that interfaces with a power source. An arrangement for removably coupling a device connector in the transmitter to the charger plug is also provided. In an illustrative example, the controller and charger plug are configured with magnetic elements which are used to retain the controller against an end of the charger plug using magnetic force. A portion of the device connector is removably insertable into an elastically deformable connector cap that is configured to removably slide over the charger plug end.03-12-2009
20120231740PAIRING AN ACCESSORY WITH A HOST DEVICE USING ACCESSORY OUTPUT DEVICE - A method for pairing an accessory with a host device includes placing an output device of the accessory into a randomly selected state N-times. The information about the current state of the accessory is provided to a host device after each state selection for N number of times. Thereafter, the host device generates an authentication code based on the N inputs and the accessory generates another authentication code based on the N selected states. The authentication codes can be then compared and can be used to “pair” the host device and the accessory, allowing secure communication.09-13-2012
20090029647WIRELESS DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A wireless display system is disclosed comprising a host-side data communication apparatus connected to a host and configured to acquire media data containing at least display data from the hardware of said host, generate data message and transfer the data message wirelessly, and a display-device side data communication apparatus configured to receive the data message transferred wirelessly, interpret it into media data and then output to a display device. With the system of the present invention, CPU does not need to execute a screen-capturing program to acquire display information from a display memory unit and thus has a reduced work load, and transmission delay can also be reduced.01-29-2009
20090298430Directional communication systems - A wireless communication system based on a directional speaker is disclosed. The system can include an interface unit and a base unit. The audio signals from the speaker can be generated by transforming ultrasonic signals in air. This allows the production of directional audio signals even when the aperture of the speaker has dimensions in the order of a few centimeters. The audio signals from the speaker can be heard hands-free. Further, privacy protection is enhanced. In one embodiment, the interface unit can be attached or integrated to a piece of clothing at the shoulder of the user, with the audio signals from the speaker directed towards one of the user's ears. The wireless communication system can be applied to a number of different areas, including a communication device, such as a cell phone; a hearing aid; an entertainment system; and a computation system, such as a personal digital assistant or a computer. The wireless communication system can be personalized to the hearing characteristics of the user, or to the ambient noise level of the environment.12-03-2009
20090163141MOBILE TERMINAL AND CALL CONNECTION METHOD THEREOF - A method of communicating with short range wireless devices using a mobile terminal includes selectably communicating with a plurality of portable wireless devices to support at least one operating mode. The mobile terminal includes a short range communication module configured to be connected to and communicate with a plurality of paired short range portable wireless devices, an input unit for recognizing an external input received to configure the mobile terminal to support at least one operating mode with at least one portable wireless device, and a controller configured to support the at least one operating mode with the at least one portable wireless device, the controller controlling the short range communication module such that the short range communication module selectively communicates with the plurality of portable wireless devices to support a first operating mode.06-25-2009
20090137207Wireless bell device and operating method thereof - The invention provides a wireless bell device and an operating method thereof. The wireless bell device comprises a controlling module and a transmitting module. The controlling module has a button. When the button is pressed, a controlling signal is transmitted by the controlling module. The transmitting module is electrically connected to the controlling module. When the controlling signal is received by the transmitting module, the transmitting module transmits a wireless signal to a mobile communication device. The mobile communication device receives the wireless signal and rings a bell according to the wireless signal.05-28-2009
20090186580WIRELESS HEADSET AND MULTIPOINT PAIRING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A wireless headset and multi-point pairing method for the same are disclosed. The wireless headset can be easily paired with multiple wireless-enabled devices. The method includes establishing a wireless connection to a first wireless device during a wireless connection mode, requesting a mode transition to a pairing mode during the wireless connection mode, making a mode transition from the wireless connection mode to the pairing mode without turning off the headset, performing a pairing procedure with a second wireless device during the pairing mode, and establishing a wireless connection to the second wireless device in addition to the first wireless device after the pairing procedure is completed.07-23-2009
20090143013COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A portable telephone terminal which, even in the case where the life scene of the user is not restricted to the location and the time, automatically performs an incoming call operation depending on the life scene is provided.06-04-2009
20090258598METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A WIRELESS DISPLAY CONTROL UNIT - A method and apparatus for providing a migratory wireless display control unit are disclosed. For example, the wireless control unit may include a display, one or more functional buttons for selecting a source input interface of a plurality of audio devices, where at least two of the plurality of audio devices are different audio devices and a wireless transceiver for automatically communicating with the plurality of audio devices.10-15-2009
20090325492TRANSMISSION METHOD AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A transmission method and a transmission system are provided. The transmission method is for communicating an electronic device and a wireless earphone. The wireless earphone has a normal mode and a sleep mode. The transmission method includes the following steps. If the wireless earphone works on the normal mode, then the wireless earphone continuously transmits the data of synchronization signals to the electronic device. If the wireless earphone works on the sleep mode, then the wireless earphone stops transmitting the data of synchronization signals to the electronic device, and simulates the data of synchronization signals.12-31-2009
20090325491SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING IDENTITY BASED ON PAIRING OF WIRELESS DEVICES - In one embodiment, an apparatus may include a memory and a processor. The processor may be operable to create a wireless connection to a wireless device. The processor may be operable to form a pairing with the wireless device based on a unique identifier of the wireless device. The unique identifier may be received from the wireless device. The unique identifier may identify the wireless device in the pairing. The processor may be operable to receive user data associated with the unique identifier from a database. The processor may be operable to initiate configuration of an IP telephony service, where the configuration based, at least in part, on the user data.12-31-2009
20090209205METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSPORTING VIDEO SIGNAL OVER BLUETOOTH WIRELESS INTERFACE - A wireless wearable video headset device useful for viewing and listening to multimedia content. In one embodiment, the device operates by receiving a digital encoded audio/video signal from a host device of a Bluetooth™ wireless connection, the Bluetooth™ connection established via a Serial Port Profile (SPP), and the digital video signal having been previously compressed with Windows Media Video (WMV) or H. 264 compliant compression. The received digital audio/video signal is then forwarded over a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection to an internal processor which then decompressed video content in the digital video signal to generate a component video signal that is suitable for handling by a display driver.08-20-2009
20090203319CITIZENS BAND RADIO WITH WIRELESS CELLULAR TELEPHONE CONNECTIVITY - A wireless communication device for use in connection with a cellular telephone is disclosed and a transceiver radio such as a citizens band radio. The wireless communication device of the present invention provides enhanced audio broadcasting capabilities for an operator of the device by providing a larger, more powerful speaker than that typically found in a cellular telephone. Thus, the apparatus of the present invention improves cellular telephone usage in a noisy environment such as the cab of a tractor trailer or other vehicle. In another embodiment, the wireless communication device of the present invention is connectable to multiple external devices and is capable of operating the external devices and providing access to a cellular telephone network for such external devices.08-13-2009
20090203318HEADSET - The invention relates to a headset comprising a housing with an earphone and at least one user interface input or output function, said headset also comprising a fastening element arranged for positioning the headset close to a person's ear during use. According to the invention, said headset furthermore comprises an accelerometer arranged for detecting the orientation in at least one dimension of said housing, said accelerometer being associated with a headset control unit which is arranged for configuring a function of said user interface input or output function depending on said orientation of the housing.08-13-2009
20110223865COMPUTER INPUT DEVICE WITH BLUETOOTH ARRANGEMENT FOR OPERATING COMPUTERS BY SWITCHING - A Bluetooth apparatus is mounted to a computer input device (e.g., mouse) and includes a Bluetooth module for storing a plurality of unique IDs each corresponding to one of a plurality of Bluetooth-actuated computers, the Bluetooth module comprising a push button switch projecting out of the computer input device and a Bluetooth signal transmission unit electrically connected to a PCB of the computer input device; and a plurality of LED indicators mounted on a housing of the computer input device and electrically connected to the PCB. A pressing of the push button switch will switch the computer being operated to be idle and activate a next computer.09-15-2011
20090209204SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING A MOBILE PHONE AS A WIRELESS MICROPHONE - A system for using a mobile phone as a wireless microphone includes a mobile phone and a computer. The mobile phone imports voice signals from an outside environment, transforms the voice signals from analog signals into digital signals, and transmits the digital signals to the computer. The computer receives the digital signals, transforms the digital signals into analog signals, and exports the analog signals to the outside environment using a loudspeaker.08-20-2009
20110223866DUAL-STANDBY PORTABLE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING AUDIO PATH THEREOF - A dual-standby portable terminal and a method for connecting an audio path thereof are provided. A method for connecting an audio path of a dual-standby portable terminal capable of simultaneously accessing at least two communication networks includes determining whether a Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) should be switched while in a master SIM mode, switching to a slave SIM mode if it is determined that the SIM should be switched, and outputting audio signal data, received by a slave SIM control unit through a corresponding communication unit, to an audio output unit through an audio path operated by a master SIM control unit.09-15-2011
20090215398Methods and Systems for Establishing Communications Between Devices - At least certain embodiments of the disclosures relate to establishing communications between devices with a first connection. A second connection is established between the devices to transfer data between the devices and/or alter configurations of the devices. In one embodiment, a method includes establishing a first connection between a first device and a second device with a first networking standard and associated first network. The method further includes establishing a second connection between the first device and the second device with a second networking standard and associated second network based on the first connection providing information to at least one of the first and second devices regarding the second network. The method further includes transferring data between the first and second devices using the second networking standard. In one embodiment, the first networking standard is a Bluetooth networking standard and the second networking standard is a WiFi networking standard.08-27-2009
20100151791AUDIO DATA SERVICE PROVISION METHOD AND SYSTEM - An audio data service provision method and system for efficiently switching the audio data service among multiple Bluetooth devices. An audio data service provision method of the present invention includes establishing a first audio data channel between a first and a second Bluetooth devices for providing an audio data service; receiving, at the first Bluetooth device, an audio data channel assignment request from a third Bluetooth device; and releasing, when the audio data channel assignment request is accepted, the first audio data channel and establishing a second audio data channel with the third Bluetooth device for providing the audio data service.06-17-2010
20100159835BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE MEASURING APPARATUS AND BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE MEASURING SYSTEM INCLUDING SAME - A wireless blood glucose meter (06-24-2010
20090104875METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION IN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method and system for establishing a communication link between a plurality of electronic devices in a Near Field Communication (NFC) network are provided. The method, at a first electronic device, includes identifying at least one service registered at a Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) in at least one of the plurality of electronic devices. The electronic devices are NFC-compatible devices. Thereafter, the method establishes the communication link between the first electronic device and the at least one of the plurality of electronic devices based on the identified at least one NFC service and a first set of services. The first set of services is selected from a plurality of services registered at a Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) in the first electronic device.04-23-2009
20120196540METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A BLUETOOTH-ENABLED HEADSET WITH A MULTITOUCH INTERFACE - In one embodiment, a method includes pairing an auxiliary device with a host device and controlling at least one function associated with the host device using a touch-sensitive interface of the host device. The touch-sensitive interface has a first axis and a second axis, and pairing the auxiliary device with the host device includes enabling the auxiliary device to communicate wirelessly with the host device. The at least one function is controlled by at least one gesture physically applied on the touch-sensitive interface along at least one of the first axis and the second axis.08-02-2012
20100159833Headset Locator Device - A mobile telephone may aid a user in locating a lost wireless headset. The mobile telephone may include a processor and a user interface. The processor may receive data indicative of a quality (e.g., wireless signal strength) related to a proximity between the mobile telephone and the wireless headset. The processor may determine the proximity of the wireless headset to the mobile device. For example, the processor may compare the data to a reference value, such as one based on a transmit class (e.g., BLUETOOTH class) protocol in use between the mobile telephone and the wireless headset. The processor may correlate relative position data to determine a direction to the wireless headset. The processor indicate a distance and/or direction to the user via the user interface and may selectively enable one of the wireless headset and an audio interface of the mobile telephone unit as a default device based on the relative proximity to the wireless headset.06-24-2010
20100216402PROXIMITY BASED SMART COLLABORATION - A first device detects one or more devices within communication proximity of the first device, determines one or more actions to perform when said one or more devices are within communication proximity, learns behavior of the first device when said one or more devices are detected to be within communication proximity of the first device and performs said one or more actions.08-26-2010
20100227559METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR CONFIGURING RADIO COMMUNICATIONS - The present invention refers to a method for configuring a radio communication channel between at least a first and a second devices wherein said devices comprise a physical data port and radio communication means, said method comprising the following steps: 09-09-2010
20100210211SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECONDARY COMMUNICATION DEVICE DETECTION AND CONNECTION - A method and apparatus for connecting a vehicle-based computing system to a wireless device are provided. When the vehicle-based computing system is powered, it may intially connect to a wireless device. If the system moves out of the range of that device, the connection may be lost. A secondary device may be present however, and automatic connection to that device may be desired so that the vehicle-based computing system can continue to function.08-19-2010
20100144277PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a short distance wireless communicating module and a warning unit. The short distance wireless communicating module is used to establish short distance wireless communicating network with another portable electronic device and monitor whether the other portable electronic device is out of wireless network range. The warning unit electrically connects with a short distance wireless communicating module to send out an alarm if the portable electronic device is out of wireless network range.06-10-2010
20100210212MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile communication device includes: a first communication module configured to perform first wireless communication with a base station; a second communication module configured to perform second wireless communication with a hands-free device through a near field communication network; a power controller configured to supply power to the second communication module when an incoming signal is received from the base station; and a link controller configured to control the second communication module to establish a wireless link with the hands-free device after the power is supplied to the second communication module by the power controller, wherein the power controller maintains supplying the power to the second communication module when the wireless link is established by the link controller and stops supplying the power to the second communication module when the wireless link is unestablished by the link controller.08-19-2010
20120196539HID protocol-based Soft Keyboard Toggle With Initialization and Synchronization Capability for Mobile Phones and PDAs Connected to a Peripheral Device - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for employing a specialized key on a peripheral device such as a bar code scanner that can enables the direct manipulation of a soft keyboard function on a smart device such as a iPhone® or iPad® or iPod® touch without either a suspension or disconnection of said connection via Bluetooth® between the bar code scanner and said smart device, and without any data loss being incurred from latency periods in the smart device.08-02-2012
20100069005CONTROLLING THE DYNAMIC RANGE OF A RF RECEIVER CIRCUIT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL TO REESTABLISH A LOST COMMUNICATION LINK - A wireless communication terminal includes a RF receiver circuit and a controller. The RF receiver circuit receives communication signals from another communication terminal through a wireless communication link when the communication signals are within a dynamic range of the RF receiver circuit. The controller controls the RF receiver circuit to temporarily increase the dynamic range of the RF receiver circuit in response to detecting an unexpected loss of the wireless communication link between the other communication terminal and the RF receiver circuit. The controller then controls the RF receiver circuit to decrease the dynamic range of the RF receiver circuit in response to detecting that the wireless communication link between the other communication terminal and the RF receiver circuit has been reestablished.03-18-2010
20090270036Wireless Pairing Ceremony - A host wireless device may use an evaluation process to determine whether a secured connection is available for a given guest device during initiation of a pairing ceremony. If the guest device does not support a secured connection, no passcode is used. Selection of a default password, auto-generated password, or manually entered password are based on the display and input capabilities of the guest device. An identifier saving the correct pairing ceremony is used so that the same pairing ceremony can be automatically used when the host subsequently connects to a repeat guest.10-29-2009
20090258599METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING LOW-FREQUENCY DATA IN A WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM - A wireless communication system including a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter includes a first mixing module, a phase-locked loop module, reference oscillator, and a second mixing module. The first mixing module is configured to combine a low-frequency data signal and an audio signal, and to generate a first combined signal. The phase-locked loop module is configured to generate a phase error signal based on a reference signal and a frequency modulated signal. The reference oscillator generates the reference signal having a frequency based on the low-frequency data signal. The second mixing module is configured to combine the first combined signal and the phase error signal, and to generate a second combined signal. The transmitter generates the frequency modulated signal based on the second combined signal and transmits the frequency modulated signal. The receiver is configured to receive the frequency modulated signal, and extract the low-frequency data signal and the audio signal.10-15-2009
20090186581WIRELESS ACCESSORY FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An improved accessory for an electronic device that allows the device to interface with a standard radio receiver or another electronic device using an incompatible digital transmission format. The accessory includes a digital transceiver for establishing digital communications with a first remote device having a digital transceiver. The accessory receives audio data from the device over the digital wireless channel and produces an FM broadcast output signal based upon the received digital audio data. Thus, music from a personal computer or digital music player can be listened to over a standard radio receiver. The accessory can also be configured to produce a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth formatted output such that the audio data can be transmitted to a previously incompatible radio or headphone receiver. The user inputs of the portable electronic device can preferably be used to control functions of the accessory and the device's display to display the selected transmission frequency or channel of the accessory.07-23-2009
20080311853INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - In a mobile telephone device applicable as an information processing apparatus, a protocol layer control unit controls a protocol layer used when a wireless communication is performed with a head set. A command queue puts an execution of a command to the protocol layer in a standby state. A request management unit manages piling up of requests accepted sequentially from the higher level layer in the command queue. A forced interruption unit requests the protocol layer control unit to disconnect a physical connection with the head set in a case where a forced interruption factor is generated. The protocol layer control unit is used to disconnect the physical connection with the head set. When a forced interruption request is accepted, a request management unit does not pile up the forced interruption request in the command queue but executes a forced interruption processing by the forced interruption unit.12-18-2008
20090111380APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING WIRELESS DEVICES - Provided are a connecting apparatus for a wireless device and a connecting method thereof, more particularly, a connecting apparatus for a wireless device, which exchanges basic information required for establishing a wireless communication channel between wireless devices through a contact surface interface on which the wireless devices physically contact each other, registers the basis information respectively in the wireless devices, and completes setting of a communication protocol while the wireless devices contact each other, and a connecting method thereof. Therefore, since basic information for communications is automatically exchanged between wireless devices and registered respectively in the wireless devices through a contact interface, it is possible to easily and conveniently connect the wireless devices wirelessly.04-30-2009
20100297946METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES - Methods and systems for conducting communication between mobile devices are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method of achieving communications between first and second mobile devices that are in proximity with one another includes transmitting a first signal from the first mobile device and receiving a first reflected signal at that mobile device, the first reflected signal being the first signal reflected by an object in proximity to that mobile device. The method also includes transmitting a second signal from the first mobile device for receipt by the second mobile device upon being reflected by the object, and receiving a confirmation signal from the second mobile device in response to the second signal. The method further includes achieving a paired relationship of the first mobile device relative to the second mobile device, whereby because of the paired relationship the first and second mobile devices are capable of additional communications therebetween.11-25-2010
20130012133ACCESSORY DISPLAY SYSTEM - Embodiments of the present invention disclose an accessory display system. According to one embodiment, the system includes an external accessory display and a portable electronic device. Furthermore, the portable electronic device is configured to power and transmit data to said display for remote viewing by an operating user.01-10-2013
20100279613METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A BLUETOOTH CONNECTION - A method for establishing a Bluetooth (BT) connection between a first electronic device and a second electronic device include acquiring an address of a first BT device of the first electronic device, and writing the address into a RFID tag of the stylus through a connection between the first electronic device and a stylus. The method further include reading the address from the RFID tag by the second electronic device, and establishing a BT connection between the second electronic device and the first electronic device according to the address.11-04-2010
20100311339SYSTEM FOR THE COEXISTENCE BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MODULES - A system for the coexistence between wireless communication modules sharing an antenna is disclosed. A wireless communication chipset includes a first wireless communication module capable of transmitting and receiving first wireless communication signals, a second wireless communication module capable of transmitting and receiving second wireless communication signals and a combine-separate unit capable of generating a first combined signal and separating a second combined signal. The switching device is configured to selectively transmit the first combined signal or receive the second combined signal. The connection device has a first port coupled to an antenna, a second port connected to the first port for transmitting the first combined signal or receiving the second combined signal, and a third port connected to the first port for transmitting or receiving the second wireless communication signals via the second path and the antenna.12-09-2010
20100311338Method and System for a Low Noise Amplifier Utilizing a Leaky Wave Antenna - Methods and systems for a low noise amplifier utilizing a leaky wave antenna are disclosed and may include one or more low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) coupled to one or more leaky wave antennas (LWAs) in a wireless device. RF signals may be received via one or more LNAs coupled to one or more feed points on a LWA. The one or more LNAs may be coupled to the feed points based on an impedance of the feed points and an input impedance of the one or more LNAs. The impedance of the feed points may be configured by locating them along a vertical axis in a resonant cavity of the LWA. The LWAs may be integrated on a chip, and/or on a package or printed circuit board to which the chip is affixed. The RF signals may be amplified by the LNAs and may be down-converted to baseband signals.12-09-2010
20090068950System Comprising a Navigation Device and an Electronic Device - A system is disclosed including an electronic device with an analog output which is connectable to an analog input amplifier of a vehicle. In at least one embodiment, the system includes a wireless standard first transceiver which can convert and send digital audio signals using digital audio streaming system to an analog audio output; and a navigation device with a wireless standard second transceiver which can send together audio and voice instructions corresponding to a current navigation as digital audio signal using digital audio streaming.03-12-2009
20100178872INITIATING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A VEHICLE AND AN ACCESS POINT - Methods and a vehicle are provided for initiating a short range radio frequency (RF) connection between the vehicle and an access point. The vehicle includes transceiver circuitry comprising receiver circuitry and transmitter circuitry, a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver for receiving GPS coordinates, and a controller. The controller is coupled to the GPS receiver for determining a location of the vehicle in response to the GPS coordinates. The controller is also coupled to the transmitter circuitry for providing a probe request thereto for transmission to the access point in order to initiate the short range RF connection in response to the location of the vehicle.07-15-2010
20110034128Mobile Communication Device Linked to In-Vehicle System - An in-vehicle system may detect an occurrence of a triggering event, detect a short-range communication connection between the in-vehicle system and a mobile communication device, send a prompt, including a request for information, to the mobile communication device, and receive a response, including the requested information, from the mobile communication device via the short-range communication module. In some embodiments, a business review, an advertisement, or a redeemable electronic coupon may be sent to the mobile communication device after the requested information is provided. A number of triggering events may be defined. When any of the triggering events are detected by the in-vehicle system, one or more communications may occur between the in-vehicle system and the mobile communication system via the short-range communication connection.02-10-2011
20110034129PORTABLE TERMINAL PROVIDING ENVIRONMENT ADAPTED TO PRESENT SITUATION AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - Provided is a portable terminal providing environment adapted to a current situation and a method for operating the same. The method includes the steps of: collecting current situation information of the portable terminal; searching preset situation information classified as a same situation as the current situation information; extracting function information of the portable terminal corresponding to the searched preset situation information; and constituting a Graphic User Interface (GUI) according to the extracted function information.02-10-2011
20120034873Cellular telephone, personal digital assistant and pager unit with capability of short range radio frequency transmissions - A cellular telephone system, including a cellular telephone transceiver unit, an ear piece which receives the voice vibrations of a user, and a wireless linkage operatively connecting the ear piece to the cellular telephone transceiver unit, allows a user to be in a hands-free mode when using a cellular telephone. The cellular telephone transceiver unit includes a personal digital assistant and a pager with a vibration module. The ear piece generally uses a bone sensor along with an air sensor placed in the external auditory canal of the user to detect the voice vibrations of the user. Further, a speaker is included in the ear piece to allow the user to hear incoming data from the cellular telephone transceiver. The wireless linkage uses low power radio frequency waves to send and receive signals between the ear piece and the cellular telephone transceiver unit. Both the ear piece and the cellular telephone transceiver unit require power which is supplied by batteries. Both the ear piece and the cellular telephone transceiver may be recharged by simply placing them in a docking station.02-09-2012
20110086593System and method for transmitting data over an audio communication link - The present invention relates to a system and method that allows a user to transfer digital data to and from a mobile device between two or more communication devices, in cases where the communication between the devices is restricted or otherwise limited to audio or audio tone transmissions. Transmitting digital data over such an audio communication link may include establishing a wireless, short-range communication link, converting a digital data set to an audio tone sequence, converting the audio tone sequence to a digitized audio signal, transmitting the digitized audio signal from a first device to a second device over the communication link, converting the digitized audio signal back to the audio tone sequence, and converting the audio tone sequence back to the digital data set.04-14-2011
20090209203Context-Sensitive Data Handling - A method for communicating data between devices, comprising the steps of: receiving data at a first user device; the first user device automatically selecting, in dependence on the nature of an activity being made available to a user by the first user device, a way of integrating the data with a functionality of the first user device; and integrating the transmitted data with the functionality in the selected way.08-20-2009
20090029648Information communication method, information communication system, information reception apparatus, and information transmission apparatus - An information communication method includes transmitting a millimeter-band radio wave from a reception side, reflecting the transmitted radio wave at a transmission side while vibrating the transmitted radio wave corresponding to first information transmitted by the transmission side, and receiving the reflected radio wave at the reception side and reconstructing the first information based on a phase difference between the transmitted radio wave and the received radio wave.01-29-2009
20100029208Host apparatus for supporting bluetooth and method therefor - A host apparatus for wirelessly communicating with a headset by Bluetooth® is provided. An audio Digital Signal Processor (DSP) performs Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) on sound source data when a type of the headset is a mono headset. The audio DSP performs Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (UART) modulation on the sound source data when a type of the headset is not a mono headset. A Bluetooth® communication unit transmits the data modulated by the audio DSP to the headset.02-04-2010
20100056056SYNCHRONOUS WIRELESS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND SYNCHRONOUS WIRELESS TRANSMISSION METHOD - A synchronous wireless transmission method is used in a synchronous wireless transmission system including a first wireless device for generating a wireless signal, a second wireless device for generating a second wireless signal, and a wireless signal receiver for receiving the first and second wireless signals. The wireless signal receiver receives the first wireless signal in the first receipt time segment and the second wireless signal in the second receipt time segment. When the first or second wireless signal is received, the wireless signal receiver issues a responding signal to the first or second wireless device. According to the responding signal, the first and second wireless device determines whether the time of issuing the first or second wireless signal to the wireless signal receiver is adjusted.03-04-2010
20100048135HEADSET AND EARPHONE - There is provided a headset comprising a cable (02-25-2010
20100069008MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ESTABLISHING WIRELESS CONNECTION - A mobile terminal device establishes a wireless connection by a first communication unit with an information processing apparatus, and establishes a wireless communication by a second communication unit that is capable of enabling a wireless communication in a wider range based on communication setting information received through the first communication unit. A setting-item acquiring unit receives a setting item for an information processing performed by the information processing apparatus through the second communication unit. A setting-screen display unit displays a setting screen with which a value of the setting item can be selected.03-18-2010
20100069006PRIORITY-BASED WIRELESS USB TRANSFER SERVICE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A priority-based wireless USB transfer service management apparatus and method capable of preventing conflict or interference between service and minimizing waste of resources by providing optimized service supporting environment according to characteristics and media classes of various wireless USB devices are provided. In the priority-based wireless USB transfer service management apparatus and method, wireless data transmitted from wireless USB devices are integrated according to service classes, service management information is configured by identifying the wireless data according to associated protocols, services are classified based on the service management information, priorities and weighting factors are allocated according to the services, final service determination information is configured based on a user's request, and a to-be-performed service is determined based on the final service determination information, so that the determined service is controlled to be performed.03-18-2010
20100062713HEADSET DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING - Distributing signal processing for a headset. The system comprises a headset and base device. The headset has one or more microphones, and one or more speakers. The headset communicates with the base device via a bidirectional wireless communications link such as Bluetooth. The headset has an on-board digital signal processor for processing at least one of electrical signals passing to the speaker and electrical signals passing from the microphone. The base device has a processor which can carry the burden of any or all processing functions which do not require short latency. And/or the base device's processor can control at least one aspect of digital signal processing of the digital signal processor of the headset, and effect such control via the wireless communications link.03-11-2010
20100069007INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - An information processing apparatus or a mobile communication apparatus are connectable to an external device via a short-range wireless communication link. When there is an incoming call, it is determined whether a ringing sound is sounded on both the apparatus and the external device, or whether the ringing is on one of the apparatus and the external device, based on a selected mode. Subsequently, appropriate sound is played based on the selected mode.03-18-2010
20110081860METHODS AND DEVICES FOR FACILITATING BLUETOOTH PAIRING USING A CAMERA AS A BARCODE SCANNER - Embodiments of the systems, devices and methods described herein generally facilitate performing Bluetooth pairing between a first device and a second device. In accordance with one example embodiment, a first device generates a barcode that encodes Bluetooth pairing data for transmission to the second device, wherein the pairing data comprises a Bluetooth address associated with the first device, and wherein the pairing data further comprises a personal identification number usable to complete the Bluetooth pairing, the barcode is transmitted to the second device, and Bluetooth pairing is performed with the second device.04-07-2011
20110098002PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE - A portable terminal device, which closes AV incoming call notification sound ringing at a headset when incoming call notification sound ringing processing through an AV profile competes with incoming call notification sound processing through a hands-free profile between a cellular phone and a headset, and when an in-band notification mode is set at the cellular phone, connects a sound link to perform communication through the hands-free profile, and starts ringing of an incoming call notification sound through the hands-free profile.04-28-2011
20110076950Time-hopping low-power wireless network for turning off and on fluorescent lamps - A low-power wireless network involves a master and a plurality of RF-enabled fluorescent lamp starter units. In each of a plurality of intervals, a starter wakes up and listens for a beacon, regardless of whether a beacon is transmitted during that interval or not. The starter operates in a low power sleep mode during the majority of the interval. The master can transmit during the beacon slot time of any interval, but typically only transmits frequently enough to maintain starter synchronization. If the master wishes to communicate with the starters with reduced latency, then the master can transmit a beacon in the next interval. Beacon slot time is varied within the interval (for example, from interval to interval or from group of intervals to group of intervals) in a pseudo-random time-hopping fashion known to both the starters and the master, thereby reducing persistence of collisions with similar networks.03-31-2011
20110081861HELMET-ATTACHABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A helmet-attachable communication device includes a communication unit wirelessly connected to a mobile communication device and having a case externally provided with a plurality of keys and an expansion slot; a fixing unit externally arranged on the case for attaching the communication device to an outer side of a helmet; a microphone/speaker unit externally connected to internal circuits of the communication unit and mounted in the helmet; and an expansion unit inserted in the expansion slot. A motorcycle rider with the communication device attached to the helmet can use the mobile communication device during riding safely without the need of holding the same with one hand. With the expansion slot, other expanded functions can be added to the communication device according to the user's need, giving the communication device enhanced functionality and practicality.04-07-2011
20100311337MULTI-MODAL SPEECH HOLSTER - A wearable holder for a multi-modal mobile computer that connects a mobile computer to a headset for speech-directed operations while the mobile computer is docked in the holder but also allows easy disconnect and reconnect operation when the mobile computer must be removed from the wearable holder for handheld operations.12-09-2010
20100304676BLUETOOTH HEADSET - Disclosed is a Bluetooth headset including: a headset body, which is a casing having an earphone part; a function button embedded in a rear or lateral side of the headset body, which is used to operate a function of the Bluetooth headset, wherein in a storage space of the headset body, a circuit board is placed, the circuit board being designed for mounting an operating switch (such as an electric button switch) that operates by cooperation with the function button; and a position changing means for changing a position of the function button with respect to the operating switch according to an operation of the function button by a user, wherein the function button and the operating switch are aligned with or misaligned from each other by the position changing means, so that a pressing of the function button provides an operable unlocked state or a non-operable locked state where operation or non-operation of the operating switch is selectively carried out.12-02-2010
20100069004WIRELESS CONNECTION FOR DATA DEVICES - A method and a system are provided for wirelessly connecting two data devices. A user intending to connect the devices issues a connect activation command and then moves one device toward the other device along a connection vector. Wireless communication connection is established through Ultra WideBand (UWB) protocol when the two devices are in range of each other. The wireless connection is terminated when the one device is moved along a displacement vector.03-18-2010
20100003919Bluetooth hands-free car kit - A bluetooth hands-free car kit includes a hands-free cell phone/PDA holder electrically connected to the internal electric circuit of a car for receiving and amplifying sound, a bluetooth adapter insertable into the hands-free cell phone/PDA holder for wireless communication with a cell phone/PDA through a bluetooth communication technique, and an audio transmitter receiver device insertable into the bluetooth adapter for receiving and transmitting audio signals. The bluetooth adapter has a pivoted clip biased by a spring member for engaging a retaining notch on one lateral side of the audio transmitter receiver device to lock the audio transmitter receiver device to the bluetooth adapter upon insertion of the audio transmitter receiver device into the bluetooth adapter.01-07-2010
20120064831ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH BLUETOOTH EARPHONE - An electronic device includes a main body and a BLUETOOTH earphone that can be detachably attached to the main body. The earphone includes a keyboard capable of generating signals to control the electronic device in response to user input. The main body includes a detecting unit, a processing unit, and a touch-sensitive screen. The detecting unit generates a signal when the earphone is attached to the main body. The processing unit controls to display information without specific information or with specific information on the touch-sensitive screen upon receiving the signal from the detecting unit.03-15-2012
20100311336METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THIRD-PARTY CONTROL OF DEVICE BEHAVIOR - An approach is provided for enabling third-parties to manage a mobile device when within a third party's domain range. Data regarding a point-of-interest and an associated action by a mobile device is received. The action is defined by a third-party. Whether the mobile device is within a predetermined range of the point-of-interest is detected. The action is invoked if the mobile device is within the predetermined range.12-09-2010
20080207129APPARATUS FOR DISCOVERING DEVICES IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A Bluetooth-enabled computing device includes a user interface for displaying a prompt to specify a descriptive identifier for a network device prior to performance of a Bluetooth Device Discovery Routine, the descriptive identifier being different from Bluetooth Device Discovery Routine Identifiers. A system memory has entries including descriptive identifiers, each descriptive identifier corresponding to a network device pre-configured with a connection profile. A connection manager determines if a specified descriptive identifier is a match to any entry in the system memory and to implements a connection to a network device corresponding to a matching entry. Otherwise the connection manager performs a discovery routine to locate and establish a connection to at least one available network device corresponding to the specified descriptive identifier. A Bluetooth compatible wireless transceiver is operable to transmit and receive signals associated with the connection to the network device and the discovery routine.08-28-2008
20110053511CONNECTOR FOR CONNECTING A RENDERING DEVICE TO AT LEAST ONE OUTPUT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING OUTPUT - The present invention relates to a connector for connecting a rendering device (03-03-2011
20110053510TECHNIQUES FOR CONTROLLING A PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE HAVING A RADIO FREQUENCY TUNER - Techniques for facilitating interoperation between a portable media device having an RF tuner and an accessory device. In certain embodiments, the portable media device and the accessory can exchange various commands pertaining to the capabilities, state, and/or operation of the tuner. For example, in one set of embodiments the accessory can send one or more commands requesting information about the capabilities of the tuner, and the portable media device can provide the requested capability information. In another set of embodiments, the accessory can send one or more commands requesting execution of a particular action with respect to the tuner, and the portable media device can perform the requested action. In this manner, certain embodiments of the present invention enable a user to control the tuner functionality of the portable media device via the accessory, rather than, e.g., via an input interface located directly on the portable media device.03-03-2011
20110053509Modular Dual Radio Headset - Methods and apparatuses for modular dual radio headsets are disclosed. In one example, a headset system includes a secondary radio module and a headset module. The secondary radio module may be removably coupled to the headset module.03-03-2011
20100285750Wireless Audio Stereo and Intercom System - This invention extends standard Bluetooth wireless audio features and capabilities to provide full wireless stereo headset capabilities, and maintain backward compatibility with standard Bluetooth devices. This invention is a full duplex, high fidelity, low latency, two-way digital wireless audio headset with microphone intercom communication system that deploys custom programmed Bluetooth radio transceiver devices.11-11-2010
20100323621COMMUNICATION OF AUDIO CONTROL SIGNALS FOR WIRELESS AUDIO OUTPUT DEVICES - A wireless audio headphone communication system has an audio input for receiving an audio signal from an audio source. A wireless transceiver receives and transmits radio frequency communications with a wireless audio headphone, the communications including an audio control signal that conforms to a wireless audio control protocol of a wireless communication protocol. A converter converts the audio control signal between the wireless audio control protocol transceived by the wireless transceiver and a local control protocol for controlling the audio source.12-23-2010
20100330912METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVATING ONE OR MORE REMOTE FEATURES - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises a pointing module configured to determine a location. Further, the apparatus comprise a camera module configured to track movement of the pointing module. The apparatus also comprises a communicator module configured to activate a feature based at least in part on the tracked movement.12-30-2010
20110014872Apparatus for communicating signals - An apparatus for use communicating signals from a first device to a second device is disclosed herein, the apparatus including a receiver and circuitry disposed within a housing. The receiver is configured to receive a wireless signal from a first device, the circuitry causing playback of the wireless signal using the second device. Optionally, the apparatus can include a microphone for receiving voice input and a transmitter for transmitting the voice input to the first device for further transmission.01-20-2011
20090197534AUTOMATIC SETUP OF RADIO TRANSMISSION - The present invention relates to a method for setting up a radio transmission between a first and a second mobile communication device comprising the steps of, enabling the first device for radio transmission and sound reception, enabling the second device for sound transmission and reception of a radio transmission, initiating a radio transmission in the first device, where the radio transmission uses a radio broadcast technology to transmit a setup sound on a start frequency, receiving in the second devices, using the same radio broadcast technology, the radio transmission from the first device containing the setup sound, initiating a sound transmission of the received setup sound, in the second device, using a loudspeaker, and receiving, in the first device, by increasing/decreasing the start frequency, using a microphone the transmitted setup sound from the second device.08-06-2009
20100190446PRINTER - A printer includes a body, a print engine accommodated in the body, and a pair of antennae for near-field communication, the pair of antennae being provided on any one of front and rear surfaces, right and left surfaces, and upper and lower surfaces of the body, wherein in cases where a first antenna receives a radio signal related to a first print job, any one of the following is performed: 07-29-2010
20100190445INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - Provided is an information processing apparatus having a plurality of antennas for short range wireless communication, cooperating with a detected terminal apparatus when each of the antennas detects the terminal apparatus as a counter communication party, and performing a process associated in advance with the antenna that detects the terminal apparatus, including a scanner, wherein if a first antenna among the antennas detects a first terminal apparatus, the image data read by the scanner is transmitted to the first terminal apparatus through the first antenna so as to be stored in the first terminal apparatus, wherein the scanner includes: a platen; a carriage in which a scanner head is provided, wherein a first antenna among the antennas is provided to the carriage, and wherein, every time when the second antenna is moved together with the carriage to sequentially detect the terminal apparatuses mounted on the platen, the information processing apparatus and the terminal apparatuses cooperate with each other to perform a process associated in advance with the second antenna.07-29-2010
20110189957MEDICAL TECHNICAL APPARATUS INCLUDING A WIRELESS FOOTSWITCH DEVICE - A medical technical apparatus includes an optical viewing unit including a receiver unit and a wireless footswitch device. The wireless footswitch device includes at least one switch configured to generate a control command corresponding to a performance of a function of the optical viewing unit, a transmitter unit configured to wirelessly, unidirectionally transmit data signals corresponding to the control command from the wireless footswitch device to the optical viewing unit using radio technology, a control processor, and a switching device. The switching device is configured to switch the control processor from an operating mode to a standby mode upon completion of a data transfer of the data signals from the wireless footswitch to the optical viewing unit and is also configured to switch the control processor from the standby mode to the operating mode in response to an actuation of the at least one switch for generating the control command.08-04-2011
20100029207METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING USING EXPANSION OF COMMUNICATION RANGE - Provided are a communication method and apparatus for communicating between remote devices, in which a first device determines whether a second device is located within a second distance in which the second device can communicate with the first device via a third device and a fourth device which are remote devices relaying communication between the first and second devices, and then communicates with the second device according to the determination result.02-04-2010
20100022189System and Method for Real-Time Wireless Transmission of Digital Audio at Multiple Radio Frequencies - Disclosed is a system and method for the real-time wireless transmission of digital audio signals. A transmitter including a processor may be used to: generate a first digital data stream and a second digital data stream from a digital audio signal and transmit the first digital data stream at a first radio frequency and the second digital data stream at a second radio frequency. A receiver including a processor may be utilized to: receive the first and second digital data streams at the first and second radio frequencies, respectively, and generate the digital audio signal from the first and second digital data streams.01-28-2010
20110217932INPUT DEVICE WITH MULTI-OBJECT SWITCH LINKAGES - An input device includes an input module operated by a user to generate an input signal, a micro control unit, a memory unit having a plurality of preset protocol data fields, a Bluetooth driving unit, and a Bluetooth module. Each set of Bluetooth communication protocol codes stored in one protocol data field. The micro control unit is triggered by the input signal to output an output signal or an object switch signal. The Bluetooth driving unit is triggered by the object switch signal to access the Bluetooth communication protocol code from one protocol data field and send it to the Bluetooth module. The Bluetooth module receives the output signal and sends it to the linked information processing system, or receives the Bluetooth communication protocol code sent by the Bluetooth driving unit to establish a linkage with the information processing system corresponding to the Bluetooth communication protocol code.09-08-2011
20110014873WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND SOUND VOLUME CONTROL METHOD - A wireless communication terminal comprising a network communication unit, short distance wireless communication unit, an input unit and a control unit. The network communication unit transmits radio signals to communication network via a base station. The short distance wireless communication unit transmits radio signals to and from an external device. The short distance wireless communication unit establishes a voice link between the wireless communication terminal and the external device to transmit sound data. The control unit discards a volume update notification received from the external device via the short distance wireless communication unit if the voice link has not been established.01-20-2011
20110070837COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE USING ELECTROMAGNET AND ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS CIRCUIT - A communications device includes a processor and Radio Frequency (RF) circuitry that includes a communications module. An electromagnet is connected to the communications module and the processor. The electromagnet is configured to couple magnetically to a second communications device having a magnetic sensor and to transmit from the electromagnet to the magnetic sensor electromagnet pulses containing data regarding a wireless communications protocol. The processor and communications module are configured to establish a wireless communications connection with the second communications device.03-24-2011
20110117850Apparatus and Methods for Enabling Smart Portable Device to be Universal Remote Control - An apparatus comprises a radio frequency (RF) unit, an Infrared (IR) signal unit, and a processing unit that decodes the codes received from the RF unit and feeds them into the IR signal unit. The codes control the home electronic appliances such as TV, VCR, Hi-Fi systems, etc. that can decode IR remote control codes. A smart portable device such as a smart phone is equipped with powerful CPU, touch screen, networking interface, etc. The software application running on the smart portable device can convert the user commands received on the graphical user interface (GUI) into messages that contain the IR remote control codes and communicate the messages over the RF network to the apparatus.05-19-2011
20110117851METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE CONTROLLING BLUETOOTH DEVICE - An apparatus and a method for remote control of a Bluetooth device are provided. The method includes establishing a Bluetooth connection with a Bluetooth headset, generating virtual media stream data during execution of an application, establishing a virtual media streaming connection with the Bluetooth headset based on the generated virtual media stream data, recognizing a control signal received from the Bluetooth headset as a control event after the establishing of the virtual media streaming connection, and controlling a function of the executed application according to the control event.05-19-2011
20120302171Playing Control Method, System and Device for Bluetooth Media - This present invention discloses a method, system and device for a play control of a Bluetooth media. The method includes: sending a JumpTo media play control command to a Bluetooth play device through an extended protocol message by a Bluetooth control device; performing the play control on a played media according to the JumpTo media play control command by the Bluetooth play device. In the present invention, the extension is performed on the protocol reserved manufacturer custom field, which enables the Bluetooth control device to send the extended media play control command in the protocol architecture to the Bluetooth play device, thereby implementing the accurate locating play control for a played media file.11-29-2012
20120302170METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING ROLE MANAGEMENT OF SHORT-RANGE WIRELESS CONNECTIONS - A first wireless device is operable to perform role management of short-range wireless connections with other wireless devices over short-range wireless links that utilize a short-range wireless protocol, such as the Bluetooth protocol. According to one embodiment, the first wireless device accepts a request from a second wireless device to establish a connection over a short-range wireless link such that the first wireless device temporarily performs a slave role with respect to the connection. Responsive to establishing the connection, the first wireless device initiates a disconnect of the connection and then communicates a new request to the second wireless device to establish a new connection. Upon receiving an acceptance of the new request from the second wireless device, the first wireless device establishes the new connection over the short-range wireless link such that the first device performs a master role with respect to the new connection.11-29-2012
20120302169BLUETOOTH DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A Bluetooth data transmission system and method is provided. The system includes a computer comprising a USB port, a keyboard, and an embedded resident program; and a USB dongle releasably connected to the USB port for communicating with the computer, the USB dongle comprising a USB communication module, a MCU, a Bluetooth device communication module, and a USB-to-Bluetooth protocol translator. The USB communication module and the MCU are electrically interconnected, the MCU and the Bluetooth device communication module are electrically interconnected, the USB communication module is electrically connected to the computer for processing data input from the keyboard into USB data, the USB-to-Bluetooth protocol translator is disposed between the USB communication module and the Bluetooth device communication module for translating USB data to Bluetooth data and sending same to the Bluetooth device communication module, and the Bluetooth device communication module wirelessly transmits Bluetooth data to a portable electronic device.11-29-2012
20090081953Method for Supporting Simultaneously Multiple-Path Bluetooth Audio Applications - An optimized method for supporting simultaneously multipath Bluetooth audio application in a system includes said system establishes Bluetooth audio connections with a plurality of remote Bluetooth device simultaneously said system selects or adds dedicated Bluetooth soundcard audio device for each Bluetooth audio connection the data of each Bluetooth audio connection makes interaction with Bluetooth audio application in the system via respective dedicated Bluetooth sound card thus supporting multipath Bluetooth audio application simultaneously is realized in the system. Said system configures the sampling frequency and the sound channel mode of the Bluetooth soundcard audio device based on the format of the Bluetooth audio connection, in order to match the sampling frequency and the sound channel mode of audio data of the Bluetooth audio connection and reduce audio data format conversion. When said system exists a plurality of sound card audio devices only one of the sound card audio devices can become default sound card audio device usually the system sets automatically system default sound card audio device and notify correlative Bluetooth audio application. Said system also can notify correlative Bluetooth audio application that corresponding soundcard audio device hand been all set after said Bluetooth audio connections are established successfully so that multiple sound card are transparent for users.03-26-2009
20080268781BLUETOOTH FM TRANSMITTER WITH PORT DETECT - A bluetooth FM transmitter with port detect is the device comprising: a bluetooth communication unit, an audio input port, a connection circuit for corresponding port side, an FM radio emitter, an audio detecting circuit, a CPU, an echo canceller, an LCD, and a keyboard. Wherein the input port of the blue tooth communication unit and sound input port are through the connection circuit respectively connected to the FM radio emitter, the audio detecting circuit, the echo canceller, and the CPU. Wherein the echo canceller is connected between the connection circuit and the FM radio emitter, and the CPU connected to the audio detecting circuit, the LCD, the keyboard, the echo canceller, and the FM radio emitter.10-30-2008
20100124885INTERFACE DEVICE - An interface device is provided for interfacing an independent navigation device with an RDS-capable radio receiver. The device includes an RDS-capable RF transmitter and a coupling means for coupling an audio output of the navigation device to the RF transmitter. Furthermore, the RF transmitter is adapted to detect an audio signal from the audio output of the navigation device and transmit the detected audio signal along with a TA/TP signal.05-20-2010
20100190443WIRELESS SPEAKER - An apparatus includes first and second rod-shaped bodies and a first hinge unit configured to rotatably couple the first and second rod-shaped bodies. Each of the first and second rod shaped bodies includes a speaker positioned on a longitudinal side thereof and is structured to include at least one curved portion proximate to a first end thereof. The first hinge unit is configured to rotatably couple the first and second rod-shaped bodies, such that an end of the at least one curved portion of the first rod-shaped body faces an end of the at least one curved portion of the second rod-shaped body to form a continuous body having an axis therethrough. The first hinge unit permits relative rotational movement between the first and second rod-shaped bodies.07-29-2010
20110306299Wireless speaker footwear - Digital musical footwear is disclosed having hidden compartments which house a thin integrated multi-plane electronic circuit board assembly (12-15-2011
20090280746Process for Transmitting Phone Book Data from a Mobile Telephone to an External Device and an External Device - A process is provided for transmitting phone book data from a mobile telephone to an external device, wherein a Bluetooth communication channel is established between the mobile telephone and the external device. Based on the Bluetooth communication channel, as the first Bluetooth service, a Bluetooth telephony service is established. A transmission of phone book data from the mobile phone to the external device is initiated based on one of at least two predetermined manners of access.11-12-2009
20080200123Mobile Phone, Wireless Transmission System, and Related Method Capable of Auto-Adjusting Call Alarms - A mobile phone capable of auto-adjusting call alarms collocates with a wireless transmission device that is separated from the mobile phone and can be carried by a user. The mobile phone includes a receiving device and a processing unit. The receiving device is used for receiving signals transmitted from the wireless transmission device. The processing unit is coupled to the receiving device for determining a distance between the wireless transmission device and the receiving device and for determining call alarms of the mobile phone according to the distance between the wireless transmission device and the receiving device. The processing unit sets the call alarms of the mobile phone to a preset alarm mode when the processing unit determines that the distance between the wireless transmission device and the receiving device is greater than a predetermined distance.08-21-2008
20120040616INPUT DEVICE WITH SWITCHABLE FREQUENCY CHANNEL - An input device for switchable use between first and second computer systems. A controller of the input device can execute switching logic to direct a radio transceiver of the input device to switch an operating channel of the radio transceiver to a first channel monitored by the first computer system in response to a first event, and thereby, the input device can be utilized to insert data into the first computer system. The controller can execute switching logic to direct the radio transceiver to switch the operating channel to a second channel monitored by the second computer system in response to a second event, and thereby, the input device can be utilized to insert data into the second computer system.02-16-2012
20120040617Security Connection Establishing Method and Related Wireless Device and Wireless Host - A security connection establishing method for a wireless device and a wireless host is disclosed. The security connection establishing method includes the steps of allowing the wireless device to generate a trigger signal, allowing the wireless host to receive the trigger signal, allowing the wireless host to generate an accepting signal according to the trigger signal, allowing the wireless device and the wireless host to directly establish a security connection according to the accepting signal, and providing a connection result.02-16-2012
20100062715PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS FUNCTIONING AS PEN-TABLE AND COMPUTER SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A portable electronic apparatus functioning as a pen-table, includes a touch-screen module for detecting contact with an external object and creating position data of a detected region. The portable electronic apparatus, by functioning as a pen-table, eliminates the need to install or carry a mouse, a pen-table, etc. for controlling a personal computer, a laptop computer or the like. A local area communication module transmits and receives data based on a local area communication protocol, and a display module displays the detected region and information on a user interface (UI) and functions of the apparatus. A controller controls the operations of the modules in response to the user's input so as to transmit position data created by the touch-screen module to an electronic device that includes the functions of a pen-table and local area communication.03-11-2010
20110319024BRACELET FOR COMMUNICATING WITH A MOBILE DEVICE - A wristband wirelessly connects to a mobile phone allowing a user to talk on the mobile phone by using the wristband. The wristband includes a transmitter/receiver, a speaker and a microphone. The transmitter/receiver wirelessly pairs with the mobile phone. When the mobile phone receives an incoming call, a signal is sent to a vibrator housed within the transmitter/receiver and causes the wristband to vibrate. To connect to the call, a user can push a button located on the wristband or stretch the speaker piece and place the speaker in between his/her fingers. To disconnect from the call, the user can push the button or alternatively, release the speaker piece from in between his/her fingers which automatically triggers the transmitter/receiver to disconnect from the call.12-29-2011
20120045994BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A Bluetooth communication method and system for enabling one Bluetooth device to rapidly connect to another Bluetooth device using an audio signal, and also enabling them to transmit data to each other are provided. The system includes first and second Bluetooth devices. The first Bluetooth device transforms authentication information required to establish a Bluetooth communication connection into an audio signal, and broadcasts the audio signal. The second Bluetooth device receives the audio signal and extracts the authentication information from the received audio signal. The second Bluetooth device establishes a Bluetooth communication channel with the first Bluetooth device, using the extracted authentication information.02-23-2012
20090068949Multifunctional bluetooth headset - The present invention provides a multifunctional Bluetooth headset. The multifunctional Bluetooth headset of the present invention includes a built-in earphone, a Bluetooth module, a connection port, a power module, a codec module, an extended earphone, an audio wire and a wire collector. The Bluetooth module supports at least one advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) so as to receive and transmit a stereo sound wireless signal in compliance with the Bluetooth specification. The Bluetooth module can detect voltage of the connection port and allow the multifunctional Bluetooth headset to automatically switch to be reset as a Bluetooth dongle. The connection port and other peripherals allow the power module to charge. The extended earphone can incorporate with the built-in earphone as a dual channel earphone capable of playing stereo sound signals supported by the A2DP. The wire collector can collect the audio wire collected within the multifunctional Bluetooth headset.03-12-2009
20120003937BLUETOOTH DEVICE AND AUDIO PLAYING METHOD USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a Bluetooth device and an audio playing method using the same. In which the Bluetooth device may be a Bluetooth headset, including: a locus detection unit, an identification unit and a Bluetooth module, wherein the locus detection unit is configured to detect a motion locus of the Bluetooth headset during a process where the Bluetooth headset is placed onto the user's ear; the identification unit configured to identify whether the Bluetooth headset is placed on the user's left ear or right ear by comparing the motion locus of the Bluetooth headset with predetermined left ear or right ear characteristic loci, and transmit an identification result to the Bluetooth module; the Bluetooth module is configured to receive left channel audio signal when the identification result of the identification unit is left ear, and receive right channel audio signal when the identification result is right ear.01-05-2012
20120208466METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA, DISPLAY DEVICE AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method of facilitating communications between a mobile terminal and a display device includes determining an orientation of a mobile terminal with respect to a display device that is physically distinct of the mobile terminal, and determining a manner in which wireless content data is to be communicated between the display device and the mobile terminal. The method includes wirelessly transmitting the content data between the display device and the mobile terminal based on the determined manner. The determined manner of the communication can be based on determining whether the mobile terminal faces a display screen of the display device for wirelessly transmitting the content data from the mobile terminal to the display device or determining whether the mobile terminal faces away from the display screen of the display device for wirelessly transmitting the content data from the display device to the mobile terminal.08-16-2012
20120208465THREE-DIMENSION (3D) GLASSES AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER AND PAIRING THEREOF - 3D glasses and a method of controlling power and pairing thereof are provided. The method of controlling power and pairing includes: restricting supply of a specific power of 3D glasses; performing, by the 3D glasses, pairing with a display apparatus; and if it is determined that the pairing is performed, lifting the restriction on the supply of the specific power. Therefore, a user may perform pairing between the 3D glasses and the 3D display apparatus easily and prevent power of the 3D glasses from being unnecessarily wasted.08-16-2012
20090318085Earpiece/microphone (headset) servicing multiple incoming audio streams - The present invention provides a modular wireless headset with which to service multiple incoming audio streams. This modular wireless headset includes a wireless microphone and wireless earpiece. The wireless earpiece may exchange radio frequency (RF) signals with a base unit and render content contained within the exchanged RF signals to a user. This wireless earpiece further includes a wireless interface, a processor, a speaker, a user interface, and an authentication module. The wireless interface allows the earpiece to wirelessly communicate with the base unit. The processor recovers communications exchanged with the base unit that the speaker then renders audible. A user interface coupled to the processor may alert the user to any additional incoming audio communications. Having received the alert, the user may select between the communications. The authentication module allows the wireless earpiece and microphone to pair (forming the modular wireless headset) and register the headset with the base unit.12-24-2009
20120015605Proximity Pairing - A method for initiating a security relationship by a first communication device, wherein the first device communicates with a number of other communication devices, selects, in dependence on the result of the communicating step, one of the other devices, and initiates the negotiation of a security relationship with that selected device.01-19-2012
20110165843HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH REPLACEABLE INPUT DEVICE - The present invention relates to a handheld electronic device with a replaceable input device, which comprises a handheld electronic device, a lock-hook structure, and a wireless input device. The lock-hook structure is disposed in the handheld electronic device; the wireless input device is disposed in the handheld electronic device and hooks with the lock-hook structure. The wireless input device transmits an input signal to the handheld electronic device for inputting data to the handheld electronic device. By the wireless transmission property of the wireless input device, users can replace freely the wireless input device to be used. Thereby, the using as well as the repairing convenience of the handheld electronic device can be increased.07-07-2011
20120058727UN-TETHERED WIRELESS STEREO SPEAKER SYSTEM - A wireless speaker system configured to receive stereo audio information wirelessly transmitted by an audio source including first and second loudspeakers. The first loudspeaker establishes a bidirectional secondary wireless link with the audio source for receiving and acknowledging receipt of the stereo audio information. The first and second loudspeakers communicate with each other via a primary wireless link, and the first and second loudspeakers are configured to extract first and second audio channels, respectively, from the stereo audio information. A wireless audio system including an audio source and first and second loudspeakers, each having a wireless transceiver. The first and second loudspeakers communicate via a primary wireless link. The audio source communicates audio information to the first loudspeaker via a secondary wireless link which is configured according to a standard wireless protocol. The first loudspeaker is configured to acknowledge successful reception of audio information via the secondary wireless link.03-08-2012
20090149128SUBTITLE INFORMATION TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, SUBTITLE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF CAUSING THESE APPARATUSES TO COOPERATE WITH EACH OTHER - According to one embodiment, a subtitle information reproduction apparatus includes a reception unit which reproduces a video signal including subtitle information, a closed caption decoding unit which separates text of subtitle information from the video signal, and a Bluetooth communication unit which transmits in stream form the text of subtitle information obtained from the separation unit to the outside.06-11-2009
20120156998SLAVE DEVICE COMPLYING WITH BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL AND RELATED METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATION CONNECTION - A slave device that complies with Bluetooth communication protocol includes a communication module, a memory and a RF output module. The communication module can be operated to generate a driving signal. The memory stores an access code that complies with Bluetooth communication protocol and is electrically connected to the communication module. The memory is configured to determine whether or not to output the access code according to the driving signal output by the communication module. The RF output module is electrically connected to the memory so as to receive and output the access code.06-21-2012
20110076951INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to one exemplary embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided with: a wireless communication module configured to perform a wireless communication with a counterpart communication apparatus that is detected to be in a given range from the wireless communication module; and a controller configured to control the wireless communication. The controller is configured to determine whether a condition for starting to perform the wireless communication is satisfied when the counterpart communication apparatus is detected by the wireless communication module, and to control the wireless communication module to start performing the wireless communication when the controller determines that the condition is satisfied.03-31-2011
20110092161Wireless communication apparatus for monitoring proximity of a subject - A wireless communication apparatus for monitoring proximity of an object comprising a wireless communication USB dongle, such as a Bluetooth USB dongle, specifically configured and utilized as a remote tag 04-21-2011
20110092160Mobile Device Using Low-Power Radio Link to Headset - A mobile communication device comprises a base unit and a headset in the form of a small, inconspicuous earpiece. The base unit includes a fully functional cellular transceiver and can transmit audio signals over a low power, unidirectional radio link to the headset. The headset unit comprises a unidirectional receiver for receiving audio signals from the base unit and an earphone for converting the audio signals into audible sounds that can be heard by the user.04-21-2011
20110081862Handsfree device - A handsfree device in communication with a remote communication device by one of wireless communication and wired communication for establishing a handsfree call includes a call interruption detection unit for detecting a call interruption by a second call while the remote communication device is involved in a first call and a response command transfer unit for transferring a response command to the remote communication device in response to the call interruption when the call interruption is detected by the call interruption detection unit.04-07-2011
20110105031AUDIO BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROADCASTING THE SAME - The present invention provides an audio broadcasting system which comprises an audio player, an adaptor and a vehicle stereo device with a FM receiver. The audio player includes a storage unit for storing a plurality of audio files and a processing unit for generating a channel frequency converting signal corresponding to a FM channel frequency of the FM receiver of the vehicle stereo device. The adaptor generates a particular FM signal based on the audio files and the channel frequency converting signal from the audio player and transmits the particular FM signal to the FM receiver of the vehicle stereo device wirelessly for broadcasting.05-05-2011
20100190444RAPID WIRELESS PAIRING METHOD - This patent describes a method for rapidly and reliably pairing (connecting) wireless peripherals to target computers. The target computer emits an interrogation signal. After bringing the wireless peripheral in close proximity with the target computer, the peripheral detects the interrogation signal and transmits an identification signal. After receiving the identification signal the target computer establishes a connection between the peripheral and the computer.07-29-2010
20120220237ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM THAT MIMICS NATURAL RANGE AND ORIENTATION DEPENDENCE - A short range telephonic communications system that includes transceiving units for receiving a sound signal from a first user and for transmitting an RF signal representative of the sound signal and for receiving RF signals representing other users sound signals and presenting a sound signal reconstructed from the received RF signals to the first user's ears. Also, the transceiving units estimate relative position between one another and present the reconstructed sound signals to the users' ears in a manner related to the relative position estimate.08-30-2012
20100173585SEAMLESS DATA COMMUNICATION EXPERIENCE - A method of providing a seamless data communication experience across a presence aware device and an additional presence aware device is disclosed. A data communication experience may be transferred from a presence aware device to an additional presence aware device when a user selects to switch to an additional presence aware device or leaves the presence of the presence aware device.07-08-2010
20090047905STEREO BLUETOOTH HEADSET - A stereo bluetooth headset including a bluetooth transceiver, at least one inter-speaker, a microphone and an audio output port is provided. The bluetooth transceiver is used for transceiving signals with an electronic device in a wireless mode. The inter-speaker is electrically connected to the bluetooth transceiver for broadcasting audio signals received from the electronic device. The microphone is electrically connected to the bluetooth transceiver. The audio output port is electrically connected to the bluetooth transceiver and suitable for connecting to an audio input port of an outer-speaker through a connecting cable, so as to transmit stereo audio signals received from the electronic device to the outer-speaker through the connecting cable for broadcasting.02-19-2009
20120315854MOBILE DEVICE WITH ANTENNA SYSTEM - A mobile device includes a main body and a headset. The main body includes a microprocessor, a radio frequency unit, a base-band unit connected between the microprocessor and the radio frequency unit, and a headset interface connected to the microprocessor by an audio signal line and connected to the radio frequency unit by a radio frequency signal line. The headset includes a plug to be plugged into the headset interface. An external antenna and a headset module are set in the headset and connected to the plug. The radio frequency unit is used to send radio signals to the external antenna and receive radio signals form the external antenna through the plug and the headset interface.12-13-2012
20100048136METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING BLUETOOTH SIGNALS UTILIZING A WIDEBAND RECEIVER - Aspects of a method and system for detecting Bluetooth signals utilizing a wideband receiver are provided. In this regard, a portion of a frequency band may be scanned multiple times, where each scan comprises receiving signals present in the scanned portion of the frequency band. Based on results of a Fast Fourier Transform performed on the received signals, presence of one or more Bluetooth transmissions in the received signals may be detected. In instances that a Bluetooth transmission is detected, a type of the Bluetooth transmission may be determined based on a number of the scans in which the Bluetooth transmission was detected. In instances that a detected Bluetooth transmission is a page, a Bluetooth transceiver in the wireless communication device may be powered up and/or enter a page scanning mode. The scans may be performed by a wireless local area networking receiver within the wireless communication device.02-25-2010
20100048134WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD WITH WIRELESS HEADSET - An exemplary embodiment of a wireless headset system is described, and includes a headset equipped with a speaker system and microphone, and wireless communication capability using a wireless module such as a Bluetooth™ module. A wireless adapter or dongle is configured for pairing with the wireless headset, to provide a wireless audio communication link between the headset and the dongle. The dongle is configured to provide an analog audio signal to a utilization device, such as an analog signal multiplexer, such as an intercom unit. In an exemplary embodiment of a communication system and method, a plurality of the paired headsets and dongles are employed, with the multiplexer providing a composite analog signal of audio traffic from a plurality of the headsets to be transmitted from the plurality of dongles. In an exemplary embodiment, full duplex operation between the plurality of headsets may be provided.02-25-2010
20100048132COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, PROGRAM, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication apparatus including a first communication unit for communicating with other communication apparatus through electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling, an approach detection unit for detecting an approach between the other communication apparatus and the first communication unit, and a selection unit for, when the other communication apparatus and the first communication unit are separated from each other, selecting different data to be transmitted depending on a time for which the other communication apparatus and the first communication unit were in close proximity to each other.02-25-2010
20100048131BLUETOOTH MICROPHONE ARRAY - The present invention discloses a wireless telephone system using microphone arrays together with additional signal processing to suppress the background noise in the surrounding environment. The signal processing resources of a wireless telephone and multi-channel transmission capabilities of the Bluetooth transmission are used to suppress the background noise. The wireless telephone system includes a Bluetooth transceiver communicating to a wireless telephone through a multi-channel Bluetooth transmission, and an array of microphones coupled to the Bluetooth transceiver. The array of microphones includes a first microphone producing a first audio signal output and a second microphone producing a second audio signal output. The first audio signal output and second audio signal output are transmitted to the wireless telephone through the first channel and second channel of multi-channel Bluetooth transmission respectively. The system and method of the present invention allows using low cost Bluetooth transceiver(s) with multiple microphone arrays to provide the background noise suppression.02-25-2010
20120178372Method And System For Portable Data Storage With Integrated 60 Ghz Radio - Aspects of a method and system for portable data storage with an integrated 60 GHz radio may include establishing a microwave communication link between a wireless portable storage device and a wireless transmitter and/or wireless receiver. Beamforming parameters of a first antenna array coupled to said wireless portable storage device and a second antenna array coupled to said wireless transmitter and/or wireless receiver may be adjusted automatically and/or dynamically. The wireless portable storage and the wireless transmitter and/or wireless receiver may exchange data via said first antenna array and said second antenna array. A secondary wireless communication link may be established to initialize the establishing of the microwave communication link. The secondary wireless communication link may be established via Bluetooth protocol. The wireless portable storage and the wireless transmitter and/or wireless receiver may receive and transmit in the 60 GHz frequency band.07-12-2012
20120178371AUTOMATIC UPDATES TO A REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE - A method includes detecting that a particular media device is communicatively coupled to one or more media devices in a set of media devices; in response to detecting that the particular media device is communicatively coupled to the one or more media devices in the set of media devices: automatically sending one or more remote operating codes, for remotely controlling the particular media device, to a remote control device.07-12-2012
20120178370WIRELESS TERMINAL WITH SWITCHED AUXILIARY DEVICE PORT APPARATUS AND METHOD - A wireless terminal switched device port apparatus adapted for use in a communication system having a switching system member, a radio transceiver connector element, a wired accessory port connector element, a wireless transceiver element, and an antenna is disclosed.07-12-2012
20100273425METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY TESTING A WIRELESS DEVICE - A method and system for testing a wireless device, the system comprising: a remote user interface for interacting with the data device from a remote location; and a wireless network for communication with the wireless data device from a remote location, wherein a tester can send information to and receive information from the wireless device over said wireless network and can monitor said wireless device and send inputs to the wireless device over the remote user interface thereby forming a closed loop communications path.10-28-2010
20090075594COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - In a system in which a communication adapter installing UPnP is connected to a printer to provide a print service, the communication adapter notifies a device that the printer joins the network or leaves from it, based on determination whether the printer can provide a service. Hence, the present invention can suppress from issuing a service request to a printer which cannot provide the service.03-19-2009
20090061776COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION SERVICE DECISION METHOD - An object of the invention is to present service selection to the user immediately when it is made possible to realize a new service with a communication terminal of an associated party. A communication terminal 03-05-2009
20100240310EARPIECE - The invention provides an earpiece. The earpiece includes a main body and a speaker disposed in the main body. The main body includes a sound output member and a bending member connected to the sound output member, wherein the sound output member and the bending member are integrally formed as a single piece.09-23-2010
20100240309FINITE RATE OF INNOVATION (FRI) TECHNIQUES FOR LOW POWER BODY AREA NETWORK (LP-BAN) COMMUNICATIONS - Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method for quantizing an analog received signal in a low-power body area network (LP-BAN) by using a limited number of quantization bits, while information of the received signal is preserved for accurate signal reconstruction. The quantized signal can be equalized in such a way to generate an output equalized signal based on the periodic-sinc function, which is suitable for a subsequent Finite Rate of Innovation (FRI) processing. The noisy equalized signal can be further processed by applying improved (i.e., faster) Cadzow denoising algorithm as a part of the FRI processing.09-23-2010
20100240308DIGITAL VOICE MESSAGE SYSTEM - A digital voice message system for large retail stores and supermarkets including a terminal at the point of sale comprising a touch screen (09-23-2010
20100240307SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION FOR A VEHICLE - A system for communicating information and/or instructions includes a transmitter and receiver configured for wireless communication with a user interface. The information and/or instructions may be audibly communicated to the user. The system includes voice activation and controls. The wireless communication may utilize Bluetooth communication protocol.09-23-2010
20080299908COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - To enable an appropriate steaming transfer of audio data in an environment where a plurality of profiles can be operated. In a communication terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention, a short distance wireless communication unit receives a remote controller command transmitted from a head set which is connected with a short distance wireless communication, via the wireless communication in operation profile determination unit refers to a use status of each profile previously managed by a Bluetooth profile use status management unit when the remote controller command is received and determines whether a predetermined profile used upon the wireless communication is operated. When it is determined that the predetermined profile is operated, a remote controller control unit performs a control such that a response corresponding to the remote controller command is transmitted to the opposite device and the remote controller command is discarded.12-04-2008
20100184379INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM - A first apparatus includes a first communication section 07-22-2010
20120322384METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PAIRING A MOBILE DEVICE TO AN OUTPUT DEVICE - Methods and systems for associating or pairing a mobile device with a local output device via a central or mobile connect server system are provided. Pairing is performed by initiating a pairing request from an output device that is passed to the mobile connect server for processing. The mobile connect server responds to the request with a pairing code that is displayed by the output device. A user of the mobile device then enters the displayed pairing code in the mobile device. The mobile device transmits the entered pairing code to the mobile connect server and, in response to a match, the mobile device is paired to the output device. Pairing can enable various functions, including an ability to apply stored user preference data to control programming or other information displayed by the output device in response to commands entered in the mobile device.12-20-2012
20110237195COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE DETACHABLE COMMUNICATION MODULES - A wireless communication device has a docking cavity, a short-range transceiver, and a long-range transceiver for long-range wireless communication with a wireless network. A wireless communication module includes a speaker and a microphone, and a short-range transceiver for short-range wireless communication with the device's short-range transceiver. The module is configured to operate in first and second modes. In the first mode, the module is separated from the communication device. In the second mode, the module is mounted in the cavity. In both modes, communication between a user and the network is conducted through the module's microphone and speaker, both short-range transceivers and the long-range transceiver.09-29-2011
20100233961ACCESSORY AND MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE COMMUNICATION USING AN APPLICATION COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL - Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using an application communication protocol. In some embodiments, the application communication protocol can be different from the accessory communication protocol. In other embodiments the application protocol may only be recognized by the application and the accessory. In some embodiments, messages conforming to an application protocol can be communicated between the application and the accessory by packaging the messages inside a message conforming to the accessory communication protocol.09-16-2010
20100203838Method and System For a Fast Power Control Mechanism For Bluetooth Devices - Aspects of a method and system for a fast power control mechanism for Bluetooth devices may include receiving from a first Bluetooth device, a request for a transmit power adjustment for one or more operating modes. A step size may be received for the transmit power adjustment via the received request. The transmit power may be adjusted as a function of the step size. A feedback message may be sent to the first Bluetooth device, wherein the feedback message may indicate a status of the adjusting. The transmit power adjustment may be requested via a Link Management Protocol (LMP) message. One or more operating modes may comprise a Bluetooth Basic Rate (BR) mode, and/or a Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) mode.08-12-2010
20120088452Method For Locating A Wirelessly Connected Device - A handheld or wearable first communication device (04-12-2012
20100167652COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF - A communication device and a communication method thereof are provided. The communication device includes a communication chip, a host processor, an audio processor, and a switch. The host processor includes a communication protocol module and a headset profile module. The audio processor includes an audio profile module. The communication protocol module supports a communication protocol including a headset profile, an audio profile and more profiles. The communication protocol module forms a first connection with a wireless headset. The headset profile module supports the headset profile. The audio profile module supports the audio profile. The switch selectively and electrically connects the communication chip to the host processor or the audio processor. When the audio processor executes a music play procedure, the communication protocol module suspends the first connection. After forming a second connection with the wireless headset, the audio profile module outputs a music package to the communication chip.07-01-2010
20120329398IN-VEHICLE MESSAGING - In-vehicle messaging includes intercepting an incoming communication on a mobile communication device. The incoming communication is received by a messaging application on the mobile communication device. The in-vehicle messaging also includes parsing the communication, associating elements of the communication with metadata of a digital music application, and transmitting the communication, as well as instructions for handling the communication, over a communication link between the mobile communication device and a vehicle stereo system for presentation on a component of the vehicle stereo system.12-27-2012
20100178873MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method may be provided by which a specific one of various external devices neighboring a mobile terminal may be easily searched and may be connected to the mobile terminal by short-range communication.07-15-2010
20100130132SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND MOBILE TERMINAL, AND CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE SAME - A short-range communication device and mobile terminal, and a control method and system for the same are disclosed. The control method enables the user to control the mobile terminal through the short-range communication device having motion sensing capability. Hence, the user can conveniently control the operation of the mobile terminal through the short-range communication device.05-27-2010
20100130131APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING WITH BLUETOOTH DEVICES IN A TERMINAL USING AUDIO CHANNEL - An apparatus and method for connecting with Bluetooth devices in a terminal using an audio channel are provided. The method includes distinguishing an audio Bluetooth hands-free device and a non-audio Bluetooth hands-free device, performing a connection with two Bluetooth hands-free devices by connecting with the non-audio Bluetooth hands-free device and the audio Bluetooth hands-free device in a regular sequence, upon a change of a control state of the terminal, transmitting state information to the two Bluetooth hands-free devices, and, upon call connection, sending a request for a connection of an audio channel to the audio Bluetooth hands-free device.05-27-2010
20080233877METHOD OF CONNECTING A BLUETOOTH HEADPHONE TO BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - A method of connecting a Bluetooth headphone to Bluetooth communications devices includes paring; initializing the Bluetooth headphone comprising creating a table having a first column of rfcomm channel associated with the Bluetooth communications device and a second column of instance corresponding to the rfcomm channel, setting a HS or HF mode of Bluetooth, and causing the Bluetooth headphone to be ready; and connection establishment which, in one embodiment, is initiated by one Bluetooth communications device by checking data, establishing an instance associated with one Bluetooth communications device, establishing a corresponding rfcomm channel, filling the rfcomm channel and the instance in the table, and establishing a connection of one Bluetooth communications device and the Bluetooth headphone.09-25-2008
20080227394RECEIVING APPARATUS - A receiving apparatus is for receiving radio signals including image information transmitted by a mobile transmitting device through a plurality of receiving antennas. The receiving apparatus includes a plurality of frequency converters for outputting modulated signals obtained by converting respective radio signal received through the plurality of receiving antennas by different modulation frequencies; a superposing unit for superposing each of the modulated signals generated by the plurality of frequency converters on a frequency axis; a cable with a single coaxial cable where each of the modulated signals superposed by the superposing unit is transmitted; and a receiving unit for demodulating each modulated signal input through the cable to receive and output the image information.09-18-2008
20080227393Method and system for pairing of wireless devices using physical presence - Techniques that facilitate pairing of wireless devices with other wireless devices are disclosed. Once paired, the wireless devices can exchange data in a wireless manner. According to one embodiment, a pairing process can be secured through use of physical proximity, or even physical connection, of wireless devices to be paired. According to another embodiment, user actions to provoke or perform pairing can be reduced or eliminated. According to still another embodiment, a wireless device being paired can be configured using configuration information provided from another wireless device being paired.09-18-2008
20080220722SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING A WIRED NETWORK TO SEND RESPONSE MESSAGES IN AN AUTOMATION SYSTEM - A system and method for sending a response message over a wired communication channel in an automation network is disclosed. The method includes the operation of defining a radio frequency (RF) network between a central controller and a plurality of automation devices. A control signal is transmitted from the central controller to at least one of the plurality of automation devices over the RF network. A response message is sent from at least one of the plurality of automation devices to the central controller using a wired network.09-11-2008
20080220721Passive RFID elements having visual indicators - There are provided components, connectors, receptacles, cables, and systems wherein passive RFID functionality is incorporated. Also provided are passive RFID elements in general. The passive RFID elements power visual indicators based on receipt of external RF signals. Passive energy storage devices may be employed to provide electrical energy to the visual indicators. The passive energy storage devices may be charged by the external RF signals. The visual indicators may operate continuously or according to a predetermined flashing pattern.09-11-2008
20130143500Supervisory headset mobile communication system - A supervisory mobile communication headset system comprises of a first mobile communication device and a mobile headset, each having an RF transceiver used to establish RF audio and RF supervisory communication between the first mobile communication device and the mobile headset, wherein when both devises carried by the user are within near communication proximity of the other. When the first mobile communication device moves away from communication proximity of the headset, the first mobile communication device in response to RF communication signal lose, it generates warning alarm signal(s) to remind the user to carry the mobile headset.06-06-2013
20110217933WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS METHOD - A wireless communications apparatus (09-08-2011
20110212691Paddle-integrated wireless controller - Wireless transmitters are integrated with manual marine-propulsion implements associated with small watercraft (paddles, oars, poles, and the like). The transmitters are controlled by hand-operated actuators. The actuators are designed to be manipulated without looking and positioned within convenient reach of an operator's normal hand position on the implement. A corresponding wireless receiver on a target device enables the transmitter signal to control the device. Thus, an operator of a small watercraft can control a useful target device without first shipping or otherwise securing the manual implement, and may simultaneously continue to manually propel or steer the watercraft with the implement. Application examples include a propulsion-assist motor on a stand-up paddled (SUP) surfboard.09-01-2011
20080200124RADIO COEXISTENCE MECHANISM FOR VARIABLE DATA RATE RADIO LINKS - A device has a radio transmitter for a first radio link such as a Bluetooth link, having a coexistence controller arranged to communicate with a co-located other radio transmitter for another radio link, to enable both radio links to use potentially conflicting transmission frequencies. A link monitor monitors the first radio link, according to an output from the coexistence controller. By making the link monitor dependent on the coexistence controller, it can distinguish between transmission losses caused by the coexistence interface, and those caused by other effects, to reduce the risk of a data rate controller unnecessarily reducing a transmission rate if transmission losses caused by the coexistence control are misinterpreted as a drop in link quality.08-21-2008
20110223864Ear Tip Method and Apparatus - An ear tip for a sound device. The ear tip has an asymmetrical arrangement which more closely aligns with a user's ear canal. The ear tip includes an ear tip base, ear tip shaft, and a first group of low-profile flanges. The ear tip is arranged along an ear tip central axis. The ear tip has a sound tube connection and a sound channel which extends through the ear tip base and ear tip shaft. The first group of low-profile flanges are spaced along an ear tip shaft axis, and extend radially from the ear tip shaft in perpendicular alignment to the ear tip shaft axis. A first flange, a second flange and an intermediate flange are provided. Each flange is constructed of a flat roof with a downwardly transitioning radial wall. There is a space between each of the flanges. The flanges seal against the ear wall to attenuate sound and reduce resonance.09-15-2011
20110237194AIRBAG JACKET ACTIVATING SYSTEM - An airbag jacket activating system includes radio communications transceivers configured to make RF communications and LF communications, respectively. An acceleration sensor configured to detect acceleration of a motorcycle. An update unit configured to update an LF communications ID, to code the updated LF communications ID together with an RF communications ID, and to transmit the coded updated LF communications ID and the coded RF communications ID to an airbag jacket through RF communications. An update unit configured to store the updated LF communications ID in a case where the LF communications ID is received together with the RF communication ID. A control unit configured to cause the coded RF communications ID and an ignition signal to be transmitted through the RF communications, and to cause the LF communications ID and the ignition signal to be transmitted through the LF communications when the acceleration exceeds a predetermined value;09-29-2011
20130137376SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECOVERING LOW POWER DEVICES - The invention is directed to systems and methods for detecting the loss, theft or unauthorized use of a device and/or altering the functionality of the device in response. In one embodiment, a device monitors its use, its local environment, and/or its operating context to determine that the device is no longer within the control of an authorized user. The device may receive communications or generate an internal signal altering its functionality, such as instructing the device to enter a restricted use mode, a surveillance mode, to provide instructions to return the device and/or to prevent unauthorized use or unauthorized access to data. Additional embodiments also address methods and systems for addressing devices that have low or no power.05-30-2013
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20130157575SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION EMITTED FROM A WIRELESS HEADSET - Systems and methods for reducing the emission of radiation by wireless headsets during sleep mode are provided. One system comprises a mobile device and a wireless headset. The mobile device includes a transmission module for transmitting data or voice signals over a microwave frequency band. The wireless headset comprises a transceiver that enables the wireless headset to wirelessly communicate with the mobile device during a time when the mobile device and wireless headset are linked within a personal area network (PAN). The wireless headset is configured to receive instructions from the mobile device to enter a sleep mode, wherein the transceiver is turned off during the sleep mode.06-20-2013
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