Personal area network with automatic attachment and detachment

  • US 20070274309A1
  • Filed: 03/23/2007
  • Published: 11/29/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of communicating between a first peripheral device and a hub device in a personal area network comprising:

  • broadcasting by the hub device, a signal to indicate availability of the hub device for peripheral attachment, in response to the signal broadcast by the hub device, sending by the first peripheral device, a signal to indicate availability of the first peripheral device for communication with the hub device, sending, by the hub device to the first peripheral device, a signal including a first peripheral device identifier, subsequent to sending the signal including a first peripheral device identifier from the hub device, sending by the first peripheral device to the hub device a first peripheral response including the first peripheral device identifier, subsequent to the receiving of the first peripheral response by the hub device, sending by the hub device to the first peripheral device a hub response, and subsequent to the receiving of the hub response by the first peripheral device, sending by the first peripheral device to the hub device a second peripheral response including the first peripheral device identifier.

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