Method for Communicating With Other Devices, and Communication Device

  • US 20130077532A1
  • Filed: 06/08/2011
  • Published: 03/28/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/08/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for communicating with another device at a communication device having a Converged Personal Network Service (CPNS)-enabled entity, the method comprising:

  • establishing a connection with a first device by the CPNS-enabled entity of the communication device operating in Personal Network Entity (PNE) mode, wherein the first device is configured as a gateway and manages a first network;

    receiving a bridge request message by the CPNS-enabled entity of the communication device, if the communication device moves into a coverage of a second network managed by a second device, wherein the bridge request message is generated based on a comparison between information about the first network received from the first device and information about devices detected during a discovery procedure between the communication device and the second device;

    transmitting a bridge request message to the first device in response to the received bridge request message;

    receiving a bridge response message including a value indicating allowance or denial from the first device; and

    activating a bridge function based on the value included in the bridge response message,wherein if the first device cannot communicate with the second device and there is an entity in the first network that should receive a service from the second network, the bridge response message includes a value indicating allowance.

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