Enhanced wireless handset, including direct handset-to-handset communication mode

  • US 6,865,372 B2
  • Filed: 10/03/2001
  • Issued: 03/08/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An electronic device to identify proximally located objects within a proximity wireless coverage area, the electronic device comprising:

  • a short-range wireless transmitter to transmit an inquiry data packet according to a wireless data protocol using a first frequency channel of a frequency channel sequence and to transmit the inquiry data packet using a second frequency channel of the frequency channel sequence;

    a receiver operable to receive a first response data packet including a first object identifier, the first response data packet identifying a first proximally located object within the proximity wireless coverage area, the proximally located object configured to communicate using the wireless data protocol associated with the inquiry data packet, the receiver operable to receive a second response data packet including a second object identifier, the second response data packet identifying a second proximally located object within the proximity wireless coverage area, the proximally located object configured to communicate using the wireless data protocol associated with the inquiry data packet; and

    a computing system responsive to the short-range wireless transmitter and responsive to the receiver, the computing system configured to create a dynamically generated list of detected objects located within the proximity wireless coverage area, the dynamically generated list of detected objects including the first object identifier and the second object identifier.

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