Power-conserving intuitive device discovery technique in a bluetooth environment

CAFC
  • US 6,950,645 B1
  • Filed: 09/28/2000
  • Issued: 09/27/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. In a responder device having a transceiver for wireless communication, a method for managing responses to signals received from initiator devices, said method comprising:

  • automatically setting said responder device to discoverable mode when said responder device enters awake mode, wherein said responder device in said discoverable mode scans for and responds to broadcast wireless signals that are broadcast by initiator devices;

    automatically setting said responder device to non-discoverable mode when said responder device enters standby mode, wherein said responder device in said non-discoverable mode does not scan for and does not respond to broadcast wireless signals that are broadcast by initiator devices, and wherein said standby mode is a power-conserving mode relative to said awake mode; and

    automatically setting said responder device to connectable mode with said responder device in either said awake mode or said standby mode, wherein said responder device in said connectable mode receives and responds to directed wireless signals from initiator devices, wherein directed wireless signals specifically identify said responder device.

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