Automated pairing of wireless accessories with host devices

  • US 7,813,715 B2
  • Filed: 08/30/2006
  • Issued: 10/12/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/30/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for securely pairing a wireless electronic accessory device with a wireless portable electronic device, said method comprising:

  • (a) receiving at the wireless portable electronic device a pairing request from the wireless electronic accessory device, the manufacturer of the wireless portable electronic device being different than the manufacturer of the wireless electronic accessory device;

    (b) selecting a set of potential pin codes for the wireless electronic accessory device by the wireless portable electronic device from an electronic data storage device within the wireless portable electronic device;

    (c) sending from the wireless portable electronic device a first pairing request to the wireless electronic accessory device using a first potential pin code in the selected set of potential pin codes;

    (d) sending from the wireless portable electronic device a second pairing request to the wireless electronic accessory device using a second potential pin code in the selected set of potential pin codes when the first potential pin code does not match an actual pin code required by the wireless electronic accessory device; and

    (e) receiving a response at the wireless portable electronic device from the wireless electronic accessory device confirming successful pairing when the first or second potential pin code matches the actual pin code required by the wireless electronic accessory device.

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