Protocol for anonymous wireless communication

  • US 8,116,749 B2
  • Filed: 02/03/2009
  • Issued: 02/14/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/08/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for exchange of information between one or more applications executing on at least a first wireless device and a second wireless device, the method comprising the steps of:

  • at the first wireless device, providing initial identification information to a central server, said initial identification information having been collected by the first wireless device from the second wireless device via a first, direct, short range local wireless link between the second and first wireless devices, wherein the initial identification information is associated at the central server with an identity of a user or entity associated with the second wireless device, and wherein the initial identification information is provided to the central server, by the first wireless device, over a second wireless link;

    at the second wireless device, upon an occurrence of a predetermined event coordinated with said central server, within a specific application on the second wireless device, providing modified identification information over the first, direct, short range local wireless link in place of the initial identification information, such that the modified identification information is associated at the central server with said identity of a user or entity associated with the second device; and

    at the first wireless device, collecting said modified identification information.

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