Method and apparatus for battery operated radio tags
Originating portfolio: TECH
Estimated expiration: 2033-Feb-15
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Initial bid date: 2018-May-01
Potentially relevant companies (17): Amazon, AsusTek Computer Inc, Coolpad, Dell Inc., Ericsson, Fitbit Incorporated, Gionee, Google Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Meizu, Pantech Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, TCL Group, Toshiba Corporation, Vivo, ZTE Corporation
Products & technologies (2): Wireless:Bluetooth, Wireless:Smartphone
An apparatus, method and computer program are disclosed in which a radio unit (110) of a mobile station (100) is caused to periodically communicate with a radio tag (200) with a first period between subsequent communications and to perform pairing with the radio tag (200). Storing of pairing information relating to the paired radio tag (200) is caused. A first profile associated with the mobile station (100) is maintained. A second profile associated with the paired radio tag (200) is maintained. Adapting of the first period is performed based on at least one of: the first profile and the second profile.
1. An apparatus, comprising:
at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code, where the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to at least:
communicate through a radio unit of a mobile station comprising:
periodically communicate with a radio tag with a first period between subsequent communications;
performing pairing with the radio tag;
causing storing in the memory pairing information relating to the paired radio tag;
defining a first profile associated with the mobile station, wherein the first profile is defined at the mobile station based on at least a location of the mobile station being at least one of a home, car, office, public area, and a high risk location;
defining a second profile associated with the paired radio tag; and
adjusting the first period between the subsequent communications based on at least the first profile associated with the mobile station and the second profile associated with the paired radio tag.
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