Method and apparatus for operating companion device
Originating portfolio: TECH
Estimated expiration: 2034-Feb-16
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Initial bid date: 2018-May-01
Potentially relevant companies (9): Adidas America, AsusTek Computer Inc, Fitbit Incorporated, Garmin Corporation, Google Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Meizu, Oppo, ZTE Corporation
Products & technologies (8): Communications:Data, Control Equipment, Datacom:IP, IoT - Internet of Things, Mobile:Apps & Services, Wearable Tech, Wireless:Bluetooth, Wireless:Cellular Devices
A method, corresponding apparatuses, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for operating a companion device and a companion device are provided. A method comprises detecting, at a companion device, presence of a primary device that is paired with the companion device according to at least one short-range radio communication technique. The method additionally comprises connecting the companion device to a cellular network upon detecting that the primary device is not present. With the claimed inventions, the battery life of the companion device can be extended.
1. A method, comprising:
detecting, at a companion device, a presence of a primary device, the presence of the primary device being detected by at least performing a scan in accordance with a short-range radio communication technique;
in response to detecting that the primary device is present:
connecting the companion device to the primary device in accordance with the short-range radio communication technique; and
disconnecting the companion device from a cellular network; and
in response to detecting that the primary device is not present, connecting the companion device to the cellular network.
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