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METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A BLUETOOTH CONNECTION WITH A DRIVE APPLIANCE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248410D
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 105K

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

Related People

Hu Zhongliang: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The innovation concerns drive appliances and managing of drive appliances. Specifically this invention concerns a solu-tion for establishing a Bluetooth connection with a drive ap-pliance. In the improvement, there is provided a secure solution for establishing a Bluetooth connection with a drive appliance in which the PIN code is stored in a remote database which can only be accessed by authorized personnel with a username and password granted by an access granting entity. The solution of the improvement ensures that only authorized personnel is able to establish a connection to a drive appliance for management or maintenance, e.g. to modify the settings.

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METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A BLUETOOTH CONNECTION WITH A DRIVE APPLI- ANCE

The disclosure concerns drive appliances and managing of drive appliances. Specifical- ly this disclosure concerns a solution for establishing a Bluetooth connection with a drive appliance.

In managing of drive appliances there is a need for a local user of the drive appliance, e.g. maintenance staff or customer, to establish a wireless connection from his mobile device to a drive appliance via Bluetooth technology.

Recently, user has established a wireless connection from his mobile device to a drive appliance via Bluetooth technology with a direct connection to said drive appliance. In a previous solution the user has had to pair the mobile device with a drive by entering a PIN code of the drive to his mobile device. The drive has displayed to pairing PIN code to anyone that has an access to a physical drive appliance.

In the improvement, there is provided a secure solution for establishing a Bluetooth connection with a drive appliance in which the PIN code is stored in a remote database which can only be accessed by authorized personnel with a username and password granted by an access granting entity.

In Figure 1 the communication and information flow between a drive appliance, a mobile device and a remote database is illustrated in chronological order.

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In the first step (Step 1) a drive appliance is broadcasting an ID that can be used to identify the drive appliance. This broadcast is captured by a user with any Bluetooth enabled mobile device.

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