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Controlling a mobile device mode via an external tag

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000017899D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23

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Siemens

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Authors:
Marc Schlichte Shinji Tanaka [+details]

Abstract

In this invention, a solution is shown to adapt a de- vice mode (on/off/sleep-mode) according to the dis- tance from the user. Up to now, the device mode could only be changed by the device itself. The technical problem is solved in this invention by using a separate discrete device, called tag, which communicates with the mobile device (via bluetooth, IrDA, etc.) and shuts it on or off or switches to a sleep mode, when the distance between the two de- vices gets too large. The advantages of such a solu- tion are: