Patents Assigned to IXI Mobile (Israel) Ltd.
  • Patent number: 7167680
    Abstract: A system, method and computer readable medium allows a user to alter output signals for a respective plurality of devices in short distance wireless network in response to a selection of an environment. In embodiments of the present invention, the output signal is a ring tone, alarm, display brightness, vibration signal, or type of language used. In embodiments of the present invention, a system comprises a cellular device and a first device, in a short distance wireless network. The cellular device generates a first short-range radio signal responsive to a selection of an environment. The environment is selected from the group consisting of a meeting, silence, normal and outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: IXI Mobile (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Haller, Ziv Haparnas, Hans Bielefeld Reisgies
  • Patent number: 7039033
    Abstract: A system, a wireless hand-held device, and software component for accessing information responsive to short-range radio signals is provided. The system includes a wireless gateway device coupled to a network, such as a cellular network. The wireless gateway device includes a network manager software component for accessing information from the network responsive to a first short-range radio signal. The network may be a corporate, private or public network, such as the Internet. A first wireless device is coupled to the wireless gateway device. The first wireless device provides the first short-range radio signal. In an embodiment of the present invention, the first wireless device is a cellular telephone, personal digital assistant or thin terminal having a Bluetooth™ processor and transmitter. In an embodiment of the present invention, the network manager software component includes a plug and play software component for loading and executing software for the first wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: IXI Mobile (israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Haller, Peter Fornell, Avraham Itzchak, Amir Glick, Ziv Haparnas
  • Patent number: 7016648
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable medium allows downloading of a software component to a short distance wireless network in response to device information and/or user information. In an embodiment of the present invention, the device information includes type of device, manufacturer of device, where purchased, when activated in the short distance wireless network. In an embodiment of the present invention, user information includes a user preference, price plan, usage, promotional plan and/or replacement plan. In an embodiment of the present invention, device information is included in a short-range radio signal generated from the device to a cellular device. In an embodiment of the present invention, software components are downloaded from a processing device in a Wide Area Network (WAN) coupled to the short distance wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: IXI Mobile (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Haller, Peter Fornell, Avraham Itzchak, Ziv Haparnas
  • Patent number: 7016334
    Abstract: A device, method, system and computer readable medium allows for a fast recovery of a communication connection in response to a newly assigned Wide Area Network (“WAN”) Internet protocol (“IP”) source address. In an embodiment of the present invention, a device provides communication between a WAN and a short distance wireless network. The device comprises a memory to store a first and a second WAN address for the device and a router software component. The processor and router software component transfers a first plurality of packets between the device and the wide area network using the first wide area network address. The processor and router software component discontinues the transfer of the first plurality of packets responsive to receiving the second wide area network address and transfers a second plurality of packets between the device and the wide area network using the second wide area network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: IXI Mobile ( Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alon Cohen, Amit Haller, Peter Fornell, Avraham Itzchak, Ziv Haparnas
  • Patent number: 7013112
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable medium allows a short distance wireless network or networks to provide information to a telecommunication server, or other third party processing device, in order to make a business decision according to embodiments of the present invention. In embodiments of the present invention, the information is 1) wide area network telecommunication usage of a device in the short distance wireless network, 2) the device health, 3) the battery health of the device. In an embodiment of the present invention, the business decision includes 1) generating an invoice based on the type and manufacturer of device accessing the telecommunication network, the type and period of time of data transferred, 2) providing a replacement device 3) providing a replacement battery, 4) downloading a software component to the device for added service, 5) providing a pricing plan, 6) providing a promotional plan or 7) changing a rate schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: IXI Mobile (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Haller, Peter Fornell, Avraham Itzchak, Ziv Haparnas
  • Patent number: 6957045
    Abstract: A device, a system, a computer readable medium and a method provide status information of a device and/or devices in a short distance wireless network in an embodiment of the present invention. Status information, such as the quality of the received signal and/or available battery power of each device in the short distance wireless network is provided to a device having a display according to an embodiment of the present invention. Status information may be selectively displayed in an easily viewable and preferable type in an embodiment of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: IXI Mobile (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Haller, Peter Fornell, Avraham Itzchak, Ziv Haparnas, Amir Glick
  • Patent number: 6909878
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable medium allows a user to select an output signal for device/terminal in short distance wireless network. In embodiments of the present invention, the output signal is a ring tone, alarm, background image, vibration signal, font type, or portion of a motion picture. In embodiments of the present invention, a system comprises a first and second device, in a short distance wireless network, generating a first and second output signal. A cellular device generates a first and a second short-range radio signals responsive to a cellular signal from a cellular network. The cellular signal includes a first multimedia file for the first device and a second multimedia file for the second device. In an embodiment of the present invention, the first multimedia file and second multimedia file are thematically related. In an embodiment of the present invention, a processing device is coupled to the cellular network and stores the first and second multimedia files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: IXI Mobile (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Haller, Ziv Haparnas
  • Patent number: 6845097
    Abstract: A device, a system, a method and a computer readable medium allowing a user to efficiently and easily add/remove or pair a processing device to a short distance wireless network is provided according to embodiments of the present invention. A user enters a PIN into a device. The device is then automatically paired to another device without any further user intervention to form a short distance wireless network in an embodiment of the present invention. A third party such as a manufacturer, reseller or telecommunication provider enables a processing device to be added to the short distance wireless network by generating a pairing message over the Internet or a SMS in an embodiment of the present invention. A user is able to know when a PIN code is invalid by a device performing error detection in another embodiment of the present invention. In still another embodiment of the present invention, the device also stores an error correction software component for correcting an erroneously inputted PIN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: IXI Mobile (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Haller, Peter Fornell, Avraham Itzchak, Ziv Haparnas, Amir Glick