WO2014084708A1 - A system and method for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices - Google Patents

A system and method for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices Download PDF

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WO2014084708A1
WO2014084708A1 PCT/MY2012/000289 MY2012000289W WO2014084708A1 WO 2014084708 A1 WO2014084708 A1 WO 2014084708A1 MY 2012000289 W MY2012000289 W MY 2012000289W WO 2014084708 A1 WO2014084708 A1 WO 2014084708A1
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Abstract

The present invention relates to a system and method for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices. Accordingly, the present invention enables the user to automatically establish, maintain, terminate and/or prohibit connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices which will then circumvent the need of manually activating and/or selecting the scanned and/or discovered Secondary Device and/or Primary Device in the pairing process.

Description

A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ESTABLISHING, MAINTAINING, TERMINATING AND/OR PROHIBITING CONNECTION AND/OR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ACCESSORY OR ASSOCIATED

PRODUCTS AND SMART ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Field Of Invention

The present invention relates generally to a system and method for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices.

Background Of Invention

Portable communication systems and devices have been integrated into many facets of daily life and are now commonly carried by persons or users throughout the day. Due to the development and rapid change of electronic communication industries, electronic devices such as cellular or mobile phones, smart phones, laptops, tablets computers, personal digital assistants or any communication devices and the like, are becoming necessities in modern society and are becoming an important means for information transmission. As is well known in the art, such electronic devices are evolving into intelligent / smart devices with computer-support functions as well as various support applications ("APPs") for advanced operation and functionality.

Such intelligent / smart electronic devices ("Primary Device") are commonly used together or in conjunction with various accessories or associated products ("Secondary Device") as an additional utility depending on the user's necessities. Recently, such Primary Devices, for example, smartphones are selectively connected in a wired or wireless manner to implement extensive networks and functionality. In particular, such Primary Devices are personalized according to the user's characteristics, and network environments between devices are also personalized according to the user's characteristics. For instance, there are various Secondary Devices that can be paired to and used in conjunction with Primary Device for further or additional operations and functionality. Such pairing typically involves a situation where the Secondary Device will have a unique or particular identification information or data ("ID") or even pairing information or data ("Pairing Information") that is typically stored in its non-volatile or flash memory. Conventionally, there are few methods of pairing the Secondary Device with the Primary Device. However, it has been found that all these methods require additional components and/or additional steps for assisting in achieving the desired pairing. In the conventional way, the Secondary Device will usually have the capability to, whether in a wired or wireless manner, connect and communicate with the Primary Device. Accordingly, the Secondary Device having pairing functions, such as for example, Bluetooth, which has to be activated to "advertise" or broadcast its presence to be detected by the Primary Devices. The pairing process typically takes place whereby the Primary Devices will scan or discover for any and all the available Secondary Devices in the environment. Upon being scanned or discovered, , the user of the Primary Device will be required to manually identify and select the scanned or discovered Secondary Device that the user intends to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with.

Another similar way of pairing the Secondary Device with the Primary Device is the use of near field communication (NFC) technology. However, the pairing process requires both the Primary devices and Secondary Devices to have the NFC capabilities which resulted in additional components and/or costs in the pairing process.

In view of these and other shortcomings, it is desirous to provide a system and method for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between these Secondary Devices and Primary Devices in order to circumvent the necessity of manually operating the pairing process.

Accordingly, the present invention enables the user to automatically establish, maintain, terminate and/or prohibit the connection and/or communication between the Secondary Devices and the Primary Devices which will then circumvent the need of manually activating and/or selecting the scanned and/or discovered Secondary Devices and/or Primary Devices in the pairing process. Similarly, the present invention enables the Primary Devices and Secondary Devices to automatically identify each other and establish, maintain, terminate and/or prohibit the connection and/or communication between themselves without the need for further intervention. Summary Of The Invention

The present invention relates to a system for establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices. Accordingly, the system for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices, the system includes: a) at least one accessory or associated product having identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information"); and b) at least one smart electronic device wherein identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information") can be predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the said smart electronic device; wherein the system involves firmware and/or software application in the smart electronic device comparing and/or matching the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the accessory or associated product against the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that is predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the said smart electronic device.

Preferably, the Secondary Device is a device having pairing capabilities such as Bluetooth, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection. It will be appreciated that the Secondary Device with pairing capabilities can be any device that uses other wireless technologies for pairing or connecting with the Primary Device.

Preferably, the Primary Device is a device having pairing capabilities such as Bluetooth, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection. By way of example but not limitation, the Primary Device is a smartphone, cellular or mobile phone, smart tablet, computer, laptop, personal digital assistants or any smart devices and the like.

In the preferred system, the Secondary Device has identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information") that may be pre- installed or pre-programmed into its non-volatile or flash memory. Accordingly, the ID or Pairing Information may include MAC address, BT address, Device Serial Number, or other specific data or coding and the like for the purposes of establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between the said Secondary Device with the Primary Device.

In the preferred system, the Secondary Device is capable of broadcasting and/or transmitting its ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, to any Primary Device. Meanwhile, the Primary Device is capable of scanning for, retrieving and/or receiving from the Secondary Device ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the Secondary Device.

It should be noted that the firmware or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device is able to obtain any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that the said Primary Device has received and/or retrieved from the Secondary Device.

In the preferred system, there will be ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the said firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device. By way of example but not limitation, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, can be predefined by way of scanning or detecting or photographing Quick Response codes ("QR Scan"), scanning or detecting or photographing barcodes, manual key-in, remote data entry, electronic data capture, datasources, reference to databases, or any other form of data entry, data retrieval and/or transmittal methods and/or technology. Using QR Scan and barcodes as an example but not limitation, the Primary Device, as well as its firmware and/or software application ("APP") will have the capability to scan, detect and/or photograph such Quick Response codes or barcodes that may be affixed onto the Secondary Device. The firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device will then interpret such quick response codes or barcodes to obtain the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof.

It will also be appreciated that, if desired, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, can also be predefined by way of referring to, retrieving and/or receiving from any distinct server or storage media ("Host") any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that have previously been stored in the said server or storage media ("Host"). Preferably, the Host may be Web Servers, SQL servers, Cloud computing system or any other available servers, storage media or database systems. The APP in the Primary Device may be associating or communicating with the Host via a wired or wireless network, cellular network, broadband, the internet, cloud computing, or otherwise.

The APP in the Primary Device will then compare and/or match the ID and/or

Pairing Information of the Secondary Device, or any portion thereof, that the Primary Device has received and/or retrieved against the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that was predefined via the said firmware and/or software application ("APP").

The APP in the Primary Device controls the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the Secondary Device in the event that the said predefined ID and/or Pairing Information via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") of the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, matches with the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that was received and/or retrieved from the Secondary Device.

If so desired, the firmware and/or software of the Secondary Device enables to compare and/or match the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that the Secondary Device has received and/or retrieved from the Primary Device, against the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the said Secondary Device. The Primary Device enables to broadcast and/or transmit the ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, to the Secondary Device whilst the Secondary Device enables to receive and/or retrieve such predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, from the Primary Device.

The firmware and/or software of the Secondary Device controls the pairing capabilities of the Secondary Device, to enable it to instruct the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device and/or the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in Primary Device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the said Secondary Device in the event that the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information as received and/or retrieved by the Secondary Device from the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, matches the said Secondary Device's ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof. However, in the event that the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information as received and/or retrieved by the Secondary Device from the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, does not match the said Secondary Device's ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, the firmware and/or software application of the Secondary Device will control the pairing capabilities of the Secondary Device to instruct the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device and/or the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device to terminate and/or prohibit connection and/or communication with the said Secondary Device. The present invention also provides a method for automatically establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices, the method includes: a) broadcasting and/or transmitting any identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information"), or any portion thereof, from at least one accessory or associated product to at least one smart electronic device whether in a wired manner or wirelessly; b) predefining ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device; c) receiving and/or retrieving the ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated, or any portion thereof, into the smart electronic device; d) comparing and/or matching the received and/or retrieved ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated product, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information that was predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof; and e) establishing and/or maintaining communication and/or connection between the said smart electronics device and the accessory or associated product in the event that the said predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, matches with the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the said accessory or associated product.

Preferably, the Secondary Device and Primary Device is enabled with pairing capabilities such as Bluetooth, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection. It will be appreciated that the pairing capabilities can be any other wireless technologies for pairing or connecting the Primary Device with the Secondary Device. By way of example but not limitation, the Primary Device of the present invention is a smartphone, cellular or mobile phone, smart tablet, computer, laptop, personal digital assistants or any smart devices and the like.

In the preferred method, there will be ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the said firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device. By way of example but not limitation, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, can be predefined by way of scanning or detecting or photographing Quick Response codes ("QR Scan"), scanning or detecting or photographing barcodes, manual key-in, remote data entry, electronic data capture, datasources, reference to databases, or any other form of data entry, data retrieval and/or transmittal methods and/or technology. Using QR Scan and barcodes as an example but not limitation, the Primary Device, as well as its firmware and/or software application ("APP") will have the capability to scan, detect and/or photograph such Quick Response codes or barcodes that may be affixed onto the Secondary Device. The firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device will then interpret such quick response codes or barcodes to obtain the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof. If desired, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, can also be predefined by way of referring to, retrieving and/or receiving from any distinct server or storage media ("Host") any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that have previously been stored in the said Host. Preferably, the said Host can be Web Servers, SQL servers, Cloud computing system or any other available servers, storage media or database systems. It will also be appreciated that the APP can be in association and/or communication with the Host via any form of connection, whether via a wired or wireless network, cellular network, broadband, the internet, cloud computing, or otherwise.

In the preferred method, the ID and/or Pairing Information of the Secondary Device may be pre-installed or pre-programmed into the said Secondary Device's non- volatile or flash memory. It will also be appreciated that, by way of example but not limitation, the ID and/or Pairing Information may include MAC addresses, BT addresses, Device Serial Numbers, or other specific data or coding and the like for the purposes of establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between the Secondary Device with the Primary Device.

In the preferred method, the Secondary Device enables to broadcast and/or transmit its ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, to any Primary Device. Meanwhile, the Primary Device enables to scan for, retrieve and/or receive from the Secondary Device any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the Secondary Device,

It will be appreciated that the firmware or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device enables to control the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device in order to obtain any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of any Secondary Device that the said Primary Device has scanned for, received and/or retrieved from such accessory or associated product. The firmware and/or software ("APP") in the Primary Device compares and/or matches the received and/or retrieved ID and/or Pairing Information of the Secondary Device, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") of the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, and in the event that it matches, controls the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the said Secondary Device.

The present invention is further provided with a method for automatically terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products ("Secondary Device") and smart electronic devices ("Primary Device"), the method includes: a) broadcasting and/or transmitting any predefined identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information"), or any portion thereof, from at least one Primary Device to at least one Secondary Device whether in a wired manner or wirelessly; b) receiving and/or retrieving the said predefined ID and/or Pairing Information from the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, into the said Secondary Device and comparing the said ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, with the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the said Secondary Device; and c) terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between the said Primary Device with the Secondary Device in the event that the ID and/or Pairing Information received and/or retrieved from the said Primary Device, or any portion thereof, fails to match with the ID and/or Pairing Information of the said Secondary Device, or any portion thereof.

Preferably, the Secondary Device and Primary Device is enabled with pairing capabilities such as Bluetooth, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection. By way of example but not limitation, the Primary Device of the present invention is a smartphone, cellular or mobile phone, smart tablet, computer, laptop, personal digital assistants or any smart devices and the like.

In the preferred method, there will be ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the said firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device. By way of example but not limitation, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, can be predefined by way of scanning or detecting or photographing Quick Response codes ("QR Scan"), scanning or detecting or photographing barcodes, manual key-in, remote data entry, electronic data capture, datasources, reference to databases, or any other form of data entry, data retrieval and/or transmittal methods and/or technology. Using QR Scan and barcodes as an example but not limitation, the Primary Device, as well as its firmware and/or software application ("APP") will have the capability to scan, detect and/or photograph such Quick Response codes or barcodes that may be affixed onto the Secondary Device. The firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device will then interpret such quick response codes or barcodes to obtain the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof. If desired, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, can also be predefined by way of referring to, retrieving and/or receiving from any distinct server or storage media ("Host") any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that have previously been stored in the said Host. Preferably, the said Host can be Web Servers, SQL servers, Cloud computing system or any other available servers, storage media or database systems. It will also be appreciated that the APP can be in association and/or communication with the Host via any form of connection, whether via a wired or wireless network, cellular network, broadband, the internet, cloud computing, or otherwise.

It will be appreciated that the ID and/or Pairing Information of the Secondary Device may be pre-installed or pre-programmed into the said Secondary Device's nonvolatile or flash memory. It will also be appreciated that, by way of example but not limitation, the ID and/or Pairing Information may also include MAC addresses, BT addresses, Device Serial Numbers, or other specific data or coding and the like for the purposes of establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between the said Secondary Device and the Primary Device.

In the preferred method, the Primary Device enables to broadcast and/or transmit ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, to the Secondary Device. The Secondary Device enables to receive and/or retrieve from the Primary Device, ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof.

It will be appreciated that the firmware or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device enables to control the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device in order to obtain any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of any Secondary Device that the said Primary Device has scanned for, received and/or retrieved from such accessory or associated product.

The firmware and/or software in the Secondary Device compares and/or matches the received and/or retrieved predefined ID and/or Pairing Information from the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the said Secondary Device, and in the event that it does not match, controls the pairing capabilities of the said Secondary Device to instruct the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device and/or the firmware or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device to terminate and/or prohibit connection and/or communication with the said Secondary Device.

The present invention consists of several novel features and a combination of parts hereinafter fully described and illustrated in the accompanying description and drawings, it being understood that various changes in the details may be made without departing from the scope of the invention or sacrificing any of the advantages of the present invention.

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The present invention will be fully understood from the detailed description given herein below and the accompanying drawings which are given by way of illustration only, and thus are not limitative of the present invention, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating a system for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between Secondary Devices and Primary Devices according to present invention;

FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating a method for automatically establishing, and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between Secondary Devices and Primary Devices according to present invention;

FIG. 3 is a block diagram illustrating a method for automatically terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication' between Secondary Devices and Primary Devices according to present invention; Detailed Description Of The Preferred Embodiments

The present invention relates to a system and method for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products ("Secondary Device") and smart electronic devices ("Primary Device"). Hereinafter, this specification will describe the present invention according to the preferred embodiments of the present invention. However, it is to be understood that limiting the description to the preferred embodiments of the invention is merely to facilitate discussion of the present invention and it is envisioned that those skilled in the art may devise various modifications and equivalents without departing from the scope of the appended claims.

Accordingly, the Primary Device will usually have the capability to, whether in a wired or wireless manner, connect and communicate with such Secondary Devices using the Secondary Device's identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information"). The pairing process generally takes place whereby the Secondary Devices will transmit, broadcast and/or "advertise" its ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, and the Primary Devices will scan for, retrieve and/or receive such ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of these Secondary Devices. There will be ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that is predefined via the firmware and/or software ("APP") in the Primary Device. The APP in the Primary Device will then compare and/or match the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that the Primary Device has received from the Secondary Device. In the event that the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, matches with the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that the Primary Device has received from the Secondary Device, the APP in the Primary Device will control the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the Secondary Device.

If so desired, the Primary Device may transmit the ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the APP in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, to the Secondary Device. The firmware and/or software of the Secondary Device enables to compare and/or match the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that the Secondary Device has received and/or retrieved from the Primary Device, against the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the Secondary Device. The firmware and/or software of the Secondary Device controls the pairing capabilities of the Secondary Device, to enable it to instruct the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device and/or the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in Primary Device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the said Secondary Device in the event that the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information as received and/or retrieved by the Secondary Device from the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, matches the said Secondary Device's ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof. However, in the event that the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information as received and/or retrieved by the Secondary Device from the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, does not match the Secondary Device's ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, the firmware and/or software application of the Secondary Device will control the pairing capabilities of the Secondary Device to instruct the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device and/or the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device to terminate and/or prohibit connection and/or communication with the said Secondary Device.

The system and method for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products ("Secondary Device") and smart electronic devices ("Primary Device") according to the preferred embodiments of the present invention will now be described in accordance to the accompanying drawings FIGS. 1 to 3, either individually or in any combination thereof.

Referring to FIG. 1 , the preferred block diagram illustrates a system for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices, the system includes: a) at least one accessory or associated product having identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information"); and b) at least one smart electronic device wherein identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information") can be predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the said smart electronic device; wherein the system involves firmware and/or software application in the smart electronic device comparing and/or matching the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the accessory or associated product against the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that is predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the said smart electronic device. By way of example but not limitation, the Secondary Device may be Bluetooth enabled devices such as Bluetooth headsets, Bluetooth proximity tags, Bluetooth heart rate sensors, Zigbee smart home devices, ANT+ health care devices, wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection devices or any other wireless enabled apparatus or associated devices and the like. Accordingly, the invention is preferably directed to the Secondary Device and the Primary Device having pairing capabilities, such as for example, Bluetooth version 4.0 and above, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF). However, it will be appreciated that lower Bluetooth versions or any other wireless technologies for pairing or connecting the Secondary Device with the Primary Device may also be used.

In the preferred embodiment, the Primary Device can be of, but not limited to a smartphone, cellular or mobile phone, smart tablet, computer, laptop, personal digital assistants or any smart devices and the like.

It will be appreciated that the Secondary Device will have a device or unique identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information") for the purposes of establishing and/or maintaining connections and/or communications with Primary Devices. Such ID and/or Pairing Information is typically stored, for example pre-installed or pre-programmed, into a non-volatile or flash memory of the Secondary Device. It will also be appreciated that the ID and/or Pairing Information may also include MAC addresses, BT addresses, Device Serial Numbers, or other specific data or coding and the like for the purposes of establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between the Primary Device and the Secondary Device.

It will be appreciated that the Secondary Device is capable of transmitting its ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, to any Primary Device. Meanwhile, the Primary Device is capable of scanning for, retrieving and/or receiving from the Secondary Device any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the Secondary Device. Accordingly, the firmware or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device is able to obtain any relevant and/or portion of ID and/or Pairing Information that the said Primary Device has received and/or retrieved from the Secondary Device.

By way of an example but not limitation, the connection or pairing between the

Primary Device and the Secondary Device generally involves the Secondary Device via its pairing functions, broadcasting, "advertising" and/or transmitting its presence, for example, its ID and/or Pairing Information, which are to be detected by such Primary Devices. The Primary Device will, via its pairing functions, scan for, retrieve and/or receive any such broadcast, "advertisement" or transmission of the Secondary Devices.

In the preferred embodiment, there will be ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that is predefined via the firmware and/or software ("APP") in the Primary Device. By way of example but not limitation, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, can be predefined by way of scanning or detecting or photographing Quick Response codes ("QR Scan"), scanning or detecting or photographing barcodes, manual key-in, remote data entry, electronic data capture, datasources, reference to databases, or any other form of data entry, data retrieval and/or transmittal methods and/or technology. Using QR Scan and barcodes as an example but not limitation, the Primary Device, as well as its firmware and/or software application ("APP") will have the capability to scan, detect and/or photograph such Quick Response codes or barcodes that may be affixed onto the Secondary Device. The firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device will then interpret such quick response codes or barcodes to obtain the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof. It will also be appreciated that, if desired, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, can also be predefined by way of referring to, retrieving and/or receiving from any distinct server or storage media ("Host") any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that have previously been stored in the said server or storage media ("Host"). Preferably, the Host may be Web Servers, SQL servers, Cloud computing system or any other available servers, storage media or database systems. The APP in the Primary Device may be associating or communicating with the Host via a wired or wireless network, cellular network, broadband, the internet, cloud computing, or otherwise.

The APP in the Primary Device will then compare and/or match the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that the Primary Device has received from the Secondary Device. In the event that the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, matches with the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that the Primary Device has received from the Secondary Device, the APP in the Primary Device will control the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the Secondary Device. The pairing process also generally involves specific protocols and specifications base on the available wireless technologies. It will be appreciated that the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of each Secondary Device is usually unique or specific to itself. Thus, this also enables the Primary Device to filter the pairing with Secondary Devices by comparing and/or matching the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that is unique and/or specific to the said Secondary Devices against the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that has been predefined via the APP in the Primary Device.

In the preferred embodiment, if so desired, the firmware and/or software of the Secondary Device enables to compare and/or match the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that the Secondary Device has received and/or retrieved from the Primary Device, against the ID and/or Pairing Information of the Secondary Device. The firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device controls the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device to enable it to broadcast and/or transmit the ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, to the Secondary Device. Meanwhile, the firmware and/or software application in the Secondary Device controls the pairing capabilities of the Secondary Device to enable it to receive and/or retrieve such predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, from the Primary Device.

The firmware and/or software of the Secondary Device controls the pairing capabilities of the Secondary Device, to enable it to instruct the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device and/or the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in Primary Device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the said Secondary Device in the event that the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information as received and/or retrieved by the Secondary Device from the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, matches its ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof. However, in the event that the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information as received and/or retrieved by the Secondary Device from the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, does not match the Secondary Device's ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, the firmware and/or software application of the Secondary Device will control the pairing capabilities of the Secondary Device to instruct the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device and/or the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device to terminate and/or prohibit connection and/or communication with the said Secondary Device.

Referring now more specifically to FIG. 2, the preferred block diagram illustrates a method for automatically establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices, the method includes: a) broadcasting and/or transmitting any identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information"), or any portion thereof, from at least one accessory or associated product to at least one smart electronic device whether in a wired manner or wirelessly; b) predefining ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device; c) receiving and/or retrieving the ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated, or any portion thereof, into the smart electronic device; d) comparing and/or matching the received and/or retrieved ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated product, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information that was predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof; and e) establishing and/or maintaining communication and/or connection between the said smart electronics device and the accessory or associated product in the event that the said predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, matches with the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the said accessory or associated product.

Preferably, the Secondary Device and Primary Device is enabled with pairing capabilities such as Bluetooth, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection. It will be appreciated that the pairing capabilities can be any other wireless technologies for pairing or connecting the Primary Device with the Secondary Device. By way of example but not limitation, the Primary Device of the present invention is a smartphone, cellular or mobile phone, smart tablet, computer, laptop, personal digital assistants or any smart devices and the like.

In the preferred method, the ID and/or Pairing Information of the Secondary Device may be pre-installed or pre-programmed into the said Secondary Device's non- volatile or flash memory. It will also be appreciated that the ID and/or Pairing Information may include MAC addresses, BT addresses, Device Serial Numbers, or other specific data or coding and the like for the purposes of establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between the Secondary Device with the Primary Device. In the preferred method, there will be ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the said firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device. By way of example but not limitation, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, can be predefined by way of scanning or detecting or photographing Quick Response codes ("Q Scan"), scanning or detecting or photographing barcodes, manual key-in, remote data entry, electronic data capture, datasources, reference to databases, or any other form of data entry, data retrieval and/or transmittal methods and/or technology. Using QR Scan and barcodes as an example but not limitation, the Primary Device, as well as its firmware and/or software application ("APP") will have the capability to scan, detect and/or photograph such Quick Response codes or barcodes that may be affixed onto the Secondary Device. The firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device will then interpret such quick response codes or barcodes to obtain the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof. If desired, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, can also be predefined by way of referring to, retrieving and/or receiving from any distinct server or storage media ("Host") any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that have previously been stored in the said Host. Preferably, the said Host can be Web Servers, SQL servers, Cloud computing system or any other available servers, storage media or database systems. It will also be appreciated that the APP can be in association and/or communication with the Host via any form of connection, whether via a wired or wireless network, cellular network, broadband, the internet, cloud computing, or otherwise.

In the preferred method, the Secondary Device enables to broadcast and/or transmit its ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, to any Primary Device. Meanwhile, the Primary Device enables to scan for, retrieve and/or receive from the Secondary Device any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the Secondary Device.

It will be appreciated that the firmware or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device enables to control the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device in order to obtain any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of any Secondary Device that the said Primary Device has scanned for, received and/or retrieved from such accessory or associated product. The firmware and/or software ("APP") in the Primary Device compares and/or matches the received and/or retrieved ID and/or Pairing Information of the Secondary Device, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") of the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, and in the event that it matches, controls the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the said Secondary Device.

Referring now to FIG. 3, the preferred block diagram illustrates a method for automatically terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products ("Secondary Device") and smart electronic devices ("Primary Device"), the method includes: a) broadcasting and/or transmitting any predefined identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information"), or any portion thereof, from at least one Primary Device to at least one Secondary Device whether in a wired manner or wirelessly; b) receiving and/or retrieving the said predefined ID and/or Pairing Information from the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, into the said Secondary Device and comparing the said ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, with the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the said Secondary Device; and c) terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between the said Primary Device with the Secondary Device in the event that the ID and/or Pairing Information received and/or retrieved from the said Primary Device, or any portion thereof, fails to match with the ID and/or Pairing Information of the said Secondary Device, or any portion thereof.

Preferably, the Secondary Device and Primary Device is enabled with pairing capabilities such as Bluetooth, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection. By way of example but not limitation, the Primary Device of the present invention is a smartphone, cellular or mobile phone, smart tablet, computer, laptop, personal digital assistants or any smart devices and the like.

In the preferred method, there will be ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the said firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device. By ' way of example but not limitation, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, can be predefined by way of scanning or detecting or photographing Quick Response codes ("QR Scan"), scanning or detecting or photographing barcodes, manual key-in, remote data entry, electronic data capture, datasources, reference to databases, or any other form of data entry, data retrieval and/or transmittal methods and/or technology. Using QR Scan and barcodes as an example but not limitation, the Primary Device, as well as its firmware and/or software application ("APP") will have the capability to scan, detect and/or photograph such Quick Response codes or barcodes that may be affixed onto the Secondary Device. The firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device will then interpret such quick response codes or barcodes to obtain the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof. If desired, the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, can also be predefined by way of referring to, retrieving and/or receiving from any distinct server or storage media ("Host") any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that have previously been stored in the said Host. Preferably, the said Host can be Web Servers, SQL servers, Cloud computing system or any other available servers, storage media or database systems. It will also be appreciated that the APP can be in association and/or communication with the Host via any form of connection, whether via a wired or wireless network, cellular network, broadband, the internet, cloud computing, or otherwise.

It will be appreciated that the ID and/or Pairing Information of the Secondary Device may be pre-installed or pre-programmed into the said Secondary Device's nonvolatile or flash memory. It will also be appreciated that, by way of example but not limitation, the ID and/or Pairing Information may also include MAC addresses, BT addresses, Device Serial Numbers, or other specific data or coding and the like for the purposes of establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between the said Secondary Device and the Primary Device.

In the preferred method, the Primary Device enables to broadcast and/or transmit ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, to the Secondary Device. The Secondary Device enables to receive and/or retrieve from the Primary Device, ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device, or any portion thereof.

It will be appreciated that the firmware or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device enables to control the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device in order to obtain any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of any Secondary Device that the said Primary Device has scanned for, received and/or retrieved from such accessory or associated product.

The firmware and/or software in the Secondary Device compares and/or matches the received and/or retrieved predefined ID and/or Pairing Information from the Primary Device, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information of the said Secondary Device, or any portion thereof, and in the event that it does not match, controls the pairing capabilities of the said Secondary Device to instruct the pairing capabilities of the Primary Device and/or the firmware or software application ("APP") in the Primary Device to terminate and/or prohibit connection and/or communication with the said Secondary Device.

The invention being thus described, it will be obvious that the same may be varied in many ways. Such variations are not to be regarded as a departure from the principle and scope of the invention, and all such modifications as would obvious to one skilled in the art intended to be included within the scope of following claims.

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Claims
1. A system for automatically establishing, maintaining, terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices, the system includes:
a) at least one accessory or associated product having identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information"); and
b) at least one smart electronic device wherein identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information") can be predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the said smart electronic device;
wherein the system involves firmware and/or software application in the smart electronic device comparing and/or matching the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the accessory or associated product against the ID and/or Pairing
Information, or any portion thereof, that is predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the said smart electronic device.
2. The system as claimed in Claim 1, wherein the accessory or associated product is a device having pairing capabilities such as Bluetooth version 4.0 and above, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection.
3. The system as claimed in Claim 1 or 2, wherein the smart electronic device is a device having pairing capabilities such as Bluetooth version 4.0 and above, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection.
4. The system as claimed in Claim 2 or 3, wherein the pairing capabilities can be a lower Bluetooth version or any devices that using other wireless technologies for pairing or connecting with the smart electronic device. The system as claimed in Claim 1, 2, 3 or 4, wherein the smart electronic device is a smartphone, cellular or mobile phone, smart tablet, computer, laptop, personal digital assistants or any smart devices and the like.
The system as claimed in Claim 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the accessory or associated product is pre- installed or pre-programmed into its non-volatile or flash memory.
The system as claimed in Claim 1 or 6, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the accessory or associated product can also be stored in into any distinct server or storage media ("Host").
The system as claimed in Claim 1 , 6 or 7, wherein the ID or Pairing Information is a MAC address, BT address, Device Serial Number, or other specific data or coding and the like for the purposes of establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between the said accessory or associated product with a smart electronic device.
The system as claimed in Claim 1, 6, 7 or 8, wherein the firmware and/or software application in the accessory or associated product controls the pairing capabilities of the said accessory or associated product to enable it to broadcast and/or transmit its ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, to the smart electronic device.
The system as claimed in Claim 1, 6, 7, 8 or 9 wherein the firmware and/or software application in the smart electronic device controls the pairing capabilities of the said smart electronic device to enable it to scan for, receive and/or retrieve from the accessory or associated product, the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the said accessory or associated product.
The system as claimed in Claim 1 , 9 or 10, wherein the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device enables to obtain any relevant and/or portion of ID and/or Pairing Information that the said smart electronic device has scanned for, received and/or retrieved from the accessory or associated product.
12. The system as claimed in Claim 1 or 11, wherein the firmware and/or software application in the smart electronic device enables to compare and/or match any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the accessory or associated product obtained by the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device against any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that has been predefined via the said firmware and/or software application ("APP")
13. The system as claimed in Claim 1, 9, 10, 1 1, or 12, wherein the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device controls the pairing capabilities of the smart electronic device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the accessory or associated product in the event that the said predefined ID and/or Pairing Information via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") of the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, matches with any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, scanned for, received and/or retrieved by the smart electronic device from the accessory or associated product.
14. The system as claimed in Claim 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13, wherein the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device controls the pairing capabilities of the said smart electronic device to enable it to broadcast and/or transmit the ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, to the accessory or associated product.
15. The system as claimed in Claim 1 , 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 1 1 , 12, 13 or 14, wherein the firmware and/or software application in the accessory or associated product controls the pairing capabilities of the said accessory or associated product to enable it to receive and/or retrieve from the smart electronic device, ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof.
6. The system as claimed in Claim 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15, wherein the firmware and/or software application in the accessory or associated product enables to compare and/or match the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that the accessory or associated product has received and/or retrieved from the smart electronic device, against the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the accessory or associated product.
7. The system as claimed in Claim 1, 15 or 16, wherein the firmware and/or software application in the accessory or associated product controls the pairing capabilities of the accessory or associated product, to enable it to instruct the pairing capabilities of the smart electronic device and/or the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the said accessory or associated product in the event that the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information as received and/or retrieved by the accessory or associated product from the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, matches the said accessory or associated product's ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof.
8. The system as claimed in Claim 1, 15, 16 or 17, wherein the firmware and/or software application in the accessory or associated product controls the pairing capabilities of the accessory or associated product, to enable it to instruct the pairing capabilities of the smart electronic device and/or the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device to terminate and/or prohibit connection and/or communication with the said accessory or associated product in the event that the predefined ID and/or Pairing Information as received and/or retrieved by the accessory or associated product from the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, does not match the said accessory or associated product's ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof.
19. The system as claimed in Claim 1 , 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, is predefined by way of scanning or detecting or photographing Quick Response codes ("QR Scan"), scanning or detecting or photographing barcodes, manual key- in, remote data entry, electronic data capture, datasources, reference to databases, or any other form of data entry, data retrieval and/or transmittal methods and/or technology.
20. The system as claimed in Claim 1, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 or 19, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, is predefined by way of referring to, retrieving and/or receiving from any distinct server or storage media ("Host") any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that have previously been stored in the said server or storage media ("Host"). .
21. The system as claimed in Claim 7 or 20, wherein the server or storage media is Web Servers, SQL servers, Cloud computing system or any other available servers, storage media or database systems.
22. The system as claimed in Claim 1, 21 or 22, wherein the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device is associating and/or communicating with the server or storage media via a wired or wireless network, cellular network, broadband, the internet, cloud computing, or otherwise.
23. A method for automatically establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices, the method includes:
a) broadcasting and/or transmitting any identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information"), or any portion thereof, from at least one accessory or associated product to at least one smart electronic device whether in a wired manner or wirelessly; b) predefining ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device;
c) receiving and/or retrieving the ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated, or any portion thereof, into the smart electronic device;
d) comparing and/or matching the received and/or retrieved ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated product, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information that was predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof; and
e) establishing and/or maintaining communication and/or connection between the said smart electronics device and the accessory or associated product in the event that the said predefined ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, matches with the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the said accessory or associated product.
The method as claimed in Claim 23, wherein the accessory or associated product is a device having pairing capabilities such as such as Bluetooth, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection.
The method as claimed in Claim 23 or 24, wherein the smart electronic device is a device having pairing capabilities such as Bluetooth, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection.
The method as claimed in Claim 23, 24 or 25, wherein the smart electronic device is a smartphone, cellular or mobile phone, smart tablet, computer, laptop, personal digital assistants or any smart devices and the like.
27. The method as claimed in Claim 23, 24, 25 or 26, wherein the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device enables to control the pairing capabilities of the smart electronic device in order to obtain any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of any accessory or associated product that the said smart electronic device has received and/or retrieved from such accessory or associated product.
The method as claimed in Claim 23, 24, 25, 26 or 27, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated product is pre-installed or preprogrammed into the said accessory or associated product's non- volatile or flash memory.
The method as claimed in Claim 23, 27 or 28, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated product is a MAC address, BT address, Device Serial Number, or other specific data or coding and the like for the purposes of establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between the said accessory or associated product with a smart electronic device.
The method as claimed in Claim 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 or 29, wherein the firmware and/or software application in the accessory or associated product controls the pairing capabilities of the said accessory or associated product to enable it to broadcast and/or transmit its ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, to the smart electronic device.
The method as claimed in Claim 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 or 30, wherein the firmware and/or software application in the smart electronic device controls the pairing capabilities of the said smart electronic device to enable it to scan for, receive and/or retrieve from the accessory or associated product the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the said accessory or associated product.
The method as claimed in Claim 23, 30, or 31, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, is predefined by way of scanning or detecting or photographing Quick Response codes ("QR Scan"), scanning or detecting or photographing barcodes, manual key-in, remote data entry, electronic data capture, datasources, reference to databases, or any other form of data entry, data retrieval and/or transmittal methods and/or technology.
The method as claimed in Claim 23, 30, 31 or 32, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, is predefined by way of referring to, retrieving and/or receiving from any distinct server or storage media ("Host") any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that have previously been stored in the said server or storage media ("Host").
The method as claimed in Claim 33, wherein the server or storage media is Web Servers, SQL servers, Cloud computing system or any other available servers, storage media or database systems.
The method as claimed in Claim 33 or 34, wherein the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device is associating and/or communicating with the server or storage media via a wired or wireless network, cellular network, broadband, the internet, cloud computing, or otherwise.
The method as claimed in Claim 23, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 or 35 wherein the firmware and/or software application ("APP") of the smart electronic device enables to compare and/or match the received and/or retrieved ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated product, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, and in the event that it matches, controls the pairing capabilities of the smart electronic device to establish and/or maintain connection and/or communication with the said accessory or associated product.
A method for automatically terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between accessory or associated products and smart electronic devices, the method includes: a) broadcasting and/or transmitting any predefined identification information or data ("ID") and/or pairing information or data ("Pairing Information"), or any portion thereof, from at least one smart electronic device to at least one accessory or associated product whether in a wired manner or wirelessly;
b) receiving and/or retrieving the said predefined ID and/or Pairing Information from the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, into the said accessory or associated product and comparing the said ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, with the ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, of the said accessory or associated product; and
c) terminating and/or prohibiting connection and/or communication between the said smart electronics device with the accessory or associated product in the event that the ID and/or Pairing Information received and/or retrieved from the said smart electronics device, or any portion thereof, fails to match with the ID and/or Pairing Information of the said accessory or associated product, or any portion thereof.
The method as claimed in Claim 37, wherein the accessory or associated product is a device having pairing capabilities such as such as Bluetooth, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection.
The method as claimed in Claim 37 or 38, wherein the smart electronic device is a device having pairing capabilities such as Bluetooth, WiFi, near field communication (NFC), Zigbee, ANT+ or any other wireless or Radio Frequency (RF) connection.
The method as claimed in Claim 37, 38 or 39, wherein the smart electronic device is a smartphone, cellular or mobile phone, smart tablet, computer, laptop, personal digital assistants or any smart devices and the like. The method as claimed in Claim 37, 38, 39 or 40, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated product is pre-installed or preprogrammed into the said accessory or associated product's non- volatile or flash memory.
The method as claimed in Claim 37, or 41 , wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information of the accessory or associated product is a MAC address, BT address, Device Serial Number, or other specific data or coding and the like for the purposes of establishing and/or maintaining connection and/or communication between the said accessory or associated product with a smart electronic device.
The method as claimed in Claim 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 or 42, wherein the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device controls the pairing capabilities of the said smart electronic device to enable it to broadcast and/or transmit the ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, to the accessory or associated product.
The method as claimed in Claim 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42 or 43, wherein the firmware and/or software application in the accessory or associated product controls the pairing capabilities of the said accessory or associated product to enable it to receive and/or retrieve from the smart electronic device, ID and/or Pairing Information that has been predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof.
The method as claimed in Claim 37, 43, or 44, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, is predefined by way of scanning or detecting or photographing Quick Response codes ("QR Scan"), scanning or detecting or photographing barcodes, manual key-in, remote data entry, electronic data capture, datasources, reference to databases, or any other form of data entry, data retrieval and/or transmittal methods and/or technology. The method as claimed in Claim 37, 43, 44 or 45, wherein the ID and/or Pairing Information predefined via the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device, or any portion thereof, is predefined by way of referring to, retrieving and/or receiving from any distinct server or storage media ("Host") any ID and/or Pairing Information, or any portion thereof, that have previously been stored in the said server or storage media ("Host").
The method as claimed in Claim 46, wherein the server or storage media is Web Servers, SQL servers, Cloud computing system or any other available servers, storage media or database systems.
The method as claimed in Claim 46 or 47, wherein the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device is associating and/or communicating with the server or storage media via a wired or wireless network, cellular network, broadband, the internet, cloud computing, or otherwise.
The method as claimed in Claim 37, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47 or 48, wherein the firmware and/or software application in the accessory or associated product enables to compare and/or match the received and/or retrieved predefined ID and/or Pairing Information from the smart electronics device, or any portion thereof, against the ID and/or Pairing Information of the said accessory or associated product, or any portion thereof, and in the event that it does not match, controls the pairing capabilities of the said accessory or associated product to instruct the pairing capabilities of the smart electronic device and/or the firmware and/or software application ("APP") in the smart electronic device to terminate and/or prohibit connection and/or communication with the said accessory or associated product.
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