(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication
Tsurutome et al.
(54) REMOTELY PROVISIONED WIRELESSLY PROXY
(76) Inventors: Kevin Tsurutome, San Francisco,
CA (US); Bob Barcklay, Berkeley,
CA (US); Robert Wang, Castro
Valley, CA (US)
MANELLI DENISON & SELTER PLLC
7th Floor, 2000 M Street, N.W
Washington, DC 20036-3307 (US)
(21) Appl.No.: 12/588,142
(22) Filed: Oct. 6, 2009
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 61/136,806, filed on Oct. 6, 2008.
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 455/411
A remotely provisioned proxy within a wireless/mobile phone that proxies a wireless communication path between a disconnected piconet (e.g., BLUETOOTHTM) device and a network resource such as a universal resource locator (URL) via a mating mobile phone. Thus, an application proxy module embodied within the mobile phone provides managed access of a piconet device connected to the mating mobile phone to remote services. A disconnected piconet device uses the full data bandwidth available to a wireless phone, without the need for the disconnected piconet device to include its own separate wireless front end, or to require use of a modem within the mobile phone. Thus, using a mobile phone with application proxy, the user need not pay for the luxury of a tethered data plan.