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1. WO2010078094 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE PAIRING

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method of pairing electronic devices, comprising: detecting a physical orientation of at least two electronic devices; detecting acceleration data when the at least two electronic devices are initially shaken together in immediate proximity; generate a code shared by the at least two electronic devices when initially shaken together; and pairing the at least two electronic devices by using an accelerometer when the at least two electronic devices are subsequently shaken together and a match is found with the acceleration data and the shared code among the at least two electronic devices.

2. The method of claim 1 , wherein the method shares files and applications between the at least two electronic device when the match is found with the acceleration data and the shared code.

3. The method of claim 1 , wherein the shared code is a personal identification number.

4. The method of claim 1 , wherein the shared code is a Bluetooth Class of Device code and a personal identification number.

5. The method of claim 1 , wherein the method uses Bluetooth, WiFi, or NFC to share the shared code and the acceleration data among the at least two electronic devices.

6. The method of claim 1 , wherein the method further requires the detection of physical contact between the at least two electronic devices before pairing.

7. The method of claim 1 , wherein the orientation of the at least two electronic devices with respect to each other determines a common mode shared among the at least two electronic devices.

8. The method of claim 1 , wherein the orientation of the at least two electronic devices with respect to each other enables at least one among the functions of pairing, file sharing, and a programming mode.

9. The method of claim 1 , wherein the relative orientation of the at least two electronic devices with respect to each other enables a first function shared among the at least two electronic devices in a first orientation and enables a second function in a second orientation.

10. A mobile device, comprising a controller operable to: detect a physical orientation relative to at least a second mobile device; generate acceleration data at the mobile device when moving the mobile device; detect acceleration data of the at least second mobile when the mobile device and the at least second mobile device are initially shaken together in immediate proximity; generate a shared code by the mobile device and the at least second mobile device; and pair the mobile device with at least second mobile device by using an accelerometer when the at least two electronic devices are subsequently shaken together and a match is found with the acceleration data and the shared code between the mobile device and the at least second mobile device.

11. The mobile device of claim 10, wherein the controller shares files and applications between the mobile device and the at least second mobile device when the match is found with the acceleration data and the shared code.

12. The mobile device of claim 10, wherein the shared code is a personal identification number.

13. The mobile device of claim 10, wherein the shared code is a Bluetooth Class of Device code and a personal identification number.

14. The mobile device of claim 10, wherein the controller uses Bluetooth, WiFi, or NFC to share the shared code and the acceleration data between the mobile device and the at least second mobile device.

15. The mobile device of claim 10, wherein the controller requires the detection of physical contact between the mobile device and the at least second mobile device.

16. The mobile device of claim 10, wherein the controller detects the orientation of the mobile device with respect to the at least second mobile device to enable at least one among the functions of pairing, file sharing, and a programming mode.

17. A method in a mobile device, comprising: detecting a physical immediate proximity to a second device; detecting acceleration data when the mobile device and at least the second device are initially shaken together in immediate proximity; generate a code shared by mobile device and at least the second device when initially shaken together; and pairing the mobile device with at least the second device by using an accelerometer when the mobile device and at least the second device are subsequently shaken together and a match is found with the acceleration data and the shared code.

18. The method of claim 17, wherein the method comprises detecting a physical orientation of the mobile device relative to at least the second device.

19. The method of claim 18, wherein the relative orientation to each other of the mobile device and at least the second device enables a first shared function in a first orientation and enables a second function in a second orientation.

20. The method of claim 17, wherein only the mobile device has an accelerometer that generates the acceleration data.