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Paramétrages

1. EP3140928 - DISPOSITIFS ÉLECTRONIQUES SANS FIL POUVANT ÊTRE PORTÉS ET PROCÉDÉS POUR PERMETTRE DES COMMUNICATIONS PAR L'INTERMÉDIAIRE DE DISPOSITIFS ÉLECTRONIQUES SANS FIL POUVANT ÊTRE PORTÉS

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Claims

1. A wearable first wireless electronic device (100), comprising:

a transmitter (130) comprising first and second electrodes (132, 133) that are spaced apart from each other and that comprise first and second curved portions, respectively, the first and second electrodes (132, 133) being configured to transmit communications via the first and second curved portions through a human body of a user (110) to a second wireless electronic device (120) on or adjacent the human body of the user (110), when the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) is worn by the user (110);

characterized by:
a processor (163) configured to:

measure a communications channel through the human body of the user (110); and

control modulation of the communications that the first and second electrodes (132, 133) are configured to transmit through the human body of the user (110), in response to measuring the communications channel of the human body of the user (110).


  2. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of Claim 1, wherein the first and second electrodes (132, 133) are configured to transmit the communications through the human body of the user (110) by imposing an electric field on the human body of the user (110).
  3. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of Claim 2, wherein the first and second electrodes (132, 133) are configured to impose the electric field such that the electric field extends along a length of a limb of the human body of the user (110) when the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) is worn by the user (110) on the limb.
  4. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of Claim 3, wherein the limb of the human body of the user (110) provides a transmission medium along the length of the limb for the communications from the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) to the second wireless electronic device (120).
  5. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of any one of Claims 1-4,
wherein the first and second electrodes (132, 133) comprise first and second partial metal rings, respectively, and
wherein the first and second partial metal rings are configured to extend around a majority of a circumference of a limb of the human body of the user (110) when the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) is worn by the user (110).
  6. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of any one of Claims 1-4, wherein the first and second electrodes (132, 133) comprise first and second metal rings, respectively, that extend continuously around a circumference of a limb of the human body of the user (110) when the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) is worn by the user (110).
  7. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of any one of Claims 1-6,
wherein the transmitter (130) comprises a conductive plate (131), and
wherein the first and second electrodes (132, 133) are configured to be electrically coupled to the conductive plate (131).
  8. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of Claim 7,
wherein the first electrode (132) is electrically shorted to the conductive plate (131), and
wherein the second electrode (133) is connected to the conductive plate (131) via an antenna feed.
  9. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of Claim 7 or Claim 8, further comprising a matching network (161) that is on the conductive plate (131) and is coupled to at least one of the first and second electrodes (132, 133).
  10. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of any one of Claim 7-9,
wherein the conductive plate (131) is between the first and second electrodes (132, 133),
wherein the conductive plate (131), the first electrode (132), and the second electrode (133) comprise first, second, and third surfaces, respectively, that are substantially coplanar,
wherein a portion of the first electrode (132) is immediately adjacent and electrically shorted to the conductive plate (131), and
wherein a portion of the second electrode (133) is spaced apart from the conductive plate (131) and connected to the conductive plate (131) via an antenna feed.
  11. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of any one of Claim 7-11, further comprising a transceiver circuit (162) that is on the conductive plate (131) and is configured to electrically couple the conductive plate (131) to the first and second electrodes (132, 133) to transmit the communications.
  12. The wearable first wireless electronic device (100) of any one of Claims 1-11,
wherein the transmitter (130) comprises a conductive surface,
wherein the second wireless electronic device (120) comprises a mobile telephone,
wherein the first electrode (132) is electrically shorted to the conductive surface,
wherein the second electrode (133) is connected to the conductive surface via an antenna feed, and
wherein the communications that the first and second electrodes (132, 133) are configured to transmit through the transmission medium provided by the human body of the user (110) wearing the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) to the mobile telephone (120) comprise body-coupled communications using frequencies between about 100.0 kilohertz and 100.0 Megahertz.
  13. A method of providing body-coupled communications between a wearable first wireless electronic device (100) and a second wireless electronic device (120), the method comprising:

transmitting the body-coupled communications from first and second electrodes (132, 133) of a transmitter (130) of the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) through a human body of a user (110) to the second wireless electronic device (120) that is on or adjacent the human body of the user (110), when the first wireless electronic device (100) is worn by the user (110), wherein the first and second electrodes (132, 133) are spaced apart from each other;

characterized by:

measuring a communications channel through the human body of the user (110); and

controlling modulation of the body-coupled communications through the human body of the user (110), in response to measuring the communications channel of the human body of the user (110).


  14. The method of Claim 13,
wherein the first and second electrodes (132, 133) extend around at least a majority of a circumference of a limb of the human body of the user (110) when the first wireless electronic device (100) is worn by the user (110) on the limb,
wherein the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) further comprises a conductive surface,
wherein the first and second electrodes (132, 133) are configured to be electrically coupled to the conductive surface,
wherein the first electrode (132) is electrically shorted to the conductive surface,
wherein the second electrode (133) is connected to the conductive surface via an antenna feed, and
wherein transmitting the body-coupled communications comprises transmitting the body-coupled communications through a transmission medium provided by the human body of the user (110) wearing the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) to the second wireless electronic device (120) using frequencies between about 100.0 kilohertz and 100.0 Megahertz.
  15. The method of Claim 14,
wherein the second wireless electronic device (120) comprises a mobile telephone,
wherein the limb on which the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) is worn by the user (110) comprises an arm of the user (110),
wherein the mobile telephone (120) is held by a hand connected to the arm of the user (110), and
wherein transmitting the body-coupled communications comprises transmitting the body-coupled communications through the arm on which the wearable first wireless electronic device (100) is worn by the user (110) to the mobile telephone (120) that is held by the hand connected to the arm.