Patent Number: 6,490,443

Title: Communication and proximity authorization systems

Abstract: A proximity service unit for providing at least one predetermined service for use with multiple types of wireless devices. The proximity service unit includes a multiple channel wireless transceiver, a proximity unit validation assembly, and a legacy activation unit. The multiple channel wireless transceiver receives at least two signal types, such as infrared region signals, 900 MHz region signals, 1.8 GHz region signals, and 2.4 GHz region signals. The multiple channel wireless transceiver receives a request authorization code from each of a plurality of respective wireless devices such that the plurality of wireless devices communicate simultaneously with the multiple channel wireless transceiver without air time. The proximity unit validation assembly communicates with the multiple channel wireless transceiver and receives and validates the plurality of request authorization codes received by the multiple channel wireless transceiver. The legacy activation unit receives a service authorization code and provides at least one predetermined service for each wireless device providing the request authorization code resulting in a service authorization code.

Inventors: Freeny, Jr.; Charles C. (Dallas, TX)

Assignee: Automated Business Companies

International Classification: G06Q 20/00 (20060101); G07B 15/00 (20060101); G07C 9/00 (20060101); H04Q 7/32 (20060101); H04B 001/38 (); H04M 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/03/2019