US Patent No: 6,546,419

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Method and apparatus for user and device command and control in a network

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Method and system for performing a service on a home network having a plurality of home devices connected thereto, by: connecting a client device to the home network for displaying a user interface; executing a software agent on the client device for obtaining selection information for the network devices and displaying the selection information on a user interface displayed on the client device; selecting a first home device connected to the network from the user interface being displayed on the client device; reading first capabilities data for the first home device, where the first capabilities data includes information in a structured format for identifying the capabilities of the first home device; reading second capabilities data for a second home device connected to the network, where the second capabilities data includes information in the structured format for identifying the capabilities of the second home device; comparing the first and second capabilities data of the first and second home devices, respectively; selecting the second home device from the user interface displayed on the client device; and sending control and command data from the client device to the first and second home devices to cause the first and second home devices to communicate with each other to perform the service.

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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.SUWON-SI GYEONGGI-DO50612

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Humpleman, Richard 343 Lower Vintners Cir., Fremont, CA 94539 38 2045
Wang, Dongyan 440 Oak Grove Dr. #302, Santa Clara, CA 95054 22 862

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* 8,782,230 Method and apparatus for using a command design pattern to access and configure network elements 0 2000
 
ABB RESEARCH LTD. (1)
* 2004/0098,172 Configuration system for network appliances, and a method for reconfiguration of appliances 2 2003
 
SOFTWARE AG USA, INC. (2)
* 7,028,312 XML remote procedure call (XML-RPC) 112 1999
9,116,762 XML remote procedure call (XML-RPC) 0 2004
 
Kimbia (1)
* 8,370,749 Secure online communication through a widget on a web page 1 2008
 
TOUCHNET INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
* 6,931,623 Method of accessing data and logic on existing systems through dynamic construction of software components 55 2001
* 2001/0025,372 Method of accessing data and logic on existing systems through dynamic construction of software components 5 2001
 
SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (2)
* 8,694,894 Streaming graphic method and arrangement data for building control systems 0 2003
* 2005/0021,188 Streaming graphic method and arrangement data for building control systems 1 2004
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (3)
7,359,973 Home-networking 5 2001
7,353,280 Home-networking 21 2001
* 2001/0036,192 Home-networking 11 2001
 
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
* 8,638,336 Methods and systems for remoting three dimensional graphical data 0 2008
* 2009/0102,838 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTING THREE DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICAL DATA 22 2008
 
Lantronix, Inc. (1)
* 2006/0198,208 Publicasting systems and methods 2 2005
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (2)
* 6,844,886 Network control system 15 2000
* 7,281,061 Time managing apparatus for managing time to synchronize with other apparatuses 0 2001
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (2)
8,369,967 Alarm system controller and a method for controlling an alarm system 9 2011
8,892,495 Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-interface therefore 0 2013
 
CSR TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
7,848,913 Emulator-enabled network connectivity to a device 3 2006
 
McAfee, Inc. (2)
* 8,161,551 System, method, and computer program product for enabling communication between security systems 0 2009
8,572,732 System, method, and computer program product for enabling communication between security systems 0 2012
 
NIRATION NETWORK GROUP, L.L.C. (3)
8,275,827 Software-based network attached storage services hosted on massively distributed parallel computing networks 1 2001
* 2002/0013,832 Software-based network attached storage services hosted on massively distributed parallel computing networks 69 2001
8,249,940 Capability based distributed processing 1 2009
 
HOME CONTROL SIGNAPORE PTE. LTD. (1)
* 8,132,105 Control codes for programmable remote supplied in XML format 3 2000
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