05555376 is referenced by 632 patents and cites 23 patents.

The present invention describes a method for superimposing prespecified locational, environmental, and contextual controls on user interactions, including interactions of mobile users, with computational resources. A system is described for electronically monitoring contextual information concerning users and machines, including state and locational information including proximity. Interaction policies, including user specified interaction policies, may be registered on an identifiable address path. Methods are described for detecting, selecting and controlling computercontrolled devices, based on the proximity of the device to the user, the current context of the user, the location of other nearby users and devices, and the current state of the devices. Temporary transfer of control, including exclusive control, of particular computers and computer controlled devices to individual users based on the context and environment in proximity to those computing devices is also described.

Title
Method for granting a user request having locational and contextual attributes consistent with user policies for devices having locational attributes consistent with the user request
Application Number
8/161968
Publication Number
5555376
Application Date
December 3, 1993
Publication Date
September 10, 1996
Inventor
Roy Want
Mountain View
CA, US
Robert T Krivacic
San Jose
CA, US
William N Schilit
Palo Alto
CA, US
Daniel C Swinehart
Palo Alto
CA, US
Scott A Elrod
Redwood City
CA, US
Richard J Goldstein
San Francisco
CA, US
Mark D Weiser
Palo Alto
CA, US
Michael J Spreitzer
Tracy
CA, US
Marvin M Theimer
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Tracy L Hurt
R Christine Jacobs
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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