06006274 is referenced by 529 patents and cites 49 patents.

A tightly integrated the palmtop computer system and personal computer system is disclosed. The palmtop computer system and personal computer system synchronize with each other to share information. The synchronization software recognizes different synchronization environments including: synchronizing multiple palmtop computer systems with a single personal computer system, synchronizing a single palmtop computer system with multiple personal computer systems, synchronizing a palmtop computer system with a remote personal computer system across a network using a local personal computer system, and remotely synchronizing with a personal computer system across a telephone line. The synchronization software handles each different synchronization environment appropriately with minimal user interaction.

Title
Method and apparatus using a pass through personal computer connected to both a local communication link and a computer network for indentifying and synchronizing a preferred computer with a portable computer
Application Number
8/792166
Publication Number
6006274
Application Date
January 30, 1997
Publication Date
December 21, 1999
Inventor
Greg Kucala
Santa Cruz
CA, US
Lih Shyng Tzeng
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Joe Sipher
Mountain View
CA, US
Monty Boyer
Saratoga
CA, US
Jeffrey C Hawkins
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
3COM Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 5/01
G06F 1/12
G06F 17/60
G06F 17/30
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