06757262 is referenced by 93 patents and cites 1 patents.

In an information appliance system

100

, a user device

108

comprises a client platform (

200

, FIG.

5

) that includes a service framework (

235

, FIG.

5

) to discover and connect with a variety of services, both remote and local, transient and persistent, and to disconnect from them when they are no longer of interest or become unavailable. The service framework

235

provides a standard, consistent, simplified way for services to make themselves available and for service-using entities to locate and connect with the services of interest to them. When a service is requested from a remote server, a service frontend (

281

, FIG.

9

) on the client platform attempts to find its corresponding service backend (

282

, FIG.

9

) on a server providing the requested service and, if it finds it, the frontend and backend coalesce in a fully formed service that is made available to a requesting service-using entity. As a result, platform resources and security are maintained. Various methods of operating a service framework are also described.

Title
Service framework supporting remote service discovery and connection
Application Number
9/662439
Publication Number
6757262 (B1)
Application Date
September 15, 2000
Publication Date
June 29, 2004
Inventor
Kungwel Mike Liu
Chandler
AZ, US
Mark Clayton
Phoenix
AZ, US
Parvathy Bhaskaran
Mesa
AZ, US
Merlin Smith
Chandler
AZ, US
Bernhard Weisshaar
Phoenix
AZ, US
Agent
Kevin D Wills
US
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
H04B 7/00
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