06971101 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 10 patents.

An embodiment of the invention includes an information appliance system (100) having an information appliance device (102) with a focus manager (206). Among other things, the focus manager is disposed to manage a plurality of asynchronous entities (214). Focus manager (206) receives an asynchronous request (209), stores it in a queue (250) and assigns it a priority level (252, 254, 256). Based on the priority level (252, 254, 256), an asynchronous entity (214) takes over control of user interface device resources from an entity (210), utilizes the resources, and returns them to the entity (210).

Title
Managing asynchronous requests for user interface resources in an information system
Application Number
9/659973
Publication Number
6971101 (B1)
Application Date
September 12, 2000
Publication Date
November 29, 2005
Inventor
Ryan J Kummet
Gilbert
AZ, US
Patrick A Stadler
Gilbert
AZ, US
Kungwel Mike Liu
Chandler
AZ, US
Merlin Smith
Chandler
AZ, US
Mark Clayton
Phoenix
AZ, US
Agent
Brian M Mancini
Kevin D Wills
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
G06F 009/46
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