07117239 is referenced by 156 patents and cites 306 patents.

The state of an apparatus is reported to a remote computer using an embedded device in the apparatus. The embedded device detects the state, generates a message that reports the state using a self-describing computer language, and sends the message to the remote computer. The remote computer receives the message and extracts the state of the embedded device from the message.

Title
Reporting the state of an apparatus to a remote computer
Application Number
9/708384
Publication Number
7117239 (B1)
Application Date
November 8, 2000
Publication Date
October 3, 2006
Inventor
James R Hansen
Franklin
MA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Axeda Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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