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Activity-based or experienced-based operations are created and defined during an initialization or setup session for one or more system component, with minimum or no user interaction. The system components include legacy and/or non-legacy devices, which are configured and managed within a controlled environment, such as a home or business peer-to-peer or client-server network. During an initialization or setup session, relevant device information and device metadata are collected via a conventional or discovery protocol interface. For a legacy device that is not automatically discoverable, a user adds the legacy device to the controlled environment by inputting the device information. The device information can also be automatically collected from an accessible database. Once the device information has been collected, the system components are configured to support one or more activity-based or experienced-based operations.

Title
Method of controlling a device to perform an activity-based or an experience-based operation
Application Number
11/42178
Publication Number
7668990 (B2)
Application Date
January 26, 2005
Publication Date
February 23, 2010
Inventor
Glenn Harter
Wellington
FL, US
Justin Flores
Boca Raton
FL, US
Paul Krzyzanowski
Fanwood
NJ, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C
Assignee
OpenPeak
FL, US
IPC
G06F 15/177
G06F 3/00
G06F 13/12
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