By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 4 -- Intellectual Ventures II, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,549,541) developed by Stanley Moyer, Mendham, N.J., David Famolari, Montclair, N.J., and David Marples, Notts, United Kingdom, for a "bridging local device communications across the wide area."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a network of devices having a plurality of local domains, each local domain is likely to comprise a plurality of networks or communities of devices that communicate using a shared native protocol such as Jini, UPnP, Bluetooth, HAVi, WiFi, WiMAX or other standard architectures and protocols. The Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi) created a platform and method for various networks to communicate with one another in a local domain. OSGi does not, however, solve the problems associated with communication across local domains. An instant messaging protocol such as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and a remote services register are used to provide a means for communication between local devices in a plurality of local OSGi domains using native communications protocols"
The patent application was filed on March 28, 2005 (11/091,555). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,549,541.PN.&OS=PN/8,549,541&RS=PN/8,549,541
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.