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"Method and Apparatus for Connection between Client and Server" in Patent Application Approval Process

September 3, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- A patent application by the inventors MAENG, Je-Young (Gyeonggi-do, KR); PARK, Sung-Jin (Gyeonggi-do, KR); KIM, Jun-Hyung (Gyeonggi-do, KR), filed on February 12, 2014, was made available online on August 21, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents.

This patent application is assigned to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for connection between a client and a server.

"Electronic devices for vehicular control using Information Technology (IT) have been increasingly utilized. In addition, the electrical and electronic equipments applied to vehicles have increased in number and complexity.

"For example, a head unit is recognized as one of the most important devices. The head unit is usually located in between the front seats of the car and is the control device for thermostats (such as air conditioner and heater), an entertainment system, a rear camera display, and a navigation system for the vehicle.

"Buttons for manipulating the head unit are frequently mounted on the steering wheel for safety purposes, and these buttons may be considered as part of the head unit.

"The user may control various in-vehicle devices using the head unit before, during, and after operating the vehicle. Therefore, a User Interface (UI) of the head unit needs to be simple so that the user may easily and safely manipulate the head unit even while operating the vehicle, and needs to be intuitive so that the user may understand how to control the head unit, without any specific description.

"Cellular phones and smart phones differ from the head unit in this regard. For example, a smart phone user may see the UI and manipulate the UI by hand. To this end, the user may continue to view the screen of the smart phone. Accordingly, the smart phone user currently cannot safely manipulate the smart phone while operating a vehicle."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "An aspect of the present invention is to address at least the above-mentioned problems and/or disadvantages and to provide at least the advantages described below. Accordingly, an aspect of the present invention is to provide a method and apparatus for allowing a user (or driver) to safely manipulate a mobile phone while operating the vehicle.

"Another aspect of the present invention is to provide a method and apparatus for reducing a connection time between a mobile phone and a head unit, and resources required for the connection.

"In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for connection between a server and a client, including discovering, by the server, a client through a device discovery procedure, transmitting device-related information of the server to the client, or receiving the device-related information from the client, connecting with the client, and performing a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) operation through the connection.

"In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for connection between a server and a client, including performing, by the client, a device discovery procedure with the server, receiving device-related information of the server, or transmitting the device-related information to the server, allocating an IP to the server, connecting with the server, and starting a UPnP operation through the connection.

"In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus for connection between a server and a, including the server that has a receiving unit configured to discover a client through a device discovery procedure, and transmit device-related information of the server to the client, or receive the device-related information from the client, and a controller configured to connect with the client, and perform a UPnP operation through the connection.

"In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus for connection between a server and a client, including the client that has a transmitting unit configured to perform a device discovery procedure with the server, and receive device-related information of the server, or transmit the device-related information to the server, and a controller configured to allocate an IP to the server, connect with the server, and start a UPnP operation through the connection.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"The above and other aspects, features and advantages of certain embodiments of the present invention will be more apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

"FIG. 1 illustrates a Wi-Fi Display (WFD) structure to which the present invention is applied;

"FIG. 2 illustrates a WFD setup process to which the present invention is applied;

"FIG. 3 illustrates a WFD structure according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 4 illustrates a WFD setup process according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 5 illustrates a WFD structure according to a second embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 6 illustrates a WFD setup process according to a second embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 7 illustrates an operation between a WFD Sink Device and a WFD Source Device according to a second embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 8 illustrates a WFD setup process according to a third embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 9 illustrates a WFD setup process according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention; and

"FIG. 10 illustrates a WFD structure according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention.

"Throughout the drawings, like reference numerals will be understood to refer to like parts, components, and structures."

URL and more information on this patent application, see: MAENG, Je-Young; PARK, Sung-Jin; KIM, Jun-Hyung. Method and Apparatus for Connection between Client and Server. Filed February 12, 2014 and posted August 21, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=487&p=10&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140814.PD.&OS=PD/20140814&RS=PD/20140814

Keywords for this news article include: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

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