Patent Number: 7,043,532

Title: Method and apparatus for universally accessible command and control information in a network

Abstract: A method and system for performing a service on a home network, by: connecting a first and a second home device to the home network; providing a database including a plurality of application interface description data objects, where each application interface description data object includes information in a structured format for commanding and controlling of a home device by one or more other home devices connected to the network; the second home device accessing a first application interface description object for the first home device in the database; the first home device accessing a second application interface description object for the second home device in the database; sending control and command data from the first home device to the second home device utilizing the second application interface description object over the network; and sending control and command data from the second home device to the first home device utilizing the first application interface description object over the network. Whereby, the first and second home devices perform said service.

Inventors: Humpleman; Richard (Fremont, CA), Wang; Dongyan (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018