Patent Number: 7,613,797

Title: Remote discovery and system architecture

Abstract: Sending a discovery agent to a computing device determines the services provided by that first computing device. As a result, a first set of information is received from the agent that provides information indicative of the services provided by the computing device. That information can then be compared to other information, either from the same computing device at a different point in time, or from a second computing device. The other information is indicative of services performed by that computing device at a different point in time or the second computing device. From that, services provided by the computing device that were previously different on the first computing device or that are not available on the second computing device can be determined.

Inventors: Stefaniak; Joseph Peter (San Clemente, CA), Mutschler, III; Eugene Otto (San Clemente, CA), Ziebell; Jonathan Virgil (Trabuco Canyon, CA), Vazehgoo; Mahmood Mac (Laguna Niguel, CA), Harrison; Robert Mathews (San Juan Capistrano, CA), Moore; Jeffrey Allen (Mission Viejo, CA), Steel; Charles Eugene (La Habra, CA)

Assignee: Unisys Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/177 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017