Patent Number: 7,788,317

Title: Location-based method and system for dynamically managing network physical objects

Abstract: A service directory lists information on service provider communicating objects, on related services accessible from these communicating objects and on coverage areas associated with these services. When a service consumer communicating object is located and identified, a list of accessible services is determined depending on the location and identification of this service consumer communicating object, in relation to the directory services to the coverage areas associated therewith, and at least the transmission to the identified service consumer communicating object of information relating to the services of the determined list is triggered.

Inventors: Chraiet; Naoufel (Grenoble, FR), Privat; Gilles (Meylan, FR), Viboud; Jean-Paul (Le Touvet, FR)

Assignee: France Telecom

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018