Patent Number: 8,819,256

Title: Method and system for device property for specification of vendor specific protocol features

Abstract: One or more vendor extensions that may be communicated to and/or from a device that may communicate via media transfer protocol (MTP) may be specified within an extension of the MTP. The vendor extension may comprise vendor specific information such as proprietary supported features. Vendor extensions may be indicated as a device property and may be communicated to another device during initiation of communication. Supported vendor extensions may be specified in an MTP DevicePropDesc dataset as a response to a request such as a MTP GetDevicePropDesc operation. Alternatively, data from a current value field of an MTP DevicePropDesc dataset may be returned in response to a GetDevicePropValue operation. An MTP SetDevicePropValue operation may be utilized for selecting a vendor extension. However, the selection may be accepted or rejected by a device. An event may be issued to other devices when a change of vendor extension has occurred.

Inventors: Krig; Scott (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee: Broadcom Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018