Patent Number: 8,819,402

Title: System for displaying image from mobile device on a display in a computer by booting the computer with limited operating system and relinquishing bus control to the mobile device

Abstract: A mobile device such as a smart phone can be connected to the USB port of a computer such as a laptop to charge the battery of the mobile device and to synchronize data. Also, when a special button is pressed the computer enters a mobile device support mode in which the computer processor does not boot the full service O.S. but only a small O.S., with the mobile device sending demanded images and sounds to the larger display and speakers of the computer and receiving input from the more capable keyboard of the computer so that a user can use the resources of the computer in operating the typically more limited mobile device.

Inventors: Tran; Teresa (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/00 (20060101); G06F 15/177 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018