US Patent No. 10,251,203

TECHNIQUES FOR AUTOMATICALLY ESTABLISHING A LONG-LASTING CONNECTION ACROSS COMPUTING DEVICES CONFIGURED FOR SHORT-RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION


Patent No. 10,251,203
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Techniques For Automatically Establishing A Long-lasting Connection Across Computing Devices Configured For Short-range Wireless Communication
Inventorship Jeffrey W. Hamilton, Austin, TX (US)
Nicholas J. Pelly, San Francisco, CA (US)
Benjamin J. Dodson, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assignee Google LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,203

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:initiating, between first and second computing devices each having one or more processors, communication via a first wireless communication protocol, the first wireless communication protocol being a short-range wireless communication protocol;
receiving, at the first computing device from the second computing device via the first wireless communication protocol, a set of information for configuring communication via a different, second wireless communication protocol between same-type first and second applications executable by the first and second computing devices, respectively, the set of information indicating that the second application is currently executing in a foreground at the second computing device such that a user interface of the second application is displayed in a top layer of a display of the second computing device; and
in response to receiving the set of information, configuring, by the first computing device, communication via the second wireless communication protocol between the first and second applications, wherein the configuring is performed without exiting the first and second applications.