US Patent No. 10,462,838

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION DEVICES


Patent No. 10,462,838
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Methods And Apparatus For Managing Communication Devices
Inventorship Ajit Madhukar Karnik, Pune (IN)
Assignee Mastercard International Incorported, Purchase, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,838

1. A computer implemented method of controlling a slave communication device from a master communication device, said method comprising:displaying, on a display of the master communication device, an indication of a plurality of slave communication devices paired with the master communication device on a wireless network, wherein each of the plurality of slave communication devices is configured to electronically generate a user interface, wherein each electronically generated user interface is configured to be displayed on a display of the respective slave communication device, and wherein each electronically generated user interface comprises user controls for controlling each of the plurality of slave communication devices, the user controls comprising icons displayed for each of a voice call function of each of the plurality of slave communication devices, an access email function of each of the plurality of slave communication devices, a view and edit contact function of each of the plurality of slave communication devices, and a view and edit calendar function of each of the plurality of slave communication devices;
receiving, on the master communication device, a user selection of a slave communication device from the plurality of slave communication devices;
displaying, on a virtual phone display region of the display of the master communication device, the electronically generated user interface of the selected slave communication device, the electronically generated user interface of the selected slave communication device comprising the user controls of the selected slave communication device, thereby the virtual phone display region of the display of the master communication device and the display of the selected slave communication device display the electronically generated user interface of the selected slave communication device;
receiving a user interaction with the user controls of the selected slave communication device via the display of the master communication device;
transmitting control signals on a wireless network connection to cause the selected slave communication device establish a voice call in response to the user interaction; and
transmitting and receiving bi-directional audio signals to and from the selected slave communication device over the wireless network connection to facilitate the voice call.