US Patent No. 10,560,975

DISCOVERY OF CONNECTED DEVICES TO DETERMINE CONTROL CAPABILITIES AND META-INFORMATION


Patent No. 10,560,975
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Discovery Of Connected Devices To Determine Control Capabilities And Meta-information
Inventorship Ryan Yong Kim, Rolling Hills Estates, CA (US)
Venkata Subba Rao Pathuri, Alpharetta, GA (US)
Assignee Belkin International, Inc., Playa Vista, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,975

1. A gateway device, comprising:one or more processors;
a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium containing instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
detecting a network device connected to the gateway device, wherein the gateway device provides communication routing for the network device; and
probing the network device for meta-information and control capabilities of the network device; and
a receiver configured to receive the meta-information and the control capabilities of the network device, wherein the meta-information includes identifying information of the network device;
wherein the non-transitory machine-readable storage medium further contains instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
determining a device specific interface object for the network device using the meta-information;
determining one or more primary control capabilities corresponding to the network device; and
transmitting a device specific interface object module and the one or more primary control capabilities, wherein the device specific interface object module and the one or more primary control capabilities facilitate display of a gateway device interface, wherein the gateway device interface displays the device specific interface object and a control object, wherein the control object allows control of the network device using the one or more primary control capabilities, and wherein the one or more primary control capabilities include less than all control capabilities of the network device that are provided in a proprietary interface of the network device.