Thursday, June 30, 2011

2011-06-30 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110162048 LOCAL DEVICE AWARENESS
2 20110162035 LOCATION-BASED DOCK FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE
3 20110161074 REMOTE CONFERENCING CENTER

Of Note

20110162048 LOCAL DEVICE AWARENESS

1. A method of operating an electronic device to find and determine an identity of other local devices comprising:

  • transmitting electromagnetic signals from a first electronic device to find devices within a prescribed distance of the first device;
  • receiving electromagnetic response signals from a second electronic device located less than the prescribed distance from the first electronic device;
  • identifying the second electronic device from the electromagnetic response signals;
  • determining if the second electronic device is aware of other electronic devices within the prescribed distance from the second electronic device; and
  • if the second electronic device is aware of other electronic devices, obtaining identifying information from the second electronic device of the other devices.

 

20110162035 LOCATION-BASED DOCK FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE

1. A method for configuring a computing device comprising:

  • receiving a location indicator of a docking station coupled to a computing device;
  • selecting a system configuration of the computing device based on the location indicator, the system configuration utilizing one or more hardware and software components of the computing device to provide a functionality of the computing device; and
  • altering the functionality of the computing device based on the determined system configuration.

 

Selected Drawings

20110161074 REMOTE CONFERENCING CENTER

 

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