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Method and System for Transferring Services Between Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236262D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a method and system for transferring streaming data services between devices without interruption of connectivity or service.

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Method and System for Transferring Services Between Devices

Many people have multiple electronic devices (e.g., smart phone, tablet, laptop, smart TV, etc.) that have a range of connectivity. While using the devices, there are times the user desires switching contents or services between devices.

For example, a user makes a video chat call with a tablet and at the same time is browsing and electronic map on a smart phone. In this case, the user is explaining something about the map data during the video chat. The smart phone has a small display, so the user is having difficulty viewing the map details as desired. The user wants to swap the services of the video chat application (app) and mapping software between the tablet and the smart phone. Thus, the user can have a larger display of the electronic map and be able to continue with the video call on the smart phone without interruption of connectivity.

The known solutions allow for transfer of data, but have limited ability to pass all session, credential, and parameter data for a data stream when transferring between devices. For example, a user can share a file between a smart phone and personal computer, but cannot transfer a streaming video or audio at the exact location within the streaming data between devices for a given service.

The novel contribution is a method and system for using a defined gesture to transfer streaming data services between devices without interruption of connectivity or service or pausing content. This includes defining the mapping to transfer of services between devices such that, at the time of gesture, the target device is available for selection. The system provides a method of transferring the session, credentials, and parameters to facilitate a seamless transfer between devices.

To implement the method and system for...