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1. US20160057266 - Phonepad

Office United States of America
Application Number 14467501
Application Date 25.08.2014
Publication Number 20160057266
Publication Date 25.02.2016
Grant Number 09699291
Grant Date 04.07.2017
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04M 1/725
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
725Cordless telephones
H04W 4/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
H04W 76/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
76Connection management
02Connection set-up
H04W 56/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
56Synchronisation arrangements
CPC
H04M 1/7253
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
725Cordless telephones
72519Portable communication terminals with improved user interface to control a main telephone operation mode or to indicate the communication status
72522With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality
72527provided by interfacing with an external accessory
7253using a two-way short-range wireless interface
H04W 76/14
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
76Connection management
10Connection setup
14Direct-mode setup
H04W 4/80
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
80Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
H04W 56/002
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
56Synchronisation arrangements
001Synchronization between nodes
002Mutual synchronization
Y02D 70/1222
Y02D 70/142
Applicants Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
Inventors Pengxiang Zhao
Frank Zheng
Robert Zhu
Ying Chin
Zach Zhang
Agents Jonathan M. Waldman
Title
(EN) Phonepad
Abstract
(EN)

Example apparatus and methods concern a first device (e.g., phone) having a first set of input or output capabilities interacting with a second device(s) (e.g., tablet) having a second set of input or output capabilities. The first device may detect the second device and establish a communication link with the second device. The first device may receive inputs presented at the second device and provide outputs to be presented by the second device. In response to an action (e.g., touch, gesture) on the second device, an application running on the first device may receive an input, which may in turn determine an output that is provided to the second device. The first device may use the second device to provide an input/output experience that is superior to what the first device could provide with its own built-in input/output components. The combination saves energy and reduces computing complexity.