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1. US20110202750 - Rule-based assignment of control of peripherals of a computing device

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12839274
Application Date 19.07.2010
Publication Number 20110202750
Publication Date 18.08.2011
Grant Number 08370550
Grant Date 05.02.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06F 13/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
Applicants Microsoft Corporation
Inventors Creasey Jack
Nicholson Clark David
Mitra Kanchan
Elmer Robert C.
Barat Kaushik
Srinivasan Jai
Beavers Jay Curtis
Title
(EN) Rule-based assignment of control of peripherals of a computing device
Abstract
(EN)

Described herein are various techniques and principles for determining how to assign control of peripherals and assigning control of peripherals. In some embodiments, determining how to assign control of peripherals comprises reviewing connections of peripherals to the computing device and evaluating rules to determine management points in the connections. In some cases, the connections of peripherals to the computing device may be organized into a hierarchy corresponding to a hierarchy of physical connections of the peripherals, including physical connections of peripherals located remote from the computing device and possibly connected through another computing device. When management points are identified among the connections, control of peripherals associated with the management points may be assigned in the same way. For example, access rights to each of the peripherals may be assigned to a same user session.


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