|Publication number||US20060069687 A1|
|Application number||US 11/027,747|
|Publication date||Mar 30, 2006|
|Filing date||Dec 30, 2004|
|Priority date||Sep 28, 2004|
|Also published as||CN101421722A, EP1794686A2, EP1794686A4, US8112548, US20060085731, WO2006036166A2, WO2006036166A3|
|Publication number||027747, 11027747, US 2006/0069687 A1, US 2006/069687 A1, US 20060069687 A1, US 20060069687A1, US 2006069687 A1, US 2006069687A1, US-A1-20060069687, US-A1-2006069687, US2006/0069687A1, US2006/069687A1, US20060069687 A1, US20060069687A1, US2006069687 A1, US2006069687A1|
|Inventors||Yingqing Cui, Min Zhou, Zhaowei Jiang|
|Original Assignee||Yahoo! Inc.|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (30), Referenced by (106), Classifications (18), Legal Events (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
This is a continuation in part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/951,982, entitled “Method For Providing A Clip For Viewing At A Remote Device,” filed Sep. 28, 2004, under 35 U.S.C. §120, which is incorporated herein by reference.
The invention relates generally to managing content over a network, and more particularly but not exclusively to an apparatus and method for providing content clipped from a networked source to a mobile device, using message session continuity.
In today's computing environment, a user may employ a variety of computing devices. For example, a user may use a desktop personal computer (PC) at a fixed work place, at home, or the like. However, the same user may use a mobile computing device, such as a cellular telephone, a palm-size PC, and perhaps even a personal data assistant (PDA) during travel.
With such a variety of computing devices, there is a desire to be able to share information across the computing devices. Today, there is some limited capability to share data though a mechanism known as data synchronization. However, this mechanism often requires the two devices to be physically collated, and often networked, for the data to be transferred.
Moreover, as the user transitions between various computing devices, such as their PC and their mobile computing devices, information associated with their PC session may not be available during their mobile session. Thus session continuity between the computing devices may be lost. It is, thus, with respect to these considerations and others that the present invention has been made.
Non-limiting and non-exhaustive embodiments of the invention are described with reference to the following drawings. In the drawings, like reference numerals refer to like parts throughout the various figures unless otherwise specified.
For a better understanding of the invention, reference will be made to the following Detailed Description of the Invention, which is to be read in association with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
The present invention now will be described more fully hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings, which form a part hereof, and which show, by way of illustration, specific exemplary embodiments by which the invention may be practiced. This invention may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set forth herein; rather, these embodiments are provided so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete, and will fully convey the scope of the invention to those skilled in the art. Among other things, the present invention may be embodied as methods or devices. Accordingly, the present invention may take the form of an entirely hardware embodiment, an entirely software embodiment or an embodiment combining software and hardware aspects. The following detailed description is, therefore, not to be taken in a limiting sense.
Briefly stated, the present invention is directed towards a method and apparatus for providing session continuity with a remote device, such as a mobile device. The invention enables an end-user to determine content from a networked device, such as a personal computer. The determined content may have associated with it pre-determined digital access and/or usage rights. Selecting the content for deliver to the remote device may result in a pop-up window, field entry, or the like, that enables entry of an identifier associated with the remote device. This identifier may include a Mobile Identification Number (MIN), a Mobile Station International ISDN Number (MSISDN), Media Access Control (MAC) address, Internet Protocol (IP) address, email address, phone number, and the like. The content is stored on a server and may be linked back to the identifier. Additional session data may also be stored on the server, including, a user identifier, login status, a time stamp, digital rights information, an action, a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), and similar information. In one embodiment, the session data may include multiple time stamps, including an access time, a sign-in time, a content subscription time, and the like. In another embodiment, the session data may include multiple actions, multiple URLs, and so forth, storable within a session record. When the end-user employs the remote device to access the content, the remote device provides an identifier. The server employs the provided identifier from the remote device, and the additional session data to authenticate the remote device and to determine if it is authorized to access the content. If the remote device is authenticated and authorized to access the content, the server provides the stored content to the remote device to establish session continuity between the remote device and the networked device. The content may be transmitted to the remote device using any of a variety of messaging protocols, including an asynchronous messaging protocol. For example, in one embodiment, the content is transmitted using a Short Message Service (SMS) message. In another embodiment, an SMS message is employed that includes a message hook, including a Universal Resource Locator (URL), to the content.
Illustrative Operating Environment
Remote devices 106-107 also may include at least one client application that is configured to receive content from another computing device. The client application may include a capability to provide and receive textual content, graphical content, audio content, alerts, messages, and the like.
Remote devices 106-107 may further provide information that identifies itself, including a type, capability, name, identifier, and the like. For example, remote devices 106-107 may provide a message, network packet, and the like, that includes a Mobile Identification Number (MIN), a Mobile Station, International ISDN Number (MSISDN), and the like. A MIN may include a North American Numbering Plan (NANP) number that is configured to serve as a mobile telephone number for remote devices 106-107. MINs may be programmed into remote devices 106-107, at time of manufacture, purchase, and the like. In one embodiment, remote devices 106-107 may employ a different identifier based on a type of message communication employed. For example, remote devices 106-107 may employ a MIN identifier for a WAP request, and a MSISDN for an SMS message. Remote devices 106-107 are not limited to MINs, and MSISDNs, however, and virtually any other identifier may be provided, such as an electronic serial number (ESN), application serial number, a MAC address, IP address, an email address, message address, and the like, without departing from the scope of the invention. Remote devices 106-107 may also provide information that indicates a content format that the remote device (106-107) is enabled to employ. Such information may be provided in a message, or the like, sent to content server 108, and the like.
Remote devices 106-107 may be configured to communicate a message, such as through a Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Message Service (MMS), instant messaging (IM), internet relay chat (IRC), mIRC, Jabber, and the like, between another computing device, such as content server 108, and the like. In one embodiment, the message includes a message hook, such as a URL, script, program, and the like. Remote devices 106-107 may be further configured to employ the message hook to request access to another message, such as from content server 108, and the like. In one embodiment, the other message is an email message. In another embodiment, the other message is an email message that is formatted in a Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) format, and the like. However, the present invention is not limited to email messages, and virtually any other message type, and the like, may be accessible through the included message hook. For example, the message may include, but not be limited to, a document, an audio file, a graphics file including a bitmap file, a jpeg file, a binary file, a video file, a File Transfer Protocol command, a compressed file, a document, a script, an application, an alert, and the like.
Client device 104 may include virtually any computing device capable of receiving and sending a message over a network, such as network 105, wireless network 110, and the like, to and from another computing device, such as content server 108, remote devices 106-107, and the like. The set of such devices may include devices that typically connect using a wired communications medium such as personal computers, multiprocessor systems, microprocessor-based or programmable consumer electronics, network PCs, and the like. The set of such devices may also include devices that typically connect using a wireless communications medium such as cell phones, smart phones, pagers, walkie talkies, radio frequency (RF) devices, infrared (IR) devices, CBs, integrated devices combining one or more of the preceding devices, or virtually any mobile device, and the like. Similarly, client device 104 may be any device that is capable of connecting using a wired or wireless communication medium such as a PDA, POCKET PC, wearable computer, and any other device that is equipped to communicate over a wired and/or wireless communication medium.
Client device 104 may include a browser application that is configured to receive and to send web pages, web-based messages, and the like. The browser application may be configured to receive and display graphics, text, multimedia, and the like, employing virtually any web based language, including Standard Generalized Markup Language (SMGL), such as HyperText Markup Language (HTML), and so forth.
Client device 104 may further include a client application that enables it to perform a variety of other actions, including, communicating a message, such as through a Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Message Service (MMS), Instant Messaging (IM), Internet Relay Chat (IRC), mIRC, Jabber, and the like, between itself and another computing device. The browser application, and/or another application, such as the client application, a plug-in application, and the like, may enable client device 104 to select content to be clipped, reformatted, and delivered to a remote device, such as remote devices 106-107. Moreover, the client application, plug-in, browser page, and the like, may enable client device 104 to provide an identifier associated with the remote device, so that a session may be maintained between client device 104 and the remote device. The provided identifier may include virtually any identifier associated with the destination remote device, including a MIN, MSISDN, ESN, MAC address, IP address, email address, message address, and the like. Moreover, client device 104 may enable additional information to be provided about the session, including, a user identifier, a login status, and so forth. In one embodiment, client device 104 may be configured to perform actions such as described below in conjunction with
Wireless network 110 is configured to couple remote device 106 and its components with WAN/LAN 102. Wireless network 110 may include any of a variety of wireless sub-networks that may further overlay stand-alone ad-hoc networks, and the like, to provide an infrastructure-oriented connection for remote device 106. Such sub-networks may include mesh networks, Wireless LAN (WLAN) networks, cellular networks, and the like.
Wireless network 110 may further include an autonomous system of terminals, gateways, routers, and the like connected by wireless radio links, and the like. These connectors may be configured to move freely and randomly and organize themselves arbitrarily, such that the topology of wireless network 110 may change rapidly.
Wireless network 110 may further employ a plurality of access technologies including 2nd (2G), 2.5, 3rd (3G), 4th (4G) generation radio access for cellular systems, WLAN, Wireless Router (WR) mesh, and the like. Access technologies such as 2G, 3G, and future access networks may enable wide area coverage for mobile devices, such as remote device 106 with various degrees of mobility. For example, wireless network 110 may enable a radio connection through a radio network access such as Global System for Mobil communication (GSM), General Packet Radio Services (GPRS), Enhanced Data GSM Environment (EDGE), Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA), CDMA2000, and the like. In essence, wireless network 110 may include virtually any wireless communication mechanism by which information may travel between remote device 106 and another computing device, network, and the like.
Network 105 is configured to couple content server 108 and its components with other computing devices, including remote device 107, client computer 104, content server 108, and through wireless network 110 to remote device 106. Network 105 is enabled to employ any form of computer readable media for communicating information from one electronic device to another. Also, network 105 can include the Internet in addition to local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), direct connections, such as through a universal serial bus (USB) port, other forms of computer-readable media, or any combination thereof. On an interconnected set of LANs, including those based-on differing architectures and protocols, a router acts as a link between LANs, enabling messages to be sent from one to another. Also, communication links within LANs typically include twisted wire pair or coaxial cable, while communication links between networks may utilize analog telephone lines, full or fractional dedicated digital lines including T1, T2, T3, and T4, Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDNs), Digital Subscriber Lines (DSLs), wireless links including satellite links, or other communications links known to those skilled in the art. Furthermore, remote computers and other related electronic devices could be remotely connected to either LANs or WANs via a modem and temporary telephone link. In essence, network 105 includes any communication method by which information may travel between content server 108 and another computing device.
Additionally, communication media typically embodies computer-readable instructions, data structures, program modules, or other data in a modulated data signal such as a carrier wave, data signal, or other transport mechanism and includes any information delivery media. The terms “modulated data signal,” and “carrier-wave signal” includes a signal that has one or more of its characteristics set or changed in such a manner as to encode information, instructions, data, and the like, in the signal. By way of example, communication media includes wired media such as twisted pair, coaxial cable, fiber optics, wave guides, and other wired media and wireless media such as acoustic, RF, infrared, and other wireless media.
One embodiment of content server 108 is described in more detail below in conjunction with
Illustrative Server Environment
Server device 200 includes processing unit 212, video display adapter 214, and a mass memory, all in communication with each other via bus 222. The mass memory generally includes RAM 216, ROM 232, and one or more permanent mass storage devices, such as hard disk drive 228, tape drive, optical drive, and/or floppy disk drive. The mass memory stores operating system 220 for controlling the operation of server 102. Any general-purpose operating system may be employed. Basic input/output system (“BIOS”) 218 is also provided for controlling the low-level operation of server device 200. As illustrated in
Server device 200 may also include an SMTP handler application for transmitting and receiving email. Server device 200 may also include an HTTP handler application for receiving and handing HTTP requests, and an HTTPS handler application for handling secure connections. The HTTPS handler application may initiate communication with an external application in a secure fashion.
Server device 200 also includes input/output interface 224 for communicating with external devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, scanner, or other input devices not shown in
The mass memory as described above illustrates another type of computer-readable media, namely computer storage media. Computer storage media may include volatile, nonvolatile, removable, and non-removable media implemented in any method or technology for storage of information, such as computer readable instructions, data structures, program modules, or other data. Examples of computer storage media include RAM, ROM, EEPROM, flash memory or other memory technology, CD-ROM, digital versatile disks (DVD) or other optical storage, magnetic cassettes, magnetic tape, magnetic disk storage or other magnetic storage devices, or any other medium which can be used to store the desired information and which can be accessed by a computing device.
The mass memory also stores program code and data. One or more applications 250 are loaded into mass memory and run on operating system 220. Examples of application programs include email programs, schedulers, calendars, security services, transcoders, database programs, word processing programs, spreadsheet programs, and so forth. Mass storage may further include applications such as web services 252, content manager 254, session data 256, and content store 258. Although not illustrated, a user store may also be included for storing and managing end-user data, including email addresses, message addresses, phone numbers, name, place of residence information, billing information, and the like.
Web services 252 are configured to manage requests from a client device's browser application and deliver web-based content in response. As such, web services 252 may include such applications as Apache, Internet Information Server (IIS), Netscape, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and the like. In one embodiment, web services 252 communicate with the client's browser application employing HTTP. However, web services may also execute server-side scripts (CGI scripts, JSPs, ASPs, and so forth) that provide functions such as database searching, e-commerce, and the like. In one embodiment, web services 252 interacts with content manager 254 to enable clipping of content provided to the client's browser for delivery to another computing device. In one embodiment, web services 252 may enable a clip icon, drop-down menu, pop-up menu, or similar clip mechanism that allows an end-user to select the content for delivery. Web services 252 may receive the clip mechanism from content manager 254. The clip mechanism may further enable the end-user to provide an identifier that uniquely indicates a remote device to which the clipped content is to be delivered.
Content manager 254 is configured to receive the content from web services 252, along with the identifier associated with the remote device. Content manager 254 may store the content within content store 258, with a link to the stored content within session data store 256.
Content manager 254 may further determine a format that is compatible with the identified remote device, and if necessary, content manager 254 may reformat the received content into a compatible format. Content manager 254 may further employ the provided identifier to deliver the reformatted content to the remote device. In one embodiment, content manager 254 may send the reformatted content to the remote device using any of a variety of message protocols, including SMS, SIP, IM, WAP, and the like. In another embodiment, content manager 254 may send a message to the remote device, wherein the message includes a hook, or similar mechanism, that indicates where the clipped content may be obtained. For example, in one embodiment, the hook may include a URL that further includes link to the content on a server. In one embodiment, the link includes the identifier associated with the remote device. When the end user of the remote device receives the message and selects the hook, the content is accessed using the link, and displayed employing the remote device's browser, or other appropriate application. For example, where the content includes text, such as driving instructions, webpage content, and the like, the appropriate application might include the client's browser, word processor, or the like. In any event, content manager 254 may, in one embodiment, employ process 400 of
Session data store 256 may include session records with session data that is associated with a given session. For example, session data may include an identifier, phone number, user identifier, log-in status information, a time stamp, digital rights management information associated with a user and/or content, user identifier associated with the session, a URL, a link to content in content store 258 for the given session, and so forth. In one embodiment, the digital rights management information includes information associated with whether the content is copy-protected, whether the content is to be paid for by an end-user, whether the content has been paid for, and for how many copies, whether the content is highly sensitive, such that only a particular end-user on a particular remote device is authorized to access the content, and so forth. As such, session data store 256 may be implemented using virtually any storage mechanism, including a file, folder, database, and so forth.
Content store 258 includes virtually any storage mechanism, including a file, folder, database, and the like, for storing and managing content. In one embodiment, the content is linked back to one or more session records within session data store 256.
Although illustrated in
The operation of certain aspects of the present invention will now be described with respect to
Process 300 begins, after a start block, at block 302, after an end-user employing a computing device, such as client device 104 of
As an illustrative example, an end-user may wish to provide to a remote device a set of driving directions to a particular point of interest, although the end-user's client computing device is not currently networked with the remote device. The end-user may employ the client's web browser to access a website on a server, and request the desired driving directions. Clearly, however, the invention is not limited to displayed content, and other content may be determined, including audio files, movies, graphical files, binary files, and the like.
Processing then flows to block 304, where the end-user may employ a variety of clip mechanisms to select and clip the desired content. The clip mechanisms employed may include, for example, a button on a toolbar such as a browser toolbar, a link accessible through the browser, a displayed icon, an executable application, script, and the like. In one embodiment, the clip mechanism may reside on a server and be displayed for use through the client's browser. Thus, in one embodiment, no permanent modifications, or additional permanent applications need reside on the client device. In any event, the end-user might select the clip mechanism, which in turn, captures the determined content. In the present example, the clip mechanism clips the displayed driving instructions.
Process 300 continues to block 306, where the clip mechanism, or related application, requests the end-user enter an identifier associated with the remote device. In our example, the end-user may desire to provide the driving instructions to a mobile device, or similar remote device. In this example then, the identifier might include a phone number, MIN, MSISDN, ESN, email address, or similar identifier to uniquely identify the remote device for which delivery of the content is intended. In one embodiment, the identifier is an IP address associated with the remote device.
Also at block 306, additional session data may be provided to the server for storage. For example, if the content should be treated as highly sensitive information, then such information is also provided to the server for storage. This may arise, for example, where the content was obtained from an end-user's address book, a financial application, and the like. Similarly, if the content includes digital rights, such digital rights may also be provided. For example, the content may include a graphic that may be downloaded only a limited number of times, within a limited time period, by a particular remote device, and the like. Such digital rights management (DRM) information may therefore also be provided.
Process 300 flows to block 308, where the end-user then employs the clip mechanism, or a similar mechanism, to request that the clipped content be delivered to the identified remote device. Processing continues next to decision block 310 where a determination is made whether more content is to be clipped for delivery. If no additional content is to be clipped, process 300 returns to a calling process to perform other actions. If additional content is to be clipped, process 300 loops back to block 302 and to perform substantially as described above.
Process 400 begins, after a start block, at block 402, where content that has been clipped for delivery to another computing device is received. The other computing device may, for example, include remote devices 106-107 of
In one embodiment, a message hook, such as a URL, script, program, and the like, may be inserted into a messaging mechanism, such as an SMS message, where the message hook may include the identifier associated with the remote device, a link to the content, and the like. When the SMS message is received by the remote device, the message hook may be selected triggering access the content.
The invention, however, is not constrained to these mechanisms, and virtually any messaging mechanism may be selected to package the formatted content for delivery. For example, the content may be delivered through email, HTTP, IM, MMS, and the like.
Moreover, additional session data may also be associated with the content at block 406. Such additional session data, including user identifier, log-in status, time stamps, digital rights information, authentication levels, and so forth may be associated with the content. This additional session data may be linked to the content employing any of a variety of mechanisms.
Process 400 continues next to decision block 408, where a determination is made whether the remote device requests access to the server. In one embodiment, access may be sought when the remote device searches for messages, and the like. In any event, if the remote device does not requesting access, process 400 loops back through decision block 408, until the remote device is requests access. When the remote device does requests access, processing flows to block 412.
At block 412, the identifier associated with the remote device is received. Again, this identifier may include a MIN, MSISDN, ESN, MAC address, IP address, email address, and the like. Moreover, in one embodiment, additional session information may also be received, including a capability associated with the remote device, log-in status, and so forth.
Processing flows next to decision block 414, which is described in more detail below in conjunction with
Alternatively, if the remote device is authenticated and is authorized to access the content, processing flows next to block 412, where the received identifier is employed to retrieve the content. Process 400 continues next to block 414, where the content is provided to the remote device, virtually establishing session continuity between the session events on the original computing device and the remote device. Upon delivery of the content, process 400 returns to the calling process to perform other actions.
Process 500 begins, after a start block, at decision block 502, where a determination is made whether the content is pre-determined as highly sensitive. Content may be pre-determined to be highly sensitive employing a variety of mechanisms, such as when the content is clipped, an associated application, and the like, may have classified the content. Similarly, the type of content may have associated with it digital rights that results in such a classification. In any event, if the content is highly sensitive, process 500 branches to decision block 512; otherwise, process 500 proceeds to decision block 504.
At decision block 512, a determination is made whether the identifier provided by the remote device matches a pre-registered identifier associated with the remote device, and is the same as the identifier associated with the requested content. If the identifiers match, processing flows to decision block 508, described below; otherwise, processing flows to block 518, where access to the content is denied and the request is determined to be unauthorized.
Alternatively, at decision block 504, a determination is made whether the content is pre-determined as sensitive. Similarly, content may be pre-determined as sensitive employing a variety of mechanisms. In any event, if the content is sensitive, processing branches to decision block 514; otherwise processing continues to decision block 506.
At decision block 514, a determination is made whether a log-in associated with the content matches a log-in associated with the remote device. That is, in this embodiment, the end-user of the remote device is expected to log-in to the same account as is associated with the content. Such association may arise for example, when the content was originally provided to the server. In any event, if the log-ins do not match, the request is determined to be unauthorized and processing flows to block 518; otherwise, processing flows to decision block 506.
At decision block 506, a determination is made whether the content includes digital rights. If the content includes digital rights, processing branches to decision block 516; otherwise, processing continues to decision block 508.
At decision block 508, a determination is made whether a time period associated with content has expired. If the time period has expired, processing flows to block 518, where the request for access to the content is determined to be unauthorized (denied). Process 500 then returns to a calling process to perform other actions. However, if the time period is not expired, processing continues to block 510, where the request for the content is authenticated and authorized. Processing then returns to the calling process to perform other actions.
The present invention may further provide session continuity back to the client device from the remote device, as described in
Process 600 of
Processing next flows to block 604, where information about the action and/or the content status is sent towards the server. In one embodiment, the identifier associated with the remote device is also provided to the server. Processing continues to block 606, where the received identifier may be employed to update session data with the received action and/or content status information. Processing continues to block 608, where a client device, such as the client device originally providing the content may review the action and/or content status from the updated session data. Processing then returns to a calling process to perform other actions.
Processes 400, 500, and 600, then illustrate a continued session loop, from a client device to a remote device, and back to the client device.
It will be understood that each block of the flowchart illustrations discussed above, and combinations of blocks in the flowchart illustrations above, can be implemented by computer program instructions. These program instructions may be provided to a processor to produce a machine, such that the instructions, which execute on the processor, create means for implementing the actions specified in the flowchart block or blocks. The computer program instructions may be executed by a processor to cause a series of operational steps to be performed by the processor to produce a computer-implemented process such that the instructions, which execute on the processor, provide steps for implementing the actions specified in the flowchart block or blocks.
Accordingly, blocks of the flowchart illustration support combinations of means for performing the specified actions, combinations of steps for performing the specified actions and program instruction means for performing the specified actions. It will also be understood that each block of the flowchart illustration, and combinations of blocks in the flowchart illustration, can be implemented by special purpose hardware-based systems which perform the specified actions or steps, or combinations of special purpose hardware and computer instructions.
The above specification, examples, and data provide a complete description of the manufacture and use of the composition of the invention. Since many embodiments of the invention can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention, the invention resides in the claims hereinafter appended.
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|U.S. Classification||1/1, 707/E17.121, 707/999.01|
|Cooperative Classification||H04L67/08, H04L67/2823, H04L67/04, H04L67/02, H04L67/06, G06F17/30905, H04L63/102|
|European Classification||H04L29/08N27F, H04L29/08N7, H04L29/08N3, H04L29/08N1, H04L29/08N5, H04L63/10B, G06F17/30W9V|
|Apr 15, 2005||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: YAHOO! INC., CALIFORNIA
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNORS:CUI, YINGQING L.;ZHOU, MIN;JIANG, ZHAOWEI C.;REEL/FRAME:016088/0412
Effective date: 20050404