(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: us 6,839,731 B2
Alexander et al. (45) Date of Patent: Jan. 4,2005
(54) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DATA COMMUNICATION IN A DEVICE NETWORK
(75) Inventors: Bruce Alexander, Poulsbo, WA (US);
David Antal, Silverdale, WA (US);
Matthew Litke, Seattle, WA (US);
Christoph Schebel, Suquamish, WA
(US); Paul Thompson, Poulsbo, WA
(73) Assignee: Vigilos, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/443,120
(22) Filed: May 20, 2003
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Primary Examiner—Frantz B. Jean
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
A system and method for facilitating data communications in a device network are provided. An integrated information system includes a number of premises-server computing devices, a central communication device, and a number of client computing devices. Each client computing device communicates with the central communication device to request access to device data from the premises-server computing devices. Once access rights are established, the client computing devices communicate directly with specific premises-server computing devices. A command application resident on each premises-server computing device, referred to as the command proxy, administers the direct flow of data between the computing devices.
43 Claims, 9 Drawing Sheets