Method, apparatus and communications system for companion information and network appliances

CAFC
  • US 6,161,134 A
  • Filed: 10/30/1998
  • Issued: 12/12/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for transmitting data from a portable computer to a telephone comprising:

  • connecting the portable computer with the telephone, the telephone having operating capabilities, the telephone connected to network connected devices;

    supplying the portable computer with telephone operating parameter data for a communications session between the telephone and one or more of the network connected devices, the communications session including an exchange of messages with the one or more of the network connected devices;

    the portable computer exchanging the telephone operating parameter data and the operating capabilities with the telephone; and

    the portable computer establishing telephone operating parameters for the communications session based on the telephone operating parameter data and the operating capabilities, the telephone operating parameters providing options and features for the communications session.

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