Dynamically determining a computer user's context

  • US 7,827,281 B2
  • Filed: 06/11/2007
  • Issued: 11/02/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A computer implemented method for obtaining context information about a current state modeled with context attributes, comprising:

  • within a mobile computer, operating at least one processor to perform a method comprising;

    registering a context client with an intermediary module;

    registering a first context server with the intermediary module;

    registering a second context server with the intermediary module;

    sending a first request from the context client to the intermediary module, the first request being a request to provide a first value for a context attribute associated with the physical environment in which the mobile computer operates;

    at the context client, receiving from the intermediary module the first value, wherein the first value is supplied by the first context server;

    sending a second request from the context client to the intermediary module to provide a second value for the context attribute; and

    at the context client, receiving from the intermediary module the second value, wherein the second value is supplied by the second context server.

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