US 9,811,116 B2
Utilization and configuration of wireless docking environments
Xiaolong Huang, San Jose, CA (US); Rolf De Vegt, San Francisco, CA (US); Andrew Mackinnon Davidson, Monte Sereno, CA (US); and Vijayalakshmi Rajasundaram Raveendran, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Apr. 30, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/265,777.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/827,475, filed on May 24, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0351476 A1, Nov. 27, 2014
Int. Cl. G06F 13/00 (2006.01); G06F 1/16 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 1/1632 (2013.01) [G06F 13/00 (2013.01); H04L 67/16 (2013.01); H04L 67/1044 (2013.01)] 56 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
determining, by a wireless dockee (WD), one or more wireless docking environments (WDNs) associated with a wireless docking center (WDC), wherein each WDN of the one or more WDNs corresponds to at least one peripheral function (PF) of one or more PFs that are each associated with the WDC, wherein determining the one or more WDNs comprises receiving, by the WD and from the WDC, a message that identifies the one or more WDNs associated with the WDC, and wherein, for each respective WDN of the one or more WDNs identified by the message, the message indicates a WDN type of the respective WDN, wherein the WDN type of the respective WDN is from a plurality of WDN types, and wherein the plurality of WDN types includes:
an office WDN type, and
an entertainment WDN type;
selecting, by the WD, a particular WDN of the one or more WDNs associated with the WDC, wherein selecting the particular WDN comprises sending, by the WD and to the WDC, a request to select the particular WDN, and wherein the request does not individually identify the at least one PF corresponding to the particular WDN; and
wirelessly accessing, by the WD, the at least one PF corresponding to the selected particular WDN of the one or more WDNs associated with the WDC.