(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication
Robbin et al.
(io) Pub. No.: US 2008/0168185 Al (43) Pub. Date: Jul. 10, 2008
(54) DATA SYNCHRONIZATION WITH HOST DEVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SYNCHRONIZATION PREFERENCES
(76) Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Los Altos, CA (US); David Heller, Los Altos, CA (US); Christopher R. Wysocki, Los Gatos, CA (US); Timothy Wasko, High River (CA)
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(21) Appl.No.: 11/679,082
(22) Filed: Feb. 26, 2007
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/879,319, filed on Jan. 7, 2007.
(51) Int. CI.
G06F 3/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 709/248; 715/747
Improved techniques and apparatus for managing data between a host device (e.g., host computer) and a media device are disclosed. The data being managed can, for example, pertain to media data for media assets. The managing of the media data thus can involve transfer of media assets between the host device and the media device. In one embodiment, the transfer of media assets between a host device and a media device can be referred to as synchronization.