Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Enabling Remote and Anonymous Control of Mobile and Portable Multimedia Devices for Security, Tracking and Recovery", for Approval
The patent's assignee for patent application serial number 792641 is
News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "For many people, utilizing a plurality of mobile or stationary electronic devices has become a part of everyday life. Mobile devices have evolved from a convenient method for voice communication to multi-functional resources that offer, for example, still and moving image features, media playback, electronic gaming, Internet browsing, and email. Cellular phones with built-in cameras, or camera phones, have become prevalent in the mobile phone market, due to the low cost of CMOS image sensors and the ever increasing customer demand for more advanced cellular phones. Moreover, an increasing number of electronic devices are enabled to determine their geographic location. For example, various communication devices, such as a mobile phone, may comprise an integrated global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver. Alternatively, various portable devices may interface with an external GNSS receiver. In this regard, a handheld computer may be coupled to a GPS receiver via a connector, a communication cable or dongle, or via a wireless connection such as a Bluetooth connection. Regardless of whether a GNSS receiver is integrated or external, it may be enabled to acquire a position fix autonomously or may utilize the assistance of a ground based satellite reference system.
"Further limitations and disadvantages of conventional and traditional approaches will become apparent to one of skill in the art, through comparison of such systems with the present invention as set forth in the remainder of the present application with reference to the drawings."
As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "A system and/or method for enabling remote and anonymous control of mobile and portable multimedia devices for security, tracking and recovery, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.
"Various advantages, aspects and novel features of the present invention, as well as details of an illustrated embodiment thereof, will be more fully understood from the following description and drawings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"The innovation may be better understood with reference to the following drawings and description. In the figures, like reference numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the different views.
"FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating an exemplary system for online control of interface resources on one or more endpoint devices, in accordance with an embodiment of the invention.
"FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating an exemplary device tracking and control server, in accordance with an embodiment of the invention.
"FIG. 3 is a block diagram illustrating an exemplary device enabled for security, tracking and control functionalities, in accordance with an embodiment of the invention.
"FIG. 4 is a block diagram illustrating an exemplary concealed tracking and control function within an endpoint device, in accordance with an embodiment of the invention.
"FIG. 5 is a flow diagram illustrating exemplary steps for implementing surveillance of an endpoint device, in accordance with an embodiment of the invention."
For additional information on this patent application, see: Bennett, James D.; Karaoguz, Jeyhan. Enabling Remote and Anonymous Control of Mobile and Portable Multimedia Devices for Security, Tracking and Recovery. U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 792641, filed
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