By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 27 -- Marvell International, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,514,777) developed by Fan Zhao, Campbell, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for protecting location privacy of a mobile device in a wireless communications network."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for encrypting a home address of a mobile node, in which the mobile node implements a host-based mobility protocol during wireless communications with a home agent. The method includes applying an encryption algorithm on the home address to generate an encrypted home address, and placing the encrypted home address within a destination option of a payload packet. The payload packet is sent by the mobile node while away from a home network associated with the mobile node."
The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2009 (12/607,668). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,514,777.PN.&OS=PN/8,514,777&RS=PN/8,514,777
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.