-The recently issued Context Enabled Address Selection patent (U.S. Patent 8,428,869) is a GIS/Mapping patent that describes methods that improve the user interface when attempting to search for a specific address or point of interest. Mapping and navigation devices and/or software have become a mainstay for travelers around the world. They can be seen in formats such as in-dash vehicle telematics systems, add-on devices hanging from windshields or smartphone applications. Key to the usability of these systems is their ability to find a sought-after place of interest, even with a partial address or keyword search.
-The recently issued First Responder Wireless Emergency Alerting with Automatic Callback and Location Triggering patent (U.S. Patent 8,436,728) is a Public Safety patent that describes a system and method that enables a first responder to reply to an Emergency Alert System broadcast. Emergency alert systems, designed to inform the general public, have been around since 1963, when the original Emergency Broadcast System was put in place. What was lacking at the time this patent was filed was a fully integrated EAS that enabled a first responder to reply to the emergency alert. This patent describes a system that supports the ability to receive a callback from the first responder, trigger the identification of the location of the engaged first responder and contextually reply to the first responder. Using this approach, a first responder could call back into the system and receive instructions that would allow the responder to coordinate with other resources responding to the emergency.
-The recently issued Run-Time Engine Implemented on a Computing Device Allowing Synchronization of Records During Application Execution patent (U.S. Patent 8,429,303) is a Wireless Data patent that describes a system and method for synchronizing data between a wireless mobile device and a remote database. Wireless mobile devices have become ubiquitous for business users and consumers. Keeping the databases on these devices synchronized with the users' business or home PC/system is a fundamental feature. A continuation of a patent with a priority date of 2000, the Run-Time Engine patent describes techniques for the efficient wireless synchronization of databases, such as contacts and calendars, from a host system to a hand-held device.
-The recently issued System for Efficiently Handling Cryptographic Messages Containing Nonce Values in a Wireless Connectionless Environment Without Comprising Security patent (U.S. Patent 8,453,240) is a Wireless Data patent that describes an apparatus and methods for improved wireless security. Security is a key factor for mobile devices, as spam and replay attacks, when a message is rebroadcast multiple times to disrupt communications systems, are having an increased impact on wireless networks. The Efficient Handling of Cryptographic Messages patent describes techniques to deal with replay attacks by using nonce values to detect and reject the rebroadcasted messages, thus allowing the mobile device to ignore the replay messages.
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