Method and Apparatus for Securing Data Stored in a Remote Electronic Device

Summary:
System for securing data while suffering the loss or theft of a remote electronic device serviced by a network provider and used by a subscriber. Upon the subscriber making contact with the device, data recovery signals can be transmitted in an effort to recover the device and/or data.

Full Description:
A method and apparatus for protecting data in a remote electronic device serviced by a newtork provider and used by a subscriber. Initially, a communication from the subscriber indicating loss of the remote electronic device by the subscriber is received at a site operated by the network provider, to contact the remote electronic device via a wireless link. If the initial attempt to contact the remote electronic device is unsuccessful, further attempts are then made at regular intervals from the site operated by the network provider and the remote electronic device. After contact is made with the remote electronic device from the site operated by the network provider, the site operated by the network provider transmits atleast one data recovery signal to the remote electronic device. The atleast one data recovery signal disables normal operation of the remote electronic device and deletes, downloads or places in safe mode atleast one file stored in the remote electronic device.

Problem this idea/invention addresses:
Loss Control of Remote Electronic devices. IE: phones, lap tops, hand helds, etc.

Auxiliary products or services for sale:
Consulting Services for Product Development Available $175.00 / hour
Licensing Available
Royalty Options Considered

Attached files:
Trommelen Patent Attachment.pdf
Wireless Technology Innovation.ppt

Patent: US 6,813,487   [MORE INFO]

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Invention #11587
Date posted: 2009-11-24

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