Zipit Wireless patent for remote device technology

Zipit Wireless said the US Patent Office issued it a patent covering the remote device management technologies that are an integral part of its Internet of Things platform.

“In addition, Zipit’s cloud-based enterprise messaging solution applies these technologies in order to help organizations like Bon Secours Health System, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Eli Lilly manage their mobile devices and communications,” said Zipit.

“The recently issued Zipit patent covers a server infrastructure used to manage authentication, control, and communication with mobile devices.”

The patent, No. 9,565,538 — System and Method for Administration and Operation of One or More Mobile Electronic Communications Devices — is the fifth patent issued to Zipit related to the company’s remote wireless device management technologies.

Zipit Wireless CEO Frank Greer said: “The technologies covered in this patent are utilized to make smarter IoT solutions that are contextually aware and offer improved security and usability.

“For example, these technologies enable medical devices to apply context sensitivity to mitigate alarm fatigue or, conversely, change alarm behavior to ensure that important situations are addressed immediately.

“Now that more devices are becoming connected, the next stage of the Internet of Things will be focused on ensuring security, providing control over device behavior, and applying the right context to important data.”

Zipit said the protected technologies in this patent include, but are not limited to:

  • Server infrastructure sending audible alarm commands to mobile devices
  • Commands that specify alarm behaviors, such as automatically adjusting volume levels based on location
  • Authentication and control of devices to enable device users to seamlessly switch from one device to another
  • Sending location information to devices – so devices can connect to specified wireless networks within specific locations
  • Remotely disable a wireless connection based on a specific location
  • Sending a group message to one or more users and recording responses from those users in a database archive