TeleComm Systems Announces Nine US, Two Foreign Patents Related to Mobile Location, Secure Communications, Wireless Data Technologies
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued TCS nine patents during the fourth quarter of 2012; TCS also was issued two foreign patents in this period. TCS' intellectual property monetization efforts contributed meaningfully to its fourth quarter 2012 results and are expected to increasingly be a part of annual operating results.
The nine new U.S. patents describe innovations in mobile location, secure communications, public safety, wireless data and messaging and further strengthen these areas of TCS' intellectual property.
The USPTO issued four patents to TCS related to mobile location:
o "Point of Interest Spatial Rating Search Method and System" (U.S. Patent 8,301,371) o "Consequential Location Derived Information" (U.S. Patent 8,290,505) o "Location Privacy Selector" (U.S. Patent 8,315,599) o "Telematics Basic Mobile Device Safety Interlock" (U.S. Patent 8,336,664)
The use of smartphones and the data and information that they provide to the user when searching for information is growing at an enormous rate. Many times, the user easily can be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data available, and sometimes, the information is not relevant. The Point of Interest patent describes techniques whereby the current location of the mobile device from the point of interest is used to inform the search results, so that the user receives only the most relevant information. For example, when the user searches for a specific type of restaurant, they will only receive results that are within a predetermined distance setting.
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