Patents by Inventor Archer Wun

Archer Wun has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8497912
    Abstract: Method for avoiding unauthorized images of a proprietor's information from being transmitted outside the proprietor's control. A photographic image captured with a camera incorporated upon the wireless handheld communication device is wirelessly transmitted to a proprietor's server. The image is stored on the server after capture and transmission, preferably while the device is still in the photography-restricted geographical area that is under the control of the proprietor of the server. Once at the server, the photographic image is analyzed to determine whether or not the image is authorized for dissemination outside the proprietor's control. Local storage of the photographic image can be prevented on the device which assures that the transmission and storage of the photographic image on the proprietor's server is exclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Archer Wun
  • Patent number: 8218015
    Abstract: Method for avoiding unauthorized images of a proprietor's information from being transmitted outside the proprietor's control. A photographic image captured with a camera incorporated upon the wireless handheld communication device is wirelessly transmitted to a proprietor's server. The image is stored on the server after capture and transmission, preferably while the device is still in the photography-restricted geographical area that is under the control of the proprietor of the server. Once at the server, the photographic image is analyzed to determine whether or not the image is authorized for dissemination outside the proprietor's control. Local storage of the photographic image can be prevented on the device which assures that the transmission and storage of the photographic image on the proprietor's server is exclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Archer Wun
  • Patent number: 7711256
    Abstract: Methods and devices for implementing a camera restriction on a wireless handheld communication device. As more handheld devices incorporate camera functionalities, organizations and individuals with privacy concerns are more vulnerable to unauthorized disclosure. The camera restriction prevents a user from taking a picture of a subject if the device has not been steadily focused on the subject in question for a predetermined period of time. In short, this process extends the normal camera-taking procedure and thus requires the camera user to take pictures in a conspicuous manner—the rationale being that a camera user would be less likely to take unauthorized pictures if such actions could be easily recognized. The camera restriction can be communicated to the device via a wireless communication network. Additionally, the restrictions and boundaries can be communicated to the device as part of an IT security policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventor: Archer Wun
  • Publication number: 20080055408
    Abstract: Method for avoiding unauthorized images of a proprietor's information from being transmitted outside the proprietor's control. A photographic image captured with a camera incorporated upon the wireless handheld communication device is wirelessly transmitted to a proprietor's server. The image is stored on the server after capture and transmission, preferably while the device is still in the photography-restricted geographical area that is under the control of the proprietor of the server. Once at the server, the photographic image is analyzed to determine whether or not the image is authorized for dissemination outside the proprietor's control. Local storage of the photographic image can be prevented on the device which assures that the transmission and storage of the photographic image on the proprietor's server is exclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Archer Wun
  • Patent number: D577014
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Jason T. Griffin, Cortez Corley, Roman P. Rak, Archer Wun
  • Patent number: D577015
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Jason T. Griffin, Cortez Corley, Roman P. Rak, Archer Wun
  • Patent number: D577017
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Jason T. Griffin, Cortez Corley, Roman P. Rak, Archer Wun
  • Patent number: D581923
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Jason T. Griffin, Cortez Corley, Roman P. Rak, Archer Wun
  • Patent number: D583811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Jason T. Griffin, Cortez Corley, Roman P. Rak, Archer Wun