U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventor Alan D. Ross of Shingle Springs
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,629) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and device for controlling use of context information of a user." The co-inventors are Tobias M. Kohlenberg, Portland, Ore., Selim Aissi, Beaverton, Ore., Dennis M. Morgan, Pine Grove, Calif., Alan D. Ross, Shingle Springs, Calif., and Jim S. Baca, Corrales, N.M.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and device for controlling use of context information of a user includes establishing a context policy enforcement engine on a mobile computing device. The context policy enforcement engine may be embodied as software and/or hardware components. The context policy enforcement engine retrieves context policy data in response to receiving a request for context information related to a user. The context policy data defines a set of context rules for responding to context requests. The context policy enforcement engine responds to the request based on the set of context rules."
The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (12/567,386). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=...