07219222 is referenced by 100 patents and cites 30 patents.

A system and method are provided that remotely grants limited access and permits use of resident software options in accordance with terms consistent with an access grant. The invention includes receiving an access request from a user to access a software option resident in memory of a device, determining whether to grant access in response to the request, and generating an electronic enabler in response to the access request that is transmitted from a centralized facility to a user of the remote device. The electronic enabler is configured to be input into the device whereupon activation of the option is achieved in accordance with terms of the access grant.

Title
Method and system to grant access to software options resident on a medical imaging device
Application Number
9/683561
Publication Number
7219222 (B1)
Application Date
January 18, 2002
Publication Date
May 15, 2007
Inventor
Bobby Keen
New Berlin
WI, US
Esmeraldo Davantes
Pewaukee
WI, US
Geoffrey Christanday
Milwaukee
WI, US
Michael Minogue
Milwaukee
WI, US
David Precord
Hartford
WI, US
John L Schmidt
Wales
WI, US
Winnie C Durbin
Dousman
WI, US
Agent
Carl B Horton
Michael A Della Penna
Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group SC
Assignee
GE Medical Technology Services
WI, US
IPC
H04L 9/00
H04K 1/00
G06Q 99/00
G06F 17/30
G06F 7/04
G06F 9/00
G06F 1/24
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