08078140 is referenced by 137 patents and cites 57 patents.

A system and method for the real-time management of a device, and more particularly to the allocation of electronic wallets that are associated with one or more devices and various controls that enable at least two entities to manage how the device is utilized for various activities and to pay for goods and services. Each device is associated with at least two electronic wallets, a user wallet and an administrator wallet. The administrator can establish rules that designate how and when the device can be used and which wallet will be used to pay for goods and services desired by the user, but in the event the user wallet is depleted or low on funds, the administrator wallet can serve as a backup funding source for specified types of goods and/or services. Additional wallets can also be associated with the device to authorize and pay for goods and services, under the control of the administrator wallet, such as a promotional wallet that could be designated for use with the device before a primary or administrative wallet was used, or a dynamic wallet that could be associated for use with multiple different devices as well as other wallets, but acts in conjunction with the user and administrator wallets. Additional rules can be established to perform many other functions, such as manage the movement of value between wallets and from other sources to the wallets.

Title
System and methods for managing the utilization of an electronic device
Application Number
12/950291
Publication Number
8078140 (B2)
Application Date
November 19, 2010
Publication Date
December 13, 2011
Inventor
Ben Julian Weintraub
Vienna
VA, US
Carol Ann Politi
Bethesda
MD, US
Daniel John Neal
Chevy Chase
MD, US
Douglas Owen Kesser
Little Silver
NJ, US
Steven Ira Geller
Bethesda
MD, US
Matthew Donald Baker
Potomac
MD, US
Agent
SilverSky Group
Assignee
Kajeet
MD, US
IPC
H04M 11/00
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