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Christian Cotichini, Fraser Cain, David G Ashworth, Peter Michael Bruce Livingston, Gabor Solymar, Philip B Gardner, Timothy S Woinoski: Method and apparatus to monitor and locate an electronic device using a secured intelligent agent. Liu & Liu, July 31, 2001: US06269392 (216 worldwide citation)

A system for locating and monitoring electronic devices utilizing a security system that is secretly and transparently embedded within the software, firmware, or hardware of the electronic device. The security system may be embodied in internal memory devices such as ROM BIOS, ROM, Flash ROM, EPROM, ...


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Daniel S Spear, Philip B Gardner: Method and apparatus for brokering memory resources. Quarterdeck Corporation, Hecker & Harriman, February 8, 2000: US06023712 (57 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for brokering memory resources. A memory broker cooperates with one or more memory servers and one or more memory clients. The memory servers obtain usable memory space and report the availability of such memory space to the memory broker. The me ...


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Philip B Gardner: Persistent servicing agent. Absolute Software Corporation, Liu & Liu, April 9, 2013: US08418226 (7 worldwide citation)

A tamper resistant servicing Agent for providing various services (e.g., data delete, firewall protection, data encryption, location tracking, message notification, and updating software) comprises multiple functional modules, including a loader module (CLM) that loads and gains control during POST, ...


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Philip B Gardner, Victor Volodarets: Method for determining identification of an electronic device. ABSOLUTE SOFTWARE CORPORATION, Liu & Liu, January 17, 2017: US09547780

A utility to determine identity of an electronic device electronically, by running a device attribute collection application that collects key data points of the electronic devices and a device identification application that uses these key data points to link the electronic device to a specific own ...


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Philip B Gardner: Persistent servicing agent. Absolute Software Corporation, Liu & Liu, October 21, 2014: US08868933

A tamper resistant software Agent for enabling, supporting and/or providing various services (e.g., tracking assets; data delete and updating software) comprises multiple functional modules, including a loader module (CLM) that loads and gains control during POST, independent of the OS, an Adaptive ...


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Philip B Gardner: Persistent agent supported by operating system in handheld device. ABSOLUTE SOFTWARE CORPORATION, Liu & Liu, October 11, 2016: US09465958

A tamper resistant servicing Agent for providing various services (e.g., data delete, firewall protection, data encryption, location tracking, message notification, and updating software) comprises multiple functional modules, including a loader module (CLM) that loads and gains control during POST, ...


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Philip B Gardner: Persistent agent supported by processor. ABSOLUTE SOFTWARE CORPORATION, Liu & Liu, October 11, 2016: US09465959

A tamper resistant servicing Agent for providing various services (e.g., data delete, firewall protection, data encryption, location tracking, message notification, and updating software) comprises multiple functional modules, including a loader module (CLM) that loads and gains control during POST, ...


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Philip B Gardner: Persistent servicing agent. Absolute Software Corporation, Liu & Liu, November 30, 2006: US20060272020-A1

A tamper resistant servicing Agent for providing various services (e.g., data delete, firewall protection, data encryption, location tracking, message notification, and updating software) comprises multiple functional modules, including a loader module (CLM) that loads and gains control during POST, ...


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Philip B Gardner: Persistent servicing agent. Liu & Liu, September 29, 2005: US20050216757-A1

A tamper resistant software Agent for enabling, supporting and/or providing various services (e.g., tracking assets; data delete and updating software) comprises multiple functional modules, including a loader module (CLM) that loads and gains control during POST, independent of the OS, an Adaptive ...


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Philip B Gardner, Victor Volodarets: Method for determining identification of an electronic device. Absolute Software Corporation, Liu & Liu, October 4, 2007: US20070234427-A1

A utility to determine identity of an electronic device electronically, by running a device attribute collection application that collects key data points of the electronic devices and a device identification application that uses these key data points to link the electronic device to a specific own ...