Computer recovery or return

  • US 10,325,122 B2
  • Filed: 01/08/2018
  • Issued: 06/18/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/25/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for displaying information to assist with returning a computer comprising the steps of:

  • activating a processor to display on a display screen on the computer which displays information concerning return information for returning the computer to an owner from data stored in a memory of the computer, the screen displaying return information before or with a lock screen, to facilitate return of the computer and which is maintained on or before or with the lock screen so the return information is visible to anyone viewing the display screen, the lock screen locks the display screen and protects the computer;

    initiating or changing return information which appears on the display through remote communication without assistance by a user with the computer, wherein the changing of the return information is done through an interactive program stored in the memory of the computer which is remotely accessed only by the owner of the computer or the party authorized by the owner to enable the initiating or changing of the display screen;

    displaying the screen before or with a security prompt which prevents the user from accessing operatively the computer; and

    activating the processor to allow a message to the user.

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