Security apparatus and method

  • US 5,764,892 A
  • Filed: 11/15/1995
  • Issued: 06/09/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/15/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for tracing an electronic device having an unique identifying indicia, said electronic device connectable to a telecommunications interface having a unique address within a telecommunications system to which it is connected, said unique address used for providing location information, said telecommunications system connected to a host system, said method comprising the steps:

  • establishing an interface between said electronic device and a telecommunications system through said telecommunications interface for communicating with said host system;

    providing said host system with said identifying indicia, comprising a string of characters, for said electronic device to determine the identity of said electronic device, including transmitting said string of characters which comprise said identifying indicia to said host system through two or more transmissions wherein each of said transmissions contains a segment of said identifying indicia; and

    providing said host system with said unique address of said telecommunications interface associated with said electronic device to enable the determination of the location of said electronic device.

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