Integrated internet camera system and method

  • US 8,581,991 B1
  • Filed: 06/24/2013
  • Issued: 11/12/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/26/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for transmitting and receiving still or video images by an Internet direct device associated with a user over a communications network, comprising the steps of:

  • automatically connecting the Internet direct device to said communications network on power-up using one of a plurality of available modes of connection, which is designated as a primary mode of connection;

    capturing still or video images by an image capture system of the Internet direct device;

    transmitting the captured still or video images to an account associated with the Internet direct device on a website archive and review (WSARC) upon image capture by a microprocessor of the Internet direct device;

    receiving still or video images from said WSARC over the communications network by the Internet direct device; and

    automatically switching to another available mode of connection by the microprocessor when the Internet direct device detects that said primary mode of connection to the communications network is unavailable.

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