Remotely receiving and communicating commands to a mobile device for execution by the mobile device

  • US 8,660,530 B2
  • Filed: 05/01/2009
  • Issued: 02/25/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/01/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method, of remotely commanding a mobile device, the method comprising:

  • receiving input from a user uniquely identifying a mobile device, wherein the mobile device is remotely located from the user;

    presenting to a user one or more remote commands available to be performed by the mobile device, wherein the presenting includes identifying at least one of the one or more remote commands as enabled for execution by the mobile device;

    receiving user input selecting a remote command from the one or more presented remote commands;

    generating a remote command message instructing the mobile device to execute the selected remote command; and

    transmitting the remote command message to a notification server for publication in a command node included in a command collection topic uniquely subscribed to by the mobile device, where the command collection topic is one of a plurality of command collection topics hosted on the notification server and the command node is one of a plurality of command nodes included in the command collection topic, wherein the notification server notifies the mobile device that the remote command message is available for retrieval in the command node, and wherein the notification server transmits the remote command message to the mobile device only in response to the mobile device accessing the command node.

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