(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication oo) Pub. No.: US 2006/0166679 Al
Karaoguz et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jul. 27,2006
(54) GPS ENABLED CELL PHONE LOCATION TRACKING FOR SECURITY PURPOSES
(76) Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Irvine, CA (US);
James D. Bennett, San Clemente, CA
GARLICK HARRISON & MARKISON LLP
P.O. BOX 160727
AUSTIN, TX 78716-0727 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/069,659
(22) Filed: Mar. 1, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/647,255, filed on Jan. 26, 2005.
(51) Int. CI.
H04Q 7/20 (2006.01)
A wireless terminal enacts a boundary violation notification rule that includes geographic boundary and an action or a mobility violation notification rule that includes a mobility parameter and an action. The wireless terminal determines its location and/or rate of motion by accessing the GPS receiver of the wireless terminal. The wireless terminal then compares its location to the geographic boundary and/or its rate of motion to the mobility parameter. When comparison is unfavorable, the wireless terminal executes the action by sending a message to a destination device via its wireless interface and a supporting wireless network infrastructure. This message may be sent to a partnered wireless terminal, a partnered landline terminal, a monitoring location, or to another location to which the message is relevant. In addition to sending the message, the wireless terminal may also issue an audible alarm, take a picture, or perform another action.