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Smarter Networking for Smarter Houses – ICAP Ocean Tomo Announces Patents That Deliver an Improved Networking Solution for the Wide Range of Appliances in Modern Homes

CHICAGO Feb. 16, 2011 Richard A. Bishel ICAP Ocean Tomo

ICAP Ocean Tomo’s Spring 2011 Live IP Auction March 31, 2011 New York City

Key Benefits & Characteristics

The patent discloses the following

  • An internet/intranet connectable electrical apparatus for monitoring and controlling electronic appliance operations.
  • The apparatus comprises both hardware (e.g., sensors and controllers) and software (e.g., network communication protocols and web servers) necessary to monitor the working conditions of an appliance within the home environment.
  • The apparatus can generate status reports. These reports comprise real-time snap-shots of the appliance and other appliance specific information (e.g., on/off status, power consumption, and load conditions).
  • Reports can be displayed on a web page accessible through the Internet, thereby enabling remote monitoring of the appliance.
  • The apparatus includes embedded software which enables a user to provide instructions (e.g., switch, on/off) via email.
  • The apparatus provides an efficient method for performing household tasks.
  • The apparatus provides a user-friendly interface that can remotely monitor multiple appliances. This can result in both increased convenience and lower operating costs.
  • The apparatus can be connected via either wired or wireless means to other handheld or mobile devices, including PDAs and cellular phones.
  • The apparatus is compact and can easily fit into a small electrical box or a single housing unit.

Market Potential

The disclosed technology offers the following opportunities:

  • This patent should be of interest to Internet/ intranet service providers and entities involved in the manufacturing of home security systems, consumer appliances, the home improvement industry, and electric/network equipment.
  • $17 billion $8.1 billion
  • $9 billion

To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio: Dean Becker [email protected]

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