meshDETECT® is pleased to announce that it has recently received a notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for U.S. Patent Application Number 15/700,144 entitled “System and method for controlling, monitoring and recording of wireless telecommunications services in penal institutions.”
A notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office is a written notification that a patent application has cleared internal review and is pending issuance.
This fourth patent further expands our Secure Prison Cell Phone Solutions™ intellectual property portfolio and solidifies our position as the prime innovator in the prison mobile device space. The claims in this latest patent are directed toward monitoring an inmate’s mobile device use and then remotely modifying inmate access to features and functions based on the detection of tampering with or prohibited usage of the device.
As more correctional facilities deploy wireless communications devices to inmates, these devices have the potential for criminal mischief if not closely monitored and strictly controlled. Prison authorities need timely notification of misuse or tampering as well as the ability to restrict or disable critical device features and functions, on an automatic or ad hoc basis.
Additionally, correctional facility staff need the capability to take immediate action to mitigate an individual inmate’s breach of the device use rules, or even restrict the functionality of all of the prison populations’ devices in the case of emergency situations such as a riot or lock down.
Brian Byrne, Managing Partner of meshIP, LLC commented, “With this fourth patent, we now have intellectual property which covers the four key aspects of secure wireless inmate calling – system, application, device management and now device security. There continue to be many industry announcements regarding personal communications device roll outs in prisons and jails, but we believe we are the only inmate communications services company with the intellectual property portfolio protecting these four core elements of the rapidly emerging inmate mobile device market.”
Update: The patent (US10,278,076) was issued on April 30, 2019 by the United States Patent Office. You can view the patent here: Fourth meshDETECT patent.