NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for sale a patented software system for collecting and analyzing display text and images for monitoring computer usage patterns from inventor F. Scott Deaver. This IP package will be included in the upcoming sealed bid event taking place on November 21, 2013. Bids for this lot will be accepted starting November 19 through November 21, 2013.
"We are pleased to offer this patented computer monitoring system disclosing key advancements important to a variety of industries, including surveillance and security, software development, and government contractors and suppliers," says Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage.
Key Characteristics & Benefits The portfolio for sale describes elements of a system for evaluating user behavior on devices linked to one or more servers. In the preferred embodiment, images of computer screens are captured and analyzed to extract text content. Such content is used to identify patterns of user behavior, including misuse, of a computer or network. The content can be used to track productivity, reveal the true information pathways through an organization and identify any bottlenecks, expose misconduct, assess employee morale, detect potential EEOC and workplace harassment concerns before harm is done, document disciplinary actions, and provide litigation support. The system is passive, objective, and self-adjusting, and can operate independently without interaction with other applications.
Additionally, the disclosed system can be used to monitor a large number of different computing devices, such as mobile devices constrained by data costs and bandwidth issues. The system also includes technologies for compressing and transmitting digital images that have very low bandwidth requirements, which may be useful for cell phones and other mobile devices where data transmission is constrained. It also includes methods to improve extracted text quality on low-resolution devices.
The system has a variety of applications including monitoring employee activities in the workplace, or the computer usage of telecommuting staff. The invention can also be implemented as an extension of surveillance and security systems already in place to monitor a workplace in private and government sectors as well as in academic settings where test-taking and training exercises require observation.
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