US 9,813,408 B2
Asset guardian
Jesse Hefter, Brookline, MA (US); and Victor D. Chan, Waltham, MA (US)
Assigned to Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Basking Ridge, NJ (US)
Filed by Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Arlington, VA (US)
Filed on Jun. 19, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/309,250.
Prior Publication US 2015/0372995 A1, Dec. 24, 2015
Int. Cl. H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04W 12/06 (2009.01); G06F 21/88 (2013.01)
CPC H04L 63/083 (2013.01) [G06F 21/88 (2013.01); H04W 12/06 (2013.01); H04L 63/0428 (2013.01); H04L 63/08 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An asset guardian system, comprising:
a server including a server processor with server memory configured to store registered asset information including an asset code and an asset location;
an asset guardian program configured to communicate the registered asset information including the asset code and asset location; and
at least one asset including an asset processor and asset memory with local asset information, the asset processor configured to receive the asset code and asset location by way of the at least one asset being plugged into a power receptacle of a power socket having a power line transceiver in communication with the server by way of the asset guardian program and authenticate that the asset code and asset location according to the server matches the local asset information according to the at least one asset,
wherein the at least one asset is communicatively connected to the power socket having the power line transceiver in connection with a power-line network to authorize, with the server, a pairing between the at least one asset and the power socket, and
wherein the at least one asset is configured to change, based on the authentication of the asset code and asset location from the power socket, between a disabled condition with at least partially disabled power to inhibit use while monitoring and maintaining contents of the at least one asset and an enabled condition with full power.