Red Bend Software, provider of mobile software management (MSM), has announced the issuance of two new patents by the US Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO), covering revertible and failsafe features of Red Bend’s already patented in-place update methods used for managing software on mobile devices. Both features improve the user experience and enable Red Bend’s customers to reduce support costs and increase service revenues.
US patent number 7,587,433 that was issued 8 September 2009, provides a method for revertible updating. It enables the use of the same update file for both updating the device to a new version and for reverting to the previous version without the need to download a downgrade file. This reduces both memory and transport cost requirements as well as allows the cancellation of an in-progress update.
US patent number 7,599,970 that was issued 6 October 2009, provides a method for failsafe in-place updating. It enables the correct resumption of an interrupted update with no additional storage requirements. This feature ensures 100% completion of the update process and eliminates the risk of rendering devices “disabled,” which might cause substantial damages in operation costs and brand name.
“Red Bend continues to innovate and break the boundaries of what’s possible with managing mobile software,” said Sharon Peleg, founder and CTO of Red Bend Software. “The addition of these two patents further demonstrates Red Bend’s leadership through innovation in mobile software management.”
In addition to the US, Red Bend has been granted patents in Australia, Canada, Korea, Singapore, India and China.