Amazon patents an awesome technique to locate lost phones

The patented method assists in the recovery of a lost electronic device. When an electronic device determines that it is at rest, it automatically captures an image using a built-in camera and transmits the image to a server. A user, having lost the electronic device, may access the image via a web interface to determine the location of the electronic device. The images will help user identify location of the device, for example, room, car, toilet etc.

Patent Information:

Patent Number – US 9,113,304 B1
Patent Title – LOCALIZATION OF DEVICE AT REST
Inventors – Sharadh Ramaswamy, Sunnyvale, CA (US); and K R Suveetha Kamatchi, Tamil Nadu (IN)
Filed by Amazon Technologies, Inc., Reno, NV (US)
Filed on Dec. 10, 2012,
Appl. No. 13/710,074

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