GPSip, Inc. Granted Three New Patents for Its ‘Autonomous Containment’ Technology, Which Now Runs on ARM Processors

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The U.S. Patent Office recently granted three new patents to GPSip based on its 'Autonomous Containment' technology. Additionally, GPSip shows it is moving toward commercialization by proving its technology can now run on ARM cortex-m processors--the latest on a long list of processors on which the technology has proven itself to run.

GPSip Inc., a developer, intellectual property holder, and licensor of Autonomous GeoGraphical Containment Technology™, announced that it has recently been granted US patents 9,961,884; 10,064,390; and 10,080,346 for its “Wireless Location-Assisted Zone Guidance System,” which allows devices to autonomously determine their status relating to a complex geo-fence boundary or area. These three (3) patents build on and broaden its original patent 9,795,118 granted October 24, 2017.

GPSip's ‘Autonomous Containment’ technology allows containment areas (geo-fences) of complex shapes to be created with progressive alert zones and assigns them to other devices to be monitored and contained. The containment zone, alert zones, and other zone values are stored directly on the devices, using very little memory and processor time. As the location-aware device receives location information, it autonomously checks the on-board map to determine its status, and take action, if needed.

As GPSip moves toward enabling commercial applications, it has successfully incorporated the technology on devices built with ARM cortex-m processors. The technology is hardware agnostic, requiring just a small fraction of memory when compared to traditional methods. In addition to ARM cortex-m, the patented Autonomous Containment technology is proven to run on ARM cortex-a, Intel x86, Atmel AVR, Microchip Pic24, esp8266, and esp32 processors.

GPSip’s Autonomous Containment technology also improves battery life. A 70% reduction in power consumption, without shutting off the cellular radio, was realized when tested on a cellular-enabled SOM and a Ublox PAM-7Q GPS performing a complex geo-fence operation.

“Containment is a growing need of every location-aware device, and now you can do it autonomously, without sacrificing battery life,” noted Rodney Landers, co-inventor and CTO. “The market is experiencing an explosion of location-aware IoT devices, and we believe our breakthrough will open up a greater number of applications for remote monitoring, of all location-aware devices, that have been impossible to implement with standard geo-fences because of the battery drain.” Mr. Landers added, “Since the status processing happens locally, the device only needs to communicate when there is a problem, or to give infrequent updates when things are good.”

“Our ‘Autonomous GeoGraphical Containment Technology’ represents a paradigm change, and it will revolutionize the way containment can be used to monitor location-aware devices,” said Kevin Nieuwsma, co-inventor and CEO of GPSip, Inc. "We are thrilled to have been granted these patents which broaden the portfolio for our invention, and we look forward to partnering with industry leaders to accelerate the adoption of our proprietary technology.”

About GPSip, Inc.
GPSip is a developer, intellectual property holder, and licensor of Autonomous GeoGraphical Containment Technology™, advancing the capabilities of standard location-based systems. Applications include: Family Security, Personal Safety, Public Safety, Elder Care, Health & Medical, Animals, Asset, Unmanned Vehicles (“Drones”), and equipment containment. In addition to US patents 9,795,118; 9,961,884; 10,064,390; and 10,080,346 the company has 10 United States and International utility patents pending. For more information, call (651) 307-2781 or visit

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