(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2004/0205198 Al
Zellner et al. (43) Pub. Date: Oct. 14,2004
(76) Inventors: Samuel N. Zellner, Dunwoody, GA
(US); Mark J. Enzmann, Roswell, GA
(US); Robert T. Moton JR.,
Alpharetta, GA (US)
1650 TYSONS BOULEVARD
MCLEAN, VA 22102 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/819,940
(22) Filed: Apr. 8, 2004
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 09/606,535, filed on Jun. 30, 2000, now Pat. No. 6,738,808.
(51) Int. CI.7 G06F 15/16
(52) U.S. CI 709/228; 709/245
An anonymous location wireless network service for use in a wireless network that tracks the location and identity of network users, such as networks complying with enhanced 911 standards. The service provides content providers with the location of network users without revealing their identities. The service includes a wireless network having a proxy server, a network communication link to a plurality of web sites, and a wireless communication link to a plurality of handheld devices. The proxy server blocks identity by reading the location and identity information of network devices, generating dummy identifications, relating the dummy identifications to the identity information, storing the relationships in a memory storage, and forwarding the location information and dummy identifications to the global computer network. Upon receiving return messages from the global computer network, the proxy server reads the dummy identifications, looks up the related identity information in the memory storage, and forwards the data to the appropriate network devices.