Patents Assigned to Location Labs, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10993187
    Abstract: A computer implemented method is provided including establishing a value corresponding to a particular user of a device, receiving an indication of a triggering condition of the particular user of the device, the triggering condition being enabled by the device or measurable by the device, and determining the triggering condition has been met by the user via the device. The method further includes modifying the value responsive to determining the triggering condition has been met, determining when the value crosses a particular threshold, and disabling an application or a functional component of the device responsive to the value crossing the particular threshold. A system for implementing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10885573
    Abstract: A device locating method includes broadcasting by a first mobile device a signal comprising an identifier associated with the first mobile device. A second mobile device receives and measures the signal broadcast by the first mobile device to produce one or more signal measurements. The second mobile device transmits the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements to a computing system. The computing system receives the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements from the second mobile device. The computing system estimates a location of the first mobile device based on the one or more signal measurements, and the location is transmitted to a user associated with the first mobile device. A traffic flow determination method, product ordering method and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes, Joseph Anakata, Costandino Dufort Moraites, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Patent number: 10841787
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for determining the location of a target device is disclosed. A locate request is received for the target device. The locate request is forwarded. A locate for the target device in response to the locate request is received, the locate including a location and a location accuracy. The received location accuracy is compared with an accuracy threshold, and a calculated location of the target device is forwarded when the received location accuracy is not within the accuracy threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10750006
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing controls corresponding to a particular mobile device. The method includes receiving from a first party corresponding to the particular mobile device a designation of a second party and receiving control instructions from the second party. A particular geographic area and/or a particular time frame is associated with the second party. A processor alternately delegates one or more device controls of the particular mobile device from the first party to the second party based on a current location of the particular mobile device relative to the particular geographic area and/or a current time relative to the particular time frame. The control instructions received from the second party are applied when the one or more device controls are delegated to the second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Tasos Roumeliotis, Sourya Roy
  • Patent number: 10652697
    Abstract: A locator assembly is provided. The locator assembly includes an article of wear and a location sending device embedded in the article of wear. A bio-related electric generator is connected to the location sending device for providing power for the location sending device. A system for locating a person and a locating method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10650333
    Abstract: A task management system and method that enables task assignment, that supports task monitoring, that produces task reminders, that verifies task completion, and that assigns rewards or penalties based on task performance. The task management system implements a method of receiving an indication of a particular task to be completed and first image data that corresponds to the particular task. The method further includes receiving second image data that corresponds to a second image, and processor comparing the first image data and the second image data. The processor can determine whether the particular task is completed based on comparing the first image data and the second image data. A notification indicating whether the particular task is completed is then sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10560804
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of enabling device use is provided. The method includes receiving from a first user an indication of at least one geographic area. Location information of a second user corresponding to a mobile device is received. The location information of the second user and the at least one geographic area are compared, and at least one of an application on the mobile device and a functional component of the mobile device are enabled based on the comparison of the location information of the second user and the at least one geographic area. A computing system for enabling device use is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10560324
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling device use is provided. A computing system stores a first state corresponding to a status of one or more functional components of a user device. A user device stores a second state corresponding to the first state and corresponding to the status of the one or more functional components of the user device. An instruction to modify the status of the one or more functional components of the user device is received, and the computing system modifies the first state and the status of the one or more functional components at a network level responsive to the instruction. The user device modifies the second state and the status of the one or more functional components at a device level responsive to the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes, Joseph Anakata, Eric Schuchman, Mitchell Scott Ozer, Ariel Haney, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Patent number: 10548469
    Abstract: An oral monitoring system is provided. The oral monitoring system includes one or more cameras configured for installation in a mouth for capturing images. A memory is configured for storing images. One or more processors are configured to process images captured by the one or more cameras, and a wireless transmitter is configured to transmit data corresponding to the captured images. A chemical sensor is further provided and the wireless transmitter is further configured to transmit data corresponding to substances detected by the chemical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10489999
    Abstract: A bio-implantable identification device configured for implantation in a user's body is provided. The bio-implantable identification device includes at least one memory configured to store a key, a receiver configured to receive an identification request, at least one processor configured to sign the identification request using the key stored in the at least one memory of the device, and a transmitter configured to transmit the signed request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10492031
    Abstract: A locator assembly is provided. The locator assembly includes an article of wear and a location sending device embedded in the article of wear. A bio-related electric generator is connected to the location sending device for providing power for the location sending device. A system for locating a person and a locating method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Publication number: 20190320392
    Abstract: A computer implemented method is provided including establishing a value corresponding to a particular user of a device, receiving an indication of a triggering condition of the particular user of the device, the triggering condition being enabled by the device or measurable by the device, and determining the triggering condition has been met by the user via the device. The method further includes modifying the value responsive to determining the triggering condition has been met, determining when the value crosses a particular threshold, and disabling an application or a functional component of the device responsive to the value crossing the particular threshold. A system for implementing the method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10447838
    Abstract: A process-based, automated phone fraud management system that operates over a communication network to protect a user from attempted fraud by a fraud agent is disclosed. Local application software interacts with server software to provide alerts for a protected user based on phone numbers known to be, assumed to be, or found to be associated with fraud agents. The server keeps lists of phone numbers, and searches those lists to classify phone numbers. Phone calls to or from numbers associated with a fraud agent are interrupted. Questionable calls are converted to text and the text is then searched to identify words and phrases commonly associated with phone fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10445464
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided including receiving sensor data from a mobile device corresponding to a first user. A user state of the first user is predicted based on the sensor data. A request is transmitted to the first user to confirm the predicted user state, and a notification is transmitted regarding the predicted user state to a second user responsive to the first user's confirmation of the predicted user state or the first user's failure to respond to the request. A computing system for monitoring and reporting activity of a mobile device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10417604
    Abstract: A device locating method includes broadcasting by a first mobile device a signal comprising an identifier associated with the first mobile device. A second mobile device receives and measures the signal broadcast by the first mobile device to produce one or more signal measurements. The second mobile device transmits the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements to a computing system. The computing system receives the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements from the second mobile device. The computing system estimates a location of the first mobile device based on the one or more signal measurements, and the location is transmitted to a user associated with the first mobile device. A traffic flow determination method, product ordering method and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes, Joseph Anakata, Costandino Dufort Moraites, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Patent number: 10412681
    Abstract: A computer implemented method is provided including establishing a value corresponding to a particular user of a device, receiving an indication of a triggering condition of the particular user of the device, the triggering condition being enabled by the device or measurable by the device, and determining the triggering condition has been met by the user via the device. The method further includes modifying the value responsive to determining the triggering condition has been met, determining when the value crosses a particular threshold, and disabling an application or a functional component of the device responsive to the value crossing the particular threshold. A system for implementing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10326877
    Abstract: A processor-implemented system for supporting use of a reduced driving distraction program on a mobile device is disclosed. The system detects whether the mobile device is in a moving vehicle. If so, a driving mode is set in which driving is determined to be protected driving if the reduced distraction program is being followed and unprotected if the reduced distraction program is not being followed. The system then tracks unprotected driving and protected driving and aggregates the unprotected driving and protected driving. A party is then notified regarding the aggregation of unprotected driving and protected driving. Other drivers can be asked to join the reduced driving distraction program and awards can be given to drivers for meeting pre-determined milestones of protected driving. Either the mobile device or a remote computer may aggregate driving and send notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Publication number: 20190142260
    Abstract: An oral monitoring system is provided. The oral monitoring system includes one or more cameras configured for installation in a mouth for capturing images. A memory is configured for storing images. One or more processors are configured to process images captured by the one or more cameras, and a wireless transmitter is configured to transmit data corresponding to the captured images. A chemical sensor is further provided and the wireless transmitter is further configured to transmit data corresponding to substances detected by the chemical sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Publication number: 20190090121
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for determining the location of a target device is disclosed. A locate request is received for the target device. The locate request is forwarded. A locate for the target device in response to the locate request is received, the locate including a location and a location accuracy. The received location accuracy is compared with an accuracy threshold, and a calculated location of the target device is forwarded when the received location accuracy is not within the accuracy threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Publication number: 20190043012
    Abstract: A device locating method includes broadcasting by a first mobile device a signal comprising an identifier associated with the first mobile device. A second mobile device receives and measures the signal broadcast by the first mobile device to produce one or more signal measurements. The second mobile device transmits the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements to a computing system. The computing system receives the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements from the second mobile device. The computing system estimates a location of the first mobile device based on the one or more signal measurements, and the location is transmitted to a user associated with the first mobile device. A traffic flow determination method, product ordering method and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes, Joseph Anakata, Costandino Dufort Moraites, Tasos Roumeliotis