Patents Assigned to Location Labs, Inc.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190028585
    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: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Tasos Roumeliotis, Sourya Roy
  • Patent number: 10178946
    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: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10148805
    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: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Tasos Roumeliotis, Sourya Roy
  • Patent number: 10136303
    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: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Publication number: 20180324554
    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: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Publication number: 20180300973
    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: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10028099
    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: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 9961536
    Abstract: A communication network and software for its implementation that controls a mobile device based on historical user activity is provided. The mobile device communicates with a server and includes a function that is dependent on the user activity. The server senses the user activity over time and produces a histogram of that activity. The rate at which the server attempts to sense the user activity depends on the histogram. An application might change the function depending on the result of detecting the user activity and the rate at which it does so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Martin
  • Publication number: 20180096272
    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: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Location Labs. Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 9934631
    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: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 9830567
    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: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Publication number: 20170331943
    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: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Patent number: 9819753
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for logging and reporting mobile device information is provided. The method includes receiving device activity information corresponding to use of a particular mobile device via a client executed on the particular mobile. The activity information is sorted based on at least one predetermined criterion, and the sorted activity information is reported to a user. The invention further provides a computer activity monitoring and reporting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Hernandez, Andrew Talbot, Mitchell Scott Ozer
  • Patent number: 9801035
    Abstract: A method includes communicating, by an application executed by a processor of a first mobile communication device, with a server system. A first phone number corresponding to the first mobile communication device is determined or verified based on the communicating with the server system, the first phone number corresponding to a particular shared operating plan enabled by a particular mobile operator. A request is transmitted to a computing system corresponding to the particular mobile operator for a second phone number corresponding to a second mobile communication device and corresponding to the particular shared operating plan of the first mobile communication device. The second phone number is received from the computing system. The processor of the first mobile communication device determines user identifying information corresponding to the second phone number based on data accessible via the first mobile communication device, and the user identifying information is provided to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 9749458
    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: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Publication number: 20170245111
    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: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 9740883
    Abstract: A system is provided including a non-transitory computer readable storage medium that causes a mobile device to store client states indicating statuses of mobile device functional components. Each client state corresponds to a functional component. A client digest of the client state is stored. A server digest corresponding to a server state and the client digest is received from a server. The server state indicates a status of a mobile device functional component. The server digest is compared with the client digest. A state request is transmitted to the server responsive to a determination of a difference between the server digest and client digest. The server state is received from the server. The functional component is enabled or disabled as indicated by the server state. The server state and digest are stored as the client state and digest respectively. Methods for control of mobile device functional components are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Anakata, Virginia Howard, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 9661126
    Abstract: A processor-implemented system for automatically controlling the functionality of a mobile device of a driver while driving so as to reduce driving distractions related to the mobile device. The system detects driving and automatically enters a driving mode when driving is detected. The driving mode implements an alternate user interface (UI) that limits interactions with the mobile device in accord with predetermined restrictions. The driving mode can be configured to automatically screen incoming calls and texts while suppressing potentially-distracting notifications. The system implements a PIN-based mechanism that ensures user compliance while enabling an opt-out feature usable under controlled circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Publication number: 20170135045
    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: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes