Patents Assigned to Location Labs, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9232495
    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: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes, Joseph Anakata, Costandino Dufort Moraites, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Patent number: 9214077
    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: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 9196149
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing an alert regarding mobile device location is provided. The method includes obtaining location data corresponding to locations of a mobile device over a period of time. A location pattern is determined based on the location data. The current location of the mobile device is detected at a time based on the determined pattern, and an alert is provided regarding the current location of the mobile device. A system for providing alerts regarding mobile device location is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Grossman, Jacqueline Allison Bernstein, Mitchell Scott Ozer, Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Patent number: 9182976
    Abstract: A method for implementation by a network-connectable computing system is provided. The method includes receiving an indication of a service corresponding to a mobile device, the indication based on a user action, and transmitting at least one message to the mobile device responsive to the indication of the service. The at least one message includes an instruction for a particular application corresponding to the service to provide a status of the particular application and an instruction for a user of the mobile device to initiate contact with a network resource to access data corresponding to the particular application. Further provided is a system for managing client application enablement and operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hodges, Tasos Roumeliotis, Jesse Myers, Mitchell Scott Ozer, Joseph Anakata
  • Patent number: 9183597
    Abstract: A system and method of classifying historic and real-time social contacts of one or more mobile users in such a manner that classification structures are implemented. Those classification structures are maintained in a database and updated with additional information that can either be found or heuristically inferred. The maintained classification structures can be searched to obtain information or used to send alerts that notify others of a change in a social network, such as an alert to a parent when their child's social network changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse Myers
  • Patent number: 9161204
    Abstract: A computer-implemented mobile device locating method is provided. The method includes determining a current cell sector of a mobile device and comparing the current cell sector with a cell sector list of previously determined cell sectors. A current location of the mobile device is determined if the current cell sector is not listed in the cell sector list. The current location is compared with a last determined location. The current cell sector is added to the cell sector list if the current location is substantially the same as the last determined location. The cell sector list is cleared if the current location is not substantially the same as the last determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Hotes, Anthony Polito, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Patent number: 9154901
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling activity of a mobile device corresponding to a first user is provided. The method includes enabling an application to receive an indication of permitted usage from a second user. An indication of permitted usage of the mobile device is received via the application from the second user. Instructions are transmitted to the mobile communication device to disable or enable at least one functional component of the mobile device responsive to the indication of permitted usage. Further provided is a computing system including at least one memory configured to perform a procedure for controlling activity of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Hernandez, Choongil Fleischman, Andrew Talbot
  • Patent number: 9141918
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user contribution method is provided. The method includes retrieving event data posted by a plurality of users related to a first user, the event data including indications of at least one geographic area. The event data is compared with predetermined trigger data. A quality value of the at least one geographic area is determined based on the comparison of the event data with predetermined trigger data, and an indication of the quality value of the at least one geographic area is transmitted to a second user. A user contribution based mapping system is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Rosso, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes, Daniel Hodges, Joel Grossman, Jason Finkelstein
  • Patent number: 9047651
    Abstract: A family-plan management system integrating family plan widgets on mobile devices that interact with an API maintained and used by a central server is described. The family-plan management system enables high-visibility, low-effort communications between family-plan members as well as easy access to family-plan services offered by the central server. The API automatically identifies family plan members by accessing a database and then implements high-value web and mobile add-on services for the family plan members. The family-plan management system enables control and use of the family plan by the family plan member and enables the carrier to upgrade family plan services without direct action on the part of family plan members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Tasos Roumeliotis, Joel Grossman, David Hora, Brian Martin, Daniel Hodges