Patents by Inventor Scott Hotes

Scott Hotes has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170132424
    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: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: WaveMarket, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Anakata, Virginia Howard, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes
  • 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