US Pat. No. 9,283,931

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR VEHICLES

Mill Mountain Capital, LL...

1. A system configured to control use of a mobile device in a vehicle, the mobile device comprising a hands-on user interface
and a wireless communication interface, the system comprising:
a hardwired connection configured to couple the mobile device to the system through an integral wired coupler of the mobile
device, wherein the hands-on interface of the mobile device is inaccessible with the mobile device coupled to the hardwired
connection and the wireless communication interface of the mobile device remains operational with the mobile device coupled
to the hardwired connection; and

a navigation system comprising a global positioning sensor and a controller configured to couple to the mobile device through
the hardwired connection, the controller configured to allow operation of the vehicle with the mobile device coupled to the
hardwired connection via authentication of the mobile device through the hardwired connection and to prevent a vehicle start
when the mobile device is not coupled to the controller through the hardwired connection, wherein the controller is configured
to permit, once the vehicle is started, a continued operation of the vehicle following removal of the mobile device from the
hardwired connection, wherein the navigation system is configured to receive input from a user at a remote site from the vehicle
during operation of the vehicle and send vehicle information to the user at the remote site from the vehicle during operation
of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,707,928

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR VEHICLES

Mill Mountain Capital, LL...

1. A method of preventing a vehicle operator from sending text messages while operating the vehicle, the method comprising:
coupling a mobile device to the vehicle through a hard wired or wireless connection to permit operation of the vehicle, the
hard wired connection comprising a circuit comprising a processor, the processor configured to prohibit starting of the vehicle
when the mobile device is not coupled to the circuit and allow starting of the vehicle when the mobile device is coupled to
the circuit, in which the processor permits starting of the vehicle when the mobile device is coupled to the circuit and is
an authorized mobile device; and

disabling text messaging of the mobile device to prevent sending of text messages while the mobile device is coupled to the
vehicle through the hard wired or wireless connection.

US Pat. No. 9,079,494

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR VEHICLES

Mill Mountain Capital, LL...

1. A system for a vehicle comprising:
a processor;
a circuit electrically coupled to the processor and configured to receive an input from a mobile device, the circuit constructed
and arranged to prevent operation of the vehicle when the mobile device is not coupled to the circuit and to allow operation
of the vehicle when the mobile device is coupled to circuit; and

a wired coupler electrically coupled to the circuit and configured to physically contact the mobile device through a coupler
of the mobile device to electrically couple the mobile device and the circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,194,017

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR VEHICLES

Mill Mountain Capital, LL...

1. A system configured to detect the presence of at least one mobile device within a vehicle and determine if the detected mobile device is an authorized mobile device and whether non hands free mobile device functions are being used while the vehicle is in motion, the system comprising a processor separate from a vehicle engine control unit, in which the processor is electrically coupled to a first antenna configured to receive a wireless transmission from the mobile device when the mobile device is present in the vehicle and transmitting wirelessly, the processor configured to determine if the detected mobile device is an authorized mobile device, the processor further configured to determine if the non hands free mobile device functions of the authorized mobile device are being used when the vehicle is in motion wherein the processor is configured to detect a unique identifier in the received wireless transmission from the mobile device and compare the received unique identifier of the mobile device with a remote listing of mobile device identifiers of authorized mobile devices to thereby determine if the detected mobile device is an authorized mobile device, wherein the remote listing of mobile device identifiers is present on a system separate from the vehicle, and wherein the unique identifier in the received wireless transmission from the mobile device comprises at least one of a MAC address, a SIM number, a USB number, an alpha numeric number or does not include any numeric information, in which the processor is configured to determine if the vehicle is in motion and is configured to permit use of the detected mobile device if the vehicle is not in motion and generate an alert if use of the non hands free mobile device functions is detected when the vehicle is in motion.