US Patent No. 10,560,804

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING MOBILE DEVICE APPLICATIONS AND FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS


Patent No. 10,560,804
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title System And Method For Enabling Mobile Device Applications And Functional Components
Inventorship Daniel Hodges, San Francisco, CA (US)
Tasos Roumeliotis, Orinda, CA (US)
Scott Hotes, Berkeley, CA (US)
Assignee Location Labs, Inc., Emeryville, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,804

1. A computer-implemented method of enabling device use, the method comprising:enabling selection by a first device user of a restricted internet site category by a computing system via a network;
at least one of transmitting or receiving a wireless signal by a first mobile device;
at least one of receiving or transmitting the wireless signal by a second mobile device operated by a second device user;
enabling at least one of a particular application or a particular functional component of the second mobile device responsive to the receiving by at least one of the second mobile device or the first mobile device of the wireless signal, wherein enabling the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component comprises enabling access to a plurality of internet sites corresponding to the restricted internet site category;
determining that a strength of the received wireless signal as received at least one of by the first mobile device from the second mobile device or by the second mobile device from the first mobile device has decreased below a particular level;
disabling the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component of the second mobile device responsive to determining that the strength of the received wireless signal has decreased below the particular level, wherein disabling the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component of the second mobile device comprises disabling access to the plurality of internet sites corresponding to the restricted internet site category; and
transmitting to the first device user via the first mobile device an indication of the disabling of the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component of the second mobile device responsive to determining that the strength of the received wireless signal has decreased below the particular level.