US Patent No. 10,993,187

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION DEVICE USE


Patent No. 10,993,187
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title System And Method For Controlling Communication Device Use
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. 10,993,187

1. A computer implemented method of controlling device use, the method comprising:receiving from a first user an indication of a maximum allowed use of at least one device corresponding to a second user;
monitoring an amount of use of the of the at least one device;
determining at a plurality of times that the monitored amount of use is greater than the maximum allowed use;
modifying a value based at least on an aggregating of the determining at the plurality of times that the monitored amount of use is greater than the maximum allowed use;
determining when the value crosses a particular threshold; and
and
disabling at least one of a particular application or a particular functional component of the at least one device responsive to the value crossing the particular threshold.