US Patent No. 9,154,901

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISABLING AND ENABLING MOBILE DEVICE FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS


Patent No. 9,154,901
Issue Date October 06, 2015
Title System And Method For Disabling And Enabling Mobile Device Functional Components
Inventorship Sarah Hernandez, Berkeley, CA (US)
Choongil Fleischman, Berkeley, CA (US)
Andrew Talbot, Berkeley, CA (US)
Assignee Location Labs, Inc., Emeryville, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,154,901

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling activity of a mobile device corresponding to a first user, the mobile device
comprising a user interface, the method comprising:
enabling an application to receive an indication of permitted usage from a second user;
receiving via the application from the second user an indication of permitted usage of the mobile device;
transmitting instructions to the mobile device to disable or enable at least one functional component of the mobile device
responsive to the indication of permitted usage;

receiving via the user interface of the mobile device a command from the first user to override the instructions transmitted
to the mobile communication device;

enabling the at least one functional component in direct response to the override command from the first user; and
transmitting notification to the second user indicating that the at least one functional component has been enabled by the
command from the first user.