US Patent No. 9,438,685

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAY OF USER RELATIONSHIPS CORRESPONDING TO NETWORK-ENABLED COMMUNICATIONS


Patent No. 9,438,685
Issue Date September 06, 2016
Title System And Method For Display Of User Relationships Corresponding To Network-enabled Communications
Inventorship Sarah Hernandez, Berkeley, CA (US)
Andrew Weiss, San Ramon, CA (US)
Assignee Location Labs, Inc., Emeryville, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,438,685

1. A method of displaying indications of relationships of device users, the method comprising:
providing an application enabling a monitoring agent on a first mobile computing device corresponding to a first user;
monitoring communications between the first user and at least one other user via the monitoring agent on the first mobile
computing device;

determining by a location determining system on the first mobile computing device via the monitoring agent the geographic
location of the first mobile computing device;

determining the geographic location of the at least one other user;
determining when the first user is located within a particular geographic distance of the at least one other user;
determining relationship strength between the first user and the at least one other user wherein the relationship strength
is determined based on a frequency of communication between the first user and the at least one other user and based on a
frequency of the first user being located within a particular geographic distance of the at least one other user;

displaying on a display of a computing device corresponding to a second user a first indication corresponding to the first
user; and

displaying on the display at least one other indication corresponding to the at least one other user, wherein the at least
one other indication is shown distanced from the first indication based on the determined relationship strength.