US Patent No. 9,591,452

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING MOBILE DEVICE APPLICATIONS AND FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS


Patent No. 9,591,452
Issue Date March 07, 2017
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. 9,591,452

1. A computer-implemented method of enabling device use, the method comprising:
receiving from a first user an indication of a plurality of other users;
receiving location information of a second user corresponding to a mobile device, the location information corresponding to
Global Positioning System (GPS) data originating via a GPS receiver of the mobile device;

receiving location information of the plurality of other users;
comparing the GPS location information of the second user and the GPS location information of the plurality of other users;
for each of the plurality of other users, determining based on signals received by the mobile device a particular wireless
access point which the mobile device connects to when, based on the comparison of the GPS location information of the second
user and the GPS location information of the plurality of other users, a location of the second user corresponds to the location
of a respective one of the plurality of other users;

for each of the plurality of other users, determining based on signals received by the mobile device when the mobile device
connects to the particular wireless access point corresponding to the respective one of the plurality of other users; and

for each of the plurality of other users, enabling at least one of an application on the mobile device or a functional component
of the mobile device when the mobile device connects to the particular wireless access point corresponding to the respective
one of the plurality of other users.