Patent for Sale:

Mobile Communicator Device Including User Attentiveness Detector    

A mobile communicator with a speed detection system. Includes a user attentiveness detector to determine whether a user is inattentive and a sensor element to determine orientation of the communicator

Overview

A mobile communicator that includes a speed detection system for determining whether the mobile communicator is moving faster than a threshold speed. The mobile communicator further includes a user attentiveness detector configured to determine whether a user is inattentive and a sensor element configured to determine orientation of the mobile communicator. Unlike using override buttons, keying in characters, device orientation, etc., this approach uses various biometrics to determine where cell phone users’ attention is directed. If their attention is fully on the phone (as would be the case of a passenger) it is fully functional. If their attention is not fully on the phone (as in the case of a driver) distracting functions are not available.

Primary Application of the Technology

Anyone interested in stopping distracted driving due to cell phone use

The Problem Solved by the Technology

Stops driver from being able to use their mobile devices while driving, but still allows a passenger to have full function of his/her mobile device at the same time.

How the Technology Solves the Problem

Unlike using override buttons, keying in characters, device orientation, etc., this approach uses various biometrics to determine where cell phone users’ attention is directed. If their attention is fully on the phone (as would be the case of a passenger) it is fully functional. If their attention is not fully on the phone (as in the case of a driver) distracting functions are not available.

Competitive Advantage

Unlike using override buttons, keying in characters, device orientation, etc., this approach uses various biometrics to determine where cell phone users’ attention is directed. If their attention is fully on the phone (as would be the case of a passenger) it is fully functional. If their attention is not fully on the phone (as in the case of a driver) distracting functions are not available.

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Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 455: Telecommunications

This is the generic class for modulated carrier wave communications not elsewhere classifiable.

Subclass 404.1: Emergency or alarm communication
Subclass 404.2: Location monitoring
Subclass 410: Security or fraud prevention
Subclass 411: Privacy, lock-out, or authentication
Subclass 456.1: Location monitoring
Subclass 466: Auxiliary data signaling (e.g., short message service (SMS))
Subclass 565: Restrictive dialing circuitry

Class 342: Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems And Devices (E.G., Radar, Radio Navigation)

Systems and processes for transmission or reception of radio wave energy for obtaining or utilizing information (using radio wave transmitters or receivers), as to an object, or as to the directional characteristics of the radio wave energy, per se. his class includes radar systems wherein radio wave energy from a transmitter is reflected or otherwise returned from an object to a receiver which may be at the same location as the transmitter; includes subsystems, components, and related processes which are limited to use in connection with the above. This class is limited to electromagnetic radio frequency waves in the radiation field.


Class 713: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Support

Subclass 100: RECONFIGURATION (E.G., CHANGING SYSTEM SETTING)
Subclass 300: COMPUTER POWER CONTROL
Subclass 310: By external command
Subclass 320: Power conservation