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US 9100794: APPARATUS FOR AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATOR

Disclosed herein is a mobile communicator that includes a contact operable between an open configuration and a closed configuration and positioned to complete an electric circuit when the contact is in the closed position thereby activating the mobile communicator and providing the mobile communicator with functionality. The mobile communicator includes a display, a notification mechanism, a user interface, a transmitter and a receiver. Further, the mobile communicator includes an initial default disabled state. The mobile communicator remains in the initial default disabled state even when the contact is in the closed position and the activating electrical circuitis complete. A logic of the enabling system is configured to change the initial default disabled state of the mobile communicator to an enabled state, where in the at least one of the plurality of functions become enabled, when a condition is satisfied.

US 8995945: MOBILE COMMUNICATOR AND SYSTEM

Disclosed herein is 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 sleep mode wherein both the speed detection system and a second function of the mobile communicator are disabled. An attempt to use the second function causes the mobile communicator to enable the speed detection system. Further, the mobile communicator includes a disabling circuit configured to disable the second function of the mobile communicator if the speed detection system determines that the mobile communicator is moving faster than the threshold speed.

US 7590405: APPARATUS FOR ENABLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATOR AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

An apparatus and method for enabling a Mobile Communicator, such as a cell phone or Mobile Communication Device. A Mobile Communicator comprising: an Enabling System, wherein the Enabling System includes a Global Positioning System (GPS) and an Enabling Circuit, wherein a logic of the Enabling Circuit enables the Mobile Communicator because an at least one condition has been satisfied. A kit for enabling a Mobile Communicator, comprising a Mobile Communicator in a Default Disabled State; and an Enabling System. A method for enabling a Mobile Communicator, comprising: providing a GPS and an Enabling System of the Mobile Communicator, wherein satisfying an at least one condition for enablement enables the Mobile Communicator.

US 8385880: APPARATUS FOR AND SYSTEM FOR
ENABLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATOR

A mobile communicator that includes a contact operable between an open configuration and a closed configuration and positioned to complete an electric circuit when the contact is in the closed position thereby activating the mobile communicator and providing the mobile communicator with functionality. The mobile communicator includes a display, a notification mechanism for alerting a user, a user interface configured for allowing a user to enter a plurality of destination inputs, the plurality of destination inputs associated with an alphanumeric combination of numbers and letters, a transmitter in operable communication with the user interface and configured to send a transmission from the mobile communicator to a destination corresponding with the destination input, a receiver capable of receiving a transmission from a transmitting device and an enabling system. Further, the mobile communicator includes an initial default disabled state, wherein at least one of a plurality of functions are disabled. The mobile communicator remains in the initial default disabled state even when the contact is in the closed position and the activating electrical circuit is complete. A logic of the enabling system is configured to change the initial default disabled state of the mobile communicator to an enabled state, wherein the at least one of the plurality of functions become enabled, when a hands-free mode of the mobile communicator is activated.

US 8437729: APPARATUS FOR AND SYSTEM FOR
ENABLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATOR

A mobile communicator that includes a contact operable between an open configuration and a closed configuration and positioned to complete an electric circuit when the contact is in the closed position thereby activating the mobile communicator and providing the mobile communicator with functionality. The mobile communicator includes a display, a notification mechanism, a user interface, a transmitter and a receiver. Further, the mobile communicator includes an initial default disabled state, wherein at least one of a plurality of functions are disabled. The mobile communicator remains in the initial default disabled state even when the contact is in the closed position and the activating electrical circuit is complete. A logic of the enabling system is configured to change the initial default disabled state of the mobile communicator to an enabled state, wherein the at least one of the plurality of functions become enabled, when a condition is satisfied.

US 8380161: APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DISABLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATOR

Provided is a mobile communicator apparatus comprising a locational tracking unit and a disabling circuit. The locational tracking unit determines the location of the mobile communicator. The disabling circuit is configured to change the state of the mobile communicator from an enabled state, wherein the audible receiving and transmitting functions of the mobile communicator are enabled, to a disabled state, wherein the audible receiving and transmitting functions of the mobile communicator are disabled when the location of the mobile communicator as determined by the locational tracking unit satisfies the at least one condition. Also provided is a corresponding mobile communicator disabling system comprised of a mobile communicator apparatus and a network of signal transceivers and a corresponding method for disabling a mobile communicator apparatus. 

US 9026779: MOBILE COMMUNICATOR DEVICE INCLUDING USER ATTENTIVENESS DETECTOR 

Disclosed herein is 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. The mobile communicator further includes a circuit configured to ensure that a functionality of the mobile communicator is in a turned off state when the speed detection system determines that the mobile communicator is moving faster than the threshold speed and at least one of: (a) the user attentiveness detector determines that the user is inattentive; and (b) the sensor element determines that the mobile communicator is in a substantially vertical position. 

US 9026779: MOBILE COMMUNICATOR DEVICE INCLUDING USER ATTENTIVENESS DETECTOR   

Disclosed herein is 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. The mobile communicator further includes a circuit configured to ensure that a functionality of the mobile communicator is in a turned off state when the speed detection system determines that the mobile communicator is moving faster than the threshold speed and at least one of: (a) the user attentiveness detector determines that the user is inattentive; and (b) the sensor element determines that the mobile communicator is in a substantially vertical position. 

US 10139900: MOBILE COMMUNICATOR DEVICE INCLUDING USER ATTENTIVENESS DETECTOR   

Disclosed herein is 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 determine whether a user is inattentive. The mobile communicator includes a circuit configured to ensure that a functionality of the mobile communicator is in a turned off state when the speed detection system determines that the mobile communicator is moving faster than the threshold speed and the user attentiveness detector determines that the user is inattentive.