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1. (WO2018045075) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING CELL PHONE USE WHILE DRIVING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/045075    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/049448
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 9/54
H04W 4/04
H04W 48/04
Applicants: TEXT FREE ENTERPRISES, LLC
Inventors: DAVIS, Todd M.
BOZSNYAK, William
MOVSESYAN, Edward
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING CELL PHONE USE WHILE DRIVING
Abstract:
A system and method is provided for preventing cell phone use while driving. The method includes determining by a cell phone if the speed of the vehicle is greater than zero miles per hour, and, if so, transmitting a command request to a locking module wirelessly coupled to the mobile device. In response to the command request, the microcontroller generates a locking operation signal that is sent to the cell phone. Upon receipt, the cell phone locks operation of the device by a user. In this aspect, the microcontroller generates the locking operation signal to mimic a locking command from a wireless keyboard paired with the cell phone in order to circumvent any control by the operating system of the cell phone to restrict such controls by software applications.