08565820 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 130 patents.

A portable device includes a safety feature that prevents some forms of use when the device is moving. The device may detect its speed or movement, compare that to a threshold, and provide a response or blocking function upon exceeding that threshold. The device may be a cell phone configured to disable transmission and reception of voice/text, conceal its display screen, and disable incorporated features and functions, if the cell phone is moving faster than walking speed or the movement is uncharacteristic of walking. The blocking function may be partially overridden based on a safety policy, which can be managed and customized. The introduction of hands-free devices may serve to override a blocking function and enable other functions.

Title
Safety features for portable electronic device
Application Number
13/560863
Publication Number
8565820 (B2)
Application Date
July 27, 2012
Publication Date
October 22, 2013
Inventor
Melvin A Barbera
Hamilton
OH, US
Michael S Riemer
McLean
VA, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
Assignee
Mykee Acquisitions L L C
DE, US
IPC
H04B 1/06
H04M 1/00
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