Patents by Inventor Francesca Schuler

Francesca Schuler has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10958419
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided to submit incident data to distributed ledger networks. A request for a new incident record relating to an incident is received. The request includes at least one attribute relating to the incident. A jurisdiction of the new incident is determined. Nodes that are associated with the jurisdiction are identified. The identified nodes are invited to join a public distributed ledger network or a private distributed ledger network. The new incident record is submitted to the private distributed ledger network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, Bradley M. Hiben, Thomas S Messerges
  • Publication number: 20210065533
    Abstract: A method for public safety answering point to emergency operations center communications is provided. The method may comprise monitoring incidents at a public safety answering point (PSAP) to determine how many incidents are emergency operations center (EOC) affecting incidents. The method may further comprise determining a PSAP status, the status based in part on the EOC affecting incidents. The method may further comprise sending the PSAP status to an EOC, wherein the EOC determines if a response will be initiated, based, in part, on the PSAP status. The method may further comprise receiving an indication from the EOC that the response will be initiated. The method may further comprise altering a PSAP operations based on the EOC initiating the response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, ROSS VENHUIZEN, JAMES C. DURAN, JEREMY SMITH
  • Patent number: 10922952
    Abstract: A method for public safety answering point to emergency operations center communications is provided. The method may comprise monitoring incidents at a public safety answering point (PSAP) to determine how many incidents are emergency operations center (EOC) affecting incidents. The method may further comprise determining a PSAP status, the status based in part on the EOC affecting incidents. The method may further comprise sending the PSAP status to an EOC, wherein the EOC determines if a response will be initiated, based, in part, on the PSAP status. The method may further comprise receiving an indication from the EOC that the response will be initiated. The method may further comprise altering a PSAP operations based on the EOC initiating the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, Ross Venhuizen, James C Duran, Jeremy Smith
  • Publication number: 20200402193
    Abstract: A computer apparatus, such as a validator node, for validating incident-related data records in a distributed electronic ledger is configured to receive a request from an agent to add a proposed incident-related data record associated with an incident to the distributed electronic ledger. In response to the proposed incident-related data record, the computer apparatus determines, from the distributed electronic ledger, one or more attributes of the agent or incident. The computer apparatus determines whether the proposed incident-related data record satisfies validation criteria based at least partially on the one or more attributes of the agent or incident. Once validated, the computer apparatus may then append the proposed incident-related data record to the distributed electronic ledger. Alternatively, the proposed incident-related data record may be appended regardless of validity, but an indication of validity may be appended if the proposed incident-related data record is validated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, THOMAS S MESSERGES, BRADLEY M. HIBEN, DANIEL A LAW, ERIC JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 10803540
    Abstract: A computer apparatus, such as a validator node, for validating incident-related data records in a distributed electronic ledger is configured to receive a request from an agent to add a proposed incident-related data record associated with an incident to the distributed electronic ledger. In response to the proposed incident-related data record, the computer apparatus determines, from the distributed electronic ledger, one or more attributes of the agent or incident. The computer apparatus determines whether the proposed incident-related data record satisfies validation criteria based at least partially on the one or more attributes of the agent or incident. Once validated, the computer apparatus may then append the proposed incident-related data record to the distributed electronic ledger. Alternatively, the proposed incident-related data record may be appended regardless of validity, but an indication of validity may be appended if the proposed incident-related data record is validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, Thomas S Messerges, Bradley M. Hiben, Daniel A Law, Eric Johnson
  • Patent number: 10742809
    Abstract: A device, system and method for duplicate call handling at a public-safety answering point (PSAP) device is provided. The PSAP device: routes a call from a caller to a call-taker, the call associated with an incident; receives, via an input device of the call-taker, information related to the incident to populate a record associated with the call; prior to the record being complete, receives, via the input device, input to handover the call to an information collection application, the input indicative of the call being a duplicate call; determines, via the information collection application, remaining information to be collected based on one or more of: a duplicate call policy and the information already received; receives, via the information collection application to verbally communicating with the caller on the call, at least a portion of the remaining information to continue to populate the record; and ends the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, James C. Duran, Allen F. Bonney, Christopher E. Blackshear
  • Patent number: 10728387
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing on-scene camera intelligence, available at crime center computing devices, with call handling and CAD computing devices. One example call handling computing device includes an electronic processor configured to receive a call from a remote caller and caller location information. The electronic processor is further configured to transmit, to a crime center computing device, a camera availability request including the caller location information. The electronic processor is also configured to receive, from the crime center computing device, an indication of available cameras substantially at the location of the remote caller and status information for the available cameras. The electronic processor is further configured to provide a call handling user with the status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Frommelt, James C. Duran, Larry D. Freeman, Francesca Schuler, Ross Venhuizen
  • Publication number: 20200196125
    Abstract: A method and update server provide periodic updates to citizens in an update group. The update server receives incident information relating to an incident. The incident information is stored by the update server. The update server determines a narrative for the incident information by redacting any sensitive or confidential information to produce a redacted incident report. The update server also determines a cadence related to the incident, which is the frequency of how often the information will be sent to the update group. At the appropriate time, the update server sends the redacted incident report to the update group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, SALENA SOMANI, RANDY L. EKL, SHWETAL S. PARIKH
  • Publication number: 20200151841
    Abstract: Recommending public safety resource allocation. An electronic computing device includes a network interface configured to receive a data feed from a network-connectable device. The data feed includes information related to a public safety incident. The electronic computing device further includes an electronic processor configured to determine an incident type of the public safety incident based on the information included in the data feed. The electronic processor is further configured to determine a trust score for the data feed as a function of one or more public safety parameters associated with the network-connectable device. The electronic processor is further configured to identify a public safety resource to respond to the public safety incident based on the trust score, the information included in the data feed, and the incident type. The electronic processor is further configured to provide a recommendation that the public safety resource respond to the public safety incident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, Gail G. Ballengee, Brian J. Frommelt
  • Publication number: 20200134760
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and apparatus allow for weighted voting in a public safety distributed ledger. A first node operating in a distributed ledger network receives an incident data record of one or more other nodes to maintain a distributed ledger. The first node reviews the incident data record to determine a vote. The vote indicates whether the incident data record should be entered into the distributed ledger. The vote is sent to a second node operating in the distributed ledger network. Votes are received from the one or more other nodes, and weights are determined for each node operating in the distributed ledger network node. A weighted vote result is calculated utilizing the votes and the weights. The distributed ledger is updated with the incident data record when the weighted vote result is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: THOMAS S MESSERGES, MICHAEL D PEARCE, FRANCESCA SCHULER
  • Publication number: 20200127812
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided to submit incident data to distributed ledger networks. A request for a new incident record relating to an incident is received. The request includes at least one attribute relating to the incident. A jurisdiction of the new incident is determined. Nodes that are associated with the jurisdiction are identified. The identified nodes are invited to join a public distributed ledger network or a private distributed ledger network. The new incident record is submitted to the private distributed ledger network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, BRADLEY M. HIBEN, THOMAS S. MESSERGES
  • Publication number: 20200042945
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a collaborative work environment. One system includes a monitoring computer communicatively coupled to a first computer-aided workstation and a second computer-aided workstation. The monitoring computer includes an electronic processor configured to receive, from the first computer-aided workstation, a first datastream associated with a first incident, receive, from the second computer-aided workstation, a second datastream associated with at least one selected from the group consisting of a second incident and a user of the second computer-aided workstation, and analyze each of the first datastream and the second datastream to determine a collaboration recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, Eric Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200005415
    Abstract: A method for registering an Internet of Things (IoT) device to an incident IoT ledger system is provided. An IoT device is installed at a location. At least one feature of the IoT device is prevented from functioning the IoT device is registered with an incident IoT ledger system. Upon registering incident-relevant attributes associated with the IoT device and the location of the IoT device with an incident IoT ledger system, full functioning of the IoT device is enabled after successful registration with the incident IoT ledger system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, BRADLEY M. HIBEN, THOMAS S MESSERGES, ERIC JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20190295404
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting that a stun gun has been deployed is provided herein. During operation a periodic nature of a stun-gun voltage will be utilized to determine if the stun-gun has been fired. More specifically, an electric/magnetic field (EMF) and/or a sound will be analyzed to determine if the periodic nature of the EMF and/or sound matches that of a stun gun. If so, a command center will be notified of the event. In order to increase the accuracy of any stun-gun detect, a gun-draw sensor may be used in combination with the above technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, JOHN B. PRESTON, DANIEL A. TEALDI
  • Publication number: 20190287200
    Abstract: A computer apparatus, such as a validator node, for validating incident-related data records in a distributed electronic ledger is configured to receive a request from an agent to add a proposed incident-related data record associated with an incident to the distributed electronic ledger. In response to the proposed incident-related data record, the computer apparatus determines, from the distributed electronic ledger, one or more attributes of the agent or incident. The computer apparatus determines whether the proposed incident-related data record satisfies validation criteria based at least partially on the one or more attributes of the agent or incident. Once validated, the computer apparatus may then append the proposed incident-related data record to the distributed electronic ledger. Alternatively, the proposed incident-related data record may be appended regardless of validity, but an indication of validity may be appended if the proposed incident-related data record is validated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, THOMAS S. MESSERGES, BRADLEY M. HIBEN, DANIEL A. LAW, ERIC JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20190286796
    Abstract: A device, system and method for managing access authorization is provided. A request to alter access authorization of one or more devices assigned to a user is received at a computing device. The computing device determines at least one contextual condition associated with at least one of the one or more devices. The computing device determines, based on the at least one contextual condition, a subset of the one or more devices for which the access authorization is to be altered to include at least one other user. The computing device alters the access authorization of the subset of the one or more devices to include the at least one other user, such that the at least one other user is granted access to the subset of the one or more devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, RANDI KARPINIA, JORGE M. ALAYO ESPINO
  • Patent number: 10403124
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting that a stun gun has been deployed is provided herein. During operation a periodic nature of a stun-gun voltage will be utilized to determine if the stun-gun has been fired. More specifically, an electric/magnetic field (EMF) and/or a sound will be analyzed to determine if the periodic nature of the EMF and/or sound matches that of a stun gun. If so, a command center will be notified of the event. In order to increase the accuracy of any stun-gun detect, a gun-draw sensor may be used in combination with the above technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, John B. Preston, Daniel A. Tealdi
  • Patent number: 10306341
    Abstract: An electronic processor is configured to determine sensor data reliability at an incident scene for real-time and post-incident processing. The electronic processor receives primary sensor data from a primary data source, retrieves secondary data associated with the primary sensor data, calculates a reliability index for the primary sensor data using the secondary data; compares the reliability index to a threshold and one of executes a particular action and applies a particular policy as a function of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Katrin Reitsma, Francesca Schuler
  • Publication number: 20190007757
    Abstract: An electronic processor is configured to determine sensor data reliability at an incident scene for real-time and post-incident processing. The electronic processor receives primary sensor data from a primary data source, retrieves secondary data associated with the primary sensor data, calculates a reliability index for the primary sensor data using the secondary data; compares the reliability index to a threshold and one of executes a particular action and applies a particular policy as a function of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Katrin REITSMA, Francesca SCHULER
  • Patent number: 9998895
    Abstract: A device, system and method for sharing sensor data is provided. A request to access sensor data is received at a receiver device, from a requestor device, the sensor data acquired by sensors associated with the receiver device. The receiver device determines a status of the receiver device. The receiver device determines, from the status of the receiver device, a subset of the sensor data to share with the requestor device. The receiver device determines one or more override contextual conditions associated with one or more of the requestor device and the receiver device. When the one or more override contextual conditions meets one or more override threshold conditions, the receiver device causes the subset of the sensor data to be shared with the requestor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, Katrin Reitsma, Adam C. Lewis