Emergency Or Alarm Communications (e.g., Watchman's Circuit) Patents (Class 379/37)
  • Patent number: 10285036
    Abstract: Various systems described herein may allow a user's personal information, such as their medical history, to be automatically delivered to appropriate emergency personnel in response to a reported emergency, such as a 911 call, activation of a smoke alarm or security system, or other emergency. Various items of personal and confidential information may be stored in a secure location, and the user may provide advanced approval to have the information automatically delivered to emergency responders in response to a request for emergency assistance. For example, after the user initiates a request for emergency assistance, a computing device may determine whether the user has granted approval for emergency delivery of the user's confidential information, and if such approval has been granted, the computing device may request the delivery of the user's confidential information to the emergency responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: William Lesage, Thiru Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10255773
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for guiding emergency personnel to a location in a facility proximate to an alarm that has been generated. In one aspect, a method may include detecting an alarm condition at a facility protected by a security system and determining a location at the facility of the alarm condition. The method may further include causing at least one indicator at the facility, which is proximate to the determined location of the alarm condition, to generate an identifying alert that is humanly perceivable from an exterior of the facility such that emergency personnel can identify the facility based at least in part on the identifying alert. In some aspects, the method may also include notifying a security representative of the alarm condition, and receiving a notification from the security representative indicating that emergency personnel are dispatched to the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. Henrie
  • Patent number: 10242554
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of automatically routing incoming emergency calls to selected emergency dispatch centers, comprising using one or more processors for detecting one or more of a plurality of incoming emergency calls received from one or more client devices, acquiring via a communication network sensory data captured by one or more sensors associated with each client device and monitoring an environment of the client device, analyzing the sensory data to identify one or more environment parameters deduced from the analysis and automatically routing each of the incoming emergency calls to a selected one of a plurality of emergency dispatch centers according to the one or more environment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Carbyne Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Dizengof, Amir Elichai
  • Patent number: 10223897
    Abstract: An emergency notification method including receiving an alert signal triggered by a user from a first remote device during an emergency situation, receiving user identification data of the user from the first remote device, sending a response request signal to a plurality of first responders with a second remote device, receiving location information from the user and the plurality of first responders from the first and second remote device, respectively, prioritizing a response by the plurality of first responders based on an analysis of location of the first responders and a severity of the emergency situation using a platform, and sending the alert signal to user-defined first responders of the plurality of first responders from the platform to respond to the emergency situation wherein the platform is programmed to automatically analyze a relative location of the first responders to the user, identify the emergency situation, identify equipment in possession of the first responders, and then to automatica
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Prescott Paulin
  • Patent number: 10223892
    Abstract: A computer is programmed to receive a command to broadcast an alert; determine a plurality of routes, each for one of a plurality of ground vehicles; and instruct each ground vehicle to follow its respective route while playing a message from external speakers. The computer may be integrated into, for example, a civil-defense system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Omar Makke, Patrick Lawrence Jackson Van Hoecke, Hamid M. Golgiri
  • Patent number: 10218738
    Abstract: A system, device and method to securely notify a user of a compromise of a device are provided. The system, device and method may include a detection device adapted for determining a compromise of the device communicatively coupled to the first path, a user database including at least information regarding the device and other devices associated with the user, and the secure signal path to at least one of the other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael O'Reirdan, Jason Livingood
  • Patent number: 10210869
    Abstract: A system, device and method for validating a 911 caller is provided. A recording is received that includes a voice sample of a caller, the recording associated with an incident. A voiceprint for the caller is generated from the voice sample. A communication device of a responder responding to the incident is identified. An indication of the voiceprint for the caller is transmitted to the communication device, to cause: a comparison of the voiceprint with sound received at the communication device; and, in response to the comparison, an initiation of an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Melanie A. King, Scott M. Alazraki
  • Patent number: 10212571
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a vehicle emergency notification method and apparatus using interaction with an external terminal. Some of functions of a conventional vehicle emergency notification apparatus are performed by a replaceable or detachable external terminal. The apparatus may provide notification of a vehicle emergency via interaction with the external terminal. The external terminal generates a Minimum Set of Data (MSD) related to an accident involving the vehicle. A proxy Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) receives the MSD from the external terminal. The PSAP finally determines whether an accident involving the vehicle has occurred via interaction with a proxy PSAP FE and interaction with a vehicle occupant, and requests dispatch from an emergency agency if it is finally determined that the accident involving the vehicle has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jun-Seob Lee, Tae-Hyoung Shim, Jin-Young Lee, Jeong-Il Yim, Yong-Yoon Kim, Hyoung-Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 10178522
    Abstract: Techniques to support emergency voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls are described. The techniques may be used for various 3GPP and 3GPP2 networks, various location architectures, and various types of User Equipment (UE). A UE communicates with a visited network to send a request to establish an emergency VoIP call. The UE interacts with a location server instructed by the visited network to obtain a first position estimate for the UE. The UE performs call setup via the visited network to establish the emergency VoIP call with a PSAP, which may be selected based on the first position estimate. The UE may thereafter perform positioning with the location server to obtain an updated position estimate for the UE, e.g., if requested by the PSAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Kirk Allan Burroughs, John Wallace Nasielski
  • Patent number: 10171390
    Abstract: A request for assistance from a user employing a first user device is received. The request is converted into a plurality of formatted requests. Each formatted request is formatted for receipt by a respective recipient in the list of recipients. Each of the plurality of formatted requests is broadcasted to each respective recipient in the list of recipients. A location of the first user device is provided to each recipient in the list of recipients. An assistance response to the request is received. The assistance response is sent by a particular recipient in the list of recipients. A message is broadcasted to each recipient in the list of recipients, other than the particular recipient, indicating that the particular recipient provided the assistance response. Upon receiving an update message from the particular recipient, the update message is broadcasted to each recipient in the list of recipients other than the particular recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Crawford
  • Patent number: 10142469
    Abstract: A computer aided prioritization (CAP) system may receive, from the emergency event reporter device, an emergency event including a priority selected from a set of event priorities and a type of event selected from a set of event types associated with the selected event priority; determine, based on the emergency event and without querying the emergency event reporter device for additional information, whether the emergency event indicates a higher priority emergency event to be handled by a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system or a lower priority emergency event to be handled automatically by a computer aided event module (CAEM); and selectively route the emergency event report to at least one of the CAD system and the CAEM according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Tools/400 Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Klaban
  • Patent number: 10140845
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an event notification on a mobile electronic device is provided. A notification message including an event impact record and a notification urgency record is received on the mobile electronic device. An impact sensory alert is generated based on the comparison between the event impact record with a plurality of sensory alerts presets of first sensory output signals and second sensory output signals. An urgency sensory alert is also generated based on the comparison between the notification urgency record with the plurality of sensory alerts presets of the first sensory output signals and the second sensory output signals. The impact sensory alert and the urgency sensory alert are outputted via the first sensory output signals and second sensory output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventor: Michal Knas
  • Patent number: 10142035
    Abstract: An information transmission method, apparatus and system, which relate to the field of terminal information interaction provides a cross-terminal information transmission manner that does not need a wireless data link, and is reliable and secure. A first terminal transfers information through vibration and a second terminal obtains, by detecting the vibration, the information transferred by the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Lian Han, Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 10109028
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention pertains to an embeddable software communications module. The module provides an application programming interface (API) that allows the module to receive API inputs from a software application. In various implementations, the module is arranged to progressively receive, transmit and/or store messages. In some embodiments, the module allows rendering of a received message in a real time mode or time-shifted modes and allow a user to easily transition between the two modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: VOXER IP LLC
    Inventor: Matthew J. Ranney
  • Patent number: 10102566
    Abstract: An interface mechanism in a system receives an alert associated with an environment. In response to the alert, a control mechanism in the system identifies an environmental monitoring device within the environment, where the environmental monitoring device provides sensor data that represents an environmental condition in the environment. Moreover, the control mechanism: provides, via the interface mechanism, a service offer to an electronic device associated with an entity associated with the environment, where the service offer includes information associated with the environmental condition. After receiving a response from the electronic device that authorizes the service, the control mechanism provides, via the interface mechanism, a data request for the sensor data to the environmental monitoring device. Furthermore, after receiving the sensor data from the environmental monitoring device, the control mechanism provides the service to the entity based on the environmental condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Leeo, Icnc.
    Inventors: Nina S. Joshi, Adam M. Gettings, Eddy Y. Chan, Andrew G. Stevens, Lucas D. Ivers, Bjorn H. Hovland
  • Patent number: 10097980
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for interactive emergency information and identification is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a processor, a notification concerning an emergency situation, wherein the notification includes a location of the emergency situation, and defining, by the processor, a geo-fence representing a first physical area surrounding the location of the emergency situation. The method further includes receiving, by the processor, location information representing locations of a plurality of user devices, each user device being associated with an individual, and determining, by the processor, which of the user devices are located within the geo-fence based on the location information. Additionally, the method includes transmitting, by the processor, information about the emergency situation to the user devices located within the geo-fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PATROCINIUM SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: John A. South
  • Patent number: 10089843
    Abstract: Image surveillance and reporting technology, in which an event that is indicative of potential physical activity within an area corresponding to a location of a camera unit is detected. In response to detection of the event, the camera unit is controlled to capture one or more images of the area corresponding to the location of the camera unit. The one or more images captured by the camera unit are analyzed to determine whether the one or more images include image data that is indicative of relevant physical activity within the area corresponding to the location of the camera unit. The one or more images are handled based on the determination of whether the one or more images include image data that is indicative of relevant physical activity within the area corresponding to the location of the camera unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Robert J. McCarthy, Jr., Jean-Paul Martin, Alison Jane Slavin, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10068441
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for guiding emergency personnel to a location in a facility proximate to an alarm that has been generated. In one aspect, a method may include detecting an alarm condition at a facility protected by a security system and determining a location at the facility of the alarm condition. The method may further include causing at least one indicator at the facility, which is proximate to the determined location of the alarm condition, to generate an identifying alert that is humanly perceivable from an exterior of the facility such that emergency personnel can identify the facility based at least in part on the identifying alert. In some aspects, the method may also include notifying a security representative of the alarm condition, and receiving a notification from the security representative indicating that emergency personnel are dispatched to the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. Henrie
  • Patent number: 10051119
    Abstract: Telecommunications systems that are adapted to: (1) monitor a user's behavior to anticipate that the user will likely imminently place an emergency services request; and (2) in response to determining that a request for emergency services is likely to be initiated imminently, facilitate the transmission of telemetry data from the user's mobile computing device to a remote computer for use in determining a dispatchable location for use by a PSAP that will handle the request. The system may execute these steps in advance of the request for emergency services being initiated. For example, the system may monitor the user's behavior, and determine that the user will imminently place an emergency call in response to determining that the user has dialed one or more digits of an emergency number, but has not yet selected a “send” key (or the equivalent) to formally initiate the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Laaser Critical Communications, Corp.
    Inventors: Michael R. Self, Frederick L. White, Raymond J. Penn, Jonathan A. Harmer, William R. Whitehurst
  • Patent number: 10044857
    Abstract: A system and method for initiating a personal emergency response is disclosed. The method can include receiving an emergency communication via a virtual assistant, spoken by a user and an urgent situation or an emergency situation. The emergency communication can be processed to determine the nature of the emergency communication and translate the emergency communication into an emergency data message having a digital representation of information related to the emergency communication. If the emergency communication indicates an urgent situation, the system can contact an emergency contact based on stored user preferences. If the emergency communication indicates an emergency situation, then the system can aid in the dispatch of emergency services and provide information about the user to provide a measured response to the emergency communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SHELTER INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Joseph Philbin
  • Patent number: 9980113
    Abstract: In one implementation, a request to initiate emergency communications is received at a wireless local area network hotspot. A number of mobile communication devices connected to the wireless local area network hotspot and location information of the wireless local area network hotspot are determined. A distress message is generated that includes the number of mobile communication devices connected to the wireless local area network hotspot and the location information. The distress message is transmitted to a contact address for an emergency contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Iridium Satellite LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Miner, Kristine Kaehler
  • Patent number: 9980198
    Abstract: A mobile application gateway configured to interconnect mobile communication devices on a cellular network with an enterprise network is provided. The mobile application gateway includes a voice and data signaling gateway configured to provide routing functionalities, service functionalities and admission control. A gateway GPRS support node (GGSN) is configured to establish a secure data session between one or more of the mobile communication devices and the enterprise network by establishing a GPRS tunneling protocol (GTP) tunnel between a carrier-hosted serving GPRS support node (SGSN) and the GGSN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TANGO NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Silver
  • Patent number: 9937850
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for configuring automotive lamp illumination control are provided. One example method includes, at a computing device, generating a graphical user interface for configuring at an automotive lamp illumination pattern. The graphical user interface includes user input elements and is displayed by way of a display device. An input command is received by way of at least one of the plurality of user input elements. The input command corresponds to the at least one of the user input elements. A message is transmitted to an automotive lamp control device by way of a communication path including a first communication port of the computing device and a second communication port of the automotive lamp control device, based on the received input command. The message is received at the automotive lamp control device, and an action is performed in response to receiving the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph P. Zizzadoro
  • Patent number: 9930502
    Abstract: A mobile device may detect when a calling party dials an emergency service to request emergency assistance. Following input of the dialed digits, the device may automatically generate a text message in addition to initiating a voice call, both of which may be transmitted over a wireless data network. The wireless network nay correlate the two calls as originating from the same emergency situation and may attempt to deliver the two calls to a Public Services Answering Position (PSAP) at an appropriate emergency center. If the PSAP does not receive a voice call, the PSAP may communicate with the device via test messaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David L. Basore, John Jutten Lawser
  • Patent number: 9900805
    Abstract: A technique is provided for synchronizing a first call state of a network component and a second call state of a mobile device. The mobile device is connectable to a network via a first Radio Access Technology (RAT) and a second RAT. The network forwards towards a callee an invitation for a call originating via the first RAT from the mobile device. The network sends a first message corresponding to a callee response towards the mobile device. The network component triggers a transfer of the call session of the mobile device from the first RAT to the second RAT. The first call state is set by the response of the callee. Information indicative of the second call state is received from the mobile device, and a second message for changing the second call state by the response is provided to the mobile device when inconsistent first and second call states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Chunbo Wang, Jan Holm, Karl-Peter Ranke, Oliver Speks
  • Patent number: 9900414
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to provide wireless communication, a display, and a controller configured to, activate a mode for voice recognition in response to a touch input to a soft button displayed on the display or to a hard button on the mobile terminal, receive a first voice input associated with a phone call relating operation of the mobile terminal, display an indicator on the display indicating the voice input is being recognized by the mobile terminal, analyze the context of a voice command in the voice input, execute the call relating operation only if there is a single contact in a phonebook that matches the voice command in the first voice input, if there is no single contact that matches the voice command of the received voice input, display a plurality of candidates that is analyzed based on the voice command, receive a second input according to a plurality of candidates, and execute the call relating operation based on the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jong-Keun Youn, Dae-Sung Jung, Jae-Hoon Yu, Tae-Jun Kim, Jae-Min Joh, Jae-Do Kwak, Jong-Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 9877177
    Abstract: Various systems described herein may allow a user's personal information, such as their medical history, to be automatically delivered to appropriate emergency personnel in response to a reported emergency, such as a 911 call, activation of a smoke alarm or security system, or other emergency. Various items of personal and confidential information may be stored in a secure location, and the user may provide advanced approval to have the information automatically delivered to emergency responders in response to a request for emergency assistance. For example, after the user initiates a request for emergency assistance, a computing device may determine whether the user has granted approval for emergency delivery of the user's confidential information, and if such approval has been granted, the computing device may request the delivery of the user's confidential information to the emergency responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: William Lesage, Thiru Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 9838858
    Abstract: A system and method are provided in accordance with the various aspects of the invention that enhance the information regarding a caller and a call location. Such calls are typically sent to a dispatcher that handles urgent or emergency calls. The information provided can be in the form of a message that is includes specifics about the call initiator and the nature of and/or reason for the call; a message that is converted to verbal form from text-to-speech; and/or the message may include location information, especially as it relates to representing a wireless device as a landline location based on nearby communication options, such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth beacons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Preet Anand, Peter Antypas, Motiejus Osipovas
  • Patent number: 9807820
    Abstract: Disclosed are a gateway system for controlling at least one electronic appliance and a method of driving the same. The gateway system includes a gateway module to transmit a control signal to the electronic appliance by using a first wireless network; and at least one communication module detachably coupled to the gateway module to provide a second wireless network different from the first wireless network to the gateway module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yull Oh Kim
  • Patent number: 9781063
    Abstract: A request for assistance from a user employing a first user device is received. The request is converted into a plurality of formatted requests. Each formatted request is formatted for receipt by a respective recipient in the list of recipients. Each of the plurality of formatted requests is broadcasted to each respective recipient in the list of recipients. A location of the first user device is provided to each recipient in the list of recipients. An assistance response to the request is received. The assistance response is sent by a particular recipient in the list of recipients. A message is broadcasted to each recipient in the list of recipients, other than the particular recipient, indicating that the particular recipient provided the assistance response. Upon receiving an update message from the particular recipient, the update message is broadcasted to each recipient in the list of recipients other than the particular recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Crawford
  • Patent number: 9773354
    Abstract: A control method for a terminal mounted in a vehicle includes: receiving at least one vehicle information message; extracting at least one piece of vehicle data from the at least one vehicle information message; generating a data package to be transmitted to a data center by grouping the at least one extracted piece of vehicle data into a designated unit; and transmitting the generated data package to the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Sung Hwan Moon
  • Patent number: 9767677
    Abstract: An emergency notification method which includes receiving an alert signal triggered by a user from a first remote device during an emergency situation, receiving user identification data of the user from the first remote device, sending a response request signal to a plurality of first responders with a second remote device, receiving location information from the user and the plurality of first responders from the first and second remote device, respectively, and sending the alert signal to authorized first responders of the plurality of first responders to respond to the emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Prescott N Paulin
  • Patent number: 9736302
    Abstract: A computer aided prioritization (CAP) system may receive, from the emergency event reporter device, an emergency event including a priority selected from a set of event priorities and a type of event selected from a set of event types associated with the selected event priority; determine, based on the emergency event and without querying the emergency event reporter device for additional information, whether the emergency event indicates a higher priority emergency event to be handled by a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system or a lower priority emergency event to be handled automatically by a computer aided event module (CAEM); and selectively route the emergency event report to at least one of the CAD system and the CAEM according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Tools/400 Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Klaban
  • Patent number: 9736633
    Abstract: System and method for submitting a location of a mobile device to a public service for providing emergency assistance are described. A mobile device can determine that a user is making an emergency call from the mobile device. The mobile device can then enable a location determination function of the mobile device and determine a location of the mobile device. The mobile device can determine the location in multiple attempts, including, in a first time window, attempting to determine a location with low uncertainty and, if the attempt fails, determining a location with high uncertainty in a second time window. The mobile device can then submit the location to a dispatcher through a mobile network operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mayor, Glenn Donald MacGougan
  • Patent number: 9721461
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, an apparatus and a system for affirming alarm identity of a video monitoring system. The method comprises: detecting an alarm of front-end, and notifying a mobile phone signal detecting unit to collect mobile phone signal in correspondence with a monitoring area according to the detecting operation; analyzing the mobile phone signal, and sending an alarm affirming message to an analyzed mobile phone number; and selecting whether to cancel the alarm of front-end according to an acquired alarm affirming feedback message. The method for affirming alarm identity of the video monitoring system provided by the present invention can be actualized conveniently in the video monitoring system, and the reliability is high, wherein the referred correlative preset condition can be set flexibly, and the alarm accuracy of the video monitoring system is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Zeng, Liang Xu
  • Patent number: 9721443
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing messages received from a security device are presented. In some embodiments, a server may receive one or more messages from a security console and subsequently may determine the location of the security console. The server then may identify one or more other devices that are grouped, e.g., located within a predetermined distance, with the security console. Thereafter, the server may send one or more alert messages to the identified devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Thiru Srinivasan, William Lesage
  • Patent number: 9712673
    Abstract: Users store information relevant to first responders in the event of an emergency. When a user later places an emergency call, the user's emergency information is automatically made available to the public-safety answering point operator handling the call. Hotel personal are notified of the call and may listen to and break in to the ongoing call in order to assist. A reverse 9-1-1 broadcast enables hotel personnel to quickly notify guests of an emergency situation via in-room and mobile phones. In the event that police need to conduct surveillance on a target location, the onsite PBX server reconfigures phones within the vicinity of the target location to operate in an open mode and records the audio/visual information received. An incoming call to a hotel room from the PSAP is automatically connected to the in-room phone even if other incoming calls not from the PSAP are being screened by front desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignees: Innacloud Technologies LLC, Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Abnett, Russell D. McComb, Andrew T. MacMillan
  • Patent number: 9686092
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for storing video content collected by a home automation system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for accessing video content collected by a home automation system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory which are executable by a processor to receive at a remote device live video content from a camera of the home automation system, and initiate real-time, two-way audio communication between the remote device and a user of the home automation system via the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 9674716
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless communication device including a control-message creation/transmission-instruction unit which sends notification information via a wireless communication network and also sends response information in the case of receiving notification information sent from another device, a reception/interpretation processing unit which receives, from another device which has received the notification information of the wireless communication device, response information of such other device and also receives the notification information sent from such other device, and an operation mode determination unit which determines, based on operation mode determination information included in the notification information of such other device or the response information of such other device, that the wireless communication device is caused to operate as one of a master device and a slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Itoh, Hideyuki Suzuki, Masahiko Naito
  • Patent number: 9654628
    Abstract: An illustrative method includes receiving, by a processor of a computing device, a request to initiate a call from a portable electronic device. The call is a communication across a communication network. The method also includes initiating, by the processor of the computing device, the call. The call connects the portable electronic device to an emergency response service. The call also utilizes a relay service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: NEDELCO, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald D. Warren, Jennifer A. Buechner
  • Patent number: 9648479
    Abstract: Location information associated with a wireless access point is used to assist with emergency call routing. Additionally, the location information can be used to assist with determining where an emergency call is physically originating from. This location information is one or more of enterable, detectable and/or populated with the assistance of a location determining device, such as a GPS, associated with the wireless network. The location information can also be dynamic to account for mobile wireless access points, such as a mobile access point provided on public transportation. The location information is also associatable with an outbound communication, such as an emergency communication, with this location information usable to route the communication to an appropriate entity(ies).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Roller Michaelis, David S. Mohler, Jason H. Vick
  • Patent number: 9641679
    Abstract: A policy routing function (“PRF”) allows requests for emergency services (e.g., 9-1-1 calls, text messages to 9-1-1, etc.) dynamically routed to an emergency responder based on rules and/or user defined geographic overrides in support of Next Generation 9-1-1. Each user provided geographic polygon layer within this data set is represented by one or more polygons, with each polygon containing routing criteria, routing rules, priority, and expiration parameters. This geographic data set may also have a base geographic polygon layer of one or more polygons that define the “normal” or “default” routing conditions. Utilizing a user provided geographic data set the PRF interrogates an emergency caller's location against the polygon(s) and applies the routing rules of the highest level geographic polygon layer polygon that has a true routing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: 911 Datamaster, Inc.
    Inventors: James Shepard, Richard Kelly
  • Patent number: 9629185
    Abstract: Systems and methods for establishing text communication sessions between wireless mobile devices and emergency call centers are presented herein. The text communications may be established by effectuating changes to a media type specified in session invitation messages, response messages, and/or other messages that are relayed between a given wireless mobile device and an emergency call center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: TRITECH SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Sidney P. Gluckman, John T. Zaharychuk, Erik C. Loberg, Lisa A. Henderson
  • Patent number: 9591132
    Abstract: A computerized system and related method for assisting a user with placing a telephonic call, comprising a user interface, computerized processing, and computerized storage for: a user specifying an originally-specified telephone number to place an intended telephonic call, which telephone number, as originally-specified, for at least one particular reason, cannot be used to successfully complete the intended telephonic call; the user, after specifying the originally-specified telephone number, later specifying later-specified telephone number elements, including the possible deleting or ignoring of part of the originally-specified telephone number; and causing the telephonic call to be successfully signaled using the originally-specified telephone number in combination with the later-specified telephone number elements, without the user having to re-specify the originally-specified telephone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Gilbert J. Yablon
  • Patent number: 9582841
    Abstract: Locational tracking aids emergency management plans. Occupants of a building or campus are determined based on presence or detection of wireless devices. When an emergency occurs, the occupants may move to safety based on the current locations of their wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig Arthur Klein, Gregory O. Harp, Joseph Eric Sineath, Steven James Waken
  • Patent number: 9572002
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for interactive emergency information and identification is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a processor, a notification concerning an emergency situation, wherein the notification includes a location of the emergency situation, and defining, by the processor, a geo-fence representing a first physical area surrounding the location of the emergency situation. The method further includes receiving, by the processor, location information representing locations of a plurality of user devices, each user device being associated with an individual, and determining, by the processor, which of the user devices are located within the geo-fence based on the location information. Additionally, the method includes transmitting, by the processor, information about the emergency situation to the user devices located within the geo-fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Patrocinium Systems LLC
    Inventor: John A. South
  • Patent number: 9554998
    Abstract: A new composition of analgesic bioadhesive healing microspheres in which each microsphere comprises at least: a.—a layer of a polyanion, where the polyanion may be an alginate. b.—a core coated with a polyanion consisting of a triblock copolymer non-ionic surfactant; poloxamer 188 or a mixture of them; and a volatile halogenated by-product anesthetic ether agent of methyl-isopropyl-ether in contact with the internal part of the polyanion layer, which may be sevoflurane. c.—a coating of a polycation in contact with the external part of the polyanion layer, which may be chitosan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Damaso Fernandez Gines
  • Patent number: 9560510
    Abstract: In compliance with regulatory requirements imposed on multicarrier wired/wireless network carriers, the disclosed system receives input representing a selection of a street address to be used as a current location associated with a user identity. The system determines an expiration date associated with the street address, designates the street address as a validated emergency contact location for the user identity in response to determining that the expiration date associated with the street address has not expired. The system thereafter permits the establishment of communications between the system and a disparate wireless network device associated with a multicarrier wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sergio Kadi, Jing Chen, Feza Buyukdura, Dwayne Crawford, Stephanie Parlamas
  • Patent number: 9549419
    Abstract: An Automatic Location Identifier (ALI) trigger mechanism can include a data tap configured to detect an ALI location request for an emergency services call. The data tap can also be configured to output a trigger signal in response to detecting the ALI location request. The ALI trigger mechanism can also include a metadata router configured to receive the trigger signal and output an enhanced caller information request to a metadata server in response to the trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Stuart Marshall, Gordon John Hines, Victor Burton, Thomas Woodrow Nesmith, Todd Poremba
  • Patent number: 9549341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for traffic flow treatment in a core network of a communication network. The method may comprise receiving cell information from an access network of the communication network, wherein the received cell information comprises an indication of a congested cell of the communication network. Furthermore, the method may comprise receiving subscriber specific information comprising real-time information of a subscriber in a cell of the communication network. The method may further comprise analyzing the received subscriber specific information and controlling the traffic flow in the core network according to the analysis of the subscriber specific information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Matthias Lott, Joachim Kross, Gerhard Kuhn