Personal Monitoring (e.g., For The Ill Or Infirm) Patents (Class 379/38)
  • Patent number: 10291617
    Abstract: A method and system for eliminating contraband in postal mail at a correctional facility comprising a central processing facility and a network of inmate email kiosks and correctional institution staff review stations. The postal mail utilizes scanning stations to create electronic versions of the mail and associates various information about the sender, recipient, mail contents, and institution into a format that is easily reviewable and provides tracking data. The scanned mail may then be made available to the intended inmate and institution staff. Institution staff may also then access the associated information and tracking data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Valet Living
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Logan
  • Patent number: 10229465
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention leverage mobile proliferation to enable laypersons to initiate a timely and effective emergency response in case of an emergency, such as a medical emergency, e.g., cardiac event. Mobile apps are made available as part of an organization's overall response plan and program, allowing bystanders of emergency events to easily initiate notification of trained responders, for example in their facility, in a timely manner commensurate with the type of emergency specific to their facility. More particularly, embodiments of the invention use mobile applications to alert certified first trainees to respond to the scene of the emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Emergency University, Inc.
    Inventors: Odelia Braun, Doron Braun
  • Patent number: 9997055
    Abstract: A social alarm system provides location detection within a dwelling. A personal radio trigger unit is carried by a client and transmits an alarm signal in response to a triggering event, such as by a manual alarm button or an automatic fall detection circuit. A client unit is operable to receive the alarm signal and initiate an alarm call to a remote monitoring center over a communications network. A plurality of radio receptor nodes monitor the wireless RF transmissions from the personal radio trigger to report respective received signal strength values. A location finder unit determines a location of the personal radio trigger, by using absolute error calculations and/or shape error calculations against previously recorded known locations in the dwelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Tunstall Healthcare (UK) Ltd
    Inventor: Edward Andrew Ball
  • Patent number: 9989999
    Abstract: A method of reading codes with a reader mounted at least partially within a jacket and communicating the read codes to a handheld device also mounted at least partially within the jacket. The codes may identify a medicine, identify a patient, run an inventory, run a patient safety application, or other process control application located on the handheld device. The jacket includes an opening configured to align and engage with a display surface of the handheld device to simultaneously display being read. The jacket is portable and small and light enough to be carried by a user while working in a healthcare facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Yturralde, Reza A. Ghanbari
  • Patent number: 9946893
    Abstract: An approach is provided for adapting privacy profiles to respond to changes in physiological state. The policy platform may process and/or facilitate a processing of sensor information to determine at least one change in one or more physiological states of at least one user, wherein the at least one user is associated with at least one context, at least one activity, or a combination thereof. Then, the policy platform may cause, at least in part, a modification of at least one privacy profile for at least one device associated with the at least one user based, at least in part, on the at least one change in the one or more physiological states, the at least one context, the at least one activity, or a combination thereof, wherein the modification of the at least one privacy profile includes, at least in part, an enabling or a disabling of one or more privacy services operating at least at least one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Julian Nolan, Matthew John Lawrenson, Debmalya Biswas
  • Patent number: 9930164
    Abstract: A system for processing a sound signal includes a mobile terminal that obtains a series of sound waveform values in a first location. The mobile terminal obtains a sound waveform value within a valid sound waveform value range from the series of sound waveform values and transmits the sound waveform value to a computing device in a second location, so that the computing device performs a logic operation corresponding to the sound waveform value. A mobile terminal can transmit a sound waveform value to a computing device at a location remote from the mobile terminal to perform a logic operation corresponding to the sound waveform value, and total system performance, including the computing device and the mobile terminal, is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Yunlei Fu, Shujian Yuan, Yafeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9905117
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method executed by one or more computer servers includes receiving a notification from a communication device, determining whether one or more other communication devices are within a stationary geofence, and in response to the notification, sending an emergency alert to the other communication devices determined to be within the stationary geofence. The computer-implemented method may further include receiving an acknowledgement of the emergency alert from at least one of the other communication devices determined to be within the stationary geofence and/or sending data indicating an approximate location of the communication device and an associated tolerance of the approximate location. Other example computer-implemented methods, communication devices including software applications, and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Guard911 LLC
    Inventors: Brian Lee Estes, Nathan John McVicker, Thomas Michel Swip, Jr., Michael Ray Snyders, Charlton Martin
  • Patent number: 9895066
    Abstract: Improved apparatus and methods for monitoring, diagnosing and treating at least one medical respiratory condition of a patient are provided, including a medical data input interface adapted to provide at least one medical parameter relating at least to the respiration of the patient, and a medical parameter interpretation functionality (104, 110) adapted to receive the at least one medical parameter relating at least to the respiration (102) of the patient and to provide at least one output indication (112) relating to a degree of severity of at least one medical condition indicated by the at least one medical parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Baruch Shlomo Krauss, Ephraim Carlebach
  • Patent number: 9847008
    Abstract: A method for disseminating emergency notification content from an emergency originating source. The method comprising: delivering the emergency notification content from the emergency originating source to at least one transmitting party; selecting a subset of users from among a set of users for dissemination of the emergency notification content based on the subject matter of the emergency notification content; and delivering the emergency notification content from the at least one transmitting party to a device corresponding to each user from the selected subset of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Eric Hunter, Bernard L. Ballou, John Hebrank, James Fallon, Robert Summer
  • Patent number: 9779631
    Abstract: A method and system facilitate communication with a patient on an outpatient oral oncology regimen. The method and system facilitate creating an initial contact guide to direct a patient interaction occurring at the beginning of the outpatient oral oncology regimen and using the initial contact guide to conduct an initial contact with the patient using the branching logic of the initial contact guide to determine which initial contact guide questions and informational scripts to present based on information provided by the patient. The method and system further facilitate creating a secondary contact guide to conduct a secondary, follow-up contact with the patient using the branching logic of the secondary contact guide to determine which secondary contact guide questions and informational scripts to present based on information provided by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Richard Miller, Amy Pfeifer, Rhonda Letwin
  • Patent number: 9773394
    Abstract: There is provided a content reproduction apparatus including a content reproduction unit for reproducing content, a habit detection unit for detecting a reproduction habit regarding content that uses the content reproduction unit, and an abnormality determination unit for determining there is an abnormality, in a case a reproduction action estimated from the reproduction habit detected by the habit detection unit is not carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuharu Asano
  • Patent number: 9741226
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a status of an entity presents an interface for defining status parameters for configuring a monitoring profile, receives input defining status parameters for configuring the monitoring profile, establishes the monitoring profile for a monitored entity based upon the received input defining status parameters for configuring the monitoring profile and executes the established monitoring profile according to the defined status parameters. A processor generates a user interface for receiving input defining status parameters for configuring a monitoring profile, establishes the monitoring profile for a monitored entity based upon the received input defining status parameters for configuring the monitoring profile and executes the established monitoring profile according to the defined status parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC
    Inventors: Keith Alan Rothschild, Rachel Snow
  • Patent number: 9614975
    Abstract: A method, system and program product for automatic distribution of emergency data during an emergency. The method includes loading an emergency planning and coordination program onto a computer system connected to a Voice over IP network and inputting emergency data for a location into the program. The method includes storing the data inputted to a database coupled to the system, and automatically transmitting, responsive to confirming receipt of a communication corresponding to an emergency number stored in the database, pertinent data from the emergency data accessed from the database to another computer system of an emergency service provider for distribution to one or more respective devices used by respective emergency responders available to respond to the emergency situation at the location, wherein the pertinent data transmitted to the respective devices used by the emergency responders available facilitates handling of the emergency situation at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Blatchley, Jurij M. Deputat, Donald P. Taylor, III, Stephen E. Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 9613521
    Abstract: A method for disseminating emergency notification content from an emergency originating source. The method comprising: delivering the emergency notification content from the emergency originating source to at least one transmitting party; selecting a subset of users from among a set of users for dissemination of the emergency notification content based on the subject matter of the emergency notification content; and delivering the emergency notification content from the at least one transmitting party to a device corresponding to each user from the selected subset of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Eric Hunter, Bernard L. Ballou, John H. Hebrank, James Fallon, Robert D. Summer
  • Patent number: 9551758
    Abstract: A method of remote sensing a charge includes charging or discharging a capacitor of an RC circuit to a predetermined threshold voltage using a power source. A response signal is provided from a communications module to a handheld computing device comprising a reader system once the capacitor reaches the predetermined threshold voltage. An amount of time taken for the handheld computing device to receive the response signal is determined using a processor. The processor determines charge information using the amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jordan Todorov Bourilkov, Sergio Coronado Hortal, Steven Jeffrey Specht
  • Patent number: 9491026
    Abstract: Provided is a transmission method that contributes to an increase in data reception quality when iterative detection is performed at a receive apparatus side. A transmit apparatus alternates between two types of modulation scheme that each shift amplitude and phase, performs mapping to constellation points according to a selected modulation scheme, and transmits a modulated signal obtained by mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 9467833
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enabling communication between a service provider and a telephone user in conjunction with a call placed by the user. A call from the user to a particular telephone number, for example an emergency services number, is detected, and a notification is sent to a preselected recipient indicating that the call has been placed. The preselected recipient may be, for example, a private response center operated by a provider of personal health or other services to the user. A predetermined delay time may be allowed to elapse before the preselected recipient is notified of the call to the emergency services number. The preselected recipient may place a second call in reaction to the notification, for example the preselected recipient may call the user on his or her telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: GreatCall, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Chin, Jonathan J. Sieg
  • Patent number: 9420445
    Abstract: An example method for universal code for emergency calls mode in a network environment is provided and includes receiving an emergency call mode (ECM) code at an application framework layer of a phone, the ECM code being able to trigger an ECM procedure call in a telephony service of the application framework layer, and invoking the ECM procedure call, which instructs an operating system of the phone to enter an ECM, in which the phone is enabled to only make or receive calls and non-essential components of the phone that utilize battery power are disabled. The ECM code can be entered directly on a dial pad of the phone; the ECM code can also be received in a message from an authorized user. In specific embodiments, the non-essential components that are disabled include built-in sensors, wireless fidelity components, Bluetooth components and mobile data network components, applications, and background processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Praveen Kumar Vedhanarayanan
  • Patent number: 9408048
    Abstract: A user device includes a controlling application for a child's wearable device. A network device receives configuration settings for an event widget that activates the wearable device to send a prepared text message to a trusted contact and to receive a pre-recorded audio message from the trusted contact. The network device downloads the event widget to the wearable device and receives a selection signal that the event widget was selected. The network device authorizes the wearable device to send the prepared text message to the trusted contact when the widget selection time or current location for the wearable device matches the stored configuration settings. The network device receives, from the trusted contact, an acknowledgement of the prepared text message and sends the pre-recorded audio message to the wearable device. The network device facilitates communications between the trusted contact and the controlling application to provide live video from the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Vijayanand K. Paulrajan, Farook Kaleem, Sidharth R. Sibal, Amit Mahajan
  • Patent number: 9338287
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically verifying a telephone number proffered by a user of an application. During registration or installation of the application, client software is installed on the user's mobile device (e.g., a smart phone, a tablet computer). One of a pool of telephone numbers for outgoing calls is selected, and a call is initiated to the proffered number by the system. The software executing on the user's device detects the incoming call, extracts caller identification data (i.e., the originating telephone number), formats a data communication (e.g., an http request) to include the data, and sends it to the system. The system receives the data communication and compares the data with the originating number. If they match, the user's telephone number is verified. The outgoing call from the system may be canceled before it rings at the device if the data communication is received in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventor: Richard J. Russo
  • Patent number: 9270769
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a controller, a connector device configured to couple with a computer system, an interface device, and memory. The interface device is coupled to the controller and configured to communicate an electromagnetic signal. The memory stores instructions performed by the controller to cause the interface device to communicate an electromagnetic signal including information associated with a user of the mobile device or of another mobile device, and to cause the connector device to communicate the information associated with the user to or from the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Weinstein
  • Patent number: 9208286
    Abstract: A method for transmitting physiological detection signals through a mobile phone device via a Bluetooth/Wi-Fi communication system includes steps of providing at least a physiological signal detector for performing a physiological examination on a subject so as to generate at least one physiological detection signal which is transmitted to a built-in Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module of a mobile phone of a subject through a communication interface and a Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module at a detection end. The physiological detection signal is encoded by the mobile phone of the subject to be a message or a signal code containing a data transmission command and a data format protocol and is transmitted to a mobile phone or an App ID of a remote caretaker, so that the caretaker is able to instantly control a physiological state of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Yuan-Hsiang Chou
  • Patent number: 9185202
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage medium are provided for managing patient alerts using a mobile device. A mobile device associated with a patient caregiver receives a critical alert related to the patient, and the alert is presented on the mobile device. The alert includes important contextual information that enables the caregiver to make a quick assessment of how to effectively address the alert. The alert includes options for accepting the alert or rejecting the alert. Acceptance of the alert enables the caregiver to communicate the alert to selected caregivers that can assist in managing the alert. Rejecting the alert causes the alert to be automatically communicated to additional caregivers associated with patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Damon Herbst, Cassie Lyn Bahr, Rajneesh Mehra, Jamie Brothers
  • Patent number: 9135806
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products notify of alarms in security systems. Sensor data is received from an alarm sensor, and an alarm condition is determined by an alarm controller. Video data associated with the alarm sensor is retrieved. An alarm message may be sent over a wireless network connection, while the video data may be sent over wireline broadband connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 9111407
    Abstract: One-to-many comparisons of callers' voice prints with known voice prints to identify any matches between them. When a customer communicates with a particular entity, such as a customer service center, the system makes a recording of the real-time call including both the customer's and agent's voices. The system segments the recording to extract at least a portion of the customer's voice to create a customer voice print, and it formats the segmented voice print for network transmission to a server. The server compares the customer's voice print with multiple known voice prints to determine any matches, meaning that the customer's voice print and one of the known voice prints are likely from the same person. The identification of any matches can be used for a variety of purposes, such as determining whether to authorize a transaction requested by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: III Holdings 1, LLC
    Inventors: Vicki Broman, Vernon Marshall, Seshasayee Bellamkonda, Marcel Levya, Cynthia Hanson
  • Patent number: 9049307
    Abstract: A system, method process and apparatus is presented for interfacing digital and audio communications in a security system, comprising, a control panel having one or more first radio receiver/transceivers and one or more remote alarm sensors coupled to the control panel and the control panel receiving one or more digital reports from each one or more remote alarm sensors, a wireless interface device having one or more second radio receiver/transceivers for receiving the digital reports from the control panel unit and for establishing two-way voice communication between the control panel and the wireless interface unit, one or more telephone units coupled to the wireless interface device for communicating with the wireless interface unit and at least one POTS and/or IP network modem device coupled to the wireless interface device, an IP network, wherein, the wireless interface device includes a communication processing unit for transmitting one or more digital reports to a monitoring service via the POTS and/or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Dan Tyroler, Robert J. Orlando, Ronald K. Rothman, Ray Jordan, Alfred M. Lizza
  • Patent number: 9024781
    Abstract: A cardiac electricity and impedance monitoring mobile network terminal device having function of micro current release is provided which includes a baseband processor module, an electrophysiological data collection module, a micro current stimulator module, a keyboard module, a graphics and image display module, an image and picture sensor, a voice communication module, an external data memory card, an external data memory, a short distance digital communication module, a USB interface module, a GPS receiver module, an application module set and run in the operation system of the baseband processor; a cardiac electricity and breast impedance data remote monitoring, a sleep snore data monitoring, a pathological image remote monitoring, a short distance data/information exchange, a medical advisory VoIP voice communication and a network emergency recourse being implemented by the mobile network terminal device under the control of the application program module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jinjing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9008282
    Abstract: Provided is a cordless telephone system including a base unit (100) connected to a telephone line and a handset (200) configured to transmit and receive radio waves to and from the base unit (100) via wireless channel, wherein the base unit (100) or the handset (200) includes a strength measurement unit (20) configured to measure a strength of received radio waves, and a signal processing unit (10) configured to perform a prescribed security action based on a result of measurement performed by the strength measurement unit (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Ashizuka
  • Patent number: 9008281
    Abstract: Provided is a cordless telephone system including a base unit (100) connected to a telephone line and a handset (200) configured to transmit and receive radio waves to and from the base unit via wireless channel, wherein the handset includes a strength measurement unit (20) configured to measure a radio wave strength when the radio waves transmitted by the base unit are received by the handset, and a control unit (10) configured to measure a distance between the base unit and the handset based on a result of measurement performed by the strength measurement unit and to perform a prescribed safety management action when the distance becomes larger than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Ashizuka
  • Patent number: 9001984
    Abstract: An apparatus and method that enables monitoring of social behaviors and generating advance warnings for different monitoring agencies according to the monitoring criteria set by each monitoring agencies. The remote supervision server receives social behavior information from different sources and also different monitoring criteria from different requesting agencies. Each social behavior is assigned different weights according to the monitoring criteria. A total score is calculated based on the monitoring criteria and an advance warning is sent to a requesting agency if the total score exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Gold Post Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quyen Kiet, Barry Goldstein
  • Patent number: 8995624
    Abstract: An apparatus and method that enables a case officer to monitor in remotely to P/Ps. The remote supervision server receives GPS data/time-date data/text/audio/video reporting periodically from the parolees and probationers and the GPS data/time-date data/text/audio/video reporting is analyzed. The remote supervision server will send an alert to the case officer if a suspicious behavior is detected. If no suspicious behavior is detected, the remote supervision server will store the analysis result and send a notification to the case officer. The case officer can then check the audio/video reporting and the analysis result later. The remote supervision server also calculates the likelihood of recidivism for each post-release supervised client, parolee or probationer and advises the officer of such risk in order of greatest risk to lowest risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Gold Post Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quyen Kiet, Barry Goldstein
  • Patent number: 8971501
    Abstract: A system and method assists an emergency medical dispatcher in responding to emergency calls by generating a determinant level code. A computer implemented method to determine Code Hierarchy Bias generates a determinant level sub-code that can be stored and analyzed with the determinant level code to determine the nature of Code Hierarchy Bias, to reveal hidden signs, symptoms, and conditions, to improve the accuracy and usefulness of determinant level codes, and to tailor emergency medical response structure for a more efficient use of emergency response personnel and resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Priority Dispatch Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Clawson, Richard M. Saalsaa
  • Patent number: 8953749
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for remote monitoring of a premises, comprising the steps of operatively coupling a geographically remote client to a security system server which is capable of authenticating a user of the remote client, operatively coupling the remote client to a security gateway which is capable of managing the monitoring of the premises, activating a signal at the premises for notifying an occupant at the premises that remote monitoring is occurring, and transferring information between the security gateway and the remote client. The transfer of information between the security gateway and the remote client is controlled by the user of the remote client. The security gateway may be operably coupled to at least one camera at the premises and to at least one audio station at the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Surendra N. Naidoo, William P. Glasgow, Gregory E. Feldkamp
  • Patent number: 8913720
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a communication from a party at a voice response system and capturing verbal communication spoken by the party. Then a processor creates a voice model associated with the party, the voice model being created by processing the captured verbal communication spoken by the party. The creation of the voice model is imperceptible to the party. The voice model is then stored to provide voice verification of the party during a subsequent communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property, L.P.
    Inventor: Mazin Gilbert
  • Patent number: 8891739
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing lawful intercept in a group call is described. A group call for is established and at least one target member device of the group call is identified as corresponding to a subject to be tracked. Call content for communications corresponding to the call is then tracked from the beginning of the call. A query is presented to a law enforcement authority to determine whether the law enforcement authority wishes to receive call data collected before the target joined the call or after the target leaves the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Kirankumar Anchan
  • Publication number: 20140314212
    Abstract: A Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) is configured to enable the detection of one or more clinical signs associated with a caller. The clinical signs may include both auditory and visual clinical signs and may be detected by analyzing a portion of the call information to determine one or more characteristics associated with the call information and comparing the one or more determined characteristics to known clinical sign characteristics. The PSAP may additionally or alternatively utilize the detection of the clinical signs to assist and/or provide an advisory recommendation in the decision of which, if any first responder resources should be dispatched; the recommendation may include which resources and at what priority the resources should be dispatched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Jon Bentley, Paul Roller Michaelis, Mark Fletcher
  • Patent number: 8868616
    Abstract: A personal monitoring system of the present disclosure has a network and a sensing device. The sensing device has a network interface for coupling the sensing device to the network and is coupled to a user for sensing raw data at a discrete time related to the user. Additionally, the system has logic that associates a timestamp with the raw data at the discrete time and stores the raw data as raw history data indicative of a plurality of raw data from discrete times. Further, the logic determines, based upon the raw history data, whether an event has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Integrity Tracking, LLC
    Inventors: Chris A. Otto, Chirag D. Patel, Hugh A. Hartwig, Corey L. Sanders, Xiao Fang Chen
  • Publication number: 20140270096
    Abstract: Provided is a cordless telephone system including a base unit (100) connected to a telephone line and a handset (200) configured to transmit and receive radio waves to and from the base unit via wireless channel, wherein the handset includes a strength measurement unit (20) configured to measure a radio wave strength when the radio waves transmitted by the base unit are received by the handset, and a control unit (10) configured to measure a distance between the base unit and the handset based on a result of measurement performed by the strength measurement unit and to perform a prescribed safety management action when the distance becomes larger than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya ASHIZUKA
  • Patent number: 8836535
    Abstract: A mobile network terminal device and method for monitoring the electrophysiological data and a pathological image are provided, including: a baseband processor module, an electrophysiological data collection module, a keyboard module, a graphics and image display module, an image and picture sensor, a voice communication module, an external data memory card, an external data memory, a Bluetooth module, a USB interface module, a GPS receiver module, an application module set and run in the operation system of the baseband processor; an electrophysiological data remote mobile monitoring, a heart pacemaker remote mobile monitoring, a remote consultation appointment, a pathological image remote mobile monitoring, a data exchange, a medical advisory VoIP communication and a network emergency call being performed by the mobile network terminal device under the control of the application module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Jinjing Zhang, Yonggang Zhao, Haiqing Gao, Yujie Zhou, Shaowen Liu, Xiaohong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8838131
    Abstract: A method, system, and medium are provided for determining the identity of a user associated with a wireless device located near a geographic location at a specific time. In response to the occurrence of an event at a geographic location, a request can be issued by a wireless provider to users of wireless devices to provide the geographic locations of their respective devices and their identities to one or more entities. Upon receiving an affirmative response to the request, the wireless provider communicates information to the entities allowing the entities to contact the users to solicit information regarding the occurrence of the event. A wireless provider may send a request for authorization to users of wireless devices to provide geographic locations when the wireless device enters a predefined geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Schuler, Rodney D. Nelson, Michael P. McMullen
  • Patent number: 8837683
    Abstract: A microprocessor-based emergency response communication system used to call and communicate with the 9-1-1 operator and also allows emergency responder's immediate access to a user's Critical Health Information Profile stored in the device at the point and location of crisis. The device is used to create individual Critical Health Information Profiles which is Health Level-7 compliant enabling it to seamlessly communicate with major hospital networks worldwide. This functional capability provides a system that can retrieve and transmit user-stored personal and health information by emergency responders at the point of care. The emergency responder can access the customer's Critical Health Information Profile database, review the data for pertinent information and then transmit that data to a designated receiving hospital or medical center. The device provides an electronic means of dialing and communicating directly with the 9-1-1 operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Medsign International Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas M. Conroy
  • Patent number: 8830059
    Abstract: A monitoring facility includes at least one acoustic sensor arranged in a monitoring area to convert an acoustic wave picked up following the occurrence of an activity in the monitoring area into an information signal, and a processing device to receive the information signal. Also included is a system for transmitting at least one alarm and a database including, for each one of at least one predetermined reference activity, an occurrence of which is likely to generate acoustic waves in the monitoring area, reference characteristics relating to said predetermined reference activity. The processing device includes an analysis system to analyze the information signal according to reference characteristics of at least one predetermined reference activity of the database, and to activate the system for transmitting at least one alarm according to said analysis. Furthermore, at least one acoustic sensor is included to detect seismic waves propagating in a solid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Nikolovski
  • Patent number: 8817951
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a location via a called telephony communication device is disclosed. The method at the called telephony communication device includes receiving (304) a request from a calling telephony communication device. Further, the method includes determining (306) whether the received request is for monitoring the location. The method further includes automatically transmitting (308) audio/video data captured via the called telephony communication device to the calling telephony communication device when the received request is determined to be one for monitoring the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Glen P Goffin, Evan A. Groat, David Grubb
  • Patent number: 8818323
    Abstract: A method for supporting an emergency call in a mobile communication system is provided, which comprises the steps of: receiving, at a radio resource management entity, a message from a UE indicating that there is an emergency call; setup a RRC connection between the UE and the radio resource management entity; transmitting, by the radio resource management entity, a message to its upper-layer node, the message containing an emergency service indication; and establishing, by the upper-layer node of the radio resource management entity, the emergency call for the UE. With the method for supporting an emergency service in a mobile communication system provided in the present invention, the access failure of an emergency service can be reduced, and the access speed of the emergency service can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Chunying Sun, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 8811934
    Abstract: A system for communicating an alert message from a user to a recipient is disclosed. In one embodiment the system includes a communications network, a communication device, and a communications management system. The communications device is activatable by the user to transmit into the communications network a signal communicating identification information associated with the user. The communication management receives and processes the signal to establish a communications channel between the communications device and a communications service associated with a recipient. The communications service is selected according to the identification information. Method and devices for communicating an alert signal are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Red Button Technologies Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Reginald Paul Coutts, Norman William McLeod
  • Patent number: 8804915
    Abstract: An apparatus and method that enables a case officer to monitor in remotely to P/Ps. The remote supervision server receives GPS data/time-date data/text/audio/video reporting periodically from the parolees and probationers and the GPS data/time-date data/text/audio/video reporting is analyzed. The remote supervision server will send an alert to the case officer if a suspicious behavior is detected. If no suspicious is detected, the remote supervision server will store the analysis result and send a notification to the case officer. The case officer can then check the audio/video reporting and the analysis result later. The remote supervision server also calculates the likelihood of recidivism for each post-release supervised client, parolee or probationer and advises the officer of such risk in order of greatest risk to lowest risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Gold Post Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quyen Kiet, Barry Goldstein
  • Patent number: 8803669
    Abstract: A user station configurable for use in a healthcare communication system, such as a nurse call system, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Schuman, Sr., Erik E. Roehl, Williams F. Collins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8795171
    Abstract: A health monitoring system is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the health monitoring system includes a first server configured to receive a first set of information from a monitoring device, wherein the first set of information includes a health condition reading of a subscriber, and wherein the first server is configured to process the first set of information and transmit a second set of information to the monitoring device and/or a telecommunications device, wherein the second set of information includes medical treatment information and/or medical advice concerning the subscriber. The health monitoring system also includes a database in communication with the first server and configured to store a third set of information therein, wherein the third set of information includes emergency contact information, one or more health conditions of the subscriber, monitoring time intervals, and/or numerical ranges defining acceptable health conditions and medical alert conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Maria Adamczyk
  • Patent number: 8774368
    Abstract: System and method are disclosed to mitigate noise in an area monitored by a plurality of telecommunication terminals in communication with a controller, the method including: detecting an excessive noise originating in the area monitored by the plurality of telecommunication terminals, the detection performed by one or more terminals of the plurality of telecommunication terminals; identifying a location of a first terminal of the plurality of telecommunication terminals by use of the detected excessive noise, wherein the first terminal is closest to a source of the excessive noise; and providing a mitigation message to the identified first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jon L. Bentley, Anjur S. Krishnakumar, Shalini Yajnik
  • Patent number: 8712020
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to guide an emergency dispatcher in responding to emergency calls involving a patient manifesting symptoms of a pandemic illness. The systems and methods may include an emergency dispatch protocol configured to facilitate uniform and consistent gathering of information concerning the emergency situation. The emergency medical dispatch protocol may include one or more dispatch protocols configured for particular emergency situations, such as to aid the dispatcher in processing calls relating to a pandemic illness (e.g., severe respiratory infection like influenza). The emergency dispatch protocol may present a pre-scripted interrogation, including preprogrammed inquiries for a dispatcher to ask the caller. The pre-scripted interrogation of the dispatch protocol facilitates uniform and consistent gathering of symptom information relating to a pandemic outbreak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Clawson