Personal Monitoring (e.g., For The Ill Or Infirm) Patents (Class 379/38)
  • Patent number: 11557186
    Abstract: A security system is provided to integrate a local existing security system with other security and automation devices which may not be compatible with the existing security system. The security system can connect and integrate an existing security system, and provide a centralized point of controlling all existing and new security and automation devices in a premise, thereby allowing flexibility in modifying and expanding a security system in the premise without need of replacing the security system that has been already installed throughout the premise. The security system can at least partially self-program to communicate with an existing security system when the security system is connected to the existing security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Resolution Products, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Saldin, Josh Gathje, Bryan Peterson, Kevin Stebbins, Eric Lofstad, David J. Mayne
  • Patent number: 11545023
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system may identify a plurality of sensor devices that are associated with a physical environment. The system may receive an indication that a set of sensor devices (e.g., that includes two or more sensor devices) are to be associated with a virtual sensor that is associated with the physical environment. The system may generate, based on receiving the indication, the virtual sensor. The system may obtain sensor data that was captured by the set of sensor devices. The system may process the sensor data to determine a set of parameters associated the virtual sensor. The system may determine, based on the set of parameters associated with the virtual sensor, that a physical environment condition is satisfied. The system may cause, based on determining that the physical environment condition is satisfied, one or more actions to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Verizon Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Vaidyanathan Kalyanasundaram, Cesar Jeri, Marek Mycawka, Dirk Schlotter, Muthu Chandrasekaran, Richard Joel, Sri Vinayak Katta Chanukya, Michael Bonomo, Venkat Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 11533601
    Abstract: A network node obtains (302) a message to be transmitted as a public warning system notification to multiple UEs, via one or more SIBs, and obtains (304) area information corresponding to the message. The area information indicates an area for which the message is relevant. The network node determines (306) how many SIBs are needed for transmitting the area information and segments (308) the message into a plurality of segments, based on how many SIBs are needed for transmitting the area information. The network node transmits (310) the message and the area information via SIBs, such that a segment of the message is included in each SIB and such that each portion of the area information included in a SIB is accompanied by a segment of the message. A UE receives the SIBs and assembles the message and area information, displaying the message if it is relevant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mattias Bergström, Stephen R. Hayes, Jens Bergqvist
  • Patent number: 11501219
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for connecting individuals for accompanied transportation. A method includes receiving input from a traveller, including transportation parameters, receiving input from a pre-authorised companion, including transportation parameters, and executes a transportation optimisation step including comparing transportation parameters and an assessment of one or more safety related parameters. The method then presents one or more optimised transportation proposal for acceptance by the traveller. Upon registering traveller selections and acceptance of the transportation proposal, the method notifies the traveller and selected companion and provides to the traveller or companion verification means prior to or at the accepted meeting time to enable verification of identities of the traveller or companion upon meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: John Joyner
  • Patent number: 11301208
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a control method, including: acquiring an adjustment instruction, acquiring a target device, and processing the adjustment instruction such that the target device responds to the adjustment instruction. The adjustment instruction is determined according to a first sound information and the target device is determined based on information that characterizes an ambient sound. A control device and a control system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weidong Yang
  • Patent number: 11217085
    Abstract: A system for generating automated notifications by aggregating data to provide alerts to interdict at-risk conduct. In the system, an aggregator application accesses a plurality data sources addressing at-risk conduct. The aggregator application generates reports of incidents of at-risk conduct by specific individuals and stores the reports in a database. A dynamic risk computation engine scores each individual for their risk of engaging in at-risk conduct according to metadata on contacts of that individual within the plurality of data sources. Any individual having a score exceeding a pre-determined threshold triggers an alarm and a notification is provided in real time to competent authorities to allow a responsible person to make a timely intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Tetra Ventures LLC
    Inventors: Raghuraman Govindaraj, Sanjay Ungarala, Sharad Rao
  • Patent number: 11171672
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to methods and apparatus for dynamic frozen polar codes, for example, for control channels. An exemplary method may be performed at the encoder. The method generally includes encoding a stream of bits using a polar code. The encoding includes selecting a first set of channel indices for encoding information bits. The encoding includes selecting a second set of the channel indices smaller than a channel index for a first information bit for encoding fixed frozen bits. The encoding includes selecting remaining channel indices for dynamic frozen (PCF) bits having values based on one or more of the information bits. The method includes transmitting the encoded stream of bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jian Li, Changlong Xu, Chao Wei, Jilei Hou, Jing Jiang
  • Patent number: 11158004
    Abstract: Techniques and architectures for providing notifications regarding events, such as hurricanes, tornados, fires, floods, earthquakes, and so on, are discussed herein. For example, a user interface may be displayed with a map of a geographical area, an event visual representation representing an event, and an impact visual representation indicating an impact area where the event is estimated to impact. A request may be received to notify users associated with the impact area and customized notifications may be sent to users associated with the impact area. The customized notifications may be based on policy data for the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: EIG Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Evans, Andrew J. Mccall, Ann M. Foreyt, Fred A. Brown
  • Patent number: 11132173
    Abstract: A speech-based service platform includes a local device in a user premises and a network-based control service that directs the local device to perform actions for a user. The user may at times request that the service schedule a notification or other action at a specified future time or in response to other stimuli that may occur in the future. Upon receiving a request from the user, the control service immediately instructs the local device to schedule the notification or other action. If the control service is unable to contact the local device, however, the request is canceled and the user is notified that the action has not been scheduled. Non-priority actions requested by the user may be accepted and implemented at the local device when communications become available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Frederick Borelli, Grady Thomas Karp, Marcello Typrin
  • Patent number: 10957329
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes by a client system associated with a user, receiving, at the client system associated with the user, a user input, parsing the user input to identify an n-gram associated with a wake word from a plurality of wake words corresponding to a plurality of assistant systems associated with the client system, wherein each assistant system provides a particular set of functions, determining that the wake word corresponds to a first assistant system of the plurality of assistant systems, wherein the first assistant system provides a first set of functions, sending, to the first assistant system, a request to set an assistant xbot of the first assistant system into a listening mode, and receiving, from the first assistant system, an indication that the assistant xbot is in listening mode responsive to a determination that the user has permission to access the first assistant system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaohu Liu, Baiyang Liu, Rajen Subba
  • Patent number: 10736581
    Abstract: A health monitoring system receives a health condition reading from a mobile device. The health condition reading is compared to ranges of data defining acceptable health conditions. If the health condition reading lies outside one of the ranges of data, then an alert may be generated and sent to the mobile device. The alert informs a user that the health condition reading is unacceptable, perhaps requiring medical attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Maria Adamczyk
  • Patent number: 10671701
    Abstract: Disclosed and described systems, methods, and apparatus provide diagnostic display and analysis of patient data. An example radiology desktop system includes a workload manager that organizes and displays one or more worklists. The example workload manager retrieves and displays, based on receiving a selection of an active worklist, one or more exams associated with the active worklist. The example system includes a diagnostic hub triggered based on selection of an exam. The example diagnostic hub generates an exam preview panel provides a summary of the selected exam. The example diagnostic hub facilitates comparison, based on selection of a comparison exam via the user interface from a patient library, between the selected exam and the comparison exam via the diagnostic hub. The example diagnostic hub updates a worklist entry for the selected exam based on an analysis resulting from the comparison between the selected exam and the comparison exam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kristen Alane McConnell, Gretchen Marie Mendoza, Anna Louise Von Reden, Bryon Pigg, Francesco DeSensi, Gregory Hopkins, Michael Butler, Xiaoyu Chen Kaess, Rasu Shrestha
  • Patent number: 10657796
    Abstract: A method and system for expediting the rescue of victims experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) when used in conjunction with an automated external defibrillator (AED). The system involves an apparatus that calls for help (i.e. 911), detects SCA and cardiac arrhythmias, locates an AED, guides the rescuer through CPR and connection of the AED. A second apparatus is in the enclosure that contains the AED, sends location information to the other apparatus, triggers audible and visual indicators, and provides information on the victim's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Scion Limited Medical
    Inventor: Kyle R. Bowers
  • Patent number: 10559380
    Abstract: Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision (processing or transmitting a medical record or other resource, e.g.) conditionally. Such signaling may be partly based on one or more symptoms, regimen attributes, performance indicia (compliance indications, e.g.), privacy considerations (patient consent, e.g.), contextual considerations (being in or admitted by a care facility, e.g.), sensor data, or other such determinants. In some contexts this may trigger an incentive being manifested (as a dispensation of an item, e.g.), an intercommunication (telephone call, e.g.) beginning, a device being configured (enabled or customized, e.g.), data distillations being presented or tracked, or other such results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Dennis J. Rivet, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10492696
    Abstract: A portable biometric monitor includes a wearable member having a plurality of sensors incorporated therein. Each sensor of the plurality of sensors is adapted to monitor a corresponding biometric indicator. A communications hub is in selective wireless communication with the plurality of sensors. One of the wearable member and the communications hub includes a set of biometric parameters, wherein each biometric parameter of the set of biometric parameters includes a corresponding preferred range. When at least one of the sensors indicates that the corresponding biometric indicator is outside of the corresponding preferred range, the communications hub provides a status indicia corresponding to a proposed recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony Olivero
  • Patent number: 10446017
    Abstract: A method and a smart personal emergency response system (SPERS) are provided for monitoring, analyzing, and communicating behavior of a user in emergency conditions and non-emergency conditions to multiple user devices. The SPERS has multiple sensors, an interactive communication unit (ICU), a non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and at least one data analytics processor having a data communication module, a control module, a behavioral analytics engine (BAE), and a notification module. Sensor data generated by the sensors is communicated to the user devices via one or more wireless communication links using the ICU. The ICU allows communication only on activation of an input means. The BAE dynamically analyzes the generated sensor data with one or more sensor data libraries in real-time for detecting behavior of the user in emergency conditions and transmits an analytics result to a virtual assistant application on the user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Gershoni, Farhad David Nosrati
  • Patent number: 10432775
    Abstract: An emergency call circuit for an electronic device includes a dial button, a wireless communication module, an emergency call button and a logic circuit. The wireless communication module is used for dialing an emergency call according to a dial signal generated by the dial button when the wireless communication device is shut down. The logic circuit is used for transmitting an emergency call detecting signal generated by the emergency call button to the wireless communication module and a power circuit of the electronic device, wherein the power circuit supplies a first power source to the logic circuit and the wireless communication module when the electronic device is shut down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Yi Liang, Chun-Kuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10425504
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and processes to secure internal services in a distributed computing environment. A service packet that includes a service call from a source appliance is intercepted at a server. A determination is made that the service call is for an internal service provided by the source appliance and includes client information with client process properties. The service packet is demultiplexed. A determination is made that rule attributes associated with the internal service match the client process properties. The client information is removed from the service packet and the service call is forwarded to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Vikas Goel
  • Patent number: 10341161
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for communicating signals using a multi-dimensional symbol constellation. In one example, a process for modulating a carrier signal includes the actions of mapping data to symbols of a multi-dimensional symbol constellation that includes at least three dimensions, each dimension of the constellation represented by a respective modulation signal. The dimensions of the constellation include first and second dimensions each of which are represented by respective in-phase modulation values and quadrature phase modulation values of a quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) signal, and a third dimension represented by a transpositional modulation (TM) signal. The method further includes modulating a carrier signal with the TM signal and the QAM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Harvey C. Woodsum
  • 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
    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
    Inventors: Keith Alan Rothschild, Rachel Snow
  • 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: 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: 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 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: 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: 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