Plural Conditions Patents (Class 379/42)
  • Patent number: 9924328
    Abstract: A geotargeted broadcast message system and method providing processing a plurality of broadcast message requests from a plurality of broadcast message origination systems, with each broadcast message request including a broadcast message and a geographically defined broadcast target area, including a broadcast message management system communicatively to the broadcast message origination systems, receiving broadcast message requests, storing a broadcast message jurisdiction authority for each broadcast message originating agent, verifying each broadcast message request to provide a verified broadcast message, with the verifying being a function of an authority of the broadcast message originating agent to send the broadcast message to the broadcast target area, and determining one or more of point-to-multipoint broadcast message transmission systems serving at least a portion of the broadcast target area for the broadcast message request, and transmitting the broadcast message and the broadcast target area to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ENVISIONIT LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Wood, Kevin Russell Preston, Douglas Weiser
  • Patent number: 9910863
    Abstract: A communication device that participates in a network includes a storing control unit that stores images, a search unit that searches for a predetermined external device from the network, a transmission unit that transmits stored images to the external device via the network, a determination unit that determines the frequency of participation in the network, and a changing unit that changes the time for searching for the external device according to determination results of the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hitoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9544163
    Abstract: A security system using home gateway alliance includes an alliance management server which includes a gateway registration unit which registers at least one of position information and IP (Internet Protocol) information of a home gateway upon making a request for registration of the home gateway; and an alliance management unit which, in response to a request for alliance from a user terminal of the home gateway registered with the gateway registration unit, sets an alliance relationship between the home gateway having made the request for alliance and other home gateways adjacent to the home gateway having made the request for alliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: AMBUS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Soo Kim, Kee Woon Na
  • 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: 8976938
    Abstract: An emergency notification system is provided including a switching unit, a plurality of communications devices communicatively in communication with the switching unit, an emergency response unit in communication with the switching unit, a plurality of receiving units in communication with the switching unit. Each of the communications devices is configured to transmit an emergency notification to the switching unit which includes a message and at least one receiving unit address. Further, the switching unit is configured to receive the emergency notification from at least one of the plurality of communication devices and to rebroadcast the emergency notification contained in the message to the emergency response unit and to the receiving unit corresponding to the receiving unit address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Zerillo, Gregory K. Embry
  • Patent number: 8896436
    Abstract: A method for providing notification of an alarm event to a plurality of individuals and communication therebetween having steps that include: receiving an alarm event signal from an alarm system indicating an alarm event; determining a customer associated with the alarm event; determine a plurality of individuals that are to be contacted based upon the customer that has been determined as being associated with the alarm event; selecting a transmission vector having a corresponding transmission identifier; correspondingly associating the selected transmission identifier with the alarm event; sending an alarm event notification to each of the plurality of individuals utilizing the selected transmission vector; and receiving a response to the notification and automatically associating the same; directing each of the plurality of individuals into a virtual chat room corresponding to the alarm event; and facilitating communication between the individuals within the virtual chat room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Livewatch Security, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Bradford Morehead
  • Patent number: 8873719
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to guide an emergency dispatcher in responding to emergency calls involving an active assailant. The systems and methods can include an emergency police dispatch protocol configured to facilitate rapid, uniform, and consistent handling of events involving active assailants. The emergency police dispatch protocol includes one or more dispatch protocols configured for particular incidents or emergency situations, such as to aid the dispatcher in processing calls relating to active assailants. The emergency police dispatch protocol presents a pre-scripted interrogation, including preprogrammed inquiries for a dispatcher to ask the caller. The pre-scripted interrogation of the dispatch protocol facilitates rapid, uniform, and consistent responses to incidents with active assailants. The dispatch protocol may facilitate deployment of responders as quickly as possible to active assailant events and update responders with information as it is gathered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Clawson
  • 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: 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: 8705701
    Abstract: A security system with call management functionality includes a security controller having at least one first interface to at least one user identification device and a second interface to a call management controller. The security controller also includes logic to determine a security status of a user based on identification information received from the at least one user identification device and to communicate the security status of the user to the call management controller. The call management controller enables, disables, or modifies a communication service based on the security status of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond Walden Bennett, III, John Roland Beardsley
  • Patent number: 8670526
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to assist an emergency dispatcher in responding to emergency calls reporting incidents involving a hate crime or other anti-social behavior toward a victim. The systems and methods can include an emergency police dispatch protocol configured to facilitate uniform and consistent gathering of information about an incident being reported and configured to determine a determinant value corresponding to an appropriate emergency dispatch response. A diagnostic tool is provided to aid the dispatcher in gathering information about the victim that pertains to one or more bias categories. The victim information can be used to identify one or more potential biases that could have motivated the perpetrator of the hate crime or other anti-social behavior. The diagnostic tool facilitates uniform and consistent gathering of victim information pertaining to various bias types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Clawson
  • Patent number: 8635294
    Abstract: An emergency response system, method of responding to emergencies and a computer program product therefor. Networked provider computers are distributed over a geographical area that includes multiple regions with at least one providing computing capability to each region and each region receiving emergency response resources during emergencies from an emergency response computer. During any local emergency the area emergency response computer provides a local response and notifies other emergency response computers for other regions that are potentially affected by the emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Victor Fernandes Cavalcante, Ricardo Guimaraes Herrmann, Kiran Mantripragada, Marco Aurelio Stelmar Netto, Lucas Correia Villa Real, Cleidson Ronald Botelho De Souza
  • Patent number: 8537990
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methodologies for assisting caregivers or other interested parties in remotely monitoring elderly individuals living in their homes (i.e. in the elderly individual's homes). The monitoring system includes a communications device comprising a unit largely in the form of a traditional corded desk telephone accessible via the public switched telephone network (PSTN) using Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) but enhanced with a built-in HTTP/HTTPS web server. The web-server-enhanced telephone resides in the home of the elderly monitored individual and can passively collect various ongoing activity details, or lack thereof, from that individual, such as when calls are made or answered, or not answered, or when loud noises are detected at odd times, such as in the middle of the night. Interested and authorized parties (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Frederic Rudman
  • Patent number: 8529635
    Abstract: A system and method for securing and tracking an electronic device. The system includes hardware, software and firmware components that cooperate to allow tracking, disabling, and other interaction with the stolen electronic device. The system includes an application component, non-viewable component and Basic Input/Output Subsystem (BIOS) component that are present on the electronic device. The BIOS component maintains the secured environment of the application and non-viewable components. If only the application component was provided, a simple low level format of the hard disk drive would remove the application and bypass the security features. The system implements an “application and BIOS” based solution to electronic device security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Softex Incorporated
    Inventors: Apurva Mahendrakumar Bhansali, Manoj Kumar Jain, Shradha Dube, Gayathri Rangarajan, Mehul Ramjibhai Patel, Rayesh Kashinath Raikar, Kamal Mansukhlal Dhanani, Ranjit Kapila, Elza Abraham Varghese, Thomas David Tucker
  • Patent number: 8506649
    Abstract: A system and method for securing and tracking an electronic device. The system includes hardware, software and firmware components that cooperate to allow tracking, disabling, and other interaction with the stolen electronic device. The system includes an application component, non-viewable component and Basic Input/Output Subsystem (BIOS) component that are present on the electronic device. The BIOS component maintains the secured environment of the application and non-viewable components. If only the application component was provided, a simple low level format of the hard disk drive would remove the application and bypass the security features. The system implements an “application and BIOS” based solution to electronic device security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Softex Incorporated
    Inventors: Apurva Mahendrakumar Bhansali, Manoj Kumar Jain, Shradha Dube, Gayathri Rangarajan, Mehul Ramjibhai Patel, Rayesh Kashinath Raikar, Kamal Mansukhlal Dhanani, Ranjit Kapila, Elza Abraham Varghese, Thomas David Tucker
  • Patent number: 8472588
    Abstract: An emergency call service system in an Internet Protocol (IP) network and a method thereof are provided. The system includes a policy control server, an emergency call agent, a call agent, and a network manager. The policy control server generates position information of a user terminal by mapping an IP address and local information to an identification (ID) of the user terminal. The emergency call agent detects a suitable emergency center for the user terminal sending an emergency call, and makes an emergency-call connection between the user terminal and the emergency center. The call agent relays the emergency call of the user terminal to the emergency call agent. The network manager stores position information of the user terminal generated through the policy control server, provides the emergency call agent with the position information of the user terminal sending the emergency call, and performs a resource reservation for the emergency-call connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Eun Joo Kim, Soon Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 8451985
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a cordless phone operating in an establishment with a plurality of cordless phone handsets having a controller adapted to monitor a source for weather alerts, detect a weather alert, determine from the weather alert a weather alert type, retrieve a user profile, identify from the user profile and the weather alert type one or more of the plurality of cordless phone handsets to be notified of the weather alert, select from the user profile a ringtone type for each of the identified cordless phone handsets, wherein the ringtone type identifies the weather alert type, and transmit a message to cause each of the identified cordless phone handsets to assert the ringtone type identified therefor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anup D. Karnalkar, R. Tyler Wallis, William S. Robbins, Susan S. Steele
  • Patent number: 8451986
    Abstract: A communications unit is provided that can be coupled to a building's telecommunication wiring to provide an automated mechanism for isolating the building's wiring from a PSTN, while also providing a telecommunications connection to an alternative communications network via, for example, broadband or cellular networks. The communications unit can further be configured to be coupled to an alarm controller unit of a security system, thereby permitting the security system to communicate with a remote server system without loss of alarm data. The communications unit can also be configured to permit the legacy security system to provide normal disconnect functionality of building telephones from an outgoing telecommunications line while an alarm condition is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wade Cohn, Ronald E. Battles, David Proft, Scott William Shumate
  • Patent number: 8396191
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to guide an emergency dispatcher in responding to emergency calls involving a hate crime or other anti-social behavior. The systems and methods can include an emergency police dispatch protocol configured to facilitate uniform and consistent gathering of information about an incident being reported. The emergency police dispatch protocol includes one or more dispatch protocols configured for particular incidents or emergency situations, such as to aid the dispatcher in processing calls relating to anti-social behavior. The emergency police dispatch protocol presents 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 information relating to hate crimes and other anti-social behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Clawson
  • Patent number: 8361166
    Abstract: A system and method for presenting electronic device security and tracking information. A method includes but is not limited to making accessible at least one first webpage capable of presenting a category for an electronic device registered with an electronic device security and tracking system and method (ESTSM) service; making accessible at least one second webpage capable of accepting a report that the electronic device has been stolen; and making accessible at least one third webpage capable of accepting at least one item of information pertaining to enablement of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Softex Incorporated
    Inventors: Apurva Mahendrakumar Bhansali, Manoj Kumar Jain, Shradha Dube, Gayathri Rangarajan, Mehul Ramjibhai Patel, Rayesh Kashinath Raikar, Kamal Mansukhlal Dhanani, Ranjit Kapila, Elza Abraham Varghese, Thomas David Tucker
  • Patent number: 8292969
    Abstract: A system and method for electronic device protection. A method includes activating the electronic device; transferring control to a Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) component after activation; transferring control to a non-viewable component from the BIOS component; verifying that an application component operated correctly during a previous device activation; and continuing with activation of the electronic device if the application component operated correctly during the previous device activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Softex Incorporated
    Inventors: Apurva Mahendrakumar Bhansali, Manoj Kumar Jain, Shradha Dube, Gayathri Rangarajan, Mehul Ramjibhai Patel, Rayesh Kashinath Raikar, Kamal Mansukhlal Dhanani, Ranjit Kapila, Elza Abraham Varghese, Thomas David Tucker
  • Patent number: 8287603
    Abstract: An electronic device has software for protecting the electronic device from unauthorized utilization. When executed, the software causes the electronic device to execute an application component, wherein the application component is configured to automatically ascertain whether the electronic device has been reported stolen, based on information received from a server system. The electronic device also automatically determines whether the application component is operating correctly, and if so, automatically provides a basic input/output system (BIOS) component of the electronic device with information indicating that the application component is operating correctly. During a subsequent boot process for the electronic device, the software automatically prevents the electronic device from completing the boot process if the BIOS component does not find the information from the application component indicating that the application component was operating correctly. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Softex Incorporated
    Inventors: Apurva Mahendrakumar Bhansali, Manoj Kumar Jain, Shradha Dube, Gayathri Rangarajan, Mehul Ramjibhai Patel, Rayesh Kashinath Raikar, Kamal Mansukhlal Dhanani, Ranjit Kapila, Elza Abraham Varghese, Thomas David Tucker
  • Patent number: 8241368
    Abstract: In a method for securing and disabling an electronic device, the electronic device automatically executes a basic input/output system (BIOS) component of a security and tracking service during boot up. The BIOS component automatically determines whether an application component of the security and tracking service has requested disabling of the electronic device. In response to a determination that the application component has requested disabling of the electronic device, the BIOS component automatically displays system information and unlock key. The BIOS component also automatically prompts a user of the electronic device to enter an activation password to re-enable the electronic device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Softex Incorporated
    Inventors: Apurva M. Bhansali, Manoj K. Jain, Shradha Dube, Gayathri Rangarajan, Mehul R. Patel, Rayesh K. Raikar, Kamal M. Dhanani, Ranjit Kapila, Elza A. Varghese, Thomas D. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8199894
    Abstract: The present invention advantageously provides a method and system that combines arming and disarming of a security system with activation and deactivation of call forwarding, enabling a single input by an authorized user to alter the state of the security system and to activate or deactivate call forwarding. Further, when changing the state of the security system, a user authorization component determines whether call forwarding should be activated. Hence, forwarding of calls is based on both user criteria and the state of the system. Additionally, the state of call forwarding can be changed by an authorized user via the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Adonailo, David Mole, Maria I. DeGori
  • Patent number: 8182548
    Abstract: An electronic device security and tracking system. A system includes one or more clients, wherein the clients are electronic devices; and a server computer system connected to each of the clients, wherein the server computer system is capable of tracking and locating each of the clients. In one aspect, the server computer system includes one or more web servers coupled to each of the clients, wherein the web servers include a website for the electronic device security and tracking system; one or more file transfer protocol servers coupled to each of the web servers; and one or more database servers connected to each of the web servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Softex Incorporated
    Inventors: Apurva Mahendrakumar Bhansali, Manoj Kumar Jain, Shradha Dube, Gayathri Rangarajan, Mehul Ramjibhai Patel, Rayesh Kashinath Raikar, Kamal Mansukhlal Dhanani, Ranjit Kapila, Elza Abraham Varghese, Thomas David Tucker
  • Patent number: 8137410
    Abstract: A method for tracking, locating and disabling an electronic device. A method includes checking if an application component operated correctly during last power-up of the device; and placing the device under control of power on self test to proceed with powering-up the device if the application component operated correctly during last device power-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Softex Incorporated
    Inventors: Apurva Mahendrakumar Bhansali, Manoj Kumar Jain, Shradha Dube, Gayathri Rangarajan, Mehul Ramjibhai Patel, Rayesh Kashinath Raikar, Kamal Mansukhlal Dhanani, Ranjit Kapila, Elza Abraham Varghese, Thomas David Tucker
  • Patent number: 8128710
    Abstract: A system and method for securing and tracking an electronic device. A method includes but is not limited to accepting a selection of a service to erase a hard disk drive in the electronic device; recording that the electronic device has been reported stolen; and erasing the hard disk drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Softex Incorporated
    Inventors: Apurva Mahendrakumar Bhansali, Manoj Kumar Jain, Shradha Dube, Gayathri Rangarajan, Mehul Ramjibhai Patel, Rayesh Kashinath Raikar, Kamal Mansukhlal Dhanani, Ranjit Kapila, Elza Abraham Varghese, Thomas David Tucker
  • Patent number: 8107594
    Abstract: A security system with call management functionality is disclosed and includes a security controller having at least one first interface to at least one user identification device and a second interface to a call management controller. The security controller also includes logic to determine a security status of a user based on identification information received from the at least one user identification device and to communicate the security status of the user to the call management controller, where the call management controller enables, disables, or modifies a communication service based on the security status of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond Walden Bennett, III, John Roland Beardsley
  • Patent number: 8089353
    Abstract: 4Less-Xtaless, Capless, Indless, Dioless TSOC Design of SOC or 4Free-Xtafree, Capfree, Indfree, Diofree TSOC Design of SOC is the True System On Chip Design of Smart Mobile Sensort(SMS) for Sevice Of Community(SOC). Xtaless is Xtaless Clock Generator. Capless has the Capless Toggle and Capless LDVR. Capless Toggle is the de-bouncing circuit. Capless LDVR is the Low Drop Voltage Regulator. The Indless SM adopts the PHM of Pulse Hybrid Modulation of the PWM and PFM. The LDVR and SM can share the same driver. Dioless is the Dioless TRNG which the True Random Number Generator. The Xtaless Clock Generator adopt the PVTNAH design which is Process. Voltage, Temperature, Noise. Aging and Humidity compensation design. The Xtaless Clock using LC resonator of which LC resonator is self-compensation LC resonator over the temperature and humidity. The smart USB switch for SOC design can save the portable battery power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: Min Ming Tarng, Mei Jech Lin, Eric Yu-Shiao Tarng, Alfred Yu-Chi Tarng, Angela Yu-Shiu Tarng, Jwu-Ing Nieh, Huang-Chang Tarng, Shun-Yu Nieh
  • Patent number: 8035508
    Abstract: Method and arrangement for obtaining information about a person includes providing the person with a portable device, arranging at least one sensor on the portable device, obtaining information about the person carrying the portable device or an environment around the person carrying the portable device using the at least one sensor of the portable device without manual interaction, and transmitting the obtained information from the portable device to a remote facility. The portable device may be a cell phone or PDA. The location of the cell phone or PDA may be provided by the cell phone or PDA or determined from the information at the remote facility from information provided by the cell phone or PDA relating to, for example, reception of signals thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Breed
  • Patent number: 8010631
    Abstract: A system and method of notifying a remote client of a sensor triggering event and providing data related to the sensor triggering event to the remote client. The method has the steps of receiving a first notification signal indicating that a sensor has been triggered; identifying a data recording device associated with the triggered sensor wherein the data recording device records video data; identifying a client device designated to receive the video data when the sensor has been triggered; transmitting to the client device a second notification signal indicating that the sensor has been triggered; receiving an acknowledgement signal from the client device; and transmitting the video data to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Tiger Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Brailean, Marshall Merrifield, Joel D. Underwood, Douglas C. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7978826
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for handling calls. In one embodiment of the invention, a call handling system is configured for handling a variety of emergency and/or non emergency related calls. The call handling system may enable recognition of and response to received call information. The call handling system comprises a call interface configured for receiving the call information. A processor is communicatively coupled to the call interface and configured for processing the call information to initiate a protocol. This protocol may, as it progresses, be used to generate data for use in a CAD system. The CAD system may subsequently dispatch responders based on the generated data. The call handling system includes an advisory component that recommends a type of dispatch and a risk assessment. The call handling system also includes a build component that allows for the generation of protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Salafia, Jeremy Edward Turk, Philip M Salafia
  • Patent number: 7756254
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling a signaling message to be sent in response to an emergency call, e.g., an E911 call, set up message to provide information as to whether or not the E911 call has been successfully completed are disclosed. An indicator of a failed call setup will trigger the call to be re-originated transparently to an emergency center where live operators can handle the call on a 24hours/day basis. In one embodiment, an emergency center is a call center that is operated by a network provider or a third party provider to support emergency calls when a PSAP cannot be reached by a caller for various reasons. The emergency center is capable forwarding a call to the appropriate PSAP for call termination on behalf of the E911 caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Marian Croak, Hossein Eslambolchi
  • Patent number: 7688952
    Abstract: A portable status sentry comprises a portable memory device, an interface adapted for connecting the portable memory device to a computing device, and auto-run instructions. The auto-run instructions comprise status instructions and are executed by the computing device when the portable memory device is installed in the computing device. Upon execution of the status instructions the computing device is adapted for accessing a query network, acquiring status data from a status file accessible to the query network and associated with a monitored device, and processing the status data to produce a status measure relating to a status of the monitored device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventors: Elliott D. Light, Jon L. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7649457
    Abstract: The alarm system uses a presently available telephone set and an electronic circuit. The electronic circuit is connected to a plurality of sensors. The electronic circuit, in order to operate, uses DC voltage which is equal to the supply voltage of the telephone set. The sensors form the inputs for the electronic circuit of the alarm system. The inputs for the electronic circuit are connected to the pull up resistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Ahmed I. S. I. Al-Jafar
  • Patent number: 7646858
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for handling calls. In one embodiment of the invention, a call handling system is configured for handling a variety of emergency and/or non emergency related calls. The call handling system may enable recognition of and response to received call information. The call handling system comprises a call interface configured for receiving the call information. A processor is communicatively coupled to the call interface and configured for processing the call information to initiate a protocol. This protocol may, as it progresses, be used to generate data for use in a CAD system. The CAD system may subsequently dispatch responders based on the generated data. The call handling system includes an advisory component that recommends a type of dispatch and a risk assessment. The call handling system also includes a build component that allows for the generation of protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: PowerPhone, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Salafia, Jeremy Edward Turk, Philip M. Salafia
  • Patent number: 7620157
    Abstract: A machine requiring periodic maintenance, such as a vending machine, is retrofitted to include an alert system for notifying a machine operator that the machine requires servicing. The alert system includes one or more sensors to detect default conditions, a voice recorder for storing one or more voice messages corresponding to default conditions, a transmitter for transmitting the voice messages to the machine operator, and a trigger connected to the one or more sensors and the transmitter for selectively initiating the transmission of appropriate voice messages in accordance with predetermined parameters. The voice messages are transmitted over the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to be heard by the machine operator or stored on the machine operator's voice answering system. The transmitter may be a simple auto dialer connected by wires to a nearby phone jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventors: Andrew S. Holmes, Kevin D. Knoop
  • Patent number: 7577420
    Abstract: A security system (52) using cellular wireless half duplex communication call (62) is provided. The security system (52) comprises a set of monitored resources (10), group of owners (48) and group of helpers (50) connected using said cellular wireless half duplex call (52). The monitored resource (10) is configured to generate an alarm and is coupled with said cellular wireless half duplex call (62). Said owners (48) and helpers (50) are also coupled with said cellular wireless half duplex call (62). In an event of emergency said monitored resource (10) generates an alarm and initiates said cellular wireless half duplex call (62) to connect to said owners (48) and said helpers (50) in shortest possible time without significantly contributing to cellular network load. Said security system (52) provides most scalable, efficient and viable security solution using cellular wireless networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventors: Sudharshan Srinivasan, Jai Kumar, Kothandraman Ramchandran
  • Patent number: 7573983
    Abstract: An emergency call panel which comprises call buttons previously assigned to standard calls transmitted from an emergency call server of an emergency communication system, and transmission buttons for transmitting the data regarding the call selected from the standard calls to a call server in situation that one of the call buttons is selected in response to one of the standard calls. An emergency call system comprising a call server and an emergency call panel for carrying out the call processing of the call server, which comprises selecting the call button in response to the standard call based on call content and sending an initiation demand data including the selected data for standard call to the call server at the emergency call panel, and carrying out the call processing at the call server when the call server receives the initiation demand data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Infocom Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Takahashi, Takahumi Hikima, Yuzo Yamamoto, Kazunori Tobita
  • Patent number: 7573981
    Abstract: When an alarm panel needs to transmit alarm data, it seizes the PSTN and disconnects the premises-wiring. If in a call, the user is cut off immediately and it appears to the user that the connection to the PSTN has been lost. If trying to place a call, the user also perceives that the connection to the PSTN is lost. The present invention provides tonal signals to the user to indicate that the PSTN line is in use by the alarm panel and also notifies the user when the PSTN connection is available for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Telular Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Giacopelli, Jeffry M. Hickey
  • Patent number: 7529350
    Abstract: A system and method for equipment status data over a network. Equipment adapted for reporting status data indicative of the status of the equipment is connected to a first network A status file connected to the first network receives the status data from the equipment over the first network. A second network is connected to the status file and to a processor. The processor comprises instructions for accessing the status file over the second network, acquiring the status data from the status file, and processing the status data. Based on the processed status data, the processor may take action to control a device or issue an alert. The action taken by the processor is determined by instructions selected by a user of the processor or the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventors: Elliott D. Light, Jon L. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7515693
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for handling calls. In one embodiment of the invention, a call handling system is configured for handling a variety of emergency and/or non emergency related calls. For example, the call handling system may allow a call handler to recognize and respond to certain received call information, such as that information relating to fire, police, emergency medical and/or homeland security. The call handling system comprises a call interface configured for receiving the call information. A processor is communicatively coupled to the call interface and configured for processing the call information to initiate a protocol. This protocol may, as it progresses, be used to generate data for use in a CAD system. The CAD system may subsequently dispatch responders based on the generated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: PowerPhone, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Salafia, Jeremy Edward Turk
  • Patent number: 7447564
    Abstract: A robot of the present invention moves to a place where a user is, in response to the voice of the user who is calling the robot. Then, when the user presses a switch, the robot recognizes that the user desires to send an urgent call and dials a pre-registered telephone number for sending urgent calls. When a receiver responds, the robot reads out and delivers a predetermined message to the receiver as a voice message, and switches the telephone to the handfree state so that the user can talk without holding the telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yusuke Yasukawa, Hirohiko Fukuya
  • Patent number: 7428301
    Abstract: A method and system for receiving, processing and responding to emergency medical calls by emergency dispatchers is described. A consistent, standard and systematic process is provided which in combination with adequate training, supervision and quality assurance serves to provide a method for gathering emergency medical information, categorizing such information into various determinant levels for appropriate response, and for giving qualified emergency medical information to callers thereby permitting “zero-time” response by those at the scene. By using this invention properly a dispatcher is guided through the interrogation of callers, gathering the critical information, dispatching the appropriate mobile care rapidly when needed and, especially in this embodiment, giving the appropriate guidance to the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Clawson
  • Publication number: 20080191863
    Abstract: An emergency event reporting apparatus operates in conjunction with a satellite-based data relay system. The emergency event reporting apparatus includes an emergency alert transmission system and an emergency alert management system. The emergency alert transmission system transmits emergency alert messages upon detection of an emergency event. The emergency alert transmission system includes one or more emergency alert sensors, an alarm control panel and an alarm beacon unit. The emergency alert sensors detect characteristics associated with the emergency event and generate sensor signals based thereon. The alarm control panel receives the sensor signals and generates alarm signals based thereon. The alarm beacon unit receives the alarm signals and transmits an alert message based on the alarm signals. The alert message includes identification information and alert message information regarding the alarm signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Brian M. Boling, Ronald D. Bishop, Christopher P. Hoffman, Darryl T. Brown
  • Patent number: 7356128
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring the state of a structure over a network. The system and method provides for providing the status of a monitoring device to a status file. The status file is accessible over the Internet by computer so that a party can first determine the status of the device. The system operates over normal PSTN's, over cable systems, over wireless networks and over the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 30, LLC
    Inventors: Elliott D. Light, Jon L. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7289881
    Abstract: A robot includes a robot sensor for sensing abnormality around the robot, a moving portion for moving the robot main body, and a movement control unit for controlling the moving portion so that the robot main body is moved to a destination determined according to the information sensed by a fixed-position sensor fixed to a predetermined position outside the robot. The moving destination may be determined by the total control unit of the robot main body according to the information from the fixed-position sensors or by a center communicating with the robot according to the information from the fixed-position sensors. Since abnormality is sensed by the fixed-position sensors together with the robot sensor, the fixed-position sensors may have low accuracy obtained at a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji Ota, Masayuki Oyagi, Masaki Yamato
  • Patent number: 7251312
    Abstract: A method for availing participants and others in a special number call event of information contained in a plurality of data stores includes the steps of: (a) in no particular order: (1) providing the plurality of data stores; (2) providing at least one respective data key for accessing the information contained in each respective data store of the plurality of data stores; and (3) providing communications among the participants and the plurality of data stores; (b) identifying a respective call as initiating a special number call event; (c) generating an identifier code for uniquely identifying the special number call event; the identifier code including relational data; the relational data being mappable on the at least one the respective data key to effect accessing the information; and (d) employing the communications to effect cooperation by the identifier code with each respective data store for providing the information to the participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Intrado Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Kaye D'Evelyn, Michael Jay Nelson, Peter Roy Schmidt, Gregory Wilfred Bruening, Alev G. Viggio, David Clark Oberto, Charles Stuart Miller
  • Patent number: 7177397
    Abstract: The present invention is related to the delivery of requests for emergency service initially handled by an emergency service call center to a public safety answering point. The invention additionally allows for enhancement information to be provided to a public safety answering point operator visually in connection with calls routed to that public safety answering point. This information may include caller identification, and additional information, such as information regarding the location of the caller and the nature of the emergency. Furthermore, the routing of requests for emergency service to an appropriate public safety answering point can be accomplished for requests received over a wide geographic area. In particular, requests can be appropriately routed even though they may originate from locations encompassed by different E9-1-1 tandems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Intrado Inc.
    Inventors: Patti L. McCalmont, Robert A. Sherry, Ronald W. Mathis, Peter R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7167543
    Abstract: A security system with call management functionality is coupled to a telephone network for providing a telephone service and at least one telephone line. This system also includes a call management controller for enabling, disabling or changing telephone service based on user presence and identity. User presence and identity is determined by a security controller coupled to a plurality of sensors for providing at least one home security function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond Walden Bennett, III, John Roland Beardsley