Emergency Or Alarm Communication Patents (Class 455/404.1)
  • Patent number: 10735907
    Abstract: A gateway, a tracking device, a server, and a method for tracking assets are provided. The method includes receiving a message from a tracking device. The received message includes an identification parameter associated with the tracking device and indicates at least one of a null location or a location of the tracking device. The method also includes determining whether the received message indicates a valid location of the tracking device, based on whether the location of the tracking device is within a predetermined range of the electronic device. The method also includes augmenting the received message with at least one of location information of the electronic device, and identification information of the electronic device when the received message indicates the null location or the location of the tracking device is not the valid location of the tracking device. The method further includes transmitting the message to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Geoforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Edwin Lanes, Gary Allen Naden
  • Patent number: 10735922
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided comprising: a building including one or more facilities each including at least one broadcast short-range communications unit having a fixed location, an application/computer code configured for execution by at least one of a plurality of mobile devices, and at least one server, that, together, are configured to cooperate to trigger one or more mobile device actions including causing to be output visual information, based on particular location-relevant information that is, in turn, based on at least one value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DYFAN, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Sturges Andrews, Axel Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10733873
    Abstract: Technology for an enhanced personal emergency response system (e-PERS) unit is disclosed. The e-PERS unit can transmit a general message related to a personal emergency to a personal emergency response system (PERS) computing service environment (CSE), wherein the general message includes an identification (ID) of the e-PERS unit to enable the e-PERS CSE to send the ID of the e-PERS unit to a monitoring station. The e-PERS unit can receive a unit profile message from the e-PERS CSE. The e-PERS unit can: open a voice channel to the monitoring station in response to receiving the general message from the e-PERS CSE, or receive a voice call from the monitoring station in response to receiving the ID of the e-PERS unit at the monitoring station. The e-PERS unit can include a display screen and a base unit help button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mytrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Bangerter, Ryan R. Bangerter, Eric L. Mattle, Jared H. Wood, Brett J. Hibbert, Joseph A. Sterzer, Lynn H. Salisbury, Michael M. Bangerter, Steven Alex Sandoval, Zachary W. Parduhn, Andres Gonzalez, Jay R. Peterson, Joshua J. Bangerter, Richard S. Kasper
  • Patent number: 10736158
    Abstract: In some examples, a device detects a calling identifier received as part of initiating a call matches an emergency identifier, the emergency identifier associated with information from which to derive a Uniform Resource Name (URN). The device detects that the device is in a first network different from a second network, where the second network configured the emergency identifier. In response to detecting that the device is in the first network different from the second network, the device includes a URN, urn:service:sos, in a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE message to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker
  • Patent number: 10728836
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a 5G or pre-5G communication system to be provided to support a higher data transmission rate after a 4G communication system such as LTE. Disclosed is a method and device for providing a data service through a mobile communication network. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of: receiving a connection request message including a device identifier of a terminal which is not subscribed to a mobile communication network; determining, using the device identifier of the terminal, whether the terminal corresponds to a contract for using the mobile communication network; configuring the terminal to perform limited access to the mobile communication network according to the contract when the terminal corresponds to the contract for using the mobile communication network; and transmitting, to the terminal, a connection acceptance message granting the limited access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ha-Kyung Jung, Ki-Suk Kweon, Ji-Cheol Lee, Hyung-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10728776
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an emergency configuration control device is provided for a communications system that provides wireless RF communication service to a coverage area, wherein the system comprises an RF protection function coupled to at least one power amplifier, protection function configured to disable the power amplifier when the protection function determines that at least one parameter of the power amplifier has deviated outside of an operating specification, the device comprising: an emergency configuration control module executed by a controller, the emergency configuration control module configured to determine when an emergency event is occurring within the coverage area as a function of a first set of input signals; wherein the emergency configuration control module enters phase one operation and inhibits disabling of the power amplifier by the RF protection function and outputs one or more phase one notification signals in response to determining that the emergency event is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Fackler, Jaroslav Hoffmann, Andreas Biehler, Peter Starek, Alexander Kopp
  • Patent number: 10726706
    Abstract: A portable device including a gesture recognizer module for automatically detecting a specific sequence of gestures is described. The portable device may be used to detect a health, safety, or security related event. The portable device may further include an emergency event module for automatically determining whether the sequence of gestures corresponds to an emergency event. The portable device may further include a proximity detection module for automatically determining whether a mobile device corresponding to a user listed as an emergency contact is in a state of proximity to the portable device. The portable device may further include a notification module for automatically transmitting a message, indicating the emergency event, to the user of the mobile device determined to be in the state of proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Arati P. Singh, Ranjeev K. Singh
  • Patent number: 10728711
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for simultaneously distributing mass notifications to multiple users. A mass notification system receives input data and, based on this input data, creates notifications for mass distribution for urgent scenarios and emergency scenarios via Short Message Service (SMS) and/or Voice communication (audio recording or text to speech) The notifications are then transmitted to devices used by the users who are to be notified. The communication network control system confirms the indication of the emergency situation to the mobile device and notifies emergency personnel of the indication of the emergency situation. The communication network control system transmits an indication of the emergency situation to one or more additional mobile devices in the area. The message text and or voice recording is pre-configured/pre-set by the valid user. Target recipient groups for message/notification are also pre-configured/pre-set by the valid user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Jeremy N. Smith
  • Patent number: 10721006
    Abstract: A transmission method for transmitting an emergency warning signal, pertaining to one aspect of the present disclosure, includes: generating control information, the control information including a flag indicating either presence or absence of information related to a region and, when the flag indicates presence, information related to the region; acquiring information related to emergency warning content; and generating the emergency warning signal including the control information and the information related to the emergency warning content. Thus, emergency warning (early warning) information can be transmitted with greater precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10716166
    Abstract: A communication system and method is provided for handling emergencies wherein public safety radios are used to directly communicate with normally incompatible radios used by organizations such as schools. The system includes a radio communication bridge that is selectively activated by emergency personnel to contact an organization undergoing an emergency. The bridge is activated via a TCP/IP command over an IP network or alternatively sent by a pre-programmed digital radio. Computer software or firmware at communication endpoints, emergency responder locations, and at an emergency call center facilitates functionality of the system to include emergency notifications, dissemination of information associated with a particular emergency, and the status of the system to include activation and deactivation of the radio bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAFECOM 911, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick L. Hobby, David E. Petty
  • Patent number: 10714213
    Abstract: A method and system for automated medical records processing with cloud computing including patient tracking for actual and virtual encounters. The method and system includes plural electronic medical templates specifically designed such that they reduce the complexity and risk associated with collecting patient encounter information, creating a medical diagnosis, tracking the patient through the medical processes at the medical facility and generate the appropriate number and type medical codes for a specific type of medical practice when processed. The medical codes and other types of processed actual or virtual patient encounter information are displayed in real-time on electronic medical records and invoices immediately after an actual or virtual patient encounter via a cloud computing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Practice Velocity, LLC
    Inventor: David E. Stern
  • Patent number: 10702298
    Abstract: The Powerline Communication (“PLC”) systems and methods described allow for bi-directional communication along an AC or DC conductor between a first device and at least a second device comprising a medical device system. Generally, two devices within a sterile field may communicate with each other by PLC or a first device within a sterile field may communicate with a second device that is outside the sterile field by PLC. More specifically, a controller unit may communicate with a saline, or other fluid, pump to achieve a variety of functional purposes. Similarly, a measurement device may share measured data with another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew W. Tilstra
  • Patent number: 10705519
    Abstract: A distributed control system includes a remote control system configured to be communicatively coupled with plural separate vehicle systems. The remote control system is configured to remotely control operation of the vehicle systems and/or communicate with the local vehicle control system or operator. The remote control system also is configured to one or more of change how many of the vehicle systems are concurrently controlled by the remote control system or change how many remote operators of the remote control system concurrently control the same vehicle system of the vehicle systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: transportation ip holdings, llc
    Inventors: James D Brooks, Harry Kirk Mathews, Jr., Paul Houpt
  • Patent number: 10708825
    Abstract: A method of operating a cellular wireless network comprises broadcasting information about Internet Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) emergency call capability of the network on a broadcast channel in a cell of the network. This information may in one method concern the IMS emergency call capability of a base station included in the network and in another method it may include IMS emergency call capability of a base station and the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Seau Sian Lim, Sudeep Kumar Palat
  • Patent number: 10699122
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for diverting a user focus from a user device is provided. The present invention may include detecting a user audience in proximity of a user device. The present invention may then include determining that a user of the user device should be alerted to the detected user audience. The present invention may further include, in response to determining that the user of the user device should be alerted to the detected user audience, transmitting an alert from the user device configured to divert a user focus from the user device to the detected user audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: International Busines Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Denise A. Bell, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, Adriana A. Morales
  • Patent number: 10700884
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and computer program products are disclosed for data distribution. A method comprises: sending a message, containing an indication of a target area related to first data to be distributed, from a first distribution unit to a distribution management device; receiving first information comprising at least one target address from the distribution management device in response to sending of the message, wherein the at least one target address is related to one or more second distribution units covering the target area; and sending the first data to the at least one target address when the message does not contain the first data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Xiang Xu, David Navratil
  • Patent number: 10701543
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a location information acquisition unit that acquires location information of a terminal, a reception unit that receives a call request transmitted by the terminal, a service identification unit that identifies a service of the request based on the location information of the terminal and a destination telephone number of the request, and a transmission unit that transmits a response to the terminal, when the service corresponding to the request cannot be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Naoaki Suzuki, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10701541
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems, methods, and media for efficient emergency calling using digital devices. In some embodiments, a user is able to make an emergency call by a one-touch or dual-touch process. An authentication process may reduce inadvertent and unauthorized emergency calling. Persistent emergency buttons are also disclosed that may be used for calling emergency in different states of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Anil Mehta, Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik, Matthew Bozik, Kris Kolodziej
  • Patent number: 10701539
    Abstract: An enhanced Public Warning System (PWS) is provided. A User Equipment (UE) transmits a first indication of UE capability for performing a first set of UE actions. The UE receives based on the first indication, a second indication of a second set of UE actions the UE is to perform in response to receiving a warning message, the warning message including an identifier of a warning type associated with the second set of UE actions. The UE receives the warning message including the identifier of the warning type. The UE performs at least one of the second set of UE actions in response to receiving the warning message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mayank Arora, Raghuveer Ramakrishna Srinivas Tarimala, Harish Singh Bisht, Abhishek Saurabh, Narasimhan Agaram
  • Patent number: 10694577
    Abstract: A system for the electronic acquisition, compilation, and distribution of legal information, comprising an application, comprising software, which is configured to be downloaded to a mobile device of a user is disclosed. The application is configured to enable the user to indicate a situation to a legal information processing system configured to transmit a plurality of legal information correlated to the indicated situation. The system may automatically connect a microphone and a camera are each associated with the mobile device and in operable communication with the application to permit the user to record and store audio and video data via a database in operable communication with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Dana Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 10694320
    Abstract: The disclosed systems, methods and apparatus enable alert messaging systems to send geographic location information with a geo-targeted message to end user wireless devices. The disclosed technology can be used to generate a plurality of messages where payload of a first message can include a message content, and where a payload of one or more additional messages can includes compressed location information. The user devices receiving the plurality of generated messages can process the compressed location information to determine whether the content of the received message should be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Neustar, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Guegel, Deepak Sonar, Ralph Holmes, Adam Campbell
  • Patent number: 10694363
    Abstract: A system can allow users of mobile devices to opt-in to receive emergency notifications based on a source mobile device sending a notification of an emergency situation. The users of the mobile devices can filter reception of the notification based on several factors including, but not limited to location, time, type of event etc. The system can also comprise video devices capable of being activated and/or recording video in response to an indication that the notification as been sent. Additionally, notifications and identification of mobile device users intending to response to the emergency can be sent to emergency personnel to assist the emergency personnel in determining who should be at the scene of the emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Meredith, Biren Parekh, Zachary Meredith
  • Patent number: 10687195
    Abstract: Multiple timers used by a device during setup of a communication session may include a first timer and a second timer, each configured to expire after different periods of time, and each configured to start in response to the device sending a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) request using a SIP INVITE method. The first timer is stopped on receipt of the first SIP response, which may include a 100. Trying SIP response, while the second timer is stopped on receipt of a non-100 Trying SIP response. If the first timer expires, the device may send an additional SIP request using the SIP INVITE method as a retry mechanism while the second timer continues to run. If the second timer expires, the device may halt the session setup and reattempt using a different type of access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang, Boris Antsev, William Michael Hooker
  • Patent number: 10687172
    Abstract: Systems and methods for redirecting notifications, including determining that a first mobile device is in motion at a speed that exceeds a threshold value; determining that the while the first mobile device is in motion at a speed that exceeds the threshold value, the first mobile device is within a threshold distance of the second mobile device; determining, from an input received by the first mobile device that the first mobile device is in a position of a driver of an automobile; determining that a second mobile device is in a position of a passenger of the automobile; and automatically transmitting the notification from the first mobile device to the second mobile device, without providing an indication to a user of the first mobile device that the notification was received by the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy Adam Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10681536
    Abstract: A method for determining an operation mode of a cellular device provides a first group cell identity obtaining step, a second group cell identity obtaining step and a group cell identity comparing step. The first group cell identity obtaining step includes configuring the cellular device to obtain at least one first group cell identity corresponding to a base station, and storing the at least one first group cell identity in a local list of the cellular device. The second group cell identity obtaining step includes configuring the cellular device to perform a scan procedure to obtain at least one second group cell identity. The group cell identity comparing step includes comparing the at least one first group cell identity with the at least one second group cell identity to determine the operation mode of the cellular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuo-He Ye, Che-Fang Yeh, Tien-Chu Wang
  • Patent number: 10677912
    Abstract: A signal processing device and method to accurately detect a distress signal from a search and rescue transponder and reduce a calculation load for the detection. The device may include an instantaneous frequency change rate calculating module configured to calculate a change rate of an instantaneous frequency of a complex reception signal generated from a reception wave received by a wave receiver, a memory configured to store a value obtained based on a reference frequency sweeping speed that is a frequency sweeping speed of the distress signal, and a distress signal determining module configured to determine whether the distress signal is issued from the search and rescue transponder, based on a comparison result between the instantaneous frequency change rate calculated by the instantaneous frequency change rate calculating module and the value obtained based on the reference frequency sweeping speed stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FURUNO ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Fumiya Nakatani
  • Patent number: 10679438
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to displaying user preferences related to operation of a vehicle. For example, the associated systems and methods may include receiving a user's personal information and preferences and displaying them on an in-vehicle infotainment system or a mobile device application. More particularly, the user may input her automobile insurance provider, health insurance provider, medical information, a preferred repair facility or mechanic, a preferred towing company, a preferred hospital, an emergency contact number, the user's blood type, etc. The user preferences may be stored and displayed on the in-vehicle infotainment system or the mobile device application. Furthermore, the in-vehicle infotainment system or the mobile device application may receive vehicle diagnostic information from the vehicle, and display user preferences based on the diagnostic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: William J. Leise, Douglas Albert Graff, Christina P. Mullen
  • Patent number: 10681523
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an emergency warning system includes a low energy Bluetooth module, which is equipped in the delineators, that transmits a beacon signal which includes an emergency warning signal, to nearby delineators in relay and sends emergency warning signals as push notifications to nearby drivers' smartphone S1, an internet of things communication module, which is equipped in the first delineator (top repeater) and the 1 many delineators installed in regular intervals on medians or guardrails, with individually unique IDs, grouped into zones and having reflective panels and LED lights, an internet of things communication module, which is equipped in the first delineator (top repeater) and the last delineator (bottom repeater) within the zone in the direction of driving, a bottom repeater that collects emergency warning information and transmits the information to the central control server through the internet of things communication module, and a central control server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TLE.INC
    Inventor: Yung Keun Hong
  • Patent number: 10681521
    Abstract: Emergency notification systems, such as Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) and AMBER alerts, as well as emergency help request systems, such as E911, are generally centralized systems. Often the first responders for emergencies may not be near the people who need assistance which may sometimes cause unacceptable delays in responding to emergencies. A method and apparatus are disclosed that offer a distributed and decentralized emergency notification and response system that informs and engages the people in the immediate vicinity of the person requiring assistance and enables dissemination of more detailed information beyond what may be provided by conventional emergency services systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MBIT WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Sivakumar Govindassamy
  • Patent number: 10674475
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a radio network node (12) for handling communication of data to a wireless device (10) in a wireless communication network (1). The radio network node triggers a paging procedure of the wireless device from a core network node (13) in the wireless communication network (1) by transmitting, to the core network node (13), an initiating indication indicating an initiation of paging from the core network node (13) when a criterion is fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jose Luis Pradas, Håkan Axelsson, Walter Müller
  • Patent number: 10674343
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a location information acquisition unit that acquires location information of a terminal, a reception unit that receives a call request transmitted by the terminal, a service identification unit that identifies a service of the request based on the location information of the terminal and a destination telephone number of the request, and a transmission unit that transmits a response to the terminal, when the service corresponding to the request cannot be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Naoaki Suzuki, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10667236
    Abstract: There is provided a method for position determination of a wireless device. The method is performed by the wireless device. The method comprises detecting, whilst being operatively connected to a source radio access technology (RAT) an indicator requiring a handover of the wireless device to a target RAT. The method comprises starting a positioning detection procedure of the wireless device before being handed over to the target RAT, the positioning detection procedure involving processing of positioning measurements. The method comprises keeping the positioning measurements of the positioning detection procedure whilst the wireless device being handed over from the source RAT to the target RAT. The method comprises continuing the positioning detection procedure using the positioning measurements whilst being operatively connected to the target RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Giuseppe Crisci, Ake Busin
  • Patent number: 10667315
    Abstract: Systems and methods for routing communications received via a PTSN are disclosed. A communication session server facilitates communication sessions between a first computing device, a second computing device and a public service accessible via a PSTN. The first computing device establishes a communication session with the communication session server using a first communication mode. The second computing device establishes a communication session with the public service using a second communication mode and a communication session with the communication session server using the first communication mode. Communications received by the second computing device from the public service via the second communication mode are routed to the communication session server via the first communication mode. The communication session server then sends the received communications to the first computing device using the first communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Mahendra D. Sekaran, Michael J. Davis
  • Patent number: 10660153
    Abstract: A device may connect to a first wireless network; determine whether the first wireless network provides a particular service for determining a position of the device; select the first wireless network as a primary network if the first wireless network provides the particular service for determining a position of the device, or select the second wireless network as the primary network if the first wireless network does not provide the particular service for determining a position of the device. If the device selects the first wireless network as the primary network, the device may send a first request to the first wireless network to make a first emergency call to an endpoint over the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mingxing Li, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Deepa Jagannatha, Lily Zhu
  • Patent number: 10660014
    Abstract: Wireless communications services on a wireless communications device are selectively restricted in accordance with a location of the wireless device and specific permission and/or restrictions assigned to the wireless device while within/at the location. Services can be selectively blocked (denied), selectively modified, or selectively allowed on a wireless device based on lists indicating permissibility for specific services for specific devices at/within specific locations. A location can be a zone of coverage of a cellular tower, micro/pico/Femto cell or wireless access point, a sector of a zone of coverage, a geographic region within a zone of coverage, or any appropriate combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 10659849
    Abstract: A device may be configured to receive a low level signaling emergency alert message fragment from a broadcast stream. The device may parse syntax elements included in the emergency alert message fragment. The device may determine whether to retrieve a media resource associated with the emergency alert message based on the parsed syntax elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10660022
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system, a user equipment (relay UE) can request to connect to a network to transfer data to another user equipment (remote UE). Before requesting the connection, the relay UE can perform access control for determining whether an access attempt to the network is allowed. The relay UE can perform the access control by using an access class of the remote UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sungduck Chun
  • Patent number: 10648827
    Abstract: A system that automatically communicates the event or potential event of a blocked railroad grade crossing to various users, including but not limited to emergency dispatchers and drivers, news media, traffic management systems, and the general public, specifically the location, time, and duration of the event or potential event. The system applies multiple technologies to detect the presence of activity on a rail line, transmits this detection data to a database, performs various analyses on the data, and communicates the status of grade crossings (blocked, potentially blocked, upcoming blockage, or clear) to assist various users with information to make more informed decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TRAINFO CORP.
    Inventors: Garreth Rempel, Neil Ternowetsky, Mark Reimer, Chao Bian
  • Patent number: 10652835
    Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, receiving, via an antenna, a signal generated by a communication device, detecting an interference in the signal, the interference generated by one or more transmitters unassociated with the communication device, and the interference determined from signal characteristics associated with a signaling protocol used by the one or more transmitters, and performing signal conditioning on the signal to reduce the interference. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Pablo Tacconi, Amr Abdelmonem, Nauman Zia
  • Patent number: 10645563
    Abstract: A method may include receiving, a session initiation protocol (SIP) Invite message associated with a Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) call made by a user device and determining if the SIP Invite message includes a geolocation header having location information associated with the user device. The method may also include in response to determining that the SIP Invite message includes a geolocation header having location information, initiating a location session with the user device and generating assistance data based on the location information, wherein the assistance data is to be used by the user device to generate assisted global positioning system (aGPS) measurements. The method may further include transmitting, to the user device and during the location session, the assistance data, receiving, from the user device, aGPS measurements based on the assistance data and determining, based on the aGPS measurements, a location of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek R. Panchal, Mingxing Li
  • Patent number: 10632949
    Abstract: A method of assistance to at least one occupant of a vehicle involved in an accident includes detecting a state of the vehicle resulting from the accident, activating a device to measure a physiological state of the occupant, collecting physiological data relating to the occupant by at least one dedicated measurement device, recording the data collected, and sending a message containing the data relating to the physiological state of the occupant to a remote data storage server, via a telematic control unit on board the vehicle. The collecting the physiological data is carried out recurrently at a regular time interval from a time of the detecting the state of the vehicle resulting from the accident. The sending the message is carried out automatically after each of the recording of the data collected in the collecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Laetitia Del-Fabbro, Denis Darmouni, Claire Petit-Boulanger
  • Patent number: 10638358
    Abstract: A system with distributed proxy for reducing traffic in a wireless network satisfies data requests made by a mobile application. The system includes a mobile device having a local proxy for intercepting a data request made by the mobile application. The local proxy simulates application server responses for the mobile application on the mobile device for data requests where responses are available in the local cache. A proxy server is coupled to the mobile device and an application server to which the data request is made. The proxy server is able to communicate with the local proxy. The local proxy forwards the data request to the proxy server for transmission to the application server for a response to the data request. The proxy server queries the application server for any changes to the data request that the mobile application has previously made and notifies the local proxy of such changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Petersen, Michael Luna, Ari Backholm
  • Patent number: 10637995
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting a crime is presented. The apparatus includes a Portable Wireless Communications Device having a processor, a memory, a location determination chip, a camera, a microphone, a speaker, a wireless communications circuitry, and a coupling site. The apparatus also includes a connector having a first portion that detachably couples to the coupling site and a second portion that attaches to a person or an item worn by a person, wherein the portable wireless communications device automatically transmits an alert upon sensing a detachment of the connector from the coupling site. When an attack happens, the sudden motion or jerk causes the connector to detach from the coupling site, causing an alert transmission. The alert may be sent to a predesignated phone number or email address so that there is immediate notification of a crime. An alert phrase may be used instead of detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Russell M. Hanabusa, Jennie K. Hanabusa
  • Patent number: 10631360
    Abstract: A network component is provided. The network component including a component configured such that the network transmits a response message containing an indicator indicating that a first message is an emergency-related request, and such that the network receives a second message containing information associated with a user equipment (UE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Adrian Buckley, Andrew Michael Allen
  • Patent number: 10630676
    Abstract: A sign-in system can be protected against enumeration attacks while providing an improved sign-in experience for legitimate users by disclosing whether or not an account exists. An account within a specified domain can be identified by an account identifier such as a username. Before a threshold throttling value is reached, account existence/non-existence information can be provided in response to an access request. In response to reaching or exceeding a specified threshold throttling value, account existence/non-existence information can cease to be provided. Entering a valid account identifier/authenticating credential credentials pair provides access to the computer system regardless of whether or not the threshold was reached or exceeded or not reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ariel Gordon, Timothy Colin Larson
  • Patent number: 10631158
    Abstract: A server is provided. The server includes a communication interface and a processor configured to transmit a request to operate in emergency mode to an electronic apparatus through the communicator, and while the electronic apparatus is operating in emergency mode, based on information on an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the electronic apparatus being received from a user terminal apparatus that is communicatively connected to the electronic apparatus, transmit map information corresponding to a location of the electronic apparatus to the user terminal apparatus based on location information of the electronic apparatus matched with the IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seongwook Chung, Sungjun Lee
  • Patent number: 10623447
    Abstract: A method for triggering IMS communication based on a data communication protocol. In a data communication protocol, the various collected sensed data is defined in accordance with regulations specified in the present invention. Connection to a mobile phone, a computer or a hardware device or the like is established by Bluetooth, or by a virtual serial port, or by RS485 or RS232 or the like. If receiving set data matching the data communication protocol, the mobile phone, the computer or the hardware device or the like into which an IMS system client program is embedded automatically triggers the embedded IMS system client program to communicate through an IMS system. Different telecommunication numbers are triggered by different data. The data between the mobile phone, the computer or the hardware device and the data communication protocol is in a SIP-MESSAGE format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ankang Hongtian Science & Techonology Incorporated Company
    Inventor: Lihong Hao
  • Patent number: 10622104
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically identifying a casualty and matching an electronic health record (EHR) to the casualty. A casualty identification is determined by matching a presenting image of the casualty with one of a master image or a social media profile image of the casualty. A recognized patient broadcast module (RPBM) is configured to query one or more electronic health records (EHR) service providers for the existence of an EHR corresponding the identified casualty and automatically communicate the existence of the EHR to the EMS provider. A blockchain trusted identification module (BTIM) is configured to establish a trust relationship between the EMS provider and the one or more EHR service providers to establish a trusted pathway for delivery of the casualty's EHR to the EMS provider. With the casualty's EHR emergency responders to can provide better care for the casualty in an emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: David Alan Finkelstein, Paige Erin Finkelstein, Ali Simone Finkelstein
  • Patent number: 10623380
    Abstract: Media and methods for securely providing third-party applications, such as health based service applications, with electronic medical records (EMRs), or discrete information therein, of an individual is provided. To facilitate the secure transfer of medical records, a universal security manager is described. The universal security manager may act as an intermediary between a healthcare service facility, such as a hospital, and the third-party application. A secure link for transferring EMRs from the healthcare service facility to the universal security manager may be established using a secure linking code. The third-party application may be validated as a trusted third-party application by the universal security manager based on a set of security criteria. The universal security manager may provide the EMR information from an EMR system associated with the healthcare service facility to the trusted third-party application based on a set of permissions created and/or maintained by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Charles Pratt, Amaresh Vakul Vakulabharanam
  • Patent number: 10623899
    Abstract: A crash detection system with a mobile communications device configured for periodically interrogating (a) a motion signal to determine whether a change in motion (acceleration or angular rotation) exceeds a predetermined motion threshold and (b) a sound signal to determine whether a sequence of sensed sound signals within a predetermined period matches crash sound indicators of (i) glass breakage and (ii) metal folding, displaying selectable options upon detection of a crash incident, and upon a failure to select within a predetermined period, communicating an identifier and crash incident information dispatch center for dispatching a response servicer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mobile Video Computing Solutions LLC
    Inventors: D Scott Watkins, Craig A Tieman