Emergency Or Alarm Communication Patents (Class 455/404.1)
  • Patent number: 11070966
    Abstract: A method at a user equipment, the method including receiving at the user equipment over a first technology, an emergency notification, the emergency notification providing information for a second technology capable of carrying an emergency message; and activating the second technology using the information for the second technology to receive the emergency message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Gordon Peter Young, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 11064316
    Abstract: A portable radio system including dual programmable push-to-talk (PTT) switches is disclosed. One embodiment includes the PTT switches positioned so as to permit ambidextrous operation of the portable radio. Another embodiment allows a user to program the PTT switches to execute different functional tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Datron World Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Irwin H. Morse, Zbigniew Cyganik, Arthur L. Reynolds, III, J. Andrew Moulds, Benjamin L. LaBelle, Matthew R. Fallows
  • Patent number: 11061527
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards wearable devices and operating wearable devices in a visual mode when a display device of the wearable device is within a line-of-sight (LOS) of a user and operating the wearable device in an audible mode when the wearable device is outside the LOS of the user. The position of the display device, relative to the user's LOS, is automatically determined. The operational mode of the wearable device is automatically transitioned when a transition of position of the display device is detected. The wearable device may be a head-mounted display (HMD) device. A visual mode provides visual-based presentations of UIs, content, information, and data, via the display device. In contrast to a visual mode, an audible mode provides audio-based presentations of UIs, content, information, and data, via one or more audible speakers included in the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: REALWEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Iain Parkinson, Sanjay Subir Jhawar, Stephen A. Pombo, Kenneth Lustig
  • Patent number: 11064562
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to generating and sending an emergency notification short message service (SMS) message to one or more registered contacts of a user when the user's user equipment (UE) is used to call enhanced 911 (E911). The E911 call may be placed either as a voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) or as a voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) call. The emergency contacts may be previously designated by the user, and saved to a profile associated with the user. When the user calls E911, a gateway mobile location center (GMLC) system may cooperate with one or more other components of a mobile communications network to route the E911 call to a nearby public safety answering point (PSAP) based at least in part on location information of the UE from which the E911 call was placed. This same location information may be provided in the emergency notification SMS message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: FNU Vishesh Raj Suxena
  • Patent number: 11060881
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to determine relative suitability of each lane on a current route for completing a maneuver on the route. The processor is also configured to display an ordered series of maneuver instructions, in conjunction with a route map, the instructions including arrows corresponding to each lane on a next-segment of the route and color coded in accordance with the determined suitability of each lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Meyer Quint
  • Patent number: 11057527
    Abstract: A system for providing emergency telephone call solutions for wireless devices using a voice over data network, the system having the voice over data network to recognize an emergency call from one of the wireless devices, to determine whether a cellular network is available to receive the emergency call, and to transmit the emergency call to the cellular network, a gateway for converting the emergency call between a first format for the voice over data network and a second format for a public switched telephone network associated with the cellular network, a mobile virtual network operator to communicate information associated with the emergency call to the cellular network and to the voice over data network, and the voice over data network and the cellular network to route the emergency call and the information associated with the emergency call to an emergency authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore Vagelos
  • Patent number: 11057897
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method of automatically generating an event-based request communication (“ERC”) and routing the ERC to a public safety answering point (“PSAP”) (or other call center) to service the ERC based on PSAP profiles that each specify capabilities of a given PSAP. A client device may be programmed to obtain the capabilities of a relevant PSAP, and generate and communicate an ERC based on the capabilities of the PSAP. The ERC may be generated in a format that the relevant PSAP is capable of processing. The format may include a voice call, a text message, an electronic mail message, a shortwave radio communication, and/or other type of broadband wireless or wireline communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: BEAMLIVE INC
    Inventors: Mehrdad Negahban, Michael Patrick Jones, Sahand Negahban Hagh, Brad Andrew Keahi Beck
  • Patent number: 11051361
    Abstract: In a user equipment of a wireless communication system, a method for signal transmission and reception may include: sending a request for a Circuit Switched voice network (CS) service to a Gateway Mobile Switching Center (GMSC) to send and receive data to and from a second user equipment; and receiving a call reject response corresponding to the service request from the GMSC, wherein the call reject response is sent by an entity in a core network of the second user equipment. According to an embodiment, it is possible to provide a suitable service to a sender terminal making a CS service request to a receiver terminal having subscribed only to a PS service without increasing network load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Soo Jeong, Song Yean Cho, Young Kyo Baek, Sung Hwan Won, Han Na Lim
  • Patent number: 11050774
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to network communications, and more particularly to machine-to-machine (M2M) data communications. The present invention provides for a method, apparatus and computer program product for detecting performance event data across a machine-to-machine (M2M) network indicative of anomalous performance of data and thereafter alerting users of performance issues in real-time or near real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Subramanian Balakrishnan, Narendra Kumar Sharma
  • Patent number: 11050678
    Abstract: A method of prioritizing communication in networks on a situation-related basis includes comparing a quantity of incoming communications to a predetermined threshold to determine whether an overload is occurring. The method further includes analyzing content of incoming communications, in response to determining that an overload is occurring, to determine whether the overload is related to a particular situation. The method further includes grouping incoming communications, in response to determining that the overload is related to the particular situation, into prioritized communications and non-prioritized communications. The method further includes transmitting the prioritized communications. The method further includes retaining, without transmitting, the non-prioritized communications in a repository so long as the overload is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ole Fenske, Volker Schölles, Thomas Hermann Gnech, Stephan Berthold Sell, Heike Cornelia Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11044595
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of communication via a hand held device that includes receiving an indication at the device to initiate an emergency call via a wireless network; determining whether the device is configured with a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, wherein the SIM card includes a plurality of numbers; and sequentially calling the plurality of numbers stored on the SIM card based on the determination that the device is configured with the SIM card. Further, the method and apparatus include detecting an emergency indication; connecting to a wireless network; and establishing a communication with one or more emergency service providers based at least in part on detecting the emergency indication, wherein the communication is established via the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Brian McFadden, Timothy Cabrera, Hing-Tack Chen, David Tropper
  • Patent number: 11032774
    Abstract: Provided is a method for managing a mobile computing device in an emergency condition that includes receiving an emergency message indicative of the emergency condition being distributed from a management computing system to any mobile computing devices in an emergency area corresponding to the emergency condition. The method includes collecting one or more involvement parameters depending on an involvement of a person associated with the mobile computing device in the emergency condition. The method includes determining an involvement indicator representative of the involvement of the person according to the involvement parameters. The method includes sending the involvement indicator to the management computing system. The method includes controlling one or more resources thereof according to the involvement indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Simone Bonazzoli, Marco Borgianni, Claudio Falcone, Alessio Fioravanti, Ilaria Gorga, Giuseppe Longobardi, Silvano Lutri, Luigi Presti, Paolo Salerno, Francesca Ziantoni
  • Patent number: 11032773
    Abstract: Provided is a method for managing a mobile computing device in an emergency condition that includes receiving an emergency message indicative of the emergency condition being distributed from a management computing system to any mobile computing devices in an emergency area corresponding to the emergency condition. The method includes collecting one or more involvement parameters depending on an involvement of a person associated with the mobile computing device in the emergency condition. The method includes determining an involvement indicator representative of the involvement of the person according to the involvement parameters. The method includes sending the involvement indicator to the management computing system. The method includes controlling one or more resources thereof according to the involvement indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Simone Bonazzoli, Marco Borgianni, Claudio Falcone, Alessio Fioravanti, Ilaria Gorga, Giuseppe Longobardi, Silvano Lutri, Luigi Presti, Paolo Salerno, Francesca Ziantoni
  • Patent number: 11032703
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving from a first cellular-capable apparatus operating in a first area outside of coverage of a cellular network, an authentication request to connect to a non-stationary cellular host, determining, according to the authentication request, whether the first cellular-capable apparatus is subscribed to a first service of a plurality of services supported by the non-stationary cellular host, and, in response, instantiating at the non-stationary cellular host a first set of virtual network functions required to facilitate the service for the cellular-capable apparatus, and facilitating the service to the first cellular-capable apparatus according to a first set of virtual network functions to generate first information associated with the first cellular-capable apparatus. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Erie Lai Har Lau
  • Patent number: 11026049
    Abstract: A mobile device having a communication system, one or more processors, and one or more memories. The communication system may be configured to communicate with a positional system. The one or more memories may store stores computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a signal from the positional system and generate a notification in response to the signal. The signal may be based upon a position of an autonomous vehicle and a position of the mobile device. The notification may be based upon the position of the autonomous vehicle and the position of the mobile device and identify a direction from which the autonomous vehicle approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael Frank Schmidt, Sriram Salem Kannan
  • Patent number: 11018902
    Abstract: The present specification describes a system. The system includes a code generator to 1) generate a Morse code message from an intended message and 2) decode a received Morse code message. The system also includes a high-frequency transceiver to 1) transmit Morse code messages in the high frequency electromagnetic range and 2) receive Morse code messages in the high frequency electromagnetic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pravin Kailashnath Kedia, Sudhir Bhaurao Titirmare, Sajesh Sreedharan Kakkara
  • Patent number: 11013932
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for providing a smart communication device-based light therapy service in which a light therapy device is operated in conjunction with a smart communication device and an information providing server to perform a light therapy, and when a user purchases a lightceutical clinical code corresponding to a certain disease using the smart communication device, the information providing server generates the lightceutical clinical code of the disease containing a wavelength of light, an intensity of light, an irradiation time of light, and an irradiation pattern of light and sends the generated lightceutical clinical code to the smart communication device, and the smart communication device sends the received lightceutical clinical code to the light therapy device or generates a light therapy device control signal in accordance with the lightceutical clinical code and transmits the generated light therapy device control signal to the light therapy device to operat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: COLOR SEVEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Gyun Kim, Kyoung Jun Park, Hea Ja An, Han Yeong Oh
  • Patent number: 11006189
    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: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11004327
    Abstract: Systems and methods for directing an alert to responders are provided. Upon activation of an alert application on a user device, an options screen is displayed to a user. The user can select a report option, and a screen is displayed for the user to enter information into one or more required and optional fields regarding a threat or a risk event. Once the system determines that the required fields have been filled, the system automatically composes a customized alert message based on the received information, automatically determines appropriate responders to notify. The customized alert message is transmitted to the determined responders, and acknowledgement messages are received from the responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Mitchell County Sheriff's Office
    Inventors: Gregory Gerald Beaver, Devin Schwiesow, Armin Henkel, Dayton Smith, Collin Kramer, Christian Eckard, Alex Swenson, Jeanetta Plotzke
  • Patent number: 11006351
    Abstract: Implementations of this disclosure provide a wireless communication method performed by a terminal device, to properly select a cell, avoid a problem that communication cannot be performed due to improper cell selection, and support a relatively flexible communication scenario. The method includes: selecting a first cell according to a first core network type to which a connection is required, where the first cell is a cell supporting the first core network type; and performing cell access through the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11006381
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a registration unit that registers an external communication apparatus in response to a registration request from the external communication apparatus, an authentication unit that performs an authentication process for the external communication apparatus registered by the registration unit, and a transition unit that transit the communication apparatus into a registration release mode in a case that the authentication process of the authentication unit has not succeeded, wherein the registration release mode is a mode for receiving a registration release request from the external communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Akiba
  • Patent number: 10999387
    Abstract: A system for communication channel integration is provided. The system comprising: a memory device with computer-readable program code stored thereon; a communication device connected to a network; and at least one processing device, wherein the at least one processing device is configured to execute the computer-readable program code to: generate a user data collection comprising one or more accounts and interactions associated with a first user, wherein the user data collection is accessible by the first user over a first communication channel; monitor the user data collection; based on monitoring the user data collection and user interactions, determine an actionable event associated with the first user; identify a second communication channel associated with a second user and associated with the actionable event; and in response to determining the actionable event, automatically integrate the second communication channel into the first communication channel thereby creating a merged communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Allen Sellers, Jill A. Calabrese Bain, Allison Mensing Corbett, Victoria Lynn Dravneek, Christine Lee Fitzgerald, Mazen Ghurani, Brian J. Kehner, James P. Kirkman, Richard M. Korzenko, James P. Massman, Matthew Brian Wohl
  • Patent number: 10988038
    Abstract: A system and method for establishing a dynamic wireless communication network with a plurality of autonomous aerial vehicles, such as drones. The drones can dynamically change the size and availability of the communication network, and work with an existing communication network, such as cellular telecommunications or internet protocol networks. The drones can therefore create and maintain a robust network in response to a variety of needs, such as emergency response areas or large sporting events. Further, the drones can establish communication hotspots for mobile devices, and can alternately be configured to create a data pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Arash Obaidi, Eric W. Yocam
  • Patent number: 10993100
    Abstract: A method of car access includes receiving a localization secret at data processing hardware. The localization secret defines a portion of vehicle authentication information for a vehicle. The method also includes receiving at least one localization frame from a mobile device at the data processing hardware. The at least one localization frame includes identification information for the mobile device. The method further includes determining, by the data processing hardware, whether the at least one localization frame includes a derived localization secret. The derived localization is defined by the localization secret. The method further includes, when the at least one localization frame includes the derived localization secret, supplying, by the data processing hardware, power to a vehicle control module of the vehicle and authentication information to the vehicle control module of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Huf Secure Mobile GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Gennermann, Daniel Deuter, Fabian Lanze, Uwe Kaeufer
  • Patent number: 10990112
    Abstract: Method for controlling the deployment operation of motor vehicles in a parking environment, in which, controlled by a management device of the parking environment, motor vehicles can be automatically parked after delivery by the driver and, after detection of a pick-up request on the part of the driver, taken from the parking place to a pick-up position in a pick-up area, wherein authentication information assigned to the motor vehicle, specific to the parking process and optically and/or wirelessly retrievable via a readout connection is provided by the management device to the driver when delivering the motor vehicle, wherein to pick up the motor vehicle, the authentication information is read out by a readout device in the parking environment, particularly in the pick-up area, and the deployment process is initiated only when the authentication information is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Harald Altinger, Florian Schuller, Christian Feist
  • Patent number: 10993181
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a first base station for wireless communication, associated with a first radio access technology (RAT), may generate a message to cause a user equipment to wake up from a power saving state or to reconfigure a cycle associated with the power saving state, wherein the message includes an indication that the user equipment is to wake up from the power saving state or to reconfigure the cycle; and/or transmit the message toward the user equipment via a second base station, associated with a second RAT and the user equipment, to cause the user equipment to wake up from the power saving state or reconfigure the cycle. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Linhai He, Ozcan Ozturk, Gavin Bernard Horn, Keiichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 10993118
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor and a memory. The memory includes instructions such that the processor is programmed to determine a potential loading of a radio frequency communications channel in an area by vehicle short-range communications based on data collected by sensors on an infrastructure device. The processor is further programmed to activate or deactivate a Wi-Fi device in the area based on the determination of the potential loading of the radio frequency communications channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Linjun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10992399
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for supporting wireless emergency alert messages sent to mobile devices through radio access networks are provided. One method may include utilizing a binary value of 0000 as an update number in wireless emergency alert messages that have short text, utilizing a binary value of 0001 as the update number in wireless emergency alert messages that have long text, broadcasting the short text wireless emergency alert message to mobile devices on a second generation or third generation (2G/3G) network, and broadcasting the long text wireless emergency alert message to mobile devices on a long term evolution (LTE) network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Nagaraja Rao, Alan Jette
  • Patent number: 10984648
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for enhanced situational awareness of dispatchers and/or first responders associated with responding to an incident such as an emergency situation by assigning mobile emergency units to a scene of emergency. As such, an emergency response system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed emergency response system provides an electronic platform for collaboration or partnership involving two or more first responders. In some partnership embodiments, the disclosed emergency response system provides a ranked list of potential candidates than can be assigned to respond to the incident. For example, the potential candidates can be mobile emergency units belonging to a first responder and/or its partner(s). Various beneficial aspects of partnerships and their technical implementations are discussed in detailed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GenCore Candeo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chad Richey, James Nipp
  • Patent number: 10979567
    Abstract: An electronic device unit for detection of emergency calls initiated (emanating) from cell phone or other personal wireless communication handheld units, wherein the electronic device unit for detection of emergency calls is installed and integrated as a component detector of a fire alarm system, intrusion alarm system, surveillance system, access control system, SCADA system or other building and facility monitoring systems. A cell phone and other personal wireless devices that transmit special signals that are received by an electronic device unit for detection of emergency calls. A cell phone and other personal wireless devices that performs two way data communications with an electronic device unit for detection of emergency calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Greenwich Technology Associstes
    Inventor: Carl M. Elam
  • Patent number: 10972913
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for performing V2X communication in a wireless communication system and an apparatus therefor. Specifically, a method for supporting, by a base station, a user equipment (UE) to perform vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication with a vehicle through a PC5 interface in a wireless communication system may include: receiving a sidelink UE information message for requesting resource allocation for the V2X communication through the PC5 interface from a UE in a limited service state; checking whether the UE has a capability to use the V2X communication with an emergency packet data network (PDN) connection or whether the UE is authorized to perform the V2X communication; and allocating a resource for the V2X communication when the UE has the capability to use the V2X communication with the emergency (PDN) connection or the UE is authorized to perform the V2X communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Taehun Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Jaewook Lee, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10972893
    Abstract: A method is presented. The method includes receiving a trigger for establishing an emergency call at a first vehicle and determining, in response to the trigger, whether a communication system associated with the first vehicle currently has access to a first wireless communications network. The method also includes searching for a second wireless communications network when the communication system currently does not have access. The method further includes searching for a second vehicle with peer-to-peer wireless access capability when the second wireless communications network is not found. The method still further includes transmitting vehicle related data to the second vehicle via the peer-to-peer wireless access capability when the second vehicle is found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sudheer Kumar Reddy Vangala, Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 10966082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile communication device for communicating with a cellular network by means of a serving base node, the mobile communication device further being connected to a subscriber identity module, the mobile communication device being configured to operate in a power optimization mode wherein the power optimization mode comprises extended paging periods, and the mobile communication device is further configured to set up a communication context with the base node using authentication means of the subscriber identity module, wherein the mobile communication device is further configured, in case of detection of a removal of the subscriber identity module and when the power optimization mode is activated: to send an removal alert message to the serving base node by means of said communication context, afterwards to terminate the communication context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Mireille Pauliac
  • Patent number: 10962682
    Abstract: A method for forecasting flood, the method including: calibrating the hydrological model by using an objective function that is a sum of squared difference between the observed streamflow and the corresponding forecasted streamflow at each lead time to obtain the optimized hydrological model; using the optimized hydrological model to forecast floods; and evaluating forecasting performance of the optimized hydrological model. The method improves the forecasting accuracy and provides forecasting results at various lead times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yan Zhao, Pan Liu, Chao Deng
  • Patent number: 10959080
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to an electronic device and method for providing an emergency call, and a server for providing the same. To this end, the electronic device according to the various embodiments of the present invention comprises: a short-range wireless communication circuit; a memory for storing at least one piece of content; and at least one processor electrically connected with the short-range wireless communication circuit and the memory, wherein the processor transmits, to a server, a request for registering to a first communication network, receives, from the server, a message for indicating whether an emergency call for a first communication network of another provider can be supported, and can display the received message. Other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shin-Duck Lee, Hyun-Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 10959082
    Abstract: A system for dynamic derivation of and sending to a contact group. The system may recognize an emergency situation (natural disaster, stranded, lost cell connection) and send a confirmation that may be sent to different contact groups from a network entity. The system may also recognize anomalous user behaviors and send a message indicating the anomalous user behaviors to different contact groups from the network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Christopher Volinsky, James Klosowski
  • Patent number: 10953798
    Abstract: A vehicle status management apparatus includes: a sound detector that is disposed in an object storage compartment of a vehicle and that detects a sound generated in the object storage compartment; a camera that obtains an image by photographing an inside of the object storage compartment; a display disposed in the vehicle; and a controller that controls the display to display the image of the inside of the object storage compartment which is obtained through the camera when the sound is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ki Beom Kwon, Jae Sun Han
  • Patent number: 10952182
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of notifying a user terminal of MBMS service information of at least one neighboring cell of a cell of a base station where the user terminal camps, and a method of receiving from the base station where the user terminal camps the MBMS service information of at least one neighboring cell of the cell of the base station, and a corresponding user terminal and a base station. In the present invention, in a system information block SIB, the multimedia broadcast multicast service MBMS service information of the at least one neighboring cell is transmitted to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies OY
    Inventors: He Wang, Chandrika Worrall
  • Patent number: 10943694
    Abstract: An automated emergency response method and system to remotely and timely update emergency response protocols, such as Emergency Medical Dispatch Protocol Reference Systems (EMDPRS), is provided. A method and system to remotely and timely update the EMDPRS in a controlled, consistent and timely manner is also provided. A method that can provide accurate, up-to-date and consistent EMDPRS provides the advantage of increasing operator readiness and efficiency in responding to an emergency, and increases the chances of success in dealing with the emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: VITALCLICK LLC
    Inventors: John Ragno, Hugh Hall
  • Patent number: 10945254
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques communicating in a wireless network. In one embodiment, a method includes monitoring for a paging downlink control channel comprising downlink control information, wherein the downlink control information comprises a first short message; processing the first short message; determining if the control information further comprises scheduling information; processing the scheduling information if the downlink control information comprises scheduling information and the UE is not in a connected state; and ignoring the scheduling information if the downlink control information comprises scheduling information and the UE is in a connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Ozcan Ozturk, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen
  • Patent number: 10939343
    Abstract: A method and a terminal device for cell reselection are provided. The method is applied to a terminal device. A connection between the terminal device and a network device is in a disconnected state, and the network device retains context information of the terminal device, the context information being used to establish a connection between the terminal device and the network device. The method comprises: when the terminal device triggers a cell reselection operation, determining a serving cell of the terminal device according to a configuration of an initial paging area of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 10939253
    Abstract: A plurality of terminal stations that share the same access point are controlled to have communication opportunities on the basis of terminal station groups (e.g., operators). A radio communication system, in which the plurality of terminal stations 102 to 106 is connected to a network via an access point 101, includes an access manager 107 connected to the access point. The access manager includes a user/group manager that manages the plurality of terminal stations in groups, and a radio resource manager that determines the necessity of bandwidth limit on the basis of the communication status of each of the groups and transmit from the access point a control message that allows communication of a particular group among the groups and stops communication of other groups when it is determined that the bandwidth limit is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventor: Keigo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10939272
    Abstract: A system and method for managing jobsite personnel is presented. An application registers Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices on a geographically-defined jobsite, associates them with individual workers, and associates the workers' devices with the particular jobsite. The application logs registered devices when the devices come within the physical boundaries of the associated jobsite. An administrator may receive reports on all registered mobile devices. In an emergency requiring jobsite evacuation, a server communicates to each logged mobile device a message requiring time-sensitive compliance. Compliance is tracked and recorded. The server can provide to the administrator one or more compliance reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Wayne Davis
  • Patent number: 10928789
    Abstract: A processing unit includes a plurality of subsystem control modules. Each subsystem control module includes a set of one or more inputs that receives a set of one or more external signals and a set of one or more monitored outputs from a hardware subsystem corresponding to the subsystem control module, and a set of configuration outputs for controlling one or more configuration settings of the hardware subsystem. The subsystem control module determines the one or more configuration settings based on the set of monitored outputs and on one or more targets derived from the set of external signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Raghavendra Pradyumna Pothukuchi, Joseph Lee Greathouse, Leonardo De Paula Rosa Piga
  • Patent number: 10924909
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile edge computing system that provides localized emergency responses and warning exclusively to UEs within a venue or area, and provides location-specific warning within the venue or area. The system includes a component that aggregates the S1-mme interface between the MME and a plurality of baseband units and provides read and write access to the S1-mme interface. The disclosed mobile edge computing system can issue cell-specific public warning system (PWS) messages that are customized for and transmitted exclusively to each individual cell within the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Henkle, Vishal Agrawal, Jeffrey Courington, Todd Landry, Sasi Eswaravaka, John Blasko, Stephen Turner
  • Patent number: 10922776
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to receiving a first set of event data from a first data source, the first set of event data including data representative of an occurrence of a real-world event, providing an event ticket, the event ticket including at least a portion of data of the first set of event data, transmitting presentation data to one or more computing devices, the presentation data being based on the event ticket and being processable by the computing device to display a real-time view including one or more graphical representations representative of the real-world event, receiving a second set of event data from a second data source, the second set of event data including data associated with the real-world event, revising the event ticket to include at least a portion of data of the second set of event data to provide a revised event ticket, and transmitting revised presentation data to one or more computing devices, the revised presentation data being based on the revised event ticket and being proc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Ramya Kumar, Sreyas Subramaniam Sankaranarayanan, Nitin Kumar Gupta, Hemant Manaharlal Kakkad
  • Patent number: 10924891
    Abstract: An alert system, for alerting target subscribers, that automatically selects which of one or more messaging channels the alert system will use to send alert messages to the target subscribers. In some embodiments for cellular communication networks, an alert system of the present disclosure automatically selects between one or more broadcast messaging channels and one or more point-to-point messaging channels. In some embodiments, the automatic selection of the messaging channel attempts to maximize the number of target subscribers alerted in a predetermined alert-dissemination time. In some embodiments, an alert system of the present disclosure includes one or more user interfaces that allow a user to establish messaging parameters, including various categories of target subscribers to include as desired recipients of the alert message(s). Various methods for implementing one or more aspects of any of the alert systems of the present disclosure are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Everbridge, Inc.
    Inventors: Imad Mouline, Morten Seliussen
  • Patent number: 10917933
    Abstract: A method of performing cell selection, by a terminal, in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes receiving a control message including configuration information for a radio resource control (RRC) inactive state, entering the RRC inactive state based on the configuration information; performing cell selection, and in response to a suitable cell not being found and an acceptable cell being found in the cell selection, entering a RRC idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangbum Kim, Soenghun Kim
  • Patent number: 10911925
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide, in the context of the operation of base station devices defined under 3GPP specifications, an alert distribution device that sends an alert to a device as appropriate on the basis of prescribed conditions, without the alert precedingly requested for distribution being overwritten by the alert succeedingly requested for distribution. To achieve this purpose, an assessment is made when distributing a new alert on whether to delay distributing the new alert on the basis of attributes of alerts distributed in the past, and if the assessment is in favor of delaying distribution, the new alert is distributed after a delay of a prescribed length to the base station device that sends new alerts to terminal devices in place of alerts requested for distribution in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Ohishi, Tatsuhiko Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10904736
    Abstract: An emergency call practice application can execute on user equipment (UE) to allow users to practice dialing 9-1-1 or other emergency numbers. In a network practice mode, the emergency call practice application can initiate a practice emergency call by sending a call setup message to an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The IMS can route the call setup message to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) routing server, which can recognize a destination identifier in the call setup message as being associated with a test server instead of a PSAP. The PSAP routing server can forward the call setup message to the test server to connect the practice emergency call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Ine.
    Inventor: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang