Emergency Or Alarm Communication Patents (Class 455/404.1)
  • Patent number: 11461746
    Abstract: A method recording in-kind payments from a wireless communication service account. The method comprises building a block-chain associated with a wireless communication service account by an application executing on a computer system, where the block-chain encapsulates logic instructions, building a first block recording a first in-kind payment by the application based on executing the logic instructions encapsulated in the block-chain, where the first block comprises a first plurality of event records, a first nonce value, and a first hash value based on a hash value from a preceding block, on the first plurality of event records, and the first nonce value, and sending an in-kind payment authorization message to a wireless communication service billing system, whereby the first in-kind payment is committed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Mark R. Bales, Craig A. Lee, Alberto Lorente, Lyle W. Paczkowski
  • Patent number: 11457811
    Abstract: A method includes: obtaining, at a server, a diagnosis key published by a tracing service, the diagnosis key associated with a source device; identifying one or more detected proximity identifiers associated with the diagnosis key; identifying one or more affected network detection devices associated with the one or more detected proximity identifiers; retrieving, from a repository, device data for the one or more affected network devices, the device data identifying a facility of the one or more affected network devices; and generating facility exposure data for the facility, the facility exposure data defining exposure associated with the source device at the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan J. Clevenger, Scott R. Olson, Dino O. Gregorich, Matthew Louis Kowalski
  • Patent number: 11463859
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, devices, servers, apparatus, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method that includes: establishing an emergency call session between a wireless device and a public safety answering point (PSAP) server, via a first communication link, in response to an emergency indication provided by the wireless device; and sending location information indicating a location of the wireless device to the PSAP server via a second communication link, the location information indicating the location of the wireless device and being associated with the emergency call session; where the first communication link is different from the second communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dirceu Cavendish, Ashok Bhatia
  • Patent number: 11457345
    Abstract: A system connected to an external computing device running a program thereon alert a third party during an emergency, the system including a discreet notification device removably disposed on at least a portion of a steering wheel of a vehicle running the program thereon, the discreet notification device including a body, a primary emergency button disposed on at least a portion of the body to transmit an emergency signal to the external computing device to make an emergency call based on determination of at least one of an intentional press and an accidental press of the primary emergency button, and a deactivation button disposed on at least a portion of the body, and a foot notification device disposed on at least a portion of a floor of the vehicle running the program thereon, the foot notification device including another body, and a secondary emergency button removably disposed on at least a portion of the another body to transmit the emergency signal to the external computing device to make the emergen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Ginikachukwu Mgbenka, Dillion Knight
  • Patent number: 11451656
    Abstract: Embodiments for intelligent notification mode switching in user equipment (UE) by a processor. Data may be received from one or more UEs associated with one or more users. Electronic communication switching factors associated with the one or more users may be identified. An implication of a switching notification mode on the one or more UEs based on the electronic communication switching factors may be learned. An electronic communication modes of the one or more UEs associated with the one or more users may be cognitively switched according to the learned implication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shikhar Kwatra, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Komminist Weldemariam, Paul Krystek
  • Patent number: 11451633
    Abstract: A machine-to-machine (M2M) node is configured to provide a communication management function to facilitate communication between a first service layer in a first network and a second service layer in a second network. The M2M node is configured to store a plurality of attributes for use by the communication management function and to receive via the first network, a first message from a first application in the first service layer. The M2M node is configured to determine, based on at least a first attribute identifying an expiration time after which the communication management function does not facilitate communication, that the communication management function is available to process the first message. The M2M node is configured to determine, based on at least a second attribute defining an access control list identifying applications in the first service layer, that the communication management function is available to process the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: IOT Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale N. Seed, Michael F. Starsinic, Chonggang Wang, Guang Lu, Paul L. Russell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11451948
    Abstract: A mobile application designed to operate on a mobile device. The user, through a user interface, inputs the drug being taken, and activates a start input. This begins a timer that runs down from a predetermined amount of time. If the user does not activate a stop input before the timer runs out of time, an alert is generated. This alert may be displayed on the user interface. In addition, emergency personnel are contacted. Information regarding the user, the drug taken, and the location of the mobile device may be transmitted to the emergency personnel so that medical assistance may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffery Les Hardy
  • Patent number: 11451930
    Abstract: A method and system is presented for dynamically predicting hotspots (predictive of a high volume of event occurrences) in a geographic location. The method calculates a hotspot probability measure for each grid within this geographic location by summing probability of predicted volume bucket with probabilities of all higher buckets (buckets are ordinal here). The method also calculates a hotspot score for each grid based on the corresponding hotspot probability measure, selects a pre-defined number of grids having the highest hotspot scores as predicted hotspots, and generates an alert indicating the predicted hotspots and displaying the alert on a predictive GUI, showing the multiple grids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Saikat Saha, Prakash Chandra, Sumit Das, Bindusree Yadamakanti, Vinuta Gayatri
  • Patent number: 11445350
    Abstract: A method at a user equipment for obtaining emergency codes using a non-Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network, the method including sending a request message to a network node, the request message containing an indication; and receiving, at the user equipment, a response message, the response message including at least one mobile country code (MCC), and the response message indicating an emergency number, type or category information, wherein the emergency number, type or category information is associated with the at least one MCC, and wherein the at least one MCC indicates a portion of a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) code to which the emergency number, type or category information applies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Jan Hendrick Lucas Bakker
  • Patent number: 11438449
    Abstract: A community safety system (CSS) including a notification management entity (NME) comprising servers, the NME communicatively coupled to multiple user devices and one or more administrator devices (collectively, registered user devices). The CSS includes a plurality of registered users, wherein each registered user is associated with an organization, and a user category of a set of user categories. The NME may maintain a list of the registered users and associated information. The registered users may have user devices including a CSS application operating thereon. In some embodiments the CSS enables inter-organizational communication, allowing for members of a first organization to provide alerts that the NME can pass to a second organization when the registered user is physically located within a security zone associated with a second organization but not a member of the second organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: TITAN HEALTH & SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Paul E. Samra, Ryan Khalili, Eduardo Juarez
  • Patent number: 11438870
    Abstract: This application provides a paging message transmission method and apparatus, where the method includes: receiving, by a terminal device, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) from a network device, where one or more types of first indication information, second indication information, a short message, and scheduling information of a paging message are carried on the PDCCH, the first indication information is used to indicate that the PDCCH carries the short message and/or the scheduling information, and the second indication information is used to indicate whether the scheduling information of the paging message is valid and/or whether the terminal device needs to receive a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH); and obtaining, by the terminal device based on the PDCCH, one or more types of the information carried on the PDCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuandong Gao, Huang Huang, Hua Shao, Mao Yan
  • Patent number: 11425645
    Abstract: Distributing indications of emergency messages via Wi-Fi. A cellular device may temporarily disable its cellular modem. The cellular device may receive an indication over Wi-Fi that an emergency message has been broadcast. In response, the cellular device may activate its cellular modem and retrieve the emergency message via a cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farouk Belghoul, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Krisztian Kiss, Rohan C. Malthankar, Tarik Tabet, Cesar Perez
  • Patent number: 11423781
    Abstract: A mapping and coordinated communication system that allows emergency first responders and fire fighting vehicles to have advance and continuing real-time information regarding fire hydrant location and status as well as scene information to facilitate and provide automated feedback of which vehicles, arriving in which order, should hook up to which hydrants, to provide the most efficient directions to arrive at those exact locations, for the most likely effective fire fighting outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Rapid Response, Co. a Del Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Banome, Robert LaRocca
  • Patent number: 11419179
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for an emergency call connection by an electronic device. An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: a first wireless communication circuit for communicating with a first network; a second wireless communication circuit for communicating with a second network; and a processor, wherein the processor: detects a trigger for an emergency call connection; in response to the trigger, initiates the emergency call connection on the basis of the first wireless communication circuit and the second wireless communication circuit; determines priorities of the first and the second wireless communication circuit; and performs the emergency call connection by using a wireless communication circuit determined according to the determined priorities. Various embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhong Seol, Jiyong Cho, Dongwoo Kim, Taeseok Lee, Jiho Son, Janghoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11411925
    Abstract: A method for implementing indirect GTP firewall filtering includes using a signaling message routing node to dynamically populate an indirect GTP-C firewall filtering database with IMSIs and VPLMN IDs extracted from mobility management signaling messages for updating the locations of outbound roaming subscribers. The method further includes receiving a CCR-I message generated in response to a GTP-C message. The method further includes extracting an IMSI and a VPLMN ID from the CCR-I message. The method further includes accessing the indirect GTP-C firewall filtering database using the IMSI extracted from the CCR-I message. The method further includes determining that a record corresponding to the IMSI is present in the indirect GTP-C firewall filtering database. The method further includes determining that a VPLMN ID in the record does not match the VPLMN ID extracted from the CCR-I message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vipin Kumar, Shashikiran Bhalachandra Mahalank, Raghavendra Gopala Rao
  • Patent number: 11405502
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to routing of an emergency communication under fault conditions. Routing can be implemented in a packet-switching (PS) network that provides voice service. For a network node of the PS network, availability to route the emergency communication through a specific emergency service routing number (ESRN) can be determined and, in response to the network node being unavailable, administrative data associated with the ESRN can be accessed. In addition, an identifier associated with the administrative data can be updated (e.g., created or modified) with data indicative of the device that originated the emergency communication. The administrative data and the resulting identifier can be delivered to a second network node that can route the emergency communication to an emergency service network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Arvind Kaushal, Jon Boone, Jr., Brett Sherman
  • Patent number: 11399409
    Abstract: The present system and method uses a timer at a higher level, closer to the physical layer, to avoid software errors and the like from delaying messages and allowing the timer to expire inadvertently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Arnold F. Cataniag
  • Patent number: 11395124
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing emergency assistance includes receiving audio, visual, or text data about an ongoing emergency at a public safety answering point, comparing that data to a database of other emergencies with an artificial intelligence engine, recognizing patterns in aggregated and correlated data by the artificial intelligence engine, and generating appropriate audio, visual, and text output for a human operator to respond to the emergency. An AI engine receives audio data, visual data, and text data related to ongoing emergencies being received at public safety answering points and compares it with data from other emergencies. The AI engine identifies key words and patterns and generates appropriate messages for operators. The system continuously generates feedback to the AI engine to aid in machine learning. The feedback includes: “the message was correct; continue drawing this conclusion”; and “the message was wrong; do not continue drawing this conclusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KANT AI SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L Rohde, Michael M Kangior, Tyler S Tappan
  • Patent number: 11388625
    Abstract: A method for handling an overload state in a public safety answering point (PSAP) is provided. While an overload state is not detected at a call routing computing device received emergency calls are queued for a human operator. Responsive to detecting an overload state, first identifying those calls initiated from mobile devices capable of communicating via text message and transmitting a text message requesting callers to respond via text identifying the matter of the emergency call. The responsive text messages are classified as one of a verified emergency call and a verified non-emergency call to be returned when the overload is no longer detected. For each verified emergency call the call is queued for answer by a human operator. For each verified non-emergency call, a follow up text message is transmitted indicating that the verified non-emergency call will be returned at a later time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Parveen Gupta, Janet A Manzanares, Min Ma, Brian J Frommelt
  • Patent number: 11388574
    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: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TBD SAFETY, LLC
    Inventor: Hing-Tack Chen
  • Patent number: 11386765
    Abstract: A server 20 for monitoring of the state of use of an oxygen concentrator 10 that concentrates oxygen in air and supplies it to a user, comprises a communication unit 25, and a processing unit 21 that uses the communication unit 25 to receive operation data indicating the state of operation of the oxygen concentrator 10 and usage data for the state of use by the user using the oxygen concentrator 10, measured by a measuring apparatus 11, 12, while also generating message information when either or both the usage data and operation data fail to satisfy the monitoring conditions, and sending the message information together with the usage data and operation data, using the communication unit 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Teijin Pharma Limited
    Inventor: Taishi Ueda
  • Patent number: 11387869
    Abstract: An antenna sharing system and a terminal. The antenna sharing system comprises a communication module, and the communication module supports 5 GHz Wi-Fi and LTE. The antenna sharing system further comprises a first antenna and a first multiplexer; the first multiplexer at least comprises two multiplex input ends and a multiplex output end, a first multiplex input end of the first multiplexer is used for receiving and transmitting 5 GHz Wi-Fi secondary signals, a second multiplex input end of the first multiplexer is used for receiving and transmitting LTE secondary signals, and the multiplex output end of the first multiplexer is connected to the first antenna. The solution of the present invention can effectively improve the antenna utilization, and reduce the influences on data throughput of Wi-Fi and LTE while reducing the number of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chinghwa Yu, Long Wang, Jiewei Lai, Yexin Peng, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11381952
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for transmitting warning information. The method includes: generating, by a centralized unit (CU), a warning radio resource control (RRC) message, where the warning RRC message is system information of a public warning system (PWS); and transmitting, by the CU, the warning RRC message to a DU through a public warning request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiren Han, He Huang, Yin Gao
  • Patent number: 11377114
    Abstract: A system and method for carrying out a remedial action based on monitoring driver attention of a vehicle driver. The method includes: obtaining driver attention sensor data from one or more driver attention sensors that are installed on the vehicle as onboard vehicle sensors; detecting a driver inattention event based on the obtained driver attention sensor data; determining one or more driver inattention metrics based on the obtained driver attention sensor data and in response to the detected driver inattention event; based on at least one of the driver inattention metrics, determining one or more remedial actions to be carried out; and carrying out the one or more remedial actions, wherein, when at least one of the one or more remedial actions is carried out, in-vehicle entertainment that is provided by one or more vehicle-user interfaces of the vehicle is restricted or prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Tessa E. Elwart, Andrew Wassef, Alyssa L. Scheske
  • Patent number: 11375561
    Abstract: Technologies directed to a wireless network device with a single hardware architecture that supports multiple devices roles through software configuration are described. One wireless network device includes a housing with an RF connector and a circuit board with a first radio coupled to an internal antenna and a second radio coupled to an external antenna via the RF connector. The second antenna is mounted on an exterior surface of the building and coupled to the RF connector via an RF cable. The wireless network device establishes a first wireless link between the first radio and a radio of a second device via the first antenna and a second wireless link between the second radio and a radio of a third device via the second antenna. The second device can be a second wireless network device that is programmed to operate as a gateway, the gateway being mounted outside of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Labadie, Reshma Suresh, Ali Mirkamali, Cheol Su Kim, Omar Fawazhashim Zakaria, Kwok Shing Lee, Kalyan Teja Posani
  • Patent number: 11374845
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for optimization of data transfer to a software service. In exemplary embodiments, a computer-implemented method for determining a transit appliance for data traffic to a software service through one or more interconnected networks comprising a plurality of network appliances, comprises determining performance metrics for each of the plurality of network appliances to at least one IP address associated with the software service, and selecting a transit appliance for data transfer to the IP address, the selected transit appliance based at least in part on the performance metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Anthony Hughes, Damon John Ennis, Theodore Ernest Tedijanto, Hon Tat Ho
  • Patent number: 11373512
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for applying a selective automated response to a distress call received at an emergency services system. The techniques include receiving a distress call from a user device in response to an emergency event. The distress call may be parsed to identify a location, an urgency index, and a nature of the emergency event. The distress call may be routed to an available dispatcher at a dispatcher terminal. Based at least on the location, the urgency index, and the nature of the emergency event, a response procedure to resolve the distress call may be identified. The dispatcher may communicate with a dispatched first responder at the location via a communication channel established between the dispatcher terminal and a mobile first responder terminal. The response procedure may be transmitted to the mobile first responder terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: ChihChin Wu, Boua Lor, Jie Hui, Yasmin Karimli
  • Patent number: 11375355
    Abstract: There is provided a method and device for provisioning emergency number information on a user equipment. When a dialed number matches an emergency number from the provisioned emergency number information, the user equipment selects either the circuit switched domain or the packet switched domain and executes a call setup procedure for that domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Nicholas James Russell
  • Patent number: 11368586
    Abstract: A cloud-based real-time crime center with dispatch directed digital media payloads configured to support both emergency dispatchers and emergency responders responding to an incident requiring assistance. The new dispatch system is “cloud-based” in that it provides a central hub or repository for gathering live video streams and data streams that are processed to fuse them together to provide a map-based interface for the dispatcher to access via a desktop or other computing station at a central agency location and for the responders in the field to access via vehicle-mounted or portable client devices. The dispatch system processes the video and data streams to generate a dispatch directed payload that includes data and video relevant to the identified incident and that can be readily communicated (due to its reduced or controlled size) to field responders to make their response more effective and to increase both the safety of the responders and those involved in the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Fusus, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Lindenau, Anthony C. Baldoni, David A. Robinson, Sahil N. Merchant
  • Patent number: 11356591
    Abstract: A method of automatic activation of a responder camera to begin capturing a video can be performed by a computing device. The computing device receives an indication of a location or an event. The computing device determines a geographic area associated with the location or event. The computing device receives a dispatch acknowledgement from a responder, where the dispatch acknowledgement indicates that the responder is at the geographic area or that the responder is en route to the geographic area. The computing device automatically sends a camera activation signal to a responder camera associated with the responder in response to receiving the dispatch acknowledgement from the responder. The responder camera is configured to begin capturing a video in response to receiving the camera activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Bohlander, Raymond T. Fortna, Anthony G. Huang, Jeffrey P. Jolma, Aerianna K. Deluca, Julianne C. Weiss
  • Patent number: 11349578
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes: a server configured to set a radio signal recommendation scheme based on whether a destination is set, determine whether a radio signal recommended in the set recommendation scheme is applicable, and transmit a radio signal recommendation list generated based on a determination result; and a vehicle configured to receive a radio signal. The vehicle receives the radio signal recommendation list from the server when a strength of the received radio signal is less than a specified value, compares a strength of at least one radio signal included in the radio signal recommendation list with the strength of the received radio signal, and determines whether to receive the recommended radio signal based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seung Shin Lee, Soon Kwon Paik, Chang Woo Chun, Sung Soo Park
  • Patent number: 11341786
    Abstract: An improved system and method of selectively transmitting asset data from one or more sensors associated with the vehicle to a backend server, which is configured to analyze the asset data and, if necessary for further analysis of the asset data (e.g., to determine whether a safety event has occurred) and/or to provide actionable data for review by a safety analyst, requests further asset data from a vehicle device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSARA INC.
    Inventors: Mathew Chasan Calmer, Jesse Chen, Saumya Jain, Kavya Joshi, Justin Pan, Ryan Milligan, Justin Delegard, Jason Symons
  • Patent number: 11340097
    Abstract: A safety system for residential and commercial use includes a plurality of sensor modules that may be distributed about the environment, and that are in communication with a remote server environment and with other devices over a wireless communication network (e.g., cellular, Wi-Fi). Each sensor module includes a plurality of sensors that are capable of measuring or detecting characteristics of the environment such as smoke, small particulate, large particulate, chemicals, gasses, temperature, humidity, pressure, geolocation, and other characteristics. Analysis of sensor data is performed locally on the sensor module, as well as remotely on a server, in order to fuse and consider multiple sensor data points to identify emergency and non-emergency scenarios. By fusing and analyzing sensor data emergencies can be detected more quickly, and false alarms can be filtered out and avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SAAM, INC.
    Inventors: Erik R. Deutsch, Joseph W. Huehnerhoff, Jason Booth
  • Patent number: 11337107
    Abstract: A communication method, a user equipment, and a base station operate in a manner in which the user equipment receives from the base station control information indicating a plurality of frequencies for performing sidelink communication and a resource pool associated with each of the plurality of frequencies, and the user equipment selects a first frequency among the plurality of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Saiwai, Hiroyuki Adachi, Noriyoshi Fukuta, Masato Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 11337039
    Abstract: A communication network enabling a plurality of user devices to access communication services, the communication being a private communication or a communication within a multimedia group to which at least one user device of the plurality of user devices is affiliated, the communication network including at least one dedicated signalling group making it possible to announce to at least one user device of the plurality of user devices affiliated to the dedicated signalling group the availability of at least one service for the dedicated signalling group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AIRBUS DS SLC
    Inventors: Olivier Paterour, Pascal Laffitte
  • Patent number: 11336769
    Abstract: The following disclosure provides a method and a receiving interface device (200) configured to perform the method for grouping received alarm calls generated by or in connection to the same alarm event, wherein said alarm call being a voice call or/and data/text message. The receiving interface device is a part of an Alarm Receiving Centre (100) for enabling the reception of alarm call alarm calls sent by means of VoIP or SIP, and wherein said receiving interface device comprises said device comprising a processor in a processing circuitry (210) being operative to perform the steps of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SKYRESPONSE AB
    Inventor: David Karlsson
  • Patent number: 11330652
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for multiple radio frequency band operation are described. In one example, a first device is operated in a first radio frequency band. A connection request is received at the first device from a second device utilizing the first radio frequency band. The connection request is processed to designate whether the connection request is a priority services request type or a non-priority services request type. Responsive to designating the connection request as the non-priority services request type, a non-priority services communications channel is established utilizing a second radio frequency band. Responsive to designating the connection request as a priority services request type, it is determined whether a priority services channel is available or not available in the first radio frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacobus Cornelis Haartsen
  • Patent number: 11330664
    Abstract: A disclosed method includes receiving emergency data related to emergency calls emanating from mobile devices, independently from emergency call routing to an emergency network; determining an emergency network that should receive the emergency data; providing the emergency data to the emergency network; and providing a map view to the emergency network entity of the emergency network using the emergency data and displaying location indicators corresponding to locations of mobile devices identified by the emergency data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik
  • Patent number: 11323853
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system for providing a mobile-based crowdsourcing platform configured to provide an intuitive and semi-automated means of collecting and managing user-driven data by leveraging text messages. The crowdsourcing platform is configured to leverage a Short Message Service (SMS) communication system for generating and transmitting command text messages to mobile devices of users of the service. The command text messages essentially elicit or otherwise train/educate the user's mobile device to automatically transmit requested data back to the crowdsourcing platform, the requested data including the location or position of the user within a given environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CrowdComfort, Inc.
    Inventors: Abdullah Daoud, B. Eric Graham
  • Patent number: 11323918
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein can analyze a bandwidth restriction in a communication stream of an Access Point (AP). Then, based on the bandwidth restriction, the AP can determine a lower amount of wireless bandwidth to provide to station wireless communicating to the AP. The AP can then modify a bandwidth allocation assigned to the station based on the lower amount of wireless bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Vishal Satyendra Desai, Benjamin Jacob Cizdziel, Pooya Monajemi, Young Il Choi, Santosh Babaji Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 11314901
    Abstract: System, apparatus, device and methods relating to a telematic vehicle sharing platform ecosystem and a telematic vehicle share I/O expander to automate sharing and management of a vehicle that is shared by more than one operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Mendes, Stephen Michael Fox, Benjamin John Gordon Gaffney
  • Patent number: 11304046
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for implementing an emergency services address management system for mobile devices. A mobile device may implement “voice over Wi-Fi” or otherwise communicate via wireless networks that do not provide address or location data. An emergency services address management system may associate E911 addresses with individual access points of the wireless networks, and may provide the associated E911 address instead of a default E911 address (which may be a home or billing address that is relatively distant from the user's current location) when a user of the mobile device makes a voice call to an emergency service. The system may identify access points for which an E911 address is not known, and may obtain or generate an E911 address using information from various sources, including the user, satellite-based or cellular-based location services, or other mobile devices that have accessed the wireless network via the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Finger, Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang
  • Patent number: 11302171
    Abstract: A swimmer safety monitor apparatus for allowing adults to monitor swimming children's safety to prevent drowning includes a transmitter body and a strap coupled to the transmitter body to secure the apparatus on a user's wrist. A transmitter display is coupled to a body front side of the transmitter body. A CPU is coupled within the transmitter body and is in operational communication with the transmitter display. A battery, a biometric sensor, a power button, a panic button, and a transceiver are coupled to the transmitter body and are in operational communication with the CPU to communicate with a personal electronic device to send vitals from the biometric sensor and alerts from the panic button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Orlando Colunga, Ana Torres
  • Patent number: 11297177
    Abstract: A method for detecting airbag deployment includes operating a plurality of sensors of the mobile device disposed in a vehicle during a drive to obtain a plurality of measurement signals, determining a change in at least one measurement signal of the plurality of measurement signals and that the change exceeds a first threshold. In response to determining that the change exceeds the first threshold, obtaining a pressure measurement signal from a pressure sensor of the plurality of sensors, determining a derivative of the pressure measurement signal, and determining that the derivative of the pressure measurement signal exceeds a second threshold. In response to determining that the derivative of the pressure measurement signal exceeds the second threshold, detecting a deployment of a vehicle airbag based on the change in the at least one measurement signal exceeding the first threshold and the derivative of the pressure measurement signal exceeding the second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CAMBRIDGE MOBILE TELEMATICS INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Eddie Vaisman, Yuting Qi, Sushrut Karnik
  • Patent number: 11291068
    Abstract: According to embodiments herein a method performed by a radio network node for handling communication of a wireless device in a wireless communication network is herein provided. The radio network node configures the wireless device to perform a beam recovery process in one cell of a configured set of cells, wherein the configured set of cells includes a primary cell and a set of neighbor cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Claes Tidestav
  • Patent number: 11290877
    Abstract: A method for setting up an execution rule of an operating environment for a communication terminal in a mobile network of an operator. The environment is referred to as a operator profile. The operator profile is stored in a subscriber module embedded in the terminal. According to the method, the subscriber module: obtains a first token signed by the operator and includes information relative to the identification of the rule; obtains a second token signed by a third party other than the operator and including a first element for verifying the authenticity of the first token; verifies the authenticity of the first token by using the first verification element; verifies the authenticity of the second token by using a second verification element; and sets up the rule in the subscriber module if the authenticity of the first and second tokens is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Laurent Coureau, Said Gharout
  • Patent number: 11284293
    Abstract: A method can include obtaining telecommunication data corresponding to a first cell site. The first cell site can have a communication capacity within a first coverage region. The first coverage region can include a set of subregions. The method can further include obtaining condition data corresponding to a set of focus areas within the first coverage region. The set of focus areas can have at least one emergency condition. The method can further include generating, based on the telecommunication data and the condition data, a first respective classification for each of the subregions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sathya Santhar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Balamurugaramanathan Sivaramalingam, Samuel Mathew Jawaharlal, Mukundan Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 11277872
    Abstract: A radio communication equipment installed on a vehicle, comprises a radio communicator configured to perform radio communication with a base station capable of communicating with a network, an information card configured to store network information of a network operator providing a service, and a controller configured to establish connection with the network via the radio communicator and treat the information card as invalid when the connection with the network fails, in which the controller is configured to notify of an electric field strength of a radio signal transmitted from the base station when treating the information card as invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Mori
  • Patent number: 11277881
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to a procedure to provide emergency services support for a UE which does not have a valid subscription for the serving PLMN. This disclosure more specifically provides procedure to support IMS emergency call or eCall support for a UE which is in limited state on a E-UTRA cell is connected to both EPC and 5GCN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kundan Tiwari, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 11272399
    Abstract: A data processing method and apparatus, and a terminal device are described. The method includes: receiving, by a mobility management device, uplink data sent by a terminal device by using a NAS message, and determining, based on a processing capability of the mobility management device, whether the mobility management device is overloaded; and when the mobility management device is overloaded, instructing, by the mobility management device, the terminal device to transmit the uplink data through a user plane. The data processing method and apparatus may improve communication quality, especially when a bearer between the mobility management device and a service device is not set up, the bearer does not need to be first set up and then released, saving signaling and resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiang Deng