Emergency Or Alarm Communication Patents (Class 455/404.1)
  • Patent number: 10289285
    Abstract: A system to configure a software solution involves a system that includes (i) a configuration service executing on a computer processor and configured to select, based on a user attribute of a user, a configurable user interface from multiple configurable user interfaces of the software solution, and select, based on the user attribute of the user, a configurable workflow from multiple configurable workflows of the software solution, (ii) a computer server configured to perform a pre-determined task by at least receiving, via the configurable user interface, a user input, and executing, based on user input and according to the configurable workflow, multiple functional engines of the software solution, and (iii) a data repository configured to store the multiple configurable user interfaces and the multiple configurable workflows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Yogish Pai, Steve George Goyette, Robert Bruce MacMartin, Bharath Kadaba, Narayana Hari, Jayanth Saimani, Anshu Verma, Anil Sharma, Kiran Aswath, Merrin Kurian
  • Patent number: 10291777
    Abstract: A computing system may automatically send a text message to a caller of an E911 call in addition to existing E911 call handling in response to one or more failures of an E911 system. Sending the text message may be a response to a technical failure associated with normal voice call handling and routing. The text message may also be a response to an emergency services center's failure to answer an E911 call. This failure may be due to technical problems or high call volumes, among other things. The text message can prompt the E911 caller to contact 911 services using a text message reply including information association with the nature of the emergency about which the caller is calling 911. The text message can be placed in a call queue at the emergency services center or routed to a local public safety answering point (PSAP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Tong Luo
  • Patent number: 10278120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for controlling the operation of a small cell in an environment in which small cells are deployed. More specifically, disclosed are a method and an apparatus for controlling the transmission of a discovery signal with which a small cell can broadcast the presence of the small cell while in an off state, and for controlling the small cell to reduce the small cell on/off time. Particularly, provided are an apparatus and a method for a base station to change the state, the method comprising the steps of: transmitting a discovery signal while in a deactivated state; receiving a state change instruction signal for changing from the deactivated state to an activated state; and changing to the activated state on the basis of the state change instruction signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Sun Woo Kim, Sang Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10278005
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, apparatus, and system for determining a location of a terminal. The method includes acquiring a Media Access Control (MAC) address of a network equipment used by a terminal to access a network, determining whether a database indicating locations associated with respective MAC addresses includes the acquired MAC address, and in the event that the database indicating locations associated with respective MAC addresses includes the acquired MAC address, determining that a current location of the terminal corresponds to a location associated with the acquired MAC address that is stored in the database, and outputting the current location of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Xiaojian Li
  • Patent number: 10270899
    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 registered users may share their own location, as well as sighting information about the location of a source of an emergency (e.g. a perpetrator) with the NME of the CSS. The NME may generate and provide display objects on a visualization interface of one or more users mobile devices displaying a map, the display objects indicative of user locations and/or emergency source location in the map displayed (e.g., in accordance with the map coordinate system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Titan Health & Security Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Ryan Khalili, Eduardo Juarez, Ed Merjanian, Serene Nasser, Daniel Wallengren
  • Patent number: 10264106
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes network data. During operation, the system obtains, at a remote capture agent, a first protocol classification for a first packet flow captured by the remote capture agent. Next, the system uses configuration information associated with the first protocol classification to build a first event stream from the first packet flow at the remote capture agent, wherein the first event stream comprises time-series event data generated from network packets in the first packet flow based on the first protocol classification. The system then transmits the first event stream over a network for subsequent storage and processing of the first event stream by one or more components on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir A. Shcherbakov, Michael Dickey
  • Patent number: 10264121
    Abstract: A method of prioritizing emergency calls received at a public safety answering point (PSAP) management system, New emergency calls can be placed on hold and added to a call queue. An audio emergency description message can be recorded from the caller while the emergency call is on hold, and a transcript of the audio emergency description message can be generated using automatic speech recognition. The transcript can be displayed to users in a dashboard while the emergency call is on hold, and a priority level of the emergency call can be adjusted within the call queue based on the transcript, such that urgent emergency calls can be prioritized and answered before less urgent emergency calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ravikiran Reddy
  • Patent number: 10264415
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer storage media for a wearable device are presented. The wearable device includes a wearable housing and a transceiver attached to the wearable housing and configured to receive a first data item. The first data item is contact information or an event identifier. The transceiver is further configured to transmit a second data item. The second data item is contact information. The transceiver has an effective range of less than one meter. The transceiver is able to receive the first data item and transmit the second data item in less than three seconds. The wearable device also includes a memory configured to store the first data item and the second data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MCLEAR & CO.
    Inventor: Joseph Nicholi Prencipe
  • Patent number: 10257805
    Abstract: Driving condition data is determined. The driving condition data identifies one or more driving actions that require more driver attention and one or more driving actions that require less driver attention. An indication is received that a user has a mobile device and is driving a vehicle. The surrounding environment of the vehicle is monitored. An incoming notification on the mobile device is received. A distraction value is determined. The distraction value is based on the one or more driving actions and the surrounding environment. The incoming notification is modified based on the distraction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore
  • Patent number: 10257740
    Abstract: A method of assigning a priority to a portable communication device in a communication system. The method includes determining an incident profile. The incident profile defines an expected timeline having a first incident stage, a first role associated with the first incident stage, a second incident stage, and a second role associated with the second incident stage. The first role is different than the second role, and the incident profile indicates a desired priority rank for the first role and the second role. The method also includes assigning a priority rank to a first portable communication device when the first portable communication device corresponds to the first role during the first incident stage, detecting a transition between the first incident stage and the second incident stage, and assigning the priority rank of the portable communication device according to the second role during the second incident stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. McDonald, Yunhai Yang
  • Patent number: 10257684
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for mission critical communications. In an aspect, a computer-implemented method may be implemented for a node device on a network to facilitate communication between a sending device and an intended recipient device. The node device may receive from the sending device a mission critical (MC) communication directed to the intended recipient device. The node device may process the received MC communication to produce processed MC data and cache some or all of the processed MC data. The node device may transmit at least a portion of the received MC communication, the processed MC data, and/or the cached MC data to the intended recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ngoc Dung Dao, Nimal Gamini Senarath
  • Patent number: 10255570
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a computer-implemented method and system for the assignment of roadside assistance service providers such as tow trucks to distressed vehicles/drivers requiring roadside assistance. The methods and systems may include a roadside assistance service provider system with a collection module, an assignment module, and a feedback module. The collection module collects roadside assistance service provider information and historical statistics from real-world information and stores the information in a database that may then be analyzed using particular rules and formulas. The assignment module assigns particular roadside assistance service providers to particular distressed vehicles/drivers based on one or more characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Jason Balabas, Tao Chen, Christopher J. Lieggi, Robert A. Spinneweber
  • Patent number: 10257367
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing telephone calls are provides. Aspects include setting one or more telephone numbers of one or more contacts of an owner of a telephone as child telephone numbers of a master telephone number of the telephone according to a correlation of the contacts to the owner based on user information thereof. Aspects also include assigning one of a plurality of call preferences to each child telephone number according to expenses information of telephone calls from the child telephone number to the master telephone number and from the master telephone number to the child telephone number and managing each telephone call received by the master telephone number from each child telephone number according to the corresponding call preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Denise A. Bell, Cristina Bonanni, Patrizia Manganelli, Randa Salem
  • Patent number: 10250758
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for audio and/or video communication includes first input means for calling another apparatus for audio and/or video communication, and second input means for terminating a call. The apparatus is configured to assign a first functionality to the second input means and a second functionality different from the first functionality to the second input means. Activation of the first and second functionality is dependent upon a status of the audio and/or video communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Unify Patent GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Antonios Tsoutsaios
  • Patent number: 10244112
    Abstract: A network function operable in a communication network, in which the network function is configured to receive a call setup request from an emergency service to set up a call between the emergency service and a user terminal, the received call setup request comprising a called party identifier. The network function determines whether the called party identifier is of a first type or of a second, different type, wherein the first type of called party identifier comprises a dialable number temporarily associated with the user terminal for use in receiving a call from the emergency service. In response to determining that the called party identifier is of the first type, the network function transmits priority indication data to a further network function in the communication network in order to cause the further network function to prioritize handling of the call between the emergency service and the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Cañas, Richard Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10244568
    Abstract: A cellular telecommunications network architecture is described where certain UEs are configured to assist the network to improve coverage in regions of poor radio conditions. In certain embodiments, appropriate UEs are selected to act as a dynamic, out-of-band coverage extensions. Network performance can thereby be improved when serving users at the cell edge (or in other poor radio condition regions of a cell). Data from UEs connected to those assisting UEs is encrypted to allow secure transit of data without requiring modification to the RAN or Core Network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Murray, Peter Cosimini, Marco Angelo Pietro Del Bo, Javier Monedero, Tarek Elbasyouny, Maria Vazquez
  • Patent number: 10232847
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to transportation systems. More particularly, embodiments relate to methods and systems for detecting airbag deployment. The method includes obtaining one or more measurements from one or more sensors of a mobile device in a vehicle during a drive, determining a change in pressure based on processing the one or more measurements, and detecting a deployment of one or more vehicle airbags based on the change in pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Eddie Vaisman, Dan Shiebler
  • Patent number: 10234563
    Abstract: A portable device is configured to display disaster and safety information and a method is configured to control the portable device to display the disaster and safety information. The portable device includes a global positioning system (GPS) module for receiving position information of the portable device and an information receiving module for receiving the disaster and safety information. A sensor module of the portable device detects an inclination of the portable device and the processor module of the portable device visualizes the disaster and safety information in a first person view or a third person view according to the sensed inclination. A display module of the portable device displays the disaster and safety information based on weather prediction information and/or forest fire damage prediction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Minsu Joh, Jooneun An, Taejin Ha
  • Patent number: 10225401
    Abstract: A fingerprint is received from a communication endpoint. The fingerprint is based on a hardware identifier of the communication endpoint. For example the fingerprint may be based on a Media Access Control (MAC) address of the communication endpoint. A request for an emergency call from the communication endpoint is received that also includes the fingerprint. For instance, a user may initiate a 911 call from the communication endpoint. The emergency call is established. After the emergency call is disconnected, a request for an emergency call back is received. For example, if the emergency call prematurely disconnected, the emergency call back is initiated. The request for the emergency call back is routed to the communication endpoint based on the fingerprint to ensure that the emergency call is properly completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Chatterjee, Purnendu Dhal, Harsh V. Mendiratta
  • Patent number: 10219309
    Abstract: The present document provides a Device to Device ( D2D) service authorization method and apparatus and a home near field communication server. The above method includes: a home near field communication server obtaining a local PLMN list of a location in which a user equipment is currently located and a first PLMN list that a permission of authorization to the user equipment is a condition authorization; performing intersection processing on the local PLMN list and the first PLMN list to obtain a second PLMN list; generating an authorized PLMN list according to PLMNs permitting a D2D authorization to the user equipment in the second PLMN list; and the home near field communication server sending the authorized PLMN list to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jinguo Zhu, Fei Lu
  • Patent number: 10219188
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for handling Internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) and circuit switch fall back (CSFB) calls at a user equipment (UE) in a wireless network. A non-access stratum (NAS) of the UE receives an IMS indication when an IMS call is initiated at the UE. The NAS determines a state of the UE. The NAS performs an action based on the state of the UE to trigger one of the IMS call and a CSFB call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Srinivas Chinthalapudi, Prasad Basavaraj Dandra
  • Patent number: 10204506
    Abstract: An SOS signal transmitting method for controlling an electronic device to send an SOS signal. The SOS signal transmitting method includes: detecting a state of an electronic device, the state including at least standby time of the electronic device; determining whether the electronic device needs to enter into an SOS mode; controlling the electronic device to transmit SOS signals if the electronic device enters into the SOS mode. The SOS signals includes at least wireless signals transmitted by the electronic device. An electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chen-Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10206241
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solution for controlling of a mobile terminal to request an establishment of a packet data network connection to a public land mobile network. A method according to the solution comprises: receiving (310), in a network element, a packet data network connection re-quest from the mobile terminal (150); generating (320), by the network element, a response message rejecting the packet data network connection request, wherein the response message comprises information element indicating if the rejection is applicable in at least one other public land mobile network than the one into which the mobile terminal (150) is registered to; and transmitting (330) the generated message to the mobile terminal (150). The invention also relates to a network element and a system implementing at least part of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELIA COMPANY AB
    Inventor: Nils Böjeryd
  • Patent number: 10204498
    Abstract: A system includes a server, a local base station including first and second wireless transceivers, the first wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the server over an external network, and a personal monitoring device adjacent the user. The personal monitoring device includes a local wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the second wireless transceiver of the local base station, sensors configured to monitor corresponding different characteristics of the user, each different characteristic having a desired range, and a controller coupled to the local wireless transceiver and the sensors. The controller is configured to send an alert to the local base station when a different characteristic exceeds a respective desired range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Marquette Trishaun
  • Patent number: 10206088
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reliable, wireless group messaging or alerting in a system having a database, switch, wireless network, and a plurality of intelligent mobile receivers. A message is broadcast to and received by a selected group of the mobile receivers. The network replies to the sender with detailed information about the individual members in the group. Each of the mobile receivers in the group can acknowledge the group message back to the system such as when the message is received, when the message is read, and a response when sent. The system employs centralized management to provide the sender with response information of the mobile receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: James M. Dabbs, III, Brian Claise
  • Patent number: 10198932
    Abstract: In a personal emergency response system (PERS), a personal help button (PHB) (10) includes a call button (12), a motion sensor (22), and a transmitter or transceiver (24) for transmitting a wireless call signal responsive to pressing the call button. An electronic processor (28) performs a compliance monitoring process (42) at successive compliance check times, each including: acquiring motion sensor data over a compliance data acquisition time interval; determining whether the PHB has moved since the last compliance check time; and assessing compliance based at least in part on the determination of whether the PHB has moved. The determining may include determining an orientation change of the PHB since the last check time. Alternatively, compliance may be monitored by detecting and logging wake-up interrupt events that cause the motion sensor to switch from a low-power mode to an operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Ledingham, Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate, Michael Bellomo, Andrea Ryter, Tine Smits
  • Patent number: 10198485
    Abstract: A visualization of computer-enabled information in association with a computer-enabled map is provided. One or more data items may be imported onto a computer-generated mapping surface. A data visualization application may obtain location information, for example, physical address or latitude/longitude coordinates, for each data item. A map showing a geographical area large enough to contain each data item may be automatically generated and displayed, and each data item may be located on the map and may be identified by an identifying icon or label. Selection of an icon or label for any of the data items may cause display of information about the data item. The map display and visualization of the data items on the map display may be dynamically modified as one or more other data items are imported onto the visualization surface or as one or more existing data items are removed from the visualization surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Charles W. Parker, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Matthew J. Kotler, B. Scott Ruble, Igor Zaika
  • Patent number: 10198814
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a signal processing unit configured to generate phase retardation information of a subject eye by using information about a plurality of lights obtained by dividing, into lights of different polarizations, a light obtained by combining a light returned from the subject eye irradiated with a measurement light and a reference light corresponding to the measurement light; and a detection unit configured to detect a region in which a change amount of the phase retardation information in a depth direction of the subject eye is larger than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Iwase, Makoto Sato
  • Patent number: 10192447
    Abstract: Motorcycles in a group action share group information to which each of motorcycles belongs and the motorcycles share information with a surrounding four-wheeled vehicle via a vehicle-to-vehicle communication. The information to be shared is the group information. Information from the motorcycle to the four-wheeled vehicle is transmitted when the four-wheeled vehicle is detected by an imaging unit included in the motorcycle or transmitted when a detection unit irradiated from the four-wheeled vehicle is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Koji Kurata
  • Patent number: 10192070
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for providing controlled environment resident statuses. In an embodiment, a resident status communication system communicates with non-resident communication devices via audio calls and/or textual messages to provide inmate statuses as well as information related to the operation and administration of a correctional facility. The resident status communication system receives requests for information from the non-resident communication devices, determines whether the non-resident is authorized to access the requested information, and provides the requested information in a natural language format to facilitate the user experience. The resident status communication system also allows law enforcement officials and/or correctional facility staff to maintain statuses related to inmates and selectively distribute this information to authorized non-residents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 10193903
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for detecting suspicious microcontroller messages may include (1) observing a typical interval at which messages are sent over a network by a microcontroller, (2) identifying a message sent over the network by the microcontroller, (3) determining that the interval between the message and the previous message sent by the microcontroller does not comprise the typical interval, and (4) categorizing the message as a suspicious message in response to determining that the interval does not comprise the typical interval. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Vishal Bajpai, Preeti Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10187924
    Abstract: A network component is provided. The network component including a component configured such that the network transmits a response message containing an indicator indicating that a first message is an emergency-related request, and such that the network receives a second message containing information associated with a user equipment (UE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Adrian Buckley, Andrew Michael Allen
  • Patent number: 10182137
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for preventing cell phone use while driving. The method includes determining by a cell phone if the speed of the vehicle is greater than zero miles per hour, and, if so, transmitting a command request to a locking module wirelessly coupled to the mobile device. In response to the command request, the microcontroller generates a locking operation signal that is sent to the cell phone. Upon receipt, the cell phone locks operation of the device by a user. In this aspect, the microcontroller generates the locking operation signal to mimic a locking command from a wireless keyboard paired with the cell phone in order to circumvent any control by the operating system of the cell phone to restrict such controls by software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Todd M Davis, William Bozsnyak, Edward Movsesyan
  • Patent number: 10182330
    Abstract: An emergency notification service is described that is delivered using an evolved multimedia broadcast-multicast service (eMBMS). An emergency notification is sent out to user equipment (UE) in affected areas. In response to receiving the emergency notification, the UE searches the appropriate emergency multicast service acquisition information for multiple potential types of available emergency content that is provided by the eMBMS system in the network and tunes to the eMBMS to receive the emergency content. In selected aspects, the transmitted information, including the notifications and content may be scrambled using the same cell ID for each of the cells transmitting the same content. This improves the quality of the transmitted signals allowing for more reliable receipt and decoding by the receiving UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos, Xiaoxia Zhang, Chaitali Gupta, Jun Wang, Nagaraju Naik, Ralph A. Gholmieh
  • Patent number: 10182320
    Abstract: Methods and devices for transmitting information regarding an emergency between a mobile terminal and an emergency control center. The method includes communicating first information regarding the emergency via a control channel of a mobile radio system between the mobile terminal and the emergency control center and communicating second information regarding the emergency via a speech channel of the mobile radio system between the mobile terminal and the emergency control center. The control channel may be a logical channel. The speech channel may also be a logical channel. Via the control channel, an SMS which may include the first information regarding the emergency, such as the emergency site and the time of the emergency, may be transmitted from the mobile terminal to the emergency control center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventor: Muhammad Farooq Khan
  • Patent number: 10178709
    Abstract: A method of connecting a vehicle telematics unit with a public safety access point (PSAP) includes wirelessly calling a central facility using the vehicle telematics unit that generates a reason to contact the PSAP; determining a reason to contact the PSAP during the wireless call; and receiving a computer-readable command at the vehicle telematics unit from the central facility that directs the vehicle telematics unit to end the wireless call and locally place an emergency call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Eric T. Hosey, Russell A. Patenaude, David A. Holt
  • Patent number: 10171649
    Abstract: Network-based device management is described. In an example, a server may receive, from a device, a request to change from a first, locked state to a second state. The server may access data associated with at least one of the device or an account associated with the device, and may compare the data with one or more predetermined rules. Satisfaction of the one or more predetermined rules may be necessary to effectuate a change from the first, locked state to the second state. The server may determine that the data satisfies the one or more predetermined rules and the server may send, to the device, an instruction to enable the device to change from the first, locked state to the second state. The instruction may direct an application on the device to effectuate a change to the subscriber identity module (SIM) card associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Cristian Asandului, Kimberly Ann Bylund, Thomas P. Lucht, Phani Ramisetty, Shelby Seward, Arturo Silis
  • Patent number: 10171980
    Abstract: Computerized method for coordinating decentralized response to emergency events includes receiving at least one request for emergency assistance, alerting registered responders in a geographic area corresponding to an emergency site of said request for emergency assistance, acknowledging a response from at least one of the responders agreeing to dispatch to the emergency site. The computerized method can also include one or more of confirming arrival of said at least one responder at the emergency site, determining a need for additional resources, confirming transportation to a destination facility, confirming arrival of said at least one responder at the destination facility, receiving a summary report of actions undertaken, and/or recognition of said at least one responder by the system to be available to receive subsequent requests for emergency assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Jason Friesen
  • Patent number: 10171192
    Abstract: A device providing an emergency alert service via a mobile broadcasting according to one embodiment of the present invention includes an RS frame encoder configured to generate an RS frame, which is a 2nd dimensional data frame, in a manner of performing an RS (Reed-Solomon)-CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) encoding on an ensemble comprising a mobile data for a mobile broadcasting service and a service signaling channel containing an access information on the mobile broadcasting service, an RS frame divider configured to divide the generated RS frame into a plurality of RS frame portions, a signaling encoder configured to generate a signaling data comprising a TPC (Transmission Parameter Channel) for signaling a transmission parameter of the mobile broadcasting and a FIC (Fast Information Channel) containing a connection information between the ensemble and the broadcasting service, a data group formatter configured to generate a data group containing a part of the signaling data and the RS frame portion, and a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Jeongwoo Kim, Minsung Kwak
  • Patent number: 10165500
    Abstract: A network search method is provided. The network search method includes: keeping a terminal residing in a second network when the terminal is disconnected from a first network or has not registered to the first network; and performing a search operation for the first network by the terminal, when a serving cell and/or an adjacent cell corresponding to the terminal in the second network change. A network search device and a terminal are also provided. By utilizing the network search method, the network search device and the terminal, according to location change of the terminal, not only the network search frequency or search times for the first network can be reduced, to avoid a blind network search which may result in wasting power consumption of the terminal, but also the terminal can be connected to a specific network as soon as possible, and user experience is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Fang-Hao Zhu, Wei-Qing Li, Yu-Sheng Huang, Yi-Wei Ma, Hu-Song Li, Mao-Qing Luo
  • Patent number: 10165395
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for supporting location and emergency calls for an over-the-top (OTT) service provider are disclosed. A UE may send a request for an emergency call to an OTT service provider and may include in the request mobile network operator (MNO) data for a serving MNO for the UE. The OTT service provider may forward the emergency call request to an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The IMS may determine routing information for the emergency call and either return the routing information to the OTT service provider to enable the OTT service provider to route the emergency call to a public safety answering point (PSAP) or may route the emergency call itself to the PSAP. The call request routed by the IMS or by the OTT service provider may include a reference identifier that may enable the PSAP to obtain a location for the UE from the IMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Randall Coleman Gellens, Farrokh Khatibi
  • Patent number: 10154473
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing vibration alerts to a user of a communication device uses a vibration alert application executing on the communication device that analyzes messages received by the communication device to select a corresponding vibration pattern to be used in alerting the user. An indication of the vibration pattern is transmitted to a vibration alert accessory that is associated with the communication device. The vibration alert accessory controls a vibration motor to perform the indicated vibration pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jaime A. Borras, Mauricio Bendeck, Alain Edwards
  • Patent number: 10142772
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, devices, servers, apparatus, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method that includes receiving by an emergency call server an indication of an emergency condition at a device, determining whether the device is to be tracked based, at least in part, on the indication of the emergency condition, and transmitting a triggering message from the emergency call server, in response to a determination that the device is to be tracked, to trigger at the device a tracking session to cause the device to periodically collect and send tracking session data to one or more servers. The tracking session, established between the device and the one or more servers, is separate from an emergency call session established between the device and the emergency call server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dirceu Cavendish, Ashok Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10142815
    Abstract: A mobile station apparatus, in a case where a radio link failure is detected upon a connection for an emergency call, performs a cell selection initiated by the mobile station apparatus, to reestablish the connection and selects a cell as an appropriate cell by the cell selection, whereby the cell is not permitted to access from unsubscribed users and is not included in a list of cells that subscribers are allowed to access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Katsunari Uemura, Hidekazu Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 10142457
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for limiting, disabling and/or activating a wireless communication device during operation of a vehicle or participation in an activity. In one embodiment of the present invention, the system includes a wireless transmission device and a wireless communication device. The wireless transmission device, which includes at least one wireless transmitter, a processor, and a memory device, is configured to transmit a first wireless signal toward a first designated region, and a second wireless signal toward a second designated region. The wireless communication device, which includes at least one wireless receiver, a processor, a memory device, a keypad, and a display, is configured to receive the first wireless signal and, in response thereto, limit or disable certain features of the wireless device. This can be done by disabling certain features (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Artifex Software Inc.
    Inventors: Miles Jones, Michael J. Vrhel, Scott Sackett
  • Patent number: 10143000
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for prioritized associations between parent nodes operating on a time-slotted channel hopping (TSCH) network and child nodes installed in one or more home area networks. Upon initialization and bootup, a child node scans for one or more available parent nodes on the TSCH network. If there are less than a threshold number of available parent nodes within communication range of the child node, the child node transmits a prioritized association request to the parent node. The parent node supports prioritized association requests by reserving at least one connection slot for child nodes requesting prioritized association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidya Prakash, Saurabh Jain
  • Patent number: 10142814
    Abstract: A system includes a server complex and one or more mobile communication devices in communication with the server complex. The server complex includes one or more processors to define one or more elevated safety risk regions within a communication network. The server complex can optionally detect when a mobile communication device enters an elevated safety risk region and place the mobile communication device into an emergency mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Nagavali Jatavallabhula, Prasanth Nvs, Vineet Shukla, Karthik Talloju
  • Patent number: 10140842
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for sending emergency alerts. In some embodiments, sensors and wearable devices may trigger and send the emergency alerts and/or warning signals via available communication devices. Multi-media emergency alerts are also disclosed that include situational awareness information for effective and efficient emergency response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Anil Mehta, Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik
  • Patent number: 10127777
    Abstract: A method of controlling streetlights by a centralized streetlight management system is described. The method includes receiving, from a user device, information corresponding to a request for assistance and determining, based on the information, a location of the user device. The method also includes sending, from the centralized streetlight management system, information corresponding to the location of the user device to one or more computing devices associated with an assistance-providing authority, and receiving, from the one or more computing devices associated with the assistance-providing authority, information indicating dispatch of assistance to the location of the user device. The method also includes, responsive to receiving the information indicating dispatch of assistance to the location of the user device, transmitting, from the centralized streetlight management system, one or more control signals to at least one streetlight at the location of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CIMCON Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Agrawal, Shweta Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10123196
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for alarm triggering. The method includes: receiving a trigger instruction on a verification interface; determining whether the received trigger instruction is a predetermined alarm triggering instruction, the predetermined alarm triggering instruction corresponding to at least one contact person; entering an alarm triggering mode if the received trigger instruction is determined to be the predetermined alarm triggering instruction; and sending alarm information to a terminal of the at least one contact, the alarm information indicating that a user is in danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Xiehao Bao, Xiaoping Zhao, Shiding Qiu