Emergency Or Alarm Communication Patents (Class 455/404.1)
  • 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
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    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
  • Patent number: 10123203
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for providing an attribute of a user profile to a requesting electronic device through a personal data server, the user profile being stored on a first electronic device of the user, the attribute pertaining to a data type characterized by a plurality of accuracy levels. The method includes for the personal data server receiving a request from the requesting electronic device for an attribute of the user profile, collecting the requested attribute from the first electronic device, comparing the user profile and a profile of the requesting electronic device, changing the accuracy level of the collected attribute based on the comparison to define an updated attribute, and providing the updated attribute to the requesting electronic device in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Julian Gay
  • Patent number: 10121202
    Abstract: An automated system allows users to request one or more insurance quotes through a self-service and/or agent-service communication channel. The system includes an interface that may receive user data from a remote or local system or application. A front-end application or system selectively passes a user's data to a record keeping system. A quote server or a quote processor generates one or more insurance quotes that are customized to the user's price and/or coverage preferences. A recommendation engine recommends one or more insurance coverages based on the information known about that user and in some instances, based on information known about others. The recommendation engine may call attention to selected insurance coverages that do not include a coverage feature or match a recommended coverage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
    Inventors: Wendy Courtney Garcia, Elke Marie Blankenship, Charles Allen Kordes, Michael Vincent Esposito, Raymond Scott Ling
  • Patent number: 10116656
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for enabling calls to bypass call-blocking functions may include (1) transmitting, from the computing device that is configured with a call-blocking function, a token to an additional device owned by an individual who is to be allowed to bypass the call-blocking function of the computing device, (2) receiving, by the computing device, a request from an unknown device to initiate a call to the computing device that would be blocked by the call-blocking function, (3) determining that the request to initiate the call includes the token, and (4) enabling the call from the unknown device to the computing device to bypass the call-blocking function in response to determining that the request includes the token. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Newstadt, Ilya Sokolov
  • Patent number: 10115295
    Abstract: Provided are a portable security device having a rescue request function based on IoT which sprays tear gas to perform self-protection, automatically transmits a rescue request message and notifies a rescue requester of a response of a rescuer to the rescue request message to relieve the rescue requester, and a security system using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Sang Up Ryu
  • Patent number: 10110732
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for improving caller identification in telecommunications services based on general-purpose networks are described. A gateway device may process invitation messages sent from a telephone via a private branch exchange, in which the private branch exchange has replaced the number of the telephone with a customized number. The gateway device may determine that the customized number is mapped to an account-related number, and insert that number into a field of the invitation messages that is examined by a telecommunications provider and associated trunking services for account-related purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jiongkuan Hou, Gerald A. Mason, Jr., Dale Devert Mozingo
  • Patent number: 10111166
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing access control for wireless local area network (WLAN) interworking in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receives access class barring information for a traffic steered from a WLAN to 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) long-term evolution (LTE) from a network, and performs access barring check for the traffic steered from the WLAN to the 3GPP LTE using the received access class barring information. If a cell is not barred according to the access barring check, the UE transmits a radio resource control (RRC) connection request message to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaewook Lee, Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10111081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a local communication wireless network system and the method thereof. When the wireless base station is not connected with the evolved packet core (EPC) server, the wireless base station can emulate the EPC server. The electronic devices connected to the wireless base station can connect to the emulated EPC server. The client unit of the wireless base station can collect the identification information of the electronic devices connected to the wireless base station, build an identification list, and send the identification list to the electronic devices connected to the wireless base station. Thereby, the electronic devices can send messages or perform digital voice or video calls to other electronic devices according to the identification list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Sung Hsu, Shih-Chiang Yang, Pao-Ching Tseng, Fu-Ming Yeh
  • Patent number: 10104529
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes detecting that a first set of users associated with an emergency event have posted content related to the emergency event on an online social network. The method may also include sending a safety-check prompt to each of one or more users in the first set. The method may also include determining a current-prompting probability based on one or more engagement metrics of the one or more users in the first set. The method may also include sending, in response to determining that the current-prompting probability is above a threshold probability, the safety-check prompt to each of a second set of users. The second set of users may have more users than the first set of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook. Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Michael Cottle, Daniel Mark Ben-David, Katherine Anne Woo, Michael McIntyre, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10104694
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling traffic steering in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE), which is able to communicate with a first node and a second node simultaneously, may performs a random access to the first node if initiated service corresponds to an emergency service or a service of the UE which has high priority. Alternatively, the UE may acquire bearer steering criterion, which indicates which bearer should be served either at the first node or the second node, from the first node, and determine whether to request the specific bearer service to the first node or the second node according to the bearer steering criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Jaewook Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10104548
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving from a first cellular-capable apparatus operating in a first area outside of coverage of a cellular network, an authentication request to connect to a non-stationary cellular host, determining, according to the authentication request, whether the first cellular-capable apparatus is subscribed to a first service of a plurality of services supported by the non-stationary cellular host, and, in response, instantiating at the non-stationary cellular host a first set of virtual network functions required to facilitate the service for the cellular-capable apparatus, and facilitating the service to the first cellular-capable apparatus according to a first set of virtual network functions to generate first information associated with the first cellular-capable apparatus. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Erie Lai Har Lau
  • Patent number: 10104180
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods for providing internetworking among application services layers (ASLs) of different network technologies may be provided. For example, a tunnel anchor point (TAP) may be established. The TAP may be configured to enable communication between a local application in the network and a remote application in a different network. At the TAP, an ASL tunnel may be created to the local application in the network to facilitate the communication. Additionally, a message from the local application may be received where at least a portion of the message may be configured to be provided to a remote ASL and the remote application in the different network to which the local application wishes to communicate. At least the portion of the message may be provided to the remote ASL and the remote application in the different network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: IOT Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale N. Seed, Michael F. Starsinic, Chonggang Wang, Guang Lu, Paul L. Russell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10093400
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting and locating a man overboard situation. In particular, the methods and systems detect a point of loss of a man overboard situation and allow for the ship to coordinate back to the point of loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PanPan B.V.
    Inventor: Sebastian Jason Schot
  • Patent number: 10091620
    Abstract: Receiving point of interest zones and alerts on user devices comprises communicating, by a user computing device to a remote computing device, a request for point of interest data corresponding to points of interest within a proximity of the user device; presenting the received point of interest data; identifying a particular point of interest; and outputting an alert regarding the particular point of interest. Receiving point of interest zones on user devices comprises communicating a request for point of interest data; receiving the point of interest data from the remote network device wherein a size of the point of interest zone is determined based on a density of points of interest in the proximity of the user, and wherein the shape of the point of interest zone is expanded in a direction of travel and contracted in the opposite direction; and presenting the received point of interest data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Debra Lin Repenning, Ray Xiaohang Wang, Yakov Okshtein, Farhan Shamsi, David Singleton, Lixin Zhang, Alan Newberger, Chandrasekhar Thota, Douglas Alexander Gresham, Nicholas Fey, Marcus Alexander Foster, Petra Cross, Andres Morales
  • Patent number: 10089799
    Abstract: A driving behavior monitoring device having a data processor and a geographic positioning module in which the processor will make a determination, based on monitored driving behavior, whether a vehicle is likely to have been involved in an accident, and record a geographical location associated with the data, and to further determine whether the device has changed its geographical position by more than a predetermined distance within a predetermined time. Driving data collected may also be used to calculate or adjust insurance premiums and/or to provide safety feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Wunelli Limited
    Inventor: Paul Rowan Stacy
  • Patent number: 10085117
    Abstract: A method of three-dimensional geofencing includes defining a virtual boundary in a three-dimensional geographical space, the virtual boundary including lateral position parameters and an altitude parameter. A boundary-related event and an action to be triggered based on the position of a trackable object is defined with respect to the virtual boundary. The position of the trackable object is estimated based on lateral position values and an altitude value associated with the trackable object. The action is performed if it is determined that the position of the trackable object triggers the boundary-related event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael Smith, Manase Xiong
  • Patent number: 10085109
    Abstract: Control plane devices are selected by an access point for establishment of end-to-end control plane for a user equipment (UE) coupled to (or requesting to couple to) the access point. In one aspect, the selection is based on data extracted during the setup and/or registration messages communicated between the access point and UE during attachment of the UE to the access point and/or an internal derived mapping of the control pane devices to the access point. In one example, a control plane device pool is segregated to and different sets of control plane devices are selected and utilized to handle traffic associated with different services to improve scaling and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Ye Chen
  • Patent number: 10070280
    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: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CROWDCOMFORT, INC.
    Inventors: Abdullah Daoud, B. Eric Graham
  • Patent number: 10070298
    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: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GROUPCHATTER, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Dabbs, III, Brian Claise
  • Patent number: 10051447
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and apparatus for broadcasting a wireless emergency alert message are disclosed. For example, a method may include a processor receiving a request to broadcast a wireless emergency alert message, determining an anticipated increase in a network usage in response to broadcasting the wireless emergency alert message, determining that a capacity of the network will not be exceeded with the anticipated increase in the network usage, and broadcasting the wireless alert message in an alert area. In one example, the request comprises a type of alert, the alert area, and a message content. In one example, the wireless emergency alert message that is broadcast includes the message content in a format that deviates from a default format when it is determined that the capacity of the network will not be exceeded with the anticipated increase in the network usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly, Charles Peter Musgrove
  • Patent number: 10051476
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system and method that can obtain a collection of wireless node data from different sources. The system and method involves a wireless location data service (WLDS) platform including a data management and a feedback module. The data management is configured to receive wireless node data through importation by a service provider. The feedback module is configured to receive wireless node data from mobile devices, engineering systems, systems generating activity logs, and third party service partners. The system and method also involves an end-user module configured to collect wireless node data and user reported corrections and transmit the collected data and corrections to the platform. A wireless node database in the platform is built and updated from the wireless node data and corrections received from the data management module and the feedback module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BSG WIRELESS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Ian Carter, Charles Nicholas Allgrove
  • Patent number: 10045157
    Abstract: Systems and methods for redirecting notifications, including determining that a first mobile device is in motion at a speed that exceeds a threshold value, determining that the while the first mobile device is in motion at a speed that exceeds the threshold value, the first mobile device is within a threshold distance of a second mobile device, determining that a notification has been received by the first mobile device and transmitting the notification to the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy Adam Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10034313
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes determining that a first node associated with a first operator in a deployment of operators has emergency data to transmit over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band and transmitting, by the first node, a signal over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band. The signal may indicate that the first node has emergency data to transmit. A second method includes receiving, at a first base station associated with a first operator in a deployment of operators, an uplink transmission from a user equipment (UE) indicating that the UE has emergency uplink data to transmit over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band and transmitting, by the first base station, an indication to a second base station that the UE has emergency uplink data to transmit over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10027794
    Abstract: A method of controlling a flight mode is proposed. The method includes: receiving a flight mode trigger command when a mobile terminal is connected to the 2G network in data transmission and voice call; sending a voice call interruption command to a modem in the mobile terminal in response to the flight mode trigger command so as to interrupt the voice call with the modem; receiving a voice call interruption message sent by the modem and sending a request to the modem to deactivate a PDP; and sending a flight mode enabling command to the modem upon receiving a message from the modem notifying the PDP is successful deactivated, so that the modem enables a flight mode of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 10027401
    Abstract: A wireless communications system is described which comprises a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is operable to transmit a message to the base station via the relay device. The relay device is operable to add a relay header to the message received from the terminal device, the relay header comprising control information for controlling the transmission of subsequent messages from the terminal device to the relay device. The relay device is also operable to relay the message having the relay header added to the base station. By adding such control information to messages being relayed from the terminal device to the base station on the uplink, subsequent downlink communications from the base station to the terminal device can include the control information generated at the relay device (or transmission parameters derived from the control information).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Patent number: 10021698
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for delivering communications to one or more consumer devices via an application provider proxy. A method for delivering and presenting notifications via an application provider proxy includes identifying an occurrence of an event for which a notification is to be delivered to a consumer device. The method also includes identifying a consumer notification policy associated with the consumer device applicable to the notification to be delivered and holding the notification until conditions of the consumer notification policy have been met. The method also includes releasing the notification for presentation at the consumer device upon determining that the rules of the consumer notification policy have been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: QWASI, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Thies, Rob Rodriguez, Karl Montemayor
  • Patent number: 10020871
    Abstract: A wireless communications system is described which comprises a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is operable to transmit a message to the base station via the relay device. The relay device is operable to add a relay header to the message received from the terminal device, the relay header comprising control information for controlling the transmission of subsequent messages from the terminal device to the relay device. The relay device is also operable to relay the message having the relay header added to the base station. By adding such control information to messages being relayed from the terminal device to the base station on the uplink, subsequent downlink communications from the base station to the terminal device can include the control information generated at the relay device (or transmission parameters derived from the control information).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Patent number: 10017181
    Abstract: The driving assist apparatus includes a controller configured to control a decelerator included in a host vehicle to perform driving assist. The controller acquires information on the shape of a road ahead of the host vehicle in the traveling direction. When it is determined based on the acquired shape of the road that there is a curve ahead of the host vehicle in the traveling direction and driving assist is executed through control of the deceleration of the host vehicle by the decelerator, the controller controls the maximum value of deceleration of the host vehicle so as to coincide with the target deceleration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Nakada
  • Patent number: 10009714
    Abstract: System, devices and methods are provided to automatically initiate an enhanced 911 (E911) call from a telematics control unit (TCU) (e.g., a TCU deployed with cellular modem or mobile phone in a vehicle) to an answering point (e.g. public safety answering point or access point (PSAP)). A wireless carrier (e.g., mobile service center (MSC)) employs a positioning determining entity (PDE) and algorithm to improve caller location determination using information provided by the TCU (e.g., GPS and dead reckoning information generated at the vehicle) and network location information when needed, and provides PDE estimated location of the caller to the PSAP (e.g., using a data channel and optionally a voice channel) to mitigate errors in TCU location data and reduce potentially conflicting location information provided to PSAPs from TCUs and wireless carriers or other phone service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    Inventor: Paul D. Marko
  • Patent number: 10008089
    Abstract: A system for providing an alert to a user which includes a sensor for sensing user data pertaining to a user's condition; and a non-transitory storage medium that stores instructions. Also included is a processor that executes the instructions to: monitor the user data from the sensor for predefined conditions, at least one predefined condition pertaining to a mental state of the user; autonomously evaluate the user data for the predefined conditions; autonomously identify the predefined condition that matches the user's condition; autonomously determine a predefined alert corresponding to the predefined condition and to the user's condition to interact with the user to calm the user; and autonomously administer the predefined alert to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Sean Brown, Stefan Harrer, Laurence J. Plant
  • Patent number: 10009801
    Abstract: A system and method for forming an incident area network including a first sub-system and a second sub-system. The method includes detecting, with an electronic processor of the first sub-system, a network connection to the second sub-system. The method includes initiating a sub-system synchronization process. The process includes including transmitting, from a first domain name server of the first sub-system to a second domain name server of the second sub-system, a first global network address for a first global application instance of the first sub-system, and a first name corresponding to the first global network address. The process includes transmitting, from a first network address translator of the first sub-system to a second network address translator of the second sub-system, the first global network address. The process includes synchronizing a first localized application instance of the first sub-system, with a second localized application instance of the second sub-system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Guy Holtzman, Kiril Danilchenko, Baruh Hason
  • Patent number: 10004016
    Abstract: An MME reselection method and an MME are provided, so that UE can use a correct MME in time to execute an access request procedure. The method includes: receiving an access request message sent by user equipment UE, where the access request message carries identity information of the UE (801); determining, according to the identity information of the UE, a type of an MME that the UE needs to access (802); reselecting a second MME according to the type of the MME that the UE needs to access (803); and forwarding the access request message to the second MME, so that the second MME executes an access request procedure of the UE (804). The embodiments of the present invention is applicable to the field of communications technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Shi, Wanqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9992685
    Abstract: A medical body area network (MBAN) system comprises network nodes intercommunicating via short range wireless communication. A primary user database contains information pertaining to usage of a restricted spectrum by primary users wherein the MBAN systems are secondary users of the restricted spectrum. An electronic key generation engine comprises a digital processing device configured to generate an electronic key (E-key) indicative of whether the MBAN system is allowed to use the restricted spectrum based on content of the primary users database. An MBAN application server is configured to distribute the E-key to the MBAN system. The MBAN system includes a spectrum control sub-module comprising a digital processor configured to select an operating channel or frequency for the short range wireless communication based at least in part on whether the E-key authorizes the MBAN system to use the restricted spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dong Wang, Monisha Ghosh, Delroy Smith
  • Patent number: 9992730
    Abstract: A example method includes receiving, at a cell broadcast center (CBC) an alert request providing information for distribution to at least one user equipment, identifying a broadcast area based on the alert request, one or more cells within the broadcast area, determining a warning area list (WAL) for a message and transmitting the message with the WAL. The WAL may be a list of one or more Tracking Area Identity (TAIs) or a list of cell identifiers depending on various conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Provenance Asset Group LLC
    Inventors: Zdzislaw Grzywacz, Michael Dreiling, Gregory Smith, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 9986403
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system provided with —a first apparatus provided with means which can be activated by a cause in order to send a signal to a communication apparatus; and —a communication apparatus provided with ?means for receiving the signal; and ?means for establishing contact with an emergency response center. The communication apparatus is provided with means which can be activated by reception of the signal and with which the communication apparatus can request data from the first apparatus. The communication apparatus is also provided with assessing means for performing an assessment of the data. The means for establishing contact with the emergency response center can be activated subject to the assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Amicimi BVBA
    Inventors: Stefaan Benedicte Emiel Jacqueline Dauwe, Frederic Guy Hélène van Quickenborne
  • Patent number: 9980108
    Abstract: A wireless area network terminal receives an unsolicited broadcast from a network to all wireless area network terminals in a predetermined category. The unsolicited broadcast includes an indicator that an emergency alert is waiting. The indicator triggers a request to be sent from the terminal to the network to allow the alert to be downloaded to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Eleanor Hepworth, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 9980137
    Abstract: A method for secure, beacon-based emergency location is disclosed. The method includes detecting, with an app instance executing on a user device, a signal from a beacon disposed in a geographical location physically proximate to the user device, and transmitting in response to the detecting app instance verification information to the beacon. Further, the method includes receiving, with the app instance executing on the user device, beacon verification information from the beacon, the beacon verification information being based at least partially on the app instance verification information, and transmitting the beacon verification information to an emergency information server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: PATROCINIUM SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: John A. South, Michael Schiller
  • Patent number: 9980110
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a broadcast message and determining a type of the broadcast message. The operations include, if the broadcast message is a first type, retrieving data indicated by the broadcast message. The operations include, if the broadcast message is a second type, changing a device operating characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly, Charles Peter Musgrove
  • Patent number: 9980086
    Abstract: An E-CSCF receives a Session Initiation Protocol (“SIP”) invitation message initiating an emergency communication session from a calling device. The E-CSCF generates an information request message based on the received SIP message and sends the information request message to a location server. The location server determines a geographical location of the calling device and uses the geographical location to determine a destination emergency response center, such as a Public Safety Access Point (PSAP). The location server provides location information for the destination PSAP to the E-CSCF. The E-CSCF generates a modified SIP invitation message using the presence information and sends the modified SIP invitation message to an emergency services network where it is routed to the emergency response center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy N. Dunn, Vishal Narkar, Michael Hooker
  • Patent number: 9980297
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an emergency handling method, comprising: receiving, by an emergency support function (ESF) entity, an emergency indicator indicating an emergency event from a network application server; handling the emergency indictor to derive related parameters including impacted network elements in a network; and triggering the impacted network elements to switch into a network emergency mode by sending an emergency command based on the related parameters. An emergency handling apparatus in a network is also provided. This improves efficiency of emergency handling in a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Di Liu, Mei Dong, Feng Guo, Jingzhe Zhang, Nan Zhang, Min Zhu
  • Patent number: 9961186
    Abstract: A mobile button device (10) comprises a call button (12), a local wireless link (20) to a communicator (30), and a cellular connection (22). The mobile button device is programmed to perform an alarm reporting method including: originating an alarm by sending the alarm via the local wireless link to the communicator for alarm reporting by the communicator; after sending the alarm to the communicator, monitoring alarm reporting status via the local wireless link to the communicator; and reporting the alarm via the cellular connection in response to the monitoring determining that the communicator failed to report the alarm. For example, the monitoring may include polling the communicator via the local wireless link and the monitoring determines that the communicator failed to report the alarm if the polling indicates the communicator is unavailable (70) or a timeout condition (72) is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jeff Li, Pavan Reddy, Tomas Russ, Paul Baril, Alan Brav, Bin Wu
  • Patent number: 9959770
    Abstract: A flight itinerary alerting system for monitoring a flight itinerary includes a monitoring system storing flight itinerary data like pilot contact data, first tier contact data, and second tier contact data. An alert routine executable on the monitoring system i) determines first or second tier alert conditions if no deactivation message is received upon expiry of a respective first or second duration following the expected arrival time, and ii) send an alert message through a communication network to a computer device of a corresponding first or second tier contact person upon determination of the respective alert condition. The multiple tiers of contact data with respective alerting criteria allows quick determination if search and rescue should be contacted with inherent redundancy, thus preventing overdue aircraft from being overlooked, while also minimizing false alarms in reporting overdue aircraft to search and rescue which might reasonably be accounted for by responsible persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: AIRSUITE Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Kleywegt