Location Monitoring Patents (Class 455/404.2)
  • Patent number: 12004119
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for enabling accurate estimation of a location of a water vessel. In an embodiment, a rescue system transmits a Short Message Service (SMS) message to a user device on the water vessel, the SMS message comprising a selectable option that, when selected, causes a location of the user device to be shared. Based on a selection by a user of the user device of the selectable option, the system receives a plurality of location coordinates from the user device at a plurality of respective times, each respective location coordinate describing a respective location of the user device at its respective time. The system computes an estimated location of the water vessel based on the plurality of location coordinates and an elapsed time between a current time and a time at which a last-received location coordinate was received. The system transmits the estimated location to a responder device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: i911 International, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Ryan Bennett
  • Patent number: 11998783
    Abstract: A wildfire cone of confidence simulation system and processes is disclosed. Methodical application of the hurricane cone of confidence applied to wildfire simulations involves applying a methodology that has been utilized in the hurricane disaster space since the 1950s, to the current wildfire predictive modeling problem. As wildfires become larger and move more quickly the public requires notifications that are consumable and actionable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Rachael Irene Brady
  • Patent number: 11985268
    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: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: TITAN HEALTH & SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Ryan Khalili, Eduardo Juarez, Ed Merjanian, Serene Nasser, Daniel Wallengren
  • Patent number: 11985581
    Abstract: This application provides a call method and a terminal device. The method includes: when roaming from a home public land mobile network (HPLMN) to a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN), a terminal device obtains a first emergency number list of the VPLMN, and the emergency number corresponds to at least one emergency service type; the terminal device obtains a first number, and when the first number is an emergency number in a second emergency number list of the HPLMN and the first number is not an emergency number in the first emergency number list, determines a second number based on the first number, where the second number is the emergency number in the first emergency number list, and the second number and the first number correspond to a same emergency service type; and the terminal device initiates an emergency call based on the second number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qi Zhang, Yanbin Ma, Minghui Chen, Fei Luo, Dong Xie
  • Patent number: 11984007
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method for using a mobile computing device as a security system component includes receiving, from a mobile device and by a security system gateway, mobile device sensor information associated with sensor data captured by the mobile device at a premises monitored by the security system gateway; identifying, based on the received sensor information, a mobile device sensor information rule; identifying an action to perform in the mobile device sensor information rule; and automatically performing the identified action, by the security system gateway, in response to receiving the sensor information from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Resolution Products, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Saldin, David J. Mayne, Brian K. Seemann
  • Patent number: 11963067
    Abstract: A method for providing a location tracking service on the basis of context-aware information of a location tracker, according to the present invention, transmits a signal while changing a communication method by classify a situation as an emergency situation and a normal state which is a non-emergency situation according to the context-aware information of the location tracker, such that it is possible to use power consumption reduced by a low-power communication method in the normal state, and in case of the emergency situation, to safely handle the emergency situation through a sufficient power communication method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyungil Baek, Kyunghyun Ryu, Hoeyoung Hwang, Chanwoo Lee, Seongjae Ahn
  • Patent number: 11948447
    Abstract: A server generates and displays a map of a geographic region that includes a map representation of the geographic region and a plurality of asset icons each positioned at a location on the map representation that corresponds to a physical location of the corresponding asset in the geographic region. The map includes one or more alert icons each corresponding to an active alert generated by one of the plurality of assets in the geographic region. At least some of the one or more alert icons visually identify an alert type of the corresponding active alert and at least some of the one or more alert icons visually identify a priority level of the corresponding active alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Anushka Srivastava, Vivek Ramachandran, Chandrakantha Reddy, Debasis Dash
  • Patent number: 11950316
    Abstract: Vehicles may be associated with a variety of different types of events, including events associated with vehicle operations and/or events associated with vehicle passengers. The present disclosure is related to, when an event is detected, exchanging information with a vehicle passenger, such as via the passenger's mobile device and/or wearable device. In some instances, an event may be detected, and examples of the present disclosure may provide an application notification presenting various information. The notification may, in some examples, be configured to help the passenger locate the passenger device, to alert the passenger to the event, to provide instructions, and/or to provide a control interface for controlling a vehicle operation. In some examples, the notification may supersede operations of the passenger device, such as by being presented even if the device is in a locked state or has an unrelated application open and in the foreground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Nalevanko, Riccardo Giraldi, Amanda Brown Prescott
  • Patent number: 11948574
    Abstract: Remote automated assistant component(s) generate client device notification(s) based on a received IoT state change notification that indicates a change in at least one state associated with at least one IoT device. The generated client device notification(s) can each indicate the change in state associated with the at least one IoT device, and can optionally indicate the at least one IoT device. Further, the remote automated assistant component(s) can identify candidate assistant client devices that are associated with the at least one IoT device, and determine whether each of the one or more of the candidate assistant client device(s) should render a corresponding client device notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Roy Schairer, Sumer Mohammed, Mark Spates, IV, Prem Kumar, Chi Yeung Jonathan Ng, Di Zhu, Steven Clark
  • Patent number: 11943694
    Abstract: A disclosed apparatus obtains emergency data for multiple device types from a plurality of emergency data sources and provides a jurisdictional map view to a plurality of emergency network entities, where each emergency network entity corresponds to a given geographic boundary. The jurisdictional map view corresponds to a respective emergency network entity's geographic boundary. The apparatus determines portions of the emergency data corresponding to emergencies occurring within each respective emergency network entity geographic boundary, and provides location indicators within each respective jurisdictional map view, with each location indicator corresponding to an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: William Pellegrini, Lucas Richard Eager Leavitt, BingJun Sy, Henry Katz, Gabriel Mahoney, Andrew Hwang, Zvika Ferentz, Riccardo Pellegrini, Angela Lynn Orthmeyer
  • Patent number: 11928947
    Abstract: A fall detection-based help-seeking method and an electronic device, to improve accuracy of fall detection performed by an electronic device and reduce a probability of mistakenly triggering automatic help-seeking of the electronic device. A solution includes: the electronic device includes a motion sensor and the motion sensor includes an acceleration sensor or a gyro sensor. The electronic device collects a first motion parameter of a user by using the motion sensor. The electronic device obtains a fall confidence of the first motion parameter if the first motion parameter matches a first preset fall parameter, where the fall confidence of the first motion parameter is used to represent a probability that the first motion parameter is a motion parameter collected when the user falls. The electronic device sends help-seeking information if the fall confidence of the first motion parameter is greater than a preset confidence threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonghang Jiang, Xiaohan Chen
  • Patent number: 11924702
    Abstract: Methods and techniques are described for efficiently supporting periodic and triggered location services for a user equipment (UE) in a Fifth Generation wireless network. A serving core network (CN) node, such as an AMF, receives a request for periodic or triggered location for the UE from another CN entity, such as a GMLC, and transfers the request to a location server, such as an LMF, which initiates and establishes the periodic and triggered location session with the UE. The serving CN node then releases all resources for the location request. The UE monitors for periodic or trigger events and reports each event to a location server which forwards an event report, optionally containing a UE location, to an external client via a CN entity, such as GMLC. The event reporting can be efficient because a serving CN node is not materially involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 11917514
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for connecting a user for transmitting multimedia from electronic devices to emergency service providers. In some embodiments, a method for transmitting multimedia from an electronic device to an emergency service provider by an emergency management system includes the steps of: detecting an emergency alert indicative of an emergency; wherein each sensor within the set of pertinent sensors is determined to be associated with the emergency; obtaining a first set of multimedia contents from the set of pertinent sensors; determining, based on at least one of the set of pertinent sensors and the first set of multimedia contents, a set of relevant sensors from the set of pertinent sensors; and transmitting a second set of multimedia contents from the set of relevant sensors to an emergency service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: RapidSOS, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Martin, John Paul Lawrence, Nicholas Edward Horelik, Zvika Ferentz, Ahmed Hassan
  • Patent number: 11909915
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing 911 or enhanced 911 (“E911”) address update. In various embodiments, in response to a trigger event, a computing system may determine whether E911 address data associated with a customer that is stored in an E911 database requires updating. If so, the computing system may update the E911 database with address data associated with the customer that has been validated or verified (if available). Where no validated or verified address associated with the customer is available, the computing system may send a message to the customer to provide updated 911 or E911 address data; may receive, from a user device associated with the customer via an API over a network(s) operated by the service provider, updated 911 or E911 address data from the customer; and may update the E911 database with the received updated 911 or E911 address data from the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Bridget McAndrew, Anne Kempen, Sudhir Dadi, Corey Curtis, Michael Robles, Kevin Michelsen
  • Patent number: 11909914
    Abstract: A system for routing emergency events reported by IoT devices to nearby Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), comprising an IoT server and a phone call server. The IoT server configured to receive emergency messages from IoT devices associated with users and distributed in a plurality of geographical regions and transmit the emergency messages indicative of emergency events relating to the associated users and comprise at least a location of the IoT devices to the phone call server which is configured to adjust call routing record(s) used by the PSTN to associate certain caller IDs with the location of the IoT devices, and initiate emergency call(s) to the PSTN using the certain caller IDs. The PSTN forwards emergency calls to PSAPs located in geographical regions nearest to the IoT devices determined based on between the location of the IoT devices and the certain caller IDs in the adjusted call routing record(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Carbyne Ltd.
    Inventor: Alexander Dizengof
  • Patent number: 11902871
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for activating emergency response assets in response to emergency alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: RapidSOS, Inc.
    Inventors: William Pellegrini, Hirsch Meir King-Berkman, Alexander Morgan Hamlin, Krishnakumar Unnikrishnan, Jee Yoon Choi, Gabriel Charles Mahoney
  • Patent number: 11903083
    Abstract: The method proposes to establish at least one session between the User Equipment and the Session Management Function node, and initiate session deactivation for a session indicated by the User Plane Function node, upon detection inactivity of User Plane connection for the session for a period by the User Plane Function node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Genadi Velev, Andreas Kunz, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 11893990
    Abstract: Text-to-speech translation is used to generate a transcript for an audio file. Text segments are associated with time segments in the transcript. A trained machine learning model determines, based on the text in the transcript, one or more topics for the audio file. The transcript is modified to include the determined one or more topics. A user interface may be presented that allows a user to search for portions of an audio file that relate to a particular topic. In response to the selected or entered topic, the user interface presents segments having a matching topic. The user may use voice or other user interface commands to modify the annotation of the audio file. User commands may also be used to extract data from the transcript and copy the data to a clipboard or to another application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Hans-Martin Ramsl
  • Patent number: 11893652
    Abstract: A control device that is communicably connected to a vehicle includes a control unit. The control unit executes acquisition of sensor information from a sensor provided in the vehicle, determination of whether the vehicle is parked based on the sensor information, determination of whether a user is staying in the vehicle based on the sensor information, and estimation that the user is staying in the vehicle when a parking time of the vehicle exceeds a first reference value and a staying time of the user exceeds a second reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirohiko Morikawa
  • Patent number: 11881094
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a computer-implemented method to manage an industrial plant facility, the method including: monitoring multiple streams of input data from a network of sensors at the industrial plant facility, wherein the network of sensors include one or more camera devices; determining, by a server computer, an event during construction or operation of the industrial plant facility based on analyzing the multiple streams of input data in real-time; and based on the determined event, generating a notification to alert at least one operator of the industrial plant facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Bander R. Al-Yousef, Soloman M. Almadi, Abdullah Fayez Al-Halafi, Abdulaziz Khaled AlSenaide, Fouad Alkhabbaz
  • Patent number: 11869666
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides a system and a computer implemented method for crisis state detection and intervention of a person or group of persons, the method comprising: providing a computer system designed to detect and intervene non-normal, elevated crisis operating states; using one or more biometric sensors that ascertains a crisis state via physical, behavioral, or mental indicators; deducing, with computational hardware, the operational state of a user or users from one or more biometric sensors; and administering an immediate, dual intervention of a sensory form to de-escalate the crisis operating state of a person or group of persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: Kristen M. Heimerl
  • Patent number: 11870849
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a network interface that receives a registration request and an event notification, the registration request indicating an identity of a sensor and a physical location of the sensor, the event notification identifying a location of an event. The apparatus also includes a processing unit that determines a first geofence, at least in part based on the location and a distance from the location. The processing unit determines that the sensor is within the first geofence, at least in part based on the physical location of the sensor. The network interface transmits a request indicating the sensor and receives a response including data associated with the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Intrado Life & Safety, Inc.
    Inventors: Adan K. Pope, Michel Brkovic
  • Patent number: 11856269
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and a remote control for sending emergency alert requests are disclosed. The methods and systems comprise receiving an emergency alert request from a user via a set-top box at a subscriber location. The emergency alert request is received from a remote control. A medical alert message is sent by the set-top box to a processing device, based on the received medical alert request, via a first network. The processing device sends an emergency alert instruction to provide emergency assistance to the subscriber location to an emergency assistance service provider, via a second network, based, at least in part, on the message. A request to provide medical assistance to the subscriber location may be sent to a medical assistance service provider, who may be a third party. Emergency alert requests for the police or fire department may be sent to a 9-1-1 service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Charter Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Sivaram Kumar Mani
  • Patent number: 11844042
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and methods for automatically addressing emergency situations, customizing emergency user interfaces and options, and managing emergency communications. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems detect a transportation irregularity and generate an emergency assistance user interface based on an emergency severity associated with the transportation irregularity. Based on user interactions with the generated emergency assistance user interface, the disclosed systems generate and send an emergency communication to a remote third-party system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Preet Singh Anand, Rohan Ramkrishna Dhaimade, Alyssa Michelle Hitchcock, Andrew Li, Alexandra Elizabeth Michaelides, Kimberley Eileen O'Rourke, Prachi Sharma, Naomi Yarin
  • Patent number: 11835954
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a driving control apparatus, a driving control method, and a program that can resolve a conflict between a deliberate action and a reflex action during determination of a next action in autonomous driving. During autonomous driving, a reflex action is determined as a simplified action on the basis of detection results detected by a variety of sensors provided in a vehicle, and a deliberate action ranked higher than a reflex action is determined through elaborate processing. A plurality of resolution modes are made available to deal with a possible conflict between the reflex action and the deliberate action, and by which of the resolution modes the conflict is resolved is specified in advance so that the conflict is resolved by the specified resolution mode. The present disclosure is applicable to motor vehicles that drive autonomously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 11825438
    Abstract: A positioning signal processing method at a user equipment includes: operating the user equipment in a discontinuous reception mode including time interleaved ON times of the discontinuous reception mode, during which the user equipment is in an active mode monitoring for a positioning signal measurement trigger signal, and OFF times of the discontinuous reception mode, during which the user equipment is in an inactive mode; receiving a wake-up signal at the user equipment; and determining, at the user equipment, whether to measure a positioning signal based on whether the wake-up signal indicates to implement the active mode during a scheduled discontinuous reception mode ON time or to skip the scheduled discontinuous reception mode ON time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jingchao Bao, Sony Akkarakaran, Alexandros Manolakos, Tao Luo, Juan Montojo
  • Patent number: 11818693
    Abstract: A terminal device includes: a higher layer processing unit configured to set at least one first RAT and at least one second RAT by signaling of a higher layer from the base station device; and a receiving unit configured to receive a transmission signal in the first RAT and a transmission signal in the second RAT. The transmission signal in the first RAT is mapped to a resource element configured on a basis of one physical parameter for each sub frame. The transmission signal in the second RAT is mapped to a resource element configured on a basis of one or more physical parameters for each sub frame and is mapped to a resource element configured on a basis of one physical parameter in a predetermined resource included in each of the sub frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Shimezawa
  • Patent number: 11818640
    Abstract: A software platform includes emergency event processing functionality for detecting and mapping emergency event occurrences. The emergency event processing includes location mapping functionality for building a set of information associated with locations of devices registered with the software platform. Operators of the devices are prompted to input or verify device location information, which may be determined based on network devices through which those devices connect to access a network. The location information may be one or more of a street address, building identifier, floor identifier, suite identifier, or room identifier. When an emergency call is placed by a device registered with the software platform, the software platform uses the map of locations to determine a device location and signals it to a public safety answering point. The automated signaling of the mapped location information can improve an emergency response by directing dispatched responders to a specific location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter F. C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11818628
    Abstract: A tracking device is disclosed. The tracking device includes a band, an electronic tracking component, and an image component. The band is adapted to be secured to a body of a person. The electronic tracking component is embedded within the band. The electronic tracking component is configured to track a location of the tracking device and provide the location of the tracking device to a management system. The image component includes an image that is unique to and identifies the person wearing the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Robin Dawn Housch
  • Patent number: 11812323
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a terminal behavior triggering method and a terminal. The method includes: detecting an environment parameter of a terminal and a terminal status parameter of the terminal; determining a target situation event based on the environment parameter and/or the terminal status parameter; and if the environment parameter meets a first preset condition, and the terminal status parameter meets a second preset condition, triggering a terminal behavior corresponding to the target situation event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zijun Li
  • Patent number: 11796625
    Abstract: Some embodiments advantageously provide methods, wireless devices and network nodes for adapting PRS transmission to hide the local clock information of base stations. According to one aspect, an exemplary process includes a network node for transmitting PRS. The process includes delaying or advancing the transmission of at least one positioning reference signal in accordance with received offset information wherein delaying or advancing the transmission according to the offset information shifts the transmission of the at least one positioning reference signal away from a scheduled transmission time for the at least one positioning reference signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Satyam Dwivedi, Henrik Rydén, Sara Modarres Razavi, Fredrik Gunnarsson
  • Patent number: 11778445
    Abstract: A vehicle with an automatic reporting function includes a controller and a display. The controller is configured to control automatic transmission of emergency information to the server in a case of an emergency of the vehicle with a transmitter. The transmitter is configured to transmit the emergency information related to the emergency of the vehicle to a server configured to make a call for emergency action. The display is provided on the vehicle and configured to display destination information for the automatic transmission of the emergency information to the server in a format readable by a communicator different from the transmitter. The controller is configured to, in the case of the emergency of the vehicle, cause the display to display the destination information on the vehicle in the format readable by the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 11778434
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a system for integratedly managing a vehicle operation state. A vehicle integration management method performed by a server implemented by using a computer may include: receiving vehicle operation data related to an operation state of the vehicle from a vehicle terminal mounted or embedded in the vehicle; and providing a service related to the vehicle operation data through a dedicated application on a user terminal used by a user of the vehicle, wherein the providing may provide at least one of an operation report, a parking impact notification, and an accident situation notification based on the vehicle operation data in association with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dae Won Kim, Taekyu Han
  • Patent number: 11774541
    Abstract: Positioning of one or more user equipments (UEs) is performed using broadcast common sounding reference signals (SRS) resources for positioning. The common SRS that is broadcast by a UE is received and measured by one or more base stations and one or more other UEs. The other UEs may have known positions and may server as anchor nodes for positioning. The other UEs may have known positions and may serve as a positioning (anchor) node or may have unknown positions and may be jointly positioned with the target UE. During joint positioning, each of the other UEs may similarly broadcast a common set of SRS that is received and measured by the base stations and other UEs for positioning. An angular measurement of the SRS broadcast by one or more UEs may be measured and used to resolve mirror symmetry in positioning solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Piyush Gupta, Srinivas Yerramalli, Rajat Prakash, Xiaoxia Zhang, Junyi Li, Xiaojie Wang, Marwen Zorgui
  • Patent number: 11778413
    Abstract: Technical problems and their solution are disclosed regarding the location of mobile devices requesting services near a site from a server. Embodiments adapt and/or configure the transmitting device near the site, the mobile device communicating with the transmitting device using a short haul wireless communications protocol to deliver a token based upon a key shared with the server but invisible to the mobile device. The server can determine the proximity of the mobile device to the site to control actuation of the requested service or disable the service request, and possibly flushing the service request from the server. Solutions are disclosed for traffic intersections involving one or more traffic lights, elevators in buildings, fire alarms in buildings and valet parking facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Sensys Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Kavaler, Sophia Haoui, Todd Stiers
  • Patent number: 11756408
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a touch panel provided with a display device and an input device. The touch panel displays a request to rescue a rescued person and displays a plurality of modes of transportation to go to the rescued person and a travel time for each of the modes of transportation. The touch panel is provided with a reply button for selecting one of the modes of transportation and inputting a reply of going to the rescued person. The touch panel can also display a map showing a location of the rescued person or information on a symptom of the rescued person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Nishiyama, Kenji Tsukagishi, Takahisa Kaneko, Erina Kigoshi, Aiko Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11751168
    Abstract: In systems and methods for processing an anomaly notification message, a communication network device may receive from a wireless device an anomaly notification message, and in response to determining that the anomaly notification message was received via the anomaly-specific network communication link may associate the anomaly notification message with an anomaly priority that is higher than a normal traffic priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhi Umeshkumar Shah, Rajashekar Chilla, Alan Soloway
  • Patent number: 11736925
    Abstract: A low-power mobile telephony alert system and an alert device. The alert device has a communication interface configured to establish a low-power communication link with a mobile device for transmitting status data to the mobile device, and a telephony-enabled communication linked with the mobile device for initiating telephony from the mobile device while in locked mode. The alert device can initiate a status check request to third party contact devices before escalating to connect to the mobile device from locked mode to initiate telephony to an emergency service. The alert device is compact and can be incorporated into an article of jewelry or a wearable loop member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: KASIEL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Serese Allison Marie Selanders, David Squires, Andre Doucette, Jean-Sébastien Langlois, Maxime Cavanagh Pouliot, Kent Davidson, Benoit Moffet-Bédard, Eric Dusablon, Cédric St-Amand
  • Patent number: 11727770
    Abstract: An emergency evacuation process includes setting at least one emergency refuge area in a place and creating an electronic map based on the disposition of the place. A plurality of door locks mounted in the place is connected with a control device. A gunshot event information containing the gunshot location is sent to a server when a gunshot event is detected. The server indicates the gunshot location and the suggested emergency refuge area on the electronic map. Each person in the place can rapidly know the gunshot location and the emergency refuge area to avoid direct encounter with the gunman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: I-Ting Shen
  • Patent number: 11689367
    Abstract: There is provided an authentication method and system where protection of user equipment (UE) privacy and network security can be improved. The system includes a third party communicatively trusted by and connected to the UE and one or more network entities, the third party configured to obtain identity information indicative of identity of the UE or the network entities and verify the UE and the network entities on whether the UE and the network entities are authorized to perform communications in the communication network. The third party is further configured to create mapping information, the mapping information including mappings between each identity indicated by the identity information and a respective temporary authentication identifier (ID) and according to the mapping information, transmit the respective temporary authentication ID to each of the UE and the network entities that are verified successfully by the third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bidi Ying, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11670419
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to facilitating operation of a health network control system. In accordance with one or more embodiments, systems described herein can include a processor, and a memory that can store executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, can facilitate performance of operations that can include facilitating receiving, from transceiver of a second device, a first signal that can describe an event related to treatment of the treatment subject. Further, the operations can include, based on an analysis of the subject information, the event information and facility information representative of a group of treatment facilities, selecting a treatment facility that can perform the treatment of the treatment subject, resulting in a selected treatment facility, and facilitating communicating via a second signal to the transceiver of the second device, selected facility information corresponding to the selected treatment facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Prathima Simha, Benjamin Bell, Craig Leonardi, Robert Sloan, Scott Agnew, Scott Mendoza, Mingwun Li
  • Patent number: 11665523
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for managing emergency communications providing data sharing amongst groups of devices, proxy calling by one communication device on behalf of another, and seamless data extraction from a communication device by first responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: RapidSOS, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Mehta, Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik, Reinhard Ekl
  • Patent number: 11657910
    Abstract: An improved emergency response system includes a set of databases which relates to volunteer responders and patients, which is controlled by a central system computer. The system interacts with patients and volunteer responders through a wireless network to patient and volunteer communicator devices. The emergency response system calculates and provides a compensation to the volunteer responders based upon their on-duty time, proximity to enrolled patients, and optionally based upon their performance during training and cardiac rescue events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Eric Grant Halsne, Bente De Lat, Dawn Blilie Jorgenson, Dennis E. Ochs, Jens Muehlsteff
  • Patent number: 11627222
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of processing an emergency incident can include routing a first emergency call and a second emergency call; verifying that the first emergency call and the second emergency call relate to the same emergency incident; establishing a conference bridge between communication terminals of first and second agents who were assigned the first and second calls so the agents are able to communicate via the conference bridge and to merge the first emergency call and the second emergency call that relate to the same emergency incident. If the first and second emergency calls are merged, a message can be sent to a services provider device (e.g. police station device, fire station device, etc.) for handling the emergency incident. A communication apparatus can be provided to implement embodiments of the method as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Unify Patente GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Zisis Tsiatsikas, Kleoniki Markou, Epameinondas Kontothanasis
  • Patent number: 11626022
    Abstract: Dangerous road events and conditions may be detected and responded to. A first report is received including a first location of a first vehicle and a first acceleration associated with the first vehicle beyond a threshold amount. A second report is received including a second location of a second vehicle and a second acceleration associated with the second vehicle beyond the threshold amount. In response to determining that the first and second reports meet a maximum relative time constraint and a maximum relative location constraint: (i) transmitting a notification to a dispatch console indicative of a potential dangerous road event near the first and second locations, (ii) transmitting a dispatch request to a response vehicle to respond to the potential dangerous road event near the first and second locations, or (iii) storing an indication of the potential dangerous road event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Olga Cheremushkina, Elena Kozlova, Fedor Grigorievich Savelev
  • Patent number: 11595807
    Abstract: The invention provides a method performed by a home public land mobile network, PLMN, of controlling access of a user equipment, UE, device to a non-home PLMN when the UE device has an access to a non-trusted network and thereby a connection with the home PLMN via an interworking function entity, the method comprising in the event of the UE device requesting an attachment to the non-home PLMN, making in the home PLMN a decision as to whether control of the UE device should be handed over to the non-home PLMN; and communicating the decision to the non-home PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 11588566
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media configured to determine times embedded in a plurality of signals. A time deviation is detected based on the times embedded in the plurality of signals. In response, signal strengths associated with the plurality of signals are determined. Data is timestamped based on time embedded a signal that has a highest signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing (ZX) Pony. AI Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunlong Zhang, Lintao Li
  • Patent number: 11582591
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a health engine that monitors and modifies customer-premises equipment (CPE) devices. The health engine can detect patterns in CPE device behavior, identify problems with CPE devices, and adjust CPE device configurations proactively or reactively to address problems or prevent problems. In some implementations, the health engine can instruct a CPE device or gateway to restart, update its software or firmware, notify a user of the CPE device of an unhealthy behavior pattern in a CPE device. The health engine can modify a CPE device prior to a user using the device or when the CPE device is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Dragos Lazar, Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 11579312
    Abstract: A system for aiding water vessels needing towing. The system may comprise one or more storage machines holding instructions executable by one or more logic machines to actualize the operations of, determining an assistance requester's GPS location, determining an assistance provider's GPS location, and displaying the assistance provider's GPS location to the assistance requester. Displaying the assistance provider's GPS location to the assistance requester may include displaying a distance between the assistance requester and the assistance provider. Displaying the assistance provider's GPS location to the assistance requester may include displaying a service cost for the assistance provider's service. The assistance requester and assistance provider may be independent vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Melville Orion Bigley, Amelia Jane Foster, Graham Kyle Brunson
  • Patent number: 11568984
    Abstract: An inventory management system includes a wearable cardiac device comprising an associated plurality of separate wearable cardiac device components stored as inventory at a first inventory location; a plurality of communication interface circuits associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of separate wearable cardiac device components and configured to facilitate transmission of inventory information through a network; at least one server device disposed at a central location and comprising a processor; and a memory comprising instructions that cause the processor to receive the inventory information from the plurality of communication interface circuits; receive a prescription for a patient; retrieve one or more prescription parameters based on the prescription; locate, in the inventory information, the wearable cardiac device based on the prescription parameters; determine a deployment status of the wearable cardiac device; and select the wearable cardiac device for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David C. Major, Wade T. Braden