Location Monitoring Patents (Class 455/404.2)
  • Patent number: 11145180
    Abstract: A beacon detection system which can locate a missing search subject includes: a beacon signal receiver; a location position detector; and a beacon detector. The detector is configured to detect a location of a broadcasting beacon signal associated with a personal device of a search subject within search data covering a geographic search area derived from a search for the search subject, the search data gathered by the beacon signal receiver and location position detector. A computer implemented method of determining a location of a search subject is also provided. The method determines at least a possible connection request from Wi-Fi signals in search data gathered by a Wi-Fi radio covering a geographic search area for a search subject and associated location information to locate the search subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Vector Flight LLC
    Inventors: Eliot Gillum, Kevin Ho Wing Lau
  • Patent number: 11116413
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a device that comprises a heart monitor. The device can further comprise GPS hardware and machine instructions. The device comprises a wireless transceiver and a battery. The battery that provides electrical energy to the wireless transceiver and a processor. The processor is constructed to receive signals from the heart monitor and determine that an emergency has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Spencer Mckay Tegen, Adam Moroni Shumway
  • Patent number: 11120246
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for providing vibration notification based on fingerprint similarity. The method comprises: when a fingerprint sensor detects an input of a fingerprint, acquiring information of the inputted fingerprint, comparing the inputted fingerprint with a pre-stored valid fingerprint, and performing computation to obtain a similarity degree between the inputted fingerprint and the valid fingerprint; and controlling, according to the similarity degree, a vibration magnitude of a vibration motor. In the present invention, vibration of a vibration motor is controlled according to a similarity degree between an inputted fingerprint and a valid fingerprint, and the higher the similarity degree, the higher the vibration magnitude. If the inputted fingerprint is determined to be a valid fingerprint, the vibration motor uses the highest power to output vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Bin Yu, Weiqin Yang
  • Patent number: 11103718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device, and software and methodology associated with a portable Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”). The portable AED works with a mobile device and software, and includes two or more cardiac pads, a battery pack, and specialized capacitor. When connected to a patient in cardiac arrest, the AED contacts Emergency Medical Services, and records patient information to be transmitted for evaluation by medical providers. The AED is able to analyze cardiac rhythms, suggests administering one or more shocks to the patient in appropriate cardiac arrhythmia, and guides a user on proper CPR technique, if enabled. The AED software can alert other personnel via a mobile device app.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HeartHero, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Montague, David Jon Farrell, James Dotter, Krista Grandey, James A. Gilbert, Neil D. Blank
  • Patent number: 11107030
    Abstract: Improved systems, apparatus, and methods for enhanced positioning of an airborne relocatable communication hub supporting wireless devices are described. Such a method begins with moving an aerial communication drone operating as the airborne relocatable communication hub to a first deployed airborne position, detecting a first signal broadcast by a first wireless device using a communication hub interface on the drone, and detecting a second signal broadcast by a second wireless device using the communication hub interface. The method has the drone comparing a first connection signal strength for the first signal and a second connection signal strength for the second signal, and repositioning the aerial communication drone to a second deployed airborne position based upon the comparison. Once repositioned at the second deployed airborne position, the method has the drone linking the first and second wireless devices using the communication hub interface on the aerial communication drone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Federal Express Corporation
    Inventors: Reuben F. Burch, V, David A. Doyle, Brian D. Popp
  • Patent number: 11109214
    Abstract: A device, system and method for serving interfaces to client access devices based on assigned roles is provided. A device detects an authentication of a PSAP user via a client access device and retrieves a PSAP load. The PSAP load may be a current and/or historical call-taking load, and/or a current and/or historical first-responder dispatching load. The device assigns, based on the PSAP load, a role to the PSAP user, the role comprising one of: a call-taking role; a first-responder-dispatching role; and a combined call-taking and first-responder-dispatching role. The device serves, to the client access device, based on the role assigned to the PSAP user, a corresponding interface to one of: a call-taking application; a first-responder-dispatching application; and a combined call-taking and first-responder-dispatching application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Samuel Claybrook, Jonathan Solomon, Joshua Smith
  • Patent number: 11101835
    Abstract: A modular communications systems includes an apparel item with a surface. Landing pads are positioned proximate to the surface with each landing pad uniquely positioned on the surface. Non-metallic antenna elements are each demountably, intermittingly, and conductively coupled to a unique landing pad; includes a non-metallic conductive composition; and a unique operational frequency compared to at least one antenna element. A hub is positioned on the surface and conductively coupled to each landing pad. Each communications device is demountably affixed to the surface; intermittingly, demountably, and conductively coupled to the hub; and includes a unique operational frequency. The hub intermittingly, demountably, and conductively couples each communications devices to a unique landing pad included in the plurality of landing pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Vorbeck Materials Corp.
    Inventors: Sriram Manivannan, James Brent, Josh Desportes, James Turney, Alison Bakersville, Can Gun Yaprak
  • Patent number: 11102609
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for a high precision geofence system. An external location device providing high-accuracy location data is used in conjunction with a client device. The external location device includes components to provide high-accuracy location data, such as a higher quality and more robust antenna than what is included in current client devices. The antenna and other components may be purpose built to determine a geographic location of the external location device, such as by being designed specifically for the sole purpose of accepting Global Positioning System signals. By limiting the components included in the external location device to those used for its primary purpose of determining its geographic location, the size and cost of the external location device can be minimized. Accordingly, the external location device may be designed to be attached/affixed to a client device or easily carried by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Zonetap, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Ornelas, Matthew Peter Menze, Miles Phillips
  • Patent number: 11082906
    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 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zijun Li
  • Patent number: 11076277
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are public safety systems and methods for providing private network access to a user device. An exemplary public safety system is configured to communicate with a plurality of private networks and a communications network. The exemplary public safety system is configured to receive an emergency notification identifying a first private network of the plurality of private networks. The exemplary public safety system is configured to select the first private network. The exemplary public safety system is configured to provision the first private network to accept a configuration credential. The exemplary public safety system is configured to send through the communications network the configuration credential to a user device, thereby provisioning a subscriber identification module (SIM) in the user device to access the first private network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paula Tjandra, James M. Nowakowski, Jamillah G. Davis, Mark P. Zollner, Yen Hsiang Chew
  • Patent number: 11062584
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring an offender or defendant or potential victim wherein in one embodiment the apparatus comprises a smartwatch which may include the following features: two way voice communication, software to permit biometric identification of the individual, a tamper resistant band, location tracking, a casing which is waterproof, a wireless telephone communicator, one or more sensors (for example, a light sensor or a heart rate sensor), a wireless charger, a touch screen, a microphone, and a camera. In another embodiment, the smartwatch includes a panic alert button. The apparatus allows the enrollee or wearer of the device to be monitored by a third party and allows communication between the third party and the enrollee or wearer of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Magaletta
  • Patent number: 11051360
    Abstract: A radio communication equipment installed on a vehicle, comprises a radio communicator configured to perform radio communication with a network, and a controller configured to perform location registration and emergency call origination to a public safety answering point (PSAP) as an emergency call process via the network, in which the controller is configured to perform any one of termination of the emergency call process or continuation of the emergency call process, according to a failure cause value notified via the network, when at least one of the location registration and the emergency call origination is failed when the emergency call process is performed via the network in occurrence of an emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tokiyasu Kamata
  • Patent number: 11051127
    Abstract: A communications hub providing a repository of vehicle crash information communicated by a mobile communications device and of vehicle crash data records provided by crash event servicers, in a crash detection, response and reporting system that determines a possible crash event by periodically evaluating (a) changes in a motion signal and (b) crash sound indicators of one or more of (i) motor vehicle glass breakage, (ii) metal folding, (iii) contact thud, and (iv) tires screeching, and upon a failure to respond within a predetermined period to a notice of possible crash event, communicating an identifier and crash incident information to a dispatch center as first notice of loss for dispatching a response servicer and maintaining the repository to facilitate resolution of the claims arising from the vehicle crash event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Mobile Video Computing Solutions Holdings LLC
    Inventors: D Scott Watkins, Craig A Tieman, Michael Dunham, Richard Grelck
  • Patent number: 11049385
    Abstract: An alert communication server is disclosed, and includes one or more processors, one or more modules of non-transitory computer-readable memory, a correlation module, and a transmission module. The one or more modules of non-transitory computer-readable memory store a set of instructions and are electronically coupled with the one or more processors to implement at least one instruction of the set of instructions. The correlation module is electronically connected to receive a first set of data from a first device and a second set of data from a second device. The correlation module is configured to apply a correlation algorithm to the first set of data and the second set of data to determine one or more conditions. The transmission module is configured to communicate with one or more of the first device and the second device based upon the one or more conditions determined by the correlation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph Schuman
  • Patent number: 11039277
    Abstract: A mobile computing device can operate as a user device or a service provider device for a network-based service. The mobile computing device can transmit location data to a network system to aid in the network system's management of the network-based service. The mobile computing device can dynamically adjust the location data transmission rate at which location data is transmitted to the network system based on various parameters, including one or more of: a power status, information related to the network-based service, network connectivity metrics, and the like. By dynamically adjusting the location data transmission rate based one or more of these parameters, the mobile computing device can conserve battery power without adversely affecting the provisioning of the network-based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Erick Chang, Katherine Swanson
  • Patent number: 11032788
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting and timing a transmitting device is disclosed. The device includes a receiving system receiving a signal containing at least a preamble code of a known length and at least one pulse within a receive window after the preamble code, a circuit receiving the at least one pulse comprising a zero-crossing circuit for indicting a zero-voltage crossing of the at least one pulse and a trigger device for latching the indication of zero-voltage crossing, and a ripple circuit counter, receiving the latched indication of said zero-voltage crossing and associating a time to the receipt of the latched indication. A system for detecting and locating a transmitting device is further disclosed. The system includes a plurality of sensor apparatus each determining a reception time of a signal and a processor for determining a location based on groups of the reception times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: BINJ Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Noonan
  • Patent number: 11011034
    Abstract: An evacuation controller, an evacuation control system, and a mobile communication terminal. The evacuation controller includes: a local control unit capable of storing or acquiring evacuation path information to or from a cloud via a mobile communication terminal, wherein the evacuation path information is configured at least based on a layout of a building and a location of a danger occurred in the building. According to the evacuation controller and the evacuation control system, exchange of evacuation path information between the local control unit and a remote provider service system is realized through exchange between the mobile communication terminal and the cloud; or by configuring evacuation path information directly in the local control unit, the local control unit can clearly and timely learn about the local evacuation path information and can evacuate people based on the local evacuation path information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Zhen Jia, Danqing Sha, Zhengang Zhu, Guichun Zhou, Timothy C. Wagner, Michael J. Birnkrant
  • Patent number: 11004325
    Abstract: A peripheral device, e.g. a smart phone, receives information defining a secured area perimeter of a secure area and a global positioning system (GPS) about the location of a user. The process compares the security perimeter to the position information to determine whether a user is within the secured area. If the user is outside the secured area and has not returned an access device, e.g. a badge, a temporary pass, etc., the peripheral device posts an alert to the user, e.g. a warning the user may have forgotten to return the access device/badge. Alerts can be posted or sent for other conditions as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Lenchner, Reha Yurdakul, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 11004318
    Abstract: A security platform for real-time alerting, monitoring and managing onging security incidents in a locality such as an educational, religious, industrial or commercial center. Video and audio data gathering are combined to graphically present a security incident, enabling community or management to respond faster and more effectively and to provide a valuable tool for first responders. The platform integrates three components: smart sensors, mobile application and an intuitive presentation dashborad. The system further may provide instant mobile alerts and a navigation aid away from danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: BLUE SYSTEMS A.Y. LTD
    Inventors: Asaf Adler, Yonatan Sherizen, Eliran Amar
  • Patent number: 10999814
    Abstract: A device includes a processor; and a memory connected to the processor and storing an artificial intelligence algorithm, first to third location data, wherein the memory stores program instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to, two-dimensionally map the first location data to a first point according to a preset mapping method, two-dimensionally map the second location data to a second point according to the mapping method, two-dimensionally map the third location data to a third point according to the mapping method, set a reference point, a first reference line, and a second reference line according to a preset method through the first point to the third point, generate movement information about a location where a user has moved from a location corresponding to the reference point by using location information received from a user terminal, and train the artificial intelligence algorithm using the movement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Won Chan Lee
  • Patent number: 10993091
    Abstract: An emergency location informer system includes: an emergency mobile positioning (EMP) server; an emergency service number (ESN) database server storing civic addresses and associated tags that are provided by an internet service provider (ISP) over the IP network; a wireless access point (AP) EMP-AP component executing on a processor of an AP at a civic address known to the ISP, the EMP-AP component providing a tag, known to the ISP, forming a part of a radio frequency (RF) beacon signal transmitted by the AP; and a mobile operating system (OS) EMP-OS component executing on a processor of a cell phone and operative to monitor the beacon signal of the AP and to store the tag, the EMP-OS component being further operative to embed the tag in an emergency call from the cell phone to the EMP server over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Woodford
  • Patent number: 10992804
    Abstract: A telecommunications network comprises an access network and a core network. The access network is a packet switched oriented access network. A user equipment comprises or is able to access the local emergency service information. The local emergency service information is provisioned or provided to the user equipment by the telecommunications network or by another telecommunications network. A packet switched emergency call is initiated, by the user equipment, while the user equipment is connected to the telecommunications network, and an emergency uniform resource name is transmitted, by the user equipment, to a network node of the telecommunications network. The emergency uniform resource name comprises: country and/or network information; and emergency type information and/or emergency call telephone number information. The packet switched emergency call is transferred or routed to a public safety answering point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Reinhard Lauster
  • Patent number: 10979884
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for transmitting warning information. The method includes: generating, by a centralized unit (CU), a warning radio resource control (RRC) message, where the warning RRC message is system information of a public warning system (PWS); and transmitting, by the CU, the warning RRC message to a DU through a public warning request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Jiren Han, He Huang, Yin Gao
  • Patent number: 10977352
    Abstract: A method for accessing a target application, where the method is applied to a terminal device on which a target application is installed, the target application is set with an application password to access the target application, the terminal device is set with first fingerprint information to unlock the terminal device, the terminal device is further set with an operation sequence corresponding to the first fingerprint information, and the operation sequence includes unlocking the terminal device and accessing the target application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Junjie Yin, Lei Song
  • Patent number: 10969661
    Abstract: An illumination system is provided for an optical system that includes an imaging device for acquiring an image of a target, for decoding of a symbol or other analysis. The illumination system can include a first light source configured to provide illumination of a first wavelength, a second light source configured to provide illumination of a second wavelength that is different from the first wavelength. The light sources can be controlled for operations that include: illuminating the target with the first and second light sources simultaneously for acquisition of the image of the target; and altering an illumination output of at least one of the first light source or the second light source, while maintaining non-zero illumination output for at least one of the first light source or the second light source, to indicate a status of the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Laurens Nunnink, Francisco Javier Azcona Guerrero, Richard Reuter, Andreas Weber, Ben Carey
  • Patent number: 10973077
    Abstract: A method performed by a wireless communication device for monitoring for a paging message from a core network node in a wireless communications network. The wireless communication device monitors (304) for the paging message at one or more paging occasions during a time period for monitoring paging. The start of the time period is based on an instant of time when the wireless communication device registers to the core network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kai-Erik Sunell, Peter Hedman, Håkan Palm, Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Riikka Susitaival, Martin Van Der Zee, Emre Yavuz
  • Patent number: 10972447
    Abstract: A processor may receive a request to authenticate an endpoint device associated with a media streaming session, the media streaming session delivered to the endpoint device via a cellular access network, generate an authentication key, and transmit the authentication key to the endpoint device via a short message service message. The processor may further receive a calculated response from the endpoint device, the calculated response based upon the authentication key and a seed key of the endpoint device, determine whether the calculated response matches an expected response based upon the authentication key and the seed key, and authenticate the endpoint device based upon whether the calculated response matches the expected response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Arturo Maria
  • Patent number: 10972892
    Abstract: A system and method for emergency notification comprising a notification module that transmits a message to a pre-established contact when one or more conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Gordon Edward Phillips
  • Patent number: 10958481
    Abstract: In an example, a hierarchical chaining gateway (hCG) includes a first communication interface corresponding to a first domain using a first chaining protocol, and a second communication interface corresponding to a second domain using a second and different chaining protocol. The hCG receives a service packet including a first service function chain header via the first communication interface. The hCG also identifies a key identifier in the service packet, and retrieves a second service function chain header based on the key identifier. Then, the hCG transforms the service packet by substituting the first service function chain header corresponding to first domain in the service packet with the second service function chain header corresponding to the second domain. Next, the hCG transmits the service packet including the second service function chain header via the second communication interface corresponding to the second domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Paul Allen Bottorff, Don Fedyk, Barak Perlman
  • Patent number: 10959163
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate e.g. a method performed by a radio network node (12) for handling system information of a wireless communication network (1). The radio network node (12) transmits an indication to a UE (10), the indication associated with an update of system information of the wireless communication network (1), wherein the indication indicates a type of system information. The indication may indicate whether the update regards critical system information being a first type of system information, or less critical system information being a second type of system information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Antti Ratilainen, Andreas Höglund, Ali Nader, Tuomas Tirronen, Emre Yavuz
  • Patent number: 10943283
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods disclosed provide for recommending service locations. The method includes analyzing fault data and location positioning data of a vehicle provided via an onboard telematics device, determining one or more service sites based on the analysis, and presenting the one or more service sites to a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Mattern, Kelli Jean Hoehn, Gautam Matkar
  • Patent number: 10945115
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are crisis management systems and methods thereof. The crisis management methods may include registering a group of users for access to a crisis management system; receiving, by crisis management system, an indication of a crisis event at a physical location from at least one user of the group of users, the crisis event caused by an aggressor; determining, by crisis management system, a location of the aggressor; creating, by crisis management system, a secure communication channel between the group of users; denying access, by crisis management system, to the secure communication channel to the aggressor; and notifying, by crisis management system, the group of users of the location of the aggressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Samah Chouraichi, Jason Paul Dunphy
  • Patent number: 10932127
    Abstract: Systems and methods for making local decisions regarding the trustworthiness of V2V communications are provided. According to one embodiment, a vehicle information packet is received by a vehicle connectivity subsystem of a connected car and is indicative of an attribute of a source from which the packet was received. The source purportedly represents a neighboring vehicle in proximity to the connected car. A trustworthiness value for the packet is determined based on the source and coherence of the packet with local information maintained by the connected car. The trustworthiness value is indicative of a likelihood that the source represents a neighboring vehicle in proximity to the connected car from which communications are to be trusted. An action to be taken by the vehicle connectivity subsystem is determined with respect to the source or the packet based on the trustworthiness value. The determined action taken by the vehicle connectivity subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventor: H. Agustin Cozzetti
  • Patent number: 10932114
    Abstract: A system and method of accessing an emergency dispatcher in a foreign country is provided. The system and method includes a mobile device and a database. The mobile device includes at least a microprocessor, a display and a global positioning system. The mobile device is connected to a telecommunications network. The database stores data including a plurality of telephone numbers assigned to a plurality of emergency dispatchers located in different locations in the world. A user may initiate a telecommunication to an emergency dispatcher using the mobile device. When the initiation occurs, the microprocessor determines a location of the mobile device using the global positioning system. The microprocessor then retrieves a telephone number from the database. The telephone number is assigned to the emergency dispatcher within the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Shantanu Rana
  • Patent number: 10914754
    Abstract: A system senses, analyzes, and reports a collision event experienced by a person or object. A sensor module records angular velocities over time and a processor analyzes the sensed velocities, calculates properties of angular velocities, such as jerk and jolt, compares these properties with threshold values selected to correlate to predicted severities of injury to the person or object, and transmits information regarding these properties to a communication device controlled by user-designated persons. Group tracking and communication devices ar used by monitors to manage multiple persons equipped with sensor modules. The sensor modules and group tracking and communication devices are designed to be portable, attachable, and detachable so that they can be attached to different types of gear used by persons engaging in different activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SenseTech LLC
    Inventors: Biju Thomas, Timothy Bauer
  • Patent number: 10911924
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for performing a public warning system (PWS) function. In the context of a method, a warning message is received via a first interface. The warning message is provided by a cell broadcast entity. The method includes transforming the warning message. The method further includes causing the warning message, as transformed, to be transmitted via a second interface, different than the first interface, to an access and mobility management function (AMF) for transmission to a radio access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Jennifer Liu
  • Patent number: 10909505
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for altering a start time of an event based on indicia of how late event attendees will be for the event that are retrieved from location applications corresponding to each attendee of the attendees. For example, a media guidance application may determine a start time of an event, a location of the event, and attendees of the event. The media guidance application may determine location applications corresponding to the attendees. The media guidance application may query the location applications for arrival times of each attendee. The media guidance application may calculate a plurality of differences between each of the arrival times and the start time of the event. Based on the plurality of differences, the media guidance application may delay the start time of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Sreedhara, Charles Dawes, Gyanveer Singh
  • Patent number: 10897791
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for configuring an emergency number, and a method and a device for acquiring an emergency number. The method for configuring an emergency number comprises: determining, by a network side device, position information about a UE when the UE has accessed to a wireless local area network; and issuing, by the network side device, an emergency number list corresponding to the position information about the UE to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: China Mobile Communication Ltd., Research Institute, China Mobile Communications Corporation
    Inventor: Yue Song
  • Patent number: 10891703
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for preventing unauthorized use of protected equipment in violation of export regulations are provided. Aspects include periodically obtaining a location of the protected equipment and storing the location in a location log in a non-volatile memory. Upon receiving a request to operate the protected equipment, aspects also include obtaining the location log from the non-volatile memory and parsing data from the location log to determine whether the protected equipment entered a restricted geographic area. Based on a determination that the protected equipment did not enter a restricted geographic area, aspects include granting the request to operate the protected equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel J. Kearney, Thomas C. Long, Budy Notohardjono, Steven J. Ahladas, David Kumhyr
  • Patent number: 10891837
    Abstract: Operatives are monitored in a hazardous environment. A control unit is connected to a wiring loom embedded within an item of clothing having illuminatable devices and interface connectors. A monitoring device is connected to an interface connector and a radio device is connected to an interface connector. The control unit is activated to supply power to the connected monitoring device and the connected radio device. Condition data is conveyed from the monitoring device to the control unit. Uplink signals are transmitted from the control unit to a base station via a cellular radio communication module. Downlink signals are received at the control unit from the base station. Condition data is transmitted via the cellular radio communication module when the downlink signals are being received. Condition data is transferred to the non-cellular radio device when the downlink signals are not being received, for transmission to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Wearable Technology Limited
    Inventor: Jack Stephen David Robinson
  • Patent number: 10892836
    Abstract: A system that performs self-diagnosing of unreliable radio frequency identification (RFID) tags in a first location within an environment includes an RFID printer that prints RFID tags in the first location and RFID antennas located at different distances to the first location. The system obtains, for each RFID tag, a first set of RFID parameters of the RFID tag for each RFID antenna when the RFID tag is in the first location. The system generates, for each RFID tag, a model of RFID tag behavior over different distances to an RFID antenna, based at least in part on the first set of RFID parameters obtained for the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey Parshin, Jon R. Ducrou, Ryan David Hapgood, Jeanette Rogers, Uladzimir Silchanka, Shanmugarajan Muthu Pandian, Matthew Lake, Bradley Nathaniel Gray, Yeyang Yu
  • Patent number: 10885917
    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: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Roy Schairer, Sumer Mohammed, Mark Spates, IV, Prem Kumar, Chi Yeung Jonathan Ng, Di Zhu, Steven Clark
  • Patent number: 10880692
    Abstract: In some examples, a plurality of instances of position data and associated accuracy metadata are acquired by a position sensor. A position of a device comprising the position sensor is determined based on combining the plurality of instances of the position data and the associated accuracy metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mahendra Fuleshwar Prasad, Scott Leonard Dill, Jesse William Bennett, Jason Wayne Jantzi, Alexander John Ogle
  • Patent number: 10878687
    Abstract: A wearable emergency alert apparatus includes a communication device configured to communicate an alert to a node on a network external to the emergency alert apparatus, a shock sensor in communication with the communication device, where the sensor is pre-configured to send a message to the communication device based on experiencing pressure from a source external to the emergency alert apparatus exceeding a pre-determined threshold, and where the device is configured to communicate the alert based on receiving the message. The apparatus also includes a microcontroller communicatively coupled to one or more of: the communication device, or the shock sensor and a heat sensor communicatively coupled to the microcontroller. Based on the heat sensor obtaining a heat value exceeding a given threshold, the microcontroller activates one or more of: the communication device, or the shock sensor. A power source is also electronically coupled to the communication device and the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CHOPRIX LLC
    Inventors: Hilary J. Cholhan, Remy Cholhan
  • Patent number: 10880693
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to information transmission methods. One example method includes obtaining, by a positioning center, coverage indication information, where the coverage indication information is used to indicate a coverage enhancement level of user equipment UE, indicate that UE is at a first coverage enhancement level, or to indicate that UE requests to reduce a quantity of to-be-measured cells, and sending, by the positioning center, positioning measurement configuration information to the UE, where the positioning measurement configuration information is determined by the positioning center based on the coverage indication information, and the positioning measurement configuration information is used to perform positioning measurement configuration on the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chenwan Li, Yinghui Yu, Jiantao Xue, Yan Wang, Li Chen
  • Patent number: 10880118
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are provided to reduce instances of accidents along a path and mitigate accidents that occur. Upon detecting an incident, the traffic system can be controlled to operate in a partially-adapted state providing safer recovery from the occurrence of one or more incidents along a path. The partially-adapted state of the traffic system may provide routing of certain vehicular traffic away from detected turbulence or incident while routing other vehicular traffic toward the detected turbulence or incident. The methods and systems provided herein may determine to move an incident from a particular area, or point, along a path to a different zone to control the negative effect on traffic flow and/or reduce the likelihood of secondary incidents or harm from occurring at, or near, the point of the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Elizabeth B. Stolfus
  • Patent number: 10873980
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a connection control apparatus and method. The method includes: receiving a link configuration request message sent by a second terminal; sending a bearer configuration request message to a network-side device according to the link configuration request message; receiving a bearer configuration complete message that is sent by the network-side device according to the bearer configuration request message; establishing a mapping relationship between the service bearer and the second terminal; and sending a link configuration complete message to the second terminal after the mapping relationship is established, so that the second terminal performs data transmission with the network-side device over the service bearer by using the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Bo Lin, Hong Wang, Yajuan Li
  • Patent number: 10873845
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for handling a request for a text message session on an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) capable network. For example, a device is communicatively coupled at a location of the IMS capable network. The method includes receiving a request from the device for a text message session on the IMS capable network and determining whether the IMS capable network supports next generation 911 (NG911) or interim text-to-911 at the location of the device. Upon determining that the IMS capable network is incapable of supporting NG911, redirecting the request for the text message session to a text control center (TCC). The method further includes causing the TCC to establish the text message session with a public safety answering point (PSAP) that supports text-to-911.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: William Michael Hooker
  • Patent number: 10863339
    Abstract: An automated safety notification system is proposed herein in which one or more safe zone access points may be physically deployed to one or more safe zones associated with a disaster area. If a person with a mobile phone or other mobile device enters the safe zone, the safe zone access point may detect the presence of the mobile device and perform certain functions in response to the detection. For example, the safe zone access point may initiate contact of a predetermined plurality of contacts that the person may have already designated before the disaster. The safe zone access point may also be used to initiate an insurance claim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: David R. Sander, Philip Peter Ramirez, William Loo
  • Patent number: 10854053
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for providing instructions in response to an emergency. An emergency alert system may receive indication of an emergency situation in a building. In response, the emergency alert system may determine personalized emergency response instructions for an occupant of the building based on the location and type of emergency. The emergency alert system may present the personalized emergency response instructions to the occupant and monitor the progress of the occupant in following the instructions. Some aspects relate to performing emergency response drills and monitoring performance of occupants participating in drills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Galactic Smarties, LLC
    Inventor: Leslie Dwight