Emergency Dispatch Or Response Patents (Class 455/521)
  • Patent number: 10313865
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for validating and supplementing emergency call information. A Public Safety Answering Point receives an emergency (e.g., 911) call from a mobile device. Parts of the emergency call are processed to identify an emergency call location. Characteristics of the emergency call are combined with characteristics of other signals to identify and emergency call event, including the emergency call location. The emergency call event is sent to the Public Safety Answering Point. Prior to receiving phase II data and possibly even prior to receiving phase I data, the Public Safety Answering Point receives the event. The Public Safety Answering Point tailors dispatch of emergency resources responding to the emergency call based on characteristics of the event, including the originating location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Banjo, Inc.
    Inventors: Damien Patton, Rish Mehta, Christian Gratton, Varun Gowda, Michael B. Dodd
  • Patent number: 10225883
    Abstract: A communication system and method is provided for handling emergencies wherein public safety radios are used to directly communicate with normally incompatible radios used by organizations such as schools. The system includes a radio communication bridge that is selectively activated by emergency personnel to contact an organization undergoing an emergency. The bridge is activated via a TCP/IP command over an IP network or alternatively sent by a pre-programmed digital radio. Computer software or firmware at communication endpoints, emergency responder locations, and at an emergency call center facilitates functionality of the system to include emergency notifications, dissemination of information associated with a particular emergency, and the status of the system to include activation and deactivation of the radio bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAFECOM 911, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick L. Hobby, David E. Petty
  • Patent number: 10025657
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a storage unit that stores and associates a cause of a failure that has occurred in an electronic device, state information of the electronic device at the time the failure has occurred in the electronic device due to the cause of the failure, and a measure to be implemented in response to the cause of the failure. The information processing system further includes at least one processor that performs an acquisition process for acquiring the state information of the electronic device, and a failure diagnosis process for determining the cause of the failure that has occurred in the electronic device and the measure to be implemented in response to the cause of the failure based on the acquired state information of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takenori Oku, Hiroshi Nishida, Kentaro Seo, Shunsuke Hayashi, Yusuke Shibata, Yuuta Sano, Satoshi Mizuno, Takeyoshi Sekine, Fumihiro Nagano, Satoshi Hatanaka, Kenji Ueda
  • Patent number: 9976322
    Abstract: A lock-out protection system of a vehicle is configured for use with a portable transceiver, the vehicle having an interior and doors configured to open and close to facilitate ingress to and egress from the interior and being lockable and unlockable upon issuance of corresponding commands, and the transceiver configured to send and receive signals. The system can include a processor configured to, upon receipt of a door lock command when a door is in open position and then moved to closed position: determine presence or absence of the transceiver inside the vehicle interior and outside the vehicle interior; and issue a door unlock command if the processor determines that the transceiver is absent both inside the vehicle interior and outside the vehicle interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Brian Karl Lickfelt, Bharath Kumar Parasurama
  • Patent number: 9980111
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile terminal device and a safety verification system by which information for verifying safety can be collected and presented, while prompting evacuation. The device is provided with: a current location acquisition unit for acquiring the current location when disaster occurrence information has been received; a route display controller for displaying a route leading from the acquired current location to a preregistered evacuation site; a start display controller for displaying a start input screen via which an input indicating that evacuation has started can be entered; and an evacuation start information transmission unit which, in the event that evacuation start information indicating that evacuation has started has been input from the start input screen through an operation by the user, transmits the evacuation start information to a preregistered destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Akira Miyata, Yasuhiro Soshino
  • Patent number: 9949129
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network receives data associated with a particular location. The device determines when the device is at the particular location by monitoring a local position of the device relative to the particular location. The device identifies a node in the network as being co-located with the device at the particular location. The device shares the data with the identified node based on the device and the node being co-located at the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, Pascal Thubert
  • Patent number: 9736634
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable media related to wireless coverage indication. In some embodiments, a current location of a user device may be obtained. Coverage information of wireless coverage associated with the user device may be obtained. A change in coverage may be determined based at least in part on the current location and the coverage information. A notification may be generated based at least in part on the change in coverage. The notification may be transmitted to one or more intended recipients, such as a user of the user device (e.g., in response to a query for information associated with the change in coverage) or one or more applications executing on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amir Shenhav, Tomer Daniel, Jonathan Segev
  • Patent number: 9614912
    Abstract: A method for storing objects in an object storage system includes the steps of establishing a network connection with a client over an inter-network, receiving an upload request indicating an object to be uploaded by the client, selecting at least two storage nodes on which the object will be stored, receiving the object from the client via the network connection, and streaming the object to each of the selected storage nodes such that the object is stored on each of the selected storage nodes. The method can also include writing an object record associating the object and the selected storage nodes to a shard of an object database and generating a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The UUID indicates the shard and the object ID of the object record, such that the object record can be quickly retrieved. Object storage infrastructures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: EGNYTE, INC.
    Inventors: Sachin Shetty, Krishna Sankar, Amrit Jassal, Kalpesh Patel, Shishir Sharma
  • Patent number: 9615212
    Abstract: A wireless computing device collects and reports minimally necessary real-time personal context of a user. During a first period of time, collecting and storing one or more first personal context information elements associated with the user but not reporting them via wireless transmission. In response to determining that there is an increased probability of an incident occurring near the user, for a second period of time: continuing to collect the first personal context information elements and reporting them all via wireless transmission, and beginning collecting and storing second personal context information elements not collected during the first period of time but not reporting second personal context information elements via wireless transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Lin Lin, Deepak P. Raj
  • Patent number: 9414214
    Abstract: A communication system and method is provided for handling emergency situations wherein complex public safety radio systems can be used to directly communicate with normally incompatible radio systems used by organizations such as schools, hospital, and other facilities. The system includes a radio communication bridge that is selectively activated by emergency personnel to contact selected organizations. The bridge is activated via a TCP/IP command sent from an organization having activation privileges to the selected communication endpoints. Computer software or firmware installed at various communication endpoints, emergency responder locations, and at an emergency call center is used to facilitate functionality of the system to include emergency notifications, dissemination of information associated with a particular emergency, and the status of the system to include activation and deactivation of the radio bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: SAFECOM 911, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick L. Hobby, David E. Petty
  • Patent number: 9374785
    Abstract: Techniques for establishing a dynamic ad-hoc wireless network are disclosed. A node transitions between wake and sleep modes during periods defined as beacon intervals. Before a network connection is established and while it is awake, the node transmits network connection request and also listens for network activity. If a beacon or response message is not detected while the node is listening, the node enters sleep mode and thereby conserves power. The node optionally changes the duration of its detection period and/or the time at which it listens for network activity relative to the start of each beacon interval. Information elements are optionally included with transmitted beacons or response messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Rahul Kopikare, Milind Kopikare, Kapil Chhabra
  • Patent number: 9366659
    Abstract: A system for detecting a gas released during production of methamphetamine in a residential building includes a sensor. The sensor is attached to a part of the residential building. The sensor outputs a signal in response to detection of a concentration of the gas up to a lower explosive limit of the gas. The system includes a communication link. The communication link receives a signal from the sensor and is configured to produce an output in response to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Marc Lynn Allyn
  • Patent number: 9317698
    Abstract: A system and method of providing information stored in a memory is provided. The system comprises an information repository for storing information and an access module for providing access to the information in response to a predetermined operation performed on a man-machine interface. The method includes the steps of storing information in a memory and providing access to the information in dependence upon at least one predetermined operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: George Baldwin Bumiller, Michael J. Crowley, Luis Estable
  • Patent number: 9247373
    Abstract: A method for accessing functionality of a mobile electronic device through a vehicle system onboard a motor vehicle. The method includes making functionality of the mobile electronic device accessible through the vehicle system based on where a sensor that the mobile electronic device is paired with is physically located about the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Denso International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle N. Golsch
  • Patent number: 9235974
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for gas exposure monitoring of a work area are described. The system may include a processor; an interface to communicate with a first device and a second device; and a memory to store first and second gas exposure identifiers and first and second location identifiers received from the first and second devices, respectively. The system may identify a concentration of gas detected by the first device in a work zone. The system may be operable to transmit alert information to the second device when the second device is in the work zone and the concentration of gas detected by the first device in the work zone is above the set amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Ernest K Johnson, Jr., Mark J. Davisson
  • Patent number: 9231711
    Abstract: Method for mitigating interference is established by means of a local wireless communication (204, 206) between a first portable communication device (PCD) (102, 301) and a second PCD (104, 302). The first and second PCD (301, 302) respectively communicate with first wireless network (110, 306, 310) and second wireless network (112, 308, 312) having different wireless air interface protocols. The local wireless communication link (107) is used to share (208) information (109, 111) concerning one or both of the first and second PCD. The information is then used to determine a communication priority (210) as between the first and second PCD with respect to at least one communication mode. The information is also used to selectively establish (212) an interference mitigation policy (304) to provide assured communications for the PCD with priority. The interference mitigation policy is executed (214) in the first and second PCD to cooperatively provide assured communication for the PCD with priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel W. Ericson
  • Patent number: 9225753
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques for establishing communication between a user device in a passcode-locked stated and a computing device associated with an emergency contact are described. In one example, a method includes receiving, by a first computing device, a request to communicate with an emergency contact while the first computing device is in a passcode-locked state. The request may be received via a passcode lock screen displayed at the first computing device, the passcode-locked state may restrict access to the first computing device, and the emergency contact may be one of at least one emergency contact preselected by a user. The example method also includes, responsive to receiving the request, initiating, by the first computing device, a communication service on the first computing device during the passcode-locked state, and transmitting, via the communication service, data from the first computing device to a second computing device associated with the emergency contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Maxwell
  • Patent number: 9191107
    Abstract: A method of communicating a condition in a hazardous location. The method can include determining, using a controller of a first controller communicably coupled to a measuring device, the condition in the hazardous location, and emitting, based on the condition, a first light output from a first light source in the hazardous location. The method can also include receiving, using a second enclosure located in the hazardous location, a visible light communication (VLC) signal from the first light output, and emitting, from a second light source of the second enclosure, a second light output, where the second light output comprises the VLC signal. The method can further include receiving, using a base device, the VLC signal from the second light output, translating the VLC signal into a communication format, and sending the VLC signal in the communication format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 9135269
    Abstract: A method for storing objects in an object storage system includes the steps of establishing a network connection with a client over an inter-network, receiving an upload request indicating an object to be uploaded by the client, selecting at least two storage nodes on which the object will be stored, receiving the object from the client via the network connection, and streaming the object to each of the selected storage nodes such that the object is stored on each of the selected storage nodes. The method can also include writing an object record associating the object and the selected storage nodes to a shard of an object database and generating a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The UUID indicates the shard and the object ID of the object record, such that the object record can be quickly retrieved. Object storage infrastructures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: EGNYTE, INC.
    Inventors: Sachin Shetty, Krishna Sankar, Amrit Jassal, Kalpesh Patel, Shishir Sharma
  • Patent number: 9082244
    Abstract: A method of controlling access to an area accessible by persons, particularly to a space closed by a door, utilizes a first mobile communications unit on which at least one access code is filed and a receiver unit for receiving the access code. In a first variant of the method, when an activation signal is transmitted by the communications unit within a predetermined range of the receiver unit, the receiver unit is activated and the access code is transmitted from the communications unit to the receiver unit. After a successful check of the access code by the receiver unit the access is freed. In a second variant, when the activation signal is transmitted by the receiver unit within a predetermined range of the communications unit, the receiver unit is activated. The access code is subsequently transmitted from the communications unit to the receiver unit and after a successful check of the access code by the receiver unit the access is freed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Bernhard Gerstenkorn
  • Patent number: 9031598
    Abstract: A method for providing presence notification for PTT chat group communications includes a server receiving, from a communication device of a member of a chat group, a session initiation message to start a session for the PTT chat group. The session initiation message includes a member-selected priority. The server generates an event notification message that includes an indication that the chat group is active and has been assigned a priority, and sends the event notification message to communication devices of at least some of the other chat group members. Additionally, where a group priority has been assigned to the chat group, the group priority is assigned to the session. Otherwise, the member-selected priority is assigned to the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Madhusudan K. Pai, Ilya Freytsis, Dominic Lazara, Udaya Shankara P.S., Shrinivas Shetti, Luqing Wang
  • Patent number: 9025734
    Abstract: A system and method for routing an emergency data message to a PSAP may include receiving an emergency data message and cell code identifier indicative of a location of a wireless communications device of a user. A PSAP local to the user may be selected, and the emergency data message is sent to the selected PSAP. The location may be a centralized network location associated with an emergency network address, where the emergency network address is an easy address for users to remember.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Amar N. Ray, Carl M. Coppage, Lynn T. Greene, Robert J. Morrill
  • Patent number: 9014677
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a communication system for a vehicle for communicating with nearby vehicles which includes a control unit and a communication unit. After a triggering event occurs, an inquiry is sent to nearby vehicles whether a communication voice connection is to be established. Nearby vehicles can thereupon offer the establishment of the voice connection. This establishment can be accepted or rejected by the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 9014657
    Abstract: A mobile application for execution on a handheld computing device stores data regarding connections to public safety answering points with which to share information in an emergency situation and establishes connections with an appropriate public safety answering point upon activation of an emergency button, wherein the connections include voice, text, image and video connections. A user is able to create a list of contacts for a private social emergency response network with which to send previously stored private information in an emergency. In an emergency, the mobile application establishes a platform via which the user and those on the private social emergency response network can share information. The mobile application also sends previously stored private information to those on the list during an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fress Emergency Service, S.L.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Rohde, Francisco Rojo Ortiz, Carla Ann Anderson, Bengt Simon, Ernest Jozef Edgar Berkhout
  • Publication number: 20150105118
    Abstract: A beach public address wireless early warning system that is used by lifeguards or beach safety personnel to warn the beach going public of hazards at a beach. The public address warning system comprises of a remote life guard station that has the capacity to capture images of its surrounding and to warn the public of hazards via a loud speaker (the public address warning system) from a life guard base station that controls and monitors the equipment of the remote life guard station via a radio frequency signal. The beach public address wireless warning system can provide WiFi capabilities to the beach public.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Victor Tapia
  • Patent number: 9002314
    Abstract: When establishing an emergency connection in a wireless network having an authentication server, wherein a user terminal is a non-subscriber to the network, a dialed number is recognized as an emergency number and the terminal sends a start-up message to a radio access point of the network. The terminal receives a first message that requests the identity of the terminal, from the access point in response to the start-up message, and sends a second message, which contains the identity of the terminal and an indication indicating that the terminal is attempting to make an emergency call. An authentication server determines that the second message contains an indication that the call is an emergency call, and sends an acceptance message to the terminal via the access point wherein a port of the access point is validated to permit the terminal to establish an emergency connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Michel Le Creff, Raymond Gass
  • Patent number: 8996057
    Abstract: Characterization and enhancement of a mobile local scattering environment. The system includes a channel component and a link control component, wherein the channel component facilitates communication of a ping signal, which is used to estimate the delay spread characteristics and/or angle of arrival in order to characterize the mobile local scattering environment. This information is sent to the link control component, which enhances radio link performance based on the received information. The system can be used to assist in E-911 location applications, such as determining the location of an indoor user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Ju Ho, Ali Jabbary, Stalin Albanes
  • Patent number: 8996618
    Abstract: A method for facilitating a sequenced, anonymous communications session in a communications environment is provided in one example that includes receiving, from a first endpoint, an anonymous, sequenced request for a communication session involving a second endpoint. The communication session is sequenced to occur at designated periods provided by the end user(s) and/or an administrator, while maintaining end user(s) anonymity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Match.com, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Michael G. Bustamente
  • Patent number: 8995946
    Abstract: An incident management system includes some form of portable machine-readable data 12a-12c and a collector unit 20a and optionally a manager unit 25 for receiving the machine-readable data where one or all of the portable machine-readable data 12a-12c, the collector unit 20a or the manager unit 25 is provided in the form of a cell-enabled device 15a-15d. The portable machine-readable data 12a-12c may include identification information of a person or a resource/asset. By providing the portable machine-readable data 12a-12c in the form of cell-enabled devices 15a-15d each having a GPS unit 38, the location of the responders to the incident may be tracked in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Salamander Technologies
    Inventor: Russell L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8989735
    Abstract: A controller in a network assigns a dedicated foreign radio talk group to each radio frequency (RF) site in the network for use by foreign radios during an incident event. The controller receives a registration request from a foreign radio and registers the foreign radio in a first RF site. The controller receives a talk group affiliation request from the foreign radio and, responsive to determining that the first RF site is in the incident event mode, affiliates the foreign radio with dedicated foreign radio talk group that is assigned to the first RF site, associated with at least one of a system identifier, a Wide Area Communication Network identifier and a talk group identifier provided by the foreign radio, and/or associated with the talk group identifier provided by the foreign radio and included in a master list including talk group IDs associated with a function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Myo Tun Oo
  • Patent number: 8982871
    Abstract: A system and method for providing location information to a public safety answering point from a softphone may include receiving, at a network access point, an emergency 911 call from the softphone. The emergency 911 call may be communicated to a public safety answering point. In response to a call connection message being received, an address location of the network access point to which the softphone is in communication in placing the emergency 911 call to the public safety answering point may be communicated in a type II caller ID data packet. The softphone may generate the type II caller ID data packet with the address location in a data field, such as a data field typically used for name information of a caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Amar N. Ray, Cadathur V. Chakravarthy
  • Patent number: 8977324
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving coordinates, at a vehicle associated computing system (VACS), corresponding to a vehicle's location. The method also includes using the VACS to compare the coordinates to a predetermined set of geographic borders, wherein the geographic borders determine at least language boundaries. The method further includes using the VACS to determine a local language based at least in part on the coordinate comparison. The method additionally includes using the VACS to transmit an emergency message in at least the determined local language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Anthony Hatton, Brian Y. Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 8971840
    Abstract: Techniques for routing an emergency call originated by a mobile station via a femto access point (FAP) in a wireless network and for locating the mobile station are described. In an aspect, the emergency call may be routed to an appropriate emergency center based on location information for the FAP. In one design, the location information for the FAP may include a macro cell identity (ID) and/or a macro Mobile Switching Center (MSC) ID determined based on the FAP location. The macro cell ID and/or the macro MSC ID may be assigned to the FAP and used to access a database, which may store routing information for emergency centers versus cell IDs and MSC IDs. In another design, the location information for the FAP may include a location estimate for the FAP. The location estimate may be used to access a geographic database, which may store routing information for emergency centers for different geographic areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Kirk Allan Burroughs
  • Patent number: 8954081
    Abstract: A system for simultaneously routing a special number call from a mobile unit to a plurality of agencies includes (a) at least one of an unlicensed mobile access network and a radio access network communicating with the mobile unit; (b) a mobile switch coupled with at least one of the networks; (c) a call receiver coupled with the mobile switch; at least one of the call receiver and the mobile switch being coupled for communication with respective of the agencies; and (d) a locator coupled with at least one of the mobile switch and the call receiver. After receiving the special number call, the call receiver cooperates with at least one of the locator and the mobile switch to effect routing of the special number call to one or more included agency. Determination which agency is an included agency is made at the call receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: John Lawrence Snapp, Daniel Zacek, Donald D. Mondul
  • Patent number: 8954037
    Abstract: A method of communicating an importance level of a call to a recipient mobile device is disclosed. The method includes receiving call information for a particular call at a mobile switching center and generating an initial address message for the particular call. The initial address message may include a notification value field. The method further includes determining whether an importance level has been designated for the particular call, setting a value of the notification value field based on whether an importance level has been designated for the particular call, and transmitting the initial address message for the particular call to a recipient mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Rahul Gupta, Sandeep Agarwal, Vishnu Murty Karrotu, Deepu Syam Sreedhar.m
  • Patent number: 8948778
    Abstract: An implementation of a system, device and method for communicating location data of a mobile station, enhancing location data, optimally communicating Assistance Data, and/or reducing rebids of Measure Position Request messages in a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirk Allan Burroughs, Thomas K. Rowland, James Douglass Deloach, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8948720
    Abstract: A server device may be configured to receive information regarding calls that have been placed; detect, based on the information regarding the calls that have been placed, an occurrence of an event; determine a set of base stations that are associated with the event; and broadcast, via the set of base stations, a message regarding the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Yee Sin Chan, Lalit R. Kotecha, Sagiv Draznin, Arda Aksu, David Chiang
  • Patent number: 8948721
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing alerts to end users of networked enabled portable devices are provided so that the end users are made aware when broadcast emergency alerts are issued. In various embodiments, a portable device is enabled to receive information about an emergency alert broadcast of which the user should be aware, e.g., from the EAS, and to notify the user of the emergency alert. The user can be automatically taken to the emergency alert information by having the portable device automatically tune to the emergency broadcast information, the user can optionally retrieve the emergency information by tuning to the emergency broadcast channel, and/or the user can otherwise be presented with a reference to the emergency data, such as a link to the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: DeWayne Allan Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 8938234
    Abstract: A mobile communication system of the present invention includes: a mobile station; a base station wirelessly communicating with the mobile station; and a gateway apparatus connected to the base station and a core network. The base station includes: first transmission means for transmitting a registration message for registering the mobile station in the gateway apparatus; and second transmission means for transmitting a message pertaining to establishment of an emergency call originated by the mobile station. The gateway apparatus includes: first reception means for receiving the registration message from the base station; second reception means for receiving an establishment message pertaining to establishment of the emergency call from the base station; and check means for checking consistency between the registration message and the establishment message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Ueda, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8934934
    Abstract: A communication system and method is provided for handling emergency situations wherein complex public safety radio systems can be used to directly communicate with normally incompatible radio systems used by organizations such as schools, hospital, and other facilities. The system includes a radio communication bridge that is selectively activated by emergency personnel to contact selected organizations. The bridge is activated via a TCP/IP command sent from an organization having activation privileges to the selected communication endpoints. Computer software or firmware installed at various communication endpoints, emergency responder locations, and at an emergency call center is used to facilitate functionality of the system to include emergency notifications, dissemination of information associated with a particular emergency, and the status of the system to include activation and deactivation of the radio bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: SAFECOM 911, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick L. Hobby, David E. Petty
  • Patent number: 8928492
    Abstract: A system to provide a warning to a person in a vehicle when the vehicle is proximal or in a danger area to an emergency services vehicle or a hazard area, the system comprising an emitter on the emergency services vehicle or in or adjacent the hazard area, a radio associated with the vehicle, the radio having a receiver to receive the signal from the emitter, a speaker, a decoder to send a warning signal to the speaker when the receiver receives a signal from the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony Joseph Boscacci
  • Patent number: 8929940
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a server obtains a user-specified mixing preference (USMP) for an access terminal (AT) in a communication group that is different than a default mixing rule for the group communication session. The server grants non-exclusive floors to a subset of ATs in the communication group, receives media frames from each AT in the subset and generates an output frame by selectively mixing the received media frames based on the USMP, after which the output frame is sent to the AT. In another embodiment, the AT obtains the USMP and receives unmixed versions of the media frames and then selectively mixes the received media frames at the AT based on the USMP. In another embodiment, an AT detects speech and requests the floor, and the AT buffers speech while waiting for the floor request to be granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amit Goel, Mohammed Ataur Rahman Shuman, Rajan Verma, Sandeep Sharma
  • Patent number: 8929851
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for establishing incident communications networks. In an embodiment, the system includes an incident controller, a communications resource database that stores communications resources information and a marshalling rules module that stores a set of marshalling rules. A marshalling rule identifies how to select the communications resources to be marshaled into the incident communications network based on an incident trigger. Upon receipt of an incident trigger, the incident controller is configured to establish the incident communications network by obtaining a marshalling rule based on the incident trigger. The incident controller marshals communications resources based on the marshalling rule and the communications resources determined to be available. Information sources can either provide an incident trigger (e.g., a hurricane warning) or provide data to be analyzed to determine an incident trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Mills, Joseph Boucher, Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • Patent number: 8923800
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving and providing disaster information. The method of providing the disaster information includes: classifying a disaster service district into a plurality of emergency zones according to a danger level; transmitting information regarding the plurality of emergency zones to at least one mobile terminal located within the plurality of emergency zones, and receiving a location of the at least one mobile terminal from the at least one mobile terminal; and sequentially transmitting disaster information according to the danger level, to the at least one mobile terminal in the plurality of emergency zones, based on the location of a disaster which has been received from a disaster information server, when a disaster occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sei-kwon Kim, Hong-soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8923755
    Abstract: A system and/or method for facilitating wireless communication in an area where it is difficult to transmit and receive signals may use a preexisting wired emergency communication infrastructure to transmit signals between elements of a radio repeater system. Optionally, the system may include synchronization of retransmissions. Analogue and/or digital signals and/or data may optionally be transferred over the preexisting network. Data and/or signals may optionally include audio and/or video signals, digital data, telemetry data, and/or synchronization data. The system may optionally include multiple wireless receivers and/or a voter to select a version of a signal from at least one of the receivers. A network for concurrent repeating of a direct mode simplex wireless signal may optionally include multiple receivers and/or a voter. The simplex network may optionally include a coloring circuit. The power of retransmission and/or the insulation between a receiver and a transmitter may optionally be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Techmer Ltd.
    Inventor: Itsick Ben-Tolila
  • Patent number: 8923803
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving and processing data messages at a PSAP may include parsing an emergency data message to identify data elements in an emergency data message, populating data fields of a data record with the data elements of the emergency data message, and displaying the data record in a list of selectable data records representative of received emergency data messages for an operator at the PSAP to view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Amar Nath Ray, Lynn T. Greene, Carl M. Coppage
  • Patent number: 8918075
    Abstract: A method and system for determining and verifying a location of wearable mobile devices (e.g., digital glasses, watches, etc.) in emergency situations with emergency messages including legacy 911, E911 and text-to-911 messages. The method and system provide a current physical geographic location for wearable mobile devices (e.g., spot, chair, desk on in a room on a building floor, campus, enterprise, city, state, region, country, continent, etc.), in an emergency situation such as an accident, fire, terrorist attack, military incident, weather, flood event, etc. and forward the current physical geographic location to a legacy 911 network, a Emergency Services IP networks (ESInet) or text-to-911 Short Message Services (SMS) networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: RedSky Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Maier, Gerald R. Eisner
  • Patent number: 8918133
    Abstract: A mobile based neighborhood watch system capable of group interactions, anonymous messages and observation reports. Employing a downloadable mobile client application in their mobile device, members of a local neighborhood watch group can send messages to each other, wherein messages can include voice recorded on their mobile devices and photos taken using their mobile devices. They can also provide comments on messages received, and make observation reports regarding a task they have conducted, something they have noticed, a situation they have witnessed, etc. The membership of the local neighborhood watch group is maintained by a server, and such membership typically includes people staying in a neighborhood, local law enforcement officials, local fire department workers, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 8913983
    Abstract: An overlay list of MSAG-valid addresses is created for use in lieu of (or in addition to) the lat/Ion or postal address which otherwise would go with an E911 VoIP 911 call. This overlays the nation with a series of MSAG-addressed polygons, with center points identified in those polygons, and MSAG-valid addresses provided to the PSAPs for those centers, preferably along with the original latitude/longitude coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Lorello
  • Patent number: 8913979
    Abstract: A network node (4), referred to as answering point (4), performs a method including a triggering procedure (s22) for triggering the transmission, towards a mobile station (2), of an instruction message (12a) including an instruction to start a new emergency communication towards the answering point (4). The triggering procedure (s22) includes sending (s226), towards the mobile station (2), a trigger message (12b). The mobile station (2) performs a method including a receiving procedure (s28) and a starting procedure (s30). The receiving procedure (s28) includes receiving the instruction message (12a) including the instruction to start a new emergency communication towards the answering point (4), and the starting procedure (s30) includes starting a new emergency communication towards the answering point (4). This enables to re-establish an emergency communication between the answering point (4) and the mobile station (2). The invention also relates to network nodes, mobile stations and computer programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Karl Hellwig, Timo Helin, Christian Van de Pol