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Emergency or alarm communication

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20130029630Intelligent network access control - A method, implemented on a programmed processor, for controlling wireless communications to and from a macro wireless network includes provoking an access request from a wireless device to register the device with an intelligent network access controller for a local wireless network; locking the wireless device to the controller; determining a category of the wireless device; if the determined category is a first category, preventing access to wireless communications using the macro wireless network; and if the determined category is a second category, directing the wireless device to re-attempt access with the macro wireless network.01-31-2013
20130029633SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING RADIO COMMUNICATION IN A LAND MOBILE RADIO SYSTEM - The present disclosure provides a system and method for providing radio communication at a scene, such as a fire or security scene, in an LMR system. The scene may include responder radios located within a building structure and a commander radio stationed outside, wherein the commander radio is in communication with the responder radios. Users operating the commander radio and responder radios cooperate by performing different, yet related, tasks at the scene. Therefore, the commander radio may be assigned a first set of features for communicating with responder radios, and responder radios may be assigned a second set of features for communicating with the commander radio. Some features of the system may include: locking one or more radio keys or radio knob settings, transmitting or receiving evacuation alerts, automatic switching between analog and digital communication, providing audible RSSI, indicating communication status of the radio, and providing out of range notification.01-31-2013
20130029631Method of Handling Singling in Congested Core Network - A method of handling singling in a congested core network for a mobile device is disclosed. The method comprises initiating a first service request procedure for an emergency bearer service when a back-off timer is running on the mobile device; and not deactivating non-emergency Evolved Packet System (EPS) context locally and keeping the non-emergency EPS context during the first service request procedure for the emergency bearer service, wherein the non-emergency EPS context corresponds to user plane radio bearers which was not established, locally or with signalling.01-31-2013
20100120392METHOD OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE STATION SUPPORTING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for requesting a base station of emergency call connection within the shortest time regardless of location or channel status of a mobile station in a mobile communication system. When the mobile station requests an uplink to connect emergency call, the base station establishes a communication path of mobile station-relay station-base station if signal quality of the mobile station is not better than signal quality transmitted through the relay station, whereby ranging or transmission of emergency data is prevented from being repeated under poor channel status, so as to enable a prompt emergency rescue service.05-13-2010
20110207427MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND RECORDING MEDIUM - When a terminal-status detecting unit detects a predetermined terminal status with communication over a first mobile communication system being enabled by a first mobile communication unit, a control unit causes a second mobile communication system to start a process of acquiring a second mobile communication system to set communication via the second mobile communication system in an enabled status.08-25-2011
20130029632Method of Handling a Mobility Management Back-Off Timer and Related Communication Device - A method of handling a mobility management back-off timer for a mobile device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises performing a mobility management procedure in response to a paging signaling transmitted by a network of the wireless communication system; and stopping the mobility management back-off timer after performing an authentication procedure in the mobility management procedure successfully.01-31-2013
20130029629Methods and Apparatus for Enabling Access Transfer of an Emergency Call Back Session - According to an embodiment of the present invention there is provided a method of enabling Single Radio Voice Call Continuity, SRVCC, access transfer for an emergency call back IP Multimedia Subsystem, IMS, session to a user equipment, UE. The method comprises including a session continuity function in a signalling path of a request for establishment of a call back session intended for the UE, and if access transfer of the call back session from a packet switched access to a circuit switched access is required, implementing SRVCC access transfer of the call back session using the session continuity function.01-31-2013
20090298459Apparatus and Method for Handling Out of Service Emergency Calls in Wireless Telecommunications System User Equipment - Apparatus and a method for handling out of service emergency calls in a wireless telecommunications system user equipment (UE) are disclosed. When an emergency call is initiated on a UE when the UE is in an out of service area, the UE in response to the initiating of an emergency call initiates a search for an acceptable cell rather than continuing with a search for suitable cells. The UE checks whether an acceptable cell is found. If an acceptable cell is found then the emergency call is connected.12-03-2009
20120171985Method of Handling an emergency bearer service for Mobile Station - A method of handling an emergency bearer service for a mobile station is disclosed. The mobile station comprises a terminal adaptor and a terminal equipment. The method comprises the terminal adaptor indicating a first registration status for an emergency bearer service to the terminal equipment of the mobile station.07-05-2012
20120171984HELP MESSAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD - The disclosure provides a help message transmission method and an electronic device implementing the method. The electronic device stores a reference value and a phonebook, which records a plurality of phone numbers of contacts and places of registration of SIM cards associated with the phone numbers. The method includes steps: sensing an action and generating a sensed signal, analyzing the sensed signal and generating a characteristic parameter value of the action, evaluating whether the characteristic parameter value reaches the reference value, if yes, acquiring a position information of the electronic device and at least one phone number whose place of registration covers the position of the electronic device from the phonebook according to the position information, generating a help message according to the position information and the phone number, and sending a wireless signal of the help message to the at least one phone number.07-05-2012
20120171982Medical Data Acquisition and Provision - A computer-implemented method includes determining a user account associated with a vehicle occupant. The method also includes detecting the presence of at least one active monitoring device. The method further includes determining an association between the active monitoring device and the user account and periodically downloading device information from the active monitoring device to a vehicle computing system. Finally, the method includes storing downloaded device information in association with the user account.07-05-2012
20080261554Method for Informing Multiple Mobile Terminals of an Emergency Event - A method, devices, a system, and computer programs for informing multiple mobile terminals (UE10-23-2008
20090280770SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD TO ENABLE MOBILE STATIONS TO IDENTIFY CALLS BASED ON PREDETERMINED VALUES SET IN A CALL HEADER - A mobile device/UE identifies calls to or callbacks from a Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) in order to provide priority handling. When the UE does not detect that the call being made is an emergency call, then the network facilitates identification during call establishment of the emergency nature. The network identifies the call as emergency call in a SIP response by setting the Priority header to distintive value (e.g., “emergency-call”) or the “P-Asserted-Identity to a distinctive value (e.g., urn:services:sos). When PSAP chooses to call back the mobile/UE, the mobile/UE can terminate any ongoing calls and accept this call from the PSAP and can disable other supplementary services (e.g., call waiting, three-way calling etc.) during the call. A P-Asserted-Identity of the incoming call is set to a distinctive location associated with PSAP (e.g., urn:services:sos). Alternatively, the incoming call has a Priority header set to a distinctive value (e.g., “emergency”, “emergency-callback”).11-12-2009
20120184238IDENTIFYING PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINT (PSAP) CALLBACKS IN INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM (IMS) EMERGENCY SERVICES - A method and apparatus for identifying public safety answering point (PSAP) callbacks by transmitting, by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in a first network, a registration message, to a PSAP in a second network. Upon registration, the WTRU receives a registration response including an information element (IE) and stores the IE. The PSAP, which may be located in either an internet protocol (IP) Network or a public switched telephone network (PSTN), transmits an emergency callback to the WTRU and includes the IE.07-19-2012
20120184237Wireless Relay Module Having Emergency Call Functionality - A system for networked communications between a series of medical devices, wireless relay modules, and a remote device wireless relay network and an internet-accessible wireless communication network. At least one relay module includes a receiver, a first transmitter coupled to the wireless relay network, a second transmitter coupled to the internet-accessible wireless communication network, and a controller. The controller determines whether the internet-accessible wireless communications network is accessible. If accessible, then medical device data is transmitted to a remote device over that network using the second transmitter. If not accessible, then the first transmitter is used to transmit medical device data to another wireless relay module over the wireless relay network. Additionally, the controller analyzes the medical device data to determine whether an emergency condition exists, and transmits the medical device data to an emergency responder if such condition occurs together with location data for an associated medical device.07-19-2012
20090191839PERSONAL ALARM AND SERVEILLANCE SYSTEM - The present invention is a system for observing stationary and mobile subjects and sending alarms and initiating remedial actions at the observation site by using an observation device, having the recording, and communications capabilities typically found in cell phones, to observe the subject and send recordings and relay alarm signals directly to a controller device possessed by the user. The controller device has the recording and communications capabilities typical of cell phones and allows users to review the data from the observation device and take appropriate actions. Such actions include commanding the observation unit to activate on-site devices that can mitigate damage, issuing an alarm to appropriate emergency response units, and augmenting data sent to emergency response units with the subject's location and descriptive information that can help responders arrive at the scene quicker and act more effectively when they arrive.07-30-2009
20110195686Personal Emergency Response System with Alternative Voice Line Capability - A communication system comprises a transmitter, a console in operative communication with the transmitter, an audible communication device and a tone simulator. The transmitter is in operative communication with the console and operative to send a first signal to the console. The console is operatively connected to a communication network and is operative to send a second signal over the communication network to at least two response systems. The console comprises a receiver operative to receive the first signal from the transmitter, a controller operative to compare the first signal from the transmitter with a set of pre-determined values, access a communication network and dial one of the at least two pre-programmed voice line addresses, and a communication interface operative to connect the receiver to a communication network. The audible communication device is coupled to the controller and the communication interface. Each pre-programmed voice line address corresponds to one of the two different response systems. The tone simulator generates a first tone upon connection of a voice line communication to one of the two different response systems and a second tone upon termination of audible communication on the voice line between a user of the communication system and an individual at one of the two different response systems. The first tone signals to the console that the voice line communication has begun, and the second tone signals to the console that the voice line communication has ended.08-11-2011
20110195685Detecting and Responding to Incidents - Disclosed are various embodiments for detecting and responding to incidents. In at least one computing device, it is determined that an incident associated with a personal communication device has occurred. A conference including a plurality of conference participants is initiated. An escalation decision is obtained from at least one of the conference participants.08-11-2011
20100048161METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUSES THEREOF FOR REALIZING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SERVICE - A method and a system for realizing an emergency communication service and apparatuses thereof are provided. The method includes: receiving a message carrying an emergency service indication sent by a user terminal; establishing a bearer link for bearing emergency service signaling and emergency service data; receiving an address obtaining request sent by the user terminal based on the bearer link for bearing the emergency service signaling; delivering to the user terminal a local network communication address allocated for the user terminal and an access point address to an apparatus providing a local network emergency service based on the bearer link; and realizing communication with the apparatus providing a local network emergency service according to the access point address and based on the communication address and the established bearer link. Thus, an emergency communication service processing capability is achieved for the user based on a radio network system.02-25-2010
20100112975Systems And Methods For Using A Network Identifier To Determine Emergency Alert Information - A mobile device may be activated and/or updated to receive alert messages from a network. For example, the mobile device may initiate a registration request with a network. Upon initiating the registration request, the mobile device may receive a network identifier from the network. The mobile device may then access information associated with alert messages for a location of the network based on the network identifier such that the mobile device may be activated to receive an alert message from the network based on the accessed information.05-06-2010
20130084823DUAL MODE SERVICE WIFI ACCESS CONTROL - The provision of dual mode services is facilitated. Access to the dual mode services is controlled by associating a mobile device to an access point. Subscribers are required to provide valid geographical addresses for access points associated with the mobile devices prior to provision of service. Consequently, physical addresses are necessarily available for emergency services (e.g., E911). Mobile devices are restricted to specific access points based upon the access point identifiers automatically provided during initialization of service and maintained for authorization purposes.04-04-2013
20100075626Geo-redundant and high reliability commercial mobile alert system (CMAS) - A Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) providing redundant cell broadcast centers (CBC). Multiple CBCs are interfaced to any given base station controller (BSC) or radio network controller (RNC) to provide geo-redundancy and high availability so that the failure of one CBC or a cluster of CBCs at one site will not cause service interruption for the area controlled by the associated BSC or RNC or for the entire service area in the public land mobile network (PLMN) network. The BSC or RNC interfaces to multiple CBCs at multiple sites without changes to the otherwise conventionally existing BSC/RNC, 3GPP 23.041 standard architecture.03-25-2010
20100075625METHOD AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF NATURAL DISASTER WARNING NOTIFICATION MESSAGE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of handling notification message transmission corresponding to a message content change for a network of a wireless natural disaster warning communication system includes modifying content of transmission information corresponding to the notification message transmission when content of a notification message is changed.03-25-2010
20120244831Devices and Methods for Creating a Snippet From a Media File - A media control profile is described herein. The media control profile provides a number of selectable pre-defined and/or user-defined settings to manipulate the functionality of a hybrid telecommunications and entertainment mobile device. Three basic modes of operation, namely a telecommunications-only device mode, an entertainment-only device mode, and a hybrid telecommunications and entertainment device mode are provided. Setting associated with one or more of these basic modes are combined to form a media control profile for the hybrid mobile device.09-27-2012
20120244830ACTIVE SERVICE REDIRECTION FOR A PRIVATE FEMTO CELL - A femto cell at a customer premises, such as an IP-based femto Base Transceiver System (IP-BTS), can be configured as a “private access” node intended to service a limited set of mobile stations. However, mobile stations not associated with the private femto cell may acquire and lock onto the femto BTS. To avoid service blockages in such cases, the private femto BTS will allow call access attempts by, and call deliveries to, a non-associated mobile station, despite the “private access” configuration. However, upon completion of call set-up, the non-associated mobile station is directed to initiate handoff, from the private femto cell coverage provided by the femto BTS into a cell coverage of a base station of the macro network, to conserve femto cell resources for use in servicing calls of the associated mobile station(s).09-27-2012
20120244829METHOD FOR THE OBTAINING OF POSITION INFORMATION FOR A USER INITIATING AN EMERGENCY CALL IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The invention relates to a system and a method. In the method publication of presence information associated with a user is received by a presence server, the presence information comprises a human-readable address for the user. A request for establishing an emergency session from the user is received to a session processing server, which routes the emergency session to a public safety answering point node. In response to receiving the emergency session, the public safety answering point node sends a subscription for at least part of the presence information to the presence server, the at least part of the presence information comprising the human-readable address for the user. The presence server provides in response the at least part of the presence information to the public safety answering point node.09-27-2012
20120244828METHODS FOR REQUESTING EMERGENCY BEARER SERVICES FOR LOW PRIORITY DEVICES, AND APPARATUSES USING THE SAME - A mobile communication device configured for Non Access Stratum (NAS) signaling low priority is provided. In the mobile communication device, a wireless module performs wireless transmissions and receptions to and from a service network, and a controller module originates an EXTENDED SERVICE REQUEST message for requesting emergency bearer services in an EMM IDLE mode. The controller module further transmits an RRC CONNECTION REQUEST message comprising an establishment cause indicating an emergency case to the service network via the wireless module in response to originating the EXTENDED SERVICE REQUEST message.09-27-2012
20090286503MOBILE TERMINAL - A cellular phone, which can be applied to a mobile terminal of the present invention in emergency, has a main display and a control device. The cellular phone receives an emergency mail from the mobile terminal, and the main display displays the received emergency mail. The control device notifies that the emergency mail is received using a vibrator, a speaker, an light emitting device, and the like and executes a control such that it is notified that the emergency mail is received each preset and predetermined period of time during a period of time until a confirming operation to the emergency mail is executed. With this operation, convenience of the cellular phone is improved in emergency.11-19-2009
20130084825Network Directed Cell Broadcasts For Emergency Alert System - 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. The systems and methods provide a way for a portable device 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. A flag provides an indication the EAS should be on and the systems and method override the settings made by a user to a portable device to enable EAS reception. The user may then be automatically taken to the emergency alert information by having the portable device automatically tune to the emergency broadcast information, or the user may optionally retrieve the emergency information by tuning to the emergency broadcast channel, or the user may otherwise be presented with a reference to the emergency data (e.g., a link to the information).04-04-2013
20130084824Systems and Methods for Providing Emergency Callback Procedures - Enhanced services, such as call restriction, call forwarding, anonymous call rejection, and proprietary services, may interfere with an emergency callback potentially preventing the callback from reaching the intended destination. Systems and methods for processing emergency calls to eliminate emergency callback failure in response to an emergency call being released are provided herein.04-04-2013
20130078940RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY (RAT) BASED CALL CONTROL - Embodiments of the present invention enable and facilitate radio access technology based call control. For example, a method for call control is described. A call request that includes a call number is received. A call type of the call request is identified based on the call number. A radio access technology associated with the call number and the call type is determined. A call is performed using the radio access technology associated with the call number and the call type. In some instances, embodiments can be used for emergency type calls. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.03-28-2013
20130040596METHOD FOR USING SMARTPHONES AS PUBLIC AND PERSONAL SECURITY DEVICES BASED ON TRUSTED SOCIAL NETWORKS - Smartphones have increasingly been used for individual and collective protection, despite the lack of specialized methods and solutions capable of extracting all the hidden potential of the junction of hardware, software and people.02-14-2013
20130040598RADIO BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - If an LTE base station (02-14-2013
20130040597SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLYING EXTENDED ACCESSING BARRING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system and a method that employs Extended Access Barring (EAB) when a Machine Type Communication (MTC) device performs an attempt to access an evolved Node B (eNB) in a wireless communication system are provided. When User Equipment (UE) supporting MTC, an MTC device, performs an attempt to access a network, the system and method determines whether it can access the network and performs the access procedure. The system and method can control the operations of UE that performs an attempt to access a network, thereby preventing excessive access.02-14-2013
20100105351EMERGENCY ALERT SERVICE FOR INACTIVE MOBILE STATIONS IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for sending emergency alert information to inactive mobile stations in a wireless communication system includes a step of receiving 04-29-2010
20130035058CONTENT MANAGEMENT FOR WIRELESS DIGITAL MEDIA FRAMES - System(s) and method(s) are provided for management of content(s) directed to a wireless digital media frame (WDMF). Management is facilitated by a service provided by a mobile network platform. A service subscription allows a subscriber to establish femto cell coverage in a location that host a subscribed WDMF(s); determine content(s) delivery preferences; and extend the service to a group of auxiliary subscribers. Various sources of content such as a mobile station, a non-mobile device, or a content server associated with a service platform (e.g., an internet service provider) can deliver content(s) and signaling. Integrity of content(s) and signaling is provided through access protocol(s) that exploits credentials associated with a source of content. Content(s) are managed through a content interface that conveys available content(s) in a source of content and an intended WDMF. Various alarm(s) can be delivered to a WDMF as a part of the content management service.02-07-2013
20130035057METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING INCOMING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS ON A DISABLED DEVICE - A system and method to allow a disabled device to receive an incoming communication after the termination of an emergency communication session with a service provider. A disabled device is a device having a portion of its service plan that allows the device to send or receive communications either temporarily or permanently disabled. In some embodiments, the system allows the disabled device to receive all incoming communications during a defined period of time after the emergency communication session. In some embodiments, the system allows the disabled device to receive all incoming communications from numbers or URIs contained in a repository of allowed numbers. In some embodiments, the system allows the disabled device to receive all incoming communications if the service provider initiating the communication enters an authenticated routing key or passcode.02-07-2013
20130035056COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A cellular communications system is provided in which a user device maintains and provides a last non-emergency security context to a core network when moving from a network that provided restricted services to a network that provides unrestricted services. In this way, re-authentication of the user device can be avoided in the network that provided unrestricted services.02-07-2013
20130035055Notification System Management - Methods and systems for providing electronic notifications are described. A server is configured to serve an interface, such as a Web page, to a terminal that requests from a user a first set of user contacts to be used to provide notifications to the user by a telephonic notification system in response to a notification process initiated by an organization associated with the user. The interface further requests a first set of priorities corresponding to the first set of user contacts, wherein the notification system will attempt to provide notifications to the first set user contracts in an order based at least in part on the first set of priorities. A database is configured to store the first set of user contacts and the first set of priorities. A voice interface circuit is configured to transmit a voice notification to at least one of the first set of user contacts.02-07-2013
20130035054PHONE WITH MULTI-PORTAL ACCESS FOR DISPLAY DURING INCOMING AND OUTGOING CALL - A phone allows a user to input profile data that is provided to another phone upon the phone calling or receiving a call from the another phone. The profile data does not need to be stored at the another phone. The profile data includes an image that is displayed at the another phone upon an incoming or outgoing call.02-07-2013
20130045708Automatic Emergency Call Notification to Pre-Designated Personal Emergency Contacts - Automatic notification is provided to pre-designated emergency contacts for a given wireless subscriber upon the occurrence of an emergency call from the subscriber. Triggering for the automatic notification may take place at an appropriate time in the emergency call, e.g., at a time the emergency call is received, at a time during the emergency call after a current location of the emergency caller is obtained by the emergency network, once the emergency call terminates, after a set amount of time after the emergency call is received, terminates, etc. The automatic notification is preferably made using voice over Internet Protocol (VolP), but may instead be pre-designated by the subscriber to be in an alternative mode, e.g., by SMS, switched telephone, etc. An option is included for the emergency caller to cancel the automatic notification. The location of the emergency caller may be configurably provided to a notified emergency contact.02-21-2013
20130045706Enhanced Acess Control in LTE Advanced Systems - An enhanced access control method is proposed for machine-type communications (MTC) in a 3GPP LTE-Advanced network. An MTC device is configured for enhanced access barring (EAB). When the MTC device attempts access to the network, the NAS layer checks whether EAB is applicable for the MTC device. If yes, then the NAS layer forwards EAB configuration to the AS layer for further EAB control. Based on the EAB configuration, a base station broadcasts EAB information to UEs via system information block. The EAB information indicates whether barring is applied to a number of EAB categories and a number of access classes. Based on the EAB information, the MTC devices performs EAB for access attempt to RRC. If access is not barred under EAB, then the MTC device further performs ACB for access attempt to RRC.02-21-2013
20130045707APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AN EMERGENCY CALL IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for transmitting an emergency call in a portable terminal includes determining whether an emergency call through a currently executed first radio access technology (RAT) is available when the emergency call is requested, selecting a second RAT from among a plurality of RATs supported by the portable terminal when the transmission of the emergency call is unavailable, determining whether transmission of the emergency call through the second RAT is available, and if so, transmitting the emergency call through the second RAT.02-21-2013
20130052978Seizure Assist Dog Method and Equipment - A system for controlling epileptic seizure episodes is provided for a patient who is accompanied by a service dog trained to watch the patient and respond to seizure episodes. The patient is provided with a VNS generator implanted into his or her chest, with electrodes or lead that to the patient's vagus nerve in the neck. The service dog's collar is fitted with a VNS permanent magnet device. The dog, being trained to sense the onset of a seizure episode in said patient, will move onto the patient so that so that the dog collar comes into the zone of the generator on the patient's chest. This causes the generator to send prescribed stimulation to the vagus nerve. The dog is also trained to bite down on a cell phone case containing a phone carried by the patient or by the dog, which then automatically phones a preset number to summon human assistance.02-28-2013
20130052981METHOD FOR INDICATING AN EMERGENCY CALL AVAILABILITY TO A MOBILE EQUIPMENT (ME), METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING AN EMERGENCY CALL - A method for indicating an emergency call availability to a Mobile Equipment includes: storing, at a memory device attached to the ME, information regarding the possibility of unauthenticated emergency calls in dependency of availability data, determining that the ME is in a limited service state; and indicating, by the ME, emergency call availability. The availability data indicates, for at least a first mobile telecommunications network and a second mobile telecommunications network, whether: all unauthenticated emergency calls are allowed with or without an identification module inserted in the ME, unauthenticated emergency calls are only allowed if a valid identification module is inserted in the ME, or unauthenticated emergency calls are not allowed.02-28-2013
20130052982METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING EMERGENCY SOCIAL NETWORK - 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.02-28-2013
20130090081APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY CALL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for providing an emergency call in a mobile communication system are provided. In the method, a User Equipment (UE) transmits, to a Proxy-Call Session Control Function (P-CSCF) entity, a first message including first information indicating that the UE requests an emergency call and receives, from the P-CSCF entity a second message including second information indicating whether a serving Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) supports a Non Voice Emergency Service (NOVES), and indicating a media type which the serving PLMN supports.04-11-2013
20130090082APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY CALL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for providing an emergency call in a mobile communication system are provided. In the method, a User Equipment (UE) transmits the first message including the first information as information indicating that the UE requests an emergency call and a Non Voice Emergency Service (NOVES) to the network entity, and receives the second message including the second information as information indicating whether at least one Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) supports the NOVES, and media types which at least one access network included in the at least one PLMN supports from the network entity.04-11-2013
20100003956APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION OF MOBILE STATION OF SHADOW AREA IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for communication of a Mobile Station (MS) of a shadow area in a mobile communication system are provided. The method includes determining whether an Emergency Ad-hoc Relay (EAR) amble is received and transmitting a help signal when the EAR amble is not received.01-07-2010
20100003954SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING EMERGENCY DATA MESSAGES TO PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS IN A BALANCED MANNER - A system and method for routing emergency data messages to public safety answering points may include identifying PSAPs local to the user and configured to receive emergency data messages. A determination of distribution of previous emergency data messages to the identified PSAPs may be performed. Based on the distribution of previous emergency data messages to the identified PSAPs, one of the identified PSAPs may be selected and the emergency data message may be routed thereto.01-07-2010
20100003948MULTI-BUTTON EMERGENCY MESSAGE GENERATION - A wireless communications device and method for generating and communicating an emergency text message includes, in response to receiving a request initiated from one of a plurality of emergency message buttons configured to initiate communication of respective emergency messages related to different emergency categories, generating an emergency message related to the respective emergency category. The generated emergency message may be then be communicated over a communications network.01-07-2010
20090325535EMERGENCY SHEPHERD SERVICE - An emergency shepherd service includes at least one communications facility configured to provide communication services to at least one communication device in a service area and a notification subsystem including at least one processor and a computer readable medium with instructions. The instructions may be configured to cause the processor to receive information relevant to an affected area and identify at least one communication facility associated with the affected area based on a predetermined knowledge of a site of the communication facility. The instructions may be further configured to cause the processor to discover at least one communication device associated with the communication facility, determine that the communication device should be notified about the information, and send a message based on the information to the communication device.12-31-2009
20110003576METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for providing immediate assistance based on a required service. The method includes classifying (01-06-2011
20090305659EMERGENCY ALERTING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method and system of notifying individuals at a location of an event. The method includes the steps of receiving, at a first device, a data broadcast system (DBS) message, wherein the first device is associated with at least one group and analyzing, by the first device, the DBS message. After analyzing, the first device performs at least one of the following: (1) presenting, by the first device, an alert message, wherein the alert message comprises an audio or visual message including text that is descriptive of the event, and (2) transmitting, by a mesh network transceiver of the first device, the DBS message so that it may be received by at least one additional device within the group.12-10-2009
20130072145911 SERVICES AND VITAL SIGN MEASUREMENT UTILIZING MOBILE PHONE SENSORS AND APPLICATIONS - Improved methods for utilizing 911 services, for implementing 911 dispatch protocols, and for measuring vital signs of a human, all by accessing mobile phone sensors and applications, are disclosed. Vital signs such as heart rate, breathing rate, breathing distress, and blood pressure can be measured using mobile phone sensors and applications. A method for differential estimation of blood pressure involves the synchronization of time between two mobile phones, locating an appropriate position for one cell phone and recording heart sounds, and recording video data from the finger tip of the subject using the other mobile phone.03-21-2013
20130072146Method and System for Providing Tiered Access to Communication Network Resources - Methods and systems automatically allocate cellular communication network resources to emergency response personnel during emergency situations which are detected by call volumes exceeding a predetermined maximum. Access to cellular communication network resources is provided by dedicating a portion of communication radio resources to emergency response personnel use. By reserving radio resources for emergency communication purposes, emergency personnel are able to both initiate and receive calls or data sessions from both other mobile devices as well as conventional landline telephone stations. Qualified emergency response personnel can preregistered their phones and be assigned personal identification numbers to enable access to allocated network resources. Users can also be registered “on the fly.”03-21-2013
20130072144MANAGING AND MONITORING EMERGENCY SERVICES SECTOR RESOURCES - A system includes one or more wireless islands, one or more incident management applications, and one or more message management and routing (MMR) systems. Each MMR systems is configured to act as an intermediary for communication between one of the wireless islands and one or more of the incident management applications. One of the wireless islands includes a radio network. The radio network includes a plurality of remote sensor nodes (RSNs), and a gateway controller. An RSN of the plurality of RSNs is worn by ESS personnel, the gateway controller is mounted to an ESS vehicle, and the RSN is configured to wirelessly communicate with the gateway controller.03-21-2013
20130059558Cellular Network Based Assistant for Vehicles - A driver assistant system which is based on a cellular telecommunications network comprises detecting a spatial zone in the cellular telecommunications network; receiving route indication information from a mobile terminal on a vehicle inside the spatial zone with a network entity of the cellular telecommunications network; generating a trajectory for the vehicle based on the received route indication information; calculating a danger situation probability for the vehicle based on the generated trajectory; and sending a notification message to the mobile terminal if the danger situation probability exceeds a predefined threshold probability.03-07-2013
20110065414TWO WAY VOICE COMMUNICATION THROUGH GSM WITH ALARM COMMUNICATION - An alarm system senses alarm conditions on a premises, reports the occurrence of an alarm condition to a remote monitoring facility and for selected alarm conditions establishes two way voice communications with a person at the monitored premises or elsewhere. Multiple modes of communication are available such as public switched telephone (audio or audio modulated data), GSM (cellular audio), GPRS (cellular packet data), GSM/SMS (cellular text), etc. The programmed processor selects the network and communication protocol to rely on data communications if only data reporting is required. When two way voice communications will be required, the processor can select a network (e.g., GSM) that can be used for both data and audio communications.03-17-2011
20090298460Emergency Notification Paging System - A communication network uses a broadcast network and a plurality of receivers with a common device identifier. When a message is sent over the broadcast network it is received simultaneously by each receiver, allowing fast, uniform information transmission. An embodiment of a receiver has an audible alert as well as a text display. One embodiment of the receiver has no power switch so the device cannot be turned off but has a battery life of one year or more. When deployed in a geographically dispersed area, such as a college campus, airport, or seaport, messages sent via the communication network allows an authorized party to issue almost instantaneous updates on critical events, such as a terrorist strike or natural disaster. To encourage use, the receivers may be suitable for use as a key fob and may be color coded, for example, using a university's own color scheme.12-03-2009
20090270065Evacuation route obtaining system, mobile terminal apparatus, evacuation directive apparatus, evacuation route obtaining method, evacuation route sending method, computer-readable storage medium, and electronic conference system - In an evacuation route obtaining system according to the present invention, a mobile terminal apparatus and a plurality of display apparatuses are connected to each other via a wireless network. The plurality of display apparatuses are connected to corresponding storage apparatuses respectively. The mobile terminal apparatus includes: an arithmetic section for calculating a positional relationship between the mobile terminal apparatus and each of the plurality of display apparatuses; a destination selecting section for selecting a particular display apparatus from among the plurality of display apparatuses based on a result of the calculation carried out by the arithmetic section; a communication section for sending request data to the particular display apparatus selected by the destination selecting section, and receiving evacuation route information that has been read out of the storage apparatus corresponding to the particular display apparatus and customized in accordance with an installation site of the particular display apparatus; and a display section for displaying the evacuation route information received by the communication section. This realizes a system which (i) provides a user with easy operation procedures, (ii) provides the user with an evacuation route suitable for a real-time situation, and (iii) evacuates the user safely and successfully while making the user feel secure.10-29-2009
20090270064METHOD AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR ESTABLISHING A SPECIFIC COMMUNICATION SESSION IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method and network architecture for establishing a specific communication session between a user equipment (UE) (10-29-2009
20120225633SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR ALERTING USER OF THEFT OR LOSS, OR WHEREABOUTS, OF OBJECTS, PEOPLE OR PETS - A personal security system for automatically warning a user when an item is lost, or after being so lost is then found, wherein when the first and second transceivers are separated by a distance exceeding the predetermined operating range for a predetermined duration, the first transceiver and second transceiver each generates the predetermined signal (which may include vibration of the first and second transceivers and playing a predetermined alarm sound) for a predetermined duration; and when after being so separated, the first and second transceivers are brought back within a defined distance or operating range, the first transceiver and second transceiver each generates the predetermined signal once again for a predetermined duration. The system may include a single, second transceiver, or multiple second transceivers, each being identical except with respect to their digital signatures and settings such as range, sound, volume and duration of alarms.09-06-2012
20120225632METHODS, DEVICES AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR SUPPORTING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS - A network node (09-06-2012
20130065549EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGING - Emergency text messaging provides the ability to send and receive partial text-based messages and text messages that were prematurely ended. When a sender of a text message is not able to complete the message, the recipient of the partial/prematurely concluded message is provided information such that the recipient can ascertain that an exceptional condition exists. A text message can be sent on a character-by-character basis, a text message can be sent when a lack of activity is detected for a predetermined amount of time, when a character entry is consecutively repeated a predetermined amount of times or for a predetermined amount of time, or any appropriate combination thereof. The recipient of the text message has the ability to adjust parameters on the device, activate sensors on the device, and/or trigger the transmission of information from the device.03-14-2013
20090047922APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR FACILITATING AN EMERGENCY CALL SESSION USING A PACKET-SWITCHED-CAPABLE WIRELESS DEVICE - Apparatus, and an associated method, for providing an indication of available access types by a wireless device when initiating a session. The wireless device collects information associated with available access types, available through which to communicate, at the location at which the wireless device is positioned. A report is generated that lists the collected information. The report is routed to a network node that analyzes the received information and accesses a database at which information identifying an access type, or domain type, that the wireless device should use pursuant to an emergency, or other, call. A response message is generated and returned to the wireless device. The wireless device utilizes information contained in the response message for further communications.02-19-2009
20120196560eCall device switching procedure - A method of performing a switching procedure of an eCall device from a first state of activity to a second state of activity whereby details of the switching procedure are preferably stored in a report file. The report file is preferably stored in a storage unit which can be part of a database. Furthermore, the present invention relates to an eCall device being adapted for performing a switching procedure from a first state of activity to a second state of activity and relates to a backend unit being adapted for supporting a switching procedure of an eCall device from a first state of activity to a second state of activity. Beyond the present invention relates to an eCall system being adapted for performing a switching procedure of an eCall device from a first state of activity to a second state of activity.08-02-2012
20100124899METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EMERGENCY CALL HANDLING WITH POSITION LOCATION OVER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - Certain embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods for handling an emergency call along with its position location in the WiMAX network, and for performing a handover of the emergency call for a multi-mode mobile station that supports multiple wireless standards.05-20-2010
20090036091METHOD OF ESTABLISHING A COMMUNICATIONS CONNECTION FROM A DEACTIVATED TELEMATICS UNIT ON A MOTOR VEHICLE - A system and method for communicating with a call center from a vehicle telematics unit that has had its cellular service deactivated. The method includes the step of receiving a request from the telematics unit to communicate with the call center via cellular telephony using a cleared telephone number. The call is then established and the type of request is determined at the call center and used to route the cellular call to an appropriate advisor or department in the call center based on the type of request being made.02-05-2009
20090233572ROADSIDE AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SYSTEM - A system for providing roadside and emergency assistance to a vehicle includes a vehicle unit with several connectivity options. A user interface unit permits a user to request assistance and communicate with an emergency dispatcher and/or service provider. A server receives requests for assistance from the vehicle unit and relays information between the vehicle unit and a dispatcher or service provider to provide communication between the driver of the vehicle and the dispatcher or service provider. Alternatively, such as in an emergency (e.g. crash) situation, the server directly requests assistance to be sent to the vehicle.09-17-2009
20130165068METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MULTIPARTY PARTICIPATION AND MANAGEMENT FOR A TEXT MESSAGE SESSION - A method and apparatus provides for multiparty participation and management in text messaging sessions. The method includes a server establishing a text messaging session, which establishes a media path for exchanging text messages between a caller device and a single device having a device identifier known to the caller device, wherein the session is established in response to a call from the caller device. The server further joins multiple responding devices to the text messaging session, receives text messages from the multiple responding devices, and sends, over the media path to the caller device, a set of text messages based on the text messages received from the multiple responding devices.06-27-2013
20120115431APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING EMERGENCY STATUS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and an apparatus handle an emergency in a wireless communication system. A method of a serving Base Station (BS) for detecting an emergency in a wireless communication system includes receiving an emergency call signal from Mobile Stations (MSs) in a cell; determining whether the number of the received emergency call signals exceeds a threshold number of times; when the number of the received emergency call signals exceeds the threshold number of times, detecting an emergency of a BS; and transmitting a message indicating the emergency to an MS in the cell.05-10-2012
20120231760Evolved Packet System and Method for Processing Emergency Call Attachment Thereof - The disclosure discloses an evolved packet system and a method for processing an emergency call attachment thereof, wherein the method comprises: a NodeB selects one PLMN from those Public Land Mobile-communication Networks (PLMN) supporting emergency calls according to an emergency call request message received from a UE which is in a restricted state; the NodeB sends information of the selected PLMN to the UE through a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection establishment message; and the UE uses the information to establish attachment with the selected PLMN. In the disclosure, it can be ensured that the PLMN to which the User Equipment (UE) selects to attach supports an emergency call, and it can be ensured that Kasmes generated by the UE and the Mobility Management Entity (MME) are consistent during the Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA) flow, so that the success of the emergency call can be guaranteed.09-13-2012
20090004997Portable emergency call center - A generic portable PSAP comprises a field satellite link, a network element, an Internet Protocol (IP) based PSAP switch, and customer premises equipment. The generic portable PSAP is an end-to-end portable emergency call center that local and VoIP carriers can use to connect to a new “temporary” PSAP in emergency situations where a given PSAP is unable to function in its normal facility. The portable emergency call center routes and receives emergency services events from landline, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and/or wireless carriers without need for customization from a given network architecture. The generic portable PSAP enables local management of emergency event acquisition and dispatch in the case of a major disaster, or some other reason for use of a mobile PSAP.01-01-2009
20120238234SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ALERTS TO MEMBERS OF DEFINED LOCAL GEOGRAPHICAL GROUPS - A system and method are disclosed for creating groups associated with defined geographical neighborhoods for the purpose of providing and distributing information to members of the neighborhood groups, and soliciting assistance from members of the neighborhood groups. For example, an alert concerning a missing child may be sent from a user device (e.g., smart phone) to a server located on the Internet for distribution to user devices of members of a neighborhood groups. The notified members, in turn, using their respective user devices, may send notifications to the alert-originating user (as well as other members) of their participation in the search for the missing child. Additionally, the notified members may send notifications to the alert-originating user of the finding of the lost child. Such features may also apply to other alerts and/or notifications sent to members of a neighborhood group.09-20-2012
20090209226COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A communication device includes a reception unit that receives an emergency alarm signal transmitted from a broadcasting station in an emergency, a conversion unit that executes first conversion processing for converting an analog transmission signal to a digital transmission signal at a first bit rate when the emergency alarm signal is not being received, and executes second conversion processing for converting the analog transmission signal to a digital transmission signal at a second bit rate that is lower than the first bit rate when the emergency alarm signal has been received; and a transmission unit that transmits the digital transmission signal.08-20-2009
20110028121EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR A PORTABLE DEVICE - 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.02-03-2011
20110244824Emergency Call Notification for Network Services - Enhanced services, such as call restriction, call forwarding, anonymous call rejection, and proprietary services, may interfere with an emergency callback potentially preventing the callback from reaching the intended destination. Systems and methods for processing emergency calls to eliminate emergency callback failure in response to an emergency call being disconnected are provided herein.10-06-2011
20110294460Wireless Gateway, System and Method for Automatic Call-For-Help - A wireless gateway, a system and a method supporting automatic call-for-help includes a wireless gateway which connects to a fixed line such as a fixed telephone. When a medical monitoring equipment detects an abnormal state of a patient, it notifies the wireless gateway. The wireless gateway then automatically dials the preset telephone number such as the number of an emergency center via the connected fixed line, or a mobile telephone in a short-range wireless connection to the wireless gateway automatically dials the number. Using the wireless gateway connected to a fixed telephone as location means solves the problem that existing location measures, like GPS, require high maintenance cost and cannot be used within buildings. In addition, the location information of a fixed telephone is accurate, which makes the present invention suitable for patient at home and in specific situations.12-01-2011
20110294459WIRELESS TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - An object of the present invention is to provide a wireless terminal device and a method of controlling the same, which can receive a broadcast message transmitted from a base station, without increasing the load on a base station that refuses location registration and on the communication line thereof. The cellular telephone device includes: a search unit that searches for a base station, from which a signal can be received; and a reception control unit in which, in a case in which location registration was not permitted in all of the base stations found, the reception control unit performs synchronous processing for a reception signal from one of the base stations in which location registration was not permitted, without performing location registration, and enters a reception stand-by state for a broadcast message from the one of the base stations.12-01-2011
20110294457Status monitoring method and system - A method for monitoring the status of a subject, the method including storing, at a monitoring station, information relating to the status of the subject, communicating a request from a first communication means associated with the monitoring station to a second communication means associated with the subject; and either communicating a response from the second communication means to the first communication means before a predetermined period of time has elapsed, or, in the absence of a timely response, updating the stored status to an alert condition.12-01-2011
20110294456ADAPTIVE QUALITY OF SERVICE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to adaptive quality of service for a wireless communication device.12-01-2011
20110281546System And Method For Making A Call - This application describes a method and system for converting an emergency non-voice communication to a voice communication for transmission to a public safety answering point.11-17-2011
20110281549SINGLE NUMBER PRESENTATION FOR DUAL-MODE PHONES - Providing a single number presentation to the party called by a dual-mode phone. The operation of the cellular side of a dual-mode phone is altered such that when the user attempts to place an outgoing call using the cellular phone, the call is redirected to a preprogrammed incoming phone number associated with the enterprise. When the enterprise PBX answers this call, the dual-mode phone transmits the desired number to the enterprise PBX. The enterprise PBX then places the call to the desired number, and in the process transmits the caller-id information assigned to the dual-mode phone.11-17-2011
20110281548METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING EMERGENCY SERVICES OF MOBILITY-RESTRICTED MOBILE STATION - A method, an apparatus, and a system for managing emergency services of a mobility-restricted Mobile Station (MS) are disclosed. The method includes: an Anchor-Service Flow Authorization entity (A-SFA) obtains emergency service information or an Emergency Service Flag (ES_Flag), where the emergency service information or the ES_Flag serves as an indication of providing emergency services for the mobility-restricted Mobile Station (MS); constructs, according to the emergency service information or the ES_Flag, an emergency service indicator in an MS context maintained by the A-SFA; and sends a Path Registration Request (Path_Reg_Req) to a Base Station (BS), where the Path_Reg_Req carries the ES_Flag if what is obtained is the ES_Flag; or, if what is obtained is the emergency service information, generates the ES_Flag according to the emergency service indicator or emergency service information, and adds the generated ES_Flag into the Path_Reg_Req.11-17-2011
20110281547Method and System for an Automated Dispatch Protocol - A method and system for an automated dispatch protocol are described. Display information may be generated for multiple dispatch schemes that correspond to different types of emergency responses. Once a dispatch scheme is selected, a computer-aided dispatcher (CAD) may generate electronic broadcast instructions that are to be wirelessly transmitted to one or more emergency responders. The dispatch scheme selection may be in response to an input provided by an operator of a viewing station in which the display information is presented. One or more signals may be generated such that the CAD and/or an emergency responder locator can identify the emergency responders to be dispatched. The signals may include incident location information received from an emergency service and/or incident location information computed from coordinate information received from one or more sensors.11-17-2011
20110281545IN-VEHICLE TERMINAL FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION - An emergency notification in-vehicle terminal mountable to a vehicle is disclosed. The in-vehicle terminal is configured to transmit emergency information to a center in response to detection of an occurrence of an emergency situation involving the vehicle. The in-vehicle terminal determines, in response to the detection of the occurrence of the emergency situation, whether the emergency notification in-vehicle terminal is operating by an electric power of a back-up battery. If it is determined that the emergency notification in-vehicle terminal is operating by the electric power of the back-up battery, the in-vehicle terminal transmits a minimum necessary amount of the emergency information to the center.11-17-2011
20110281544System and method for safely blocking mobile communications usages - A system and method for internally controlling a mobile communication system, the mobile communication system internally inhibiting communication of a mobile communication device when the communication device achieves a threshold of predetermined momentum, a motion monitoring routine internal to the mobile communication device initiates with device turn on and periodically updates momentum, inhibiting device usage if motion is sustained, when the motion monitoring routine does not detect device motion above the threshold no inhabitation is deployed and full usage including connection to a cellular network is available, a inhibit safety override is facilitated for emergencies or other circumstances, a time out of inhibit when motion has ceased below the threshold for a sustained period11-17-2011
20090311987METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING EMERGENCY CALLS AND LOCATION FOR FEMTO ACCESS POINTS - 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.12-17-2009
20100069035Systema and method for location based exchanges of data facilitating distributed location applications - Provided is a distributed system and method for enabling new and useful location dependent features and functionality to mobile data processing systems. Mobile data processing systems (MSs) interact with each other as peers in communications and interoperability. Indirectly located mobile data processing systems are located relative other mobile data processing systems, and are automatically located using whereabouts data of directly located mobile data processing systems and/or whereabouts data of other indirectly located mobile data processing systems. A mobile data processing system may dynamically take on roles of being directly located or indirectly located, depending on the environment and capabilities available at a particular time. Data is shared between mobile data processing systems to carry out novel Location Based eXchanges (LBX) of data for new mobile applications. Information transmitted inbound to, transmitted outbound from, is in process at, or is application modified at a mobile data processing system triggers processing of actions in accordance with user configured permissions, charters, and other configurations. In a preferred embodiment, a user configurable platform is provided for quickly building well behaving LBX applications at MSs and across a plurality of interoperating MSs. Tools, triggered interfaces and integrated applications are disclosed for a breadth of MS LBX configurations and functionality.03-18-2010
20110130113COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device of the present invention includes: a communication section; an earthquake information calculation section for receiving an earthquake early warning by using the communication section; a control section for forcibly disconnecting a telephone line if the earthquake early warning has been received while the telephone line is connected; and a disconnection reason notification section for transmitting, if the telephone line has been forcibly disconnected due to the reception of the earthquake early warning, disconnection reason information, which indicates a disconnection reason, to a communication counterpart previously participating in a phone call with the communication device. The disconnection reason notification section refers to association information in which telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are associated with each other and thereby obtains an e-mail address associated with a telephone number for which the forcible disconnection has been performed. The disconnection reason notification section generates and transmits an e-mail that contains the disconnection reason to the obtained e-mail address.06-02-2011
20110130111SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING OCCUPANT INJURY DURING VEHICLE CRASH EVENTS - A method, computer program product and apparatus for minimizing occupant injury by optimizing occupant restraint properties and/or actions in real time, during pre-crash and crash phases. The restraint system uses three catalogs and a database linking these catalogs. The catalogs include a catalog of possible occupant states, a catalog of possible collision scenarios, and a catalog of potential restraint control laws. The database is an assessment of injury outcome for each possible combination of occupant state, collision scenario, and restraint control law. In addition to the catalogs, the method requires four computational components: an occupant identifier, a collision identifier, a restraint law optimizer, and a restraint controller.06-02-2011
20110130112Personal Safety Mobile Notification System - Described embodiments provide a system for alerting emergency responders to the existence of an emergency situation. The system includes multiple mobile devices in communication with a mobile communications network. Each mobile device includes an encapsulator for capturing encapsulation data from one or more data sensors of the mobile device. Each mobile device can be placed into an alert mode by a user of the mobile device. An emergency database in communication with the mobile communications network and one or more emergency response dispatchers receives, from one or more mobile devices in the alert mode, the encapsulation data, in substantially real-time. The emergency database sends an emergency alert notification to one or more alert groups associated with the users of each mobile devices in alert mode. Each mobile device sends an emergency alert notification to one or more additional mobile devices in a predetermined physical proximity to the mobile device.06-02-2011
20110070861 XML Protocol For The CMSP Gateway To CBC Interface In The CMAS Architecture - An Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based protocol is utilized for communications between a Cellular Broadcast Entity (CBE) and a Cellular Broadcast Center (CBC) in a Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) architecture. The CMAS architecture supports commercial mobile alerts, and the protocol provides a mechanism for Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages and related information to be communicated between the CBE and the CBC. In an example configuration, the protocol accommodates request messages from the CBE to the CBC and response messages from the CBC to the CBE. The request messages can provide an indication to initiate a message broadcast, update a previous message broadcast, or cancel a previous message broadcast. The response messages can provide an indication that the request message is valid, or an error message indicating that the request message is invalid.03-24-2011
20100041364FEMTOCELL SERVICE REGISTRATION, ACTIVATION, AND PROVISIONING - System(s) and method(s) are provided for a femto cell service framework for registration, activation, and provisioning of femtocell service. An account management service enables femtocell account creation, and registration thereof. Registration includes validation of wireless coverage for a location of operation of a femto AP, and validation of availability enhanced 911 (E911) service. As part of registration provisioning, record(s) are updated to indicate registration status. Connection of femto AP to a network interface triggers activation process; the femto AP delivers an activation request. A femto network validates registration of the connected femto AP and conducts a location tolerance check of a received actual location of the femto AP and a registered location. Upon tolerance validation, a cell identifier and radio frequency channel(s) are assigned to femto AP. When femto AP radiates wireless signal, network activation status indicators are provisioned. Handling of errors that arise during registration or activation is provided.02-18-2010
20110300825METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY RELATED SERVICES VIA A BROADBAND GATEWAY - Aspects of a method and system for providing emergency-related services via a broadband gateway are provided. In this regard, a broadband gateway may receive one or more emergency notification messages, generate one or more alert messages in response to the received emergency notification message(s), and communicate the alert message(s) to the electronic device(s). Accordingly, each of the one or more alert messages may be formatted for communication to a corresponding one or corresponding ones of the one or more electronic devices. The emergency notification message(s) may be generated by an emergency services provider in response to an emergency. The emergency services provider may send a notification message to the broadband gateway device upon determining that the broadband gateway device, a person associated with the broadband gateway device, and/or a location associated with the broadband gateway device meets particular criteria.12-08-2011
20110300824Panic Message Delivery System and Method for Mobile Devices - A system and method is disclosed for sending a panic message. Specifically, a program that monitors inputs devices runs on a mobile device. A series of inputs from the one or more input devices of a mobile device is received. The series of inputs can be computed to a unique sequence associated with a function. Then, a function is executed if the combination of inputs matches the unique sequence.12-08-2011
20110143705Medical information retrieval - The invention is an apparatus and a system designed to communicate critical medical information to an emergency care-giver such as a paramedic. Using a cellular telephone, the user creates the medical information that they deem appropriate (i.e. medications being taken, doctor with phone number, and medical conditions). This medical information is stored either locally on the cellular telephone or on a remote computer. The emergency care-giver is able to easily access this information by pressing a single button to get the medical information displayed on the screen on the cellular telephone or audibly recreated on the cellular telephone.06-16-2011
20120108197RADIO BASE STATION AND METHOD - A radio base station in a first mobile communication system is disclosed. The radio base station includes a radio communication unit; a network communication unit; and a determining unit. If a massage received by the network communication unit from a switching station indicates that a mobile station is requesting a service which is not provided in the first mobile communication system but which is provided in, a second mobile communication system and it is determined by the determining unit that a handover to the second mobile communication system cannot be conducted, the network communication unit requests the switching station to release a connection with the mobile station. Then the radio communication unit reports to the mobile station that the connection should be released in accordance with an instruction from the switching station.05-03-2012
20110287736METHODS FOR IN-BAND SIGNALING THROUGH ENHANCED VARIABLE-RATE CODECS - Improvements are disclosed for in-band signaling, i.e., transmission of data in a voice channel of a digital wireless network during a voice call session. A family of narrow-band signaling methods, some employing tapered waveforms, is disclosed to successfully pass data-carrying signals through the low-bit rate modes of the EVRC-B vocoder commonly used in CDMA wireless channels. These features can be used in cell phones or other wireless communication devices, including automotive applications.11-24-2011
20110287735Method and device for receiving emergency broadcasting messages - The present invention discloses a method for receiving emergency broadcasting messages. The method comprises that: when the terminal acquires periodically from the information header of the multimedia broadcasting service information that there is a new emergency broadcasting message needed to be received, it parses the emergency broadcasting message from the multimedia broadcasting control information; alternatively, under the scene that the terminal receives the multimedia broadcasting service information, when the terminal acquires from the information header of the service information that there is a new emergency broadcasting message queue needed to be received, it parses the emergency broadcasting message from the multimedia broadcasting control information. The present invention discloses a communication mobile terminal for receiving emergency broadcasting messages. The present invention enables the terminal to open the logic channels periodically to receive all emergency broadcasting messages punctually and effectively prevents the high power consumption and resource wasting in the course of reception.11-24-2011
20110287734MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, LOCATED AREA MANAGEMENT DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication control device 11-24-2011
20100297979METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING EMERGENCY CALLS - A method and apparatus are described for processing emergency calls by simplifying call setup procedures and minimizing call setup delay. In one scenario, a system information (SI) broadcast may include emergency services support information that conveys various emergency call network support levels and setup procedures. The SI broadcast is decoded to retrieve system parameters used to process an emergency call. The SI broadcast may include a bitmap or at least one information element (IE), that indicates the various emergency call network support levels. In another scenario, an extended service request message indicating circuit switched fallback (CSFB) for an emergency call is transmitted to a packet switched (PS) radio access technology (RAT) network during a PS session. An inter-system change is performed from the PS RAT network to a circuit switched (CS) RAT without a PS handover, and a CS emergency call is initiated via the CS RAT network.11-25-2010
20120171986METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPORTING EMERGENCY IN CALL STATE IN PORTABLE WIRELESS TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for providing telephone conversation information with a called party in a call state to a third party on a network is disclosed. The method comprises acquiring a telephone conversation voice corresponding to a keyword in a call state and transmitting a message regarding a declaration of an emergency to a third party.07-05-2012
20100099373PERSONALIZED ANSWERING MACHINE - A system for handling incoming calls in a communication device comprises logic processing elements suitable to relate between parameters of the incoming call and the context of the user of said communication device and to react to each incoming call based on the relationship so determined.04-22-2010
20120088466Critical health information profile and emergency communication system - A microprocessor-based emergency response communication system used to call and communicate with the 9-1-1 operator and also allows emergency responder's immediate access to a user's Critical Health Information Profile stored in the device at the point and location of crisis. The device is used to create individual Critical Health Information Profiles which is Health Level-7 compliant enabling it to seamlessly communicate with major hospital networks worldwide. This functional capability provides a system that can retrieve and transmit user-stored personal and health information by emergency responders at the point of care. The emergency responder can access the customer's Critical Health Information Profile database, review the data for pertinent information and then transmit that data to a designated receiving hospital or medical center. The device provides an electronic means of dialing and communicating directly with the 9-1-1 operator. A wireless remote transmitter unit can be activated from the wireless transmitter or the base unit to dial and connect with the 9-1-1 operator, broadcast a canned message with or without a personal-recorded message, and personally communicate with the 9-1-1 operator through a two-way speakerphone system. The device contains software enabling the user and medical personnel the ability to input, store, retrieve and analyze the user's vital sign data and other pertinent health information.04-12-2012
20090247112EVENT DISPOSITION CONTROL FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A method, system, and medium are provided for responding to an event by way of a mobile communications device. One embodiment of the method includes receiving at the mobile communications device an indication of an occurrence of an event; presenting an informational element (e.g., a slideable graphical-user-interface control) on a display of the device that presents contextually relevant data that is related to the event; and receiving user input that disposes the informational element to one of at least two drop zones that are defined by respective portions of the display and that are respectively associated with certain actions such that moving the informational element to one of the at least two drop zones invokes a certain response that is consistent with the corresponding drop zone.10-01-2009
20090098851Simplified Method for IMS registration in the Event of Emergency Calls - Simplification of IMS registration in the event of emergency calls is made possible by apparatuses and a method for setting up an emergency-call connection from a terminal to an IMS via a network visited by the terminal, where, if the terminal is already registered in the IMS, setup of an emergency-call connection dispenses with IMS registration of the terminal in the IMS for this emergency-call connection if a comparison between a network identification for the visited network, of which the terminal was notified when it registered in the visited network, and a network identification for the terminal's home network reveals a match between these network identifications.04-16-2009
20100035575METHOD OF MANAGING RECEPTION OF NATURAL DISASTER WARNING NOTIFICATION MESSAGES FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method of managing notification message reception of a user equipment corresponding to natural disaster warning for a wireless communication system includes managing the notification message reception according to a reception property of the notification message reception, configuration information broadcasted or paged by a network of the wireless communication system, or a connection state of the user equipment, where the connection state of the UE includes the connection state of the UE corresponding to radio resource control, to a radio access technology, and to cell selection or cell reselection.02-11-2010
20100124898Method and Apparatus For Delivering and Receiving Enhanced Emergency Broadcast Alert Messages - Techniques for delivering and receiving emergency broadcast alert messages using Short Message Service (SMS) are described. In one design, a broadcast alert message for an emergency alert may be sent in an SMS broadcast message, e.g., by mapping at least one field of the broadcast alert message to corresponding field(s) of the SMS broadcast message and mapping remaining fields of the broadcast alert message to a data field of the SMS broadcast message. The SMS broadcast message may include a URI link for a website, broadcast reception information used to receive a broadcast channel, location information for an emergency event, etc. The SMS broadcast message may be carried in a system broadcast message sent to wireless devices. A wireless device may receive the system broadcast message, extract the SMS broadcast message, and obtain the broadcast alert message. The wireless device may detect for duplicate broadcast messages based on a hash digest generated for each broadcast message.05-20-2010
20090149153Method and system for prolonging emergency calls - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that processes a phone call. During operation, the system connects the phone call from a mobile phone and determines whether the phone call is an emergency call. If the phone call is an emergency call, the system activates an emergency mode of the mobile phone to handle the phone call, which prolongs the length of the phone call.06-11-2009
20100267356EMERGENCY INFORMATION DELIVERING METHOD, RADIO CONTROL APPARATUS RADIO BASE STATION AND MOBILE TERMINAL - An emergency information delivering method according to the present invention includes the steps of: notifying, to a mobile terminal, generation of emergency information to be received, by use of a paging signal used to activate a broadcast communication function of the mobile terminal; notifying, from the mobile terminal to a user, the generation of the emergency information in response to the notification by the paging signal; transmitting, to the mobile terminal, detailed information of the emergency information as a broadcast communication message; and displaying, at the mobile terminal, the detailed information, after the broadcast communication function is activated by the paging signal, the detailed information being received as the broadcast communication message.10-21-2010
20100267357MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING IN CASE OF EMERGENCY STATE AND METHOD FOR ENTERING SUCH STATE - The invention relates to a mobile terminal having an “in case of emergency (ICE) state”. The In Case of Emergency (ICE) state is reachable by pressing a predefined code, suitably ‘I’, ‘C, ‘E’ (which on most phones correspond to ‘4’, ‘2’, ‘3’) and then an additional button e.g. the ‘Send’-, ‘Accept’- or ‘Call’ key. This action overrides ‘keylock’, ‘phone lock’ and use of ‘PIN-code’ etc similarly to the current emergency number handling. The action causes the ICE contact information to be displayed on the mobile phone or other suitable actions. If more than one contact is available in the ICE contact information storage, a list of alternative ICE contacts may be displayed. The invention also relates to a corresponding method and computer program product implementing the method.10-21-2010
20100267355Method for allowing Reestablishment of A call to A mobile terminal that is blocked from receiving calls - The present invention provides a method for establishing and reestablishing an emergency call to a mobile terminal that is currently not allowed to place normal calls. A mobile terminal that is currently not allowed to place normal calls sends an emergency call request. The communication system determines that the mobile terminal is subscribed to a flexible spending plan and allows the mobile terminal to place the emergency call after checking with a flexible spending limits application. If the emergency call ends improperly, the communication system reestablished the emergency call with the mobile terminal by overriding the prohibition on the mobile terminal receiving normal calls.10-21-2010
20100267359Mobile Phone Rapid Emergency Dispatch and Paging System and Method - Some embodiments of the invention provide a system including a first system client operating on a first handheld device. The first system client can include a client interface for a user to create a message and a prompt for the user to select one of a first broadcast method, a second broadcast method, and a third broadcast method for transmitting the message. The system can also include at least one first server capable of transmitting the message via the first broadcast method, a network operations center capable of transmitting the message via the second broadcast method, and a carrier network capable of transmitting the message via the third broadcast method.10-21-2010
20100267358VEHICLE EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING ADDITIONAL OR MODIFIED DATA - An emergency call device, system and method for a vehicle is specified in which, on occurrence of a certain event, a data record is generated which thereupon is transmitted during an emergency call. The event may be an external request by an operator or a trigger signal inside a vehicle. In this way, the operator may obtain the most recent information at any time during the emergency call.10-21-2010
20100015943ALERT SYSTEM AND PERSONAL APPARATUS - An alert system and apparatus for an emergency alert system is provided to disseminate emergency information to the public utilizing a universal paging system through a personal alert device such as a cellular telephone, pager, PDA or E-FOB. The alert system utilizes an emergency alert system signal from the NOAA alert system to broadcast the alert message to cellular devices in a specified alert area. The broadcast message provides information related to the alert level. The E-FOB may be a passive device which is activated by a NOAA alert signal and then listens for a cellular message. If the E-FOB is within the alert area, the E-FOB provides information to the user. If the E-FOB is not within the alert area, the E-FOB returns to a passive state.01-21-2010
20100087160SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING MOBILE EMERGENCY SERVICE CALL FROM AN INCOGNITO MOBILE STATION - A system for handling a mobile emergency service call originating from an incognito mobile station operating in a mobile telecommunication network includes a mobile positioning center coupled with the mobile telecommunication network; an incognito call handling center coupled with the mobile telecommunication network; and an incognito phone data base coupled with the mobile positioning center. The mobile positioning center queries the incognito phone data base to ascertain handling instructions for the mobile emergency service call when the mobile telecommunication network fails to provide a call back number for the incognito mobile station to the mobile positioning center. The incognito phone data base, the mobile positioning center, the mobile telecommunication network and the incognito call handling center cooperate to effect routing of the mobile emergency service call substantially according to the handling instructions.04-08-2010
20120034899COMMUNICATION METHOD AND MOBILE STATION - A communication method in a mobile station includes the steps of placing the mobile station in a self mode; and allowing the mobile station to receive a radio wave during the self mode. The communication method may further includes the steps of receiving broadcast information during the self mode; accepting a request for originating a call during the self mode; determining whether the call is an emergency call; and originating the call, when the call is an emergency call.02-09-2012
20090305660SYSTEM FOR CONVEYING AND ANNOUNCING EMERGENCY BROADCAST MESSAGE WITH RADIO - Disclosed is a system for conveying and announcing an emergency message with radios, which provides a broadcast system to be set up in a building, a community, or a public place such as an organization or a school. An emergency receiving device combines at least one radio receiver unit to receive an emergency event message transmitted from a public channel or an on-site channel in radio frequency and incorporates a speech amplifier to amplify and broadcast a voice signal to announce the emergency message to people within the area.12-10-2009
20110201299ENHANCED EMERGENCY SERVICES IN FIXED WIRELESS NETWORKS - A computing device receives a location inquiry for a user device, the location inquiry including an identifier for the user device, and retrieves fixed location data associated with the identifier. The computing device also obtains, from the user device, current geographic location data for the user device and calculates a difference between the fixed location data and the current geographic location data. The computing device selects, from a group of threshold values, a particular threshold value for the calculated difference between the fixed location data and the current geographic location data. The computing device responds to the location inquiry using the fixed location data when the difference between the fixed location data and the geographic location data is within the particular threshold and otherwise responds to the location inquiry using the current geographic location data.08-18-2011
20110201301INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An information processing apparatus of the present invention includes a touch panel for displaying predetermined information and accepting a touch operation input; and a control section for controlling operation of the information processing apparatus itself having the touch panel installed therein. The control section includes a processing occurrence detection means for detecting occurrence of a predetermined processing executed by the control section; and a panel control means for nullifying a touch operation input against the touch panel when the occurrence of the predetermined processing is detected by the processing occurrence detection means. The panel control means cancels nullification of the touch operation input against the touch panel after an elapse of a preset time from the occurrence of the predetermined processing, and sets, in association with the occurred predetermined processing, a touch operation input acceptable range allowing the touch panel to accept the touch operation input with respect to the predetermined processing.08-18-2011
20110201300EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A mobile computing device for storing and retrieving contact information, such as emergency contact information, is disclosed, including a processor, a data store, and a contact organizer software module. The contact organizer is configured to detect one of several indications of a number of corresponding emergency conditions, retrieve contact data from the data store based on the detected indication, and present the retrieved contact data by displaying the data and/or by voice communication.08-18-2011
20110201298Substitution of a telephone land line based home alarm system with a cell phone connection based system - The purpose of the invention is to remove the need for a telephone landline and replace it with a cell phone connection for the purpose of signaling and reporting an alarm signal sequence to the alarm monitoring company in the event of an alarm triggering event. The invention uses a unique way of interconnecting standard available components to accomplish the removal of the standard telephone line and replacement with a cell phone.08-18-2011
20110143706PORTABLE WIRELESS TERMINAL AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - It is an aim of the present invention to easily transmit a user's critical state with certainty by an intuitive operation which is not difficult to operate while being able to avoid incorrect activations. A portable wireless terminal (06-16-2011
20100167687MULTI-FUNCTIONAL REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM - A multi-functional remote monitoring system for use in a mobile surveillance system comprising a host controller, at least one hub transceiver, and at least one remote monitoring transmitter (“RMT”) operable to capture and transmit data, wherein the hub transceiver is operable to communicate to and receive data from the at least one RMT. The hub transceiver and the RMT are adapted for bi-directional transmission and receipt of data, including audio and data signals. The host controller is operable to control the hub transceiver and facilitate communication of the audio and data signals between the RMTs and the hub transceiver.07-01-2010
20100087161PERSONAL SECURITY FEATURE FOR A REGULAR CAMERA PHONE - A mobile communications device includes a camera and an LED flash. The camera is configured to photograph a series of images in rapid shoot mode. The user photographs the series of images of an assailant in response to recognizing imminent danger of an attack. A predetermined event, such as a user pressing a camera button or hot key on the mobile communications device three times in rapid succession or pressing a combination of buttons, begins the series of photographs. The photographs are automatically transmitted wirelessly to a central repository for later use. The predetermined event also initiates a call to an emergency call center and/or an audible alarm.04-08-2010
20100099374SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTACT INFORMATION OF A MOBILE DEVICE TO A REVERSE 911 DATABASE - In one embodiment, when a mobile device is powered on, a mobile switching center acquires the contact information, such as, but not limited to, a phone number and the physical location associated with the mobile device. If the mobile device is a new device to the area, the contact information of the mobile device is passed to a reverse 911 database in order for a user of the mobile device to receive local alert messages transmitted by a reverse 911 system.04-22-2010
20090264092ENSURING EAS PERFORMANCE IN AUDIO SIGNAL ENCODING - An encoding system for encoding a first ancillary code in media data and monitoring for reception of a second ancillary code that has a higher priority than the first ancillary code, such that upon detection of the higher priority ancillary code the encoding system modifies a characteristic and/or characteristics of the first ancillary code.10-22-2009
20120295571Intelligent network access controller and method - A method, implemented on a programmed processor, for controlling wireless communications to and from a wireless network includes provoking an access request from a wireless device to register the device with an intelligent network access controller; locking the wireless device to the controller; determining a category of the wireless device; if the determined category is a first category, preventing access to wireless communications using the wireless network; and if the determined category is a second category, directing the wireless device to re-attempt access with the wireless network.11-22-2012
20090143046Method and System For Providing Tiered Priority Access to Communication Network Resources - Methods and systems automatically allocate cellular communication network resources to emergency response personnel during emergency situations which are detected by call volumes exceeding a predetermined maximum. Access to cellular communication network resources is provided by dedicating a portion of communication channels to emergency response personnel use. By reserving whole communication channels for emergency communication purposes, emergency personnel are able to both initiate and receive calls from both other mobile devices as well as conventional landline telephone stations. Qualified emergency response personnel can preregistered their phones and be assigned personal identification numbers to enable access to allocated network resources. Users can also be registered “on the fly.”06-04-2009
20090143044METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN AN ELECTROMAGNETICALLY SENSITIVE ENVIRONMENT - A method and apparatus for operating a wireless communication device in an electromagnetically sensitive environment is disclosed. The method comprises selecting an operating mode of the wireless communication device. If the selected operating mode is a factory safe mode (06-04-2009
20120295575INTELLIGENT EMERGENCY SIGNAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM USING MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD THEREOF - An intelligent emergency signal transmission system using a mobile phone and a method thereof are disclosed. According to the intelligent emergency signal transmission system using a mobile phone and the method thereof, even though the user does not separately perform a key operation, the information indicating that the user is in the emergency situation can be transmitted to the mobile phone of the third party by determining whether a pre-registered voice is input. In addition, a call connection with mobile phones to a plurality of third parties registered with the mobile phone of the user can be automatically performed to transmit the emergency signals. Therefore, the third parties can rapidly recognize the emergency situation of the user. In addition, the help request signal can be rapidly transmitted to the third party positioned near the user who is in the emergency situation so that the emergency situation can be effectively overcome.11-22-2012
20120295573PRIORITY CONNECTION METHOD FOR A DESIGNATED RECEIVER OF AN EMERGENCY PHONE CALL, AND SYSTEM FOR SAME - A method and system for preferentially connecting a designated receiver of an emergency phone call are provided., An emergency phone call to a predetermined service organization is made when a specific pattern is input or a specific button is pressed. A service organization receives the emergency phone call, recognizes a user as a ward by determining customer information according to the user's calling ID (CID), and simultaneously requests a phone call connection to a plurality of guardians of the ward according to the user's customer information. When a specific guardian of the plurality of guardians receives a phone call, a phone call between the ward and the specific guardian is connected by using a communication repeater of the service organization.11-22-2012
20120295574Battery Management System And Method - A battery-management method is performed by a battery-operated device. The method includes allocating a first portion of a battery capacity to a first function and a second portion of the battery capacity to a second function. The method further includes simultaneously displaying a first indicator relating to the first portion of the battery capacity and a second indicator relating to the second portion of the battery capacity.11-22-2012
20120295572Self-Calling And Emergency Reporting Method Through Time Setup Of Mobile Terminal, System Thereof, And Recording Medium For Recording Same - A method of self-calling and emergency reporting by setting a time in a mobile terminal, a system thereof, and a recording medium storing the same are provided. When a particular pattern of a user is input to the mobile terminal while the self-calling program is being executed, the mobile terminal determines, whether or not the particular pattern is authentication data previously input by the user, and changes a mode to a self-reception mode previously determined by the user. Also, the mobile terminal performs voice recognition, executes a previously stored policy according to the user's voice recognition and a response pattern according to the query, and changes a mode to a standby mode when a predetermined condition is satisfied.11-22-2012
20120295567Stand Alone Smoke Detector Unit With SMS Messaging - A smoke detector unit with built-in global system for mobile communications (GSM) to effect short message service (SMS) with an end user, and short message service (SMS),data transmission or email, with a central station monitoring (CSM) Events such as low battery condition and excessive smoke detection are reported to the CSM or end user via SMS or email. The unit may be reprogrammed via SMS remotely. The unit may be checked for connectivity between the unit and the CSM or end user via SMS remotely.11-22-2012
20090247114EMERGENCY ALERT INITIATION VIA A MOBILE DEVICE - Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for initiating an emergency alert system alert from a mobile device. In addition to the general system, methods and computer readable medium for such initiating of an emergency alert system alert from a mobile device the process may further implement receiving multiple such emergency alert system alert initiation messages and combining them to determine a more accurate location area of the emergency.10-01-2009
20110171928EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION METHOD AND A NODE - A network controller node is configured to transmit an emergency message to a mobile station within a cell of an access point connected to the network controller node within a telecommunications network. The network controller node receives information of the mobile station and determines a location of the mobile station based on the received information. In addition, the network controller node receives an emergency notification comprising an indicator indicating an affected area and determines that the mobile station is within the indicated affected area based on the determined location. The network controller node then transmits the emergency message via the access point to the mobile station in the cell.07-14-2011
20090163170Emergency system and method - A system and a method for receiving local emergency information on a mobile device in a system having a telecommunication network and at least one local communication network having one or more wireless access points. The mobile device receives a general emergency signal over a broadcast channel of the telecommunication network. In response to the general emergency signal, the mobile device connects to one of the wireless access points and transmits a request for transmitting the local emergency information to the mobile device. The mobile device then receives the local emergency information from one of the wireless access points.06-25-2009
20110171924Selective Support and Establishment of Emergency Services in Home Cells - A UE including one or more processors configured to cause the UE to reselect to a macro cell responsive to the UE placing an emergency call when the UE is in a femtocell, or when the UE is camped on a femtocell.07-14-2011
20090286504METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING EMERGENCY INFORMATION USING WIRELESS DEVICES - A method and apparatus for providing emergency notification by a wireless mobile device in response to triggering a sensor. A detection system, which may be located within a vehicle, comprises one or more sensors configured to sense an emergency event and transmit a message via a wireless link regarding the emergency event. For example, the wireless mobile device may be programmed to call a predetermined emergency number such as E911, and transmit data including position and other information from the mobile device to the emergency number in response to the received message.11-19-2009
20090286502PROVISION OF AN EMERGENCY ALERT MESSAGE VIA AN INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST - An emergency alert message in the form of multimedia is distributed via an Internet Protocol multimedia broadcast system utilizing wireless communications networks. In an example embodiment, the IP multimedia broadcast based system includes the Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) and is utilized with Global System for Mobile communications/Universal Mobile Telecommunications System/Long Term Evolution (GSM/UMTS/LTE) networks, the Broadcast and Multicast Services (BCMCS) and is utilized with Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks, or a combination thereof. Multimedia information can include text, maps, graphics, video clips, audio clips, still pictures, and/or images, for example. In an example embodiment, the multimedia emergency alert message is provided along with a link to additional multimedia information related to the emergency alert.11-19-2009
20090170467USING AUXILIARY INFORMATION TO DIRECT USERS OF WIRELESS DEVICES TO SAFETY IN RESPONSE TO EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM ALERTS - A method and a wireless device (07-02-2009
20080207161METHOD AND APPARATUS TO FACILITATE HOTLINING IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Various embodiments are described for facilitating hotlining in communication systems. A device (08-28-2008
20110171927Methods And Apparatus For Use In Processing Disconnected Emergency Calls And Other Communications Involving Mobile Communication Devices And The Remote Monitoring Thereof - Techniques in a mobile communication device configured to operate using a wireless communication network are described. The mobile device operates to establish an emergency call with a public safety answering point entity, and subsequently monitors to receive an incoming call message which indicates whether the incoming call message is for emergency call back. If data indications in the data fields indicate that the incoming call message is for emergency call back, then the mobile device causes the emergency call back to be answered automatically.07-14-2011
20110171929WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASE STATION, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A wireless communication base station (07-14-2011
20110171925System and Method for Supporting Emergency Services in Home Cells - A user equipment (UE) including one or more processors configured to cause the UE to prepare to reselect to a macro cell responsive to the UE placing an emergency call in a femtocell, wherein preparing to reselect is performed in addition to the emergency call.07-14-2011
20110171923Designation Of Cellular Broadcast Message Identifiers For The Commercial Mobile Alert System - A Commercial Mobile Alert Message System (CMAS) message comprises a message identifier indicative of the type of alert message in the CMAS message. The identifier is used by a mobile device configured to receive and process CMAS messages to determine if the message alert is to be rendered via the mobile device. The identifier also can be used to place the mobile device in a power conservation state. In an example configuration, the mobile device interprets the message identifier to determine if a subscriber wants the message rendered. If the subscriber wants the message rendered, the mobile device processes and renders the message appropriately. If the subscriber does not want the message rendered, the message is ignored and optionally, the mobile device is placed in a power conservation mode.07-14-2011
20110171926Emergency Services in Home Cells System and Method - A user equipment (UE) including one or more processors configured to receive an emergency calls supported indicator (ECSI).07-14-2011
20090275307Mobile Communications Facilitated by Interactive Menus - Systems, methods, apparatus and computer program products related to mobile communications are disclosed. One method includes, responsive to a mobile originated teleservice request, pushing a contextual network initiated Unstructured Supplementary Services Data (USSD) session back to an originating mobile device including presenting a listing of a plurality of service options associated with a caller and/or the called party address information captured in the teleservice request.11-05-2009
20120295568Handling Emergency Bearer Service - A method of handling an emergency bearer service for a mobile station in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises camping on a cell which provides a normal service or a limited service to the mobile station; and not sending an indicator to a network node when the mobile station attaches to a network for the emergency bearer service, wherein the indicator indicates the mobile station is a machine type communication (MTC) device or a low priority device.11-22-2012
20120295569SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS OVER A WIRELESS NETWORK DURING AN EMERGENCY - A system and method for managing an emergency over a wireless network. A wireless station receives an emergency information string broadcast by a string broadcast station. The string broadcast station is operated by law enforcement or other authorized personnel. A wireless station obtains the emergency information string and obtains an emergency alert message from a server. The message may be retransmitted by the wireless station. A listener module may be deployed that can be used to identify wireless stations that are within an area affected by the emergency and to provide the emergency alert message to the identified wireless stations.11-22-2012
20120295570Digital content distribution system for delivering location specific content to an ad hoc group of mobile subscribers computer appendix - A digital content distribution system and method are disclosed for delivering location specific content to an ad hoc group of mobile subscribers. The system consists of a downloadable application that runs on the subscriber's mobile communication device and communicates with a server-based content composer system. The content composer system manages outgoing content based upon the geographic location reported by a mobile communication device application and the demographic and preference data stored in a subscriber database. Emergency alerts are sent only to subscribers in a area covered by the alert. The emergency alerts are executed on the mobile communication device even though the mobile communication device is in a low power sleep or hibernate mode. Moreover, the emergency alerts take over the mobile communications device no matter what other tasks are being executed when the emergency alert is received.11-22-2012
20120295566ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME LOCATION AND INFORMATION COORDINATION - The present disclosure provides electronic communication systems and methods for real-time location and information coordination between multiple people, such as, for example, in the context of medical emergencies. Specifically, the systems and methods may include a mobile device, a method of operating mobile devices, and a system including a plurality of mobile devices communicatively coupled therebetween for real-time location and information synchronization. In an exemplary embodiment, the systems and methods may be utilized in a medical emergency situation, i.e. for triage, enabling coordination of emergency personnel in an efficient manner. By way of the systems and methods described herein, a common reference point geographically defined, data is gathered with location referenced to the common reference point, and personnel may select patients based on the real-time gathered information.11-22-2012
20100248679RESUSCITATION TEAM MOBILIZATION SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD. - A resuscitation team mobilization system, device and method are disclosed that minimize the delays frequently associated with responding to a resuscitation emergency. In one preferred embodiment, the system comprises a control station[09-30-2010
20090191841Method and Apparatus for Extended Call Establishment for IMS Emergency Calls - Apparatus and methods of establishing an emergency voice call include user equipment transmitting, and a first serving core network receiving, a request for an emergency call via a wireless access network. The apparatus and methods further include a determination by the first serving core network of an alternative serving core network. In some aspects, the determination may be made based on a user equipment location from a location retrieval function, which may obtain such information from other network components or from the user equipment. In other aspects, the determination may be based on lack of capability or lack of capacity. Further, the apparatus and methods also include establishment of the emergency call with a second serving core network different from the serving core network based on the determination.07-30-2009
20090004998METHODS, USER TERMINALS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS, AND COMPONENTS FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATIONS IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS - A method for providing communications services in a network can include adjusting a mode of communication for devices operating in the network based on emergency state information. Related user terminals, computer program products, and components are also disclosed.01-01-2009
20110028117Mobile Computing and Communication Device for Use as a Mobile Phone in Normal Operation and as a Survivability Detection Device in a Disaster Situation - A mobile computing and communication device for a normal and an emergency occasion is disclosed. The invention is based upon a conventional mobile device with an added emergency operation unit including a second communication unit, a sensory unit and an external RF energy controlled switch. The second communication unit is based upon a short-range and ad hoc communication network. If the battery power is below a preset value, the mobile device is switched off. The reserved power is switched on for the emergency operation unit if a sufficient strong RF energy is received and a reference voltage in exceeding of a threshold voltage of a switch is generated. The radio-frequency energy may be delivered through an un-modulated electromagnetic wave from an external source. The second communication unit establishes the ad hoc communication network with a mobile rescues station and transmits the collected data from the sensory unit to the station through the network.02-03-2011
20100136943CONTENT MANAGEMENT FOR WIRELESS DIGITAL MEDIA FRAMES - System(s) and method(s) are provided for management of content(s) directed to a wireless digital media frame (WDMF). Management is facilitated by a service provided by a mobile network platform. A service subscription allows a subscriber to establish femto cell coverage in a location that host a subscribed WDMF(s); determine content(s) delivery preferences; and extend the service to a group of auxiliary subscribers. Various sources of content such as a mobile station, a non-mobile device, or a content server associated with a service platform (e.g., an internet service provider) can deliver content(s) and signaling. Integrity of content(s) and signaling is provided through access protocol(s) that exploits credentials associated with a source of content. Content(s) are managed through a content interface that conveys available content(s) in a source of content and an intended WDMF. Various alarm(s) can be delivered to a WDMF as a part of the content management service.06-03-2010
20120196559Notification Method, System and Apparatus for an Emergency Area ID - The disclosure provides a notification method for an Emergency Area ID, including: an evolution node B (eNB) acquires an eNB-supported Emergency Area ID and an E-UTRAN cell global identifier (E-CGI) list included in it, and when S1 is set up, carries the acquired emergency area ID and the E-CGI list included in it in an S1 setup request message to transmit to a mobility management entity (MME); the MME stores the received emergency area ID and the E-CGI list included in it. The disclosure further provides a notification system for an Emergency Area ID. With the disclosure, the complexity of manual operation and the error rate are decreased, the reliability and operating efficiency of the system are improved, and the stability and maintainability of the system are enhanced.08-02-2012
20120196558EMERGENCY CALL ANALYSIS SYSTEM - A method for communicating information associated with emergency calls communicated to emergency response centers includes receiving, by an emergency call analysis system, emergency call information that defines an emergency call communicated to an emergency response center within a geographic region. The emergency call information includes location information of the emergency call. The emergency call analysis system may then determine statistical information associated with emergency calls made within a geographic region. A computer server may then generate browser code executable by a browser to cause the browser to display the statistical information.08-02-2012
20120196557EMERGENCY CALL ANALYSIS SYSTEM - A method for predicting a survival rate among individuals, where the survival rate depends in part on a responsiveness of emergency personnel, and the responsiveness of the emergency personnel depends in part on an amount of time taken to route an emergency call to a primary emergency response center, includes determining, by a computer system, a number of emergency calls initially routed to a primary emergency response center. The computer system determines a number of emergency calls initially routed to a secondary emergency response center that, in turn, routes the emergency calls to the primary emergency response center. The computer system calculates a survival rate amount individuals according to a function of the determined number of the number of emergency calls initially routed to a primary emergency response center and the number of emergency calls initially routed to a secondary emergency response center. The calculated survival rate is displayed on a terminal.08-02-2012
20120196556Fire alarm text response system - A computer software and hardware system for fire stations is described which provides communications utilizing SMS (Short Message Service) cellular phone text messaging automatically notifying firemen or other personnel of an emergency page when their dispatch pages them via radio dispatch or by other means. Responses from this SMS text message are replied to via SMS text messaging with a code letter and their response is displayed on a screen at their station so other responding firemen know if, who, and where other firemen are responding. Users can also opt to automatically receive on their cell phones an MMS (Multimedia Message Service) message containing a multimedia sound recording of the actual emergency dispatch voice page.08-02-2012
20120231759REDIRECTION METHOD, REDIRECTION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A redirection method, a redirection device, and a communication system in the field of communication technology are provided. The redirection method includes the following steps: A femto access point (FAP) receives a message, in which the message contains information of a service required by a terminal. After the FAP determines that it does not support the service, the FAP acquires information of base stations supporting the service. The FAP sends the information of the base stations supporting the service to the terminal, so as to enable the terminal to determine a target base station according to the information of the base stations supporting the service. Therefore, the terminal is redirected to the target base station supporting the service required by the terminal, and efficiency of implementing the required service by the terminal is increased.09-13-2012
20120231757EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR A PORTABLE DEVICE - 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.09-13-2012
20100144307METHOD OF SETTING RADIO ACCESS CAPABILITY IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method of setting radio access capability for a mobile device capable of a plurality of radio access technologies includes utilizing a first one of the radio access technologies to send subscribing information of the mobile device to a network, receiving a reject message corresponding to the subscribing information from the network, selecting a second radio access technology from the plurality of radio access technologies, and sending the subscribing information according to the second radio access technology.06-10-2010
20110207428MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - 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.08-25-2011
20120142308DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING EMERGENCY CALL IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a device and a method for processing an emergency call in a portable terminal regardless of a SIM card activated by a user's selection. The device includes a plurality of SIM cards, and a controller to make a control so that a SIM card capable of performing a communication service is automatically switched and the emergency call is transmitted when an emergency call transmission is generated.06-07-2012
20100144306CELL PHONE FM RECEIVER EMERGENCY ALERT METHOD AND APPARATUS - FM-based emergency alert systems and methods are very reliable, intrude only minimally on program material, leave battery life unchanged, and do not add to the cost of embedding FM reception in portable electronic devices such as cellular handsets. For compatibility with intermittently operating, low-energy-consumption FM receivers in cell phones, an alerting signal spanning at least the wake-up period of the FM receiver is transmitted prior to data transmission. The receiver may wake up at a rate of a few tenths of a hertz to a few hertz. Various modulation schemes may be used for the transmitted signal. After a sufficient amount of incoming signal is detected, an alarm or data relating to an emergency situation may be received. A plurality of transmitters may be used to transmit the signal redundantly.06-10-2010
20090124231Self Defense Cell Phone With Projectiles - The present invention teaches an economical disposable emergency cellular telephone. A major object of this invention is a shocking self-defense capability. A further object is a cell phone which launches projectiles to deliver the shocking voltage. A further object of the invention is a new technique for having a large number of cellular phones share the same small group of access numbers and serial numbers in order to reduce the monthly charges to zero for the end consumer. This makes it more practical to use cellular phones for data transmission and monitoring applications.05-14-2009
20090298458Updating a Request Related to an IMS Emergency Session - A network component is provided that includes a processor configured to inspect requests sent to the network component to determine if the requests are related to emergencies. If one of the requests is determined to relate to an emergency, the processor is further configured, based on configurations and regulator policies, to update the request.12-03-2009
20090186595SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN EMERGENCY SERVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system and method for providing an emergency service in a communication system is provided. A method for providing an emergency service by an idle mode Mobile Station (MS) in a communication system includes receiving, from a Base Station (BS), a broadcast message including information on a time duration in which an emergency service message will be transmitted after waking up at a start timing point of a paging listening interval, transitioning into an idle state when a start timing point of the time duration in which the emergency service message will be transmitted is later than a timing point at which the paging listening interval is terminated, and waking up at the start timing point of the time duration in which the emergency service message will be transmitted after transitioning into the idle state.07-23-2009
20090186594SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN EMERGENCY SERVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system and method for providing an emergency service in a communication system are provided. The method includes transmitting a request message for requesting connection setup for service provision from a first station to a second station, the request message including a first indicator indicating an emergency service; receiving a response message in response to the request message by the first station from the second station, the response message including service flow connection information for provision of the emergency service and a second indicator indicating that it is a response to the request message, acquiring the service flow connection information from the response message and transmitting a message acknowledging acquisition of the service flow connection information to the second station, and setting a connection for providing the emergency service.07-23-2009
20090137222LOCATION-BASED ALERT SYSTEM - Method and system for sending alert messages to users of mobile phones staying at a specific geographical location without overloading the network, and doing so independently of any user preferences.05-28-2009
20110230162SRVCC EMERGENCY CALL SUPPORT APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD - Method and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for SRVCC emergency call support. The method may include receiving, at a mobility switching center, a first message representing a request to handover an emergency communication session from a first network to a second network. The mobile switching center may obtain a value representing an emergency session transfer number. The mobility switching center may also send a second message to the first network. The second message may initiate handover of the emergency communication session from the first network to the second network. The second message may comprise the value representing the emergency session transfer number. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are Receive Session Continuity Data also described.09-22-2011
20100003951EMERGENCY MESSAGE BUTTON AND METHOD ON A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR COMMUNICATING AN EMERGENCY MESSAGE TO A PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINT (PSAP) - A wireless communications device including a housing, a user interface configured to enable a user to type text messages for communication over a communications network, an emergency message button selectable by a user, and a processing unit in communication with the user interface and emergency message button. The processing unit may be configured to generate and send an emergency message to a public safety answering point in response to a user selecting the emergency message button.01-07-2010
20100003947DATA MESSAGE SERVICE CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR HANDLING EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGING - A system and method for communicating an emergency data message includes receiving a data message and determining whether an emergency abbreviated dialing code was received with the data message. If an emergency data message includes an abbreviated dialing code, an emergency data message short code associated with the abbreviated dialing code may be requested. A cell code identifier in which the wireless communications device is located may be determined, and the data message, emergency data message short code, and cell code identifier may be communicated via a communications network for the data message to be routed to a PSAP handling emergencies in an area in which the wireless communications device is located.01-07-2010
20090325536SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF WIRELESS MULTICASTING SYSTEMS TO DISTRIBUTE AN ALARM INDICATION TO A DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURED COVERAGE AREA - The present Reverse 911 Alarm System implements a central alarm distribution site that is capable of generating an alarm indication to warn individuals of a hazard and propagating the alarm indication to selected individuals via their wireless subscriber devices by the use of wireless multicasting in the existing cellular communication network and/or wireless-based Local Area Networks which are operational in the coverage area of the hazard. The central alarm distribution site dynamically selects the wireless coverage area to encompass the present extent of the hazard and can also provide advanced warning to individuals located in an area that extends beyond the present hazard extent area. The present Reverse 911 Alarm System thereby integrates the operation of the wireless communication network with the 911 and Reverse 911 services to provide efficient and comprehensive distribution of alarm indications to the individuals who are impacted by an emergency situation.12-31-2009
20110143704Specialized dial a chip - The present invention provides an automated system with which cell phones or land-line phones can be equipped in order to more clearly and easily communicate preset emergency messages to a 911 dispatcher. The Specialized Dial A Chip system includes an S.O.S. button, this button activating the system and allowing the user to enter his or her PIN. Upon entering their PIN, the user is presented with a preset, prerecorded menu of emergency situations, numbered 1 through 9, including such emergencies as house fires, home invasions and robberies, domestic abuse, and so forth, as well as a complete menu of medical emergencies such as cuts, broken limbs, heart attacks and strokes, and so forth.06-16-2011
20100003950BATTERY CHARGE RESERVATION FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS - A wireless communications device and method for establishing a voltage threshold at which to turn off electronics of a wireless communications device includes determining a power threshold level at which a device is to be shut off when a battery of the device reaches or drops below the power threshold level. The determined power threshold level may be offset. The amount of power remaining for the battery in the communications device may be measured. The communication device may be shut off based on the offset power threshold level so as to preserve enough power for an emergency message to be generated and sent in the case of an emergency.01-07-2010
20100159869VEHICLE TELEMATICS COMMUNICATION FOR WELL-BEING CHECKS - A method and system for attempting contact with a person via a vehicle telematics unit. The method carried out by the system involves receiving a request for well-being check of a person, placing a call to that person's vehicle, and performing a well-being check if the person answers the call. If the call is not answered, then the method further involves setting a vehicle trigger, presenting a well-being check message to the occupant upon occurrence of the trigger, receiving a return call from the vehicle, and communicating with the occupant over the return call to verify the person's well-being and offer any needed assistance.06-24-2010
20100159870OPTIMIZED EMERGENCY ALERT MESSAGE DELIVERY - An apparatus, method and system for providing an emergency alert message in a communication system. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a transceiver (06-24-2010
20110143703TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING EMERGENCY CALL IN TERMINAL - A terminal and a method for supporting an emergency call in a terminal in which policy information regarding an emergency call may be received from a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) and used to select a PLMN supporting the emergency call for a current terminal and a base station of the PLMN.06-16-2011
20110230161Smartphone emergency alarm - The current invention is an alarm phone device or an alarm system that turns a smart phone into a mobile emergency alarm. The alarm functions like a standard home alarm system in that it emits an audible alarm and contacts a centralized alarm company, which has the appropriate emergency personnel or first responders dispatched.09-22-2011
20110230163METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LIMITING COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Techniques for use in a mobile device involve detecting a temperature condition at said device and, in response, operating in a limited communication state for which only emergency communication is permitted. When the mobile device receives a user-initiated communication request, the mobile device inhibits non-emergency communication but permits emergency communication despite the existence of said temperature condition.09-22-2011
20110230160Environmental Monitoring System Which Leverages A Social Networking Service To Deliver Alerts To Mobile Phones Or Devices - A system for remote monitoring of environmental conditions at a site and transmitting alerts to interested parties' mobile devices via a social networking service is described. The system employs a wireless communications device, partially exposed outside a small, metal enclosure, to transmit SMS (text message) alerts to a social networking site. Interested parties, including other devices, receive the alerts by simply subscribing to the ‘user’ device. Thus, no configuration of the device by interested parties is required. Temperature alerts are generated by the device without user-configured or fixed thresholds. A wall-mounted installation of the device conceals the external antenna within the wall cavity.09-22-2011
20110223879Method and Arrangement for Operating a Mobile Battery-Operated Personal Emergency Signal Device - The invention relates to a method for operating a mobile battery-operated personal emergency signal device, wherein a check of the charge of the battery feeding the personal emergency signal device is performed at least in the course of initiating the personal emergency signal device, wherein the operation of the personal emergency signal device is permitted by a central device depending on the result of the check. The invention further relates to an arrangement for performing the method.09-15-2011
20090191840PERSONALIZED MESSAGE ESCROW - Systems, methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for maintaining a personalized message provided by a personal security service subscriber in an escrow storage during a security period associated with the subscriber, and delivering the personalized message to one or more recipients upon determining an occurrence of a security event during the security period.07-30-2009
20090215424SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AN EMERGENCY MESSAGE OVER AN INTEGRATED WIRELESS NETWORK - An emergency message system provides a system and method for generating and transmitting emergency messages. In one embodiment, the emergency message system employs a transceiver network with a plurality transceivers coupled to monitoring devices residing at a plurality of customer premises. Control room operators receive an emergency message from an identifiable transceiver. The transceiver, identified by an identification code, indicates a location and the nature of the emergency condition so that the control operators may request appropriate emergency assistance.08-27-2009
20120142307BROADCAST ALERTING MESSAGE AGGREGATOR/GATEWAY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A message processing system and method providing a broadcast message to a plurality of user devices located within a geographically defined broadcast target area, the system including a broadcast service bureau communicatively coupled for receiving from a broadcast agent access system providing a broadcast request from an originating broadcast agent associated one broadcast agent message origination systems; the received broadcast request includes a broadcast agent identification, the geographically defined broadcast target area, and a broadcast message, the broadcast service bureau verifying the broadcast request as a function of the broadcast agent identification including an authority of the originating broadcast agent to send the broadcast message to the broadcast target area; the broadcast service bureau processing the verified broadcast request for transmission to one or more broadcast message networks providing broadcast message alerting service to at least a portion of the broadcast target area.06-07-2012
20120142305EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION USING IMAGES - There are disclosed methods that enable a user in an emergency situation to capture an image (such as a picture image or a video image) and transmit the image to an emergency authority (such as a PSAP) and/or to another party. In some embodiments, these operations can be performed while the user equipment and/or a Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) inserted into the user equipment are in a locked condition. Devices and systems are also disclosed for performing the methods, as well as a computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon that, when executed, perform the methods.06-07-2012
20090143045Systems and methods for facilitating a first response mission at an incident scene - Systems and methods for facilitating a first response mission at an incident scene, such as an accident site, a natural or human-made disaster site, or any other first response site. One system comprises a plurality of portable modules for the incident scene and configured to transmit wireless signals. The system also comprises a processing system, which comprises: at least one receiver to receive the wireless signals; an environmental data processing engine configured to process data derived from the wireless signals to derive data indicative of an environment at the incident scene; a situational context processing engine configured to process the data indicative of the environment to derive data indicative of a situation deemed to have occurred in relation to the first response mission; and a decision making engine configured to process the data indicative of the situation and institutional data relevant to the situation to determine an action to be performed with respect to the situation, such as transmission of a message to a first responder at the incident scene, establishment of communication between a first responder at the incident scene and a clinician remote from the incident scene, or transmission of a message to initiate preparation of resources at a healthcare facility remote from the incident scene for arrival of at least one patient transported from the incident scene.06-04-2009
20090203350LIST-BASED EMERGENCY CALLING DEVICE - An emergency services automatic dialing device enables at least one number in a list of alternate numbers to be called prior to dialing an emergency services number (e.g., 911). This enables a user of a corresponding portable transceiver to try to reach someone else (e.g., a family member) before having to resort to calling emergency services (e.g., 911 for fire department, police or ambulance). The dialing device can call several numbers in a list until all the numbers are exhausted before dialing the emergency services number. Calling the list of numbers can also be overridden by pressing a button on the portable transceiver in a particular way.08-13-2009
20090203349WIRELESS SECURITY SYSTEM - A wireless security system including a portable security apparatus for communicating in a point-to-point manner with a personal communication device in order to allow transmission of a signal indicating an alarm condition by the personal communication device to a remote user and to allow remote configuration of the system by the user.08-13-2009
20090239497PROVISION OF AN EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM ALERT MESSAGE VIA A PERSONAL AREA NETWORK COMPATIBLE ACCESSORY - A wireless communication device receives a message. If the message is an emergency alert message, such as an EAS alert message, the wireless communication device issues a notification to an accessory device using a personal area network, which may be established using Bluetooth or another personal area network protocol. The notification is distinct from a notification that is issued to the accessory device when a standard communication, such as a voice call or a non-emergency message, is received by the wireless communication device.09-24-2009
20120077456APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR HANDLING OF AN EQUIVALENT PUBLIC LAND MOBILE NETWORK (PLMN) LIST - A mobile communication device with a wireless module and a controller module is provided. The wireless module performs wireless transmissions and receptions to and from a service network. The controller module obtains a list of Public Land Mobile Networks (PLMNs) equivalent to each other when attached to the service network for emergency bearer services via the wireless module, and not stores the list in response to a power-off of the mobile communication device.03-29-2012
20120077455EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION AND DISPATCHING SYSTEM - An emergency communication and dispatching system has an operating console and a plurality of 2-way radios. 2-way radios are carried separately by the staff on duty and communicated with the operating console or other staff. Of which, the operating console could receive the event information and pictures from the reporting source and transmit them to the 2-way radio of any staff, while a camera could be used by the staff to take the pictures at the scenes. The 2-way radio is used to transmit the pictures and position data to the operating console or the receiver of other staff, so as to improve the communication and execution efficiency of public security or military personnel.03-29-2012
20120077454Emergency Override Of Battery Discharge Protection - An apparatus, system and method for overriding battery discharge protection in a mobile communication device in the presence of an emergency communication. The method of overriding battery discharge protection in a mobile communication device comprises determining a measured battery voltage; determining an excess battery discharge condition, wherein further battery discharge will result in an impaired ability to recharge a battery; detecting an emergency communication state; disabling battery discharge protection in response to the emergency communication state; and continuing discharge of the battery.03-29-2012
20090209225Emergency Call System - An emergency call system includes an emergency call control portion, a communication device, a change-over switch, and an electric current limit circuit. The emergency call control portion performs an emergency call to a center in an emergency of a vehicle. The communication device communicates with the center, wherein the communication device includes a speaker and a speaker amplifier for driving the speaker. The change-over switch changes a power supply source from a main power source to an auxiliary power source. The electric current limit circuit limits an electric current of the speaker amplifier when the change-over switch changes the power supply source to the auxiliary power source.08-20-2009
20090221262MOBILE INFORMATION TERMINAL - To carry out processing to be executed upon occurrence of an emergency, a mobile phone includes a power control portion for supplying driving power, a RAM capable of storing data in the state where the driving power is not supplied from the power control portion, a crime prevention switch for detecting occurrence of an emergency, and a control portion which is driven by the driving power supplied from the power control portion. The control portion stores an emergency flag in an ON state indicating an emergency mode in the RAM in response to detection of the emergency by the crime prevention switch, and carries out emergency processing. When the control portion is activated as the supply of the driving power from the power control portion is started, it carries out the emergency processing if the emergency flag in the ON state is stored in the RAM.09-03-2009
20090253400METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PSAP CALL BACK OF IN SUBSCRIBER - A method and system for re-establishing a connection from a PSAP or 911 call center to a terminal of a 911 caller who has subscribed to IN services, for example, after a terminal of a 911 caller has been disconnected from the PSAP or 911 call center. If the call is dropped, the PSAP or 911 call center can, manually, or automatically via the system of the present invention, dial or cause to be dialed, a pre-determined prefix prior to dialing the number of the terminal of the 911 caller. In a separate embodiment of the method and system of the present invention, a separate parameter is used in CAMEL IDP and ISUP IAM to indicate the calling party category to identify that the call is originating from a PSAP or 911 call center.10-08-2009
20090253399PROVIDING TEMPORARY CALLBACK NUMBER FOR EMERGENCY CALLS - A system, method, and computer readable medium comprising instructions for providing temporary callback number for emergency calls is disclosed. A determination is made as to whether a restriction is imposed on a mobile user for incoming calls. A temporary callback number for the mobile user is generated if the restriction is imposed. A request for a callback to the mobile user comprising the temporary callback number is detected. The callback is routed to the mobile user using the temporary callback number.10-08-2009
20100273443CONTEXT-BASED MESSAGING FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - This disclosure describes techniques for providing a wireless communication device with context-based voicemail messaging. In reply to a call, a wireless communication device may select a message based on a context. As an example, a wireless communication system may detect a call directed to a wireless communication device from a caller, generate one of a plurality of reply messages for the caller based on a context of the wireless communication device derived from input information received by at least one input of the wireless communication device, and transmit the generated reply message to the caller. In some cases, the message may be selected based on both context and caller identity. In addition, the message may be selected based at least in part on analysis of a pattern of usage or user activity with respect to the wireless communication device.10-28-2010
20090047923Method and System for Using Cellular/Wireless Phones and Devices for Retrieving Emergency Related Personal Data - The present invention discloses a method, system and a program storage device for remotely accessing medically relevant data stored on a server and provides remote access over a cellular or PCS communications network employing either a SMS or MMS communication protocol allowing dissemination of an individual's medically relevant data in an emergency, wherein the server authenticates each accessing PCS device by determining whether said accessing PCS device ID is stored in an emergency medical profile database and sending the user inputted emergency related personal data if the accessing PCS device ID is found in the emergency medical database device.02-19-2009
20130122849Fall-Responsive Emergency Device, System, and Method - A device capable of being worn by a person includes a fall sensor responsive to the physical effect of a fall by a person wearing the device to generate a sensed-fall signal. A wireless transmitter can send a wireless alert signal in response to the sensed-fall signal without requiring participation by the person wearing the device. A base transmitter locatable on a premises where the device is to be worn can be enabled in response to the wireless alert signal to transmit a responder request to a remote responder. A two-way voice communicator separate from the wearable device can be located on the premises with the base transmitter. A remote responder can enable the two-way voice communicator for two-way voice communication with the person wearing the wearable device.05-16-2013
20100216421METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY ALERTS IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Methods and apparatus for providing emergency alerts in a communication network. In an aspect, a method includes transmitting an emergency alert message as part of a broadcast message, transmitting a configuration update indicating that the broadcast message is available, and transmitting a paging message, indicating that the configuration update is available. An apparatus includes broadcast logic configured to transmit an emergency alert message as part of a broadcast message, configuration logic configured to transmit a configuration update indicating that the broadcast message is available, and paging logic configured to transmit a paging message indicating that the configuration update is available. In an aspect, an apparatus includes means for receiving a paging message, indicating that a configuration update is available, means for receiving the configuration update indicating that a broadcast message is available, and means for receiving the broadcast message comprising an emergency alert message.08-26-2010
20080214141SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALLOWING CALLBACK ON AN EMERGENCY CALL - A system and method suspends incoming call-barring for a subscriber in a telecommunications network for a specified period of time when an emergency call is initiated by the subscriber. During the time period, there is no incoming call-barring for the subscriber making the emergency call and a call from any number can be received. The PSAP is thus allowed to call the subscriber in case the emergency call is disconnected without being completed.09-04-2008
20110059719WIRELESS EMERGENCY CALL DEVICE - A portable emergency call device has a single activation button to establish two way communications with an emergency call center. It is not a standard telephone and does not receive any incoming calls and can place outgoing calls only to the designated emergency call center. There is an advantage to making it waterproof.03-10-2011
20110059718EMERGENCY INFORMATION IN SYSTEM INFORMATION BROADCAST - A method and apparatus for providing an emergency signal to a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU). The WTRU is configured to receive a system information message including an emergency message notification and emergency system information messages, wherein the system information messages are segmented and overlap non-emergency system information messages. The WTRU is further configured to process he emergency information messages.03-10-2011
20100227581SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTHORITATIVE VALIDATION OF MOBILE SERVICE PERMISSIONS - In one embodiment of the present invention, a system and method may be provided for authoritative validation of mobile service permissions. The system and method may include receiving a preemption request from a first responder to preempt non-emergency communications. Determining whether the first responder is authorized to preempt communications. Prioritizing communications from the first responder, if the first responder is authorized to preempt communications. Alternatively the first responder may be notified if the first responder is not authorized to preempt communications.09-09-2010
20100159868System and Method For Emergency Reporting - A determination is made as to whether a first channel is communicatively coupled to a communication network. The first communication channel is configured to preferentially transmit emergency messages to the communication network. When the first communication channel is not communicatively coupled to the communication network, a second communication channel and at least one configuration parameter to configure the second communication channel are determined. The second communication channel is configured with the determined at least one parameter. An emergency message is transmitted over the configured second communication channel.06-24-2010
20110111725AUTOMATIC REMOTE COMMUNICATION USING NETWORK TELEPHONY - The present invention is a method and apparatus to provide remote communication using network telephony. In a transmitter, an activation message is decoded to generate an activation command. The activation message is sent from an activator via a communication medium in response to a telephony call. An information message is transmitted, responsive to the activation command, to a receiver using a communication protocol. In a receiver, an activation message is decoded to generate an activation command. The activation message is sent in response to a telephone call. An information message is received, responsive to the activation command. The information message is sent from a transmitter according to a communication protocol via a communication medium.05-12-2011
20100240338TECHNIQUES FOR SUPPORTING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus for supporting emergency communications are provided. A method for a Radio Access Network (RAN) serving at least one Core Network (CN) to support emergency communications of a User Equipment (UE) includes determining whether at least one CN in a shared network environment supports emergency communications, if it is determined that the at least one CN in the shared network environment supports emergency communications, transmitting an emergency call support indication to the UE indicating that emergency communications are supported, receiving a request for emergency communications from the UE, and routing the request for emergency communications to another CN that supports emergency communications in the shared network environment, if a given CN does not support emergency communications.09-23-2010
20100240337System and Method for Automatic Storage and Retrieval of Emergency Information - A vehicle communication system may retrieve “in case of emergency” (ICE) information from a wireless device. The ICE information may include contact information, medical information, etc., and may be transferred to an emergency provider, if the vehicle communication system places an emergency call. The information may also be retrieved at some point before an emergency call is placed and stored in a memory circuit of the vehicle communication system.09-23-2010
20100227582Method and System for Emergency Call Handling - A vehicle communication system includes a computer processor in communication with persistent and non-persistent memory. The system also includes a local wireless transceiver in communication with the computer processor and configured to communicate wirelessly with a cellular telephone located at the vehicle. The system further includes a backup power circuit comprising a charge storage device such as a local battery or capacitor having enough charge to power the computer processor and local wireless transceiver long enough to send an emergency call signal to the cellular telephone, and an emergency call command signal is sent from the local wireless transceiver to the cellular telephone in the event a vehicle emergency is detected at the computer processor and vehicle power is lost. The signal causes the cellular telephone to place or continue an emergency call to an emergency responder or agency over the cellular telephone network.09-09-2010
20100227584IN-VEHICLE SYSTEM (IVS) CONTROL OF EMERGENCY DATA COMMUNICATIONS - An in-vehicle system (IVS) captures data such as location data and in an emergency automatically places a call to an emergency call taker or PSAP via a wireless telecommunications network. After a voice call session is established, the IVS system transmits a predetermined control signal through the voice channel. The control signal directs the call taker system to prepare to receive data. Preferably, the control signal comprises at least one audio frequency tone. This may be done without human intervention. In this way, emergency information is transmitted accurately and with minimum delay. After transmission of essential information, the IVS system may switch on audio connections for live human voice conversation.09-09-2010
20130217352SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PREDICT AND AVOID MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURIES - A miniaturized, ruggedized, field-deployable Portable Exposure Assessment System (PEAS) is used to remotely monitor workers and provide real-time warning of exposure to musculoskeletal injury conditions via alarm and smart-phone transmission. The PEAS unit wirelessly acquires exposure data from sensors; conducts initial data analysis; triggers proximal and remote alarms; sends out text messages with abnormal data, GPS locations, and time stamps to a safety office; and saves data for more extensive assessment. Sensor technology is used in this field-deployable system to simultaneously measure and collect the body loads and awkward postures imposed by package handling as well as driving-related, low-frequency vibration exposures. Wireless technology is used to set up wireless communication links between the sensors and a data logger and between the data logger and a smart phone with GPS, date/time stamp and text messaging capabilities.08-22-2013
20100112976METHOD OF HANDLING RADIO ACCESS AND TO PRIORITIZE SUBSCRIBERS IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY - In a multi-access environment, applications with high priority can temporarily, when needed, occupy parts or even complete resources from at least one of the accesses in a certain geographical area radio access can be secured for such applications. An area consisting of a number of cells is created In such an area, an application having high priority can have guaranteed resources on one pre-determined access while other “ordinary” traffic is temporarily directed to the other access(es) even if that may result in a lower Quality of Service (QoS) in that particular area.05-06-2010
20090042533EMERGENCY DISPLAY FOR EMERGENCY PERSONNEL - An emergency device or emergency system is configured for operation within a fire safety system, or a fire safety portion of a building automation system (BAS). For example, wireless devices, emergency devices and/or automation components within the fire safety system, or the fire safety portion of the BAS may be configured to automatically provide or otherwise communicate emergency information to an emergency device or system. The emergency information may, in turn, be utilized by emergency personnel or first responders to determine conditions with the structure. A heads-up display is configured to present the display data based on the received emergency communication to a user.02-12-2009
20100227583LAND MOBILE RADIO DISPATCH CONSOLE - An exemplary land mobile radio dispatch console and method are provided. In one embodiment, the console has the capability to process and handle Requests To Talk (RTT) and emergencies. In another embodiment, the console has the capability to provide a history. In another embodiment, the console provides the capability for operators to configure and save patches of predefined groups for later use. In another embodiment, the console includes a telephone interconnect interface component, and combinations of features mentioned above.09-09-2010
20090075625METHODS AND APPARATUS TO ROUTE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SESSIONS - Methods and apparatus to route an emergency communication session for a multi-mode communication device are disclosed. An example method comprises detecting a call initiation at a user device, determining whether the user device is communicatively coupled to a cellular communication network, and initiating a mesh network routing algorithm at the user device to establish a communication session from the user device to a gateway node via a wireless Internet-based network when the user device is not communicatively coupled to the cellular communication network.03-19-2009
20100056100RULES-BASED ASSOCIATION OF A PHONE NUMBER WITH ONE OR MORE DESTINATION LOCATIONS - Systems and methods of rules-based association of a phone number with one or more destination locations are disclosed here. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of associating a phone number with one or more destination locations based on a set of rules and receiving a request from a user using the phone number. The request is associated with accessing a set of directions to at least one of the one or more destination locations. The method may further include, identifying an originating location associated with the request received from the user, and providing the user with at least one of the sets of directions to the one or more destination locations from the originating location.03-04-2010
20120142309INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, EMERGENCY USE DEVICE, AND PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An information processing system includes an emergency use device and a portable communication device. The emergency use device includes an identification information storage section which stores identification information indicating a usage state and a transmitting section which transmits the identification information stored in the identification information storage section in response to a request from the portable communication device. The portable communication device includes a personal information storage section which stores personal emergency information, a communication section which communicates with the emergency use device, and a communication section which transmits the personal emergency information to a predetermined organization which is allowed to read the personal emergency information stored in the storage section when identification information indicating that the emergency use device is used is received from the emergency use device.06-07-2012
20120142306Priority Communications in a Shared Access Telecommunications Network - Described herein are systems and techniques that can coordinate priority communications for the users of one telecommunications network relative to the users of other such networks. This may be useful in emergency situations where one of the networks comprises a public services entity, which may from time to time demand priority communications in order to efficiently respond to urgent situations.06-07-2012
20100197265CONNECTING TO A MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE CHANNEL - A method, a base station, an application server and a mobile device for transmitting and receiving media content are disclosed. A transceiver 08-05-2010
20090247110Systems And Methods For Activating A Security System Upon Receipt Of Emergency Alert Messages - An Emergency Alert System (EAS) alert message may be used to activate a security system. For example, a mobile device of a subscriber may receive an EAS alert message from a network provider of the mobile device. Upon receipt of the EAS alert message, the mobile device may send an indication of the EAS message to the security system. A component of the security system may be activated to provide notification of the EAS alert message to the subscriber.10-01-2009
20090325537METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTINUING EMERGENCY CALL IN WIRELESS NETWORK - The objective of the invention is to provide a method and device for the continuity of the emergency call. According to the technical solution provided by the present invention, the emergency center sends notifying messages for emergency calls to the user equipments, and the notifying messages for emergency call comprise emergency call-related information. According to the emergency call-related information, after the handoff occurs, the user equipment generates a request message for continuity of emergency call to realize the continuity of emergency call.12-31-2009
20080311879Alarm system with two-way voice - Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.12-18-2008
20080311878Alarm system with two-way voice - Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.12-18-2008
20110117875Emergency mode operating method and mobile device adapted thereto - An emergency mode operating method and a mobile device adapted to the method are provided. An emergency phone number is extracted using received DTMF tones. An emergency message and an outgoing emergency call are transmitted via the extracted emergency phone number. The method includes receiving Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) tones from the other mobile device when the mobile device is operated in a call mode, acquiring an emergency phone number using a phone number based on the received DTMF tones, and operating an emergency mode based on the acquired emergency phone number.05-19-2011
20110117873System And Method For The Definition And Scope Of Commercial Mobile Alerts - An emergency alert system includes an emergency alert gateway configured for receiving an emergency alert message, for categorizing the emergency alert message, and for determining a subscriber base to receive the emergency alert message, a data base in communication with the emergency alert gateway; and an emergency alert server configured to distribute the emergency alert message to the subscriber base. A method of distributing emergency alert messages includes receiving an emergency alert message, determining whether the emergency alert message is one of at least three categories of alert messages, selecting a subscriber base based on the determining step and distributing the emergency alert message to the selected subscriber base.05-19-2011
20110117874Interactive Personal Emergency Communications - Emergency alert messages are received from an emergency service or governmental agencies and modified according to user, user group, or device characteristics or preferences. Emergency alert messages are appended with source identifiers that can be used by users to respond to such alert messages. The emergency alert messages and the response messages can include multimedia content. Emergency alert messages received on a user device can be transmitted to other devices using various means, including short distance wireless communications protocols.05-19-2011
20130130639PROVIDING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SERVICES USING A VEHICLE TELEMATICS UNIT AND A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method for providing a communication about a potential vehicular crash via a vehicle telematics unit and a personal mobile device. In one embodiment, the method carried out by the system receives a notification of a potential vehicular crash from a personal mobile device located at the vehicle. Then, the method confirms the occurrence of the crash by the vehicle telematics unit. Later, the method provides a wireless communication about the crash to one or more parties.05-23-2013
20130012152METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING NETWORK FEATURES DURING A ROUTING AREA UPDATE PROCEDURE - A method and system facilitates communicating network feature support between a mobile device and cellular network. The system protects network feature support information from tampering or spoofing during a periodic routing area update (RAU). In some cases, the network is prohibited from transmitting network feature support information in response to a periodic RAU. Instead, the mobile device may use previously provided network feature support information. In other cases, the network establishes integrity protection before transmitting network feature support information in response to a periodic RAU. The mobile device rejects responses that do not comply. If the mobile device rejects the response, it may also use previously provided network feature support information instead.01-10-2013
20130012153DEVICE FOR ACCESS TO AN ITEM OF ASSISTANCE AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT, AND A SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING SUCH DEVICES - A device for access to first-aid emergency hardware, provided to be disposed at a given location, termed the emergency site, including: at least two compartments, each compartment being designed to receive at least one item of first-aid hardware and devised to be able to be opened independently, means of communication with a remote site, termed the central site, so as to request the opening of at least one of said compartments from a remote site, and for each of said compartments, locking means remotely and independently controlled so that each compartment can be opened independently of the other compartments.01-10-2013
20130012151Defibrillator with integrated telecommunications - A portable cardiac defibrillator for resuscitating individuals suffering cardiac events having an integrated short-range wireless transmitter or transceiver capable of using its access to another communications device for purpose summoning emergency aid (utilizing the cellular telephone system, satellite telephone system and/or marine or other radio frequencies), and/or providing voice communications with individuals who can provide aid, including in some embodiments allowing for the user to manually provide GPS coordinates in situations where cellular locator service is lacking. Additionally, the combined unit may provide a means for utilizing its communication facilities independent of the defibrillator component, and may utilize such facilities to provide diagnostics of the device to prompt for maintenance when necessary, and to alter or upgrade the device's functionality, including such alteration during its use in an emergency.01-10-2013
20110111724Method and apparatus for combating distracted driving - A method and apparatus for combating distracted driving that is the result of using an electronic device in a vehicle inhibits the device or its distracting functions when the device is traveling over walking speed. The system is especially useful in combating distracted driving due to texting.05-12-2011
20090068978Voice-extending emergency response system - A system for providing emergency services in which a voice pendant provides voice signals to a corresponding radio-based voice-enabled base station which either (1) acoustically forwards the voice signals on to an existing base station or (2) forwards the voice signals on to an existing base station via a communications link. The existing base station is triggered by a triggering signal that is learned by the radio-based voice-enabled base station by either DTMF programming or by receiving the triggering signal from an existing pendant while in a learning mode.03-12-2009
20110039513MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR ALARM NOTIFICATION - A mobile communications terminal configured to handle bi-directional voice calls is provided that includes a microphone means, a sound buffer, a loudspeaker means, a positioning means and a processing means. The microphone means is configured to register sound data to be sent out and the loudspeaker means is configured to generate acoustic signals based on incoming sound data. The positioning means is configured to calculate position data reflecting an estimated geographic position of the terminal based on received satellite signals. The processing means is configured to handle surveillance commands and user-generated commands and, in response thereto, control the microphone means to register sound data and cause repeated storage of the sound data in the sound buffer and originate an alarm message, which is adapted to provide at least one predefined recipient with access to the stored sound data and position data generated by the terminal.02-17-2011
20110009087EMERGENCY MEDICAL ALERT AND RESPONSE SYSTEM - In an emergency medical alert and response system, the method including the step of providing on a display of a communication device a plurality of individually selectable topics or medical alert choices. The method further includes the step of providing, in response to the selection of each of the plurality of topics or medical alert choices, instructions as to the proper procedure to be used in supplying initial care to a victim for the specific selected topic or medical alert choice of the plurality of topics or medical alert choices. The instructions for each of the specific selected topics or medical alert choices of the plurality of topics or medical alert choices includes step-by-step procedures for the specific selected topic or medical alert choice in simultaneous graphic and sound presentations.01-13-2011
20110014891Earthquake and Tsunami Cellular Warning System01-20-2011
20110034145EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT METHOD - Various methods for supporting emergency communication in a wireless access system that supports a relay system are disclosed. A method for supporting emergency communication in a wireless access system comprises the steps of configuring a path for emergency communication with a first mobile station of an emergency mode and one or more second mobile stations located near the first mobile station; allocating a first resource zone for emergency communication to the first mobile station; transmitting allocation information on the first resource zone to one or more of the first mobile station and the second mobile station; and receiving emergency data through the first resource zone.02-10-2011
20100075627METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING MESSAGES - A method, a device, and a system for sending and receiving messages are provided. The method for sending messages includes: receiving, by a Mobility Management Entity (MME), an Earthquake and Tsunami Warning System (ETWS) message; setting an information change identifier if the received ETWS message is different from the ETWS message stored by the MME; and sending the received ETWS message and the information change identifier. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, the MME decides whether to send the ETWS message to the eNB. Therefore, the eNB needs only to transmit the received message to the UE transparently, and does not need to judge the content of the ETWS message, thus simplifying the process of the eNB sending the ETWS message and reducing the load of the access network device.03-25-2010
20100151813, NETWORK AND DEVICE FOR INFORMATION PROVISION BY USING PAGING AND CELL BROADCAST SERVICES - Informing a number of users about an emergency or other situation of public interest is accomplished using a broadcast service. A specific identifier is used in a paging message for activating broadcast service in terminals. A terminal checks a received paging message with regard to the presence of the specific identifier and when detecting the specific identifier, switches to a broadcast mode for receiving broadcast content. The received broadcast emergency content is notified and/or displayed to the users of the terminals.06-17-2010
20110086608EMERGENCY-INFORMATION RECEIVING METHOD, MOBILE STATION, AND RADIO BASE STATION - An emergency-information receiving method according to the present invention includes: starting, at mobile stations (UE), receiving scheduling-information-notification system information at a current modification period without waiting until a next modification period starts, when detecting a predetermined trigger; and receiving, at the mobile stations (UE), emergency-information-notification system information on the basis of scheduling information notified by the received scheduling-information-notification system information.04-14-2011
20120034898Method of Handling Emergency Sessions and Related Communication Device - A method for handling an emergency session for a network in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises having an emergency context for a mobile device corresponding to the emergency session; not deactivating the emergency context for the mobile device when the network does not allocate radio resources to the emergency context; and preserving the emergency context.02-09-2012
20110212699METHODS FOR USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING AN ADJUNCT DEVICE COUPLED THERETO - A method includes executing a homing application of the handheld wireless communication device for finding at least one personal object coupled to at least one remote wireless device. The homing application includes generating data to present for display on the handheld wireless communication device a graphical user interface that receives an indication of a user to locate the at least one personal object and that generates a location signal in response thereto. The location signal is communicated to an adjunct device via the communication port of the handheld wireless communication device to cause the adjunct device to transmit an RF paging signal to at least one remote wireless device via a short-range wireless transceiver of the adjunct device.09-01-2011
20090311986System, method and computer program product for disseminating early warning messages - A method for disseminating Early Warning Messages (EWMs) to subscriber terminals by an Early Warning Unit (EWU) in a mobile communication network is provided. The method comprises identifying at least one base station in a first region and sending a trigger signal to the identified base station for initiating the dissemination of the EWMs. The method further comprises sending an invitation request to one or more peer base stations in a second region and receiving subscriber details from one or more base stations. The method furthermore comprises selectively disseminating the EWMs to the one or more subscriber terminals based on location details of the subscriber terminals using a grid computing architecture. The grid computing architecture facilitates parallel dissemination of the EWMs to the one or more subscriber terminals by splitting the subscriber details into one or more data fragments.12-17-2009
20110086607METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDED EMERGENCY SERVICE - An approach is provided for receiving a voice-based emergency call and routing it to a local Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) along with anchoring information identifying the caller and their location. The PSAP may provide options for the caller to choose to use non-voice-based messaging service concurrent with the voice-based emergency call. If the caller desires and chooses to communicate via non-voice-based messages, then a text messaging application at the PSAP is used to communicate with the caller. The PSAP utilizes the anchoring information obtained from the concurrent voice-based emergency call when communicating with the caller.04-14-2011
20090247111MULTI-MODE PROVISION OF EMERGENCY ALERTS - Systems and methods are provided for sending emergency alerts to mobile devices in a geographical region affected by an emergency condition. An emergency alert may be broadcast via cellular network to devices with active cellular communications, while those mobile devices comprising cellular communications components that are temporarily inoperative due to their connection to wireless internet access points can be reached by sending emergency alerts via the internet.10-01-2009
20090054027PERSONAL EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A personal emergency communication system includes a user-carried portable communication unit having a single button, which when depressed by the user, wirelessly sends a call request signal to a base unit. The base unit initiates a telephone call through a dial-up network to an emergency response center and places an operator at the emergency center in wireless voice communication with the portable unit when the call is connected. The telephone number to be called can be stored in at least one of the portable unit and the base unit. A speech synthesizer operating in combination with automated voice messages stored in at least one of the base unit and portable unit are used to advise the user of the status of the call, and to provide the user with verbal confirmation that functional systems of the base unit are operating properly.02-26-2009
20090247113EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA - Emergency instructional messages are utilized to provide instructions to a user in the event of an emergency. The instructional message may be various media, including, but not limited to, text, images, video, audio, and/or multimedia. The instructional message can be prerecorded and stored in a mobile device and/or on a communications network. Instructional message may be provided manually by an alert initiator and/or automatically based upon a type of alert. The instructional message may be initiated based upon the initiation of an emergency alert system (EAS) transmission, the occurrence of an event, a designated person, or a security violation, for example. Further, the instructional message may be tailored depending upon a location, such as the expected or determined location of the intended recipient or communication device of the instructional message.10-01-2009
20090247115COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - A communication control apparatus includes a database which stores identification information of a party on the other end of communication with whom communication should be controlled, a search circuit which acquires communication data for requesting a connection to a party on the other end of communication and searches the database for the identification information of the party on the other end of communication, and a control unit which, if the identification information of the party on the other end of communication is found in the database, transmits a connection termination request to a terminal of the transmission source, and further transmits a connection request thereto so as to establish, in place of the party on the other end of communication, a connection with the terminal of the transmission source of the communication data and controls communication between the transmission source and the party on the other end of communication.10-01-2009
20100015942System and Method for Realizing Remote Control to Terminal Data - The invention discloses a system for realizing remote control to terminal data comprising a terminal management subsystem and terminals, wherein the terminal management subsystem is used to receive a data operation request for the terminal, obtain information of the terminal according to the data operation request, transmit a data operation instruction to the terminal, and instruct the terminal to perform a user data operation; and the terminal is used to receive the data operation instruction from the terminal management subsystem and perform a data control operation on the data in the terminal according to the data operation instruction. The invention discloses also a method for realizing remote control to terminal data. In the case that the mobile terminal is lost or authorized temporarily to be used by others, the present invention can implement locking, wiping and unlocking the data of the terminal according to user requirements.01-21-2010
20110244823Method To Inform User Equipment To Perform Register Procedure In Wireless Communication System and Related Communication Device - Method for a network requesting a UE to initiate a register procedure includes the network sending a paging message to the UE to request the UE to initiate the register procedure; wherein the UE is in a RRC connected mode, and register state of the UE is invalid due to a network failure. The UE is allowed to acquire specific information other than an ETWS notification, a CMAS notification, or a system information change indicator from the paging message.10-06-2011
20100003946SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING EMERGENCY DATA MESSAGES AT A PSAP - 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.01-07-2010
20100003952EMERGENCY MESSAGE MENU - A wireless communications device and method for generating and communicating an emergency text message, includes in response to receiving a request to communicate an emergency text message, accessing stored personal data for use in generating content of the emergency text message. A determination may be made as to whether current location coordinates are available. The emergency text message may be populated with the accessed stored personal data and current location coordinates, if available. The populated emergency text message may be communicated over a communications network to a public safety answering point.01-07-2010
20100003945Cellular emergency notification service - Cellular emergency notification service transmitting Point-To-MultiPoint (P2MP) emergency service messages on one or more mandatory non-user configurable P2MP emergency channels to all available personal cellular telecommunications devices in one or more selected cells thereby ensuring mandatory reception.01-07-2010
20100003949EMERGENCY DATA MESSAGE ROUTER DATABASE - A system and method for providing information associated with public safety answering points may include storing a set of records including information associated with a plurality of PSAPs, each record may include (i) an identifier indicative of a PSAP available to service emergency communications, (ii) at least one cell code identifier indicative of cell sites in which the associated PSAP services, and (iii) at least one network address capable of receiving certain emergency data message types. In response to receiving a request, a PSAP local to a wireless communications device of a user who sent an emergency data message may be identified, and a network address associated with the identified local PSAP may be provided.01-07-2010
20100056099Preferrential Treatment For Emergency Callback - Disclosed herein are techniques for allowing callbacks from emergency call centers to a subscriber, including when restrictions in place would have otherwise prevented the call. The technique may employ Camel, thereby triggering Came when a subscriber dials an emergency or public safety call center. Camel's Mobile Switching Center (MSC) will set up a call to the emergency call center, and the Service Control Point (SCP) will suspend or disable the restrictions in place, such as parental control features. The restrictions may be suspended indefinitely, for a specific time period, until another triggering event, or the like. The subscriber, in this manner, can receive a callback from the emergency call center.03-04-2010
20130157607PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE EXPERIENCE BASED ON INFERRED VEHICLE STATE - A mobile device is described herein that provides a user interface experience to a user who is operating the mobile device within a vehicle. The mobile device provides the user interface experience using mode functionality. The mode functionality operates by receiving inference-input information from one or more input sources. At least one input source corresponds to at least one movement-sensing device, provided by the mobile device, that determines movement of the mobile device. The mode functionality then infers a state of the vehicle based on the inference-input information and presents a user interface experience that is appropriate for the vehicle state. In one scenario, the mode functionality can also infer that the vehicle is in a distress condition. In response, the mode functionality can solicit assistance for the user.06-20-2013
20100062741EMERGENCY MESSAGE SERVICE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - An emergency message service method and apparatus for a mobile terminal in which the emergency message service can be effectively utilized even when call forwarding is active in the mobile terminal. The detection and deactivation of call forwarding for an emergency message permits an emergency call to be rapidly established. The emergency message service method may include: checking, upon detection of an emergency message request, the setting status of call forwarding; deactivating, when call forwarding is active, call forwarding; sending, after deactivation of call forwarding, a requested emergency message using a pre-enrolled subscriber number.03-11-2010
20100069034E911 call blocking for non-initialized wireless telephones - Calls from a phone identified as being a source of harassing or other undesirable phone calls are blocked at a mobile positioning center (MPC). Upon request by the PSAP, a call record detail can be obtained from the MPC revealing a simulated “callback phone number” as well as a unique number identifier of the phone, such as an ESN or MEID. The MPC then intercepts all future incoming calls from phones with that unique identifier number and routes them to a recording that advises the harasser that the phone has been identified as a harasser and is now blocked. The recording can also advise the caller how to restore service. In a preferred embodiment, the MPC sets a timer to automatically restore service after a designated length of time.03-18-2010
20110250862HANDLING OF SEGMENTATION OF ETWS MESSAGES - The transmission of a warning message to a mobile terminal in a mobile communication network is triggered by an emergency event. The mobile terminal is first made aware of the need to receive a warning message by reception of an emergency event notification. The warning message is divided into a plurality of message segments. Each segment is transmitted in a separate paging message over a paging channel to mobile terminals in an idle mode. Information is added to each message segment to enable the mobile terminal to discriminate between segments belonging to different warning messages.10-13-2011
20110250863APPARATUS AND METHOD OF EXPLICIT INDICATION OF CALL FROM EMERGENCY CALL CENTRE - A method in a mobile device includes receiving an incoming call. An emergency signal, associated with an incoming call, is detected. The emergency signal indicates the incoming call is from an emergency call center. Responsive to detecting the emergency signal, the emergency call is automatically answered, and information identifying the incoming call as an emergency call is displayed on the mobile device.10-13-2011
20110081883Mapping Commercial Mobile Alert Service Messages to Cell Broadcasts - Cell broadcast protocols are utilized to distribute emergency alerts to mobile devices. Emergency alerts may be received from an emergency provider or governmental agency. Parameters of an emergency alert may be derived and mapped to parameters of a cell broadcast message, which may then be transmitted to mobile devices. The mobile devices may be configured to compared parameters of the cell broadcast message to a search list or exclusion list stored on the mobile device, and present the contents of the cell broadcast message to the user based on the comparison.04-07-2011
20110076981METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UNLOCKING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and apparatus for unlocking a mobile communication device are provided, the mobile communication device comprising an input device, and a display device, the mobile communication device enabled to initiate emergency calls in a locked state. Password input data is received via the input device, when the mobile communication device is in the locked state, the password input data for unlocking the mobile communication device, the password input data comprising at least a sequence of characters for initiating an emergency call. In response to receiving the sequence of characters for initiating the emergency call, the display device is controlling to provide a representation of instructions to initiate the emergency call upon receipt of emergency call initiate data from the input device.03-31-2011
20110076983BIO-MEDICAL UNIT HAVING STORAGE LOCATION INFORMATION - A bio-medical unit includes a power harvesting module, a processing module, memory, and a transceiver. The power harvesting module converts an electromagnetic signal into a supply voltage, which powers the processing module, the memory, and the transceiver. The processing module communicates, via the transceiver, with an external device regarding a medical matter to obtain storage location information regarding the medical matter, wherein the storage location information indicates where data associated with the medical matter is at least partially stored. The processing module then aggregates the storage location information with patient data storage location information to produce updated patient data storage location information, wherein the patient data storage location information contains storage location information regarding previous medical matters associated with the host body. The memory stores the patient data storage location information and the updated patient data storage location information.03-31-2011
20110070862Method of Handling Paging and Related Communication Device - A method of handling paging for a mobile device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving a paging message corresponding to an emergency call of the mobile device especially after the emergency call is released, wherein the paging message includes a field; and performing a radio resource control (RRC) connection establishment according to the field. Wherein, the field indicates whether the paging message is used for an emergency call.03-24-2011
20110151827Apparatus And Method For Broadcasting The Detection Of RF Jammer Presence - The jamming of a radio frequency (RF) transmission after the vehicle is parked is detected. When the jamming is detected, an emergency message is broadcast on a first random access channel (RACH) associated with the vehicle according to a last known broadcast channel (BCH). When the jamming is detected, at least one last known neighbor serving cell from a stored data structure is determined, and the emergency message is broadcast on one or more second RACHs associated with each of the at least one last known neighbor serving cells.06-23-2011
20110151826METHOD FOR BEARER ESTABLISHMENT IN A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK - Generally speaking, pursuant to the various embodiments, pre-allocation of resources in a RAN of a communication system is performed. A system element having an application function determines, for a set of user equipment (UE), pre-allocation information used to select a set of cells in the RAN to which the set of UE will connect for exchanging data. The element sends a request to establish a bearer to an evolved packet core (EPC), wherein the request includes the pre-allocation information. The determining and sending actions are performed prior to one or more of the UE in the set of UE connecting to the set of cells. The EPC processes the request and returns a response to the system element, which identifies that a bearer for unicast and/or group communications has been established.06-23-2011
20110151825METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVELY DISTRIBUTING MEDIA INPUTS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCIDENT - An information distribution device performs a method for selectively distributing media associated with an incident to a plurality of responders assigned to the incident. The method includes receiving, at the information distribution device, an incident information bundle comprising media inputs associated with the incident. For each responder in the plurality of responders assigned to the incident, the information distribution device: determines a set of roles for the responder; selects a set of filtering templates designed based on the set of roles; applies the set of filtering templates to the information bundle to generate a responder information bundle that includes a subset of the media inputs that is customized to the set of roles for the responder; and delivers the responder information bundle to the responder.06-23-2011
20120034897REAL TIME TEXT MESSAGING METHOD AND DEVICE - Embodiments include communication devices and texting methods performed by communication devices. When the communication device detects that a text session has been initiated with a potential real time text (RTT) destination specified as a destination for text messages transmitted by the communication device, the communication device automatically transitions into an RTT transmission mode. While in the RTT transmission mode, text messages may be communicated to the destination using an RTT protocol. A response system may be configured to communicate with the communication device, while the communication device is in the RTT transmission mode.02-09-2012
20100330950Device and Method for Temperature Monitoring and Warning - A wireless communication device and method adapted for temperature monitoring and warning is disclosed. In its simplest form, it can include: providing (12-30-2010
20090023420METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING EMERGENCY INFORMATION IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - The invention discloses a method for distributing emergency information to subscribers in a telecommunications system. According to the method, information is distributed via an existing protocol for distributing text messages and/or graphic messages within said system, and the information is distributed at points in time when the system load for distributing messages within said protocol falls below a certain predetermined level. Suitably, one and the same subscriber or group of subscribers is distributed in portions at said points in time, and said information can be distributed only to selected groups of subscribers.01-22-2009
20090023419Method and apparatus for emergency number awareness - A telecommunications device includes a laptop computer having a telephony soft client that may run, for example, in a browser window. The telephony soft client includes a utility to allow it to determine the laptop's local external IP address and from it, the local country. The telephony soft client then performs a lookup of the local country's emergency telephone number, either from a local table or from a specially maintained remote database. The local emergency telephone number can then be displayed, or programmed to a “quick dial” key.01-22-2009
20090023418EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM DISTRIBUTION TO MOBILE WIRELESS TOWERS - In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining an object associated with a host server and determining if the object includes an indication that identifies a first zone. The method also includes identifying a message contained in the object if the object includes the indication that identifies the first zone, and creating a formatted notification if the object includes the indication. The formatted notification includes a representation of the message. Finally, the method includes broadcasting the formatted notification within a network.01-22-2009
20100304705Systems and Methods for Providing Emergency Callback Procedures - Enhanced services, such as call restriction, call forwarding, anonymous call rejection, and proprietary services, may interfere with an emergency callback potentially preventing the callback from reaching the intended destination. Systems and methods for processing emergency calls to eliminate emergency callback failure in response to an emergency call being released are provided herein.12-02-2010
20100304704Wireless Phone with Lanyard Antenna - A wireless phone has an antenna disposed within a lanyard shape. The phone also has two sets of keys, each set separately accessible via a separate bezel. The phone increases SAR during emergency calls. The phone only allows authorized users to call the phone.12-02-2010
20100120393DEVICE FOR DISTRIBUTING LOCALLY INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM AT LEAST ONE SATELLITE, SYSTEM THEREOF - The invention relates to device for receiving and exploiting satellite and/or terrestrial broadcasted signals in vehicles of all types and in buildings. A device according to the invention distributes locally the signals to terminals for use inside a vehicle or deep inside a building.05-13-2010
20100261448SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGING - Systems and methods for handling text messages directed to special numbers, such as emergency text messaging, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for routing a geographically-sensitive text message comprises receiving, at an intermediate router (between the sender and service point), a geographically-sensitive text message from a sending device that was sent to a universally known calling number. A present physical location of the sending device is determined based upon a knowledge of physical coordinates of the sending device, and based at least in part on the sending device's physical location, a proper service point (e.g., PSAP) to which the text message is to be routed is determined. The text message may be reformatted into a text output format of a text output display employed at the service point. The router sends the reformatted text message to the identified proper service point for display on the text output display.10-14-2010
20080248778METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRIGGERING A LOCAL EMERGENCY SYSTEM USING WIRELESS MEANS - A method and system for triggering a local emergency system using wireless means. Existing local emergency systems are exploited through an ordinary mobile user device implementing the present invention. Disadvantages of current local emergency system are overcome by facilitating a user to remotely report emergency service request with more accurate location information automatically conveyed by the present invention. A mobile user device is configured to activate an emergency service station of a local emergency system without knowing the location of the emergency service station and without physically accessing and operating the emergency service station.10-09-2008
20100003955SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND COLLECTING DATA MESSAGES BEING COMMUNICATED OVER A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A system and method for capturing emergency data messages in a network environment includes receiving, at a first network node, an emergency data message communicated from a wireless communications device. The emergency data message may be accompanied by an origination address and destination address indicative of an emergency network address. A determination may be made at the first network node to determine whether the origination address matches a monitored address established by a law enforcement agency to capture data messages to or from the origination address. If it is determined that the origination address matches the monitored address, then a copy of the emergency data message may be routed to a second network node for collection of the emergency data message and the emergency data message may be routed to the destination address. Otherwise, the emergency data message may be routed to the destination address.01-07-2010
20100003957COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND SAFETY CONFIRMATION METHOD - A device having a first configuration includes an input unit configured to accept an input made by a user, and a transmitting unit configured to add a safety confirmation number accepted by the input unit to a first call control signal and to transmit the first call control signal with the safety confirmation number. A device having a second configuration includes a storing unit configured to store a safety confirmation text and a safety confirmation number by associating the safety confirmation text with the safety confirmation number, and a display unit configured to display the safety confirmation text that is stored in the storing unit correspondingly to the safety confirmation number added to a received first call control signal.01-07-2010
20100003953SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING EMERGENCY IMAGE MESSAGING - A system and method for routing emergency image messages to a PSAP may include receiving an emergency data message and identifying that the emergency data message includes an image. A location of a wireless communications device used to send the emergency data message may be determined. At least one PSAP local to the emergency communications device may be identified and a determination as to which, if any, of the at least one PSAP is capable of receiving an emergency data message that includes an image may be made. The emergency data message that includes an image may be routed to a PSAP local to the wireless communications device and capable of receiving emergency data messages that include an image.01-07-2010
20110151828METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING THE NOTIFICATION MESSAGE IN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a method and system for transmitting an ETWS primary notification message. After paging a terminal through a paging message containing ETWS message indication information, a base station schedules the ETWS primary notification message as user data in a sub-frame subsequent to a sub-frame with the paging message and generates control information containing an ETWS ID and resource information on a DL-SCH assigned for the primary notification message of the ETWS; the base station sends the control information over a PDCCH and sends the primary notification message of the ETWS over the DL-SCH based on the control information; and after receiving the paging message, the terminal detects and analyzes the control information containing the ETWS ID by monitoring the PDCCH to obtain the resource information thereof, and receives the ETWS primary notification message on corresponding resources of the DL-SCH based on the resource information.06-23-2011
20090318109METHOD FOR FORWARDING EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM A TERMINAL IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method allows a user to transmit emergency messages to a selected communication network, in particular a WiMax network, even without valid registration.12-24-2009
20090137223Emergency Cellular Telephone - A cellular phone for emergency situations may include a power source, a communications antenna, communications electronic circuitry, a “911” button wherein the “911” button is characterized in that depressing the “911” button transmits a 911 emergency number, an actuation device, and a microswitch. These elements are cooperatively connected such that when the “911” button is depressed, the actuation device deploys the antenna to a fully extended position, and the antenna deployment activates a microswitch that turns on the communications electronic circuitry.05-28-2009
20100124897Support of voice call continuity (VCC) for wireless emergency calls - Apparatus and methods to support Voice Call Continuity (VCC) for emergency calls in a wireless access environment are operable to receive, at a serving domain, a message containing emergency and domain transfer information from a user equipment (UE). The apparatus and methods are further operable to determine a need for emergency call origination or domain transfer based on the emergency and domain transfer information. Additionally, the apparatus and methods are operable to perform the emergency call origination or the domain transfer based on the determining.05-20-2010
20100311386METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING HANDOVER OF AN EMERGENCY CALL BETWEEN WIRELESS NETWORKS - Techniques for supporting handover of an emergency call between wireless networks are described. A UE may communicate with a first wireless network (e.g., a 3GPP E-UTRAN) for an emergency call and may receive an indication to perform handover to a second wireless network (e.g., a CDMA2000 1xRTT network). In an aspect, the UE may send a message including an emergency indication (an emergency global number, or a reserved emergency number, or some other indication) to initiate handover to the second wireless network. A designated network entity may recognize the emergency call based on the emergency indication and may map the emergency indication to a local emergency number or an Emergency Session Transfer Number for SRVCC (E-STN-SR), which may be used to establish a new incoming call leg to a network server anchoring the emergency call. The UE may then communicate with the second wireless network via the network server for the emergency call after handover.12-09-2010
20100311385APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ALERTS - A system comprising a portable, hand-held device having an accelerometer controlled by a new protocol which acts to output accurate and rapid communication concerning one or more predetermined events to a monitoring service and to receive input communications through satellite communication and/or other communication means. In another embodiment, an installed device such as an AVL comprises communication means for short burst communication over satellite. The most preferred embodiments of the present system are also GSM and GPS enabled, thereby providing GSM and GPS positioning information that can be used in conjunction with the accelerometer data to monitor and detect predetermined events and, based upon the specific nature of the event, generate one or more alerts.12-09-2010
20110136465METHODS AND DEVICES FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS - Embodiments disclose a method in a communication device in a telecommunications network. The first communication device receives an emergency notification from a broadcasting unit indicating a cell associated to the first communication device wherein the emergency is to be notified to a user equipment. The first communication device determines a paging channel to be used to page and broadcast within the cell a notification indicating an emergency and orders the notification indicating an emergency to be transmitted on the paging channel. The first communication device determines a common control channel to be used to broadcast an emergency confirm message within the cell, and orders the emergency confirm message to be transmitted on the common control channel.06-09-2011
20110021172System and Method for Transmitting User Data Received by an Authorized Approver - This present invention relates to a system, method, and apparatus for an authorized approver (AA) to receive and transmit information to contacts of an end user or others. The authorized approvers may receive, for example, voice, data or video or a combination thereof from the end user. Said authorized approver may view the received information on a back-end server or on a telecommunications device including but not limited to a mobile device or mobile internet device. The authorized approvers may retransmit the end user data to one or more contacts of the end user. Before such retransmission, the authorized approver, may amend, summarize, modify, tag, or otherwise edit the end user information before sending it on to the end user contacts.01-27-2011
20110021173SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - A personal communications device configured to communicate with a wide area network in response to an alternate mode activation signal is provided. The personal communications device also comprises a signal broker operatively connected to a monitored interface from among the one or more interfaces along a control path. The signal broker is configured to monitor signals at the monitored interface and upon observing an alternate mode activation signal at the monitored interface, inject an alternate mode signal configured to initiate the alternate communication over the wide area network. In some embodiments, the alternate communication is different from a communication that would have occurred in the absence of the injected alternate mode signal. The alternate mode signal may comprise an emergency mode signal configured to initiate an emergency communication over the wide area network. The emergency communication may comprise an SMS message, a telephone call, an HTTP command, an email, or the like.01-27-2011
20110053550METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING EMERGENCY BROADCAST MESSAGE - A method for transmitting emergency broadcast message is disclosed in the present invention. The method comprises the following steps: setting an emergency broadcast message transmitting group in a terminal, and adding a user name and/or a telephone number of a receiving user of an emergency broadcast message to the emergency broadcast message transmitting group; after the terminal receives the emergency broadcast message via the broadcast communication system, extracting the phone number or the user name from the emergency broadcast message transmitting group and transmitting an emergency broadcast message in the mode of short message to the receiving user corresponding to the phone number or user name. The method makes the terminals which do not have the function of directly receiving an emergency broadcast message be able to receive the emergency broadcast message, through transmitting the emergency broadcast message received by the terminal which is able to directly receive the emergency broadcast message to the terminals which cannot receive the emergency broadcast message directly from the emergency broadcast system in the mode of short message, therefore achieves the objective of notifying the emergency broadcast message quickly and widely.03-03-2011
20110028118SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTACTS IN EMERGENCY SITUATION - A system, a method, and a computer readable storage medium are disclosed for providing emergent contacts by a mobile computing device to a user when such contacts are likely to be desirable by the user. The emergent contacts are selected by the user and can be optionally assigned quick keys on a key pad of the mobile computing device. After an emergent phone call was made using the mobile computing device, the emergent contacts are retrieved and displayed for user selection. When an emergent contact is selected, a phone call to the selected contact is initiated by the mobile computing device.02-03-2011
20110028116SERVICES BASED TWO WAY VOICE SERVICE RECORDING AND LOGGING - A method and apparatus are provided for recording an exchange between a central monitoring station and a protected premises. The method includes the steps of transmitting an alarm notification from a protected premises to an alarm routing service, the alarm routing service establishing a voice connection between the protected premises and a central monitoring station in response to the alarm notification and the alarm routing service recording audio on the voice connection between the protected premises and the central station.02-03-2011
20110028119Unique ID Based, Data File Exchange and Synchronization for Portable Communications - The system and method for providing a data update and synchronization via a wireless system disclosed herein. The system includes a mobile transceiver assembly having an LCD and a menu navigation device, and an operations center operatively coupled to the mobile transceiver assembly via the radio frequency link. The method includes receiving a database update from the mobile transceiver assembly, detecting actuation of “edit profile” request of the mobile transceiver assembly, causing a notification signal to be transmitted to the facility controller, causing an identity and the location of the mobile transceiver assembly to be transmitted to the facility controller; and enabling a synchronized response action to be initiated by an operations center database Server located at the operations facility, thus causing the update of both databases simultaneously.02-03-2011
20110117876METHOD FOR SUPPORTING AN EMERGENCY CALL IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for supporting an emergency call in a mobile communication system is provided, which comprises the steps of: receiving, at a radio resource management entity, a message from a UE indicating that there is an emergency call; setup a RRC connection between the UE and the radio resource management entity; transmitting, by the radio resource management entity, a message to its upper-layer node, the message containing an emergency service indication; and establishing, by the upper-layer node of the radio resource management entity, the emergency call for the UE. With the method for supporting an emergency service in a mobile communication system provided in the present invention, the access failure of an emergency service can be reduced, and the access speed of the emergency service can be increased.05-19-2011
20110076982EMERGENCY CALLS FOR INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM (IMS) OVER PACKET SWITCHED CODE DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (CDMA) NETWORKS - A mobile communication device receives initiation of an emergency call by a user of the mobile communication device, and determines whether a single-carrier radio transmission technology (1xRTT) network is available for the emergency call. The mobile communication device also routes the emergency call over the 1xRTT network when the 1xRTT network is available for the emergency call, and routes the emergency call over an enhanced high rate packet data (eHRPD) network when the 1xRTT network is unavailable for the emergency call.03-31-2011
20100323657 COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A method, system, and media directed to managing a mobile communications device. In one embodiment, a communication event and spatial state for the mobile device is received. If the event is at least one of a plurality of preselected types and the spatial state of the device satisfies a preselected condition, the communication event is call-processed while initiating a notification of the event to a user of the mobile device.12-23-2010
20100330951BASE STATION, SUBORDINATE STATION, AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - A base station (BS), a subordinate station (SS) and emergency information transmission methods thereof are provided. The SS is in a power-saving state. The BS shall allocate an emergency alert indicator and emergency information in a transmission channel. The SS in the power-saving state receives the emergency information according to the emergency alert indicator and proceeds with a handshake protocol with the BS to establish an emergency service flow between the BS and the SS.12-30-2010
20110256842APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BROADCASTING MESSAGES TO SELECTED GROUP(S) OF USERS - There is disclosed a method and apparatus for transmitting a message to at least one group of users selected from a population of the users. The method comprises the steps of assigning to each member of the one group a common characteristic or indication, collecting from each member of the population an address to which the message may be sent, selecting the common characteristic of a group of message recipients and determining therefrom the users of a particular group or groups based upon the selected common characteristic, whereby messages may be quickly and efficiently sent to all of the users of the selected group(s).10-20-2011
20100144308Methods And Apparatus For Limiting Communication Capabilities In Mobile Communication Devices - A mobile device detects whether its temperature is within a first or second range of values, and operates in a full communication state within the first range and a limited communication state within the second range. The mobile device receives a communication request for establishment of a voice call or for communication of a user data message. In the full communication state, the mobile device permits an emergency or non-emergency voice call to be established, and permits a user data message to be communicated. In the limited communication state, the mobile device inhibits a non-emergency voice call from being established, but permits an emergency voice call to be established.06-10-2010
20110136464ANONYMOUS HAZARDOUS CONDITION ALERT SYSTEM - An anonymous hazardous condition alert system and process enable individuals to alert property owners of potentially hazardous conditions associated with their property, and in a manner that, if desired, maintains the relative anonymity of both the alerting user and the property owner. An alerting user, upon viewing a hazardous condition, locates a telephone number on a sign disposed proximate to the property in question and calls the telephone number to be connected to a hazardous condition alert system. The system prompts the alerting user to input an identifier that is additionally displayed on the sign and that is associated with the property, and the alerting user is permitted to leave a voice message describing the hazardous condition. Thereafter, the system automatically places a call to a telephone number stored for the property owner and plays the voice message back to the property owner to alert him or her of the hazardous condition.06-09-2011
20110136463SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN EMERGENCY EVENT IN A REGION OF INTEREST - An emergency response system of a premises uses an egress agent or application installed on mobile communications devices of users to provide evacuation instructions that are specific to the location of the user. The egress agents determine the location of their device and may determine an evacuation route from premises plans stored in the device or by transmitting their location to a server and receiving evacuation instructions from the server. Tracking of the devices along the evacuation route provides continual updates as to the relevant safety of an evacuation route.06-09-2011
20100311384Lifesaver Personal Alert And Notification Device - Systems and methods of alert and notification transmission are contemplated in which a low-range transceiver provides an alert/notification to a plurality of users having a wearable transceiver. Most typically, the low-range transceiver (a) is located in a wide area notification zone and a trigger device provides a signal from a wide area notification device to the low-range transceiver and (b) is used to also provide non-emergency notifications to the wearable transceivers. It should be appreciated that transmission of the emergency signal using the low-range transceiver is automatic, while transmission of the non-emergency notifications requires manual user input.12-09-2010
20120309339System and Method for Temporarily Reconfiguring a Communications System to Provide Selected Services - A system and method for temporarily reconfiguring a communications system to provide selected services are provided. A method for temporarily providing selected services by a cell of a communications system includes receiving a first command, changing an operating mode of the cell responsive to the first command, and indicating the operating mode to a first selected device and a first non-selected device. The cell operating in the operating mode serves the first selected device based on the first command, and the first non-selected device is a selected device prior to the change in the operating mode and is capable of accessing the cell before the cell changes the operating mode responsive to the first command and is not capable of accessing the cell after the cell changes the operating mode responsive to the first command.12-06-2012
20120309338METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EMERGENCY CALL HANDLING - Methods, apparatus and computer program products are provided in order to facilitate improved emergency call handling procedures and, in particular, to provide improved emergency call handling procedures relative to a connection re-establishment procedure. Emergency calls may therefore be handled in an efficient and expeditious fashion, even in instances in which a connection re-establishment procedure is ongoing at the time of the initiation of the emergency call or in instances in which a connection re-establishment procedure is commenced during an emergency call.12-06-2012
20090176475Push/Pull information system for airborne networks - A wireless communications system, and a corresponding method, for use with an aircraft, includes airborne base station equipment mounted on the aircraft, the base station equipment capable of communication with wireless devices used by subscribers on the aircraft and with one or more wireless communications networks, and switching/transaction processing equipment capable of communication with the base station equipment. The system further includes aircraft location equipment capable of communication with the base station equipment, where the aircraft's geographic location, including latitude, longitude, and altitude, is determined; and a push-pull wireless information system that receives the aircraft's geographic location information. The push-pull wireless information system includes an information service notification mechanism that provides notifications to one or more service providers, the service providers providing goods and services of possible interest to the subscribers, and an information delivery mechanism that provides information related to the goods and services to one or more of the subscribers.07-09-2009
20090176474APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MAINTAINING EMERGENCY CALLS DURING MOBILE DEVICE MOVEMENT - An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for maintaining emergency calls during mobile device movement. In order to ensure that an emergency call is not lost despite movement of the mobile device, the mobile device may provide an update of its geographic location, as well as its network address, if it has changed, each time the mobile device performs a handover. In addition, in order to ensure that the mobile device maintains a connection to the same emergency call center throughout the duration of the emergency call, the mobile device may receive an address associated with the emergency call center upon initiating the emergency call. This address can thereafter be transmitted, along with the mobile device's updated location information, so that the connection to the call center associated with that address can be maintained, where possible, regardless of the location of the mobile device.07-09-2009
20090176473Mobile Telephone and Method for Storing or Saving Data - The invention describes a mobile telephone (07-09-2009
20090197566SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING EMERGENCY INFORMATION SUCH AS EARTHQUAKE - The emergency information transmission system includes: an emergency information transmission device for transmitting emergency information varying among radio base stations; and a radio base station for transmitting the emergency information received from the emergency information transmission device to all cellular phone terminals present within its coverage in unison.08-06-2009
20090197564TEMPORARY STORAGE OR SPECIALIZED TRANSMISSION OF MULTI-MICROPHONE SIGNALS - A communication device contains multiple microphones that receive acoustic signals from a user and from the background. The acoustic signals from the user are enhanced using the background acoustic signals to reduce background noise. The enhanced signal are transmitted to an emergency network when an emergency call is made from the communication device. The raw signals are stored in the communication device for later retrieval or are transmitted simultaneously with the enhanced signals. The enhanced signals are transmitted using a circuit-switched voice mode while the raw signals are transmitted using a packet-switched voice mode.08-06-2009
20090197565Medical information retrieval - The invention is an apparatus and a system designed to communicate critical medical information to an emergency care-giver such as a paramedic. Using a cellular telephone, the user creates the medical information that they deem appropriate (i.e. medications being taken, doctor with phone number, and medical conditions). This medical information is stored either locally on the cellular telephone or on a remote computer. The emergency care-giver is able to easily access this information by pressing a single button to get the medical information displayed on the screen on the cellular telephone or audibly recreated on the cellular telephone.08-06-2009
20090197563EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium including computer instructions for receiving an emergency request to assist a subscriber, retrieving presence information of each of a plurality of parties that serve as emergency contacts for the subscriber, selecting a communication identifier of at least one of the plurality of parties according to the presence information, and notifying the at least one party of the emergency request. Additional embodiments are disclosed.08-06-2009
20100190465Terminal apparatus and communication system - A terminal apparatus for communicating with an information center via a network includes: a memory for storing current and new connection destination information when the apparatus receives the new connection destination information from the center; a first trial element for trying communication connection to the center based on the new connection destination information after the center switches from the current connection destination information to the new connection destination information; and a second trial element for trying communication connection to the center based on the current connection destination information when the first trial element fails to perform the communication connection. The memory maintains to store the current connection destination information until the first connection trial element succeeds to perform the communication connection.07-29-2010
20110189973METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSIGNING WIRELESS SPECIAL NUMBER CALL ROUTING AMONG CALL ANSWERING POSITIONS - A method for assigning special number wireless call routing responsibilities among special number call answering positions, each respective special number call answering position having a respective designated special number service area, includes: (a) in no particular order: (1) establishing a plurality of cell sector areas for wireless call service; and (2) establishing respective special number service areas in the vicinities of the plurality of cell sector areas; (b) associating respective cell sector areas with the respective special number service areas to establish cell sector-special number areas; (c) establishing at least one population area in the vicinity of the cell sector-special number areas; (d) associating the cell sector-special number areas with the at least one population area to establish cell sector-special number-population areas; (e) determining portions of population attributed to each respective cell sector-special number-population area; and (f) assigning the responsibilities in proportion with the portions of population.08-04-2011
20110189972MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A mobile station that performs wireless communication through a base station, includes a first connection setup request unit configured to make a first connection setup request for an emergency call and a normal call when communication performed in the communication region of the base station is in a congestion state, the emergency call and the normal call using a signal sequence that corresponds to a sequence number of a connection setup request signal used when communication performed in a communication region of the base station is in a normal state, and a second connection setup request unit configured to make a second connection setup request for another one of the emergency call and the normal call different from the first connection setup request, using a generated-signal sequence generated from the sequence number, when communication performed in the communication region of the base station is in the congestion state.08-04-2011
20110189971SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PACKETIZED EMERGENCY MESSAGES - A system and method allows for providing emergency service, whether the service is full or limited, to wireless devices using non-IMS packet traffic based methods or Access Stratum/Non-Access Stratum (AS/NAS) signalling based methods. To do so, a system and method for utilizing a Packetized Emergency Message (PEM) is provided.08-04-2011
20100029245MESSAGE ALERT BROADCAST BROKER SYSTEM AND METHOD - A message alert broadcast broker and method for providing a broadcast message to a plurality of user devices located within a broadcast target area including a broadcast service bureau receiving from one of a plurality of coupled broadcast agent access systems providing a broadcast request from an originating broadcast agent associated one broadcast agent access system, the broadcast request including a broadcast agent identification, the geographically defined broadcast target area, a broadcast message, and a broadcast channel code, the broadcast service bureau verifying the broadcast request as a function of the broadcast agent identification including the authority of the originating broadcast agent to send the broadcast message to the broadcast target area using the broadcast channel code, the broadcast service bureau processing the verified broadcast request for transmission to one or more mobile telephone networks providing service to at least a portion of the broadcast target area of the broadcast request.02-04-2010
20100029244METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING INCOMING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS ON A DISABLED DEVICE - A system and method to allow a disabled device to receive an incoming communication after the termination of an emergency communication session with a service provider. A disabled device is a device having a portion of its service plan that allows the device to send or receive communications either temporarily or permanently disabled. In some embodiments, the system allows the disabled device to receive all incoming communications during a defined period of time after the emergency communication session. In some embodiments, the system allows the disabled device to receive all incoming communications from numbers or URIs contained in a repository of allowed numbers. In some embodiments, the system allows the disabled device to receive all incoming communications if the service provider initiating the communication enters an authenticated routing key or passcode.02-04-2010
20100029243METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AGGREGATING INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A Wireless Router (WR) aggregates information regarding the emergency calls based on their context and routes the aggregated emergency information to the correct portal which directs the aggregated emergency to appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The information aggregation is automatically triggered when the number of calls exceeds the multihop capacity to the egress point. The PSAP responds to the emergency situation by sending a response message via the Portal. The WR multicast/broadcasts the response message to the mobile devices which initiated the emergency calls. The response message generally includes emergency instructions based on incident type and location. Further, a call-back list is created for users whose emergency calls were not completed. By using the call-back list PSAP personnel can initiate calls to end users to provide assistance in emergency situations.02-04-2010
20080261555Intertalk wristband radio frequency identification tag - The present invention discloses an intertalk wristband RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag, which applies to any type of wireless automatic wristband RFID system and comprises an RFID system, an audio-receiving system, and an audio-outputting system. The present invention utilizes the RFID system to receive and transmits the audio information-bearing signal and the radio frequency signal to implement a bidirectional communication function. Via the bidirectional communication function, the nursed in an emergency can press an intertalk button to talk with the nursing personnel and ask for rescue.10-23-2008
20120208487METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING NETWORK FEATURES DURING A ROUTING AREA UPDATE PROCEDURE - A method and system facilitates communicating network feature support between a mobile device and cellular network. The system protects network feature support information from tampering or spoofing during a periodic routing area update (RAU). In some cases, the network is prohibited from transmitting network feature support information in response to a periodic RAU. Instead, the mobile device may use previously provided network feature support information. In other cases, the network establishes integrity protection before transmitting network feature support information in response to a periodic RAU. The mobile device rejects responses that do not comply. If the mobile device rejects the response, it may also use previously provided network feature support information instead.08-16-2012
20110306316REESTABLISHMENT OF AN RRC CONNECTION FOR AN EMERGENCY CALL IN AN LTE NETWORK - A mobile device initiates an RRC connection reestablishment procedure or a cell update procedure for an emergency call after experiencing a failure condition in an LTE network environment. The mobile device establishes an RRC connection with an acceptable cell to originate an emergency call. The mobile device detects a failure condition, such as a radio link failure, which disrupts the RRC connection. The mobile device searches for available cells that it may reestablish the RRC connection with, but can only find acceptable cells. The mobile device may initiate an RRC connection reestablishment procedure with an acceptable cell. The mobile device may also only attempt to reestablish the RRC connection with a cell that is part of a PLMN that the original acceptable cell was also a part of. The mobile device may also enter an RRC_IDLE mode upon detecting a failure condition.12-15-2011
20100130160VEHICLE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING THE VEHICLE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A vehicle emergency communication device and a method of utilizing the device are provided. The device includes a portable housing having a first diagnostic link connector, a microprocessor, and an RF transmitter disposed therein. The first diagnostic link connector is configured to be removably connected to a vehicle communication bus, and is further configured to receive a signal indicating deployment of a vehicle airbag from the vehicle communication bus. The microprocessor is configured to induce the RF transmitter to transmit an RF signal having an emergency call message therein in response to receiving the signal from the first diagnostic link connector. The emergency call message has data for inducing a cellular phone receiving the RF signal to further communicate with an emergency call center computer.05-27-2010
20100035574Method for Transmission of Alarm Messages to /Subscriber Terminals in a Radio Communications System - Alarm messages are transmitted to subscriber terminals of a radio communication system by signalling the alarm presence through a control channel to the subscriber terminals by at least one base station of the radiocommunication system using at least one system information item. Upon reception of the system information item by the subscriber terminals, the subscriber terminals transmit at least one respective recorded alarm signal.02-11-2010
20090253401METHOD OF RECEIVING A DISASTER WARNING MESSAGE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method of receiving a warning message in wireless communication system. A terminal (UE) monitors a physical downlink control channel to receive a specific Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) that indicates an existence of the warning message, and the terminal receives the warning message through a control logical channel that maps with a downlink shared channel if the warning message is existed.10-08-2009
20110319050METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A MOBILE STATION TO ENHANCE THE PROBABILITY OF SUCCESSFUL EMERGENCY CALL COMPLETION AND SUCCESSFUL CALLBACK FROM EMERGENCY SERVICE CENTRE - A method and apparatus for enhancing the probability of a successful emergency call completion and emergency callback on a mobile station in a network, the method comprising the steps of: during an emergency call attempt, monitoring whether the mobile station has received a non-voice service request from the network and, if yes, ignoring the non-voice service request. Further, during a callback period, monitoring whether the mobile station has received a service request from the network and, if yes, ignoring the service request if the service request is a non-voice service request that is anything but a position location service request. Further, during a callback period, monitoring whether a user attempts to initiate a non-voice service request that is anything but a position location service request, and if yes ignoring the non-voice service request.12-29-2011
20110319048EMERGENCY ALERT DEVICE WITH SILENT GPS AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITIES - An emergency alert device with tactile features to allow a user to discretely report an emergency without the need to look at the device is disclosed. The device may include a body with a cover. A processor, an antenna, and a battery may be located within the body. At least one button may be located under the cover for protection. The button may have a tactile feature corresponding to an emergency service, such that a user can identify the desired emergency service by touch.12-29-2011
20120208486Timer Configuration Method - A method of handing an emergency PDN connection when a back-off timer is running for a core network in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises starting a mobile reachable timer when a mobile device enters an idle mode, wherein the mobile reachable timer has a first timer value; accepting the emergency PDN connection; stopping the mobile reachable timer when the mobile device enters a connected mode to establish the emergency PDN connection; resetting the mobile reachable timer to a second timer value when a remaining time of the back-off timer is longer than a periodic area update timer; and restarting the mobile reachable timer according to the second timer value when the emergency PDN is disconnected.08-16-2012
20120003953EMERGENCY CALL DEVICE - An emergency call device which can be used to automatically detect and report criminal incidents. The device has a digital camera and/or a microphone having electronics interacting therewith for optically and/or acoustically recording events. An antenna having electronics interacting therewith for capturing dedicated geographic coordinates and establishing a radio connection to a remotely located station and for automatically transmitting information thereto, and an optical and/or acoustic signal device, which optically and/or acoustically highlights the function of the emergency call device at the site of the emergency call device, started by a simple push of a button. The emergency call device is part of a band to be worn on the body of a human. With an outer housing part and an inner housing part that can be telescoped therefrom.01-05-2012
20120003954SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONALLY ATTEMPTING AN EMERGENCY CALL SETUP - A system and method are provided for a communications device to conditionally attempt an emergency call setup The communications device maintains at least one condition for attempting emergency call setups. Upon receiving a message prompting an emergency call setup, the communications device attempts the emergency call setup only if any of the at least one conditions is satisfied. The at least one condition is defined such that the communications device does not erroneously attempt to establish an emergency call when there is no emergency. The at least one condition might for example include whether the message prompting the emergency call setup indicates a message source that is trusted by the user of the mobile device. A system and method are also provided for a communications network to block at least some of the messages from being delivered to their target communications device.01-05-2012
20120003952SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION FROM A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A system and method enabling a mobile device user in an emergency to alert multiple parties to secure assistance. Using an enabled mobile communication device, a user is able to select a pre-configured emergency alert by actuating a button or icon presented on the mobile communication device. Depending on the pre-configuration, upon actuation of the alert an email is sent to a designated recipient, a phone call is placed to a designated recipient, a pre-recorded voice mail is played, and/or a text message is sent to a designated recipient. Once the emergency has passed, the user can cancel the alert which notifies the recipients of the alert messages that everything is back to normal.01-05-2012
20120208488METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SERVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus providing an emergency communication service in a wireless communication system. A mobile station (MS) transmits a message requesting the emergency communication service to a base station (BS), receives a connection setup request message from the BS, the connection setup request message including a Service Flow Identifier (SFID) indicating that a service flow corresponding to the emergency communication service has been generated, a Flow Identifier (FID) between the BS and the MS for providing the emergency communication service, and an indicator indicating a connection request for the emergency communication service, performs a setup procedure for using the service flow based on the SFID, the FID, and the indicator and, upon completion of the setup procedure, transmits a data packet for the emergency communication service to the BS.08-16-2012
20120208485METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE CONTROL BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES - A remote control method between mobile devices and a system thereof are provided. The system includes a server including a control command list for controlling a help-requesting device. The server authenticates a remote control authorization of a control device and relays a data packet communication between the help-requesting device and the control device. The help-requesting device transmits a help request message to the control device through the server. The control device acquires the authorization to remotely control the help-requesting device from the server and then transmits a control command for controlling the help-requesting device to the help-requesting device through the server. The help-requesting device executes the received control command and then transmits execution result data to the control device through the server. The control device outputs the execution result data received from the help-requesting device.08-16-2012
20120064854METHOD FOR REQUESTING EMERGENCY SERVICE AT MOBILE STATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for requesting an emergency service to a base station and a mobile station using the same are disclosed. During initial network entry, a mobile station may transmit an emergency message to a base station using an emergency Flow Identifier (FID), and receive from the base station information about resources allocated according to a default service flow parameter predefined for the emergency service by the base station. The mobile station may transmit to the base station a ranging request message including an emergency service indicator indicating an emergency service request, and receive from the base station a ranging response message including an emergency FID allocated by the BS as a response to the emergency service request. The emergency FID is the emergency FID received in the ranging response message. If the default service flow parameter is not predefined for the emergency service, the mobile station may establish an emergency service flow by a Dynamic Service Addition (DSA) transaction with the base station.03-15-2012
20110028120METHOD OF HANDLING CALL ORIGINATION AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method of handling call origination for a mobile device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of originating a service, establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection corresponding to the service, receiving a message from a network via the RRC connection, determining whether the network supports the service supported of a first service domain, according to the message and performing the service in a second service domain when the network does not support the service of the first service domain, whereby the RRC connection is not released by the mobile device.02-03-2011
20120015620MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, GATEWAY APPARATUS, CORE NETWORK APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A mobile communication system includes a mobile station, a base station that communicates wirelessly with the mobile station, a gateway apparatus that connects the base station to a core network, and a core network apparatus that is arranged in the core network. The base station includes a control unit that includes, in a message, information indicating that the mobile station has originated a call as an emergency call, and a transmission unit that transmits the message to the core network apparatus. In addition, the core network apparatus includes a reception unit that receives the message that was transmitted from the base station.01-19-2012
20110165856EMERGENCY SERVICE HANDOVER METHOD - The present invention discloses an emergency service handover method which is applied in a single radio voice service system. A UE has established an emergency session between an IMS domain and an emergency call center via LTE/SAE network, wherein the emergency session is anchored to a service centralization and continuity application server, SCC AS, at a visited location. When MSC obtains information that the UE having established the emergency session needs to be switched to a CS domain, an enhanced MSC initiates a session establishment request to the visited SCC AS for performing a handover from the IMS domain to the CS domain on a service layer.07-07-2011
20110165855EMERGENCY INFORMATION NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - An emergency information reporting method, wherein a broadcast equipment (CBC) transmits an emergency information reporting message including a distribution area and emergency information to a switching center (MME) corresponding to the distribution area, the switching center (MME) generates an emergency information reporting message including cell identification information and transmits the message to a wireless base station (eNB) which manages the cell corresponding to the distribution area included in the received emergency information reporting message, and the wireless base station (eNB) broadcasts the emergency information included in the received emergency information reporting message to the cell corresponding to the cell identification information included in the emergency information reporting message.07-07-2011
20120115432SUPPORT IN HSS FOR EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES - A home subscriber server (HSS) and method are described herein for supporting an emergency telecommunication service (e.g., Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS)). In one embodiment, the HSS and the method are adapted to selectively provide telecommunication access to subscribers of an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) by associating different user priority values with different network condition statuses, where a network condition status may be a congestion level or a disaster relief emergency status.05-10-2012
20120115430Mobile Device Having An Emergency Mode - Disclosed is an apparatus and method to locate a mobile device in an emergency situation. The mobile device includes a display device, a user interface to receive an emergency mode request from a user, and a processor. The processor may be configured to execute instructions to implement an emergency mode process based upon the receipt of the emergency mode request from the user. The emergency mode process is implemented to: monitor received signals to locate a base station, wherein, once a base station is located, a short emergency message is transmitted to the base station including the location of the mobile device. The emergency mode process is further implemented to: monitor received signals to receive an acknowledgement signal from the base station; and reduce a plurality of first non-essential functions of the mobile device to reduce power consumption.05-10-2012
20120157032MOBILE PHONE/DOCKING STATION EMERGENCY CALL ROUTING - A client application installed at a mobile device determines whether the mobile device is docked in a docking station. The client application receives an indication of an emergency call being placed by a user of the mobile device. The client application selectively routes the emergency call either through a wired network or a wireless network based on whether the mobile device is docked in the docking station.06-21-2012
20120028597OVERRIDING VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS - A system and method for controlling calls in a vehicle during an emergency situation that includes identifying an emergency situation and placing a voice call or a data call to the vehicle in response to the emergency situation. If the placed call cannot be connected because the vehicle has another call in progress, then an SMS message is sent to the vehicle which contains a command used by the vehicle to interrupt the in-progress call. This enables a call center or public safety personnel to obtain remote access in emergency situations, such as when the vehicle location needs to be determined or an occupant of the vehicle is contacted.02-02-2012
20120028598Privacy-Related Requests for an IMS Emergency Session - A network component is provided that includes a processor configured, upon the network component receiving an IMS (Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem) emergency call from a user equipment (UE) 02-02-2012
20120071128MULTIMEDIA EMERGENCY SERVICES - A system and method for remotely controlling one or more monitoring devices in a user's household in the event of emergency so as to more productively monitor the emergency situation on a real-time basis. The monitoring devices may include a number of multimedia instruments such as a telephone with an answering machine, a computer with a built-in digital camera, a video recording device, a cellular phone with an integrated digital camera, etc. An emergency service provider may remotely activate the monitoring devices in the user's vicinity upon receiving an emergency help request from the user, and receive the information sent by the monitoring devices to enable the service personnel to plan appropriate response to the emergency at hand. Such an arrangement allows for better monitoring of the user's vicinity in an emergency situation without the need for prolonged user participation in narrating or describing the emergency situation.03-22-2012
20120157033METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING WAIT TIME IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for improving wait time in a wireless communication system are disclosed. The method includes receiving a message indicating an eWaitTime at a user equipment (UE), entering a wait time period corresponding to the eWaitTime, and does not initiate a connection request with a specific cause during the wait time period, and considering the wait time period finished upon receiving a paging message that pages the UE.06-21-2012
20120157034ALARM SYSTEM WITH TWO-WAY VOICE - Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.06-21-2012
20110081882Systems and Methods for Mapping Commercial Mobile Alert Service Message Attributes to a Cell Broadcast Interface - Cell broadcast protocols are used to distribute emergency alerts to mobile devices. Emergency alerts may be received from an emergency provider or governmental agency. Parameters of an emergency alert may be derived and mapped to parameters of a cell broadcast message, which may then be transmitted to mobile devices. In one embodiment, attributes of an emergency alert are mapped to a first parameter of a cell broadcast message, and the contents of the emergency alert are mapped to the first parameter of the cell broadcast message. If the contents of the emergency alert exceed the available space in the first parameter, the remaining contents of the emergency alert are mapped to a second parameter of the cell broadcast message.04-07-2011
20090098850AIRBORNE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, AIRBORNE COMMUNICATIONS METHODS, AND COMMUNICATIONS METHODS - An airborne wireless communications system includes circuitry configured to access information describing a configuration of a terrestrial wireless communications base station that has become disabled. The terrestrial base station is configured to implement wireless communications between wireless devices located within a geographical area and a network when the terrestrial base station is not disabled. The circuitry is further configured to, based on the information, configure the airborne station to have the configuration of the terrestrial base station. An airborne communications method includes answering a 911 call from a terrestrial cellular wireless phone using an airborne wireless communications system.04-16-2009
20120108196EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION RECOGNITION - Emergency communication initiated from an internet protocol enabled device may be recognized and established. An address representative of a designated recipient with which communication is to be established may be provided to a first communication service operating on the internet protocol enabled device, such as a wireless mobile device. The communication may be a non-voice communication or a voice communication. The communication may be determined to be indicative of an emergency. The communication may be established with a recipient associated with the designated recipient address via a second communication service operating on the internet protocol enabled device and a predetermined network upon the communication being indicative of an emergency. The predetermined network may provide the communication between the internet protocol enabled device and the recipient securely.05-03-2012
20080311880Checkinsafe.com - An integrated method and system for entry, storage and timed forwarding of user-controlled, event specific, content is described herein. User securely accesses the system through a computing device, enters and stores event information. User's event information is stored in a remote, secure computer server device. User sets a timer within the system that forwards the user's stored information by means of electronic mail (email) or text message (SMS). User established timer can be turned off by user through Internet interface with Internet website to stop message from forwarding. In the event that user does not check in from self-registered event, information stored about said event is forwarded automatically to the users contacts by email or text message or through both methods.12-18-2008
20110065415FACILITATING INTEROPERABILITY AMONG COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS VIA INTER- AND INTRA-AGENCY COMMUNICATIONS USING A SHARED NETWORK - Providing contact information via a directory service comprises a request being received from an originator to obtain at least a portion of contact information associated with a target. A first policy associated with the originator is identified, and a second policy that is associated with the target is identified. Based on at least one of the policies, it is determined whether a portion of the contact information associated with the target is authorized to be presented to the originator. If authorized, the portion of the contact information is presented to the originator. Upon receiving a request from the originator to establish communication with the target, it is determined whether a portion of contact information associated with the originator is authorized to presented to the target based on at least one of the policies. If authorized, the portion of the contact information associated with the originator is presented to the target.03-17-2011
20110105075METHOD OF TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING AN UPDATED WARNING MESSAGE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method of receiving or transmitting an updated warning message in wireless communication system. More particularly, a terminal (UE), which attempts to receive the warning message, receives a broadcast control channel (BCCH) within a corresponding cell, obtains update information for the warning message through the received BCCH, determine whether the warning message has been updated according to the obtained update information, and receives the updated warning message only when the warning message is determined to be updated.05-05-2011
20110105074REESTABLISHMENT OF AN RRC CONNECTION FOR AN EMERGENCY CALL IN AN LTE NETWORK - A mobile device initiates an RRC connection reestablishment procedure or a cell update procedure for an emergency call after experiencing a failure condition in an LTE network environment. The mobile device establishes an RRC connection with an acceptable cell to originate an emergency call. The mobile device detects a failure condition, such as a radio link failure, which disrupts the RRC connection. The mobile device searches for available cells that it may reestablish the RRC connection with, but can only find acceptable cells. The mobile device may initiate an RRC connection reestablishment procedure with an acceptable cell. The mobile device may also only attempt to reestablish the RRC connection with a cell that is part of a PLMN that the original acceptable cell was also a part of. The mobile device may also enter an RRC_IDLE mode upon detecting a failure condition.05-05-2011
20120135701Method and system for paging an emergency service user - The present disclosure discloses a method for paging an emergency service user. When a mobility management unit is configured to support the paging optimization in a core network, the mobility management unit does not perform paging optimization when a UE has an emergency bearer service. That is to say, a paging message is sent to all base stations (including the CSG-mode home base station that does not authorize the UE) in the paging tracking list registered by the UE. A core network gateway can notify the mobility management unit of whether the UE has an emergency bearer service. Alternatively, the mobility management unit configured to use the paging optimization, after learning that the service data is to be sent to the UE, checks the current service type of the UE to determine whether the UE has an emergency bearer service. Accordingly, the present disclosure further discloses a system for paging an emergency service user. The present disclosure solves the problem that the mobility management unit and home base station gateway using the paging optimization cannot page the UE which uses the emergency service, so as to increase the success rate of establishing communications and improve the user experience.05-31-2012
20100093305SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE ROUTING OF 911 CALLS - A system and method for determining the historical density of 911 calls from wireless devices. This determination is made over a certain geographical area for a statistically significant amount of time. Once the historical density of these wireless 911 calls has been determined, further determining the most efficient routing of future 911 calls in order to improve the delivery of the wireless 911 call to the responding emergency service provider. The system and the method further provides a method for use by public safety officials, communication providers and other governmental or private entities to manage and control approval and actual changes to the routing of wireless 911 calls.04-15-2010
20100093304WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND EMERGENCY SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD - Provided is a wireless communication device which can transmit an emergency signal without deteriorating data transmission efficiency. In the device, a modulating section (04-15-2010
20120315867Interactive Multi-Channel Communication System - An interactive system, centered around a web application, securely hosted on one or more secured servers and connected to the internet, designed to facilitate and expedite critical communications among a group or groups of individuals. The web application maintains the capacity to send automated text messages to an individual's mobile phone regarding an urgent matter or emergency. The recipient is afforded the ability to respond securely via a mobile version of the web application, preferably to indicate the best course of action pertaining to the matter to the sender. In the event that a response is not achieved, or other rules are followed, the present invention automatically escalates notification to a back-up individual to address the matter. The present invention is preferably intended or best suited to function within a clinical setting, such as a hospital or nursing home.12-13-2012
20120122418Methods, Systems, and Products for Security Systems - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for notification of alarms in security systems. A packetized alarm message is received from a security system associated with a network address. The network address is associated to a notification address. A communication to the notification address is initiated to alert of an alarm from a security system.05-17-2012
20110183643ALARM SYSTEM WITH TWO-WAY VOICE - Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.07-28-2011
20120129485MEDICAL DATA ACCESS SYSTEM - In order to access a user's medical data (DonM) saved within a mobile terminal (TM) of the user which has transmitted an emergency call to a call center (CA) over a telecommunications network (RT), the mobile terminal transmits an identifier (IdU) of the user to the call center, which assigns an authorized person to the user and transmits an identifier (IdP) of the authorized person and the users identifier (IdU) to a communication server (SC). The server generates a key (Ku) based on the authorized person's identifier and on the users identifier and transmits the key to the mobile terminal (TM) and to a terminal (TC) of the authorized person, in order to unlock access to the medical data (DonM) by way of the key (Ku).05-24-2012
20120220257E911 Call Blocking for Non-Initialized Wireless Telephones - Calls from a phone identified as being a source of harassing or other undesirable phone calls are blocked at a mobile positioning center (MPC). Upon request by the PSAP, a call record detail can be obtained from the MPC revealing a simulated “callback phone number”. The MPC then intercepts all future incoming calls from that simulated callback phone number and routes them to a recording that advises the harasser that the phone has been identified as a harasser and is now blocked. The recording can also advise the caller how to restore service. In a preferred embodiment, the MPC sets a timer to automatically restore service after a designated length of time.08-30-2012
20120164967METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY CALLS TO A DISABLED ENDPOINT DEVICE - The present invention enables the remote activation of a device by a packet-switched service, e.g., VoIP network service for the purposes of receiving calls identified as urgent from a pre-identified calling party when the device is disabled. The present invention enables registered users to select the calling parties they wish to receive emergency calls from.06-28-2012
20120129484EMERGENCY WIRELESS CONNECTION SYSTEM AND EMERGENCY WIRELESS CONNECTION METHOD - An emergency wireless connection system which operates as a normal information terminal in normal times and operates as a terminal to send and receive emergency information in emergency situation includes a line detection unit which detects an emergency communication network capable of communicating when emergency situation occurs, and a control unit which makes the emergency wireless connection system conform to a procedure of the emergency communication network based on channel information of the emergency communication network detected by the line detection unit.05-24-2012
20120129483Method and system for a home NodeB of hybrid access mode to obtain the access mode of a user equipment - A Method and a system for a Home NodeB (HNB) of Hybrid Access Mode to obtain the access mode of a User Equipment (UE) are provided by the present disclosure. During the registering process of the UE, a Home NodeB Gateway (HNB GW) determines the access membership of the UE according to the capability, the register reason of the UE and the access mode of the HNB itself, and transmits the access mode of the UE to the HNB. The method of the present disclosure enables the HNB of Hybrid Access Mode to differentiate subscribers from non-subscribers, therefore ensuing that users of different memberships (Close/Open) are processed differently, so that HNB can realize indeed to process services of different UEs corresponding to different Quality of Service (QoSes).05-24-2012
20120129482ENABLING EMERGENCY CALL BACK TO A USER DEVICE - Emergency call backs may be placed to a user device in a manner that bypasses certain features (e.g., call forwarding) that may be enabled by the device. A method may include receiving an emergency call from a user device; and creating, in response to the emergency call, an emergency session associated with the user device, where the creating includes forwarding the call to a public safety access point (PSAP) server that handles emergency calls. The method may further include receiving a call, such as an emergency call back call, destined for the user device; determining that the emergency session has not expired when an elapse time associated with the emergency session is less than a threshold; and forwarding, to the user device, the call, as a return call from the PSAP server, based on the determination that the emergency session has not expired.05-24-2012
20120231758ALARM SYSTEM PROVIDING WIRELESS VOICE COMMUNICATION - An alarm system includes one or more audio stations, and an audio station network interface. The audio stations communicate wirelessly with the audio station network interface. The audio station network interface communicates with a monitoring center over a cellular network, to allow audio monitoring of the premises at the audio stations. The audio station network interface may be called by the monitoring center. Calls may optionally be placed by it in response to user interaction with one of the audio stations.09-13-2012
20120135702MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, EMERGENCY NOTICE RECEPTION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING EMERGENCY NOTICE RECEPTION PROGRAM - The present invention provides a mobile communication terminal that enables notification of some kind of information regarding an emergency notice to a user when a part of data composing the emergency notice message can be received. The mobile communication terminal operates in compliance with a wireless system of 05-31-2012
20100173602PORTABLE RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND EMERGENCY BROADCAST TRANSCEIVER SYSTEM - To enable reliable receipt of an emergency broadcast transmitted by a digital television in the event of a disaster, such as an earthquake, and diminish electric power consumed in a standby condition where an emergency broadcast is not transmitted.07-08-2010
20100173603METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING WARNING MESSAGE - Provided are a method and a system for transmitting and receiving a warning message that rapidly inform an adjacent hop of a dangerous situation that occurs on a road. The method for transmitting the warning message includes selecting one or more relay vehicles by using distances between vehicles and state information of the vehicles when the dangerous situation occurs on a road or outside, and increasing a warning message sequence number and generating and transmitting a warning message containing an identifier of the relay vehicle and a retransmission time.07-08-2010
20120252397METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR RESUMPTION OF NORMAL SERVICE - A system of normal service resumption comprising of a UE that is currently behaving as emergency attached after receiving an limited service indication from the network, sends a behaviour change request message when the UE enters a new tracking area with a tracking area identity that is not included in the forbidden list. The network node accepts the behaviour change request when it receives a behaviour change request message from a UE that is currently behaving as emergency attached and sending the behaviour change request message from an area wherein the UE can obtain normal service. Subsequently, the said UE and network node consider the UE to be normally attached after the behaviour change request has been accepted.10-04-2012
20120171987SMOKE OR FIRE ALARMS - The present invention provides a battery-powered smoke/fire alarm unit which comprises a housing accommodating: at least a first battery; a smoke/fire detector linked to an audible alarm powered by the first battery; a telecommunications unit; and a switch responsive to triggering of the alarm to then connect the telecommunications unit to the first battery or to a second battery in the housing to thence power the telecommunications unit to send a warning message.07-05-2012
20120171983HANDLING EMERGENCY CALLS ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - There are disclosed techniques for handling emergency calls in an electronic device, such as a mobile telephone. For example, in one embodiment, upon receipt of a request at the user-interface of the device to terminate an emergency call, the device first requests confirmation that the call should be terminated. In another embodiment, once the emergency call is terminated, if an incoming call request is subsequently received within a predetermined period of time, the device establishes a voice connection with the incoming caller regardless of whether the device is instructed to establish the voice connection. In another embodiment, once the emergency call is terminated, the device remains operable to receive a subsequent incoming call regardless of whether the device is instructed otherwise.07-05-2012
20120315868QUEUE MANAGEMENT - Disclosed are methods and devices for queue management that allow a person waiting in the queue to choose to receive at least one warning communication, for example on a wireless communication device such as a cellular telephone. In some embodiments, the person agrees to “buy” the warnings and concomitant free time by agreeing to pay for at least one warning communication and/or by agreeing to accept advertisements.12-13-2012
20100048160Methods and Systems for One-To-Multiple Emergency Call Communication - Systems and methods for contacting associated parties in the event of an emergency communication is described. When an emergency request is made, such as a “911” call, the system determines if other contacts are associated with the requestor or the requesting device. The system then sends a communication to the associated contacts. The system may bridge the contacts onto an emergency call, provide them with information regarding the emergency, or provide them with the means to obtain more information, such as a link or a telephone number. The system may detect an incoming call and determine if the caller is associated with an ongoing emergency situation, connecting the caller with the relevant authorities if necessary.02-25-2010
20100048159SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DATA TO AN EMERGENCY CALL CENTER - Described are techniques for transmitting information from a calling device to an emergency call center upon the initiation of a call to the emergency call center. The techniques may involve the automatic transmission of data, such as image data captured with a camera, biological information, or a profile about a person. In one embodiment, an individual's profile includes data to access medical information stored by a server, such as data to access the medical information over data access restriction functions of the server. In other embodiments, the user may select a profile to transmit from plural profiles, or not to send a profile.02-25-2010
20120178408METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN PROCESSING DISCONNECTED EMERGENCY CALLS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS INVOLVING MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND THE REMOTE MONITORING THEREOF - A communication device receives an incoming call message for an incoming call. The incoming call message has data indications indicating whether the incoming call is an emergency call from a public safety answering point entity. If the data indications do not indicate that the incoming call is an emergency call from the public safety answering point, then the communication device performs non-emergency call processing for the incoming call. On the other hand, if the data indications indicate that the incoming call is an emergency call, then the communication device causes the emergency call to be answered automatically.07-12-2012
20120178406APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR TRANSPOSING SHORT CODES USED TO DIRECT A CALL TO A SERVICE CENTER DURING OPERATION OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system or method may facilitate delivery of network-specific dialing codes to a mobile node. When a mobile node is registered to a network part of the network infrastructure of a radio communication system, a request is generated by the mobile node, requesting download thereto of the dialing codes used in the network part to call service centers associated therewith. The requested dialing codes are downloaded to the mobile node. The downloaded dialing codes are indexed together with the dialing codes normally used by the mobile node to call the corresponding service centers. Subsequently, when a call is placed to a service center, the dialing codes are transposed, if necessary, to permit the call to a designated service center to be completed.07-12-2012
20120178409Mobile Terminal for Implementing Monitoring Management and Monitoring Implementation Method Thereof - A mobile terminal for implementing monitoring management is disclosed in the present invention. The mobile terminal includes a user danger level monitoring platform configured to adapt to a monitored current situation of a user, enable a corresponding danger level and take a corresponding rescue measure. A method for implementing monitoring management is also disclosed in the present invention. The method includes adapting to a monitored current situation of a user, enabling a corresponding danger level and taking a corresponding rescue measure. With the mobile terminal and the method of the present invention, it is possible to monitor the user request for help in real time and to take the corresponding rescue measures in time according to the different needs faced by the user, and win the rescue time.07-12-2012
20120178407SUPPORTING EMERGENCY CALLS ON A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK - A method and device may be used for selecting a network for initiating an emergency call. The network selection may be based on stored information and/or a network connection status. The stored information may include a network priority for placing the emergency call.07-12-2012
20100273444METHOD OF HANDLING DATA TRANSMISSION ASSOCIATED WITH NATURAL DISASTER NOTIFICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELATED APPARATUS - A method of handling data transmission associated with natural disaster notification for a mobile device of a wireless communication system includes activating a plurality of physical mediums for data reception in a radio resource control connected mode, and receiving a natural disaster notification message via at least some of the plurality of physical mediums.10-28-2010
20120178402Optimized Limited Service Acquisition in a Multiple Subscription Device - Mobile devices, such as a dual standby global phone, can have multiple subscriptions to access different radio access technologies, such as Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technologies. A selective scanning utility recognizes that emergency calls can be processed in any active subscription rather than being independently invoked to obtain a plurality of ways to make an emergency call. The utility limits service acquisition to just one of all active subscriptions in device, thereby achieving the objective of staying camped for limited service without needing to perform cell selection on emergency call origination on a secondary subscription at the cost of battery service. For single-radio devices, this solution also increases the availability of the first selected cell by avoiding the need to tune away for cell selection on the secondary subscription.07-12-2012
20120178405EMERGENCY CALL REDIRECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods are provided for connecting a caller to an alternate telephone number, such as 911, when a call to a private response center does not result in immediate assistance. In one example, when the call to the private response center does not connect, the communications device used to make the call may prompt the user to indicate that the call relates to an emergency, and the communications device may call the emergency services telephone number. Failure to connect may result when the call does not connect to a receiving party, or upon failure to timely reach a customer service representative. The communications device may prompt the user to indicate whether an alternate telephone number should be called.07-12-2012
20120178404EMERGENCY CALL RETURN SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods are provided for enabling communication between a service provider and a telephone user in conjunction with a call placed by the user. A call from the user to a particular telephone number, for example an emergency services number, is detected, and a notification is sent to a preselected recipient indicating that the call has been placed. The preselected recipient may be, for example, a private response center operated by a provider of personal health or other services to the user. A predetermined delay time may be allowed to elapse before the preselected recipient is notified of the call to the emergency services number. The preselected recipient may place a second call in reaction to the notification, for example the preselected recipient may call the user on his or her telephone.07-12-2012
20120178403EMERGENCY CALL REDIRECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods are provided for connecting a caller to an alternate telephone number, such as 911, when a call to a private response center does not result in immediate assistance. In one example, when the call to the private response center does not connect, the communications device used to make the call may prompt the user to indicate that the call relates to an emergency, and the communications device may call the emergency services telephone number. Failure to connect may result when the call does not connect to a receiving party, or upon failure to timely reach a customer service representative. In another example, the call to the private response center may connect, but the private response center may signal the communications device that the call will not be handled immediately. The communications device may then prompt the user to indicate whether an alternate telephone number should be called.07-12-2012
20100273445MONITORING APPLICATION AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SESSIONS WITH DISABLED DEVICES BASED ON TRANSMITTED MESSAGES - A monitoring application and method in a disabled telecommunication device for monitoring communication sessions initiated by the device and detecting an emergency communication session that is initiated by the device. If an emergency communication session is detected, the monitoring application generates and transmits a message to a rating engine over a non-voice channel. The non-voice channel may be an unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channel, a short message service (SMS) channel, or other like messaging channel. When the message is received via the non-voice channel, various callback techniques may be implemented to allow the disabled device to receive communications after the emergency communication session, even though such communications would normally be prevented as a result of a service lock.10-28-2010
20100009652POSITIONING-TRIGGERED HANDOVER - A method for estimating the location of a terminal operating in a communication system having at least two networks having overlapping areas of coverage, each network supporting at least one method for estimating the location of the terminal, and the terminal being in communication with a first one of the networks, the method comprising: assessing which of the networks is likely to form the more accurate estimate of the location of the terminal; and if that is the first one of the networks, estimating the location of the terminal by means of the first one of the networks, and if that is a second one of the networks, handling over the terminal to the second one of the networks and estimating the location of the terminal by means of the second one of the networks.01-14-2010
20100009651COMMERICAL MOBILE ALERT SYSTEM INTERFACE - A system and method for facilitating the distribution of emergency alert messages to electronic devices via a communications network, such as a commercial mobile wireless network. The system includes a commercial mobile service provider (CMSP) gateway that is in communication with an alert gateway and the communications network. The CMSP gateway has a commercial mobile alert system (CMAS) interface, such as an application programming interface (API), that is configured to receive an emergency alert message from the alert gateway. The emergency alert message includes elements that have been mapped from a corresponding emergency alert message that was issued by an alert initiator. The CMAS interface is further configured to process the emergency alert message into a format suitable for distribution to electronic devices that are in communication with the communications network. The emergency alert message is then distributed to the appropriate electronic devices via the communications network.01-14-2010
20090061813Cellular telephone with automatic redial capability - A mobile device and method in one example for automatically redialing a dialed number when a call has failed is provided. The mobile device stores the dialed number when the call is initially being placed. If the call fails, the mobile device determines if a call retry service should be invoked. If so, the mobile device determines whether a call retry system has already been enabled. If the call retry system has been enabled, the mobile device will continually and automatically call the dialed number until a terminating party at the dialed number answers or a selectable time limit has expired. When the terminating party answers the call, the mobile device rings so that a subscriber of the mobile device may answer the ring and connect the call. The mobile device may also detect if the dialed number is an emergency number or non-emergency number. A recorded message recorded by the subscriber may be automatically played to the terminating party if the subscriber does not answer the ring. Alternatively, or in addition to, a default recorded message may be played to the terminating party if the subscriber does not answer the ring.03-05-2009
20120083239BROADCAST INFORMATION NOTIFICATION METHOD AND NETWORK NODE - A broadcast information notification method according to the present invention includes: starting to repeatedly transmit, at a network node, a broadcast message irrespective of transmission timing of a paging message, when the network node is instructed to notify a mobile station of the broadcast information; receiving, at the mobile station, a broadcast message reception parameter by using a parameter specified by the paging message transmitted by the network node at a predetermined timing; receiving, at the mobile station, a receivable broadcast message by using the received broadcast message reception parameter; and performing, at the mobile station, processing corresponding to the broadcast information.04-05-2012
20120083238Method of Handling Network Initiated Detach Procedure - A method of handling a detach procedure initiated by a network, for a mobile device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a signaling request from the network to perform a re-attach procedure, performing the detach procedure, and performing an attach procedure for an emergency bearer service after a completion of the detach procedure, if the mobile device had had a packet data network (PDN) connection for the emergency bearer service.04-05-2012
20120190324Automatic Emergency Call Language Provisioning - 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.07-26-2012
20120264393Flood Data Collection and Warning Mechanism - Techniques for automatically providing flood warnings to individuals are provided. The techniques include receiving a message regarding a water level observed in connection with a totem display at a geographic area, using the message and one or more items of available data to generate a flood level prediction for the geographic area, and sending a flood warning to one or more registered individuals if the flood level prediction for the geographic area exceeds a predetermined threshold.10-18-2012
20120258680EMERGENCY INFORMATION SERVICES - A method for providing user data to an emergency service provider includes enrolling a user in an emergency information system, including configuring a communication device associated with the user to deliver an access identifier to an emergency service provider when the user contacts the emergency service provider using the communication device. The method also includes maintaining, in a data storage module of the emergency information system, a database including user data associated with the user. The user data is associated with the access identifier. The method further includes receiving, via a communication network linked to the emergency information system, an access request from the emergency service provider, the access request including the access identifier; and providing, via the communication network, at least some of the user data associated with the requested access identifier to the emergency service provider.10-11-2012
20130171956MAN-OVERBOARD RADIO - A wireless device is provided, comprising: a body; a transmitter and a receiver mounted in the body and adapted for at least two-way wireless voice and data communications; a sensor mounted in a container formed on or within the body, the sensor generating a signal when liquid entering the container accumulates to a predetermined level or volume; and, a processor adapted to receive the signal and to control the transmitter to transmit an alarm message indicative of the signal.07-04-2013
20090209224Computer-Related Devices and Techniques for Facilitating an Emergency Call Via a Cellular or Data Network - The claimed invention consists of a device for use with a computer. The device may include control logic that receives a first signal corresponding to an emergency call and implements the emergency call as either a cellular-based call or a VoIP call. If two-way communication can be established with a remote device via a cellular network, then the emergency call is implemented as a cellular-based call via the cellular network. If two-way communication cannot be established with a remote device, then the emergency call is implemented as a VoIP call.08-20-2009
20080305762SYSTEM FOR MANAGING AN AIRCRAFT-ORIENTED EMERGENCY SERVICES CALL IN AN AIRBORNE WIRELESS CELLULAR NETWORK - The Aircraft Emergency Services Call Management System enables the unique identification of each passenger wireless device in use in an aircraft and the corresponding identification of the passenger associated with the passenger wireless device. This passenger wireless device registration data is stored as database entries in a ground-based Automatic Location Identification (ALI) database which associates each aircraft with its registered passenger wireless devices. The origination of an emergency services call by any registered passenger wireless device results in the call being routed to a serving Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) where the passenger is connected to an emergency services operator. Since the aircraft flight crew and cabin crew are the only personnel on site that can be relied upon to provide some sort of emergency services response, they are included in the emergency services call.12-11-2008
20110003578Automatic Wireless Utilization of Cellular Telephone Devices - A system and method for notifying emergency responders, family, and other contact parties of an urgent vehicle condition such as a breakdown or crash, by using a short-range wireless communicator mounted on the vehicle to employ a peer-to-peer communications capability to find and co-opt a nearby long-range communication device, such as a Bluetooth enabled phone, which is not mounted on the vehicle, such as a passer's-by telephone. The invention obtains authorization from the co-opted device to use it as a forwarding proxy, and transmits a notification message to one or more parties, such as emergency dispatchers, family members, etc., via the short-range link to the co-opted device, which then transmits the message to the recipient via the long-range network, such as via a telephone network.01-06-2011
20110003577CORDLESS PHONE SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED ALARM & REMOTE MONITORING CAPABILITY - A cordless telephone system provides home security. Each handset associated with the cordless telephone system detects an event, such as a noise level that exceeds a threshold noise level, smoke, carbon monoxide, intrusion or moisture level. If an event is detected the system initiates a telephone call through the base unit to an alert telephone number. When the telephone call to the alert telephone number is established, a message is played to provide notification of the event.01-06-2011
20110003575METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROUTING SPECIAL NUMBER CALLS USING A COMMON TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method for routing a special number call to an appropriate answering position using a common telecommunication network includes: (a) placing an extant special number call to a switching center; (b) ascertaining the appropriate answering position for receiving the extant call; (c) providing to a gateway switch call-information for routing the extant call to the appropriate answering position; (d) in no particular order: (1) associating the call-information with a temporary number; and (2) providing the temporary number to the switching center; (e) employing the temporary number as a called party number for routing the extant call through the network to the gateway switch; and (f) operating the gateway switch to employ the call-information associated with the temporary number for routing the extant call to the appropriate answering position.01-06-2011
20120264395METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ROUTING CALLS AT A CALL CENTER BASED ON SPOKEN LANGUAGES - Various examples of a methods and systems are disclosed herein for routing calls at a call center based on spoken languages. In one example, a method includes, but is not limited to, receiving, by a call center, information indicating a request for assistance from a driver of a vehicle and information indicating one or more languages spoken by the driver. The call center automatically identifies an available advisor who speaks at least one language spoken by the driver. The call center automatically directs the request for assistance to the available advisor.10-18-2012
20120264396Methods and Systems for Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage - Methods and system are provided for managing and monitoring allocation of RF spectrum resources based on time, space and frequency. A network may be enabled to allocate excess spectrum resources for use by other network providers on a real-time basis. Allocated resources may be transferred from one provider with excess resources to another in need of additional resources based on contractual terms or on a real-time purchase negotiations and settlements. A network may be enabled to monitor the use of allocated resources on real-time basis and off-load or allow additional users depending on the spectrum resources availability. Public safety networks may be enabled to make spectrum resources available to general public by allocating spectrum resources and monitoring the use of those resources. During an emergency, when traffic increases on a public safety network, the public safety networks may off-load bandwidth traffic to make available necessary resources for public safety users.10-18-2012
20120264394SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCOUNTABILITY BY INTERLINKING ELECTRONIC IDENTITIES FOR ACCESS CONTROL AND TRACKING OF PERSONNEL AT AN INCIDENT OR EMERGENCY SCENE - An incident management system includes some form of portable machine-readable data 10-18-2012
20110009086Text to 9-1-1 emergency communication - A text messaging caller is enabled to communicate with a called party situated at on voice network, such as a PSTN or emergency 911 service center. The method comprises providing a service center, pre-registering a caller with the service center, receiving a text message from the caller through the service center, converting the text message to a voice message, ascertaining the address of the caller according to pre-registration information, and sending the voice message to the called party on the voice network together with the caller's identification and location information.01-13-2011
20110009085E911 Services Using Distributed Nodes - Distributed node systems and methods provide emergency call services to users indoors. A distributed node can be located in a building and configured to receive call requests from users in the building. The distributed node can transmit call requests to a central node that relays the call requests to a wireless network. The distributed node can also transmit node identifying information with the call request, which may be relayed to the wireless network. The wireless network can determine that a call request is a request for an emergency call and obtain location information and emergency services provider routing information based on a node identifier. The wireless network can transmit the location information to the emergency services provider using the emergency services provider routing information and set up the requested call.01-13-2011
20110045796METHOD OF RECEIVING A DISASTER WARNING MESSAGE THROUGH A BROADCAST/MULTICAST CHANNEL - Disclosed is a method of receiving a warning message through a broadcast/multicast channel in wireless communication system. The terminal (UE) receives control information of the warning message through a first point-to-multipoint control channel, receives the warning message based on the received control information through a point-to-multipoint traffic channel, receives control information of a particular broadcast/multicast service through the first point-to-multipoint control channel and a second point-to-multipoint control channel, and receives the particular broadcast/multicast service based on the received control channel through the point-to-multipoint traffic channel.02-24-2011
20110045795PORTABLE RADIO WITH AUTOMATIC MOTION SENSING AND EMERGENCY ALERT FACILITY - An apparatus and method comprising of a portable radio such as those carried by Firefighters and other First Responders and equipped with automatic motion sensing and Emergency Alert capabilities incorporated within the body of said portable radio which becomes activated when such Firefighters and other First Responders are unconscious or immobilized. The invention incorporates a motion sensing component, such as a Solid State Accelerometer interfaced with an orientation component, such as a Solid State Gyroscope, or a multidirectional solid State Accelerometer incorporated within the body of said portable radio and programmed to be activated by the wearer's motionlessness and subsequently provides the Emergency Alert as if the wearer had pressed the Emergency Alert button. The activation may send out an audible distress signal, a radio frequency (RF) distress signal, or both.02-24-2011
20120270519SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC TRANSMISSION POWER LIMIT BACK-OFF FOR SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATE COMPLIANCE - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for providing transmission power limit back-off for Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) compliance. In one aspect, a method implemented in a wireless communication apparatus is provided. The method includes receiving an indication of at least one operating mode indicative of a proximity and an orientation of at least one transmitting antenna of the wireless communication apparatus. The method further includes determining a power transmission characteristic based on the determined operating mode and at least one of a radio access technology type, a band-class, a transmission configuration, an uplink channel, a traffic state, and a radio access technology transmission state used by the wireless communication apparatus, or any combination thereof.10-25-2012
20110217947Mobile Femto-cell in a Wireless Safety Network - This invention provides wireless safety network through the integration of mobile femto-cells (mFAP), into macro-cellular system. Such network provides safety management for students during their travel to and from school through the supervision of handovers between home and mobile femto-cell and the macro-cellular environment as well as supervision of class attendance, emergency function, and other services.09-08-2011
20110212701Terminal, chip and method for receiving an emergency broadcast message - A method for receiving an emergency broadcast message comprises the following steps: after receiving multiplex frames, a terminal determines whether there exists an emergency broadcast message according to a frame header of a multiplex frame corresponding to a control channel, and if so, the terminal parses the multiplex frame which corresponds to the control channel and has a multiplex frame identity of 0, to obtain the emergency broadcast message, and displays the obtained emergency broadcast message to a terminal user; while processing the emergency broadcast message, the terminal parses all the multiplex frames, plays mobile telephone TV programs and displays them to the terminal user. To implement the method, a terminal for receiving an emergency broadcast message and a chip for receiving and processing an emergency broadcast message are also disclosed.09-01-2011
20110212700SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY MESSAGES TO A MOBILE DEVICE - The present invention is directed to systems and methods for providing emergency messages to a mobile device. In an exemplary embodiment, a system for communicating emergency messages is provided comprising a mobile device comprising an emergency message application and a personal emergency message transceiver, an emergency message control center, wherein the emergency message application is enabled to receive a plurality of emergency messages generated by the emergency message control center.09-01-2011
20110230159System and Method for Automatic Storage and Retrieval of Emergency Information - A vehicle communication system includes a computer processor in communication with a memory circuit, a transceiver in communication with the processor and operable to communicate with one or more wireless devices, and one or more storage locations storing one or more pieces of emergency contact information. In this illustrative system, the processor is operable to establish communication with a first wireless device through the transceiver. Upon detection of an emergency event by at least one vehicle based sensor system, the vehicle communication system is operable to contact an emergency operator. The vehicle communication system is further operable to display one or more of the one or more pieces of emergency contact information in a selectable manner. Upon selection of one of the one or more pieces of emergency contact information, the vehicle computing system places a call to a phone number associated with the selected emergency contact.09-22-2011
20120322402INTEROPERABILITY OF FIRST RESPONDER DEVICES - A system that facilitates inter-operable communications between first responder (FR) wireless communications devices at an emergency location. The system includes an on-site tactical communications plan that is configured into a communications control device. The communications control device is part of an emergency command vehicle. First responders utilize their associated FR devices to establish a wireless IP data session with the communications control device via a macro wireless network. Once the IP data session is established, the FR device is authenticated by the communications control device. The tactical plan is then transmitted to the FR device via the established wireless IP data sessions. Once the tactical plan is transmitted to the FR devices, each of the FR devices comprises identical radio configurations and channel assignments.12-20-2012
20120322401METHOD AND APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY INCIDENT REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION - A wireless, mobile device application for a first-responder to create incident reports for events such as an automobile accident or natural disaster, including digital photographs, audio recordings, notes, ordinance numbers, number of individuals affected, type of incident, real time global positioning satellite coordinates (GPS), and any other relevant information that a first-responder deems necessary. Such a report may then be transmitted to a server for access by emergency personnel, E-911 dispatchers, or any others with access to a secure server hosted on the World Wide Web.12-20-2012
20110237218MOBILE TERMINALS, AND EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM - An ETWS according the invention comprises a macro base station, an HeNB, and a mobile terminal (09-29-2011
20110237217METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED SAFETY IN A PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system (09-29-2011
20120094629SERVICE PROCESSING METHOD, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a service processing method, a communication device, and a communication system. The service processing method includes: receiving a request message initiated by a user equipment (UE); and changing a current default bearer of the UE according to the received request message, to a bearer corresponding to a service that the UE needs to obtain in a current serving cell. The communication device includes: a generating unit, configured to generate a request message, where the request message carries information indicating a service required by a UE; and a sending unit, configured to send the request message generated by the generating unit to a network side, where the network side changes a current default bearer of the UE according to the information carried in the request message, to a bearer corresponding to a service that the UE needs to obtain in a current serving cell.04-19-2012
20100203862METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AND TRACKING RADIATION EMITTED FROM MOBILE PHONES - A mobile handset configured to estimate the radiation absorbed per mass of tissue of a user, and to perform an action in case the absorbed radiation exceeds a predefined threshold. The absorbed radiation may be estimated during a call. Additionally or alternatively, a prediction of the absorbed radiation level may be estimated and given to the user while the handset is not engaged in a call. various data items such as received power per time, estimated absorbed radiation and location may be transmitted to a server. A server application may use these data items to create regional maps of a cellular network coverage and quality by accumulating multiple inputs from a plurality of individual mobile handsets.08-12-2010
20100233992METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) FORWARDING - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for SMS forwarding are disclosed. One method includes performing steps at a message service message proxy separate from a short message service center and implemented on a computing platform including at least one processor. The steps include receiving a message service message routing information response message containing message service message routing information for a first destination. The response message is modified to direct a mobile terminated message service message intended for the first destination to the message service message proxy. The mobile terminated message service message is then received at the message service message proxy and the message service message proxy determines whether a message service message forwarding feature is enabled for the first destination. In response to determining that a message service message forwarding feature is enabled for the first destination, it is determined whether the mobile terminated message service message is eligible for forwarding to a second destination. In response to determining the mobile terminated message service message is eligible for forwarding, signaling is initiated to forward the mobile terminated message service message to the second destination.09-16-2010
20100233991METHOD TO IMPLEMENT E911 SERVICES IN IMS (IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM) - A system and method that facilitates processing and/or routing of emergency call in an IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) for VoIP (Voice over IP) subscribers is provided. Specifically, an E911 profile is generated, for example, by an application server, for each VoIP subscriber based in part on current location information associated with the subscriber, such as, the subscriber's IP address. The E911 profile is pushed to the HSS (Home Subscriber Server) of the IMS. The E911 profile can then be stored in the HSS and can be queried by an E-CSCF (Emergency Call Session Control Function) during emergency call processing. Moreover, when an emergency call is received from the subscriber, the E-CSCF can retrieve the E911 profile associated with the subscriber from the HSS and route the call to an appropriate PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) based on an analysis of the information in the E911 profile.09-16-2010
20100233990MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO NETWORK CONTROLLER, RADIO BASE STATION AND MOBILE STATION - In a mobile communication system, the radio device RNC, Node B includes: a creation unit 09-16-2010
20120289184Methods And Apparatus For Use In Processing Disconnected Emergency Calls And Other Communications Involving Mobile Communication Devices And The Remote Monitoring Thereof - Techniques for use in producing an incoming call message for a mobile-terminated call to a mobile communication device which operates in a wireless communication network are described. When the mobile-terminated call is a non-emergency call, data indications in one or more data fields of the incoming call message are set to instruct the mobile communication device to perform non-emergency call processing. When the mobile-terminated call is an emergency call from a public safety answering point entity, the data indications in the one or more data fields of the incoming call message are set to instruct the mobile communication device to automatically answer the emergency call. The incoming call message is sent to the mobile communication the wireless communication network.11-15-2012
20120289183METHODS FOR REQUESTING EMERGENCY BEARER SERVICES FOR LOW PRIORITY DEVICES, AND APPARATUSES USING THE SAME - A mobile communication device configured for Non Access Stratum (NAS) signaling low priority is provided. In the mobile communication device, a wireless module performs wireless transmissions and receptions to and from a service network supporting use of EXTENDED SERVICE REQUEST messages for packet services, and a controller module originates a SERVICE REQUEST message for requesting emergency bearer services. The controller module further transmits an RRC CONNECTION REQUEST message comprising an establishment cause indicating an emergency case to the service network via the wireless module in response to originating the SERVICE REQUEST message.11-15-2012
20120100823METHOD, SYSTEM, NETWORK SIDE DEVICE, AND UE OF MANAGING CSG MEMBERSHIP - The present invention discloses a method, system, network side device, and UE of managing CSG membership. The method includes: detecting, by a network side, a change of CSG membership of a UE when the UE camps on a CSG cell and establishes a default bearer; and when detecting the change of the CSG membership of the UE, triggering, by the network, a Detach procedure between the network side and the UE by using an existing path between the network side and the UE, and indicating state information about the CSG membership of the UE, where the state information is used to instruct the UE to perform an operation with respect to the change of the CSG membership according to the state information.04-26-2012
20120289180PROACTIVE PROBE BY eCALL-ONLY IN-VEHICLE SYSTEM - Proactive registration probes are conducted by an eCall-only IVS prior to an emergency to determine network availability and which available roaming networks a registration request will be approved by the home network. The results of this probing are stored and managed by the IVS. If no suitable roaming network can be found (or if only limited service is available, and this limited service cannot support an eCall), the IVS may notify the driver that the emergency call service may not be available. The frequency of the probing may be increased or decreased based on a variety of factors, including whether the IVS is currently receiving home network service, roaming network service, or no service, as well as whether the vehicle is moving and whether probing has previously been completed for a particular area (using location information, for example).11-15-2012
20120289181IN-VEHICLE EMERGENCY CALL SERVICE REGISTRATION AND CALL SETUP USING FOLLOW-ON REQUEST - A follow-on request is used in the registration request of an eCall-only mode in-vehicle system (IVS) to keep the connection alive between the registration and the emergency call setup in order to speed up the overall signaling process before sending eCall data for the eCall-only mode IVS. In this manner, two separate connections are not needed in order to perform the registration of the IVS on the mobile network and then the emergency call setup. Only one connection is used and maintained throughout registration and call setup processes. This speeds up the eCall emergency registration and call setup. In an implementation, the registration request with the follow-on request is provided only when the eCall-only IVS is activated for use in an emergency call (i.e., in an initial registration of the eCall-only IVS).11-15-2012
20120289182PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR IN-VEHICLE EMERGENCY CALL SERVICE - An eCall is an emergency call that may (i) be initiated automatically by a wireless terminal due to a trigger event (e.g., a vehicle involved in an accident) or manually by a user and (ii) include additional data sent automatically by the terminal to a recipient entity, e.g., a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Emergency setup signaling (e.g., an Emergency SETUP message) is used to give high priority to registering an eCall-only mode In-Vehicle System (IVS) on a mobile network. The IVS can get higher priority from the mobile network right after an eCall emergency is triggered at the IVS. When requesting a connection to the mobile network, the IVS can use an “emergency setup” message instead of a conventional “registration” message in order to register on the network.11-15-2012
20120289179HOME NETWORK ROAMING MANAGEMENT FOR eCALL-ONLY SUBSCRIBERS - A Home Public Land Mobile Network (HPLMN) or home network immediately accepts a registration requests from “eCall-only” subscribers attempting to register with any Visitor Public Land Mobile Networks (VPLMNs) or roaming network. This avoids unnecessary delays in the establishment of an eCall (emergency call) that might be otherwise introduced by the home network's roaming registration management policy (RRMP) that otherwise would only permit registrations (and subsequent call servicing) by preferred roaming VPLMN partners and automatically reject registrations from non-preferred roaming networks (which may hinder or prevent timely completion of an eCall).11-15-2012
20100178895MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, BASE STATION, AND MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile communications system including a mobile terminal 07-15-2010
20100173604System and Method for Transmitting A Warning Message Via A Radio Network - A system for transmitting a warning message via a radio network has a transmitter (07-08-2010
20100167686METHOD OF POWER MANAGEMENT FOR A HANDHELD MOBILE COMPUTING AND COMMUNIATION DEVICE - A power management method for a handheld mobile computing and communication device for a normal and an emergency occasion is disclosed. The device, for example, is useful for a trapped person under a mound of debris created by a fallen building during an earthquake or a terrorist attack. The invention is based upon a conventional mobile communication device with a second communication unit and a sensory unit. The second communication unit is based upon a short-range and ad hoc communication network. The invention is characterized by that a power management unit is used to monitor the remaining power of a battery system for the mobile device. If the power is below a preset threshold, the main function of the mobile device as a mobile phone is switched off and the reserved power is used to supply power for the second communication unit, which consumes much less power, in particularly, in a mode as a receiver only. An authorized signal, delivered by a nearby mobile rescue station and received by the second communication unit, will trigger the power management unit to provide additional power to activate the sensory unit. The sensory unit such as an accelerometer and/or a gyroscope may detect a signal if the person touches and/or moves the device after receiving a triggering signal. Yet additional power is further supplied to send collected data through the second communication unit to the rescue station.07-01-2010
20100136944METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING A TASK UPON DETECTION OF A VEHICLE TRIGGER - A triggering event causes a telematics device to transmit information to a user device. Or, the telematics device may perform a task in response to determining that a trigger even occurred. The user device generates an alert in response to the transmitted information producing the alert, for example, graphically, audibly, textually, or using a combination thereof. A triggering event may be the attaining of a certain location of the TCU along a predetermined commute route. Or, the detection of force exerted on a vehicle, possibly indicating attempted theft of the vehicle. Upon the triggering event occurring, the TCU can formulate a message, for example calculate time of arrival based on the traffic conditions and speed limits along the commute route. The TCU may also transmit its location information to another device, such as the user device, or a device coupled thereto, and the other device formulates the message.06-03-2010
20100130159METHOD OF SENDING AND RECEIVING CALL WITH SPECIFIC REQUEST - A specific code indicative of a specific request is used to provide a communication device with an ability to send specific calls, such as emergency calls and silent calls, and the ability to distinguish the specific calls from the received calls. A method of sending a call includes generating a specific code indicative of a specific request, adding the specific code to a call, and then sending the call to a receiver for notifying the receiver of the specific request. A method of receiving a call includes determining whether a received call comprises a specific code indicative of a specific request, and generating an indication in response to the specific request when the received call is determined to comprise the specific code.05-27-2010
20100130161AUTOMATED VOICE EMERGENCY CALL - A data channel for the transmission of voice from a subscriber and of additional data characterizing the cause of an accident is used for an emergency call from a vehicle. These characterizing data are likewise transmitted in the form of voice. The data transmission is effected sequentially in this case.05-27-2010
20120149324PROVISION OF TEXT MESSAGES TO EMERGENCY CALL TAKERS - Concurrent text and voice communications can be maintained with an emergency call taker. An application executing on a mobile communications device in conjunction with a network gateway provide voice communication as well as an interactive Short Messaging System (SMS) session with a public safety answering point (PSAP). The gateway correlates and manages SMS messages with the PSAP and the mobile device. As such, a virtual session is generated over a traffic channel, that provides the advantages of a voice call as well as allowing text based communications.06-14-2012
20120149323BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VEHICLE PHONE SYSTEMS - A battery backup system for use with vehicle telematics electronics includes a phone module configured for operation by the vehicle telematics electronics. The system further includes a battery module configured to provide power to the phone module and a circuit configured to determine that backup power is needed. The circuit causes the battery module to provide the backup power to the phone module for completing a transmission via the phone module. The battery module can provide the backup power to the phone module without providing operating power to the vehicle telematics electronics.06-14-2012
20130017801EMERGENCY CALL HANDOFF BETWEEN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKSAANM SHAIKH; ImtiyazAACI IrvingAAST TXAACO USAAGP SHAIKH; Imtiyaz Irving TX US - A system to receive, from a user device, a request to establish a communication session to allow an emergency call to be placed or transferred to a public safety access point (PSAP) server; determine whether the request includes a first indication that the emergency call is being initiated via the user device or a second indication that the emergency call is being handed off from a base station associated with another network device, place the emergency call, to the PSAP server and via a first gateway device associated with the network device, when the request includes the first indication; and transfer the emergency call, to the PSAP server and via a second gateway device associated with the other network device, when the request includes the second indication, where the second gateway device processed the emergency call prior to being handed off from the base station.01-17-2013
20130017800TYY INTERFACE MODULE SIGNAL TO COMMUNICATE EQUIPMENT DISRUPTION TO CALL CENTERAANM Gouvia; Jacquelyn A.AACI Royal OakAAST MIAACO USAAGP Gouvia; Jacquelyn A. Royal Oak MI USAANM Bradburn; Travis L.AACI OrtonvilleAAST MIAACO USAAGP Bradburn; Travis L. Ortonville MI US - The described method and system provide for determining whether to immediately contact a PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) or attempt to communicate with a telematics services subscriber before contacting the PSAP in the event of an emergency. If a subscriber associated with the telematics unit is deaf and/or mute, and a TIM (TTY (TeleTYpewriter) Interface Module) or TTY device is not available to the subscriber, the subscriber may not be able to communicate with a call center regarding an emergency situation. Thus, expedited emergency procedures are executed by the call center in such a situation to avoid delay and facilitate the arrival of assistance as soon as possible.01-17-2013
20130017802METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PEER-TO-PEER (P2P) AD-HOC LOCATION DETERMINATION ROUTING PROTOCOLAANM ADIBI; SasanAACI KitchenerAACO CAAAGP ADIBI; Sasan Kitchener CAAANM LABRADOR; ChristopherAACI WaterlooAACO CAAAGP LABRADOR; Christopher Waterloo CAAANM SIMMONS; SeanAACI WaterlooAACO CAAAGP SIMMONS; Sean Waterloo CA - A method at a first mobile device, and the mobile device, the method receiving a message from a second mobile device; adding information to the message; forwarding the message to a network if a network connection is available for the first mobile device; and forwarding the message to a third mobile device if no network connection is available. Also a method at a mobile device, and a mobile device, the method receiving an indication that an emergency condition exists; sending a message from the device to a network element if a network connection between the mobile device and network element exists; and sending the message from the device to a second mobile device if no network connection between the mobile device and a network element exists.01-17-2013
20100124896DUAL BATTERY MOBILE PHONE - A cellular mobile station having at least a first battery and a second battery and a method for facilitating completion of an E911 call sequence is provided. The method comprises of ascertaining whether a power level of the first battery is below a predetermined threshold and whether the cellular mobile station is in an E911 mode, the E911 mode representing one of an attempt to call an E911 center, an E911 conversation in progress, and an emergency call back mode (ECBM) in progress. If the power level of the first battery is below the predetermined threshold and the cellular mobile station is in the E911 mode, employing power from the second battery to facilitate completion of the E911 mode.05-20-2010
20110159839EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile terminal configured for use in a mobile telecommunications network, the mobile terminal having an emergency notification facility and an identifier, the identifier usable by the network to recognise the mobile terminal as having the emergency notification facility and to change a system access priority for the terminal, where required. Preferably, the terminal also includes a sensing means configured to determine when the mobile terminal is in motion and/or associated with a vehicle and notify the network of such, in order to allow the network to change the system access priority based upon whether or not the terminal is in motion and/or associated with a vehicle. In this regard, mobile terminals with an emergency notification facility, particularly when moving or in a vehicle, are given a higher priority so that an emergency call can be quickly dispatched in the event of an accident.06-30-2011
20110159838MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO CONTROLLER, NETWORK DEVICE, RADIO BASE STATION AND CONCENTRATOR - A mobile communication method according to the present invention includes step A of transmitting, by a mobile station 06-30-2011
20110159837System And Method For The Definition And Scope Of Commercial Mobile Alerts - An emergency alert gateway configured for receiving an emergency alert message wherein the alert message includes a text message and one of an audio message, a video message, an audio-video message and a multi-media message; storing an audio, video or multimedia portion of the alert message to form a first stored portion and for determining a subscriber base to receive the alert message. There is a database in communication with the alert gateway and an emergency alert server configured to broadcast the alert message to the subscriber base, and if the first stored portion of the alert message is not available, then broadcasting only the text message as the alert message.06-30-2011
20130023227COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication apparatus includes a receiving unit, an extracting unit, a generating unit and a transmitting unit. The receiving unit receives a signal from a first network using a first communication method. The extracting unit extracts, from a signal received via a control channel of the first network, notification information that is broadcast to be notified to a communication apparatus belonging to the first network and also used by a communication apparatus belonging to a second network. Here, the second network uses a second communication method different from the first communication method. The generating unit generates a notification frame used to notify the communication apparatus belonging to the second network of the notification information. The transmitting unit transmits the notification frame to the communication apparatus belonging to the second network.01-24-2013
20130023228WIRELESS EMERGENCY CALL (ECALL) DEVICES AND ECALL SERVICE SUBSCRIPTION MANAGEMENT - We disclose a new type of wireless telecommunications subscription service and related methods. In some embodiments, the new subscription service may be used by an eCall only MS, or by any other suitable wireless access device (NAD), in order to operate in a restricted access and mobility management (RAMM) mode (01-24-2013
20080254762METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALL PROTECTION OVER A TELEPHONE SYSTEM - Embodiments of the invention generally provide a method and apparatus for call protection over a telephone system. One embodiment of a method for protecting a telephone call between a first user and a second user includes receiving a request from the first user to protect the telephone call, monitoring wireless communications between a telephone base and a first handset in use by the first user for the presence of a third user, where the third user is attempting to communicate with the telephone base using a second handset after the request for protection has been made, and blocking communications between the second handset and the telephone base.10-16-2008
20130171955METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING AND MITIGATING RADIO INTERFERENCE AMONG USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICALLY CO-LOCATED AND SPECTRALLY DISTINCT WIRELESS SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatus are provided for detecting interference between spectrally distinct wireless communication networks. A first base station in a first network communicates with a first mobile device at a first frequency, and a second base station communicates at a second frequency with a second mobile device geographically co-located with the first mobile device. The power level of an interfering signal received at the first base station from the second mobile device may be estimated by sharing information between the two networks through an interoperability gateway. The path loss of a reference signal transmitted from the first mobile device to its base station is communicated to the gateway, along with a parameter associated with the transmit power level of the interfering signal. Based on this parameter and the reference signal path loss, the received power level of the interfering signal may be inferred.07-04-2013
20130171957TRIGGERING A 911 VOICE CALL FROM A NON-VOICE MESSAGE - A voice based emergency call, such as a call to 911, is provided to a public safety answering point (PSAP) triggered from a non-voice based emergency call. When a non-voice based call is sent to a PSAP that does not accept non-voice based calls, upon determining that the PSAP cannot handle non-voice based calls, the communication network is utilized to establish a voice based call with the PSAP.07-04-2013
20080227428METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EMERGENCY BROADCAST USING AN EMERGENCY BROADCAST-MULTICAST SERVICE - Methods, apparatus and media for receiving emergency broadcast information in a broadcast-multicast service of a communication system. The methods, apparatus and media include scheduling a broadcast of emergency broadcast information in designated control channel cycles for designated subscriber stations. The control channel cycles are transmitted with the designated control channel cycles including the emergency broadcast information. Subscriber stations awake according to their designated control channel cycle and receive the transmission of their designated control channel cycle on a broadcast-multicast service. The subscriber station determines if emergency broadcast information is in the control channel cycle assigned to the subscriber station and responds accordingly.09-18-2008
20130143513User Accessible Multimedia Geospatial Routing Engine - A method and apparatus to facilitate the secure storage of multimedia content (i.e. video with optional audio) on an internet cloud, and to grant the release of stored multimedia content to pre-authorized users and pre-authorized emergency dispatch personnel, only. A subscriber entity uses a secure user interface component to store a multimedia package containing important/relevant navigation and/or location information on a cloud database. In addition, the subscriber entity specifies whether or not emergency personnel are authorized to access the multimedia package during an emergency event, and whether or not a predefined highly trusted network of users may access the multimedia package following a conventional authorization procedure. The inventive multimedia geospatial routing engine releases the multimedia package to members of a subscriber's highly trusted network of users, by pre-authorization only, and to emergency dispatch personnel subscribed to the subscriber multimedia content database, in the case of an emergency event only.06-06-2013
20130143514METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PSAP CALL BACK OF IN SUBSCRIBER - A method and system for re-establishing a connection from a PSAP or 911 call center to a terminal of a 911 caller who has subscribed to IN services, for example, after a terminal of a 911 caller has been disconnected from the PSAP or 911 call center. If the call is dropped, the PSAP or 911 call center can, manually, or automatically via the system of the present invention, dial or cause to be dialed, a pre-determined prefix prior to dialing the number of the terminal of the 911 caller. In a separate embodiment of the method and system of the present invention, a separate parameter is used in CAMEL IDP and ISUP IAM to indicate the calling party category to identify that the call is originating from a PSAP or 911 call center.06-06-2013
20130143515Method and system for processing prior services - The disclosure discloses a method and a system for processing prior services, the method includes that: an eNB and/or an MME carries a service priority indication in a message sent to a UE in mobile terminating call procedures for CSFB; and the UE sends a GERAN or a UTRAN a priority indication corresponding to a service when the GERAN or the UTRAN initiates the service. With the disclosure, a source network E-UTRAN can take full advantage of an existing message to carry service information to notify a UE, the UE forwards the information to a target network GERAN/UTRAN, so as to avoid failure of a high priority service in the target network.06-06-2013
20130178184System and Method for Providing Contact Information of an Out of Area Mobile Device to a Reverse 911 Database - A system and method for registering the contact information of mobile devices with a service 911 service is presented. In one embodiment, a mobile switching center receives the contact information of a mobile device. If the mobile switching center determines that the mobile device is not located within a particular wireless sub-network, such as, but not limited to, a wireless sub-network associated with an area code registered to the mobile device, the mobile switching center generates a reverse 911 registration text message and transmits the reverse 911 registration text message to the mobile device. A user of the mobile device may then transmit the reverse 911 registration text message to a local reverse 911 database to have the contact information associated with the mobile device added to the local reverse 911 database.07-11-2013
20120252398METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RELAYING OUT OF RANGE EMERGENCY INFORMATION - A report message may be transmitted with collaborated information related to the occurrence of an emergency event. A plurality of devices, such as mobile communications devices, that are out of range of a communications network can communicate via direct communication, such as device-to-device communication, to corroborate characteristics that are indicative of an occurrence of an emergency event. Information related to the occurrence may be collaborated amongst the plurality of devices. A transmitting device, which may be one of the plurality of devices that corroborates characteristics or collaborates information, may generate and transmit the report message comprising the collaborated information. A receiving device may provide the message over a communications network, or the report message may continue to be handed off between devices capable of direct communication, the message eventually reaching a device that is within range of the communications network.10-04-2012
20130095781Method to Support Emergency Call Through Mesh Network - A method is provided for managing an emergency call in a mesh network. The method comprises a mesh station receiving an emergency indicator indicating that a call is an emergency call.04-18-2013
20130095782Realizing Method of Emergency Call Registration - A realizing method of emergency registration is disclosed. When the user equipment in the visited network initiates an emergency registration request, the method comprises the following steps: after P-CSCF of the visited network receives the emergency registration request sent from the user equipment, it forwards the message to S-CSCF of the home network. The S-CSCF sets the emergency registration expiration time according to the setting policy for emergency registration expiration time, includes it into the emergency registration response sent to the P-CSCF which retrieves the emergency registration expiration time from the emergency registration response and sends the message to the user equipment, which in turn retrieves the emergency registration expiration time from the emergency registration response. The factors of the setting policy for the emergency registration expiration time comprise: a type of the emergency call, the location information of the visited network and the location information of the user equipment.04-18-2013
20130102269Data Message Service Controller and Method for Handling Emergency Text Messaging - A system and method for communicating an emergency data message includes receiving a data message and determining whether an emergency abbreviated dialing code was received with the data message. If an emergency data message includes an abbreviated dialing code, an emergency data message short code associated with the abbreviated dialing code may be requested. A cell code identifier in which the wireless communications device is located may be determined, and the data message, emergency data message short code, and cell code identifier may be communicated via a communications network for the data message to be routed to a PSAP handling emergencies in an area in which the wireless communications device is located.04-25-2013
20130102270SECURITY CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING EMERGENCY CALLS, AND A SYSTEM THEREFOR - The present invention relates to a security control method and device for emergency calls in a mobile communication system, and the security control method in a mobile communication system supporting emergency calls according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a step in which a terminal transmits a message containing terminal security capabilities to a source network during handover in an emergency call; a step in which a mobility manager of the source network transmits, to a mobility manager of a target network, the message containing terminal security capabilities; a step in which the mobility manager of the target network transmits, to a base station of the target network, a hand-over request message containing the terminal security capabilities; and a step in which, after the hand-over preparation procedure has been completed, a base station of the source network transmits, to the terminal, a hand-over command message containing the terminal security capabilities.04-25-2013
20130130640APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING LOSS OF PORTABLE TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method identify a loss of a portable terminal in a wireless communication system. A method for identifying a loss of a portable terminal by a control server in a wireless communication system includes receiving a user identifier from the portable terminal, identifying registration information of the portable terminal, and determining that the portable terminal is lost, when the user identifier received from the portable terminal is different from the registration information of the portable terminal.05-23-2013
20130143512SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISABLING AND ENABLING MOBILE DEVICE FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS - A computer-implemented method for controlling activity of a mobile device corresponding to a first user is provided. The method includes enabling an application to receive an indication of permitted usage from a second user. An indication of permitted usage of the mobile device is received via the application from the second user. Instructions are transmitted to the mobile communication device to disable or enable at least one functional component of the mobile device responsive to the indication of permitted usage. Further provided is a computing system including at least one memory configured to perform a procedure for controlling activity of a mobile device.06-06-2013
20100279648SYSTEMS, APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING EMERGENCY CALL SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for facilitating emergency call service are provided. The method can include modifying a configuration parameter of a user equipment (UE), wherein the configuration parameter is related to at least one of: network selection, cell selection or reselection or service selection within a wireless communication system, and wherein a modified configuration parameter results in a preference by the UE for a network, cell or service configured to support emergency calls at the UE. The method can also include prioritizing circuit-switched services over packet-switched services, utilizing the circuit-switched voice service preferentially or exclusively and/or prioritizing a network configured to offer emergency call service over the original serving network of the UE, based, at least, on the modifying the configuration parameter. Modifying the configuration parameter can be performed autonomously by the UE. The modified configuration can also enable callback services to a UE from the network.11-04-2010
20100279647METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RELAYING OUT OF RANGE EMERGENCY INFORMATION - Disclosed herein are techniques for transmitting a report message with collaborated information related to the occurrence of an emergency event. A plurality of devices, such as mobile communications devices, that are out of range of a communications network can communicate via direct communication, such as device-to-device communication, to corroborate characteristics that are indicative of an occurrence of an emergency event. Information related to the occurrence may be collaborated amongst the plurality of devices. A transmitting device, which may be one of the plurality of devices that corroborates characteristics or collaborates information, may generate and transmit the report message comprising the collaborated information. A receiving device may provide the message over a communications network, or the report message may continue to be handed off between devices capable of direct communication, the message eventually reaching a device that is within range of the communications network.11-04-2010
20100279646METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING URGENT ALERT MESSAGES TO SETS OF MOBILE TERMINALS LOCATED IN CELLS OF A RADIO COMMUNICATION NETWORK, AND RELATED RADIO NETWORK CONTROLLER - The invention concerns a radio network controller (BSCI), for a radio access communication network, comprising processing means (MT), upon receiving from an alarm centre (CA) a message of a first SMS-CB type associated with a selected class of alarm of a selected level, containing an alarm text message addressed to mobile terminals (T) located in at least one selected cell controlled thereby, for interrupting transmission to the mobile terminals, located in each selected cell, of any message of SMS-CB type associated with a class of level lower than that of the selected alarm class, and optionally all other communication of said terminals (for example, telephone calls thereof), so that the first message may be broadcast to the mobile terminals which are located in each selected cell controlled thereby and so that some at least of said mobile terminals should transmit an alarm signal (for example radio) and display the alarm text message contained in the first message.11-04-2010
20130157608Method of Cell Reselection for a Mobile Communication System and Related Mobile Device - A method of cell reselection for a mobile communication system comprises determining whether a mobile device in the mobile communication system is capable of initiating an emergency call through the second cell when a network of the mobile communication system restricts the mobile device from accessing a first cell, and the mobile device performs a first cell reselection procedure to switch the first cell to the second cell, so as to generate a first determination result, and determining whether the mobile device camps on the second cell according to the first determination result.06-20-2013
20130149984Disaster Alert Warning Network - An emergency alert network for alerting users of hazardous weather conditions comprising: a cellular network; a database connected to the cellular network, where the database stores user data; a plurality of users; and a central communication center connected to the network, where the central communications center transmits alerts and warnings to a selected group of users. The user data may include a cellular phone number or other identifying data. The alerts and warnings generally relate to hazardous weather conditions. The communication center may be a local weather bureau, a fire department or an emergency response center.06-13-2013
20130149985EXTENDING THE RANGE OF VEHICULAR CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS - A method of carrying out communications using a vehicle telematics unit includes identifying a cellular base station in wireless communication with a vehicle telematics unit; attempting an emergency call via the identified cellular base station using the vehicle telematics unit; determining that a forward link portion of a cellular signal between the vehicle telematics unit and the identified cellular base station lacks sufficient strength to place the attempted emergency call; and transmitting emergency communications via the identified cellular base station using a reverse link portion of the cellular signal based on the determination.06-13-2013
20130149986COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ENABLING URGENT COMMUNICATION - A communication terminal device includes a communication module, a detection unit, a startup module, and a power supply circuit. The communication module is capable of switching between a general communication channel and a special communication channel. When the communication module receives an urgent communication via the special communication channel, the detection unit activates the called communication terminal device if it is in a turned-off state, by providing a startup signal to the startup module, and the startup module controls the power supply circuit to power on the terminal device to accept the urgent communication.06-13-2013
20130149987APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND ROUTING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS - A determining and routing apparatus uses an emergency event pre-processor (EEPP) to decide a machine-based emergency event request and route a corresponding emergency message to at least one proper emergency reaction center (emRC). For each emergency event request from one or more signal sending devices, the EEPP decides the emergency event request, analyzes at least one machine-based emergency event service type set in a parameter in accordance with the request, selects at least one emRC to process the machine-based emergency event service type from one or more emRCs, and decides at least one routing path for transmitting the corresponding emergency message. At least one mapping lists maintain the mapping information between the machine-based emergency event service types and the emRCs.06-13-2013
20110275342EMERGENCY CALL HANDLING WHILE ROAMING - The present invention relates to a method and arrangements in a communications network for handling a signaling relating to an prioritized call from a User Equipment, UE, roaming between a first and a second Base Stations, BS. The call is sent from said UE and received by said second BS. The method comprises the steps of: receiving a roaming request message comprising an indication of priority, transmitting by said second BS an acceptance signal of roaming, said acceptance signal comprising data for said priority call attachment, and receiving acknowledgment signal comprising roaming completed message.11-10-2011
20130149988Enhanced E911 Network Access for a Call Center Using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Messaging - A switched emergency call (e.g., a 911 call, an alarm company call) forwarded by a telematics call center is converted into a session initiation protocol (SIP) packetized phone call at the call center, and routed over an IP network, for presentation to an emergency services gateway, which connects to a selective router via dedicated circuits, gaining full access to the Enhanced 911 network. This provides a PSAP receiving a call from a telematics call center or other call center with all features available in an Enhanced 911 network, e.g., callback number of the 911 caller, and location of the 911 caller. Location of the caller is provided using a VoIP positioning center (VPC), queried from the call center. In this way, the switched emergency call is converted into a SIP packetized phone call and routed without further passage through the public switched telephone network (PSTN).06-13-2013
20100304706Methods for Identifying Wireless Devices Connected to Potentially Threatening Devices - Techniques for determining whether a cellular device is suspect, i.e., perhaps serving as an activator for a device such as a bomb. One way of doing this with cellular telephones that are in the idle state is to use a baiting beacon to bait and automatically call all the cellular telephones in an area that are in the idle state. If the call to a given cellular telephone is not answered by a human voice, the cellular telephone is suspect. Another way of doing this with cellular telephones that are in the traffic state is to use surgical analysis to examine the DTX pattern for the telephone. If it indicates persistent silence, the cellular telephone is suspect. The surgical analysis may also be used to trace the DTX pattern back to another telephone that is controlling the suspect cellular device.12-02-2010
20130137390EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR A PORTABLE DEVICE - 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.05-30-2013
20100317315Method for accessing a service unavailable through a network cell - In a communications network having a first network cell and an associated access device, a method for enabling user equipment (UE) to obtain a service unavailable through the first network cell includes receiving a request for the UE to access the service, identifying the radio coverage of a second network cell, and when the radio coverage of the first network cell is within the radio coverage of the second network cell, directing the UE to the second network cell without requesting measurement data from the UE.12-16-2010
20100317314EMERGENCY CALL CAPABLE WIRELESS DEVICE PROVISIONING - The present disclosure relates provisioning a wireless capable device as an emergency call apparatus. In one implementation, a wireless capable device or apparatus receives a provisioning message from a provider of wireless voice and data services, the message including emergency call provisioning information to provision the wireless capable device or apparatus as an emergency call device.12-16-2010
20120282876UNIVERSAL MESSAGING - A communicating device may determine a lack of wireless network coverage. The communicating device may repeatedly send a message via a narrow-band communication medium. One or more other communicating devices may receive the message via the narrow-band communication medium. Later, when a communicating device that received the message has the wireless network coverage, the message may be transmitted to an originally intended recipient via the wireless network. The intended recipient may send a reply message to one or more communicating devices via the wireless network. When a communicating device that received the reply message no longer has the wireless network coverage, the communicating device may send the reply message via the narrow-band communication medium to one or more other communicating devices. The communicating device, that originally sent the message, may receive the reply message and may present information from the reply message to a user.11-08-2012
20120282875DISABLING TRANSCEIVERS WHILE SERVICING EMERGENCY MESSAGES - A method for servicing emergency messages by a user equipment (UE) is described. High priority communication (HPC) activity is detected on a Long Term Evolution (LTE) transceiver. Adjustments to be made to one or more transceivers to account for the HPC activity are determined. Settings of the one or more transceivers are adjusted to account for the HPC activity. An end of the HPC activity on the LTE transceiver is detected. The settings of the one or more transceivers are adjusted to account for the end of the HPC activity.11-08-2012
20120282882Methods And Apparatus For Limiting Communication Capabilities In Mobile Communication Devices - One illustrative technique for use in a mobile device having a visual display includes monitoring an operating temperature at the device and, when the monitored operating temperature is greater than a first threshold temperature, allowing only emergency communication and providing a visual indication indicating that only emergency communication is allowed.11-08-2012
20120282881SS7 ANSI-41 to SIP Based Call Signaling Conversion Gateway for Wireless VoIP E911 - An SS7-based call protocol conversion gateway that translates between circuit-switched SS7 protocols and session initiation protocol (SIP) oriented protocol, allowing an E911 call initiated over a switched network to be routed by a VoIP network. The SS7-based call protocol conversion gateway provides a PSAP with MSAG quality (street address) information about a VoIP dual mode phone user without the need for a wireless carrier to invest in building out an entire VoIP core. Thus, wireless carriers may continue signaling the way they are today, i.e., using the J-STD-036 standard for CDMA and GSM in North America, yet see benefits of a VoIP network core, i.e., provision of MSAG quality location data to a PSAP.11-08-2012
20120282880METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UNLOCKING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and apparatus for unlocking a mobile communication device are provided, the mobile communication device comprising an input device, and a display device, the mobile communication device enabled to initiate emergency calls in a locked state. Password input data is received via the input device, when the mobile communication device is in the locked state, the password input data for unlocking the mobile communication device, the password input data comprising at least a sequence of characters for initiating an emergency call. In response to receiving the sequence of characters for initiating the emergency call, the display device is controlling to provide a representation of instructions to initiate the emergency call upon receipt of emergency call initiate data from the input device.11-08-2012
20120282879Method and System for Providing Tiered Access to Communication Network Resources - Methods and systems automatically allocate cellular communication network resources to emergency response personnel during emergency situations which are detected by call volumes exceeding a predetermined maximum. Access to cellular communication network resources is provided by dedicating a portion of communication channels to emergency response personnel use. By reserving whole communication channels for emergency communication purposes, emergency personnel are able to both initiate and receive calls from both other mobile devices as well as conventional landline telephone stations. Qualified emergency response personnel can preregistered their phones and be assigned personal identification numbers to enable access to allocated network resources. Users can also be registered “on the fly.”11-08-2012
20120282878SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INITIATING A STAND-BY SIGNAL AND A DISTRESS SIGNAL FROM A MOBILE DEVICE - The disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for allowing a person to activate a distress signal via a portable device, such as a mobile phone, without having to physically look at the portable device. For example, if a victim is being held hostage, and cannot use their mobile phone in plain sight of the hostage-takers, the present invention allows the victim to silently activate a distress signal that can be sent to various third-party response providers, such as a 911 dispatch center, a private security/monitoring service and a friends and family network. The distress signal is activated through various software and/or hardware based tactile mechanisms and buttons provided on the portable device.11-08-2012
20120282877SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INITIATING A STAND-BY SIGNAL AND A DISTRESS SIGNAL FROM A MOBILE DEVICE - The disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for allowing a person to activate a distress signal via a portable device, such as a mobile phone, without having to physically look at the portable device. For example, if a victim is being held hostage, and cannot use their mobile phone in plain sight of the hostage-takers, the present invention allows the victim to silently activate a distress signal that can be sent to various third-party response providers, such as a 911 dispatch center, a private security/monitoring service and a friends and family network. The distress signal is activated through various software and/or hardware based tactile mechanisms and buttons provided on the portable device.11-08-2012
20130157609METHOD AND SYSTEM OF GROUP BASED ALERT DISTRIBUTION - System and method of managing distribution of alert messages to a plurality of presentation devices. The method and system enable selecting a broadcast channel out of a plurality of broadcast channels according to a detected emergency situation. Each broadcast channel is designated for communication with a target group of presentation devices. An alert message, corresponding to the emergency situation is broadcasted to the target group over the selected broadcast channel, to allow each presentation device of the target group to present the broadcasted alert message.06-20-2013
20130157610METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MANAGING DISTRIBUTION OF ALERTS - System and method of managing distribution of alert messages to a plurality of presentation devices. The system enables receiving an alert distribution request from an alerting source, including emergency situation data and indication of an area associated with the emergency situation, creating an alert message corresponding to the alert distribution request and identifying broadcasting operators, which enable distributing the alert message in the emergency area. Once the alert message is created and the broadcasting operators are identified, the system forwards the alert message to the identified broadcasting operators. The broadcasting operators broadcast the alert message to the plurality of presentation devices such as mobile devices, TV sets, radio devices, and the like.06-20-2013
20110287733METHODS FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY SERVICES TO A MOBILE VEHICLE - Methods for providing emergency service to a mobile vehicle are disclosed herein. One method involves monitoring a network country code broadcast from a communications network provider and comparing the network country code with a list of country codes stored in the telematics unit. This method further includes determining where to direct an emergency call by the telematics unit based on the comparing. Another method involves notifying a telematics service provider of a need for emergency services and, in response to a denial for the services, monitoring the network country code broadcast and comparing the network country code with the list of country codes to determine where to direct the emergency call. Yet another method involves notifying a telematics service provider of a need for emergency services and, in response to a denial for the services, automatically notifying another service provider of the same.11-24-2011
20110294458APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR HANDLING DETACHMENT PROCEDURES UPON EXPIRATION OF CLOSED SUBSCRIBER GROUP (CSG) SUBSCRIPTION - A mobile communication device with a wireless module and a controller module is provided. The mobile communication device is attached to a service network via a cellular station for a non-emergency service, wherein the cellular station is associated with a Closed Subscriber Group (CSG). The controller module determines whether an emergency service is ongoing and initiates a detachment request message of the non-emergency service to the service network via the cellular station, only when no emergency service is ongoing. The wireless module transmits the detachment request message to the service network via the cellular station.12-01-2011
20110312296Prioritization of Emergency SMS Messages - A method and apparatus for delivering emergency SMS messages minimizes processing delays and to ensure delivery of SMS message even when SMS services are otherwise unavailable to a mobile station. New message type indicators are defined to indicate messages that contain emergency SMS data to significantly increases the chances that a message will be delivered even when the network is congested. Also, new service type is defined for emergency SMS messages to remove many of the restrictions that could prevent a message from being delivered.12-22-2011
20130189942Call Management Interfaces - Systems, methods and computer program products for generating and displaying various user interfaces for configuring one or more call handling rules associated with managing virtual PBX services rendered at an extension are described. The user interfaces can be used to configure virtual PBX services for a single- or multi-extension environment. The virtual PBX services can provide, for example, a main number, and calls made to the main number can be managed according to one or more sets of call handling rules associated with the virtual PBX services and which can be configured through the user interfaces. The user interfaces can be web-based interfaces accessible through a browser, and can be accessed only after a user or administrator has setup and activated the virtual PBX services.07-25-2013
20130189943IN-BAND VOICE WITH SECURITY SIGNALING - The present invention includes an aspect directed to in-band voice capabilities with security signaling. For sessions that do not involve voice, the signaling data can be sent to the alarm communication center using a data channel, without using a voice channel. In other aspects, the protocol used to transmit alarm events from the alarm device to the alarm communication center resembles industry-standard alarm format, but differs in specific ways that recognize both advantages and disadvantages of the cellular medium. In yet other aspects, the invention may use a timeout in order to ensure orderly resource management in the case of a communication failure.07-25-2013
20130189941Local Management And Control Of Remotely Subscribed Wireless Communication Devices - A mobility gateway may authenticate a first wireless communication device (WCD) with a first wireless operator. The first WCD may subscribe to the first wireless operator, and may be served by a first wireless coverage area that is defined by a first carrier frequency. The first carrier frequency may be associated with the first wireless operator. The mobility gateway may also authenticate a second WCD with a second wireless operator. The second WCD may subscribe to the second wireless operator, may be served by a second wireless coverage area that is defined by a second carrier frequency. The second carrier frequency may be associated with the second wireless operator. The mobility gateway may route network traffic between a local network point of presence and at least one of the first and second WCD.07-25-2013
20130189944TRACKING AND REPORTING INFORMATION CHARACTERIZING ATTACKS CAUSED BY A DISEASE - Methods and apparatus for tracking and monitoring information related to an attack caused by a disease. A portable electronic device such as a smartphone or portable computer is used to collect personal information about one or more attack episodes. The personal information is associated with temporal information for the attack and the personal information and temporal information is stored in at least one storage device associated with the portable electronic device. The stored personal and temporal information may be used to generate one or more reports displaying trends for one or more report metrics. Emergency information related to the disease and stored on the portable electronic device may be output from the portable electronic device in an emergency situation.07-25-2013
20110319049System for Managing an Aircraft-Oriented Emergency Services Call in an Airborne Wireless Cellular Network - The Aircraft Emergency Services Call Management System enables the unique identification of each passenger wireless device in use in an aircraft and the corresponding identification of the passenger associated with the passenger wireless device. This passenger wireless device registration data is stored as database entries in a ground-based Automatic Location Identification (ALI) database which associates each aircraft with its registered passenger wireless devices. The origination of an emergency services call by any registered passenger wireless device results in the call being routed to a serving Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) where the passenger is connected to an emergency services operator. Since the aircraft flight crew and cabin crew are the only personnel on site that can be relied upon to provide some sort of emergency services response, they are included in the emergency services call.12-29-2011
20120021716Systems and Methods for Providing Updated Mobile Station Location Estimates to Emergency Services Providers - A wireless communication system, including apparatuses and methods, for handling emergency calls from wireless communication devices to emergency services providers and for automatically providing updated location estimates for the wireless communication devices to during such emergency calls absent any request therefor. The updated location estimates are generally provided in response to a detected occurrence of a triggering event within the wireless communication system. In the exemplary embodiments, such triggering events include the passage of a pre-determined threshold period of time and the handover of an emergency call between cells or sectors of the wireless communication system in response to movement of the wireless communication device from which the emergency call is being made. Further, according to at least one exemplary embodiment, the wireless communication system may selectively limit the provision of updated location estimates based on whether movement of a wireless communication device is substantial or insubstantial.01-26-2012
20120021715Method of Handling Emergency Session And Related Communication Device - A method of handling emergency session for a mobile device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises having an ongoing PS (packet switched) emergency session; not initiating a PS detach procedure when SIM (subscriber identity module) contact is lost; and keeping the ongoing PS emergency session active and not initiating an activation procedure.01-26-2012
20120021714Method Of Network Paging User Equipment For Error Recovery In Wireless Communication System and Related Communication Device - A method of a network paging a user equipment for error recovery in a wireless communication system when a network failure occurs includes the network sending a paging message to the user equipment according to an IMSI or an IMEI of the user equipment registered to the network in the attach procedure before the network failure. When the user equipment does not have the IMSI, the network uses the IMEI of the user equipment for paging the user equipment for error recovery.01-26-2012
20130196612TELEMATICS UNIT AND MOBILE DEVICE PAIRING WITH MISSING DEVICE NOTIFICATIONS - The described method and system provide for forgotten phone notification and vehicle theft notification. A method includes: activating a configurable device pairing program module associated with a short-range wireless unit of the telematics unit when a triggering condition is satisfied; determining, using the configurable device pairing program module and short-range wireless unit, whether the paired mobile device is within range of the short-range wireless unit; and providing, in response to a determination that the paired mobile device is not within range of the short-range wireless unit, a notification to the paired mobile device that the vehicle is being operated in the exception state that is based, at least in part, upon the paired mobile device not being detected during the determining step.08-01-2013
20090239498METHOD OF RECEIVING A DISASTER WARNING MESSAGE USING SCHEDULING INFORMATION INCLUDED IN SYSTEM INFORMATION WITHIN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method of receiving a warning message in wireless communication system. A terminal (UE) receives system information through a control channel such as a Broadcast Control Channel (BCCH), and receives a warning message through a downlink channel according to scheduling information related to the warning message included in the system information.09-24-2009
20130203371SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING A SPECIAL NUMBER SERVICE REQUEST MESSAGE SENT TO A SPECIAL NUMBER SERVICE ANSWERING POSITION USING A MULTI-MEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE FORMAT - A method for treating a special number service request message sent to a special number service answering position using a multi-media messaging service (MMS) format includes: (a) at a locus en route the answering position, dividing a text portion of the request message from a media portion of the request message; (b) in no particular order: (1) creating an identifier linking the text portion with the media portion; and (2) formatting the text portion in a text message format; (c) in no particular order: (1) forwarding the media portion toward the answering position; and (2) forwarding the text message format with the identifier in a text message toward the answering position; and (d) employing the identifier to effect correlating the text message with the media portion to present the request message to the answering position.08-08-2013
20130203372METHOD OF OPERATING A BASE STATION OF A CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - The invention relates to a method of operating a base station (08-08-2013
20120302196Routing of Messages for Mobile Communication Devices During Emergency Calls - A method implemented in a UE. NAS signaling is initiated or performed for an emergency call in order to establish a connection between the UE and one of a plurality of core networks (CNs). In a non-limiting example, the NAS signaling is initiated or performed after the ending of a prior established connection or emergency call. A determination is made whether the UE is already attached for emergency bearer services. Responsive to the UE being already attached for emergency bearer services, a NAS layer of a protocol stack of the UE causes transmission of a UE identification (ID) when requesting a radio resource control (RRC) connection for further NAS signaling. The UE ID includes data which can be used to determine to which CN of the plurality of CNs the connection should be directed.11-29-2012
20120083237FALL DETECTION SYSTEM USING A COMBINATION OF ACCELEROMETER, AUDIO INPUT AND MAGNETOMETER - A wearable device for detecting a user state is disclosed. The wearable device includes an accelerometer for measuring an acceleration of a user, a magnetometer for measuring a magnetic field associated with the user's change of orientation, a microphone for receiving audio, a memory for storing the audio, and at least one processor communicatively connected to the accelerometer, the magnetometer, the microphone, and the memory. The processor is identified to declare a measured acceleration as a suspected user state, and to categorize the suspected user state based on the stored audio as one of an activity of daily life (ADL), a confirmed user state, or an inconclusive event.04-05-2012
20120094628Detecting a Transport Emergency Event and Directly Enabling Emergency Services - The present invention provides a system and method that provides a standardized and portable automatic emergency event notification, or AEEN, device which detects a vehicle or other transport emergency event and then automatically and directly dials 911 emergency services and further provides the 911 operator with important information pertaining to the emergency event. Ordinary transport owners may readily install the AEEN device of the present invention into their vehicle or other transport. The AEEN device does not involve a subscription service and the device cellphone which places the 911 call does not require activation on a wireless service network.04-19-2012
20120094627EMERGENCY CALL SERVICE PROVIDING METHOD AND SYSTEM THEREOF - The present invention relates to a method and a system for managing an emergency call between a terminal and a network by using a non-access stratum protocol in a mobile communication network. A method for providing an emergency call service by a terminal in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: enabling the terminal to transmit an access request message including an emergency call identifier to a mobility management entity; enabling the terminal to attempt to authenticate the mobility management entity after the step of transmitting the access request message; enabling the terminal to receive an access grant message including the emergency call identifier from the mobility management entity; and enabling the terminal which receives the access grant message, to provide an emergency call service through the mobility management entity. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the emergency call is enabled.04-19-2012

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