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20130029634INTEGRATED EMERGENCY CALL SUPPORT FOR MOBILE AND NOMADIC DEVICES - A device receives an emergency call via a session initiation protocol (SIP) invite that includes a cell identification (ID) and a service or device type associated with a user equipment (UE). The device determines, based on the service or device type, whether the UE is a fixed device or a wireless device, and uses a static approach to route the emergency call to a public safety answering point (PSAP) when the UE is a fixed device. The device uses a cell database to route the emergency call to the PSAP, based on the cell ID, when the UE is a wireless device.01-31-2013
20110183644Method And Apparatus For Dynamic Routing - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for emergency event routing. One or more routing instructions may be determined to route one or more individuals away from a location corresponding to the emergency event based at least in part on at least one category associated with the emergency event, a type of the emergency event, and one or more estimated locations of one or more mobile devices associated with the one or more individuals.07-28-2011
20130183922Method For Determining When A Large Crowd Gathers Based Upon Mobile Unit Registration Messages - A plurality of registration messages are received at a base station from a plurality of mobile units. The base station collects these registration messages for a predetermined period of time. At the end of the predetermined period of time, the base station sends the registration messages, or a summary of the registration messages, to a wireless network. The wireless network examines the registration messages to determine if the number of registration messages received for a predefined geographic area exceeds a predetermined threshold. If so, the wireless network sends a crowd information update message to a law enforcement agency if the plurality of registration message exceed a predetermined threshold.07-18-2013
20130183924PERSONAL SAFETY MOBILE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - In described embodiments, a system establishes a perimeter around an area, and mobile devices within the established perimeter communicate with a server that provides and collects personal and asset safety information. The provided information might enable users associated with the mobile devices to plan actions or take routes based on a given criteria, such as a safest route, through display on the mobile device. The collected information from the mobile device might be location, emergency event, environmental factors, sensor information and the like, which might then be communicated to users and/or administrators of the system. Location information, such as through global positioning system (GPS), might provide tracking of mobile devices and users or assets associated with each mobile device. GPS functionality associates latitude, longitude and elevation (X-Y-Z coordinate axis) data with the collected and provided information.07-18-2013
20130183925IN-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.07-18-2013
20080261556Mobile Phone Handset - A mobile phone set is provided that includes a personal locator beacon circuit. A microprocessor activates the circuit when emergency service is requested and no mobile service is available. The set can also include a global positioning satellite circuit so that location coordinates can be sent with the locator beacon.10-23-2008
20120184239Emergency 911 Data Messaging - A data request is generated (e.g., text, email, SMS, multimedia messaging system (MMS), etc.) from a source device. The data request is delivered to a PSAP or other emergency monitoring service location in a useable format. Exemplary useable formats include a canned voice message, delivery to a call center that translates data to voice, text to speech, and text to instant messaging (IM). Additional information and location are staged for use by the PSAP or other monitoring service location.07-19-2012
20110195687METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for facilitating communication between a user of a mobile station and an emergency responder.08-11-2011
20130078941METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR ATTEMPTING AN eCALL REGARDLESS OF RESPONSE TO A LOCATION UPDATE REQUEST - A wireless device transmits a request message for receipt by a wireless network to at least one of request attachment of the wireless device to the wireless network and request location updating for the wireless device from the wireless network. The wireless device subsequently attempts an emergency call to the wireless network regardless of whether or not the wireless device receives a response to the request. In this way, the wireless device can make the emergency call promptly and without significant delay.03-28-2013
20100075629Method And System For Collecting Contemporaneous Information Relating To A Critical Event - The present invention is directed to a method and system for collecting contemporaneous information relating to a critical event. The method includes receiving a call requesting an emergency response to a critical event and in response to the call, using at least one communication network to transmit a request for supplemental information from reporting devices located in a specified area related to the critical event. The supplemental information is received over the at least one communication network.03-25-2010
20100075628METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AUTHENTICATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES - An approach is provided for transmitting an emergency text-based message. A text-based message is received from a mobile device. A determination is made whether the text-based message is an emergency communication from an authorized sender. Location information of the mobile device is accepted if the text-based message is determined to be an emergency communication from an authorized sender.03-25-2010
20100099377GPS-ENABLED MOBILE TERMINAL AND CURRENT POSITION LOCATING METHOD THEREOF - A Global Positioning System (GPS)-enabled mobile terminal and current position location method thereof acquires current position information of the mobile terminal while reducing power consumption of conventional mobile terminals with GPS capability. A method for locating position of a mobile terminal having a GPS reception unit includes storing a current position information of the mobile terminal which is acquired from GPS data received by the GPS reception unit; switching off the GPS reception unit after acquiring the GPS data; storing a base station information received from a first base station to which the mobile terminal is connected with starting a first timer. In the case where handover to a second base station is detected, a second timer is started. In the case where an expiration of the second timer is detected, switching on/activating the GPS reception unit to update the current position information; and initializing the first timer simultaneously with the expiration of the second timer.04-22-2010
20130078942WEARABLE NETWORKED ALERT UNIT AND METHOD FOR ITS USE - A wearable, networked device and system for initiating an alert signal is provided. According to one embodiment, the wearable device includes a processor and a radiofrequency transceiver, such that the device may be in wireless connection with a communications module and the global positioning system (GPS). The communications module may be embodied by a cellular phone, smartphone, satellite phone, tablet computer, etc. In another aspect, the user of the system may enter personal information, contact information and preferences into communications module using a mobile application. Upon actuation of the wearable device, a message including the user's GPS-determined location and selected information entered by the user may be sent to pre-selected contacts or a response center. Accordingly, the invention provides quick, single-handed, wireless, uninterruptible way of calling for help.03-28-2013
20130078943ANSWERING OR RELEASING EMERGENCY CALLS FROM A MAP DISPLAY FOR AN EMERGENCY SERVICES PLATFORM - A method and system of emergency call management is provided. Emergency calls received at an emergency service platform (ESP) through one or more communication networks are associated with location information. The location information is identified to a map server through an i3 event logging protocol to be displayed on graphical map displays at operator positions. An operator of an operator position can then select a call from the graphical map display and an associated responder client will request that the emergency call be routed by the ESP to the operator. The operator position are associated with a public safety access point (PSAP) associated with the incoming emergency calls.03-28-2013
20130040600Notification and Tracking System for Mobile Devices - An notification and tracking system for a mobile device. The system includes a mobile device application that is adapted to be stored in memory on the mobile device. The application, upon activation, determines the GPS coordinates of the mobile device, records digital images over a period of time, sends a preset message from the mobile device to at least one recipient, preferably an emergency responder, such as a security monitoring station, and sends the GPS coordinates and the digital images. The coordinates and images may be sent to a remote server for storage and which can be accessed by the emergency responder. The coordinates and images are periodically updated and sent while the program is activated.02-14-2013
20130040599Emergency Call Hybrid Architecture - A hybrid emergency call system that includes a single, third party entity for receiving voice and data signals from a remote location, such as a motor vehicle, deciphering information from the signals, such as the location of the originator of the signals and the nature of the emergency, and based upon at least the location of the originator of the signals, selecting the most appropriate answering unit of the public emergency service such that the deciphered information can be relayed to the public emergency services unit in the preferred form and language of the public emergency services unit using telecommunications and web-interface tools. Subsequently, direct telephonic communication may be established between the motorist and the public emergency services unit.02-14-2013
20120208490SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING CALLER LOCATIONS - In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a method, system and device for determining information about a location of the mobile device. The mobile device is configured to contact a private response call center (PRCC), e.g., by pressing or selecting one or more buttons or a softmenu. A PRCC operator can identify a potential emergency situation and, upon such an identification, initiate a conference call between a PRCC operator, a user of the mobile device, and a public safety answering point (PSAP) operator. The mobile device may transmit location information previously determined before PRCC call and be commanded to gather new location information during the call. The mobile device may also, while on a call with the PRCC, determine and transmit to the PRCC location information.08-16-2012
20090215428Method of and system for setting up a telephone call - A system with a mobile switching center (MSC), a service control point (SCP) and an emergency center (EC). The mobile switching center (MSC) sets up a call between a mobile station (08-27-2009
20100323661VehicleTalk - A system for communicating information to a mobile unit comprising a broadband RF transceiver with antenna, a GPS receiver, an audio-visual interface, an electro-mechanical interface and a microprocessor with associated memory incorporated into each a mobile unit.12-23-2010
20100323659Mobile Communication Units that Display Connectivity Loss Boundaries - A mobile communication unit is provided that employs a propagation algorithm to determine connectivity loss boundaries that define connectivity loss regions based on one or more forward projected position vector paths of the mobile communication unit and connectivity data. The mobile communication unit further comprises a map renderer configured to provide map display data that includes the map area data, situational awareness location data and the determined connectivity loss boundaries, and a display configured to display the map display data as a geographical map area with an icon of the mobile communication unit located in a geographic location of the geographical map area and drawn connectivity loss boundaries that define connectivity loss regions in a geographic location of the geographical map area.12-23-2010
20090156160LOW-THREAT RESPONSE SERVICE FOR MOBILE DEVICE USERS - A friends-based low-threat response service for subscribers in one or more mobile communications networks is provided. In general, in a low-threat situation, a subscriber initiates a request to the low-threat response service via the subscriber's mobile device. The low-threat response service identifies a friend of the subscriber or a friend-of-a-friend of the subscriber that is geographically proximate to the subscriber as a responder. The low-threat response service then establishes communication between the subscriber and the responder or notifies the subscriber that the responder is coming to provide assistance. The low-threat response service may also effect presentation of information at a mobile device of the responder directing the responder to the subscriber, information at the mobile device of the subscriber directing the subscriber to the responder, or both.06-18-2009
20100105353Method for Confirming End Point Location of 911 Calls - Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method comprising receiving, from a user-operated telecommunications device, a user-initiated communication to a non-911 communications address. The method can comprise automatically providing a user with a current location of a user-associated telecommunications device. The method can comprise requesting, from the user, verification of the current location of the user-associated telecommunications device.04-29-2010
20100105352MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT SERVER DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND LINE RESERVATION METHOD - A base station (04-29-2010
20120214437Emergency 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.08-23-2012
20090124232Emergency warning by mobile telephone - Cell-phones with their control and voice bands and their wide spread presence plus the good coverage of the US by cell towers makes a pin-pointed alert broadcast to people end angered by severe weather possible, based on data-feeds from NOAA, or by other incidents. Alert-specific programs in audio, video and text are downloaded to subscriber cell-phones. Alert-specific code words trigger these programs in areas covered by selected cell towers. Persons of priority (P05-14-2009
20130090083Personal Assistance Monitoring System - A personal assistance monitor for estimating whether a person needs assistance or not, and for requesting assistance, when appropriate. Some embodiments of the present invention can request help for a person even if the person is unconscious or paralyzed. The illustrative embodiment comprises two bracelets—one is worn on a person's right wrist and the other is worn on the left wrist. Each bracelet comprises an acceleration sensor that detects the acceleration of the wrist to which it is affixed. The measures of motion detected by both bracelets are analyzed for insight into the person's well-being. When the illustrative embodiment estimates that the person needs assistance, the illustrative embodiment prompts the person to decline assistance. When the person declines assistance, the illustrative embodiment continues monitoring the person. In contrast, when the person fails to decline the offer of assistance, the illustrative embodiment requests help.04-11-2013
20100003959PREFORMATTED EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGE - 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 if 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.01-07-2010
20110039515METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING LOCATION INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES - Emergency Services architecture for determining the location of a wireless caller. The architecture leverages a synchronization feature of GSM networks of the Base Station Subsystem (BSS) to enable employment of sparse networks by removing WLS (Wireless Location Sensor) equipment from selected cell sites. Thus, the location of a wireless caller within a sparse site can be determined. Sparse network location services can be provided further utilizing Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) technology, and other network-based location technologies such as Enhanced Observed Time Difference (EOTD) and Angle of Arrival (AOA). Hybrid network-based/handset-based location technologies may also be used with the disclosed invention.02-17-2011
20090093229Panic Button for Data Collection Device - A data collection device comprising: a data collection subsystem; a wireless communication device; a dedicated panic button; and a processor that, responsive to a user activating the dedicated panic button, uses the wireless communication device to cause a message to be sent to a designated emergency contact.04-09-2009
20130072147METHOD AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PAGING FLOW IN A NETWORK FOR CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS - A system and method of controlling paging flow in a network for cellular communications is provided. According to an embodiment, a control node receives a request for paging a mobile station; determines a location area in which the paging shall be performed; checks whether the number of paging transactions which are ongoing for the location area is lower than at least one maximum number of ongoing paging transactions allowed for the location area; update the number of ongoing paging transactions for the location area, after a determination that the number of ongoing paging transactions is lower than a maximum number, update the number of ongoing paging transactions for the location area; and process the paging request.03-21-2013
20130059559Locator System - A locator system is disclosed. An E911-enabled wireless network including a switching center is configured receive a request to generate location information regarding a remote mobile station, and send said location information to a subscriber only after obtaining consent from the remote mobile station.03-07-2013
20130059560System and Method for Providing Location Information to a Public Safety Answering Point During an Emergency 911 Call from a Softphone - A system and method for providing location information to a public safety answering point from a softphone may include receiving, at a network access point, an emergency 911 call from the softphone. The emergency 911 call may be communicated to a public safety answering point. In response to a call connection message being received, an address location of the network access point to which the softphone is in communication in placing the emergency 911 call to the public safety answering point may be communicated in a type II caller ID data packet. The softphone may generate the type II caller ID data packet with the address location in a data field, such as a data field typically used for name information of a caller.03-07-2013
20110014892Network-Assisted Initiation of Emergency Calls from a Multi-Mode Wireless Communication Device - A multi-mode wireless communication device is configured to access a core network of a wireless communication system via any one of multiple different access networks (ANs). Not all of these ANs may support emergency calls. To help the device select which AN it should use to initiate an emergency call, one or more servers in the core network send emergency support information to the device indicating which ANs support emergency calls. The server(s) advantageously send this information to the device prior to the device initiating an emergency call. Thus, upon receiving a command to initiate an emergency call, the device intelligently selects the AN over which to initiate the call based on which ANs actually support that emergency call. This eliminates or at least minimizes the possibility that the emergency call will be redirected to a different AN, thereby reducing the delay required to successfully place the emergency call.01-20-2011
20090270066MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A mobile terminal UE according to the present invention performs, in an IP network, a normal communication between the mobile terminal and a normal communication terminal via a first call control apparatus S-CSCF#1, and an emergency-communication between the mobile terminal and an emergency-communication terminal via a second call control apparatus S-CSCF#2, including an emergency-communication session establishment processing unit 10-29-2009
20120225635METHOD AND APPARATUS TO TAKE EMERGENCY ACTIONS WHEN A DEVICE IS SHAKEN RAPIDLY BY ITS USER - Methods and systems for using a portable device with communication capability and motion detection to act as an emergency alert system by detecting shaking of the device and taking appropriate actions are disclosed. The portable device may take independent action such as calling a telephone number or sending a message when the shaking alert is activated. The portable device may also communicate with an emergency alert server to take various configured emergency actions in response to a shaking event.09-06-2012
20120225634SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PROFILE INFORMATION - A system and method for providing profile information for occupants of a vehicle to a service provider. The system may communicate with at least one mobile device to receive an identification from each mobile device. The system may store profile information of an occupant associated with each identification. The system may communicate with the service provider to transmit the profile information associated with the mobile devices if a crash condition is identified and communication with the mobile device occurred during a time period just prior to the crash condition.09-06-2012
20130065550Method and System for Routing a Voice-Over-Packet Emergency Services Call to an Appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) - A plurality of public safety answering points (PSAPs) are accessible via a voice-over-packet (VoP) network. A wireless access point of the VoP network is provisioned with a PSAP identifier and/or access point identifier to facilitate the routing of emergency services calls from the wireless access point to the appropriate PSAP. When a mobile node transmits a message to originate a call, the wireless access point parses the message to determine whether the mobile node is requesting an emergency services call. If an emergency call is being requested, the wireless access point inserts the PSAP identifier and/or access point identifier with which it has been provisioned into the message and forwards the modified message to a proxy server. The proxy server receives the modified message and routes the call to the appropriate PSAP, based on the PSAP identifier and/or access point identifier contained therein.03-14-2013
20090233575MOBILE ALERTING NETWORK - A Mobile Alert Network service includes identifying an Alert Area related to an Event Location, identifying a group of subscribers in the Alert Area, and broadcasting an Alert Message to the identified subscribers in a push-to-talk-equivalent environment. The Alert Messages can alert the subscribers about the cause of the alert, offer message related choices, and offer event related choices, such as promotion information or offers. The MAN Service may include an Alert Information Service, a Subscriber Selector, and a Broadcast Module to generate an Alert Message. The event related choices may be generated based on campaigns by Ad-insertion Agents. A Wrapper Framework can be downloaded to manage Alert Messages, a mailbox, and to update on board applications. An on-board logger can provide a detailed account of the operations of the handset and its user. A Sensor Array can be used to determine the location of users, based on the self-identification information, broadcast by the cell phones.09-17-2009
20090233574WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, WIRELESS TERMINAL DEVICE, INDOOR BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND CONTROL APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING LOCATION INFORMATION - A wireless terminal device including a time information obtaining part configured to obtain time information indicative of a period of time the wireless terminal device is unable to communicate with a first base station apparatus, a storing part configured to store peripheral cell information in correspondence with the time information, the peripheral cell information including an identifier for identifying a peripheral cell located in a periphery of a first cell in which the wireless terminal device is located before becoming unable to communicate with the first base station apparatus, and a reporting part configured to report the peripheral cell information and the time information to a second base station apparatus capable of communicating with the wireless terminal device.09-17-2009
20090233573Portable Emergency Position Location Data Logging Communications Terminal - A portable voice and data communications device capable of logging and transmitting position location data. The system consists of a transceiver and processor that receive, calculate, store, and transmit position location information from the global positioning system (GPS) and/or from a built in inertial navigation system (INS). The device has an emergency distress button that, when pushed by the user of the invention, sends an emergency distress notification, via cellular or satellite data communications links, to multiple preconfigured recipients as a text message and is represented on an internet based map display. The device can be configured to operate in two possible modes of operation. One mode of operation allows the user of the invention to constantly stream their position location information to the map display. The alternate mode of operation allows users to keep their location discreet with a position location data logging mode of operation that only transmits their existing location and a preset number of locations stored in the data logger when the emergency distress button is pushed. Upon activation of the emergency distress button, the device automatically defaults to the position location streaming mode of operation. Users of the invention may also be able to use the device for two way voice and text message communications in order to facilitate resolution of an emergency distress situation or for non-emergency communications.09-17-2009
20130165070Mobile Communication Device - A mobile communications device comprising a location sensing system, producing a location output; a memory, storing a set of locations and associated events; a telecommunications device, communicating event and location information between a remote system and said memory; and a processor, processing said location output in conjunction with said stored locations and associated events in said memory, to determine a priority thereof.06-27-2013
20130165069BASE STATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A base station apparatus including: a transmitter, and a processor to control the transmitter to transmit true area information when a given event is not detected, and to transmit false area information when the given event is detected. A wireless communication system including: a mobile station apparatus; and a base station apparatus to transmit true area information to the mobile station when a given event is not detected, and to transmit false area information to the mobile station when the given event is detected.06-27-2013
20090088126Public safety access point (PSAP) selection for E911 wireless callers in a GSM type system - Public safety access points are selected in a wireless network for E911 calls based on ESRD substitution when ESRKs are not being used. The present invention was conceived as an ESRK workaround solution to implement Phase II of the E911 rules from the starting point of a Phase I implementation. ESRKs, ESRDs or ESRVs are initially obtained and managed for each PSAP in a particular carrier's area. Then, Phase I processes are modified to wait to see if Phase II GSM location information will be reported in a timely manner (e.g., within a second or two or so) before committing to a default selection of a particular PSAP based on information available (e.g., based on the location of a serving cell site).04-02-2009
20120238238MOBILE TELEPHONE EQUIPPED FOR ACTIVATION OF AN EMERGENCY MODE - The invention relates to a mobile telephone (09-20-2012
20120238237Wireless Headset Switching System - A wireless headset system including a switching unit having a detection circuit coupled to a wireless adapter. The detection circuit provides a first output signal to the wireless adapter upon detection of a triggering event, such as activation of a manual switch or detection of voltage of an audio output signal from a mobile communications device. The first output signal causes the wireless adapter to enter into an active audio channel mode. The detection circuit also provides a second output signal to the wireless adapter when no triggering event is detected, and the second output signal causes the wireless adapter to enter into a standby mode. Placing at least the wireless adapter in a standby mode saves battery life of the system.09-20-2012
20120238236Handling reachability of mobile device when serving core network node changes - A method of handling reachability of a mobile device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises the mobile device establishing a packet data network (PDN) emergency connection when a first back-off timer received from a source core network node is running; the mobile device entering a first tracking area from a second tracking area, wherein the second tracking area is associated with the source core network node, and the first tracking area is associated with a target core network node and not in a tracking area list of the mobile device; and the mobile device sending a remaining time of the first back-off timer or a back-off indicator in a tracking area update (TAU) request message or a TAU complete message to the target core network node, wherein the back-off indicator indicates a back-off status of the mobile device.09-20-2012
20110294461SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY PROVIDING FIREFIGHTERS WITH THE FLOOR PLANS FOR A BURNING BUILDING - A method for automatically transmitting requested floor plans to emergency responders en route to a building, including receiving a request for the plans for a building located at a location identified as the destination of emergency responders, retrieving requested plans from a central database, and transmitting retrieved plans to emergency responders. The central database includes plans for a plurality of buildings located at a plurality of respective locations.12-01-2011
20110281550Location-Based Personal Emergency Response System - A safety system comprising a plurality of wearable transceiver devices for operation in independent use with a plurality of a landline-based phone and a cell phone to establish contact between a user of a wearable transceiver device and a central monitoring station. The wearable transceiver devices sense a crash or a fall and notify a monitor by a landline-based phone or a cell phone of this incident and the assisted GPS determined location of the incident. The information is provided to the monitor a short predetermined time following activation unless the device is deactivated by pressing a communication button. When the device has not been activated by a crash or fall, the user may press the communication button to communicate with the monitor to obtain a wide variety of services. A cell phone having reserve batteries, accelerometers, and assisted GPS location capabilities is also disclosed.11-17-2011
20100120394Femto-Cell Location by Proxy Methods - Location of small, consumer deployed femto-cells cannot be determined by the usual site survey methods. Location of attached mobiles allows for a proxy location of the femto-cell that can then be used for wireless network planning including the provisioning of a calculated default emergency services location for the femto-cell.05-13-2010
20110130114Safety device for enhanced pedestrian protection - A safety device (SD) with wireless ability, and fixed and mobile, multispectral sensors in an urban region is used for improved protection of a pedestrian, who contacts it via a cellphone. SD tracks and records her and her interactions with others, who might also be tracked if the interactions are suspicious. SD offers her access to a Safety Kiosk (SK) as a shelter against a possible hostile person, where the SK is a multipurposed structure with some other primary use, like an Automated Teller Machine enclosure. SD can archive messages and calendar data associated with the pedestrian and germane to upcoming meetings with others.06-02-2011
20090093230Method, Emergency System and Emergency Call Center for Handling Emergency Calls From a Communication Terminal - After an emergency call from a communication terminal has been received by an emergency call center, the position of the communication terminal is determined by querying a database. An area around the position of the communication terminal is defined as danger area and other communication terminals located in the danger area are identified. Communication terminals of rescue workers in the danger area who are to be informed are then selected. Finally, emergency information is generated, which can, for example, contain information about escape routes for potentially imperiled persons or access route information for rescue workers. This emergency information is then communicated to each of the selected communication terminals of potentially imperiled persons and/or rescue workers.04-09-2009
20110143707INCIDENT REPORTING - A system for reporting incidents. A receiver for receiving cellular based communication corresponding to an incident, wherein the cellular based communication comprises an image. An incident location determiner for automatically determining a location of the incident based on the image of the cellular based communication. An incident report generator for generating a report of the incident, the report including the location of the incident.06-16-2011
20120108198Method and Apparatus for Supporting Emergency Calls (eCalls) - Techniques for supporting eCalls are described. In an aspect, an eCall indicator may be used to indicate an eCall being established. In one design, a terminal may generate a message including an eCall indicator and may send the message to originate an eCall. The eCall indicator may indicate (i) whether or not a call is an eCall or (ii) whether an eCall is initiated automatically by the terminal or manually by a user. In another aspect, a terminal may avoid sending signaling for mobility management and connection management to wireless networks except for eCalls and designated calls. The terminal may avoid performing location updating, performing registration, responding to paging requests, etc. The terminal may exchange signaling with a wireless network for an eCall initiated by the terminal. After the eCall is initiated, the terminal may perform location updating with the wireless network and call establishment for the eCall.05-03-2012
20110287737DEFAULT CIVIC ADDRESS LOCATIONS FOR MOBILE E9-1-1 CALLS - A device obtains a geographic position of a mobile telephone. The device retrieves geographic locations associated with multiple different civic addresses from memory, and determines if the geographic position is within a certain proximity of one of the geographic locations. The device retrieves a civic address of the multiple different civic addresses, that is associated with the one of the geographic locations, from the memory for use in identifying the civic address at which the mobile telephone is located.11-24-2011
20100216423Panic Device With Local Alarm And Distal Signaling Capability - A panic device operable in conjunction with a local device is configured to unlock a locking mechanism. The panic device can take the form of an electronic key fob, a key shaft, or a key holder. A first trigger on the panic device triggers a local alarm that is on-board or off-board the panic device. A second trigger on the panic device can activate an alarm circuitry that utilizes a local device to provide position information to a distant dispatch station. The local device uses a GPS-aware circuitry or other non-GPS means such as triangulation to determine the position information. The position information can then be sent to the distant dispatch station with or without the aid of the local device.08-26-2010
20110039514TECHNIQUES FOR PERSONAL SECURITY VIA MOBILE DEVICES - Techniques for achieving personal security via mobile devices are presented. A portable mobile communication device, such as a phone or a personal digital assistant (PDA), is equipped with geographic positioning capabilities and is equipped with audio and visual devices. A panic mode of operation can be automatically detected in which real time audio and video for an environment surrounding the portable communication device are captured along with a geographic location for the portable communication device. This information is streamed over the Internet to a secure site where it can be viewed in real time and/or later inspected.02-17-2011
20120238235Within-A-Radius Calling System and Service Method Thereof - The present invention discloses a within-a-radius calling system and a service method thereof, which can request a call from a member positioned within a certain radius. The within-a-radius calling system comprises: an application transmission unit; a member join/authentication unit; a storage unit; a radius information receiving unit; a position information receiving unit; a member search unit; and a within-a-radius calling unit.09-20-2012
20090098852Cross-Correlated Quadrature Modulated Spread Spectrum, OFDM and Position Finder System - A position finder and communication system processes signals received from multiple satellite and land based locations and generates processed position finder signal. A first cross-correlator and a transmit baseband filter generates cross-correlated in-phase and quadrature-phase processed filtered baseband signals from an input signal and a second cross-correlator generates cross-correlated in-phase and quadrature-phase processed spread spectrum signals. A processor processes data, voice or video signal into Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) or into Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) processed data, voice or video signal. The processed position finder signal is further processed jointly with one or more of the signals generated by the first or second processed cross-correlated signal or with the processed OFDM or OFDMA signal and the jointly processed signal is provided to a quadrature modulator for quadrature modulation and transmission of the quadrature modulated signal. The transmitter for transmission of the quadrature modulated signal includes a first amplifier operated in a first radio frequency (RF) band in a linearly amplified (LINA) mode and a second amplifier operated in a second radio frequency (RF) band operated in a non-linearly amplified (NLA) mode. The cross-correlated in-phase and quadrature-phase processed filtered baseband signals and cross-correlated in-phase and quadrature-phase processed spread spectrum signals are used in a cellular communication system and the OFDM or OFDMA signal is used in a wireless local area network, wherein the cellular communication system and wireless local area network are distinct communication systems and networks.04-16-2009
20100267360METHOD AND SYSTEM OF STARTING VOICE CALL - A method of starting voice call is disclosed. The method includes capturing a location information of a mobile phone by a global positioning system (GPS). A text to speech conversion module converts the location information to a voice file. A phone plays the voice file to a remote phone terminal.10-21-2010
20100267361MONITORING DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A monitoring device and system capable of tracking, monitoring and locating a person allows a parent, guardian or supervisor to set inclusive and exclusive limits, permanently or temporally. The device includes a GPS receiver and a cellphone integrated into a band capable of being locked on a limb of person to be monitored. A child armband may have antitamper devices included in the band that prevents its removal and automatically sends alerts if the band is removed. An alert may be initiated and delivered by the system when the device leaves a temporal inclusion zone or when the device strays into an exclusion zone. The device may have an alarm capable of being activated by an authorized agent at a time when the authorities are within ear shot of the alarm. The antennas may be housed within cavities in the band and the electronics for the GPS receiver and wireless communication device may be contained within tamper resistant housing.10-21-2010
20090156161METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC LOCATION-BASED MESSAGE NOTIFICATION - In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for dynamic location-based message notification. In one embodiment, a method for providing alerts to a computing device includes identifying, via a set of location-specific computing resources, a current location of the computing device and sending at least one alert to the computing device, based on the current location.06-18-2009
20090143047Method and system for mobile personal emergency response - Advanced mobile personal emergency response systems. An activator worn or carried by a user sends a medical or security alert to a portable mobile base station. The mobile base station transmits the alert to trained operators at a call center. An operator conducts one-way or two-way voice communication through the activator with the user during the emergency response. The mobile base station transmits current location coordinates to the operator, including the last known good coordinates when the user enters an area where the external location system does not work. Emergency responders can use a beacon function to locate a lost activator if they find the mobile base station. A voice quality self-test function is useful for increasing the user's confidence that the system is working. Users can employ a finder function to find one of the activator or mobile base station when the other device is available.06-04-2009
20110201302METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY CALL ARBITRATION - A method of call arbitration includes connecting a vehicle computing system to a remote phone system. The vehicle computing system is used to transmit a pre-recorded or dynamically generated message to the remote phone system. The vehicle computing system also receives an outgoing message spoken in the vehicle to the remote phone system. The pre-recorded or dynamically generated message and the outgoing message are combined into a first signal for relay to the remote phone system as a single message. The vehicle computing system receives an incoming spoken message from the remote phone system. Finally, the received incoming message and the pre-recorded or dynamically generated message are combined into a second signal for playback as a single message through a vehicle audio system.08-18-2011
20100120395EMERGENCY CALL CODE INFORMATION ACQUIRING SYSTEM - A mobile communication base station transmits broadcast information containing emergency call code information to a mobile terminal with the status “Camped on any cell” defined in the 3GPP specification “TS25.304”. Upon receiving the broadcast information, the mobile terminal acquires emergency call code information from the broadcast information. The status “Camped on any cell” means that a status in which an IC card is uninserted and the mobile terminal is communicable with the mobile communication base station from the perspective of radio wave strength or a status in which an IC card is inserted, the mobile terminal is communicable with the mobile communication base station from the perspective of radio wave strength, and an Attach or location registration to an MSC via the mobile communication base station and an RNC fails.05-13-2010
20110177790Simplex personal and asset tracker - Disclosed are systems, apparatus and methods for tracking or locating an asset along with providing emergency and non-emergency messaging services. An asset tracker is disposed on an asset. The asset tracker has a motion sensor, a GPS receiver and a simplex satellite transmitter for communicating with a remote location (back office processing center). The asset tracker also has a short-range transceiver for communicating with a fob device carried by a user. If an authorized fob device is not in range of the asset tracker device and the asset tracker device moves, as determined by the motion sensor and/or GPS location data, GPS data are transmitted via a satellite to the back office. The office sends the information to a desired recipient (asset owner, law enforcement, etc.). The fob device communicates with the asset tracker device when it is in proximity thereof. The fob device is programmed to have depressible buttons that transmit emergency and non-emergency messages to the asset tracker device which communicates the GPS location and message via a satellite to the back office. The back office sends the information to a desired recipient. Messages processed at the processing center are sent as email messages to one or more designated email addresses, as a short message service (SMS) messages to one or more designated cell phones, or as messages to an asset recovery service or 911 emergency center.07-21-2011
20090209228SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PERSONAL AND EMERGENCY SERVICE HAILING IN WIRELESS NETWORK - A method and system for providing personal and emergency service hailing. A profile database stores profiles with individualized distance thresholds for each of a number of wireless devices. A wireless message proximity request is received from a requesting wireless device. Distances between a location of the requesting wireless device and locations of each of other wireless communications devices is computed and compared to individualized distance thresholds stored for the requesting wireless communications device. A set of wireless devices consisting of wireless devices that satisfy the individualized distance thresholds for the requesting wireless communications device is identified and a wireless message proximity response is sent to the requesting wireless communications device. The wireless message proximity response identifies the set of wireless communications devices that satisfy the at least one individualized distance threshold.08-20-2009
20100099376SYSTEM 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.04-22-2010
20090264094Method and System for Providing a Deployable Emergency Call Service for Wireless Handsets - Embodiments of systems and methods are presented to provide local citizenry with the ability to initiate emergency calls on their mobile device through a deployable cellular communication resource, such as a switch on wheels. The mobile device may be provisioned with a primary preferred roaming list (PRL) and a secondary PRL. The secondary PRL is accessed only when a switch-to-secondary-PRL flag is set in the primary PRL. Upon detection of the switch-to-secondary-PRL flag, the mobile device may enter an emergency call mode which only allows the mobile device to initiate an emergency call. If no network listed in the primary PRL and no emergency network listed in the secondary PRL is available, the mobile device may pause for a predetermined time before repeating attempts to access a network in order to conserver battery power until cellular communication networks are repaired or temporary networks implemented.10-22-2009
20090264093Device, system and method for confidentially communicating a security alert - A device, system and method for confidentially communicating a security alert to a monitoring service or other entity are provided. A mobile device of the present disclosure, e.g., a cellular phone, GSM phone, media player, personal digital assistant (PDA), etc., will enable a user to send a security alert or emergency communication to another party, e.g., an alerting such a monitoring service, where the user can accomplish this alert without letting anyone know that they are sending the alert so that the user does not put themselves in further danger by alerting the perpetrator of the crime to the alert. Moreover, the user will be able to send the monitoring service information on the nature of the alert including a geographic location of the user.10-22-2009
20100124901METHODS 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
20100099375MOBILE RECEIVER WITH LOCATION SERVICES CAPABILITY - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a receiver that is capable of processing signals which are transmitted according to one or more wireless communication protocols. Such a receiver may have sufficient resources to obtain acquisition information from a signal transmitted according to at least one of the wireless communication protocols during an acquisition period and for the purpose of obtaining an estimate of a location of the receiver.04-22-2010
20120295578AUTOMATIC 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.11-22-2012
20120295579COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - According to an aspect, a communication system includes a mobile communication device and a communication device. The mobile communication device includes: a position information acquiring unit configured to acquire its own position information; and a communication unit configured to transmit the position information and an emergency signal. The communication device is configured to display, when detecting that the emergency signal and the position information of the mobile communication device are transmitted from the mobile communication device, the position information of the mobile communication device and its own position information on a display unit.11-22-2012
20120295577METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING EMERGENCY CALLS - A method and apparatus for providing location information for subscribers connected to a packet-switched mobile access network in connection with emergency calls made over a multimedia service network. An emergency request is received at the multimedia service network from a subscriber containing the calling number of the subscriber. In response thereto, a media gateway control function in the multimedia service network sends a location query including said calling number to a mobile positioning centre in the mobile access network, which then can retrieve location information for the subscriber. After receiving location information from the mobile positioning centre, the media gateway control function selects an emergency centre and sends a location indication for the subscriber thereto in a circuit-switched control message for initiating an emergency call, according to prevailing standards.11-22-2012
20120295576ENHANCED TELEMATIC EMERGENCY RESPONSE - An enhanced emergency notification system comprising a vehicle location device located in a vehicle, an emergency notification device located in the vehicle, a receiving/transmitting device, and an emergency responder receiving device. The vehicle location device is configured to provide data regarding a current location of the vehicle. The emergency notification device is configured to send a first signal upon a specified event, wherein the first signal includes information on the location of the vehicle obtained from the vehicle location device. The receiving/transmitting device is configured to directly receive the first signal from the emergency notification device and transmit a second signal within a range, wherein the second signal includes at least the same information as the first signal. The emergency responder receiving device is configured to directly receive the second signal from the receiving/transmitting device when within the range.11-22-2012
20090170468PROMPTING AND DIRECTING USERS TO SAFETY DURING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS - A method and wireless device augment and manage, respectively, emergency alert messages with additional emergency information. An emergency alert message is determined to have been sent (07-02-2009
20100124900EMERGENCY ALERT FEATURE ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A system for automatically establishing a connection with an emergency services server. In response to receiving an emergency signal from a mobile communication device, a connection with the mobile communication device is established by a communications server. Location data, audio input data, and visual input data from the mobile communication device is received by the communications server. Personal data for an owner of the mobile communication device is retrieved by the communications server from a storage device connected to a network. A connection with an emergency services server for a current locale of the mobile communication device is automatically established by the communications server. Then, the emergency signal, location data, audio input data, and visual input data received from the mobile communication device, along with the retrieved personal data, is transmitted by the communications server to the emergency services server for use by emergency service personnel.05-20-2010
20080311882MULTI-HAZARD ALARM SYSTEM USING SELECTABLE POWER-LEVEL TRANSMISSION AND LOCALIZATION - A personal alarm system includes a monitoring base station and one or more remote sensing units in two-way radio communication. An electronic handshake between the base station and each remote unit is used to assure system reliability. The remote units transmit at selectable power levels. In the absence of an emergency, a remote unit transmits at a power-conserving low power level. Received field strength is measured to determine whether a remote unit has moved beyond a predetermined distance from the base station. If the distance is exceeded, the remote unit transmits at a higher power level. The remote unit includes sensors for common hazards including water emersion, smoke, excessive heat, excessive carbon monoxide concentration, and electrical shock. The base station periodically polls the remote units and displays the status of the environmental sensors. The system is useful in child monitoring, for use with invalids, and with employees involved in activities which expose them to environmental risk. Alternative embodiments include a panic button on the remote unit for summoning help, and an audible beacon on the remote unit which can be activated from the base station and useful for locating strayed children. In another embodiment, the remote unit includes a Global Positioning System receiver providing location information for display by the base station.12-18-2008
20080311881EMERGENCY CALL SERVICES FOR WIRELESS NETWORK ROAMING - A method and apparatus for emergency call services for wireless network roaming. An embodiment of a method includes receiving a request for an emergency telephone call from a mobile device, the mobile device communication over the Internet, the mobile device roaming in a visited wireless network when the emergency call is made. The method further includes establishing a session for an emergency services call and connecting the mobile device to emergency services.12-18-2008
20080207163Emergency call apparatus for vehicle - In an in-vehicle emergency call apparatus, after a vehicle battery starts electric discharge, electric currents flowing in from the vehicle battery are integrated to calculate a consumed electric current integrated value. When the consumed electric current integrated value reaches a specified value, a position information transmission operation may be performed. In such a case, even after the consumed electric current integrated value reaches the specified value, electric power is continuously supplied from the vehicle battery to the electric power supply device. The position information transmission operation is thereby performed continuously. The position information can be thus continuously transmitted to a service center as much as possible; a service of pursuing a stolen car can be provided as much as possible.08-28-2008
20090280771EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM USING SPECIFIC MOBILE USER INFORMATION - The present invention presents a method for creating a relation between mobiles and a vehicle of a wireless communications network. The vehicle is equipped with an on-board device with wireless communication capability. The present invention also presents an on-board device and a road user server to be used in such wireless communications network. Mobiles in the vehicle are triggered to report their location to the network. When the vehicle reports its location an association between the vehicle and the mobiles having same location information is performed. The triggering signal is sent on control channels triggering all mobiles, including mobiles in idle mode. Profiles of mobile users in a vehicle, based on location information and mobile identities, are retrieved and stored in lists which are forwarded to fore example hospitals and fire departments when an accident occurs.11-12-2009
20090286505COMPREHENSIVE TSUNAMI ALERT SYSTEM VIA MOBILE DEVICES - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to navigation in GPS-enabled mobile computing devices and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for location-based tsunami alerting navigational instructions in mobile computing devices. In an embodiment of the invention, a location-based tsunami alerting data processing system can be provided. The system can include a central processing unit coupled with a memory component, and a visual display along with location-based navigation logic that is enabled to compute a geographic zone of danger resulting from a tsunami, identify a geographic location for a mobile computing device corresponding to a subscriber, and render a set of personalized navigational instructions in the mobile computing device responsive to a determination that the subscriber is located in the geographic zone of danger.11-19-2009
20090291664DELAYED EMERGENCY POSITION DETERMINATION AND TRANSMISSION - A method including detecting a communication call attempt in a portable communication device, determining whether the portable communication device is outside of a communication network coverage area, determining a location of the portable communication device where the communication call attempt is detected if outside of the communication network coverage area with a position determining module of the portable communication device and storing the location in a memory of the portable communication device, determining at least one route from the location of the portable communication device where the communication call attempt is detected to at least one communication network coverage area with a navigation module of the portable communication device and presenting the at least one route on a display of the portable communication device.11-26-2009
20100136947METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY CALL SERVICE IN UNLICENSED MOBILE ACCESS NETWORK - A method and system for an emergency call service in an unlicensed mobile access (UMA) network are disclosed. The emergency call service method includes: receiving, by a mobile terminal on an unlicensed network, an emergency call; forwarding, by the unlicensed network, the emergency call and an AP (access point) list related to an AP associated with the mobile terminal to a core network; searching for, by the core network, location information of the mobile terminal corresponding to the AP list; and sending, by the core network, an emergency report containing the location information of the mobile terminal to a safety manager.06-03-2010
20100136945SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING AND DISSEMINATING INTELLIGENT EVACUATION ROUTES BASED ON LOCATION AWARENESS AND INTEGRATED ANALYTICS - A system for providing emergency-related information. The system can include a processor configured to execute computer-readable instructions. The system can also include one or more communications devices utilized by a user, wherein the one or more communications devices is communicatively linked with a provider. Additionally, the system can include a personalized notification route engine (PNRE) configured to execute on the processor and communicatively linked with the provider. The PNRE can be configured to receive geospatial information associated with the one or more communications devices via the provider. Also, the PNRE can be configured to obtain data comprising one or more among evacuation routes, evacuation rules, demographic data, environmental conditions, external alerts, real-time traffic data, and traffic control data. The PNRE can further be configured to determine the emergency-related information based on the geospatial information and the obtained data and transmit the determined emergency-related information to the user via the provider.06-03-2010
20080305763Methods And Apparatus For Use In Processing Disconnected Emergency Calls And Other Communications Involving Mobile Communication Devices And The Remote Monitoring Thereof - Methods and apparatus for use in processing disconnected emergency calls and other communications involving mobile communication devices, as well as the remote monitoring of such mobile communication devices, are disclosed. In one illustrative example, an emergency call with a public safety answering point entity is established by a mobile communication device via a wireless communication network. If the emergency call is disconnected, the mobile device monitors to receive an incoming call message for a continued emergency call from the public safety answering point entity. In response to receiving such incoming call message, the mobile device refrains from producing an audible alert and automatically answers the continued emergency call from the public safety answering point entity without detecting any manual answer signal via its user interface. In one specific approach, the mobile device answers the call automatically if the incoming call message is received within a time period following the disconnection and a data indication of the incoming call message indicates that the message is for the continued emergency call or automatic answering. Otherwise, if the incoming call message is received outside of the time period following the disconnection, or if the data indication fails to indicate that, the incoming call message is for the continued emergency call or the automatic answering, the mobile device refrains from automatically answering the call associated with the incoming call message.12-11-2008
20080293374METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING EMERGENCY ALERT MESSAGES - A method and apparatus for transmitting emergency alert messages is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a cellular phone having a transceiver to engage in wireless voice and data communications with third party communication devices, a global positioning system receiver to locate the cellular phone, a user interface for displaying images, detecting tactile input, and generating and receiving audible signals, and a controller to manage operations of the cellular phone. The controller can present at the user interface a graphical user interface for selectively configuring at least one among a plurality of security alarm options, receive from the user interface a selection of one among the plurality of security alarm options, and activate the selected security alarm option responsive to a stimulus detected by the user interface. Additional embodiments are disclosed.11-27-2008
20100248683Systems and Methods for Third Party Emergency Call Termination - Various systems and methods for servicing emergency calls are disclosed. One such method includes providing a location database that includes physical location information about a communication device. This location information can be accessed either directly or indirectly by an emergency service answering system, while concealing the information from a network responsible for terminating the call.09-30-2010
20100248682Method And Apparatus For Providing Visual/Audible Beacon To Assist In Locating An Emergency Caller - A visual and/or audible beacon is provided by an access device or an external device to assist emergency response personnel to locate the person that initiated the emergency call. A communication server that handled the emergency call can cause lights on the access device to blink in a specified pattern, so that emergency personnel may more easily locate the access device that was used to place the emergency call. The communication server can also cause the access device to output a series of audible tones that may be used to locate the access device that was used to place the emergency call. Emergency response personnel may control the audible/visual beacon through the communication server to cause the beacon to be selectively activated or deactivated as necessary. Optionally the beacon may be turned off from the access device as well.09-30-2010
20100248681METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS - A method and system for producing an emergency notification based on profile information associated with a subject is disclosed. In one embodiment, an application for a mobile phone or the like allows parents to quickly produce an emergency notification for a missing child. The application may facilitate the collection of the profile information before the subject becomes missing. Consequently, if and when the subject becomes missing, the profile information of the subject has already been collected, allowing prompt generation of an emergency notification in part from the profile information.09-30-2010
20100248680SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING USE OF UPLINK RANDOM ACCESS CHANNELS (RACHS) BASED ON MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SUBSCRIBER CLASSIFICATION - Systems and methods are provided for controlling use of uplink random access channels (RACHs) based on multi-dimensional subscriber classification. These systems and methods are useful in cellular communication networks that implement, for example, a public safety cellular system.09-30-2010
20080214142Emergency Alerting System - An emergency alerting system for permitting a user to secretly send a request for help to multiple parties is described. The system uses a small panic button which may be concealed on the user and which can be activated without an attacker knowing that a call for help has been initiated. The panic button communicates the call for help to a cell phone or Blackberry which in turn sends the call to predetermined recipients using wireless technology. The call or alert message may also include location coordinates using GPS and the time of day.09-04-2008
20130217354LOCATION-AWARE EMERGENCY BROADCAST RECEIVER - Disclosed is an emergency broadcast receiver. The receiver comprises an alert device, a tuner adapted to demodulate a baseband signal from a radio frequency signal, a signal decoder adapted to extract digital data from the demodulated baseband signal, a location device adapted to provide location data representing a location of the emergency broadcast receiver; and an embedded controller. The embedded controller is adapted to detect a trigger signal in the extracted digital data, determine whether location information encoded in the detected trigger signal corresponds with the location data; and activate, based on the determination, the alert device.08-22-2013
20080268808Mobile First Responder Tracking, Tagging, and Locating System - A software system used to track and locate mobile first responders such as law enforcement and firefighters. The system consists of software that loads on first responder cellular telephones and provides recurring position reports, personal emergency distress reports, and data files such as pictures, video, and audio that have been tagged with the cellular telephone's global positioning system (GPS) information. Information from the cellular telephone is sent to server software that represents the information on a map display viewed via the Internet. Users of the invention are able to communicate and collaborate with one another by selecting one or a group of users from the display and in turn sending text, email, and voice messages to one another.10-30-2008
20100136946CALL ORIGINATION METHOD FOR FULL-TOUCH SCREEN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for originating a call in a full-touch screen portable terminal are provided. In the method, it is determined whether a malfunction occurs. An emergency call mode is executed in the event of the malfunction. It is determined whether an event is generated in the emergency call mode. If the event is generated, a phone number corresponding to the generated event is retrieved to originate a call.06-03-2010
20120196561METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MOBILE STATION DISCONNECTED FROM A BASE STATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus support a Mobile Station (MS) located in a collapsed cell area to be disconnected from a Base Station (BS) in a wireless communication system. A method of an MS for supporting an disconnected MS disconnected from a BS in a wireless communication system includes receiving a rescue signal from the disconnected MS; collecting information to determine a support MS for the disconnected MS; and transmitting the collected information to a serving BS.08-02-2012
20120196562Methods, Systems, and Products for Emergency Location - Methods, systems, and products provide emergency location services for mobile devices. A communication is received to a 911 emergency address. A code is received during the communication to block emergency location services. The emergency location services are blocked in response to the code.08-02-2012
20090081986Apparatus, Method, and Computer Program Product For Locating A Mobile Device - An apparatus, method, and computer program product are provided for permitting mobile devices to generate a location alert in response to receiving activation signals. The apparatus may receive a signal, determine if the received signal is a predefined activation signal representative of a location request, and generate an alert if the received signal is a predefined activation signal.03-26-2009
20090029672System and method for centralized event warnig notification for individual entities, and computer program product therefor - An information system, method, and computer program product is provided for the centralized warning of existing or developing significant events and/or threats to affected users carrying a user warning and positioning device, while reporting the location of all user's carrying the user warning and positioning devices of the system to existing command and control systems. The present invention's future event warning capabilities permit those same affected users to be warned of impending events in enough time for the users to take positive actions in response to these events and/or address those events. The system of the present invention includes a pager-like user warning and positioning device, worn by or carried by the individual user, or mounted in a vehicle or vessel, having a geographical positioning means therein, which periodically transmits the geographical location of the individual user, vehicle or vessel, and listens for warning/notification event messages transmitted by a network bridge or situational awareness workstation and threat warning gateway (central processing means). When an event/threat warning is received by the user warning and positioning device, the pager-like user warning and positioning device alerts the user via indicia relative to the event/situation, including audible spoken warnings and instructions on how to react, and may retransmit the event/threat warning to other user warning and positioning devices in the network, provided the threat has not occurred and the event/threat warning has not been previously relayed.01-29-2009
20090163171METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY SERVICE VALIDATION - An apparatus for providing emergency service validation may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receiving a message associated with a registration event of a device to a communication session. The message may include a parameter having information indicative of a location of the device at a time of the registration. The processor may also be configured to determine whether the location of the device at the time of the registration corresponds to a location where an emergency service dispatch is supportable.06-25-2009
20110207429METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN EMERGENCY LOCATION INFORMATION SERVICE (E-LIS) - A method and system for determining and verifying a location of mobile and non-mobile devices in emergency situations. The method and system provide a current physical geographic location for a mobile or non-mobile device (e.g., building address, a building floor, a room on a building floor, campus, enterprise, city, state, region, country, continent, etc.) with and without translation of location coordinates, in an emergency situation such as an accident, fire, terrorist attack, military incident, kidnapping, etc.08-25-2011
20090298461Dynamic Telephone Directory for Wireless Handsets - Systems and methods deliver a dynamic telephone directory to wireless handsets of emergency services personnel for responding to an incident. When an incident occurs, wireless handsets of emergency services personnel near the incident are identified. An incident-specific telephone directory is generated using information stored in a database of emergency response personnel including wireless handsets of emergency services personnel within an incident response area plus personnel outside the area with responsibilities for managing or assisting in the incident response. The incident-specific telephone directory is then delivered to wireless handsets of emergency services personnel. The database of emergency services personnel and the incident-specific telephone directory may be organized by name, roles and responsibilities, agency, geography, incident type, and response plan. Wireless handsets within an incident response area may be those wireless handsets accessing a private network provided for emergency communications or by wireless handsets reporting their location to a central server.12-03-2009
20090004999Solutions for voice over internet protocol (VoIP) 911 location services - An E-9-1-1 voice-over-IP (VoIP) solution is provided wherein a 911 call from a mobile VoIP device is routed directly to the correct Public Safety Answer Point (PSAP) via dedicated trunks, together with correct location information and call-back number. VoIP gateways are implemented locally, at least one per LATA, and accept VoIP packetized data inbound, and convert it to standard wireline voice calls. Calls are routed to an IP address at the VoIP gateway, which then egresses the call to a voice port at a selective router. Mid-call updating of location of a moving VoIP terminal is provided to a PSAP. The location of the VoIP is validated using HTTP based protocol by pushing location information to a VoIP location server, and comparing it against a geographic location database to confirm that a contained street address is valid.01-01-2009
20100003962LOCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFORE - The present application is directed to location information systems for wireless communication devices. In one implementation, a location information system sends location information to a wireless communication device present in a predetermined area in a facility over a short-range wireless communication channel. The location information informs the wireless communication device a location of the wireless communication device in the facility. The location information system sends the location information to the wireless communication device from a location in the facility other than the location of the wireless communication device in the facility.01-07-2010
20100003958SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AND COMMUNICATING UPDATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES - A system and method for updating a public safety answering point (PSAP) with a current location of a user may include communicating a first emergency message including a set of geographic coordinates to a PSAP in response to a user request to send an emergency message from a wireless communications device. The emergency may be a text message. The set of geographic coordinates of the wireless communications device may be updated, and a second emergency message including the updated set of geographic coordinates of the wireless communications device may be communicated to the PSAP. By updating the geographic coordinates, an operator at the PSAP may provide emergency personnel with changes in location of the user.01-07-2010
20090186596Network server emergency information accessing method - A Means and Methods for providing a PSAP with means for tracking the real time location of a wireless telephone that connects to an Internet server upon detection of predefined events or reception of a command from a person to do so and transmits location information and event data to said server for viewing by authorized users. The server also displays a telephone number for a PSAP having jurisdiction over the location of the wireless telephone. Said PSAP telephone numbers being stored in a server data base and providing a means whereby a person logged-onto the server can call this PSAP telephone number, explain the reason for the call, provide the call taker with log-on information allowing access to the server and the data transmitted from the wireless telephone so that he can access mapped location information showing the location of the wireless telephone and then take appropriate action. Methods for delivering vehicle Automatic Crash Notifications to a PSAP, for establishing VoIP communications with crash victims and for providing crash data and video information to emergency responders showing the injury level of crash victims is disclosed as well as a video security system with multiparty command dialed PSAP notification voice calls and audio, video and location data transmission to the server. Satellite security telephones, offender monitoring devices, child safety telephones and medical alert notification embodiments of the invention are also disclosed.07-23-2009
20090209227GPS ENABLED EPIRB WITH INTEGRATED RECEIVER - An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) comprising an integrated wireless receiver, a graphical display device, capability to utilize both internal and external GPS coordinate sources, an infrared background lighting adjustment algorithm, and a multi-LED strobe light array. The receiver provides a return communications path back to the beacon, which is used to acknowledge the receipt of the beacon's outgoing emergency signal by Search and Rescue satellites. The display is used to visually display various operational status information as well as any received messages coming back into the receiver. The GPS receiver system switches between internally derived and/or externally supplied GPS coordinates. The present invention also incorporates an Automatic Background Light Adjustment (ABLA) algorithm to compensate for the maximum range of light intensity encountered by infrared communications LEDs during daytime and nighttime operation. Additionally, a multi-LED array is used to flash a signaling strobe in a universal hemispherical pattern.08-20-2009
20090325538METHOD FOR GEO-TARGETING WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS - Geo-targeting may be used in combination with wireless alert capabilities to provide alerts to a more granulated geographical area. Disclosed herein is a system and method for performing geo-targeting for various alert areas such that emergency messages may be delivered to mobile and static devices of different types in a localized area. In an example embodiment, geo-targeting supports the delivery area for wireless emergency alerts by identifying the cell sites that are in a specified geographic area that have technology capable of delivering wireless emergency alerts. The components of the telecommunications system that support a wireless emergency alert system may be identified and mapped to any geographical area. The method and system of geo-target mapping may provide an efficient and more robust way of determining the telecommunication components to be employed for broadcasting emergency alerts.12-31-2009
20100159871Predictive notification system for emergency services - A predictive notification system identifies certain mobile devices in a wireless telecommunications network that are likely to be within a predetermined geographical area of interest during a predetermined period of time. The identified location/time pair may be one that is associated with or affected by a particular event (e.g., emergency, construction, disaster, traffic, weather or other alerts and events). This allows a notification (about the event) to be sent to the identified mobile devices in an effort to notify them of the event prior to entering the affected area. A trending profile generated and maintained for each mobile device in the network is examined/consulted to determine the identity of those mobile devices that are likely to be within the affected area during the relevant time period.06-24-2010
20110143708Identity Blocking Service From a Wireless Service Provider - Location-blocking and identity-blocking services that can be commercially offered by a service promoter, e.g., a cellular service provider or a web advertiser. In the identity-blocking service, the service promoter may disclose the current physical location of a mobile subscriber (i.e., a cellular phone operator) to a third party (e.g., a web advertiser) subscribing to the identity-blocking service. However, the service promoter may not send any identity information for the mobile subscriber to the third party. On the other hand, in the location-blocking service, the service promoter may disclose the mobile subscriber's identity information to the third party, but not the current physical location of the mobile subscriber. Blocking of the mobile subscriber's identity or location information may be desirable for privacy reasons, to comply with a government regulation, or to implement a telecommunication service option selected by the mobile subscriber. However, in the case of the mobile subscriber requesting emergency help, the service promoter may not block identity and/or location information. Instead, the service promoter may send all such information to the emergency service provider (e.g., the police or a hospital).06-16-2011
20090088125System and Method for Locating a Cellular Telephone in an Emergency - A system and method are disclosed for providing information about a cellular telephone. The method comprises determining that an emergency condition exists, and acquiring a location of the cellular telephone. Audio, a still image, or a video image are also acquired from the cellular telephone, and provided with the location of the cellular telephone on a server.04-02-2009
20090215427System and method for updating location information of voice-over-internet protocol based devices for E911 service - A system and method for updating physical address location information of a wireless device for E911 services. The updating may include determining that the current geographical coordinate location of the wireless device has moved beyond a predetermined distance from a last recorded geographical coordinate location. A physical address location associated with the current geographical coordinate location may then be updated. The physical address location may be updated in the wireless device and/or a data repository operating on a data packet network. The physical address location may be communicated to a public safety answering point (PSAP) in response to an emergency 911 call being placed.08-27-2009
20090215425Method and device for synchronisation of speech and data concerning location information for location-related services - The invention relates to a method for transmitting emergency calls by means of a mobile device via a speech channel and a data channel, wherein the data channel serves to transmit location information and wherein additionally the location information is transmitted in encoded form, also via the speech channel and wherein the information is then compared for consistency in the service centre.08-27-2009
20090215426PERSONAL SECURITY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A personal security system and method includes a plurality of handsets communicating with one or more monitoring services, wherein each handset includes a sensor. Each handset is registered with the one or more monitoring services, wherein registering includes indicating the information to be sent to that monitoring service and the conditions under which the information is sent. An alert is generated at the handset and sensor information relevant to the alert is captured by a sensor in the handset. The alert and the captured sensor information are transmitted to one or more of the one or more monitoring services. The user then responds to a confirmation request received from one or more of the one or more monitoring services.08-27-2009
20090247117CELLULAR TELEPHONE SYSTEM THAT USES POSITION OF A MOBILE UNIT TO MAKE CALL MANAGEMENT DECISIONS - A cellular telephone system has call management decisions made based on the exact geographic location of the mobile unit. These call management decisions include billing and taxing decisions, cell site selection, frequency selection and even cellular system selection. The decisions are continuously updated during a call whereby decisions can be made and changed regardless of where a call originated. Cell site location, and even cellular system selection, can be made in a specific manner to best serve the needs of the mobile user, the cellular system as well as the public. It is even possible for a cellular system to locate one or more of its cell sites in the geographic area served by another cellular system. In some cases, cellular systems might even share cell sites.10-01-2009
20120077457WIRELESS HANDSET VEHICLE SAFETY INTERLOCK - A method and device for controlling the operability of a transmitter on a mobile communications device by determining if the mobile communications device is located proximate to an operator's seat of a vehicle. A condition parameter of the mobile communications device may be determined. The transmitter on the mobile communications device may be disabled in response to the mobile communications device being located proximate to an operator's seat of a vehicle and further in response to the determined condition parameter. The transmitter on the mobile communications device may be enabled, in response to determining that the mobile communications device is not located in a restricted location.03-29-2012
20090247116INTEGRATION OF EMERGENCY ALERT INFORMATION - A subscriber of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) receiving an EAS alert message can obtain additional multimedia information in based upon the location of the subscriber. The additional multimedia information can include information pertaining to available shelter, medical facilities, the location of emergency supplies, a plume map, evacuation routes, or the like. In an example embodiment, the Global Positioning System or other device location systems is utilized to determine the location of the subscriber. The location information along with EAS alert information is used to query a database to obtain the additional information.10-01-2009
20090253403METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING EMERGENCY CALLS (eCALLS) - Techniques for supporting eCalls are described. In an aspect, an eCall indicator may be used to indicate an eCall being established. In one design, a terminal may generate a message including an eCall indicator and may send the message to originate an eCall. The eCall indicator may indicate (i) whether or not a call is an eCall or (ii) whether an eCall is initiated automatically by the terminal or manually by a user. In another aspect, a terminal may avoid sending signaling for mobility management and connection management to wireless networks except for eCalls and designated calls. The terminal may avoid performing location updating, performing registration, responding to paging requests, etc. The terminal may exchange signaling with a wireless network for an eCall initiated by the terminal. After the eCall is initiated, the terminal may perform location updating with the wireless network and call establishment for the eCall.10-08-2009
20100273446METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLACING AN EMERGENCY CALL - An emergency call device for a vehicle is specified in which, on occurrence of a certain event, a data record is generated which thereupon is transmitted during the emergency call. The event can be an external request by an operator or a trigger signal inside a vehicle. In this way, the operator can obtain the most recent information at any time during the emergency call.10-28-2010
20100151814Devices, Systems and Methods for Detecting Proximal Traffic - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to a telecommunications network, including a mobile network device, wherein, upon an event, a mobile network device enters a mode of operation defined as a sleep mode interrupted by periodic transmissions of a plurality of mobile network device and user information. Such a mode is referred to throughout this disclosure as an “emergency mode of operation” of the mobile network device. The plurality of mobile network device and user information includes information regarding a location of the mobile network device, a level of threat facing its user, the user's surroundings, etc. Events which trigger the mode of operation include a network command, user interaction, etc.06-17-2010
20100151815Location Blocking Service for Wireless Networks - The invention disclosed is a location blocking service for use in a wireless network that tracks the location and identity of network users, such as networks complying with enhanced 911 standards. The service provides a network user with the ability to prevent the location of her wireless handheld device from being disclosed to parties other than the wireless network provider and PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points). The network user blocks the forwarding of location information by signaling to the wireless handheld device when the location information originates from the wireless handheld device, or by signaling to the network when the location information originates from the wireless handheld device or the network. Primary components of the present invention include at least one user interface and at least one location block processor provisioned in the wireless handheld device and/or the wireless network. The user interface prompts the user of the handheld device to enter the commands that then send the signals to the device or network.06-17-2010
20090054028MONITORING ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING USING RADIO FREQUENCY EMISSIONS - Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a monitoring system is capable of monitoring the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) of one or more persons occupying a building. The monitoring system includes an information handling system having a radio-frequency (RF) scanner capable of scanning the RF ambient environment of the building. When an individual uses devices in the building that emit RF signals or emissions, the RF signals are detected by the RF scanner and analyzed by the information handling system. The characteristics of the detected RF signals are compared to a database of signature of known devices. If a detected RF signal matches the signature of a known device, the use of the device is logged into a database for ADL analysis.02-26-2009
20090047924System and method for providing location information to a public safety answering point during an emergency 911 call from a WiFi handset - A system and method for providing location information to a public safety answering point may include receiving, at a network access point, an emergency 911 call signal including GPS location information and mobile directory number of a wireless device. The GPS location information and mobile directory information may be communicated to a selective router associated with a public safety access point servicing an area including the network access point. The network access point may be a WiFi access point. The access point address information may be communicated using a type II caller ID data packet after the public safety answering point goes off-hook. By communicating both the access point address information and GPS location information, both PSAPs that are configured as E911 Phase I and E911 Phase II may display address location information of an emergency 911 caller.02-19-2009
20090047925SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING ACCURACY OF AN AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM02-19-2009
20100184400Localized Personal Emergency Response System - A personal emergency response system oriented to mobile individuals uses cell phones or other wireless devices as sources of an emergency indicating signal. A personal profile associated with that signal can be evaluated, along with location information to determine which emergency device(s) should be activated and which local messages should be produced to alert other individuals in the area as to the existence of an emergency.07-22-2010
20100184401SAFETYLERT - This present invention relates generally to wireless communications and emergency services. Safetylert, is an apparatus and method of an equipped GPS/A-GPS, GPS Reverse Geocoder wireless remote unit and/or an equipped GPS/A-GPS, GPS Reverse Geocoder wireless cell phone, also referred to as “communication device(s)” that can automatically transmit relevant information to a PSAP, when emergency services (i.e. 911) is prompted (emergency button) and/or dialed; the transmitted data information will enhance personal and medical safety, etc.; it will aid in countering terrorism (this equipment can be embedded within and applied to Voice Over Internet Protocol telephones, commonly known as “IP or VOIP” telephones, etc.). A Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) is a call center responsible for answering calls to an emergency telephone number (i.e. 911) for police, firefighting, and ambulance. Trained telephone operators are usually responsible for dispatching these emergency services.07-22-2010
20130122850Emergency Messages and Their Various Aspects - This invention provides a means of sending emergency messages. When in the state of emergency, the user activates or initiates a communication device to execute the positioning procedure. The communication device, converts the current location into a text or voice message and delivers the text or voice message to at least one person on the contact list that is preset in the communication device. By using this invention, the amount of electricity consumption is low therefore charges last longer, the cost decreases, and the user does not experience the pressure of being traced.05-16-2013
20100216422LOCATION REPORTING SATELLITE PAGING SYSTEM WITH OPTIONAL BLOCKING OF LOCATION REPORTING - A location reporting paging communication system comprising space satellites, ground stations and a remote receiving unit adapted to resolve a global position from signals transmitted from a communication transmitter. The subscriber in possession of the remote receiving unit updates the paging network with global positioning information. A caller paging a subscriber in possession of the remote receiving unit may request the global location of the remote receiving unit. The paging network could divulge or block such information from a caller depending on the requirements of the subscriber.08-26-2010
20110059722EMERGENCY NUMBER SELECTION FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - Automatically selecting an emergency number for use by a mobile communications device enabled for Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications, including: receiving at the mobile communications device a geographic indicator in a beacon frame transmitted from a wireless access point of a wireless local area network that is connected to an Internet Protocol network; and determining from a plurality of emergency numbers stored in a storage element of the mobile communications device a selected emergency number in dependence on the received geographic indicator.03-10-2011
20110059721METHOD OF HANDLING EMERGENCY-PURPOSED SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELATED APPARATUS - A method of handling emergency-purposed short message service (SMS) message is for a mobile device in a wireless communication system. The method comprises generating an emergency SMS message; and transmitting the emergency SMS message to a SMS message center of a network of the wireless communication system according to a first priority class corresponding to connection establishment for the emergency SMS message.03-10-2011
20110059720WIRELESS SECURITY DEVICE AND METHOD - A wireless security device and method includes implementing, by a wireless security device, one or more Bluetooth wireless protocol profiles for connecting to one or more Bluetooth enabled devices. A Bluetooth enabled telephony device may be paired with the wireless security device using one or more Bluetooth wireless protocol profiles. The wireless security device may send a command to the telephony device over the wirelessly paired Bluetooth connection, to the telephony device. The command may cause the telephony device to place a telephone call to an emergency telephone number. Once the telephone call is placed, a prerecorded emergency message may be sent from the wireless security device to the telephony device, causing the telephony device to play the prerecorded emergency message.03-10-2011
20100227585METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION OF EMERGENCY INFORMATION FROM EMERGENCY PERSONNEL - A method, apparatus and system that transmits emergency information to an emergency response center is disclosed. The system may include an actuator unit located at a first location on an emergency personnel member that may receive an actuation signal from the actuator button, retrieve the emergency personnel member's data file from the memory, and signal the first transmitter to transmit the actuation signal and the emergency personnel member's data file to a communication device located at a second location on the emergency personnel member. The system also includes a communication device that receives position information concerning the emergency personnel member from the positional information receiver, calculates the emergency personnel member's position based on the received position information, and sends a signal to the second transmitter to transmit the calculated emergency personnel member's position, the emergency personnel member's data file, and an actuation signal notification to the emergency response center.09-09-2010
20100240339COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE PROVIDING ALERT WARNINGS AND METHOD THEREFOR - A communication system is provided that includes a cellular phone communication device in communication with a cellular phone service provider having a remote server. The communication device includes a device for determining a current position and a transceiver for transmitting at least one of the determined current position and geographic identifier to the remote server. The communication device further receives at least one of a geographic identifier and alert information relevant to the determined position from the server and includes an output for outputting alert information relevant to the determined position.09-23-2010
20100227586SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CELL SECTOR CORRECTION - A system and method for using location data from actual 911 cell phone calls, to determine the coverage areas (orientation and range) of any sector (antenna) in a cell phone system. This coverage area is typically described as the area enclosed by a circular sector with the antenna at the center of the circle. The physical locations of the actually received 911 cell phone calls are determined with respect to the physical location of the antenna. These locations are typically defined in terms of latitude and longitude. A percentage of locations of the origins of the cell phone calls that is desired to be captured by the area enclosed by the circular sector are determined. Two variables are used to adjust the capture of the desired number of calls—the length of the arc (expressed in terms of the percentage of phone calls enclosed by a given length) and the radius of the circle (range of the antenna) (again expressed in terms of the percentage of calls enclosed by the resulting area). The purported coverage area of the antenna is received from the cell phone service provider. The actual determined coverage area (including the locations of received calls) and the purported coverage area can be graphically represented on a single output. This output can be used by various agencies to determine the proper routing of future emergency 911 cell phone calls to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) to assist them in determining how cell phone calls to the antenna should be routed.09-09-2010
20100240340Emergency Communication Apparatus - An emergency communication apparatus includes a user input device having a plurality of provider inputs corresponding to respective emergency service providers and a plurality of severity level inputs corresponding to respective severity levels. The apparatus includes a transmitter for communicating with an emergency response entity, a memory device having owner information, and a GPS device for determining position data. The apparatus includes a processor in data communication with the user input device, transmitter, memory device, and GPS device. The processor includes programming that actuates the transmitter to automatically provide the owner information, the position data, an emergency service provider selected using the user input device, and a severity level selected using the user input device to the emergency response entity.09-23-2010
20080268809Method and Apparatus for Handling Emergency Calls in a Packet Switched Radio Access Network - A method and apparatus for providing location information for subscribers connected to a packet-switched mobile access network in connection with emergency calls made over a multimedia service network. An emergency request is received at the multimedia service network from a subscriber (A) containing the calling number of the subscriber. In response thereto, a media gateway control function in the multimedia service network sends a location query including said calling number to a mobile positioning centre in the mobile access network, which then can retrieve location information for the subscriber. After receiving location information from the mobile positioning centre, the media gateway control function selects an emergency centre and sends a location indication for the subscriber thereto in a circuit-switched control message for initiating an emergency call, according to prevailing standards.10-30-2008
20130217353METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETERMINE IF A CONTROL CHANNEL SIGNAL IS MALICIOUS OR NON-MALICIOUS BASED ON A GPS LOCATION - A signal on a wireless communication system control channel can be identified as authentic or malicious by monitoring control channel signal strength changes. When a control channel signal level increases abnormally, a geographic location is obtained from a navigation system, such as a GPS. The determined location is compared to locations in a data base of locations where control channel jamming transmitters are known to exist, and/or likely to exist. If the then-current location is not in the data base, the detected control channel signal level increase is considered to be malicious, i.e., from a jamming transmitter, often used by car thieves.08-22-2013
20130217355System and Method for Providing Location Information to a Public Safety Answering Point During an Emergency 911 Call From a WiFi Handset - A system and method for providing location information to a public safety answering point may include receiving, at a network access point, an emergency 08-22-2013
20130217356COMPUTER-RELATED DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES FOR FACILITATING AN EMERGENCY CALL VIA A CELLULAR OR DATA NETWORK USING REMOTE COMMUNICATION DEVICE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION - The claimed invention consists of a device for use with a computer. The device may include a transceiver and control logic. The control logic (a) receives one or more first signals carrying corresponding one or more remote communication device identifiers (e.g., cellular tower identifiers or wireless access point identifiers) that each identify one or more remote communication devices, (b) determines one or more signal strengths of the one or more first signals and a location of the communication device based on the one or more remote communication device identifiers (or one or more locations of the one or more remote communication devices) and the one or more signal strengths of said first signals, (c) receives a second signal corresponding to an emergency call, and (d) transfers, via a cellular network or a packet switched network, a third signal carrying an indicator of the location of said communication device to a remote device to aid emergency personnel in identifying the location of said communication device, said control logic implementing said emergency call as one of a cellular-based call via said cellular network and a VoIP call via said packet switched network.08-22-2013
20090042534Personal security tracking system and method - A personal security tracking system and method for alerting a public safety answering point that a child is endangered, and reporting the location of the child using a GPS system, has a portable signaling unit adapted to be worn by the child. The portable signaling unit comprises a microcontroller operably connected with a recorded message memory for playing a message informing the public safety answering point that the child is endangered. The microcontroller is also operably connected to a GPS receiver for determining the location of the child using the GPS system. A cell transmitter calls 911 and transmits the recorded message and the location of the child upon the initiation of a control button.02-12-2009
20100210237METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS FOR EMERGENCY CELLULAR PHONE COMMUNICATION - A method for automatically initiating a cellular phone emergency function in response to an airbag deployment within a vehicle is described. The method includes receiving, from a vehicle sensor, an airbag deployment signal at an emergency signal assembly. The emergency signal assembly includes an emergency communication apparatus configured to communicatively couple a cellular phone to the vehicle sensor. The method also includes transmitting the airbag deployment signal from the emergency signal assembly to the cellular phone and initiating at least one preprogrammed cellular phone emergency function in response to the airbag deployment signal.08-19-2010
20110111727Automation intelligent robot protector - The intelligent robot device has a computer control center provided with server modules connected to sensors, video cameras, Global Positioning System, and video cell phone communication channels controlled by micro controllers. The intelligent robot automatically makes responsive actions based on an internal programming list to make video cell phone calls, and transfer video in real time and brief situation report to the car owner and police, 911, and emergency ambulance service. The robot device has built-in authenticate encryption process security hardware for listening to specific assigned activate signals of radio wave and digital signals to perform secure activate robot steps.05-12-2011
20090137224Computer-assisted telephony system - The invention relates to a telephony system whose users (05-28-2009
20080280587METHOD 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.11-13-2008
20100297981Method and Apparatus for Transmission of Emergency Messages - An emergency text message application (11-25-2010
20100297980Method and Apparatus for Transmission of Emergency Messages - An emergency text message application (11-25-2010
20130012155Location-Based Emergency Information - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for location-based emergency information. A current geographic location of a device is determined. One or more first contact information items based on the determined geographic location are received at the device. The first contact information items include one or more contact information items associated with emergency services.01-10-2013
20130012154ALERT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of the disclosure are a computer-implemented emergency and weather alert system. In the emergency alert system, an emergency alert from a user is sent to an individual or a selected group of people, family, or friends, with an additional emergency notice sent to law enforcement agencies. In the weather and/or natural disaster alert system, a user can send and receive weather alerts on a mobile communications device during inclement weather or natural disasters.01-10-2013
20100304709DEVICE, METHOD, AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING EMERGENCY HELP - Devices, methods, and systems for obtaining emergency help are provided that allow a user to obtain emergency help regardless of the user's location. The device includes a microphone, a speaker, a cellular communication antenna, a cellular communication module, a SOS pushbutton switch, and a microcontroller that are integrated into a single, wearable case. The methods for obtaining emergency help include the steps of detecting the actuation of the pushbutton and causing the cellular communication module to establish communication with an emergency call center via a commercial cellular communication network. The system for obtaining emergency help includes a cellular communication network, an emergency call center, and the device. The devices, methods, and systems also make use of a global positioning system (GPS) antenna and module to allow the location of the device, and the person wearing the device, to be determined.12-02-2010
20110111728WIRELESS DEVICE EMERGENCY SERVICES CONNECTION AND PANIC BUTTON, WITH CRIME AND SAFETY INFORMATION SYSTEM - A system and method for providing a conduit to send information to emergency services from a wireless device. Systems and methods for registering an alarm button on a wireless device and sending to public and/or private emergency services providers information related to the wireless device including its location, information about a wireless device end user and/or subscriber associated with the wireless device, and information recorded by one or more wireless devices during and subsequent to the time the alarm button is activated.05-12-2011
20100317317EMERGENCY LOCATION INFORMATION GATEWAY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS (PSAPs) AND METHOD OF USE - The emergency location information gateway provides Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) with the capability to receive NG911-compliant (i.e., Session Initiation Protocol (SIP-based) and/or SIP-Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)) and other types emergency calls including embedded emergency location information and determine a physical location of a mobile or non-mobile target network device based on the embedded emergency location information. Conversely, a legacy network gateway (LGN) enables the conversion of traditional 911, and E911 calls into NG911 calls for transport and dissemination by so-called Emergency Services IP networks, or ESInets.12-16-2010
20110111726LOCATION DETERMINATION FOR MOBILE DEVICES IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS - An emergency locator component for a mobile communication device enables the mobile communication device to obtain location information from other neighbouring mobile devices in the event that the mobile communication device is unable to determine its own location. The mobile communication device employs a short-range radiofrequency transceiver to broadcast a request for location information to the neighbouring mobile devices. A response containing location information may be received from another mobile device equipped with a similar emergency locator component. Accordingly, this technology enables mobile devices to exchange location information by setting up an ad-hoc network. The location information can be included, for example, in an emergency phone call to an emergency services call center.05-12-2011
20090111422Control Systems and Methods for a Personal Communication Device (PCD) - Control systems and methods are provided for controlling a personal communication device (PCD), such as a wireless telephone, personal data assistant (PDA), etc. The control systems and methods enable the controlled PCD (CPCD): (1) to determine (a) CPCD motion (speed, acceleration, or both) and/or (b) geographical location and (2) to (a) modify (enable, disable, and/or otherwise change) one or more CPCD functions based at least in part on the CPCD motion and/or geographical location and/or (b) communicate an alert (locally and/or to a remote communication device). The control of CPCD functions and alerts may also be dependent on other factors, such as the laws of the authoritative legal jurisdiction wherein the CPCD is located. The operation of the following CPCD functions can be modified, as nonlimiting examples: keypad, image display, microphone, speaker, camera, voice call out, voice call answer, text message creation, text message transmission, text message reception, email creation, email reception, image creation, image reception, Internet browsing, gaming, ring signal operation, communication signal transmission, and communication signal reception.04-30-2009
20110039517Radio Fingerprinting Using E-UTRAN Measurements - A system obtains geographic positions associated with location points of multiple user equipments (UEs) in a wireless network and receives Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) radio fingerprint data associated with radio measurements performed at the location points by the multiple UE or performed by eNodeBs associated with the multiple UEs. The system clusters the location points based on similarities between the E-UTRAN radio fingerprint data to create cluster boundaries and stores the geographic positions, cluster boundaries and the E-UTRAN radio fingerprint data in a database for future determination of UE geographic positions using the E-UTRAN radio fingerprint data. The system receives E-UTRAN radio fingerprint measurement data associated with a first UE in the wireless network and performs a lookup operation into the database to retrieve one of the geographic positions that corresponds to the E-UTRAN radio fingerprint measurement data. The system sends the one of the geographic positions to at least one of the first UE, an emergency or police call center, a geographic information system (GIS) server or a node external to the wireless network.02-17-2011
20110039516Systems 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.02-17-2011
20110009088SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFECTING SPECIAL NUMBER COMMUNICATIONS BY A MULTI-MODE PHONE USING A PREFERRED MODE - A method for effecting emergency service communications using a preferred mode by a communication station configured for communicating using multiple modes includes: (a) evaluating the multiple modes to identify a plurality of extant operationally viable modes for the communication station; (b) evaluating the plurality of extant operationally viable modes to identify the preferred mode among the plurality of extant operationally viable modes; the preferred mode having a generally best communicating milieu among the plurality of extant operationally viable modes; and (c) initiating the emergency service communications employing the preferred mode.01-13-2011
20110034146Method for Reporting an Emergency Situation by Mobile Data Communication to a Database - The invention relates to a method for reporting an emergency situation or the like by mobile data communication to a database, wherein a mobile telephone having an alarm button is used. After actuating the alarm button on the mobile telephone, data such as photos, videos, sounds, location identification, etc. are recorded and transmitted to the database. Said data are then accessed by a location and, depending on the evaluation thereof, at least one corresponding assistance service, particularly the police, a security agency, an ambulance, or the like is mobilized. An additional button can be selected as a contact button, by which potential danger is reported and the data are registered at the database at least temporarily. If the danger is heightened, the alarm button can be actuated and the assistance service subsequently mobilized.02-10-2011
20110117879Methods And Apparatus For Facilitating The Determination Of GPS Location Information For A Mobile Station Without Disrupting Communications Of Voice Call - Techniques for use in a mobile device for obtaining location information with use of a Global Positioning System (GPS) involve receiving, through a user interface of the mobile device, a voice call request for establishing a voice call; and in response to receiving the voice call request: comparing a selected telephone number of the voice call request with one or more predetermined telephone numbers stored in memory of the mobile device; if the selected telephone number matches one of the predetermined telephone numbers stored in the memory: prior to initiating the voice call, performing a GPS fix with the GPS system for obtaining the location information of the mobile device; if the selected telephone number fails to match one of the predetermined telephone numbers stored in the memory: refraining from performing the GPS fix for obtaining the location information of the mobile device prior to establishing the voice call; and initiating the voice call from the mobile device via a wireless network.05-19-2011
20110117877Impact sensing mobile communication device - Impact detection mobile communication device comprises;05-19-2011
20110244825APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DISABLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATOR - Provided is a mobile communicator apparatus comprising a locational tracking unit and a disabling circuit. The locational tracking unit determines the location of the mobile communicator. The disabling circuit is configured to change the state of the mobile communicator from an enabled state, wherein the audible receiving and transmitting functions of the mobile communicator are enabled, to a disabled state, wherein the audible receiving and transmitting functions of the mobile communicator are disabled when the location of the mobile communicator as determined by the locational tracking unit satisfies the at least one condition. Also provided is a corresponding mobile communicator disabling system comprised of a mobile communicator apparatus and a network of signal transceivers and a corresponding method for disabling a mobile communicator apparatus.10-06-2011
20110212702MULTI-FUNCTION ADJUNCT DEVICE FOR USE WITH A HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An adjunct device includes a housing for coupling to a handheld wireless communication device via a communication port of the handheld wireless communication device. A device interface communicates application data with an application of the handheld wireless communication device via the communication port of the handheld wireless communication device. A short-range wireless transceiver communicates the application data with a remote wireless device.09-01-2011
20090311988SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) OVER SERVICE ACCESS POINT IDENTIFIER 0 (SAPI-0) - A mobile station receives data for sending to a destination device and determines whether to send the data to the destination device via either short message service (SMS) over service access point identifier 0 (SAPI-0) or SMS over SAPI-3, where SAPI-0 and SAPI-3 comprise different service access points associated with a data link layer of a mobile network. The mobile station selectively sends the location information to the destination device via either SMS over SAPI-0, or via SMS over SAPI-3, based on the determination.12-17-2009
20110086609Remotely Activatable Locator with Voice/Data Relay - A method for use in locating a mobile locator device in a wireless communications network (WCN) includes establishing a three-way call involving the locator device, a caretaker, and an emergency services answering point upon initiation of an emergency services call from the locator device, and providing a location record for the locator device from a database to the answering point while conducting the three-way call. Therefore, in cases of an emergency location where a locator is attached to a disabled subject or object, the locator device allows for extended emergency services calling where a third party such as a care giver, guardian, or custodial organization may be involved in real-time with the automatically located call to provide verbal or textual information to responders.04-14-2011
20100056101System and method for handling sessions of specific type in communication networks - The invention provides a method and system for handling a session setup procedure initiated by an user equipment for establishing a session of a specific type to a called entity, wherein a session setup request sent to a network entity for establishing the requested session, includes location information and an identifier for identifying the called entity. A database is provided which stores a list of location information and associated identifiers. The network entity accesses this database, wherein, when detecting that the identifier represents a session of the specific type in an area represented by the location information, the session set-up is continued in a manner appropriate for a session of the specific type.03-04-2010
20100062742URGENT CALL MISAPPROPRIATION PREVENTION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - The system includes a rescue requester device including an urgent rescue key for a requester's urgent situation, a communication company server configured to receive an urgent situation from the rescue requester device and establish a call between the rescue requester device and a rescuer device, and when the urgent situation is transferred from the rescuer device to a security server, switch the call to a call between the rescue requester device and the security server and transmits a telephone number of the rescue requester and short message information to the rescuer device, a rescuer device configured to inform the urgent situation based on the telephone number of the rescue requester device and the short message information, and a security server configured to connect the rescue requester device and a secondary emergency contact point one-sidedly through the communication company server.03-11-2010
20110250864METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING THE LOCATION OF AN INDOOR MOBILE TELEPHONE USER - A method is provided for activating a transmission means comprised in a mobile device to operate in a manner compatible with at least one wireless communication protocol such as a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi standard. The activation of this transmission means is carried out in response to receiving a pre-defined indication at that mobile device denoting that an emergency communication is to be forwarded to an emergency center.10-13-2011
20110098017Method And System For Emergency Notification - Method and apparatus for notifying an emergency responder of a vehicle emergency. Communication is established with a cellular telephone located within the vehicle. The communication link is monitored and the vehicle occupant is notified of link loss. The apparatus monitors vehicle safety systems for detection of an emergency condition. Upon detection, the occupant is notified that an emergency call will be made. If no cancellation is received, vehicle location information is obtained from a global position system, synthesized into voice signals, and communicated to an emergency responder using the cellular telephone. A plurality of occupant and vehicle emergency information may also be provided. Emergency responders may be provided with a touch tone menu to select among the available information. Vehicle and occupant information may be communicated to the apparatus from external sources, such as a web server database via cellular telephone connection, or removable memory.04-28-2011
20110098016METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY CALL PLACEMENT - A vehicle communication system includes a computer processor in communication with persistent and non-persistent memory, at least a portion of one memory storing vehicle emergency event data. The system also includes a local wireless transceiver in communication with the computer processor and configured to communicate wirelessly with a cellular telephone located in proximity to the vehicle. Upon detection of an emergency event, the computer processor may initiate a connection to an emergency communication system. The processor may also send spoken communication to the emergency communication system and present a plurality of spoken options to an emergency operator. The processor may detect the selection of an option, and, in response to the selection of an option, output the vehicle emergency event data corresponding to the selected option.04-28-2011
20110076984Communications method - A method of 2-way data and voice communication with a user utilizing a portable device having a cellular transceiver module, a GPS module and an emergency call button is disclosed. The method includes determining whether the portable device is in proximity of the base station; powering down the GPS, placing the portable device into sleep mode and sending a signal to the base station indicating that said portable device is in proximity of the base station when the portable device is in proximity to the base station; and activating and fully powering the cellular transceiver module and activating and fully powering said GPS module when the portable device is not in proximity of said base station. When not in proximity, the method also includes collecting an initial GPS location data from the GPS module and storing the location data into a memory location; placing the GPS module into a lower power mode and fully powering the GPS module, acquiring and storing additional GPS location data only at specified intervals to conserve battery life while monitoring the cellular transceiver module for inquiries and monitoring the emergency call button for an emergency signal. Various other steps occur when the emergency button is depressed which involve communicating with a back end server and collecting and sending various data packets.03-31-2011
20110151830Controlling Use Of A Communications Device In Accordance With Motion Of The Device - A wireless communications device is controlled in accordance with motion thereof. If the device is determined to be in motion, such as in a vehicle, use of the device is restricted. Discrimination between vehicular motion and ambulatory motion is provided. While in motion, use of the device can be allowed under specific exception conditions. Exception conditions include the device being used by a passenger of a vehicle, a 911 call, or a call to a designated number. The ability to control the device in accordance with motion thereof can be remotely activated and deactivated, thus allowing, for example, parental control of a device belong to a child.06-23-2011
20110151829METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NOTIFYING REGISTERED DEVICES OF AN EMERGENCY CALL - An approach is provided for alerting registered devices of an emergency call, detecting an emergency call from a calling device; determining an identifier of the calling device; retrieving a list of one or more registered devices based on the identifier; determining location information of the calling device; and generating a notification message for transmission to the one or more registered devices, wherein the notification message specifies notification of the emergency call and the location information of the calling device.06-23-2011
20120202448EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT - A mobile device automatically is configured to the emergency alert system (EAS) channel utilized by the cellular site from which the mobile device registers with a network. In an example configuration, an EAS server provides a mobile switching center (MSC) configuration information regarding the emergency alert channels to be used for the cellular sites supported by the MSC. When the mobile device registers via a cellular site supported by the MSC, the designated channel to be used for EAS messages is sent to the mobile device as part of the registration process. The mobile device assigns an internal channel to the designated channel. In another example configuration, the mobile device is preconfigured with a table listing all possible EAS channels, and the MSC provides, during the registration process, a pointer to the appropriate portion of the table.08-09-2012
20120202447Method and/or Apparatus for Location Privacy Via Uniform Resource Identifier Provisioning - The subject matter disclosed herein relates in one particular implementation to a method, apparatus, and/or system for transmitting, by a location server, a location identifier to a mobile device. The location identifier may be transmitted from the mobile device to one or more trusted entities. Access to a location estimate of the mobile device may be selectively authorized at least partially in response to a request received at the mobile device from the location server including the location identifier.08-09-2012
20100304708Methods and Apparatus for Accurately Determining Signal Time of Arrival - A technique for determining the time of arrival of a signal involves correlating a received signal with a correlation function to produce a stream of correlation samples including a peak sample, pre-peak samples, and post-peak samples. A curve matching table includes sets of values, where each set of values represents discrete points of a correlation function having a peak at a respective different time shift relative to the timing of the peak sample. The sets of values include first sets of values that are matched with a first set of samples having no post-peak samples from the correlation samples, and second sets of values that are matched with a second set of samples having at least one post-peak sample. The time of arrival of the signal is determined from the timing of the peak of the correlation function represented by the set of values that produces the best match.12-02-2010
20110212703SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR E911 LOCATION PRIVACY PROTECTION - The invention relates to a system that enables power to be selectively applied to GPS circuitry in a cellular telephone or other mobile device only when a specific user input is detected. In one embodiment, power to the GPS circuitry may be enabled only when the user strikes the keys “9-1-1.” In other embodiments, other types of GPS enablement or disablement may be employed, such as selectively decoupling the GPS antenna. In another embodiment, the user may depress a privacy bypass button, which alternately enables and disables power to the GPS circuitry. Cellular telephones or other communication devices may therefore activate GPS location service during an emergency call, or when a user wishes to allow their location to be determined, but protect the privacy of that user's location and movement at other times.09-01-2011
20100003960SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENDING AN EMERGENCY MESSAGE SELECTED FROM AMONG MULTIPLE EMERGENCY MESSAGE TYPES FROM A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A wireless communications device and method for communicating an emergency message to a public safety answering point (PSAP) may include storing (i) data representative of a plurality of emergency messages being of different message types and (ii) a network address associated with each emergency message. In response to a user selecting one of the emergency messages, the selected emergency message and associated network address may be established as defaults for communication of the default emergency message to a PSAP over the communications network. In response to the user requesting to send an emergency message, the default emergency message may be generated by using the default network address to communicate the emergency message and communicated over the communications network to the default network address for routing the default emergency message to a PSAP local to the user.01-07-2010
20090318110METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION OF EMERGENCY MESSAGES - A method and apparatus that transmits emergency messages to communication devices is disclosed. The method may include receiving an emergency message from an emergency message authority to be broadcast to a particular geographic area, identifying the communication devices in the particular geographic area, and transmitting the received emergency message to the identified communication devices.12-24-2009
20080261557Method and System for Providing an Emergency Location Service - When a user equipment accessing an access network transmits an emergency call initiating request message to an E-CSCF, the E-CSCF transmits a message requesting for retrieving a current location of the user equipment to a location retrieval unit and the location retrieval unit measures the current location of the user equipment using the access network and transmits a message including the measured location information to the E-CSCF. Then, the E-CSCF establishes a communication channel between the user equipment and an emergency center corresponding to the current location information of the user equipment using a location service response message. Accordingly, it is possible to efficiently provide an emergency location service regardless of structures of networks.10-23-2008
20080242260Wireless telecommunications location based services scheme selection - An intelligent system for choosing selection schemes to be tried in a predetermined order for determining the location of a wireless mobile client, including retrieving a last known position record from a cache, checking serving network capability, choosing an initial selection scheme according to parameters including at least the required response time and the requested location method, including a method employing navigational satellites, attempting to retrieve a current position record, trying successive untried selection schemes in turn according to a predetermined algorithm if no current position record has been retrieved, and returning the current position record and updating the last known position record, or returning an error if no current position record has been retrieved, and returning the last known position record if an error has been returned, the last known position record exists in the cache and the last known position record has not expired.10-02-2008
20120202446PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A method and system for providing information about mobile communication devices with respect to an area of interest is disclosed. A first person associated with the mobile communication device located in the area of interest is identified, wherein the identifying occurs at a location and messaging center. A contact person associated with the first person is identified. Information is provided to the contact person that the mobile communication device associated with the first person is located in the area of interest.08-09-2012
20100311387PANIC ACTIVATED LOCATOR (P.A.L.) - The Panic Activated Locator (P.A.L.) is a device that combines mobile phone technology and GPS tracking technology into a single unit creating a system that simultaneously notifies emergency services and triggers real-time locating capabilities with the push of a button. The P.A.L. is unique in that it allows for several important aspects of information to be conveyed not only simultaneously but also easily and reliably. With the push of a button the user/wearer can convey who they are, where they are, and that there is an emergency, without dialing, speaking, or giving directions, thus reducing response time and increasing efficiency. With the advent of the P.A.L. system a proactive approach to crime reduction is taken a step further than conventional methods; reporting crimes accurately by introducing real-time tracking would ultimately culminate in a fail-safe for the average person and become a crime deterrent.12-09-2010
20110053553METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESERVING RESOURCES FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for determining a scope of priority service in a communication system in an emergency event is described. The method includes: at a network device in the communication system: receiving at least one emergency call; determining at least one parameter associated with the at least one emergency call; determining a scope of a priority service in the communication system based on the determined at least one parameter; and reserving resources in the communication system based on the determined scope of priority service.03-03-2011
20110053552PROVIDING ROUTING TO A MOBILE TERMINAL - A selection associated with a service provider is received at a user device, the service provider being associated with a first location. A second location that is associated with the user is determined at the user device. A service request and the determined second location associated with the user are sent from the user device and to a destination associated with the service provider. A route between the first and second locations to be used by the service provider is received from the service provider. A map including the route between the first and second locations to be used by the service provider is rendered on the user device.03-03-2011
20110053551SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFECTING SPECIAL TREATMENT OF EMERGENCY CALLS ORIGINATING FROM A TEMPORARILY DESIGNATED REGION - A system for effecting special treatment of emergency calls originating from a temporarily designated region; emergency calls originating from the region ordinarily being routed to a first emergency answering position. The system includes: (a) a geographic mapper; (b) a polygon manager coupled with the geographic mapper; at least one of the geographic mapper and the polygon manager unit being coupled with an emergency network handling the emergency calls; the polygon manager and the geographic mapper cooperating to effect designation of the region; and (c) a call routing unit coupled with the emergency network and coupled with at least one of the geographic mapper and the polygon manager. The call routing unit provides alternate call routing of the emergency calls originating in the region substantially while the region is designated to at least one other emergency answering position than the first emergency answering position.03-03-2011
20110028122SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BENCHMARKING LOCATION DETERMINING SYSTEMS - Systems, methods, and software are described for benchmarking the location determination capabilities of a wireless communications network. A mobile communications device is configured to receive data identifying a reference location for the device. A communications network, communicatively coupled with the mobile communications device, calculates a computed location for the device using an alternative location determination technique. The reference location and computed location may be determined for any number of additional devices, as well. The accuracy and reliability of a system may then be assessed by comparing one or more computed locations with associated reference locations. The latency attributable to the calculation of one or more computed locations may also be determined.02-03-2011
20100285771System containing location-based personal emergency response device - A safety system comprising a plurality of wearable transceiver devices for operation in independent use with a plurality of a landline-based phone and a cell phone to establish contact between a user of a wearable transceiver device and a central monitoring station. The wearable transceiver devices sense a crash or a fall and notify a monitor by a landline-based phone or a cell phone of this incident and the assisted GPS determined location of the incident. The information is provided to the monitor a short predetermined time following activation unless the device is deactivated by pressing a communication button. When the device has not been activated by a crash or fall, the user may press the communication button to communicate with the monitor to obtain a wide variety of services. A cell phone having reserve batteries, accelerometers, and assisted GPS location capabilities is also disclosed.11-11-2010
20100323660Wireless Notification Method - A method for communicating location-based advertising, weather, payment and alert information to a mobile unit.12-23-2010
20100330952PERSONAL SAFETY DEVICE, SYSTEM AND PROCESS - A personal safety system, including: a mobile telephone device; and a personal safety device, including: a sensor, a transceiver module configured to send, in response to activation of the sensor by a user, an activation signal to the mobile telephone device via a wireless link, and an indicator configured to indicate to the user: a device state of the personal safety device, including an activated state corresponding to the activation of the sensor; and reception of an incoming call or message by the mobile telephone device, wherein: the mobile telephone device is configured to generate an alert signal based on the activation signal, and to send the alert signal to a recipient based on alerting configuration data representing the recipient pre-selected by the user; the alert signal represents user location data representing a location of the mobile telephone device; and the sensor includes a proximity sensor which is activated by the personal safety device being out of communication range of the mobile telephone device.12-30-2010
20100144309Remotely Activatable Locator System and Method Using a Wireless Location System - A method for locating an entity attached to a locator device comprises receiving, at the locator device, a message over a cellular network. Responsive to receiving the message, a call over the cellular network is automatically initiated to enable a party answering the call to determine a location of the locator device.06-10-2010
20110136466Handheld Electronic Device with Emergency Functions Powered by Kinetic Energy - A handheld electronic device with emergency functions is disclosed. The device is powered by a battery for normal operations. A life-saving device is included in the device. The life-saving device is powered by a kinetic-energy-to-electrical-energy converter. The handheld device is capable of sending out a SOS type of message even if the battery runs out of the power. The electrical power is generated by the converter after the user actuates an input element of the converter. The input element may be implemented in various embodiments including a dedicated button, a plurality of piezoelectric devices installed on sidewalls of handheld device and a miniature dynamo. An alerting unit including one or a plurality of LED's may be employed to indicate an operational status of the device.06-09-2011
20110177791POSITIONING SIGNAL FOR RESCUE FORCES - An emergency call unit for a vehicle includes not only a detection unit, a position-finding unit and a control unit, but also a transmission unit for the repeated transmission of a locating signal to a rescue worker. In this context, the locating signal may correspond to the position of the vehicle, and the transmission of the locating signal is initiated by a trigger event. By way of example, the trigger event is a request from a rescue worker or is the detection of an accident.07-21-2011
20120309342METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE AUTOSELECTION OF AN EMERGENCY NUMBER IN A MOBILE STATION - A method and apparatus for the selection of an emergency number in a mobile station having a geographic indicator, the method comprising the steps of and the apparatus characterized by means for: determining whether a user is attempting to reach an emergency service provider; and if the user is attempting to reach an emergency service provider, connecting to a network if the mobile station is not already connected to a network; looking up an emergency dial string in a look-up table based on the geographic indicator and the network connected to and the underlying service; and sending the emergency dial string.12-06-2012
20120309340SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING EMERGENCY INFORMATION THROUGH MESSAGING - A system and method for communicating emergency messages. An emergency message is communicated wirelessly from a sending party is received. Location information associated with the sending party is determined. An emergency system associated with the sending party is determined utilizing the location information. A communication session is established with the emergency system. The emergency message is converted to an audio message in response to the communication session being established. The audio message is communicated to the emergency system in response to the communication session being established.12-06-2012
20120309341REMOTELY ACTIVATABLE LOCATOR WITH BACKCHANNEL - A method for use in providing emergency services to a locator device comprises remotely triggering the locator device. This causes the locator device to employ a first wireless transceiver to communicate with a control center and to employ a second wireless transceiver to initiate an emergency services call to a public services answering point (PSAP). Information relating to the locator device is provided from the control center to the PASP using a backchannel communications channel.12-06-2012
20090176477SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BENCHMARKING LOCATION DETERMINING SYSTEMS - Systems, methods, and software are described for benchmarking the location determination capabilities of a wireless communications network. A mobile communications device is configured to receive data identifying a reference location for the device. A communications network, communicatively coupled with the mobile communications device, calculates a computed location for the device using an alternative location determination technique. The reference location and computed location may be determined for any number of additional devices, as well. The accuracy and reliability of a system may then be assessed by comparing one or more computed locations with associated reference locations. The latency attributable to the calculation of one or more computed locations may also be determined.07-09-2009
20090176476Emergency communication system and method - A method and system for providing an emergency contact service are disclosed. The emergency contact system monitors presence off users with respect to various user devices in order to determine at which devices each user is present. An emergency message is then transmitted to devices at which the user is present. The emergency contact service is then capable of receiving a confirmation message to confirm receipt of the emergency message. The emergency contact service can track the users by retrieving location information, such as a GPS location, associated with a device at which a user is present. The emergency contact service can then identify whether a user in is the vicinity of an emergency location, and transmit an emergency message to the user is the user is in the vicinity of the emergency location.07-09-2009
20090197567Emergency call from a cell phone - The invention provides a portable communications apparatus which is useful for reporting positional status report to a user-selected recipient(s). Using a global-positioning-receiver (i.e. GPS) to generate a location indicia of the portable communications apparatus, and a pre-defined user-generated message with at least one user-defined recipient, the apparatus, when activated by the user, sends the user-defined message, together with the location information, to the user-defined recipient. This information is useful for alerting the recipient of the user's location or to notify the recipient that assistance is needed.08-06-2009
20110263219Emergency services for voice over IP telephony (E-VoIP) - A method for determining the physical location of a VoIP phone and transmitting the physical location to an emergency services call center or the like comprises the steps of determining the physical location of the VoIP phone using multiple location detection technologies, placing a call to an emergency services call center using the VoIP phone, and automatically transmitting the physical location of the VoIP phone to the emergency services call center.10-27-2011
20110189975Method for Communicating Indoor Location to an Emergency Service System - A method for communicating location to an emergency service system. A wireless communication device (WCD) such as a cell phone attains a GPS location fix when outdoors and then uses a compass and pedometer to determine its direction(s) and distance(s) of travel reaching a position inside a building. When a user of the WCD places an emergency call, the WCD conveys an indication of its indoor location in a signaling message to an emergency service center, and an intermediation system such as an IMS system translates the indoor location indication to a textual description of a portion of the building (e.g., room, cubicle, zone, etc.) that encompasses the indicated location. An emergency service operator can thus receive the building portion description, to facilitate emergency service response. Further, a similar process can then be repeated during the call, to provide an updated building portion description to the operator.08-04-2011
20110189974APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPORTING ACCIDENT IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method of accident reporting in a portable terminal are provided. The method of accident reporting includes displaying a plurality of dangerous situation classification codes on a screen upon selection of a menu for reporting occurrence of a danger, selecting at least one dangerous situation classification code among the plurality of dangerous situation classification codes, requesting an input of an authentication number with respect to transmission of the selected dangerous situation classification code, and if the authentication code is valid, transmitting to a destination a specific message including a description of the selected dangerous situation classification code.08-04-2011
20100029246Methods, Systems & Products for Emergency Location - Methods, systems, and products provide emergency services. A sender's communications address and an emergency response communications address are associated to a profile. A current geographic location associated with the sender's communications address is retrieved and communicated to the emergency response communications address.02-04-2010
20120302201METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUPPORTING POSITIONING - There is provided a polyamic acid resin composition, a method for preparing the same and a polyimide metal clad laminate using the same, in which the polyamic acid resin composition includes an epoxy compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 is defined in specification.11-29-2012
20120302200METHOD AND APPARATUS TO TAKE EMERGENCY ACTIONS BY A PORTABLE DEVICE - Methods and systems for using a portable device with communication capability and motion detection to act as an emergency alert system by detecting a button press or shaking of the device or other user actions and taking appropriate actions are disclosed. The portable device may take independent action such as calling a telephone number or sending a message when the alert is activated. The portable device may also communicate with an emergency alert server to take various configured emergency actions in response to an event.11-29-2012
20120302199SAFETY CONFIRMATION SYSTEM, MOBILE TERMINAL FOR USE IN SAFETY CONFIRMATION SYSTEM, AND SAFETY CONFIRMATION METHOD - A safety confirmation system includes a mobile terminal that receives early disaster information, a center apparatus that manages a safety status of a user of the mobile terminal, and a map server that provides map information. The mobile terminal holds destination information and automatically acquires current location information upon receiving the early disaster information. The mobile terminal automatically transmits the current location information to the center apparatus and the map server, and automatically transmits the destination information to the map server. The center apparatus receives the current location information transmitted from the mobile terminal. The map server searches for a return route from the current location to a destination, generates map information including the return route, and transmits the map information to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal receives and stores the map information including the return route and displays the map information.11-29-2012
20120302198SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING A MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A system and a method for tracking a mobile telecommunication apparatus are provided. The system includes a first mobile telecommunication apparatus and a second mobile telecommunication apparatus. The first mobile telecommunication apparatus has a Global Positioning System (GPS) module to provide position information of the first mobile telecommunication apparatus. The second mobile telecommunication apparatus transmits a query instruction to the first mobile telecommunication apparatus by the Short Message Service (SMS). The first mobile telecommunication apparatus transmits the position information back to the second mobile telecommunication apparatus by the SMS in accordance with the query instruction.11-29-2012
20120302197METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EMERGENCY TRACKING - An apparatus includes a set of network communication modules, a communication control module and an input actuator. Each network communication module from the set of network communication modules is configured to send signals to and receive signals from a remote device via a distinct communication mode from a set of communication modes. The communication control module is configured to periodically send a set of second status signals intended to be sent to the remote device via each communication mode from the set of communication modes when the communication control module is in an emergency operating mode and the communication mode is available. The communication control module is configured to switch from the default operating mode to the emergency operating mode in response to receiving an input signal indicating that the input actuator has been actuated.11-29-2012
20110117878Community-Based Response System - A computer-implemented method for communicating information to medical responders includes registering a plurality of individuals as potential responders for medical problems, receiving at a central service an indication that a person is having a medical problem and receiving information that identifies a current location of the person, and identifying, from among the registered plurality of individuals, one or more registered individuals who are currently in close proximity to the person having a medical problem. The method also includes transmitting, to the one or more registered individuals, information that identifies the location of the person having a medical problem. The one or more individuals comprise lay responders who are not assigned responsibility to provide lifesaving services in an area around the current location of the person.05-19-2011
20090191842PERSONALIZED MESSAGE ESCROW WITH GRAPHICAL ROUTE REPRESENTATION - 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; processing itinerary-related information of the personalized message against a dictionary of known physical locations to identify a starting point, a destination point, and a candidate route between the starting point and the destination point; generating a visual representation of the candidate route; and delivering the personalized message, the visual representation of the candidate route, or both, to one or more recipients upon determining an occurrence of a security event during the security period associated with the subscriber.07-30-2009
20090253402Systems for tracking kidnapped hostage tracking systems, Transmitters used in the same, Sensor network gateways used in the same, and methods of tracking kidnapped hostage - A system for tracking location of person having signal transmitter includes at least one receiver for receiving unique ID signal transmitted by signal transmitter that transmits ID signal uniquely determined for respective mobile signal transmitter at at least one predetermined period. The receiver receives unique ID signal near circumference of the person having signal transmitter spaced apart from the receiver by given distance, and stores the received unique ID signal in ID store unit. The receiver, when search request for specific ID is received from external server, searches for the requested ID in ID store unit and transmits transmission information including ID corresponding to requested ID to external server. The person, such as abducted person, has only small signal transmitter, and thus the current location of the abducted person and path along which the abducted person moved can be tracked using the signal continually transmitted by the signal transmitter.10-08-2009
20130196614MOBILE ALERT REPORTING AND MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Computerized systems and methods may be used to enable users to report crimes, safety hazards or other perceived problems to the appropriate authorities via an alert. Such alerts may be communicated to the authorities through any suitable communication method such as, for example, phone calls, email and/or SMS text messages. In some example embodiments, the reporting system includes a computing device including, but not limited to, a mobile smartphone, tablet device, laptop computer, or desktop computer programmed with a software application.08-01-2013
20120040637Dynamic Tag Control and Fingerprinting Event Localization - In a method for clustering position determination for providing position determination assisting data in a cellular communications network, detecting S02-16-2012
20120040635Mobile Interoperability Workstation Controller Having Video Capabilities Within an Incident Communications Network - The present invention is directed to a mobile interoperability workstation (IWS) controller with capabilities for controlling designated communications resources under its command and having, inter alia, inbound receiving and outbound sharing video capabilities, data file and data sending and receiving capabilities, text messaging capabilities and push to talk voice communications capabilities within an incident communications network. An incident communications network enables interoperable communications among communications resources controlled by multiple organizations during an incident involving emergency or pre-planned multi-organization communications. The incident communications network includes IWS controllers to control communications resources and enable a user a means to control and interface with the incident communications network. In the present invention, a mobile IWS supported by an IWS gateway are provided. In embodiments, the mobile IWS supports enhanced video capture and streaming capabilities that are integrated with incident management information and events associated with activities taking place on an incident communications network.02-16-2012
20090221263First responder wireless emergency alerting with automatic callback and location triggering - Using wireless features, a public service agency is enabled to provide alert information to first responders. An automatic call back from the first responder triggers a voice call launching a location fix on the current location of the first responder. Preferably delivery confirmation that the responder has received the message is received. Once the location fix has been completed, then driving directions with map images are sent to the first responder based on their current location and desired destination for response.09-03-2009
20110319051Emergency Notification System for Mobile Devices - An emergency notification system for a mobile device. The system includes a mobile device application that is adapted to be stored in memory on the mobile device. The application, upon activation during an emergency, determines the GPS coordinates of the mobile device, records digital images over a period of time, sends a preset message from the mobile device to at least one recipient, preferably a emergency responder, and sends the GPS coordinates and the digital images. The coordinates and images may be sent to a remote server for storage and which can be accessed by the emergency provider. The coordinates and images are periodically updated and sent while the program is activated. The application can be hidden during operation.12-29-2011
20120046009Personal Emergency System for a Mobile Communication Device - The occurrence of an accident is determined with the aid of a motion sensor disposed in an accessory (e.g. headset) of a mobile communication device. The accessory includes a body sensor to detect that the accessory is being worn, and a body movement sensor to detect body movements. An accident is inferred from a violent body movement while the accessory is being worn. In response to the violent body movement, an emergency message is generated and sent to a predetermined destination address.02-23-2012
20120003955System 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
20120208492Emergency Message Generation and Transmission - There is proposed a mechanism by means of which an emergency message is generated in a movable object, such as a vehicle, and transmitted to an emergency recipient. Specific information comprising location information of the movable object is determined and processed so as to form an additional information portion for an emergency message based on a data format of an emergency alerting and warning protocol, such as Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). The thus created emergency message is immediately sent to a recipient in case an emergency event is detected. On the recipient side, the location information are retrieved from the emergency message and processed for providing additional information allowing an improved reaction on the emergency.08-16-2012
20120208491SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING CALLER LOCATIONS - In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a method, system and device for determining information about a location of the mobile device. The mobile device is configured to contact a private response call center (PRCC), e.g., by pressing or selecting one or more buttons or a softmenu. A PRCC operator can identify a potential emergency situation and, upon such an identification, initiate a conference call between a PRCC operator, a user of the mobile device, and a public safety answering point (PSAP) operator. The mobile device may transmit location information previously determined before PRCC call and be commanded to gather new location information during the call. The mobile device may also, while on a call with the PRCC, determine and transmit to the PRCC location information.08-16-2012
20120208489Personal Security With Location Tracking Service - The present invention relates generally to personal security, and more particularly to a personal security system and method, which utilizes global positioning system (GPS) and cellular networks of mobile phones to send out an alert with personal and location information to the assistance providers that agree to provide immediate services. The personal security system comprises a location tracking system to track the location of the mobile phone and a software program that displays assistance provider icons on the mobile phone's touch screen for the user to select the different assistance by touching the icon. The software program may utilize the button on the mobile phone such as having the fast dial or side button programmed to request different services. The assistance providers may include police station, medical center, fire department, roadside service, etc. Other types of communication technologies and location tracking systems known in the art may be used.08-16-2012
20110065416METHOD OF CONTACTING A PSAP - A method of contacting a public safety answering point (PSAP) that includes determining the location of a vehicle, communicating the location of the vehicle to a PSAP location service, identifying a PSAP proximate to the location of the vehicle, determining a direct inward dialing (DID) number associated with the identified PSAP, communicating the DID number to the call center from the PSAP location service, contacting the identified PSAP using the DID number, and transmitting the DID number of the identified PSAP and the location of the vehicle to the PSAP.03-17-2011
20100003961SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING NETWORK ASSISTED GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES FOR EMERGENCY DATA MESSAGING - A system and method for communicating geographic coordinates with an emergency data message to a public safety answering point (PSAP) may include receiving a request from a user to send an emergency data message to a PSAP and determining whether geographic coordinates are locally available. If geographic coordinates are locally available, then the locally available geographic coordinates may be obtained and included with an emergency data message. Otherwise, if the geographic coordinates are not locally available, then a request for geographic coordinates from a network node on a communications network may be made and received from the communications network for inclusion with the emergency data message. The emergency data message may be communicated to a network node on the communications network for routing to the PSAP.01-07-2010
20120009894COLLABORATIVE INCIDENT ALERT SYSTEM FOR MOBILE DEVICES - An incident alert system enables a plurality of users to participate in a collaborative process to report and be alerted of incidents such as emergencies or hazards. A user uses a networked mobile phone with geo-positioning capability to communicate with a server to report incidents and to inquire about potential incidents of interest based on the user's current geographic position. Reports of incidents are transmitted to the server accompanied by the current position of the user/mobile phone. A user's mobile phone is preferably configured to automatically submit periodic inquiries to the server based on the user's location. Upon receipt of an inquiry from a user, the system queries a database to identify reports of potential interest to the inquiring user. The system analyzes the reports to determine whether to alert the inquiring user of a potential incident of interest.01-12-2012
20120009893METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE AUTOSELECTION OF AN EMERGENCY NUMBER IN A MOBILE STATIONS - A method and apparatus for the selection of an emergency number in a mobile station having a geographic indicator, the method comprising the steps of and the apparatus characterized by means for: determining whether a user is attempting to reach an emergency service provider; and if the user is attempting to reach an emergency service provider, connecting to a network if the mobile station is not already connected to a network; looking up an emergency dial string in a look-up table based on the geographic indicator and the network connected to; and sending the emergency dial string.01-12-2012
20080299939EMERGENCY BEACON FOR CELL PHONE OR THE LIKE - Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, in an emergency situation, if a cell phone or a similar device is unable to communicate with a cell tower or other base station, the cell phone or similar device may enter into a beacon mode and transmit a beacon signal. The beacon signal may be utilized to help locate the user of the cell phone or similar device.12-04-2008
20120015621READY CHECK SYSTEMS - Ready Check Systems is an improved communication system comprising a central computer system for initiating, integrating, and administering a remote network, a master communication unit operated remotely by a team leader, and a plurality of auxiliary communication devices preferably operated remotely by team members, wherein alert signals may be efficiently and effectively transmitted between points of interface via the remote network serving to provide a real-time safety communications system optimally suited in the event of emergency situations.01-19-2012
20120015623Privacy-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) 01-19-2012
20120015622SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AN EMERGENCY CALL - An emergency call system transmits an emergency call with emergency information from a vehicle using a communication system. The emergency call system includes an emergency call device that connects with an emergency assistance center during an emergency. The emergency call device may be automatically or manually triggered to transmit data and information related to an emergency to the assistance center. Data and information may be transmitted over a data connection and/or a voice connection over a hardwired or wireless network.01-19-2012
20120028600Emergency Alert System and Method - An emergency alert system, method and device are disclosed. The invention employs an emergency alert message, which directs end users to take some particular action like evacuating an identified geographic area. The invention further employs a geographic area message, which is based on a particular geographic area within which all persons should receive the emergency alert message. The invention utilizes an emergency alert enabled device that receives both the emergency alert message and the geographic area message. The emergency alert enabled device determines whether it is located within the geographic area of concern, and if so, presents the emergency alert message to the end user.02-02-2012
20120028599EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION AND RESPONSE - Various embodiments include communicating emergency information to a vehicle. A computer may receive one or more emergency notifications issued by a government agency. Additionally, a geographic location of a vehicle may be determined based on GPS data. At least one emergency notification may be selected based on the geographic location of the vehicle and a geographic attribute of the emergency notifications. The selected emergency notifications may be output so that the notification may be presented to a vehicle occupant. In some embodiments, the notification may be output depending on the direction that the vehicle is travelling.02-02-2012
20120064855System and method for providing first responders a searching tool to find trapped people in emergency area where the communication infrastructure is damaged and or disabled, utilizing scaning4life method and a mobile phone as emergency beacon - The system method described herein could provide first responders search and rescue unite or emergency personal a tool to search scan and find trapped or people in distress in an emergency or disaster area where and when the communication infrastructure is damage or disabled, utilizing a mobile phone as emergency beacon.03-15-2012
20120157037PERSONAL SECURITY AND TRACKING SYSTEM - A signaling system is provided for rendering an alarm for an individual in distress combined with a locating and tracking system to thus alert and direct appropriate personnel to the needs of the individual in distress and to monitor the location of that individual. The system comprises a portable signaling unit, a remote alarm switch device, a central dispatch station, and makes use of a wireless communication system. The portable signaling unit and the remote alarm switch may be adapted to be worn at different locations on the person's body. The remote alarm switch way be concealed in the form of a wristband or in the form of any other object such as a broach, pendant, or keychain.06-21-2012
20120157036SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PRIVACY PROTECTED NAVIGATION BETWEEN MOBILE TERMINALS - A system of providing location and routing information to a target mobile terminal while still maintaining a specified level of privacy. A target mobile terminal includes a profile having an inaccuracy level contained therein. When a querying terminal desires routing information to the target terminal, a portion of a route to the target terminal is provided, with the portion of the provided route being based upon the level of inaccuracy in the target terminal profile.06-21-2012
20120157035Position Locating Device and Position Determining System - A position locating device comprises a position determining unit for periodically determining the position of the device and storing position data in a memory. On activation of the device, a position transmitting unit periodically transmits a terminal identifier and position data, to a base station via a satellite. A power management unit controls the periodicity of the transmission by the position transmitting means. A position determining system includes the position determining device and a base station for receiving the terminal identifier and position data and relaying the information to a first responder.06-21-2012
20120071130Emergency call from a cell phone - The invention provides a portable communications apparatus which is useful for reporting positional status report to a user-selected recipient(s). Using a global-positioning-receiver (i.e. GPS) to generate a location indicia of the portable communications apparatus, and a pre-defined user-generated message with at least one user-defined recipient, the apparatus, when activated by the user, sends the user-defined message, together with the location information, to the user-defined recipient. This information is useful for alerting the recipient of the user's location or to notify the recipient that assistance is needed.03-22-2012
20120071129METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR TRANSMISSION OF AN ALERT TO MULTIPLE DEVICES - A system for exchanging GPS or other position data between wireless devices for purposes of group activities, child location monitoring, work group coordination, dispatching of employees etc. Cell phones and other wireless devices with GPS receivers have loaded therein a Buddy Watch application and a TalkControl application. The Buddy Watch application communicates with the GPS receiver and other wireless devices operated by buddies registered in the users phone as part of buddy groups or individually. GPS position data and historical GPS position data can be exchanged between cell phones of buddies and instant buddies such as tow truck drivers via a buddy watch server. Emergency monitoring services can be set up with notifications to programmable individuals in case an individual does not respond. Positions and tracks can be displayed. TalkControl simplifies and automates the process of joining talk groups for walkie talkie services such as that provided by Nextel.03-22-2012
20110081884Systems and Methods for Identifying a Geographical Area in a Commercial Mobile Alert Service Message - Geographical locations can be encoded in alert messages and the encoded geographical locations can be processed are disclosed. Emergency alerts can be received from an emergency provider or governmental agency comprising a geographical code. The code can be evaluated to determine a geographical location by determining a primary location, such as a state or region, and a secondary location such as a county. This information can be used to determine the devices within a wireless network that should receive the alert message.04-07-2011
20120208493APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN EMERGENCY SERVICE IN A BROADBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method of allowing a terminal to provide an emergency service in a broadband wireless communication system, and the method may include receiving a first map message including an emergency service indicator; checking whether information indicating that emergency service information is transmitted is included in the received first map message; and receiving a first message including the emergency service information when the information indicating that emergency service information is transmitted is included therein as a result of the check, wherein the emergency service indicator is information indicating at least one of whether to transmit emergency service information and a transmission timing of the emergency service information.08-16-2012
20110092182METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING RESPONSE CENTER INFORMATION - A system for and method of maintaining response center information is presented. In one exemplary embodiment, the system for and method of maintaining response center information may comprise receiving, via an electronic interface, electronic data associated with emergency communications handling, processing, using a processor, the electronic data to associate a portion of the electronic data with a geographical boundary, identifying a modification to geographical boundary, and determining a communication address associated with the modification to the geographical boundary.04-21-2011
20110105076METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADDING INFORMATION TO AN EMERGENCY CALL - A method and system, for adding emergency information to an emergency call, network transport of the emergency information and display to an emergency centre operator. Emergency information may comprise; position indication, ability to voice answer, indication of accompanying SMS, automated alarm etc. and is added as postfix to the emergency number by the phone as shown in FIG. 05-05-2011
20100093307SYSTEM AND METHOD OF LOCATION BASED SERVICES FROM WIRELESS TERMINALS - Systems and methods pertaining to wireless communications, for enabling E-911 calls and location services from terminals in femtocell networks, picocell networks, relay stations, access points, etc., are disclosed.04-15-2010
20100093306SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AVAILING INFORMATION RELATING TO A CIRCUMSTANCE - A system for effecting wireless emergency service communication using text messaging includes: (a) at least one network configured for treating received text messaging; each respective network identifying emergency service text communications among the received text messaging; (b) at least one request distributing unit coupled with the at least one network for receiving the emergency service text communications; and (c) at least one emergency service network coupled with the at least one request distributing unit. Each received emergency service text communication is evaluated by at least one of a network and a request distributing unit to ascertain a communication originating locus relating to each received emergency service text communication. Each received emergency service text communication is distributed within the at least one emergency service network by at least one request distributing unit according to the respective communication originating locus.04-15-2010
20120122419EMERGENCY MESSAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD - In a method for transmitting an emergency message by an electronic device, a start signal is generated at the time of a trigger operation by a detection unit, location information of the electronic device is periodically acquired and transmitted to a memory by a location acquisition unit; location at the time of the trigger operation or that at the most recent time point is acquired from the memory, an emergency message is generated based on the acquired location information and transmitted to one or more pre-determined target addresses by a transmission unit. An electronic device for transmitting the emergency message is also provided.05-17-2012
20120122420Automated Alert Generation in Response to a Predetermined Communication on a Telecommunication Device - A cell phone software application that automatically informs a person's ICE contacts when their cell phone has made an emergency 911 call. Also included are systems for sending the GPS location of the cell phone to both the emergency service responders and to the ICE contacts. Personal medical information can also be transmitted automatically to the emergency service when the emergency call has been made. A system for disabling the alerting of the person's ICE contacts is also included such that the cell phone user is free to make emergency calls on behalf of other people.05-17-2012
20090131012EMERGENCY CONTROL IN A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SPACE - A geographical zone, which can be multi-dimensional, such as in three dimensions, can be utilized to regulate the location of a movable user within the geographical zone. A mobile device associated with a user located in a specific area of a geographical zone is in communication at least one node, which is, in turn, in communication with at least one control center. Detailed local information from the location nodes is downloaded. The nodes communicate with each other wirelessly via radio frequency (RF) using Bluetooth™ protocol. Mobile devices interact with location nodes that are in communication range. A messaging system is used to send emergency and security communications to users associated with mobile devices in particular locations.05-21-2009
20120129487OPTIMIZED SYSTEM SELECTION USING LOCATION ESTIMATION - A current location of a mobile system in a wireless network can be determined by using information provided by a base station in communication with the mobile system. The information can include a system identifier (SID) table and a local time offset (LTM_OFF) value and a daylight savings time (DAYLT) value. The SID table is used to provide a mobile country code (MCC) associated with a country in which the mobile device is located. The LTM_OFF value is used to provide a range of longitude values in which the mobile device is located. The current location of the mobile device is based upon at least the range of longitude values and the current country. The current location is used to build an optimized scan list that is used, in turn, to identify and acquire access to the preferred system by a mobile device.05-24-2012
20120220259INTEGRATION OF EMERGENCY ALERT INFORMATION - A subscriber of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) receiving an EAS alert message can obtain additional multimedia information in based upon the location of the subscriber. The additional multimedia information can include information pertaining to available shelter, medical facilities, the location of emergency supplies, a plume map, evacuation routes, or the like. In an example embodiment, the Global Positioning System or other device location systems is utilized to determine the location of the subscriber. The location information along with EAS alert information is used to query a database to obtain the additional information.08-30-2012
20120220258METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY CALL PLACEMENT - An emergency response system includes a restraint control module (RCM), a global positioning system module (GPSM), at least one output, at least one input, an SPDJB, and a vehicle associated computing system (VACS) in communication with the RCM, the GPSM, the at least one output, the at least one input and the SPDJB. Upon detection of an emergency event, the RCM requests that the VACS place an emergency call. Upon receiving a request from the RCM, the VACS queries the GPSM to obtain vehicle coordinates, informs the occupant of the onset of the call, and instructs a wireless device in communication with the VACS to place an emergency call. The VACS is operable to determine when an emergency call is connected. Once the emergency call is connected, the VACS relays a message indicating connection to the RCM, and contacts the SPDJB to contacts the Smart Power Distribution Junction Box (SPDJB).08-30-2012
20120164970LOCATION REPORTING SATELLITE PAGING SYSTEM WITH PRIVACY FEATURE - A location reporting paging communication system comprising space satellites, ground stations and a remote receiving unit adapted to resolve a global position from signals transmitted from a communication transmitter. The subscriber in possession of the remote receiving unit updates the paging network with global positioning information. A caller paging a subscriber in possession of the remote receiving unit may request the global location of the remote receiving unit. The paging network could divulge or block such information from a caller depending on the requirements of the subscriber.06-28-2012
20120164969SYSTEM AND METHOD OF LOCATION DETERMINATION OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A method includes receiving a command corresponding to a user input at a user interface of a mobile device. The method includes comparing the received command to a predetermined set of commands associated with determining a location of the mobile device. The method further includes initiating a wireless data signal scan (e.g., prior to receiving an explicit request from Base Station or PDE) to generate a list that identifies wireless data (e.g., non-global positioning system (non-GPS)) signals that are detectable by the mobile device in response to determining that the received command corresponds to at least one command of the predetermined set of commands.06-28-2012
20120164968METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING A MOBILE DEVICE TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION - An approach for configuring a mobile device to enable accident detection and notification functionality for use within a vehicle is described. An emergency notification platform receives position information and acceleration information associated with a mobile device. The emergency notification platform applies a rule to the position information and the acceleration information to determine an alert condition. A notification message is then generated for presentation on the mobile device based on the application of the rule, wherein the notification message specifies information relating to the alert condition.06-28-2012
20120129486Help notification system and method - A help notification system is provided according to the invention. The help notification system includes a help system adapted to receive a user-initiated help communication from a wireless communication device and a notification system adapted to receive a notification communication from the wireless communication device. The notification system includes an interface configured to receive the notification communication and a processing system in communication with the interface and configured to receive the notification communication from the interface. The processing system is further configured to correlate the notification communication to user information in order to obtain a recipient list, generate a recipient notification communication based on the correlating, and transfer the recipient notification communication through the interface to one or more recipients according to the recipient list.05-24-2012
20120214436Mobile safety devices and methods - A wireless personal communication device provides two-way cellular connection with a subscriber and a contact from a directory stored within the device. A calendar voice reminder may announce to the subscriber time for medications, appointments or other programs. This feature may be programmed and activated via wired or wireless connection with a computer, or by a smart phone, text message or other communication. GPS may provide the location of the subscriber, e.g., via Google Maps or other location mapping service to the selected individuals in the subscribers secured directory. The device provides a simple two-button interface for initiating and receiving communications, including emergency calling and location tracking. A USB connection or interface may charge the battery and/or to provide programming instructions. In other embodiments, the device includes means for communicating via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or other wired or wireless network connection protocols.08-23-2012
20100081411Multifunctional telemetry alert safety system (MTASS) - A personnel accountability and situational awareness monitoring communications system for emergency personnel that comprises wireless network-adaptable monitoring devices, peripherals and base station console software for telemetry monitoring of real-time information at a plurality of personnel accountability and situational awareness parameters of critical data about the safety, health and whereabouts of first responders deployed in typically hazardous environments. Exterior incident command, including fire, rescue, safety and other emergency agencies achieve real-time command view and control over a variety of personnel accountability and safety parameters during emergency response activities of personnel wearing the system of the present invention portable device while operating within the wireless network of an emergency incident scene. Configured to be carried by emergency services personnel while deployed on scene, the portable device is a multi-functional sensing and communicating integration of accountability and situational awareness technologies consolidated into one portable, telemetry device. The portable device's multifunctional integrated technology includes the monitoring, telemetry and alert notification of accountability identification, location, assignment notification, vital signs, ambient vicinity temperature, SCBA status, combustible gas sensing, video streaming, “evacuation” recall signaling, signal tracking and multi-alarm signaling if the wearer has either low remaining air pressure/time, impending thermal breakthrough, low battery power, exceeds the safety threshold for safe heart rate or external body temperature readings, or becomes motionless for a predetermined time period.04-01-2010
20120135703Mycchild modified cellphone locating devices - The present invention is a new process (method) of making, manufacturing, operating, locating, and providing service for a Child Emergency Locating Device (CELD). The invention uses the resources of technology the cell phone industry uses to operate and locate cell phones. This technology is used to provide the operational and locating capabilities in the invention. It's used in a new method that is different from cell phones. The invention is made small and is used in a strategically concealed and silent manner so when in use, no one knows the child is using the device. The purpose of the invention is to provide mankind the best means of locating lost/abducted children quickly and inexpensively. Since the cell phone industry has such vast resources to locate their phones, they can make the CELDs inexpensively. The savings means parents can afford to protect their children should they become lost or abducted.05-31-2012
20120135704Method for Communicating Indoor Location to an Emergency Service System - A method for communicating location to an emergency service system. A wireless communication device (WCD) such as a cell phone attains a GPS location fix when outdoors and then uses dead reckoning to determine its direction(s) and distance(s) of travel reaching a position inside a building. When a user of the WCD places an emergency call, the WCD conveys an indication of its indoor location in a signaling message to an emergency service center, and an intermediation system such as an IMS system translates the indoor location indication to a textual description of a portion of the building (e.g., room, cubicle, zone, etc.) that encompasses the indicated location. An emergency service operator can thus receive the building portion description, to facilitate emergency service response. Further, a similar process can then be repeated during the call, to provide an updated building portion description to the operator.05-31-2012
20120171988EXTENDED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods are provided for notifying an extended group of persons that a person has requested assistance from a private response center. In one example, an electronic communication is received from the first person, requesting assistance. One or more potential assisting persons are automatically identified as being in position to render assistance to the first person. An electronic message is sent to the one or more potential assisting persons indicating that the first person has requested assistance. The potential assisting persons may be identified based at least in part on their proximity to the first person, for example based on their interaction with the same cell of a cellular communications network, or based on global positioning system data. The electronic message may contain other information, such as information about the first person. In this way, the original caller may be assisted more quickly than would otherwise occur.07-05-2012
20120171989EXTENDED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods are provided for notifying an extended group of persons that a person has requested assistance from a private response center. In one example, an electronic communication is received from the first person, requesting assistance. One or more potential assisting persons are automatically identified as being in position to render assistance to the first person. An electronic message is sent to the one or more potential assisting persons indicating that the first person has requested assistance. The potential assisting persons may be identified based at least in part on their proximity to the first person, for example based on their interaction with the same cell of a cellular communications network, or based on global positioning system data. The electronic message may contain other information, such as information about the first person. In this way, the original caller may be assisted more quickly than would otherwise occur.07-05-2012
20120252400Method and System for Emergency Call Placement - An emergency response system includes a restraint control module (RCM), a global positioning system module (GPSM), at least one output, at least one input, an SPDJB, and a vehicle associated computing system (VACS) in communication with the RCM, the GPSM, the at least one output, the at least one input and the SPDJB. Upon detection of an emergency event, the RCM requests that the VACS place an emergency call. Upon receiving a request from the RCM, the VACS queries the GPSM to obtain vehicle coordinates, informs the occupant of the onset of the call, and instructs a wireless device in communication with the VACS to place an emergency call. The VACS is operable to determine when an emergency call is connected. Once the emergency call is connected, the VACS relays a message indicating connection to the RCM, and contacts the SPDJB to contacts the Smart Power Distribution Junction Box (SPDJB).10-04-2012
20120252399PERSONAL SECURITY SYSTEM - A personal security system takes advantage of location determination capabilities of a mobile communication services to provide personal security features to one or more communities of users. One method includes a user initiating a security period from a mobile device and specifying an end condition for that security period. If the user does not terminate the security period, at the end of the security period a notification is sent with information characterizing the user and a location associated with the user.10-04-2012
20120252401SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING MEDICAL INFORMATION - Systems and methods are provided for communicating a medical alert, such as in the event of a medical emergency. An embodiment of a method for communicating a medical alert is provided, wherein the method comprises the step of receiving a trigger signal in response to an action by a user of a mobile device. The method also includes retrieving medical information associated with the user from a storage module contained within the mobile device. The method further includes contacting a party listed in a medical contact list, wherein the medical contact list is also stored in the storage module. Finally, the method includes communicating the medical information, stored within the storage module, from the mobile device to the contacted party.10-04-2012
20120315869METHOD FOR OBTAINING LOCATION INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES IN WIRELESS MULTIMEDIA NETWORKS - A method and apparatus for obtaining end-user location information for emergency services within a multimedia network is presented. The multimedia network may include a network implementing the Session Initiation Protocol, H.323, etc. In one embodiment, a Location Application Server (LAS) in the multimedia network and an interface between the LAS and a gateway mobile location center (GMLC) is defined.12-13-2012
20120258683EMERGENCY CALL RECEIVING UNIT FOR TASK FORCES - An emergency call receiving unit for a vehicle. The emergency call receiving unit includes: a detection unit for detecting a trigger event of an accident-damaged vehicle; a control unit for generating a locating signal; a transmitting unit for repeated transmission of the locating signal to a receiver and the repeated transmission of the locating signal is triggered by a trigger event and the locating signal enables finding of the vehicle. A number of the rescue guideline of the respective vehicle and an RSSI for the rescue signal are received upon locating at least one vehicle involved in an accident depending on the reception field strength of the locating signal.10-11-2012
20090054029EMERGENCY DISPATCH MANAGEMENT AND PRIORITIZATION OF COMMUNICATION RESOURCES - A method and system for adaptively allocating shared communication resources in response to an emergency event are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying a response zone 02-26-2009
20100048162SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFECTING SPECIAL TREATMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICE CALLS ORIGINATING IN A TEMPORARILY DESIGNATED REGION - A system for effecting special treatment of emergency service calls originating in a temporarily designated region includes: (a) a geographic mapping unit; (b) a polygon managing unit coupled with the geographic mapping unit; at least one of the geographic mapping unit and the polygon managing unit being coupled with an emergency telephone network handling the emergency service calls; the polygon managing unit and the geographic mapping unit cooperating to effect designation of the region; and (c) a voice messaging unit coupled with the emergency telephone network and coupled with at least one of the geographic mapping unit and the polygon managing unit; the voice messaging unit providing a voice message responsive to the emergency service calls originating in the region substantially while the region is designated.02-25-2010
20100048164EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM USING NFC TECHNOLOGY - An emergency call system having an emergency call sensing apparatus for transmitting an emergency radio signal upon sensing an emergency event, and at least one mobile unit, which can be located near the emergency call sensing apparatus to receive the emergency radio signal and to establish subsequently an emergency call to a predefined destination. The respective radio interface units of the emergency call sensing apparatus and the mobile unit handling emergency radio signal communications implement NFC technology, so that the emergency call sensing apparatus is able to freely access the mobile unit without using any access control command data generated by the mobile unit.02-25-2010
20120178411Method and System for Implementing Emergency Location - The present invention provides a method and system for implementing emergency location. The method comprises: a User Equipment (UE) initiating an emergency call, and initiating a SUPL position procedure to a security user plane location platform (SLP); and the SLP obtaining location information of the UE through the SUPL position procedure, and providing the location information of the UE to a location request function (LRF). Using the method, the SUPL position procedure is initiated by the UE when the emergency call is initiated and the SLP is not required to support the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), thereby simplifying design of the SLP. Furthermore, it is clear to the UE that the UE is a qualified SET, so the location request initiated by the UE can certainly be responded correctly, thereby ensuring successful implementation of the emergency call process.07-12-2012
20120178410Apparatus and method for an emergency switch and a function in a mobile wireless device - An emergency switch and an emergency function activated by the emergency switch are provided in a wireless mobile device. The emergency switch is positioned on an edge of the mobile device in a position that is visible and operable without activating the device. An action of the emergency switch activates the emergency function in the device. The emergency function in the device initiates a call to 911. The emergency function initiates a call to 911 and provides (i) a canned voice message that includes, owner name, owner cell telephone number, GPS location, physical address, and nature of the emergency. The emergency function activates a speakerphone connection and maintains the speakerphone connection to update the status of the emergency until the function is deactivated by the device user.07-12-2012
20100291894Automatic Emergency Call Activation and Notification System and Method Using Supporting Emergency Notification Server - An Automatic Emergency Call Initiator (AECI) initiates an automatic emergency call protocol on a mobile communication system, which can be done using signaling messages. The user uses the AECI to initiate the call on a mobile station. GPS or other location data is automatically determined. Data is stored on an Emergency Notification Server (ENS) associated with an event identifier for easy retrieval or notification to emergency responders. The ENS generates an automated call to a call center and also supports the automatic emergency call protocol by storing GPS and identifying info on mobile stations meeting location criteria of the AECI initiated call. The ENS can also tag a mobile station to continue tracking mobile stations coming within a specified distance of the mobile station. A security alert protocol for predetermined mobile stations detected by a network can also be implemented using the ENS.11-18-2010
20120083240Enhancements to IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) Emergency Services Architecture - Embodiments contemplate methods and systems that may route an emergency call from an enterprise user and/or a user in a private number plan, or an emergency call that may be initiated by a service on behalf of the user. Architectural extensions to the IMS emergency services architecture may allow an emergency call to be handled in a home network or a local network in which the user may be visiting (e.g., roaming) such that appropriate public safety systems may be apprised of the emergency communication.04-05-2012
20120225636Methods, Systems, and Computer Program Products for Message Filtering Based on Previous Path Trajectories and Probable Destination - Methods, systems and computer program products for filtering generally-broadcast messages received by a movable unit based on current spatial position, stored trajectory history, and probable future trajectories. A current spatial position of the movable unit is received and stored to form a stored trajectory history. A generally-broadcast message relating to a target geographical region is also received and stored. Potential trajectories of the movable unit are then computed over a pre-determined time based on at least one of the current spatial position, a current travel direction of the movable unit, and the stored trajectory history of the movable unit. The generally-broadcast message is then disseminated in response to at least one potential trajectory crossing into the target geographical region during the pre-determined time period. The generally-broadcast message may also be disseminated on the basis of specified user preferences.09-06-2012
20120258684Automated Alert Generation in Response to a Predetermined Communication on a Telecommunication Device - A cell phone software application that automatically informs a person's ICE contacts when their cell phone has made an emergency 911 call. Also included are systems for sending the GPS location of the cell phone to both the emergency service responders and to the ICE contacts. Personal medical information can also be transmitted automatically to the emergency service when the emergency call has been made. A system for disabling the alerting of the person's ICE contacts is also included such that the cell phone user is free to make emergency calls on behalf of other people.10-11-2012
20120258681METHOD FOR EMERGENCY SIGNALING VIA MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - Emergency call placement methods and apparatus for a mobile telecommunications device in a wireless network are disclosed. The method includes detecting a initiation interaction from a user during a ready mode of the mobile telecommunications device, determining the state of allowed communication based on predetermined user preferences, initiating an alert mode, signaling a remote emergency services call center, determining the position of the mobile telecommunications device, sending the position of the mobile telecommunications device to the emergency services call center. The initiation interaction can be, for example, a predetermined number of taps of a touch screen. This method allows the security center to use a location methodology to locate the user in response to the emergency call. The described mobile telecommunications device is configured to implement the disclosed method, optionally via a downloadable application.10-11-2012
20120190325Alert broadcasting to unconfigured communications devices - Methods and systems for communicating alert messages to target communications devices in a target physical location are disclosed. The target devices may not be preconfigured to be discovered or to receive the alert message. Network sources are queried to identify accessible logical locations, which are associated with physical locations in a database. The logical locations include an intelligent network source which, having received the alert message, detects nearby devices in the target physical location. The system prepares and communicates the alert message to the target device. The intelligent network source may be configured to prepare and communicate the alert message without any intermediate system step of formulating a list of recipients. Auto-discovery and message delivery methods employ protocol packet injection, network and access point spoofing, and Bluetooth signaling. Auto-discovery and unconfigured delivery methods can be used to reveal the presence of devices in an area.07-26-2012
20100190468METHOD OF PROVIDING LOCATION INFORMATION IN AN EMERGENCY - A password-protected wireless communications device can send a map or other location information about the current location of the device to the one or more emergency contacts by utilizing an emergency interface element that bypasses a password prompt. The location information may include an address and route directions to the current location of the device. The location information may also include a map of, and directions to, the closest hospital. The device can also render its own map to show a first responder where the closest emergency contact is located or where the nearest hospital or medical service provider is situated.07-29-2010
20100190467METHOD OF INTEGRATING EMERGENCY INFORMATION IN A MOBILE DEVICE - A wireless communications device displays an emergency information screen presenting emergency contact information for one or more emergency contacts. This emergency contact information is automatically integrated from the address book by identifying contacts in the address book that have been designated by the owner of the device as emergency contacts. The device can automatically update the emergency contact information by periodically polling the address book to ascertain whether any changes have been made to the contact information.07-29-2010
20100190466Computer-Related Devices and Techniques for Facilitating an Emergency Call Via a Cellular or Data Network Using Remote Communication Device Identifying Information - The claimed invention consists of a device for use with a computer. The device may include a transceiver and control logic. The control logic (a) receives one or more first signals carrying corresponding one or more remote communication device identifiers (e.g., cellular tower identifiers or wireless access point identifiers) that each identify one or more remote communication devices, (b) determines one or more signal strengths of the one or more first signals and a location of the communication device based on the one or more remote communication device identifiers (or one or more locations of the one or more remote communication devices) and the one or more signal strengths of said first signals, (c) receives a second signal corresponding to an emergency call, and (d) transfers, via a cellular network or a packet switched network, a third signal carrying an indicator of the location of said communication device to a remote device to aid emergency personnel in identifying the location of said communication device, said control logic implementing said emergency call as one of a cellular-based call via said cellular network and a VoIP call via said packet switched network.07-29-2010
20110124312SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING EMERGENCY CALL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK, AND BASE STATION - A system and method for performing an emergency call is disclosed that can reduce inter-cell interference. A wireless communication system for performing an emergency call includes an emergency call mobile station for requesting the emergency call; a relay mobile station for relaying the emergency call request to a serving base station; a serving base station for receiving the emergency call request via the relay mobile station, determining an emergency call transmission resource, and requesting its ambient base stations so as not to use the determined emergency call transmission resource; and ambient base stations for preventing the use of the area of the transmission resource, to which the emergency call transmission resource is allocated.05-26-2011
20110124311METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AN EMERGENCY CALL - A method and a system for transmitting an emergency call from a vehicle in an accident to an emergency call center, including: 05-26-2011
20130171958TEXT MESSAGING 911 CALLS - An emergency message handling system manages emergency SMS text messages sent by mobile stations. The system also includes an emergency handling platform comprising an SMS gateway server, an SMS application server, and an SMS-To TTY message converter. In response to an emergency SMS text message received via a mobile communication network, the emergency handling platform determines the location of the mobile station and identifies the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) assigned to cover the location of the mobile station. If the PSAP assigned is only TTY compatible, the text message is converted to TTY. A TTY selective router is configured to deliver each of converted emergency SMS text message in TTY format to the TTY messaging system of the TTY PSAP. However, if the PSAP assigned is IP network compatible, then the text message is delivered directly to the IP compatible PSAP without any TTY conversions.07-04-2013
20100323658PORTABLE EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM TO ALERT AUTHORITIES OF A MEDICAL ISSUE DURING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND RELATED METHODS - An emergency response system to alert authorities of a medical issue during an outdoor activity which comprises (a) a portable unit attached to the outdoorsman including an alert button, computer, memory device and power source; (b) a display located on an exterior of the portable unit having one or more buttons to navigate information shown on the display; (c) one or more antennae to communicate with an outside source (which can be GPS) to verify location and (d) means to alert authorities (radio, cellular or satellite) of a medical issue. The invention is also directed to a method comprising the steps of (a) attaching the portable unit, (b) navigating a display, (c) selecting a path, (d) verifying geographic location on a path, and (e) alerting authorities of a medical issue.12-23-2010
20080299940INTEROPERABILITY AND COLLABORATION SYSTEM WITH EMERGENCY INTERCEPTION MONITORING - Methods and apparatus for automatically connecting an emergency caller with appropriate responders within an interoperability and collaboration system. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method includes obtaining a request for a response, and identifying a first location from which the request originated. The request is obtained from a source that utilizes a phone and is located at the first location. The method also includes identifying at least one potential responder that may be capable or appropriate for providing the response. Finally, the method also includes creating a virtual talk group that includes the source and the potential responder. The potential responder may listen substantially directly to communications from the source within the virtual talk group using a land mobile radio.12-04-2008
20080299942System and method for communicating location information - A system and method for communicating location information are provided. The method includes transmitting location information from the radio unit based on a first sample rate when the radio unit is operating in a normal tracking mode. The method further includes storing location information in the radio unit based on a second sample rate upon detection by the radio unit of a triggering event.12-04-2008
20080299941Portable device emergency beacon - In one embodiment, an apparatus can include: (i) a location receiver configured to receive position signals, and to derive location information therefrom; (ii) one or more recognition modules configured to receive usage-related inputs, and to provide a pattern therefrom; and (iii) a processor configured to receive the pattern, and to provide the location information and an emergency indication. For example, particular embodiments can advantageously provide an emergency beacon using voice or other usage-related inputs to a cellular telephone.12-04-2008
20110045797PORTABLE EMERGENCY DEVICE - A portable emergency device is disclosed. The device contains an internal antenna for allowing two-way communications, a speaker, an activation button to be pressed in case of an emergency, a microphone, a battery for powering the device and a GPS tracking device that allows emergency personnel to locate the person. The device performs in two operation modes, wherein in one mode a call is placed to a public emergency service provider, and in the second mode a call is placed to the public emergency service provider and a recorded message is transmitted along with the location of the device. The device is particularly useful for the elderly and the handicapped that they can use in case of an emergency.02-24-2011
20120322403Methods and Systems for Location-Based Management of Wireless Devices - Method and apparatus are for monitoring the location of a wireless device and taking supervisory action in response to that location. Location information obtained from a user's wireless device, or otherwise concerning the present location of the user, is monitored and compared with one or more locations previously approved for that user. An exception is noted if the user reaches a non-approved location, or fails to timely arrive at an approved destination. In response to an exception, supervisory action is taken which may include contacting the wireless device, partially or completely disabling further service of that device, or contacting another person.12-20-2012
20090264095Method and Apparatus for Routing of Emergency Services for Unauthorized User Equipment in a Home Node B System - Some embodiments are implemented in a communication system that includes a first communication system comprised of a licensed wireless radio access network and a core network, and a second communication system comprising a plurality of user hosted access points and a network controller. In some embodiments, each access point operates using short range licensed wireless frequencies to establish a service region. In some embodiments, the network controller communicatively couples the core network to the plurality of access points. The method enables an unauthorized user equipment to call from an access point it is not allowed to use for emergency purposes. The method receives at an access point a service request from an unauthorized user equipment with an establishment cause of emergency call. The method sends a registration request to the network controller. The method sends a message to the core network indicating the location of the user equipment.10-22-2009
20120276865METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NON-VOICE EMERGENCY SERVICES - A method and apparatus for performing non-voice emergency services (NOVES) between a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and a public safety answering point (PSAP) is disclosed. A NOVES session may be initiated by sending a NOVES initiation request message that includes information relating to the NOVES capabilities of the WTRU, and information relating to an emergency situation. The information relating to the NOVES capabilities of the WTRU may include an indication of whether the WTRU supports a fake power-off mode, or whether the WTRU supports PSAP control. Other methods are disclosed that include a method for a PSAP combining a multiple NOVES sessions, and a method for handing over a NOVES session having multiple media streams.11-01-2012
20120276866Systems and Methods for Identifying a Geographical Area in a Commercial Mobile Alert Service Message - Geographical locations can be encoded in alert messages and the encoded geographical locations can be processed are disclosed. Emergency alerts can be received from an emergency provider or governmental agency comprising a geographical code. The code can be evaluated to determine a geographical location by determining a primary location, such as a state or region, and a secondary location such as a county. This information can be used to determine the devices within a wireless network that should receive the alert message.11-01-2012
20120276864DYNAMIC VOICE-BASED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION - A dynamic voice-based emergency notification system (ENS) provides wireless operators the ability to manage and deliver voice-based ENS services to subscribers within an alert area who are serviced by the wireless operator. The ENS services are provided efficiently with minimal impact to other wireless subscribers. In an example embodiment, only wireless devices, including any visitors or roamers, within the alert area receive ENS notifications.11-01-2012
20120088468Emergency 911 wireless call detector - An accurate building-specific location for a mobile device requesting Enhanced 911 (E911) emergency services is provided while located indoors. A central server and associated plurality of emergency 911 wireless call detectors are programmed with Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) information, and installed throughout the walls of a given building to provide comprehensive E911 coverage. The building-specific information includes room number, floor number, column number, and/or other building information regarding the relevant detector's location in a corresponding building, and thus an accurate position of the calling mobile device within a given building.04-12-2012
20120289185PRIORITY 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). Depending on the implementation, Emergency setup signaling (e.g., an Emergency SETUP message) or a location updating 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 WS can use one or more fields of the location updating message in order to register on the network with a higher priority.11-15-2012
20120100828ALARM NOTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Apparatus for alert notification, the apparatus comprising: a power mode detector, configured to detect a predefined change in a power mode of a mobile phone, and an alert notifier, associated with the power mode detector and configured to notify a predefined user about an alert condition the detected predefined change in the power mode is indicative of.04-26-2012
20120100827EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM USING SPECIFIC MOBILE USER INFORMATION - The present invention presents a method for creating a relation between mobiles and a vehicle of a wireless communications network. The vehicle is equipped with an on-board device with wireless communication capability. The present invention also presents an on-board device and a road user server to be used in such wireless communications network. Mobiles in the vehicle are triggered to report their location to the network. When the vehicle reports its location an association between the vehicle and the mobiles having same location information is performed. The triggering signal is sent on control channels triggering all mobiles, including mobiles in idle mode. Profiles of mobile users in a vehicle, based on location information and mobile identities, are retrieved and stored in lists which are forwarded to fore example hospitals and fire departments when an accident occurs.04-26-2012
20120100826Integrated Services User Part (ISUP)/Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Gateway for Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) Emergency Services Call Flow - An ISUP/SIP gateway is implemented to encapsulate SS7 location requests from a switched telephone network into an Internet protocol SIP message including one or more location objects. The ISUP/SIP gateway is implemented between a mobile switching center (MSC) and a VoIP positioning center (VPC) to provide support of unlicensed mobile access (UMA) voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call routing, e.g., for E9-1-1, 4-1-1, 2-1-1, etc. The disclosed location objects that are encapsulated into a SIP message includes calling party number, called party number, CGI, International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), mobility indicator, and/or access point MAC address. At the SIP/ISUP gateway, SS7 integrated services user part (ISUP) location request messages are encapsulated within SIP. The SIP encapsulated location request message is then routed over the Internet to a destination VoIP positioning center (VPC).04-26-2012
20120100825METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRIORITIZING AND ROUTING EMERGENT ACTIVITY REPORTING - A method and system for prioritizing and reporting an observation is disclosed. The observation is preferably received from a mobile device that determines a location of the observation and provides a user of the mobile device with a preselected list of classifications for the observation. The observation is prioritized based at least in part on the location and the classification associated with the observation. The priority may depend on a distance between the location in the observation and a catalog of objects of interest. The priority may also depend on the existence of other observations having the same classification within a threshold distance of the observation. The prioritized observation is routed to appropriate personnel based on the determined priority. The prioritized observation may also be included in an ordered list based on priority and/or rendered in a geospatial view with at least one display attribute being based on the priority.04-26-2012
20120100824METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLACING AN EMERGENCY PHONE CALL FROM A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO AN ENTERPRISE - A method and system are provided for speed-dialling an emergency phone call, from a mobile communication device to an enterprise, based on enterprise location data and a selected enterprise emergency-response service. Enterprise location data can be based on prior interaction between a token, uniquely associated with the mobile communication device, and an enterprise electronic location system. Upon termination, possibly automatic, of a first emergency phone call, a second emergency phone call, to an alternate emergency-response service, can be enabled or automatically dialled.04-26-2012
20120329422SYSTEM 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.12-27-2012
20120329421WIRELESS TERMINAL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - A mobile telephone device includes: a communication switching unit that selectively switches between an LTE communication system and a CDMA communication system, for performing communication; and12-27-2012
20120329420PERSONAL SAFETY APPLICATION FOR MOBILE DEVICE AND METHOD - A method of notifying an intermediary located remote from a user of an emergency service requested by the user associated with a mobile communication device includes receiving, at the intermediary, an alarm signal generated by a user interaction with a safety application on the mobile communication device. Upon receipt, an audio communication link or a video communication link is activated between the mobile communication device and the intermediary based on the user's interaction with the safety application. Information, such as static personal user information and dynamic location information of the mobile communication device, is presented to the intermediary. The intermediary may then contact a third party based on a communication between the user and the intermediary and a location of the mobile communication device.12-27-2012
20090023421Personal Multimedia Communication System and Network for Emergency Services Personnel - A personal multimedia communication system and network for emergency services personnel includes a plurality of personal communication systems linked together and to a base station in a network. Each personal communication system includes a PDA device mounted on a PASS control console, a video camera mounted on the PDA device, a GPS unit, a microphone, and other electronic devices. The various electronic devices are all communicatively connected to the PDA device. Data from the various devices may be collected in the PDA device and wirelessly transmitted to any other node or device in the network, including other personal communication devices. Each personal communication device may serve as a repeater, thus providing a wireless communications link between a device located out of range of the base station.01-22-2009
20100167688ARRANGEMENT AT A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Mobile telephones are often used during transport involving risk, and in that case to call for help. However, the mobile telephone may be blocked by the perpetrator of a crime. The present invention solves this problem since, whether it is in use or not, a mobile telephone continuously emits a signal. An alarm will be triggered in the absence of a signal at a receiving unit, which receiving unit may be an alarm centre or an Internet system.07-01-2010
20130012156System and Method for Providing Location Information to a Public Safety Answering Point During an Emergency 911 Call From a WiFi Handset - A system and method for providing location information to a public safety answering point may include receiving, at a network access point, an emergency 911 call signal including GPS location information and mobile directory number of a wireless device. The GPS location information and mobile directory information may be communicated to a selective router associated with a public safety access point servicing an area including the network access point. The network access point may be a WiFi access point. The access point address information may be communicated using a type II caller ID data packet after the public safety answering point goes off-hook. By communicating both the access point address information and GPS location information, both PSAPs that are configured as E911 Phase I and E911 Phase II may display address location information of an emergency 911 caller.01-10-2013
20100048163MOBILE DEVICE LOCATION SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS E911 SERVICES - Disclosed are systems and methods for locating a mobile telecommunication device within a building or underground facility. The system operates by receiving over a telecommunication network an emergency transmission from a mobile telecommunication device located within the facility. The system then determines propagation time delay of the received emergency transmission and identifies two or more RF nodes located within the facility in the proximity of the mobile device based on the determined propagation time delay. The system then sends a request to the identified RF nodes to perform signal strength measurements on the mobile telecommunication device. The system then compares the signal strength measurements of the RF nodes to estimate the approximate location coordinates of the mobile telecommunication device relative to the RF nodes within the facility.02-25-2010
20120149325Location services gateway server - A method and apparatus for steering location requests to a serving one of a plurality of possible location positioning devices. A location request may be steered base on an emergency status of the location request, whether or not the subscriber device has a valid data plan established, based on the device type of the wireless device, or based on the type of application running on the wireless device. A location request may also be steered to a fallback location device if a steering to a primary selected location device fails and sufficient time remains to locate via the fallback location device.06-14-2012
20130023229RESOURCE TRACKING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system and method for confirming that emergency resources are available to be used at a particular location, communicating to the incident manager at that location and estimated time of arrival of the resource, and tracking the resource during transit to the location for updating the estimated time of arrival.01-24-2013
20080242261EMERGENCY RESCUE SYSTEM, EMERGENCY RESCUE METHOD, MOBILE PHONE DEVICE FOR EMERGENCY RESCUE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR EMERGENCY RESCUE - Disclosed is an emergency rescue system comprising a mobile terminal device and a control center. The mobile terminal device includes: a sender unit capable of sending an electrical mail; an abnormality sensor which detects an abnormality in an outer environment; a GPS receiver which generates GPS positional information; and a control unit which judges whether a level of sensing of the abnormality sensed by the abnormality sensor is not smaller than a predetermined threshold value. The control center judges a state of accident based on both a satellite image and the GPS positional information attached to the template mail sentence received from the mobile terminal device.10-02-2008
20080233916Signaling method to support geo-location emergency services - In a method to support geo-location emergency services in a wireless network, a request message is transmitted from a source base station of one vendor to a target base station of another vendor. For example, the request message might be sent subsequent to a wireless unit initiating an emergency services communication, where it is desired to determine the location of the wireless unit by radiolocation, or otherwise at the network level. Upon receiving the request message, the target base station transmits a report message to the source base station, which includes a one-way transmission delay (or other propagation delay information) of the wireless unit as measured at the target base station. Communication protocols in the network are configured so that there are no automatic transmissions of propagation delay information. Instead, base stations transmit propagation delay information only upon the receipt of request messages requesting the information.09-25-2008
20130203373EMERGENCY MESSAGING BETWEEN CITIZENS AND AUTHORITIES - Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media to support emergency messaging are described herein. Examples of the embodiments enable messaging, such as SMS text messaging, sent from a mobile station to be routed to a public safety answering point (PSAP) that services the area where the mobile station is currently located. In one example embodiment, the Mobile services Switching Center (MSC) filters message for emergency numbers (e.g., 911 or 112) and reroutes the message to an emergency service provider using an emergency services routing number such as an ESRK or ESRD provided by a gateway server such as a GMLC or MPC.08-08-2013
20130203375SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROUTING A SPECIAL NUMBER CALL FROM A CALLING UNIT TO AN ANSWERING POINT - A system for routing a special number call from a calling unit to an answering point based upon location of the calling unit includes: (a) a communication network configured for effecting communicative coupling between the calling unit and one or more receiving answering point; each receiving answering point having a respective responsibility area; (b) a mobile positioning center coupled with the communication network; the mobile positioning center determining the location of the calling unit within a first location area; (c) a communication switch coupled with the communication network and coupled with the answering point; and (d) a controller unit coupled with the communication switch for controlling selected operations of the communication switch. The mobile positioning center and the controller unit cooperate to effect routing a call from the calling unit to each respective answering point having a respective responsibility area at least partly common with the first location area.08-08-2013
20080227430Adding Emergency Numbers to a Mobile Address Book - In one embodiment, a method and corresponding apparatus provide a user with emergency service information which is significant to the user's location. A user's address book is updated with emergency service information for at least one emergency service, the emergency service information is based on the user's location, and the emergency service information for the at least one emergency service is presented in a manner which indicates the significance of the emergency service information to the user's location.09-18-2008
20080227429ENHANCED HANDLING OF DURESS SITUATIONS - A wireless communications device can be triggered by a user in a duress situation to provide to a predetermined recipient, or to a monitoring service, a duress message containing emergency-response information, such as GPS coordinates, a photograph and/or an audio clip to facilitate an emergency response to the duress situation. The wireless device can periodically send follow-up duress messages to provide updated GPS data, photos or other information. The wireless device monitoring can also reply to specific queries from the monitoring service to provide requested information that would be most useful to the recipient attempting to coordinate an emergency response. In the event that the device is outside data packet coverage, the duress message can be transmitted using an alternate mode of communication such as SMS or MMS. If no mode of communication is available, the device stores the duress message until communications are possible.09-18-2008
20130143516ENABLING LOCATION DETERMINATION OF USER DEVICE ORIGINATING EMERGENCY SERVICE CALL - A method is provided for processing emergency service calls from a user device to a PSAP, the user device having an associated line number and being configured to originate calls from fixed and mobile access networks. The method includes determining whether a call from the user device originates from a home location in a fixed access network. When the call is determined to have originated from the home location in the fixed access network, the call is routed to the PSAP, where a location of the user device is determined based on the Automatic Number Identification (ANI) included in signaling associated with the call. When the call is determined not to have originated from the home location in the fixed access network, adding pseudo-ANI to signaling associated with the call and routing the call to the PSAP, where the location of the user device is determined based on the pANI.06-06-2013
20130143517Wireless Emergency Caller Profile Data Delivery Over a Legacy Interface - Dynamically selecting and facilitating stored caller information to a communications recipient device with a communications event, based on communication recipient credentials (e.g. MDN, etc.), preferences outlined in a subscriber profile associated with a relevant calling device, and other variables, e.g., time of day, etc. A subscriber provisions subscriber preferences and subscriber information associated with users of a subscribing communications device in to a subscriber profile, for use during a communications event. Subscriber preferences place restrictive conditions on stored subscriber information that may be transmitted with a communications event initiated by a corresponding communications device. A content collection node dynamically selects customized caller information via a subscriber information content collection process. Customized caller information is transmitted to appropriate recipient devices with a corresponding communications event. In the event of a 911 communications event, customized caller information may be transmitted to emergency dispatch personnel via the legacy E2 query interface.06-06-2013
20130143518Automated Proximate Location Association Mechanism for Wireless Emergency Services - Automatic Location Information (ALI) data that is representative of a landline address is digitally retrieved, and automatically transferred to an emergency call taker over a wireless system emergency network. Importantly, the ALI information is determined based on association to a proximate location. Before an emergency call is initiated, additional environmental information, such as a RFID tag, location beacon, WiFi access point, Bluetooth device, or other communication signal with a known location, is included in the wireless session data exchange, used to match one or more location inputs to a fixed civic location (street address) which is used to dispatch emergency responders. Alternatively, the mechanism matches to a precise geodetic location (e.g., where no civic location is available).06-06-2013
20130178185BEHAVIORAL PATTERN COLLECTING APPARATUS, AND BEHAVIORAL PATTERN ANALYZING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING THE SAME - Disclosed are a wearable behavioral pattern collecting apparatus for generating collected information by analyzing a behavioral pattern of a wearer, and generating and thereby transmitting emergency call information when an emergency situation occurs, a network including a repeater to transmit information received from the behavioral pattern collecting apparatus to a remote monitoring server, and a behavioral pattern analyzing system and method for transmitting information on an emergency accident and a position of the wearer to a corresponding institution or a corresponding person in charge when an emergency situation such as a falling accident or the emergency accident occurs by observing a change in the behavioral pattern of the wearer.07-11-2013
20130178186METHOD, PUBLIC LAND MOBILE NETWORK AND REQUESTING ENTITY - A method for providing an emergency functionality when setting up a call directed to a User Equipment in a public land mobile network, the public land mobile network having a home database and a visitor database, includes, in case of the occurrence of a mobile terminating call towards the User Equipment: requesting, by a requesting entity, that the home database provide information specific to the User Equipment to the requesting entity; and in case of a failure of the functionality of the home database, requesting, by the requesting entity, that the visitor database provide the information specific to the User Equipment.07-11-2013
20110269420COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, FEMTO BASE STATION, CALL SESSION CONTROL SERVER, HOME SUBSCRIBER SERVER, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A communication system of the present invention is a communication system connected to a public communication network including emergency organization communication apparatus (11-03-2011
20130095783TRANSFER OF EMERGENCY SERVICES SESSION BETWEEN DISPARATE SUBSYSTEMS - Methods and nodes for coordinating communication sessions are described herein. A method includes providing, by a control system, a signaling anchor point at a domain transfer function in a visited multimedia subsystem for an access signaling leg and a remote access signaling leg for a communication session between a user element and a public service access point and coordinating call signaling for the communication session via the access signaling leg and the remote signaling leg.04-18-2013
20130115909System and Method for Updating Location Information of Voice-Over-Internet Protocol Based Devices for E911 Services - A system and method for updating physical address location information of a wireless device for E911 services. The updating may include determining that the current geographical coordinate location of the wireless device has moved beyond a predetermined distance from a last recorded geographical coordinate location. A physical address location associated with the current geographical coordinate location may then be updated. The physical address location may be updated in the wireless device and/or a data repository operating on a data packet network. The physical address location may be communicated to a public safety answering point (PSAP) in response to an emergency 911 call being placed.05-09-2013
20130102271Instantaneous Event Reporting (IER) remote system_Instantaneous Crime Report(ICR) cell system - An instantaneously executable application on a smart phone or mobile device immediately reports an event, such as being attacked by an assailant, to engage help; or a news event that needs instantaneous reporting and recording. When the application is active, the pressing of two buttons on the mobile device instantly triggers the taking and sending of a picture or a video. In addition, the application appends the location, time of day and/or a pre-recorded audio file to the picture/video data and transmits the complete message to a preprogrammed destination or set of destinations. The message can be delivered via text message, email, or any other communication mechanism available on the phone. The message can be carried over any cellular network, the Internet, or both, and may be carried via a cellular link, Wi-Fi Radio, Bluetooth Radio or any other Internet connection including a hard wired Ethernet connection.04-25-2013
20130102272SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A WIRELESS ACCESS LOCALE FOR PLACING A WIRELESS CALL - A system for determining location for an access locale for wireless calls using a wireless communicator; the system including: (a) a sensor coupled with the wireless communicator for sensing strength of wireless access signals detected by the wireless communicator; (b) a locator coupled with at least one of the sensor and the wireless communicator for indicating location of the wireless communicator while detecting the wireless access signal; (c) a data store coupled with at least one of the sensor, the wireless communicator and the locator for storing at least signal strength information from the sensor and location information from the locator for wireless access signals detected by the wireless communicator; and (d) a mapper coupled with at least one of the data store and the wireless communicator. The mapper cooperating with the data store and the wireless communicator to indicate direction toward a wireless access signal.04-25-2013
20130102273METHOD, SYSTEM, AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL FOR PERFORMING SPECIFIC FUNCTION WHEN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL IS ACTIVATED - Provided is a mobile communication terminal including a display unit and an activation button configured to switch from an inactive state, which is an OFF state of the display unit, to an active state, which is an ON state of the display unit, wherein a predetermined operation is performed simultaneously with switching to the active state by pressing the activation button.04-25-2013
20130143519Fall-Responsive Emergency Device, System, and Method - A system comprising a wearable device with a fall sensor responsive to the physical effect of a fall by a user wearing the device to generate a sensed-fall signal; a plurality of local communicators capable of receiving the sensed-fall signal and transmitting a fall alert; a base transmitter comprising a communications portal capable of initiating communication with a remote responder and establishing two-way voice communication between the remote responder and the user of the wearable device via the local communicators; the local communicators capable of establishing a perimeter and sending an alert if the wearable device is not within the perimeter boundary; a charging plate for induction charging the wearable device; and a mobile application adapted for use on a remote responder's mobile device, the mobile application capable of being activated by communication from the base transmitter to alert the remote responder of the fall or emergency event.06-06-2013
20100279649Personal Security and Law Enforcement Evidence Documenting and Criminal Apprehension Coordinated Improved System - This Invention contains a System of Components for Improvement in Citizens, Law Enforcement Personnel Protection, and Property, Security and Overall Crime Reduction through Criminal Apprehension Success Rates. A Remote Sheriff Controlled Video Remote Controlled Law Enforcement Response and Video Evidence Documenting Improvements including Deputy Audio/Video Camera Forehead Mounted and Selective Force Weapons Mounted on Miniature Drone Aircraft and Helicopters for Low Speed Surveillance or High Speed Chase, also used for Business or Police Station Roof Top Mounted Decoy and Live Drone Hangers or Telescoping Equipment for Squad Car and Private Security. Also Permanent Public Roadway Mounted Equipment including Stop Stick deployment control also Home or Business Security System Instant Interconnected and 911 System Audio/Video Emergency Caller Instant Interconnected with Improved Cell Phone Telephoto Lens Capable and Instant 911 Interconnection with Family Members Cell Phone Location Finder and Home Security Camera Concealment Equipment and Marine Cellular Mapping Devices.11-04-2010
20080207162NOTIFICATION METHOD, NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING NOTIFICATION PROGRAM - A notification method performed by a computer that includes a helper-information management table having recorded thereon positional information designating locations of helpers in accordance with helper terminal devices owned by said helpers, and a juvenile-information management table having recorded thereon mobile-terminal identification information and facial photos of juveniles, said mobile-terminal identification information being used for uniquely designating each of mobile terminal devices owned by said juveniles.08-28-2008
20080200143SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCATION MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCY SUPPORT FOR A VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL DEVICE - Example systems and methods to manage location information for emergency services support of an internet protocol (“IP”) communication device are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves storing first and second geographic location information in a first list of geographic location information associated with an internet protocol device. The first list is stored at a service provider server. At least a partial copy of the first list is communicated from the service provider server to the internet protocol device for storing as a second list of geographic location information in the internet protocol device.08-21-2008
20080200142EMERGENCY NUMBER SELECTION FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - Automatically selecting an emergency number for use by a mobile communications device enabled for Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications, including: receiving at the mobile communications device a geographic indicator in a beacon frame transmitted from a wireless access point of a wireless local area network that is connected to an Internet Protocol network; and determining from a plurality of emergency numbers stored in a storage element of the mobile communications device a selected emergency number in dependence on the received geographic indicator.08-21-2008
20110223881METHOD FOR SENDING EMERGENCY MESSAGES TO MOBILE TERMINALS - The invention relates to a method for sending an emergency message to mobile terminals located in an emergency area, in which at least location information and a subscriber identification code is stored in a database for a plurality of mobile terminals. Then the emergency area is determined. Next, a set of destination terminals is selected out of the database having location information that corresponds to the emergency area. To each of the destination terminals the emergency message is sent by means of an SMS message or a voice message using said subscriber identification code. By using the method according to the invention, all the terminals present in the emergency area can be reached, independent of whether they are subscribed to an SMS alerting service, and not depending on a certain channel to receive the message.09-15-2011
20110223880Optimized Predictive Emergency Notification for Vehicles While in No Cellular Coverage Area - A method and system for predictive emergency notification of a vehicle passing through a dark coverage area (DCA). The method comprises continuously monitoring at least speed and position of the vehicle; monitoring available cellular tower signal strength indicators to predict entrance into a DCA; comparing said position of the vehicle with information about boundaries of DCAs to determine whether the vehicle is about to enter the DCA; calculating a lapsed time for the vehicle to emerge from the DCA, wherein the lapsed time calculated using at least one of an entry point to the DCA, an exit point from the DCA, and an average speed of the vehicle; tracking the vehicle and the lapsed time to ensure that the vehicle is out of the DCA within the lapsed time; and notifying of a possible emergency if the vehicle has not emerged from the DCA within the lapsed time.09-15-2011
20110275343WIRELESS EMERGENCY BREAKER BEACON FOR USE WITH WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES - A security services method for a wireless device, and related wireless devices, are disclosed. A security triggering event is monitored within the wireless device. This triggering event may be one or more of unauthorized loss of main battery power, activation of an emergency button on the wireless device or destructive tampering of the wireless device. In response to the security triggering event the device enters into an emergency beacon mode. While in the emergency beacon mode the device first contacts emergency services and then sends an emergency beacon message to the emergency services. In preferred embodiments the device also obtains its current location and then uses the current location to construct at least a portion of the emergency beacon message.11-10-2011
20130149989MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - There is disclosed a mobile terminal for providing a convenient and effective contact management function by providing differentiated services for two or more connected contacts, respectively. To this end, there is provided an operation control method of a mobile terminal, and the method may include displaying a contact list containing a plurality of contacts; designating a first contact in the contact list as a first recipient according to a user's input; designating at least one second contact as a second recipient when there exists the at least one second contact connected to the first contact; and performing a first operation for the first recipient, and performing a second operation subordinate to the first operation for the second recipient.06-13-2013
20130149990Wireless Communication Apparatus for Emergency Situations - An apparatus that allows communication in critical incidents and/or other emergency situation utilizing a throw phone comprises a throw box, a headset, an on/off switch, a power supply source, connection ports, a plurality of electronic components, and a plurality of detective modules. The headset, the power supply source, and the plurality of electronic components are positioned within the throw box and electrically connected to each other. The headset allows a suspect to wirelessly communicate with a command unit where the command unit is controlled by a low enforcement agent. The throw phone allows the law enforcement agent to evaluate the surrounding of the throw phone and the suspect through the command unit. The plurality of detective modules provides additional information to the law enforcement agents so that safety precautions can be carried out for the safety of the suspect and the others involved.06-13-2013
20130149991ACTIVE POSITIONING SYSTEM - The object of the present disclosure is an active positioning system for positioning at least one mobile device (06-13-2013
20120258682METHOD, TERMINAL, AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRING INFORMATION ABOUT FALL OR OVERTURN ACCIDENT USING SMART PHONE - A method, a terminal, and a system for automatically transferring information about a fall or overturn accident using a smart phone are provided. The method includes, by an elder customer terminal assigned to an elder customer, detecting a fall or overturn accident via a 3-axis acceleration sensor, and sending a fall or overturn detection message, including its own ID information and a fall or overturn state, to a controller based on the detection, by the controller, receiving the fall or overturn detection message, generating fall or overturn detection information based on the received fall or overturn detection message, and registering the fall or overturn detection information with a database, and, by the controller, configuring a message based on the fall or overturn detection information, and notifying the smart phone of the message based on the fall or overturn detection information.10-11-2012
20100304707 METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR PROVIDING LOCATION INFORMATION ON A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - In a method and arrangement for providing a reliable location for a communication terminal, a first location is obtained for the terminal by means of a first access mechanism. A second location is also obtained for the terminal by means of a second access mechanism, and the obtained first and second locations are then compared. The location of the terminal is validated if the obtained first and second locations are found to be substantially equal. Thereby, a more reliable location of the terminal can be used to support communication services requiring or needing such position information, such as emergency services. The validated location of the terminal can also be used for validating the location of an end point used by the terminal in an access network with fixed end points, or for validating a used positioning mechanism.12-02-2010
20100311388COMMUNICATIONS METHOD - A system for 2-way data and voice communication with a user A base station in communicates with a response center. A portable device has a cellular transceiver module, a GPS module and an emergency call button, and is in two-way communication with a response center for communicating the location of the portable device to the response center in response to activation of the emergency call button. A wearable pendant has a panic button, and outputs a signal in response to activation of the panic button. The portable device receives the signal and contacts the response center in response to the signal when the portable device is not in proximity to the base station; and the base station receives the signal and the base station communicates with the response center when the portable device is in proximity of the base station.12-09-2010
20130137391CONTROLLING USE OF A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH MOTION OF THE DEVICE - A wireless communications device is controlled in accordance with motion thereof If the device is determined to be in motion, such as in a vehicle, use of the device is restricted. Discrimination between vehicular motion and ambulatory motion is provided. While in motion, use of the device can be allowed under specific exception conditions. Exception conditions include the device being used by a passenger of a vehicle, a 911 call, or a call to a designated number. The ability to control the device in accordance with motion thereof can be remotely activated and deactivated, thus allowing, for example, parental control of a device belong to a child.05-30-2013
20100317316System and Method for Providing Mobility and Multi-Purpose Assistance Within a Limited Coverage Area - A system and method for providing emergency response via a wireless link. In a limited and localized coverage area, a plurality of mobile pendant units is provided in communication with a local node and router. The mobile pendant units each include a wireless transceiver for communication with a wireless transceiver of the local node and router. The local node and router includes an interface to traditional networks, such as wired, wireless or satellite, which permits communication between an operations center and one or more of the mobile pendant units. Once one of the mobile pendant units is activated, its location is known and verbal communication is facilitated between the mobile pendant unit, the local node and router, and an operations center, as well as between the mobile pendant units.12-16-2010
20120282887PERSONAL PROTECTION SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY CONTACT NOTIFICATION BASED ON REGISTERED EVENTS - The concept rides on the believed of ‘better be safe than sorry’ where the subscriber will register an event with anticipated end-time which the individual deems is vulnerable to cause her any potential harm. The event is then stored in a database with sufficient information for any emergency tracking and notification. At the end of the anticipated end time, a message will be sent from the server to the subscriber's wireless device requesting for safety confirmation, failing which the system will automatically send an alert notification message to a group of predefined emergency contacts through various channels and medias. The emergency message will also be posted to the subscriber's own social network services for mass notification. In addition, the subscriber has the option to trigger the location based tracking of his whole journey during the active event time if the individual wireless device is subscribed with the location base tracking system, such as global positioning system (GPS) service.11-08-2012
20120282886SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INITIATING A DISTRESS SIGNAL FROM A MOBILE DEVICE WITHOUT REQUIRING FOCUSED VISUAL ATTENTION FROM A USER - 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, attacked, threatened, etc., 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
20120282885SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT DETECTION - A system and method for airbag deployment sensing with a mobile device is provided. The system senses an effluent indicative of airbag deployment with a chemical sensor and determines if an airbag deployment condition exists based on the sensing of the chemical sensor. The system may then initiate an emergency communication if it is determined that the airbag deployment condition exists.11-08-2012
20120282884System and method for the emergency voice and image e-mail transmitter device - A voice and image e-mail transmitter device with an external camera attachment that is designed for the emergency and surveillance purposes is disclosed. The device converts voice signals and photo images into digital format, which are transmitted to the nearest voice-image message receiving station from where the digital signal strings are parsed and converted into voice, image, or video message files which are attached to an e-mail and delivered to user pre-defined destination e-mail addresses and a 911 rescue team. The e-mail also includes the caller's voice and personal information, photo images of a security threat, device serial number, and a GPS location map of the caller's location. The digital signal data may be recorded and transmitted within few seconds. The victim's family or police may either check the GPS location map in an e-mail or apply a new GPS based people tracking system of the present invention to search for a missing victim.11-08-2012
20120282883Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) E911 metro street address guide (MSAG) validation - An overlay list of MSAG-valid addresses is created for use in lieu of (or in addition to) the lat/lon or postal address which otherwise would go with an E911 VoIP 911 call. This overlays the nation with a series of MSAG-addressed polygons, with center points identified in those polygons, and MSAG-valid addresses provided to the PSAPs for those centers, preferably along with the original latitude/longitude coordinates.11-08-2012
20130157611MOBILE CELLULAR NODE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF AND RESCUE - A multimodal mobile cellular node for use by emergency workers and law-enforcement personnel is disclosed. When installed on a hook-and-ladder truck, the node is used to locate and communicate with persons trapped in a high-rise building by fire. When carried by an aircraft, the node provides a cone of coverage, enabling cellular communication and interoperability between handsets using different types CMRS signals in the event some part of the local cellular infrastructure fails. The node also produces a CMRS beacon enabling the node to communicate with handsets individually using the ID numbers provided by their ID signals and to map the handsets' location and movements, to guide emergency relief efforts. These mobile nodes can also improve traffic safety by identifying drivers who are using cellphones while driving.06-20-2013
20130157612METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY ALERT NETWORK - An interactive community alert network (iCan) system is operable to receive one or more signals indicating a report of an incident. The iCan system may determine a location of the reported incident. One or more visual and/or audio capture devices, which may be within proximity of the determined location of the reported incident may be adjusted. Corresponding visual and/or audio content of the reported incident may be captured and utilized to determine how to handle the reported incident. The location of the reported incident may be determined based on a position of a device and based on a global navigation satellite system position of a device utilized to report the incident. The location of the incident may also be determined based on information within the report of the incident and/or based on localization through use of one or more electronic mapping systems and/or panoramic still images of camera views.06-20-2013
20130183923FIELD NURSE NOTIFICATION - A system and method (07-18-2013
20130122851DETERMINATION BY PSAPS OF CALLER LOCATION BASED ON THE WIFI HOT SPOTS DETECTED AND REPORTED BY THE CALLER'S DEVICE(S) - Location information associated with a wireless access point is used to assist with emergency call routing. Additionally, the location information can be used to assist with determining where an emergency call is physically originating from. This location information is one or more of enterable, detectable and/or populated with the assistance of a location determining device, such as a GPS, associated with the wireless network. The location information can also be dynamic to account for mobile wireless access points, such as a mobile access point provided on public transportation. The location information is also associatiable with an outbound communication, such as an emergency communication, with this location information usable to route the communication to an appropriate entity(ies).05-16-2013
20130122853WIRELESS SECURITY DEVICE AND METHOD TO PLACE EMERGENCY CALLS - A wireless security device and method includes implementing, by a wireless security device, one or more Bluetooth™ wireless protocol profiles for connecting to one or more Bluetooth™ enabled devices. A Bluetooth™ enabled telephony device may be paired with the wireless security device using one or more Bluetooth™ wireless protocol profiles. The wireless security device may send a command to the telephony device over the wirelessly paired Bluetooth™ connection, to the telephony device. The command may cause the telephony device to place a telephone call to an emergency telephone number. Once the telephone call is placed, a prerecorded emergency message may be sent from the wireless security device to the telephony device, causing the telephony device to play the prerecorded emergency message.05-16-2013
20130122852WIRELESS HEADSET SWITCHING SYSTEM - A wireless headset system including a switching unit having a detection circuit coupled to a wireless adapter. The detection circuit provides a first output signal to the wireless adapter upon detection of a triggering event, such as activation of a manual switch or detection of voltage of an audio output signal from a mobile communications device. The first output signal causes the wireless adapter to enter into an active audio channel mode. The detection circuit also provides a second output signal to the wireless adapter when no triggering event is detected, and the second output signal causes the wireless adapter to enter into a standby mode. Placing at least the wireless adapter in a standby mode saves battery life of the system.05-16-2013
20090291663EMERGENCY CALL FORKING AND NOTIFICATION - A method includes receiving subscriber configuration information for an emergency forking/notification service, the subscriber configuration information including criteria for initiating the forking/notification service and contact information for a recipient of the forking/notification service; receiving an emergency call from a calling device; routing the emergency call to a public safety answering point (PSAP); identifying the emergency call as a candidate for the emergency forking/notification service based on information associated with the calling device and the criteria for initiating the forking/notification service; and automatically initiating a forking/notification session to notify the recipient that an emergency call has been initiated from the calling device.11-26-2009
20130189945EMERGENCY SERVICE WARNING SYSTEM - An emergency service warning system, arranged to warn a user of approach of emergency services, provided with: 07-25-2013
20130189946Security System Alarming and Processing Based on User Location Information - A system and method for monitoring an alarm system at a premises is described. The alarm system includes sensors to detect one or more alarm conditions at the premises. In response to an alarm condition, an alarm signal is sent to a gateway. In response to the alarm, the gateway retrieves location of associated users of the alarm system and location of the premises and sends the alarm condition and the location information to a monitoring center which receives the locations of the associated users of the alarm system and the location of the premises from the gateway and determines a response to the alarm based on the locations of the associated users.07-25-2013
20120003956Real time sound/image capture and distibution to end recipient - In one aspect when a security application stored in a memory of a portable device is initiated results in: determining location information of the device; actuating a microphone and/or a camera of the device to capture at audio and/or image data; and wirelessly sending to a pre-determined emergency service the location information and the captured audio and/or image data. In another aspect of the invention a private emergency service is operated using at least one server by storing an association of a calling phone identifier with a called phone identifier; receiving location information for the calling phone and audio and/or image data captured by the calling phone; using the received calling phone identifier to access the memory and determine the called phone identifier, and sending to the called phone a message comprising at least the received location information and the received audio and/or image data.01-05-2012
20120021717Speed-Disabled Mobile Phone And Method - An apparatus and method for safely using a speed-sensing mobile phone with a speed-disabled state, in order to prevent phone communications from distracting a driver in a vehicle yet still allowing emergency use. In a first form, the phone includes a traffic delay timer communicating with the speed sensor, and the phone is latched or held in the speed-disabled state for a preprogrammed period of time even after the vehicle/phone speed drops to zero. In a further form, the phone includes a one-touch emergency override switch that makes an emergency phone call to a preprogrammed number, even when the phone is speed-disabled and without altering the speed-disabled state of the phone.01-26-2012
20130196613MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Methods for operating monitoring systems may comprise receiving, with a monitoring station, an alert from a base station, the alert not related to the location of the base station. The methods may also comprise receiving, with the monitoring station, a message comprising current location data for the base station. The current location data may be compared to pre-established location data. Based on the comparing, it may be determined whether the base station is located substantially at a pre-established location. One process associated with responding to the alert may be performed when the base station is located substantially at the pre-established location. An alternate process associated with responding to the alert may be performed when the base station is not located substantially at the pre-established location.08-01-2013
20120040636Method and Apparatuses for Transmission of Warning Information in a Cellular Communications Network - The present invention relates to arrangements and methods for distribution of warning information relating to an emergency to mobile users. Warning information is sent to UEs both within and outside an area affected, or an area estimated to be affected by the emergency. The warning information comprises information associated with the affected area, or the area which is estimated to be affected, e.g. geographical information or identities of the base stations within said area.02-16-2012
20130203376METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN EMERGENCY LOCATION INFORMATION SERVICE (E-LIS) - A method and system for determining and verifying a location of mobile and non-mobile devices in emergency situations. The method and system provide a current physical geographic location for a mobile device (e.g., building address, a building floor, a room on a building floor, campus, enterprise, city, state, region, country, continent, etc.), in an emergency situation such as an accident, fire, terrorist attack, military incident, etc. and forward the physical geographic location to a legacy 911 network or a Emergency Services IP networks (ESInet).08-08-2013
20130203374APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EFFECTING EMERGENCY SERVICE CALLS WITH A WIRELESS NETWORK - A wireless telephone apparatus configured for operation with a wireless network; the apparatus comprising: an alerting actuator integrally coupled with the apparatus; actuating the alerting actuator effecting initiation of an emergency service call by the apparatus via the wireless network; and the apparatus and the wireless network cooperating to provide the emergency service call and location information regarding locus of the apparatus to an emergency service answering entity.08-08-2013
20120083241Location Continuity Service for Locating Mobile Devices Using Multiple Access Networks Including Wireless Telecommunication Networks - A location continuity application server described herein is configured to access from an access network a set of location data associated with a position measurement for a mobile device. The location continuity application server may also access from another access network another set of location data associated with another position measurement for the mobile device and combine the sets of location data to determine a location of the mobile device. Further, prior to accessing the set of location data, the location continuity application server may provide reference location data associated with a reference location of the mobile device to the access network to enable the access network to obtain the position measurement based at least on the reference location data. The location continuity application server may also access the set of location data and determine the location of the mobile device responsive to a request from an emergency service provider.04-05-2012

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