US 9,811,999 B2
Methods for automated response to distress signals
Brian Cruver, Austin, TX (US); David Godwin, Austin, TX (US); Jeff Branc, Austin, TX (US); and Matthew Miller, Austin, TX (US)
Assigned to Alert Media, Inc., Austin, TX (US)
Filed by Alert Media, Inc., Austin, TX (US)
Filed on Aug. 31, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/252,773.
Application 15/252,773 is a continuation of application No. 15/179,207, filed on Jun. 10, 2016, granted, now 9,483,931.
Application 15/179,207 is a continuation of application No. 14/886,552, filed on Oct. 19, 2015, granted, now 9,390,614, issued on Jul. 12, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/065,378, filed on Oct. 17, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0373911 A1, Dec. 22, 2016
Int. Cl. G08B 23/00 (2006.01); G08B 25/01 (2006.01); G08B 25/10 (2006.01); H04W 12/08 (2009.01); H04M 1/725 (2006.01); H04W 4/22 (2009.01); H04W 4/02 (2009.01); H04W 88/02 (2009.01)
CPC G08B 25/016 (2013.01) [G08B 25/10 (2013.01); H04M 1/72527 (2013.01); H04M 1/72538 (2013.01); H04M 1/72541 (2013.01); H04W 4/02 (2013.01); H04W 4/22 (2013.01); H04W 12/08 (2013.01); H04W 88/02 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for facilitating automated response to a distress signal, the system comprising:
a network monitoring module configured for monitoring signals received over a data network for a presence of one or more distress signals transmitted over a public radio-frequency network from a radio-frequency transmitter located within a housing of a multifunction mobile computing device responsive to detecting a disarticulation of an attachment from a sensor location on a multifunction mobile computing device;
an assessment module configured for assessing priority of the one or more distress signals transmitted over the public radio-frequency network from the radio-frequency transmitter located within the housing of a multifunction mobile computing device responsive to detecting the disarticulation of an attachment from the sensor location on the multifunction mobile computing device; and
a resource response module configured for communicating the distress signals to resources tasked to respond to the distress signals.