US 9,813,091 B2
Methods and apparatus for communicating with a receiving unit
Vincent Leclerc, Montreal (CA); Vadim Kravtchenko, Montreal (CA); Jean-Sébastien Rousseau, Montreal (CA); and Justin Alexandre Francis, Montreal (CA)
Assigned to ESKI Inc., Montreal (CA)
Filed by ESKI Inc., Montreal (CA)
Filed on Jun. 23, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/631,194.
Application 15/631,194 is a continuation of application No. 15/376,113, filed on Dec. 12, 2016, granted, now 9,722,649.
Application 15/376,113 is a continuation of application No. PCT/CA2016/050684, filed on Jun. 14, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/201,351, filed on Aug. 5, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0288711 A1, Oct. 5, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04B 1/08 (2006.01); H04L 12/18 (2006.01); H04W 4/02 (2009.01); G08B 21/18 (2006.01); H04W 8/00 (2009.01)
CPC H04B 1/086 (2013.01) [G08B 21/182 (2013.01); H04W 4/023 (2013.01); H04W 8/005 (2013.01)] 39 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising acts of:
(A) during an event at which each of a plurality of users is provided a corresponding wearable receiving unit, causing at least one of the wearable receiving units to manifest a first state change via transmission, from at least one first location, of at least one electromagnetic signal to the at least one wearable receiving unit; and
(B) causing the at least one wearable receiving unit to manifest a second state change at a time other than during the event, via transmission to the at least one wearable receiving unit, from at least one second location which is different than the at least one first location, of at least one signal by a mobile device, in response to a determination that one or more predetermined criteria relating to an environmental condition detectable by the mobile device have been satisfied.