US 10,893,402 B2
Situational awareness systems and methods
John J. Dames, St. Louis, MO (US); and Michael S. Biviano, St. Louis, MO (US)
Assigned to Coolfire Solutions, Inc., St. Louis, MO (US)
Filed by Coolfire Solutions, Inc., St. Louis, MO (US)
Filed on Nov. 15, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/192,742.
Application 16/192,742 is a continuation of application No. 15/933,088, filed on Mar. 22, 2018, granted, now 10,136,296.
Prior Publication US 2019/0297484 A1, Sep. 26, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04M 11/04 (2006.01); H04W 4/90 (2018.01); H04W 4/029 (2018.01); H04W 4/02 (2018.01); H04W 4/024 (2018.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01); H04W 4/38 (2018.01)
CPC H04W 4/90 (2018.02) [H04L 67/12 (2013.01); H04L 67/18 (2013.01); H04L 67/20 (2013.01); H04L 67/26 (2013.01); H04L 67/306 (2013.01); H04W 4/023 (2013.01); H04W 4/024 (2018.02); H04W 4/029 (2018.02); G06Q 10/06311 (2013.01); H04W 4/38 (2018.02)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for providing decision support comprising:
at a server computer, associating a context role identifier with a user;
receiving at an endpoint device a predetermined set of tasks assigned to said user;
transmitting to said server computer, at a predetermined frequency, a current geographic location of said endpoint device while said user performs said assigned set of tasks;
receiving at said server computer an indication of an event associated with an event context and a geographic location of said event; and
if said endpoint device is determined to be within a notification threshold distance of said event based on a comparison of said received current geographic location of said endpoint device to said geographic location of said event, transmitting a notification message to said endpoint device, the content of said message being determined based upon said context role identifier and said event context;
wherein said event indication and a geographic location of said event is received via a sensor communicably coupled to said server computer and said sensor is selected from the group consisting of an optical, light, imaging, or photon sensor; a motion or movement sensor; an electromagnetic sensor; an acoustic sensor; an automotive sensor; a chemical sensor; an electrical sensor; a magnetic sensor; a fluid sensor; a radiation sensor; a navigation instrument; an orientation or direction sensor; a pressure sensor; a thermal, heat, or temperature sensor; a force, density, or level sensor; a proximity or distance sensor; and an Internet-of-things device or sensor.