US 11,659,374 B1
Fire warning network and emergency guidance system
Yevgeniy Viatcheslavovich Khmelev, San Antonio, TX (US); Christopher Russell, The Colony, TX (US); Gregory David Hansen, San Antonio, TX (US); Nathan Lee Post, Rockport, TX (US); Ashley Raine Philbrick, San Antonio, TX (US); Nolan Serrao, Plano, TX (US); Ruthie D. Lyle, Durham, NC (US); Pooja Krishnaswamy, McKinney, TX (US); and Noemy Diosdado, Como, TX (US)
Assigned to United Services Automobile Association (USAA), San Antonio, TX (US)
Filed by UIPCO, LLC, San Antonio, TX (US)
Filed on May 28, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/334,022.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/033,146, filed on Jun. 1, 2020.
Int. Cl. H04W 4/90 (2018.01); H04W 4/024 (2018.01); H04W 4/02 (2018.01); H04W 68/00 (2009.01); H04W 4/33 (2018.01); G08B 17/103 (2006.01); H04W 4/12 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 4/90 (2018.02) [G08B 17/103 (2013.01); H04W 4/024 (2018.02); H04W 4/025 (2013.01); H04W 4/12 (2013.01); H04W 4/33 (2018.02); H04W 68/005 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for alerting and guiding end-users during an emergency situation, the method comprising:
activating a device network that includes at least a first device located in a first space that is in proximity to or within a physical structure;
receiving, from the first device, first data obtained during a first time by a first infrared sensor associated with the first device indicating a presence of one or more hotspots near the first device;
receiving, from the first device, first location data for the first device;
generating a first evacuation route from the first space to a first safe zone based at least in part on the received first data and first location data;
causing the first device to present a first alert signal based at least in part on the first evacuation route;
receiving, from the first device, second data obtained during a second time subsequent to the first time by the first infrared sensor indicating an increase in the presence or intensity of hotspots near the first device; and
updating the first evacuation route based at least in part on the received second data.