US 11,054,266 B2
Confidential route monitoring with traveler-configured traveler safety alerts
Matthew R. Claycomb, Austin, TX (US); Trenton J. Johnson, Raleigh, NC (US); James L. Lentz, Austin, TX (US); Dana L. Price, Surf City, NC (US); Charmant K. Tan, San Jose, CA (US); and Ramratan Vennam, Colfax, NC (US)
Assigned to International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Jan. 8, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/592,792.
Prior Publication US 2016/0202073 A1, Jul. 14, 2016
Int. Cl. G01C 21/34 (2006.01); H04W 4/029 (2018.01); G08B 25/01 (2006.01)
CPC G01C 21/34 (2013.01) [G08B 25/016 (2013.01); H04W 4/029 (2018.02)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
confidentially monitoring, by a processor as part of user-controlled private travel security, a user's travel using user-configured travel monitoring constraints specified by the user within a user confidential-travel profile that independently control release of confidential user travel information comprising (i) a first user-configured travel monitoring constraint specified by the user to either authorize or prohibit release of a user-selected confidential travel route and (ii) a second user-configured travel monitoring constraint specified by the user to either authorize or prohibit release of a user-selected confidential travel time frame; and
sending, in response to a detected route deviation by the user beyond a user-configured path-deviation threshold, a traveler alert comprising a user-authorized set of the confidential user travel information for which release is not prohibited by the user according to the user-configured travel monitoring constraints within the user confidential-travel profile to a trusted third party specified by the user within the user confidential-travel profile to receive the user-authorized set of the confidential user travel information within traveler alerts.