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Method And System For Providing Situational Status Notifications To Entities Based On Tracked Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237656D
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-01
Document File: 3 page(s) / 30K

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Abstract

A method and system for providing situational status notifications to entities based on tracked events.

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Method And System For Providing Situational Status Notifications To Entities Based On Tracked Events

Disclosed is a method and system for providing situational status notifications to entities based on tracked events. The method and system utilizes a software-implemented motion processing and behavioral analytics technique for recording data regarding situational status of one or more events. The recorded data is in turn provided to the entities that request the situational status via subscriptions. Recorded data regarding situational status involves event-driven observation and tracking of the one or more events. The one or more events can be events such as, but not limited to, earthquakes, thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, tsunami, floods, or events involving the behavior of other entities, such as traffic jams, hangouts (e.g. specific entities meeting each other on a specific number of occasions, within a specific spatial proximity, over a specific time interval), or public gatherings (e.g. sporting events). The entities that request situational status can be entities such as, but not limited to, aircraft, navy ships, on-road vehicles, trains, industries, organizations and individual personnel.

In accordance with the method and system, the entities initially subscribe to corresponding events that are of interest and relevance to the entities. A record representing a subscription is stored at one or more centralized database servers. Based on a plurality of these records, the servers monitor and transmit situational status data. An entity can create one or more of these records by selecting one or more events that are of interest and relevance to the entity. This results in low-level control / manipulation, and minimizing computational and networking costs, for monitoring and transmitting data about the events.

The method and system further allows the entities to subscribe to the motion processing software installed at one or more centralized database servers, for providing alert notifications regarding the existence or behavior of tracked events. Event-specific subscription configuration permits selection of the notifications that are relevant to a particular entity. The selected configurations can include, but need not be limited to, a proximity definition (e.g. "indicate only behavior of other entities within N meters of current location"), interaction mode definition (e.g. "indicate only behavior of entities that correspond / interact via mode M"). Additionally, the configuration can include further limiting criteria such as, but not limited to, event type(s), data source(s), and specific event features such as shapes, sizes, or other characteristics (e.g. "indicate only behavior of aircraft and thunderstorms, detectable by radar, whose area is greater than X square meters").

The configuration information also takes the form of a sequence of records, each of

which defines certain subscription parameters which i...