US Patent No. 10,194,485

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED DISPATCH OF MOBILE DEVICES IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,194,485
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Method And Apparatus For Automated Dispatch Of Mobile Devices In A Communication System
Inventorship Grzegorz Kaplita, Rzeszow (PL)
Jacek Maciej Kaczynski, Czernichow (PL)
Marta Tatiana Musik, Rybnik (PL)
Mikolaj Pudo, Chrzanow (PL)
Assignee MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC., Chicago, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,485

1. A method for automated dispatch of mobile devices, the method comprising:receiving, at an infrastructure controller device, one of an alert and request for a response to an incident at an associated location;
identifying, by the infrastructure controller device, a first set of a plurality of mobile devices for responding to the one of the alert and request;
transmitting, by the infrastructure controller device, a first dispatch request to each mobile device in the first set requesting dispatch to the incident at the associated location;
receiving, by the infrastructure controller device and from a first subset of some or all of the first set of the plurality of mobile devices, an acceptance of the first dispatch request;
subsequently determining, by the infrastructure controller device, that a number of mobile devices in the first subset accepting dispatch to the incident at the associated location is greater than a determined number of mobile devices required for responding to the incident at the associated location, and responsively:
identifying, by the infrastructure controller device, at least one higher priority mobile device in the first subset accepting dispatch to the incident at the associated location relative to at least one lower priority mobile device in the first subset accepting dispatch to the incident at the associated location; and
transmitting, by the infrastructure controller device, a recall notice to the at least one lower priority mobile device withdrawing the first dispatch request requesting dispatch to the incident at the associated location to the at least one lower priority mobile device.