US Patent No. 9,055,422

SELECTIVE ALERT PROCESSING


Patent No. 9,055,422
Issue Date June 09, 2015
Title Selective Alert Processing
Inventorship Doron M. Elliott, Detroit, MI (US)
Ivette Hernandez, Dearborn, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,055,422

1. A system comprising:
a processor configured to:
engage a do-not-disturb (DND) state;
block an incoming call while the DND state is active;
determine that a blocked call corresponds to a phone approved to bypass the DND state; and
facilitate communication with the phone after blocking the call by automatically calling back the phone after blocking the
phone and determining that the phone is approved to bypass the DND state.