Byrna Technologies has been granted a patent for systems and methods for processing emergency communications. The patent describes a computer-based system that can receive emergency communications, detect data field actions, capture timestamps, generate communication snippets, and transmit them to emergency responders. The system aims to provide context from the emergency communication to the data input. GlobalData’s report on Byrna Technologies gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Generating communication snippets for emergency communications

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Byrna Technologies Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11758045B2) describes a method and system for generating communication snippets of emergency communications. The method involves detecting a data field action in a data field, capturing an action timestamp based on the occurrence of the data field action, and generating a communication snippet based on the action timestamp and a snippet length.

The communication snippet provides a portion of the emergency communication associated with the data input into the data field. It is configured to provide context from the emergency communication to the data input. The snippet length can be determined based on the data field action or the data field itself, and can be of different types such as pre-action length, post-action length, or total length.

The system includes a processor and a tangible memory that stores instructions for performing the method. It detects data field actions, captures action timestamps, determines snippet lengths, and generates communication snippets based on the action timestamps and snippet lengths. The data field actions can include focusing, defocusing, inputting text, selecting prefilled options, or selecting checkboxes.

The system can also detect second data field actions and generate second communication snippets based on second action timestamps and snippet lengths. In case of a revision or deletion of the data input, the system can delete the communication snippet or generate a revised communication snippet accordingly.

In a communication environment, the method involves receiving an emergency communication, detecting data field actions, capturing action timestamps, generating communication snippets based on the action timestamps and snippet lengths, and transmitting the snippets and data input to an emergency responder. The method can also include generating an emergency communication recording and associating it with the data input and communication snippets.

Overall, this patent describes a method and system for generating communication snippets that provide relevant portions of emergency communications to aid emergency responders. By capturing action timestamps and determining snippet lengths, the system ensures that the snippets contain the necessary context and information for effective response.

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