Patents Assigned to LGHorizon, LLC
  • Patent number: 11648430
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a computer system, information that indicates that a fire has been detected in a building and that a fire suppression system within the building has begun dousing the fire; monitoring sensor information from one or more sensors located within the building; determining, by the computer system and based on the sensor information, whether the fire has been extinguished; activating, in response to determining that the fire has been extinguished, a feature to turn off a water supply to the building, the feature being presented on a computing device for a user who is associated with the building; receiving, after activating the feature and from the computing device, a command to turn off the water supply; and transmitting, by the computer system, a control signal that causes an electromechanical device to close a water valve within the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Schmitt, Michael Kramer, Ronak Desai, Randall Kurtz
  • Patent number: 11631305
    Abstract: A system for centrally managing and executing emergency egress guidance. A first computing device can receive an indication of an emergency and user presence information in a building, retrieve, from a local data store, generated egress instructions for the building, select, for each of a plurality of egress advisement devices and based on the emergency indication, user presence information, and location of each egress advisement device, one of the egress instructions that is customized for each egress advisement device, and transmit, to each egress advisement device, the selected instructions to be outputted to guide users to exit the building. Each egress advisement device can determine that communications are terminated between the egress advisement devices and the computing device, obtain the emergency indication and user presence information, and retrieve, from the local data store, a second of the egress instructions associated with the location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: LGHORIZON, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 11626002
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for providing distributed security event monitoring. The system can include a central monitoring system and sensor devices positioned throughout a premises that passively detect conditions and emit signals guiding people on the premises when a security event is detected. The sensor devices can include suites of sensors and can transmit detected conditions to the central monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: LGHORIZON, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Michael Donegan, William Delmonico, Joseph Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11625997
    Abstract: A system for emergency egress advisement from a building. An egress advisement device can receive a floormap and subset of emergency egress instructions associated with routes within the building, wherein the subset of instructions are associated with a location of the egress advisement device and are used, by the device, to direct users in proximity to the location of the device to egress from that location during an emergency, locally store the floormap and subset of instructions, receive a signal indicative of an emergency, locally select, based on real-time conditions in the building relative to the location of the egress advisement device, one of the subset of instructions, which is customized for users in proximity to the location of the egress advisement device, and output the selected instructions to guide the users in proximity to the location of the egress advisement device to egress from the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: LGHORIZON, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 11625995
    Abstract: A system for generating emergency egress advisement based on motion data and trained models for the building. A computing device can receive, from first detection devices, frequency of movement indicating routes frequented the most by users in the building, determine an initial emergency egress advisement for the building, receive, from the first detection devices, first motion data about the users, receive, from second detection devices positioned throughout the building or worn by the users, second motion data, iteratively train a model for the building by correlating the initial emergency egress advisement to corresponding (i) first motion data, (ii) second motion data, and (iii) historic user presence information across one or more model layers using one or more machine learning algorithms, the iterative training generating a trained model for the building, and update, based on the trained model, the initial emergency egress advisement for use during an emergency in the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 11625996
    Abstract: A system for practicing suggested emergency egress from a building. An egress advisement device can, during a non-emergency, receive from a first computing device, suggested egress plans that are customized for users in the building based on user presence information and different types of emergencies, output, to a GUI of the egress advisement device, the suggested egress plans, receive first user input indicating a selection of one of the plans, present for playback by the users, the user-selected egress plan, receive after playback of the user-selected egress plan, second user input indicating updates to at least one of the user-selected suggested plan, building information, and the user presence information, transmit, to the computing device, the second user input, receive, from the computing device, updated suggested egress plans based on the second user input, and during an emergency, generate egress advisement instructions based on the updated suggested egress plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 11620883
    Abstract: A system for dynamically selecting egress plans during an emergency. A computing device can receive signals indicating an emergency in the building and user presence information, determine a type of the emergency, predict locations of the users within the building, transmit, to an emergency responders computing device, the indication of the emergency and predicted locations of the users within the building, receive, from the emergency responders computing device, an estimated responders arrival time based on a current distance of emergency responders from the building, select one or more of the determined egress plans to direct the users to exit the building, send, to signaling devices in the building, signaling instructions for the signaling devices to emit signals indicating to the users the selected one or more egress plans, and send, to the emergency responders computing device, the selected one or more egress plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: LGHORIZON, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 11620884
    Abstract: A system for providing audio and visual signaling output to egress a building. A central monitoring system can determine, based on user presence information, a floormap of the building having multiple routes and exits, receive emergency indication information indicating one or more locations within the building that may have an emergency, determine, based on the floormap and emergency indication information, egress plans that can be used by the users to exit the building, transmit, to signal generators of a first of signaling devices, first signaling instructions for the first of the signal generators to emit first signals that indicate to first users a first egress plan to exit the building, and transmit, to signal generators of a second of the signaling devices, second signaling instructions for the second of the signal generators to emit second signals that indicate to second users a second egress plan to exit the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: LGHORIZON, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 11615490
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for identifying issues in a building. In one aspect, a method includes receiving information describing an issue with a building, accessing data that identifies (i) a plurality of components that are included in the building and (ii) features of the plurality of components, identifying one or more candidate components that have at least a threshold likelihood of being a cause of the issue, and performing some action in response to remedy the issue. For example, the method can include selecting a candidate service provider from among a plurality of service providers based on a comparison of (i) the one or more candidate components and (ii) information identifying technical qualifications for the plurality of service providers, transmitting a service request for the issue to the candidate service provider, receiving a response from the candidate service provider, and scheduling, based on the response, a service appointment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: LGHORIZON, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lerick, Ronak Desai, Michael Kramer, Joseph Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11600156
    Abstract: A system for generating emergency egress advisement for a building having at least one first computing device that determines a floormap and generates initial emergency egress advisement for the building and at least one second computing device that improves generation of initial emergency egress advisement. The second computing device can receive the initial emergency egress advisement, iteratively train a model for the building by correlating the initial emergency egress advisement to corresponding information about intended egress outcomes for different emergency situations in the building across one or more model layers using one or more machine learning algorithms, predict, based on real-time information about the emergency and historic user presence information, presence and location information of users in the building, generate egress routes that can be used by the users, and update, based on a trained model and the generated egress routes, the initial emergency egress advisement for the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 11583770
    Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods provide for generating real-time egress plans for users in a building, based on the users' current locations. As the users' current locations change, egress plans associated with the users can be dynamically modified in real-time. The egress plans can also be generated, modified, and/or trained based on inputted information about the user. The disclosed technology can include a mobile application for presenting, in a centralized interface, information about user-specific egress plans, training the user for different emergency scenarios, improving or changing features in the building to improve safety, and user profiles. The mobile application can include training simulation games to help prepare the users to safely egress during an emergency. The disclosed technology can also predict building component and structure emergency risk levels. The disclosed technology can also designate zones in the building based on possible egress routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventors: Bill Delmonico, Joseph Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11501621
    Abstract: The disclosed technology uses signaling devices and sensors that are distributed throughout a building in order to provide egress guidance to people located in a building when an emergency occurs. Such signaling devices can be located at or near doors, windows, and/or other junction points between different parts of a building (e.g., passageways between different rooms). Signaling devices can provide audio and/or visual information to people to guide them along a safe pathway that is selected to provide safe egress for the person, including anticipating and protecting the person from changing emergency conditions within the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 11450226
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides for generating simulation training models that can be used to prepare people (i.e., building occupants, first responders) to safely and calmly respond to emergencies, such as fires in high-rise buildings. Using the training models, people can better cope with decision-making during emergencies. The disclosed technology also uses signaling devices, wearables, and other devices and sensors distributed throughout a building to provide egress or stay-in-place guidance to people located in the building during an emergency. Audio and/or visual information can be outputted to people to guide them along a safe pathway that is selected to provide safe egress for the person, including anticipating and protecting the person from changing emergency conditions within the building and in response to how the person responded to the simulation training models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventors: Russell G. Derickson, Susan R. Hilliard
  • Publication number: 20220241633
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a computer system, information that indicates that a fire has been detected in a building and that a fire suppression system within the building has begun dousing the fire; monitoring sensor information from one or more sensors located within the building; determining, by the computer system and based on the sensor information, whether the fire has been extinguished; activating, in response to determining that the fire has been extinguished, a feature to turn off a water supply to the building, the feature being presented on a computing device for a user who is associated with the building; receiving, after activating the feature and from the computing device, a command to turn off the water supply; and transmitting, by the computer system, a control signal that causes an electromechanical device to close a water valve within the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Schmitt, Michael Kramer, Ronak Desai, Randall Kurtz
  • Patent number: 11331523
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a computer system, information that indicates that a fire has been detected in a building and that a fire suppression system within the building has begun dousing the fire; monitoring sensor information from one or more sensors located within the building; determining, by the computer system and based on the sensor information, whether the fire has been extinguished; activating, in response to determining that the fire has been extinguished, a feature to turn off a water supply to the building, the feature being presented on a computing device for a user who is associated with the building; receiving, after activating the feature and from the computing device, a command to turn off the water supply; and transmitting, by the computer system, a control signal that causes an electromechanical device to close a water valve within the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Schmitt, Michael Kramer, Ronak Desai, Randall Kurtz
  • Patent number: 11335171
    Abstract: An emergency guidance and advisement system is provided to automatically determine a floor map of a building and using the floor map for advising how to exit the building during an emergency, such as a fire. The system can automatically create an escape plan, based on pre-disaster and in-disaster motion detection of users within the home, and provide dynamic advisement to guide users out of the home during an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 11285392
    Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods provide for generating real-time egress plans for users in a building, based on the users' current locations. As the users' current locations change, egress plans associated with the users can be dynamically modified in real-time. The egress plans can also be generated, modified, and/or trained based on inputted information about the user. The disclosed technology can include a mobile application for presenting, in a centralized interface, information about user-specific egress plans, training the user for different emergency scenarios, improving or changing features in the building to improve safety, and user profiles. The mobile application can include training simulation games to help prepare the users to safely egress during an emergency. The disclosed technology can also predict building component and structure emergency risk levels. The disclosed technology can also designate zones in the building based on possible egress routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventors: Bill Delmonico, Joseph Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11127095
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving information that describes an issue with a building; accessing data that identifies (i) a plurality of components that are included in the building and (ii) features of the plurality of components; identifying one or more candidate components that have at least a threshold likelihood of being a cause of the issue; selecting a candidate service provider from among a plurality of service providers based on a comparison of (i) the one or more candidate components and (ii) information identifying technical qualifications for the plurality of service providers; transmitting a service request for the issue to the candidate service provider; receiving a response from the candidate service provider; and scheduling, based on the response, a service appointment with the candidate service provider to resolve the issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lerick, Ronak Desai, Michael Kramer, Joseph Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11043095
    Abstract: The disclosed technology uses signaling devices and sensors that are distributed throughout a building in order to provide egress guidance to people located in a building when an emergency occurs. Such signaling devices can be located at or near doors, windows, and/or other junction points between different parts of a building (e.g., passageways between different rooms). Signaling devices can provide audio and/or visual information to people to guide them along a safe pathway that is selected to provide safe egress for the person, including anticipating and protecting the person from changing emergency conditions within the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Publication number: 20210056820
    Abstract: An emergency guidance and advisement system is provided to automatically determine a floor map of a building and using the floor map for advising how to exit the building during an emergency, such as a fire. The system can automatically create an escape plan, based on pre-disaster and in-disaster motion detection of users within the home, and provide dynamic advisement to guide users out of the home during an emergency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson