Patents Assigned to VIVINT, INC.
  • Patent number: 10807563
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for premises security is described. In one embodiment, a person passing through a perimeter of a predefined area is detected via a boundary sensor. Upon detecting the person passing through the perimeter of the predefined area, a camera is activated to capture an image of the person, the camera being positioned in relation to the predefined area. A notification is sent to a user determined to be nearest to the predefined area. The notification may include the image of the person. A proximity of a person in relation to a vehicle is detected via a proximity sensor. Upon determining the proximity of the person satisfies a predetermined threshold, a notification is sent to a user. Upon determining the proximity of the person satisfies the predetermined threshold, a camera positioned in relation to the vehicle is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jungtaik Hwang, Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye
  • Patent number: 10804699
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to monitoring or control of power production. A power production monitoring system may include a power production monitoring panel that is also configured to operate a premises control system. The power production monitoring system may include a gateway unit that receives signals from a power production source and sends signals to a power production monitoring panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Dunn, Brendon A. Merkley, Tanguy Serra, James E. Nye, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10798506
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method includes detecting a sound using a microphone, generating an audio signature of the detected sound, comparing the audio signature of the detected sound to an audio signature of a characterized sound, and determining whether a recognizable event occurs based on the comparison. In some embodiments, the microphone is attached to a pipe at the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Shiwei Liu, Aaron Davis, Justin Peel, Rongbin Lanny Lin, Brandon Bunker
  • Patent number: 10796160
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices related to memory, including read or write performance of a phase change memory, are described. A plurality of memory cells of a memory array may be read. A total number of read errors resulting from the read operation of the plurality of memory cells may be determined, and reference read currents may be adjusted if the total number of read errors exceeds an error threshold. In some examples, adjusting reference read currents includes reading a reference memory cell, determining a current shift for the reference memory cell, and adjusting read currents for other memory cells of the memory array by a current delta based at least in part on the current shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Child, Michelle Zundel
  • Patent number: 10776528
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for mapping a living space. An example computer-implemented method for mapping a living space includes receiving information about an exterior perimeter of the living space, receiving information about a plurality of interior boundaries of the living space, receiving information about a location for each of a plurality of barriers of the living space, and generating an electronic map of the living space using the information about the exterior perimeter, the plurality of interior boundaries, and the location of each of the plurality of barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: JonPaul Vega
  • Patent number: 10778334
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for a hybrid fiber/wireless network. The network includes a first cluster of individual data plan subscribers interconnected with a first fiber communication network, a second cluster of individual data plan subscribers interconnected with a second fiber communication network, a backhaul wireless communication device coupled to the first fiber communication network, a backhaul network point in wireless communication with the backhaul wireless communication device, and a point-to-point wireless communication link formed between the first and second fiber communication networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Ross
  • Patent number: 10775064
    Abstract: A method for real-time temperature management is described. In one embodiment, the method includes configuring a setting to trigger a thermal sensor to capture a thermal image of an area inside a premises and capturing, via the thermal sensor, a first thermal image of the area of the premises. In some embodiments, upon detecting the trigger, the method includes capturing, via the thermal sensor, a second thermal image of the area of the premises and identifying a thermal exchange in the area of the premises by comparing the first thermal image with the second thermal image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: JonPaul Vega
  • Patent number: 10768784
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for improved graphical user interfaces suitable for monitoring and controlling home automation, security, and/or energy management systems. In some embodiments, rules of different types may be displayed in, and controlled from, a list view. The graphical user interface may display a list of rules associated with generic automation rules and context-associated automation rules. List items may be associated with suggested automation rules, notification rules, or both. The list of rule items may include items associated with a property context or an external condition context. Items may be included in the list based, at least in part, on the current property context, the current external condition context, or both. In some instances, the system may be communicatively coupled to a third-party information service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade Shearer, Michael Warner
  • Patent number: 10764081
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for communicating messages using a home automation system. An example computer-implemented method for communicating messages using a home automation system includes generating a message, establishing at least one condition related to delivery of the message, and delivering the message via the home automation system when the at least one condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Lott, Brandon Bunker
  • Patent number: 10764079
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving input regarding at least one home automation system operation profile. The method may further include receiving monitored sleep data of at least one user of a home automation system associated with the at least one home automation system operation profile. The method may further include comparing the received monitored sleep data with the received input regarding the at least one home automation system operation profile, and may include implementing the at least one home automation system operation profile based, at least in part, on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Mahar, Matthew J. Eyring, Clint Gordon-Carroll, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye, Jefferson Lyman
  • Patent number: 10750685
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates systems and methods for providing remote irrigation system operation. In any embodiment, the method for a home automation system may include coupling an irrigation control bypass module with a legacy irrigation control panel associated with a legacy irrigation automation system. The method may also include setting the legacy irrigation control panel to an inactive state, and operating the legacy irrigation automation system based at least in part on a first set of one or more instructions received from the irrigation control bypass module. In any embodiment, the irrigation control bypass module may be initiated based at least in part on a second set of one or more instructions received from the home automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Scott Carlson, Thomas Colby Winegar, Brian Brower, Jeremy Bruce Warren, Harrison Taylor Jenkins, Alexander J. Dunn, Michael Scott Moulton
  • Patent number: 10743782
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring baby physical characteristics. In some embodiments, the method may include projecting light from a video monitoring system toward a monitored user, and detecting a heart rate of the monitored user at the video monitoring system based at least in part on detecting the projected light. The method may further include comparing the detected heart rate with a predetermined heart rate threshold, and initiating an alert based at least in part on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Mahar
  • Patent number: 10745950
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining operation of an openable barrier and direction of movement of a person through an opening controlled by the barrier. A method includes detecting with a hinge sensor a closed position for the barrier, the hinge sensor being mounted to a hinge of the barrier, determining with the hinge sensor when the barrier changes position from the closed position to an open position, detecting with at least one motion sensor motion of an object in proximity to the opening, and determining a direction of movement of the object through the opening based on whether the motion is detected before or after detecting the change in position of the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Ricks, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10748394
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining operation of an openable barrier into a building. A method for determining a state of a barrier includes identifying, based at least in part on a barrier sensor, a first position of the barrier. In one embodiment, the barrier sensor may be positioned at a first side of the barrier, and a magnet may be positioned adjacent to the barrier sensor at the first side of the barrier. The magnet may be positioned at an angle with respect to the barrier sensor. The method may further include determining, based at least in part on the barrier sensor and the magnet, when the barrier changes position from the first position to a second position; and wirelessly transmitting data concerning the change in position of the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Wallace E. Day
  • Patent number: 10750131
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods relating to security system and automation monitoring are described. In one embodiment a method may include receiving motion detection data via an electrical signal, analyzing the motion detection data based at least in part on a first parameter, identifying a movement of an object based at least in part on the analyzing, and adjusting one or more light emitting diodes based at least in part on the identifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Child, Jowen Lin
  • Patent number: 10732590
    Abstract: A method for energy management is described. In one embodiment, an aspect of a dwelling is monitored. The monitored aspect of the dwelling is compared to an energy policy to determine a deviation of the monitored aspect of the dwelling from a setting of the energy policy. A notification is sent to an occupant, the notification comprising the deviation of the monitored aspect of the dwelling from the setting of the energy policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Warren, Matthew J. Eyring, James Ellis Nye, Jungtaik Hwang, Tim Lott, Luke Langford, Wade Shearer
  • Patent number: 10728329
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for secure data storage is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving data at a receiver. The method may further include integrating a storage device with the receiver, and storing the received data on the integrated storage device. The method may further include communicating the received data from the integrated storage device to be stored on a remote distributed storage network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Alen Lynn Peacock, Spencer Nugent, Clint Huson Gordon-Carroll
  • Patent number: 10715677
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for security and/or automation systems are described. In some embodiments, the methods may include detecting an input at a doorbell, and communicating the detected input to a doorbell signal generating component associated with the doorbell based at least in part on the detecting. The methods may further include generating a first alert at the doorbell signal generating component associated with the doorbell. In some embodiments, the methods may further include communicating the detected input to one or more alert components associated with the security and/or automation system based at least in part on the detecting, and generating a second alert at the one or more alert components associated with the security and/or automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10713873
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for security and/or automation systems. In some embodiments, the method may include retrieving a predefined list of user preferences associated with a guest. The method may further include updating a status of one or more devices associated with the security and/or automation systems at a home based at least in part on the predefined list of user preferences, and determining a change in the status of the one or more devices associated with the security and/or automation systems at the home. The method may further include updating the predefined list of user preferences based at least in part on the determined change. The method may further include communicating, to the guest, a request for a feedback associated with the determined change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Colby Winegar, Harrison T. Jenkins, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: D894844
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Boynton, Jeffrey L. Jones, Max B. Crebs