Patents Assigned to VIVINT, INC.
  • Patent number: 10600305
    Abstract: In some instances, a person may need monitoring. The monitoring may be based on age, or on other factors such as abilities and functionality. The monitoring may enable a supervising person to remotely receive updates regarding the subject person. The supervising person may enter in various biometric parameters to monitor. The supervising person may alternatively and/or additionally set other factors to monitor such as time of day, location, activity level, and the like. The monitoring may provide peace of mind to a supervising person to ensure the subject person is safe. In some embodiments, the supervising person may set various alarm thresholds. The alarm thresholds may trigger an alert to the supervising person. In alternative embodiments, if the subject person is a grown person without a supervising person in the same vicinity, a security and/or automation system may act as the supervising adult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam K. Webb
  • Patent number: 10589418
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for communicating action instructions between a home automation system and a mobile robotic device. In some embodiments, methods may comprise receiving, from a first device, information regarding a delivery of a package to a first location, determining that a mobile robotic device and the first device are part of a predetermined group of devices operating in a neighborhood network, transporting, by the mobile robotic device, the package to a drop-off location, and initiating a notification for the first device based at least in part on transporting the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Clint Huson Gordon-Carroll, Rongbin Lanny Lin, Brandon Bunker
  • Patent number: 10594606
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method to transmit data is described. The data being transmitted over a wired data-connection may be identified. The identified data may be parsed into two or more parts. A first part of the identified data may be transmitted over a primary wired data-connection. A second part of the identified data may be transmitted over an auxiliary wired data-connection. The auxiliary wired data-connection may be connected to the primary wired data-connection via a wireless data-connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Ross
  • Patent number: 10591879
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method to implement at least one automation rule is described. The at least one automation rule may be generated, wherein the at least one automation rule may control at least one aspect of an automation system. The execution origination point may be selected for the at least one automation rule based at least in part on the one or more implementation parameters. The one or more implementation parameters may comprise at least one of the speed of the automation rule execution, the scalability of the automation rule, the flexibility of the automation rule conditions, or the ease of automation rule modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Brown, Jason Carter, Ryan Carlson
  • Patent number: 10591881
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operating a security and/or automation system using one or more powered faceplates are disclosed. The methods may include identifying an active communication connection with a first powered faceplate, receiving a first set of automation data, receiving a second set of automation data, analyzing the first set of automation data and the second set of automation data, and initiating an operation relating to at least one of a first powered faceplate, one or more other powered faceplates, an automation sensor, an automation system component, a user device, or a combination thereof based at least in part on the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Bruce Warren
  • Patent number: 10587522
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is disclosed. The method may include identifying data being transmitted over a wired data-connection and parsing the identified data into two or more parts. The method may additionally include transmitting a first part of the identified data over a primary wireless data-connection and transmitting a second part of the identified data over an auxiliary wireless data-connection connected to the primary wireless data-connection via a wireless data-connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Ross
  • Patent number: 10586114
    Abstract: Techniques are described for enhanced interactions for a security automation system using a doorbell camera. One method includes detecting, by the doorbell camera, an object located within a pre-determined distance from the doorbell camera; identifying, by the doorbell camera, a suggested security action for the security and automation system to perform based at least in part on the detecting; transmitting the suggested action to the security and automation system based at least in part on the identifying; and transmitting, in response to identifying the suggested security action, a message to a user associated with the security automation system regarding the suggested security action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Tanner Hawkes Potter, Wes Frisby, Michael D. Child, Spencer J. Nugent, Michelle Bea Zundel, Max Benjamin Crebs
  • Patent number: 10586442
    Abstract: Techniques are described for selecting an alarm state based at least in part on determining a security event related to security and automation systems. One method includes receiving, from a sensor, a first indication of a security event at the first location, determining a first threat level based on the security event, and activating a first alarm state based at least in part on the first threat level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Jensen, Jeffrey David Whitlock
  • Patent number: 10579879
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving image data associated with an area via an image sensor, receiving sound data associated with an object via an audio sensor, analyzing the image data in relation to the sound data, detecting an object's presence based at least in part on the analyzing, and identifying at least one characteristic relating to the object based at least in part on the detecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Flint, Christopher Lee Harris, Craig Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10564614
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for progressive profiling in a home automation system is described. Data related to a premises and an occupant of the premises may be analyzed and one or more observations may be made based on the analysis of the data. Upon detecting one or more conditions associated with the one or more observations made, an offer to perform one or more actions may be communicated to the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jefferson Lyman, Nic Brunson, Wade Shearer, Mike Warner, Stefan Walger
  • Patent number: 10558791
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for setting up a security and/or automation system. According to at least one embodiment, a method for setting up the security or automation system includes receiving a communication from a mobile device associated with installing a system peripheral device at a control unit and executing an installation task based on the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Scott Carlson
  • Patent number: 10560350
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for remotely monitoring a plurality of distributed remote storage devices. An example computer implemented method includes locally collecting monitoring data for one of the plurality of distributed remote storage devices, and periodically sending at least one of an aggregate of the locally recorded monitoring data and a summary of the locally recorded monitoring data to a remote location. The remote location includes at least one of another one of the plurality of distributed remote storage devices, at least one central server, and a set of the plurality of distributed remote storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Alen Lynn Peacock, Paul Cannon, John Timothy Olds, Andrew Harding, Jeffrey Michael Wendling
  • Patent number: 10554653
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for managing one-time access to an automation system. According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method to grant a user access to an automation is described. The method may comprise receiving one or more access parameters to authorize one-time permission to the user to access the automation system. The method may further comprise granting one-time permission to the user to access the automation system based at least in part on the one or more access parameters. The method may additionally comprise generating a message comprising at least the one-time permission to access the automation system. The one or more access parameters may comprise at least one of a limited time frame, single use entry code, or a limited number of entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jungtaik Hwang
  • Patent number: 10554432
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for setting operation rules for use in controlling aspects of a home automation system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for establishing operation rules in a home automation system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory which are executable by the processor to receive a spoken command having a plurality of rule setting terms, establish at least one operation rule for the home automation system based on the spoken command, and store the at least one operation rule for later use by the home automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10540884
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for remote presence security is described. In one embodiment, an event is detected in relation to a premises. Upon detecting the event, a location of an occupant of the premises is determined in relation to the premises. Upon determining the occupant is a predetermined distance away from the premises, a first type of notification is sent. The first type of notification includes a display of real-time video being captured at the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jefferson Lyman
  • Patent number: 10534667
    Abstract: A computer system for optimizing bandwidth usage within a cloud storage system receives a request, through an application program interface (API), to store a digital file. The computer system then encodes the digital file into a set of multiple distinct blocks of data. The system also transmits the set of multiple distinct blocks of data to multiple remote storage nodes. The multiple distinct blocks of data are divided among at least a portion of the remote storage nodes. The system generates a log that comprises identification information associated with the digital file and an address for each respective block of data within each respective remote storage node. The system then transmits the log to a remote directory server. The directory server comprises multiple different logs that map multiple different digital files to the remote storage nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: J. T. Olds, Alen Peacock, Andrew Harding, Jeff Wendling
  • Patent number: 10536848
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for the prevention of network peripheral takeover activity. In some embodiments, peripheral devices may implement an anti-takeover mechanism encrypting messages and transmitting unencrypted decryption keys for a limited period of time. Anti-takeover peripheral devices may transition from a plain operational mode, to a decryption key transmission mode, to a secure mode based on pre-defined triggering events, commands, or timers. Random decryption key values may be generated by peripheral devices and transmitted to listening devices for later storage and retrieval by the listening device. Decryption keys may be stored in remote data stores for later retrieval by anti-takeover aware controller devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10534330
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for selecting a level of autonomy. According to at least one embodiment, a method for selecting a level of autonomy includes determining a first likely condition of a first user of a task and/or building system, selecting a first autonomy level from multiple levels based at least in part on the first likely condition, and making a first decision in the task and/or the building system based on the first autonomy level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Rongbin Lanny Lin, Brandon Bunker
  • Patent number: 10530882
    Abstract: A system includes a base station having a local storage device and a local processor, and providing a cell in a network for one or more clients communicatively connected to the base station. A content distribution module of the system is configured to store a local copy of a digital content item. A remote copy of the digital content item is stored on a remote computing device. A content request module of the system is configured to receive a request for the digital content item. A content serving module of the system is configured to identify at least one secondary source other than the remote computing device and the base station that stores a secondary copy of the digital content item, determine which of the local, remote and secondary copies of the digital content item may be delivered in a least amount of time, and deliver that copy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Ross
  • Patent number: 10530851
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes receiving, at a first node of a mesh network from a second node, a request for data associated with a security and automation system; determining, at the first node, that a third node associated with a plurality of neighboring nodes within the mesh network has an available computing resources level to process the data based on configuration information of the mesh network; and transmitting, from the first node to the third node, a message instructing the third node to process the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael John Hart