Patents by Inventor Alexander Lawrence Reeder

Alexander Lawrence Reeder has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210013989
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for triggering an alarm during a sensor jamming attack. In one aspect, a monitoring system sensor unit is disclosed that includes a sensor, a communication unit configured to communicate with a monitoring system using a range of frequencies, and a jamming detection unit. The jamming detection unit may include a processor and a computer storage media storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include detecting a sensor jamming event, selecting a different form of communication other than the range of radio frequencies for the communication unit to communicate with the monitoring system, and providing, to the communication unit, an instruction to communicate with the monitoring system using the form of communication, wherein the communication unit may communicate, to the monitoring system using the form of communication, the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alexander Lawrence Reeder, Charles Richard Alpert, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 10826646
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for triggering an alarm during a sensor jamming attack. In one aspect, a monitoring system sensor unit is disclosed that includes a sensor, a communication unit configured to communicate with a monitoring system using a range of frequencies, and a jamming detection unit. The jamming detection unit may include a processor and a computer storage media storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include detecting a sensor jamming event, selecting a different form of communication other than the range of radio frequencies for the communication unit to communicate with the monitoring system, and providing, to the communication unit, an instruction to communicate with the monitoring system using the form of communication, wherein the communication unit may communicate, to the monitoring system using the form of communication, the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alexander Lawrence Reeder, Charles Richard Alpert, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Publication number: 20200342748
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property is disclosed. The monitoring system includes a passive infrared (PIR) sensor configured to generate reference PIR data that represents motion within an area of the property; an auxiliary sensor configured to generate auxiliary sensor data that represents an attribute of the area of the property; and a motion sensor device. The motion sensor device is configured to: obtain the reference PIR data; determine that a first set of motion detection criteria is satisfied by the reference PIR data; in response to determining that the first set of motion detection criteria is satisfied by the reference PIR data, obtain the auxiliary sensor data; obtain a second set of motion detection criteria based on the reference PIR data and the auxiliary sensor data; and determine whether the second set of motion detection criteria is satisfied by additional PIR data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Glenn Tournier, Alexander Lawrence Reeder, Donald Gerard Madden, Allison Beach, David James Hutz
  • Publication number: 20200195367
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for triggering an alarm during a sensor jamming attack. In one aspect, a monitoring system sensor unit is disclosed that includes a sensor, a communication unit configured to communicate with a monitoring system using a range of frequencies, and a jamming detection unit. The jamming detection unit may include a processor and a computer storage media storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include detecting a sensor jamming event, selecting a different form of communication other than the range of radio frequencies for the communication unit to communicate with the monitoring system, and providing, to the communication unit, an instruction to communicate with the monitoring system using the form of communication, wherein the communication unit may communicate, to the monitoring system using the form of communication, the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alexander Lawrence Reeder, Charles Richard Alpert, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 10655874
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for tracking computing enthalpy measurements indicating abnormalities associated with operation of a heating, ventilating, and cooling (HVAC) system. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method includes: obtaining, from one or more sensors associated with the HVAC system, (i) temperature data including a source vent temperature measurement and a return vent temperature of the HVAC system, and (ii) humidity data including a source vent humidity measurement and a return vent humidity measurement of the HVAC system; computing an enthalpy measurement associated with operation of the HVAC system; determining that the computed enthalpy measurement indicates an efficiency issue associated with operation of the HVAC system; and in response to determining that the computed enthalpy measurement indicates the efficiency issue associated with operation of the HVAC system, taking action related to the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Alexander Lawrence Reeder
  • Patent number: 10642289
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for using a connected device that measures water usage and controls temperature of a hot water line. In some implementations, a monitoring system monitors a property that includes one or more sensors located throughout the property and generates sensor data. The monitor control unit receives sensor data and based on the sensor data, determines an action that is likely to occur. Based on the action, determine a water temperature. Generate an instruction specifying the water temperature. The monitoring system includes a connected mixing valve that connects to a hot water supply line and a cold water supply line; receives the instruction specifying the water temperature; and, determines a first amount of hot water from the hot water supply line to combine with a second amount of cold water from the cold water supply line to produce water at the water temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Alexander Lawrence Reeder
  • Patent number: 10511404
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for triggering an alarm during a sensor jamming attack. In one aspect, a monitoring system sensor unit is disclosed that includes a sensor, a communication unit configured to communicate with a monitoring system using a range of frequencies, and a jamming detection unit. The jamming detection unit may include a processor and a computer storage media storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include detecting a sensor jamming event, selecting a different form of communication other than the range of radio frequencies for the communication unit to communicate with the monitoring system, and providing, to the communication unit, an instruction to communicate with the monitoring system using the form of communication, wherein the communication unit may communicate, to the monitoring system using the form of communication, the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alexander Lawrence Reeder, Charles Richard Alpert, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Publication number: 20190234632
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property, and from a sensor, sensor data, receiving data indicating an operational state of the HVAC system, determining that the HVAC system is providing air to a smart vent device, determining (i) a particular direction for the smart vent device to direct air flowing from the HVAC system and into the room of the property and (ii) a particular flow rate for the smart vent device to provide air from the HVAC system and into the room of the property, and providing, to the smart vent device, instructions to (i) direct air flowing from the HVAC system and into the room of the property in the particular direction and (ii) adjust the flow rate of air flowing from the HVAC system and into the room of the property according to the particular flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Lawrence Reeder
  • Publication number: 20190044641
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for triggering an alarm during a sensor jamming attack. In one aspect, a monitoring system sensor unit is disclosed that includes a sensor, a communication unit configured to communicate with a monitoring system using a range of frequencies, and a jamming detection unit. The jamming detection unit may include a processor and a computer storage media storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include detecting a sensor jamming event, selecting a different form of communication other than the range of radio frequencies for the communication unit to communicate with the monitoring system, and providing, to the communication unit, an instruction to communicate with the monitoring system using the form of communication, wherein the communication unit may communicate, to the monitoring system using the form of communication, the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alexander Lawrence Reeder, Charles Richard Alpert, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 9995502
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for tracking computing enthalpy measurements indicating abnormalities associated with operation of a heating, ventilating, and cooling (HVAC) system. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method includes: obtaining, from one or more sensors associated with the HVAC system, (i) temperature data including a source vent temperature measurement and a return vent temperature of the HVAC system, and (ii) humidity data including a source vent humidity measurement and a return vent humidity measurement of the HVAC system; computing an enthalpy measurement associated with operation of the HVAC system; determining that the computed enthalpy measurement indicates an efficiency issue associated with operation of the HVAC system; and in response to determining that the computed enthalpy measurement indicates the efficiency issue associated with operation of the HVAC system, taking action related to the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Alexander Lawrence Reeder
  • Patent number: 9182751
    Abstract: Carbon dioxide monitoring, in which carbon dioxide sensor data is processed in combination with additional sensor and automation control data. A system includes a monitoring system that monitors a fixed property and includes a carbon dioxide sensor, one or more additional sensors that are installed at the fixed property and that sense attributes of the fixed property, and one or more automation control components that control one or more appliances located at the fixed property. The system also includes a monitoring application server that receives data communications based on carbon dioxide sensor data, additional sensor data, and automation control data. The monitoring application server integrates the carbon dioxide sensor data with the additional sensor data and the automation control data, analyzes the integrated carbon dioxide sensor data, additional sensor data, and automation control data, and performs an operation related to the fixed property based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Alexander Lawrence Reeder