Patents by Inventor Alison Jane Slavin

Alison Jane Slavin 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: 20200320838
    Abstract: Image surveillance and reporting technology, in which an event that is indicative of potential physical activity within an area corresponding to a location of a camera unit is detected. In response to detection of the event, the camera unit is controlled to capture one or more images of the area corresponding to the location of the camera unit. The one or more images captured by the camera unit are analyzed to determine whether the one or more images include image data that is indicative of relevant physical activity within the area corresponding to the location of the camera unit. The one or more images are handled based on the determination of whether the one or more images include image data that is indicative of relevant physical activity within the area corresponding to the location of the camera unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Robert J. McCarthy, JR., Jean-Paul Martin, Alison Jane Slavin, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10783770
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling duress input. For example, techniques are described for handling duress input provided to a mobile application that controls a monitoring system located at a fixed property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Rose Blais Alexander, Rebecca Elisabeth Davenport, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 10782681
    Abstract: An electronic monitoring system is described that receives data indicating a location of a wireless beacon device that has been detected by a beacon monitoring device, and an identifier that is associated with the wireless beacon device, wherein the identifier corresponds to a mobile asset associated with a property. A location of the wireless beacon device is determined to be outside of an area that defines permissible locations of the mobile asset. Based on the determination, the electronic monitoring system determines to dispatch a robotic device to the location of the wireless beacon device. A particular robotic device to dispatch is identified based on the determination to dispatch a robotic device to the location of the wireless beacon device. A command is transmitted to the particular robotic device that instructs the particular robotic device to navigate to the location of the wireless beacon device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 10771576
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using sensor data derived from a monitoring system to drive personalized content. Sensor data captured by a monitoring system may be used to determine attributes of users of the monitoring system and/or attributes of a property monitored by the monitoring system. The determined attributes may be used to select content to present to users of the monitoring system. Content presentation may be made through the monitoring system and may be triggered based on events detected by the monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Jean-Paul Martin, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 10755730
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for beep detection and interpretation is disclosed. In one aspect, a monitoring system is disclosed that includes a processor and a storage device storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform operations. The operations may include obtaining sound data of audio sounds detected by a microphone that is located at the property, determining whether the sound data includes data representing one or more audio tones generated by a device, based on determining that the obtained sound data includes one or more audio tones generated by a device, generating an audio fingerprint of the sound data, determining, using the generated audio fingerprint, a state of the device that generated the one or more audio tones, and performing an operation based on the state of the device that generated the one or more audio tones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Maurer, Alison Jane Slavin, Innocent Djiofack, Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10755443
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a reference image of an outdoor area, identifying that a portion of the outdoor area shown in the reference image corresponds to living vegetation, determining, from multiple images of the outdoor area, a reference color that corresponds to a dry condition in the portion of the outdoor area, receiving a sample image of the portion of the outdoor area, determining that a sample color of the portion of the outdoor area shown in the sample image corresponds to the reference color, and based on a determination that the sample color of the portion of the outdoor area shown in the sample image corresponds to the reference color, triggering a watering device to provide water to the portion of the outdoor area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Publication number: 20200258375
    Abstract: A system and method provide for the immediate transmission of a potential alarm to a remote alarm signal escrow site and from the escrow site to a host station in the event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.” A system and method may also send an alarm signal during such an attack by using predictive analysis of real-time events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10692342
    Abstract: Image surveillance and reporting technology, in which an event that is indicative of potential physical activity within an area corresponding to a location of a camera unit is detected. In response to detection of the event, the camera unit is controlled to capture one or more images of the area corresponding to the location of the camera unit. The one or more images captured by the camera unit are analyzed to determine whether the one or more images include image data that is indicative of relevant physical activity within the area corresponding to the location of the camera unit. The one or more images are handled based on the determination of whether the one or more images include image data that is indicative of relevant physical activity within the area corresponding to the location of the camera unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Robert J. McCarthy, Jr., Jean-Paul Martin, Alison Jane Slavin, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10693982
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system can monitor Internet activity, internet connectivity, and nearby Wi-Fi and local network presence associated with a local network. Internet activity data of a network of a property over a particular period of time is initially obtained. Occupancy data from one or more devices associated with the property is then obtained. The occupancy data indicates a physical presence of people within the property over the particular period of time. An abnormality associated with the network of the property is then identified based on the obtained Internet activity data and the obtained occupancy data. An indication of the abnormality associated with the network of the property is then provided in response to identifying the abnormality associated with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles Richard Alpert, Roy Franklin Perry, Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 10641030
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, including receiving, by a monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property and from a sensor of the monitoring system, sensor data, receiving video data, determining that a vehicle is in a vicinity of the property based on the sensor data and the video data, comparing frames of the video data to an image of a known vehicle, determining a confidence score that reflects a likelihood that the vehicle in the vicinity of the property matches the known vehicle, based on determining that the confidence score that reflects the likelihood that the vehicle in the vicinity of the property matches the known vehicle satisfies a confidence score threshold, identifying an action that is performed by the vehicle, identifying a monitoring system action that corresponds to the action performed by the vehicle, and performing the monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Bret Jutras
  • Patent number: 10636283
    Abstract: A system and method provide for the immediate transmission of a potential alarm to a remote alarm signal escrow site and from the escrow site to a host station in the event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.” A system and method may also send an alarm signal during such an attack by using predictive analysis of real-time events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10636284
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing control of a monitoring system (e.g., a home alarm or security system) using one or more mobile devices. In some implementations, a native mobile device application enables use of a mobile device as a security/automation system keypad and controller for a home security system. In these implementations, the mobile device, using the native mobile device application, checks real time status of system and sensors, arms/disarms system, turns lights on/off, looks in on live video of security cameras, reviews history of system events, reviews saved video clips, monitors/changes thermostat settings, and performs other features of a traditional security keypad in a home security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 10623622
    Abstract: An electronic system is described that receives data identifying a component of a monitoring system from a wearable electronic device that is associated with the monitoring system. The monitoring system is associated with a property and includes components that are fixed within the property and that are configured to sense attributes of the property. The wearable electronic device includes a heads-up display and communicates with the monitoring system over a wireless network. Based on the data identifying the component of the monitoring system, monitoring system data collected by the component of the monitoring system is accessed. At least a portion of the monitoring system data collected by the component of the monitoring system is provided to the wearable electronic device for display at the heads-up display of the wearable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Inorporated
    Inventors: Alison Jane Slavin, Stephen Scott Trundle, Colin Murray
  • Patent number: 10612960
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property includes a connected scale device that is configured to receive a package, determine a weight of the package, and after determining the weight of the package, arm the connected scale device, and a monitoring control unit that is configured to receive, from the connected scale device, data indicating that the connected scale device received the package and the connected scale device is armed, and based on receiving the data indicating that the connected scale device received the package and the connected scale device is armed, communicate, to a user device of a resident of the property, a notification indicating that the connected scale device received the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Alison Jane Slavin, Bret Jutras, Aaron Lee Roberts
  • Patent number: 10586437
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system can transmit communications indicating an occurrence of a particular type of safety incident experienced by a user. Registration information that indicates that a plurality of safety devices of different types are to be registered with the user is initially obtained. Sensor data from the plurality of safety devices of different types are obtained. An occurrence of a particular type of safety incident experienced by the user is then selected from among a plurality of types of safety incidents. The selection may be based at least on the obtained sensor data and the obtained registration information. A communication is then provided to another user to indicate the occurrence of the particular type of safety incident experienced by the user in response to selecting the occurrence of the particular type of safety incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Alison Jane Slavin, Aaron Lee Roberts
  • Patent number: 10541902
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing network device management. In some implementations, a native mobile device application enables use of a mobile device to add new devices to a network, remove devices from a network, change network and device profile settings, troubleshoot a network, provide an interface into network devices, communications, diagnostics, etc., and provide remote access to the network for installation, programming, troubleshooting, and inclusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Alison Jane Slavin
  • Publication number: 20200020216
    Abstract: Techniques are described for moving asset location tracking and monitoring system technology. A system monitors for events related to a monitoring system that monitors a fixed property and the system detects an event related to the monitoring system based on the monitoring. The system performs an operation that leverages geographic location tracking of at least one mobile asset associated with the fixed property based on the detected event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin, Daniel J. Ramos
  • Patent number: 10535251
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling an event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10522029
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling duress input. For example, techniques are described for handling duress input provided to a mobile application that controls a monitoring system located at a fixed property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Rose Blais Alexander, Rebecca Elisabeth Davenport, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Publication number: 20190391545
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing remote device (e.g., thermostat, lighting, appliance, etc.) control and/or energy monitoring. A system monitors sensor data captured by one or more sensors that sense attributes relevant to user presence at one or more monitored properties and status of one or more energy consuming devices associated with the one or more monitored properties. The system analyzes the monitored sensor data and the monitored device status with respect to a set of one or more rules and performs an operation related to controlling the one or more energy consuming devices based on the analysis of the monitored sensor data and the monitored device status with respect to the set of one or more rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin, David James Hutz