Patents by Inventor Craig Matsuura

Craig Matsuura 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: 20180027126
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating between components of a security and/or automation system include establishing a two-way call between a control panel and a central station of the security and/or automation system using a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) channel connection, and after establishing the two-way call, communicating data between the central station and the control panel via a central station of the security and/or automation system via a second connection different from the VoIP channel connection, the data being related to control of the control panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jimmy Stricker, John Vogelsberg, Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, Michael Allen Tupy
  • Patent number: 9836932
    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: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20170345267
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include detecting a first sound event at a home entry point using one or more sensors. The method may further include receiving input to associate at least one home automation system operation with the first sound event, and may further include storing the first sound event. The method may further include initiating the at least one home automation system operation associated with the first sound event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Jason C. Flint, Craig Matsuura, Michael D. Child, JonPaul Vega, Jefferson Lyman, Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye
  • Publication number: 20170301203
    Abstract: A method for an automation system is described. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring for detection of sound via a microphone on a security camera. The security camera is configured to generate an audio stream and a video stream and to transmit the audio and video streams via a transmitter associated with the security camera. Upon detecting sound via the microphone, the method includes determining whether the sound includes a human voice and, upon determining the sound includes the human voice, modifying at least one aspect of the audio or video streams of the security camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: Craig Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20170278369
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving occupancy data associated with a home. The method may further include automatically selectively broadcasting an audio stream to at least one of a plurality of speakers in the home based, at least in part, on the received occupancy data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jimmy Stricker, Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, John Vogelsberg, Michael Allen Tupy, Matthew Mahar, Matthew J. Eyring, Clint Gordon-Carroll, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye, Jefferson Lyman
  • Publication number: 20170263086
    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: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Craig Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20170246739
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for robot transportation of objects into or out of a home automation system. One example may include determining, by a mobile robotic device, that an object is available to cross a boundary of the home automation system. The method may include deactivating at least a portion of the home automation system. The method also include retrieving, by the mobile robotic device, the object and transporting, by the mobile robotic device, the object across the boundary. The method further includes leaving, by the mobile robotic device, the object at a drop-off location. The method may also include reactivating at least the portion of the home automation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Wes Frisby, Craig Matsuura, Aaron Davis
  • Patent number: 9679453
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include detecting a first sound event at a home entry point using one or more sensors. The method may further include receiving input to associate at least one home automation system operation with the first sound event, and may further include storing the first sound event. The method may further include initiating the at least one home automation system operation associated with the first sound event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Flint, Craig Matsuura, Michael D. Child, JonPaul Vega, Jefferson Lyman, Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye
  • Publication number: 20170116835
    Abstract: In some embodiments, security and/or automation systems, collectively referred to as automation system, may provide deterrents to the illicit acquisition of a device unique to the automation system. The system may enable a device to self-detect when the device is either stolen and/or the potential victim of hacking. The automation system may implement several solutions to help prevent tampering with its devices. The solutions may help prevent the physical acquisition of a device or may aid in the recovery of the device. The solutions may additionally include programming the device to automatically detect when the device is being hacked and/or misappropriated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Michael D. Child, JonPaul Vega, Craig Matsuura, Dean Brederson
  • Publication number: 20170109518
    Abstract: A control panel may prevent access to one or more aspects of the control panel based at least in part on one or more security parameters. The security parameters may include a default locked status and a takeover locked status. The default locked status may prevent a user or other personnel from accessing the software, code, or other intellectual property on the control panel while still allowing the user to interface with the security and/or automation system. The takeover locked status may prevent any access or use of the control panel. To protect the automation system and the automation system provider, it may be desired to use a unique identifier to unlock at least one or more aspects of the control panel. The unique identifier may be loaded onto an external storage device which the control panel may automatically recognize.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, Johny Bui, John Rigby, Bruce Vernon
  • Publication number: 20170109983
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include detecting a first sound event at a home entry point using one or more sensors. The method may further include receiving input to associate at least one home automation system operation with the first sound event, and may further include storing the first sound event. The method may further include initiating the at least one home automation system operation associated with the first sound event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Jason C. Flint, Craig Matsuura, Michael D. Child, JonPaul Vega, Jefferson Lyman, Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye
  • Patent number: 9619985
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving occupancy data associated with a home. The method may further include automatically selectively broadcasting an audio stream to at least one of a plurality of speakers in the home based, at least in part, on the received occupancy data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Stricker, Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, John Vogelsberg, Michael Allen Tupy, Matthew Mahar, Matthew J. Eyring, Clint Gordon-Carroll, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye, Jefferson Lyman
  • Publication number: 20160300468
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving occupancy data associated with a home. The method may further include automatically selectively broadcasting an audio stream to at least one of a plurality of speakers in the home based, at least in part, on the received occupancy data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Jimmy Stricker, Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, John Vogelsberg, Michael Allen Tupy, Matthew Mahar, Matthew J. Eyring, Clint Gordon-Carroll, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye, Jefferson Lyman
  • Publication number: 20160261822
    Abstract: Methods and systems for signal proxying and modification relating to security and/or automation systems are described. In one embodiments, the methods include receiving, at a proxy device, a data signal transmitted from a first device, receiving a request for the data signal from at least one of two or more other devices, and transmitting the data signal to each of the two or more other devices based at least in part on the received request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson
  • Publication number: 20160203370
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visitor detection using security and/or automation systems include detecting an event at a doorway, capturing an image at the doorway associated with the event, capturing a video at the doorway associated with the event, delivering the image with a notice of the event to a recipient for viewing, and automatically uploading the video for viewing upon capturing the video. The video is available for selective viewing by the recipient upon being uploaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Michael D. Child, Craig Matsuura, Dean Brederson, JonPaul Vega
  • Patent number: 8436943
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for automating control of a plurality of video displays coupled to a plurality of video sources through a switchable network. The method includes the operation of mapping a signal path for each signal between the plurality of video sources and the plurality of video displays to form a binding map. The binding map can be stored in a controllable device. In addition, a graphical user interface on a navigator can be generated. The graphical user interface is configured to represent the plurality of video displays. A further operation is connecting the plurality of video displays to the plurality of video sources through the switchable network based on the binding map and a user selection made with the graphical user interface in the controllable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Control4 Corporation
    Inventors: Greg Cooper, Craig Matsuura, Thomas Leishman
  • Publication number: 20100321151
    Abstract: A control system for allowing access to the use of home automation devices. The control system can include at least one home automation device. A biometric scanner can gather biometric data from a user. An automation controller can be in networked communication with the home automation device and the biometric scanner. The receive controller can process biometric data from the biometric scanner to enable access to the at least one home automation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: CONTROL4 CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Greg Cooper, Thomas Leishman
  • Publication number: 20080231544
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for automating control of a plurality of video displays coupled to a plurality of video sources through a switchable network. The method includes the operation of mapping a signal path for each signal between the plurality of video sources and the plurality of video displays to form a binding map. The binding map can be stored in a controllable device. In addition, a graphical user interface on a navigator can be generated. The graphical user interface is configured to represent the plurality of video displays. A further operation is connecting the plurality of video displays to the plurality of video sources through the switchable network based on the binding map and a user selection made with the graphical user interface in the controllable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Control4 Corporation
    Inventors: Greg Cooper, Craig Matsuura, Thomas Leishman