Patents by Inventor David James Hutz

David James Hutz 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).

  • Patent number: 10845077
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring multiple sensors over a distributed sensor network to enhance various monitoring operations. In some implementations, an identification of a sensor located in a property and a token that enables the mobile device to obtain data from the sensor are each received by a mobile device from a server. The mobile device is then determined to be within a communication range with the server that is indicated by the identification from the server. In response, data is obtained from the sensor by the mobile device using the token received from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10847014
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and techniques for detecting the recording activity of a sensor are described. A monitoring system includes a sensor that is configured to generate sensor data, as well as a failsafe circuit that is configured to monitor an electronic signal of the sensor and determine that the sensor is recording. The system can further include a control unit that receives indication from the failsafe circuit that the sensor is recording and, based on determining that the control unit did not request the sensor to record or that the control unit is not aware that the sensor is recording, the system outputs a signal, e.g. to an indicator light, indicating that the sensor is recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Robert Leon Lutes, Jean-Paul Martin
  • 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: 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: 10798313
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for preserving privacy in surveillance. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of obtaining images of a scene captured by a camera, identifying an object in the images through object recognition, determining that the object that is identified in the images is of a particular type that has a privacy restriction, and in response to determining that the object in the images is of the particular type that has the privacy restriction, obfuscating an appearance of the object in the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Allison Beach, Narayanan Ramanathan, Benjamin Asher Berg, Christopher Silverman, Donald Madden
  • Patent number: 10789832
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for preventing false alarms due to display images. In one aspect, a monitoring system is disclosed that includes a processor and a computer storage media storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations can include obtaining, by the monitoring system, image data that depicts a portion of a property, determining, by the monitoring system, that the image data depicts an object, based on determining, by the monitoring system, that the image data depicts an object, determining, by the monitoring system, whether the depicted object is located within an exclusionary region of the property, and based on determining, by the monitoring system, that the depicted object is not located within an exclusionary region of the property, triggering, by the monitoring system, an event based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Donald Madden
  • Patent number: 10771360
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a monitoring control unit of a property, multiple sensor reports from sensors within the property, wherein each sensor report describes sensor data generated by a respective sensor monitoring the property, determining, by the monitoring control unit, that a reporting criteria is satisfied, aggregating, by the monitoring control unit, the multiple sensor reports into an aggregated sensor report message, and in response to determining that the reporting criteria is satisfied, providing the aggregated sensor report to a monitoring server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Kyle Rankin Johnson, Caspar John Anderegg
  • Patent number: 10740821
    Abstract: Lighting evaluation technology, in which lighting usage information for an area is collected and analyzed. Through the use of one or more devices in communication with a light source device that collects usage data, lighting system usage information may be analyzed and meaningful results may be provided to the user. Such results may help to inform the user of one or more light bulb products which may be recommended for use in the particular area evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Publication number: 20200234563
    Abstract: Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Martin, Stephen Scott Trundle, David Saul Goldfarb, David James Hutz
  • Publication number: 20200226918
    Abstract: Techniques are described for detecting and handling unauthenticated commands in a property monitoring system. In some implementations, a monitoring system may include sensors located throughout a property, a monitoring control unit, and an input device. The monitoring control unit may be configured to receive data collected by the sensors, as well as an input command detected by the input device. For an input command that does not include authentication information, the monitoring control unit may generate property state information based on the sensor data, then analyze the property state data and the input command against one or more rules that relate to authorization of unauthenticated commands. Based on the analysis, the monitoring control unit may determine whether to perform the action corresponding to the input command or whether to perform another action, for example, generating and providing a notification or authorization request to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Abraham Joseph Kinney, Daniel Todd Kerzner, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10706714
    Abstract: Monitoring system alert technology, in which monitoring system data is accessed from a monitoring system that is located in a property of a user and the monitoring system data is analyzed against one or more rules that define alerts provided for the monitoring system. Based on the analysis, a determination is made that an alert for the monitoring system is needed and conditions for providing the alert are accessed. Location of a mobile device of a user associated with the monitoring system and timing related to providing the alert are monitored. The monitored location of the mobile device and the monitored timing are analyzed with respect to the accessed conditions. Based on the analysis, a determination is made that the accessed conditions for providing the alert are met and the alert is output at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • 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: 10679442
    Abstract: In some implementations, systems and techniques are described to automatically unlock a front door of a property in response to detecting an alarm signal indicating an emergency at or near a property. Data indicating occurrence of an emergency condition at a property is initially obtained. A lock configuration for an electronic lock of the property is determined. An unlock instruction is generated for the electronic lock based on the determined lock configuration for the electronic lock. The unlock instruction is transmitted to the electronic lock such that, when the unlock instruction is received by the electronic lock, the electronic lock is unlocked according to the unlock instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Rogers, David James Hutz, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 10650629
    Abstract: Method, systems, devices, and techniques for access control provisioning are described. A monitoring system configured to monitor a property includes an access control device that is configured to receive an access control request and provide access to a portion of the property in response to the request. The system also includes a control unit or board that is configured to transmit, through a particular relay out of multiple relays, the access control request. The control unit further receives data indicating that the access control device received the access control request and determines that the particular relay corresponds to the access control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Andrei Aurelian Furtuna, Fabian Emilio Philipe Camargo, Abraham Joseph Kinney, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 10650652
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for an integrated security environment to monitor activities at a commercial facility and a residential facility. In some implementations, a monitoring system monitors a property that includes one or more sensors located at the property and generate sensor data. A monitor control unit receives and analyzes the sensor data. Based on analyzing the sensor data, the monitor control unit determines that an event has likely occurred at the property and generates data indicating that the event has likely occurred at the property. A monitoring server receives the data indicating the event has likely occurred at the property. Based on the data that the event has likely occurred at the property, transmitting, to an additional monitoring system that is configured to monitor an additional property, instructions for the additional monitoring system to perform an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Noah Robert Weingart, Abraham Joseph Kinney, Fabian Emilio Philipe Camargo, Andrei Aurelian Furtuna, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10636173
    Abstract: Methods and systems including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving, from a camera, a set of images in which the camera detected a particular event based on a first set of camera settings, determining that false detections in the set of images made by the camera based on the first set of camera settings were caused by localized errors, and in response, generating a second set of camera settings based on the localized errors and providing the second set of camera settings to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Allison Beach, Donald Madden, Weihong Yin, David James Hutz, Dave Conger, Christopher Silverman, Benjamin Asher Berg, Andrew Scanlon
  • Patent number: 10614700
    Abstract: Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Martin, Stephen Scott Trundle, David Saul Goldfarb, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10546486
    Abstract: Techniques are described for detecting and handling unauthenticated commands in a property monitoring system. In some implementations, a monitoring system may include sensors located throughout a property, a monitoring control unit, and an input device. The monitoring control unit may be configured to receive data collected by the sensors, as well as an input command detected by the input device. For an input command that does not include authentication information, the monitoring control unit may generate property state information based on the sensor data, then analyze the property state data and the input command against one or more rules that relate to authorization of unauthenticated commands. Based on the analysis, the monitoring control unit may determine whether to perform the action corresponding to the input command or whether to perform another action, for example, generating and providing a notification or authorization request to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Abraham Joseph Kinney, Daniel Todd Kerzner, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10546485
    Abstract: An aberration engine that collects data sensed by a monitoring system that monitors a property of a user and aggregates the collected data over a period of a time. The aberration engine detects, within the aggregated data, patterns of recurring events and, based on detecting the patterns of recurring events within the aggregated data, takes action related to the monitoring system based on the detected patterns of recurring events within the aggregated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10546483
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining historical event data for events detected over a past period of time by sensors within a property, receiving a set of current event data for one or more events detected by one or more of the sensors within the property, determining that the set of current event data matches a pattern of events indicated by the historical event data, generating, based on the pattern of events, a confidence score for the set of current event data, wherein the confidence scores reflects a confidence that a person is not within the property, determining that the confidence score satisfies a confidence threshold associated with an action to be performed when a person is not within the property, and triggering execution of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Kyle Rankin Johnson