Patents by Inventor Dean Constantine

Dean Constantine 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: 10943468
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for enabling drone activity in a property monitored by a property monitoring system without triggering a false alarm. In one aspect, the method includes actions of obtaining a location of the drone, identifying a first sensor installed at the property that is within a predetermined distance of the drone, detecting first sensor data generated by the first sensor that is within a predetermined distance of the drone, wherein the first sensor data includes data that is indicative of an event, determining whether a second sensor that is mounted to the drone is generating second sensor data that corroborates the event indicated by the first sensor data, and disregarding, by the property monitoring system, the first sensor data in determining whether to trigger an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10939041
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a camera that includes a removable primary power source and a secondary power source. The camera is configured to detect removal of the primary power source. The camera is configured to draw power from the secondary power source and generate a primary power source removal notification indicating that the primary power source has been removed from the camera. The monitoring system includes a monitor control unit that is configured to receive the primary power source removal notification. The monitor control unit is configured to determine whether a primary power source removal request was received within a period of time before receipt of the primary power source removal notification, the primary power source removal request indicating that the primary power source will be removed within the period of time. The monitor control unit is configured to perform a monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, John Varn, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10893206
    Abstract: Techniques are described for zooming in video. In some implementations, a first video stream from a camera is provided, a digitally zoomed portion of the first video stream from the camera is provided, a second video stream from the camera corresponding to the digitally zoomed portion of the first video stream is requested, and the digitally zoomed portion of the first video stream is replaced with the second video stream from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, John Varn, Dean Constantine, Jaimin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10890910
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for using a drone to test monitoring system sensors. In one aspect, the drone perform operations that include navigating from a first location of a property towards a second location of the property, detecting a sensor that is installed at the property, interrupting, by the drone, navigation through the property from the first location of the property towards the second location of the property to initiate a test of the detected sensor and (ii) determining a sensor test type for the detected sensor, administering a sensor test to the detected sensor, wherein the sensor test is based on the determined sensor test type, evaluating results of the administered test, storing data describing the results of the administered test, and continuing navigation through the property towards the second location of the property or towards another location of the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10706699
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a sample image of an area of a property, identifying a moving object from the sample image, determining a site in the property based on the identified moving object, determining an optical pattern to project at the site based on the identified moving object, and transmitting an instruction to a projector to project the determined optical pattern at the determined site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Todd Kerzner, Gary Franklin Bart, Donald Madden, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10650666
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for using a drone to test a sensor. In one aspect, the method includes actions of detecting a message (i) broadcast by the drone and (ii) indicating that the drone is going to administer a test of a sensor, determining, by the monitoring system and based on the message and (i) sensor data generated by the sensor in response to the administration of the test, by the drone, within a predetermined period of time of the message or (ii) a lack of sensor data generated by the sensor in response to the administration of the test, by the drone, within a predetermined period of time of the message, whether the sensor is functioning properly, and in response to a determination that the sensor is not functioning properly, storing data indicating that the sensor is not functioning properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10646172
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for generating a first and second series of interface objects comprising a first and second sequence respectively, displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI). At least one visual indicator display object is also displayed that requires a switch between the first and second series of user interface objects. A user navigates through the first and second series of interface objects, including the visual indicator display object(s), and a score for the user is calculated according to a user input matching, or failing to match, a correct response associated with a task data defining a function skill demonstrating a cognitive ability of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Constantine Delis, James A. Holdnack, Lisa Whipple Drozdick
  • Patent number: 10643450
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property is described. The monitoring system includes a sensor that includes a battery and that is configured to generate sensor data based on activity in a portion of the property that is within a field of view of the sensor. The monitoring system further includes a monitor control unit that is configured to: after replacement of a battery of the sensor, receive and analyze the sensor data, based on analyzing the sensor data, determine a status of the portion of the property without recalibrating the field of view of the sensor, and provide, for output, a notification that includes data describing the status of the portion of the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Mehmet Erdal Caglayan, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10574891
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a camera that includes a removable primary power source and a secondary power source. The camera is configured to detect removal of the primary power source. The camera is configured to draw power from the secondary power source and generate a primary power source removal notification indicating that the primary power source has been removed from the camera. The monitoring system includes a monitor control unit that is configured to receive the primary power source removal notification. The monitor control unit is configured to determine whether a primary power source removal request was received within a period of time before receipt of the primary power source removal notification, the primary power source removal request indicating that the primary power source will be removed within the period of time. The monitor control unit is configured to perform a monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, John Varn, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10467891
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for enabling drone activity in a property monitored by a property monitoring system without triggering a false alarm. In one aspect, the method includes actions of obtaining a location of the drone, identifying a first sensor installed at the property that is within a predetermined distance of the drone, detecting first sensor data generated by the first sensor that is within a predetermined distance of the drone, wherein the first sensor data includes data that is indicative of an event, determining whether a second sensor that is mounted to the drone is generating second sensor data that corroborates the event indicated by the first sensor data, and disregarding, by the property monitoring system, the first sensor data in determining whether to trigger an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Dean Constantine
  • Publication number: 20190287378
    Abstract: A computer implemented method including receiving, by a monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property and from an electronic pool device that is configured to monitor a swimming pool at the property, sensor data, analyzing, by the monitoring system, the sensor data, based on analyzing the sensor data, generating, by the monitoring system, an instruction to activate a camera of the electronic pool device, providing, by the monitoring system to the electronic pool device, the instruction to activate the camera, receiving, by the monitoring system from the electronic pool device, image data, analyzing, by the monitoring system, the image data, based on analyzing the image data, identifying a monitoring system action to perform, and performing the monitoring system action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Rogers, Gary Franklin Bart, Dean Constantine, John Varn
  • Patent number: 10311710
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for using a drone to test a sensor. In one aspect, the method includes actions of detecting a message (i) broadcast by the drone and (ii) indicating that the drone is going to administer a test of a sensor, determining, by the monitoring system and based on the message and (i) sensor data generated by the sensor in response to the administration of the test, by the drone, within a predetermined period of time of the message or (ii) a lack of sensor data generated by the sensor in response to the administration of the test, by the drone, within a predetermined period of time of the message, whether the sensor is functioning properly, and in response to a determination that the sensor is not functioning properly, storing data indicating that the sensor is not functioning properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10255787
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property is described. The monitoring system includes a sensor that includes a battery and that is configured to generate sensor data based on activity in a portion of the property that is within a field of view of the sensor. The monitoring system further includes a monitor control unit that is configured to: after replacement of a battery of the sensor, receive and analyze the sensor data, based on analyzing the sensor data, determine a status of the portion of the property without recalibrating the field of view of the sensor, and provide, for output, a notification that includes data describing the status of the portion of the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Mehmet Erdal Caglayan, Dean Constantine
  • Publication number: 20180350213
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method including receiving, by a monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property and from a touchless doorbell device that includes a camera and a motion sensor, an image, analyzing, by the monitoring system, the image, based on analyzing the image, determining that the image likely includes a representation of a person, and based on determining that the image likely includes a representation of a person, performing a monitoring system action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Dean Constantine
  • Publication number: 20180336796
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for generating a first and second series of interface objects comprising a first and second sequence respectively, displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI). At least one visual indicator display object is also displayed that requires a switch between the first and second series of user interface objects. A user navigates through the first and second series of interface objects, including the visual indicator display object(s), and a score for the user is calculated according to a user input matching, or failing to match, a correct response associated with a task data defining a function skill demonstrating a cognitive ability of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Dean Constantine Delis, James A. Holdnack, Lisa Whipple Drozdick