Patents by Inventor Duane Buckingham

Duane Buckingham 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: 20060164206
    Abstract: An electronic lock system including an electronic lock disposed in a door and a device external to the door disposed for wirelessly providing power to the electronic lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Duane Buckingham, Philipp Roosli, Gregory Scheurer
  • Publication number: 20060164205
    Abstract: A lock system including a gateway device for generating a wireless activation signal and an electronic lock in communication with the gateway device, the electronic lock being activated in response to the activation signal whereby the electronic lock becomes operable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Duane Buckingham, Philipp Roosli
  • Publication number: 20060106499
    Abstract: A method and system of shutting down services in rooms of a multi-unit building is provided. The method includes detecting a shutdown code, generating a command in response to the shutdown code, receiving the command at gateway devices associated with the rooms, transmitting the commands from the gateway devices, receiving the commands at room control devices associated with the rooms, and processing the command at the control devices to effect a shutdown of the services generated by room devices associated with the room control devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: Philipp Roosli, Duane Buckingham
  • Publication number: 20060017547
    Abstract: The application discloses various methods and systems that utilize infrared communication to enhance and manage the security and convenience of occupants and the operation and efficiency of the staff of a multi-unit building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Duane Buckingham, Richard Quirino, David Oliver, Gregory Scheurer, Philipp Roosli
  • Publication number: 20050206725
    Abstract: A mini-bar and a system and a method of monitoring activity of a mini-bar where the mini-bar includes an imaging device disposed for acquiring an image of an interior of the mini-bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Duane Buckingham, Philipp Roosli, Richard Quirino
  • Publication number: 20050095984
    Abstract: A wireless switch comprising: a sensor for sensing a change of a state of a barrier; a selector positionable between a first position and a second position; a transmitter operatively coupled to the sensor and selector; and wherein the transmitter transmits a first wireless signal when the selector is positioned in the first position and the sensor senses a change of state, and the transmitter transmits a second wireless signal different from the first signal when the selector is positioned in the second position and the sensor senses the change of state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: Duane Buckingham, Philipp Roosli, David Oliver, Rick Quirino
  • Patent number: 4850040
    Abstract: An infrared remote control system for allowing a console to control the operation of a plurality of remote devices all situated in the same substantially enclosed space, for example, a hotel room. The console includes several simultaneously-operated infrared transmitters, the transmitters being aimed in different directions. Remote devices respond to respective codes, but some also retransmit received radiation so that the console can gain access even to remote devices which are not along a line of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Inncom International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudor M. Teich, Duane Buckingham