Patents by Inventor Frederick Michael McBride

Frederick Michael McBride 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: 20210278754
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to camera mounts interoperable with cameras mountable in a wide variety of different environments. The camera mount may include a bracket, wherein the bracket may be configured to be secured to a mounting surface. The bracket may be comprised of an adapter plate interoperable with a wall switch plate, wherein the wall switch plate secures to the mounting surface. The adapter plate may include a first plurality of mounting holes configured to align with a second plurality of mounting holes positioned within the wall switch plate. The mount may further include an angled portion that includes a second cable route opening and a plurality of mounting provisions that may be configured to align with the mounting holes and a first cable route opening of the adapter plate. The angled portion may further include a camera mounting surface configured to interoperate with the adjusting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Derek Joseph BOYES, Frederick Michael MCBRIDE
  • Publication number: 20210278755
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to modular camera mounts interoperable with cameras. The modular camera mount may include a bracket comprising a first mounting portion positioned perpendicular to a camera mounting portion. The first mounting portion may facilitate securing the modular camera mount to a first surface, wherein the first surface may comprise a small area. Both the camera mounting portion and the first mounting portion may include a plurality of mounting provisions configured to align with mounting provisions of a cover. The cover may be secured to the bracket via a plurality of fasteners threaded through the mounting provisions. Securing the cover to the bracket may form a chamber therebetween, wherein the chamber may be a conduit for a cable configured to electrically connect the camera to a power source. The cover may be configured to secure the position adjustable camera via an angular adjustable bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Derek Joseph BOYES, Frederick Michael MCBRIDE
  • Publication number: 20210278037
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to camera mounts and cameras implementable in mounting-restricted environments. The camera mount may comprise a bracket and an optional cover, wherein the bracket may be configured to mount to a surface and the bracket configured to protect the camera. The bracket may include a mounting portion, an angled portion and an adjustment portion, which each may be configured to angle the camera relative to the surface. The mounting component may be configured to include a clearance portion that may facilitate angling the camera. The angled portion may be configured to be a wedge angled relative to the surface. The adjusting portion may be pivotable around an axis parallel to the surface such that in combination, the adjusting portion and the angled portion may facilitate the positioning of the camera to include a viewing angle that may vary up to 65°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Derek Joseph BOYES, Frederick Michael MCBRIDE
  • Publication number: 20200293756
    Abstract: A frictionless access control system and method embodying satellite cameras for facial recognition are disclosed. The cameras capture image data of individuals at an access point such as a door. Preferably, two or more cameras are placed on opposite sides of the access point to increase the likelihood that the individuals are captured in the image data. A facial cropper module extracts facial patches from the image data, and a facial signature module computes facial signatures from the facial patches. A facial recognition module receives the computed facial signatures from the facial signature module, matches the computed facial signatures to stored facial signatures, and sends user identity information of individuals corresponding to the stored facial signatures to the facial signature module when the computed facial signatures match the stored facial signatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Alexander Ainsworth, Ian C. Westmacott, Martin J. Donaghy, John McKenna, Derek Boyes, Terry Neill, Frederick Michael McBride, Walter A. Martin
  • Publication number: 20200230663
    Abstract: A sensor system includes: a housing having an internal wall defining an opening; a transparent window mounted within the opening; a sensor device within the housing and having at least one of a sensor output or a sensor input alignable with the transparent window; a vibration device in communication with the transparent window, where the vibration device is controllable to produce a first sonic movement; where the transparent window is movably responsive to the first sonic movement with a second sonic movement; and at least one damping member located between the transparent window and the sensor device, where the damping member substantially isolates the sensor device from at least the second sonic movement of the transparent window. A method includes determining a cleaning trigger corresponding to cleaning the transparent window; and controlling, in response to the cleaning trigger, a vibration frequency, amplitude, or duration of the vibration device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick Michael MCBRIDE, Timothy HARRISON
  • Patent number: 9832354
    Abstract: A bubble for a surveillance camera has at least one planar transparent region. The at least one planar transparent region is aligned with an optical axis of a camera head of the surveillance camera. In a preferred embodiment, the bubble can include at least one bubble section having one or more window cutouts. The at least one planar transparent region can be one or more planar window elements that are installed within the one or more window cutouts of the bubble section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Michael McBride, Walter A. Martin
  • Publication number: 20170019571
    Abstract: A bubble for a surveillance camera has at least one planar transparent region. The at least one planar transparent region is aligned with an optical axis of a camera head of the surveillance camera. In a preferred embodiment, the bubble can include at least one bubble section having one or more window cutouts. The at least one planar transparent region can be one or more planar window elements that are installed within the one or more window cutouts of the bubble section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Frederick Michael McBride, Walter A. Martin
  • Patent number: 9332163
    Abstract: A bubble adapter for installed security cameras, such as Pan/Tilt/Zoom (“PTZ”) security cameras fits over the head of the PTZ camera, and attaches to a mounting region of a base of the security camera via a field-deployable attachment mechanism. The bubble of the bubble adapter protects and conceals the head of the PTZ camera and its components. Using the bubble adapter, service personnel add bubbles to existing PTZ camera installations that are lacking bubbles in the field. This avoids the expense and downtime associated with the current method for adding bubbles to PTZ camera installations lacking bubbles. The current method requires removing the installed PTZ cameras, and replacing them with PTZ cameras having factory-installed bubbles. In addition, the bubble adapter provides an integrated airflow system that allows the security camera to maintain thermal control when the bubble adapter is attached to the security cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos E. DeJesus, Frederick Michael McBride
  • Patent number: 9075288
    Abstract: A pan tilt zoom (PTZ) camera system implements a disc valve system to enhance the cooling of electronics. The disc valve system includes a static camera base and a rotating camera pan bearing. The static camera base has static base vent slots arranged along the perimeter of the static camera base. The rotating camera pan bearing includes at least one pan bearing vent slot that aligns with the static base vent slots. During rotation of the rotating camera pan bearing, the at least one pan bearing vent slot aligns with the static base vent slots enabling movement of air over electronics of the (PTZ) camera system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Michael McBride, David McKee
  • Publication number: 20140307088
    Abstract: A bubble adapter for installed security cameras, such as Pan/Tilt/Zoom (“PTZ”) security cameras fits over the head of the PTZ camera, and attaches to a mounting region of a base of the security camera via a field-deployable attachment mechanism. The bubble of the bubble adapter protects and conceals the head of the PTZ camera and its components. Using the bubble adapter, service personnel add bubbles to existing PTZ camera installations that are lacking bubbles in the field. This avoids the expense and downtime associated with the current method for adding bubbles to PTZ camera installations lacking bubbles. The current method requires removing the installed PTZ cameras, and replacing them with PTZ cameras having factory-installed bubbles. In addition, the bubble adapter provides an integrated airflow system that allows the security camera to maintain thermal control when the bubble adapter is attached to the security cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Carlos E. DeJesus, Frederick Michael McBride
  • Publication number: 20140063334
    Abstract: A pan tilt zoom (PTZ) camera system implements a disc valve system to enhance the cooling of electronics. The disc valve system includes a static camera base and a rotating camera pan bearing. The static camera base has static base vent slots arranged along the perimeter of the static camera base. The rotating camera pan bearing includes at least one pan bearing vent slot that aligns with the static base vent slots. During rotation of the rotating camera pan bearing, the at least one pan bearing vent slot aligns with the static base vent slots enabling movement of air over electronics of the (PTZ) camera system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick Michael McBride, David McKee
  • Patent number: D704240
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Michael McBride, Sergio M. Perez, Carlos E. DeJesus