Patents by Inventor Gary Franklin Bart

Gary Franklin Bart 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: 10965899
    Abstract: Method system and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for integrating a display device with a connected-home monitoring system. The method including receiving, by the source programming interrupt unit and from a monitoring unit of a property monitoring system, a source programming interrupt message that was (i) generated by the monitoring unit and (ii) includes instructions for the source programming interrupt unit to modify source programming received by a source programming unit, obtaining, by the source programming interrupt unit, image data that depicts a portion of the property that is associated an event detected by the monitoring unit, modifying, by the source programming interrupt unit, source programming received by the source programming unit to include the image data, and providing, by the source programming interrupt unit, the modified source programming to the display device for output on the display of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary Franklin Bart
  • Patent number: 10958835
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property is disclosed. In one aspect, the monitoring system includes one or more sensors that are located throughout the property and that are configured to generate sensor data. The monitoring system further includes a drone that is configured to move throughout the property and generate additional sensor data. The monitoring system further includes a drone dock that is configured to receive the drone, wherein the drone is configured to continue generating the additional sensor data while the drone dock is receiving the drone. The monitoring system further includes a monitor control unit that is configured to receive the sensor data and the additional sensor data, analyze the sensor data and the additional sensor data, determine a status of the property, and provide, for output, data indicating the status of the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Erdal Caglayan
  • 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: 10849072
    Abstract: A method includes generating motion data that reflects movement of the tracking device, comparing the motion data to a motion threshold, determining that the motion data satisfies the motion threshold, based on determining that the motion data satisfies a motion threshold, activating the communication device, receiving, by the monitoring system and from the tracking device, the motion data, based on the motion data, determining, by the monitor system, that the tracking device is outside of a threshold distance of a property monitored by the monitoring system, based on determining that the tracking device is outside of the threshold distance of the property, providing, for output by the monitoring system and to the tracking device, an instruction to transmit location data at a particular frequency, and based on the location data, providing, for output by the monitoring system, data indicating a location of the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary Franklin Bart
  • Patent number: 10782044
    Abstract: At least one aspect of the present disclose is directed towards a temperature control device that includes a face plate, a housing, and an adjustment mechanism. The housing may protrude away from the rear side of the face plate. The housing may include a mounting mechanism that includes a set of clamps configured to engage at least a portion of an inner surface. The set of clamps may be adjustable based on alterations to the adjustment mechanism. The housing may also include one or more cavities that may be configured to receive at least a portion of the set of clamps when the set of clamps is collapsed into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary Franklin Bart
  • 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: 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: 10499337
    Abstract: A method includes generating motion data that reflects movement of the tracking device, comparing the motion data to a motion threshold, determining that the motion data satisfies the motion threshold, based on determining that the motion data satisfies a motion threshold, activating the communication device, receiving, by the monitoring system and from the tracking device, the motion data, based on the motion data, determining, by the monitor system, that the tracking device is outside of a threshold distance of a property monitored by the monitoring system, based on determining that the tracking device is outside of the threshold distance of the property, providing, for output by the monitoring system and to the tracking device, an instruction to transmit location data at a particular frequency, and based on the location data, providing, for output by the monitoring system, data indicating a location of the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary Franklin Bart
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10462366
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property is disclosed. In one aspect, the monitoring system includes one or more sensors that are located throughout the property and that are configured to generate sensor data. The monitoring system further includes a drone that is configured to move throughout the property and generate additional sensor data. The monitoring system further includes a drone dock that is configured to receive the drone, wherein the drone is configured to continue generating the additional sensor data while the drone dock is receiving the drone. The monitoring system further includes a monitor control unit that is configured to receive the sensor data and the additional sensor data, analyze the sensor data and the additional sensor data, determine a status of the property, and provide, for output, data indicating the status of the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Erdal Caglayan
  • Patent number: 10438465
    Abstract: A method includes generating, by a camera of a monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property, first image data at a first time, analyzing the first image data, determining that the first image data includes a first object that likely corresponds to a person, generating, second image data at a second, later time, analyzing the second image data, determining that the second image includes a second object that likely corresponds to a person, comparing the first object that likely corresponds to a person to the second object that likely corresponds to a person, based on comparing the first object that likely corresponds to a person to the second object that likely corresponds to a person and based on a difference between the first time and the second, later time, determining that a person is likely moving towards the camera, and performing a monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, John Varn
  • 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: 10270959
    Abstract: Movements of a pan and tilt camera may be controlled by generating preview images of the view obtained by the camera in a particular direction. A camera may periodically scan its environment by moving through its range of motion and capturing a series of frames that can be stitched together. The resulting preview image may be a panoramic or spherical representation of the camera's possible viewpoints and may be displayed on a user interface for controlling the camera remotely. A live video from the camera may be displayed, and when a request to move a viewing angle of the camera is displayed, a corresponding portion of the preview image for the new viewing angle is displayed until a live video of the camera for the new viewing angle is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Mehmet Erdal Caglayan
  • 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