Patents by Inventor George Seelman

George Seelman 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: 20200294382
    Abstract: A person-detection device that automatically configures itself as a motion sensor or an occupancy sensor upon receiving a command from a home security panel or home automation hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ashish Pradhan, George Seelman, Brandon Gruber, Shing Chen, Michael Bailey
  • Publication number: 20200209943
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for configuring a person detection sensor. The person detection sensor may limit its transmissions in accordance with a pre-configured dwell time. The person detection sensor may receive a new dwell time from a remote device. When the new dwell time is received, it is stored in memory and is then used to regulate the number of transmissions of the person detection sensor in accordance with the new dwell time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon Gruber, George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10692340
    Abstract: A barrier alarm device for reducing the number of false alarms that may occur in a home or business security system. In one embodiment, a barrier alarm device, such as a door or window sensor, determines whether a barrier, such as a door or a window, has been opened, and determines whether a human being is inside a premises in proximity to the door or window. If a human being is inside the monitored premises when the door or window is opened, it indicates that the human being is authorized to be inside the monitored premises, and the barrier alarm device transmits a timed alarm signal to a central security panel, causing a security response to be generated by the central security panel if a predetermined time period elapses without a user canceling the security response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: George Seelman
  • Publication number: 20200134993
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring a door or a window is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising receiving, by a processor, an electronic signal from a motion sensor in response to movement of the door or window, determining a direction of movement of the door or window from the electronic signal by the processor, comparing the direction of movement to a predetermined direction by the processor, detecting, by the processor, an alarm condition of the door or window if the electronic signal indicates that the door or window is being opened, and transmitting, by a transmitter coupled to the processor, an alarm signal when the alarm condition has been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jay Stone, Michael Bailey, George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10522011
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring a door or a window is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising receiving, by a processor, an electronic signal from a motion sensor in response to movement of the door or window, determining a direction of movement of the door or window from the electronic signal by the processor, comparing the direction of movement to a predetermined direction by the processor, detecting, by the processor, an alarm condition of the door or window if the electronic signal indicates that the door or window is being opened, and transmitting, by a transmitter coupled to the processor, an alarm signal when the alarm condition has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jay Stone, Michael Bailey, George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10515524
    Abstract: A security method and apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for providing an alarm for a window by a security apparatus comprises calculating a first distance between a detector mounted within a movable portion of the window and a window frame edge and calculating a second distance between the detector and the window frame edge. The method further comprises determining whether the movable portion of the window has remained stationary for more than a predetermined time period based on the first distance and the second distance and, if the movable portion has remained stationary for more than the predetermined time period, storing the second distance in a memory, placing the security apparatus into an active alarm state, calculating a third distance observed by the detector, determining a change between the third distance and the second distance, determining whether the change exceeds a predetermined distance, and generating an alarm signal if the change exceeds the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Seelman, Michael Bailey, Jay Stone, Michael Lamb, Thomas Thibault
  • Publication number: 20190385433
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and apparatus for detecting a pattern warning signal from a hazard detector in the presence of a second pattern warning signal from a second hazard detector. In one embodiment, hazard detector monitoring device converts a pattern warning signal and a second pattern warning signal into a composite electronic signal, each of the first and second pattern warning signals comprising an on-time period followed by an off-time period. Next, the composite electronic signal is converted into a digital signal and then an on-time duration of the digital signal is determined as a time that the digital signal exceeded a first voltage threshold. Finally, an alarm signal is transmitted to a receiver when the pattern warning signal has been determined to be present, based on the on-time duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10497230
    Abstract: A barrier alarm device for reducing the number of false alarms that may occur in a home security system. In one embodiment, a barrier alarm device, such as a door or window sensor, determines whether a barrier, such as a door or a window, has been opened, determines whether a human being is in proximity to the door or window inside a monitored premises. If a human being is inside the monitored premises when the door or window is opened, it indicates that the human being is authorized to be inside the monitored premises, and an alarm signal is not transmitted to a central security panel, thus reducing false alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Michael Bailey, Thomas Thibault, George Seelman, Carlo Q. Petrucci
  • Patent number: 10403119
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and apparatus for detecting a pattern warning signal from a hazard detector in the presence of a second pattern warning signal from a second hazard detector. In one embodiment, hazard detector monitoring device converts a pattern warning signal and a second pattern warning signal into a composite electronic signal, each of the first and second pattern warning signals comprising an on-time period followed by an off-time period. Next, the composite electronic signal is converted into a digital signal and then an on-time duration of the digital signal is determined as a time that the digital signal exceeded a first voltage threshold. Finally, an alarm signal is transmitted to a receiver when the pattern warning signal has been determined to be present, based on the on-time duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: George Seelman
  • Publication number: 20190188978
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring a door or a window is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising receiving, by a processor, an electronic signal from a motion sensor in response to movement of the door or window, determining a direction of movement of the door or window from the electronic signal by the processor, comparing the direction of movement to a predetermined direction by the processor, detecting, by the processor, an alarm condition of the door or window if the electronic signal indicates that the door or window is being opened, and transmitting, by a transmitter coupled to the processor, an alarm signal when the alarm condition has been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jay Stone, Michael Bailey, George Seelman
  • Publication number: 20190096203
    Abstract: A security method and apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for providing an alarm for a window by a security apparatus comprises calculating a first distance between a detector mounted within a movable portion of the window and a window frame edge and calculating a second distance between the detector and the window frame edge. The method further comprises determining whether the movable portion of the window has remained stationary for more than a predetermined time period based on the first distance and the second distance and, if the movable portion has remained stationary for more than the predetermined time period, storing the second distance in a memory, placing the security apparatus into an active alarm state, calculating a third distance observed by the detector, determining a change between the third distance and the second distance, determining whether the change exceeds a predetermined distance, and generating an alarm signal if the change exceeds the predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: George Seelman, Michael Bailey, Jay Stone, Michael Lamb, Thomas Thibault
  • Publication number: 20190096202
    Abstract: A barrier alarm device for reducing the number of false alarms that may occur in a home or business security system. In one embodiment, a barrier alarm device, such as a door or window sensor, determines whether a barrier, such as a door or a window, has been opened, and determines whether a human being is inside a premises in proximity to the door or window. If a human being is inside the monitored premises when the door or window is opened, it indicates that the human being is authorized to be inside the monitored premises, and the barrier alarm device transmits a timed alarm signal to a central security panel, causing a security response to be generated by the central security panel if a predetermined time period elapses without a user canceling the security response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: George Seelman
  • Publication number: 20190080585
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and apparatus for detecting a pattern warning signal from a hazard detector in the presence of a second pattern warning signal from a second hazard detector. In one embodiment, hazard detector monitoring device converts a pattern warning signal and a second pattern warning signal into a composite electronic signal, each of the first and second pattern warning signals comprising an on-time period followed by an off-time period. Next, the composite electronic signal is converted into a digital signal and then an on-time duration of the digital signal is determined as a time that the digital signal exceeded a first voltage threshold. Finally, an alarm signal is transmitted to a receiver when the pattern warning signal has been determined to be present, based on the on-time duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventor: George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10223880
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring a door or a window is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising receiving, by a processor, an electronic signal from a motion sensor in response to movement of the door or window, determining a direction of movement of the door or window from the electronic signal by the processor, comparing the direction of movement to a predetermined direction by the processor, detecting, by the processor, an alarm condition of the door or window if the electronic signal indicates that the door or window is being opened, and transmitting, by a transmitter coupled to the processor, an alarm signal when the alarm condition has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jay Stone, Michael Bailey, George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10147286
    Abstract: A security method and apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for providing an alarm for a window by a security apparatus comprises calculating a first distance between a detector mounted within a movable portion of the window and a window frame edge and calculating a second distance between the detector and the window frame edge. The method further comprises determining whether the movable portion of the window has remained stationary for more than a predetermined time period based on the first distance and the second distance and, if the movable portion has remained stationary for more than the predetermined time period, storing the second distance in a memory, placing the security apparatus into an active alarm state, calculating a third distance observed by the detector, determining a change between the third distance and the second distance, determining whether the change exceeds a predetermined distance, and generating an alarm signal if the change exceeds the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Seelman, Michael Bailey, Jay Stone, Michael Lamb, Thomas Thibault
  • Patent number: 10121352
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and apparatus for detecting a pattern warning signal from a hazard detector in the presence of a second pattern warning signal from a second hazard detector. In one embodiment, hazard detector monitoring device converts a pattern warning signal and a second pattern warning signal into a composite electronic signal, each of the first and second pattern warning signals comprising an on-time period followed by an off-time period. Next, the composite electronic signal is converted into a digital signal and then an on-time duration of the digital signal is determined as a time that the digital signal exceeded a first voltage threshold. Finally, an alarm signal is transmitted to a receiver when the pattern warning signal has been determined to be present, based on the on-time duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: George Seelman
  • Publication number: 20180225937
    Abstract: A barrier alarm device for reducing the number of false alarms that may occur in a home security system. In one embodiment, a barrier alarm device, such as a door or window sensor, determines whether a barrier, such as a door or a window, has been opened, determines whether a human being is in proximity to the door or window inside a monitored premises. If a human being is inside the monitored premises when the door or window is opened, it indicates that the human being is authorized to be inside the monitored premises, and an alarm signal is not transmitted to a central security panel, thus reducing false alarms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Michael Bailey, Thomas Thibault, George Seelman, Carlo Q. Petrucci
  • Publication number: 20180131534
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting remote network devices. In one embodiment, the method comprises detecting an event and a) transmitting a message requesting a response from one or more remote network devices, the message comprising a first network identification code, and b) determining whether a response to the message has been received, the response transmitted by a remote network device after receiving the message and determining that the first network identification code matches a second network identification code stored within the remote network device, the response comprising identification information of the remote network device. If c) a response has not been received, terminating the method for detecting remote network devices if a pre-determined time period has elapsed since transmitting the message. If d) a response has been received, storing identification information associated with the responding remote network device and repeating steps a-d until no further responses are received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: George Seelman, Michael Lamb, Michael Bailey, Jay Stone
  • Patent number: 9940797
    Abstract: A barrier alarm device for reducing the number of false alarms that may occur in a home security system. In one embodiment, a barrier alarm device, such as a door or window sensor, determines whether a barrier, such as a door or a window, has been opened, determines whether a human being is in proximity to the door or window inside a monitored premises. If a human being is inside the monitored premises when the door or window is opened, it indicates that the human being is authorized to be inside the monitored premises, and an alarm signal is not transmitted to a central security panel, thus reducing false alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Michael Bailey, Thomas Thibault, George Seelman, Carlo Q Petrucci
  • Patent number: 9934662
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a programmable barrier alarm are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Michael Bailey, Jay Stone, George Seelman, Carlo Q. Petrucci, Andrew Permenter