Patents by Inventor Jeremy B. Warren

Jeremy B. Warren 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: 10352734
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining operation of an openable barrier and direction of movement of a person through an opening controlled by the barrier. A method includes detecting with a hinge sensor a closed position for the barrier, the hinge sensor being mounted to a hinge of the barrier, determining with the hinge sensor when the barrier changes position from the closed position to an open position, detecting with at least one motion sensor motion of an object in proximity to the opening, and determining a direction of movement of the object through the opening based on whether the motion is detected before or after detecting the change in position of the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Ricks, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10348732
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for the prevention of network peripheral takeover activity. Peripheral devices may implement an anti-takeover mechanism limiting the number of available device command classes when certain handshake and verification requirements are not met. Anti-takeover peripheral devices with protection enabled may be relocated within a controller network, or in certain cases, from one controller network to another controller network when certain conditions are met. That same device may be hobbled when removed from a controller network and may remain hobbled when connected to another network that fails to meet certain conditions. Unprotection and unhobbling of a device may occur through an algorithmic mechanism using values stored on the peripheral device and the controller device for one or more of anti-takeover code generation, anti-takeover code comparison, network identification value comparison, and manufacturer identification value comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10334304
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for integration of a set top box and an automation system is described. In one configuration, subscriber program content is provided. An aspect of a premises is monitored via one or more sensors. A monitor channel may be provided to display the monitored aspect of the premises. The monitor channel may be displayed in a channel guide among channels of the subscriber program content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jungtaik Hwang, Matthew J. Eyring, James E. Nye, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10282973
    Abstract: In some embodiments, security and/or automation systems, collectively referred to as automation systems, may offer a user the peace of mind of having an automation system active while the user is present in a residence. False alarms may become costly to both the user of the automation system and to emergency responders using resources to respond to the false alarms. The automation system may provide the benefit of an armed automation system without the risk of frequent false alarms. An automation system may provide additional or alternative security to a residence when a person is detected in the home with a reduction in the false alarms that may be present in a strict alarm state. This may provide security to a person in the home during the day and provide unique daytime features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James E. Nye
  • Patent number: 10255774
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include detecting a first sound event at a home entry point using one or more sensors. The method may further include receiving input to associate at least one home automation system operation with the first sound event, and may further include storing the first sound event. The method may further include initiating the at least one home automation system operation associated with the first sound event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Flint, Craig Matsuura, Michael D. Child, JonPaul Vega, Jefferson Lyman, Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye
  • Publication number: 20190095826
    Abstract: A control panel is used to control and/or monitor an automation system. The automation system may also be used in connection with one or more enhanced services, such as a remote access service. The remote access service may allow a user to control or monitor some or all aspects of the automation system through a remote computing device. To use the remote access service, or other enhanced services, the user may register to associate the user with the control panel of the automation system. If it is determined that the user has not registered, the service provider may send a message to the control panel. The message may prompt the user to register for the enhanced service. Optionally, contact information may be requested to allow a message to be sent to a personal device of the user to facilitate registration or use of the enhanced service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Alex J. Dunn, James E. Nye, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10241726
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for controlling an automation and security system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for data storage in an automation and security system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions are executable by a processor to receive data at a first device, store a copy of the data on the first device, fragment the data into a plurality of data fragments, transmit the plurality of data fragments to a plurality of remote devices, and store some of the plurality of data fragments on each of the plurality of remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jungtaik Hwang, Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye
  • Patent number: 10244390
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods relating to operating a security system are described. In one embodiment a method may include receiving at a receiving unit a protected signal sent from a portable transmitter, the receiving unit in communication with a security system panel, assessing at least one characteristic of the protected signal, modifying at least one characteristic of the protected signal based at least in part on the assessing, and comparing the protected signal to a stored signal after the modifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Call, Craig DeVries, Jeremy B. Warren, Michael D. Child
  • Patent number: 10242517
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described that are directed to status and control of a garage door system via an alarm system controller. A garage door system may include one or more garage doors and at least one sensor configured to sense data indicative of a status of a garage door of the one or more garage doors. The at least one sensor may further be configured to convey the sensed data to an alarm system controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ellis Nye, Michael D. Child, Jeffrey G. Thomas, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10229567
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining operation of an openable barrier into a building. A method for determining an open state of a barrier includes confirming a first position for the barrier, the barrier having at least one hinge and a hinge sensor mounted to the at least one hinge, determining with the hinge sensor when the barrier changes position from the first position to a second position, and wirelessly transmitting data concerning the change in barrier position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Ricks, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10217335
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatuses for dynamically linking a first security system and a second security system. A method may include selectively linking a first security system and a second security system based on one or more link conditions. The method may further include receiving one or more first sensor event messages from the first security system and sending at least a portion of the one or more first sensor event messages to the second security system. The method may also include receiving one or more second sensor event messages from the second security system, and sending at least a portion of the one or more second sensor event messages to the first security system. In one aspect, the method may include selectively de-linking the first security system and the second security system based on one or more de-link conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Dunn, Christopher Lee Harris, Bruce Ehlers, Todd M. Santiago, James E. Nye, Jeremy B. Warren, Jeffrey G. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10217090
    Abstract: An automation system may include a control panel monitoring one more automation system components. When an event is detected at an automation system component, the control panel may automatically access a local or remote data source and identify procedures to be implemented in response to the event. The procedures may include follow-up actions and procedures specific to a particular dealer of the automation system. Dealer-specific procedures may then be displayed or otherwise communicated by the control panel to alert the user of what actions to take or to expect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Warren, Todd Matthew Santiago, Jeffrey G. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10203665
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for controlling settings of an automation system, such as a home and/or business automation system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling settings of an automation system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory which are executable by a processor to receive instructions about an intended action by a user of the home automation system, continuously detect behavior of the user with the home automation system, determine whether the intended action has occurred based on the detected behavior, and adaptively update one or more settings of the home automation system when the intended action is determined to have occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jefferson Lyman, Michael Warner, Nic Brunson, Stefan Walger, Wade Shearer, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10197979
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining occupancy with user provided information. According to at least one embodiment, a method for determining occupancy with user provided information includes using at least one sensor to detect occupancy in a building over time, determining a predictive schedule based on the occupancy detected with the at least one sensor, and requesting information relevant to the predictive schedule from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Warren, Brandon Bunker, Jefferson Lyman, Jungtaik Hwang
  • Patent number: 10198925
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving occupancy data associated with a home. The method may further include automatically selectively broadcasting an audio stream to at least one of a plurality of speakers in the home based, at least in part, on the received occupancy data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Stricker, Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, John Vogelsberg, Michael Allen Tupy, Matthew Mahar, Matthew J. Eyring, Clint Gordon-Carroll, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye, Jefferson Lyman
  • Publication number: 20190027006
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems, comprising determining a presence of a first occupant in a first room at a predefined location, the first room communicatively coupled to a first electronic device capable of receiving input; receiving a request for communication with the first occupant by a remote computer system; sending a response to the request for communication with the first occupant; and establishing a communications link between the first electronic device and the remote computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James E. Nye
  • Publication number: 20190005750
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems, methods, and techniques relating to security and/or automation systems, collectively referred to as automation systems, may include determining a presence of a first device proximate at least one entry to a location, obtaining information related to an identification of an entity associated with the at least one device, authenticating the first device, the authenticating based at least in part on obtaining information related to the identification, and taking an action based at least in part on determining the authenticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James E. Nye, Jason C. Flint, James Beagley, Wallace E. Day, Christopher L. Harris, JonPaul Vega
  • Publication number: 20190005751
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for controlling an automation and security system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for voice control of an automation and security system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions are executable by the processor to receive input from the user to perform at least one function of the automation and security system, receive confirmation that the user has received an authentication message at an electronic device carried by the user, and initiate the at least one function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10171261
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for storing video content collected by a home automation system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for accessing video content collected by a home automation system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory which are executable by a processor to receive at a remote device live video content from a camera of the home automation system, and initiate real-time, two-way audio communication between the remote device and a user of the home automation system via the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10163319
    Abstract: A mobile tracking unit includes a controller having a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions are executable by the processor to communicate with a control unit of an automation and security system, determine a position of the mobile tracking unit relative to a base station using a low power location module, and communicate the position of the mobile tracking unit to at least one of the base station and a control unit of the automation and security system. When the mobile tracking unit is outside a specified range from the mobile tracking unit, the controller continues tracking the position of the mobile tracking unit with the low power location module. When the mobile tracking unit is inside the specified range, the controller determines the position of the mobile tracking unit using a high power location module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Warren, James E. Nye