Patents by Inventor Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black 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: 20210297722
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for interacting with a security system using a television remote control. Commands sent by the remote control are received by an auxiliary interface device, which then provides the commands to a security system controller either directly, via a local-area network, or via a wide-area network and server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jeremy Black, Thomas Thibault
  • Patent number: 11102538
    Abstract: A slave relay station is adapted to serve and/or host pages comprising a simplified graphic user interface (GUI) encoded in a widely recognized format such as, for example, HTML or WML. The GUI embodies activatable links corresponding to control functions for configured appliances. A wireless phone or other device with network access and the capability to process and present such pages, for example via a Web browser, may then be utilized to effect control of such appliances by simply navigating to the network address of the slave relay station, obtaining an appropriate GUI page, and interacting with the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 11032599
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for interacting with a security system using a television remote control. Commands sent by the remote control are received by an auxiliary interface device, which then provides the commands to a security system controller either directly, via a local-area network, or via a wide-area network and server. Status and acknowledgement messages are transmitted from the security system controller to the auxiliary device, whereupon they are provided to and displayed by a television in the form of a security dashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jeremy Black, Thomas Thibault
  • Publication number: 20200221157
    Abstract: A slave relay station is adapted to serve and/or host pages comprising a simplified graphic user interface (GUI) encoded in a widely recognized format such as, for example, HTML or WML. The GUI embodies activatable links corresponding to control functions for configured appliances. A wireless phone or other device with network access and the capability to process and present such pages, for example via a Web browser, may then be utilized to effect control of such appliances by simply navigating to the network address of the slave relay station, obtaining an appropriate GUI page, and interacting with the links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10638187
    Abstract: A slave relay station is adapted to serve and/or host pages comprising a simplified graphic user interface (GUI) encoded in a widely recognized format such as, for example, HTML or WML. The GUI embodies activatable links corresponding to control functions for configured appliances. A wireless phone or other device with network access and the capability to process and present such pages, for example via a Web browser, may then be utilized to effect control of such appliances by simply navigating to the network address of the slave relay station, obtaining an appropriate GUI page, and interacting with the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20190306558
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for interacting with a security system using a television remote control. Commands sent by the remote control are received by an auxiliary interface device, which then provides the commands to a security system controller either directly, via a local-area network, or via a wide-area network and server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jeremy Black, Thomas Thibault
  • Patent number: 10362350
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for interacting with a security system using a television remote control. Commands sent by the remote control are received by an auxiliary interface device, which then provides the commands to a security system controller either directly, via a local-area network, or via a wide-area network and server. Status and acknowledgement messages are transmitted from the security system controller to the auxiliary device, whereupon they are provided to and displayed by a television in the form of a security dashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jeremy Black, Thomas Thibault
  • Publication number: 20180014057
    Abstract: A slave relay station is adapted to serve and/or host pages comprising a simplified graphic user interface (GUI) encoded in a widely recognized format such as, for example, HTML or WML. The GUI embodies activatable links corresponding to control functions for configured appliances. A wireless phone or other device with network access and the capability to process and present such pages, for example via a Web browser, may then be utilized to effect control of such appliances by simply navigating to the network address of the slave relay station, obtaining an appropriate GUI page, and interacting with the links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20170318322
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for interacting with a security system using a television remote control. Commands sent by the remote control are received by an auxiliary interface device, which then provides the commands to a security system controller either directly, via a local-area network, or via a wide-area network and server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jeremy Black, Thomas Thibault
  • Publication number: 20160165295
    Abstract: A slave relay station is adapted to serve and/or host pages comprising a simplified graphic user interface (GUI) encoded in a widely recognized format such as, for example, HTML or WML. The GUI embodies activatable links corresponding to control functions for configured appliances. A wireless phone or other device with network access and the capability to process and present such pages, for example via a Web browser, may then be utilized to effect control of such appliances by simply navigating to the network address of the slave relay station, obtaining an appropriate GUI page, and interacting with the links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 9294705
    Abstract: A slave relay station is adapted to serve and/or host pages comprising a simplified graphic user interface (GUI) encoded in a widely recognized format such as, for example, HTML or WML. The GUI embodies activatable links corresponding to control functions for configured appliances. A wireless phone or other device with network access and the capability to process and present such pages, for example via a Web browser, may then be utilized to effect control of such appliances by simply navigating to the network address of the slave relay station, obtaining an appropriate GUI page, and interacting with the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8321466
    Abstract: Metadata regarding program content is created by monitoring a manner in which a first rendering of the program content is affected by a user whereupon the metadata will include data which defines one or more segments within the program content. The data within the metadata is then usable during a second rendering of the program content to inhibit, e.g., advance over during playing or omit during copying, the rendering of the one or more segments within the program content defined by the data within the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20120278693
    Abstract: A slave relay station is adapted to serve and/or host pages comprising a simplified graphic user interface (GUI) encoded in a widely recognized format such as, for example, HTML or WML. The GUI embodies activatable links corresponding to control functions for configured appliances. A wireless phone or other device with network access and the capability to process and present such pages, for example via a Web browser, may then be utilized to effect control of such appliances by simply navigating to the network address of the slave relay station, obtaining an appropriate GUI page, and interacting with the links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20120253914
    Abstract: A universal loyalty device (e.g., fob) associated with multiple loyalty programs. The universal loyalty fob could be in the form of a card, or another form factor. A user may register several existing loyalty programs/cards and payment cards with the universal loyalty fob, which can be scanned at a POS terminal. A third party may manage all the loyalty data through the universal loyalty fob, and may provide real-time discounts at the POS terminal. The universal loyalty fob may also be used to redeem points or rewards towards a purchase. Additionally, all recorded purchase and loyalty data may be made available to participating merchants. This data may be used to evaluate competitor merchants' market share or evaluate the efficacy of specific merchants' loyalty programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Jeremy Black
  • Patent number: 8181259
    Abstract: Secure access to a database of upgrade data is provided by storing an encryption key value in an adapter device used to interconnect a first device to be upgraded and a second device that is associated with the database of upgrade data. The second device allows access to the database of upgrade data via the adapter only once the adapter is positively authenticated by the second device through use of the encryption key value stored in the adapter device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Gerben Meijer, Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20090327727
    Abstract: Secure access to a database of upgrade data is provided by storing an encryption key value in an adapter device used to interconnect a first device to be upgraded and a second device that is associated with the database of upgrade data. The second device allows access to the database of upgrade data via the adapter only once the adapter is positively authenticated by the second device through use of the encryption key value stored in the adapter device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Gerben Meijer, Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20090327910
    Abstract: A slave relay station is adapted to serve and/or host pages comprising a simplified graphic user interface (GUI) encoded in a widely recognized format such as, for example, HTML or WML. The GUI embodies activatable links corresponding to control functions for configured appliances. A wireless phone or other device with network access and the capability to process and present such pages, for example via a Web browser, may then be utilized to effect control of such appliances by simply navigating to the network address of the slave relay station, obtaining an appropriate GUI page, and interacting with the links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 7379778
    Abstract: A home control and automation system and method. The system generally includes one or more wireless remote controls, a plurality of appliances (including network enabled appliances and traditional legacy appliances in the exemplary system), associated control centric devices, and associated content centric devices. Various methods for control and operation of appliances in the networked home control and automation environment are disclosed. Specifically, methods are disclosed which enable advanced home control features such as location based control setup and operation, network enabled legacy appliances and system integration, save and recall capabilities for appliance and media states, generic command based appliance controls, dynamic/complex macro command generation, and Internet based control capabilities from remote locations are disclosed in conjunction with the system of the current invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Universal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick H. Hayes, Jeremy Black
  • Publication number: 20080042982
    Abstract: A device includes a sensor which generates a value representative of a position of the device relative to an object surface. The device then uses the value obtained from the sensor to automatically transition from a first state in which the input interface is enabled to a second state in which at least a portion of the input interface is inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Gates, Jeremy Black
  • Patent number: D608642
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Sambazon, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Black