Patents by Inventor Joshua Roth

Joshua Roth 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: 10477161
    Abstract: In a battery-powered audio/video recording and communication device having a camera, the length of a preset interval (the interval between instances of the device sending a request to a network to check whether any user requests to access the camera have been received) may be adjusted upward or downward in order to balance the competing interests of reducing latency (e.g. reducing the delay that the user may experience when trying to access the camera) and conserving battery life. The present embodiments advantageously balance these competing interests by initially setting the length of the preset interval to be relatively short to reduce latency, but automatically increasing the length of the preset interval as the battery charge is depleted, thereby extending battery life. The present embodiments also advantageously enable the length of the preset interval to be increased after the battery is recharged, thereby reducing latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Modestine, Joshua Roth
  • Publication number: 20190340903
    Abstract: Methods for audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices including a camera, are provided. One such method comprises determining that a parcel has been left within an area about the A/V recording and communication device, determining that the parcel has been removed from the area about the A/V recording and communication device, determining whether removal of the parcel from the area about the A/V recording and communication device was authorized, and when the removal of the parcel from the area about the A/V recording and communication device is determined to have been unauthorized, generating an alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Joshua Roth
  • Publication number: 20190335136
    Abstract: Video footage captured by A/V recording and communication devices may be readily uploaded to the cloud and shared with a requesting party, such as a law enforcement agency. When a request is received from a requesting party for video footage, a set of videos meeting the criteria specified by the requesting party may be determined. Consent requests may then be sent to users associated with each of the A/V recording and communication devices that recorded the videos meeting the criteria specified by the requesting party. When user consents to share the videos are received, the video footage may be provided to the requesting party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Harpole, Joshua Roth, James Siminoff, Darrell Sommerlatt
  • Patent number: 10447963
    Abstract: Video footage captured by A/V recording and communication devices may be readily uploaded to the cloud and shared with a requesting party, such as a law enforcement agency. When a request is received from a requesting party for video footage, a set of videos meeting the criteria specified by the requesting party may be determined. Consent requests may then be sent to users associated with each of the A/V recording and communication devices that recorded the videos meeting the criteria specified by the requesting party. When user consents to share the videos are received, the video footage may be provided to the requesting party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Harpole, Joshua Roth, James Simonoff, Darrell Sommerlatt
  • Patent number: 10402989
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to improvements to audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices, including improved approaches to using a neighborhood alert mode for triggering multi-device recording, to a multi-camera motion tracking process, and to a multi-camera event stitching process to create a series of “storyboard” images for activity taking place across the fields of view of multiple cameras, within a predetermined time period, for the A/V recording and communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: A9.Com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Modestine, Joshua Roth
  • Patent number: 10388131
    Abstract: Methods for audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices including a camera, are provided. One such method comprises determining that a parcel has been left within an area about the A/V recording and communication device, determining that the parcel has been removed from the area about the A/V recording and communication device, determining whether removal of the parcel from the area about the A/V recording and communication device was authorized, and when the removal of the parcel from the area about the A/V recording and communication device is determined to have been unauthorized, generating an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Joshua Roth
  • Publication number: 20190174101
    Abstract: In an A/V recording and communication device, the power configuration of the device is considered when determining a setting for a keep-alive interval of the device. If the device is connected to a reliable and continuous source of power, such as AC mains, then the keep-alive interval may be set to a very short duration, thereby reducing or eliminating any latency that the user might experience when attempting to remotely access the camera of the device. By contrast, if the device relies solely on a rechargeable battery for power, then the keep-alive interval may be set to a longer duration, thereby reducing the rate at which the rechargeable battery will be discharged. And, if the device is connected to an intermittent source of power, such as a solar panel, then the keep-alive interval may be set to a moderate duration to balance the competing interests of reducing latency and conserving battery life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: John Modestine, Joshua Roth
  • Patent number: 10257475
    Abstract: In an A/V recording and communication device, the power configuration of the device is considered when determining a setting for a keep-alive interval of the device. If the device is connected to a reliable and continuous source of power, such as AC mains, then the keep-alive interval may be set to a very short duration, thereby reducing or eliminating any latency that the user might experience when attempting to remotely access the camera of the device. By contrast, if the device relies solely on a rechargeable battery for power, then the keep-alive interval may be set to a longer duration, thereby reducing the rate at which the rechargeable battery will be discharged. And, if the device is connected to an intermittent source of power, such as a solar panel, then the keep-alive interval may be set to a moderate duration to balance the competing interests of reducing latency and conserving battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Modestine, Joshua Roth
  • Publication number: 20190104333
    Abstract: Streaming and storing video for audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, a method for an A/V recording and communication device comprises: recording video image data; executing a write operation to write the video image data at a write rate; executing a read operation to read the video image data at a first read rate that is greater than the write rate; continuing to read the video image data at the first read rate until the read operation catches up to the write operation; reading the video image data at a second read rate equal to the write rate; and transmitting streaming video to a client device, wherein a beginning portion of the streaming video is streamed at a first stream rate and thereafter streaming at a second stream rate less than the first stream rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Roth, Trevor Phillips, Jason Gluckman
  • Publication number: 20190089935
    Abstract: The present embodiments solve the problem of low-quality stored footage from video stream by storing copies of data packets at a local storage device of the A/V recording and communication device. The locally stored data is subsequently (e.g., after the live stream has terminated) uploaded to a remote storage device. If any data packets are lost during the upload process, those lost data packets can be re-sent from the local storage device to the remote storage device so that the complete recording can be stored at the remote storage device. The subsequent upload process may, in some embodiments, comprise a reliable data transfer protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Gluckman, Trevor Phillips, Joshua Roth
  • Publication number: 20190071457
    Abstract: 4-Amino-6-(heterocyclic)picolinic acids and their derivatives; 6-amino-2-(heterocyclic)pyrimidine-4-carboxylates and their derivatives; and methods of using the same as herbicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph D. Eckelbarger, Jeffrey B. Epp, Stephen Craig Fields, Lindsey G. Fischer, Natalie C. Giampietro, Katherine A. Guenthenspberger, Christian T. Lowe, Jeff Petkus, Joshua Roth, Norbert M. Satchivi, Paul R. Schmitzer, Thomas L. Siddall, Nick X. Wang
  • Publication number: 20190051143
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to improvements to audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices, including improved approaches to using a neighborhood alert mode for triggering multi-device recording, to a multi-camera motion tracking process, and to a multi-camera event stitching process to create a series of “storyboard” images for activity taking place across the fields of view of multiple cameras, within a predetermined time period, for the A/V recording and communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: John Modestine, Joshua Roth
  • Patent number: 10171777
    Abstract: The present embodiments solve the problem of low-quality stored footage from video stream by storing copies of data packets at a local storage device of the A/V recording and communication device. The locally stored data is subsequently (e.g., after the live stream has terminated) uploaded to a remote storage device. If any data packets are lost during the upload process, those lost data packets can be re-sent from the local storage device to the remote storage device so that the complete recording can be stored at the remote storage device. The subsequent upload process may, in some embodiments, comprise a reliable data transfer protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Gluckman, Trevor Phillips, Joshua Roth
  • Publication number: 20180367766
    Abstract: In a battery-powered audio/video recording and communication device having a camera, the length of a preset interval (the interval between instances of the device sending a request to a network to check whether any user requests to access the camera have been received) may be adjusted upward or downward in order to balance the competing interests of reducing latency (e.g. reducing the delay that the user may experience when trying to access the camera) and conserving battery life. The present embodiments advantageously balance these competing interests by initially setting the length of the preset interval to be relatively short to reduce latency, but automatically increasing the length of the preset interval as the battery charge is depleted, thereby extending battery life. The present embodiments also advantageously enable the length of the preset interval to be increased after the battery is recharged, thereby reducing latency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: John Modestine, Joshua Roth
  • Patent number: 10158902
    Abstract: Streaming and storing video for audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, a method for an A/V recording and communication device comprises: recording video image data; executing a write operation to write the video image data at a write rate; executing a read operation to read the video image data at a first read rate that is greater than the write rate; continuing to read the video image data at the first read rate until the read operation catches up to the write operation; reading the video image data at a second read rate equal to the write rate; and transmitting streaming video to a client device, wherein a beginning portion of the streaming video is streamed at a first stream rate and thereafter streaming at a second stream rate less than the first stream rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Roth, Trevor Phillips, Jason Gluckman
  • Publication number: 20180350214
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to detect and/or deter parcel theft based at least in part on predicted parcel delivery times. In various embodiments, a predicted delivery time at which a parcel is expected to be delivered to an associated delivery address is determined based at least in part on delivery schedule information. An audio/video recording and communication device installed at the delivery address is operated in a parcel protect mode in which the audio/video recording and communication device is configured to be used to detect one or both of delivery of the parcel to the delivery address and removal of the parcel from the delivery address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua Roth, James Siminoff
  • Patent number: 10091467
    Abstract: In a battery-powered audio/video recording and communication device having a camera, the length of a preset interval (the interval between instances of the device sending a request to a network to check whether any user requests to access the camera have been received) may be adjusted upward or downward in order to balance the competing interests of reducing latency (e.g. reducing the delay that the user may experience when trying to access the camera) and conserving battery life. The present embodiments advantageously balance these competing interests by initially setting the length of the preset interval to be relatively short to reduce latency, but automatically increasing the length of the preset interval as the battery charge is depleted, thereby extending battery life. The present embodiments also advantageously enable the length of the preset interval to be increased after the battery is recharged, thereby reducing latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Modestine, Joshua Roth
  • Publication number: 20180278836
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices with multiple cameras having variable capture settings in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, an A/V recording and communication device is provided, comprising: a first camera configured to capture image data using a first set of capture settings; a second camera configured to capture image data using a second set of capture settings; a communication module; and a processing module comprising: a processor; and a camera application, wherein the camera application configures the processor to: capture first image data using the first camera configured with the first set of capture settings; capture second image data using the second camera configured with the second set of capture settings; and generate composite image data using the first image data captured using the first camera and the second image data captured using the second camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Joshua Roth, Simon Cassels
  • Publication number: 20180276961
    Abstract: Streaming and storing content captured by audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, a method for transmitting and storing video images captured by an A/V recording and communication device including a camera and memory is provided, the method comprising: capturing video images of a field of view of the camera; detecting a person at the A/V recording and communication device; in response to detecting the person, storing a high-quality version of the video images at the memory of the A/V recording and communication device; determining an available network bit rate for video streaming; if the available network bit rate is above a threshold, then transmitting a high-quality video stream to a client device; and if the available network bit rate is below the threshold, then transmitting a low-quality video stream to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua Roth, Trevor Phillips, Jason Gluckman
  • Publication number: 20180261060
    Abstract: Parcel theft deterrence for audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices, such as video doorbells and security cameras. When an A/V recording and communication device captures image data that includes a parcel, a parcel boundary may be created for monitoring the parcel within. In various embodiments, when the parcel is removed from the parcel boundary, a user alert may be generated to notify a user of a client device associated with the A/V recording and communication device that the parcel has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Joshua Roth