Patents by Inventor Michael Corr

Michael Corr 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: 9664814
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wirelessly detecting area changes are provided. Predetermined thresholds may be stored in memory. Each predetermined threshold is associated with a time of day, calendar day, and/or activity. The sensor may detect a change in the in the targeted area. The detected change is evaluated to determine an applicable threshold. Then it may be determined whether the detected change meets a predetermined threshold. If so, information regarding the change is wirelessly transmitted to an associated controller that controls light in the targeted area. The operation of the light may be controlled based on the wirelessly transmitted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Michael Corr
  • Publication number: 20140354995
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wirelessly detecting area changes are provided. Predetermined thresholds may be stored in memory. Each predetermined threshold is associated with a time of day, calendar day, and/or activity. The sensor may detect a change in the in the targeted area. The detected change is evaluated to determine an applicable threshold. Then it may be determined whether the detected change meets a predetermined threshold. If so, information regarding the change is wirelessly transmitted to an associated controller that controls light in the targeted area. The operation of the light may be controlled based on the wirelessly transmitted information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Michael Corr
  • Patent number: 8854208
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wirelessly detecting area changes are provided. Predetermined thresholds may be stored in memory. Each predetermined threshold is associated with a time of day, calendar day, and/or activity. The sensor may detect a change in the in the targeted area. The detected change is evaluated to determine an applicable threshold. Then it may be determined whether the detected change meets a predetermined threshold. If so, information regarding the change is wirelessly transmitted to an associated controller that controls light in the targeted area. The operation of the light may be controlled based on the wirelessly transmitted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Michael Corr
  • Publication number: 20110109424
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wirelessly detecting area changes are provided. Predetermined thresholds may be stored in memory. Each predetermined threshold is associated with a time of day, calendar day, and/or activity. The sensor may detect a change in the in the targeted area. The detected change is evaluated to determine an applicable threshold. Then it may be determined whether the detected change meets a predetermined threshold. If so, information regarding the change is wirelessly transmitted to an associated controller that controls light in the targeted area. The operation of the light may be controlled based on the wirelessly transmitted information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Michael Corr
  • Publication number: 20110112702
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling communication with a wired sensor are provided. A wired sensor may be adapted for wireless communication using a sensor interface. A sensor interface is communicatively coupled with a wired sensor that provides information about a detected environmental condition. The sensor interface wirelessly transmits information received from the wired sensor to a controller that may control an electrical load based on the wirelessly transmitted information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Michael Corr
  • Patent number: 7925384
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for provisioning wireless control of facilities systems are provided. A message is broadcast to a network that includes one or more control devices, which may be associated with one or more control points (e.g., lights in lighting systems). The control device responds with information concerning the control device and/or any associated control points. A scene including at least one specification for operation the control point is assigned to the control device. A corresponding scene command may be generated and sent to the control device. Provisioning may further include generating a visual display of the various control devices and associated control points (e.g., lights) in the facilities system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Adura Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Huizenga, Alex Do, Michael Corr, Dale Fong, Josh Mooney
  • Publication number: 20110043052
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remotely controlling an electrical load are provided. A switch is associated with controlling one or more electricity-consuming devices. After electrically isolating the switch from the electricity-consuming device, an adapter is communicatively coupled to and used to detect the state of the switch. The adapter generates and wirelessly transmits a signal indicative of the detected state of the switch to a controller that controls operation of the device based on at least the state of the switch as detected by the sensor and indicated by the wirelessly transmitted signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Michael Corr
  • Patent number: 7839017
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remotely controlling an electrical load are provided. A switch is associated with controlling one or more electricity-consuming devices. After electrically isolating the switch from the electricity-consuming device, an adapter is communicatively coupled to and used to detect the state of the switch. The adapter generates and wirelessly transmits a signal indicative of the detected state of the switch to a controller that controls operation of the device based on at least the state of the switch as detected by the sensor and indicated by the wirelessly transmitted signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Adura Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Michael Corr
  • Publication number: 20100185339
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for provisioning wireless control of facilities systems are provided. A message is broadcast to a network that includes one or more control devices, which may be associated with one or more control points (e.g., lights in lighting systems). The control device responds with information concerning the control device and/or any associated control points. A scene including at least one specification for operation the control point is assigned to the control device. A corresponding scene command may be generated and sent to the control device. Provisioning may further include generating a visual display of the various control devices and associated control points (e.g., lights) in the facilities system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Adura Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Alex Do, Michael Corr, Dale Fong, Josh Mooney
  • Publication number: 20100134051
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remotely controlling an electrical load are provided. A switch is associated with controlling one or more electricity-consuming devices. After electrically isolating the switch from the electricity-consuming device, an adapter is communicatively coupled to and used to detect the state of the switch. The adapter generates and wirelessly transmits a signal indicative of the detected state of the switch to a controller that controls operation of the device based on at least the state of the switch as detected by the sensor and indicated by the wirelessly transmitted signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Michael Corr
  • Publication number: 20100114340
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for provisioning wireless control of facilities systems are provided. A message is broadcast to a network that includes one or more control devices, which may be associated with one or more control points (e.g., lights in lighting systems). The control device responds with information concerning the control device and/or any associated control points. A scene including at least one specification for operation the control point is assigned to the control device. A corresponding scene command may be generated and sent to the control device. Provisioning may further include generating a visual display of the various control devices and associated control points (e.g., lights) in the facilities system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Alex Do, Michael Corr, Dale Fong, Josh Mooney
  • Publication number: 20070025245
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for identifying wireless transmitters. In one embodiment, a method for identifying a transmitter in a wireless computing network includes extracting one or more radio frequency signal characteristics from a communication from the transmitter and generating a fingerprint of the transmitter in accordance at least one of the extracted radio frequency signal characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Phillip Porras, Michael Corr, Steven Dawson, David Watt, David Manseau, John Marcotullio
  • Publication number: 20070025265
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for wireless network security. In one embodiment, a method for securing a wireless computing network includes receiving a communication from an unidentified transmitter, identifying the transmitter in accordance with a fingerprint generated from one or more radio frequency signal characteristics extracted from the communication, and taking action in response to an identity of the transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Phillip Porras, Michael Corr, Steven Dawson, David Watt, David Manseau, John Marcotullio