Patents by Inventor Stephane Foisy

Stephane Foisy 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: 10872520
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media that perform the steps of determining, in response to receiving a first failed supervision signal, a notification signal, or failing to receive a first anticipated supervision signal, that at least the first communication channel is entering into a failure state or in the failure state, monitoring, in response to determining that the first communication channel is entering into a failure state or in the failure state, a second communication channel for a second supervision signal from the security device, and receiving the second supervision signal from the security device via the second communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Derek Carl Smith, Stephane Foisy
  • Patent number: 10795328
    Abstract: A method and system for processing information from a control panel in a building management system validates programming data of the control panel and then a monitoring station responding to the information from the control panel if its programming data was validated. A server system can be used for this validation. The proposed system can provide a lightweight system for validation to avoid problems arising from incorrectly configured panels sending false alarms to monitoring stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Derek Smith, Dwayne Richard Salsman, Trevor E. Green
  • Patent number: 10747185
    Abstract: A system and method for communication between a building management system control panel and a monitoring station are disclosed. Examples of building management systems include fire alarm systems and security systems. The monitoring station and the control panel establish an encrypted channel between each other. The monitoring station and the control panel then transmit status information over the encrypted channel. In examples, the status information includes alarm information sent from fire control panels, intrusion information sent from security panels, and operational information of the panels and/or monitoring station, in examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Derek Smith
  • Patent number: 10636286
    Abstract: Techniques for decoding communications transmitted by a remote alarm panel over a communications network to a central monitoring station (CMS) are provided. A first signal from the remote alarm panel can be received by the CMS. The CMS can determine that the first signal cannot be decoded due to errors, missing data, or corrupted data in the first signal. The remote alarm panel can retransmit the signal. The CMS can analyze the first and second signals to determine if the first signal can be reconstructed based on information provided by the second signal. The first signal can subsequently be repaired and decoded, allowing the CMS to more quickly respond to the alarm condition provided in the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD
    Inventors: Derek C. Smith, Stephane Foisy, Pavel Raikhlin, Joshua Gregory Hutchison
  • Patent number: 10608909
    Abstract: A network data aggregation system and method for connected building management systems are disclosed. The aggregation system assesses network connectivity for the building management system. For this purpose, the aggregation system includes building management control panels including modems for reporting to monitoring stations, and a customer management server (CMS). The control panels collect network connectivity information of the modems, and the CMS receives the network connectivity information. In one example, the CMS analyzes the network connectivity information to identify issues in service provider networks that provide connections between the modems of the building management control panels and the service provider networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Jason Breed, Derek C. Smith, Stephane Foisy
  • Publication number: 20190386901
    Abstract: A network data aggregation system and method for connected building management systems are disclosed. The aggregation system assesses network connectivity for the building management system. For this purpose, the aggregation system includes building management control panels including modems for reporting to monitoring stations, and a customer management server (CMS). The control panels collect network connectivity information of the modems, and the CMS receives the network connectivity information. In one example, the CMS analyzes the network connectivity information to identify issues in service provider networks that provide connections between the modems of the building management control panels and the service provider networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Breed, Derek C. Smith, Stephane Foisy
  • Patent number: 10386803
    Abstract: A system and method for providing account number substitution for dial capture and IP based communicators (panel communicators) is disclosed. The system processes alarm information sent from building management systems such as fire alarm systems and security systems. In the system, control panels of the building management systems are located at one or more premises, and provide raw signals which include the alarm information and account numbers for identifying the control panels. A station receiver installed at a monitoring station provides site account numbers for the account numbers of the control panels. In an embodiment, panel communicators at the premises enable communications between legacy control panels having telephony interfaces and the station receiver. The monitoring station then uses the site account numbers to identify the premises at which each control panel is installed for responding to the alarm information sent from the control panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Derek Smith, Dwayne Richard Salsman
  • Patent number: 10198934
    Abstract: A method and security system arrangement are disclosed for processing incoming signals at an alarm monitoring station. The method includes analyzing the incoming signals to assess if any particular incoming signal includes characteristics of a facsimile signal to thereby identify whether or not a given incoming signal is a facsimile signal. If the analyzing identifies that a given incoming signal includes characteristics of a facsimile signal, thus identifying that the given incoming signal is likely a facsimile signal, the alarm monitoring station refrains from initiating an alarm handling procedure to handle the given incoming signal. Caller ID information may be extracted from the facsimile signals received by the alarm monitoring station, and added to a call block list. Calls originating from caller IDs on the call block list may be blocked by the alarm monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Pavel Raikhlin
  • Publication number: 20190028270
    Abstract: A system and method for communication between a building management system control panel and a monitoring station are disclosed. Examples of building management systems include fire alarm systems and security systems. The monitoring station and the control panel establish an encrypted channel between each other. The monitoring station and the control panel then transmit status information over the encrypted channel. In examples, the status information includes alarm information sent from fire control panels, intrusion information sent from security panels, and operational information of the panels and/or monitoring station, in examples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Derek Smith
  • Publication number: 20190025777
    Abstract: A method and system for processing information from a control panel in a building management system validates programming data of the control panel and then a monitoring station responding to the information from the control panel if its programming data was validated. A server system can be used for this validation. The proposed system can provide a lightweight system for validation to avoid problems arising from incorrectly configured panels sending false alarms to monitoring stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Derek Smith, Dwayne Richard Salsman, Trevor E. Green
  • Publication number: 20190027019
    Abstract: A system and method for providing account number substitution for dial capture and IP based communicators (panel communicators) is disclosed. The system processes alarm information sent from building management systems such as fire alarm systems and security systems. In the system, control panels of the building management systems are located at one or more premises, and provide raw signals which include the alarm information and account numbers for identifying the control panels. A station receiver installed at a monitoring station provides site account numbers for the account numbers of the control panels. In an embodiment, panel communicators at the premises enable communications between legacy control panels having telephony interfaces and the station receiver. The monitoring station then uses the site account numbers to identify the premises at which each control panel is installed for responding to the alarm information sent from the control panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Derek Smith, Dwayne Richard Salsman
  • Publication number: 20180322772
    Abstract: Techniques for decoding communications transmitted by a remote alarm panel over a communications network to a central monitoring station (CMS) are provided. A first signal from the remote alarm panel can be received by the CMS. The CMS can determine that the first signal cannot be decoded due to errors, missing data, or corrupted data in the first signal. The remote alarm panel can retransmit the signal. The CMS can analyze the first and second signals to determine if the first signal can be reconstructed based on information provided by the second signal. The first signal can subsequently be repaired and decoded, allowing the CMS to more quickly respond to the alarm condition provided in the first signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Derek C. Smith, Stephane Foisy, Pavel Raikhlin, Joshua Gregory Hutchison
  • Patent number: 9860388
    Abstract: Techniques for a central monitoring station (CMS) of a monitoring system to establish communications with a remote alarm panel more quickly and efficiently are provided. A signal from a remote alarm panel can be received by the CMS. The CMS can identify the remote alarm panel based on information related to the received signal. The CMS can determine if the remote alarm panel is known or unknown based on any prior interaction with the remote alarm panel. The CMS can store information regarding known remote alarm panels from prior interactions. Handshake signals and data formatting information determined from prior interactions with the known remote alarm panel can be stored and used on subsequent calls. Additional operational information related to the remote alarm panel can also be updated after each call to further customize future interactions with the remote alarm panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Derek C. Smith, Stephane Foisy
  • Patent number: 9123225
    Abstract: An alarm system includes two subsystems: a security subsystem that performs critical alarm condition monitoring and reporting; and an auxiliary subsystem that allows execution of other non-critical software components. The security subsystem may monitor the performance of the auxiliary subsystem, and maintain the performance by resetting and/or otherwise controlling the execution of software and use of hardware at the auxiliary subsystem, providing increased overall reliability of the security system, without compromising its ability to monitor security conditions at an associated premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Jason A. Breed, Stephane Foisy, Gregory W. Hill
  • Patent number: 8825857
    Abstract: Alarm panels are assigned to monitoring servers at a monitoring station by an allocation server. Each panel obtains the data network address of its assigned monitoring server by contacting the allocation server, upon installation/configuration. The provided data network address is stored at the panel for later use. This allows the allocation server to fairly and flexibly distribute monitoring responsibility for the many panels across multiple monitoring servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephane Foisy
  • Patent number: 8723671
    Abstract: A method at an alarm monitoring station and security system arrangement for detecting alarm signals originating at security systems on incoming calls carried by a telecommunications line includes, for each call, measuring a noise level on the line in the absence of signals originated by the security systems. Based on the measuring, at least one signal detection threshold above the noise level is set, wherein a level of a signal must exceed the signal detection threshold in order to be detected as a data signal. Alarm data signals in the call are detected using the signal detection threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Pavel Raikhlin
  • Patent number: 8723665
    Abstract: An alarm system includes an alarm panel that signals sensed alarm conditions at a premises to a monitoring server over a packet switched data network. The alarm panel also senses and buffers audio at the premises. In response to a sensed alarm condition, buffered audio, buffered prior to signalling the sensed alarm condition, is transferred to the monitoring station. The alarm panel may further receive live audio from the premises. Data representing live audio and buffered audio may be transferred concurrently, allowing an operator at a monitoring center to listen to audio arising from events before and after an alarm is signalled. The alarm system may further allow real-time communication between the monitoring center and panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Derek Smith, Oscar Noyola, Reyzaldi Sacuevo
  • Patent number: 8676930
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for enhancing the throughput of signals from a security system receiver to an associated automation server. Multiple parallel Ethernet connections or ports are provided between the receiver and server to enable multiple signals to be transmitted between the two when such signals are received from a client's security system panel. The system and method may access the ports in a variety of orders to provide efficient transmittal of signals from the receiver to the server. In one embodiment, received event signals may be routed though the ports in numeric sequence, forward or reverse. In another embodiment, received event signals may be routed preferentially to the first port, if it is not busy. If the first port is busy then the signal may be routed to the second port, and so on. In a further embodiment, received event signals from specific client panels may be directed through predetermined ports, and a predetermined automation server at the central monitoring facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephane Foisy
  • Publication number: 20130201015
    Abstract: An alarm system includes two subsystems: a security subsystem that performs critical alarm condition monitoring and reporting; and an auxiliary subsystem that allows execution of other non-critical software components. The security subsystem may monitor the performance of the auxiliary subsystem, and maintain the performance by resetting and/or otherwise controlling the execution of software and use of hardware at the auxiliary subsystem, providing increased overall reliability of the security system, without compromising its ability to monitor security conditions at an associated premises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason A. Breed, Stephane Foisy, Gregory W. Hill
  • Patent number: 8456299
    Abstract: An alarm monitoring station is capable of establishing a two way communications channel over a network to connect the monitoring station and alarm panels at monitored premises, for real time voice communication between the panels and the monitoring station. The monitoring station is further operable to provide pre-programmed voice messages to the alarm panels based on the sensed alarm condition over the two way communications channel. In this way, occupants at the premises may be notified of the sensed condition before speaking with an operator at the monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Oscar Noyola, Derek Smith, Reyzaldi Sacuevo