Patents by Inventor Stephen Scott Trundle

Stephen Scott Trundle 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: 9854050
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using sensor data derived from a monitoring system to drive personalized content. Sensor data captured by a monitoring system may be used to determine attributes of users of the monitoring system and/or attributes of a property monitored by the monitoring system. The determined attributes may be used to select content to present to users of the monitoring system. Content presentation may be made through the monitoring system and may be triggered based on events detected by the monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Jean-Paul Martin, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 9830805
    Abstract: A system and method provide for the immediate transmission of a potential alarm to a remote alarm signal escrow site and from the escrow site to a host station in the event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.” A system and method may also send an alarm signal during such an attack by using predictive analysis of real-time events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 9792422
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing control of a security system. A user is authorized in the security system and user identification inputs, provided through an input unit of a personal mobile device of the authorized user of the security system, are accessed. One or more signatures of the authorized user are defined and stored in a signature map. Subsequently, user identification input is received from an unauthenticated user using the personal mobile device. The user identification input received from the unauthenticated user is compared to one or more defined signatures in the signature map. The unauthenticated user is determined to be the authorized user if the received user identification input matches one of the defined signatures. The unauthenticated user is allowed to control the security system based on the determination that the unauthenticated user is the authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 9767680
    Abstract: In some implementations, techniques are described for detecting abnormal installations in a property monitored by a monitoring (e.g., security) system. For instance, an aberration engine may be used to detect an abnormal sensor or system installation within a property based on comparing detected installation data against local installation patterns of local providers within a certain proximity to the property. In some examples, the attributes (e.g., installation time, components used, number of tests performed, etc.) of a monitoring system installation, including installation of components of the monitoring system, may be compared to average installation times of other nearby installations to detect abnormalities in the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 9761119
    Abstract: Methods and systems, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for reducing the likelihood of signaling failover in an alarm system, the method including identifying alarm events detected at monitored properties by monitoring systems that are located at the monitored properties; tracking the ability of a primary application infrastructure to transmit, to a central monitoring station server, the alarm events; detecting disruption in the ability of the primary application infrastructure to transmit the alarm events to the central monitoring station server; based on the detected disruption, enabling a signal transmission switch that switches a path for alarm events from the primary application infrastructure to a secondary application infrastructure, the secondary application infrastructure being an infrastructure operated by a cloud service provider; and based on enablement of the transmission switch, transmitting, by the secondary application infrastructure, at least one alarm event to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 9665778
    Abstract: Virtual sensor technology, in which a camera is controlled to capture at least one configuration image of an area monitored by a monitoring system and input is received that defines one or more characteristics of the at least one configuration image that enable sensing of an event in the area. Based on the received input, configuration data used in sensing the event is generated and stored. After storage of the configuration data, the camera is controlled to capture one or more images of the area, the one or more images are analyzed based on the configuration data, and occurrence of the event is detected based on the analysis of the one or more images. Based on detecting occurrence of the event, a transmitting device is controlled to send, to a controller of the monitoring system, a signal that indicates the detection of the occurrence of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 9666045
    Abstract: Techniques are described for processing sensor data associated with product dispensers at an establishment. The system is configured to monitor the location of product dispensers at an establishment and the system detects an alarm event related to the monitoring system based on the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 9652971
    Abstract: Techniques are described for distributing, to a distributed network of central stations, alarm events detected in monitoring system data collected by sensors included in monitoring systems located at monitored properties. A system receives monitoring system data collected by sensors included in monitoring systems located at monitored properties, tracks alarm events detected within the monitoring system data, and generates, for central station servers in a distributed network of central stations, load profiles that reflect a volume of alarm events being handled at each of the central station servers at a particular period of time. The system determines capacities to handle additional alarm events for the central station servers, determines relative priorities for the central station remote servers based on the determined capacities, and directs subsequent alarm events to the central station servers based on the relative priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 9646486
    Abstract: Alarm system technology, in which an alarm event is detected at a property monitored by an alarm system when the alarm system was set in an armed state. Based on detection of the alarm event, an alarm probability score that indicates a likelihood of the alarm event being an emergency situation is determined and the alarm event is handled based on the determined alarm probability score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Publication number: 20170103641
    Abstract: Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Martin, Stephen Scott Trundle, David Saul Goldfarb, David James Hutz
  • Publication number: 20170092109
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on storage devices, for drone-augmented emergency response services. In one aspect, a monitoring system, comprising: a plurality of monitoring control units, and a monitoring application server, wherein the monitoring application server includes a network interface, one or more processors, and one or more storage devices that include instructions to perform operations. The operations include receiving an emergency event notification from a first monitoring control unit of the plurality of monitoring control units, determining a type of emergency event, and a location associated with the emergency event notification, identifying one or more drones that can be deployed to the location associated with the emergency event, and transmitting an instruction to a monitoring station server associated with a drone base station to deploy the one or more identified drones to the location associated with the emergency event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Publication number: 20170092138
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on storage devices, for drone-augmented emergency response services. In one aspect, a device includes a network interface, one or more sensors, one or more processors, and one or more storage devices that include instructions that are operable to perform operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Publication number: 20170076586
    Abstract: A system and method provide for the immediate transmission of a potential alarm to a remote alarm signal escrow site and from the escrow site to a host station in the event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.” A system and method may also send an alarm signal during such an attack by using predictive analysis of real-time events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 9547963
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing control of a monitoring system (e.g., a home alarm or security system) using one or more mobile devices. In some implementations, a native mobile device application enables use of a mobile device as a security/automation system keypad and controller for a home security system. In these implementations, the mobile device, using the native mobile device application, checks real time status of system and sensors, arms/disarms system, turns lights on/off, looks in on live video of security cameras, reviews history of system events, reviews saved video clips, monitors/changes thermostat settings, and performs other features of a traditional security keypad in a home security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 9542829
    Abstract: Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Martin, Stephen Scott Trundle, David Saul Goldfarb, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 9508249
    Abstract: A system and method provide for the immediate transmission of a potential alarm to a remote alarm signal escrow site and from the escrow site to a host station in the event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.” A system and method may also send an alarm signal during such an attack by using predictive analysis of real-time events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 9503539
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using sensor data derived from a monitoring system to drive personalized content. Sensor data captured by a monitoring system may be used to determine attributes of users of the monitoring system and/or attributes of a property monitored by the monitoring system. The determined attributes may be used to select content to present to users of the monitoring system. Content presentation may be made through the monitoring system and may be triggered based on events detected by the monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Jean-Paul Martin, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 9495864
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling an event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Publication number: 20160325867
    Abstract: Techniques are described for processing sensor data associated with product dispensers at an establishment. The system is configured to monitor the location of product dispensers at an establishment and the system detects an alarm event related to the monitoring system based on the monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 9478112
    Abstract: Video monitoring and alarm verification technology, in which a first connection is established between a first device and a camera located in a monitored property associated with a user of the first device and image data captured by the camera is received over the first connection and at the first device. A determination is made to establish a second connection with a second device that enables sharing of the received image data with the second device and, in response to the determination, the second connection is established between the first device and the second device. The received image data is shared with the second device over the second connection and the second device is restricted from directly accessing image data captured by the camera located in the monitored property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Alison Jane Slavin, Robert J. McCarthy, Jr., David James Hutz, Stephen Scott Trundle, Jean-Paul Martin