Varying Authorization Patents (Class 340/5.21)
  • Patent number: 11456874
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a controller that is configured to include a memory, a verification module, and a software control module. The memory includes a software version repository to store a public address and one or more software hashes associated with the public address. The verification module is configured to verify a software upload request that includes a recommended software program to be uploaded. The verification module is configured to determine whether a contingent software hash that is indicative of the recommended software program matches a current software hash. The software control module is configured to acquire the recommended software program in response to the contingent software hash matching the current software hash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Reilly Patrick Mullett
  • Patent number: 11421452
    Abstract: A signal feedback device used for an automotive locking apparatus is provided, comprising a car power supply, a motor, a transmission, an actuating lever, a signal feedback module, and a body control module. The signal feedback module is provided with a first feedback circuit, a second feedback circuit, and a third feedback circuit. The first feedback circuit is connected in series to a first resistor and a first on-off switch. The second feedback circuit is connected in series to a second resistor and a second on-off switch. The third feedback circuit is connected in series to a third resistor. The actuating lever is provided with a touch spot, and the corresponding circuits are turned on under driving of linear movement of the actuating lever, to provide different signal feedbacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Yaohui Pan
  • Patent number: 11338772
    Abstract: Computer systems for training a machine learning model for preventing relay attacks. Including portable electronic devices capable of controlling the opening or closing, contactlessly, of an access to a road vehicle on the basis of a pretrained machine learning model. The general principle is based on the use of smartphones as a digital key for accessing a road vehicle. Machine learning is used to train a learning model capable of predicting the movement of a smartphone of this type as it approaches or moves away from the road vehicle. Subsequently, access to the road vehicle is authorized only when same receives the information on the movement of the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Jonathan Bonnet, Nicolas Renard
  • Patent number: 11145190
    Abstract: A trainable transceiver for controlling a remote device includes a transceiver circuit configured, based on training information, to control the remote device, a communications device configured to communicate with a mobile communications device, an output device, and a control circuit coupled to the transceiver circuit, coupled to the communications device, and coupled to the output device. The control circuit is configured to receive notification information from the mobile communications device via the communications device, and wherein the control circuit is configured to generate an output using the output device based on the notification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven L. Geerlings, Todd R. Witkowski, Thomas S. Wright, Marc A. Smeyers, Jonathan E. Dorst, Douglas C. Papay
  • Patent number: 11036943
    Abstract: A device includes an imager and a control portion. The imager is to selectively image media as an imaging job in association with a job ticket. The control portion is to at least receive a unique ID associated with the media and, based on the unique ID, to at least partially determine the job ticket and to at least partially determine a scope of content of the imaging job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Rares Vernica, Omer Gila, Henryk Birecki
  • Patent number: 11015561
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive vehicle GPS coordinates. The processor is also configured to compare the received GPS coordinates to known device coordinates. Further, the processor is configured to page a vehicle computing system, requesting connection, if the vehicle coordinates and the known device coordinates are within a predetermined proximity and connect to the vehicle upon receipt of a response message from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hadi Elzein, Jeffrey Raymond Ostrowski
  • Patent number: 11014534
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of connecting, by a processor of a transport, to a network comprised of a plurality of transports, receiving, by the processor of the transport, an access key request to the transport from a device, broadcasting, by the processor of the transport, the request to the network, collecting, by the processor of the transport, authorizations from a subset of the plurality of the transports, and sending a one-time access key to the device, if the authorizations are received from a minimal required number of the transports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Neil Dutta, Senthilkumar Gopal Kalaimani, Shingo Sugimoto, Andrew L. Wells, Shintaro Iwaasa, Felipe G. Salles, Robert D. Slater, Joshua V. Marasigan, Joshua C. Batie, Ryan T. Oehler
  • Patent number: 10979786
    Abstract: A power tool having multiple wireless communication states and a method of wirelessly communicating by a power tool. The power tool includes a motor, a battery pack interface that selectively receives a battery pack, a backup power source, and a wireless communication controller coupled to the backup power source and the battery pack interface. The wireless communication controller operates in a connectable state when coupled to a battery pack and transmits tool operational data to the external device and receives tool configuration data from the external device. The wireless communication controller operates in an advertisement state when the wireless communication controller is coupled to and powered by the backup power source. In the advertisement state, the wireless communication controller is configured to transmit the unique tool identifier. The external device may also display an indication of the communication state of the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Burtrom Lee Stampfl, Matthew J. Mergener, Alex Huber, Paul Rossetto, Cole A. Conrad, Stephen Matson, Scott R. Fischer, Mark A. Kubale, Christian Coulis
  • Patent number: 10979234
    Abstract: Digital certificates are signed by a server's private key and installed at lock controllers that restrict access to physical resources. The server's public key is distributed to lock controllers and to wireless mobile devices operated by users who are given access to primary locks which secure access to physical resources, and secondary locks, which retain the primary locks within operable vicinity to the physical resources. Additionally, tertiary locks may secure access to internal components of the primary or secondary locks. When a wireless mobile device enters the vicinity of a lock controller, the digital certificate of the lock controller is used as the basis for encrypted communications between the wireless mobile device and the lock controller. Wireless mobile devices may be used to gather evidence of integrity of the locks after use. Lock controllers may be powered by energy harvesting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SERA4 LTD.
    Inventors: David Coode, Daniel Galeano, Jerod Klink, Raj Mody, Andrew Kuikman
  • Patent number: 10891814
    Abstract: A mobile credential management system includes a processing system and a memory system with computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, cause the processing system to perform a plurality of operations. The operations include issuing a credential to a mobile device operable to trigger opening of a releasable latch of a vehicle key box responsive to receiving the credential within an assigned window of time. The operations also include monitoring for a releasable latch opened indicator from the vehicle key box indicative of the vehicle key box acknowledging the credential and providing access to a vehicle key corresponding to a vehicle assigned to the vehicle key box. The operations further include sending a notification to a user system responsive to receiving the releasable latch opened indicator, the notification identifying the vehicle and information about a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teri Lynne Briskey
  • Patent number: 10785212
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes transmitting by a computing device, an account creation request to a remote server computer. The method further includes automatically provisioning the computing device with an access token in response to receiving a request to create the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Erick Wong, Ansar Ansari, Parveen Bansal, William Thaw
  • Patent number: 10755510
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes receiving, by an access control device, access control data from a server, storing the received access control data to a no tour database stored in a memory of the access control device, determining a credential device has been presented to a credential reader associated with the access control device, and transmitting the stored access control data to the credential device in response to determining the credential device has been presented to the credential reader and prior to communication with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Baumgarte, Dennis T. Anfield, Jonathan R. Everson
  • Patent number: 10738510
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for sealing system which is dynamically activated based on a vehicle's location within a geofence via a custom access application. The seal generates current location information. The current location information is compared to location permissions indicating time or place where the seal may be disabled. If the current location corresponds to an authorized unsealing location, the seal may disengage to allow access to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Axel Eggenwirth, Behrad Aria, William DeLorenzo, William Greger, Jennifer Kim, Sergio Mendola, Charles Watson
  • Patent number: 10724288
    Abstract: A door closer assembly for an entryway device having a position sensor that assists in determining the location of the door closer assembly, and thus the location of the associated entryway device, relative to at least an entryway. The position sensor can be coupled to, and/or part of, the door closer assembly. Information obtained by the position sensor may be used by one or processing devices of an access control system to determine whether the door closer assembly and/or the entryway device is at the closed location, among other locations, as well as the direction(s) of displacement of the entryway device. Such information may be utilized in calibrating other devices, as well as determining the occurrence of a number of events, including unauthorized displacement or holding of the entryway device. A timer may also be utilized to further evaluate the nature of the displacement of the entryway device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Joseph W. Baumgarte
  • Patent number: 10678952
    Abstract: A relatively small amount of programmable logic may be included in a mostly ASIC device such that the programmable logic can be used as a substitute for a fault-infected ASIC block. This substitution may occur permanently or temporarily. When an ASIC block is temporarily substituted, faulty outputs of the ASIC block are disabled just at the time they would otherwise propagate an error. The operations of the temporarily deactivated ASIC block(s) may be substituted for by appropriately programmed programmable logic. Thus, a fault-infected ASIC block that operates improperly 1% of the time can continue to be gainfully used for the 99% of the time when its operations are fault free. This substitution can be activated in various stages of the ASIC block's life including after: initial design; pilot production; and mass production. This provides for cost saving and faster time-to-market, repair, and maintenance even years after installation and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Sheyu Group, LLC
    Inventor: James T Koo
  • Patent number: 10673993
    Abstract: A connecting device operating as a gateway in communicating information to a lock device using a first bandwidth wireless communication protocol, and which also operates temporarily as an access point for communicating other information with the lock device using a second bandwidth wireless communication protocol. Temporary, random credentials may be used to establish a one-time connection with the connecting device via the access point. Upon completion of the transfer of information using the second bandwidth wireless communication protocol, the access point may be terminated, and the generated credentials may become obsolete. The server may also attempt to balance a load on the server by scheduling the timing of at least certain types of communications to lock device based on matching periods of time in which usage of the lock device is low with times that would allow for a balance of the load on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Baumgarte, Scott Daub
  • Patent number: 10614648
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle locking system for a motor vehicle. A central server device receives an unlocking signal having an unlocking instruction about unlocking of at least one closing device of the motor vehicle. The central server device adds a conditional locking instruction to the unlocking signal, which includes after at least one predetermined duration T after unlocking of the at least one closing device of the motor vehicle, checking for a connection criterion and, in the case of an infringed connection criterion, locking the at least one closing device again. The unlocking signal having the unlocking instruction and the added conditional locking instruction is transmitted via a communication connection to a motor-vehicle-internal control device of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Marc Miller
  • Patent number: 10423952
    Abstract: Functional data for use in one or more digital transactions are secured by using an encapsulated security token (EST). In certain embodiments, the EST is created by encapsulating digital data including the functional data using at least two cryptographic systems of two parties. The encapsulation and subsequent de-encapsulation can utilize cryptographic systems of the parties that involve a private key for signing and decryption and a public key for encryption and signature verification. If constructed carefully over a series of rigorous events, the resulting EST can be practically impossible to counterfeit. In addition, a propagation of rights can be tracked for auditing and rights can be easily terminated or modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTIONAL CASH DISTRIBUTORS TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Heyner
  • Patent number: 10410212
    Abstract: Functional data of a cash channel is encapsulated by at least two parties in succession to define an at least twice-encapsulated data object. The encapsulation and subsequent de-encapsulation can utilize digital signature systems of the parties that involve a private key for encapsulation and a public key for de-encapsulation. If constructed carefully over a series of rigorous events, the resulting at least twice-encapsulated data object can be practically impossible to counterfeit. In addition, a propagation of rights can be tracked for auditing and rights can be easily terminated or modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTIONAL CASH DISTRIBUTORS TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Heyner
  • Patent number: 10410213
    Abstract: Functional data for use in one or more digital transactions is secured by using an encapsulated security token (EST). In certain embodiments, the EST is created by encapsulating digital data including the functional data using at least two digital signature systems of two parties. The encapsulation and subsequent de-encapsulation can utilize digital signature systems of the parties that involve a private key for encapsulation and a public key for de-encapsulation. If constructed carefully over a series of rigorous events, the resulting EST can be practically impossible to counterfeit. In addition, a propagation of rights can be tracked for auditing and rights can be easily terminated or modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTIONAL CASH DISTRIBUTORS TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Heyner
  • Patent number: 10410450
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for wireless backscatter with time-of-flight for vehicle communication. An example vehicle includes a communication module for Wi-Fi communication and a controller. The controller is to send a signal via the communication module upon identifying a passive-entry passive-start (PEPS) request and receive a backscatter signal from an electronic device. The backscatter signal is a reflection of the signal. The controller also is to determine a distance to the electronic device based upon the backscatter signal and perform the PEPS request upon determining the distance corresponds with the PEPS request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew DeLong, Vivekanandh Elangovan, Ali Hassani, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10362479
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for managing the use, in a terminal, of a plurality of security modules (SIM1, SIM2) managed by an entity (STK) capable of requiring the provision of security codes in order to unlock the modules. The method is characterized in that it comprises: a first phase of accessing the modules (PH1), including a step of receiving (ET13-1, ET13-2), by the entity, codes of the modules, a step of transmitting (ET14-1, ET14-2) the received codes to the security modules, followed by a step of storing (ET16), in a security module referred to as the main module, at least one code received by the entity relative to a module (SIM2) other than the main module; and a second subsequent access phase during which the unlocking of the main module is followed by a step of transmitting at least one code from the main module to at least one other security module (SIM2) corresponding to said at least one code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Vincent Auvray, Sebastien Hallay
  • Patent number: 10332328
    Abstract: A method of access to a motor vehicle includes establishing contactless communication according to an NFC protocol between a badge of the motor vehicle and a smartphone, communicating an authentication key from the badge to the smartphone, transmitting the authentication key of the smartphone to a server by telephone communication, the server being capable of communicating with the vehicle, and recognizing the authentication key by the server and transmitting data concerning a status of the vehicle from the server to the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: RENAULT s.a.s
    Inventor: Antoine Delevoye
  • Patent number: 10257185
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes transmitting by a computing device, an account creation request to a remote server computer. The method further includes automatically provisioning the computing device with an access token in response to receiving a request to create the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Erick Wong, Ansar Ansari, Parveen Bansal, William Thaw
  • Patent number: 10235826
    Abstract: In an example, a vehicle dispensing system to dispense a product in a vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle dispensing system includes a base connected to the vehicle and a dispensing apparatus connected to the base and configured to retain and dispense the product. The vehicle dispensing system includes a control module configured to determine a presence of the product retained by the dispensing apparatus or an absence of the product based upon a signal received from a sensor. The control module is also configured to track the presence of the product or the absence of the product. The control module is also configured to transmit a notification indicating the absence of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Ronald J. Mesic, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10212159
    Abstract: An electronic image that includes information identifying a user of a client device is received, as is another electronic image that captures the face of the user. A first account (e.g., a store account) is linked to a second account (e.g., a pharmacy account) if an image of the user extracted from the first electronic image matches the face of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
    Inventor: Vijay Kukreja
  • Patent number: 10136291
    Abstract: Low-power wireless content communication techniques between devices are described. In one or more implementations, a method is described of controlling transfer of content to a wearable device from one or more computing devices over a lower power wireless communication connection. The method includes initiating a transfer of content to the wearable device over the lower power wireless communication connection to support playback of the content at the wearable device, in which the low power wireless communication connection does not support streaming of the content in an amount sufficient to support real time playback of the content at the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Arthur Weiss
  • Patent number: 10057065
    Abstract: A system and method for storing and accessing password verification data on multi-user computer systems that prevents remote attacks. Along with commonly-employed measures that limit the number of unsuccessful attempts to login or otherwise verify a password, it allows users to choose relatively simple passwords with full security. The secret component cannot be easily leaked or exfiltrated does not require periodic backup and is isolated in a way that allows it to be protected by conventional security measures such as safes, alarm systems and video surveillance from attackers who somehow gain access to the computing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Arnold G. Reinhold
  • Patent number: 9830751
    Abstract: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a first reprogramming identification module and a first diagnostic module. The first reprogramming identification module identifies when a first control module of a vehicle is reprogrammed. The first diagnostic module sets a first diagnostic trouble code (DTC) when the first control module is reprogrammed and selectively clears the first DTC when an instruction to clear a second DTC stored in a second control module of the vehicle is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Daniel P. Grenn
  • Patent number: 9626498
    Abstract: A system of authorizing access to a resource including a processor obtaining sensor information related to at least two users from one or more sensors, the sensor information including one or more of image information and proximity information of each of the at least two users. Further, an act of identifying current gestures is performed for each of the at least two users in accordance with the sensor information. The current gestures may be compared with pre-stored gesture information related to predetermined gestures and an order of the predetermined gestures. Further, access to the resource may be authorized when it is determined that the current gestures are in accordance with the predetermined gestures and the order of the predetermined gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Julian Gay, Adam Odessky
  • Patent number: 9522681
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a method and a apparatus for restricting audio transmission in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a control module. The control module is configured to receive an audio feed signal including audio content and a content advisory indicator and compare the content advisory indicator to predetermined criteria. The control module is further configured to restrict transmission of the audio data based on the comparison of the content advisory indicator to the predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Miller, Robert Earl Johnson, Jr., Kenneth Nkosi Williams
  • Patent number: 9437059
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic lock for a door having a locking mechanism, a file transfer and storage interface and programmable control circuit. This system also provides a communication interface and data transmission. The locking mechanism is coupled to the door and movable between a locked position in which the door opening is inhibited and an unlocked position in which the door is allowed to open. File transfer and storage interface and programmable control circuit is coupled to the gate and is operable to validate user credentials. The programmable control circuit is coupled to the gate and is operable to move the locking mechanism between the locked position and the unlocked position at least partially in response to user credentials read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Christian Yeara
  • Patent number: 9256996
    Abstract: A system and method for training users of an access control system. In particular, the system and method allow for the imposition of “penalties” for improper behavior so as to balance the training of the user with the burden placed on the operators of the system reacting to violations, while allowing the users to accomplish their tasks. The system can also track the location of users or items, determine if a request to pass through a control point is proper based on various factors, and if appropriate, administer a “penalty” based on several contributing factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC BUILDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Morley
  • Patent number: 9058747
    Abstract: A locator system employs personal communicators which are carried on or worn in a holster by drivers. The communicators are employed to automatically transmit data for determining the identity of the driver, the identity of the vehicle and date and time stamps when the vehicle enters and exits various detection zones. In one embodiment the detections zones are defined by Bluetooth signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Control Module, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Bianco
  • Patent number: 9024746
    Abstract: An automatic locking system for a medical treatment device helps to ensure that an assistant is present during treatment of a patient. Among the features disclosed biometric authentication to verify that a trained assistant is present, a presence detector to ensure the assistant is continuously present during treatment, and warning and recovery processes that allow intermittent lapses in the continuous presence of the assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nxstage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Burbank, Dennis M. Treu, James M. Brugger
  • Patent number: 9019070
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for managing access control devices. In overview, an access control device is configured to function on the basis of an applied set of configuration data. For example, the manner in which the device processes an access request is dependent on the configuration data. A device according to an embodiment of the present invention is configured to locally maintain plurality of uniquely applicable sets of configuration data. Each set, when applied, causes the device to function in accordance with a respective mode of operation. The device is configured to change which set of configuration data is applied in response to a predetermined command, thereby allowing the device to shift between modes of operation relatively quickly and without the need to download additional configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Neelendra Bhandari, Sanjay Roy, Chandrakantha Reddy
  • Patent number: 9019068
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for automatically changing the operating mode of a wireless device are provided. A determination is made whether at least one state of the wireless device has changed. This determination is performed using at least one integrated device of the wireless device. A determination is made whether the change in the state of the wireless device indicates that the first operating mode should be changed. The operating mode is changed to a second operating mode of the wireless device in response to a determination that the change in the state of the wireless device indicates that the first operating mode should be changed. Changing to the second operating mode includes altering at least one wireless communication operation of the wireless device. Examples of the second operating mode may include, but is not limited to, an airplane mode, a train mode, a vehicle mode, an environmental condition mode; or a device-access mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Devrim Varoglu
  • Patent number: 9013270
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling access by a series of users to a space and/or particular service. The method includes the following steps for each of the users: requesting access to the space and/or service by the user, issuing an access authorization or denial; opening of an access to the space or the service, if an access authorization was issued; estimating a waiting period prior to accessing the space and/or service when the opening is delayed; and issuing to the user at least one piece of information representative of the waiting period. The estimation step takes account of a number of users having already passed through the access and still waiting in the space and/or the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Compagnie Industrielle et Financiere d'Ingenierie “Ingenico”
    Inventors: David Naccache, Christophe Dolique
  • Patent number: 9013322
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for well control and monitoring including an independent web server computer integrated with a pump controller located at each well in an oil field. The well controller locally controls the well pump, processes well and pump data, generates surface and downhole cards, and communicates production reports, recommendations for production improvements, and production statistics to remote sites via the internet. The controller can be queried remotely to provide production reports, etc. Furthermore, the controller can initiate alerts via email, text messaging, or internet messaging, for example, during fault conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Lufkin Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Alan L. Roberson, Doneil M. Dorado, David L. Pinnell, Eric S. Oestreich
  • Patent number: 8963680
    Abstract: In a contactless communication system, a first storage unit stores a group of access control programs corresponding to plural types of noncontact information carriers, respectively. A second storage unit stores access reference information required to execute the group of access control programs. A program execution unit refers to the access reference information to select at least one program in the group of access control programs based on the reference result. The program execution unit executes the selected at least one program in the group of access control programs based on the access reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Wave Incorporated
    Inventors: Masashi Kamiya, Masahiko Sato, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Takayuki Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8947198
    Abstract: A plurality of access models comprise patterns of accesses to resources protected by an Access Control System (ACS). The access models are used to classify the accesses to the resources as either normal or anomalous. The system stores attributes for the individuals for whom the access models are available, receives attributes of an individual not associated with an access model, and compares the attributes of the individual not associated with an access model to the attributes of the individuals for whom access models are available. The system further selects an access model for the individual not associated with an access model based on the comparison, and uses the selected access model for the individual not associated with an access model to classify access to the one or more resources protected by the ACS by the individual not associated with an access model as either normal or anomalous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Valerie Guralnik, Vit Libal
  • Patent number: 8937527
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for remotely or wirelessly controlling access to dwellings, buildings and/or properties. In one aspect, an electronic access system comprises: a plurality of independent access control devices (115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) for controlling entry and/or exit at respective access points and at least one remote control device (170) adapted to wirelessly transmit control signals to the access control devices (115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) and wirelessly receive feedback signals from the access control devices. The at least one remote control device (170) is adapted to indicate status information based on receipt of the feedback signals. The plurality of access control devices (115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) may be adapted to operate mechanical, electrical or electro-mechanical devices for enabling and/or disabling access in response to receipt of a wireless control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Gainsborough Hardware Industries Limited
    Inventors: Harris Lambrou, Sajan K. Velandi, Stuart Clark, Alan Roy Wilton, Ian Bartos
  • Patent number: 8933777
    Abstract: An access control system includes: a lock control apparatus, an authentication terminal and a terminal to be authenticated; said authentication terminal sends own identity information to the lock control apparatus to be authenticated, and generates a random authorization code after receiving an authentication passing message responded by said lock control apparatus, and sends it to said terminal to be authenticated and lock control apparatus respectively; said lock control apparatus stores the identity information of a legal user, and authenticates the identity information sent by said authentication terminal, and responds said authentication passing message after passing authentication; and the lock control apparatus interworks with said terminal to be authenticated after receiving said random authorization code, and if judging that both of the random authorization codes are consistent, then unlocks; said terminal to be authenticated stores a received random authorization code, and interworks said random aut
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Chengliang Cai
  • Patent number: 8928453
    Abstract: The mechatronic locking apparatus comprises a control circuit (4), from which information signals can be transmitted to a control circuit (6) of the lock cylinder (2) using a first communication path (5). A security key (3) has at least one second communication path (7) for storing and/or processing access data. The two communication paths (5, 7) are connected to said control circuit (4) of the security key (3). The first communication path (5) preferably uses an electrical contact in the lock cylinder (2). The second communication path (7) comprises a transponder (8). The first communication path (5) may also be used for power supply purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Assa Abloy (Schweiz) AG
    Inventors: Detlef Sprenger, Andreas Münger
  • Patent number: 8922357
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a method for programming keys to a vehicle to establish primary keys and secondary keys to control vehicle functionality is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a key identification signal from a first key. The method further comprises generating a key status signal indicative of whether the first key is one of a primary key and a secondary key in response to the key identification signal. The method further comprises transmitting the key status signal to a vehicle interface display. The method further comprises allowing a user to change a status of at least one of the first key and an additional key with the vehicle interface display in response to determining that the key status signal corresponds to the primary key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Miller, Brian Bennie, Scott Alan Watkins, Michael L. Gusta, Eric L. Reed
  • Patent number: 8902040
    Abstract: An electronic lock, system and method for dynamic controlled access, without the lock communicating with or connected to a code server, are provided. The lock includes a locking mechanism, a clock, a microprocessor, and a memory storing a hash function and programmed instructions for the microprocessor to perform certain operations. The microprocessor and memory may be comprised in a microcontroller. When an access code is entered into the lock, the lock microcontroller hashes currently valid access start date/duration combinations with lock identifying data to return valid access codes. If the entered access code equals any of the valid access codes, the locking mechanism is opened. The lock identifying data may include data stored by a lock manufacturer and/or data created by a lock owner. Static access codes may also be programmed into the lock if desired. Caching of valid access codes may be used to reduce processing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Greisen Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: David J. Greisen, Daniel H. Greisen
  • Patent number: 8902042
    Abstract: A method of controlling access to a real estate property includes installing a dynamic electronically-controlled lockset on an exterior door of a real estate property, maintaining, at a remote location, a reference device adapted to present a value of a second dynamic access code to one or more users located in the real estate office, receiving, at the real estate agent location, a request from a user for a current value of the second dynamic access code, examining the reference device to determine the current value of the second dynamic access code, and providing the current value of the second dynamic access code to the user for input into the electronically-controlled lockset. The lockset is adapted to unlock upon receiving a value corresponding to a first dynamic access code programmed therein. The second dynamic access code is time-synchronized with the first dynamic access code programmed in the electronically-controlled lockset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: LPD, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Lynne Parker Davis, Barrett Davis
  • Patent number: 8896435
    Abstract: A monitoring service is described that allows flexible response through operators taken from a group of chosen individuals. When an alarm state is triggered the chosen individuals may act collaboratively as operators to manage alarm conditions for a particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Philip, Geoffrey Vanderkooy
  • Patent number: 8847770
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for performing an alcohol monitor in a vehicle based on a driver being one of a primary driver and a secondary driver is provided. The apparatus comprises an electronic device that is positioned within the vehicle. The electronic device is configured to receive a driver status signal indicating that the driver of the vehicle is the secondary driver. The electronic device is further configured to receive an alcohol content measurement from an alcohol monitoring device (AMD) indicative of blood alcohol content for the secondary driver. The electronic device is further configured to compare the alcohol content measurement to a predetermined alcohol content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Miller, Brian Bennie, Steven Yellin Schondorf
  • Publication number: 20140266715
    Abstract: A method and apparatus incorporating the method where the method includes the steps of providing an access controller that controls locking devices on entry and egress portals of a secured area, registering the controller with an external website or information source that provides information about public threats existing outside the secured area and modifying an access level for entry into the secured area in response to notice of a public threat received from the external website or information source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Honeywell International Inc.