Programming Of Coded Record Patents (Class 340/5.25)
  • Patent number: 10565809
    Abstract: A method for commissioning a collection of electronic locks by inserting the same electronic key into each of the locks and recording in the electronic key and internal code unique to that lock which identifies the lock and is needed to open the lock and a method for biometrically permitted controlled secure access to a container having one of the commissioned electronic locks. A data processing machine is configured to make biometric identifications, credential identifications and input identifications to verify users using the system and control and regulate user access to locks or electronic cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: 3-East, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Gilbertson, Jeffrey Gilbertson, Timothy A. Freese
  • Patent number: 10434982
    Abstract: Various embodiment of the present disclosure provide a system and method for disabling a passive entry passive start system (PEPS) of a vehicle. In one embodiment, the system and method of the present disclosure enable a user of the vehicle to disable the standard PEPS operations so that the vehicle control module will not unlock the vehicle or automatically start the vehicle as it would under standard operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aldi Caushi
  • Patent number: 10424193
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of enabling and disabling a functionality of a trainable transceiver. The trainable transceiver may include a plurality of buttons, a control circuit, and a locking mechanism. The plurality of buttons may cause the control circuit to control one or more functions of a remote device. The control circuit may compare a sequence of inputs on the plurality of buttons to a predetermined sequence. The control circuit may acquire a sensor reading and compare the sensor reading to predetermined data. The locking mechanism may enable or disable operation of the control circuit in controlling the one or more functions of the remote device, responsive to a determination that the sequence of inputs matches the predetermined sequence and the sensor reading matches the predetermined data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin A. Schueler, Steven L. Geerlings
  • Patent number: 10388090
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, devices, and systems for controlling access to a controlled area. The method may comprise receiving a credential identifier in an access controller associated with an entrance to the enclosed area, and then authenticating the credential identifier. The method may then comprise sending an unlock signal through a solid state relay within the access controller to power a lock associated with but external to the access controller to unlock a door at the entrance to the enclosed area when the credential identifier has been successfully authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Isonas, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Radicella, Roger Matsumoto, Matthew J. Morrison, Richard Burkley, Kriston Chapman, Shirl Jones
  • Patent number: 10354464
    Abstract: A network lock system and a method for operating the network lock system. The network lock system includes: a battery controller for turning on a microcontroller using power in a battery, in response to a determination by the battery controller that there is enough power in the battery to turn on the microcontroller; the microcontroller after being turned on, for receiving a wireless signal and in response, for generating a lock signal to activate a device adapter; the device adapter for applying a power signal to a lock mechanism, in response to the device adapter having been activated by the lock signal; and the lock mechanism for locking a first lock part to a second lock part together, and for releasing the first lock part locked to the second lock part in response to the lock mechanism having received the power signal from the device adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew S. Feltham, Elizabeth J. Maple
  • Patent number: 10351100
    Abstract: A memory stores telemetry data for a vehicle. A processor is programmed to send an authorization confirmation request to the vehicle responsive to pattern matching on the telemetry data indicating a potential change in authorization of the vehicle, and send a deauthorization request to an authorization server to deauthorize tokens for the vehicle responsive to a lack of an affirmative response to the authorization confirmation request being received within a predefined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee Hentschel, Kevin F. Militello, Kyle Charboneau Zurawski
  • Patent number: 10279777
    Abstract: An immobilizer system for a vehicle and an immobilizer set including an immobilizer system and a switch key equipped with a transponder is provided. The immobilizer system includes: a native transmitter-receiver unit integrated into the vehicle, the native transmitter-receiver unit including a native antenna and being configured so as to enable a wireless communication with a transponder associated with a switch key, and a locking device for allowing or preventing the wireless communication between the native transmitter-receiver unit and the transponder, the locking device including: a locking antenna arranged in the vicinity of the native antenna, and a control unit configured to control the locking antenna in an enabled state, wherein the locking antenna does not interfere with the wireless communication between the native transmitter-receiver unit and the transponder, or in a locking state, wherein the locking antenna does interfere with the wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: EILEO
    Inventors: Thierry Lemoult, Thierry Lucet
  • Patent number: 10204463
    Abstract: A portable authentication system includes a security module, that may be a smart card, SIM (Subscriber Identity Module), USB controller with a secure chip, or similar module capable of storing one or more credentials, and an interface module such as a digital badge holder that is able to communicate with the security module, for instance by providing a smart card communication interface. The portable authentication system may be either a single integrated system or a dual system where the security module can be removed or disconnected from the interface system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Assa Abloy AB
    Inventors: Yves Gabriel Louis Audebert, Eric F. Le Saint, Jason Hart, Dominique Louis Joseph Fedronic
  • Patent number: 10169935
    Abstract: A method for retrofitting a door comprising a key reader with a door control unit. The door control unit, key reader and the latch release mechanism may also be powered by a key comprising a power supply, the key also supplying a coded sequence to the door control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Yves Paquin
  • Patent number: 10109124
    Abstract: A method for commissioning a collection of electronic locks by inserting the same electronic key into each of the locks and recording in the electronic key and internal code unique to that lock which identifies the lock and is needed to open the lock and a method for biometrically permitted controlled secure access to a container having one of the commissioned electronic locks. A data processing machine is configured to make biometric identifications, credential identifications and input identifications to verify users using the system and control and regulate user access to locks or electronic cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: 3-EAST, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Gilbertson, Jeffrey Gilbertson, Timothy A. Freese
  • Patent number: 10104089
    Abstract: A method for providing a security function includes obtaining a request for executing a function of application through an electronic device if the electronic device is located within a predetermined distance from a user, identifying a success or failure of a first authentication which is previously performed for the user in response to the request, and determining whether to perform a second authentication for executing the function of the application based on the success or failure of the first authentication, wherein determining whether to perform the second authentication comprises performing the second authentication by using a security level lower than a security level related to the first authentication if the success of the first authentication is identified. An electronic device includes a processor configured to determine a success or failure of a first authentication, and decide whether to perform a second authentication with a second security level for executing the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunsoo Kim, Jeonghun Kim, Jihyun Park, Kyunghee Lee
  • Patent number: 10087659
    Abstract: A key for a security device is provided. The key may include an electronic component configured to communicate with one or more security devices to initially receive one or more codes associated with each of the security devices. The key may also include a memory configured to store the one or more codes associated with the one or more security devices. The electronic component is configured to communicate with each of the one or more security devices for arming and/or disarming the security devices upon a matching of the code stored by the memory with the code associated with the security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 10083554
    Abstract: A method for controlling a gate using an AIE system is disclosed herein. The method can comprise receiving identification data from an identification card using an identification card reader mounted to a first surface of an enclosure and receiving biometric data from a biometric data reader mounted to a first surface of an enclosure. The method can further comprise searching for a profile within a memory that comprises an identification data and biometric data, as well as wirelessly sending an instruction to open a gate, if the profile is authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Jeremy Keith Mattern
  • Patent number: 10037446
    Abstract: The object of the invention is an electrical interface module. The electrical interface module has a memory device for storing data and an integrated NFC interface that provides data to an external reading device, wherein the electrical interface module contains a carrier on which the memory device and the integrated NFC interface are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Peter Scholz, Fritz Felux, Lars-Peter Wimmer
  • Patent number: 9875589
    Abstract: Responsive to location information received from a positioning system indicating a vehicle location corresponding to a predefined location, a controller of a vehicle broadcasts a notification including the vehicle location. Responsive to receiving a request including a device location from a mobile device having interpreted the broadcast, the controller permits access to the vehicle responsive to a difference between the device location and the vehicle location being less than a predefined threshold distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Pietro Buttolo, James Stewart Rankin, II, Mengchi Wang, Stuart C. Salter
  • Patent number: 9870659
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a computer server. The computer server can be configured to: add a security system associated with a user account; provision one or more communication devices associated with the security system; configure a cryptographic key to associate at least a communication device amongst the communication devices with the security system; configure an access control file that is cryptographically signed by the computer server and encrypted with the cryptographic key associated with the security system, wherein the access control file contains permissions of the communication devices to the security system; and provide a data payload including the access control file to a first communication device of the communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nexkey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Hart, Matthew Patrick Herscovitch, Sotoudeh Hamedi Hagh
  • Patent number: 9867008
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a vehicle control apparatus mounted on a vehicle for controlling the vehicle, an electronic key carried by a user for performing communication with the vehicle control apparatus, and a portable device carried by the user for performing communication with the electronic key. When detecting user's getting in or out of the vehicle, the vehicle control apparatus determines a location of the electronic key based on communication with the electronic key. When the location of the electronic key is in the vehicle and the user has no intention of getting out of the vehicle, communication between the electronic key and the portable device is brought into a connected state. When the location of the electronic key is outside the vehicle and the user has no intention of getting in the vehicle, communication between the electronic key and the portable device is brought into a disconnected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Nishidai, Naoyuki Ishihara, Yosuke Tomita
  • Patent number: 9836973
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method selectively controls a self-driving vehicle's access to a roadway. A vehicle interrogation hardware device receives an autonomous capability signal from an approaching self-driving vehicle. One or more processors compare predefined roadway conditions to current roadway conditions of the access-controlled roadway. In response to the predefined roadway conditions matching the current roadway conditions of the access-controlled roadway within a predetermined range, the processor(s) determine whether the level of autonomous capability of the approaching self-driving vehicle is adequate to safely maneuver the approaching self-driving vehicle through the current roadway conditions of the access-controlled roadway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, James R. Kozloski, Ashish Kundu, Peter K. Malkin, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9783158
    Abstract: Various embodiment of the present disclosure provide a system and method for disabling a passive entry passive start system (PEPS) of a vehicle. In one embodiment, the system and method of the present disclosure enable a user of the vehicle to disable the standard PEPS operations so that the vehicle control module will not unlock the vehicle or automatically start the vehicle as it would under standard operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aldi Caushi
  • Patent number: 9715772
    Abstract: An internet-connected garage door control system is disclosed that includes a garage door opener for opening and closing a garage door in response to signals received through the internet, and an in-vehicle remote garage door opener integrated into a vehicle for transmitting the signals through the internet to the garage door opener. The in-vehicle remote garage door opener includes an interface configured to communicate with an internet-connected device, a trainable RF transceiver for transmitting an RF signal to the garage door opener, a user-actuated input, an interface configured to communicate with an internet-connected device, and a controller, wherein, upon actuation of the user-actuated input, the controller is configured to at least one of (a) request a signal to be transmitted by the internet-connected device through the internet to the garage door opener, and (b) cause the trainable RF transceiver to transmit the RF signal to the garage door opener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frederick T. Bauer, Robert R. Turnbull, Uma Ivaturi
  • Patent number: 9715777
    Abstract: An RFID reader for use in a pet door to control access for a pet bearing an RFID tag or implant. The RFID reader incorporates and is operable in two modes, a learn mode and a normal mode. In learn mode, the reader stores the ID code of an RFID transponder in the vicinity of the reader and also derives additional reader information corresponding to the RFID transponder. In normal mode, the reader compares the ID codes stored in memory to the RFID signal returned from an RFID transponder in the vicinity of said the reader. The RFID reader behavior is at least in part determined by the additional reader information corresponding to said ID codes stored in memory. We also describe a confidence threshold for acceptance of an ID code in learn mode and normal mode. The confidence threshold in normal mode may be less than in learn mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Cambridge Resonant Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Nicholas Patrick Roland Hill
  • Patent number: 9691207
    Abstract: An electronic lock having one or more lock settings that can be updated using a mobile device. The mobile device includes an app that provides a user interface through which one or more lock settings of the electronic lock can be selected and modified. When the user has made the desired selections to the lock settings on the mobile device, the mobile device wirelessly transmits these settings to the electronic lock. The electronic lock is configured to update its lock settings based on the wireless communication from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Nedal Akram Almomani
  • Patent number: 9640002
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying entry credentials and activating/deactivating an access control system via use of the native capabilities of a mobile device is disclosed herein. Particularly, the system and method include an embedded local control device attached or communicative with an electronic gate or lock. The control device is communicative with a remote access control management system, which is structured to receive, track and manage access tokens that can be used to control access to a gated community or other secured location. Notifications that an access token has been generated can be communicated to the guest(s) by way of text message, short message service (SMS), email, social media, for example. Each notification may contain a unique link to a webpage employing the access token. While in the geographic vicinity of the secured location, the guest may actuate the access token and open the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Y. Grosberg
  • Patent number: 9531737
    Abstract: A method for selectively checking data security sequences of received vehicle-to-X messages, in which a number of the vehicle-to-X messages are received and/or sent in an operating cycle of a vehicle-to-X communication system. In an operating cycle, a reliability assessment of the received vehicle-to-X message is performed by checking the data security sequence, an information content of the received messages is read without prior checking of the data security sequence. In the operating cycle, a subset of the number of received vehicle-to-X messages is selected on the basis of the information contents, and solely the data security sequences of selected vehicle-to-X messages are checked. This results in the advantage that a reliability assessment is no longer carried out on all the received vehicle-to-X messages before they are processed, thereby enabling a reduction in the checking capacity that must be reserved for checking the data security sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 9390572
    Abstract: An electronic lock having one or more lock settings that can be updated using a mobile device. The mobile device includes an app that provides a user interface through which one or more lock settings of the electronic lock can be selected and modified. When the user has made the desired selections to the lock settings on the mobile device, the mobile device wirelessly transmits these settings to the electronic lock. The electronic lock is configured to update its lock settings based on the wireless communication from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kwikset Corporation
    Inventor: Nedal Akram Almomani
  • Patent number: 9251700
    Abstract: Disconnected from the powerline, a battery-powered receiver is configured to conserve power. The receiver communicates information between a local controller and a communication network that uses the powerline and a radio frequency (RF) band to propagate messages. An antenna wirelessly detects the presence of the powerline carrier signal that radiates into free space, which indicates a first message encoded onto the powerline. A computer processor wakes up from an inactive state based on the presence of the carrier signal and receives a second message via a second RF signal having a different frequency than the powerline carrier signal, and determines whether the device address in the second message is the assigned address of the receiver. If the message is not addressed to the receiver, the receiver returns to an inactive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: SmartLabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Brian Cregg, Marcus Paul Escobosa
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150102900
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improvement of methods and systems used to configure electronic components and modules to a vehicle. A low cost programmer tool, or key fob dongle, may manage devices coupled to a vehicle communication network. The system is designed for on-board management of multiple vehicle network protocols to support configuration of various electronic modules to a vehicle. A method for using a key fob dongle is disclosed herein. The method includes inserting the key fob dongle into an on-board diagnostic (OBD)-II connector of a vehicle, transmitting a communication detection request to the OBD-II connector, and beeping a predetermined amount of times in response to the communication detection request, wherein the beeping a predetermined amount of times identifies a vehicle communication protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: RB Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Kris Ramchandani, Venkataramani Kumar
  • Publication number: 20150091693
    Abstract: A container including a reusable electronic seal, as well as a system and method for using the electronic seal are described. The container includes a closure member configured to detachably affix to a portion of the container, thereby sealing the container. In response to the closure member sealing the container, a signal generating component generates an electronic signal and transmits the electronic signal to a processing circuit operably connected to the signal generating component. The processing circuit includes a processing device configured to generate a unique code when the closure member is manipulated to open or close the container and an output device operably connected to the processing device and configured to output the unique code. The unique code is updated each time the container is opened, thereby providing a recipient with a way to determine whether the container has been opened during delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
    Inventors: Eric Bibeau, Reza Ghorbani
  • Patent number: 8983534
    Abstract: A mobile telephone capable of controlling a remote keyless system is provided. The mobile telephone is loaded with an executable program that enables the mobile telephone to control the remote keyless system using frequencies and systems already used by the remote keyless system. The complex functionality a mobile telephone allows the executable program to fully control remote keyless systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Dipam Patel
  • Publication number: 20150042450
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wearable radio device for access control. The radio device has an inside portion and an outside portion. The inside portion includes a first transponder and a second transponder. A first barrier is located between the first transponder and the second transponder. A second barrier is located between the first transponder and the second transponder in an outside portion of the wearable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Edward John McLEAR
  • Publication number: 20150002262
    Abstract: A trainable transceiver unit for mounting in a vehicle includes a transceiver circuit configured to reproduce and transmit control signals for operating a plurality of remote electronic devices, a user interface element, a battery configured to power the transceiver circuit and the user interface element, and a housing. The housing contains the transceiver circuit, the user interface element, and the battery and is integrated with a component of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Steven L. GEERLINGS, James E. TRAINOR, Carl L. SHEARER, Thomas S. WRIGHT
  • Patent number: 8922335
    Abstract: A weapons container for releasing a defense weapon includes a cabinet, a cabinet door, and an interior securing the defense weapon. Upon detection of a fingerprint input by a biometric sensor, a surveillance camera captures video and an audio intercom provides communication with a central command center. A recording system saves the video and audio to a storage database. A delay release lock secures the defense weapon for an amount of time and releases the defense weapon depending on a signal from the central command center. A communications system is connected over a network to the central command center, a local authority, and an emergency responder. The communications system notifies the local authority or the emergency responder upon detection of the fingerprint input and streams the video and audio to the central command center and at least one of the local authority and the emergency responder over the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Deweese, Brandon Delibro
  • Patent number: 8896447
    Abstract: A programmable security system and method for protecting an item of merchandise includes a programming station, a programmable key and a security system. The programming station generates a security code and communicates the security code to a memory of the programmable key. The programmable key initially communicates the security code to a memory of the security device and subsequently operates the security device upon a matching of the security code in the memory of the security device with the security code in the memory of the programmable key. The programmable key may also transfer power via electrical contacts or inductive transfer from an internal battery to the security device to operate a lock mechanism. The security code may be communicated by wireless infrared (IR) systems, electrical contacts or inductive transfer. A timer inactivates the programmable key and/or the security device after a predetermine period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Jeffrey A. Grant, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Ronald M. Marsilio, Ian R. Scott
  • Patent number: 8890691
    Abstract: A programmable security system and method for protecting an item of merchandise includes a programming station, a programmable key and a security system. The programming station generates a security code and communicates the security code to a memory of the programmable key. The programmable key initially communicates the security code to a memory of the security device and subsequently operates the security device upon a matching of the security code in the memory of the security device with the security code in the memory of the programmable key. The programmable key may also transfer power via electrical contacts or inductive transfer from an internal battery to the security device to operate a lock mechanism. The security code may be communicated by wireless infrared (IR) systems, electrical contacts or inductive transfer. A timer inactivates the programmable key and/or the security device after a predetermine period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Jeffrey A. Grant, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Ronald M. Marsilio, Ian R. Scott
  • Patent number: 8884762
    Abstract: A programmable security system and method for protecting an item of merchandise includes a programming station, a programmable key and a security system. The programming station generates a security code and communicates the security code to a memory of the programmable key. The programmable key initially communicates the security code to a memory of the security device and subsequently operates the security device upon a matching of the security code in the memory of the security device with the security code in the memory of the programmable key. The programmable key may also transfer power via electrical contacts or inductive transfer from an internal battery to the security device to operate a lock mechanism. The security code may be communicated by wireless infrared (IR) systems, electrical contacts or inductive transfer. A timer inactivates the programmable key and/or the security device after a predetermine period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Jeffrey A. Grant, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Ronald M. Marsilio, Ian R. Scott
  • Publication number: 20140266582
    Abstract: A computer storage medium encoded with a computer program for programming a remote access device with an access system of a plurality of vehicle types. The computer program comprises instructions that, when executed by a handheld device, cause the handheld device to guide the user to program the access system and sends signals to initiate the programming sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KeylessRide
    Inventor: Emmanuel Enrique Lopez
  • Patent number: 8836475
    Abstract: A monitoring device in accordance with the disclosure stores a serial number list in non-volatile memory, the serial number list including data indicative of at least one valid serial number associated with one or more key fobs permitted to interact with the monitoring device. The monitoring device is configured to receive a wakeup signal via a key fob interface configured to communicate with a key fob. The monitoring device reads a serial number from a key fob via the key fob interface and searches the stored serial number list for data indicative of a valid serial number matching the serial number read via the key fob interface. The monitoring device reads action data from the key fob via the key fob interface, the action data being indicative of an action to be taken by the monitoring device. The monitoring device, in response to the read serial number matching a valid serial number of the stored serial number list, takes an action based on the action data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Donlan, Michael Baumgartner, Norayr Minassian, Timothy Hester
  • Publication number: 20140218165
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally a system and method for providing rolling code remote device functions to provide keyless entry to multiple makes and models of cars. The present invention is adapted to produce the radio signal type and transmitted data of an original manufacturer's keyless entry remote device system by implementing multiple modulation schema and data encoding techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Charles Johnson, Michael Calvin McCoy, Daniel Patrick Bowen
  • Patent number: 8730004
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for controlling access within a multi-facility room are provided. More specifically, a guest of the multi-room facility is allowed to remotely confirm reservations to the facility as well as bypass the front desk of the multi-room for check-in purposes. At a location within the facility, the guest is allowed to confirm their arrival, check-in, and have their access credential written with personalized access data that may be useable for the duration of the guest's stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Assa Abloy Hospitality, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Elfström, Martin Kjällman, Arnon Alexander, Halvor Aase
  • Patent number: 8692652
    Abstract: In an antitheft system for preventing an equipment comprising moving objects such as electric vehicles or operating machine such as lawnmower from theft, an electronic key is prepared to be carried by an operator of the equipment and stores authenticating data for identifying the operator who carries the electronic key. An authenticator is installed at the equipment and performs authentication check as to whether the electronic key is an authorized key using stored key-checking data, when the authenticating data is outputted from the electronic key, whereas an electronic key copier is provided separately from the equipment and copies the electronic key, thereby enabling to make a copy of the electronic key without activating equipment, while ensuring to prevent the equipment from theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Takeda, Yoshihisa Shinogi, Kosei Yamashita, Kenji Kuroiwa, Masashi Manita, Yoshinori Maekawa, Makoto Yamamura
  • Publication number: 20130307668
    Abstract: An electronic key for a merchandise security device is provided. The electronic key may include electronic circuitry for providing electrical power to a lock mechanism for locking and unlocking the lock mechanism. The electronic key may also include an audio component configured to indicate a status of the lock mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Christopher J. Fawcett, William M. Warren
  • Patent number: 8502647
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine tool 101 comprising a plurality of operation functions and a selection device 113a-113d for selecting one or more operation functions by a user. The machine tool 101 receives data from a mobile data carrier 311 via a reception device 112, on the basis of which it may be determined which operation functions may be performed by the user. In this process, an access control device 130 grants the user access to only those selected operation functions he or she is authorized to perform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Deckel Maho Pfronten GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Seitz, Rudolf Hahn, Armin Bornemann
  • Patent number: 8487740
    Abstract: A vehicle function restriction system for installation in a vehicle. The vehicle includes a master key allowed to activate any function of the vehicle. The system includes a valet key mounted in the vehicle and configured to dismountable from the vehicle to be lent to a person to whom the vehicle is lent. A restriction setting unit sets the vehicle in a restriction state when the valet key is dismounted from the vehicle. The restriction setting unit sets at least one restricted vehicle functions which is not activated by the valet key, in accordance with the person to whom the vehicle is lent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsuruta, Kenji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8384580
    Abstract: A method for configuring a transmitter device to transmit a recognized transmission to a receiving device is provided. The method includes transmitting a first transmission and transmitting a second transmission after the first transmission. The method further includes receiving, during the second transmission, a user input signal from an interface for receiving signals from one or more user interface elements. The method further includes storing an attribute associated with the second transmission in a memory device in response to the user input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Todd R. Witkowski, Steven L. Geerlings
  • Patent number: 8378790
    Abstract: An RFID reader control system and method is provided. A protocol for controlling an RFID reader and an RFID reader control unit of a mobile phone is defined. Messages, information, commands, responses, and notification are constructed and transmitted between the RFID reader and the RFID reader control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Hyup Ryoo, Jin Tae Kim, Sang Cheol Min, Hee Seung Kim, Jae Joon Park, Dong Hyun Lee, Yong Sam Kim
  • Patent number: 8365994
    Abstract: A check-in method for airlines allows passengers to use Short Message Service (SMS) to check-in themselves and baggage. A passenger requests to check-in via SMS from practically anywhere and not limited to the airport. After receipt of the request, a confirmation message is sent back to the passenger's registered mobile phone number by SMS. The system will ask the passenger for, and receive from the passenger, the number of bags they intend to check-in for the flight. The passengers can in some embodiments drop the baggage off without any required further action. The system issues an SMS-based cryptographically secure code, such as a bar-code boarding pass to the passenger once the baggage (if any) is successfully transferred and registered to existing baggage management systems through the process above. This code, when scanned, recognized and authenticated provides identification and security clearance for the passenger to board the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: bCode Pty Limited
    Inventor: Michael Man Ho Mak
  • Patent number: 8314703
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for managing a product distribution. The product distribution management method may include: reading a security key of a product from a security tag attached to the product; transferring the read security key to a security server; receiving, from the security server, first authentication information that is encrypted using the security key; receiving, from the security tag, second authentication information that is encrypted using the security key; and determining whether the security tag is duplicated, based on the first authentication information and the second authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Kang Bok Lee, Heyung Sub Lee, Sang Yeoun Lee, Jae Heum Lee, Dong-Beom Shin, Hyunseok Kim, Jae-young Jung, Cheol Sig Pyo, Jong-Suk Chae
  • Publication number: 20120280786
    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: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Miller, Brian Bennie, Scott Alan Watkins, Michael L. Gusta, Eric L. Reed
  • Patent number: RE44691
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a radio frequency identification device that utilizes multiple operating frequencies. In one embodiment of the present invention, one frequency (e.g., an ultra-high frequency such as 915 MHz, 800 MHz, 915 MHz, or microwave frequency such as 2.45 GHz) is used for data transmission, and another frequency (e.g., a low or high frequency such as 13.56 MHz) is used for field penetration. In another embodiment, one frequency is used for reading information received from the multi-frequency identification device, and another frequency is used for writing to the multi-frequency identification device. In an additional embodiment, the multi-frequency identification device utilizes one antenna for all frequencies. In another embodiment, the multi-frequency identification device utilizes two or more antennas for different frequencies, and one common memory. In other embodiments, one or two digital parts, analog parts, antennas, and memories can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco Martinez de Velasco Cortina, Manfred Rietzler