Manual Code Input Patents (Class 340/5.51)
  • Patent number: 10297095
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for accurately authenticating a delivery agent for unattended delivery of an item. The systems and methods described confirm the location of the delivery agent and proximity to the delivery location using short range wireless communications between a monitoring device at the delivery location and a communication device associated with the delivery agent. Access may also be conditioned on user specified “do not disturb” rules indicating when remote access is authorized. The authentication may be dynamically assessed such as based on a type of item being delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Unyoung Kim, David T. Chiu, Michael Crane, Calvin Nguyen, Rohit Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10257229
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for verifying users based on user motion may include (1) instructing a user of a mobile device to physically move in a prescribed manner, (2) receiving information, collected by one or more sensors associated with the mobile device, describing physical movement performed by the user after the user receives the instruction, (3) determining, upon receiving the information, that the user's physical movement matches the prescribed movement, and (4) verifying the user in response to determining that the user's physical movement matches the prescribed movement. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Chengi Kuo, Petrus J. Viljoen
  • Patent number: 10248770
    Abstract: Techniques for unobtrusively verifying the identity of a user of a computing device are provided. In one embodiment, the computing device can establish one or more verification models for verifying the user's identity, where at least a subset of the one or more verification models is based on enrollment data that is collected in an unobtrusive manner from the user. The computing device can then verify the user's identity using the one or more verification models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sensory, Incorporated
    Inventors: John-Paul Hosom, Todd F. Mozer, Pieter J. Vermeulen, Bryan L. Pellom
  • Patent number: 10243961
    Abstract: An approach is provided for securing a network-accessible site such as a bank, financial institution, or a user's home system. A request is received from a user of the network-accessible site. While the request is from a user, the system further verifies that the user is the authorized user and not an imposter, such as a hacker. To this end, the approach transmits a state inquiry to a wearable device registered to the user. The current state of the user is received from the wearable device, such as whether the user is sitting, standing, walking, sleeping, etc. If the system determines that the current user state allows the action to be performed at the site by the user, then the action is performed. Likewise, if the system determines that the current user state disallows the action, then the system inhibits, or otherwise prevents, the action from being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nataraj Nagaratnam, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Sandeep R. Patil, Sachin C. Punadikar
  • Patent number: 10241585
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a smart watch and a gesture input method for the smart watch. The present disclosure starts to acquire data of gestures by receiving gestures of the user, collects the data of the gestures of a user at a continuous time section, and finds proximate text corresponding to the obtained data of the gestures from the prestored corresponding relationship between the data of the gestures and the text, namely the proximate text is final output text. The present disclosure can accurately obtain output text that the user need and meets the user requirement for the smart watch without changing size of a screen of the smart watch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HuiZhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yanfeng Huang
  • Patent number: 10227813
    Abstract: A vehicle trunk opening device including an approach checking unit which checks whether a user approaches a trunk of a vehicle and outputs the checked result as an access signal; a movement information acquisition unit for acquiring movement information of the user by responding to an acquisition control signal generated when the vehicle is stationary; a movement analysis unit which analyzes whether the user's movement corresponds to a desired target movement of opening a trunk through the acquired movement information, and which outputs the analyzed result; a trunk opening unit for opening the trunk by responding to an opening control signal; and a main control unit which generates the acquisition control signal by responding to the access signal, and which generates the opening control signal by responding to the analyzed result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Hun Ryu, Jeong Woo Woo
  • Patent number: 10229399
    Abstract: A system for authentication and execution of a transaction at a self-service terminal. The system has a first computerized unit (PINSRV) which, in correspondence to a first data set comprising first elements (0, 1, 2, 3, . . . 9) from which the identification data (PIN) are derived, generates a second set of data with second elements (A, B, C, . . . , J), each of which is unambiguously assigned to one of the first elements. A monitor (DISP) is structurally connected to the self-service terminal (ATM) and displays the unambiguous assignment of the second elements to the first elements. A user terminal (MD) is structurally separated from the self-service terminal (ATM), and assigned to a user (CSM) and displaying the second elements (A, B, C, . . . , J) thus to allow the user to enter the input data (#PIN) at the user terminal (MD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Patrick Urban
  • Patent number: 10229255
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable storage device for receiving data representative of an input sample comprising a user's motion while entering information into a data input device, calculating a statistical summary of the input sample representative data, and comparing, using geometric and geospatial constructs, the calculated statistical summary of the input sample representative data to statistical summaries of representative data of previous input samples in a stored profile of a selected user to generate an indication whether the user is the selected user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intensity Analytics Corporation
    Inventors: John D Rome, Bethann G. Rome, Thomas E. Ketcham, II
  • Patent number: 10192046
    Abstract: This application discloses an unlocking control method and apparatus for an intelligent terminal, including: detecting, when an intelligent terminal enters an unlocking interface, a touch gesture on a touch display of an intelligent terminal; and determining whether a trajectory node of the detected touch gesture and a stay time on the trajectory node are the same as a predetermined trajectory node and a predetermined stay time on the trajectory node, and if same, unlocking an intelligent terminal. By using the present disclosure, lock screen cracking difficulty may be increased, and security of a lock screen state may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jia Qu
  • Patent number: 10118421
    Abstract: A secure printer with a secure tray. Valuable paper can be put in the secure tray, such as prescription paper, stock certificates, etc. The secure printer can lock the secure tray so that the secure tray cannot be removed from the secure printer or printed to. A wireless fob can be used to unlock the secure printer and thus enable removal of the secure tray from the secure printer and/or enable printing to the secure tray. A latch can be retracted and extended into a notch in the secure tray. When the latch is extended it would lock the secure tray from removal. A processor can control when to retract and extend the latch. A standard printer can also be converted to a secure printer by installing some components including a latch assembly, a processor board, and a detectable object on a side of the secure tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Teeco Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Teets, Willard Teets
  • Patent number: 10049517
    Abstract: A wirelessly charged battery powered electronic door locking system utilizes a first radio frequency to wirelessly transmit a wireless charging signal from an electronic control module to an electronic lock module mounted with the door. A rechargeable battery associated with the electronic lock module powers the electronic lock module and is recharged thereby. An RFID reader may be coupled to the electronic lock module, powered by the battery and mounted with the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FP Wireless, LLC
    Inventor: Theodore D. Geiszler
  • Patent number: 9924027
    Abstract: An automotive wearable electronic device arrangement for a motor vehicle includes an indicator device indicating a state of an operating parameter of the vehicle. A wireless communication device is communicatively coupled to the indicator device and detects that a driver is wearing a wearable electronic device. The detecting includes receiving a signal from the wearable electronic device. The wireless communication device transmits a signal to the wearable electronic device instructing the wearable electronic device to cease issuing notifications to the driver. The transmitting is dependent upon a state of an operating parameter indicated by the indicator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Shantha Kumari Rajendran, Padhu Kanagaraj
  • Patent number: 9912793
    Abstract: The invention provides a handset that includes a finger-image sensor that provides finger-image-related signals or data for authentication purposes and functions as a telephone handset for use with a computer terminal. A system, including handsets and computer terminals, enables the terminal and/or the handset to access or otherwise participate in at least one network-related function and voice communication in response to authentication of finger-image data provided by the handset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BLOOMBERG FINANCE L.P.
    Inventors: Michael R. Bloomberg, John D. Waanders, Helmars Ericks Ozolins
  • Patent number: 9841745
    Abstract: A machine having at least one drive and at least one input device for inputting control commands for controlling the drive, the input device being configured in such a manner that at least occasionally at least two different actuating actions must be performed by a user on the input device in order to output a control command to the drive. The input device has a display device with a touch-sensitive surface in such a manner that inputs can be made by touching the surface. The display device at least occasionally displays a first symbol in a first region of the surface. A first input is able to be made by touching this symbol. The display device at least occasionally displays a second symbol in a second region of the surface. A second input is able to be made by touching the second symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Sokoll, Christopher Sokoll
  • Patent number: 9838373
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a possible attacker. The methods include monitoring of user-side input-unit interactions, in general and in response to an interference introduced to user-interface elements. The monitored interactions are used for detecting an attacker that utilizes a remote access channel; for detecting a malicious automatic script, as well as malicious code injection; to identify a particular hardware assembly; to perform user segmentation or user characterization; to enable a visual login process with implicit two-factor authentication; to enable stochastic cryptography; and to detect that multiple users are utilizing the same subscription account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BioCatch Ltd.
    Inventor: Avi Turgeman
  • Patent number: 9820399
    Abstract: A key fob with a pressure-managing diaphragm for an air-tight volume inside the fob comprises a housing that is made up of two portions or sections. At least one portion of the housing has an opening into the air-tight volume. The opening is covered by a flexible diaphragm, which flexes inwardly and outwardly responsive to pressure changes. The diaphragm is protected from damage by a shield extending over it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Wojciech A Makiej
  • Patent number: 9818246
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle door includes a power assist device coupled between a door and a door opening of the vehicle and a sensor. The system further includes a controller that receives a signal from the sensor, identifies a recognized user from image data within the signal, interprets a control gesture by the recognized user from video data within the signal, and causes the power assist device to move the door in response to the control gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Elie, Timothy J. Potter, Robert F. Novak, John Wayne Jaranson, Jeff A. Wallace, Michael M. Azzouz, Gerald J. Heath, Evangelos P. Skoures
  • Patent number: 9697351
    Abstract: A technique supplies a high security password. The technique involves receiving, by processing circuitry, a series of randomly generated values from random number generator circuitry. The technique further involves deriving, by the processing circuitry, an initial character string from the series of randomly generated values, each character of the initial character string being an element of a first collection of characters which includes lowercase letters and numbers. The technique further involves providing, by the processing circuitry and as the high security password, a modified character string based on (i) the initial character string and (ii) inclusion of at least one element of a second collection of characters which is mutually exclusive of the first collection of characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Mahadevan Vasudevan, Gregory W. Lazar
  • Patent number: 9665703
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for detecting identity of a user of an electronic device, and for determining whether or not an electronic device is being used by a fraudulent user; as well as for detecting identity of a user based on inter-page and intra-page navigation patterns. A method includes: during a first session of a user, who utilizes a pointing device and a keyboard for interacting with a computerized service, monitoring pointing device dynamics and gestures and keystrokes of the user; analyzing the monitored pointing device dynamics and gestures and keystrokes, in relation to (a) state and context of the computerized service, and (b) user interface elements displayed by the computerized service; generating a user-specific biometric trait indicating a user-specific service usage pattern, which includes at least one of: a user-specific inter-application usage pattern, and a user-specific intra-application usage pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BioCatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Avi Turgeman, Itai Novick, Yaron Lehmann, Lev Kadyshevitch, Edo Dekel
  • Patent number: 9646445
    Abstract: An input authentication method includes a processing unit generating a lead code according to a predetermined character string, wherein the predetermined character string includes a plurality of randomly arranged characters, the lead code is composed of N characters selected from the predetermined character string, and N is a positive integer; displaying the lead code on an input interface; the input interface receiving a first input; and when the first input corresponds to the N characters of the lead code, the processing unit performing a predetermined operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN FU HSING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shih-Min Lu, Jiun-Nan Shiu
  • Patent number: 9646240
    Abstract: Cards may be provided with locked modes of operation. A card may, for example, monitor a particular sequence of one or more manual inputs while the card transitions from a low-power mode of operation to a locked mode of operation. The card may store the particular sequence of the one or more manual inputs as a locking code. The card may ignore subsequent manual inputs during the locked mode of operation until the locking code is reentered into the card. Once the locking code is reentered into the card, the card may again become reactive to manual inputs received by the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, Michael T. Wallace
  • Patent number: 9641518
    Abstract: A method for password setting and authentication is provided. The method includes receiving a password setting request and acquiring a reference character string and reference input duration information. The reference input duration information may be associated with a character at a position of the reference character string. The method may further include storing the reference character string and the reference input duration information, receiving a password authentication request, and acquiring an authentication character string input by a user and authentication input duration information. The authentication input duration information may be associated with a character at the position of the authentication character string. The method may further include determining whether password authentication is successful based on the authentication character string, the authentication input duration information, the reference character string, and the reference input duration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Jianbo Qian
  • Patent number: 9588611
    Abstract: A touch screen system and method that (1) renders a critical button in a visually distinguishable manner and (2) provides an intuitive multi-step activation process that effectively guards the button from unintentional activation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Lancaster, Robert E. De Mers, Sonia R. Dodd, Erik T. Nelson, Jessamy Almquist
  • Patent number: 9568492
    Abstract: Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques for utilizing altimeters in biometric monitoring devices are provided. Such techniques may, in some implementations, involve recalibrating a biometric monitoring device altimeter based on location data; using altimeter data as an aid to gesture recognition; and/or using altimeter data to manage an airplane mode of a biometric monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventor: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 9541995
    Abstract: Device, system, and method of detecting identity of a user based on motor-control loop model. A method includes: during a first session of a user who utilizes a pointing device for interacting with a computerized service, monitoring the pointing device dynamics and gestures of the user; based on the monitored dynamics and gestures, estimating parameters that characterize a sensorimotor control loop model of the user; storing in a database a record indicating that the user is associated with the parameters that characterize the sensorimotor control loop model of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: BioCatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Avi Turgeman, Itai Novick, Yaron Lehmann, Lev Kadyshevitch, Edo Dekel
  • Patent number: 9531733
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a possible attacker. The methods include monitoring of user-side input-unit interactions, in general and in response to an interference introduced to user-interface elements. The monitored interactions are used for detecting an attacker that utilizes a remote access channel; for detecting a malicious automatic script, as well as malicious code injection; to identify a particular hardware assembly; to perform user segmentation or user characterization; to enable a visual login process with implicit two-factor authentication; to enable stochastic cryptography; and to detect that multiple users are utilizing the same subscription account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: BioCatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Avi Turgeman, Edo Dekel, Yaron Lehmann
  • Patent number: 9454251
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for controlling a remote device using a touchscreen of a mobile device in a display inhibited state are provided. In some implementations, a method for controlling media playback devices is provided, the method comprising: detecting a media playback device to be controlled; determining that a touch-sensitive display of a mobile device has entered a display inhibited state in which presentation of a plurality of user interface elements is inhibited; receiving an input from the touch-sensitive display in the display inhibited state; selecting an action of the media playback device to be performed by determining that the received input corresponds to a user interface element from the plurality of user interface elements; and transmitting an instruction to perform the selected action to the media playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Herve Guihot
  • Patent number: 9430633
    Abstract: When visual focus on a mobile device is limited, aural cues can be used to aid in entering a pattern based access code. The mobile device displays a plurality of positions from which an access code for accessing a mobile device can be selected. Indications of a set of positions of the plurality of positions in a sequence are received. The sequence of the set of the positions form an access code. For at least the first of the set of positions, an aural cue associated with the first position is determined, and the aural cue is emitted to indicate the first position based on the aural cue. It is determined whether the access code is correct. Access to the mobile device is allowed if the access code is correct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Denise A. Bell, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jana H. Jenkins, Trevor Livingston
  • Patent number: 9412123
    Abstract: A system, method and device for detecting keystroke entries in a field entered by keyboard in connection with an online transaction that may be fraudulent or erroneous. A score can be assigned to a keystroke based upon its distance from another keystroke. The scores of keystrokes in a string can be summed to obtain a string score. The string score can be normalized by dividing the string score by the number of keystrokes summed to obtain the normalized string score. A risk of fraud or error can be determined based upon the value of the normalized string score in comparison to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: The 41st Parameter, Inc.
    Inventor: Ori Eisen
  • Patent number: 9406086
    Abstract: A system for violation enforcement utilizing vehicle immobilization is provided. The system includes a database configured to store identifying information for a plurality of target vehicles subject to immobilization. The system includes a license plate recognition device configured identify a plurality of vehicles and a geographic locations associated with each vehicle. A data server receives the data identifying the plurality of vehicles and the plurality of geographic locations associated with each vehicle. An output processor is in operative communication with the data server and the database and is configured to process the received data and to compare the received data to the stored identifying information for the plurality of target vehicles. The output processor is further configured to generate and transmit a notification to a recovery vehicle when identifying information for one or more target vehicles matches the identifying information for one or more vehicles in the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ENDEAVORING, LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Jackson, Luke Smith
  • Publication number: 20150145643
    Abstract: This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security/smart home objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to provide any of a variety of useful home security/smart home objectives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Shigefumi Honjo, Scott A. McGaraghan, Michael Plitkins, Maxime Veron, Isabel Guenette
  • Publication number: 20150145642
    Abstract: A secure repair kiosk system is provided for receiving items/devices for repair. The secure repair kiosk system includes a kiosk that receives items for repair. The kiosk includes multiple holding slots that each contains a transfer box used as a secure and traceable means for transferring devices to and from a remote repair site. A customer interacts with a user interface of the Kiosk to generate repair drop-off request and gain access to an empty transfer box. An empty particular transfer box is presented to a user during drop-off of the device that will typically accompany the device during transfer to the repair site, during repair of the device, during transfer back to the Kiosk, and delivery to the user. The customer interacts with the user interface of the Kiosk to generate repair pick-off request and gain access to a transfer box that contains that customers repaired device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Richard S. Rutledge, Dave Glover
  • Patent number: 9035745
    Abstract: A tool for determining whether to grant a current person access to a protected resource. A computer receives a plurality of touches performed by a current person on a touch screen. Each touch in the plurality of touches includes a location of the touch on the touch screen and a surface area measurement of the touch screen impacted by the current person. The computer determines whether each touch in the plurality of touches received matches a predetermined touch performed by a person authorized to access the protected resource. If each touch in the set of touches received matches a stored touch performed by a person authorized to access the protected resource the current person will be granted access to the protected resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Nagarjuna R. Vemireddy
  • Patent number: 9030291
    Abstract: A system for controlling vehicle opening/closing element has a radiation block for irradiating near-infrared light to a peripheral region of an opening/closing element; a photographing block that photographs an image irradiated with the near-infrared light; a hand region extraction block that extracts a user's hand region from brightness of an image photographed by the photographing block; a motion detection block that detects motions of the user's hand from the extracted hand region; and a control block that determines whether or not the detected motions coincide with previously-set predetermined motions and that commands operation of the opening/closing element in accordance with the determined motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Muramatsu, Kenji Oka, Seiji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9030290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wireless device, configured for ensuring authentication of a user, to a reference unit configured for ensuring authentication of a user of the wireless device and to a method for ensuring authentication of a user. The wireless device comprises a checking unit configured for scanning a distance to a reference unit and for checking if the distance scanned lies within a predetermined range such that authentication of the user is ensured. In this way, a wireless device is provided which is simple and cost-effective to realize and increases security by making sure that the rightful owner is available without the need of asking for PIN codes, passwords or other measures, such as biometric recognition, i.e. voice recognition, fingerprint recognition, retina recognition and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ari Keranen, Jari Arkko
  • Publication number: 20150123763
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for controlling a terminal device by using a headset wire connected to the terminal device. The method includes: recognizing a user's gesture based on a current detected in a specific region of the headset wire; acquiring control instruction corresponding to the user's gesture; and executing the control instruction. According to the present disclosure, when a current is detected in the specific region of the headset wire, a user's gesture is recognized based on the current, control instruction corresponding to the user's gesture is acquired, and the control instruction is executed to control the terminal. In the whole procedure, the user only needs to touch the specific region of the headset wire without using pressure button to produce current signal, thereby the operation of controlling the terminal device is convenient and fast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Bing Xu, Zhijie Li, Kai Xiao
  • Publication number: 20150123762
    Abstract: A system of opening and closing a door of a vehicle includes a tap sensing type smart key configured to collect and transmit sensed information corresponding to tap pressure applied from the outside. A signal transmitter is configured to support transmission of the collected sensed information or a message corresponding to the sensed information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Sung Min PARK, Hui Sung LEE, Kwang Myung OH, Sung Jin SAH
  • 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: 9024718
    Abstract: A key holder for house and car keys has a wall around a circular periphery and a rear chamber. The housing has upper chamber with a cover and an aperture at the front. A door encloses a lower chamber containing tools. A carousel, rotatably mounted within the upper chamber, has an annular ring to receive the mounting holes of the house keys in angular spaced relation around the perimeter. The carousel stores the keys with the distal ends extending radially inward. The carousel allows selective pivotal deployment of the keys with the distal end extending radially outward through the aperture. An electric motor, a solenoid, and a controller with a voice recognition circuit rotate the carousel to deploy the keys. The rear chamber receives the car key, fob, and electronics. A handle, a belt clip, and flashlight are attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Dorothy Muse
  • Publication number: 20150116078
    Abstract: An enhanced vehicle key fob includes a controller that is coupled to a power source, an antenna, and an accelerometer that measures the acceleration of the enhanced vehicle key fob and outputs the measurement to the controller, wherein the enhanced vehicle key fob controls a vehicle function of a vehicle using the output of the accelerometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Pradyumna K. Mishra, Mark S. Frye
  • Publication number: 20150091694
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a body, at least one drive wheel coupled with the body, a control structure configured to automatically control rotational movements of the at least one drive wheel so as to selectively control movement of the body, and a motion detection system coupled with the control structure and configured to detect a plurality of different movements of a user. the control structure controls rotational movements of the at least one drive wheel to effect different movements of the body based upon different detected movements of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Konstantin Degtyarev, Corey Lynn Juliano, Matthew Lentini, Kevin Voorhees
  • Publication number: 20150084737
    Abstract: A method for unlocking an electronic device and an apparatus therefor are provided. The method includes the following steps: when an electronic device is in a function locked state, acquiring unlock trigger information generated by at least one operation in an operation area of the electronic device, where the unlock trigger information includes duration information of each operation of the at least one operation; and unlocking the function locked of the electronic device when the unlock trigger information matches preset unlock information. Concealment when a user unlocks function locked of an electronic device can be improved, so that security of data in the electronic device can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Tongjun Li
  • Publication number: 20150048924
    Abstract: A system in which a portable electronic device communicates with a keypad for controlling a controllable device using near field communication to establish remote control of the controllable device over a control network. Upon placing the portable electronic device near the keypad, a control application running on the portable electronic device is launched and a graphical representation of the keypad is displayed on the portable electronic device. The portable electronic device provides remote control of the controllable device over the control network. The portable electronic device may additionally provide expanded control options for the controllable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Feldstein, Stanley Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8957757
    Abstract: An access management and reporting system includes a keysafe that is located outside of a building and a communication system that is located within the building. The communication system is configured to perform, over a short-range wireless communication protocol, two-way communication with a communication module of the keysafe. The system also includes a server that is located remote from the building and the keysafe. The server is configured to perform, over a long-range communication protocol, two-way communication with the communication system located within the building, is configured to manage access to the keysafe, and is configured to handle reporting related to access of the keysafe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Le Burge, Stanley Reed Earnshaw
  • Patent number: 8947203
    Abstract: An aftermarket, sound activated, wireless, vehicle door unlocking device comprising a sound sensor, processor, memory, and an RF transmitter, transponder, or transceiver capable of generating an unlocking signal, and method of using the device. The device may be easily installed by unskilled users without modifying the vehicle wires or structure. The operator of the device will program the device with an unlocking sound sequence, and the RF unlocking codes needed to unlock the vehicle door. The device continually monitors the sensor for unlocking sounds, and delivers a door unlocking signal when this sound is detected. Various embodiments, including embedded RF key embodiments, solar powered embodiments, and alternative ways of programming the device are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: John Clinton Kolar
  • Patent number: 8947200
    Abstract: An authentication server for a wireless lock system comprising a wireless lock and a key device is configured to receive and authenticate a validation message. The validation message is created at the wireless lock from a secret key contained in the wireless lock. The authentication server receives the validation message from the key device, receives a certificate of ownership provided by the user, and authenticates the validation message and key device using copies each stored in a database of the authentication server. The authentication is configured to associate the user with the lock ID upon successfully authenticating the validation message, thereby enabling the authorizations server to provide the user with digital credentials to open the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: UTC Fire & Security Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Kuenzi, Ron Chapin
  • Publication number: 20150022316
    Abstract: Hazard detection systems and methods according to embodiments described herein are operative to enable a user to interface with the hazard detection system by performing a touchless gesture. The touchless gesture can be performed in a vicinity of the hazard detection system without requiring physical access to the hazard detection system. This enables the user to interact with the hazard detection system even if it is out of reach. The hazard detection system can detect gestures and perform an appropriate action responsive to the detected gesture. In one embodiment, the hazard detection system can silence its audible alarm or pre-emptively turn off its audible alarm in response to a detected gesture. Gestures can be detected by processing sensor data to determine whether periodic shapes are detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Dixon, Yoky Matsuoka, AJ Minich, Yash Modi
  • 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: 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: 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