Coded Record Input (e.g., Ic Card Or Key) Patents (Class 340/5.6)
  • Patent number: 10365753
    Abstract: A hands-free opener for a power liftgate provides a proximity sensor that fits into an operating position behind the vehicle license plate or in the license plate area. A driven shield located behind the sensor shapes the electric field from the sensor to achieve directional detection extending outward from the front side of the sensor. A proximate ground plane at a preselected spacing from the back side of the ground plane reduces interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: VAIS TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventor: Vladimir Azarko
  • Patent number: 10354466
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixed photonic lock structure having intelligent identification and a method thereof. It comprises a mixed photonic key inserted into a mixed photonic lock body. A power supply unit of the mixed photonic lock body supplies the required power to the mixed photonic lock body and the mixed photonic key. An infrared (IR)-LED in the mixed photonic lock body emits a corresponding signal to an infrared photo detector (IR-PD) in the mixed photonic key. When the comparison conducted by a signal comparison circuit of the mixed photonic key matches, a RGB-LED emits a light signal password to a RGB PD of the mixed photonic lock body to control the lock to unlock after the comparison conducted by a signal comparison circuit of the mixed photonic lock body matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: National Kaohsiung Marine University
    Inventors: Chi-Ta Yang, Yun-Sow Shieh, Zih-Ruei Wang, Ding-Yuan Wang, Chih-Ting Liu, Jun-Xiang Chang, Xuan-Zhi Zhang, Po-Ju Lin, Guo-Wei Xu Zeng
  • Patent number: 10339292
    Abstract: Method and devices for making access decisions in a secure access network are provided. The access decisions are made by a portable credential using data and algorithms stored on the credential. Since access decisions are made by the portable credential non-networked hosts or local hosts can be employed that do not necessarily need to be connected to a central access controller or database thereby reducing the cost of building and maintaining the secure access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Assa Abloy AB
    Inventors: Masha Leah Davis, Robert Wamsley, Tam Hulusi
  • Patent number: 10339736
    Abstract: A dual authentication access control system for controlling access to a secured area is disclosed, wherein a supervisor is allowed to approve access requests by a person wanting to gain access to the secured area from a remote location. In some cases, the person requesting access to the secured area enters his credentials and submits an access request. If the person's credentials are verified, an access approval request is forwarded to a mobile device of a supervisor. If the supervisor elects to approve access, the supervisor enters his credentials via the supervisor's mobile device. If the supervisor's credentials are verified, the person is granted access to the secured area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash Sivalingam, Vinoth Dharmalingam, Rajagopal Govindaraj
  • Patent number: 10339749
    Abstract: A system and method for parking vehicles using a mobile computing device in which a network of garages and a network of valets are created so that a user can search a given geographical location for a set of parking options including self parking destinations and prices and valet destinations and prices, the user can select an option, upon arrival at the location the user scans an In-App QR code which checks the balance in a user's credit account, the credit account is replenished if necessary, the estimated parking charge is automatically deducted from the user's account and distributed to the garage and the management accounts, and when the user departs the parking location or is picked up by the valet at time desired by the user, the system closes the parking session, calculates the total charges due, deducts the additional charges from the user account and distributes the payment to the garage and the management service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rapid Lane, LLC
    Inventors: Gritty T. Gebremeskel, Binyam Haileselassie, Marie Kamali, Yordanos Merawi, Edward C. Singer, Jr., Biruk W. Tadesse, Estifanos G. Wolde
  • Patent number: 10317230
    Abstract: A machine learning travel management system is operable to provide end-to-end travel solutions and bookings based on machine-learning-assisted choice and selection of travel destinations. Travel solutions may include travel destination choices, which in many instances is one of the most difficult decisions made by travelers. Additionally, the system may interact with active bands, which comprise wearable RFID devices. The wearable RFID devices may provide for identification and location determination to provide location-based services. Also, the system may include a mobile application that provides mapping of travel routes and waypoints, which can interact with location information determined based on the active bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Trilok Rangan, Chaitra Nagaraj, Rahul Chaudhary
  • Patent number: 10266148
    Abstract: A method for checking an authorization of a mobile communication device for operating a vehicle engine of a vehicle which includes determining a position of a mobile communication device. The position of the mobile communication device is inside or outside the vehicle. The method also includes receiving a digital key value from the mobile communication device and checking the authorization of the mobile communication device for operating the vehicle engine, based on the position of the mobile communication device and based on the digital key value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Matthias Mohaupt, Dong Nguyen, Michael Niederholz, Hannes Haupt, Bastian Bartels
  • Patent number: 10248898
    Abstract: An electronic or non-electronic lockset with a passive RFID tag operating methods and system is described herein. The passive RFID tag is affixed to or near the lockset. Using an application on a mobile device, a user can leverage the mobile device to enable features such as user notifications, home automation control, and home security control. A visitor to a home uses an application on their mobile device to scan the passive RFID to gain entry to a home through verification by a remote homeowner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy M. Brown
  • Patent number: 10247587
    Abstract: An operation input detection device includes an operation input section, a capacitive sensor, an operation input detecting section, and a sensor calibration section, which executes calibration of the capacitive sensor. The sensor calibration section includes an irregular calibration section. The irregular calibration section executes the calibration if the sensor output that has changed in the same direction as when the object to be detected approaches the operation input section exceeds a first threshold value, and the sensor output subsequently changes in the opposite direction and exceeds a second threshold value set in the opposite direction within a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seika Matsui, Junya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10242553
    Abstract: Systems and methods for downloading configuration data to control panel devices and peripheral devices in a connected system are provided. Some methods can include a master device in the connected system receiving and implementing a change to configuration data of the master device, the master device identifying the change to the configuration data of the master device, and the master device broadcasting a configuration message to a plurality of slave devices of the master device, wherein the configuration message can include the change to the configuration data of the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: RajeshBabu Nalukurthy, SivaSankar Mathuraju, Aatish Sethi
  • Patent number: 10229548
    Abstract: Generally speaking, and pursuant to these various embodiments, a method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium is provided that allows a guest to contact an owner or operator of a secured premises or area to gain access to the secured premises. An access control device initiates contact with a guest device and provides a resource to contact an owner device. If the owner decides to grant access to the guest, the owner selects a suitable input on the owner device so that the owner device sends an authorized signal to the guest device. The guest device acts as a gateway and forwards the authorized signal to the access control device. The access control device operates in response to reception of the authorized signal to grant the guest access to the secured premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Daniel-Wayman, James Scott Murray, Cory Jon Sorice
  • Patent number: 10216154
    Abstract: A plant monitoring control device is such that when a control command is input by an operator into a process control device that implements control of a plant, a simulator is notified by a control unit of control information in the control command. Furthermore, whether or not to implement the control is automatically determined by a determination circuit of the control unit based on a result of a predictive operation by the simulator, and when determining to implement, the process control device is notified by the control unit of the control information in the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiji Kondo
  • Patent number: 10198685
    Abstract: A system for controlling an industrial vehicle comprises an information linking device, a badge communicator, an operator badge, and a controller. The controller controls the industrial vehicle operating state by identifying that an operator possessing the operator badge has approached the industrial vehicle, communicating with the server via the information linking device to authenticate the operator as authorized to operate the industrial vehicle, and pairing the operator badge with the industrial vehicle upon determining that the operator is authorized to operate the industrial vehicle. Moreover, the controller controls the industrial vehicle operating state by controlling the industrial vehicle based upon a location of the operator badge relative to the industrial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Simon, Juergen Buchmann, Lewis H. Manci, Sebastian Sick
  • Patent number: 10192372
    Abstract: It is presented an access control device for considering whether a portable key device is located inside or outside a barrier. The access control device comprises: a first antenna being configured to be directed towards the outside of the barrier with a first antenna lobe; a second antenna being configured to be directed towards the inside of the barrier with a second antenna lobe, a gain towards the outside by the second antenna is greater than a gain towards the inside by the first antenna, and the signal strength from the portable key device using the second antenna is greater than using the first antenna at all positions of the portable key device on the inside; and a determiner arranged to consider the portable key device to be located on the outside of the barrier only when a first signal strength of a radio signal from the portable key device received by the first antenna is greater than a second signal strength of a radio signal from the portable key device received by the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventor: Fredrik Einberg
  • Patent number: 10171993
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for protecting the privacy of user equipment during identity request operations in a communication system. In one example, a method includes receiving a current identity request at given user equipment of a communication system. The method further includes making a determination at the given user equipment whether or not to respond to the current identity request in a manner requested based on a count of previous identity requests received by the given user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suresh P. Nair, Anja Jerichow
  • Patent number: 10163288
    Abstract: To control access to a predetermined service or area, a system receives an activation signal indicative of a user's activation of an access code. As a result of receiving the activation signal, the system sends a verification code to a portable electronic device of the user. An access terminal receives the verification code. Access to the predetermined service or area is granted if the verification code is received at the access terminal meeting one of several predetermined conditions. One condition requires that the verification code is provided to the access terminal within a limited validity time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Florian Troesch, Paul Friedli
  • Patent number: 10135288
    Abstract: Example wireless power transfer systems and methods are described. In one implementation, an electronic control module is configured to generate a signal to be communicated to a transmitter coil. A driver module configured to receive the signal and compensate for any degradation in signal quality is electrically coupled to the electronic control module. The driver module is further coupled to the transmitter coil. A receiver coil, wirelessly electrically coupled to the transmitter coil, is configured to receive a wireless charging signal from the transmitter coil. The implementation also includes an electronic lock module electrically coupled to the receiver coil. The electronic lock module receives the wireless charging signal from the receiver coil and uses the wireless charging signal to charge a rechargeable battery electrically coupled to the electronic lock module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FP Wireless LLC
    Inventor: Theodore D. Geiszler
  • Patent number: 10124763
    Abstract: A vehicle-side device that is provided on the vehicle side and transmits a signal at a first frequency, and a portable device that is able to be carried by a user and transmits a signal at a second frequency are included. The portable device transmits a signal of data based on a reception intensity of a measurement signal transmitted from the vehicle-side device, and the vehicle-side device performs predetermined control on the basis of the data based on the reception intensity of the measurement signal transmitted from the portable device. The vehicle-side device transmits a start-up signal to the portable device, the portable device transmits a request signal or a signaling signal to the vehicle-side device at predetermined time intervals when receiving the start-up signal, and the vehicle-side device transmits the measurement signal to the portable device each time the vehicle-side device receives the request signal or the signaling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 10062232
    Abstract: Systems of the present invention allow individuals to make and change reservations, check into accommodations, and gain access to their accommodations using their own mobile devices as well as mobile devices provided with the rooms. Room access can be through an entry control system comprising two modules that are mounted to a door and to a proximate wall, or similar fixed surface. One module communicates with an electronically controlled locking mechanism of the door lock, the other module wirelessly receives a room code from the user's mobile device. When the room code is correct, the second module communicates a signal to the first module which unlocks the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Project Cloudkey, Inc.
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, Joel Fabrice Chlodnik, Kristofer David Shinn, Sabir Sadruddin Jaffer, Mark Richard Anderson, Justin Leung
  • Patent number: 10062233
    Abstract: In some implementations, systems and techniques are described to automatically unlock a front door of a property in response to detecting an alarm signal indicating an emergency at or near a property. Data indicating occurrence of an emergency condition at a property is initially obtained. A lock configuration for an electronic lock of the property is determined. An unlock instruction is generated for the electronic lock based on the determined lock configuration for the electronic lock. The unlock instruction is transmitted to the electronic lock such that, when the unlock instruction is received by the electronic lock, the electronic lock is unlocked according to the unlock instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Rogers, David James Hutz, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 10008060
    Abstract: A smart system locks a door of a vehicle when there is a user's instruction to lock the door when a first portable device in which first identification information is stored is outside the vehicle and a second portable device in which second identification information is stored is inside the vehicle, and controls the power supply state from a normal state to a power supply continuation state in which power continues to be supplied only to a predetermined power supply continuation device in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Inoue
  • Patent number: 9996999
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer-readable media for tracking location of locking devices. One locking device includes a wireless transceiver, a memory, an electronically controllable locking mechanism, a processor, and a location determination circuit configured to determine a location of the electronic locking device. The processor is configured to receive one or more location data items indicating the location of the electronic locking device at one or more times, to store the one or more location data items in the memory, and to transmit the one or more location data items from the memory to a mobile device via the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Conrad, Yi Zhang, Nemanja Stefanovic, John Bartucci, Scott Kalous
  • Patent number: 9999013
    Abstract: A 2D code-driven method and system provides for synchronizing camera-equipped wireless computing devices with a centralized computing device to facilitate interactive educational activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Mimio, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Cacioppo
  • Patent number: 9990787
    Abstract: A method for controlling access to a secure area via an electronic door entry system includes the steps of: displaying a bar code associated with the door entry system which can be read by a smartphone, the bar code encoding instructions for establishing a communications channel between the smartphone and a remote authentication system where a passcode for the door entry system can be obtained by an authorized person; receiving authentication data for a person over the communications channel from the smartphone; authenticating a person based on the authentication data; communicating a passcode to the smartphone; receiving a passcode input at the door entry system; verifying the passcode; and, generating a door lock release signal for the door entry system if the passcode is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Alan Capaldi-Tallon
  • Patent number: 9947146
    Abstract: The present disclosure makes it possible to perform a failure diagnosis of an electric two-wheeled vehicle easily, conveniently, and immediately. The electric two-wheeled vehicle includes an electric equipment unit having an IC tag and a host unit. The host unit is capable of communicating with the IC tag, and obtains failure information of the electric equipment unit while electric power is supplied from the battery to the electric equipment unit. The information communication terminal obtains the failure information by communicating with the electric two-wheeled vehicle in a non-contact manner, and transmits the failure information to the server via the network. The server performs a failure diagnosis on the electric two-wheeled vehicle based on the failure information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoko Maeda, Kaoru Kudou, Masayuki Fujioka, Keita Sakai, Takashi Ishimura, Susumu Fukushima, Nobuhiko Mutoh, Kazunari Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9898881
    Abstract: Communications over short-range connections are used to facilitate whether access to resources is to be granted. For example, upon device discovery of one of an electronic user device and an electronic client device by the other device over a Bluetooth Low Energy connection, an access-enabling code associated with a user device or account can be evaluated for validity and applicability with respect to one or more particular resource specifications. User identity can be verified by comparing the user against previously obtained biometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ives-Halperin, Harry C. Evans, III, David Johnson, Scott Wall, David Lilly, Ajay Pondicherry
  • Patent number: 9890563
    Abstract: A central access control system (10) includes a plurality of doors (44), a plurality of door locks (20) respectively mounted to the doors (44), a control device (33) connected to the door locks (20), and an unlocking device (40) for setting the control device (33) to be in an enabling state or a forbidding state. When the control device (33) is set to be in the forbidding state, the control device (33) outputs a forbidding signal to all of the door locks (20) to set the door locks (20) in a locking state. When the control device (33) is set to be in the enabling mode, the control module (33) outputs an enabling signal to all of the door locks (20), and a locking state or an unlocked state of a locking mechanism (24) of each door lock (20) remains unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: I-Ting Shen
  • Patent number: 9865109
    Abstract: A system for controlling an electronic lock of a remote device is disclosed. The system includes an input unit configured to receive a user code. The system includes a lock controller connected to the input unit and configured to transmit the user code to a power distribution unit. The system includes a memory configured to store a user access table of user codes associated with users having access to the remote device. The power distribution unit is configured to determine whether the user code is in the user access table. The power distribution unit is configured to communicate, to the lock controller, an indication to unlock the electronic lock when the user code is in the table of user codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Wayne D. Roth, Donald A. Conner, Ronald S. Orris
  • Patent number: 9852562
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing redundant access control systems with removable wireless buttons are disclosed. According to some embodiments of the invention, the systems and methods include a smart lock with a button that is enabled to communicate to a network device, a central access server, or an administrator device. When a user requests access to the lock, the removable wireless button communicates the request to the network device, administrator device, or central access server. The removable wireless button is configured to communicate directly to the central access server and the administrator device, or indirectly through a network device. The button may be detached from the cylinder and docked onto a recharge station. In some embodiments, the removable wireless button includes an inertial module motion sensor that determines whether a door is open or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Acsys IP Holding, Inc.
    Inventors: Karim Belhadia, Jean Mouradian, David Meganck, Ahmad Fares
  • Patent number: 9830790
    Abstract: Smart Door device is a two-part single compact fully automated HD digital surveillance unit, comprising smart phone technology and tablet technology and complex computer sound, light and motion sensors. Speech technology Photographic technology, toxin and metal detector, GPS, alarms and LED scrolling display and intercom, all internal parts, a two part unit that's connected to each other through a hole in the upper center of the door, an intelligent identifying system that providing information and accurately answers questions by phone or at door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Jones
  • Patent number: 9811959
    Abstract: An electronic device associated with a lock device obtains a number of users detected within a premises, and detects a trigger event related to a lock device and premises. When the trigger event is detected, a target state of the lock device is determined based on: (1) the number of users within the premises, and (2) user security profiles indicating a desired target state of the lock device when a respective user is within the premises. A current state of the lock device is determined, and if the current state and the target state of the lock device are not the same, instructions are provided to the lock device based on the target state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Mark Malhotra
  • Patent number: 9804590
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a non-transitory computer readable medium may include computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, may receive a first set of data associated with a user, receive a second set of data associated with one or more lockout procedures performed by the user, receive a request to actuate a locking mechanism of an electronic lock configured to prevent a machine in an industrial automation application from being operational, and send a signal to the electronic lock to actuate the locking mechanism when the second set of data indicates that the lockout procedures have been performed by the user and the data corresponds to an authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jimi R. Michalscheck, Kelly A. Michalscheck, Jessica L. Korpela, Kyle K. Reissner, David A. Vasko, John J. Jauquet, Matthew R. Ericsson, Andrew Wilber
  • Patent number: 9806689
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, an electronic lock is conceived, being adapted to harvest energy from a radio frequency (RF) connection established between a mobile device and said electronic lock, further being adapted to use the harvested energy for processing an authorization token received via said RF connection from the mobile device, and further being adapted to use the harvested energy for controlling an unlocking switch in dependence on a result of said processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Piotr Polak, Wilhelmus Hubertus Chretien Knubben, Hauke Meyn
  • Patent number: 9734322
    Abstract: A system and method of providing authenticity to a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag are provided. The method comprises generating a plurality of digital signatures, wherein each digital signature is generated using an index value unique to that digital signature and using information associated with the RFID tag; and storing the plurality of digital signatures on the RFID tag in association with respective index values to enable a desired digital signature to be selected according to a provided index value. Also provided are a system and method of enabling an RFID reader to authenticate an RFID tag, which utilize a challenge comprising an index value to request one of the stored signature and authenticating same. Also provided is an RFID tag that is configured to participate in the challenge-response protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Certicom Corp.
    Inventor: Daniel Richard L. Brown
  • Patent number: 9721413
    Abstract: A wireless access control system may include a remote access device and a lock assembly. The lock assembly may include a lock, a door position sensor, interior and exterior directional antennas, wireless communications circuitry, a touch sensor, and a lock controller. The lock controller may unlock the lock based upon the touch sensor, determine when the door is closed after being opened based upon the door position sensor, and determine whether the remote access device is in an interior or exterior based upon the directional antennas. The lock controller may also lock the lock when the door is closed and when the remote device is in the interior. The controller may operate in an automatic calibration mode to generate adjusted interior and exterior received signal values and, based upon the adjusted received signal values, enable and disable unlocking when the remote access device is in the exterior and interior, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: UNIKEY TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Philip C. Dumas, William Holderness, Justin Handville
  • Patent number: 9691202
    Abstract: A command can be input into an electronic lock by holding a data carrier in range of a reader of the lock. The lock provides an indicator for one or more commands. An indicated command can be selected using the data carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Kilian Schuster
  • Patent number: 9672723
    Abstract: A walk-up security system (20) for a motorized cycle (25) is disclosed herein. The system (20) preferably comprises a motorized cycle (25) comprising a relay (26) and a 3-axis gyrometer (27), and a keyfob (30) paired with the relay (26) of the motorized cycle (25). The keyfob (30) comprises an accelerometer (31). The relay (26) is connected to a interrupting type wire (28) of the motorized cycle (25). Starting of the motorized cycle (25) is disabled when the keyfob (30) is a predetermined distance from the relay (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Vuzitech LLC
    Inventors: Clayton Karmel, Vu Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9666003
    Abstract: An object detection system 1 includes a sensor section 10 configured to detect an object within a detection area A; and an adjuster (remote controller) 20 configured to interactively communicate with the sensor section 10. The adjuster 20 includes; a transmission unit 13 configured to transmit a setting signal for setting an operating condition of the sensor section 10 to the sensor section 10; an adjustment notification unit 23 configured to receive a completion signal of operating condition setting from the sensor section 10 and give notification of the operating condition, setting of which has been completed; and a target selection unit 25 configured to arbitrarily select a target sensor section 10 intended for the operating condition setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Shiraishi, Hiroyuki Ohba, Yasuhiro Takada, Mitsugu Mihara, Akihiro Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 9640059
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and method of monitoring hygiene standards compliance in a medical facility in which there is provided a surveillance network having a monitoring unit 3 and a plurality of mobile network units 7. There may additionally be provided a plurality of fixed network units 5. The monitoring unit 3, mobile network units 7 and fixed network units 5 are connected by way of a Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN), in this case a ZigBee network. Identification signals are sent from the mobiles network units 7 to the monitoring unit 3 and the monitoring unit stores the identification signals in memory and generates a hygiene standards compliance profile for an individual associated with a particular mobile network unit. The hygiene compliance profile may provide information relating to the number of times that a particular individual washed their hands to information regarding the patients that that individual came into contact with over the course of a shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: HYINTEL LIMITED
    Inventor: Kieran Richard Hyland
  • Patent number: 9619954
    Abstract: Systems of the present invention allow individuals to make and change reservations, check into accommodations, and gain access to their accommodations using their own mobile devices as well as mobile devices provided with the rooms. Room access can be through an entry control system comprising two modules that are mounted to a door and to a proximate wall, or similar fixed surface. One module communicates with an electronically controlled locking mechanism of the door lock, the other module wirelessly receives a room code from the user's mobile device. When the room code is correct, the second module communicates a signal to the first module which unlocks the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Project Cloudkey, Inc.
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, Joel Fabrice Chlodnik, Kristofer David Shinn, Sabir Sadruddin Jaffer, Mark Richard Anderson, Justin Leung
  • Patent number: 9544763
    Abstract: One method by a network operations center node controls collection of information from electronic devices. A request message is received from a sensor, which requests collection of information from electronic devices within range of the sensor. One of a plurality of radio access networks is selected based on it likely being communicatively connected to electronic devices within range of the sensor. An inquiry message is sent to the radio access network for broadcast to the electronic devices, requesting information from the electronic devices. An authentication message is received from a responsive electronic device. An information collection disclosure response that identifies who is requesting collection of the information from the electronic device and/or how information collected from the electronic device will be used, is sent to the electronic device. Related methods by sensors and electronic devices, and related sensors, network operations center nodes, and electronic devices are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Joakim Formo, Mikael Anneroth, Elena Fersman, Farjola Zaloshnja
  • Patent number: 9524601
    Abstract: A wireless access control system may include a remote access wireless communications device and a lock assembly. The lock assembly may include a lock switchable between locked and unlocked positions, a door position sensor, interior and exterior directional antennas, lock wireless communications circuitry coupled to the interior and exterior directional antennas, a touch sensor, and a lock controller. The lock controller may unlock the lock based upon the touch sensor, determine when the door is closed after being opened based upon the door position sensor, and determine whether the remote access wireless device is in an interior or an exterior area based upon directional antennas. The lock controller may also switch the lock to the locked position when the door is closed and when the remote access wireless device is in the interior area, and not switch the lock to the locked position when the door is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: UNIKEY TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Philip C. Dumas
  • Patent number: 9501884
    Abstract: A wireless device access system that employs directional antennas for short-range wireless communication to detect the proximity and orientation of a user device with respect to a structure is disclosed. The access system receives and authenticates an unlock request and confirms the proximity and orientation of the user device prior to transmitting an unlock command to the structure. This authentication may occur through the use of substantially opposing directional antennas separated by a ground plane. Additionally, the wireless device may require the proximity of a user token prior to operation and/or the access system may include an override within the structure blocking any unlock command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Yikes, LLC
    Inventors: Jim E. McIntyre, Andrew Joseph Robertson, William Benjamin Robertson
  • Patent number: 9478119
    Abstract: An emergency alert system comprising one or more access-controlled wireless transmitters and a plurality of wireless wearable receivers that can be deployed locally to privately warn users of potential danger, by allowing authorized users to use the transmitters to send alert signals to the receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventors: Patti A. Rapaport, Ryan Enman, Daryl B. Boyington
  • Patent number: 9418530
    Abstract: An emergency alert system comprising one or more access-controlled wireless transmitters and a plurality of wireless wearable receivers that can be deployed locally to privately warn users of potential danger, by allowing authorized users to use the transmitters to send alert signals to the receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Patti A. Rapaport, Ryan Enman, Daryl B. Boyington
  • Patent number: 9418214
    Abstract: In the present invention systems and methods to perform the biometric anonymous enrollment of an individual into an anonymous biometric engine are disclosed. An enrollment authority or client verifies the credentials of an individual and collects the biographic/demographic and biometric information. The biographic demographic information is stored by the enrollment authority and a token is generated for the individual; the biometric information and the token are sent to a biometric engine for storage. The stored information may be used to identify or verify individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Harding
  • Patent number: 9406179
    Abstract: Method for processing a presence signal in a hands-free vehicle access system having capacitive sensors. After starting steps constituted by nominal operation, switching to low-energy consumption mode, and switching to polling of an interrogation signal at nominal frequency, this method includes: presence testing with nominal polling; requesting the identity of the electronic key, transmitted via a central unit; detecting the presence of a hand on a handle transmitted via a capacitive sensor to the central unit; and authorizing the unlocking of the vehicle. The method includes a step of reducing the frequency of signals transmitted by the antenna of the central unit so as to switch into a “slow polling” test, such that the capacitive sensors have sufficient time intervals to test the central unit for the presence of a hand during the information step. The capacitive sensors then have greater availability to signal the presence of a hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Bachir Ayeva, Thierry Belleza, Isabelle Verdon
  • Patent number: 9396599
    Abstract: An electronic device associated with a lock device obtains a number of users detected within a premises, and detects a trigger event related to a lock device and premises. When the trigger event is detected, a target state of the lock device is determined based on: (1) the number of users within the premises, (2) user security profiles indicating a desired target state of the lock device when a respective user is within the premises, (3) locations of detected users; (4) user states of detected users indicating whether the respective user is asleep or active; and/or (5) a current premises mode, including an armed state and a disarmed state. A current state of the lock device is determined, and if the current state and the target state of the lock device are not the same, instructions are provided to the lock device based on the target state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Mark Malhotra
  • Patent number: 9361490
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for performing updates of credentials used in relation to RFID readers. As an example, some embodiments of the present invention provide methods for updating credentials capable of authorization to an RFID reader. Such methods include providing a cellular telephone that includes a memory, a cellular telephone interface, and an nfc interface. An access is received via the cellular telephone interface, and is stored to the memory. Communication with an RFID reader is initiated via the nfc interface, and the access update is provided to the RFID reader for authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: XceedID Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Menzel
  • Patent number: 9250267
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of controlling a premises from a remote network device communicates with the remote network device via a local computer network associated with the premises. Specifically, the apparatus includes a peripheral device configured to execute a specific function at the premises, a communication engine operably coupled with the peripheral device for providing a logical connection with the remote network device via the local computer network, and a network interface operably coupled with the communication engine. The network interface transmits data to and receives data from the local computer network. Data transferred between the peripheral device and local computer network is forwarded via the network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Jackson, Jennifer G. Rasimas