Access Barrier Patents (Class 340/5.7)
  • Patent number: 11373468
    Abstract: A method and system allow management of access to a door using a beacon signal. A user access authority determination unit controls access of a user to a target door based beacon data from beacons installed near a door. The user carries a terminal that obtains the beacon data based on a proximity to the beacons. The method includes identifying the target door based on identification information of the beacons extracted from the beacon data. A type of user movement is determined. The type of user movement includes an entering movement that the user enters into an inner side from an outer side through the target door and an exiting movement that the user exits the inner side to the outer side through the target door. An access authentication process to be performed to unlock the target door is determined according to the determined type of user movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SUPREMA INC.
    Inventors: Dong Mok Shin, Seong Bin Choi, Jae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 11367343
    Abstract: Methods and systems relating to administration of access credentials for electronic access control are disclosed. Web resources are provided for rendering a webpage including an access credential. A server device receives an access instruction authorizing a user to access an electronic lock associated with the access credential. A client device of the user transmits a first request for the access credential. The first request may be generated by a browser application of the client device. The server device provides the web resources and a browser cookie to the client device. Responsive to subsequent requests for the access credential, the server device determines whether the client device is authorized to receive the access credential based on the client device providing the browser cookie. When the server device determines that a subsequent request authorizes the client device to receive the access credential, the web resources are provided to the browser application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Videx, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul R. Davis
  • Patent number: 11288907
    Abstract: Provided is a smart electronic lock and method for using same. The smart electronic lock includes an electronic lock body having a USB socket internally connected to a main control board for driving a driver to connect to an electronic lock cylinder, and a handheld device having a main power source and an unlocking unit for allowing user to input an unlocking password through an unlocking application, as well as a USB connection cable that is removably connected between the handheld device and the electronic lock body. The smart electronic lock eliminates the need of configuring an internal power source or a battery and allows the handheld device to supply power to the main control board through a USB charging port. The unlocking of the electronic lock body is attained by the comparison result of an inputted unlocking password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-Kai Hsieh, Chang-Jung Su, Chia-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11263438
    Abstract: An augmented reality device (ARD) can present virtual content which can provide enhanced experiences with the user's physical environment. For example, the ARD can detect a linkage between a person in the FOV of the ARD and a physical object (e.g., a document presented by the person) or detect linkages between the documents. The linkages may be used in identity verification or document verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 11210879
    Abstract: A face authentication apparatus includes a face image acquisition unit that acquires a face image of a user who passes through a first gate provided at a first boundary between zones, a collation unit that performs face authentication on the face image on the basis of a threshold, an operating state acquisition unit that acquires an operating state of a second gate provided at a second boundary that is different from the first boundary, and a threshold change unit that changes the threshold on the basis of the operating state of the second gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo Kochi, Kenji Saito
  • Patent number: 11164413
    Abstract: The mobile device (12) sends credentials to the authentication module (18), which may be the credential module (36) of the first access control device (16a). If these credentials are authenticated, the first access control device (16a) allows access to its associated first secured element (17a) and puts the access control devices (16a, 16b) in the second mode, viz. the secure-pass-through-mode. Any request to access a second secured element (17b) received from the mobile device (12) in the second mode is passed on and treated as an authenticated request to a second access control device (16b). The access control devices (16a, 16b) allow access to their associated secured elements (17a, 17b) based on whether the type of access being requested is consistent with the type of credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Kuenzi, Bradley Armand Scoville
  • Patent number: 11120655
    Abstract: Example embodiments described in this disclosure are generally directed to using a vehicle to identify a status of a garage door, such as, for identifying whether the garage door is fully closed, fully open, or partially open. The identification may be carried out in response to an inquiry from an individual, such as, a driver of the vehicle that has exited through the garage door. A detection apparatus such as an image capture system or an ultrasonic sensor that can be a part of a vehicle security system may be used for identifying the status of the garage door. The image capture system may capture and store an image of the garage door when the vehicle is exiting the garage. Upon receiving an inquiry from the driver, the garage door status detection system may display the image on a smartphone of the driver or an infotainment system in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Huggins, Jeremy Lerner, Jason Woo, Daniel Sullivan, Paige Wong
  • Patent number: 11106753
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed that enable a mobile device to use an encoded tag to initiate and maintain communications with at least one remote server. The encoded tag is positioned to identify a point of interest, and in response to using the mobile device to scan the encoded tag, communications regarding the point of interest may be initiated. A single encoded tag may be used to obtain and update recorded information about the point of interest, to notify others about an issue related to the point of interest, to log into the system, and to wait to be alerted about an issue related to the point of interest. If an issue relating to a point of interest has been reported, the system and method may monitor the reported issue to ensure that an action has been taken to address the reported issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Digital Seat Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Fowler, Matthew Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11082359
    Abstract: A method may include receiving a request to define a primary resource. The primary resource may enable access to a primary handler that corresponds to a logical entity that controls a device or a port or another resource. The method may include identifying a primary domain object for the primary resource. The primary domain object maps the primary resource to the primary handler. The primary domain object represents a state of the primary resource. The method may include identifying an interface for the primary resource. The interface may be configured to receive a command through a link from a client. The method may include receiving a state request associated with the interface for the primary resource, wherein the primary domain object handler is configured to send a state message indicating the state of the primary resource in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Marcus Johansson, Jon Malmquist, Emil Selinder, Johan Rönnåker
  • Patent number: 11075890
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for wireless communication between vehicles are provided. In the method, identification information of a first vehicle by a second vehicle being spatially close to the first vehicle is obtained. And a first key associated with the first vehicle by using the identification information is acquired. Data originated from the first vehicle and signed with a second key corresponding to the first key are identified with the first key. And then the identified data is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ying Cao, Xin Cui, Yang Liang, Kun Shang, Yin Xia
  • Patent number: 11011000
    Abstract: A control unit issues temporary authentication information for disabling a locking/unlocking process to a user terminal satisfying a first condition. The control unit determines whether first authentication information has been issued to another user terminal, issues second authentication information to the user terminal to which the temporary authentication information has been issued when the first authentication information has not been issued to another user terminal, and issues the second authentication information to the user terminal to which the temporary authentication information has been issued with detection of ending of use of the first authentication information in another user terminal as a trigger when the first authentication information has been issued to the other user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroko Tsujimura, Kei Kanaoka, Shun Maeda, Yoshihiro Murozaki, Daiki Kaneichi, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 11011003
    Abstract: System and method for infectious disease prevention includes transmitting, via a server, a facility credential associated with a facility configured to identify a user operating on an application deployed by server from a mobile computing device. The server receives a user identification test code (UITC) associated with a status of an infectious disease of the user. The server then generates a two-dimensional code associated with the facility credential based on the UITC. The server determines if the two-dimensional code is valid for permitting access to the facility based on the status of the infectious disease. Thereafter, the server activates the two-dimensional code on the mobile computing device for a predetermined period of time. A gatekeeper device responds to the two-dimensional code from the mobile computing device and then permits the user access to the facility within the predetermined period of time based on the facility credential and the two-dimensional code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AAJ COMPUTER SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Amjad Shamim Jafri, Ricardo Cavieres, Douglas A. Cohen, Salvano Cardozo, Patricio Jorge Scanchez, Mark Lewis Pullen
  • Patent number: 11004287
    Abstract: A method of providing a seamless hands-free reader route to a destination includes receiving, at a mobile device, a route from a starting point to the destination, the route including an ordered list of access control devices. An event that triggers a start of the route is detected at the mobile device. The method also includes performing, at the mobile device, for each of the access control devices in an order of the access control devices in the ordered list: scanning for a signal from the access control device; and based on receiving the signal from the access control device, transmitting a message to the access control device, the message including a request to unlock the access control device and a credential that is authorized to unlock the access control device, the credential assigned to a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lynnette Manuse, Eric Hartman, John Marchioli, Kimberly Blum, Brijesh Raghavan, Nina Yakovchits
  • Patent number: 10937262
    Abstract: A door system and method for a door system is disclosed. A door body of the door system carries access control system components such as access readers, request to exit devices, and possibly magnetic lock systems, in examples. In embodiments, other devices carried by the door body include detection devices that detect physical phenomena, an interactive display, a door controller, and a power management system. The power management system provides a source of power to the other devices carried by the door body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Murdo Jamie Scott McLeod, Walter A. Martin
  • Patent number: 10930097
    Abstract: A wireless lockset with integrated wireless signals analysis and method is described herein. The analysis integrated into the wireless lockset allows remote monitoring of a building or dwelling. A user can track and be notified of the state of occupancy of a dwelling based upon when specific un-associated devices that are within range of the lockset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy M. Brown
  • Patent number: 10911265
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a gateway device (102) that operates as a hub or base station to provide for remote monitoring and control of a barrier operator (104,106) such as is used to operate a powered garage door. The device (102) includes a processor; a data storage device; a network interface for connecting the gateway device to a computer network (114); an operator interface for communicating with the barrier operator; and a computer program, which when executed on the processor: permits access to the gateway device over the computer network by way of a mobile application installed on a mobile device (108); transmits control signals received over the computer network to the barrier operator (104,106); and receives monitoring signals from the barrier operator (104,106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Automatic Technology (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Geoff Baker, Ray Hawkins, Simon Kelly
  • Patent number: 10909784
    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: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Unyoung Kim, David T. Chiu, Michael Crane, Calvin Nguyen, Rohit Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10904837
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for controlling access devices including WI-FI and dual radio communications between an access control database and one or more access devices in a facility. The systems and methods allow real time communications between the database and the access devices utilizing existing communications WI-FI infrastructure in the facility while minimizing loss of battery life of the access devices by employing the radio network to target all or a portion of the access devices for communications when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Ryan C. Kincaid, Lakshmi Santhanakrishnan, Brian A. Telljohann, Kevin P. Oehler, Nabeel Bitar
  • Patent number: 10886974
    Abstract: A communication device includes a processor subsystem that is in communication with a communication module, which is communicatively coupled to an antenna array to transmit and receive signals. The processor subsystem executes a near-field detection application to perform a method including transmitting, via the antenna array, a signal that is swept across a range of frequencies and receiving any back-scattered signals in the range of frequencies. The method includes determining whether a near-field obstruction exists based on characteristics of the received back-scattered signals. In response to determining that a near-field obstruction exists, the method includes triggering the processor subsystem to perform one or more responsive operations on the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Md Rashidul Islam, Hugh K. Smith, Colin D. Frank
  • Patent number: 10885733
    Abstract: An access control device according to one embodiment includes an access control mechanism, a housing, an antenna array secured within the housing and including a first, second, and third antenna adapted to radiate away from the exterior side of the door, a processor, and a memory. The memory includes a plurality of instructions that, when executed, causes the access control device to determine signal strengths of signals received by the first, second, and third antennas from the mobile device, determine whether a location of the mobile device relative to the access control device is indicative of the mobile device user's intent to access the passageway based on the signal strengths, and automatically unlock the access control mechanism in response to the location being indicative of the user's intent to access the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jenna Lopez, Nicole LaGue, Pavithra S. Arunachala, Robert MacLean
  • Patent number: 10866799
    Abstract: A remote server may receive a data log with information regarding the status and/or a setting of an electronic product. The remote server may store information in the data log in a database. The remote server may process information in the database to determine whether a newer version of firmware is available for the electronic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Frank Coolidge
  • Patent number: 10857976
    Abstract: A mobile device position estimation system includes: a vehicular system having a vehicle side transmitter transmitting an impulse signal, a vehicle side receiver receiving a response signal, and a vehicle side control unit outputting a transmission command signal of the impulse signal and receiving a notification signal of the response signal; and a mobile device having a mobile device side receiver receiving the impulse signal and a mobile device side transmitter transmitting the response signal. The vehicle side control unit includes: a reception detection unit detecting the response signal; a round-trip timer measuring a round-trip time; and a position estimation unit estimating a position of the mobile device. The position estimation unit: calculates a round-trip distance; and determines whether the mobile device is within a detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kusumoto, Koji Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10762184
    Abstract: An authentication device that authenticates a user using person specifiable information includes a first storage unit configured to store person specifiable information specifying a registered user, a second storage unit configured to store association information in which the registered user is associated with a predetermined terminal possessed by the registered user, a first acquisition unit configured to acquire person specifiable information from an authentication target user, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire identification information, a user specifying unit configured to specify a user associated with the terminal transmitting the identification information based on the association information and the identification information, and an authentication processing unit configured to authenticate the authentication target user by executing a comparison process between the person specifiable information of the authentication target user and the person specifiable information of the registered
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuya Goto, Yosuke Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10755503
    Abstract: A method and system allow management of access to a door using a beacon signal. A user access authority determination unit controls access of a user to a target door based beacon data from beacons installed near a door. The user carries a terminal that obtains the beacon data based on a proximity to the beacons. The method includes identifying the target door based on identification information of the beacons extracted from the beacon data. A type of user movement is determined. The type of user movement includes an entering movement that the user enters into an inner side from an outer side through the target door and an exiting movement that the user exits the inner side to the outer side through the target door. An access authentication process to be performed to unlock the target door is determined according to the determined type of user movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUPREMA INC.
    Inventors: Dong Mok Shin, Seong Bin Choi, Jae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10748366
    Abstract: An access control system is described and includes a server, a controller for regulating the accessibility of an entrance, and a mobile device having an application for user to trigger an access authentication process, means for collecting biometric information of the user, and a BLUETOOTH module to establish a BLUETOOTH communication link between the mobile device and the controller. The controller includes a communication module for connecting the controller to the server and mobile device for receiving updates on user access credentials, an access module for activating/deactivating a barrier of entrance, and a microprocessor for verifying the received user access credentials, generating an door execution command, and uploading the entrance status to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Timetec Holding Sdn Bhd
    Inventors: Kok Loong Pang, Hon Seng Teh
  • Patent number: 10733820
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for access control via a mobile device are described herein. One device includes instructions stored thereon executable by a processor to track a location of a mobile device in a facility based on communications between the mobile device and a plurality of beacons located in the facility, wherein the mobile device is associated with a particular user having access rights associated with the facility, determine that the mobile device is located in a particular area of the facility, determine whether the user is allowed access to the particular area based on the access rights, and provide a notification responsive to a determination that the user is not allowed access to the particular area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Magesh Lingan, Anantha Padmanabha Rahal U, Roshan Valder, Bryan Jones
  • Patent number: 10662675
    Abstract: A modular electronic deadbolt includes a bolt module having a first housing defining a first longitudinal axis, a motor disposed in the first housing, and a deadbolt configured to be linearly moveable in relation to the first housing along the first longitudinal axis by the motor. The modular electronic deadbolt also includes a battery module configured to be operatively coupled to the bolt module. The battery module includes a second housing configured to receive a power source, and a face plate coupled to the second housing. The faceplate defines a second longitudinal axis and includes an extension that extends along the second longitudinal axis. The extension is configured to removably couple the bolt module to the battery module such that the first longitudinal axis is substantially orthogonal to the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle
  • Patent number: 10657748
    Abstract: An access control device according to one embodiment includes an access control mechanism, a housing, an antenna array secured within the housing and including a first, second, and third antenna adapted to radiate away from the exterior side of the door, a processor, and a memory. The memory includes a plurality of instructions that, when executed, causes the access control device to determine signal strengths of signals received by the first, second, and third antennas from the mobile device, determine whether a location of the mobile device relative to the access control device is indicative of the mobile device user's intent to access the passageway based on the signal strengths, and automatically unlock the access control mechanism in response to the location being indicative of the user's intent to access the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jenna Lopez, Nicole LaGue, Pavithra S. Arunachala, Robert MacLean
  • Patent number: 10623412
    Abstract: A method for preventing deactivation of online services in a vehicle. The method includes generating a configuration message that contains details of what online services that are active in the vehicle cannot be deactivated, wherein the generation takes place on a computer unit that is at least temporarily connected to the vehicle; transmitting the configuration message to the vehicle; reading the configuration message in the vehicle; and disabling the option of deactivating online services in the vehicle in accordance with the configuration message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventor: Matthias Gerlach
  • Patent number: 10607143
    Abstract: Camera settings are managed. A candidate subject for capture by a camera is detected. The detection is based on historical profile data related to a user of the camera. One or more adjustments of the camera are identified for capture of the candidate subject. The one or more adjustments are identified based on the detected candidate subject. A proper capture action is performed based on the identified adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Internatonal Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Enara C. Vijil, Seema Nagar, Sudhanshu S. Singh, Kuntal Dey
  • Patent number: 10574655
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling a network access control system that includes a server encrypting a first identifier that can be related to a registered user and communicating the encrypted first identifier to the mobile device. The lock device receives, from the mobile device, a first data set that includes at least the encrypted first identifier. The lock device may encrypt the first data set to generate a second data set and communicates the encrypted second data set to the mobile device. The server receives a third data set that includes at least the encrypted second data set and a second identifier that can also be related to the registered user. The server extracts from the communicated third data set the first and second identifiers, and the extracted first and second identifiers are compared to verify that the second identifier is indeed related to the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Neafsey, Joseph W. Baumgarte, Matthew Dexter, Ed Harrold
  • Patent number: 10548084
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes establishing, by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) circuitry of an access control device, a BLE communication connection with a first mobile device while a main microprocessor and a Wi-Fi circuitry of the access control device are in sleep states; waking, by the access control device, the Wi-Fi circuitry of the access control device from the sleep state in response to establishing the BLE communication connection with the mobile device; establishing, by the Wi-Fi circuitry of the access control device, a Wi-Fi communication connection with an access control server in response to waking the Wi-Fi circuitry from the sleep state; and receiving, by the access control device and from the access control server via the Wi-Fi communication connection, access control data for the access control device transmitted from a second mobile device to the access control server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Srikanth Venkateswaran, John Goodrich, David M. Baty, Christopher Green
  • Patent number: 10544606
    Abstract: A door lock control system includes a first device including a first transmitter, a first receiver, and a first controller configured to measure first signal strengths of radio signals received from a plurality of surrounding devices by the first receiver, and control the first transmitter to transmit the measured first signal strengths to a second device. The system further includes the second device including a second receiver and a second controller configured to measure second signal strengths of radio signals received from a plurality of surrounding devices by the second receiver, control the second receiver to receive the first signal strengths from the first device, compare the first signal strengths with the second signal strengths, and control a door lock based on the comparison of the first and the second signal strengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kai Sasadate, Masaki Jono, Hiroaki Sugita, Tetsuro Oishi, Minoru Yagi
  • Patent number: 10542431
    Abstract: A method of commissioning a sensor includes using a system having a central control panel, a plurality of sensors, and a cloud server. A first identification code from a first near frequency communication (NFC) tag that identifies the control panel and a second identification code from a second NFC tag that identifies a sensor of the plurality of sensor are read and transmitted to the cloud server. A learn-in code is received from the cloud server and displayed to a user. The user is prompted to activate a learn-in process by entering the displayed learn-in code into the control panel for activating a learn-in mode at the control panel. The sensor is only enabled to communicate with the control panel if the control panel determines that the entered learn-in code matches a stored learn-in code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Kimmo Kyllonen
  • Patent number: 10534954
    Abstract: An augmented reality device (ARD) can present virtual content which can provide enhanced experiences with the user's physical environment. For example, the ARD can detect a linkage between a person in the FOV of the ARD and a physical object (e.g., a document presented by the person) or detect linkages between the documents. The linkages may be used in identity verification or document verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10510235
    Abstract: A time-reversal indoor detection system and method are provided. The system includes an anchor node device, an access point (AP) device, and a first electronic device. The first wireless communication circuit of the anchor node device is configured to send a probe signal, a third wireless communication circuit of the access point device is configured to receive the probe signal, a processor is configured to obtain a current CSI from the probe signal, and to compare the current CSI to a preset CSI, and when a first CSI included in the preset CSI is matched to the current CSI, a second wireless communication circuit of the anchor node device is configured to activate at least one function of a first electronic device through a second communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ya-Ping Wei, Chieh-Wen Cheng, Horen Chen
  • Patent number: 10490008
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for selectively opening a second lock of a plurality of locks from a first lock of the plurality of locks using short-range communications (SRC), the method including the first lock performing steps of: receiving a first credential from a portable smart device, determining if a plurality of locks is implicated in the first credential, and when the plurality of locks is implicated by the first credential, the first lock performs steps of: unlocking, and forwarding the first credential to the second lock for determining whether to unlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sumanth Kumar Mukundala, Adam Kuenzi
  • Patent number: 10465429
    Abstract: A controller includes an imaging unit, a reception unit, a detection unit, and an opening/closing control unit. The imaging unit acquires an image of a peripheral area P of an opening/closing body provided in a main body part (vehicle body). The reception unit receives, from a first terminal that transmits a first signal of a predetermined strength, the first signal. The detection unit detects a motion of a subject included in the image. The opening/closing control unit controls an opening operation of the opening/closing body when a change in a reception strength of the first signal received by the reception unit represents a change synchronizing with the detected motion of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Koiso
  • Patent number: 10352088
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of transferring settings of a motor-operated door system, wherein, in said method, at least one property of a door is transferred to a mobile end device, at least one property of a drive that drives the door is transferred to the mobile end device, settings for the combination of the properties of the door and the drive are requested from a database via the mobile end device, settings for the combination of the door and the drive are sent from the database to the mobile end device, and the settings received by the mobile end device are transferred to the drive of the door system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Marantec Antriebs- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Hoermann
  • Patent number: 10348694
    Abstract: A method of authenticating a controller by a gateway in a vehicle may include transmitting a first symmetric key to the controller; generating a first one-time authentication value (OTAV), encrypting the first OTAV with the first symmetric key and delivering the encrypted first OTAV to the controller; sending a request for authentication using the first OTAV to the controller; and receiving a hash value from the controller in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: A Ram Cho, Hyun Soo Ahn, Ho Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 10303141
    Abstract: An approach for discovery and identification of a subset of equipment operational data from a database associated with a building automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: James Maresco
  • Patent number: 10262291
    Abstract: A system for delivering shipping items in vehicles includes a first communication module establishing a communication link to a communication terminal of a delivery person, the communication terminal receiving authorization data via a communication network; a first identification routine unambiguously identifying a delivery person; a second communication module establishing, via a wireless communication network, a communication link to a communication device of a control unit of the access arrangement on a vehicle; a second identification routine for unambiguously identifying the system by the access arrangement; a third communication module for receiving update request data from the driver; and an update routine for updating authorization data in a memory of the system. Upon updating authorization data, information is wirelessly transmitted relating to the successful delivery and the content of the delivery to the access arrangement. The driver assistance system displays an alert message about the delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Joris Fokkelman
  • Patent number: 10244478
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for controlling access devices including WI-FI and dual radio communications between an access control database and one or more access devices in a facility. The systems and methods allow real time communications between the database and the access devices utilizing existing communications WI-FI infrastructure in the facility while minimizing loss of battery life of the access devices by employing the radio network to target all or a portion of the access devices for communications when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Ryan C. Kincaid, Lakshmi Santhanakrishnan, Brian A. Telljohann, Kevin P. Oehler, Nabeel Bitar
  • Patent number: 10231183
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for controlling access devices including WI-FI and dual radio communications between an access control database and one or more access devices in a facility. The systems and methods allow real time communications between the database and the access devices utilizing existing communications WI-FI infrastructure in the facility while minimizing loss of battery life of the access devices by employing the radio network to target all or a portion of the access devices for communications when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Ryan C. Kincaid, Brian A. Telljohann, Kevin P. Oehler, Nabeel Bitar, Lakshmi Santhanakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10204467
    Abstract: A door lock system can comprise a door lock movable between a locked state and an unlocked state. The door lock system can detect a first indication suggestive of a presence of a visitor. The door lock system can also detect a second indication suggestive of an identity of the visitor. As well, the door lock can validate that the first indication and the second indication are associated with a first identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SkyBell Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Frank Scalisi
  • Patent number: 10192378
    Abstract: A method and system allow management of access to a door using a beacon signal. A user access authority determination unit controls access of a user to a target door based beacon data from beacons installed near a door. The user carries a terminal that obtains the beacon data based on a proximity to the beacons. The method includes identifying the target door based on identification information of the beacons extracted from the beacon data. A type of user movement is determined. The type of user movement includes an entering movement that the user enters into an inner side from an outer side through the target door and an exiting movement that the user exits the inner side to the outer side through the target door. An access authentication process to be performed to unlock the target door is determined according to the determined type of user movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SUPREMA INC.
    Inventors: Dong Mok Shin, Seong Bin Choi, Jae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10172082
    Abstract: Conservation of power while providing for controlled high capacity data transmission on demand in camera units and peripheral devices for a smart home system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Dean Finnegan
  • Patent number: 10163289
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing secure locks having redundant access channels are disclosed. In some embodiments of the invention, the smart lock has a hardware processor, a power source, a cylinder, a button that forms a rose knob, and a rose protector. The rose knob and rose protector protect and conceal the hardware processor, the power source, and the cylinder. The rose protector forms an annular groove that slidably interlocks with the rose knob. The rose knob has a plurality of redundant access channels for receiving authentication information. The redundant access channels may include a biometric scanner for receiving biometric information, a passcode keypad for entering a token, or a wireless transceiver for receiving a token from a mobile device and transmitting a response to the mobile device. When the user cannot open the lock through the first redundant access channel, the smart lock is configured to allow access through a second access channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Acsys IP Holding, Inc.
    Inventors: David Meganck, Ahmad Fares, Karim Belhadia, Jean Mouradian
  • Patent number: 10157538
    Abstract: A modular garage door opener system includes an accessory device including a first electronic processor, a first memory, and a load, and includes a garage door opener including an accessory port, a second memory, and a second electronic processor. The accessory port is configured to be removably coupled to the accessory device. The second electronic processor receives new status data from the accessory device indicating a change in a status of the accessory device to a new status, sends the new status data to a remote server to update an accessory data set, receives new settings data from the remote server indicating a requested change in a setting of the accessory device, and sends the new settings data to the accessory device to update the setting of the accessory device. The first electronic processor controls the load of the accessory device based on the new settings data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: William McNabb, Mark Huggins, J. Porter Whitmire
  • Patent number: 10122721
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling a network access control system that includes a server encrypting a first identifier that can be related to a registered user and communicating the encrypted first identifier to the mobile device. The lock device receives, from the mobile device, a first data set that includes at least the encrypted first identifier. The lock device may encrypt the first data set to generate a second data set and communicates the encrypted second data set to the mobile device. The server receives a third data set that includes at least the encrypted second data set and a second identifier that can also be related to the registered user. The server extracts from the communicated third data set the first and second identifiers, and the extracted first and second identifiers are compared to verify that the second identifier is indeed related to the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Neafsey, Joseph W. Baumgarte, Matthew Dexter, Ed Harrold