With Particular System Function (e.g., Temperature Compensation, Calibration) Patents (Class 340/501)
  • Patent number: 11533457
    Abstract: A security and smart home system, components thereof, and associated methods. The system can include a host-carried monitor configured to monitor data associated with the host, such as motion data, position data, temperature data, or humidity data. The system can include one or more security devices located at a premises to monitor security data at the premises, with the one or more security devices in communication with a remote server programmed to process security event signals from the one or more security devices and transmit action instructions to the one or more security devices. Security devices can include an electrical power switch, an electrical power plug, and a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: AOB PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Kyle Martin, Brian Steere, Michael Cottrell, Fernando Coviello, James Tayon, Tony Galbreath, Curtis Smith, Timothy S. Kinney, Matthew Kinamore, Anthony Vesich, Mark Dalton, Justin Burke, Dennis W. Cauley, Jr., Seth Wheeler, Michael Lindsay, Ryan Varnum
  • Patent number: 11468668
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for using a drone to pre-surveil a portion of a property. In one aspect, a system may include a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may include a network interface, a processor, and a storage device that includes instructions to cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include obtaining data that is indicative of one or more acts of an occupant of the property, applying the obtained data that is indicative of one or more acts of the occupant of the property to a pre-surveillance rule, determining that the pre-surveillance rule is satisfied, determining a drone navigation path that is associated with the pre-surveillance rule, transmitting, to a drone, an instruction to perform pre-surveillance of the portion of the one or more properties using the drone navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Todd Kerzner, Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 11409021
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more systems and/or techniques for improving performance of a dispensing system are provided herein. The dispensing system may comprise an emitter and a detector. The emitter may be configured to transmit light (e.g., and/or one or more other signals). The detector may be configured to measure light, for example. The detector may determine a first measurement of light while the emitter is not transmitting light. The detector may determine a second measurement of light responsive to the emitter transmitting light. The detector may determine a third measurement of light based upon a comparison of the first measurement of light with the second measurement of light. The detector may be direct current (DC) coupled while determining the third measurement of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson William Wegelin, Chip Curtis
  • Patent number: 11356540
    Abstract: A method, gateway device, computer and computer to program product for monitoring responder interaction with equipment and credentialing of a responder are provides. A gateway device includes a memory and a processor. The memory is configured to store responder credentials and equipment data. The processor is in communication with the memory and is configured to translate equipment data received from equipment in a first format according to a first protocol to a second format according to a second protocol, the translated equipment data to be relayed to a computer. The processor is also configured to register equipment data in the memory. The gateway device also includes a transceiver configured to receive the equipment data from external equipment, transmit responder credentials to the computer and transmit the translated equipment data to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Longin James Kloc, Michael Scott Sabolcik, Kimberly Michelle Henry, Darin Kyle Thompson, David M. Barbarine
  • Patent number: 11321157
    Abstract: A digital system and a method of operating a digital system wherein the digital system has a digital resource and an event detector detect events of the digital resource. An operational mode of at least one of the system and the digital resource in effect during an interval is determined and a number of events that occur during the interval is accumulated. The accumulated events are compared against at least one threshold associated with the operational mode and action is taken if the comparison indicates an out-of-nominal operation of the digital resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eric L. Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 11302170
    Abstract: A system for detecting and mapping hazards is provided. The system includes at least one sensor unit including a plurality of sensors and a locating device and a hazard mapping (HM) computing device. The HM computing device includes at least one processor configured to receive, from the plurality of sensors, a plurality of sensor measurements, receive, from the locating device, a plurality of sensor locations, determine, based on the sensor locations, a location of the sensor unit during each sensor measurement of the plurality of sensor measurements, identify, for each determined location, a first location identifier of a first plurality of location identifiers, compare each sensor measurement corresponding to the first location identifier to a reference sensor level of the identified first location identifier, and determine that an alert condition is present based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Lembit Salasoo, Cheng-Po Chen, S M Shajedul Hasan
  • Patent number: 11295131
    Abstract: A method and system to receive, one or more first images, one or more second images, one or more ambient weather related information, and one or more land related information, wherein the one or more land related information comprise vegetation features, terra firma topography, elevation, slope and aspect, of one or more regions of interest, of a geographical region; to map automatically, one or more risk areas of the one or more regions of interest; to recognize automatically, one or more smoke or fire related signals; and to predict computationally, existence of a fire causing smoke, a fire, a fire-growth and spread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KNOETIK SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kian Dhawan, Kyra Dhawan
  • Patent number: 11262498
    Abstract: An optoelectronic module. In some embodiments, the module includes: a housing, a substantially planar subcarrier, a photonic integrated circuit, and an analog electronic integrated circuit. The subcarrier has a thermal conductivity greater than 10 W/m/K. The photonic integrated circuit and the analog electronic integrated circuit are secured to a first side of the subcarrier, and the subcarrier is secured to a first wall of the housing. A second side of the subcarrier, opposite the first side of the subcarrier, is parallel to, secured to, and in thermal contact with, an interior side of the first wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Rockley Photonics Limited
    Inventors: Gerald Cois Byrd, Chia-Te Chou, Karlheinz Muth
  • Patent number: 11256908
    Abstract: A method of detecting and responding to a visitor to a smart home environment via an electronic greeting system of the smart home environment, including determining that a visitor is approaching an entryway of the smart home environment; initiating a facial recognition operation while the visitor is approaching the entryway; initiating an observation window in response to the determination that a visitor is approaching the entryway; obtaining context information from one or more sensors of the smart home environment during the observation window; and at the end of the time window, initiating a response to the detected approach of the visitor based on the context information and/or an outcome of the facial recognition operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Hae Rim Jeong, Michael Dixon, James Edward Stewart, Sayed Yusef Shafi, Sahana Mysore, Seungho Yang, Yu-An Lien, Christopher Charles Burns, Rajeev Nongpiur, Jeffrey Boyd
  • Patent number: 11189156
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for creating, controlling, and generating event driven customized reminders associated with precise indoor or outdoor locations using one or more small base units, such as a transmitter or beacon, at the desired locations, continual or continuous or movement triggered Short Range Communication (SRC), and software running on a mobile device, such as a mobile phone are described herein. When the mobile device comes within communication range of any base unit employing SRC, e.g., located by the back door or office door, or when the mobile device comes within SRC of any base unit that is triggered by movement of said base unit, where said base unit is mounted on a door, employing an accelerometer and SRC, the system generates a conditional and predefined, by the user, alert and or message on the mobile device and or on the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Did U Remember To LLC
    Inventors: Christine Lee Unnold, Robert Mathias Unnold
  • Patent number: 11182392
    Abstract: A system and method for generating air quality scores for air quality within certain locations are presented. The method includes identifying at least one air pollution source within the predetermined perimeter around the at least one location; extracting an air quality score range based on the at least one location from at least one data source; identifying at least one environmental variable based on the at least one location and the at least one time parameter; simulating at least one air pollution measurement based on the at least one environmental variable and the at least one air pollution source; and generating at least one air quality score respective of the air quality score range, wherein the at least one air quality score is based on the at least one air pollution measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BREEZOMETER LTD.
    Inventors: Ran Korber, Ziv Lautman, Emil Fisher
  • Patent number: 11150778
    Abstract: A method and apparatus including the steps of a building information model (BIM) of a security system providing a three-dimensional view of a secured area of the security system including the physical location of any sensors of the security system, an input device of the security system receiving from a user a starting time and ending time of a time interval of interest and a processor of the security system displaying the three-dimensional view of the secured area including a time scale showing the starting time on one end of the time scale and the ending time at an opposing end of the time scale and a respective popup of details for each corresponding sensor of at least some sensors of the security system activated during the time interval of interest, each respective popup graphically connected to the physical location of the corresponding sensor within the three dimensional view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Malayappan Gurudoss, Vinoth Dharmalingam, Kalpana Janapati, Viswanathan Chatapuram Krishnan, Vinay Venkatesh, Paul M. Popowski
  • Patent number: 11127498
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for intelligent suppression of alerts. Alerts may be evaluated prior to presentation to determine whether to present the alert or suppress the alert to reduce alert fatigue. The evaluation includes analysis of the alert including specific alert parameters. Alert parameters include, but are not limited to, an age of the patient, one or more diagnoses of the patient, one or more problems of the patient, etc. Additional parameters that may be evaluated include an alert severity score, a threshold value, and an override rate. Alerts that qualify may be suppressed and the suppressed alerts may be provided as non-interruptive alerts (i.e., alerts that may be presented but do not require action in order to continue with a workflow).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramachandran Koduvayur Bala, Damodar Reddy Karra
  • Patent number: 11120680
    Abstract: An alarm generation system includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a measured value obtained from a sensor; a learning unit that generates a learning model through learning of the measured value acquired by the acquisition unit; a prediction unit that obtains, by using the learning model generated by the learning unit, a predicted measured value that is a measured value to be obtained in a future from a current time point; and an alarm generation unit that generates an alarm when the predicted measured value obtained by the prediction unit satisfies an alarm generation condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Tsuduki
  • Patent number: 11092953
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for determining conditions of malfunction or inefficiency of HVAC systems, within a plurality of monitored households, in which there are no sensors for directly measuring the power consumption per specific HVAC. The said method comprise the steps of: a. monitoring the power consumption of a plurality of households; b. monitoring the concurrent environmental conditions at the location of the said plurality of households; c. analyzing each household's power consumption, and extracting weighted failure indications of inefficient or malfunctioning HVAC systems; d. determining the probability of various HVAC conditions of malfunction of inefficiency, according to the said weighted indicators; and e. emitting a an alert in relation to the said condition of HVAC malfunction of inefficiency, comprising at least one of: HVAC malfunction type, probability, probable cause, and suggested action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GRID4C
    Inventors: Eran Cohen, Alexander Zak, Eran Samuni
  • Patent number: 11055518
    Abstract: Examples described herein generally relate to a system for monitoring customers in a retail environment. The system includes a plurality of cameras located in different regions of the retail environment, each camera configured to capture a video feed of a respective region. The system includes a computer system comprising a memory and a processor. The system provides the video feed of at least one region of the retail environment to a plurality of machine learning classifiers, each machine learning classifier trained on labeled videos to classify a sequence of images of a customer into a probability certainty of a respective activity being performed by the customer. The system applies the probability certainties of the respective activities of a customer to a set of business rules to determine whether customer activities identified by the probability certainties indicate suspicious behavior. The system provides a notification of the suspicious behavior to a worker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventor: Adeeb N. Valiulla
  • Patent number: 11004312
    Abstract: Doorbells can send data to each other to enable a first doorbell user to warn a second doorbell user regarding a suspicious visitor. A first user can indicate a first trait of a visitor via a first remote computing device. The first user can create a user group to enable the members of the user group to use their doorbells to take pictures of suspicious visitors and to send the pictures of the suspicious visitors to other members of the user group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Skybell Technologies IP, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Frank Scalisi, Andrew Paul Thomas, Gregory Saul Harrison, Desiree Mejia
  • Patent number: 10972566
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing displays of notifications to a user device. A method can include determining that an event has occurred that requires a user notification. One or more user and device characteristics are analyzed to determine whether a user notification is to be displayed on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Amool Gupta
  • Patent number: 10944220
    Abstract: A modular device backbone may include a controller and two or more backplates configured to be distributed throughout a user space and further configured to couple with swappable devices. Any of the two or more backplates may include a configuration storage device to store backplate-based configuration information including a backplate identifier and a controller address for communicating with the controller, and a communication unit to transmit the backplate-based configuration information. Upon coupling of a particular swappable device to a particular backplate, the particular swappable device may receive the backplate-based configuration information from the particular backplate and further communicate with the controller using the controller address to receive controller-based configuration information from the controller, which may include information for communicating with additional swappable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Deako, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Richardson, Patrick Prendergast, Kyle Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10943113
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for using a drone to pre-surveil a portion of a property. In one aspect, a system may include a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may include a network interface, a processor, and a storage device that includes instructions to cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include obtaining data that is indicative of one or more acts of an occupant of the property, applying the obtained data that is indicative of one or more acts of the occupant of the property to a pre-surveillance rule, determining that the pre-surveillance rule is satisfied, determining a drone navigation path that is associated with the pre-surveillance rule, transmitting, to a drone, an instruction to perform pre-surveillance of the portion of the one or more properties using the drone navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Todd Kerzner, Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10922954
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating user interactions with a life safety system that includes an event panel controller configured to trigger, in response to information received from the one or more life safety system components, an emergency event and insert the triggered emergency event into a queue of active emergency events. The event panel controller is further configured to display an event indication corresponding to the triggered emergency event in an event indicator region of an emergency event graphical user interface (GUI). The event indication is displayed in one of a plurality of event elements of the event indicator region, wherein the one of the plurality of event elements of the event indicator region displays information of the triggered emergency event. Accordingly, each of the event elements remains visible to a user of the event panel controller during its use. Additional embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald Edward Becker, Nageswara Rao Bonam, Kumara Raja Suseelan
  • Patent number: 10893402
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a situation- and industry-agnostic situational awareness platform, which provide a suite of data services to client applications. The platform uses geographical and/or geo-temporal data associated with various endpoint devices in combination with real-time inputs from sensors and other connected devices, such as legacy systems or data sources, to identify urgent and emergent events and determine the appropriate endpoint devices to notify, and the content of notification, based on user-defined roles of users associated with each device as compared to the nature of the event, according to user-defined rules. The platform thus provides a common operational picture of a session of devices and integrates multiple point solutions into a single platform for decision support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Coolfire Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Dames, Michael S. Biviano
  • Patent number: 10885771
    Abstract: The invention relates to a condition monitoring unit for a fire detection and/or extinguishing control unit. The condition monitoring unit comprises at least one current circuit connection for connecting the condition monitoring unit to at least one current circuit, wherein the current circuit has at least one participant which detects an event. The condition monitoring unit further comprises a measuring device for measuring values of currents and/or voltages at the current circuit connection and an analysis unit in which one or more threshold values can be stored. The analysis unit is designed to detect, in an operating mode at least, an event in which values of currents and/or voltages measured by the measuring device exceed or fall below the at least threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Minimax GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hartwig Steffen
  • Patent number: 10885752
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring a door or a window is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising receiving, by a processor, an electronic signal from a motion sensor in response to movement of the door or window, determining a direction of movement of the door or window from the electronic signal by the processor, comparing the direction of movement to a predetermined direction by the processor, detecting, by the processor, an alarm condition of the door or window if the electronic signal indicates that the door or window is being opened, and transmitting, by a transmitter coupled to the processor, an alarm signal when the alarm condition has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jay Stone, Michael Bailey, George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10863948
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring patients for risk of worsening heart failure (WHF) are discussed. A patient management system includes a receiver to receive patient respiration measurement. A respiratory pattern analyzer circuit measures respiratory pattern indicative of rapid-shallow breathing pattern from the received respiration measurement, and determine a respiratory pattern variability indicator. A risk analyzer circuit determines patient WHF risk using the respiratory pattern variability indicator. The system may use the WHF risk to guide WHF event detection, or to deliver or adjust a heart failure therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Qi An, Jianjun Yuan, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Yi Zhang, Rezwan Ahmed, Viktoria A. Averina
  • Patent number: 10818159
    Abstract: Alarm system arrangements (e.g., methods, apparatus, etc.) including receiving data originating from an entity located outside of a monitored premise, the data providing information detailing an impending request for temporary access of the monitored premise; and using the data to determine a predefined access plan to allow the temporary access to a predefined sub-area of the premises without triggering an alarm event, and to implement the predefined access plan at a time of receipt of an actual request for the temporary access. One example involves using the data to determine a predefined access plan which includes temporarily disabling of the alarm system's ability to recognize an alarm event with respect to activities occurring with respect to a predefined sub-area of the premises during the temporary access, and to implement the predefined access plan at a time relative to receipt of an actual request for the temporary access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventor: Martin Sol
  • Patent number: 10812062
    Abstract: A driving device for a semiconductor element includes: a plurality of detection circuits that detect different types of abnormalities of the semiconductor element; a logic circuit that generates an error signal when at least one of the detection circuits detects an abnormality; an alarm signal generating circuit that receives the error signal and generates an alarm signal made of one or a plurality of pulses, the alarm signal having a different pulse width for each of the detection circuits that has detected an abnormality; and a protection operation determining circuit that determines whether or not a protection function of the semiconductor element is operating based on the error signal and the alarm signal, and shuts off input of a drive signal to the semiconductor element when it is determined that the protection function is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Haruhiko Murakami, Ryo Goto, Shiori Uota, Koichiro Noguchi, Motoki Imanishi
  • Patent number: 10803730
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining a time of an alarm. Natural language processing determines a meaning of user input which specifies the alarm, an event, an action, and an amount of time. The alarm notifies the user about the action the user is to take prior to the event, which will occur at an indefinite time. The alarm is triggered at a time that precedes an estimated time of the event by the amount of time. Information is retrieved that describes movements and usage of a mobile device of the user, profile information, historical user behavior, calendar appointments, messages sent and received by the user of the user, and social network contacts and user-generated content. The estimated time of the event is generated. The time of the alarm is determined as a time that precedes the estimated time of the event by the amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Coria, Hernan Badenes, Diego A. Masini
  • Patent number: 10794868
    Abstract: Provided is a method and a system for multi-channel acoustic communication and sensing. For example, there is provided a system that includes a processor and a memory. The processor, when executing instructions from the memory, can perform certain operations. The operations can include classifying a motion detected near an ultrasonic receiver based on a Doppler shift observed in a signal measured by the ultrasonic receiver. The classifying can further include detecting a side lobe in a power spectrum of the signal to indicate that the motion has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CONSUMER LIGHTING (U.S.), LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Clynne, Rick Dean Dureiko
  • Patent number: 10748399
    Abstract: A smoke detector dynamic range adjustment system includes a light emitting element for emitting light at a plurality of light output levels, the plurality of light output levels automatically adjusted by a controller when a saturation limit is approached. The system also includes a light receiving element for receiving light emitted from the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AUTRONICA FIRE & SECURITY AS
    Inventors: Ole Martin Pedersen, Per Johan Vannebo, Fredleif Buaas-Hansen
  • Patent number: 10733860
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying and responding to a potential threat at a location monitored by a smart home system are provided. Such systems and methods can include a central system receiving a notification of a suspicious incident detected at the location and current data related to the suspicious incident from the smart home system, the central station analyzing the current data to confirm or reject the suspicious incident, when the central system confirms the suspicious incident, the central station determining whether the current data is indicative of a potential threat, and when the central station determines that the current data is indicative of the potential threat, the central station storing the current data for future use and initiating a security action to alleviate the potential threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Lokanatha Reddy Jondu, Kalpaga Kanakarajan, Samidurai Krishnamoorthy, Ashok Periasamy
  • Patent number: 10719817
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include wearable transaction devices. A wearable transaction device may client device for executing a transaction. The client device may include interface hardware for communicating transaction information, a memory device for storing the transaction information, and sensor hardware configured to sense an action performed by a user. The client device may also include one or more hardware processors configured to access the transaction information, and identify an operation based on at least the transaction information. The one or more hardware processors may be further configured to determine that the operation is authorized by the user, and transmit a notification to a server based on the determination that the operation is authorized by the user, the notification including at least an indication of the identified operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Just, Cameron M. Geiser
  • Patent number: 10700477
    Abstract: A modular device backbone includes two or more backplates configured to be distributed throughout a user space and further configured to couple with swappable devices. Each of the one or more backplates may include a configuration storage device to store configuration information for communicating with additional swappable devices coupled to additional backplates. Each of the one or more backplates may further include a communication unit to provide the configuration information to a coupled swappable device, where the coupled swappable device unit establishes a communication link to the additional swappable devices based on the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Deako, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Richardson, Patrick Prendergast, Kyle Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10692363
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to method and system for determining probability of an alarm generated by an alarm system. The method may include receiving sensor data and maintenance data. The sensor data may include one or more environmental parameters and one or more trigger parameters, and the alarm is generated based on the one or more trigger parameters. The method may further include generating one or more input vectors based on the sensor data and the maintenance data, and determining a spuriosity index of the alarm based on the one or more input vectors using a machine learning model. The machine learning model may be created using historical sensor data and historical maintenance data, and the spuriosity index is indicative of the probability of the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Anurag Kumar Srivastava, Utkarsh Bhakne
  • Patent number: 10685227
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for using a drone to pre-surveil a portion of a property. In one aspect, a system may include a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may include a network interface, a processor, and a storage device that includes instructions to cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include obtaining data that is indicative of one or more acts of an occupant of the property, applying the obtained data that is indicative of one or more acts of the occupant of the property to a pre-surveillance rule, determining that the pre-surveillance rule is satisfied, determining a drone navigation path that is associated with the pre-surveillance rule, transmitting, to a drone, an instruction to perform pre-surveillance of the portion of the one or more properties using the drone navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Todd Kerzner, Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10613494
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for generating an alert responsive to a specific value from a sensor of a wearable device connected to a home automation system or a security system are provided. Some methods can include a control panel receiving an alert message from a wearable device indicative of an ambient condition at a current location of the wearable device, and the control panel automatically adjusting a respective output of one or more connected devices with a respective location proximate the current location of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Yekun Gao, Rongbao Nie, XiaoGuang Zhao, Zhilei Wang
  • Patent number: 10598077
    Abstract: An ECU includes a motor control unit that controls energization to a motor, and a fixation determination unit that makes a determination on fixation of a valve body. The motor drives the valve body housed in a housing of a control valve. When the fixation determination unit has determined that the valve body is fixed, the motor control unit performs fixation-time control that energizes the motor so as to drive the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rihito Kaneko, Noboru Takagi, Isao Takagi, Naoto Hisaminato, Mitsuru Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Ando, Hidetoshi Onoda, Hiroshi Akeyama
  • Patent number: 10600313
    Abstract: A programmable security system and method for protecting an item of merchandise includes a programming station, a programmable key and a security system. The programming station generates a security code and communicates the security code to a memory of the programmable key. The programmable key initially communicates the security code to a memory of the security device and subsequently operates the security device upon a matching of the security code in the memory of the security device with the security code in the memory of the programmable key. The programmable key may also transfer power via electrical contacts or inductive transfer from an internal battery to the security device to operate a lock mechanism. The security code may be communicated by wireless infrared (IR) systems, electrical contacts or inductive transfer. A timer inactivates the programmable key and/or the security device after a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Jeffrey A. Grant, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Ronald M. Marsilio, Ian R. Scott
  • Patent number: 10594815
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing transmissions of notifications to user devices. A method can include determining that an event has occurred that requires a user notification. User and device characteristics are analyzed to determine that a single user device is currently in active use. The user notification is transmitted to the user device that has been determined to be in active use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Amool Gupta
  • Patent number: 10553052
    Abstract: An automation hub may automatically identify the arrival of a package to a location and provide a notification of the delivery to a user. A package authenticator may be generated via the automation hub at the location for embedment in a packaging of a product that is being ordered from a merchant for delivery to the location. Subsequently, the package authenticator may be associated with a pending delivery of the product at the location in response to receiving an indication that the package authenticator is submitted to the merchant via an order. The presence of an arrived package authenticator may be detected in proximity of the location via a sensor that is connected to the automation hub. A notification of arrival for the product may be generated for presentation on connected user devices in response to the arrived package authenticator matching the package authenticator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 10546483
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining historical event data for events detected over a past period of time by sensors within a property, receiving a set of current event data for one or more events detected by one or more of the sensors within the property, determining that the set of current event data matches a pattern of events indicated by the historical event data, generating, based on the pattern of events, a confidence score for the set of current event data, wherein the confidence scores reflects a confidence that a person is not within the property, determining that the confidence score satisfies a confidence threshold associated with an action to be performed when a person is not within the property, and triggering execution of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Kyle Rankin Johnson
  • Patent number: 10546472
    Abstract: A first thermostat of a building includes a communications interface configured to communicate with at least one of a second thermostat or a network server, a user interface configured to display information to a user and receive input from the user, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to generate building navigation direction data for user navigation through the building, cause the user interface to display a first building navigation direction based on the generated building navigation direction data, and cause, via the communications interface, the second thermostat to display a second building navigation direction on a second display of the second thermostat based on the generated building navigation direction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, Jr., Karl F. Reichenberger, Sudhi Sinha, Joseph R. Ribbich, Michael L. Ribbich, Charles J. Gaidish, John P. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10524702
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system of monitoring patients in hospital beds, the system comprising: at least one image capture element (2) disposed in a hospital bed (10) and configured to generate an image parameter (11) of a patient (12) disposed in the hospital bed (10). The system further comprises at least one processor, configured to generate a temperature map (13) of the patient (12) from the image parameter (11). Also disclosed is a method (40) of monitoring patients in hospital beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein, I-HealthSys Produtos Médicos Ltda—ME
    Inventors: Alexandre Rodrigues Marra, Oscar Fernando Pavao Dos Santos, Marcelo Prado, Renaldo Massini Junior, Guilherme Machado Gagliardi, Felipe Kermentz Ferraz Costa, Tales Roberto De Souza Santini, Alvaro Costa Neto
  • Patent number: 10522011
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring a door or a window is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising receiving, by a processor, an electronic signal from a motion sensor in response to movement of the door or window, determining a direction of movement of the door or window from the electronic signal by the processor, comparing the direction of movement to a predetermined direction by the processor, detecting, by the processor, an alarm condition of the door or window if the electronic signal indicates that the door or window is being opened, and transmitting, by a transmitter coupled to the processor, an alarm signal when the alarm condition has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jay Stone, Michael Bailey, George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10515524
    Abstract: A security method and apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for providing an alarm for a window by a security apparatus comprises calculating a first distance between a detector mounted within a movable portion of the window and a window frame edge and calculating a second distance between the detector and the window frame edge. The method further comprises determining whether the movable portion of the window has remained stationary for more than a predetermined time period based on the first distance and the second distance and, if the movable portion has remained stationary for more than the predetermined time period, storing the second distance in a memory, placing the security apparatus into an active alarm state, calculating a third distance observed by the detector, determining a change between the third distance and the second distance, determining whether the change exceeds a predetermined distance, and generating an alarm signal if the change exceeds the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Seelman, Michael Bailey, Jay Stone, Michael Lamb, Thomas Thibault
  • Patent number: 10504340
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus organize a plurality of haptic output variations into a cohesive semantic framework that uses various information about the alert condition and trigger, application context, and other conditions to provide a system of haptic outputs that share characteristics between related events. In some embodiments, an event class or application class provides the basis for a corresponding haptic output. In some embodiments, whether an alert-salience setting is on provides the basis for adding an increased salience haptic output to the standard haptic output for the alert. In some embodiments, consistent haptics provide for branding of the associated application class, application, and/or context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, Gary I. Butcher, Hugo D. Verweij, Jonathan Ive
  • Patent number: 10505663
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically detecting passive components in communications systems using radio frequency identification (“RFID”) tags. A coupling circuit is provided in a system between a communications network and an RFID tag. The RFID tag is associated with a passive element of a distributed antenna system (“DAS”). The coupling circuit can allow an RFID signal received from an RFID transmitter over the communications network to be transported to the RFID tag. The coupling circuit can substantially prevent mobile communication signals on the communications network from being transported to the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Kummetz, Stefan Eisenwinter
  • Patent number: 10482755
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for temporarily disarming a barrier alarm in a security system. In one embodiment, a method is described, performed by a barrier alarm in communication with a central controller, where the barrier alarm receives a first signal from a user interface on the barrier alarm to disarm the barrier alarm, disables the barrier alarm in response to receiving the indication, and re-arming the barrier alarm upon receipt of a second signal from a sensor that forms part of the barrier alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Carlo Q. Petrucci
  • Patent number: 10467119
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to data-agnostic computational methods and systems for adjusting hard thresholds based on user feedback. Hard thresholds are used to monitor time-series data generated by a data-generating entity. The time-series data may be metric data that represents usage of the data-generating entity over time. The data is compared with a hard threshold associated with usage of the resource or process and when the data violates the threshold, an alert is typically generated and presented to a user. Methods and systems collect user feedback after a number of alerts to determine the quality and significance of the alerts. Based on the user feedback, methods and systems automatically adjust the hard thresholds to better represent how the user perceives the alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Naira Movses Grigoryan, Mazda A. Marvasti, Arnak Poghosyan, Ashot Nshan Harutyunyan, Yanislav Yankov
  • Patent number: 10466221
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predicting gas concentration values are described, which may include predictions based on gas measurement information received from a gas sensor and gas sensor response information for the gas sensor. The gas sensor response information which may be in the form of a sigmoid function. In some embodiments, the predicted gas concentration values may be generated by predicting an asymptotic value of the gas measurement information based on a rate of change of the concentration of the gas and the gas sensor response information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Scientific Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Todd Yocum