Alarm System Supervision Patents (Class 340/506)
  • Patent number: 11189144
    Abstract: A smoke alarm system comprises a smoke alarm, a temperature detector, a first sampling circuit, a second sampling circuit and an analysis module; a first terminal of the first sampling circuit is connected to the smoke alarm, and a second terminal is connected to a first input terminal of the analysis module; the first sampling circuit is used for sampling from the smoke alarm to obtain a smoke sample value which is then output to the analysis module; a first terminal of the second sampling circuit is connected to the temperature detector, and a second terminal is connected to a second input terminal of the analysis module; the second sampling circuit is used for sampling from the temperature detector to obtain a temperature sample value which is then output to the analysis module; and the analysis module determines whether a smoke alarm signal is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Zhiwei Yan, Fangjie Zhou, Fuming Ye
  • Patent number: 11176808
    Abstract: An interface actuator device, an interface actuator system, and a system and method for remotely controlling an interface of a control panel are disclosed. The interface actuator device includes an actuator for controlling the interface of the control panel and an attachment mechanism for mounting the interface actuator device to the control panel. The system can further include a camera for capturing images of the interface and a mobile device for controlling the actuator and viewing the images from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP
    Inventors: John Bradley Stowell, James T. Roberts, Joseph Piccolo, III, Jean Claude Dore
  • Patent number: 11176803
    Abstract: Methods and systems, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for reducing the likelihood of signaling failover in an alarm system, the method including identifying alarm events detected at monitored properties by monitoring systems that are located at the monitored properties; tracking the ability of a primary application infrastructure to transmit, to a central monitoring station server, the alarm events; detecting disruption in the ability of the primary application infrastructure to transmit the alarm events to the central monitoring station server; based on the detected disruption, enabling a signal transmission switch that switches a path for alarm events from the primary application infrastructure to a secondary application infrastructure, the secondary application infrastructure being an infrastructure operated by a cloud service provider; and based on enablement of the transmission switch, transmitting, by the secondary application infrastructure, at least one alarm event to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 11176793
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for identifying patterns activity at a facility that seem to precede alarm events. In some implementations, a monitoring system is configured to monitor a property and includes a sensor configured to generate sensor data. A monitor control unit is configured to receive the sensor data and based on the sensor data, determine an alarm status of the monitoring system. A monitoring application server is configured to receive the sensor data and data indicating the alarm status of the monitoring system. The server applies the sensor data to a model that determines an estimated alarm status of the monitoring system and determines the estimated alarm status of the monitoring system is different from the alarm status. Based on determining that the estimated alarm status of the monitoring system is different from the alarm status of the monitoring system, the server overrides the alarm status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Nathan Picardi
  • Patent number: 11170646
    Abstract: Examples relate to detectors for determining motion from visual cues, said determining being invariant to changes in at least one of temporal and spatial frequencies of said visual cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Alex Cope
  • Patent number: 11167550
    Abstract: A state determination apparatus that does not need an increase in number of inputs of a calculation element for duplicated sensors even in a case where a sensor is duplicated, and can detect a malfunction of a plurality of duplicated sensors is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yuta Sumiyoshi
  • Patent number: 11170622
    Abstract: A device includes a gas-measuring unit and a sound-measuring unit. The gas-measuring unit has a gas sensor detecting a first measured variable, and a gas analysis module determining a gas concentration from the first variable and comparing the concentration with a first threshold value, to output a first signal based thereon. The sound-measuring unit has a sound detection unit detecting a second measured variable, and a sound analysis module determining a status variable, from the second variable, indicating a noise exposure, and comparing the status variable with a second threshold value to determine a first parameter indicating a current sound level and/or determining a second parameter indicating a sound exposure accumulated over a time interval. The sound analysis module may determine the status variable, the first parameter and/or the second parameter as a function of the comparison of the gas concentration and the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ulf Ostermann, Livio Fornasiero, Michael Brodersen, Wulf-Gerd Traving, Sven Eric Schmaljohann, Rene Lutat, Anne Wiggers
  • Patent number: 11170623
    Abstract: A portable hazard communicator device including a portable housing, a visual warning indicator, an audio warning indicator, a receiver, a first control unit, a second control unit and an attachment unit. The portable housing has an internal cavity for housing a plurality of light elements. The visual warning indicator is integrated within the housing for displaying a hazard message upon activation of the visual warning indicator. The audio warning indicator unit is integrated within the housing for emitting a hazard sound upon activation of the audio warning indicator. The receiver is configured to receive one or more signals from a companion device, and the one or more signals includes a power on signal. The first control unit is configured to activate and deactivate the visual warning indicator. The second control unit is configured to activate and deactivate the audio warning indicator. The attachment unit attaches the portable housing to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Cheryl Spencer
  • Patent number: 11162929
    Abstract: A method for measuring pollution that includes providing a plurality of analyte sensors arranged in a grid over a sensing area, wherein the analyte sensors measure a pollutant, and positioning at least one current sensor in the sensing area. A pollution source is localized using a pollution source locator including a dispersion model and at least one hardware processor to interpolate a location of a pollution source from variations in current measured from the current sensors and measurements of pollutants from the analyte sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Josephine B. Chang, Hendrik F. Hamann, Siyuan Lu, Ramachandran Muralidhar, Theodore G. Van Kessel
  • Patent number: 11159622
    Abstract: A system for detecting and verifying an environmental anomaly within a shipping container (transported on a transit vehicle having an external transceiver) has wireless sensor-based ID nodes at different locations within the container and multiple command nodes mounted to the container. A first command node is programmatically configured to be operative to detect the sensor data broadcasted from the ID nodes; responsively identify the anomaly based upon the sensor data detected by that command node; and transmit a validation request to another command node. The other command node is configured to be operative to also detect the sensor data broadcasted from the ID nodes; receive the validation request from the first command node; verify the anomaly in response to the validation request and based upon the sensor data detected by the second command node; and broadcast a verification message based upon whether the anomaly for the shipping container is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 11138866
    Abstract: A building management system tracks occupants of a building in which the building management system is installed and presents information about the occupants, including location information, to first responders during emergency and/or training events. Distributed devices of the building management system receive identification information broadcast by user devices of the occupants and sends the identification information to a control panel of the building management system. Location information for the occupants is generated based on the identification information received from the user devices and stored along with time and date information. This location information is then retrieved and presented to first responders, for example, by displaying a map of the building with icons representing the distributed devices and occupants, based on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruno Gravel, David-Alexandre Bourbonnais
  • Patent number: 11138442
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and system described herein enable capture of video data streams from multiple, different video data source devices and the processing of the video data streams. The video data streams are merged such that various data protocols can all be processed with the same worker processors on different types of operating systems, which are typically distributed. In an embodiment the multiple video data sources comprises at least one mobile device executing a video sensing application that produces a video data stream for processing by video analysis worker processes. The processes include automatically detecting moving objects in a video data stream, and further tracking and analyzing the moving objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Placemeter, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Winter, Ugo Jardonnet, Tuan Hue Thi, Niklaus Haldimann
  • Patent number: 11135382
    Abstract: A medical device is provided with an alarm organization. A process for alarm organization of a medical device is also provided. Based on pressure measured values and flow measured values and with a comparison criterion, it is determined whether an elevation of an airway pressure of an anesthesia device or of a ventilator is caused by a coughing event. A visual and/or acoustic output of a warning or alarm is adapted, indicating the elevated airway pressure PAW_High.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thomas Krüger, Birger Landwehr
  • Patent number: 11099532
    Abstract: Predictor variables that affect production or consumption of a resource are sampled at a plurality of times within a time period and aggregated to generate an aggregated value for each predictor variable over the time period. A model is generated which estimates the production or consumption in terms of the predictor variables. A regression process is performed to generate values for a plurality of regression coefficients in the model based on a cumulative production or consumption of the resource for the time period and the aggregated values. The sampled values of the predictor variables are then applied as inputs to the model to estimate productions or consumptions of the resource at each of the plurality of times. The estimated productions or consumptions may be used as inputs to a controller that operates equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Steven R. Vitullo, Graeme Willmott
  • Patent number: 11100335
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and system described herein enable capture of video data streams from multiple, different video data source devices and the processing of the video data streams. The video data streams are merged such that various data protocols can all be processed with the same worker processors on different types of operating systems, which are typically distributed. In an embodiment the multiple video data sources comprises at least one mobile device executing a video sensing application that produces a video data stream for processing by video analysis worker processes. The processes include estimating a queue wait time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Placemeter, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Winter, Ugo Jardonnet, Tuan Hue Thi, Niklaus Haldimann
  • Patent number: 11093562
    Abstract: An example system receives a plurality of event streams. A separate stream rule is applied to each individual event stream to produce a filtered output event stream. The system also applies a correlation rule to the filtered output event streams to produce correlated event results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ENT. SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LP
    Inventors: Hamith Nissam, Vishal Rao, Niranjan R. Kamath, Vikram Kulkarni, Sambhavi Piskala Dhanabalan, Tulika Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 11089165
    Abstract: A communication device, system, and method configured for retrofitting into an existing dwelling unit intercom handset in an existing hard-wired building access system can be used to convert the existing building access system to one that is internet connected for remotely unlocking a door, gate, and/or similar. The communication device can be powered by drawing a small and controlled amount of current from the source that powers the unlock coil for the existing hard-wired building access system. The communication device can be configured to receive and transmit a ringer signal over the internet. The communication device can be configured to transmit an unlock signal to the lock deactivation module of the existing hard-wire building access system in response to information received from the internet and/or the ringer signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Charles AbouSaid Yssa
  • Patent number: 11087611
    Abstract: A computer assisted facility monitoring method provides users with predefined operating procedures that are recommended for addressing one or more alarms acknowledged by the user. The predefined operating procedures are created and stored prior to the occurrence of the alarms. In some examples, after acknowledging an alarm occurrence, the user may be provided with an option for bypassing or disregarding the alarm, as some such acknowledgements may have been for false alarms. In some examples, the predefined operating procedure may specify multiple action steps for addressing an alarm. In such examples, the user can close out or settle an alarm incident even without completing all of the action steps, provided the user enters a valid reason for doing so. In some examples, a user can batch-select a group of alarms, wherein perhaps only some of the acknowledged alarms in the group have corresponding predefined operating procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Fujuan Ji, Dongyun Liu, George Green
  • Patent number: 11089268
    Abstract: A video system for video surveillance or video monitoring includes a video source, a video control system, and a video management system. The video management system is configured to receive configuration data and generate maps based on the configuration data, wherein at least one of the maps is associated with the video source. The video management system displays the map associated with the video source and displays a graphical symbol on the map which indicates the location of the video source. The video management system then receives a selection of the video source, receives information associated with the selected video source, and displays the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Oren Golan, Boaz Dudovich, Shahar Daliyot, Ron Schwartz
  • Patent number: 11087009
    Abstract: A method for providing different message information to users based on authorization level is disclosed. In one embodiment, such a method includes detecting an event, such as an error or abnormal termination, in a hardware or software product. The method generates a message in association with the event and determines an authorization level of a user intended to receive the message. In the event the user is associated with a first authorization level, the method includes first content in the message. In the event the user is associated with a second authorization level, the method includes second content in the message. The second content may be more comprehensive than the first content. A corresponding system and computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Reed, Gregory E. McBride, Kenneth J. Owin
  • Patent number: 11074234
    Abstract: A system for data space limitation includes and interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive a structured data set. The processor is configured to determine a whole data space for the structured data set; remove duplicate pairs from the whole data space to generate a duplicate pair limited data space; remove hierarchical redundant pairs from the duplicate pair limited data space to generate a redundant pair limited data space; remove user settable combinations from the redundant pair limited data space to generate a user settable combinations limited data space; remove privacy preserving combinations from the user settable combination limited data space to generate a privacy preserving combinations limited data space; remove access prohibited combinations from the privacy preserving combinations limited data space to generate an access prohibited combination limited data space; and provide the access prohibited combination limited data space for combination calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Viktor Brada, Peter Fedorocko, Filip Dousek, Hynek Walner
  • Patent number: 11075804
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for network modeling and device configuration. A security information and event manager is configured to receive log data from third party devices connected to a network. A notification is received each time a specific third party device generates a predetermined event in response to traffic at the specific third party device. The notification includes event information inferring network topology information, which network topology information includes third party device location information, firewall event information, source and destination networks. In response to receiving this information, a state of each third party device is generated, using inferred information over a predetermined period. An access control list is generated for each third party device, by using the inferred information over the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Hume, Rory F. Bray, Jason D. Keirstead, Christopher I. Collins, Steven W. R. Jones
  • Patent number: 11069216
    Abstract: Described herein are improvements for characterizing performance of a component in an automated industrial process. In one example, a method includes, for each period of a plurality of periods, at least until an alert is triggered, updating a count of failed operations attempted by the first component and a percentage of a count of total operations attempted by the first component represented by the count of failed operations. The method further includes decrementing a trigger value when the count of failed operations does not increase for the period and incrementing the trigger value when the count of failed operations increases for the period. Also, the method includes triggering the alert in response to the trigger value satisfying a trigger value criterion and either the count of failed operations satisfying a count criterion or the percentage satisfying a percentage criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Vance, Mikica Cvijetinovic, Francisco P. Maturana
  • Patent number: 11069214
    Abstract: A method of monitoring for the presence of an event entity in a monitored region comprising receiving, at a first level of detail, first event data from at least one data processing device of a plurality of data processing devices each configured to monitor at least a portion of a monitored region, the first event data indicative of an event entity occurring in the monitored region; processing the first event data to determine the presence of an event entity indicated by the event data; comparing the identified event entity with a data store defining notification events; and responsive to the identified event entity matching a notification event, outputting a notification relating to the identified event entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Seechange Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Jason Souloglou
  • Patent number: 11064008
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, remote interface server computing device, and system that provides a presentation web page to a presentation device and a remote web page to a remote device. The remote web page is configured to, when executed by the remote device, register the remote device as associated with the presentation device and render a swipe panel on a display of the remote device. A first message is received from the remote device in response to an interaction with the swipe panel. A second message is sent to the presentation device in response to receiving the first message. The second message, when executed by the presentation device, is configured to cause the presentation device to perform an action on the presentation web page corresponding to the user interaction with the swipe panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: USABLENET INC.
    Inventor: Enrico Scoda
  • Patent number: 11052823
    Abstract: A vehicle rear monitoring system includes a camera that captures an image of an area to a rear of a vehicle, and a processing unit that processes the image captured by the camera. The processing unit creates a first vehicle rear image that is displayed in a first display area that is a portion of a display area of a display device, when traveling forward, and creates a second vehicle rear image that is displayed in a second display area that is within the display area of the display device and that is an area that includes the first display area and is larger than the first display area, when traveling backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Kumon
  • Patent number: 11055981
    Abstract: In some instances, a fall detection system comprising a first fall detection device and a user device is provided. The fall detection device is configured to: detect an occurrence of a fall event associated with an individual based on sensor information from the one or more sensors and a fall detection model; and provide a first indication indicating the occurrence of the fall event. The user device is configured to: receive the first indication; cause display of a prompt requesting user feedback as to whether the individual fell based on the first indication and a second indication from a second fall detection device; provide update information indicating for the first fall detection device to update the fall detection model based on the user feedback; and provide user fall information associated with the occurrence of the fall event based on the user feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Aetna Inc.
    Inventor: Dwayne Kurfirst
  • Patent number: 11048397
    Abstract: A method is performed at a client device with a display screen, processor(s), and memory storing program(s) for execution by the processor(s). The method comprises obtaining alert events from smart devices at a physical location. The smart devices include a camera located at or in proximity to the physical location. The method further comprises displaying in a scrollable list a chronological sequence of camera event items. Each of the camera event items includes a thumbnail image, a time of the alert event, and one or more activity alert indicators corresponding to predefined activity alert types. The method further comprises receiving a user selection of a first thumbnail image corresponding to a first one of the camera event items, and responsive to the user selection, enabling playback of a video of a first alert event in a video player interface while maintaining display of the scrollable list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Melissa McLean, Michael Mizono, Lauren Von Dehsen, Joe Delone Venters, Tracy Kuwatani, Zachery Webster Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11039110
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to communication technique that fuses a 5G communication system with IoT technology to support higher data transfer rates than a 4G system and, a system thereof. This disclosure can be applied to intelligent services based on 5G communication technology and IoT related technology (for example, smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, healthcare, digital education, retail, security and safety related services, or the like). The present invention discloses a feature related to a method of a server for managing objects in a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyeongmin Nam
  • Patent number: 11037571
    Abstract: Techniques for notification are presented. The techniques may include detecting a natural language phrase concerning an event at a geographic location in speech broadcast by a radio system, determining at least one search criteria from the natural language phrase, searching video surveillance data based on the at least one search criteria, such that search results are obtained, forming computer generated speech corresponding to the search results, and delivering the computer generated speech audibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas John Alcock, Justin Alexander Byfield, Kurt Russell Grossnickle, Liam Alexander Scholte, Zachary Aaron Weingarten
  • Patent number: 11032015
    Abstract: A method of processing an emergency alert in a broadcast receiver includes receiving a broadcast signal including an emergency alert table, the emergency alert table including an emergency alert text related to an emergency alert message, information for identifying a viewing target for the emergency alert message and emergency-related broadcast service information for an emergency-related broadcast service, decoding the emergency alert table, displaying the emergency alert text in the decoded emergency alert table, and displaying an additional content related to the emergency alert message. The broadcast signal further includes wake-up information that includes 2 bits representing at least a first wake-up notification of a first emergency or a second wake-up notification of a second emergency different from the first wake-up notification of the first emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Jeongwoo Kim, Minsung Kwak
  • Patent number: 11022946
    Abstract: Reducing nuisance notifications from building automation systems is described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive a notification of an alarm from a building automation system, compare attributes of the alarm to attributes of alarms included in a database of suppressed alarms, refrain from transmitting a notification of the alarm to a mobile device in response to the attributes of the alarm matching attributes of any of the alarms in the database, and transmit a notification of the alarm to a mobile device in response to the attributes of the alarm not matching the attributes of any of the alarms in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Fuller, Dae-Soon Kwon, Yi-Chang Hsieh, Andie Kumiawan, Martin Lee, Paul Vanderstraeten
  • Patent number: 11024143
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method including, receiving, from one or more of a plurality of devices, one or more notifications indicating that one or more audio sound patterns have been detected. The method includes determining whether a same audio sound pattern is detected by two or more of the devices. The method further includes transmitting a notification to each device associated with the same audio sound pattern. The method further includes determining a location of the same audio sound pattern based on one or more criteria and transmitting a notification to each device associated with each of the same audio sound patterns. In some embodiments, the one or more criteria is a time, a duration, a frequency, an amplitude, a speed, or a direction of the audio sound pattern, and an aggregation of information from two or more of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: PPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Neric Hsin-Wu Fong, Teddy David Thomas
  • Patent number: 11017680
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on storage devices, for drone-augmented emergency response services. In one aspect, a device includes a network interface, one or more sensors, one or more processors, and one or more storage devices that include instructions that are operable to perform operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 11016487
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for using a drone to monitor a community. The drone may include a processor and a storage device storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the one or more processors to perform operations. The operations may include receiving an instruction to deploy based on a determination, by a community monitoring system that an event was detected at a property of the community, navigating towards the property along an initial navigation path, obtaining local monitoring system data from a local monitoring system of a property of the community, generating based on the local monitoring system data a navigational model that identifies a location of each of one or more surveillance objectives, determining an adjusted navigation path to a location of a surveillance objective of the one or more surveillance objectives, and navigating along the adjusted navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Aaron Lee Roberts
  • Patent number: 11012308
    Abstract: There is provided a method for configuring a plurality of network devices of a wireless fire detection system comprising a configuration device, a gateway device wirelessly communicating with the configuration device, and the plurality of network devices wirelessly communicating with the gateway device and among them, the method comprising: determining, by the configuration device, configuration data of each one of the plurality of network devices for configuring each one of the plurality of network devices; transmitting, by the configuration device, the configuration data to the gateway device; and upon receiving the configuration data from the configuration device, distributing, by the gateway device, the configuration data to each one of the plurality of network devices according to predetermined time slots for transmitting the configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Life Safety Distribution GMBH
    Inventors: Andrea Frison, Daniel Merli, Daniel Polito
  • Patent number: 11011041
    Abstract: A system, topology, and methods for a monitoring via one or more sensors and controlling the operation of a controllable module. A system can include a first wireless communication module the first wireless communication module including a transceiver employing a first protocol to receive digital data from an electronic sensor and to control the operation of the electronic sensor. The system can further include an internal memory storing data received for the electronic sensor. The system can further include a second wireless communication module, the second wireless communication module including a transceiver employing a second protocol different from the first protocol to communicate real time electronic sensor data and electronic sensor data stored in the internal memory directly with a user portable electronic device, the portable electronic device including an internal electrical energy storage element, a processor, and a user perceptible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED WIRELESS INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Ramin Rostami
  • Patent number: 11004326
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a location may include a local agent device at the location, and at least one sub-system at the location. The sub-system(s) is in communication with the local agent device. The local agent device is configured to detect and automatically respond to a first event occurring at or within the sub-system(s) according to a first procedure. The local agent device is configured to contact a monitoring center that is remotely located from the location when the local agent device detects a second event occurring at or within the sub-system(s) according to a second procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Security Solutions LLC
    Inventor: William Louis Scheer
  • Patent number: 10996646
    Abstract: Methods and systems relating to the monitoring and control of heating devices in multiple units in one or more buildings. An intelligent node, containing a monitoring module and a controlling module, is installed for each unit in a building. The monitoring module monitors the activation and deactivation of the heating device or, alternatively, directly measures the amount of power used by the heating device. This monitoring data is transmitted to a central server and is sent to a user. The user can control the duty cycle of the heating device and, as such, can directly cause savings in energy. The duty cycle for each heating device is adjusted by the controlling module based on the user's commands. The system can also be used so that the duty cycle is set such that energy settings for adjacent units are similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Trevor Boicey
  • Patent number: 10997428
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and system described herein enable capture of video data streams from multiple, different video data source devices and the processing of the video data streams. The video data streams are merged such that various data protocols can all be processed with the same worker processors on different types of operating systems, which are typically distributed. In an embodiment the multiple video data sources comprises at least one mobile device executing a video sensing application that produces a video data stream for processing by video analysis worker processes. The processes include automatically detecting features in an urban scene comprising building entrances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Placemeter Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Winter, Ugo Jardonnet, Tuan Hue Thi, Niklaus Haldimann
  • Patent number: 10991227
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing indications of received emergency alert messages to devices within a consumer premises are disclosed. In one embodiment, a consumer premise equipment (CPE) receiving one or more emergency alert messages from a content provider or managed network determines one or more alert responses for one or more devices of the consumer premise network. In one implementation, the responses are based at least in part on the received emergency alert messages themselves. The CPE issues one or more commands to one or more devices present within the consumer premises (which may be for example a home automation system), to indicate the one or more determined alert indication responses, such as auditory alert and visual alert by the one or more devices. Thus, users in the consumer premises may be made aware of an alert message outside of the typical means in which an alert is displayed, such as via a television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Peter Stern, Scott Ramsdell, Adam Mayer, Mike Roudi, Chris Williams
  • Patent number: 10977859
    Abstract: A system for generating formal premises designs is discussed. The system begins by inputting an informal two-dimensional rendering of the premises. The system continues by analyzing the informal two-dimensional rendering and determining features found on the premises depicted by the two-dimensional rendering. The system then generates a three-dimensional model of the premises and populates it with interactive objects. Finally, the system provides multiple views of the three-dimensional rendering containing interactive objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Petar Pejic, Frederic Bavastro
  • Patent number: 10978050
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence-based processing can be used to classify audio information received from an audio input unit. In an example, audio information can be received from a microphone configured to monitor an environment. A processor circuit can identify identifying one or more features of the audio information received from the microphone and use a first applied machine learning algorithm to analyze the one or more features and determine whether the audio information includes an indication of an abnormal event in the environment. In an example, the processor circuit can use a different second applied machine learning algorithm, such as a neural network-based deep learning algorithm, to analyze the same one or more features and classify the audio information as including an indication of a particular event type in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTELLIVISION TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Krishna Khadloya, Chandan Gope, Vaidhi Nathan
  • Patent number: 10979637
    Abstract: A method of determining an operation mode of a camera with respect to each of a plurality of time periods includes: obtaining installation environment information of the camera, the information including images obtained by the camera in the plurality of time periods; determining one or more candidate operation modes with respect to each of the plurality of time periods, with reference to the installation environment information of the camera; and determining, as the operation mode of the camera with respect to each of the plurality of time periods, any one of the determined one or more candidate operation modes with respect to the each of the plurality of time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Jun Mok, Min Suk Sung, Durga Prasad Jujjuru
  • Patent number: 10969486
    Abstract: An augmented reality platform and method for use of the same are provided. In one embodiment, an array of locationing devices determine a perspective value of a physical object within a space based on visual-inertial odometry, radio wave positioning, and acoustic positioning. A server determines a decided value of the physical object based on a plurality of perspective values of the physical object received from the array of locationing devices. A digital map and digital library maintained by the server maintain the location of physical objects and spatial experiential objects in order to provide the spatial experiential object to an augmented reality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Scrrd, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Kane Thoresen, Joshua Ian Cohen
  • Patent number: 10963683
    Abstract: A system comprises a first detector for detecting whether a multi-occupancy space is occupied by at least one individual and a plurality of second detectors for detecting whether an individual is present in each of a respective plurality of spaces within the multi-occupancy space. A controller is configured to monitor whether an individual is present in the multi-occupancy space based on a signal derived from the first detector. If the presence of at least one individual is detected based on the signal derived from the first detector, the controller determines occupancy of the multi-occupancy space based on signals derived from the plurality of second detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: WORKPLACE FABRIC LIMITED
    Inventor: Raj Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 10964199
    Abstract: Methods of and devices for automatically reducing and/or eliminating false alarms to the call centers are disclosed. The method of reducing a false alarm notification to a call center can comprise receiving a triggered event notification on a mobile device, requesting a user to unlock the mobile device, and requesting the user to confirm a triggered alarm or dismiss the trigger notification using the mobile device using a non-GUI based user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: INSTANT CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Allen Darling, Fong-Min Chang, Chih-Cheng Tai
  • Patent number: 10960850
    Abstract: A tamper detection system is disclosed. The tamper detection system may include an electronic control module (ECM) of a machine and a tamper detection module. The tamper detection module may detect, while the machine is powered off, an opening of a switch that is associated with a component of the machine. The opening of the switch may indicate tampering with the component of the machine. The tamper detection module may set, while the machine is powered off, a state of a latch based on detecting the opening of the switch. The state, while set, may indicate that the switch was opened. The tamper detection module may cause, when the machine is powered on, the ECM to provide an indication that tampering with the component of the machine has occurred based on the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Neyens, Fernando Venegas, Brian R. Huffman
  • Patent number: 10956849
    Abstract: Methods and systems associated with a microservice based predictive service level agreement (SLA) impact analytics system that may run on standardized container based virtual computing platform to enable capacity auto-scaling for on-demand, near-real-time resource allocation automatically supporting user data packet forwarding when SLA is potentially impacted to ensure SLA compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tsong-Ho Wu, Wen-Jui Li, Jun-Min Liu
  • Patent number: 10950120
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for processing alarm signals are presented. In some embodiments, a mobile device may be registered with a security system that is installed at a premises. Subsequently, an alarm trigger associated with the security system may be received. Based on receiving the alarm trigger, the location of the mobile device may be determined. A response to the alarm trigger then may be determined based on the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Poder, Bill Horrocks