Alarm System Supervision Patents (Class 340/506)
  • Patent number: 11914452
    Abstract: A user interface system is provided. At least one engine is provided to receive message data from managed infrastructure that includes managed infrastructure physical hardware that supports the flow and processing of information, determine common characteristics of events and produce clusters of events relating to the failure of errors in the managed infrastructure. Membership in a cluster indicates a common factor of the events that is a failure or an actionable problem in the physical hardware managed infrastructure directed to supporting the flow and processing of information. One or more situations is created that is a collection of one or more events or alerts representative of the actionable problem in the managed infrastructure. A situation room is coupled to or includes a dashboard display computer system and a data system, the display computer system configured to generate a dashboard display configured to display situations from the clustered events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Philip Tee, Robert Duncan Harper, Charles Mike Silvey, Andrew John Leonard, Jeffrey Ellison Townsend
  • Patent number: 11900776
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for a lid of an aspirating smoke detector device are described herein. In some examples, one or more embodiments include an aspirating smoke detector device, comprising a plurality of light pipes, a cover including a plurality of apertures to interface with the plurality of light pipes, a housing including a housing inlet and a housing outlet, and a reversible lid connectable to the cover in a first lid orientation and a second lid orientation, where when the cover and the housing are in a first device orientation, the reversible lid is to connect to the cover in the first lid orientation and when the cover and the housing are in a second device orientation, the reversible lid is to connect to the cover in the second lid orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gianluca Pace, Erika Simeoni, Mauro Miheli
  • Patent number: 11901070
    Abstract: A patient monitoring hub can communicate bidirectionally with external devices such as a board-in-cable or a dongle. Medical data can be communicated from the patient monitoring hub to the external devices to cause the external devices to initiate actions. For example, an external device can perform calculations based on data received from the patient monitoring hub, or take other actions (for example, creating a new patient profile, resetting baseline values for algorithms, calibrating algorithms, etc.). The external device can also communicate display characteristics associated with its data to the monitoring hub. The monitoring hub can calculate a set of options for combined layouts corresponding to different external devices or parameters. A display option may be selected for arranging a display screen estate on the monitoring hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Bilal Muhsin, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Peter Scott Housel, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 11892831
    Abstract: Industrial technical plant controlled and monitored by a process control, wherein a visualization system requests a history of selected process datum for that display period from a process control system and outputs the associated profile as a graphic forming process data points, where the visualization system determines the particular process data point as the average or median of the values of the selected process datum in a collection period characteristic of the particular process data point and where, for the particular process data point, the visualization system also determines the minimum and/or the maximum values of the selected process datum during the collection period such that whenever the minimum is below a predefined minimum value and/or the maximum exceeds a predefined maximum value, the visualization system indicates, together with the particular process data point, a secondary alarm not set by the process control system, but set by the visualization system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Benjamin Lutz
  • Patent number: 11893880
    Abstract: A method includes reading a digital signal from a sensing device in an area of a structure, where the digital signal is configured to be present periodically. A trailing edge of the digital signal is determined. An analog signal from the sensing device is read, where the analog signal includes an output from a sensor included in the sensing device, and where the sensor is configured to detect an aspect of an environment. The analog signal is read after the trailing edge of the digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: OneEvent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Joseph Wedig, Daniel Ralph Parent, Anton Vermaak, Scott Holmstrom, Chris Snyder
  • Patent number: 11885897
    Abstract: An autonomous distress tracking system for an aircraft is described. The system can include a transponder configured to transmit radio frequency (RF) emissions and an RF detector unit configured to detect the RF emissions. The system can further include an alert system that is in communication with the RF detector unit and be configured to activate a distress radio beacon if no RF emissions are detected within a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: AVIATION COMMUNICATION & SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Polynin, Jarett Alan Malone, Christophe Hamel
  • Patent number: 11883156
    Abstract: A patient handling device includes a frame for supporting a patient, a controller, and two alert lights which are activated when a controller detects an alert situation, such as, but not limited to, a patient exiting from the patient handling device. The controller is in communication with the alert lights and operable to monitor an integrated bed exit system. The alert lights are positioned adjacent the foot end corners of the frame and are viewable by a user positioned anywhere within a 270 degree section of a circle defined at the center of the patient handling device. The alert lights include one or more Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: David Terrance Becker, Christopher John Hopper, Michael Joseph Hayes, Richard C. Mayoras, Jr., Vivek Shankar
  • Patent number: 11876669
    Abstract: A method and system for line fault detection, and a network control system are provided. A line fault detection method of a line fault detection system operated by at least one processor comprises generating a network device vector for each node, whose elements are network devices included in each node connected to both ends of a line, when a fault alarm occurs, setting an element corresponding to the network device in which the fault alarm occurs among the elements of the network device vector as a communication state according to the fault alarm, and determining whether a fault occurred in the line and the network device where the fault occurred based on the communication state set in the network device vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventors: Kwang-Koog Lee, So Jin Kim, Young-Wuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11868917
    Abstract: A method of implementing a network-enabled secure door lock, comprising obtaining measurements of an environment associated with a door from a variety of sensor types; generating, based at least in part on the measurements, a set of inputs to a machine-learning model; inputting the set of inputs into the machine learning model to determine a status of the door; generating a message that indicates the status of the door; and transmitting the message to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Priti Marappan, Darren Ernest Canavor, Daniel Wade Hitchcock, Bharath Kumar Bhimanaik, Andrew Jay Roths
  • Patent number: 11867548
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and mediums for correcting a smart gas flow. The method may be implemented by a smart gas device management platform of an IoT system for correcting a smart gas flow. The method may include: obtaining reading data of a gas meter; determining a first confidence level of the reading data based on the reading data; in response to a determination that the first confidence level is smaller than a confidence level threshold, obtaining a working condition parameter; and determining, based on the working condition parameter, a gas meter correction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: CHENGDU QINCHUAN IOT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zehua Shao, Yong Li, Yongzeng Liang, Xiaojun Wei
  • Patent number: 11860600
    Abstract: A programmable display device includes: an obtaining section for obtaining data; a setting accepting section for accepting, via a setting screen displayed in response to predetermined operation, a process setting for a content of a process to be executed for the data and information for executing the process; and a process executing section for executing the process in accordance with the process setting, the setting accepting section accepting the process setting in a state where the obtaining section is executing the obtaining of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC JAPAN HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Kitano, Tsutomu Itabashi
  • Patent number: 11860043
    Abstract: In an indoor environment on fire, automatic deployment of sensors disposed on, beneath or over the floor to look upward the ceiling to observe a body of smoke and flame risen near the ceiling allows important information regarding states and dynamics of the body of smoke and flame to be gathered at an early stage of fire (e.g. before arrival of firefighters). By distributing the sensors over the indoor environment, the states and dynamics of the body of smoke and flame are monitored holistically (i.e. as a whole) even at the early stage of fire. Such information is useful to predict development of the fire. In one implementation, a sensor is held in an infrastructure sensor holder mounted on the ceiling during normal time. Upon detecting occurrence of fire, the sensor drops from the holder to land on the floor and orients a sensing direction vertically upward to perform monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Qixin Wang, Xinyan Huang, Muhammad Shaheer, Tamzid Mohammad, Xiaoning Zhang, Mingchun Luo, Li-Ta Hsu, Xiqiang Wu, Fu Xiao, Asif Usmani
  • Patent number: 11853026
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and apparatuses to provide human safety and machine safety and operations. In one example, a distributed interlock system includes at least one master device coupled to a number of slave device. The slave devices receive signals from one or more tools and provide the signals to the master device. The master device evaluates the signals and prevents unsafe conditions prior to one or more command executions, related to the unsafe conditions, being transmitted to one or more of the slave devices. Other methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Tu, Dirk Rudolph, Ales Janhar, John Folden Stumpf, Justin Remulla
  • Patent number: 11851205
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device is configured to monitor an air quality of a vehicle cabin by at least receiving, from a plurality of remote sensors distributed throughout the cabin, signals indicative of one or more air quality parameters for air in the cabin. Based on the received signals, the computing device can determine if values for the one or more air quality parameters are indicative of an air quality event and generate an output in response to such a determination. The output may include, for example, an audio or visual indication of the air quality event or a signal to control another system of the aircraft to take action to remedy the air quality event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Pearce, Timothy Lippold, Spiros Sideris, Jan Ludvik, Giorgio C. Isella
  • Patent number: 11836805
    Abstract: A system comprising a plurality of sensor devices configured to acquire data related to a property and a processor configured to receive the data from the plurality of sensor devices and identify one or more hazardous conditions for the property based on the data. The processor is further configured to determine an amount of risk associated with the one or more hazardous conditions and initiate verification operations to confirm the one or more hazardous conditions in response to determining that the amount of risk associated with the one or more hazardous conditions exceeds a first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: William Preston Culbertson, II, Gregory David Hansen, Mark Anthony Lopez, Will Kerns Maney, Keegan Patrick Hayes, Steven Michael Bernstein
  • Patent number: 11837057
    Abstract: An intrusion detection system and method includes an intrusion detection system processor communicatively coupled to multiple environmental change event sensors disposed within an enclosure housing a CPU of an ATM and independent of the CPU of the ATM. In response to receiving an environmental change event notification from one or more of the environmental change event sensors, the intrusion detection system processor commences a predetermined time-out period for entry of valid authentication credentials and deactivates a power supply of the automated teller machine upon expiry of the time-out period without receiving entry of valid authentication credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: CITIBANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Dant
  • Patent number: 11830332
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are described for creating and operating a vibration triangulation network. The network can include vibration sensor devices placed in a building, such as a store or a house, which are able to pinpoint the location of a target, e.g., person, animal, etc., through triangulation. A described technique includes receiving vibration notifications from vibration sensor devices, determining a location of a target within the building based on at least a portion of the vibration notifications and a vibration sensor map associated with the building, and triggering an alarm event based on a detection of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel John Koniar, Liyu Yao, Martin Logan Elliott, William Wireko Mensah, John Zhang
  • Patent number: 11816395
    Abstract: In some implementations, the device may include receiving the address of an emergency to a central system. The device may include the central system retrieving an informal two-dimensional rendering of the premises from at least one external data store with the central system analyzing said informal two-dimensional rendering. Moreover, the device may include the central system determining features found on the premises depicted by the two-dimensional rendering. Also, the device may include the central system automatically generating a three-dimensional model of the premises on demand for the first responders using only the two-dimensional rendering of the premises. In addition, the device may include the central system presents multiple views of the three-dimensional rendering containing interactive objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Frederic Bavastro
  • Patent number: 11801960
    Abstract: A system for wireless monitoring of operating and production parameters of a clipping machine for food production having a sealed housing protected at least against moisture. The system comprises at least one measuring and control device for controlling the production process and measuring the operating and/or production parameters of the machine, sensors for determining operating parameters of the machine, devices for determining production parameters of the machine, at least one wireless communication device, a user interface and display device, and at least one smart device having at least an optical reading unit, wherein the at least one wireless communication device is configured to generate login details for wireless communication and encrypt the login details into a binary code which can be read by the optical reading unit of the smart device via the user interface and display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Poly-clip System GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Meyrahn, Markus Scheding
  • Patent number: 11802934
    Abstract: An auto-location method for electronic equipment items provided with a transmitter/receiver of radioelectric signals, includes the steps of: establishing a list of the equipment items with their relative position and the measurements of distances between the equipment items, detecting, using the list, at least one non-measured distance between a first equipment item and a second equipment item, the transmitter/receiver of which has a plurality of available operating modes, changing the operating mode of the transmitter/receiver of the second equipment item and attempting to measure the distance between the first equipment item and the second equipment item, and updating the list with the last distance measured. A system and a program implement this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventors: Patrick Berthele, Jean-Philippe Jaulin
  • Patent number: 11763234
    Abstract: An event at a location is identified. An event risk of the event can be calculated based on risk characteristics of both the location of the event (“location risk characteristics”) and the event itself (“personnel risk characteristics”). Location risk characteristics can include a visitor history of the location. Personnel risk characteristics can be based on attendees of the event, such as a number of attendees. The overall event risk, once calculated, can be compared to a threshold. Depending on the comparison, a risk mitigation policy can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shunguo Yan, Su Liu, Andrew J. Lavery
  • Patent number: 11756411
    Abstract: An apparatus to locally monitor, and report to a remote monitoring system, specific physical conditions of equipment that provide early indication of failure conditions, including but not limited to: temperature, level of fluids, pressure, temperature, the presence of gases or airborne particulate, and signs leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Aderis Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Will Foodman, Bradley Allan Micallef, Olee Joel Olsen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11748825
    Abstract: A distributed ledger based utility system architecture may be configured to enable secure payments, data transmission, and meter configuration of smart sensors. The utility system architecture may be a tiered architecture including multiple nodes at different levels of the architecture where each level may contain a different portion of the distributed ledger. As information is added to the distributed ledger, each portion of the distributed ledger may be updated based on whether the information is relevant to that node. The information may include rate contract transactions, meter configuration data transactions, payment transactions, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Patterson, Lucas Scheidler
  • Patent number: 11747438
    Abstract: A cognitive scheduler and asset allocation system to optimize electronic warfare (EW) resource allocation in reaction to RF signals observed in real-time without the need for prior collected data and without a predetermined scan schedule. The EW system of the present disclosure may further provide optimum resource allocation to minimize response time and to more effectively react to agile threat systems in an area of operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Harrison, Stuart M. Lopata, Charles R. Skarda
  • Patent number: 11750777
    Abstract: A surveillance camera and surveillance data storage system includes a video management system (VMS) with a backfill monitor controlling the process of transferring backfill surveillance data locally stored on the cameras to the VMS. The backfill monitor accesses information in a transfer policy and camera schedule dictating priority and bandwidth settings for each camera or for groups of cameras and uses the information to allocate the order, timing and speed of the transfers. The backfill monitor can further adjust the transfer speeds continuously and in real time according to the current conditions of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Scott LaCroix, Patrick Siu
  • Patent number: 11749095
    Abstract: An emergency alarm system peripheral, such as a hazard detector, intrusion detector, or a notification appliance, includes a base that is permanently installed on a wall or ceiling, and a head which mounts to the base. Various embodiments and methods are provided to easily and efficiently assign addresses to the peripherals in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP
    Inventors: Joseph D. Farley, Alan J. Boguslawski, Valerie A. Moore, John Haynes, Andreas Brenner
  • Patent number: 11739583
    Abstract: A door system comprises a door frame adapted to be mounted within an opening, a door pivotally attached to the door frame, an AC/DC converter operably associated with the door frame, a DC electric device mounted to the door, at least one sensor mounted to the door frame or the door, and a power management controller configured to receive an input from the at least one sensor and send a command to the DC electric device. The AC/DC converter is configured to be electrically connected to an AC power unit disposed outside the door system. The DC electric device is electrically connected to the AC/DC converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: MASONITE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cory J. Sorice, Steven B. Swartzmiller, Alex Bodurka
  • Patent number: 11703843
    Abstract: A control apparatus for controlling an industrial machine includes a deterioration diagnostic unit that has a diagnostic function, which is repeatedly executed at predetermined timing, for diagnosing deterioration of each component of the industrial machine and outputs an alarm signal in response to deterioration equal to or more than a predetermined level in each component, an alarm control unit that outputs a stop command to the industrial machine based on the alarm signal and informs that the industrial machine is in an alarm stop state, and a cancellation operation receiving unit that receives the cancellation operation for cancelling the alarm stop state regardless of deterioration of each component. The deterioration diagnostic unit cancels the alarm stop state brought on by the diagnostic function based on the cancellation operation, and allows the industrial machine to operate until the diagnostic function is executed next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsumoto, Yoshikiyo Tanabe
  • Patent number: 11689391
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processor readable media for distributing digital data and electrical power to a plurality of devices over high-impedance cables are disclosed. Certain embodiments include a gateway device connected to a power source, a first device connected to the gateway device by a cable, the cable being a high-impedance cable having at least two conductive paths, and wherein the first device receives electrical power and digital data from the gateway device via the cable over the same conductive path of the cable, a second device connected to the gateway device by the cable wherein the second device receives power and digital data from the gateway device via the cable over the same conductive path, and wherein the power source provides power to the first and second devices via the cable, and wherein the second device is connected to the gateway device through the first device via a daisy-chain topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Audinate Holdings Pty Limited
    Inventors: Aidan Williams, Christopher Graham Ware
  • Patent number: 11685580
    Abstract: A device for detecting a tampering of a product in a product packaging material. The device comprises a network of sensors integrated into the product packaging material; a microcontroller, the microcontroller configured to detect, by accessing the sensors of the sensor network, the tampering of the product packaging material; and a communication device for relaying information regarding a status of the product packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajeev Narayanan, Bing Dang
  • Patent number: 11682086
    Abstract: A distributed ledger based utility system architecture may be configured to enable secure payments, data transmission, and meter configuration of smart sensors. The utility system architecture may be a tiered architecture including multiple nodes at different levels of the architecture where each level may contain a different portion of the distributed ledger. As information is added to the distributed ledger, each portion of the distributed ledger may be updated based on whether the information is relevant to that node. The information may include rate contract transactions, meter configuration data transactions, payment transactions, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Patterson, Lucas Scheidler
  • Patent number: 11675832
    Abstract: A search device includes: a storage unit configured to store a video obtained from a camera; a screen unit to display the video; and a control unit to control operation of the storage unit and the screen unit, wherein the screen unit may display a time control interface for receiving a time condition, wherein the search device may search for videos and events stored in the storage unit in response to the time condition, and wherein the time control interface may include an AM control interface for receiving a morning time as the time condition and a PM control interface for receiving an afternoon time as the time condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Se Mi Jang
  • Patent number: 11636748
    Abstract: A method for artificial intelligence (AI) event response includes receiving an event alert or a communication associated with an event alert from a communication device. The method includes an AI system collecting additional information about at least one of the event alert, the communication device, or a user of the communication device. The method includes the AI system categorizing the event alert into one category of multiple categories based on the collected additional information. The method includes prioritizing subsequent handling of the event alert among other event alerts based on the category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Becklar, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Andrew Watts, Justin Gibson Bailey, Brian Craig Willoughby
  • Patent number: 11625996
    Abstract: A system for practicing suggested emergency egress from a building. An egress advisement device can, during a non-emergency, receive from a first computing device, suggested egress plans that are customized for users in the building based on user presence information and different types of emergencies, output, to a GUI of the egress advisement device, the suggested egress plans, receive first user input indicating a selection of one of the plans, present for playback by the users, the user-selected egress plan, receive after playback of the user-selected egress plan, second user input indicating updates to at least one of the user-selected suggested plan, building information, and the user presence information, transmit, to the computing device, the second user input, receive, from the computing device, updated suggested egress plans based on the second user input, and during an emergency, generate egress advisement instructions based on the updated suggested egress plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 11624519
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, purging carbon monoxide (CO) from within a property. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of obtaining a reading from a carbon monoxide sensor in a property, determining that carbon monoxide in a property satisfies a carbon monoxide criteria based on the reading from the carbon monoxide sensor, obtaining a reading from a fire sensor, determining that a fire is not in the property based on the reading from the fire sensor, and in response to determining that carbon monoxide in the property satisfies the carbon monoxide criteria and that a fire is not in the property, triggering air in the property to be vented outside the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Object Video Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Dana Eubanks, Andrew Scanlon, Donald Madden
  • Patent number: 11587411
    Abstract: A system for use in allowing a user to conduct one or more transactions at one or more touchpoints in a business facility includes an authentication component, a tracking component, and a control component. The authentication component is configured to authenticate the user as a person allowed to conduct the one or more transactions. The tracking component is configured to track the user's location within the facility as the user moves through the facility. The control component is configured (a) to receive authentication information from the authentication component, (b) to receive location information from the tracking component, (c) to use the location information to recognize that the user has moved into position to engage one of the touchpoints, and (d) to deliver a message to the touchpoint authorizing the touchpoint to engage in one or more transactions with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Robertson McNamara
  • Patent number: 11589204
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for smart speakerphone emergency monitoring are disclosed. A method includes detecting a sound at one or more of multiple locations of a property; determining that the sound indicates an emergency at the property; sending, to a monitoring station, an indication of the emergency; receiving, from the monitoring station, a two-way voice call; and broadcasting the two-way voice call to the multiple locations of the property. Detecting the sound at one or more of multiple locations of a property includes receiving audio data generated by one or more of a plurality of speakerphones, each speakerphone being located at one of the multiple locations of the property. Each speakerphone includes an audio microphone and an audio speaker, the speakerphone being configured to communicate with a speakerphone hub device using digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT) signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Roy Franklin Perry
  • Patent number: 11576006
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for infrastructure-less indoor navigation in a fire control system are described herein. One device includes a non-transitory computer readable medium having computer readable instructions stored thereon that are executable by a processor to receive a location of each of a plurality of smoke detectors of a facility, display the location of each of the plurality of smoke detectors in a building information model (BIM) on a user interface, wherein each respective one of the displayed plurality of smoke detectors represents a different smoke detector of the plurality of smoke detectors of the facility, receive a selection of a first displayed smoke detector of the plurality of displayed smoke detectors representing a first smoke detector of the plurality of smoke detectors of the facility, and guide a user to the location of the first smoke detector of the facility responsive to receiving the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vanathi Ravindran, Kamalraja Ganesan, Prashant Pathak
  • Patent number: 11575979
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring and detecting parameters within a facility. The systems and methods include an actuator to adjust a position of a sensor device, the sensor device capable of gathering sensor data related to one or more parameters. The sensor device is in communication with a transmitter to transmit sensor data, a horizontal position, and a vertical position of the sensor device as it moves and gathers the sensor data. The data is assembled into a data structure showing the data throughout the facility for identification of abnormalities and adjustment of facility parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gianluca Grilli
  • Patent number: 11556957
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium to increase product usage. In some examples, a request to assign a task to a selected user is received. The selected user as a non-user of the task service. In response, task information and an identification of the task service is appended to an electronic document. Once the selected user has subscribed to the task service, the selected user is assigned to the task within the task service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: BOXER, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Eye, Adam Cianfichi
  • Patent number: 11557195
    Abstract: An alarm management system includes a control arrangement, an alarm device, a blockchain, a blockchain application, and a plurality of nodal access sites. The arrangement includes a processor and a storage medium. The device is configured to output an event signal to the control arrangement. The blockchain is stored in the medium, and includes a plurality of transaction types. Each transaction type includes at least one linked transaction, and the at least one linked transaction is time stamped. The blockchain application is stored in the medium, and is executed by the processor, and is configured to time stamp each one of the transactions. The blockchain is applied by the application to determine a current associated transaction with any one of the transaction types, and output data associated with the current transaction. The plurality of nodal access sites are configured to receive and output the data associated with the current transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shantanu Choudhary, Balaji Kaliappan
  • Patent number: 11538563
    Abstract: A peer system of subjects with health-related issues is formed based on an association of subjects and a particular type of electronic device or devices which provides information related to a specific health-related issue or issues obtained from particular subjects. By means of such associations, subjects can transmit to and receive messages from other subjects associated with the same type of electronic device. One way to associate subjects with health-related issues is through an association of a subject with a type or types of sensors. For example, each monitoring device may be associated with a subject, and the type or types of sensor or sensors may be associated with the subject and/or monitoring device. Devices, systems, methods and computer program products may be provided leveraging this association for various applications, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Ideal Life Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11539712
    Abstract: A computer system for verifying information relating to an event. The computer system includes a network interface and a processor to receive a media feed containing information related to a potential event, identify the potential event and determine a location of the potential event from the information in the media feed, and solicit verification of information relating to the potential event from a set of responder devices of a plurality of responder devices. Each responder device of the set of responder devices has a location-tracking device, and each responder device of the set of responder devices is selected from a pool of responder devices in a vicinity of the potential event. The processor is further to determine whether information in the media feed is verified by verification solicited from the set of responder devices and output the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: SNAPWISE INC.
    Inventors: Sukhsagar Jolly, Jan Kulinski, Guy Streetley
  • Patent number: 11526918
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a computer implemented method for the automated purchasing of a security system having a plurality of security equipment components for use and installation on a unique geo-coordinate referenced location (i.e., a property). The system also includes a computer implemented method for installing the security equipment on the property that was purchased using the automated purchasing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: OutSmart Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Davies, Scott Anthony Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11514089
    Abstract: A geospatial monitoring system may include a memory and a processor cooperating with the memory to obtain crowd-sourced mobile data (CSMD) for a geographic region, identify a plurality of geospatial sites within the geographic region based upon the CSMD, and determine a classification of each of the plurality of geospatial sites based upon the CSMD. The processor may further determine a pattern-of-life normalcy model for each of the geospatial sites based upon a respective classification, determine an abnormality in a respective pattern-of-life normalcy model at a given geospatial site based upon the CSMD, and initiate additional monitoring for the given geospatial site having the abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Jessica L. Ascough, Bernard V. Brower
  • Patent number: 11515954
    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: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Jeongwoo Kim, Minsung Kwak
  • Patent number: 11501590
    Abstract: A method includes, receiving a biometric identifier from a visitor to the property, determining an arrival time of the visitor based on receiving the biometric identifier, comparing the arrival time of the visitor to an expected arrival time of an expected visitor, based on comparing the arrival time of the visitor to an expected arrival time, transmitting the biometric identifier and data identifying the expected visitor, receiving, by the monitoring system and from the external server, (i) data indicating that the biometric identifier corresponds to the expected visitor and (ii) data indicating that an electronic device of the expected visitor is located at the property, and based on (i) the data indicating that the biometric identifier corresponds to the expected visitor and (ii) the data indicating that the electronic device of the expected visitor is located at the property, granting, by the monitoring system, the visitor access to the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Frank LaRovere, Matthew Daniel Correnti, Abraham Joseph Kinney
  • Patent number: 11477155
    Abstract: A system and method for aggregating content, social sharing and instant messaging of saved electronic content to a memory location includes an administrator for controlling and allocating storage quota, based on a subscription type of one or more users. The user receives the electronic content on his computing device by selecting a text from the electronic content or the user can select the document by pressing the copy menu, which causes a pop-up user interface. The user can save the electronic content in one click directly on the user device or to a server as well as collaborate on the instant messaging platform to chat or share electronic content with other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Harsh Vardhan Singhania
  • Patent number: 11455876
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed that, in some aspects, provide detecting an alarm event, determining whether the alarm event is a deviation from predefined criteria, and transmitting an alert notification to users of the security system if the alarm event is a deviation from the predefined criteria. The predefined criteria may relate to the location or type of one or more sensors of the security system, the location of users of the security system, the time of day, activities within the premises, and/or behavioral patterns of the users learned by the security system. Information transmitted in the alert notification may relate to the location of one or more users of the security system, the data recorded by one or more sensors of the security system, the state of alert of the security system, and/or confidential information required to terminate the alarm event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Bill Horrocks, Doug Bassett, John Dougherty, Pritesh Patel, Jim Poder
  • Patent number: RE49590
    Abstract: A data processing method and a terminal device, where the method includes obtaining a speed of the terminal device, receiving a first communications service, disabling a preset reminder of the first communications service when the speed of the terminal device exceeds a first preset value, and enabling the preset reminder of the first communications service when the speed of the terminal device decreases to a second preset value, where the second preset value is less than or equal to the first preset value. The data processing method and the terminal device are used for a user reminder of a terminal device in a vehicle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Honor Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yali Wang, Min Zhang, Xuesong Yu, Xiaomei Yang