Alarm System Supervision Patents (Class 340/506)
  • Patent number: 10807591
    Abstract: Systems and processes for controlling a autonomous vehicle when the autonomous vehicle detects a disaster may include receiving a sensor signal from a sensor of a autonomous vehicle and determining that the sensor signal corresponds to a disaster definition accessible to the autonomous vehicle. The systems and processes may further include receiving a corroboration of the detected disaster and altering a drive mode of the autonomous vehicle or receiving an indication that the detected disaster was a false positive and returning to a nominal drive mode of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy David Kentley-Klay, Greg Zanghi, Jacob Lee Askeland, Ryan McMichael, Mark R. Rosekind
  • Patent number: 10803689
    Abstract: The system for the simplified and safe management of the entrances and emergencies includes: a recording device arranged in the proximity of an entry/exit of a corporate site and having recording means of entry/exit data of staff, collaborators or visitors and a first storage unit of the entry/exit data; at least a verification device arranged in the proximity of at least an emergency gathering point of the corporate site and having a second storage unit of the entry/exit data and verification means of the entry/exit data, i verification means being able to verify the presence of persons inside the corporate site in the event of the occurrence of an emergency event; synchronization means of the entry/exit data present inside the second storage unit with the entry/exit data present inside the first storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: K5 Immobiliare S.p.a.
    Inventor: Francesco Forgione
  • Patent number: 10803302
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide an image-based face detection and recognition system that processes and/or analyzes portions of an image using “image strips” and cascading classifiers to detect faces and/or various facial features, such an eye, nose, mouth, cheekbone, jaw line, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Marcos Silva
  • Patent number: 10779098
    Abstract: A patient monitor can diagnose whether its speaker is blocked, malfunctioning, or at a volume that is too low. For example, the monitor can include a processor that can diagnose the speaker by recording a microphone input signal. The processor can compare the microphone input signal to an expected alarm signal that should be output by the speaker. If the two do not match or reasonably correspond to one another, then the processor may increase the volume of the alarm to determine whether doing so can overcome an obstruction, noise, or potential malfunction. The microphone can again detect the speaker output, and the processor can again make another comparison or analysis of the input with the speaker output. If the speaker output as detected via the microphone is still insufficiently loud, then the patient monitor may output an indication that the speaker has a problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Joy Iswanto, Bilal Muhsin, Raul Jimenez
  • Patent number: 10779145
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems related to wireless main memory for computing are described. A device may include a processor that is wirelessly coupled to a memory array, which may be in a physically separate device. The processor may execute instructions stored in and wirelessly communicated from the memory array. The processor may read data from or write data to the memory array via a wireless communication link (e.g., using resources of an ultra high frequency, super high frequency, and/or extremely high frequency band). Several devices may have a small amount of local memory (or no local memory) and may share, via a wireless communication link, a main memory array. Memory devices may include memory resources and transceiver resources; they may be configured to use one or several communication protocols over licensed or shared frequency spectrum bands, directly (e.g., device-to-device) or indirectly (e.g., via a base station).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fa-Long Luo, Glen E. Hush, Aaron P. Boehm
  • Patent number: 10777058
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for monitoring, detecting, and initiating a response to an environmental anomaly within a shipping container of packages involves sensor-based ID nodes, a command node and an external transceiver on a transit vehicle. Each ID node generates and broadcasts sensor data on environmental conditions proximate the respective ID node within the shipping container. The command node detects the sensor data from each ID node and compares it with locally maintained context data (an environmental threshold condition) for that ID node to detect the environmental anomaly when sensor data exceeds a respective threshold condition. The command node then generates a layered alert notification related to the environmental anomaly identifying a targeted mediation recipient and targeted mediation action, and establishing a mediation response priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 10769692
    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: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Overview Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Davies, Scott Anthony Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10769927
    Abstract: A first response locator system includes a portable emergency locator device having functionality for being carried by an individual and being positioned within a housing. The locator device including a plurality of lighting elements that generate light in a plurality of different colors. The device includes a speaker for generating an audible sound. The lighting elements and speaker are controlled by an internal controller having a communication unit that receives operating instructions from a remote operation device. The housing is adapted for use with an existing mailbox or other outdoor structure and includes mounting hardware for securement thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: First Response Locator Systems of America, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Bauldree, Angela Glynn
  • Patent number: 10769936
    Abstract: A sensor data transmission system includes a central processor, first and second sensor assemblies, and first and second conductors. The sensor assemblies each include a sensor, a processor and a relay. The sensor is configured to detect a condition. The processor is configured to receive a condition detected signal from the sensor and open the respective relay at least once indicative of the condition and within a pre-determined time interval. The first conductor is electrically in contact with the processors of the first and second sensor assemblies and is interposed by the relay of the second sensor assembly. The second conductor is electrically in contact with the central processor and the processor of the first sensor assembly and is interposed by the relay of the first sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Andreas Dittmar Kull
  • Patent number: 10760321
    Abstract: A thermal door release system is provided that includes a plurality of temperature sensors arranged within multiple environments; a controller; and a release apparatus; wherein the controller, using data from the temperature sensors, monitors the temperatures of the individual environments and when a temperature for an environment reaches a set temperature threshold for that environment, causes an action such as the release apparatus to operate a door to a specified position. The set points and actions to be taken can be set per environment by a user, such that different environments will have different set points. In an embodiment, the system can support staged logic such that at various different user-defined set point temperatures for an environment, specified actions can be taken, for example, sending an email to the facilities manager when the temperature is significantly above normal and closing the door when it reaches a higher set point value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Rob J. Evans
  • Patent number: 10755555
    Abstract: A service management system validates service on building management systems. Devices of the building management systems include wireless transmitters (for example, radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags) for transmitting wireless signals containing identification information. During service, a technician reads the identification information using a mobile computing device (for example, an RFID reader) while also recording the signal strength of the wireless signals. The mobile computing sends the identification information and signal strength information to a connected services system along with information about the service, and a validation module confirms that the identification information and signal strength information indicates that the technician was actually in the vicinity of the devices that were serviced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP
    Inventors: Alexandra K. Norton, Tyler H. Brown, Alessandro Scanu
  • Patent number: 10749735
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for correlating event notifications between agents in a management network are provided. An agent constructs a network notification in response to receiving an event notification. If the received event notification is associated with a prior notification already received and stored by the agent, a correlation attribute is added to the constructed network notification. If the received notification matches a peer agent notification category that another agent in the management network is interested in receiving, the constructed network notification is sent to the other agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Edwin Tse, Robert Petersen, John Power
  • Patent number: 10747849
    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: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAL LIFE, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10747565
    Abstract: A computing system can include a server computer and a configurable hardware platform. The server computer can include instances or domains such as a management partition and a user partition. The management partition can be used to perform management services for the user partitions and the configurable hardware platform. The configurable hardware platform is coupled to the server computer, and can include a host logic and a configurable application logic. In an embodiment, the computing system is configured to provide the user partition with physical or virtual access to a first part of the configurable hardware platform through the host logic in the configurable hardware platform. The computing system is also configured to provide the user partition with virtual access to certain portions/resources associated with the configurable hardware platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Johnson, Kiran Kalkunte Seshadri, Nafea Bshara
  • Patent number: 10746766
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detecting USB devices attached to a USB charging port including a USB port having a first data line D+, a second data line D?, and a power line are disclosed. A USB device is attached to the USB port; applying power to the USB device by the power line; applying a first voltage to the line D+ at the USB port by a first impedance; applying a second voltage to the line D? at the USB port by a second impedance. The voltages on the line D+ and the line D? are then monitored at the USB port. If the voltage on the line D+ is approximately equal to a first predetermined value for a predetermined period and the voltage on the line D? is below a second predetermined value, then the USB device is determined to be of an alpha type device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Jean Picard
  • Patent number: 10750321
    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: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vanathi Ravindran, Kamalraja Ganesan, Prashant Pathak
  • Patent number: 10739396
    Abstract: In example embodiments, there is provided enhanced disturbance management for an electrical power system. An enhanced disturbance management component can be operable to read monitoring data based on power flow measurements associated with measurement devices connected to an electrical power system, wherein the monitoring data can comprise alarm data indicative of an electrical disturbance within the electrical power system, and topology data indicative of a topology of the electrical power system. The enhanced disturbance management component can be operable to correlating the alarm data with a change in the topology data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Saugata Swapan Biswas, Manu Parashar, Anil Jampala
  • Patent number: 10735099
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing event-driven diagnostics and/or prognostics of a network behaviour of a hierarchical optical network comprising the steps of recording at least one set of historical multi-level events representing different hierarchy levels of said optical network; mining of machine learned event patterns within the recorded multi-level events; mapping the determined mined event patterns to a multi-level network topology of said optical network and/or to a channel connectivity of channels through said optical network; and matching observed real-time multi-level target events of said optical network with at least one of the previously determined mined event patterns and performing a unified cause and effect analysis of network states and/or network components of said optical network for a recognized matching event pattern using the network topology and/or channel connectivity associated with the matching event pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Danish Rafique, Michael Eiselt
  • Patent number: 10733533
    Abstract: Raw data is received from an industrial machine. The industrial machine includes one or more sensors that obtain the data, and the sensors transmit the raw data to a central processing center. The raw data is received at the central processing center and an unsupervised kernel-based algorithm is recursively applied to the raw data. The application of the unsupervised kernel-based algorithm is effective to learn characteristics of the raw data and to determine from the raw data a class of acceptable data. The class of acceptable data is data having a degree of confidence above a predetermined level that the data was obtained during a healthy operation of the machine. The acceptable data is successively determined and refined upon each application of the unsupervised kernel-based algorithm. The unsupervised kernel-based algorithm is executed until a condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shaddy Abado, Jianbo Yang, Xiahui Hu, Abhinav Saxena, Charmin Patel
  • Patent number: 10728200
    Abstract: Various embodiments, methods, and systems for implementing message management are provided. Message management includes assisting with selecting recipients for messages, and generating, tracking, personalizing, and optimizing messages. The messaging system provides message operations for cycle messages, message tracking interface features, and automatically generating message feature values. In operation, for automatically generating message feature values, a first message to be generated is determined to correspond to a message type. The message type comprises one or more message features, where the one or more messaging features are generated based on customary messaging data. A machine-learning model supports identifying the automatically generated message feature value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Adi Miller, Haim Somech, Ido Priness
  • Patent number: 10713922
    Abstract: A monitoring and control system receives input indicating occupancy state of a user with regard to a designated area, or a plurality of areas therein or portions thereof. The system further receives, from one or more of a plurality of sensing capable devices of, or in communication with, the monitoring and control system, input indicating a respective event involving the user entering or exiting the designated area, or an area therein or portion thereof, the sensing capable devices situated on or near the user, within the designated area, or in one or more of the plurality of areas therein, or portions thereof. The system transmits a message to the user responsive to the respective event involving the user entering or exiting the designated area and the occupancy state of the user with regard to the designated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Katerra, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Burke, Brian Joseph Reeves, Paul Edward Reeves
  • Patent number: 10706712
    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: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10706703
    Abstract: The present invention provides an alarm system capable of monitoring and controlling access to a controlled area using a central controller and access keys each having specified permissions. The system is operable to record images or video of the access entrance areas, utilize sensors for detecting tampering with the hardware of the system; sound alarms when the rules of the alarm system are violated; send alerts to management and other authorized personnel when the rules of the alarm system are violated; and log and correlate data regarding the use of the access keys and images/video taken with the dates and times, and the identities of the access key holders to deter any misuse of the alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Barr, Bert Ohlig
  • Patent number: 10699969
    Abstract: Methods applicable in metrology modules and tools are provided, which enable adjusting metrology measurement parameters with respect to process variation, without re-initiating metrology recipe setup. Methods comprise, during an initial metrology recipe setup, recording a metrology process window and deriving baseline information therefrom, and during operation, quantifying the process variation with respect to the baseline information, and adjusting the metrology measurement parameters within the metrology process window with respect to the quantified process variation. The quick adjustment of metrology parameters avoids metrology-related process delays and releases prior art bottlenecks related thereto. Models of effects of various process variation factors on the metrology measurements may be used to enhance the derivation of required metrology tuning and enable their application with minimal delays to the production process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Einat Peled, Eran Amit, Alexander Svizher, Yuval Lamhot, Noga Sella, Wei-Te Cheng
  • Patent number: 10692343
    Abstract: A smart entry point spatial security system is intended for securing facility and other entrances in general. The system includes a device associated to an entry point. The device can be coupled externally to the entry point or natively as built-in to the entry point structure or any entry point subcomponents, such as knobs and locks. A host device with a software application monitors or observes the entry point sensor data via wired or wireless link such as Bluetooth. The sensor includes a software algorithm that is adapted to trigger safety alarms upon unauthorized usage of the entry point or as means of regulating entrance of users to a dedicated general space. The sensor data is stored locally on a host computer and a logging system is available on cloud computing device. The stored data will be used in further optimizing spatial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hampton Products International Corporation
    Inventor: Kerloss Sadek
  • Patent number: 10693749
    Abstract: An example method can include choosing a pattern or patterns of network traffic. This pattern can be representative of a certain type of traffic such as an attack. The pattern can be associated with various components of a network and can describe expected behavior of these various components. A system performing this method can then choose a nodes or nodes to generate traffic according to the pattern and send an instruction accordingly. After this synthetic traffic is generated, the system can compare the behavior of the components with the expected behavior. An alert can then be created to notify an administrator or otherwise remedy any problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Rohit Chandra Prasad, Bharathwaj Sankara Viswanathan, Hoang Viet Nguyen, Vimalkumar Jeyakumar, Roberto Fernando Spadaro, Varun Sagar Malhotra, Navindra Yadav
  • Patent number: 10685016
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing travel-related information for a location to a user based on activity indications of the user that are related to the location. The location may be determined based on a set of one or more related activity indications and a travel-related score may be determined for the location that is indicative of likelihood that the user has interest in travelling to the location. The user may be provided the travel-related information for the location based on the travel-related score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Amay Nitin Champaneria, Frederick Peter Brewin, Vivek Raghunathan, Karthik Lakshminarayanan, Aparna Chennapragada, Ramakrishnan Srikant, Vineet Gupta, Carl Lischeske, Mahesh Keralapura Manjunatha, Carolyn Au, Ramanathan Guha, Ravi Kolluri, Pablo Bellver, Kiran Panesar, Andrew Dai
  • Patent number: 10679479
    Abstract: A server for controlling an output of a sound from a sound output device provided in a room of a destination of a moving user, the server including: an information acquiring section configured to acquire position information indicating a position of the user, the destination, and route information indicating a route of the user to the destination; and a control section configured to, in a case in which the user reaches a position within a predetermined range from the destination, control the sound output device to start the output of a sound that simulates a situation in which a person is present in the room based on the position of the user indicated by the position information and the route of the user indicated by the route information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Akihiro Muguruma, Yukiya Sugiyama, Shota Higashihara, Riho Matsuo, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10680458
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including a housing having a back surface. The device includes a rechargeable battery, a capacitor, an inductor coil connected to the capacitor, the inductor coil being disposed around an axis oriented perpendicular to the back surface, a rectifier circuit connected to the inductor coil to output a direct current (DC), a DC-DC converter connected to the rectifier circuit, configured to trickle charge the battery with current received from the rectifier circuit, a test load switchably connected to the DC-DC converter, and a feedback circuit configured to detect a voltage level of the test load and provide an indication of the voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Condon, Xue Hai Fang
  • Patent number: 10665070
    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: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Nathan Picardi
  • Patent number: 10650614
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining an aircraft. Real-time event information indicating faults in systems on the aircraft and aircraft condition monitoring system data indicating conditions of the systems on the aircraft are stored during a plurality of legs of flights of the aircraft. A feature table comprising the real-time event information and the aircraft condition monitoring system data is built. Feature vectors are extracted from the feature table. A machine learning algorithm is applied to the extracted feature vectors to generate a predicted maintenance event message that identifies a predicted maintenance event. The predicted maintenance event message is used to perform a maintenance operation on the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David J. Huber, Alex N. Waagen, Qin Jiang, Tsai-Ching Lu
  • Patent number: 10643134
    Abstract: A schedule management method is provided. The schedule management method includes acquiring user schedule information, extracting at least one piece of expected event information based on the user schedule information, collecting event information generated through near field communication, comparing the collected event information and the expected event information, and providing guidance information corresponding to the collected event information based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-woo Ko
  • Patent number: 10642264
    Abstract: A security drone includes a drone housing defining a cavity and an actuator coupled to the drone housing and designed to move the drone housing through the predetermined area. The security drone further includes a camera designed to detect image data corresponding to the predetermined area and a network access device designed to transmit and receive data via a network. The security drone further includes a drone processor positioned within the cavity and coupled to the actuator, the camera, and the network access device. The drone processor is designed to control the actuator to move the drone housing through the predetermined area, identify a potential threat in the predetermined area based on the image data as the drone housing is moved through the predetermined area, and transmit potential threat data corresponding to the potential threat to a remote device when the potential threat is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel Sentosa, Geroge Chen
  • Patent number: 10636279
    Abstract: A remote-control security monitoring system (100), including an access permissions receiver (120) operable for receiving, from a first entity having first access permissions to the premises automation system (102), second access permissions to the premises automation system, a premises monitoring selector (125) operable for receiving, from the first entity, a selection of a second entity which provides remote monitoring services, a premises monitoring remote-control provider (140) operable, responsive to the selection of the second entity, for subscribing the first entity to receive remote monitoring services of the premises from the second entity, and a premises monitoring activator (145) operable, responsive to subscribing the first entity to receive the remote monitoring services from the second entity and responsive to receiving an instruction from the first entity, for instructing the second entity to monitor the premises on behalf of the first entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yoni Rabinovitch, Barak Noy, Guy Etgar, Mota Zussman, Daniel Aron Rettig
  • Patent number: 10623690
    Abstract: Each of multiple cameras encodes and transmits a video signal captured, the encoding being performed with one of multiple variable bit rate encoding schemes each of which has a different average bit rate. A receiving device periodically measures the total bandwidth of the video signals received from the multiple cameras, and when the total bandwidth exceeds a first threshold value the receiving device switches the encoding scheme used by the cameras to a scheme having a lower average bit rate. In addition, when the total bandwidth falls below a second threshold value that is equal to or less than the first threshold value, the receiving device switches the encoding scheme used by the cameras to a scheme having a higher average bit rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Takumi Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10623703
    Abstract: A closed-circuit television (CCTV) system for use at a well construction system to form a well at an oil/gas wellsite. The CCTV system includes a video output device and video cameras at the well construction system. A control system is communicatively connected with each video camera and the video output device. The control system receives video display settings from a human wellsite operator, receives the video signals from the video cameras, and automatically displays on the video output device one or more of the received video signals based on the video display settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Espen Pettersen, Anstein Jorud
  • Patent number: 10607478
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing false alarms of a building are disclosed. The system includes a processing circuit configured to receive building security data of the building, the building security data comprising one or more events and identify a plurality of satisfied rules of a plurality of rules based on the one or more events, wherein each of the plurality of rules is associated with a particular sequence of one or more particular events. The processing circuit is also configured to select one satisfied rule of the plurality of satisfied rules based on a rule hierarchy, wherein the rule hierarchy indicates a classification level of each of the plurality of satisfied rules and generate a recommendation for reducing a false alarm associated with the one satisfied rule, wherein the recommendation comprises an indication of a root cause of the false alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Michael C. Stewart, Gopi Subramanian, Conor J. Donovan
  • Patent number: 10607348
    Abstract: An alarm issuing time according to the degree of suspiciousness or danger of an unattended object is controlled. Unattended object monitoring apparatus is configured to include image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of an monitoring area imaged by imaging apparatus, object tracker that detects an object appearing in the monitoring area from the captured image and tracks between the captured images for each detected object, unattended object detector that detects an object not displaced beyond a predetermined time as an unattended object based on a tracking result for each detected object by the object tracker, unattended object type determination unit that determines a type of the detected unattended object, alarm issuing time controller that controls an alarm issuing time from the time when an unattended object is detected to the time when an alarm is issued based on the determined type of the unattended object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi Watanabe, Ryuji Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10607466
    Abstract: An alarm configuration system simplifies alarm management in industrial control systems by improving scalability and capacity of alarms. A control system device allows alarms to be configured by associating the alarm conditions with controller tags or other components of a control system. Properties of these alarm conditions can be referenced by external systems as well as programmatically as extensions of the associated controller tag or component. The alarm conditions are evaluated independently of the control program executed by the control device. A development system allows association of reusable user-defined alarm conditions with selected data types, such that the alarm conditions are automatically applied to controller tags of the selected data type. Selected alarm conditions can also be grouped into alarm sets, allowing operations to be performed collectively on the set of alarms. The system can also generate collective alarm statistics for the alarm conditions included in an alarm set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Martin Rischar, Daniel Cernohorsky, Petr Pitrinec, Stephen C. Briant, Douglas Brian Sumerauer, Ho Lan Sabrina Chen
  • Patent number: 10600299
    Abstract: A removable battery compartment for use with a smoke detector having a first connector portion configured to receive power from a battery. The battery compartment includes an interior chamber configured to house the battery and a second connector portion configured to be removably coupled to the first connector portion. The second connector portion has electrical connections configured to supply power from the battery to the first connector portion of the smoke detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Benjamin Faubion, Peggy Ann Faubion
  • Patent number: 10599505
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and techniques for an event handling system capable of distinguishing between application or user-specific events and system-wide events. The described system may be further capable of suppressing event notifications associated with application or user specific events and escalating system-wide events. In some embodiments, the system may identify an origination source for a number of event trigger. The system may determine whether a number of trigger events associated with any particular origination source are over a threshold number of trigger events. Upon determining that the event is an application or user specific event, then the system may suppress a potential escalation of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shadie Hijazi, Brett Lounsbury, FNU Arun Kumar Agarwal, Stacie Lauren Buckingham, Nick Ciubotariu
  • Patent number: 10593177
    Abstract: Disclosed is a networked system for detecting conditions at a physical premises. The networked system includes a local computer system configure to read a configuration file that determines processing performed by the local computer system and evaluate collected sensor data with respect to the configuration file, for first sensor data to be processed by the local computer, and execute unsupervised learning models to continually analyze the first sensor data to produce operational states and detect drift sequences that are correlated to stored determined conditions. The networked system also includes a remote computer system that execute unsupervised learning models to continually analyze the collected sensor information. An alert is asserted by at least one of the local computer and the remote computer based on the determined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: James Trani, Gopi Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10586172
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods of alarm rationalization for an industrial control system. This can comprise building a model of the industrial control system, wherein the model includes components that are monitored or controlled by the industrial control system and alarms associated with the components; training the model by applying one or more machine learning algorithms against a historical database of alarms for the industrial control system; and applying the trained model against the industrial control system for alarm management of the industrial control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jean Francois Cabadi, Herve Sabot
  • Patent number: 10581686
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to configuration of devices using distributed network protocols. In one embodiment, a client may poll a server device and receive a first set of data using a first communication protocol. The client may analyze the first set of data to determine a number and a type of each of a plurality of data points comprised in the first set of data. The client device may issue a query to the server device and may receive a second set of data using a second communication protocol. The second set of data may comprise information associated with each of the plurality of data points comprised in the first set of data. A data map may be created based on the first set of data and second set of data, and the client may be at least partially configured automatically based on the data map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard P. Bryson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10579048
    Abstract: An EtherCAT control device and a factory automation system having the same are provided. The EtherCAT control device includes a master including a dummy EtherCAT slave controller (ESC) and a first slave configured to communicate data with the master according to an EtherCAT protocol, such that the master synchronizes a timing with the first slave according to a precision time protocol (PTP) method using the dummy ESC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Kyoung-Whan Oh, Jang-Hyoun Youm, Jae-Hyun Kim, Eun-Kyung Hong
  • Patent number: 10582047
    Abstract: A call center system is configured to record call data into call records. A transfer center within the call center transfers the call records to a database. A query engine, controlled from an interactive user interface, executes queries on the call data records in the database, allowing real-time analysis of the call data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Moore, Anne Marie Giles, Denise Ann Mallory, Erika Nelson Kessenger, Bruce Pollock, Claire Denise Matt
  • Patent number: 10565842
    Abstract: A method and device for omnidirectional and anti-sabotage anti-tampering detection are disclosed. For this purpose, a proposed security device assembly includes a mounting bracket, a security device such as a motion detector or surveillance camera, and an anti-tampering system. The security device is mounted via the mounting bracket. The anti-tampering system includes a permanent magnet and a magnetometer for detecting a magnetic field of the permanent magnet, and includes a controller. The controller detects changes in the magnetic field that are indicative of movement between the mounting bracket and the security device. In general, the anti-tampering system spans across the mounting bracket and the security device. Preferably, the permanent magnet is attached to the mounting bracket and the magnetometer is included within the security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Boris Zhevelev, Yehuda Shviki
  • Patent number: 10560188
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image sensor communication (ISC) system and method for enabling communication between an LED and a rolling shutter camera using a rolling shutter modulation method. The image sensor communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a coding unit for coding transmission data to be transmitted; an LED which is turned on/off according to the transmission data coded in the coding unit; a rolling shutter camera for continuously photographing, at each of a plurality of rows in a rolling shutter manner, on/off images according to the on/off of the LED; an image processing unit for generating brightness signals according to brightness values of the on/off images of the LED photographed at each of the plurality of rows by the rolling shutter camera; and a data extraction unit for extracting the transmission data from the brightness signals of the on/off images of the LED generated by the image processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yeong Min Jang, Van Nguyen Trang, Chang Hyun Hong
  • Patent number: 10560667
    Abstract: A device and method for detection of an event in a monitoring area. The detection device includes a camera interface for transferring at least one image of the monitoring area, an image analysis unit configured to determine event specifications for at least any one position in the monitoring area, an alarm unit configured to define an alarm based on a comparison of alarm specifications with the event specifications, a storage unit configured to store the event specifications for the at least any one position, a calculation unit configured to determine at least one false event area based on the event specifications and the alarm specifications, and a masking unit configured to automatically modify the alarm specifications within the at least one false event area, exclude the false event area from the determination of event specifications by the image analysis unit, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Anton Stadler, Julia Ebling, Soeren Wittmann
  • Patent number: 10553318
    Abstract: For patients who exhibit or may exhibit primary or comorbid disease, pharmacological phenotypes may be predicted through the collection of panomic data over a period of time. A machine learning engine may generate a statistical model based on training data from training patients to predict pharmacological phenotypes, including drug response and dosing, drug adverse events, disease and comorbid disease risk, drug-gene, drug-drug, and polypharmacy interactions. Then the model may be applied to data for new patients to predict their pharmacological phenotypes, and enable decision making in clinical and research contexts, including drug selection and dosage, changes in drug regimens, polypharmacy optimization, monitoring, etc., to benefit from additional predictive power, resulting in adverse event and substance abuse avoidance, improved drug response, better patient outcomes, lower treatment costs, public health benefits, and increases in the effectiveness of research in pharmacology and other biomedical fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Brian D. Athey, Ari Allyn-Feuer, Gerald A. Higgins, James S. Burns, Alexandr Kalinin, Brian Pauls, Alex Ade, Narathip Reamaroon