Alarm System Supervision Patents (Class 340/506)
  • Patent number: 10317877
    Abstract: A system for controlling a remotely controlled equipment. The system includes an operator station with a main operating device which is operated by an operator to provide a main operating device signal, an operator station controller, and a confirmation operating device which is operated by the operator to provide a confirmation operating device signal. An equipment controller is connected to the operator station controller. A first gate is connected to the equipment controller. The first gate enables an operation of the remotely controlled equipment. A critical action controller receives the confirmation operating device signal. A second gate is connected to the critical action controller. The second gate enables the operation of the remotely controlled equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MHWIRTH AS
    Inventor: Jens Hodne
  • Patent number: 10318058
    Abstract: A control circuit for a resistive film touch panel is provided. The control circuit comprises a first pin through a fifth pin. An A/D converter circuit is capable of selecting at least one from among the first pin through the fourth pin, and of converting the voltage at at least the one pin thus selected into a digital value. A bias circuit is capable of selectively generating a combination of electrical states including a first predetermined voltage state, a second predetermined voltage state, and a high-impedance state. A logic circuit processes an output signal of the A/D converter circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotoshi Usui
  • Patent number: 10311356
    Abstract: An unsupervised behavior learning system and method for predicting anomalies in a distributed computing infrastructure. The distributed computing infrastructure includes a plurality of computer machines. The system includes a first computer machine and a second computer machine. The second computer machine is configured to generate a model of normal and anomalous behavior of the first computer machine, where the model is based on unlabeled training data. The second computer machine is also configured to acquire real-time data of system level metrics of the first machine; determine whether the real-time data is normal or anomalous based on a comparison of the real-time data to the model; and predict a future failure of the first computer machine based on multiple consecutive comparisons of the real-time data to the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Xiaohui Gu, Daniel Dean
  • Patent number: 10313788
    Abstract: An example apparatus for detecting loudspeaker faults includes a switch detector to detect that a loudspeaker fault detection switch is enabled. The apparatus also includes an audio receiver to receive an echo energy threshold and audio from a microphone in a test area. The apparatus further includes an audio analyzer to detect that the echo energy threshold is not exceeded by an acoustic echo in the captured audio. The apparatus includes a fault generator to generate a loudspeaker fault in response to detecting the acoustic echo does not exceed the echo energy threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Chang, Alan Yao
  • Patent number: 10301018
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle is described and includes a computer carried by the unmanned aerial vehicle to control flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle and at least one sensor. The unmanned aerial vehicle is caused to fly to a specific location within a facility, where the unmanned aerial vehicle enters a hover mode, where the unmanned aerial vehicle remains in a substantially fixed location hovering over the specific location within the facility and sends raw or processing results of sensor data from the sensor to a remote server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO FIRE & SECURITY GMBH
    Inventor: Anthony Mucci
  • Patent number: 10304305
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a lockdown apparatus for facilitating initiation of lockdown procedures at a facility. The lockdown apparatus can include an actuator configured to transmit a lockdown initiation signal upon being actuated. The actuator can be configured to be recognizably distinguishable from a fire alarm actuator. The lockdown apparatus can also include a lockdown communicator configured to produce a lockdown communication for communicating initiation of lockdown procedures to the facility occupants and individuals not disposed proximate the facility upon transmission of the lockdown initiation signal, the lockdown communication being recognizably distinguishable from the fire alarm communication. The lockdown communicator can also include a vibrator that creates vibrations of sufficient strength to be perceivable by facility occupants upon transmission of the lockdown initiation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EMERGENCY ALERT SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. Lyman, Kevin G. Cherven
  • Patent number: 10306403
    Abstract: A dynamic integrated security system having a user interface with a display connected to the processor. A plurality of security devices may be situated in a geographical area. A security perimeter may be placed around a high profile entity initiated by a threat level having a predetermined magnitude. The security perimeter may be a geo-fence that encompasses a geo area around the high profile entity. The geo area may encompass one or more security devices. The one or more security devices in the geo area may be connected to the processor. The geo area may move and stay with the high profile entity upon a change of geographic position of the high profile entity. The one or more security devices within the geo area may be monitored and controlled for reducing or preventing effects of the threat level against the high profile entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Deepak Sundar Meganathan
  • Patent number: 10297142
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices in clustered alarm scenarios. More particularly the disclosure pertains to methods and arrangements for detecting several messages of a preconfigured message type, arriving sequentially in time. This disclosure proposes a method, performed in a radio network node, of detecting several messages of a preconfigured message type. The method comprises detecting SI a first message of the preconfigured message type, the first message being associated with an event. The method further comprises reconfiguring S3, in the radio network node, in response to the detection, at least one radio setting related to detecting further messages of the preconfigured message type and monitoring S4 a radio spectrum for further messages of the preconfigured message type using the reconfigured radio settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Shehzad Ali Ashraf, Robert Baldemair, Fredrik Lindqvist
  • Patent number: 10296194
    Abstract: A method at an electronic device includes: displaying a camera history timeline, including: displaying a chronologically ordered sequence of event identifiers, each event identifier corresponding to a respective camera event, each respective camera event associated with one or more respective alert events; and displaying, for a respective event identifier, one or more alert event indicators, each of the alert event indicators corresponding to an alert event associated with the camera event corresponding to the respective event identifier, each of the alert event indicators displayed with a visually distinctive display characteristic associated with a corresponding alert event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Melissa McLean, Michael Mizono, Lauren Von Dehsen, Joe Delone Venters, Tracy Kuwatani, Zachery Webster Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10276007
    Abstract: A security system includes a camera that captures an image of a monitoring area, a recorder that stores the captured image which is captured by the camera, a sensor that detects a matter in the monitoring area, a video monitoring and display device that causes a monitor to display the captured image of the monitoring area from the camera or the recorder, and a BLE reception device that detects a signal from a BLE transmission terminal which is installed or maintained by a guard who patrols the monitoring area. In a case where the matter is detected in the monitoring area, the video monitoring and display device extracts the captured images of the suspect or the guard, chronologically arranges the captured images, and displays the captured images on the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Takahashi, Manabu Nakamura, Takamitsu Arai
  • Patent number: 10275208
    Abstract: The invention comprises music and information delivery systems and methods. One system comprises a portable communication device configured to receive a piece of music from an audio source and transmit the piece of music via a first communication medium to a host computer. The host computer is configured to receive the piece of music from the portable communication device and search a storage medium to identify and access the piece of music from the storage medium. The host computer is configured to transmit the piece of music via a second communication medium to one or more reception units that are configured to receive the piece of music from the host computer via the second communication medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Callahan Cellular L.L.C.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Chen, Sanjivpal S. Gill
  • Patent number: 10262523
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products notify of alarms associated with security systems. An alarm is detected by an alarm controller, and an alarm message is sent to notify of the alarm. The alarm message identifies a unique network address assigned to the alarm controller. The alarm controller then receives a Voice-over Internet Protocol call to the unique network address to verify the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 10258280
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes a composite band, a touch-sensor display, a skin sensor, and a course of electrical conductors. The composite band forms a loop having two or more rigid segments and a flexible segment coupled between the rigid segments. The touch-sensor display is arranged in a first of the rigid segments, and a skin sensor is arranged in a second of the rigid segments. The course of electrical conductors runs between the first and second rigid segments, inside the flexible segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Kim Justice, Vinod L. Hingorani, Farah Shariff, Stephen John Minarsch, Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Amish Patel, Mark Shintaro Ando, Scott F. Williams, Mohammad Shakeri, Byung J. Cho
  • Patent number: 10262526
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for processing alarm signals are presented. In some embodiments, a mobile device may be registered with a security system that is installed at a premises. Subsequently, an alarm trigger associated with the security system may be received. Based on receiving the alarm trigger, the location of the mobile device may be determined. A response to the alarm trigger then may be determined based on the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Poder, Bill Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10257475
    Abstract: In an A/V recording and communication device, the power configuration of the device is considered when determining a setting for a keep-alive interval of the device. If the device is connected to a reliable and continuous source of power, such as AC mains, then the keep-alive interval may be set to a very short duration, thereby reducing or eliminating any latency that the user might experience when attempting to remotely access the camera of the device. By contrast, if the device relies solely on a rechargeable battery for power, then the keep-alive interval may be set to a longer duration, thereby reducing the rate at which the rechargeable battery will be discharged. And, if the device is connected to an intermittent source of power, such as a solar panel, then the keep-alive interval may be set to a moderate duration to balance the competing interests of reducing latency and conserving battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Modestine, Joshua Roth
  • Patent number: 10248115
    Abstract: A patrol-type preventive inspection system is provided for an inspection personnel to perform a patrol-type inspections upon a plurality of electromechanical devices located along a patrol path. In the patrol-type preventive inspection system, a portable inspection-device kit and a portable communication device are carried by the inspection personnel to a to-be-inspected position of a to-be-inspected electromechanical device out of the electromechanical devices along the patrol path, so as to perform a patrol-type inspection upon the to-be-inspected electromechanical device for obtaining at least one inspection data. When the inspection data complies with at least one preventive inspection standard, the portable communication device is provided for the inspection user to perform an interactive operation to generate a real rapid-screening result, further to generate a preliminary treatment suggestion, and to re-plan the patrol path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: TECOM CO., LTD., TECO ELECTRIC & MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao-Kai Liu, Chun-Hung Chen, Han-Lin Ku
  • Patent number: 10242559
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for limiting service availability when a sensor device is non-operational due to a noise floor change. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a connected home system includes a controller device configured to monitor a plurality of sensor devices deployed within a premises, and a sensor device of the plurality of sensor devices. The sensor device can monitor radio frequency (“RF”) noise in a radio environment associated with the premises. The radio environment is associated with an RF noise floor. The sensor device can determine whether the radio frequency noise exceeds a noise threshold. In response to determining that the RF noise exceeds the noise threshold, the sensor device can cause the controller device to exclude the sensor device from being monitored by the controller device until the RF noise returns to below the noise threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Digital Life, Inc.
    Inventor: Plamen Vanchev
  • Patent number: 10244108
    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: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Moore, Anne Marie Giles, Denise Ann Mallory, Erika Nelson Kessenger, Bruce Pollock, Claire Denise Matt
  • Patent number: 10237463
    Abstract: In an intelligent monitoring system, a wireless signal processing device transmits a wireless signal toward a first target object in a monitored area, receives a wireless status signal, and generates a monitoring signal corresponding to the first target object according to the wireless status signal. In addition, at least one signal-relaying device receives a back scattering signal, which is reflected from the first target object in response to the wireless signal, transfers the back scattering signal into the wireless status signal, and transmits the wireless status signal to the wireless signal processing device. The signal-relaying device includes a power supply device for supplying power for operations of the signal-relaying device, and the signal-relaying device is disposed in the monitored area between the first target object and the wireless signal processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ALPHA NETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: Rong-Fa Kuo, Chia-Hui Chan, Chung-Wang Lee
  • Patent number: 10228672
    Abstract: Reducing nuisance notifications from building automation systems is described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive a notification of an alarm from a building automation system, compare attributes of the alarm to attributes of alarms included in a database of suppressed alarms, refrain from transmitting a notification of the alarm to a mobile device in response to the attributes of the alarm matching attributes of any of the alarms in the database, and transmit a notification of the alarm to a mobile device in response to the attributes of the alarm not matching the attributes of any of the alarms in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Fuller, Dae-Soon Kwon, Yi-Chang Hsieh, Andie Kurniawan, Martin Lee, Paul Vanderstraeten
  • Patent number: 10223899
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor network system including sensor master devices (15A to 15D) which receive detection information obtained by sensors (11A to 11F) through wireless communication, a data server (17) which acquires the detection information from the sensor master devices (15A to 15D) through power line communication, and notification devices (13A, 13B) which receive notification information from the data server (17) to perform notification, in which the sensor master devices (15A to 15D) are connected to the sensors (11A to 11F) and the notification devices (13A, 13B), and the data server (17) determines an object to be notified in accordance with, for example, a detection position which is detection information for at least one of an object to be notified and notification contents, on the basis of the acquired detection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota Yukizane, Taisuke Konishi, Shunsuke Nagayasu
  • Patent number: 10217090
    Abstract: An automation system may include a control panel monitoring one more automation system components. When an event is detected at an automation system component, the control panel may automatically access a local or remote data source and identify procedures to be implemented in response to the event. The procedures may include follow-up actions and procedures specific to a particular dealer of the automation system. Dealer-specific procedures may then be displayed or otherwise communicated by the control panel to alert the user of what actions to take or to expect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Warren, Todd Matthew Santiago, Jeffrey G. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10204503
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may determine, via a first switch, that a signal from an embedded controller has not been received; may determine if a second switch is actuated by a user; if the second switch is actuated, may display first information that indicates that power from the at least one of an external power source and a battery power source is received; may determine, via a third switch, if the at least one of the external power source and the battery power source includes the external power source; and if the at least one of the external power source and the battery power source includes the external power source, may display second information that indicates the at least one of the external power source and the battery power source includes the external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Terry Lane Matula, Craig Lawrence Chaiken
  • Patent number: 10204500
    Abstract: A communication system provides remote care taking of a first user to be cared for by a plurality of second users. The system has a first mobile communication terminal configured for use by the first user to be cared for, and a plurality of second mobile communication terminals for use by the second users. Each second mobile communication terminal is configured to let the respective second user act as a member of a first recipient layer or a member of a second recipient layer. The first mobile communication terminal is configured to allow the first user to select a first element in a user interface of the first mobile communication terminal to cause sending of a first type of remote care taking request message intended for second users being members of the first recipient layer, the first type of request message pertaining to remote care taking of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Doro AB
    Inventors: Peter Cullin, Jérôme Arnaud, Acher Criou, Fredrik Palmqvist, David Kay, Xavier Corbin, Fredrik Jacobsson, Peter Johansson, Alf Ingvarsson
  • Patent number: 10200658
    Abstract: An enhanced broadcast data service with reports locations of traffic enforcement camera locations (e.g., red light cameras and speed cameras) to users. Traffic enforcement camera information is aggregated, verified (e.g., particularly as to traffic enforcement camera type) and stored (e.g., at a server). A broadcast signal comprising program channels and at least one data channel having traffic enforcement camera information is transmitted to a plurality of receivers. Receivers store at least a subset of the traffic enforcement camera information available from the server and synchronize to it using periodic transmitted updates. Receivers compare receiver location data with stored camera location data, and display or generate audible alerts when the receiver is within a selected geographic range of a traffic enforcement camera. Alerts can be filtered as to camera type. A alerts can employ different color camera icons superimposed on a screen map depending on camera type or whether the camera is newly added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    Inventors: William Carl Stumphauzer, II, Todd Darrell Van Zandt
  • Patent number: 10187756
    Abstract: An emergency location informer system includes: an emergency mobile positioning (EMP) server; an emergency service number (ESN) database server storing civic addresses and associated tags that are provided by an internet service provider (ISP) over the IP network; a wireless access point (AP) EMP-AP component executing on a processor of an AP at a civic address known to the ISP, the EMP-AP component providing a tag, known to the ISP, forming a part of a radio frequency (RF) beacon signal transmitted by the AP; and a mobile operating system (OS) EMP-OS component executing on a processor of a cell phone and operative to monitor the beacon signal of the AP and to store the tag, the EMP-OS component being further operative to embed the tag in an emergency call from the cell phone to the EMP server over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: 3305978 NOVA SCOTIA LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Woodford
  • Patent number: 10186139
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods and apparatus to promote sustainable usage of smartphones such as preventing phone loss, preventing overheating and overcharging, and decreasing packaging waste. A method and apparatus to prevent phone loss is disclosed. Radio frequency beacons (or tags) attached to the owner transmit signals to the smartphone. The distance of the owner from the smartphone is estimated based on the quality of the received radio frequency signals in the smartphone. The system alerts user whenever the distance gets farther than a preset value. A method and apparatus to prevent overcharging of the battery is also disclosed. A plugging mechanism is presented that will be automatically detached from the smart phone when the battery is fully charged. Moreover, an alerting system is disclosed that alerts the user to stop using the device when the internal temperature of the device gets hotter than a preset threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Arian Shoari, Mona Komeijani
  • Patent number: 10176705
    Abstract: In a method for remote monitoring of alarms, an audio test signal is generated by an alarm device while the alarm device is at a particular location and the audio sensors are arranged in a physically separated configuration. The audio test signal is processed to generate alarm identification data that includes data indicative of directionality of the audio test signal. The plurality of audio sensors, arranged in the physically separated configuration, sense an audio signal that the alarm device generated in response to detecting an alarm condition, and the audio signal and directionality data are processed to determine that the alarm device generated the audio signal. A user is caused to be notified that the alarm device was triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Rosemarie Geier Grant
  • Patent number: 10178112
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automated retrieval, processing, and/or distribution of cyber-threat information using a cyber-threat device. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, the cyber-threat device may receive cyber-threat information in first formats from internal sources of cyber-threat information using an accessing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may receive cyber-threat information second formats from external sources of cyber-threat information using an accessing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may process the received cyber-threat information in the first formats and the second formats into a standard format using a processing component of the cyber-threat device. The cyber-threat device may provide the processed items of cyber-threat information to a distributor using a distributing component of the cyber-threat device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Weilbacher
  • Patent number: 10169966
    Abstract: A networking communication protocol for a multi-slave cable anti-theft monitoring system, the system including a central office, a master and slaves, wherein the central office and the master are connected based on a GPRS, and the master and multiple slaves are connected based on power carrier communication. Communication in the system is mainly initiated by the master, the master realizes site registration and data reporting at the central office through GPRS communication to aggregate global information of the system. Data interaction between the master and the slaves is achieved through the power carrier communication to complete local data collection and a cable on-off test of the slaves. The master is provided with a periodic collection timer to realize periodic data collection of all slaves on a monitored line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Chongqing Yufeng Xinxin Wire & Cable Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingguo Zeng, Zhijun Li, Zhouquan Yang
  • Patent number: 10162344
    Abstract: A system or mechanism for monitoring a building automation system through configurable conditions that indicate non-optimal performance or failure of building equipment. The mechanism may deliver notifications when the conditions are triggered. The mechanism may enable complex conditions and arbitrary user defined contents providing a context of the system to be delivered as notifications of data to configured recipients. The mechanism may enable a configuring event including not only user defined system context data as part of the event notification but also complex user defined conditions as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Cuong Huynh, Stuart Donaldson
  • Patent number: 10158831
    Abstract: The invention is a digital doorman-like and communication system comprising a small-footprint, software-driven, controller device that is intuitively operable and which also communicates with wireless tenants' mobile devices, and based thereon, controls access to the building entranceway area, distributes information to management and to tenants and communicates flexibly including via voice, video, messaging and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MVI SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel S. Taub
  • Patent number: 10152857
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for separating the motion detection zone(s) of an A/V recording and communication device from the motion alert zone(s) of the A/V recording and communication device. For example, an A/V recording and communication device may be configured to generate motion alerts, and to record audio and video footage, when an event is detected within a selected motion alert zone (e.g., within a defined radius around the A/V recording and communication device). However, the A/V recording and communication device may not generate a motion alert for an event detected outside of the selected motion alert zone, even though the device may still record audio and video footage for the detected event (e.g., when the event is within a selected motion detection zone).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Harpole
  • Patent number: 10142062
    Abstract: A transmission device includes a first control unit and a signal transmission unit. The first control unit outputs transmission data. The signal transmission unit receives transmission data, converts the data to a first frequency signal and a second frequency signal, and transmits the signals. The reception device includes a signal reception unit and a second control unit. The signal reception unit outputs a first reception signal based on the first frequency signal, and outputs a second reception signal based on the second frequency signal. The second control unit outputs a first control signal in a case where at least one the first reception signal or the second reception signal includes the transmission data. A communication system includes a transmission device and a reception device. A remote operating device includes an input unit, a transmission device, a reception device, and a controlled unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Noda
  • Patent number: 10139122
    Abstract: A diagnostic data collection device and a diagnostic data bus are disclosed. In an embodiment, the diagnostic data collection device includes a diagnostic communication interface and a flexible interface module. The interface module is configurable to measure one or more electrical properties associated with an HVAC component, such as voltage, current, resistance. Electrical properties may include a sensor output and may include analog and digital signals. The diagnostic data collection device generates an exception message if the sensed property is out of specification. Evaluation rules are provided to detect various types of failures, including transient failures, steady state failures, and trending failures. The diagnostic data collection device self-calibrates by recording electrical properties during normal operation of the HVAC equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel John Blair, Carl L. Garrett, Mark E. Groskreutz, Jeffrey L. Stewart, Karl J. Mutchnik, William David Daugherty, III, Mahfuz Imam, Gang (Jacky) Chen
  • Patent number: 10140839
    Abstract: An alarm system communicator monitors alarm event data output from an alarm panel to a communications path, irrespective of whether the alarm system communicator is in an active or a passive mode. The alarm event data is forwarded to a remote central monitoring station (CMS) over another communications path while the alarm system communicator is operable in the active mode, and not forwarding the alarm event data to the CMS while operable in a passive mode. At least a portion of the alarm event data is forwarded to a secondary monitoring station (SMS), at least while the CMS communications module is in the passive mode. Further, there may be forwarding of at least a portion of the alarm event data to the SMS, irrespective of whether the alarm system communicator is in the active mode or the passive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Derek C. Smith, Dwayne Richard Salsman, Trevor E. Green
  • Patent number: 10142597
    Abstract: A device for communicating including a housing including a camera, a microphone, a speaker, a button, a battery, a sensor, non-volatile memory, a processor, and a wireless communications module, wherein the non-volatile memory stores code operable by the processor for switching the processor from low-power mode to active mode in response to an activation trigger, receiving, from the one of the microphone and the camera, outbound audio and video signals, then sending a signal to a server via the wireless communications module during active mode, the signal including one or more of an alert signal, a signal based on the outbound audio signal, and a signal based on the outbound video signal, receiving from the server an inbound audio signal and outputting a signal based on the inbound audio signal via the speaker, and switching the processor from active mode to low-power mode in response to a deactivation trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, John Modestine, Changsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10140444
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an access management system for dynamically managing access to one or more devices for resolution of an incident ticket associated with the one or more devices is disclosed. The access management system comprises a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory stores processor instructions, which, on execution, causes the processor to identify an incident ticket type by analyzing data associated with the incident ticket. The processor is caused to determine one or more access parameters based on the incident ticket type. The one or more access parameters comprises a device type, an application software run on a device, a system software run on a device, a security privilege to access the device, and time duration to access the device. Further, the processor is caused to provide the access to the one or more devices based on the one or more access parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Arthi Venkataraman, Ramkumar Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10134263
    Abstract: A remote alarm monitoring system (10) for recording and processing alarm event data. The alarm system (10) comprises one or more alarm devices (12) in connection with an interface (14), wherein the interface (14) is configured to receive alarm event data; a server (18) in communication with the interface (14), wherein the server (18) is configured to receive and process alarm event data from the interface (14); and one or more networked client devices (22) in communication with the server (18), wherein the server (18) is configured to transmit a message to the networked client device (22), said message based upon the processed alarm event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SPRUE SAFETY PRODUCTS LTD.
    Inventors: Nicholas Rutter, Chris Bolger, Peter Brigham
  • Patent number: 10115287
    Abstract: A system, topology, and methods for monitoring of an environment via one or more sensors and controlling the operation of a controllable module configured to modify the environment. A base system may be coupled to various sensor modules to form different monitoring and control systems. The base system may be connected to the controllable module and a server allowing control of the controllable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Wireless Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Ramin Rostami
  • Patent number: 10083108
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to automatically crawling an application are disclosed. One such method includes navigating to an application interface using an application crawler and a sequence of commands, analyzing the application interface to find a set of user interface elements on the application interface, determining a set of commands that will interact with the user interface elements on the application interface, and pushing each command in the set of commands onto a stack individually along with the sequence of commands. The method also comprises popping a new sequence of commands from the stack. The new sequence of commands is a command in the set of commands in sequence with the sequence of commands. The method also comprises iteratively repeating the navigating, analyzing, determining, and pushing steps with the new sequences of commands that are generated via each previous iteration of those steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Clover Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Ambarish Karole
  • Patent number: 10075392
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a plurality of antennas and an integrated circuit chip coupled to the plurality of antennas, and is configured to process cellular signals received from the plurality of antennas in accordance with a cellular communication protocol and to process radio frequency identification (RFID) signals received from the plurality of antennas in accordance with an RFID protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Chritz, Tamara Schmitz, John L. Watson, John Schroeter, Fa-Long Luo, Jaime Cummins
  • Patent number: 10071746
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to alter the driving profile of a vehicle. An example method disclosed herein determines, based on a user selection, a desired driving profile to apply to a vehicle. The example method includes identifying a set of alterations to operating parameters of vehicle systems associated with the desired driving profile. The example method includes determining a subset of the set of alterations that the vehicle can execute, and in response to determining the subset that the vehicle can execute, applying the subset to the vehicle to produce the desired driving profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles M. Stahulak, Gregory Thomas Shaw, Satya Vardharajan
  • Patent number: 10070236
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for managing audio output through an intermediary. In some embodiments, an audio controller emulates a direct connection between an audio source device and an audio output device. In other embodiments, audio content local to an audio controller is combined with other audio content passing through the audio controller on its way from an audio source device to an audio output device. In additional embodiments, an audio output device is locked to an audio controller. The lock survives power cycling and soft resets of the audio output device. A special hard reset can be used to release the audio output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Bruce Warren, Jeffrey Glenn Thomas
  • Patent number: 10069918
    Abstract: A process detects media dispersion. The process detects the dispersion of contaminants through distributed remote sensor platforms that connect one or more sensors on a remote device. The process transmits detection data from the distributed remote sensor platform to a radiation tolerant satellite router. A gateway connects the radiation tolerant satellite router to a hardware server and converts the detection data to a compatible form with a protocol used by a hardware server. The process generates a plume model in response to the detection data and meteorological data that models dispersion plumes and activates and deactivates selected sensors in response to a forecasted to dispersion area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Harter, Brad Stinson, Erik Kabela
  • Patent number: 10068453
    Abstract: A system, method, and an apparatus related to a diagnostic tool to recognize abnormalities in the readings from the transmitter device. The diagnostic tool may diagnose the health of the transmitter device through review of an analog output and comparing it to a digital value. This comparison may be done periodically. The system includes a device for detecting field device operational anomalies of a field device in an industrial process. The system includes a storage medium operable to store program code and a processor operable to read the program code and operate as instructed by the program code. The program code includes acquiring an analog process variable (PV) value from the field device, acquiring a digital process variable (PV) value from the field device, calculating a difference value between the analog PV value and the digital PV value, comparing the difference value to a first threshold alert value, and issuing an alert to a user if the difference value exceeds the first threshold alert value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Jasper Bryan Sale Ratilla
  • Patent number: 10054329
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining historical event data for events detected over a past period of time by sensors within a property, receiving a set of current event data for one or more events detected by one or more of the sensors within the property, determining that the set of current event data matches a pattern of events indicated by the historical event data, generating, based on the pattern of events, a confidence score for the set of current event data, wherein the confidence scores reflects a confidence that a person is not within the property, determining that the confidence score satisfies a confidence threshold associated with an action to be performed when a person is not within the property, and triggering execution of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Kyle Rankin Johnson
  • Patent number: 10054664
    Abstract: Method, node, computer program, and computer program product in a wireless communication network, comprising a network communication unit with a medium access control layer (MAC-Layer), said node configured to calculate the Time of Arrival and/or Time of Flight based on a counted time from transmission of a response request message in the medium access control layer of said node to the corresponding arrival of a response to said response request message in the medium access control layer (MAC-Layer) of said node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NIDATECH SWEDEN AB
    Inventor: Håkan Dackefjord
  • Patent number: 10046699
    Abstract: This invention relates in general to the field of safety devices, and more particularly, but not by way of limitation, to systems and methods for providing advanced warning and risk evasion when hazardous conditions exist. In one embodiment, a vicinity monitoring unit is provided for monitoring, for example, oncoming traffic near a construction zone. In some embodiments, the vicinity monitoring unit may be mounted onto a construction vehicle to monitor nearby traffic and send a warning signal if hazardous conditions exist. In some embodiments, personnel tracking units may be worn by construction workers and the personnel tracking units may be in communication with the vicinity monitoring unit. In some embodiments, a base station is provided for monitoring activities taking place in or near a construction site including monitoring the locations of various personnel and vehicles within the construction site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CRH Americas Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Hathaway, Mark Green, Kent Baumann, Chad Green, Lee Cole, Chris Schwedtmann, Nathan Creech
  • Patent number: 10049559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power saving safety helmet capable of wireless communication, and a wireless transmission and reception method therefor, and the power saving safety helmet capable of wireless communication comprises: a voice input unit for receiving a voice input from a user; a sensor unit sensing whether an accident involving the user has occurred so as to generate an accident sensing signal; a wireless communication unit for intermittently transmitting and receiving, by using frequency channels different from each other, a voice signal and an emergency signal generated by the voice and the accident sensing signal or transmitted from the outside; a sound output unit for outputting a voice and a beep sound corresponding to the voice signal and the emergency signal transmitted from the outside; and a control unit for controlling the beep sound so as to be outputted at output time intervals which are set to be different according to the reception strength of the received emergency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: Yoon-Bae Lee, Jae-Won Lee, Young-Uk Son, Ji-Man Kim, Jae-Soon Kang