With Particular Coupling Link Patents (Class 340/531)
  • Patent number: 11367332
    Abstract: Disclosed is a socket for removably connecting a hazard detector to a networked alarm system, the system having a first controller which is a system controller, the socket having: a housing having a base, an electrical interface for removably receiving the detector, and a second controller which is a socket controller mounted to the base, the socket controller maintaining wireless and/or wired network communications with the system controller when the detector is connected and disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AUTRONICA FIRE & SECURITY AS
    Inventors: Per Johan Vannebo, Hans Jorgen Svendsen, Ole Martin Pedersen
  • Patent number: 11334038
    Abstract: A building system controller for controlling an environment in a region of a building. The controller is coupled to a building system and operable to change a state of the building system. The controller comprises a processor and a receiver coupled to the processor, the receiver being operable to incidentally observe a wireless signal from an electronic device in the region of the building. The processor is configured to determine whether the observed signal satisfies a predetermined control criterion, and the controller is configured to change a state of the building system in dependence on the determination that the control criterion is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: LightFi Limited
    Inventors: Hemmel Amrania, Alexey Olegovich Bak, Matthew William Taylor
  • Patent number: 11330013
    Abstract: A method for monitoring data communications in a communications system, which includes a plurality of subscribers and a communications medium jointly usable by the subscribers. The method includes the following steps: ascertaining the subscribers of the communications system; forming a first collection of possible messages, which may be sent by at least one of the ascertained subscribers via the communications medium; and ascertaining messages transmitted via the communications medium; evaluating the ascertained messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Joshua Rambo, Liem Dang, Benjamin Herrmann, Mario Gonzalez Fernandez, Jan Holle
  • Patent number: 11288948
    Abstract: Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Martin, Stephen Scott Trundle, David Saul Goldfarb, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 11280875
    Abstract: A visible light positioning receiver arrangement for obtaining spatial position information of the receiver arrangement from a plurality of luminaires (5), at least one of the luminaires including at least one associated modulated light source for transmitting a light signal providing positional information of one or more reference points associated with the luminaire, said receiver arrangement including: an imaging receiver for capturing an image of the luminaires and associated said reference point(s); and a non-imaging receiver (7) for estimating an angle of arrival (AOA) of light from each said modulated light source, and for decoding the reference point positional information therefrom; wherein said AOA information and reference point positional information from the non-imaging receiver is matched to the image captured by the imaging receiver to obtain said spatial position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Stefanie Cincotta, Adrian Neild, Jean Armstrong
  • Patent number: 11195408
    Abstract: A method for requesting help during an emergency event using a client device. The client device shows live video of the emergency event and provides a GUI element (e.g., panic button) in the GUI after receiving an input such as a touch gesture or keyboard input from the user. The user may select the button in the GUI to simultaneously request help from emergency services and neighbors. The request for help includes a link to view the live video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Darrell Sommerlatt
  • Patent number: 11190486
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a secure network system includes a two-way bridge connecting a protected packet data network with an external packet data network so as so allow bidirectional communication between the protected and external networks, a one-way link unidirectionally connecting the protected network to the external network and physically configured to carry signals in one direction from the protected network to the external network and to be incapable of carrying signals in the opposite direction from the external packet data network to the protected packet data network, and a security server to receive an indication of a security threat to at least one of the networks, and in response to the indication, to deactivate the two-way bridge and activate the one-way link so as to prevent the protected network from receiving packets from the external network while allowing forwarding of packets from the protected network to the external network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: WATERFALL SECURITY SOLUTIONS LTD.
    Inventor: Lior Frenkel
  • Patent number: 11190578
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a cloud hub located in a premises, and the cloud hub comprises adapters configured for coupling to premises devices. The cloud hub is configured as a gateway for the premises devices. The system includes a virtual gateway located in a cloud server environment and coupled to the cloud hub. The virtual gateway is configured as a server-side abstraction of the cloud hub. The cloud hub and the virtual gateway are configured as an automation platform that maintains state data of the premises devices, controls interaction among the premises devices, and monitors and manages the premises devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Kitchen, Corey Gates, Chris Decenzo
  • Patent number: 11165628
    Abstract: A system for secure transmission of business event notifications includes a memory, at least one processor, a service gateway configured to: publish application programming interfaces (APIs) for secure transmission of business event notifications, a notification server configured to: publish APIs for secure transmission of business event notifications corresponding to the APIs published by the service gateway, obtain a new business event to report, determine a partner to receive a notification of the new business event, transmit an event notification to the partner by way of the service gateway APIs, and register the event notification in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventor: Sachin Pawaskar
  • Patent number: 11145182
    Abstract: An automated alert system, device and method designed to deliver crisis notifications within seconds to law enforcement personnel. The alert system and method is designed to enhance the response time to an active shooter scenario, thereby minimizing the number of causalities or victims associated with such dangerous scenarios. The system and method uses combination of various hardware components, cellular automation and partnership with first responders to provide an advanced alert system which ensures quick responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ALERT PATENT HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Hector Delgado, Devon Bradley, Adam Smith
  • Patent number: 11122394
    Abstract: An automated external defibrillator (AED) monitoring service receives through a network communication from a remote AED monitoring device that senses conditions at a remote AED. The AED monitoring service receives alert messages from the remote AED monitoring device which alert the AED monitoring service to detection of sensed condition events at the remote AED. The AED monitoring service may send to designated notification recipients a notification message indicating occurrence of the sensed event at the monitored remote AED. The AED monitoring service communicates with the remote AED monitoring device only upon initiation of communications by the remote AED monitoring device, and upon initiation may request data from, or send data or control information to, the remote AED monitoring device. At the end of the communications sequence, the AED monitoring service signals the remote AED monitoring device to place itself into a low-power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: PICA Product Development, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Stapleford, Richard Shevelow
  • Patent number: 11082667
    Abstract: A mobile robot is configured for operation in a commercial or industrial setting, such as an office building or retail store. The robot can patrol one or more routes within a building, and can detect violations of security policies by objects, building infrastructure and security systems, or individuals. In response to the detected violations, the robot can perform one or more security operations. The robot can include a removable fabric panel, enabling sensors within the robot body to capture signals that propagate through the fabric. In addition, the robot can scan RFID tags of objects within an area, for instance coupled to store inventory. Likewise, the robot can generate or update one or more semantic maps for use by the robot in navigating an area and for measuring compliance with security policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Cobalt Robotics Inc.
    Inventors: Travis J. Deyle, Erik Schluntz, Peregrine Badger, Sarvagya Vaish, Michael J. O'Kelly
  • Patent number: 11069205
    Abstract: An occupied structure rescue system includes an activation device to be mounted on an interior surface of a building, the activation device having a switch; a light in communication with the activation device to be activated via the switch, the light to mount on an exterior surface of the building; a remote device to wirelessly communicate with the light to activate the light; and a power supply to power the light, the power supply having a predetermined value of stored power; activation of the light causes the light to flash until the predetermined value of stored power is used or until the light is deactivated via the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen D. Henley
  • Patent number: 11055575
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for health assessment and diagnosis implemented in an artificial intelligence (AI) system. In an embodiment, a method comprises: capturing, using one or more sensors of a device, signals including information about a user's symptoms; using one or more processors of the device to: collect other data correlative of symptoms experienced by the user; and implement pre-trained data driven methods to: determine one or more symptoms of the user; determine a disease or disease state of the user based on the determined one or more symptoms; determine a medication effectiveness in suppressing at least one determined symptom or improving the determined disease state of the user; and present, using an output device, one or more evidence for at least one of the determined symptoms, the disease, disease state, or an indication of the medication effectiveness for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CurieAI, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Anushiravani, Sridhar Krishna Nemala, Ravi Kiran Yalamanchili, Navya Swetha Davuluri
  • Patent number: 11050581
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for dynamically configuring and/or adjusting intervals for exchanging supervision signals between a control panel and an associated server system of a monitoring system located in a property. In some implementations, sensor data generated by one or more sensors of a monitoring system is obtained. A status of the property is determined based on the sensor data. A pinging frequency of the monitoring system is adjusted based on the status of the property. The pinging frequency specifies a frequency of communications between the server system and the control unit. The control unit is then configured to communicate with the server system according to the adjusted pinging frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Paritosh Anil Kavathekar
  • Patent number: 11049343
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for enabling secure access using a security and/or automation system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for enabling secure access using a security and/or automation system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory which are executable by a processor to determine information regarding a service associated with a premises, detect a service personnel associated with the service arriving at the premises; unarm a designated area within the premises and verify that a remaining area within the premises is armed, and provide instructions to the service personnel regarding how to access the designated area within the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jefferson Huhta Lyman, Clint Huson Gordon-Carroll, Janelle Kim Seegmiller
  • Patent number: 11043110
    Abstract: Detector and method providing locating capabilities. A sound capture module of the detector captures sound in a vicinity of the detector and generates a digitalized captured sound based on the captured sound. The detector generates a digital sound message, including a unique identifier of the detector, from the digitalized captured sound. A wireless communication module of the detector wirelessly communicates the digital sound message with the unique identifier of the detector, to a monitoring station. The sound capture module comprises a digital microphone, or alternatively an analog microphone and an analog to digital converter. The detector also receives a remotely captured sound from another detector. The detector generates and wirelessly transmits a digital sound message based on the remotely captured sound to the monitoring station, or compares an amplitude of the remotely captured sound with an amplitude of a locally captured sound generated by the sound capture module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Pierre Desjardins
  • Patent number: 11038552
    Abstract: An RFID device is provided with an RFID component such as a chip, a signal device, and an antenna, which are all electrically coupled together. The antenna is configured to deliver energy to the signal device upon receiving a near-field communication. The signal device is configured to generate, upon receiving the energy from the antenna, a response that is indicative of the antenna receiving the near-field communication. The response is not a near-field communication, but may be an emission (e.g., emission of light) or a change in a characteristic of the signal device, for example. A system may employ the RFID device in combination with a receiver, which wirelessly detects the response. The receiver may deliver a signal to a host system which, upon receiving the signal, generates its own response, with the signal and the response of the host system being in some form other than a near-field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventor: Ian J. Forster
  • Patent number: 11038832
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to response status management in a social networking environment. A message from a source user to a recipient user may be detected in the social networking environment in response to a triggering event, wherein the triggering event is the recipient user being added to a guest list, and wherein the message is a party invitation. A set of message response actions related to the recipient user may be identified. A response status may be determined based on the set of message response actions, wherein the response status relates to the recipient user. An indication of the response status may be provided to the source user, wherein the indication includes a gif video indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Patil, Prasad P. Purandare
  • Patent number: 11030426
    Abstract: An electronic book for detecting page codes by using wireless radio-frequency technology comprising a book and a base, the book comprises a plurality of book pages, and each of the book pages is respectively provided with a wireless radio-frequency unit. The base is provided with an antenna coil and a control circuit, the wireless radio-frequency unit of each of the book pages is disposed at a position opposite to an upper side of the antenna coil. A magnetic flux generated by the antenna coil is transmitted to the wireless radio-frequency unit for generating an operating power to provide for a sensor chip. (The sensor chip generates a digital signal which is converted by a central processing unit to generate a page code output command to control and generate a prompt function of the book page correspondingly disposed above a position of the antenna coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ASIANLINK TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiang Yang, Hung-Wang Hsu
  • Patent number: 11024152
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing an emergency situation are provided herein. According to some embodiments, the present technology may related to a security system and method for monitoring, detecting, and providing notification and/or response measures in response to an emergency situation regarding a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: WEARSAFE LABS, LLC
    Inventors: David B Benoit, Phillip A Giancarlo
  • Patent number: 11016921
    Abstract: An appliance, as provided herein, may include a cabinet, a control board, an intermediate dongle, and an electrical feature. The control board may be mounted within the cabinet to selectively direct one or more operation of the appliance. The intermediate dongle may be spaced apart from the control board within the cabinet. The intermediate dongle may include a connector body and a memory device housed within the connector body. The intermediate dongle may be in electrical communication with the control board. The electrical feature may be connected to the intermediate dongle within the cabinet of the appliance. The electrical feature may be in electrical communication with the control board through the intermediate dongle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Reder, Paul Goodjohn, Timothy D. Worthington
  • Patent number: 11012667
    Abstract: A monitoring system is configured to monitor a property. The monitoring system includes a property sensor that is configured to generate property sensor data that reflects an attribute of the property. The monitoring system includes a vehicle sensor that is configured to generate vehicle sensor data that reflects an attribute of a vehicle associated with the property. The monitoring system includes a monitor control unit that is configured to analyze the property sensor data and the vehicle sensor data. The monitor control unit is further configured to, based on analyzing the property sensor data and the vehicle sensor data, determine that an event associated with the vehicle has likely occurred. The monitor control unit is further configured to, based on determining that the event associated with the vehicle has likely occurred, determine a monitoring system action. The monitor control unit is further configured to perform the monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Nodder
  • Patent number: 11010416
    Abstract: In some implementations, a coordinator device can prefetch images from a camera accessory in response to receiving a doorbell event notification from a doorbell accessory. For example, the coordinator device can prefetch an image in response to receiving a doorbell event notification from a doorbell accessory so that the captured image is contemporaneous with the doorbell event and to avoid making multiple subsequent requests for the same image from the camera accessory when multiple user devices request the captured image. The coordinator device can store the image received from the camera accessory and serve the image to user devices when the user devices request a snapshot image corresponding to the doorbell event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Smith, Reed E. Olsen, Kevin P. McLaughlin, Anush G. Nadathur
  • Patent number: 10977927
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for connecting a user for providing emergency assistance based on emergency alerts from triggering devices such as voice or sound triggered emergency alerts. In some cases, the location of the emergency is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Henry Katz, Zvika Ferentz, Jeffrey Sternberg, Nicholas Edward Horelik, William Thomas Guthrie
  • Patent number: 10972628
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to image processing and embedding machine-readable codes into image data. One combination estimates embedded signal strength from embedded image data transformed according to anticipated color space, printer data and/or substrate data. Other combinations are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Vojtech Holub, Tomas Filler
  • Patent number: 10963976
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing information on construction errors based on construction site images are provided. For example, image data captured from a construction site using at least one image sensor may be obtained. The image data may be analyzed to identify at least one construction error. Further, the image data may be analyzed to identify a type of the at least one construction error. In response to a first identified type of the at least one construction error, first information may be provided, and in response to a second identified type of the at least one construction error, providing the first information may be forgone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CONSTRU LTD
    Inventors: Michael Sasson, Ron Zass, Shalom Bellaish, Moshe Nachman
  • Patent number: 10950119
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a community security system capable of monitoring multiple, generally adjacent, consecutive private security areas to confirm human activity and engage sensory alerts. The community security system includes at least two private security areas having the capability of being networked together to enable information sharing. Each private security area is monitored by a private security system and contains one or more detection devices for monitoring and detecting activity occurring within the boundaries of the private security area. Information detected by detection devices within the private security areas can then communicate with other detection devices within the private security area or with the community security system to confirm activity, track activity across adjacent boundaries, engage sensory alerts and notify community members or authorities, as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Overview Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Davies, Scott Anthony Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10931480
    Abstract: A wireless flight sensor system that incorporates a network of wireless sensors all in communication with a sensor gateway, the gateway in turn being in communication with a flight network. The sensor gateway includes a software defined radio (SDR) by which sensors communicate. The SDR is easily reconfigurable to accommodate new wireless technology. The flight network software (FNS) comprises a modular software architecture with a management repository, a traffic manager, a wireless interface controller, and a sensor database. The resulting system is both scalable and easily reprogrammable to accommodate a wide variety of current and future wireless sensing capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Matthew R Waldersen
  • Patent number: 10930122
    Abstract: Methods for detecting faults in a siren-based alert system include receiving, by a siren device from a central siren controller, an activation command. The activation command identifies a neighbor siren device that is to be activated. Audible alerts output by the neighbor siren device include a unique identifying characteristic associated with the neighbor siren device. The method includes determining that the unique identifying characteristic is not detectable by the siren device and, in response, taking corrective action. The corrective action includes the siren device sending a siren fault notification to the central siren controller indicating a failure to detect the unique identifying characteristic and may also include modifying the audible alert output by the siren device to compensate for the faulty siren device. The siren device may send a siren fault notification to the central siren controller if an unexpected audible alert, such as a potential false alarm, is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Zakaria, Nissim Gean, Jacob Shem Tov, Irakliy Papiashvily, Alexander Becker, Lionid Kodner, Iftach Sharabi, Ran Pery, Haim Kahlon
  • Patent number: 10922935
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for detecting a premise condition. According to at least one embodiment, a method for detecting a premise condition includes detecting a sound with a security system component, determining with the security system component whether the sound belongs to a recognized class of sounds, sending the recognized class to a remote control unit, and causing with the remote control unit a predetermined response to occur based on the recognized class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael David Child, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10915084
    Abstract: An industrial process field device includes an active component, a switch, a switch monitor, and a controller. The active component may be a sensor configured to sense a process parameter, or a control device configured to control a process of the industrial process. The switch is electrically coupled to first and second terminals and is configured to electrically connect the first and second terminals when in a closed state, and electrically disconnect the first and second terminals when in an open state. The switch monitor is configured to detect a current state of the switch corresponding to the closed or open state, and generate a state output indicating the current state. The controller is configured to set the switch in the open or closed state, and generate a notification based on the state output that indicates at least one of the current state of the switch and a condition of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Aaron Wienhold, Justin Tai Zingsheim
  • Patent number: 10905100
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring nutrition, especially fermentation in a rumen of a ruminant, wherein a characteristic value of carbon dioxide inside the rumen and/or reticulum is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Jose Alberto Laporte Uribe
  • Patent number: 10883347
    Abstract: A system for use with a connection comprising a terminus opening into an underground vault. The system includes a perturbation detector and a system controller. The perturbation detector is configured to detect values of each of one or more properties and transmit a signal encoding the values to the system controller. The system controller is configured to receive the signal, use at least one of the values to determine whether a fire is occurring or has occurred, and alert a user when the system controller determines that the fire is occurring or has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NOVINIUM, INC.
    Inventors: Glen John Bertini, David C. Busby, Weston Philips Chapin Ford, Jeffrey Andrew Thomas
  • Patent number: 10876880
    Abstract: A fill level measurement system for detecting a topology of a filling material surface or a volume of a filling material in a container including a master device and one or more slave devices, the master device being designed to transmit control signals to the slave device. As the slave devices do not include all the functionalities of an independent fill level measurement device, the slave devices can be produced in a cost-effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventor: Guenter Kech
  • Patent number: 10868712
    Abstract: An electronic monitoring system is described that receives data from a particular monitoring system, receives data from multiple other monitoring systems, analyzes data received from the particular monitoring system irrespective of data received from the multiple other monitoring systems, based on the analysis, determines whether one or more events occur at the particular environment, and in response to determining that a particular event occurs at the particular environment, evaluates the particular event against a set of rules, selects, based on the evaluation results, a particular subset of the multiple other monitoring systems to serve as a cooperative monitoring network, assesses data received from the particular monitoring system with data received from the particular subset of the multiple other monitoring systems, based on the assessment, tracks, in connection with the particular event, events detected by the particular subset of the multiple other monitoring systems, and handles the particular event
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10854028
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling access to a building associated with a security and/or automation system may include detecting a presence of at least one person positioned proximate an entry to the building, collecting one or more biometric identifiers from the at least one person, identifying one or more devices within a predetermined proximity of the entry to the building, and granting the person access to the building based at least in part on the collecting and the identifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Ryan Beavers, Jason Carter, Daniel McCallum, Michael Allen Tupy
  • Patent number: 10834539
    Abstract: A wireless device includes a user interface that generates a pairing signal in response to an indication from a user to pair the wireless device to at least one remote device and generates a first location request signal in response to a second indication from a user to locate the at least one remote device. A short-range wireless transceiver communicates RF signals to pair the wireless device to the at least one remote device and that transmits a first RF paging signal to the at least one remote device in response to the location request signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: THL Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Howard, Richard Cutler, Robert M. Kennard
  • Patent number: 10832150
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for retraining an analytic model. The method includes building, by a processor, a Markov chain for the analytic model. The Markov chain has only two states that consist of an alarm state and a no alarm state. The method further includes updating, by the processor, the Markov chain with observed states, for each of a plurality of timestamps evaluated during a burn-in period. The method also includes updating, by the processor, state transition probabilities within the Markov chain, for each of a plurality of timestamps evaluated after the burn-in period. The method additionally includes generating, by the processor, a signal for causing the model to be retrained, responsive to any of the state transition probabilities representing a probability of greater than 0.5 of seeing the alarm state in a previous interval and again in a current interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul M. J. Barry, Cormac Cummins, Ian Manning, Vinh Tuan Thai
  • Patent number: 10832535
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a system for selectively outputting indications of important events of which the user would like to be notified. Based, at least in part, on settings configured via user inputs, the system receives an indication of a detected acoustic event and determines whether the acoustic event corresponds an event in a list of preferences stored in a remote server. In response to determining that the events match, the system then instructs a personal audio output device to output an indication of the detected acoustic event to the user of the personal audio output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christine Alexandra Capota, Rodrigo Alexei Vasquez, Sara Beth Ulius-Sabel, Jamison Bradley Bourque, Glenn Gomes Casseres
  • Patent number: 10825331
    Abstract: There is provided an antitheft device and an antitheft system capable of reliably detecting theft via a simple installation method. The antitheft device includes a receiver 12 that receives a radio wave of a predetermined frequency, and a microcomputer (controller) 18 that determines whether or not the antitheft device is located at a position where it is impossible to detect a radio wave of a predetermined frequency by the receiver 12. The microcomputer (controller) 18 performs an alarming operation, upon determining that the antitheft device is located at a position where it is impossible to detect a monitoring radio wave WW of a predetermined frequency by the receiver 12. Accordingly, it suffices to attach the antitheft device 10 to a managed object MO such as a commercial item being monitored, and therefore it is not necessary to extend a cable from a sensor part attached to the commercial item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TAKAYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keita Kaihata
  • Patent number: 10798430
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reception device, a reception method, a transmission device, and a transmission method that make it possible to provide content according to a preference of a user. Provided is a reception device including: a tuning control unit configured to perform tuning control for tuning digital broadcasting using an Internet Protocol (IP) transmission scheme; and an acquisition control unit configured to perform acquisition control for acquiring content transmitted in the digital broadcasting according to a result of a matching process on a provider-side PDI-A indicating an answer set by a provider that provides content to a question on preference of a user included in transmission information transmitted in an upper layer of an IP layer of protocol layers of the IP transmission scheme and client-side PDI-A indicating an answer set by the user to the question in the digital broadcasting. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a television receiver set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Yasuaki Yamagishi, Naohisa Kitazato
  • Patent number: 10796372
    Abstract: A central claims adjuster control unit associated with an entity may oversee the assignment of claims cases to claims adjusters. The control unit may designate that a threshold number of cases may be assigned to certain claims adjusters. When new claims cases arrive, the control unit may monitor the workload of each of the claims adjusters and the threshold value assigned to any of the claims adjusters before assigning the case to one of the adjusters. If no adjuster is available, the control unit may store the case(s) in a memory until one of the adjusters becomes available. An additional feature of the control unit includes a user interface for modifying information about claims adjusters, including whether or not a threshold value is associated with them, the value of any associated threshold, and the reassignment of cases from one adjuster to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jeana Kay Pietrus, James Lawrence Edens
  • Patent number: 10761156
    Abstract: According to some aspects, an apparatus is provided comprising a deployable guard device, configured to be coupled to a portable medical imaging device, the deployable guard device further configured to, when deployed, inhibit encroachment within a physical boundary with respect to the portable medical imaging device. According to some aspects, an apparatus is provided comprising a deployable guard device, configured to be coupled to a portable magnetic resonance imaging system, the deployable guard device further configured to, when deployed, demarcate a boundary within which a magnetic field strength of a magnetic field generated by the portable magnetic resonance imaging system equals or exceeds a given threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hyperfine Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas McNulty, Michael Stephen Poole
  • Patent number: 10728505
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes: a monitoring sensor; a mobile robot configured to switch between an autonomous movement mode and a remote control mode; a monitoring terminal; and a system control apparatus configured to switch between the autonomous movement mode and the remote control mode of the mobile robot based on an alarm activation and to determine a manner of a video to be displayed on a display device. In response to a detection of the alarm activation of the monitoring sensor, the system control apparatus permits the display device to display a video in the security priority area in an unprocessed manner and inhibits the display device from displaying a video in the privacy priority area in the unprocessed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Shunsuke Sue
  • Patent number: 10726711
    Abstract: A system for determining and presenting false alarm reduction includes a processing circuit configured to determine addressable false alarms by determining, based on events of building devices of a building and event sequences of one or more false alarm rules, whether the one or more false alarm rules are triggered, where the one or more false alarm rules each include one of the event sequences indicating relationships between the events that are indicative of a situation at the building that causes an addressable false alarm. The processing circuit is configured to generate a plurality of recommendations based the triggered false alarm rules, wherein the recommendations prompt the user to rectify situations at the building that cause the addressable false alarms, generate a user interface comprising an indication of the addressable false alarms and the plurality of recommendations, and cause a display of a user device to display the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Gopi Subramanian, Christine Trainor, Jason Kapuschat
  • Patent number: 10706706
    Abstract: A system and a method for detecting and determining predetermined conditions related to a human occupant in a predetermined space includes one or more microphones for receiving sounds from within the predetermined space, and for transmitting received sounds to a received sound processor. The received sound processor is responsive to the received sounds, for determining at least one predetermined condition related to human occupant in the predetermined space. The system may further include an imager, a range-finder, a calibration factor and a processor. Images are taken of a space and corrected based on the appropriate calibration factor based on the output of the range-finder. The images are analyzed and compared to characteristics representative of certain events including falls. If the images match the particular characteristics, the system concludes that an event has occurred and outputs this result. An alarm may be generated if the system detects certain events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Caduceus Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael K. Dempsey
  • Patent number: 10707918
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for on-ground communication using an electrical power distribution system of an aircraft. Specifically, two broadband over power line (BPL) communication modules are communicatively coupled to an electrical power distribution system of an aircraft at different locations. A communication-initiation request is transmitted between these modules and, in some examples, is used to establish communication between the modules. In more specific examples, the receiving module determines received parameters of the communication-initiation request, which depend, at least in part, on characteristics of the electrical power distribution system. The received parameters are compared with expected parameters, and an operating indication of the electrical power distribution system is generated based on this comparison. In some examples, the operating indication is used to verify configuration of the electrical power distribution system (e.g., during aircraft assembly), service requirements (e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Timothy M. Mitchell, Tuan A. Nguyen, David S. Mier, Tri M. Phan, Anil Kumar, Robert M. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10685544
    Abstract: A remotely-controlled, movable, magnetic system and method for surveillance and attack prevention. The system includes a motive apparatus including a mounting body for mounting a series of magnets and wheels or rollers and suspending the apparatus from a magnetic ceiling T-bar grid or alternative metal track. The wheels or rollers make contact with the T-bars or track; provide some space between the magnets and T-bars or track; and allow for movement of the system along the T-bar grid or track. One or more of the wheels is drivingly connected to a drive motor. The system further includes a processor, an input/output interface, and a remote computing device or remote control for controlling the motive apparatus via a communications network. The motive apparatus further mounts components and tools remotely controlled by a user for observing, identifying a potential attacker, and hindering a potential attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Geoffrey Martin
  • Patent number: 10687107
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to computer systems, and more specifically, to a premise monitoring system. In one embodiment, the invention includes operations of receiving one or more signals containing a device identifier and a device condition from one or more remote alarm monitoring systems; retrieving enhanced information based on the device identifier and/or the device condition; determining one or more communication methods and/or communication destinations based on the device identifier and/or the device condition; and dispatching the enhanced information to the one or more communication destinations using the one or more communication methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Capital, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney W. Fox