With Particular Coupling Link Patents (Class 340/531)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10657794
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for controller functionality for each of security, monitoring and automation, as well as a bidirectional Internet gateway, is provided. Such functionality is provided by virtue of a configurable architecture that enables a user to adapt the system for the user's specific needs. In addition, functionality for gathering configuration information from a previously-installed security system and using that information in a subsequent takeover of that security system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wade Cohn, Lewis Clay Dearman, Gary Robert Faulkner, James A. Johnson, James Edward Kitchen, David Leon Proft
  • Patent number: 10630541
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for configuration-less process bus. In one embodiment, the system includes at least one process interface unit (PIU). The PIU includes at least one pre-configured communication port defined by one of a factory setting or a product code order. The at least one PIU is operable to transmit and receive a data stream. The data stream includes at least one dataset. The dataset includes at least one field for sampled values measured at least at one source. The source includes one of a current transformer or a voltage transformer. The dataset can further include a timestamp and a unique identifier associated with the source. The system can include at least one intelligent electronic device (IED) communicatively coupled to the PIU. The IED can be operable to receive the data stream from the PIU and transform the sampled values based on user-defined transformation factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Mitalkumar G. Kanabar, Ihab Hamour
  • Patent number: 10621331
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a vehicle data rewrite control device and a data rewrite authentication system which prevent unauthorized rewriting of data due to password leakage and/or by spoofing of a connected device. The vehicle data rewrite control device outputs authentication information generated on the basis of data to be updated and a pre-stored vehicle number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Nakamura, Kazuhiro Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10614700
    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: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Martin, Stephen Scott Trundle, David Saul Goldfarb, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10600316
    Abstract: A rules-based emergency exit misuse identification system, including one or more cloud servers. The one or more cloud servers are configured to store instructions to be executed on one or more security systems. The one or more security systems are configured to receive emergency data from a plurality of sensors for a plurality of emergency exits, the emergency data indicating activity of the plurality of emergency exits. The one or more security systems are configured to identify one or more emergency exits for which a burglar alarm event occurred. The one or more security systems are configured to identify past burglar alarm events associated with the one or more emergency exits for which the burglar alarm event occurred. The one or more security systems are configured to determine if the burglar alarm event qualifies as a delay event. The one or more security systems are configured to register and save the emergency data including the burglar alarm event if the burglar alarm qualifies as a delay event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Marcin Dziduch, Abdul Razak, Conor Joseph Donovan
  • Patent number: 10581952
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, server systems, and computer-readable media that provide manufacturer-independent interface to mobile computers via a plurality of mobile communication devices. These embodiments associate a particular service account with a first mobile computer and with first and second mobile communication devices, and transmit to the first and second mobile communication devices a first download list identifying files to be transferred to a first storage device associated with the first mobile computer. Embodiments also receive from the first mobile communication device a first remove list identifying files transferred by the first mobile communication device to the first storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Scruggs Equipment Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Klas, Donald M. Klas
  • Patent number: 10526169
    Abstract: A safety switching for elevator systems includes a safety function and a safety switch dedicated to the safety function. The safety switch opens or closes a safety circuit between one connection point and a second connection point as a function of a safety state of the safety function. A test function tests whether or not the safety switch opens and closes the safety circuit as a function of the safety state of the safety function. A detection device is provided for the test function. An auxiliary energy function is provided wherein an auxiliary voltage can be temporarily applied via at least the safety switch and an input part of the detection device for performing the test function. Locally between the connection points the auxiliary energy function introduces an auxiliary energy for generating the auxiliary voltage. The safety switching can be used for converting or retrofitting an existing elevator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Muller, Eric Birrer
  • Patent number: 10504349
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring remotely located objects with a system including at least one master data collection unit, remote sensor units, and a central data collection server are described. The master unit is configured to monitor any object, mobile or stationary, including monitoring multiple remote sensor units associated with the monitored objects. The master unit may be in a fixed location or attached to a mobile object. The master unit is configured for monitoring objects that enter and leave an area. The master unit may act as a parent controller for one or more child devices including remote sensors or monitors of measurable conditions including environmental conditions, substance identification, product identification, and/or biometric identification. The master unit may discover remote sensor units as they enter or leave the area where the master unit is located. The master unit can be remotely reprogrammed such as with authenticated instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: 1997 Irrevocable Trust for Gregory P. Benson
    Inventors: Greg Benson, Matthew Anthony Fistonich
  • Patent number: 10499785
    Abstract: A system for monitoring cleanliness in a store. The system may include a server, a database and at least one sensor. The database may be in communication with the server and may store cleanliness parameters. The system includes at least one sensor configured to transmit measured cleanliness characteristics to the server and the server is configured to transmit a message based on a comparison of the measured cleanliness characteristics and the cleanliness parameters stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Spot You More, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel R. Setchell, James D. Haley
  • Patent number: 10482759
    Abstract: A unified presence detection and prediction platform that is privacy aware is described. The platform is receives signals from plural sensor devices that are disposed within a premises. The platform produces profiles of entities based on detected characteristics developed from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors, i.e., non-video and non-audio sensor devices. The platform using these profiles and sensor signals from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors determines specific identification and produces historical patterns. Also described are techniques that allow users (persons), when authorized, to control remote devices/systems generally without direct interaction with such systems merely by the systems detecting and in instances predicting the specific presence of an identified individual in a location within the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Rajmy Sayavong, Gregory W. Hill, David J. LeBlanc, Samuel D. Rosewall, Jr., Gerald M. Bluhm, Michael DeRose, IV, Rob Vandervecht
  • Patent number: 10476597
    Abstract: A transformer monitoring device for a smart grid network is provided, which is configured to transmit and receive optical signaling between other transformer monitoring devices and other devices in the smart grid network. The transformer monitoring device includes a receiver configured to receive optical signaling, a signal processor and a transmitter configured to transmit optical signaling. The signal processor is configured to receive optical signaling from the receiver, which contains information about collected data, including data related to electrical signaling being processed by a transformer located and arranged in a grid network or metered data related to associated signaling being provided from the transformer to a building or structure in the grid network and determine corresponding optical signaling containing information about the collected data for transmitting back to a central location or other connected device for further processing, based upon the signaling received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Delta Energy & Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Foster, Keith Teichmann
  • Patent number: 10467917
    Abstract: An interactive video system includes: a display arranged to display a video; a motion sensor and/or sound sensor integrated with the display a controller, responsive to detection of a signal from the motion sensor derived when the display is moved, to cause a change in the displayed video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FOUNTAIN DIGITAL LABS LIMITED
    Inventor: Swietlana Dragajewa-Turowska
  • Patent number: 10462685
    Abstract: A method and a system of controlling a home wireless system wherein the home wireless system comprises a plurality of peripheral wireless nodes (14; 16; 19; 21; 23) and a first gateway (12) having wireless communication means for communicating with. The method includes installing at least one second gateway (12?; 32) in the home wireless system, broadcasting an identification message from a peripheral wireless node (14; 16; 19; 21; 23) searching for a controlling gateway in a link establishment process, and receiving in each of the first gateway (12) and the at least one second gateway (12?) the identification message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: VERISURE SÁRL
    Inventors: Fredrik Hedersteirna, Philip Alan Munts
  • Patent number: 10462666
    Abstract: A method of communicating and authenticating credentials between a portable computing device and multiple radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled readers requires a portable computing device, a RFID reader, and user credentials. The portable computing devices stores user credentials unique to the portable computing device and the RFID reader. The RFID reader activates a corresponding building access system. The method begins by inductively harvesting electrical power into the portable computing device from the RFID reader, if the portable computing device is proximal to the RFID reader. The method then sends the user credentials from a radio communication module of the portable computing device to a radio communication module of the RFID reader, if the electrical power is inductively harvested from the RFID reader into the portable computing device. An authentication process is then executed for the set of user credentials with the RFID reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Jason Dean Hart
  • Patent number: 10438457
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting the activation of at least one alarm has at least one alarm detection device, at least one alarm, and a cloud storage platform. The alarm detection device can monitor and analyze the tonal and/or vibrational qualities of a sound to determine its origin. If the sound is determined to be a warning alarm (i.e. home security system), the information associated with that detection is forward to a gateway which then forwards an alert to an end user. The alarm detection system and methodology can be used with existing alarm systems (retrofit) with little added cost to the consumer. This creates a simple and affordable monitoring solution use in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BlueRadios, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Kramer, Wilfred Tucker, Timothy Ikenouye
  • Patent number: 10422650
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for a light sensor network that provides an application framework for interactive applications that use location-based information are presented. In example embodiments, the light sensor network includes a plurality of lighting nodes and a plurality of sensor controller nodes (SCNs) positioned within a wireless communications range of one or more of the plurality of LNs. A LN within the light sensor network includes a communication interface having a first transceiver and a second transceiver. The first transceiver being configured to exchange communication signals to and from a service platform over a wide area network (WAN) via a lighting gateway node. The second transceiver being configured to receive beacon signals from a beacon transmitting device within a beacon communications range and further configured to transmit beacon signals to be received by a beacon-enabled device within the beacon communications range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Barnard, Kent W. Ryhorchuk
  • Patent number: 10416622
    Abstract: A method of operating a home-automation installation, the home-automation installation including items of equipment fixed in a building and a mobile unit for controlling the items of equipment, the elements communicating over a home-automation network, each element being furnished with an identifier which is specific to it and with an authentication key specific to the home-automation network, termed “common key”, identical for all the elements and authenticating an element's membership of the home-automation network, The method includes a step of locating the mobile control unit and delivering an item of position information, then a step of pinpointing using at least the item of position information to pinpoint a particular item of equipment, the pinpointing step allowing the identification of the particular item of equipment and allowing the locating of the particular item of equipment in a mode of configuration of the home-automation installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SOMFY SAS
    Inventors: Pierre Mignot, Isabelle Duchene, Stephane Lapierre
  • Patent number: 10397244
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for detecting an attack, which includes a server and a plurality of vehicles capable of wirelessly communicating with each other. Each of the vehicles has a sensor, a sensor information acquisition unit, a traffic information reception unit, and a transmission unit that transmits the sensor information and the traffic information to the server. The server has a reception unit that receives the sensor information and the traffic information from the vehicles, a verification unit that verifies whether the sensor information and the traffic information are inconsistent with each other, and a notification unit that notifies, when the sensor information and the traffic information are inconsistent with each other, the vehicles of the inconsistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YOKOHAMA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Toyama, Hisashi Oguma, Tsutomu Matsumoto, Hideki Gotoh, Tomokazu Moriya
  • Patent number: 10393861
    Abstract: A frequency modulation circuit includes a VCO, a DIV, a MIX, a single-phase differential converter, and a signal processing circuit. The signal processing circuit performs differential arithmetic processing of an intermediate frequency signal with a program of a microcomputer according to a quadrature demodulation scheme and, thereafter, measures a frequency from phase information, performs n-th order polynomial (n is an integer equal to or larger than 2) approximation on time-frequency data of an IF signal output by a chirp modulation control voltage after inverse function correction, and performs modulation correction for correcting a time error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kamimura
  • Patent number: 10389605
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for an area based event detection and multi-factorial event characterization are generally described herein. A method may include identifying a cell, the cell including a plurality of endpoint devices, receiving information relevant to the cell, and comparing the received information, using a metric, to historical data corresponding to the cell. The method may include generating a cell alert when comparing the received information to the historical data identifies an outlier, and storing the cell alert and the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Robin Angus
  • Patent number: 10375253
    Abstract: An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Dawes
  • Patent number: 10366595
    Abstract: A surveillance method may comprise obtaining one or more alert levels, and for each of the alert levels, obtaining a user configuration of an action for responding to the alert level, training a model with marked training materials for detecting the alert level of a triggering event from a camera input, obtaining a user configuration of a time for executing the action, and obtaining a user configuration of a system for executing the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Turing Video, Inc.
    Inventors: Song Cao, Yi Li
  • Patent number: 10367776
    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. 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. An indication of the response status may be provided to the source user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Patil, Prasad P. Purandare
  • Patent number: 10348773
    Abstract: A system and approach having security assurance for a controller relative to outside connections such as internet. The controller may have locked and exposed modes. A locked mode may mean that the system is correctly configured in that security related settings meet minimum standards. For example, the controller is protected through sufficiently strong user accounts and passwords whether entered or by default. Also, there may be an entity, such as person or organization that has responsibility for securing the controller against undesired intrusions. In the exposed mode, where the system may be incorrectly configured, the controller may shut down some or all of the functionality that has relevance to remote access. In the exposed mode, a built-in web server may show one or more screens that allow one to access the controller. There may be security indicators, such as lights that indicate whether the controller is exposed or locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Philipp A. Roosli, Daniel Heine
  • Patent number: 10332364
    Abstract: A lighting device or an apparatus for use with a light source has one or more sensors, intelligence in the form of programmed processors and communication capabilities. Each sensor is configured to monitor one or more conditions external to a lighting device not directly related to operational performance of the respective lighting device. Programming provides a standardized interface to enable processing of sensed conditions from sensors of different types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10319201
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a security threat over a network are provided. The system comprises a microphone configured to capture acoustic signals; a hardware interface configured to generate data samples from the acoustic signals; a memory storing a plurality of instructions; and a hardware processor configured to execute the instructions to: determine information indicative of a rate of intensity variation of the acoustic signals; and determine, based on the information, whether to transmit the data samples to a remote server. The hardware processor is also configured to, after determining to transmit the data samples to the remote server, generate data packets that include the data samples, and transmit the data packets to the remote server. The remote server can then reconstruct the data samples from the data packets and, if the data samples indicates a security threat, transmit a warning signal to a monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Shanghai Xiaoyi Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lili Zhao
  • Patent number: 10313281
    Abstract: An automated industrial notification platform creates a link between a given industrial asset and one or more people or support entities qualified to provide support for the asset. An industrial device or machine stores electronic expert tag information that records and catalogs one or more support people or entities to be notified in response to detection of various types of performance or maintenance issues. The tag can include the experts' identities, contact information, roles relative to the industrial asset, event priorities, and other relevant information. Since the tag is stored in a memory location of the industrial asset, the tag travels with the asset so that experts are globally associated with the asset regardless of the asset's location. Notification components integrated with the industrial asset detect conditions that may require expert assistance, and send an automated notification to one or more experts identified by the tag information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Billi, Christopher W. Como, Edward A. Gray, Kyle K. Reissner, Jonathan D. Walter, Mohit Singhai, Douglas J. Reichard, Scott N. Sandler, Ronald E. Bliss, Michael J. Pantaleano, Ryan Cahalane, Jessica Korpela, Bruce T. McCleave
  • Patent number: 10312993
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for organizing data delivering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are provided. Inter-cluster coordinators can organize data delivering unmanned aerial vehicle base stations (UAV-BSs). Various beamforming techniques (e.g., LZFBF and ZFBF) can be incorporated, and the inter-cluster coordinator can operate on a base station that serves as a controlling network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Nadisanka Rupasinghe, Ismail Guvenc, Ahmed Salah Ibrahim Mohamed
  • Patent number: 10289208
    Abstract: A wearable sensor system is disclosed that provides a measurable magnetic field that changes horizontally within the range of motion of human limbs. The wearable sensor system includes a magnetic sensing device, and one or more magnet devices that provide the measurable magnetic field with a strength exceeding the Earth's magnetic field. To this end, the magnetic sensing system provides a “personal” magnetic field about a user, with that magnetic field traveling with the user and overpowering adjacent interfering fields. The wearable sensor system may include a sensor arrangement that measures a strength of the personal magnetic field and field direction to perform horizontal localization, and may send a representation of a same to a remote computing device to cause an action to occur. Some such actions include output of pre-recorded or synthesized musical notes, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Swarnendu Kar, Jeremy Parra, Saurin Shah, Brian K. Vogel
  • Patent number: 10291320
    Abstract: Techniques described herein, which may provide for a location determination of a mobile device, can also provide for the determination of a viewing direction of a user of the mobile device. In particular, a user can wear a head-mountable apparatus with one or more light sensors configured to detect light from one or more modulated light sources. Using this information, not only may a location of the head-mountable apparatus be determined, but also an orientation, which can enable a determination of an approximate direction the user is looking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Bapineedu Chowdary Gummadi, Hem Agnihotri, Venkata A Naidu Babbadi
  • Patent number: 10275950
    Abstract: A system and method configured to monitor aircraft flight performance data. The system includes a wireless transmitter in data communication with an avionics system of the aircraft, a portable wireless transceiver associated with the wireless transmitter, and a wireless database associated with the wireless transmitter. The method includes sensing flight performance data with the sensor, transmitting sensed flight performance data to the wireless transmitter, wirelessly transmitting the sensed flight performance data to the wireless database, and monitoring flight performance data with a display operably associated with the wireless database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Girard, Brian E. Tucker
  • Patent number: 10270613
    Abstract: Provided is a layout creation method for creating a layout of apparatuses disposed in a space (such as lighting devices, air conditioners, and switches). The layout creation method includes: obtaining reference coordinates through a portable terminal having a position sensing function; and for each of the apparatuses, obtaining position coordinates corresponding to the apparatus as coordinates relative to the reference coordinates through the portable terminal, and storing the position coordinates on the portable terminal in association with a type of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsumi Setomoto, Kentaro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10271365
    Abstract: A method and system for device-to-device (D2D) communication off-network is provided. The method includes providing, from a first D2D-UE to at least one second D2D-UE, a scheduling assignment (SA) providing, from between the first D2D-UE to the at least one second D2D-UE, MAC-PDU data according to the scheduling assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Phong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10271189
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a device that implements a high bandwidth wireless data interface for communication between the device and a device accessory. The device can include an external shell and a display (e.g., a touchscreen). In some embodiments, the external shell and the display together hermetically seal various other components of the device. In various embodiments, the device includes an attachment mechanism, an alignment mechanism (e.g., for magnetic alignment between a device and a device accessory), a wireless data transceiver, and a wired or wireless energy source (e.g., for sharing power between the device and the device accessory). The wireless data transceiver can transmit data at extremely high electromagnetic frequencies between the device in the device accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Joseph Anthony Tate, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, William Francis Leggett, James Jong-sik Kim, Rebecca Schultz Zavin, Andrew E. Rubin
  • Patent number: 10258172
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems, devices, and methods for displaying and securing articles of merchandise. In one example, a merchandise security system includes a plurality of security devices, wherein each of the security devices includes a sensor configured to be attached to an article of merchandise. The system also includes at least one controller configured to communicate with each of the articles of merchandise in order to obtain data from the articles of merchandise. The controller and/or each of the security devices is configured to generate a security signal in response to removal of the sensor from the article of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10257270
    Abstract: An approach for enabling autonomous decentralized peer-to-peer telemetry (ADEPT). A first ADEPT peer senses ADEPT peers to interconnect where the ADEPT peers are identified as ADEPT light peer, ADEPT standard peer and ADEPT peer exchange based on respectively increasing IoT device capability. The first ADEPT peer sends and receives requests to interconnect to the ADEPT peers based on messaging. The first ADEPT peer transfers files where the files are distributed toward peer-to-peer networks, creating peer consensus and interconnecting the first ADEPT peer to the ADEPT peers based on the peer consensus. ADEPT peers execute transactions and contracts by decentralized peer to peer consensus network and consensus ledger to enable autonomous device coordination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Cohn, Peter G. Finn, Sumabala P. Nair, Sanjay B. Panikkar, Veena S. Pureswaran
  • Patent number: 10257364
    Abstract: An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Dawes
  • Patent number: 10255800
    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: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Capital, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney W. Fox
  • Patent number: 10256905
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for programming a luminaire with location information, referred to herein as commissioning. Location information may include relative location information (e.g., the position of the luminaire relative to a reference point) and/or absolute location information (e.g., global coordinates for the luminaire). A commissioned luminaire can be configured to emit its location information via light-based communication (LCom). In some cases, the luminaire can be commissioned manually, by hard coding the luminaire with its location either at the luminaire itself or using a device (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, or a dedicated luminaire commissioning device) to program the luminaire with location information. In some cases, the luminaire can be commissioned automatically. In some cases, the luminaire may be configured to provide visual, aural, or tactile feedback to indicate that the luminaire has not received location data or that the luminaire has been moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Siessegger, Christian Breuer, Anant Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10243756
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising: a transmitter for controlling one or more luminaires which illuminate at least part of an environment occupied by a user; and a controller configured to provide control functionality for controlling the luminaires via the transmitter; wherein the controller is configured to receive an altitude measurement from an altimeter disposed about the user's person, and based thereon to provide said control functionality in dependence on an altitude of the user relative to an altitude of each of the luminaires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Remco Magielse, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jonathan David Mason, Sanae Chraibi
  • Patent number: 10241640
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visualizing the history of events are provided. Some methods can include displaying, on a user interface device, a BIM of a secured area, displaying, on the BIM on the user interface device, a respective representation of each of a plurality of sensors within the secured area, the respective representation being displayed on the BIM at a respective location corresponding to respective geographic coordinates of a respective one of the plurality of sensors in the secured area, receiving first user input indicative of a specified time, and displaying, on the BIM on the user interface device, a respective geographic indicator of at least one of the plurality of sensors that was active at the specified time, the respective geographic indicator being displayed at or connected to the respective location on the BIM of the respective representation of the at least one of the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Malayappan Gurudoss, Vinoth Dharmalingam, Kalpana Janapati, Viswanathan Chatapuram Krishnan, Vinay Venkatesh, Paul M. Popowski
  • Patent number: 10237237
    Abstract: Systems and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises via a channel. The channel comprises a protocol of the security system that is a proprietary bus protocol of the control panel of the security system. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dawes, Marc Baum, Aaron Wood
  • Patent number: 10236018
    Abstract: A system for detection of a target sound in an environment of a vehicle, includes an audio sensor, a computer processor, and a memory storing digital target sound templates produced by converting samples of the target sound in accordance with conversion parameters. The computer processor receives the sample sound signal from the audio sensor, converts the sample sound signal to a digital sample vector in accordance with the conversion parameters, compares the vector to each of the templates to determine if a degree of similarity of the vector to any one of the templates exceeds a predetermined threshold value, and notifies a user or a vehicle control system if the threshold value is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Moore, Viet Hoang, Ken Brizel, Siamak Akhlaghi Esfahany, Ajay Sandhu
  • Patent number: 10231056
    Abstract: A wearable device for binaural audio is described. The wearable device includes a feedback mechanism, a microphone, an always on binaural recorder (AOBR), and a processor. The AOBR is to capture ambient noise via the microphone and interpret the ambient noise. An alert is issued by the processor to the feedback mechanism based on a notification detected via the microphone in the ambient noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Poornachandran, David Gottardo, Swarnendu Kar, Saurabh Dadu, Mark MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10230853
    Abstract: A terminal device including a detection unit that detects a sound, and an output unit that outputs information regarding a detection method of detecting the sound by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Okamoto, Junichi Hirota, Tsutomu Udaka, Tomoyuki Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 10178533
    Abstract: In one implementation, a wireless security system premises gateway component includes a first local area wireless communication component adapted to communicate wirelessly with plural wireless security system sensors distributed at a premises; a second local area wireless communication component adapted to communicate wirelessly with a general purpose mobile communications device; a communications interface component adapted to communicate with a wide area communications network that is located remotely of the premises; a security system controller component adapted to communicate with the general purpose mobile communications device to provide state information regarding the security system and to provide control inputs to the security system; and a single gateway housing configured and sized to house the first local area wireless communication component, the second local area wireless communication component, the communications interface component, and the security system controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Resolution Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Saldin, Brian K. Seemann, Robert C. Hendrickson, David J. Mayne
  • Patent number: 10178430
    Abstract: The present application discloses an intelligent processing method and system for video data, wherein, in the method an intelligent camera set a warning rule, the method comprises: the intelligent camera collecting video data and analyzing the collected video data in real time, generating intelligent data if the warning rule is met, which intelligent data contain an encoder identifier and motion trajectory information; the intelligent camera packaging the video data and the intelligent data into a program stream and sending it to a frame analyzing component in a cloud storage system; the frame analyzing component unpacking the received program stream to obtain the video data and the intelligent data, and storing the video data and the intelligent data in storage components respectively; the storage components sending storage address information of the video data and the intelligent data to an index server for recording respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Qiqian Lin, Weichun Wang
  • Patent number: 10169983
    Abstract: An apparatus including a security system protecting a secured area, a processor of the security system providing a voice connection between a control panel of the security system located within the secured area and a remotely located central monitoring station, the processor automatically providing notification of activation of the provided voice connection, an audio device providing audio entertainment within the secured area, a wireless interface providing a communication channel between the security system and audio entertainment system and a processor of the audio device receiving the automatic notification of activation of the voice connection from the processor of the security system through the wireless interface and automatically reducing a volume of the audio entertainment provided by the audio device within the secured area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Shankar Prasad H. M., Harini Bharadvaj