With Particular Coupling Link Patents (Class 340/531)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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