And Remote Station Detail Patents (Class 340/539.17)
  • Patent number: 10163312
    Abstract: A system is disclosed comprising a plurality of light emitting devices located along a path of travel, each light emitting device comprising a light emitting source, a sensor, a communication module, and a processor, wherein when a first one of the plurality of light emitting devices is activated, the processor in the first light emitting device is configured to detect one or more physical structures surrounding the first light emitting device, detect one or more other light emitting devices, and based at least in part on the detection of the one or more physical structures and the one or more other light emitting devices, determine a location of the first light emitting device with respect to the path of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Dean Mitcham Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10120388
    Abstract: A control system for a work machine includes a non-contact sensor, a position output device, a correction position calculation unit, and a control device. The non-contact sensor detects a periphery of a work machine. The position output device determines a position of the work machine based on at least a detection result of the non-contact sensor, and outputs information of the position. The correction position calculation unit corrects the position determined by the position output device based on delay time including at least a delay in communication with the position output device. The control device generates a command for controlling the work machine using the corrected position corrected by the correction position calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakai, Mitsuhiro Ryuman
  • Patent number: 10055804
    Abstract: A roaming transport distribution management apparatus and method are provided. A controller selects transports within a defined service zone in response to customer transit requests from customer locations or a central hub which are capable of meeting maximum transit time to the end destination in either an inbound or outbound direction from the hub. A hub manager varies the position and/or the size of an exclusive coverage area of each transport within the overall service zone to insure a dense accumulation of transports over the entire service zone and alters the position of other transports in response to the movement of a transport inbound or outbound from the hub with a passenger. The hub manager can vary the size of the exclusive coverage area of each transport to account for population and request call densities and the number of available transports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: METROBEE, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Juckett, Timothy Lee Juckett, Eric A. Zeile, Benjamin J. Edelberg
  • Patent number: 10044095
    Abstract: A wireless transmission system disclosed herein includes a radiating structure integrated into a computing device case that substantially encloses electronics of a computing device. The radiating structure includes an insulator that forms a boundary with the metal plate on the computing device case. A proximity sensor collects data from an exposure point located within the radiating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Russell Mercer, Charbel Khawand
  • Patent number: 9977930
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for wireless communication with remote devices that reduce or eliminate interference from zero-mean noise and deterministic signals within the operating system frequency band are provided. An interrogator uses dithering of the initiation time of sequential transmitted signals or sets of transmitted signals with synchronous accumulation of the resulting received signals to reduce the relative strength of interfering signals while increasing the relative strength of the desired signal. The apparatus, system, and method are particularly advantageous when used to extract identification and/or sensor data from passive wireless sensors and tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SENSANNA INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Andrew T. Hines, Jacqueline H. Hines
  • Patent number: 9818291
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a control panel of a security system that detects threats within a secured geographic area, a least one Bluetooth low energy (BLE) device located within the secured area that transmits a wireless location identification signal, a portable wireless device of the security system that detects the wireless location identification signal, and a processor of the security system that displays a screen used to arm the security system in response to the wireless location identification signal detected by the portable wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: WeiFeng Hua, George Li, Ziv Wang
  • Patent number: 9594026
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for measuring concentration of hemoglobin in blood using a photothermal effect, the apparatus including: a reference light source unit for radiating a reference beam; a photothermal light source unit for radiating a photothermal beam from which the photothermal effect is generated; a cuvette unit for accommodating a collected blood sample thereinto and having first and second reflection layers; and a concentration operation unit for calculating the concentration of hemoglobin by using the phase changes of interference signals generated from the incidence of the reference beam radiated from the reference light source unit onto the first and second reflection layers of the cuvette unit as the photothermal beam radiated from the photothermal light source unit is incident onto the cuvette unit and absorbed by hemoglobin to generate the photothermal effect through the emission of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chulmin Joo, Jinyeong Yim, Hun Kim, Su Ho Ryu
  • Patent number: 9544858
    Abstract: Disclosed is a channel power adjustment method and system based on positional information of plural self-organizing subnets in a restricted area. The method includes a first setting step of setting, based on the positional information of the plural self-organizing subnets, a positional priority for each of the plural self-organizing subnets; and a first adjustment step of adjusting, at least partially based on the positional priorities of the plural self-organizing subnets, a power of a first device in a first self-organizing subnet working in a first channel, satisfying a predetermined rule to a first power of the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Da, Wei Wang, Yindong Zhang, Linju Yang
  • Patent number: 9030321
    Abstract: Method for monitoring a cargo container in which a transmitter is arranged on the container and periodically transmits messages to a remote site or location according to a schedule of messages. When a message is not received according to the schedule, which may be the result of tampering with the transmitter or another nefarious action involving the container, it may be considered that the container has been stolen. A rate of transmission of the messages may be modified based on a condition of the vehicle, such as the presence of a driver inside the vehicle, a distance between a driver inside the vehicle and the vehicle, the vehicle being at rest after motion of the vehicle stops, a location of the vehicle, biometric identification of a driver of the vehicle and deviation of the vehicle from an expected route, and/or based on current time and weather around the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Breed
  • Publication number: 20150116114
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to recording data at a plurality of in-service vehicles operating within a plurality of predetermined regions for which users of a plurality of mobile devices are responsible, analyzing, at the vehicles, the recorded data for violation of one of a plurality of predetermined safety parameters by the vehicles, and transmitting, to a central server, data associated with a safety parameter violation by a vehicle in violation of one of the predetermined safety parameters. A safety event alert is generated at the central server for the vehicle in violation in response to receiving the transmitted data, and the safety event alert is communicated from the central office to a mobile device authorized by the central office to receive the safety event alert for the predetermined region within which the violation occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Randy Boyles
  • Patent number: 8994533
    Abstract: A RFID tag includes an RF transceiver; logic to operate the RF transceiver to respond to a received signal with a unique radio frequency id; logic to compare information in the received signal with conditional response criteria; and logic to determine if data has been received and written into a writable memory area by the RFID tag, and to respond to the received signal only if the data has been received and stored in the writable memory area and matches the conditional response criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Patent Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, David P. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8988217
    Abstract: A method and system for configured one or more fire alarm system devices in a fire alarm system are disclosed. The fire alarm system includes the fire alarm system devices, a fire alarm panel, and a wireless handheld device. The fire alarm system devices communicate with the fire alarm panel via a first communications interface (such as a wired communications interface), and the wireless handheld device communicates with the fire alarm panel via a second communications interface (such as a wireless communications interface). In operation, the fire alarm control panel receives an indication from one of the fire alarm system devices of a user input. In response, the fire alarm panel sends a communication (such as a form) to the wireless handheld device. In response to the communication, the wireless handheld device sends a response to the fire alarm control panel (such as including information in the form).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventor: Joseph Piccolo, III
  • Patent number: 8976044
    Abstract: A transit stop destination sign is provided that communicates wirelessly with a central transit system server over a wireless network, determines its GPS location and provides the same to the central transit system server, and provides both an updated visual destination sign display as well as an audio button for visually impaired that provides updated destination information in a natural language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Luminator Holding, L.P.
    Inventors: Safavi Ramin, Scott R. Watters, Marty Masias
  • Patent number: 8963722
    Abstract: An apparatus for at least one of playing and generating audio content for an audience includes circuitry. The circuitry is configured to receive sensor data from one or more sensors monitoring the audience. The circuitry is configured to analyze said sensor data to identify characteristic movement patterns of one or more members of the audience. The circuitry is configured to select music and generate verbal communication other than music to address the audience, based on the identified characteristic movement patterns. The circuitry is further configured to output said selected music and said verbal communication. A corresponding method for at least one of playing and generating audio content for an audience is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Fritz Hohl
  • Publication number: 20150042472
    Abstract: A non-battery powered wireless security system may include one or more sensors. Each sensor may include a switch and a generator that creates electrical energy upon activation or motion of the switch in response to a change in condition of the location of the sensor. The system may utilize the electrical energy to transmit a security event signal to a receiver based on characteristics associated with the sensor, such as movement of the switch, location of the sensor, and time of sending the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20150015395
    Abstract: The wireless security system contains a host machine, which in turn contains a processing unit. The processing unit contains an evaluation module which in turn contains a data storage module. The host machine further contains an input/output device, a mode switch module, a wireless transceiver module, a configuration module and an alert module. The wireless security system further contains at least a sensor which in turn contains a wireless transceiver module capable of communicating wirelessly with the wireless transceiver module of the host machine The wireless security system achieves both the functions of home security and home care by having the mode switch module and the evaluation module. A user can set up the time intervals when the evaluation should function. Then, through the mode switch module, a user can switch between different operating modes, thereby avoiding false alarms and achieving the reduction of energy consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Synergy Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Jia-Nian Liang, Le-Shou Guo, Lin Zhong
  • Patent number: 8933804
    Abstract: A mobile security system is described herein. A detector communicates with a mobile device if an event has occurred. The event may be various types of events, such as fire or motion. Once the mobile device receives the communication of the event occurrence, the mobile device may, among others, sound an alarm or communicate with a central monitoring system to notify emergency services of the occurrence. The mobile device may also communicate with another communication device, such as another cell phone or a computer, using various forms of communication. The detector may be an integral part of the mobile device, i.e. fixed part of the mobile device, or may be detachable. The detector may also be wholly separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Mark Edward Causey, Scott Andrus, Adrianne Binh Luu, Kevin W. Jones, Coulter C. Henry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8928459
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for determining the location of a transmitter by jointly and collectively processing the full sampled signal data from a plurality of receivers to form a single solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: David Cyganski, R. James Duckworth, John A. Orr, William R. Michalson
  • Publication number: 20150002294
    Abstract: A system and method for signaling users including a control device electrically connected to a transceiver. The transceiver has a specified frequency. A first mobile signal device being activated by a first user and electrically communicating with a first transmitter having a selectable signal frequency. The first transmitter electrically communicates with the transceiver using the specified frequency. A second signal device includes a second receiver for receiving an activation signal from the transceiver. The second receiver electrically communicates with the transceiver using the specified frequency. The second signal device is activated by the activation of the first mobile signal device using the transceiver for alerting other persons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. DELIA, Wayne M. Delia, Edward E. Kelley
  • Patent number: 8917176
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for event management, allowing authorized users or authorities to distribute and display emergency communications on digital displays. In one aspect, an emergency management communications system receives event data sent by an emergency detections system comprised of a network of sensors. The emergency management communications system processes the event data to determine an event perimeter, and then selects one or more digital displays based upon the event data or the determined event perimeter. Next, the emergency management communications system authors one or more emergency communications corresponding to the one or more digital displays and sends said one or more emergency communications to said one or more digital display, thereby allowing the one or more digital displays to display the corresponding one or more emergency communications to the affected populations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Thinxtream Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ranga Raj, Laxman Bhat, Sanjiv Shet
  • Publication number: 20140340222
    Abstract: A network system in a building complex linking different locations together and facilitating information and data exchange and access, includes ‘N’ number of autonomous nodes for receiving, processing, and storing sensory data collected by one or more sensors relating to an environment in ‘N’ number of regions within the building complex. The nodes are configured to communicate and share sensory data among the ‘N’ number of nodes and to generate a dynamic virtual map of the building complex environment that is accessible by users having access to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Barry Thornton, Mark Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140313032
    Abstract: A method of operating a security monitoring system comprises defining a group of people to receive a notification of an event taking place at a location associated with any member of the group, by a system, determining that a security event has at least potentially taken place that the members of the group need to be notified of, by the system, and notifying the members of the group of the event, via a network. Notifications of the at least potential security event may be provided to a first party of the at least potential security event and members of the group may be notified if the first party does not respond to the notification within a predetermined period of time. A system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Canary Connect, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Sager, Chris I. Rill
  • Patent number: 8842004
    Abstract: A radar detector accesses a network interface module that enables communication of data to and from a server. The server executes analysis algorithms that analyze data received from multiple radar detectors to develop predictions about the likelihood of future alerts or threats in geographic locations. The server communicates the predictions to each of the radar detectors based on the geographic locations corresponding to each of the radar detectors. Each radar detector communicates alert levels as needed to its corresponding radar detector user based on predictions that correspond to the geographic locations corresponding to each of the radar detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Cobra Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Byron Kabler, Robert Ryan Brandys, Monica Marie Vondruska
  • Patent number: 8836501
    Abstract: One feature includes a mobile device being used as a mobile beacon and proxy for a tracking device that may track an object, such as a pet. The mobile device may act as a beacon that transmits messages over a short range communications link to the tracking device. If the tracking device fails to receive the messages transmitted by the mobile device, it may be assumed that the pet has gone missing, and in response the tracking device may contact a tracking server with its location information via a wireless wide area network (WWAN). Additionally, the mobile device may act as a proxy of the tracking device by transmitting and receiving data to/from the tracking server using its own communication interface on behalf of the tracking device. This helps conserve the battery power of the tracking device because the tracking device does not use its own WWAN interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bongyong Song, Soumya Das, Kaushik Chakraborty, Samir S. Soliman
  • Publication number: 20140240126
    Abstract: A medical device system includes one or more anti-loss/anti-theft mechanisms. The medical device system comprises a wireless medical device and a docking station. An alarm is activated on one or more of the wireless medical device or the docking station when an alarm threshold is detected by one of the anti-loss/anti-theft mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Anson, Zhon Chu, Jennifer Grant, Matthew D. Mullin, David E. Quinn, Alisa R. Salibra
  • Patent number: 8816850
    Abstract: The tracking and monitoring system for opencast mines of the present invention enables continuously tracking and monitoring vehicles and moveable equipment in opencast mines using ZigBee-enabled active RFID devices forming a dynamic wireless network among them and other static and mobile ZigBee devices placed at strategic locations. The present invention provides a tracking and monitoring system for opencast mines comprises in combination of ZigBee-compliant devices (programmable to operate as end devices, routers and coordinators by hardware specific embedded software) and wireless sensor network software having various application modules for opencast mines. Use of the system of the present invention would help in maintaining computerized record and analysing the performance of costly shovels and dumpers deployed in opencast mines. This would help in optimising the placement of dumpers with each shovel depending on the change in working and dumping places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Lakshmi Kanta Bandyopadhyay, Swades Kumar Chaulya, Pankaj Kumar Mishra
  • Patent number: 8816602
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for controlling a lighting system by proximity sensing of a spotlight control device, particularly to controlling a spotlight generated by a lighting system such as a large LED lighting array by means of a spotlight control device. A device is provided for controlling a lighting system by proximity sensing of a spotlight control device, wherein a predefined area around the spotlight control device is illuminated if a proximity sensor signals presence of the spotlight control device within the predefined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Markus Gerardus Leonardus Maria Van Doorn
  • Patent number: 8810374
    Abstract: An integral locating system for child's drinkware accessories comprises a receiver with a speaker removably attached to a rear portion of each accessory. The speaker is activated by a remotely located transceiver preferably carried by or located adjacent to the parent or care provider. In such a manner, the parent or care provider can depress an activation button on the transceiver to locate the specific article. The article will alert in response period of seconds to allow the parent or care provider to locate it. The receiver unit is removable from the child's drinkware accessory to allow the article to be washed or sterilized. The receiver unit is placed in a central recharging station that accepts the different sized receivers for recharging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Elizabeth Giegoldt
  • Patent number: 8797155
    Abstract: A method of communicating medical sensing data including receiving, at a patient communication system, medical sensing data collected by a medical sensing device during a medical sensing procedure. The method also includes creating, with the patient communication system, a data message, the data message including at least a portion of the medical sensing data, information about the medical sensing procedure, and information about the medical sensing data and transmitting, with the patient communication system, the data message to a centralized computing device over a data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Volcano Corporation
    Inventors: R. Scott Huennekens, David M. Sheehan, Jason Spencer, Rex Kerr, Bill Clark, Richard E. Mansker
  • Publication number: 20140210620
    Abstract: A communication system for hygiene compliance monitoring comprising a plurality of hygiene dispensers for dispensing hygiene product, each dispenser having a transmitter for transmitting data indicating the status of dispenser, such as product remaining in the dispenser to a central monitoring station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: UltraClenz LLC
    Inventor: David Snodgrass
  • Patent number: 8791816
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing events in an electrical distribution system. A number of events in the electrical distribution system are identified for an operator based on a profile for the operator. A wireless mobile device is assigned to the operator and the profile includes a role of the operator. The number of events is sent to the wireless mobile device assigned to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William David Kelsey, Richard N. Blair
  • Patent number: 8786434
    Abstract: A subscriber may interact with a mobile device to control a security system. For example, a panel interface that may correspond to a control panel of the security system may be provided to the mobile device. The subscriber may then interact with the panel interface to control the security system. Additionally, an activation indication from a component of the security system may be provided to the mobile device via an activation interface. The activation interface may include information such as an alarm type, zone, or the like that may be associated with the activation indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: DeWayne Allan Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 8786430
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus and technology operable to display disaster information is disclosed. The system receives information on a disaster such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, rain, or snow, and content can be displayed based on the type and severity of the disaster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Noriaki Kagawa
  • Patent number: 8786425
    Abstract: An aberration engine that collects data sensed by a monitoring system that monitors a property of a user and aggregates the collected data over a period of a time. The aberration engine detects, within the aggregated data, patterns of recurring events and, based on detecting the patterns of recurring events within the aggregated data, takes action related to the monitoring system based on the detected patterns of recurring events within the aggregated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 8760291
    Abstract: A notification apparatus, system, and method that provides up-to-the-minute status information for a facility or a group of facilities to an administrator and to persons who work at or otherwise frequent such facility or group of facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin W. Mullins, Gary McConnell
  • Patent number: 8754780
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. Such a system may be configured to monitor utility meters in a defined area. The system is implemented by using a plurality of wireless transmitters, wherein each wireless transmitter is integrated into a sensor adapted to monitor a particular data input. The system also includes a plurality of transceivers that are dispersed throughout the region at defined locations. The system uses a local gateway to translate and transfer information from the transmitters to a dedicated computer on a network. The dedicated computer, collects, compiles, and stores the data for retrieval upon client demand across the network. The computer further includes means for evaluating the received information and identifying an appropriate control signal, the system further including means for applying the control signal at a designated actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sipco, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas David Petite, Richard M. Huff
  • Patent number: 8731512
    Abstract: A system for effecting context-cognizant medical reminders for a patient; the system including: (a) at least one sensor unit situated proximately with the patient; the at least one sensor unit sensing and indicating at least one aspect of a personal context of the patient; (b) at least one long-range communication unit configured for wireless communication with a remote patient care monitoring facility via a wireless communication network; and (c) at least one short-range communication unit communicatingly coupled with the at least one sensor unit and with the at least one long-range communication unit; the at least one short-range communication unit and the at least one long-range communication unit cooperating to convey information from the at least one sensor unit to the remote patient care monitoring facility regarding the personal context of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Generationone
    Inventors: Jaime Borras, Don Rosen, Jeffrey A. Wolf
  • Patent number: 8710981
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes at least one fixed location monitoring station, a remote central station and a communications link interconnecting the monitoring station with the remote central station. The monitoring station includes a processor coupled to an input device for retrieving subject identification definition data and subject location definition data. The processor also retrieves physiological parameter sampling data from the subject and determines whether the physiological parameter sampling data lies within boundary limits of the identification definition data and also determines whether the location of the monitoring station lies within boundary limits of the location definition data. In the event the sampling data and the fixed location are within boundary limits, the processor may actuate an access control to permit the subject to enter or exit a controlled premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Accutrak Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Eli Camhi
  • Patent number: 8704655
    Abstract: An approach for providing presence-based communication over a cellular network for a dwelling is described. A notification message is received over a wireless network to a mobile device associated with a user, wherein the notification message indicates generation of a presence indication signal by a device within a premise of the user. A registration status of the mobile device with the notification service is determined. The notification message is forwarded to the mobile device based on the registration status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Louise P. Scannell
  • Patent number: 8680982
    Abstract: A system and method provide for the immediate transmission of a potential alarm to a remote alarm signal escrow site and from the escrow site to a host station in the event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.” A system and method may also send an alarm signal during such an attack by using predictive analysis of real-time events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 8674827
    Abstract: A detection system for an enclosed container includes many nanosensors for detecting materials harmful to human beings within an enclosed container and transmitting a signal representing a condition thereof. The nanosensors are carried on a carrier material, such as a corrugated sheet. At least one detection device detects a condition of the nanosensors and outputs a signal responsive thereto, which can be received by a monitoring system external to the container. Containers which have harmful materials within them can be inspected or stopped before entering the country.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory J. Hummer
  • Patent number: 8648714
    Abstract: Disclosed methods and apparatus automatically cause a mobile communication device to download a file using a designated remote device. A user interface enables selection of the designated remote device and of a designated code corresponding to downloading the file to the mobile communication device from the designated remote device. A processor: receives a coded electronic communication (CEC), identifies origination of the CEC, determines whether the identified originator of the CEC is the designated remote device, identifies a code included in the CEC, upon determining that the identified originator of the CEC is the designated remote device, determines whether the identified code included in the CEC is the designated code, and provides an instruction to cause the mobile communication device to download the file, upon determining that the identified code included in the CEC is the designated code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: RPX Corporation
    Inventor: William J. Raduchel
  • Patent number: 8638210
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for wireless takeover of wired alarm system components. Embodiments of the invention can be used to bridge hardwired alarm zones for use with a wireless alarm controller. Wired sensors are wired to a takeover module that converts communication from the wired sensors into wireless communication that can be compatibly processed at an alarm controller that accepts wireless signals. Power and ground connections from an existing wired alarm controller can be used with the takeover module to facilitate wireless takeover of wired alarm sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: 2GIG Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Harris Simon, Lance Leo Dean
  • Patent number: 8638218
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for wireless takeover of wired alarm system components. Embodiments of the invention can be used to bridge hardwired alarm zones for use with a wireless alarm controller. Wired sensors are wired to a takeover module that converts communication from the wired sensors into wireless communication that can be compatibly processed at an alarm controller that accepts wireless signals. Power and ground connections from an existing wired alarm controller can be used with the takeover module to facilitate wireless takeover of wired alarm sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: 2GIG Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Harris Simon, Lance Leo Dean
  • Patent number: 8624729
    Abstract: A monitoring system having an ad-hoc network of wireless sensor stations. Each sensor station is provided with one or more sensors suitable for monitoring one or more physical parameters of interest and collecting information. The sensor stations are configured to process the collected information using appropriate distributed computational algorithms such that nearby sensor stations can exchange information with each other in the ad-hoc network to evaluate the situation in a specific location at a specific moment in time employing combined information of the nearby sensor stations in the area. The information is transmitted via the ad-hoc network to information consumers only if necessary, based on the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Defendec Inc.
    Inventors: Jürgo-Sören Preden, Jaanus Tamm, Madis Uusjärv, Villu Arulaane
  • Patent number: 8610557
    Abstract: A system includes a fire extinguisher station having a number of sensors to detect various predetermined conditions that can be communicated in alarms to a central station. The central station receives alarms from the fire extinguisher and determines whether to contact emergency personnel and/or building maintenance personnel. Other items of emergency equipment can be included in the system for improved detection and response to emergency conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: en-Gauge, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. McSheffrey, Sr., John J. McSheffrey, Jr., Brendan T. McSheffrey
  • Patent number: 8576068
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically displayed data on a keypad display of a security system. The system receives the data from an external database, determines whether the data is to be displayed based upon at least one display criterion, formats the data for displaying on the keypad display in a format compatible with the keypad display and displays the data in the format compatible with the keypad display. The system actively polls a third party source for the data and stores the data in the external database. The determination whether the data is to be displayed be can performed at the local security system or a central network operation center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Martin, William R. Blum, Scott Simon
  • Publication number: 20130285808
    Abstract: A method and system for configured one or more fire alarm system devices in a fire alarm system are disclosed. The fire alarm system includes the fire alarm system devices, a fire alarm panel, and a wireless handheld device. The fire alarm system devices communicate with the fire alarm panel via a first communications interface (such as a wired communications interface), and the wireless handheld device communicates with the fire alarm panel via a second communications interface (such as a wireless communications interface). In operation, the fire alarm control panel receives an indication from one of the fire alarm system devices of a user input. In response, the fire alarm panel sends a communication (such as a form) to the wireless handheld device. In response to the communication, the wireless handheld device sends a response to the fire alarm control panel (such as including information in the form).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Piccolo, III
  • Patent number: 8571529
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for continuously recording surrounding information by a mobile device (11). The mobile device (11) of a user (1) continuously records surrounding information such as surrounding noises or surrounding image data and at least one file (7) is generated from the recording and sent to a remote server (4). Said file or a file derived therefrom (7) is automatically subdivided and/or indexed automatically depending on the contents of the file (7) and/or on metadata (M1, M2, M3) generated from external events (e1, e2, e3) in relation to the mobile device (11) and/or by the user (1). Advantageously, the user (1) searches the subdivided and/or indexed file (7) so that he can easily retrieve the recorded information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Swisscom AG
    Inventor: Eric Lauper
  • Patent number: 8564411
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and methodology for synchronizing data received at a central location that has been collected at plural remote locations and separately transmitted to the central location. A plurality of remote sensors is provided and configured to be simultaneously triggered to begin a data collection sequence and to subsequently transmit the collected data along with remote sensor identification data and timing information to the central location. Timing information may include a specifically transmitted time reference or may be derived based on successive transmissions from the individual remote sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique
    Inventor: David Alan Weston