Intrusion Detection Patents (Class 340/541)
  • Patent number: 10321547
    Abstract: A modular coordinated lighting system comprising one or more wireless lighting devices that can communicate over a network and coordinate their operation to provide illumination to an area is provided. Wireless control present in one wireless lighting device can be used to propagate the wireless control of that wireless lighting device to an entire of group of lights in a lighting system. In this manner, a user can easily install wireless lighting devices that work in coordination to illuminate an area as if they are one lighting device. A networked wireless lighting device may also be configured through the user input method to operate different groups of wireless lighting modules such that lighting groups may be created. Multiple lighting groups allow a user to configure lighting provided by the modular coordinated lighting system based on their preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 10320447
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to secondary short-range wireless assist for wireless-based access control. According to one aspect, a method can include receiving, at an access control system, a first identifier via a near-field communications (“NFC”) reader associated with an entryway to an area. The NFC reader can receive the first identifier from an NFC component of a mobile device. The method can include receiving, at the access control system, a second identifier via a wireless transceiver associated with the area. The wireless transceiver associated with the area can receive the second identifier from a wireless communication component of the mobile device after the mobile device has entered the area through the entryway. The method can also include determining, by the access control system, that the first identifier and the second identifier constitute an authentication pair that identifies the mobile device as being authenticated to access the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mike Horton
  • Patent number: 10311440
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and methods for increasing the security of financial transaction devices and other places of value. Increased security is provided by analysis of a plurality of sensor and other inputs, and formulation of context-sensitive response plan involving the most probably effective response agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Osamuyimen Stewart, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10303936
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing device is provided. The information processing device includes an image acquisition unit configured to receive an image; a recognition unit configured to acquire a recognition result of a user based on the received image, wherein the recognition result includes a position of the user, the user being associated with a display terminal; an image determination unit configured to determine an object based on the recognition result; and a display control unit configured to control display of the object on the display terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Fukazawa, Shunichi Kasahara, Osamu Shigeta, Seiji Suzuki, Maki Mori
  • Patent number: 10297117
    Abstract: A mass notification terminal may have a data parser and decoder connected to a communications terminal. Announcements may be transmitted to the communications terminal in the form of linguistic symbols and commands using low bandwidth and low power protocol transmissions. Push transmissions conserve bandwidth. An abstraction of an audio announcement may be transmitted for use with a speech synthesizer. The abstraction may be linguistic symbols such as phenomes, text, or may identify pre-stored clips. The system may provide announcement confirmation. The system may take advantage of communication protocols that have message size limitations. The announcements may be sent in one or more message transmissions. When an announcement is composed of multiple messages, using message sequence numbers and announcement identifications may facilitate grouping and arranging of the messages that make up the announcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TEXTSPEAK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott Stogel
  • Patent number: 10274469
    Abstract: A target odor detecting method for screening odor emitters in a relatively confined space using an animate and/or inanimate odor detector to detect one or more target odors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Freddie R. Brasfield
  • Patent number: 10266280
    Abstract: A method of performing a cooperative safe landing area determination includes receiving perception sensor data indicative of conditions at a plurality of potential landing areas. A processing subsystem of a vehicle updates a local safe landing area map based on the perception sensor data. The local safe landing area map defines safe landing area classifications and classification confidences associated with the potential landing areas. One or more remotely-generated safe landing area maps are received from one or more remote data sources. The one or more remotely-generated safe landing area maps correspond to one or more additional potential landing areas and non-landing areas. The local safe landing area map and the remotely-generated safe landing area maps are aggregated to form a fused safe landing area map. The fused safe landing area map is used to make a final safe landing area determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason C. Derenick, Xuchu Ding, Igor Cherepinsky, Harshad S. Sane, Christopher Stathis
  • Patent number: 10262319
    Abstract: A first device may be implemented within a package that is for transporting a second device requiring activation. The first device may determine whether the package has been opened based on whether a trigger condition has been satisfied. The trigger condition may be satisfied when a value identifying an amount of an electrical property of a conductive structure sealing the package satisfies a first threshold value or when a value identifying an amount of a measurable property associated with the package satisfies a second threshold value. The first device may provide, to a server, a request to activate the second device based on determining that the package has been opened. The request may cause the server to initiate an activation procedure and to activate the second device if the activation procedure succeeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 10249124
    Abstract: A paper sheet insertion apparatus (for example, depositing and dispensing unit 20) includes an imaging unit (for example, camera 60) that takes an image of an interior of the paper sheet handling machine 10 to obtain image data and a control unit (for example, depositing and dispensing unit control unit 72) that is provided inside the machine body of the paper sheet handling machine 10 and outputs information on foreign material other than the paper sheet and information on a constituent member of the paper sheet insertion apparatus, based on the image data obtained by the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Akagi, Hisashi Ishitobi, Yuki Maeda, Kenichiro Akita, Saori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10249578
    Abstract: Devices and methods for resisting or preventing physical tampering of electronic components are described. A tamper resistant apparatus comprises a tampering sensor having a surface at which a first and second conductive portion are disposed. A core-shell particle (or a plurality of particles) is disposed on the surface of the tampering sensor. The core-shell particle has a liquid metallic core and a shell surrounding the core. When tampering occurs, forces associated with the tampering cause the core-shell particle to rupture. The released metallic core material can form a conductive pathway between the first and second conductive portions of the tampering sensor. The tampering sensor triggers a security response when the first and second conductive portions are electrically connected to each other by the metallic material from the ruptured core-shell particle(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Campbell, Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Timothy J. Tofil, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10231297
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting apparatus control switch which uses a detection circuit to monitor a parameter which is dependent on the output current flowing to a lighting load when the lighting apparatus control switch is turned off. The lighting apparatus control switch is configured as an on/off controller or a dimming controller in dependence on the monitored parameter. This lighting apparatus control switch can thus be configured as a dimmable switch, for example implementing leading or trailing edge dimming, or as an on/off switch. The lighting apparatus control switch provides a universal dimmer solution which may be future-proof to allow installation of newer generation lighting loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Theodorus Jacobus Boonen, Peter Deixler
  • Patent number: 10226304
    Abstract: A shape sensor system includes a deflection sensor comprising an optical fiber having at least one fiber Bragg grating (FBG) written therein and a substrate, the fiber being attached to the substrate with a selected bias distance from a neutral plane of the deflection sensor. The system further includes an optical source coupled to the fiber to provide input light to be at least partially reflected by the FBG, and an optical detection and processing system arranged to receive at least a portion of the output light and to determine a wavelength shift resulting from a change of an amount of deflection of the deflection sensor. The optical detection and processing system determines a relative amount of deflection of the deflection sensor at the FBG based on the wavelength shift. The selected bias distance is selected based on an expected range of deflection angles to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Iulian Iordachita, Hao Liu, Mehran Armand, Russell H. Taylor, Amirhossein Farvardin
  • Patent number: 10229580
    Abstract: As disclosed herein a dynamic geo-fencing method includes receiving a plurality of geo-fence extent factors, a plurality of extents, and a plurality of violation responses for a geo-fence, determining a first geo-fence extent factor of the plurality of geo-fence extent factors, selecting a first extent for the geo-fence corresponding to the first geo-fence extent factor, determining that the geo-fence is violated, and responsive to determining that the geo-fence is violated, performing a violation response, of the plurality of violation responses, corresponding to the first geo-fence extent factor. A corresponding system and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Jeremy R. Fox, Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II
  • Patent number: 10229581
    Abstract: As disclosed herein a dynamic geo-fencing method includes receiving a plurality of geo-fence extent factors, a plurality of extents, and a plurality of violation responses for a geo-fence, determining a first geo-fence extent factor of the plurality of geo-fence extent factors, selecting a first extent for the geo-fence corresponding to the first geo-fence extent factor, determining that the geo-fence is violated, and responsive to determining that the geo-fence is violated, performing a violation response, of the plurality of violation responses, corresponding to the first geo-fence extent factor. A corresponding system and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Jeremy R. Fox, Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II
  • Patent number: 10223895
    Abstract: The present systems and methods relate to a hand sanitizer system that includes a proximity detector, a dispensing system and an alarm feature, and is operative to provide an indication corresponding to a person in proximity of the system failing to dispense antiseptic or other solution from the dispenser within a predetermined period of time after moving within a predetermined range of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CLEAN HANDS SAFE HANDS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Hermann, Jeremy D. Jass
  • Patent number: 10223903
    Abstract: An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Raji, Aaron Wood, Robert Hazbun
  • Patent number: 10223619
    Abstract: A control apparatus of the present invention includes a first detection circuit which detects a first event which satisfies a first condition from a video, a second detection circuit which detects a second event which satisfies a second condition from the video, and a determination circuit which determines whether the first event and the second event satisfy some logical relationship or not, on based on a detected result of the first event and the second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiichi Urashita
  • Patent number: 10217050
    Abstract: A system for evaluating communicative acts, between a plurality of communicative pairs, to determine a social network perception representation. Each communicative pair includes two entities participating in a corresponding one or more of the communicative acts. The system includes a patterns database, a scoring processor, and a communications network aggregation processor. The patterns database stores behavior recognition patterns defining particular behaviors that may be used in the communicative acts and a social perception score associated with each of the particular behaviors. The communicative acts include non-verbal communicative acts. The scoring processor is configured to determine a pairwise social perception score for each communicative pair based on the particular behaviors identified in the communicative acts. The scoring processor is configured to determine a different pairwise social perception score for each of the communicative pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SMART INFORMATION FLOW TECHNOLGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Miller, Peggy Wu, Jeffrey M. Rye, Harry B. Funk, Tammy Elizabeth Ott, Sonja Maria Schmer-Galunder
  • Patent number: 10217051
    Abstract: A system for evaluating communicative acts between communicative pairs to determine a social perception network representation. Each communicative pair includes two entities participating in a communicative act. The system includes a patterns database storing behavior recognition patterns defining particular behaviors that may be used in the communicative acts and a social perception score associated with each of the particular behaviors. The scoring processor determines a first pairwise social perception score for each communicative pair based on the particular behaviors in the communicative acts occurring during a first time frame. The scoring processor determines a different first pairwise social perception score for each of the communicative pairs during a first time frame and determines a different second social perception score for each of the communicative pairs during a second time frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SMART INFORMATION FLOW TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Miller, Peggy Wu, Jeffrey M. Rye, Harry B. Funk, Tammy Elizabeth Ott, Sonja Maria Schmer-Galunder
  • Patent number: 10217049
    Abstract: A system for evaluating communicative acts to determine a social network perception representation based on communicative acts between a plurality of communicative pairs where each communicative pair includes a first group and an individual or a second group participating in corresponding communicative acts. The system includes a patterns database, a scoring processor, and a communications network aggregation processor. The patterns database stores behavior recognition patterns defining particular behaviors and a score associated with each of the particular behaviors. The scoring processor is configured to determine a pairwise social perception score for each of the communicative pairs based on the particular behaviors identified in the communicative acts. The scoring processor is configured to determine a different pairwise social perception score for each of the communicative pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SMART INFORMATION FLOW TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Miller, Peggy Wu, Jeffrey M. Rye, Harry B. Funk, Tammy Elizabeth Ott, Sonja Maria Schmer-Galunder
  • Patent number: 10204468
    Abstract: A paper sheet insertion apparatus (for example, depositing and dispensing unit 20) includes an imaging unit (for example, camera 60) that takes an image of an interior of the paper sheet handling machine 10 to obtain image data and a control unit (for example, depositing and dispensing unit control unit 72) that is provided inside the machine body of the paper sheet handling machine 10 and outputs information on foreign material other than the paper sheet and information on a constituent member of the paper sheet insertion apparatus, based on the image data obtained by the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Akagi, Hisashi Ishitobi, Yuki Maeda, Kenichiro Akita, Saori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10179406
    Abstract: A humanoid robot which can move on its lower limb to execute a trajectory and is capable of detecting intrusion of obstacles in a safety zone defined around its body as a function of its speed is provided. Preferably when the robot executes a predefined trajectory, for instance a part of a choreography, the robot which avoids collision with an obstacle will rejoin its original trajectory after avoidance of the obstacle. Rejoining trajectory and speed of the robot are adapted so that it is resynchronized with the initial trajectory. Advantageously, the speed of the joints of the upper members of the robot is adapted in case the distance with an obstacle decreases below a preset minimum. Also, the joints are stopped in case a collision of the upper members with the obstacle is predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SOFTBANK ROBOTICS EUROPE
    Inventors: Sébastien Dalibard, Aldenis Garcia, Cyrille Collette, Nicolas Garcia, Lucas Souchet
  • Patent number: 10176686
    Abstract: A system and method used for monitoring conditions in a space through characterizing detected occupants with properties in accordance with time, location and tracked traversal path. The intruder as a detected occupant is distinguished from the tenant, property management staff, and visitor. The system triggers an alert indicative of a condition by sending signals and messages to selected devices or systems as receiving nodes. A condition, such as collected sensor data incompliant to a threshold, is detected and an alert is triggered. A user carried mobile device such as the cellular phone, elevator control system operative in a building are possible receiving nodes of a triggered alert for a detected condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Kit Jiun Chan
  • Patent number: 10169936
    Abstract: A combined motion detection and access control method and system, the system including a processor for receiving an indication of motion detection within a premises and for ascertaining an area within which the motion was detected; at least one transmitter operable, responsive to receiving, from the processor, an indication of the area, for broadcasting, within the area, an encoded identification of the area; a transceiver associated with an individual and operable for receiving the encoded area identification and, responsive thereto, for broadcasting an encoded identification of the individual and the encoded area identification; and at least one receiver operable for receiving the encoded identification of the individual and the encoded area identification and for communicating the encoded identification of the individual and the encoded area identification to the processor which is operable, thereto, for ascertaining whether the individual is allowed access to the area encoded in the encoded area identific
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Boris Zhevelev, Tuviya Katz, Avi Manela
  • Patent number: 10147298
    Abstract: Presented is a system and method for monitoring activities of daily living, ADLs, of a person within an environment. The system comprises an ADL inference unit adapted to receive a sensor output signal representative of a detected value of a property of at least one of: the person; and the environment, and to generate an inferred ADL output signal representative of the inferred ADL of the person. A monitor unit is adapted to generate a monitor signal dependent on at least one of: the received sensor output signal; and the inferred ADL output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 10147306
    Abstract: Techniques are described for detecting and handling unauthenticated commands in a property monitoring system. In some implementations, a monitoring system may include sensors located throughout a property, a monitoring control unit, and an input device. The monitoring control unit may be configured to receive data collected by the sensors, as well as an input command detected by the input device. For an input command that does not include authentication information, the monitoring control unit may generate property state information based on the sensor data, then analyze the property state data and the input command against one or more rules that relate to authorization of unauthenticated commands. Based on the analysis, the monitoring control unit may determine whether to perform the action corresponding to the input command or whether to perform another action, for example, generating and providing a notification or authorization request to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Abraham Joseph Kinney, Daniel Todd Kerzner, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10145146
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a tamper-evident cargo container seal bolt lock are disclosed herein. The device can include a receiving member, a conductive bolt member adapted to be snap-locked into the receiving member, and a plastic encapsulant which tethers the bolt member to the receiving member. The encapsulant can contain an electrically conductive medium, such as a wire, which runs from the receiving member to the second end of the bolt. A sensory circuit disposed within the receiving member can be configured to sense whether the circuit has been interrupted (e.g., if the bolt has been cut). In the event of an interruption, the circuit can record the present time and/or date in memory. An RFID transponder disposed within the encapsulant or the receiving member can then transmit the recorded date/time to an RFID interrogator if a dispute subsequently arises as to when the lock had been broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, James Robert Kruest
  • Patent number: 10140844
    Abstract: A security system incorporating one or more sensors and one or more smart devices connected together via the Internet, other network or media. The one or more smart devices may have an alarm application (app) that permits a user to set and unset an alarm, monitor a status change of an event, have access to video information associated with the event, take remote or local action relative to the event, and more. The processing may be more than moving processing to one smart device. Core control may reside in more than one device, and thus result in a whole system robustness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Probin, Martin Crisp, William J. Brown
  • Patent number: 10133247
    Abstract: A motion detection device for motion controlled switching of a peripheral device having a switching characteristic is suggested. The motion detection device comprises a motion detector for providing detection signals in response to detected motions and a memory for storing durations between the detection signals. The motion detection device further comprises a signal generator for outputting a switching signal to the peripheral device for switching the peripheral device from a first operation mode to a second operation mode for a activation period. A controller is further included for controlling the signal generator. Therein, the controller is configured to determine the activation period based on at least a selection of the durations between the detection signals stored in the memory and the switching characteristic of the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gero Dittmann
  • Patent number: 10127801
    Abstract: An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Raji, Aaron Wood, Robert Hazbun
  • Patent number: 10121113
    Abstract: An algorithm formulating system for use with a sensing ecosystem for identifying enterprise space states, the sensing ecosystem including a plurality of sensor devices mounted within an enterprise space wherein each sensor device is capable of sensing a plurality of parameters within the enterprise space, the system comprising a processor programmed to perform the steps of accessing a rule set that specifies a first parameter value set that corresponding to a perceived state within a first enterprise space, receiving sensor data from sensor devices within the first enterprise space, comparing the sensor data to the rule set to identify instances of the perceived state, examining sensor data to identify a second parameter value set that occurs at least a threshold percentage of time for the identified instances of the perceived state and using the second parameter value set as the basis for a new rule set to be associated with the perceived state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Timothy D Swieter, Robert Scheper, Darrin Sculley
  • Patent number: 10093236
    Abstract: A method for safeguarding a vehicle having a first image capturing device for capturing a first image, a second image capturing device for capturing a second image, and a position detector is disclosed. Based on the occurrence of alerting events along with positional information provided by the position detector, the disclosed method includes enabling the first image capturing device to capture the first image and the second image capturing device to capture the second image. The method further includes transmitting the captured first image, the captured second image, and the positional information to a pre-selected destination. The method also includes receiving a communication request asking for the first image, the second image, and the positional information and/or proactively initiating another communication request disregarding the occurrence of the alerting events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ible Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Hung-Hsuan Chien, Yu-Fan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10098211
    Abstract: A power management system for a lighting circuit may include a grid shifting controller that includes a processor and a connection to an external power source. The power management system may also include a communication interface associated with the grid shifting controller. The grid shifting controller may be configured to provide control information to a processor of at least one grid shifting electrical fixture over the communication interface, the control information being configured to direct the at least one grid shifting electrical fixture on the use of power from the external power source and an energy storage device associated with the at least one grid shifting electrical fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: A9.Com, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 10095976
    Abstract: Described is a system for searching a continuous data stream for exact matches with a priori stored data sequences. The system includes a neural network with an input and an output layer. The input layer has one neuron for each possible character or number in the data stream, and the output layer has one neuron for each stored pattern. Importantly, the delays of the connections from input to output layer are engineered to match the temporal occurrence of an input character within a stored sequence. Thus, if an input sequence has the proper time gaps between characters, matching a stored pattern, then the delayed neural signals result in a simultaneous activation at the receiving neuron, which indicates a detected pattern. For storing a pattern, only one connection for each pair of input character and output neuron has to be specified resulting in sparse coding and quick storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Heiko Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10083582
    Abstract: A data collection and processing apparatus with anti-theft function, a system using the apparatus and a data collection and processing method thereof are provided. The method includes the steps of: collecting relevant information regarding at least one targeted object, wherein the relevant information includes status information, operational information, environmental information of the targeted object, and user information of an owner or user of the targeted object; and performing an alarm when detecting that the targeted object is not under a normal status. The data collection and processing apparatus includes a transducer module, a master control module and an alarm and data processing module, which may form a local network connection or a distributed data processing network. In addition to performing anti-theft function, the present invention is capable of collecting various relevant information of the protected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: QUASION INC.
    Inventors: Xiaohua Wu, Ziyue Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10085327
    Abstract: A modular coordinated lighting system comprising one or more wireless lighting devices that can communicate over a network and coordinate their operation to provide illumination to an area is provided. Wireless control present in one wireless lighting device can be used to propagate the wireless control of that wireless lighting device to an entire of group of lights in a lighting system. In this manner, a user can easily install wireless lighting devices that work in coordination to illuminate an area as if they are one lighting device. A networked wireless lighting device may also be configured through the user input method to operate different groups of wireless lighting modules such that lighting groups may be created. Multiple lighting groups allow a user to configure lighting provided by the modular coordinated lighting system based on their preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 10085332
    Abstract: A power management system for a lighting circuit may include a grid shifting controller that includes a processor and a connection to an external power source. The power management system may also include a communication interface associated with the grid shifting controller. The grid shifting controller may be configured to provide control information to a processor of at least one grid shifting electrical fixture over the communication interface, the control information being configured to direct the at least one grid shifting electrical fixture on the use of power from the external power source and an energy storage device associated with the at least one grid shifting electrical fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: A9.Com, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 10083585
    Abstract: An intrusion detection system controller, including a restriction designator operable for pre-designating an individual for whom access to a portion of the premises is prohibited and, for each individual, pre-designating an individual-specific restricted portion of the premises to which access is prohibited; a designated individual presence ascertainer operable for ascertaining presence of a designated individual on the premises; an intrusion detector element communicator operable for communicating with detection elements, for receiving indications of detection of intrusions and, responsive thereto, for ascertaining an intruded portion of the premises and providing an output indicating detection of the intrusion in the intruded portion of the premises; and a restricted mode enforcer operable, responsive to ascertaining presence of the pre-designated individual and to receiving output indicating detection of the intrusion in the intruded portion, for ascertaining whether the intruded portion corresponds to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Zeev Greenberg, Daniel A. Rettig
  • Patent number: 10065316
    Abstract: In various embodiments, safe robot operation is achieved by combining commercial, off-the-shelf, safety-rated components with the inherent safety-design mechanism of the robot to provide various allowable power levels to robotic actuators and thereby limit the forces and/or speeds generated by robotic appendages driven by the actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RETHINK ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Sussman, Michael Guay, Anthony Robson, James Sirois
  • Patent number: 10062253
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems and methods for securing an item of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise and a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and/or the item of merchandise. The security system may also include a cable connected to the sensor and at least one optical transceiver for defining a sense loop between the cable and the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Gary A. Taylor, Kevin A. Burtness
  • Patent number: 10062273
    Abstract: An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Raji, Aaron Wood, Robert Hazbun
  • Patent number: 10064001
    Abstract: A rule-based machine learning system monitors frequency bands to detect transmissions from nearby active transmitters, such as those associated with wireless mobile devices. The system logs unique identifiers (UID) embedded in detected transmissions, recognizes patterns of UID detection over time, and selectively takes action when UIDs are detected and when they are expected but absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David George Butler, Richard William Mincher
  • Patent number: 10056437
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stereoscopic imaging apparatus (100), including: a display module (130), including a display pixel layer (131) and a first substrate (132), where the display pixel layer (131) includes a pixel array (133), and the first substrate (132) is disposed on the display pixel layer (131); a second substrate (120), disposed opposite to the first substrate (132); and a first lens layer (110), including a lens array (111), where the first lens layer (110) is disposed between the first substrate (132) and the second substrate (120), and the lens array (111) is configured to receive light transmitted by the pixel array (133), and deflect light, which is transmitted by a corresponding pixel in the pixel array (133), to a different projection direction to implement stereoscopic parallax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Cambridge Enterprise Limited
    Inventors: Jiong Zhou, Kun Li, Daping Chu
  • Patent number: 10044657
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for preventing messages from being sent using inappropriate communication accounts. A message created by a user of a mobile device is analyzed to identify the topic and sentiment. The appropriateness of the message being sent to the intended recipient(s) using a selected communication account (e.g., company social media account) is determined based on one or more factors, including the analysis of the message to identify the topic and sentiment. A score is generated as to the appropriateness of sending the message to the intended recipient(s) based on such an analysis. If the score is less than a threshold value, then the message is deemed to not be appropriate to be sent to the intended recipients using the selected communication account. In this manner, potentially erroneous communications, such as accidentally posting a message to a wrong social media account, may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Todd E. Kaplinger, Katie M. Keating, Aaron J. Quirk, Davanum M. Srinivas
  • Patent number: 10043373
    Abstract: Examples provide an advance alert system. Emergency data including medical information is collected from a set of subscribers and stored. On receiving a threat alert from a user, an alert generation component sends an alert notification, including a threat level, to the set of subscribers within an alert zone associated with a source of the threat alert. On receiving an imminent threat alert, a call to an emergency response system is automatically initiated. On receiving a request for access to the emergency data associated with the user from an emergency responder, a unique identifier for one or more emergency responders is checked to determine if the emergency responder is authorized to access the emergency data. If the emergency responder is authorized, access is granted and the emergency data is output to the emergency responder in an anonymous format. A notification of the emergency data access is sent to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: EmergencMe, LLC
    Inventor: James Edward Carr
  • Patent number: 10026303
    Abstract: A system and method for configuring a security system using near-field communication devices that receive and transmit radio frequency signals is described. A first near-field communication device of the security system has a preset distance range. The security system communicates, using the first near-field communication device, with a second near-field communication device of a user device in response to the second near-field communication device being within the preset distance range of the first near-field communication device. The security system provides configuration information of the security system from the second near-field communication device to the first near-field communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nortek Security & Control LLC
    Inventor: Brian Vencil Skarda
  • Patent number: 10026283
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention may include a system and method for intrusion detection of an unauthorized human. The embodiment may include a security device with a human presence detector, recognition mechanisms, and a computer coupled to the device over a network. The device may detect a human and notify the computer. In response, the computer may cause the device to collect and transmit recognition mechanism information. This may include causing the device to collect and transmit first information, determining a degree of match to each corresponding stored information associated with a human, and determining that a sufficient match does not exist. For each subsequent mechanism, the embodiment may include causing the device to collect and transmit the subsequent information, determining a degree of match, and in response to determining that the confidence level of the match is above the threshold, classifying the human as authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiung Liu, Shaw-Ben Shi, Yu Chen Zhou
  • Patent number: 10015453
    Abstract: An animal detection unit detects cold-blooded animals and small mammals traversing a tunnel or other constricted area. The animal detection unit includes an elevated threshold that extends across a width of the tunnel or other constricted area. A photo emitter generates a light beam. The photo emitter is located at a first end of the elevated threshold. A photoelectric receiver receives the light beam. The photoelectric receiver is located at a second end of the elevated threshold. The light beam is low enough with respect to the elevated threshold that cold-blooded animals and small mammals moving over the elevated threshold are raised in height sufficiently to block the light beam as the cold-blooded animals and small mammals move over the elevated threshold. A camera is mounted on the frame. The camera is aimed and focused to capture visual recordings of the cold-blooded animals and small mammals as they move over the elevated threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Michael T. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 10009995
    Abstract: There is provided a security module for protecting circuit components from unauthorized access. The security module comprises a base printed circuit board, base PCB, for supporting circuit components to be protected, a frame printed circuit board, frame PCB, where the frame PCB is secured on top of the base PCB and defining a protective space for circuit components supported by the base PCB, and a lid printed circuit board, lid PCB, which is secured on top of the frame PCB, thereby providing a top closure to the protective space. First and third meshes are provided in the frame PCB, and a second mesh is provided in the lid PCB. The first, second and third meshes have a number of electrically conductive tracks, and one or more tamper detection paths are formed comprising a serial connection of one track from each of the first, second and third meshes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CRYPTERA A/S
    Inventors: Mathias Tannebæk Enevoldsen, Thomas Trabolt West, Erling Wesselhoff, Jan Rasmussen, Dennis Bruun Mikkelsen
  • Patent number: 9997041
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a caregiver the capability of modifying the tone and volume of an audible alarm for a medical device based on non-contact methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Segars California Partners, LP
    Inventor: Peter Sabota