Intrusion Detection Patents (Class 340/541)
  • Patent number: 11184968
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to an occupancy sensor calibration device (100) arranged to repeatedly detect an occupancy in vision data and a concurrent occupancy detection in the occupancy data, determine a location of the detected occupancy in the vision data, and store the location as part of the occupancy sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Meng Zhao, Ashish Vijay Pandharipande, Mark Henricus Verberkt, Michiel Adriaanszoon Klompenhouwer
  • Patent number: 11184092
    Abstract: Monitoring a premises may comprise receiving signals from a plurality of devices. One or more spatially static devices of the plurality of devices may be determined based on strengths of the received signals. A user activity pattern may be determined based on changes in strengths of signals received from the spatially static devices. Abnormal user activity may be determined based on the user activity pattern and a strength of at least one signal received from at least one of the spatially static devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Tianwen Chen, Hongcheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11183039
    Abstract: An LED security light includes an LED load and a motion sensor. The LED load is activated at dusk and deactivated at dawn by a light sensing control unit. At night, the LED load is activated for performing a low level illumination. When a motion signal is detected by the motion sensor, the LED load is switched to perform a high level illumination for a short time period and then resumes to the low level illumination. The low level illumination and the high level illumination are respectively adjustable within respective designed ranges. The LED load is driven by a switching circuitry comprising a driver to output an adequate voltage with constant electric current such that a voltage V across each LED is confined in a range Vth<V<Vmax with Vth being a threshold voltage and Vmax being a maximum voltage avoiding damaging the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Vaxcel International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Teh Chen
  • Patent number: 11184322
    Abstract: Systems and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises via a channel. The channel comprises a protocol of the security system that is a proprietary bus protocol of the control panel of the security system. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dawes, Marc Baum, Aaron Wood
  • Patent number: 11170632
    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 identify potentially high risk hygiene situations 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: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CLEAN HANDS SAFE HANDS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Hermann, Jeremy D. Jass, Lance C. Rigdon, Berkley A. Baker
  • Patent number: 11158173
    Abstract: An emergency detection and notification system provides autonomous mapping of locations of a building or other environment through a plurality of emergency notification units. The emergency notification units utilize wireless signals to generate topology information that identifies the location of the emergency notification units, the outermost emergency notification units of which identify the egress locations of a building. Upon detection of a hazard, the emergency detection and notification system determines the location of one or more hazards using the topology information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Magtech Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 11158174
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hub station of an alarm system, having: a hub station housing; a hub station controller disposed within the hub station housing, wherein the hub station is configured for: monitoring, over a short range telecommunications network, a plurality of client stations that are distributed in a plurality of architectural zones, the plurality of client stations each including a client station housing and located therein a client station power transformer, a client station speaker, a client station microphone, and one of a plurality of client station controllers; determining, from the monitoring, that an alert condition exists in the one of the architectural zones; and establishing a first bidirectional communication concurrently with two or more of the plurality of client stations distributed in the plurality of architectural zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Olds, Gabriel Daher, Stephen Connor
  • Patent number: 11157734
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an access control system including access control sensors to detect actions performed in a vicinity of an access point, a verification sensor to verify access of the access point, and an electronic processor communicatively coupled to the access control sensors and the verification sensor. The electronic processor is configured to in response to an access intent model satisfying an accuracy condition, deploy the access intent model for the access point and receive a dataset indicating an action performed in the vicinity of the access point. The electronic processor is also configured to predict an access intent to access the access point by applying the access intent model to the dataset and enable access through the access point. The electronic processor is further configured to receive verification data indicating whether the access point is accessed, and automatically assign a label to the dataset based on the verification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Aleksey Lipchin, Kaveh Malakuti, Pietro Russo, Ron Wilson
  • Patent number: 11158183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal based platform for emergency calling, risk prewarning, and asking for help by one key. The platform comprises: a daily emergency calling module for a user asking for help to send a message asking for help to other users through the platform and to obtain a response from other users through the platform, and establishing a one-to-one response dialogue between the user asking for help and a user making the response; a prewarning information receiving and issuing module for issuance, enquiry, reception and dialogue of risk information and establishing a many-to-many dialogue among users who are concerned with the risk information; and a risk emergency calling module for a user confronted with an extreme risk event to send a risk message asking for help to a preset contact group through clicking one key in case of an urgent response and emergency calling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG BANACH BIG DATA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sulin Pang
  • Patent number: 11153534
    Abstract: A surveillance camera system includes a camera that acquires images and that has an adjustable field of view. A processing device is operably coupled to the camera. The processing device allows a user to define a virtual mask within the acquired images. The processing device also tracks a moving object of interest in the acquired images with a reduced level of regard for areas of the acquired images that are within the virtual mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GMBH, Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sezai Sablak, Geza Papp, Michael D. Bolotine
  • Patent number: 11126398
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an electronic device such a smart speaker. The electronic device may include a sensor to identify an environmental condition related to a location in which the electronic device is positioned. The electronic device may further include a processor to identify, based on a neural network, a sound-related parameter related to the environmental condition. The electronic device may further include a speaker to generate a sound based on the sound-related parameter. Other embodiments may be described or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Listen AS
    Inventors: Anders Boeen, Joachim Jacobsen, Helge Bod Vangen, Snorre Vevstad
  • Patent number: 11115571
    Abstract: A vehicle imaging unit includes a rearward imaging apparatus and a housing. The rearward imaging apparatus captures an image of a side rear direction of a vehicle. The housing houses the rearward imaging apparatus and is attached to a side part of a vehicle body. An imaging lens of the rearward imaging apparatus is arranged on a rear end part of the housing. A protrusion part that extends substantially in a vehicle front-to-rear direction is provided on a lower surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Yoshii
  • Patent number: 11104302
    Abstract: A method performed by a vehicle system for handling parameters associated with surroundings of a vehicle. The vehicle system obtains information indicating a first parameter associated with the surroundings of the vehicle and sensed by at least one low power sensor. The low power sensor is associated with the vehicle. The vehicle system triggers startup of at least one high power sensor when the first parameter has fulfilled a criteria. The high power sensor consumes a larger amount of power than the low power sensor, and the high power sensor is associated with the vehicle or another vehicle. The vehicle system obtains information indicating at least a second parameter associated with the surroundings of the vehicle and sensed by the high power sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Ulf Björkengren, Thomas Bove, Per Qvist Jessen
  • Patent number: 11098984
    Abstract: A smoke generator and driver circuit (46) for controlling and powering a smoke generating canister (38), said driver circuit (46) comprising a power output connected to said smoke generating canister (38) for activation thereof. It comprises a charging unit (50) providing after a charging process sufficient power for igniting and driving said smoke generating canister (38), a switching unit (52) connected to said charging unit (50) and to a first pole (56) of said smoke generating canister (38) for releasing power from said charging unit (50) to said smoke generating canister (38), and a connecting unit (54) connected to a second pole (58) of said smoke generating canister (38) for allowing power to flow through said smoke generating canister (38), wherein activation of both said connecting unit (54) and said switching unit (52) during an overlapping time period is required for activation of said smoke generating canister (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Jon Noble Echeverria
  • Patent number: 11064581
    Abstract: A method of automatic LED lamp provisioning in a lighting system comprising a dimmable LED lamp and a dimmer. The method comprises the following steps performed in the lamp: Upon turn-ON, checking a stored listening RF frequency value, which is one of a predefined provisioning frequency F0 and a control frequency Fn which is specific to the dimmer. If the stored listening frequency is F0, listening on F0 during a predefined provisioning waiting period for receiving from the dimmer provisioning information comprising the value of the dimmer specific Fn, and upon receiving the provisioning information, storing the Fn value for listening thereon following the next turn-ON events and varying the listening frequency to Fn for receiving from the dimmer control information thereon. If the stored listening frequency is Fn, listening on Fn for receiving the control information from the dimmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Shafrir Romano
  • Patent number: 11047982
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) LiDAR systems in which the fields of view of multiple illuminators (e.g., lasers) overlap and/or fields of view of multiple detectors (e.g., photodiodes) overlap. Some embodiments provide for illuminators that transmit pulse sequences that are substantially white and substantially uncorrelated so that they can be distinguished from one another when detected by a single detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Neural Propulsion Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Babak Hassibi, Behrooz Rezvani
  • Patent number: 11043112
    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: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Raji, Aaron Wood, Robert Hazbun
  • Patent number: 11037417
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems 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 base configured to removably support the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The base includes a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and/or the item of merchandise. The security system also includes a controller operably coupled to the base and a key configured to wirelessly communicate with the base and/or controller. The sensor is configured to wirelessly communicate with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor, Kyle Baker
  • Patent number: 11032242
    Abstract: Systems and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises via a channel. The channel comprises a protocol of the security system that is a proprietary bus protocol of the control panel of the security system. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dawes, Marc Baum, Aaron Wood
  • Patent number: 11032705
    Abstract: A passive authenticating system includes a mobile device in communication with at least one of a multiple of access controls, the mobile device operable to determine a path trajectory of a user to authenticate the user based at least in part on the path trajectory then permit passive access to a particular access control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Devu Manikantan Shila, Shirish Kumar Singh, Emeka P. Eyisi
  • Patent number: 11027681
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system and method are disclosed for identifying changes in the scene inside the cabin of the vehicle before and after usage thereof. The in-vehicle system includes a plurality of sensors that measure, capture, and/or receive data relating to attributes the interior of the cabin. The in-vehicle system includes a scene estimator that determines and/or estimates one or more attributes of the interior of the cabin based on individual sensor signals received from the sensors. The scene estimator determines additional attributes based on combinations of one or more of the attributes determined based on the sensor signals individually. The attributes determined by the scene estimator collectively comprise an estimation of the scene inside the cabin of the vehicle. The scene estimator determines changes in the scene inside the cabin based on changes in the scene estimation before and after usage thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Paul R. Wensley, Dietmar Meister
  • Patent number: 11011035
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods, devices, and systems for detecting motion and persons. In one aspect, a method is performed at a smart home system that includes a video camera, a server system, and a client device. The video camera captures video and audio, and wirelessly communicates, via the server system, the captured data to the client device. The server system: (1) receives and stores the captured data from the video camera; (2) determines whether an event has occurred, including detected motion; (3) in accordance with a determination that the event has occurred, identifies video and audio corresponding to the event; and (4) classifies the event. The client device receives information indicative of the identified events, displays a user interface for reviewing the video and audio stored by the remote server system, and displays the at least one classification for the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason N. Laska, Gregory R. Nelson, Greg Duffy, Hiro Mitsuji, Cameron Hill, Martin Davidsson, Michael D. Montalbo, Tung Yuen Wan
  • Patent number: 11012660
    Abstract: A method of classifying video data representing activity within a space to be monitored. A method comprises storing video data obtained from a camera configured to monitor the space. Sensor data indicative of a condition occurring within the space is obtained, and a plurality of programme elements are defined within the video data. Each programme element has an associated classification code, and each classification code is selected using the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: III Holdings 10, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor John Burke
  • Patent number: 10997837
    Abstract: An integrated lighting and notification system includes a light fixture connected to an electrical power supply, a camera, a control unit, and a trigger device. The electrical power supply provides electrical power to the light source unit and the camera. The control unit transmits a signal via a network in response to receiving a signal transmitted by the trigger device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HEATHCO, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Roy Skotty, Scott Blaise Tylicki
  • Patent number: 10999556
    Abstract: The system and method of the present application captures video of a scene in accordance with a plurality of capture characteristics, generates a capture profile for the video, and creates an index of the captured profile to enable a more rapid search of the captured video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Heier
  • Patent number: 10991233
    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: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Abraham Joseph Kinney, Daniel Todd Kerzner, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10992684
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a data processing system for customizing content in a voice activated computer network environment. With user consent, the data processing system can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of auditory data packet transmission over one or more computer networks by, for example, increasing the accuracy of the voice identification process used in the generation of customized content. The present solution can make accurate identifications while generating fewer audio identification models, which are computationally intensive to generate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carbune, Thomas Deselaers, Sandro Feuz
  • Patent number: 10982399
    Abstract: A cable barrier system is managed by a cable barrier management system including a management system controller having a management processor, a wireless data communications interface, and a plurality of turnbuckle subsystems configured to be joined to respective barrier cables to provide pretension. Each of the turnbuckle subsystems has a strain gauge mounting zone and is configured to enable communication of strain from a strain gauge circuit to the management processor. The management system controller includes a sensing circuit to receive the strain gauge output voltage from the strain gauge circuit and provide sensing circuit output to the management processor. The management system controller includes a cable barrier analysis module configured to determine excess strain events. The management processor generates strain event data, which is sent via the wireless data communications interface to a remote recipient computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: EBJM Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Brian W. Burks, Murray B. Wells
  • Patent number: 10974882
    Abstract: A container security system includes a container chassis and a closure subsystem coupled to the container chassis. The closure subsystem includes a closure chassis that prevents movement of a material between a container volume and an exterior of the container chassis via an aperture defined by the container chassis. The closure subsystem includes a closure security sensor that generates a closure sensor signal when the closure chassis experiences a tamper event. A first type communication interface is housed in the closure chassis and a security engine provided by the closure subsystem receives a sensor signal indicating that the closure chassis has experienced the tamper event. The security engine then provides, in response to receiving the sensor signal and using the first type communication interface, a notification to a corresponding first type communication interface that the closure chassis has experienced the tamper event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: IN-TECH ENTERPRISE LTD.
    Inventors: Jacky Sai Ping Tsang, Cheuk Kuen Chim, Gordon Christopher Pope, Wing Hung Cheung
  • Patent number: 10957137
    Abstract: An exemplary apparatus includes a sensor, control circuitry, and an alert mechanism. The sensor is configured to sense one or more users entering a passageway. The control circuitry in communication with the sensor and a credential reader, and is configured to count a number of the one or more users entering the passageway, to count a number of authorized credentials presented to the credential reader, and to transmit an alert signal based upon the number of the one or more users and the number of authorized credentials. The alert mechanism in communication with the control circuitry, and is configured to perform an alert operation in response to the alert signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Baumgarte, Andrew Setter, Lee Odess
  • Patent number: 10954677
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a set of moulding sections, at least one electrical conductor affixed at least partially within one or more of the set of moulding sections, and one or more joints between various ones of the set of moulding sections. At least some of the one or more joints are arranged to preserve electrical conductivity, via the at least one electrical conductor, between the various ones of the set of moulding sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Scanalytics, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Scanlin
  • Patent number: 10943456
    Abstract: A method for monitoring safety conditions within an environment includes monitoring an environment by identifying one or more users accessing the environment based on existing and generic profiles selected based on visual recognition and analysis techniques, and consensually monitoring activity within the environment. A context of a situation of the one or more users accessing the environment is determined, based on a set of predetermined rules tailored to the environment, identified users of the one or more users, and monitoring data from monitoring the activity of the one or more users within the environment. Responsive to determining the context of the situation within the environment is an unsafe, based on the monitoring data and the set of predetermined rules, a mitigating action is selected from a set of mitigating actions corresponding to the determined context of the situation, and the mitigating action that is selected is automatically deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lee A. Carbonell, Jeff Edgington, Tsz S. Cheng, Pandian Mariadoss
  • Patent number: 10938841
    Abstract: A guard sensor injects a multi-GHz (multi giga-bit) guard signal along a guard signal transmission path above an observable knee in the amplitude response of the path to define a guarded region and to detect physical or electromagnetic intrusions of that guarded region. At frequencies above the knee, the signal transmission path exhibits increasingly non-linear and even chaotic behavior that improves the overall sensitivity of the sensor and its ability to detect slight changes in the distributed transmission parameters that characterize circuit devices, signal paths and signals. The guarded region may be used to protect a combination of circuit devices, physical connections, interfaces, high and low frequency signal transmission paths and signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: William Jennings, John Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10930129
    Abstract: A self-propelled monitoring device for autonomously patrolling a region includes a drive unit, a power supply system, at least one sensor for detecting a surrounding area, a control unit for evaluating data supplied by the sensor and for ascertaining an action to be carried out next, and a signal generating device. An image of the surrounding area is captured by the at least one sensor, and the sensor image is analyzed by the control unit. The position of a person present in the surrounding area is ascertained, and a signal which is directed towards the ascertained position is output by the signal generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Hubert Noras
  • Patent number: 10928003
    Abstract: A method for signaling the position of a safety device with respect to a safety zone to be monitored with regard to the safety device, as well as a safety switch system suitable for carrying out the method. For monitoring the safety zone, the position of the safety device with respect to the safety zone is detected with a detection device, and the safety zone is divided into a first subzone and at least a second subzone. If the position of the safety device is detected within the first subzone, this is recognized as the first condition; if the position of the safety device is detected in the area of the second subzone, this is recognized as a second condition; and if the position of the safety device is not detected within the first subzone or in the area of the second subzone, this is recognized as a third condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Simon Davis
  • Patent number: 10928509
    Abstract: A semantic sensing system includes a semantic engine coupled to one or more sensing entities, and a memory having a plurality of semantics and semantic inference rules. A semantic engine is configured to interpret the plurality of rules and to perform an action by inferring a first semantic and a second semantic based on inputs from the first sensing entity. The semantic engine infers a composite semantic and identifies an action applicable to the composite semantic to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lucomm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucian Cristache
  • Patent number: 10885756
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes receiving one or more user set preferences for detecting a hub alarm condition and one or more actions to perform in response to detecting a hub alarm condition, receiving, from the output of the security panel, data indicating that a traditional alarm condition occurred, based on receiving data indicating a traditional alarm condition occurred at the monitored property, receiving sensor data from at least one wireless sensor in a vicinity of a hardwired sensor associated with the traditional alarm condition, determining, based on the sensor data received from at least one wireless sensor in a vicinity of the hardwired sensor associated the traditional alarm condition, that the sensor data satisfies a condition, and in response to determining that the sensor data satisfies a condition, performing an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Rogers
  • Patent number: 10887486
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus for providing information to a user of the wearable apparatus may include at least one image sensor configured to capture a plurality of images from an environment of the user of the wearable apparatus, at least one communication device, and at least one processing device. The processing device may be programmed to analyze at least one of the plurality of images to detect an object in the environment of the user of the wearable apparatus, determine a measurement of an estimated physical distance from the user to the object, and transmit, based on the measurement and using the at least one communication device, information related to the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ORCAM TECHNOLOGIES, LTD
    Inventors: Yonatan Wexler, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 10871401
    Abstract: A motion sensor trigger system includes: a motion detector with a motion sensor that can be a passive infrared sensor; an external system; a trigger device including a trigger assembly, which includes a trigger body, a trigger transmitter assembly, at least one connector patch; and a control unit; and a remote control device; such that the trigger transmitter assembly emits a moving trigger signal that can be a moving thermal signal, which activates the motion detector. Also disclosed is a method of motion sensor activation, including positioning trigger device, sending moving trigger signal, activating motion detector, and activating external system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: William C. Parlin
  • Patent number: 10872517
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining historical event data for events detected over a past period of time by sensors within a property, receiving a set of current event data for one or more events detected by one or more of the sensors within the property, determining that the set of current event data matches a pattern of events indicated by the historical event data, generating, based on the pattern of events, a confidence score for the set of current event data, wherein the confidence scores reflects a confidence that a person is not within the property, determining that the confidence score satisfies a confidence threshold associated with an action to be performed when a person is not within the property, and triggering execution of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Kyle Rankin Johnson
  • Patent number: 10863302
    Abstract: Examples generate a route point radius for a geofence. A point of interest (POI) is identified. The coordinates for a route point on a navigational path associated with the POI is obtained. A distance from the coordinates of the route point to the POI is determined to generate a radius. An extension amount to encompass at least a portion of the navigational path is added to the radius to generate a route point radius. A contextual environment of a user traveling on the navigational path is utilized to adjust the route point radius. The contextual environment includes the mode of travel and/or the direction of travel of the user. A geofence is generated based on at least one route point radius associated with the POI. An alert is triggered when a user crosses a perimeter of the geofence encompassing the portion of the navigational path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Fernando Gonzalez, Hiep Khuu
  • Patent number: 10856363
    Abstract: A terminal performs: in response to receipt of first identifying information, from a first function-executing device via a first wireless connection established between the terminal and the first function-executing device, receiving, when the computer program is launched by an OS program of the terminal, at least the first device-identifying information from the OS program; establishing a second wireless connection between the terminal and the first function-executing device, using the first device-identifying information received from the OS program without requiring user input of an operation for selecting a connection-target function-executing device from at least one function-executing device; receiving first function information that indicates at least one function executable by the first function-executing device; and displaying, a first function screen for enabling a user to select a function required of the first function-executing device to execute, from the at least one function executable by the fi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Asakura, Longlong Ruan
  • Patent number: 10841122
    Abstract: Methods ad systems are described for generating custom rules for device operation in a home environment. A method includes monitoring an activity in home environment via one or more sensors, generating a recommended action associated with the at least one device based on the monitored activity, receiving user input regarding the recommended action, determining a trend based on the received user input, and adjusting performance of the at least one device based on the determined trend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Jensen, Nic Brunson, Matthew Mahar, Jeremy B. Warren, Brandon Bunker, Rongbin Lanny Lin, Nicholas Brown
  • Patent number: 10819340
    Abstract: A method of detecting possible living body contact at an electrical contact surface, wherein the living body has a detectable characteristic initial impedance and a corresponding characteristic time constant defined by the initial impedance upon touching the electrical contact surface when the electrical contact surface is at a touching voltage, wherein the method comprises sending a non-hazardous probing signal to the contact surface, wherein the probing signal comprises one probing pulse or a plurality of probing pulses forming a probing pulse train, and the probing pulse has a base voltage level and a probing voltage level which is above the base voltage level and equal to the touching voltage or a probing voltage level which is below the base voltage level and equal to the touching voltage; detecting an electrical response from the contact surface in response to the electrical probing signal, wherein the electrical response comprises electrical response signals; and determining from the electrical respons
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: VICWOOD PROSPERITY TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ka Wai Eric Cheng, Man Yau Law, Hin Hung Ng
  • Patent number: 10818157
    Abstract: A method of hand hygiene compliance enforcement and hand hygiene system comprising at least one dispenser unit that has an interior chamber containing a volume of hand soap or sanitizer and a dispenser nozzle configured to dispense a measured volume of hand soap or sanitizing material upon a triggering event. The dispenser also has a control unit mounted therein, the control unit is in electronic communication with the dispenser nozzle and has at least one identity sensor, at least one alarm indicator and at least one transmitter. The hand hygiene system also has at least one proximity sensor in electronic communication with the control unit. The proximity sensor is located a spaced distance from the at least one dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Tuway American Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Koester, Craig Muscott
  • Patent number: 10816945
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for detecting stationary presence using IR sensor array. A number of IR images may be captured. Of the IR images captured by the IR sensor array certain pixels can be identified as causing false triggers. These pixels can be identified and filtered to be ignored. The non-filtered pixels of IR images may be averaged over various time intervals to calculate a number of average IR frames. The difference between these average IR frames provides a delta frame. A mask frame may be calculated as the summation of delta frames over time, and the value of the mask frame may be used to detect a stationary human presence even when no delta value is calculated. Alternatively, the mask frame may be used to calculate a background frame that represents the IR signature of stationary or cyclical objects within the scanned area that are not intended to trigger the presence detection system. A stationary presence may be determined by subtracting the background frame from a current average IR frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Anant Aggarwal, Bernhard Siessegger
  • Patent number: 10794842
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method for security inspection of baggage and/or personal items. This disclosure also relates to a kit of parts with a detachable single-use inlay and an X-ray tray of a security check at an airport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Saray González Marín, Eckhard Edelbert Melz
  • Patent number: 10777071
    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 identify potentially high risk hygiene situations 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: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CLEAN HANDS SAFE HANDS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Hermann, Jeremy D. Jass, Lance C. Rigdon, Berkley A. Baker
  • Patent number: 10771239
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of detecting a suspected biometric authentication incident, submitting a first blockchain transaction including a first report to a blockchain network, submitting a second blockchain transaction including a second report to the blockchain network, and taking an action, by one or more blockchain nodes, in response to determining one or more of the first and second reports are relevant to the one or more blockchain nodes. The first report includes public and private data corresponding to the suspected biometric authentication incident, and the second report includes one or more of a root cause and mitigation steps for the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karthik Nandakumar, Nalini K. Ratha, Sharathchandra Pankanti
  • Patent number: 10769380
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described herein that are configured to generate a situational analysis text. In some example embodiments, a method is provided that comprises generating a set of messages based on one or more key events in a primary data channel and one or more significant events in one or more related data channels in response to an alert condition. The method of this embodiment may also include generating a situational analysis text based on the set of messages and the relationships between them. In some example embodiments, the situational analysis text is configured to linguistically express the one or more key events, the one or more significant events, and the relationships between the one or more key events and the one or more significant events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Arria Data2Text Limited
    Inventor: Ehud B. Reiter