Intrusion Detection Patents (Class 340/541)
  • Patent number: 11893434
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a circuit and a method for improving energy harvest for an RFID tag with a temperature sensor, where an instruction command sent by a card reader includes a modulated part to invoke temperature sensor functions, and an unmodulated constant-envelop RF signal part with an extended time of duration to charge a switched additional energy storage capacitor embedded in the circuit. The switched additional energy storage capacitor is connected to the circuit upon a mode control signal corresponding to the sensor operation mode of the RFID tag. Thus, the RFID tag with the temperature sensor is ensured to conform to the timing window protocol for regular downlink operations, and at the same time, is capable of meeting higher energy demand for a high accuracy temperature sensor operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: EXCELIO TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Patrick Bian Wu
  • Patent number: 11895753
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices, and systems for controlling motion-activated switches. The present implementations more specifically relate to relay controller that prevent motion-activated switches from turning off devices associated with an environment in which people are present. In some aspects, a motion-activated switch may include a relay controller coupled to a motion sensor, a camera, and a relay. The motion sensor outputs a motion trigger to the relay controller responsive to detecting motion in an environment. The motion trigger may cause the relay controller to acquire one or more images of the environment, via the camera, and selectively toggle the relay based on the acquired images. For example, the relay controller may close the relay responsive to identifying an image that includes an object of interest or may open the relay controller may open the relay responsive to identifying an image that does not include an object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Beichen Chen, Thavatchai Montreevat, Vineet Ganju, Rui Qiao
  • Patent number: 11893875
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for a security and automation system are described. A security and automation device, for example, such as a control panel may be configured to support a continuous active mode for the security and automation system. The continuous active mode may be a mode in which the security and automation system is continuously providing various types of security and automation features, such as monitoring, sensing, communication, notification, among other examples. The continuous active mode may also support active switching between multiple states (e.g., an ‘armed away’ state, an ‘armed stay’ state, and a ‘standby’ state) of the security and automation systems. Thus, irrespective of the different states the security and automation system may be continuously active (e.g., always ON).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Scott Farnsworth, Stephen Edward Boynton, Julie Manzi
  • Patent number: 11885204
    Abstract: A system comprising a drilling rig having a rig floor, a derrick, a master control computer system and at least one camera, the at least one camera capturing a master image of at least a portion of the rig floor, sending the master image to the master control computer, the master control computer system mapping said master image into a model to facilitate control of items on said drilling rig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Hugo Leonardo Rosano, Stig Vidar Trydal, Erik Haavind, Frode Jensen
  • Patent number: 11880447
    Abstract: A regional lock-state control system for operation within a region, includes a server, a plurality of mobile devices and a plurality of lock assembles. The server is configured to initiate a lock-state event. The mobile devices are each configured to receive a wireless lock-state directive from the server upon the lock-state event, and send a wireless lock lock-state directive to the server. The lock assemblies are each configured to receive a lock-state command associated with the lock-state directive from the plurality of mobile devices, and are each configured to transmit an advertisement that includes data on a lock-state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Kuenzi, Smita Menon, Jonah J. Harkema
  • Patent number: 11860268
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a number of occupants at a location using multiple modalities. The method includes gathering a first data set with a motion sensor of the lighting system. A second data set is gathered with a transceiver of an RF subsystem. First and second estimates are calculated from the second data set using first and second algorithms. The first estimate and the second estimate are fused to create a fused occupant estimate. The first algorithm, the second algorithm, or both the first algorithm and the second algorithm are trained by inputting the second occupant estimate and/or the second set of data to recalibrate parameters of the first algorithm and/or inputting the first occupant estimate and/or the first set of data to recalibrate parameters during training of the second algorithm. A building control system can operated in response to the fused occupant estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Abhishek Murthy, Rohit Kumar, Yuting Zhang, Chingiz Kabytayev, Eric Bertrand Shen
  • Patent number: 11864137
    Abstract: An apparatus for synchronizing end nodes in a vehicle has an emitter for emitting a synchronization signal to the end nodes and a receiver for receiving one or more response signals from the end nodes. The synchronization signal is adapted to address a subset or all of the end nodes to enable a synchronized action of the addressed end nodes and/or to trigger a generation of one or more response signals in response to the received synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Bence Szemes, Tamas Konya, Huba Nemeth, Alexander Fuchs
  • Patent number: 11861155
    Abstract: Described herein are frameworks, devices and methods configured for enabling display for facility information and content, in some cases via touch/gesture controlled interfaces. Embodiments of the invention have been particularly developed for allowing an operator to conveniently access a wide range of information relating to a facility via, for example, one or more wall mounted displays. While some embodiments will be described herein with particular reference to that application, it will be appreciated that the invention is not limited to such a field of use, and is applicable in broader contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: John David Morrison, Graeme Laycock, Shailesh Rasane, Mark Cockburn
  • Patent number: 11854367
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for a monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property. The monitoring system may include a sensor that is configured to generate sensor data that reflects an attribute of the property, a microphone that is connected to a pipe and that is configured to detect audio data associated with the pipe, and a monitor control unit. The monitor control unit is configured to receive the sensor data and the audio data, provide the sensor data and the audio data as inputs to a model that is trained to determine that a device connected to the pipe is being used, receive, from the model, data indicating that the device connected to the pipe is being used, and based on determining that the device connected to the pipe is being used, perform a monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Colin Ulen
  • Patent number: 11846541
    Abstract: An optical fiber sensing system with improved state detection includes: a cable including optical fibers; a reception unit configured to receive an optical signal from at least one optical fiber included in the cable and acquire a first parameter and a second parameter having a pattern in accordance with a state of a target to be monitored based on the optical signal; and a state detection unit configured to detect a predetermined event based on the pattern that the first parameter has and then detect the state of the target to be monitored based on the pattern that the second parameter has.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Kojima
  • Patent number: 11847900
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the analysis of data generated by one or more connected systems and devices. Operational data obtained by one or more connected devices and/or systems, such as a connected thermostat and/or wind turbine system, may be used to detect and/or predict impending failures and/or suboptimal performance. By detecting and/or predicting anomalous system and device performance, various actions may be taken to improve system and device performance and mitigate failure conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Maher, Michael Tamir
  • Patent number: 11826897
    Abstract: Example implementations may relate to a robotic system configured to provide feedback. In particular, the robotic system may determine a model of an environment in which the robotic system is operating. Based on this model, the robotic system may then determine one or more of a state or intended operation of the robotic system. Then, based one or more of the state or the intended operation, the robotic system may select one of one or more of the following to represent one or more of the state or the intended operation: visual feedback, auditory feedback, and one or more movements. Based on the selection, the robotic system may then engage in one or more of the visual feedback, the auditory feedback, and the one or more movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: James Joseph Kuffner
  • Patent number: 11804078
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) receives a request for registration of a substitute person. The request includes at least a face image of the substitute person who picks up a picked-up target as a substitute. The information processing apparatus (2000) registers the substitute person using the face image of the substitute person shown in the request. In addition, the information processing apparatus (2000) performs notification related to registration of the substitute person with respect to an authorized picking-up person associated with the picked-up target. The authorized picking-up person is determined using an authorized picking-up person information storage unit that stores the picked-up target in association with the authorized picking-up person of the picked-up target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kawase, Yumiko Tomizuka, Yusuke Mori
  • Patent number: 11804240
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying human activity in a building. An illustrative method includes storing one or more room sound profiles for a room in a building based at least in part on background audio captured in the room without a presence of humans in the room. Background noise filters are generated for the room based on the room sound profiles. Real time audio may be captured from the room and filtered with at least one of the background noise filters. The filtered real time audio may be analyzed to identify one or more sounds associated with human activity in the room. A situation report may be generated based at least in part on the identified one or more sounds associated with human activity in the room and transmitted for use by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Hisao M. Chang, Amit Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 11798396
    Abstract: A computing device may comprise a dock that is configured to receive a portable device. The portable device may be configured to output a first user interface. Based on the dock receiving the portable device, the portable device may output a second user interface. The first user interface and the second user interface may be associated with actions that are associated with a security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Jim Poder
  • Patent number: 11798397
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are described to selectively monitor a portion of a premises by a security system. A security system may contain a central security monitoring device in communication with a plurality of security sensors, and central security monitoring device may receive a command to actively monitor a first portion of a premises monitored by the security system, and in response to receiving the command, cause one or more security alerts to occur when an alarm signal is received from a security sensor located in the first portion of the premises, while ignoring alarm signals received from security sensors located in other portions of the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Thibault
  • Patent number: 11798383
    Abstract: A fenestration assembly includes a fenestration frame and at least one panel rotatably coupled with the fenestration frame. A locking mechanism is coupled with the fenestration frame and the panel, and includes at least one latch and at least one latch fastener. In a secure configuration the panel is in a closed position and the latch is coupled with the latch fastener. In an unsecure configuration the panel is in an open position or the latch is decoupled from the latch fastener. A status monitoring assembly is configured to monitor the secure and unsecure configurations, and includes a sensor operator coupled with one of the fenestration frame or the panel, and a sensor coupled with the other of the panel or the fenestration frame. The sensor is configured to detect the sensor operator if the panel is in the closed position and the latch is coupled with the latch fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Marvin Lomber and Cedar Company
    Inventors: Brian M. Farnes, Justin Magnusen
  • Patent number: 11788353
    Abstract: Ladders and ladder components are provided including a rung assembly that provides an alert to a user of the ladder that they are standing on a particular rung or step. In one example, the lower most rung or step of a ladder includes a rung assembly having an alert mechanism. The alert mechanism may provide an audible and/or other sensory alert to a user when they step on the rung assembly so that the user recognizes their position relative to the ground or supporting surface. In one embodiment, the rung assembly is configured to include a base member, a displaceable member and an alert mechanism, wherein the displaceable member is positioned between the alert mechanism and the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: LITTLE GIANT LADDER SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley V. Clark, N. Ryan Moss
  • Patent number: 11783479
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a set of devices for an imaging system. In one example, the set of devices includes a first device configured to obtain a first set of image data and a second device configured to obtain a second set of image data along at least one dimension. The first and second sets of data may be compiled to generate a field-of-view (FOV) preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Jan Bruening, James Romney Clark, David White
  • Patent number: 11778534
    Abstract: A single platform for controller functionality for each of security, monitoring and automation, as well as providing a capacity to function as a bidirectional Internet gateway, is provided. Embodiments of the present invention provide such functionality by virtue of a configurable architecture that enables a user to adapt the system for the user's specific needs. Embodiments of the present invention further provide such functionality by providing for installation of removable, modular communication adapters for communication with a variety of devices external to the security, monitoring and automation controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wade Cohn, Gary Robert Faulkner, James A. Johnson, James Edward Kitchen, David Leon Proft, Corey Wayne Quain
  • Patent number: 11778407
    Abstract: Determining the angle of sound relative to the centerline of a microphone array. The angle of the centerline of a camera field-of-view (FoV) and the angle of the camera FoV is determined. Knowing the angle from the centerline of the microphone array of the particular sound and then the angle of the centerline of the camera FoV and angles of the camera FoV allows a determination if the sound is inside the FoV of the camera. If so, the microphones are unmuted. If not, the microphones are muted. As the camera zooms or pans, the changes in camera FoV and centerline angle are computed and used with the sound angle, so that the muting and unmuting occurs automatically as the camera zoom and pan angle change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Chu, Stephen C. Botzko
  • Patent number: 11770154
    Abstract: A system for increased safety levels at swimming venues includes an Ultra Wide Band (UWB) tag, a control terminal, and at least three base stations. The UWB tag transmits positioning data of the tag worn by a swimmer and transmits a signal to the at least three base stations. The base stations receive the signal and the positioning data, record time when receiving same, and send the signal, the positioning data, and the time to the control terminal. The control terminal calculates position of the swimmer's UWB tag according to the positioning data and the time when a period of attenuation or disappearance of the wireless connection signal from the immersed UWB tag exceeds a first preset time, generates alarm information, and sends the position of the UWB tag and the alarm information to notify a security officer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignees: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (ZHENGZHOU) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teng-Fei Zhang, Hai-Tao Xu, Hui-Sheng Liu
  • Patent number: 11749079
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically performing an action based on video content. One example method includes receiving, at a first computing device, a video and determining, with a content determination engine, content of the video. An action to perform at the first computing device and/or at a second computing device is generated, based on the content of the video. If the action is to be performed at the second computing device, the action is transmitted to the second computing device. The action is performed at the respective first and/or second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaurav Gandhi, Manikiruban Jaganathan, Abishek K P, Deviprasad Punja, Madhusudhan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11741802
    Abstract: An electrically powered home security pathway fixture includes a head unit and a spike at a top end and a bottom end of an elongated body, respectively. An integrated camera configured to recognize an approaching object according to features stored in a database; a motion sensor coupled to the integrated camera and a light emitter for illumination which is activated by either: the motion sensor or detected ambient light level being below a threshold. A wireless communications interface configured to send video signals captured by the camera directly to a remote device via the wireless communications interface, after the server/database confirming that the recognized features of the approaching object is not on an approved list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: John Otis Farneman, Russell Rossi
  • Patent number: 11733700
    Abstract: A process for automating control of an industrial vehicle based on location comprises scanning an environment in a travel direction of the industrial vehicle, by using an optical scanner affixed to the industrial vehicle. A marker defined by a series of tags is identified by recursively receiving a reflection of the optical scanner; determining if the reflection is indicative of an optical tag; and concatenating the indication of an optical tag to the marker. Once the marker is identified, the marker is transformed into an environmental condition and a status of the vehicle is determined, where the status correlates to the environmental condition. Further, an automated control is applied on the industrial vehicle based on the environmental condition and the status of the industrial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Theos, Andreas Simon, Alexander Peters, Christian Molnar
  • Patent number: 11735081
    Abstract: An intelligent display assembly includes a display and a microcontroller. The display is mounted to a CNC machine and provided with a light emitting module and a display module opposite to the light emitting module. The microcontroller is electrically connected with the CNC machine and the display, such that the microcontroller receives an operating status signal outputted by the CNC machine, and according to the operating status signal, the microcontroller controls the light emitting module to emit light and controls the display module to display processing information, such as processing time, processing quantity, waiting time, and failure time. This allows operators to grasp the processing information in real time and improve management efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: GRAIN ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Lu-Chia Liao, Chun-Yu Liao, Chun-Chun Liao
  • Patent number: 11735189
    Abstract: A method of speaker identification comprises receiving an audio signal representing speech; performing a first voice biometric process on the audio signal to attempt to identify whether the speech is the speech of an enrolled speaker; and, if the first voice biometric process makes an initial determination that the speech is the speech of an enrolled user, performing a second voice biometric process on the audio signal to attempt to identify whether the speech is the speech of the enrolled speaker. The second voice biometric process is selected to be more discriminative than the first voice biometric process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: John Paul Lesso
  • Patent number: 11736388
    Abstract: Approaches, techniques, and mechanisms are disclosed for assigning paths to network packets. The path assignment techniques utilize path state information and/or other criteria to determine whether to route a packet along a primary candidate path selected for the packet, or one or more alternative candidate paths selected for the packet. According to an embodiment, network traffic is at least partially balanced by redistributing only a portion of the traffic that would have been assigned to a given primary path. Move-eligibility criteria are applied to traffic to determine whether a given packet is eligible for reassignment from a primary path to an alternative path. The move-eligibility criteria determine which portion of the network traffic to move and which portion to allow to proceed as normal. In an embodiment, the criteria and functions used to determine whether a packet is redistributable are adjusted over time based on path state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Innovium, Inc.
    Inventors: William Brad Matthews, Puneet Agarwal, Meg Pei Lin, Rupa Budhia
  • Patent number: 11722227
    Abstract: A sonic conduit tracer includes a sonic transmitter, a sonic receiver and a spectrum analyzer. The transmitter may be configured to transmit an audio signal down an interior length of an empty conduit from a proximate end of the conduit for identification purposes. The receiver may be configured to receive an audio return signal. The spectrum analyzer may be configured to analyze the audio return signal to facilitate the determination of a location of a distant end of the conduit. The sonic conduit tracer may use the audio return signal to determine an estimated length of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventor: Arnold Chase
  • Patent number: 11721199
    Abstract: Alarm system technology, in which an alarm event is detected at a property monitored by an alarm system when the alarm system was set in an armed state. Based on detection of the alarm event, an alarm probability score that indicates a likelihood of the alarm event being an emergency situation is determined and the alarm event is handled based on the determined alarm probability score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 11714927
    Abstract: A processor may receive a geofence perimeter of a geospatial region. The processor may analyze one or more objects within the geofence perimeter. The processor may generate a digital twin ecosystem. The digital twin ecosystem may include digital copies of the one or more objects. The processor may present a simulation of the digital twin ecosystem to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Partho Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11700955
    Abstract: A pedestal antenna for anti-theft systems in commercial establishment's entrances, which has the advantage or benefit of allowing the exhibit of physical or physical objects for exhibit or immediate access for the client as a display window which is immediately perceived by the client when they walk into the premises, as they also do when leaving the premises, as this product showcasing spot is in the same pedestal antenna, located at the access door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Distribucion y Marketing LTDA.
    Inventor: Mauricio Enrique Tassara Carrasco
  • Patent number: 11699286
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for obtaining image information of an organism including a set of optical data; calculating a growth index based on the set of optical data; and calculating an anticipated harvest time based on the growth index, where the image information includes at least one of: (a) visible image data obtained from an image sensor and non-visible image data obtained from the image sensor, and (b) a set of image data from at least two image capture devices, where the at least two image capture devices capture the set of image data from at least two positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Morio Ogura, Hirofumi Sumi
  • Patent number: 11686123
    Abstract: Provided are electronic door locks, systems, and computer implemented methods of use. In one example, the electronic door lock includes a locking mechanism configured to change a state of a door of a room between a locked state and an unlocked state. The electronic door lock further includes a communications interface configured to communicate wirelessly or wired with one or more fire devices. The one of more fire devices are configured to transmit a wireless or wired alert signal to the communications interface in response to detecting an occurrence of fire. The electronic door lock further includes a display unit configured to display an alert upon the communications interface receiving the wireless alert signal from the one or more fire devices, and configured to display an indication as to occupancy of the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jordi Escofet Via
  • Patent number: 11686052
    Abstract: Presented is an apparatus and system for an artificial turf system. The artificial turf system includes a backing layer having a plurality of fibers extending therefrom. The artificial turf system further includes a plurality of impact sensors located at least partially on, in, and/or beneath the backing layer, wherein the plurality of impact sensors are operable to detect a force or pressure applied to the backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Mark H. Nicholls
  • Patent number: 11690138
    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: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Asakura, Longlong Ruan
  • Patent number: 11687810
    Abstract: An access control request manager based on learning profile based access pathways in a physical access control system (PACS). The access control request manager including an access pathways learning module configured to determine an reachability graph associated with each resource in the PACS, and a permissions request module, the permissions request module including an access request user interface configured to permit a user or an administrator, to provide a request for a permission to permit the user access to, or revoke the user's access to, a resource in the PACS. The permissions request module determines if the requested permission is already granted to the user, computes a pathway to reach the requested resource based on the reachability graph, suggests a permission, if needed, required to satisfy the request based on the computed pathway, and if approved, adds the suggested permission to any permissions granted to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Blanca Florentino, Tarik Hadzic, Menouer Boubekeur, Ankit Tiwari, John Marchioli, Alberto Speranzon
  • Patent number: 11687854
    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: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Swieter, Robert Scheper, Darrin Sculley
  • Patent number: 11682288
    Abstract: A system for use in a residential property, the system including a first computing system positionable in the residential property and including a first memory and a first processor. The system also includes a second computing system including a second memory and a second processor, the second computing system in communication with the first computing system over a network. The first memory comprises program instructions executable by the processor of the first computing system to: recognize a sound indicative of an unexpected event; retrieve, from a database stored in the first memory, an acoustic profile of the unexpected event; and responsive to the identifying the unexpected event, transmit a notification including an identity of the acoustic profile of the unexpected event to the second computing system over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Turnkey Vacation Rentals, LLC
    Inventor: John Banczak
  • Patent number: 11682279
    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: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Rogers
  • Patent number: 11674987
    Abstract: One or more embodiments relate to a switch-mode power supply control circuit that can be used to provide power to regular single phase or three phase energy meter, while also offering a simple low cost method to detect a magnetic tampering event that usually occurs on energy meter. In one example, the switch-mode power supply for the energy meter is a flyback type switch mode power supply comprising a power switch, a switching controller, and a slew rate based magnetic field detection circuit which is configured to enable a magnetic tampering detection signal that can be communicated to the switching controller. Upon detection of a magnetic tampering event, the power supply and the supporting circuitry can raise the switching frequency of the power switch in order to provide more power to the output or cutoff power to the consumer's power outlet and even report the tampering event to the power station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics America Inc.
    Inventor: Zhihong Yu
  • Patent number: 11676478
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed that, in some aspects, provide for the determination of alarm events or non-alarm events based on data received from various sensors monitoring one or more entry points of a premises. Non-alarm events may, for example, include a seismic event or a knock event. Determining whether the data received from the various sensors is an alarm or non-alarm event may be based on data received from two or more sensors monitoring two or more entry points of the premises. Further, data related to the non-alarm event that occurred at the premise may be compared to data related to non-alarm events that occurred at other premises and, based on the comparison, one or more authorities may be alerted to the non-alarm event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Rodolico, Christopher Stone, Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 11676484
    Abstract: A method of operating an incursion warning system for a work zone, the incursion warning system comprising: a plurality of sensor units arranged about a perimeter of the work zone; and a plurality of alarm units each comprising one or more of an audio, visual or haptic alarm operable to warn a workforce of a potential danger in response to a detected breach into the work area; the method comprising: establishing a geo-zone delimiting a geographical area that includes at least part of the work zone; and a set of rules associated with the geo-zone; deriving an instruction for one of the alarm units determined to be in the geo-zone from the set of rules based on a characteristic of the alarm unit and a characteristic(s) of one or more other alarm units determined to be within the geo-zone; and wherein the instruction is derived in response to a change in a characteristic of the alarm unit and/or the one or more other alarm units and/or one or more of the sensor units within the geo-zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: HIGHWAY RESOURCE SOLUTIONS LTD
    Inventors: James Jarrett, Roger Poeth
  • Patent number: 11670158
    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: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Tuway American Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Koester, Craig Muscott
  • Patent number: 11663892
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a cloud-based video monitoring system comprising a camera and a network video recorder (NVR). During operation, the camera stores in a buffer last predetermined temporal segment of a video. The camera also stores a first video file in a local storage corresponding to an event detected by the camera. This first video file is non-overlapping with a second video file corresponding to the event and this second video file is stored in the NVR. The camera generates a third video file by pre-pending last predetermined temporal segment of a video prior to the event to the first video file and sends the third video file to the NVR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Anton N. Obukhov, Huan T. Vu, Jude Lee, Chung-Ming Lo, Robert J. Pera
  • Patent number: 11662061
    Abstract: A safety system for use with a power tool that is usable by a user, the power tool including a base and a moving component that is movable relative to the base, includes a sensor assembly and a controller. The sensor assembly monitors a predetermined danger zone that is adjacent to the moving component of the power tool. The sensor assembly is configured to generate data relating to the predetermined danger zone. The controller receives the data from the sensor assembly and analyzes the data from the sensor assembly to determine if at least a portion of a hand of the user is present within the predetermined danger zone. The safety system can further include a wearable component including infrared only reflective material that is coupled to the hand of the user. The controller analyzes the data from the sensor assembly to determine if the wearable component is present within the predetermined danger zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: LAGUNA TOOLS, INC.
    Inventors: David Stoppenbrink, Torben Helshoj, Stephen Stoppenbrink
  • Patent number: 11657698
    Abstract: Methods and systems, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing internet access through a control panel of an alarm system, the method including establishing, by a control panel of an alarm system in a property, a first connection to an alarm system monitoring server across a cellular network, determining that a known source of internet within the property is not available, in response to determining that the known source of internet within the property is not available, establishing, by the control panel, a second connection to the internet across the cellular network, providing internet access to one or more devices in the property through the second connection, determining that the known source of internet within the property is available, and in response to determining that the known source of internet within the property is available, terminating, by the control panel, the second connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 11651666
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for attempted entry detection are disclosed. A method for monitoring a property includes receiving, from a smart lock of a door located at a property monitored by a monitoring system, smart lock data that reflects a condition of the smart lock; receiving, from a sensor of the monitoring system, sensor data; analyzing the smart lock data and the sensor data; based on analyzing the smart lock data and the sensor data, determining that an attempted door entry is occurring; and in response to determining that an attempted door entry is occurring, performing a monitoring system action. Determining that an attempted door entry is occurring can include determining, based on the sensor data, that a person is located near the smart lock; and determining, based on analyzing the smart lock data, that the smart lock data satisfies criteria for an attempted door entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Connor Dougan
  • Patent number: 11645901
    Abstract: According to an aspect of intrusion detectors for lorries, there is provided a method of detecting intrusion of one or more persons into cargo hold of a vehicle carrying goods that emit carbon dioxide the method comprising identifying an intrusion event by detecting a decrease in concentration of carbon dioxide within the cargo hold. For example, the intrusion evident may be identified by detecting a decrease in concentration of carbon dioxide within the cargo hold of at least 400 ppm. A decrease in CO2 can be attributed to unauthorised access being made into the cargo hold as cargo holds typically remain closed during a journey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Henk Oldenbandringh, Josh Lopez, Alex Szymborski
  • Patent number: 11639168
    Abstract: A method includes receiving geolocation data from a subject vehicle with respect to a transporter vehicle. The method further includes determining a subject vehicle has entered a geofence around a transporter vehicle based on the geolocation data. The method further includes determining a destination location within the transporter vehicle at which the subject vehicle is to park in response to determining the subject vehicle has entered the geofence around the transporter vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Brown, Valerie Impullitti