Intrusion Detection Patents (Class 340/541)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10762766
    Abstract: A building alarm system and automated door lock arranged to place the alarm system in an armed state when a door lock fails to engage to lock an associated door in a closed position. Activation of a single button by a user or use of specific code by a user to gain access to a building can cause the alarm system to automatically rearm and for door locks at the building to be locked after entry by the user. A first responder code can be used by first responder personnel to gain access to a building after an alarm system indicates an alarm state, e.g., that corresponds to an emergency condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Laurans, Heath Marvin, Rahul Subramany
  • Patent number: 10755543
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bridge device supporting an alarm format, which transmits an event which occurs based on an image of a camera that photographs a monitoring area of an alarm panel in an alarm format according to an alarm format of an alarm panel transmitting alarm information in a predetermined alarm format when sensing by a sensor in the monitoring area in the alarm format and supports to interlock with the alarm panel while providing an image of the monitoring area where an event corresponding to the alarm information of the alarm panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CHEKT LLC
    Inventor: Wesley Robert Usie
  • Patent number: 10755542
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a surveillance system operable to generate surveillance data based on a sensor input to at least one sensor device. A plurality of electromagnetic waves is generated for transmission to an administrator system of the surveillance system via a guided wave transceiver, where the plurality of electromagnetic waves includes a surveillance data signal generated based on the surveillance data. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pamela A. M. Bogdan, George Blandino, Ken Liu, Leon Lubranski, Eric Myburgh, Tracy Van Brakle
  • Patent number: 10755104
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method trains a first prediction network to predict similarity between images in videos. The training uses boundaries detected in the videos to train the prediction network to predict images in a same scene to have similar feature descriptors. The first prediction network generates feature descriptors that describe library images from videos in a video library offered to users of a video delivery service. A search image is received and the prediction network predicts one or more library images for one or more videos that are predicted to be similar to the received image. The one or more library images for the one or more videos are provided as a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HULU, LLC
    Inventors: Fanding Li, Xiaohui Xie, Yin Zheng, Cailiang Liu, Bo Liu, Hongxiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10748396
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for monitoring integrity of a tether cable and connection between a tether cable and a security sensor. An optical echo chamber is formed at the interface of the coupling between the tether cable and the security sensor. An optical transmitter and an optical sensor are disposed within cable. The optical transmitter is configured to emit an optical signal into the echo chamber. The optical sensor is configured to detect a reflection of the optical signal within the chamber. If the cable is either cut or disconnected, the optical sensor will fail to detect the reflected signal, thereby triggering an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vanguard Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kelsch, John N. Figh, Jr., William Claude Chazotte
  • Patent number: 10747968
    Abstract: A wireless transponder configured to generate or activate data and next step data actions for use with an appliance/device or network, and a method of using the wireless transponder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Edward P. Espinosa
  • Patent number: 10742928
    Abstract: The invented system can be utilized as supplementary system for the intercom systems, when the inhabitant does not answer. This system links visitor to the inhabitant regardless of his/her location, via telephone line in activate mode, and provide possibility of remote door opening or telecommunication. The invented system consists of an electronic circuit board, LCD monitor, keypad, SIM card slot and telephone and power ports, which can accompany audio/video door intercom externally or can be used to make a unique indoor intercom and provide ever replying and opening the door possible for the inhabitant from any place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Salahedin Zandi Pouryan
  • Patent number: 10733854
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system provides autonomous mapping of egress locations of a building or other environment through a plurality of emergency lighting units. The emergency lighting units utilizes wireless signals to generate topology information that identifies the location of the emergency lighting units, the outermost emergency lighting units of which identify the egress locations of a building. During an emergency situation the emergency lighting system activates one or more illumination devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Magtech Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10732318
    Abstract: A biosensor device (10) for in situ monitoring of deep-water sea-floor biological patterns (30), which biosensor platform (10) comprises a plurality of cameras (12) and a lightening system (14), wherein a plurality of coral nubbins (16) with a plurality of polyps (18) are prepared and fixed to a platform (11) of the biosensor platform (10) with a distance to each other such that there is no overlap on a picture frame (22) thereof, and wherein the cameras (12) and the lightening system (14) are arranged so as to take coral-silhouette-pictures (CSP:s) of the plurality of nubbins (16) in the picture frame (22). In this way, there is provided a biosensor device based on coral, or other deep-sea species, behavioural for surveillance and monitoring of a deep-water sea-floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NORCE Norwegian Research Centre A
    Inventor: Thierry Baussant
  • Patent number: 10726689
    Abstract: Systems and methods for leveraging Internet-of-Things devices in security systems are provided. Such systems and methods can include receiving an alarm signal from a first IoT device responsive to the first IoT device detecting a sound indicative of an intrusion, requesting data from a second device responsive to receiving the alarm signal from the first IoT device, determining whether the data from the second device confirms the intrusion, and triggering an alarm responsive to the data from the second device confirming the intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Robert John Probin, Martin Crisp, Deepu Paul
  • Patent number: 10713909
    Abstract: A method in a building access control system includes receiving a first access control event from a sensor indicating a door has been forced open or has been held open for at least a predetermined amount of time, identifying a second access control event associated with the door, determining whether to generate an alarm by evaluating the second access control event relative to the first access control event, and providing the alarm to a user of the access control system responsive to a determination that the alarm should be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Donagh S. Horgan, Jan R. Holliday, Eamonn O'Toole
  • Patent number: 10713938
    Abstract: The system includes an active unit, such as a detector unit, which has a processor, a network port for connection to a central control unit, and an optical data input port. The processor is arranged to enable the optical data input port on receipt of an enable signal received by the active unit from the central control unit via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Fire Protection LLP
    Inventors: Faruk Meah, Andrew D. Naish, Steven Ian Bennett
  • Patent number: 10698094
    Abstract: A device and method for determining the three-dimensional position of an object. The device comprises at least one transmitter that is adapted to emit a signal; at least three receivers, wherein the at least three receivers and the at least one transmitter are preferably arranged within a first plane, wherein a first receiver and a second receiver are preferably arranged along a first straight line, and a third receiver is preferably arranged at a distance from the first straight line; and a processor that is configured to determine at least three propagation times, wherein the respective propagation time is a time required by the signal from the transmitter via the object to the respective receiver, and wherein the processor is further configured to determine the three-dimensional position of the object on the basis of the determined propagation times as well as on the basis of the arrangement of the transmitter and the receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOPOSENS GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Rudoy
  • Patent number: 10687045
    Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) imaging systems and methods are disclosed for analyzing idle time duration in a storage area. A 3D-depth camera non-concurrently captures frames having respective 3D image datasets. A 3D data analytics application maintains a plurality of records including a first record, associated with a 3D image dataset of a least-recent frame in a series of frames; a third record, associated with a 3D image dataset of a most-recent frame in the series of frames; and a second record, associated with a 3D image dataset of an intermediate frame captured between the least-recent frame and the most-recent frame. Based on comparisons of the first, second, and third records, an activity status type is determined defining an activity occurring within the storage area during a particular time segment. A cumulative idle time duration is incremented based on the activity status type having a non-loading status type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Adithya H. Krishnamurthy, Justin F. Barish
  • Patent number: 10679475
    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: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: William C. Parlin
  • Patent number: 10681079
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting a potential compromise of cyber security in an industrial network are disclosed. These methods and systems comprise elements of hardware and software for generating and analyzing vectors indicative of network behavioral states to establish thresholds for anomalous behavior in the industrial network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cyberx Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer Schneider, Nir Giller
  • Patent number: 10662630
    Abstract: A network-connected security system comprising an infrasonic detection system including a transducer to sense infrasonic frequency variations in an environment and produce an output signal corresponding to the plurality of infrasonic frequency variations is provided. A processor is configured to compare, via an intrusion detection, the plurality of infrasonic frequency variations with a threshold value stored in a memory and determine if the threshold value is exceeded. If exceeded, an alert module transmits an output signal to an alarm system. A controller is located in the environment and in communication with the infrasonic detection system and a plurality of network-connected devices. The controller has a user interface to input control settings of the network-connected devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Mitchell Tucker
  • Patent number: 10650658
    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: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Jeremy R. Fox, Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II
  • Patent number: 10643076
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a first light source in a surveillance coverage area, wherein the first light source is an electronic light source. The method receives a schedule for one or more light source changes for the surveillance coverage area, wherein the one or more light source changes include activating and deactivating the first light source at a particular point in time. The method establishes a first shadow measurement utilizing the first light source and a camera at a first point in time. The method determines a second shadow measurement utilizing the first light source and the camera at a second point in time. Responsive to determining the second shadow measurement does not reach a similarity threshold with the first shadow measurement, the method sends a first notification to a user, wherein the first notification specifies a potential security breach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, John E. Moore, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10627499
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting an object in a detection area of a wireless power transfer system is provided. The apparatus comprises a receiver configured to receive a plurality of radar signals from a radar transceiver. The apparatus comprises a processor configured to convert the plurality of radar signals to a plurality of digital radar signals. The processor is configured to bandpass filter the plurality of digital radar signals. The processor is configured to remove frequency content below a first threshold frequency common to at least two consecutive digital radar signals of the plurality of digital radar signals. The processor is configured to down-convert the plurality of digital radar signals into a plurality of complex digital baseband signals. The processor is configured to detect a range, a speed, and a direction of the object in the detection area based at least in part on the plurality of complex digital baseband signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: WiTricity Corporation
    Inventor: Qi Wang
  • Patent number: 10629038
    Abstract: A building security system. The building security system includes a door analysis system for the building for detecting a lock defeat device (LDD) installed at a door of the building. The door analysis system includes a processing circuit configured to receive door data for the door of the building from an access control system, the door data including a plurality of door events; determine whether the LDD has been installed at the door by analyzing the plurality of door events with one or more LDD indicators; and generate an LDD event indicating that the LDD has been installed at the door in response to a determination that the LDD has been installed at the door based on an analysis with the one or more LDD indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Donagh S. Horgan, Jan R. Holliday, Eamonn O'Toole
  • Patent number: 10616040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a network node and a method for handling alarms in a communications network. The method comprises, for a set S of alarms collected in the communications network during a time period T: —obtaining a first and a second type of alarms and their time of arrival from the set; and applying Kernal Density Estimation on the respective first and second type of alarms, by applying a distribution function to each occurrence of the first and second type of alarms; thus obtaining a respective distribution function for the first and second type of alarms over the time period T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Vincent Huang, MingXue Wang
  • Patent number: 10614680
    Abstract: A motion sensing cargo net assembly includes a netting having a perimeter edge and a central area. A housing is mounted on the netting and a control circuit is mounted in the housing. A power supply is electrically coupled to the control circuit. A motion sensor is mounted in the housing is electrically coupled to the control circuit and a speaker is electrically coupled to the control circuit. The speaker emits an audible alarm sound when the motion sensor is turned on and detects movement of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: David D. Adams
  • Patent number: 10614685
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a camera which images a person, a first sensor which outputs a first signal according to infrared light, a second sensor which outputs a second signal according to infrared light, and controller which starts imaging the person by the camera based on magnitudes of the first signal and the second signal. An infrared light detection area of the first sensor is far from an entrance of a building in comparison with an infrared light detection area of the second sensor, and the infrared light detection area of the second sensor is close to the entrance of the building in comparison with the infrared light detection area of the first sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Terada, Toshinori Komesu, Kenji Ichikawa, Yuya Kuroki
  • Patent number: 10605905
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for determining whether or not a monitored space is occupied by one or more humans and/or animals. In some embodiments, one or more radio-frequency (RF) receivers monitor(s) one or more RF frequencies for changes in received signal strength that may be due to changes in occupancy of the space being monitored. The received signal strength is analyzed using nonparametric online change-point detection analysis to determine change-points in the received signal(s). One or more statistical measures of the received signal(s), such as mean and variance, are used in conjunction with the change-point detection to determine a probability that the occupancy of the monitored space has changed. In some embodiments, additional sensors and/or machine learning can be used to enhance the performance of the disclosed occupancy-detection methodologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Bermudez, Yang Li, Mai Abdelhakim
  • Patent number: 10591269
    Abstract: Measuring assembly with a measuring apparatus and a recognition system, and recognition method to detect the correct positioning of a removable device such as a comparator to check the shape and/or dimensions of a mechanical part with respect to a stationary part that includes at least one mechanical reference for the removable device. The system comprises a field source disposed in the stationary part that generates a field and a matching element disposed on the removable device that is able to alter the propagation of this field if correctly positioned relative to the field source. A sensor fixed to the stationary part in an appropriate position detects or not the field and generates a resulting detection signal detection or non-detection signal. A processing unit receives the signal generated by the sensor and on the basis of this provides information about the correct or incorrect positioning of the removable device with respect to the stationary part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Marposs Societa′ Per Azioni
    Inventor: Alessandro Ruggeri
  • Patent number: 10593170
    Abstract: A door/window magnetic sensing device includes a housing, a magnetic sensor disposed in the housing and configured to sense signal strength of a magnet and output a signal strength value, and a controller for receiving a signal strength value from the magnetic sensor. The controller is configured to compare the signal strength value to an alarm threshold value and output one of a normal state signal and an alarm state signal. Further, a tamper state is detected from the approach of a second magnet. An indicator assists in mounting the door/window magnetic sensing device and mounting a magnet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: William DiPoala
  • Patent number: 10553087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alarm pane arrangement comprising: at least one first pane consisting of prestressed glass, with an outer surface and an inner surface, at least one transparent electrically conductive coating which is arranged on the inner surface of the first pane, and a sensor unit having an inductive sensor which is inductively coupled to the transparent electrically conductive coating, wherein the sensor unit outputs an alarm signal in the event of differences between a measurement signal from the inductive sensor and a comparison value, wherein the inductive sensor contains precisely one measuring coil, preferably a measuring coil having a ferrite core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Stefan Droste, Guillaume Francois, Christian Effertz
  • Patent number: 10546486
    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: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Abraham Joseph Kinney, Daniel Todd Kerzner, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10540552
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method and a device for surveilling an abnormal behavior using 3D image information. The surveilling device converts depth information, which is the 3D image information, into a real world coordinate and uses the real world coordinate to calculate a plane reference distance value. The surveilling device uses the plane reference distance value to generate a background model and compares the background model with the plane reference distance value of a current image to detect a region of interest. Further, the surveilling device extracts the 3D feature information of the region of interest to determine an abnormal behavior of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: S-1 CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jinsun Ju, Dong Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 10540881
    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: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Clean Hands Safe Hands LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Hermann, Jeremy D. Jass, Lance C. Rigdon, Berkley A. Baker
  • Patent number: 10535252
    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: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Rodolico, Christopher Stone, Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 10524486
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flowable edible product dispensing apparatus, including: a programmable controller; a touchscreen interface including an indicator of at least one edible item for selection, the operator interface in communication with the programmable controller a dispensing system in communication the operator interface; the programmable controller, being wirelessly connected to the internet, and being operable to associate the at least one edible item with the least one flowable edible and/or inedible product; and the dispensing system dispenses an amount of the at least one flowable edible and/or inedible product associated with the selected edible item when the at least one edible and/or inedible item is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony V. Feola
  • Patent number: 10529226
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a security and/or automation system using a aspects of a vehicle. The method may include receiving confirmation of a user's presence in the vehicle, receiving confirmation of vehicle operation, displaying on a display of the vehicle at least one control option for a security and/or automation system of a property monitored by the security and/or automation system, receiving at least one user input on the display related to the at least one control option, and transmitting instructions to control the security and/or automation system based on the at least one user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10510226
    Abstract: A meter socket with a tamper detection assembly is disclosed. The tamper detection assembly may include a light sensor that enables the detection of tampering caused by an energy thief removing the cover of the meter socket enclosure and/or removing the meter from the meter socket in an effort to access the power supply connectors and steal electricity. The tamper detection assembly may also include an acoustic sensor that enables the detection of tampering caused by an energy thief drilling, cutting, hammering, bending or otherwise attempting to violate the integrity of the meter socket enclosure in an effort to access the power supply connectors and steal electricity. The tamper detection assembly is preferably mounted within a mounting block of the meter socket so as to provide a secure source of power and communications for the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MILBANK MANUFACTURING CO.
    Inventor: John V. Siglock
  • Patent number: 10499011
    Abstract: A wireless speaker device configured for use with a wireless A/V recording and communication device, such as a doorbell. The wireless speaker device, which includes a speaker, may connect to the user's local area network (LAN), such as a Wi-Fi network. The LAN is connected to a wide area network (WAN), such as the Internet and/or a public switched telephone network (PSTN). When the wireless A/V recording and communication device detects a visitor, it sends a signal, via the LAN, to at least one device in the WAN, such as a server and/or a service. In response, the at least one device in the WAN sends a signal, via the LAN, to the wireless speaker device. The signal to the wireless speaker device includes a command for the wireless speaker device to emit a tone through its speaker. The wireless speaker device then emits a tone through its speaker to alert the user that a visitor is at the wireless A/V recording and communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Joshua Roth, Andy Aoe, Trevor Phillips, Spiro Sacre
  • Patent number: 10499478
    Abstract: A cloud-connected off-grid lighting and video system may include one or more wireless lighting modules and a bridge device to transmit a video stream or images to external devices such as a remote device, a cellular phone, a home automation system, or a security system The cloud-connected off-grid lighting and video system may operate over the cloud via an Internet connection allowing the bridge device to communicate with a server on the Internet that may implement software for the interface to capture data regarding activity detected by the wireless lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: A9.Com, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 10490040
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for monitoring integrity of a tether cable and connection between a tether cable and a security sensor. An optical echo chamber is formed at the interface of the coupling between the tether cable and the security sensor. An optical transmitter and an optical sensor are disposed within cable. The optical transmitter is configured to emit an optical signal into the echo chamber. The optical sensor is configured to detect a reflection of the optical signal within the chamber. If the cable is either cut or disconnected, the optical sensor will fail to detect the reflected signal, thereby triggering an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vanguard Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kelsch, John N. Figh, Jr., William Claude Chazotte
  • Patent number: 10475329
    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: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Tuway American Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Koester, Craig Muscott
  • Patent number: 10463083
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monitor device for monitoring the closed or open state of an article, the monitor device being in the form of an electronic circuit comprising a button closure system comprising two rows of elements (11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 24) made of electrically conductive material, each element of one row being couplable and un-couplable with an element of the other row. A detector-and-signaling device is connected firstly to at least one of the elements, referred to as a “first terminal” (21), and secondly to at least one of the other elements, referred to as a “second terminal”. The detector-and-signaling device (4) is configured to detect the state of electrical continuity between the first and second terminals (21, 24), and to issue a signal as a function of said detected continuity state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GENIUS OBJECTS
    Inventors: Philippe Tourrette, Alexandre Faucher
  • Patent number: 10467884
    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: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CLEAN HANDS SAFE HANDS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Hermann, Jeremy D. Jass, Lance C. Rigdon, Berkley A. Baker
  • Patent number: 10467887
    Abstract: Systems and methods of operating an alarm device of a home security system which integrates one or more sensors of a mobile device when the mobile device is located within a home protected by the home security system are provided. The security system may determine an unauthorized entry to the home based on an operating mode of the home security system and sensor data collected by the one or more sensors of the mobile device. An alarm may be output by the alarm device of the home security system based on the determined unauthorized entry by the home security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Louis Herman, Bryan James, Keith Kops