Door Or Window Movement Patents (Class 340/545.1)
  • Patent number: 10741044
    Abstract: A monitoring system for monitoring a person comprising a first device configured to detect a first event in or near the building and a second device configured to detect a second event in or near the building is disclosed. The system may further comprise a memory for storing one or more rules each configured to identify an alert condition for a person in or near the building based on the first and/or second events in or near the building and a communications module configured to communicate with a remote device over a network. A controller may be configured to apply the one or more rules to the first and second detected events in the space to identify one or more alert conditions and determine what, if any, action is required, and if action is required, provide an alert to the remote device via the communications module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Heintzelman, Brian Beale, Soumitri Kolavennu, Joseph Bodkin, John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10740821
    Abstract: Lighting evaluation technology, in which lighting usage information for an area is collected and analyzed. Through the use of one or more devices in communication with a light source device that collects usage data, lighting system usage information may be analyzed and meaningful results may be provided to the user. Such results may help to inform the user of one or more light bulb products which may be recommended for use in the particular area evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10713611
    Abstract: There is disclosed methods and systems for managing drop boxes. Events reflecting outputs from one or more sensors are detected. Information that is a function of the detected event is forwarded to a drop box management system. This information, along with additional information received by the drop box management system, is utilized to generate instructions including display instructions for each drop box. Displays of drop boxes are then updated based on the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark E. Caldwell, Erika J. Raeth, James S. Staggs, Kevin B. Reasons
  • Patent number: 10689882
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a tamper-evident cargo container seal bolt lock are disclosed herein. The device can include a receiving member, a conductive bolt member adapted to be snap-locked into the receiving member, and a plastic encapsulant which tethers the bolt member to the receiving member. The encapsulant can contain an electrically conductive medium, such as a wire, which runs from the receiving member to the second end of the bolt. A sensory circuit disposed within the receiving member can be configured to sense whether the circuit has been interrupted (e.g., if the bolt has been cut). In the event of an interruption, the circuit can record the present time and/or date in memory. An RFID transponder disposed within the encapsulant or the receiving member can then transmit the recorded date/time to an RFID interrogator if a dispute subsequently arises as to when the lock had been broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, James Robert Kruest
  • Patent number: 10661810
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for controlling functions of a vehicular alarm. The method includes receiving one or more signals including location information, determining a location of the vehicle using the location information, setting one or more functions based on the location information, determining whether an alarm function is activated, and activating the one or more functions according to the setting upon determining that an alarm has been activated. The method may further include using GPS data or signals transmitted from one or more base stations (e.g., from cellular telephone base stations, computer networks, proprietary transmitters, etc.) to determine the position of the apparatus (e.g., installed in the vehicle). The apparatus may also inform a user of regulations relating to an area dependent upon its location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Victor A. Grossman
  • Patent number: 10657778
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a door switch that improves visibility. The door switch includes an actuator and a sensor. In addition, the door switch is installed so that when a door is closed, a surface of the sensor and an opposite surface of the actuator are in contact with or close to each other, and when the door is open, the surface of the sensor and the opposite surface of the actuator are separated from each other. The actuator outputs a detection signal. A display part for indicating a reception state of the detection signal is formed on the surface of the sensor. The surface of the sensor has a non-opposite region, wherein the non-opposite region is at least a part of the display part not opposite to the opposite surface of the actuator in the reception state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Rina Su, Keishi Yayama, Kazuhiro Kudo, Kenji Shimazu
  • Patent number: 10636278
    Abstract: Systems and methods for arming a security system are provided. Such systems and methods can include a control device of the security system that protects a monitored region with a plurality of sensors receiving user input while the security system is in a first arm mode, and responsive to the user input, the security system directly transitioning from the first arm mode to a second arm mode without switching to a disarm mode in between the first arm mode and the second arm mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Samidurai Krishnamoorthy, Balamurugan Ganesan, Praveen Kumar
  • Patent number: 10593156
    Abstract: Provided are methods for gaming drop box management. Methods include receiving, from an electronic gaming machine (EGM), drop box initiator data that corresponds to a drop box initiator ticket that is received by the EGM, automatically identifying the drop box initiator ticket as a first transaction item in a drop box session that begins responsive to a drop box being installed in the EGM and that ends corresponding to the drop box being removed from the EGM, and receiving, from the EGM, drop box session transaction data that occurs after the drop box initiator ticket is received by the EGM during the drop box session. Methods further include automatically associating the drop box with the EGM for the time period corresponding to the drop box session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Clyde Ruckle
  • Patent number: 10529200
    Abstract: An alarm sensor for an opening of a building area comprising an opening sensor suited for detecting an opening event of the opening, an inhibition device suited for at least determining the presence of a person in the interior space near the opening, and an electronic unit suited for providing the detection signal if the opening sensor detected the opening event and if the inhibition device did not detect a presence during a first time before the opening event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KEEPEN
    Inventors: Louis Toulemonde, Guillaume Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 10504364
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using radio frequency signals and sensors to monitor environments (e.g., indoor building and adjacent outdoor environments) are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a system for providing a wireless asymmetric network comprises a hub having one or more processing units and at least one antenna for transmitting and receiving radio frequency (RF) communications in the wireless asymmetric network and a plurality of sensor nodes each having a wireless device with a transmitter and a receiver to enable bi-directional RF communications with the hub in the wireless asymmetric network. The one or more processing units of the hub are configured to determine localization of the plurality of sensor nodes within the wireless asymmetric network, to monitor loading zones and adjacent regions within a building based on receiving information from at least two sensor nodes, and to determine for each loading zone whether a vehicle currently occupies the loading zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Locix, Inc.
    Inventors: Teymur Bakhishev, Vivek Subramanian, Vikram Pavate, Tommi Ylamurto
  • Patent number: 10460546
    Abstract: A relay box for securely transporting medications or other items. The relay box includes a main enclosure defining a hollow interior space, and a lockable lid. The lockable lid has a closed position that encloses the hollow interior space and an open position that provides access to the hollow interior space. The relay box further includes a display area and a memory storing a globally unique electronically readable identifier. The relay box may optionally include a battery and wireless communication circuitry. In other implementations, the relay box does not include a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Omnicell, Inc.
    Inventors: John Foot, Paul Newby, Jeff Chang
  • Patent number: 10460578
    Abstract: A window sensing device with movement detection enables use of a window sensing arrangement to provide an indication even when a window sash that is open is moved, while an alarm system is armed. The window sensing device includes an accelerometer configured to sense movement of a window sash in a given direction. A magnetic sensor is configured to sense presence of a magnet when the window sash is in a closed position. An electronic controller outputs a normal state wireless signal when the magnetic sensor senses the magnet and outputs an alarm state wireless signal when the magnetic sensor does not sense the presence of the magnet. When the electronic controller is outputting an alarm state wireless signal and the accelerometer senses movement of a window sash, the electronic controller outputs an indication of movement of a window sash in a given direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: William DiPoala
  • Patent number: 10446000
    Abstract: A control device and method for monitoring a premises are provided. The control device is in communication with a plurality of premises devices. The control device includes processing circuitry configured to: receive premises data from at least one of the plurality of premises device and determine whether the premises data meet an alarm condition. The processing circuitry is further configured to, if the premises data meets an alarm condition: monitor for identification data from a wireless device not associated with the control device, receive identification data from the wireless device and perform at least one detection function based on the identification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The ADT Security Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Friar, Tim Rader
  • Patent number: 10352087
    Abstract: A method for controlling barrier door is disclosed. The method includes following steps of: monitoring a barrier door (20) for generating multiple monitor images continually via a monitoring camera (104); recognizing a barrier door feature pattern (30-34) arranged on the barrier door (20) from the monitor images and determining a shade status of the barrier door feature pattern (30-34); recognizing a movement feature pattern arranged on a movable object from the monitor images and determining a movement direction of the movement feature pattern continuously; controlling the barrier door (20) to open when the shade status is consistent with a default shade status, the movement direction is consistent with a default movement direction, and the barrier door (20) is closed. Therefore, the barrier door can automatically and timely open without arranging the RFID reader, so as to provide the user the batter convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: POWERTECH AUTOMATION INC.
    Inventor: Hung-Wei Lan
  • Patent number: 10344522
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for generating weather related notices using features of a home automation system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for generating weather related notices with a home automation system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions are executable by the processor to receive weather data about current weather conditions, receive status information about at least one barrier of a property monitored by the home automation system, and generate at least one notice based at least in part on the weather data and the status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Gordon Hatch
  • Patent number: 10317102
    Abstract: A system and approach using geofencing events for controlling temperature in a building for comfort of a user upon his or her arrival to the building. A decision may be made when to use a direct trigger by an incoming geofencing event and when to use a time of arrival prediction casted by an outgoing geofencing event. One or more geofences may be placed optimally based on the trigger decision and other aspects related to commuting patterns of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Vit Libal, Pavel Vacha, Ondrej Kopicka, Marek Sikora
  • Patent number: 10311689
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for protecting a bypassed zone in a security system or a connected home system. Some methods can include providing a portable sensor package device proximate to an open device in the bypassed zone of a monitored region, the portable sensor package device detecting motion in a coverage area of the portable sensor package device and a direction of the motion, the portable sensor package device refraining from triggering an alarm when the direction of the motion is from inside of the monitored region to outside of the monitored region, and the portable sensor package device triggering the alarm when the direction of the motion is from outside of the monitored region to inside of the monitored region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Sundar Meganathan, Hemanth Padikkal Veettil, Shaiju Janardhanan
  • Patent number: 10304299
    Abstract: A container breach detector system, which has a self-contained container breach detector having a housing with a mounting plate. At least one retaining clip retains a collapsible detector device. The self-contained container breach detector is mounted onto a door frame of a transportation container to monitor breaches of the transportation container, whereby the collapsible detector device is in a collapsed configuration when the door is closed, and in a neutral configuration when the door is opened. The self-contained container breach detector further has an electrical system having at least one set of sensors having at least one IR proximity and distance sensor that detects a proximity or distance change of the door internal face when the collapsible detector device changes from the collapsed configuration to the neutral configuration indicating that the door is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: E-S Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique Acosta, Michael Ray Wilkinson, Harley Michael Willey, Preston Taylor Thorpe, Lyndl Brent Duncan, Gustavo Gerardo Suarez, Warren Katzman
  • Patent number: 10291487
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for predictive acquisition and use of resources across a dispersed Internet protocol capable network connecting devices electrically attached to the network. The present invention is configured to receive an indication from a user to initiate a change associated with a resource utilization profile of the user; initiate a first user interface, wherein the first user interface comprises one or more resources associated with the resource utilization profile; receive a user selection of at least one of the one or more resources associated with the resource utilization profile that the user wishes to change; monitor the one or more resources for a predetermined amount of time since the initiation of the change; determine a utilization trend; dynamically generate a graphical representation of the utilization trend; and display the graphical representation of the utilization trend to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Katherine Dintenfass, Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Matthew Hsieh, Victoria L. Dravneek, Cameron D. Wadley, Jason Christian Karmelek, Andrew Saar, Amber J. Quitadamo
  • Patent number: 10270651
    Abstract: A method for enabling configuration at a base station may be provided by reading configuration information for a configuration wireless network at a cellular base station with Wi-Fi capability, where the configuration information may include a known Wi-Fi service set identifier (SSID). The method may further require synchronizing the configuration information with a coordination server and periodically scanning for the known Wi-Fi SSID in a non-access point (AP) mode. Additionally, the method may further require authenticating, at the coordination server, another device acting as an access point (AP) using RADIUS authentication and connecting to the known Wi-Fi SSID generated by the another device, the another device receiving the known Wi-Fi SSID from the coordination server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaurav Kumar, Sumit Garg, Steven Beaudette, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Kaitki Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10258131
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multiple sensors-based flexible anti-theft system, and a security travel bag and an anti-sexual assault garment using flexible anti-theft system. The flexible anti-theft system will not falsely trigger an alarm due to the overall motion or acceleration changes of a transport vehicle, and can effectively prevent personal articles in a suitcase or bag from theft. The flexible anti-theft system comprises: a multi-sensor module configured to correspondingly attach multiple motion sensors to multiple positions of the flexible material; a microprocessor module configured to receive output information from the multiple motion sensors and deduce, according to the output information, whether the flexible material undergoes abnormal movement; an alarm module configured to send out an alarm according to a judgment result of the microprocessor module; and a user identity authentication and working mode switching module connected with the microprocessor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BIG BANG MARKETS LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Pui Hei Yim
  • Patent number: 10242543
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies and methods of fabrication are provided which include at least one tamper-respondent sensor and a detector. The at least one tamper-respondent sensor includes conductive lines which form, at least in part, at least one tamper-detect network of the tamper-respondent sensor(s). The detector monitors the tamper-respondent sensor(s) by applying an electrical signal to the conductive lines of the at least one tamper-respondent sensor to monitor over time for a non-linear conductivity change indicative of a tamper event at the tamper-respondent sensor(s). For instance, the detector may monitor a second harmonic of the electrical signal applied to the conductive lines for the non-linear conductivity change indicative of the tamper event, such as an attempted shunt of one or more conductive lines of the tamper-respondent sensor(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Busby, Phillip Duane Isaacs
  • Patent number: 10229567
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining operation of an openable barrier into a building. A method for determining an open state of a barrier includes confirming a first position for the barrier, the barrier having at least one hinge and a hinge sensor mounted to the at least one hinge, determining with the hinge sensor when the barrier changes position from the first position to a second position, and wirelessly transmitting data concerning the change in barrier position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Ricks, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10217300
    Abstract: Receiving a first signal or a first message and taking the receipt of the first signal or of the first message as a basis for producing a second signal or a second message for a driver of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Andreas Ziller
  • Patent number: 10192191
    Abstract: There is disclosed methods and systems for managing drop boxes. Events reflecting outputs from one or more sensors are detected. Information that is a function of the detected event is forwarded to a drop box management system. This information, along with additional information received by the drop box management system, is utilized to generate instructions including display instructions for each drop box. Displays of drop boxes are then updated based on the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES
    Inventors: Mark E Caldwell, Erika J Raeth, James S Staggs, Kevin B Reasons
  • Patent number: 10101716
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for autonomously operating network devices by revising the operational status of the network devices in response to conditions or physical quantities sensed by one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10083596
    Abstract: Systems and methods of security are provided, including at least one of a plurality of sensors to detect a location of at least one user, and generate detection data according to the detected location of the at least one user. A processor may be communicatively coupled to the at least one of the plurality of sensors to receive the detection data and to determine whether the at least one user is occupying a building according to the detection data. An alarm device, communicatively coupled to the processor, can be armed or disarmed by the processor according to the determination as to whether the at least one user is occupying the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery Theodore Lee, Anthony Michael Fadell, Sophie Le Guen, Maxime Veron, Mark Rajan Malhotra, Timo Bruck
  • Patent number: 9983612
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for providing energy system status information. A status indication device may be mounted near an entry door for determining when an individual is about to leave an area. When the status indication device determines that an individual is about to leave an area, it displays an energy status to the individual, so that the individual can decide whether to place energy-consuming devices in a conservation mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Lamb
  • Patent number: 9922529
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to methods and apparatuses for remotely managing electrical devices. In one scenario, a computer system performs a method for remotely managing electrical devices. The method includes determining that an electrical device has been left turned on for a threshold minimum period of time. The method next includes determining that a first device management criteria has been met indicating that the electrical device is no longer being actively managed. The method then includes notifying a user that the electrical device is still turned on, receiving an indication that the electrical device is to be turned off, and turning the electrical device off. Other scenarios include an electronic device that allows remote management of electrical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FIRE AVERT, LLC.
    Inventors: Peter Thorpe, F. Wesley Clark, II
  • Patent number: 9799182
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of sensing devices disposed at a premises, the sensing devices being configured to generate data based on activity detected at one or more openings in the premises and to transmit the data, a plurality of speakers dispersed at the premises, a memory configured to store output profiles corresponding to a plurality of respective events and to store a plurality of respective sounds, and a processor configured to identify an event based on the transmitted data and to execute a stored output profile assigned to the event, the execution including automatically playing a stored sound through one or more of the speakers in accordance with the selected output profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Yash Modi, Greg Fulco, Andrew Hengel, Kevin Charles Peterson, Mark Rajan Malhotra, Nina Shih
  • Patent number: 9697712
    Abstract: Security and/or automation systems, collectively referred to as automation systems, may allow a parent to leave their child at home and feel comfortable. The automation system may receive a notification that the parents are leaving. The parents may set a child alone state or a babysitter state. The system may use settings determined by the parents to track child parameters. Restricted areas may include a parents liquor cabinet, a parents bedroom, an office, and the like. The automation system may additionally track the comings and goings of a child to determine if the child is out past a curfew, when the child left, when the child arrived at home, and the like. Additionally, the parent away state may implement a lock down on any firearms or other potential hazards in a home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James E. Nye
  • Patent number: 9672670
    Abstract: A control system for providing Cloud based commands to a garage door includes one or more Cloud servers for receiving commands from at least one mobile web enabled user device. A load balancer is used for receiving communication from a server for distributing commands from at least one web enabled device to the Cloud. A server based garage door opener is used for receiving commands and controlling operation of a garage door from the server. The status of the garage door is determined by measuring a distance of the garage door to the garage floor using a distance measuring device such that distance measuring information is communicated to the server for determining the open or closed status of the garage door before movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Menklab, LLC
    Inventor: Justin Menkveld
  • Patent number: 9652950
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining operation of an openable barrier into a building. A method for determining an open state of a barrier includes confirming a first position for the barrier, the barrier having at least one hinge and a hinge sensor mounted to the at least one hinge, determining with the hinge sensor when the barrier changes position from the first position to a second position, and wirelessly transmitting data concerning the change in barrier position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Ricks, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 9589446
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for sensor bypass. Activation may be received at a bypass input of an entry point sensor of a security system while the entry point sensor is in an armed mode. The entry point sensor may detect that the entry point monitored by the entry point sensor is closed. The entry point sensor may enter into a bypass mode. Detection by the entry point sensor of an opening of the entry point while the entry point sensor is in the bypass mode may not result in the generation of an alarm by the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sourav Raj Dey, Mark Rajan Malhotra, Yash Modi, Kristoffer John Donhowe
  • Patent number: 9582941
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are presented for displaying information customized for a ticket of a fare gate. Ticket information for the ticket is received via a ticket validation device. A customized image for the ticket is determined based on the ticket information. Further, a first position of an object is detected within an area of the floor. Based on the first position of the object, a second position within the area for displaying the customized image is determined. The second position is proximate to the first position. A display image is determined for the area and the display image includes the customized image at the second position. The display image is displayed within the area on the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Steffen Reymann, Jon Packham, Dave Roat
  • Patent number: 9576448
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the security of an area, a corresponding security monitor device and a wireless access device. The method comprises steps of: determining whether there is at least one first mobile device accessing a wireless access device that serves said area; starting to monitor a breach of security conditions, if there is no at least one first mobile device accessing the wireless access device; and, generating an alarm signal and sending said signal to one of said at least one first mobile device, if the breach of security conditions is detected. With this method, it does not need the host to turn on the security monitoring device every time he leaves home and effectively eliminates the possibility of forgetting to turn on the security monitoring procedure by the user, making the security device more reliable and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON
    Inventor: Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 9508233
    Abstract: Techniques can relate to a multi-purpose a detector surface on a network device. A stimulus variable can be identified at a detector device based on an environmental stimulus detected by a sensor. The detector device can include the sensor. The detector device can transmit an initial communication to a device. The first communication can include the stimulus variable. A new communication that includes data corresponding to another device can be received at the detector device. The detector device can determine, based on the stimulus detected by the sensor and is further based on the new communication, that a visual stimulus is to be presented. The visual stimulus can be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis Michael Kelly, Ryan Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 9472067
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to security-based apparatuses and methods. As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a presence sensor that senses the presence of an individual, and an image sensor that captures an image of the individual in response to the sensed presence, and that provides the captured image as image data. A user authorization circuit identifies the individual as being authorized or unauthorized based upon the provided image data and stored image data for authorized individuals. An electromechanical device operates with the user authorization circuit to deploy one or more deterrents in the vicinity of the individual, in response to the user authorization circuit identifying the individual as being unauthorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: RSI Video Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Jentoft
  • Patent number: 9460591
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for event notification. One of the methods includes receiving an event from a security system; determining at least one contact to notify of the alert from a collection of contacts, the determining including applying one or more event notification rules, wherein the one or more event notification rules include one or more event notification rules specified by a user of the security system and wherein a number and identity of the at least one contact varies depending on the applicable rules of the one or more event notification rules; transmitting an event notification to the one or more determined contacts; and performing a security action based on feedback from one or more of the determined contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: MivaLife Mobile Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Keqin Gu, Kuochun Lee, Shicong Wang
  • Patent number: 9430891
    Abstract: A wireless control method includes steps as follows. A connection with an authentication device is built through a directional antenna of a wireless host device. Information, which is received by the wireless host device from the authentication device, is transmitted to a switch control device through a data transmission interface. The switch control device is utilized to control a switch according to the information, which is received by the wireless host device from the authentication device. The present invention also discloses a wireless host device and a switch control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: GEMTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Che-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 9324203
    Abstract: A door lock controller receives sensor data from a sensor, such as a motion sensor or an RF envelope sensor, and determines whether to permit operation of a keypad associated with the door lock based at least in part on the sensor data. The door lock controller further sends messages including key pad data to a local receiver, receives messages containing door lock commands from the local receiver, and controls a state of the door lock based at least in part on the door lock commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: SmartLabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Brian Cregg, Marcus Paul Escobosa
  • Patent number: 9317984
    Abstract: An electronic door lock system automatically controls locking and unlocking of a door. A door lock controller interfaces with an electronic door lock, sends messages including door lock data to a local receiver, and receives messages including door lock commands from the local receiver. In turn, the local receiver interfaces with a hub device through a mesh network. The hub receives the door lock data, applies a rule set to make lock operation decisions, and sends messages, which may comprise commands to operate the door lock, through the mesh network to the local receiver. The local receiver decodes the messages and passes the commands to the door lock controller to automatically control the electronic door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SmartLabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Brian Cregg, Marcus Paul Escobosa
  • Patent number: 9262901
    Abstract: A marking and identification system and method includes a dispersing device configured to disperse marker therefrom when in an activated mode. An activating device is configured to arm the dispersing device from an inactivated mode wherein the dispensing device does not disperse marker to the activated mode. A triggering device is configured to operate the dispersing device and disperse marker when in the activated mode. The marker can be identified at a later time to positively identify a person that triggered the marking and identification system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Todd Mona
  • Patent number: 9245431
    Abstract: A security sensor includes a wall mount having features for fixing the wall mount to a wall to monitor an area for security. A cover is adapted to attach to the wall mount. The cover includes a base to couple to the wall mount, connectors to couple to a power source, a circuit board supported proximate the base and coupled to the connectors, the circuit board having a transmitter to receive signals from a sensor and wirelessly transmit the signals, and an antenna coupled to the circuit board and spaced from the wall to reduce electromagnetic interference from the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Cinch Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William Williamson, Joel Curtis Christianson
  • Patent number: 9202368
    Abstract: A system for remote control of lights and small appliances utilizing miniature remote control units, and a method for easily and simply setting which remote controls control which item(s). Unlike conventional remote controls which are moved from place to place, these miniature remote controls are so small they may be removably mounted at each location needed, unobtrusively or even hidden. Receivers for the remote signal are described manufactured within a lamp socket assembly, a very short light bulb socket adapter, the light bulb itself, a wallswitch dimmer and an outlet adapter. One remote control can control multiple receivers, or vice versa, or any other combination, without conflict and with the combination set up or changed more intuitively than in completing systems. Appliances may be turned on or off and lights may be dimmed precisely or set flashing in unison to summon help.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: MagicLux, LLC
    Inventors: Adam L. Carley, Anthony D. D'Amelio, James Edward Mandry, Danielle G. Allen
  • Patent number: 9189933
    Abstract: An electronic device that identifies an environmental condition associated with a portal (such as a door or a window) is described. In particular, a sensor mechanism in the electronic device measures environmental signals associated with the portal, such as vibrations and/or acoustic waves. Then, an integrated circuit in the electronic device analyzes the measured environmental signals to identify the environmental condition. To facilitate the measurements, the electronic device may be mechanically coupled to the portal by an impedance-matching material, so that the vibrations and/or the acoustic waves are coupled to the electronic device. Moreover, the analysis may also be based on measured environmental signals received from one or more additional electronic devices that are mechanically coupled to the portal and/or may involve correcting the measured environmental signals for a mechanical transfer function associated with the portal based on a position of the electronic device on the portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Leeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew G. Stevens, Bjorn H. Hovland
  • Patent number: 9142108
    Abstract: A security method and apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, a security method comprises storing one or more data points representing an alarm condition in a memory, generating an electronic signal from a motion sensor in response to movement of the door or window, comparing the electronic signal to the data points, and detecting an alarm condition of the door or window if the electronic signal substantially matches the data points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Seelman, Michael Bailey, Jay Stone, Michael Lamb, Stephen Chang
  • Patent number: 9070264
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting a security breach of an electronic device are provided. The system includes a sensor assembly having at least one IR LED which outputs IR light, and an IR sensor which detects the IR light output by the IR LED and outputs corresponding IR detection signals. The system further includes a processor which generates an IR profile of an interior of the enclosure with reference to the IR detection signals output by the IR sensor. The processor determines that there has been a security breach of the enclosure at least in response to detecting IR activity in the enclosure from the IR detection signals that does not correspond to the IR profile. Output signals from a various other sensors may be used to confirm whether the security breach has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: America Megatrends Inc.
    Inventor: Clas Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 9052700
    Abstract: A presence detection device (10) for detecting the presence of an object (24) in a determined detection area, comprising at least one RFID tag (12A, 12B) that emits an identification signal at a determined RFID frequency; an RFID interrogator (16) receptive of the identification signal via at least one antenna (18); and an insulating plate (20) electromagnetically shielding the antenna from a direct emission of the identification signal, wherein the presence of the object in a determined detection area results from the reception by the RFID interrogator after being reflected by the object of the identification signal emitted by the corresponding RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: NEOPOST TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Slimane Saidj
  • Publication number: 20150102928
    Abstract: A system for remotely detecting a power state of an associated device comprising: an optical sensor configured to detect a light emitted from the associated device, wherein the light is indicative of the power state of the associated device; or electrical field (EF) sensor to detect the electrical field around power cord of associated device, wherein the electrical field is indicative of the power state of the associated device; a transmitter in communication with the optical or EF sensor; the transmitter configured to transmit a notification responsive to the optical sensor detecting the light or to the EF sensor detecting the electrical field; a receiver configured to receive the notification; and an alarm in communication with the receiver, the alarm configured to generate a warning responsive to the receiver receiving the notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Mikhail L. Sirotkin