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  • Publication number: 20180035085
    Abstract: Some aspects of the present embodiments provide a method for transferring A/V recording and communication devices to other parties for installation at structures such as homes. The distributed and/or installed devices may be in a pre-activation mode with limited functionality. For example, a video doorbell device in pre-activation mode may have similar functionalities as a traditional doorbell, such as sounding a signaling device (e.g., a bell or buzzer), when a front button of the doorbell is pressed. The camera and/or the recording capabilities of the video doorbell, however, may be disabled in the pre-activation mode. The homeowner (or renter or other occupant) may subsequently desire to activate the A/V recording and communication device. During the activation process, the homeowner may be required to submit a payment for the A/V recording and communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Publication number: 20180032979
    Abstract: Some aspects of the present embodiments provide a method for transferring A/V recording and communication devices to other parties for installation at structures such as homes. The distributed and/or installed devices may be in a pre-activation mode with limited functionality. For example, a video doorbell device in pre-activation mode may have similar functionalities as a traditional doorbell, such as sounding a signaling device (e.g., a bell or buzzer), when a front button of the doorbell is pressed. The camera and/or the recording capabilities of the video doorbell, however, may be disabled in the pre-activation mode. The homeowner (or renter or other occupant) may subsequently desire to activate the A/V recording and communication device. During the activation process, the homeowner may be required to submit a payment for the A/V recording and communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Publication number: 20170309138
    Abstract: A communication device that may be removably coupled to a USB port, the device having a processor and non-volatile memory and configured to execute code, including code for receiving a wireless transmission including an alert signal from a second device, where the second device is a wireless doorbell, code for sounding an alarm via an audio or visual indicator on the communication device in response to the alert signal, code for receiving input from a user and transmitting a response signal to the second device, and code for allowing two-way audio communication between the communication device and the wireless doorbell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: 9734675
    Abstract: A communication device that may be removably coupled to a USB port, the device having a processor and non-volatile memory and configured to execute code, including code for receiving a wireless transmission including an alert signal from a second device, where the second device is a wireless doorbell, code for sounding an alarm via an audio or visual indicator on the communication device in response to the alert signal, code for receiving input from a user and transmitting a response signal to the second device, and code for allowing two-way audio communication between the communication device and the wireless doorbell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Publication number: 20170323591
    Abstract: An illuminated sign for providing a warning that an area adjacent the illuminated sign is within a field of view of an audio/video (A/V) recording and communication device. The illuminated sign may include a front panel having translucent portions and opaque portions, and an illumination source located behind the front panel. The illumination source illuminates the front panel such that the opaque portions block transmission through the front panel of at least a portion of the light from the illumination source to provide the warning that the area adjacent the illuminated sign is within the field of view of the A/V recording and communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Joshua Roth, John Modestine, Spiro Sacre, Amy Klimek
  • Publication number: 20170358186
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for separating the motion detection zone(s) of an A/V recording and communication device from the motion alert zone(s) of the A/V recording and communication device. For example, an A/V recording and communication device may be configured to generate motion alerts, and to record audio and video footage, when an event is detected within a selected motion alert zone (e.g., within a defined radius around the A/V recording and communication device). However, the A/V recording and communication device may not generate a motion alert for an event detected outside of the selected motion alert zone, even though the device may still record audio and video footage for the detected event (e.g., when the event is within a selected motion detection zone).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Harpole
  • Patent number: 9584775
    Abstract: A device for communicating including a housing including a camera, a microphone, a speaker, a button, a battery, a sensor, non-volatile memory, a processor, and a wireless communications module, wherein the non-volatile memory stores code operable by the processor for switching the processor from low-power mode to active mode in response to an activation trigger, receiving, from the one of the microphone and the camera, outbound audio and video signals, then sending a signal to a server via the wireless communications module during active mode, the signal including one or more of an alert signal, a signal based on the outbound audio signal, and a signal based on the outbound video signal, receiving from the server an inbound audio signal and outputting a signal based on the inbound audio signal via the speaker, and switching the processor from active mode to low-power mode in response to a deactivation trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOT HOME AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Mark Siminoff
  • Patent number: D710727
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: D710728
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: D788061
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: D789404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: John Modestine, James Siminoff
  • Patent number: D789820
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Christopher Loew
  • Patent number: D791165
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: John Modestine, James Siminoff
  • Patent number: D791240
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott Lemberger, James Siminoff
  • Patent number: D791241
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott Lemberger, James Siminoff
  • Patent number: D791242
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott Lemberger, James Siminoff
  • Patent number: D791243
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Loew
  • Patent number: D791878
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BOT Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Loew
  • Patent number: D797856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Bot Home Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Loew
  • Patent number: D816141
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BOT HOME AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, John Modestine, Mark Siminoff, Christopher Loew
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