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  • Publication number: 20130223642
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, devices, systems, and computer program products for managing audio output through an intermediary. In some embodiments, an audio controller emulates a direct connection between an audio source device and an audio output device. In other embodiments, audio content local to an audio controller is combined with other audio content passing through the audio controller on its way from an audio source device to an audio output device. In additional embodiments, an audio output device is locked to an audio controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventor: VIVINT, INC.
  • Publication number: 20150324179
    Abstract: A method for voice control component installation is described. In one embodiment, a speech recognizable input spoken by an installer is identified, the speech recognizable input relating to installation of a system component. The system component is in communication with a control panel. An installation task for the system component is performed according to the speech recognizable input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Nye
  • Publication number: 20150308706
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for controlling parameters in a building. According to at least one embodiment, a method for controlling parameters in a building includes using a first sensor type to determine whether the building is occupied and using a second sensor type to determine how reliable the first sensor type determines occupancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Bunker, Jungtaik Hwang
  • Patent number: 10026282
    Abstract: A method for detecting occupancy of a building is described. In one embodiment, the method includes using a microphone to monitor for sounds at a building, detecting a sound via the microphone, and determining whether the sound is made by a human or made by an animal. In some cases, the microphone is a glass break sensor microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Nye, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 9454882
    Abstract: A method for detecting occupancy of a building is described. In one embodiment, the method includes using a microphone to monitor for sounds at a building, detecting a sound via the microphone, and determining whether the sound is made by a human or made by an animal. In some cases, the microphone is a glass break sensor microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Nye, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: D731442
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Matthew Santiago, James Ellis Nye, Jeremy Bruce Warren, Alexander Dunn, Bruce Ehlers, Christopher Harris, Scott Simon, Lance Leo Dean, Christopher Acera
  • Patent number: D737697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventor: Abhijeet Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: D741269
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Stephen Edward Boynton, Jeffrey Louis Jones
  • Patent number: D741285
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Edward Boynton
  • Patent number: D743467
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventor: Abhijeet Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: D744321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Edward Boynton, Wallace E. Day
  • Patent number: D748597
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Edward Boynton, Abhijeet Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: D749064
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Stephen Edward Boynton, Venkat Kalkunte
  • Patent number: D761741
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Matthew Santiago, James Ellis Nye, Jeremy Bruce Warren, Alexander J. Dunn, Bruce Ehlers, Christopher Lee Harris, Scott Simon, Lance Leo Dunn, Christopher Acera
  • Patent number: D764957
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventor: Abhijeet Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: D784269
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Stephen Edward Boynton
  • Patent number: D784270
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventor: Abhijeet Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: D788834
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Wallace E. Day
  • Patent number: D802450
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Edward Boynton, Craig DeVries, Scott Moulton, Kris Nosack
  • Patent number: D810169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventor: Abhijeet Bhattacharya
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