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1.

COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) NETWORKS

      
Application Number 18517821
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-22
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Chu, Frank

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]

2.

MEDIA CONTENT MANAGEMENT

      
Application Number 18403953
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-04
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Boyd, Weston

Abstract

Embodiments include a system comprising a gateway that includes a processor coupled to sensors and/or network devices installed at a premises. The system includes a remote server coupled to the gateway and located remote to the premises. The gateway and/or the remote server includes data of the sensors and/or network devices. The system includes an application running on at least one of the gateway and the remote server. The application controls events corresponding to the data and/or the premises in response to content of the data. The system includes a client interface coupled to the gateway and/or the remote server. The client interface presents the data to client devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • G06V 20/52 - Surveillance or monitoring of activities, e.g. for recognising suspicious objects
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 65/1023 - Media gateways
  • H04L 65/1033 - Signalling gateways
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast

3.

AUTOMATION SYSTEM WITH MOBILE INTERFACE

      
Application Number 18456355
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-24
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raji, Reza
  • Gutt, Gerald

Abstract

Methods and systems for managing a premises are described. A gateway device may monitor a plurality of devices at a premises. A mobile device may receive, from the gateway device, data indicative of one or more events of the plurality of devices. The mobile device may output a user interface comprising status information associated with the plurality of devices. The user interface may allow for user input to generate control operations associated with the premises.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 11/01 - Automatic controllers electric
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing; Price estimation or determination; Fundraising
  • G06Q 30/0601 - Electronic shopping [e-shopping]
  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • G06Q 50/08 - Construction
  • G06Q 50/12 - Hotels or restaurants
  • G06Q 50/16 - Real estate
  • G06Q 50/163 - Real estate management
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 41/0853 - Retrieval of network configuration; Tracking network configuration history by actively collecting configuration information or by backing up configuration information
  • H04L 43/04 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04L 67/55 - Push-based network services
  • H04L 67/565 - Conversion or adaptation of application format or content
  • H04L 67/75 - Indicating network or usage conditions on the user display
  • H04M 1/72403 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for local support of applications that increase the functionality

4.

CONTROLLING DATA ROUTING IN PREMISES MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

      
Application Number 18495430
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-25
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Systems and methods for controlling routing in premises management systems are described. A system may comprise a server located external to a premises. The server may be configured to receive, from a user device located external to the premises, a request for content from a premises device located at the premises. The server may be configured to transmit, to a gateway device located at the premises, a request to cause transmission of the content. The gateway device may configured to determine, based on the request to cause transmission of the content and a capability of a network, a routing protocol for transmission of the content. The gateway device may be configured to cause transmission of the content. The transmission of the content may use the determined routing protocol. The transmission of the content may be via the network.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 67/60 - Scheduling or organising the servicing of application requests, e.g. requests for application data transmissions using the analysis and optimisation of the required network resources

5.

INTEGRATED SECURITY SYSTEM WITH PARALLEL PROCESSING ARCHITECTURE

      
Application Number 18483080
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-09
First Publication Date 2024-04-04
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raji, Reza
  • Wood, Aaron
  • Hazbun, Robert

Abstract

An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 1/26 - Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
  • G06F 1/30 - Means for acting in the event of power-supply failure or interruption, e.g. power-supply fluctuations
  • G06F 1/3209 - Monitoring remote activity, e.g. over telephone lines or network connections
  • G06F 1/3234 - Power saving characterised by the action undertaken
  • G06F 1/3287 - Power saving characterised by the action undertaken by switching off individual functional units in the computer system
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/18 - Prevention or correction of operating errors
  • H04W 12/069 - Authentication using certificates or pre-shared keys

6.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION CONNECTIVITY

      
Application Number 18483196
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-09
First Publication Date 2024-04-04
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Battles, Ronald E.
  • Proft, David
  • Shumate, Scott William

Abstract

A system may provide a plurality of communication modes to a remote server system and provide remote control and monitoring of the system via two-way communication. The system may communicate with an alarm processor of an alarm system. The system may determine a communication mode to provide communication between the alarm system and the remote server. The system may send status and alarm conditions to the remote server, and the system may send control signals to the alarm system. The remote server may provide a pre-determined response to information received from the alarm system, for example the alarm system may provide alarm system condition information to a user or a monitoring station for response.

IPC Classes  ?

7.

MOBILE PREMISES AUTOMATION PLATFORM

      
Application Number 18450878
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-16
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Fenton, Wayne
  • Kitchen, Jim

Abstract

A system including a drone or unmanned vehicle configured to perform surveillance of a premises. The drone surveillance includes autonomous navigation and/or remote or optional piloting around the premises. The drone includes a controller coupled to a plurality of sensors configured to collect drone data and security data at the premises, wherein the controller is configured to generate control data for the drone and the premises using the drone data and the security data. A remote device coupled to the drone includes a user interface configured to present the drone data, the security data, and/or the control data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • B63H 25/02 - Initiating means for steering
  • B64C 39/02 - Aircraft not otherwise provided for characterised by special use
  • G01C 21/16 - Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups by using measurement of speed or acceleration executed aboard the object being navigated; Dead reckoning by integrating acceleration or speed, i.e. inertial navigation
  • G01C 21/20 - Instruments for performing navigational calculations
  • G01S 19/42 - Determining position
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G05D 1/10 - Simultaneous control of position or course in three dimensions
  • G07C 5/00 - Registering or indicating the working of vehicles
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04W 4/38 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for collecting sensor information
  • H04W 4/44 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P] for communication between vehicles and infrastructures, e.g. vehicle-to-cloud [V2C] or vehicle-to-home [V2H]
  • H04W 12/02 - Protecting privacy or anonymity, e.g. protecting personally identifiable information [PII]
  • H04W 12/033 - Protecting confidentiality, e.g. by encryption of the user plane, e.g. user’s traffic

8.

CONTROL SYSTEM USER INTERFACE

      
Application Number 18474039
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-25
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Fulker, Jim

Abstract

Embodiments include systems and methods comprising a gateway located at a premise forming at least one network on the premise that includes a plurality of premise devices. A sensor user interface (SUI) is coupled to the gateway and presented to a user via a remote device. The SUI includes at least one display element. The at least one display element includes a floor plan display that represents at least one floor of the premise. The floor plan display visually and separately indicates a location and a current state of each premise device of the plurality of premise devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • H04L 41/0803 - Configuration setting
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 41/12 - Discovery or management of network topologies
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 43/04 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation
  • H04L 43/045 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation for graphical visualisation of monitoring data
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G06F 3/04845 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range for image manipulation, e.g. dragging, rotation, expansion or change of colour
  • G06F 3/0486 - Drag-and-drop
  • H04L 67/75 - Indicating network or usage conditions on the user display
  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text

9.

COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS IN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

      
Application Number 18314002
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-08
First Publication Date 2023-12-21
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Gutt, Gerry
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of channels and a plurality of protocols. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

10.

Virtual device systems and methods

      
Application Number 18316580
Grant Number 11962672
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-12
First Publication Date 2023-12-21
Grant Date 2024-04-16
Owner ICONTROL NETWORKS, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Proft, David
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

A system comprising a gateway at a premises and configured to communicate with a premises device including a proprietary communication protocol different from a protocol of the gateway. The system includes a bridge server coupled to the gateway and to a device server. The device server corresponds to the premises device. An integration component, running on the bridge server, corresponds to the premises device. The system includes a virtual instance running on the gateway. The virtual instance corresponds to the premises device. The virtual instance is configured to represent a state change of the premises device using data received from the premises device via at least one of the integration component and the device server.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 69/18 - Multiprotocol handlers, e.g. single devices capable of handling multiple protocols
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04L 41/082 - Configuration setting characterised by the conditions triggering a change of settings the condition being updates or upgrades of network functionality

11.

SERVER-BASED NOTIFICATION OF ALARM EVENT SUBSEQUENT TO COMMUNICATION FAILURE WITH ARMED SECURITY SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18301923
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-04-17
First Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

A server-based environment for reporting a status of a security, monitoring and automation controller is provided. Detecting cessation of an always-on persistent network connection between the SMA controller and the server is also provided. Reporting the cessation of the network connection to an end user and defined others is further provided. A further aspect provides for automatically reporting an alarm event to a central station, the end user, and others, in the event the cessation of the network connection occurs while the SMA controller is aimed and after a zone fault event, and not receiving a disarm notification prior to expiration of a preset entry delay.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/28 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for reactive routing
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 76/50 - Connection management for emergency connections
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/08 - Signalling of tampering with the line circuit
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 69/00 - Network arrangements, protocols or services independent of the application payload and not provided for in the other groups of this subclass
  • H04W 40/34 - Modification of an existing route
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission

12.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DATA COMMUNICATION

      
Application Number 18351636
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-13
First Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raji, Reza
  • Gutt, Gerald

Abstract

Methods and systems are disclosed for network communication. A computing device may store status information. The status information may be communicated using a first protocol. The status information may indicate data is available. The data may be communicated using a second protocol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04L 67/56 - Provisioning of proxy services

13.

BIDIRECTIONAL SECURITY SENSOR COMMUNICATION FOR A PREMISES SECURITY SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18352803
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-14
First Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Dearman, Lewis Clay
  • Kitchen, James Edward

Abstract

A security system architecture including bidirectional communication between a sensor control device and one or more sensor devices coupled to the controller is provided. Such functionality is provided by virtue of a bidirectional wireless transceiver and processor in each sensor device. Embodiments of the present invention further provide this functionality by virtue of a coordinating transceiver coupled to the security system controller for communication with the sensor devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]

14.

INTEGRATED CLOUD SYSTEM WITH LIGHTWEIGHT GATEWAY FOR PREMISES AUTOMATION

      
Application Number 18307985
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-04-27
First Publication Date 2023-09-14
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Gates, Corey
  • Decenzo, Chris

Abstract

Systems and methods include a system comprising a cloud hub located in a premises. The cloud hub comprises adapters coupled to premises devices, and the cloud hub is configured as a gateway for the premises devices. A virtual gateway is located in a cloud server environment and coupled to the cloud hub. The virtual gateway is configured as a server-side abstraction of the cloud hub. The cloud hub and the virtual gateway are configured as an automation platform that maintains state data of the premises devices, controls interaction among the premises devices, and monitors and manages the premises devices. A security system coupled to the virtual gateway. The security system includes security system components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • H04L 65/1033 - Signalling gateways
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication

15.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEVICE COMMUNICATION

      
Application Number 18150316
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-01-05
First Publication Date 2023-09-14
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Burd, Dana
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Embodiments include a device comprising an interface module for interfacing with proprietary legacy systems. The interface module comprises a data interface for interfacing with a processing component of the legacy system, where the processing component uses a proprietary protocol for processing data of the legacy system. The interface module includes a protocol module that comprises a protocol corresponding to the proprietary protocol of the legacy system, and the interface module uses the protocol to exchange data with the processing component. The interface module includes a communication device that communicates with a remote system via a wireless channel. The interface module controls communications that include passing commands from the remote system to the legacy system and passing event data of the legacy system to the remote system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnection of networks
  • G06F 16/958 - Organisation or management of web site content, e.g. publishing, maintaining pages or automatic linking
  • H04L 67/55 - Push-based network services
  • G06Q 30/0601 - Electronic shopping [e-shopping]
  • G06Q 50/26 - Government or public services
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network

16.

INTEGRATED CLOUD SYSTEM WITH LIGHTWEIGHT GATEWAY FOR PREMISES AUTOMATION

      
Application Number 18313728
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-08
First Publication Date 2023-08-31
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Gates, Corey
  • Decenzo, Chris

Abstract

Systems and methods include a cloud hub located in a premises, and the cloud hub comprises adapters configured for coupling to premises devices. The cloud hub is configured as a gateway for the premises devices. The system includes a virtual gateway located in a cloud server environment and coupled to the cloud hub. The virtual gateway is configured as a server-side abstraction of the cloud hub. The cloud hub and the virtual gateway are configured as an automation platform that maintains state data of the premises devices, controls interaction among the premises devices, and monitors and manages the premises devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • H04L 65/1033 - Signalling gateways
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication

17.

Communication protocols over internet protocol (IP) networks

      
Application Number 18059604
Grant Number 11916928
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-11-29
First Publication Date 2023-07-06
Grant Date 2024-02-27
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Chu, Frank

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols

18.

CUSTOM CONTENT FOR PREMISES MANAGEMENT

      
Application Number 18060374
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-30
First Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Dial, Iv, John Degraffenreid
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

Methods and systems for managing a premises are described. A premises or devices at a premises may be associated with one or more premises zones. The one or more premises zones may be associated with corresponding content. If data is received from a device associated with a particular premises zone, then the content may be output. The content may be used to notify a user of an event, state change, or other indication associated with the particular premises zone.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/28 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for reactive routing
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 76/50 - Connection management for emergency connections
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/08 - Signalling of tampering with the line circuit
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 69/00 - Network arrangements, protocols or services independent of the application payload and not provided for in the other groups of this subclass
  • H04W 40/34 - Modification of an existing route
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission

19.

Controlling data routing in premises management systems

      
Application Number 18073514
Grant Number 11831462
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-01
First Publication Date 2023-03-30
Grant Date 2023-11-28
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Systems and methods for controlling routing in premises management systems are described. A system may comprise a server located external to a premises. The server may be configured to receive, from a user device located external to the premises, a request for content from a premises device located at the premises. The server may be configured to transmit, to a gateway device located at the premises, a request to cause transmission of the content. The gateway device may configured to determine, based on the request to cause transmission of the content and a capability of a network, a routing protocol for transmission of the content. The gateway device may be configured to cause transmission of the content. The transmission of the content may use the determined routing protocol. The transmission of the content may be via the network.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 67/60 - Scheduling or organising the servicing of application requests, e.g. requests for application data transmissions using the analysis and optimisation of the required network resources
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems

20.

COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS IN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

      
Application Number 17808118
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-22
First Publication Date 2023-03-23
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Burd, Dana
  • Hazbun, Rob

Abstract

Systems and methods comprise a gateway at a premises. The gateway is coupled to a remote system. An interface component is coupled to a processor of the gateway. The interface component comprises at least one module that interfaces and exchanges data with a processing component of a security system installed at a location. The processing component uses a proprietary protocol of the security system for processing data of the security system. The processor controls communications that comprise passing commands from the remote systems to the security system, and passing event data of the security system to the remote system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 21/02 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04L 69/08 - Protocols for interworking; Protocol conversion
  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnection of networks
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 67/55 - Push-based network services

21.

Security network integrating security system and network devices

      
Application Number 17819083
Grant Number 11700142
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-08-11
First Publication Date 2023-02-09
Grant Date 2023-07-11
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Kinney, Mike
  • Raji, Reza
  • Swenson, David
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

Systems and methods for a security network integrating security system and network devices are disclosed. A system may comprise a gateway and first and second security panels, each located at a premises. The first and second security panels may be connected, via respective first and second wireless communication protocols, to respective first and second security system components. The first and second security panels may receive respective first and second security data from the respective first and second security system components. The gateway may be configured to receive, via the first and second wireless communication protocols, the respective first and second security data. The gateway may be configured to transmit at least one of the first security data and the second security data to a security server located external to the premises.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G06F 16/954 - Navigation, e.g. using categorised browsing
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols

22.

Communication protocols over internet protocol (IP) networks

      
Application Number 17204068
Grant Number 11811845
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-17
First Publication Date 2023-01-12
Grant Date 2023-11-07
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Chu, Frank

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/01 - Protocols
  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast
  • H04L 65/612 - Network streaming of media packets for supporting one-way streaming services, e.g. Internet radio for unicast
  • G07C 9/00 - Individual registration on entry or exit
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks

23.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING SECURITY EVENT DATA

      
Application Number 17723101
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-18
First Publication Date 2023-01-05
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

Methods and systems for processing data associated with a premises management system are disclosed. The data may comprise alarm event data and non-alarm event data. The alarm event data and non-alarm event data may be processed to determine whether to send a notification.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems

24.

Automation system with mobile interface

      
Application Number 17744858
Grant Number 11782394
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-16
First Publication Date 2022-12-08
Grant Date 2023-10-10
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raji, Reza
  • Gutt, Gerald

Abstract

Methods and systems for managing a premises are described. A gateway device may monitor a plurality of devices at a premises. A mobile device may receive, from the gateway device, data indicative of one or more events of the plurality of devices. The mobile device may output a user interface comprising status information associated with the plurality of devices. The user interface may allow for user input to generate control operations associated with the premises.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 41/0853 - Retrieval of network configuration; Tracking network configuration history by actively collecting configuration information or by backing up configuration information
  • H04L 43/04 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G05B 11/01 - Automatic controllers electric
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing; Price estimation or determination; Fundraising
  • G06Q 30/0601 - Electronic shopping [e-shopping]
  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • G06Q 50/08 - Construction
  • G06Q 50/12 - Hotels or restaurants
  • G06Q 50/16 - Real estate
  • H04M 1/72403 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for local support of applications that increase the functionality
  • H04L 67/55 - Push-based network services
  • H04L 67/75 - Indicating network or usage conditions on the user display
  • H04L 67/565 - Conversion or adaptation of application format or content
  • H04W 80/12 - Application layer protocols, e.g. WAP [Wireless Application Protocol]
  • H04W 88/02 - Terminal devices

25.

ACTIVATION OF GATEWAY DEVICE

      
Application Number 17808146
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-22
First Publication Date 2022-12-08
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bryan, Mark
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Boyd, Weston

Abstract

Systems and methods for activating an interface device for use at a premises are described. An interface device may be activated for a security system at the premises. The interface device may communicate with a remote server to request activation. The remote server may also be in communication with a user device. A correspondence of a first address of the interface device and a second address of the user device may be used to authorize the interface device for activation. The interface device may receive an activation message and begin communicating with and controlling a security system and other devices at the premises.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04W 12/086 - Access security using security domains
  • G05B 15/02 - Systems controlled by a computer electric

26.

CONTROL SYSTEM USER INTERFACE

      
Application Number 17712911
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-04
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Fulker, Jim

Abstract

Embodiments include systems and methods comprising a gateway located at a premise forming at least one network on the premise that includes a plurality of premise devices. A sensor user interface (SUI) is coupled to the gateway and presented to a user via a remote device. The SUI includes at least one display element. The at least one display element includes a floor plan display that represents at least one floor of the premise. The floor plan display visually and separately indicates a location and a current state of each premise device of the plurality of premise devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • H04L 41/0803 - Configuration setting
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 41/12 - Discovery or management of network topologies
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 43/04 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation
  • H04L 43/045 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation for graphical visualisation of monitoring data
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G06F 3/04845 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range for image manipulation, e.g. dragging, rotation, expansion or change of colour
  • G06F 3/0486 - Drag-and-drop
  • H04L 67/75 - Indicating network or usage conditions on the user display
  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text

27.

Integrated cloud system for premises automation

      
Application Number 17804941
Grant Number 11711234
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-01
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Grant Date 2023-07-25
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Proft, David
  • Guo, Weiping
  • Mckenzie, Kyle
  • Lea, Thomas
  • Elderton, John

Abstract

A system comprises premises devices located at a premises. A gateway device is located at the premises and may communicate with the premises devices. A server is configured to interact with the premises devices and the gateway device. A touchscreen device may communicate with the server and configured to interact with the premises devices. The touchscreen device includes a user interface configured to interact with the gateway device. The user interface is configured to control interactions between the premises devices and the gateway device and trigger, based on at least one automation rule, an action of at least one of the premises devices. Corresponding methods, apparatuses and other systems are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • G05B 11/01 - Automatic controllers electric
  • H04L 12/64 - Hybrid switching systems
  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnection of networks
  • G05B 15/02 - Systems controlled by a computer electric
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04L 67/565 - Conversion or adaptation of application format or content
  • G06F 9/54 - Interprogram communication
  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network

28.

Method, system and apparatus for automated reporting of account and sensor zone information to a central station

      
Application Number 17806341
Grant Number 11900790
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-10
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Grant Date 2024-02-13
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

Systems and methods for reporting account and sensor configuration information to a central system are disclosed. A security, monitoring, and automation (SMA) system may operate one or more sensors according to sensor configuration information. The sensor configuration information may be used by a remote monitoring system to send notification messages based on sensor events from the SMA system. The sensor configuration information may be transmitted to the remote monitoring system via another remote computing system. The computing system may format the sensor configuration information to a format compatible with the remote monitoring system and transmit the formatted sensor configuration information to the remote monitoring system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 25/01 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements

29.

Media content management

      
Application Number 17838046
Grant Number 11943301
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-10
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Grant Date 2024-03-26
Owner ICONTROL NETWORKS, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Boyd, Weston

Abstract

Embodiments include a system comprising a gateway that includes a processor coupled to sensors and/or network devices installed at a premises. The system includes a remote server coupled to the gateway and located remote to the premises. The gateway and/or the remote server includes data of the sensors and/or network devices. The system includes an application running on at least one of the gateway and the remote server. The application controls events corresponding to the data and/or the premises in response to content of the data. The system includes a client interface coupled to the gateway and/or the remote server. The client interface presents the data to client devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/50 - Network services
  • G06V 20/52 - Surveillance or monitoring of activities, e.g. for recognising suspicious objects
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 65/1023 - Media gateways
  • H04L 65/1033 - Signalling gateways
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast

30.

Methods and systems for data communication

      
Application Number 17835394
Grant Number 11706279
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-08
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Grant Date 2023-07-18
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raji, Reza
  • Gutt, Gerald

Abstract

Methods and systems are disclosed for network communication. A computing device may store status information. The status information may be communicated using a first protocol. The status information may indicate data is available. The data may be communicated using a second protocol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04L 67/56 - Provisioning of proxy services

31.

PREMISES SYSTEM AUTOMATION

      
Application Number 17721192
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-14
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Systems and methods for management of a premises are disclosed. One or more premises devices may be located at a premises. A computing device located at the premises may be in communication with the one or more premises devices. The computing device may also be in communication with an external network. The computing device may process data associated with the one or more premises devices using one or more automation rules.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04M 11/04 - Telephonic communication systems specially adapted for combination with other electrical systems with alarm systems, e.g. fire, police or burglar alarm systems
  • H04W 4/12 - Messaging; Mailboxes; Announcements

32.

Premises management configuration and control

      
Application Number 17736408
Grant Number 11601397
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-04
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Grant Date 2023-03-07
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for management of a premises. The premises may comprise one or more devices, such as a gateway device, a control device, or a premises device. The gateway device may receive data and send the data to the control device. The data may comprise a command, an update, a configuration, or other information. Communication between the control device and any of the other devices at the premises may be configurable by a server device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 12/50 - Secure pairing of devices
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04W 12/30 - Security of mobile devices; Security of mobile applications
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 12/77 - Graphical identity
  • H04W 12/71 - Hardware identity
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks

33.

Premise management systems and methods

      
Application Number 17664524
Grant Number 11615697
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-23
First Publication Date 2022-09-08
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

A premises management system may comprise a gateway device. The gateway device may configured to determine one or more premises devices of a premises management system. The gateway device may be configured to receive an indication of a communication protocol associated with the premises devices. The gateway device may be configured to communicate with the premises devices using the communication protocol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • H04L 12/66 - Arrangements for connecting between networks having differing types of switching systems, e.g. gateways
  • H04L 67/00 - Network arrangements or protocols for supporting network services or applications
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols

34.

Virtual device systems and methods

      
Application Number 17691774
Grant Number 11758026
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-10
First Publication Date 2022-08-25
Grant Date 2023-09-12
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Proft, David
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

A system comprising a gateway at a premises and configured to communicate with a premises device including a proprietary communication protocol different from a protocol of the gateway. The system includes a bridge server coupled to the gateway and to a device server. The device server corresponds to the premises device. An integration component, running on the bridge server, corresponds to the premises device. The system includes a virtual instance running on the gateway. The virtual instance corresponds to the premises device. The virtual instance is configured to represent a state change of the premises device using data received from the premises device via at least one of the integration component and the device server.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 69/18 - Multiprotocol handlers, e.g. single devices capable of handling multiple protocols
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04L 41/082 - Configuration setting characterised by the conditions triggering a change of settings the condition being updates or upgrades of network functionality

35.

Communication protocols in integrated systems

      
Application Number 17727470
Grant Number 11632308
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-22
First Publication Date 2022-08-11
Grant Date 2023-04-18
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Patel, Pramod
  • Sundermeyer, Ken

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen and include a security interface that provides control of functions of and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A plurality of network devices at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system. The client interface is a cross-client interface provided by a client view model of at least one of the touchscreen and the security server that normalizes information of the plurality of network devices and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials

36.

Premises management configuration and control

      
Application Number 17659259
Grant Number 11588787
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-14
First Publication Date 2022-08-04
Grant Date 2023-02-21
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for management of a premises. The premises may comprise one or more devices, such as a gateway device, a control device, or a premises device. A computing device, such as a server external to the premises, may receive data indicative of the premises device. The computing device may determine to update a configuration of one or more devices at the premises, such as the gateway device or the control device. Configuration data may be sent to the gateway device to update the configuration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04W 12/30 - Security of mobile devices; Security of mobile applications
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 12/50 - Secure pairing of devices
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04W 12/77 - Graphical identity
  • H04W 12/71 - Hardware identity
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]

37.

Cross-client sensor user interface in an integrated security network

      
Application Number 17644935
Grant Number 11810445
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-17
First Publication Date 2022-07-28
Grant Date 2023-11-07
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fulker, Jim
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

An integrated system includes a system user interface (SUI) that provides an iconic, at-a-glance representation of integrated security system status. The SUI is for use across all client devices including mobile or cellular telephones, a mobile portal, a web portal, and a touchscreen device. The SUI includes a number of display elements presented across all types of client devices for monitoring status of the integrated security system. The display elements of the SUI include an orb icon, text summary, security button, device warnings, system warnings, interesting sensors, and quiet sensors. The SUI thus provides system status summary information agnostically across all clients. Additionally, the SUI provides consistent iconography, terminology, and display rules across all clients as well as consistent sensor and system detail across clients.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04W 12/02 - Protecting privacy or anonymity, e.g. protecting personally identifiable information [PII]
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04L 41/28 - Restricting access to network management systems or functions, e.g. using authorisation function to access network configuration
  • H04L 69/40 - Network arrangements, protocols or services independent of the application payload and not provided for in the other groups of this subclass for recovering from a failure of a protocol instance or entity, e.g. service redundancy protocols, protocol state redundancy or protocol service redirection
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04W 12/033 - Protecting confidentiality, e.g. by encryption of the user plane, e.g. user’s traffic
  • H04L 41/084 - Configuration by using pre-existing information, e.g. using templates or copying from other elements
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 41/0668 - Management of faults, events, alarms or notifications using network fault recovery by dynamic selection of recovery network elements, e.g. replacement by the most appropriate element after failure
  • H04L 41/069 - Management of faults, events, alarms or notifications using logs of notifications; Post-processing of notifications
  • H04L 41/08 - Configuration management of networks or network elements
  • H04L 41/16 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks using machine learning or artificial intelligence
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G06F 16/954 - Navigation, e.g. using categorised browsing
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G08B 5/00 - Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied
  • G08B 13/04 - Mechanical actuation by breaking of glass
  • G08B 17/10 - Actuation by presence of smoke or gases
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 43/0817 - Monitoring or testing based on specific metrics, e.g. QoS, energy consumption or environmental parameters by checking availability by checking functioning
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G08B 13/22 - Electrical actuation
  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 41/0213 - Standardised network management protocols, e.g. simple network management protocol [SNMP]
  • H04L 41/0253 - Exchanging or transporting network management information using the Internet; Embedding network management web servers in network elements; Web-services-based protocols using browsers or web-pages for accessing management information
  • H04L 41/12 - Discovery or management of network topologies
  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • H04W 88/16 - Gateway arrangements
  • H04L 65/10 - Architectures or entities

38.

Hardware configurable security, monitoring and automation controller having modular communication protocol interfaces

      
Application Number 17714499
Grant Number 11778534
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-06
First Publication Date 2022-07-21
Grant Date 2023-10-03
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Johnson, James A.
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

A single platform for controller functionality for each of security, monitoring and automation, as well as providing a capacity to function as a bidirectional Internet gateway, is provided. Embodiments of the present invention provide such functionality by virtue of a configurable architecture that enables a user to adapt the system for the user's specific needs. Embodiments of the present invention further provide such functionality by providing for installation of removable, modular communication adapters for communication with a variety of devices external to the security, monitoring and automation controller.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/28 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for reactive routing
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 76/50 - Connection management for emergency connections
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/08 - Signalling of tampering with the line circuit
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 69/00 - Network arrangements, protocols or services independent of the application payload and not provided for in the other groups of this subclass
  • H04W 40/34 - Modification of an existing route
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission
  • G08B 29/16 - Security signalling or alarm systems, e.g. redundant systems
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks

39.

Server-based notification of alarm event subsequent to communication failure with armed security system

      
Application Number 17650324
Grant Number 11665617
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-08
First Publication Date 2022-07-14
Grant Date 2023-05-30
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

A server-based environment for reporting a status of a security, monitoring and automation controller is provided. Detecting cessation of an always-on persistent network connection between the SMA controller and the server is also provided. Reporting the cessation of the network connection to an end user and defined others is further provided. A further aspect provides for automatically reporting an alarm event to a central station, the end user, and others, in the event the cessation of the network connection occurs while the SMA controller is aimed and after a zone fault event, and not receiving a disarm notification prior to expiration of a preset entry delay.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 11/00 - Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
  • H04W 40/28 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for reactive routing
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 76/50 - Connection management for emergency connections
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/08 - Signalling of tampering with the line circuit
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 69/00 - Network arrangements, protocols or services independent of the application payload and not provided for in the other groups of this subclass
  • H04W 40/34 - Modification of an existing route
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission
  • G08B 29/16 - Security signalling or alarm systems, e.g. redundant systems
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks

40.

Communication protocols in integrated systems

      
Application Number 17526915
Grant Number 11722896
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-15
First Publication Date 2022-07-07
Grant Date 2023-08-08
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Gutt, Gerry
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of channels and a plurality of protocols. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

41.

SECURITY, MONITORING AND AUTOMATION CONTROLLER ACCESS AND USE OF LEGACY SECURITY CONTROL PANEL INFORMATION

      
Application Number 17534088
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-23
First Publication Date 2022-06-23
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Dearman, Lewis Clay
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Johnson, James A.
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon

Abstract

A system, method and apparatus for controller functionality for each of security, monitoring and automation, as well as a bidirectional Internet gateway, is provided. Such functionality is provided by virtue of a configurable architecture that enables a user to adapt the system for the user's specific needs. In addition, functionality for gathering configuration information from a previously-installed security system and using that information in a subsequent takeover of that security system is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/28 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for reactive routing
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 76/50 - Connection management for emergency connections
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/08 - Signalling of tampering with the line circuit
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 69/00 - Network arrangements, protocols or services independent of the application payload and not provided for in the other groups of this subclass
  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • H04W 40/34 - Modification of an existing route
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission

42.

Mobile premises automation platform

      
Application Number 17576336
Grant Number 11792036
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-14
First Publication Date 2022-06-02
Grant Date 2023-10-17
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Fenton, Wayne
  • Kitchen, Jim

Abstract

A system including a drone or unmanned vehicle configured to perform surveillance of a premises. The drone surveillance includes autonomous navigation and/or remote or optional piloting around the premises. The drone includes a controller coupled to a plurality of sensors configured to collect drone data and security data at the premises, wherein the controller is configured to generate control data for the drone and the premises using the drone data and the security data. A remote device coupled to the drone includes a user interface configured to present the drone data, the security data, and/or the control data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • B64C 39/02 - Aircraft not otherwise provided for characterised by special use
  • G01C 21/16 - Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups by using measurement of speed or acceleration executed aboard the object being navigated; Dead reckoning by integrating acceleration or speed, i.e. inertial navigation
  • G01C 21/20 - Instruments for performing navigational calculations
  • G01S 19/42 - Determining position
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G05D 1/10 - Simultaneous control of position or course in three dimensions
  • G07C 5/00 - Registering or indicating the working of vehicles
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04W 4/38 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for collecting sensor information
  • H04W 4/44 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P] for communication between vehicles and infrastructures, e.g. vehicle-to-cloud [V2C] or vehicle-to-home [V2H]
  • H04W 12/02 - Protecting privacy or anonymity, e.g. protecting personally identifiable information [PII]
  • H04W 12/033 - Protecting confidentiality, e.g. by encryption of the user plane, e.g. user’s traffic
  • B63H 25/02 - Initiating means for steering
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • H04L 67/01 - Protocols

43.

GATEWAY INTEGRATED WITH PREMISES SECURITY SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17390222
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-30
First Publication Date 2022-05-26
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Kinney, Mike
  • Raji, Reza
  • Swenson, David
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

An integrated security system is described comprising a gateway located at a first location. The gateway includes a takeover component that establishes a coupling with a first controller of a security system installed at the first location. The security system includes security system components coupled to the first controller. The takeover component automatically extracts security data of the security system from the first controller. The gateway automatically transfers the security data extracted from the controller to a second controller. The second controller is coupled to the security system components and replaces the first controller.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]

44.

Premises system management using status signal

      
Application Number 17470732
Grant Number 11677577
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-09
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Grant Date 2023-06-13
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Wales, Carolyn

Abstract

Methods and systems for managing a security system are described. A security server located external to a premises may be in communication with a security system and a gateway device located at the premises. A status signal may be sent to the security server. The status signal may be initiated based on an alarm event. If the security server fails to detect a message of the status signal, the security server may send one or messages indicating the failure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • G06Q 50/08 - Construction
  • G06Q 50/12 - Hotels or restaurants
  • G06Q 50/16 - Real estate
  • G06Q 50/26 - Government or public services
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04M 11/04 - Telephonic communication systems specially adapted for combination with other electrical systems with alarm systems, e.g. fire, police or burglar alarm systems
  • H04L 67/55 - Push-based network services
  • H04L 43/10 - Active monitoring, e.g. heartbeat, ping or trace-route
  • H04L 67/75 - Indicating network or usage conditions on the user display

45.

Forming a security network including integrated security system components and network devices

      
Application Number 17510022
Grant Number 11489812
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-04-14
Grant Date 2022-11-01
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

An integrated security system is described that integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network (broadband, cellular/GSM, POTS access) that enables users to remotely stay connected to their premises. The integrated security system, while delivering remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection, complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices (cameras, lamp modules, thermostats, etc.) can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video and/or pictures and control home devices via their personal web portal or webpage, mobile phone, and/or other remote client device. Users can also receive notifications via email or text message when happenings occur, or do not occur, in their home.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • H04W 12/30 - Security of mobile devices; Security of mobile applications
  • H04W 12/50 - Secure pairing of devices
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04W 12/71 - Hardware identity
  • H04W 12/77 - Graphical identity

46.

DEFINING AND IMPLEMENTING SENSOR TRIGGERED RESPONSE RULES

      
Application Number 17645889
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-23
First Publication Date 2022-04-14
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Dial, Iv, John Degraffenreid
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

Systems, methods, and devices for managing sensor event rules are described. Methods may comprise determining a sensor event rule, wherein the sensor event rule comprises a rule sensor identifier and a rule event identifier. Data indicative of a sensor event may be received. The data may be associated with a first premises device. The data may further indicate an identifier of the first premises device and an identifier of a sensor event. Based on determining that the identifier of the rule sensor identifier corresponds to the identifier of the first premises device and that the rule event identifier corresponds to the identifier of the sensor event, a control signal may be transmitted to a second premise device. The control signal may be configured to cause configuration of one or more settings associated with one or more functions of the second premises device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems

47.

Control system user interface

      
Application Number 17457463
Grant Number 11625161
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-03
First Publication Date 2022-03-24
Grant Date 2023-04-11
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Fulker, Jim

Abstract

Embodiments include systems and methods comprising a gateway located at a premise forming at least one network on the premise that includes a plurality of premise devices. A sensor user interface (SUI) is coupled to the gateway and presented to a user via a remote device. The SUI includes at least one display element. The at least one display element includes a floor plan display that represents at least one floor of the premise. The floor plan display visually and separately indicates a location and a current state of each premise device of the plurality of premise devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • H04L 43/045 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation for graphical visualisation of monitoring data
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G06F 3/0486 - Drag-and-drop
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 43/04 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/04845 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range for image manipulation, e.g. dragging, rotation, expansion or change of colour
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • H04L 41/0803 - Configuration setting
  • H04L 41/12 - Discovery or management of network topologies
  • H04L 67/75 - Indicating network or usage conditions on the user display
  • H04L 41/0806 - Configuration setting for initial configuration or provisioning, e.g. plug-and-play
  • H04L 41/0813 - Configuration setting characterised by the conditions triggering a change of settings
  • H04L 41/08 - Configuration management of networks or network elements
  • G08B 25/01 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium
  • G08B 29/18 - Prevention or correction of operating errors

48.

Communication protocols in integrated systems

      
Application Number 17542302
Grant Number 11894986
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-03
First Publication Date 2022-03-24
Grant Date 2024-02-06
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Myers, Cy
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of channels and a plurality of protocols. The channels include a short message service (SMS) channel, a remote control channel, and an asynchronous event channel. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks

49.

Method and system for managing communication connectivity

      
Application Number 17542310
Grant Number 11809174
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-03
First Publication Date 2022-03-24
Grant Date 2023-11-07
Owner ICONTROL NETWORKS, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Battles, Ronald E.
  • Proft, David
  • Shumate, Scott William

Abstract

A communication system is provided that can be added to a legacy alarm system to provide a plurality of communication modes to a remote server system from the legacy alarm system and provide remote control and monitoring to a user of the system via two-way communication links. The communication system can be configured to communicate with an alarm processor of the legacy alarm system through use of a keypad bus typically used by the legacy alarm system for communication between the alarm processor and one or more keypads. Communication modes that can be provided by embodiments of the present invention can include, for example, communication over a public switched telephone network, cellular transmission, broadband transmission, and the like. The communication system can monitor all configured communication modes and determine which communication mode is the best for providing communication between the alarm system and the remote server. Through these communication modes and by virtue of being coupled to the alarm processor via the keypad bus, the communication system can provide both transmission to the remote server of the status and alarm condition of the legacy alarm system as well as provide control signals from the remote server to the legacy alarm system. The remote server provides pre-determined responses to information received from the alarm system, including providing alarm system condition information to a user or a monitoring station for response.

IPC Classes  ?

50.

CONTROLLING DATA ROUTING AMONG NETWORKS

      
Application Number 17304342
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-18
First Publication Date 2022-03-10
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network having remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal or other client device. Camera management enables automatic configuration and management of cameras in the premise network. The camera management extends to remote control and monitoring from outside the firewall of the premise network to include routing of images or video from a streaming source device to a requesting client device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 29/12 - Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups characterised by the data terminal
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast

51.

Integrated cloud system with lightweight gateway for premises automation

      
Application Number 17455005
Grant Number 11729255
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-15
First Publication Date 2022-03-10
Grant Date 2023-08-15
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Gates, Corey
  • Decenzo, Chris

Abstract

Systems and methods include a cloud hub located in a premises, and the cloud hub comprises adapters configured for coupling to premises devices. The cloud hub is configured as a gateway for the premises devices. The system includes a virtual gateway located in a cloud server environment and coupled to the cloud hub. The virtual gateway is configured as a server-side abstraction of the cloud hub. The cloud hub and the virtual gateway are configured as an automation platform that maintains state data of the premises devices, controls interaction among the premises devices, and monitors and manages the premises devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04L 65/1033 - Signalling gateways
  • H04W 84/04 - Large scale networks; Deep hierarchical networks
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • H04W 84/12 - WLAN [Wireless Local Area Networks]
  • H04L 43/08 - Monitoring or testing based on specific metrics, e.g. QoS, energy consumption or environmental parameters
  • H04L 49/00 - Packet switching elements

52.

Media content management

      
Application Number 17398939
Grant Number 11405463
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-10
First Publication Date 2022-03-03
Grant Date 2022-08-02
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Boyd, Weston

Abstract

Embodiments include a system comprising a gateway that includes a processor coupled to sensors and/or network devices installed at a premises. The system includes a remote server coupled to the gateway and located remote to the premises. The gateway and/or the remote server includes data of the sensors and/or network devices. The system includes an application running on at least one of the gateway and the remote server. The application controls events corresponding to the data and/or the premises in response to content of the data. The system includes a client interface coupled to the gateway and/or the remote server. The client interface presents the data to client devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04L 65/1023 - Media gateways
  • H04L 65/1033 - Signalling gateways

53.

Gateway registry methods and systems

      
Application Number 17468188
Grant Number 11916870
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-07
First Publication Date 2022-03-03
Grant Date 2024-02-27
Owner ICONTROL NETWORKS, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gutt, Gerald
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for managing a gateway device. A user may establish an account for managing a gateway device. The account may be assigned to a remote server to allow remote management of the gateway device. The gateway device may be configured by sending the connection information of the remote server to the gateway device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 41/00 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks
  • H04L 41/0803 - Configuration setting
  • H04L 61/4557 - Directories for hybrid networks, e.g. including telephone numbers
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04L 41/042 - Network management architectures or arrangements comprising distributed management centres cooperatively managing the network
  • H04L 12/66 - Arrangements for connecting between networks having differing types of switching systems, e.g. gateways
  • H04L 67/306 - User profiles

54.

NOTIFICATION OF EVENT SUBSEQUENT TO COMMUNICATION FAILURE WITH SECURITY SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17443427
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-26
First Publication Date 2022-02-24
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

Methods and systems for monitoring a premises are described. A server external to the premises may be in communication with a system at the premises. The server may receive status data from the system from one or more interfaces. If a loss of communication occurs on one interface, then the status data may be received via a second interface. The server may determine timing information for status data received via the first interface and for status data received via the second interface. The server may send, based on the timing information, a message to a computing device indicating the loss of communication.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/28 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for reactive routing
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 76/50 - Connection management for emergency connections
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/08 - Signalling of tampering with the line circuit
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • H04W 40/34 - Modification of an existing route
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission

55.

Networked touchscreen with integrated interfaces

      
Application Number 17463267
Grant Number 11893874
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-31
First Publication Date 2022-02-24
Grant Date 2024-02-06
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Methods and systems for managing a premises are disclosed. An interface device and a premises system may be located at the premises. The interface device may receive a signal from a premises device of the premises system. An indication of the premises device may be output via a user interface. Configuration information may be associated with the premises device. The interface may monitor and control the premises device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04W 12/02 - Protecting privacy or anonymity, e.g. protecting personally identifiable information [PII]
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04L 41/28 - Restricting access to network management systems or functions, e.g. using authorisation function to access network configuration
  • H04L 69/40 - Network arrangements, protocols or services independent of the application payload and not provided for in the other groups of this subclass for recovering from a failure of a protocol instance or entity, e.g. service redundancy protocols, protocol state redundancy or protocol service redirection
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04W 12/033 - Protecting confidentiality, e.g. by encryption of the user plane, e.g. user’s traffic
  • H04L 41/084 - Configuration by using pre-existing information, e.g. using templates or copying from other elements
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 41/0668 - Management of faults, events, alarms or notifications using network fault recovery by dynamic selection of recovery network elements, e.g. replacement by the most appropriate element after failure
  • H04L 41/069 - Management of faults, events, alarms or notifications using logs of notifications; Post-processing of notifications
  • H04L 41/08 - Configuration management of networks or network elements
  • H04L 41/16 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks using machine learning or artificial intelligence
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G06F 16/954 - Navigation, e.g. using categorised browsing
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G08B 5/00 - Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied
  • G08B 13/04 - Mechanical actuation by breaking of glass
  • G08B 17/10 - Actuation by presence of smoke or gases
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 43/0817 - Monitoring or testing based on specific metrics, e.g. QoS, energy consumption or environmental parameters by checking availability by checking functioning
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G08B 13/22 - Electrical actuation
  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 41/0213 - Standardised network management protocols, e.g. simple network management protocol [SNMP]
  • H04L 41/0253 - Exchanging or transporting network management information using the Internet; Embedding network management web servers in network elements; Web-services-based protocols using browsers or web-pages for accessing management information
  • H04L 41/12 - Discovery or management of network topologies
  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • H04W 88/16 - Gateway arrangements
  • H04L 65/10 - Architectures or entities

56.

USER INTERFACE IN A PREMISES NETWORK

      
Application Number 17469417
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-08
First Publication Date 2022-02-24
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fulker, Jim
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Raji, Reza

Abstract

Methods and systems are described for displaying a user interface associated with a premises management system. The user interface may display a plurality of interfaces, such as an interface for controlling the premises management system. The user interface may support other interfaces for displaying content and controlling devices at a premises. The user interface may display different interfaces using a schedule. The schedule may be determined by a timeline user interface based on user input.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure

57.

Premises management configuration and control

      
Application Number 17343315
Grant Number 11310199
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-09
First Publication Date 2022-01-06
Grant Date 2022-04-19
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for management of a premises. The premises may comprise one or more devices, such as a gateway device, a control device, or a premises device. A computing device, such as a server external to the premises, may receive data indicative of the premises device. The computing device may determine to update a configuration of one or more devices at the premises, such as the gateway device or the control device. Configuration data may be sent to the gateway device to update the configuration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • H04W 12/30 - Security of mobile devices; Security of mobile applications
  • H04W 12/50 - Secure pairing of devices
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04W 12/71 - Hardware identity
  • H04W 12/77 - Graphical identity

58.

Management of a security system at a premises

      
Application Number 17316402
Grant Number 11626006
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-10
First Publication Date 2021-12-30
Grant Date 2023-04-11
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Kinney, Mike
  • Raji, Reza
  • Swenson, David
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

A security system is described for managing a premises. The security system comprises security system components and a first controller. A takeover component receives security data of the security system from the first controller. The security data is used to configure a second controller to communicate with the security system. The second controller communicates with the security system components and replaces the first controller in management of the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04W 12/02 - Protecting privacy or anonymity, e.g. protecting personally identifiable information [PII]
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04L 41/28 - Restricting access to network management systems or functions, e.g. using authorisation function to access network configuration
  • H04L 69/40 - Network arrangements, protocols or services independent of the application payload and not provided for in the other groups of this subclass for recovering from a failure of a protocol instance or entity, e.g. service redundancy protocols, protocol state redundancy or protocol service redirection
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04W 12/033 - Protecting confidentiality, e.g. by encryption of the user plane, e.g. user’s traffic
  • H04L 41/084 - Configuration by using pre-existing information, e.g. using templates or copying from other elements
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 41/0668 - Management of faults, events, alarms or notifications using network fault recovery by dynamic selection of recovery network elements, e.g. replacement by the most appropriate element after failure
  • H04L 41/069 - Management of faults, events, alarms or notifications using logs of notifications; Post-processing of notifications
  • H04L 41/08 - Configuration management of networks or network elements
  • H04L 41/16 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks using machine learning or artificial intelligence
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G06F 16/954 - Navigation, e.g. using categorised browsing
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G08B 5/00 - Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied
  • G08B 13/04 - Mechanical actuation by breaking of glass
  • G08B 17/10 - Actuation by presence of smoke or gases
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 43/0817 - Monitoring or testing based on specific metrics, e.g. QoS, energy consumption or environmental parameters by checking availability by checking functioning
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G08B 13/22 - Electrical actuation
  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 41/0213 - Standardised network management protocols, e.g. simple network management protocol [SNMP]
  • H04L 41/0253 - Exchanging or transporting network management information using the Internet; Embedding network management web servers in network elements; Web-services-based protocols using browsers or web-pages for accessing management information
  • H04L 41/12 - Discovery or management of network topologies
  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • H04W 88/16 - Gateway arrangements
  • H04L 65/10 - Architectures or entities

59.

Method and system for providing alternate network access

      
Application Number 17409528
Grant Number 11663902
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-23
First Publication Date 2021-12-09
Grant Date 2023-05-30
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Battles, Ronald E.
  • Proft, David
  • Shumate, Scott William

Abstract

Methods and systems for configuring communication at a premises are described. A network device at a premises may be configured to use a first communication mode and a second communication mode. The network device may receive data from a device located at the premises. The network device may transmit the data using the first communication mode or the second communication mode based on configuration data, which may be received from a computing device located external to the premises.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04M 11/04 - Telephonic communication systems specially adapted for combination with other electrical systems with alarm systems, e.g. fire, police or burglar alarm systems
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04L 12/12 - Arrangements for remote connection or disconnection of substations or of equipment thereof
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04Q 3/00 - Selecting arrangements
  • H04M 7/00 - Arrangements for interconnection between switching centres
  • H04W 84/04 - Large scale networks; Deep hierarchical networks

60.

System for data routing in networks

      
Application Number 17301605
Grant Number 11595364
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-08
First Publication Date 2021-12-02
Grant Date 2023-02-28
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Gutt, Gerry
  • Raji, Reza
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

Systems, methods, and devices for routing data in a network are described. A user device may send a request for video data that has been captured by a premises device. A computing device at the premises may receive the request and determine a capability of the user device. Based on the capability of the user device, the computing device may select a protocol from a plurality of protocols with which the video data is to be transmitted to the user device. Based on determining that the video data cannot be transmitted via the computing device, the video data may be transmitted from the premises device to the user device via the determined protocol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G06F 16/40 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor of multimedia data, e.g. slideshows comprising image and additional audio data
  • G06F 16/954 - Navigation, e.g. using categorised browsing
  • H04W 12/02 - Protecting privacy or anonymity, e.g. protecting personally identifiable information [PII]
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04W 12/033 - Protecting confidentiality, e.g. by encryption of the user plane, e.g. user’s traffic
  • H04W 12/069 - Authentication using certificates or pre-shared keys
  • H04L 61/2575 - NAT traversal using address mapping retrieval, e.g. simple traversal of user datagram protocol through session traversal utilities for NAT [STUN]
  • H04L 61/2514 - Translation of Internet protocol [IP] addresses between local and global IP addresses
  • H04L 61/2589 - NAT traversal over a relay server, e.g. traversal using relay for network address translation [TURN]

61.

Premises management configuration and control

      
Application Number 17208866
Grant Number 11368429
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-22
First Publication Date 2021-11-25
Grant Date 2022-06-21
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for management of a premises. The premises may comprise one or more devices, such as a gateway device, a control device, or a premises device. The gateway device may receive data and send the data to the control device. The data may comprise a command, an update, a configuration, or other information. Communication between the control device and any of the other devices at the premises may be configurable by a server device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 12/50 - Secure pairing of devices
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • H04W 12/30 - Security of mobile devices; Security of mobile applications
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04W 12/71 - Hardware identity
  • H04W 12/77 - Graphical identity

62.

Communication protocols in integrated systems

      
Application Number 16257706
Grant Number 11184322
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-25
First Publication Date 2021-10-28
Grant Date 2021-11-23
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Baum, Marc
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

Systems and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises via a channel. The channel comprises a protocol of the security system that is a proprietary bus protocol of the control panel of the security system. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04W 4/38 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for collecting sensor information
  • H04W 12/08 - Access security
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure

63.

Premise management systems and methods

      
Application Number 17145773
Grant Number 11367340
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-11
First Publication Date 2021-07-29
Grant Date 2022-06-21
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

A premises management system may comprise a gateway device. The gateway device may configured to determine one or more premises devices of a premises management system. The gateway device may be configured to receive an indication of a communication protocol associated with the premises devices. The gateway device may be configured to communicate with the premises devices using the communication protocol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • H04L 12/66 - Arrangements for connecting between networks having differing types of switching systems, e.g. gateways
  • H04L 67/00 - Network arrangements or protocols for supporting network services or applications
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols

64.

Integrated cloud system for premises automation

      
Application Number 17094120
Grant Number 11616659
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-10
First Publication Date 2021-07-22
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Proft, David
  • Guo, Weiping
  • Mckenzie, Kyle
  • Lea, Thomas
  • Elderton, John
  • Yang, Nathan

Abstract

A system comprises premises equipment including premises devices located at a premises. The system includes a partner device located at the premises and configured to use a partner protocol different from a protocol of the premises equipment. The system includes a system server configured to interact with the premises devices. The system server is configured to interact with the partner device via a partner proxy corresponding to the partner device. The system includes automation rules coupled to the system server. The automation rules include actions and triggers for controlling interactions between at least one of the partner device and the premises devices. The system includes a user interface coupled to the system server and configured to interact with the premises devices and the partner device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • G05B 11/01 - Automatic controllers electric
  • H04L 12/64 - Hybrid switching systems
  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnection of networks
  • G05B 15/02 - Systems controlled by a computer electric
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04L 67/565 - Conversion or adaptation of application format or content
  • G06F 9/54 - Interprogram communication
  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network

65.

Automation system user interface

      
Application Number 17202279
Grant Number 11816323
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-15
First Publication Date 2021-07-01
Grant Date 2023-11-14
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Fulker, Jim
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Nishioka, Suguru

Abstract

Systems and methods include an automation network comprising a gateway at a premises. The gateway is coupled to a remote network and is configured to control components at the premises including at least one of a thermostat and a lock. A sensor user interface (SUI) is coupled to the gateway and presented to a user via remote client devices. The SUI includes display elements for managing and receiving data of the components agnostically across the remote client devices. The display elements include an interactive icon comprising control regions. Each control region is configured to control a state change of a corresponding component.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text
  • G06F 3/0486 - Drag-and-drop
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G07C 9/00 - Individual registration on entry or exit

66.

Integrated security system with parallel processing architecture

      
Application Number 17115936
Grant Number 11656667
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-09
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Grant Date 2023-05-23
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raji, Reza
  • Wood, Aaron
  • Hazbun, Robert

Abstract

An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 21/00 - Alarms responsive to a single specified undesired or abnormal condition and not otherwise provided for
  • G06F 1/26 - Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • G08B 29/18 - Prevention or correction of operating errors
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G06F 1/30 - Means for acting in the event of power-supply failure or interruption, e.g. power-supply fluctuations
  • H04W 12/069 - Authentication using certificates or pre-shared keys
  • G06F 1/3209 - Monitoring remote activity, e.g. over telephone lines or network connections
  • G06F 1/3234 - Power saving characterised by the action undertaken
  • G06F 1/3287 - Power saving characterised by the action undertaken by switching off individual functional units in the computer system
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04W 12/06 - Authentication
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols

67.

Premises management networking

      
Application Number 17171398
Grant Number 11449012
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-09
First Publication Date 2021-06-03
Grant Date 2022-09-20
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raji, Reza
  • Gutt, Gerald

Abstract

Methods and systems for managing a premises are disclosed. The premises may comprise a premises device and a gateway device in communication with the premises device. The gateway may send, to a server device and based on a current mode associated with the premises, one or more messages.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04L 67/75 - Indicating network or usage conditions on the user display
  • H04L 41/0853 - Retrieval of network configuration; Tracking network configuration history by actively collecting configuration information or by backing up configuration information
  • G05B 11/01 - Automatic controllers electric
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing; Price estimation or determination; Fundraising
  • G06Q 30/06 - Buying, selling or leasing transactions
  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • G06Q 50/08 - Construction
  • G06Q 50/12 - Hotels or restaurants
  • G06Q 50/16 - Real estate
  • H04M 1/72403 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for local support of applications that increase the functionality
  • H04L 67/55 - Push-based network services
  • H04L 67/565 - Conversion or adaptation of application format or content
  • H04L 43/04 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation
  • H04W 80/12 - Application layer protocols, e.g. WAP [Wireless Application Protocol]
  • H04W 88/02 - Terminal devices

68.

Integrated security system with parallel processing architecture

      
Application Number 17068584
Grant Number 11815969
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-12
First Publication Date 2021-05-20
Grant Date 2023-11-14
Owner ICONTROL NETWORKS, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raji, Reza
  • Wood, Aaron
  • Hazbun, Robert

Abstract

An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 29/00 - Checking or monitoring of signalling or alarm systems; Prevention or correction of operating errors, e.g. preventing unauthorised operation
  • G06F 1/26 - Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • G08B 29/18 - Prevention or correction of operating errors
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G06F 1/30 - Means for acting in the event of power-supply failure or interruption, e.g. power-supply fluctuations
  • H04W 12/069 - Authentication using certificates or pre-shared keys
  • G06F 1/3209 - Monitoring remote activity, e.g. over telephone lines or network connections
  • G06F 1/3234 - Power saving characterised by the action undertaken
  • G06F 1/3287 - Power saving characterised by the action undertaken by switching off individual functional units in the computer system
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04W 12/06 - Authentication
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols

69.

Premises management networking

      
Application Number 17105235
Grant Number 11625008
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-25
First Publication Date 2021-05-20
Grant Date 2023-04-11
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raji, Reza
  • Gutt, Gerald

Abstract

Methods and systems for managing a premises are disclosed. The premises may comprise a premises system and a gateway in communication with the premises. The gateway may send, to a remote device, premise data received from the premises system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04L 41/0853 - Retrieval of network configuration; Tracking network configuration history by actively collecting configuration information or by backing up configuration information
  • H04L 43/04 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04L 67/75 - Indicating network or usage conditions on the user display
  • G05B 11/01 - Automatic controllers electric
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing; Price estimation or determination; Fundraising
  • G06Q 30/0601 - Electronic shopping [e-shopping]
  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • G06Q 50/08 - Construction
  • G06Q 50/12 - Hotels or restaurants
  • G06Q 50/16 - Real estate
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04M 1/72403 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for local support of applications that increase the functionality
  • H04L 67/55 - Push-based network services
  • H04L 67/565 - Conversion or adaptation of application format or content
  • H04W 80/12 - Application layer protocols, e.g. WAP [Wireless Application Protocol]
  • H04W 88/02 - Terminal devices

70.

Communication protocols in integrated systems

      
Application Number 17065841
Grant Number 11757834
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-08
First Publication Date 2021-05-20
Grant Date 2023-09-12
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Baum, Marc
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

Systems and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises via a channel. The channel comprises a protocol of the security system that is a proprietary bus protocol of the control panel of the security system. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • H04W 4/38 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for collecting sensor information
  • H04W 12/086 - Access security using security domains
  • H04L 67/01 - Protocols
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements

71.

Communication protocols over internet protocol (IP) networks

      
Application Number 16696657
Grant Number 11611568
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-26
First Publication Date 2021-03-25
Grant Date 2023-03-21
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Chu, Frank

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]

72.

Automation system user interface with three-dimensional display

      
Application Number 17003550
Grant Number 11410531
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-26
First Publication Date 2021-02-18
Grant Date 2022-08-09
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Fulker, Jim

Abstract

Systems and methods comprising a device including a processor coupled to a plurality of premises devices located at a premises. The device is configured to generate layout data comprising a layout of the premises including representations of premises devices on a floor plan configured to represent the premises. The layout data includes configuration data for each of the premises devices. The premises devices include at least one of a security device and a network device. The system includes a sensor user interface (SUI) application coupled to the device. The SUI application is remote to the device and configured to use the layout data to generate display elements comprising a three-dimensional (3D) representation of the floor plan and the premises devices. The floor plan layout visually and separately indicates a location and a state of the premises devices. The state includes current state and historical state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 43/045 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation for graphical visualisation of monitoring data
  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • H04M 1/72403 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for local support of applications that increase the functionality
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04W 4/33 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for indoor environments, e.g. buildings
  • H04M 1/72415 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for local support of applications that increase the functionality by interfacing with external accessories for remote control of appliances

73.

Security system with networked touchscreen

      
Application Number 17017519
Grant Number 11496568
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-10
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Grant Date 2022-11-08
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Fulker, Jim
  • Wales, Carolyn

Abstract

Methods and systems for monitoring a premises are described. A computing device may receive data from a premises management system. The computing device determines one or more actions to perform by analyzing the data. The computing device may determine to output, via a user interface, an indication associated with the data. A user may request video associated with the data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • H04L 41/18 - Delegation of network management function, e.g. customer network management [CNM]
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04L 41/28 - Restricting access to network management systems or functions, e.g. using authorisation function to access network configuration
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G06F 3/04886 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures by partitioning the display area of the touch-screen or the surface of the digitising tablet into independently controllable areas, e.g. virtual keyboards or menus
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines

74.

Automation system with mobile interface

      
Application Number 16925026
Grant Number 11378922
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-09
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Grant Date 2022-07-05
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raji, Reza
  • Gutt, Gerald

Abstract

Methods and systems for managing a premises are described. A gateway device may monitor a plurality of devices at a premises. A mobile device may receive, from the gateway device, data indicative of one or more events of the plurality of devices. The mobile device may output a user interface comprising status information associated with the plurality of devices. The user interface may allow for user input to generate control operations associated with the premises.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 41/0853 - Retrieval of network configuration; Tracking network configuration history by actively collecting configuration information or by backing up configuration information
  • H04L 43/04 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04L 67/75 - Indicating network or usage conditions on the user display
  • H04L 41/08 - Configuration management of networks or network elements
  • G05B 11/01 - Automatic controllers electric
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing; Price estimation or determination; Fundraising
  • G06Q 30/06 - Buying, selling or leasing transactions
  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • G06Q 50/08 - Construction
  • G06Q 50/12 - Hotels or restaurants
  • G06Q 50/16 - Real estate
  • H04L 67/55 - Push-based network services
  • H04M 1/72403 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for local support of applications that increase the functionality
  • H04L 67/565 - Conversion or adaptation of application format or content
  • H04W 80/12 - Application layer protocols, e.g. WAP [Wireless Application Protocol]
  • H04W 88/02 - Terminal devices

75.

MANAGEMENT OF APPLICATIONS FOR A DEVICE LOCATED AT A PREMISES

      
Application Number 17018901
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-11
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

Methods and systems for application management are disclosed. A request for an application may be received. An account associated with the request may be determined to be authorized for the application. The application may be sent to a computing device associated with the account. The computing device may be located at a premises and configured to communicate with one or more premises devices at the premises.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/28 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for reactive routing
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 76/50 - Connection management for emergency connections
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/08 - Signalling of tampering with the line circuit
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • H04W 40/34 - Modification of an existing route
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission

76.

Method and system for processing security event data

      
Application Number 16910967
Grant Number 11341840
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-24
First Publication Date 2020-12-17
Grant Date 2022-05-24
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

Methods and systems for processing data associated with a premises management system are disclosed. The data may comprise alarm event data and non-alarm event data. The alarm event data and non-alarm event data may be processed to determine whether to send a notification.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems

77.

User interface in a premises network

      
Application Number 16878099
Grant Number 11175793
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-19
First Publication Date 2020-12-03
Grant Date 2021-11-16
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fulker, Jim
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Raji, Reza

Abstract

Methods and systems are described for displaying a user interface associated with a premises management system. The user interface may display a plurality of interfaces, such as an interface for controlling the premises management system. The user interface may support other interfaces for displaying content and controlling devices at a premises. The user interface may display different interfaces using a schedule. The schedule may be determined by a timeline user interface based on user input.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements

78.

Method and system for managing communication connectivity

      
Application Number 16898146
Grant Number 11194320
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-10
First Publication Date 2020-11-26
Grant Date 2021-12-07
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Battles, Ronald E.
  • Proft, David
  • Shumate, Scott William

Abstract

TA communication system is provided that can be added to a legacy alarm system to provide a plurality of communication modes to a remote server system from the legacy alarm system and provide remote control and monitoring to a user of the system via two-way communication links. The communication system can be configured to communicate with an alarm processor of the legacy alarm system through use of a keypad bus typically used by the legacy alarm system for communication between the alarm processor and one or more keypads. Communication modes that can be provided by embodiments of the present invention can include, for example, communication over a public switched telephone network, cellular transmission, broadband transmission, and the like. The communication system can monitor all configured communication modes and determine which communication mode is the best for providing communication between the alarm system and the remote server. Through these communication modes and by virtue of being coupled to the alarm processor via the keypad bus, the communication system can provide both transmission to the remote server of the status and alarm condition of the legacy alarm system as well as provide control signals from the remote server to the legacy alarm system. The remote server provides pre-determined responses to information received from the alarm system, including providing alarm system condition information to a user or a monitoring station for response.

IPC Classes  ?

79.

Networked touchscreen with integrated interfaces

      
Application Number 16852058
Grant Number 11824675
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-17
First Publication Date 2020-11-19
Grant Date 2023-11-21
Owner ICONTROL NETWORKS, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Fulker, Jim
  • Wales, Carolyn

Abstract

An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device. Users can receive notifications of detected events via electronic message.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G06F 16/954 - Navigation, e.g. using categorised browsing
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols

80.

IP DEVICE DISCOVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Application Number 15930029
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-05-12
First Publication Date 2020-10-29
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gutt, Gerald
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

A method for Internet Protocol (IP) device discovery implemented in a control network having a gateway device, a router, and an IP device at a location. A location management system including a IP device at a location having an IP address assigned by a router at the location. A gateway device for managing a set of two or more local management devices at a location.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 29/12 - Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups characterised by the data terminal

81.

Communication protocols in integrated systems

      
Application Number 16807100
Grant Number 11316753
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-02
First Publication Date 2020-10-29
Grant Date 2022-04-26
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Patel, Pramod
  • Sundermeyer, Ken

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen and include a security interface that provides control of functions of and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A plurality of network devices at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system. The client interface is a cross-client interface provided by a client view model of at least one of the touchscreen and the security server that normalizes information of the plurality of network devices and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials

82.

Management of a security system at a premises

      
Application Number 16816134
Grant Number 11037433
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-11
First Publication Date 2020-10-15
Grant Date 2021-06-15
Owner ICONTROL NETWORKS, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Kinney, Mike
  • Raji, Reza
  • Swenson, David
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

A security system is described for managing a premises. The security system comprises security system components and a first controller. A takeover component receives security data of the security system from the first controller. The security data is used to configure a second controller to communicate with the security system. The second controller communicates with the security system components and replaces the first controller in management of the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04W 12/02 - Protecting privacy or anonymity, e.g. protecting personally identifiable information [PII]
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration
  • H04L 29/14 - Counter-measures to a fault
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04W 12/033 - Protecting confidentiality, e.g. by encryption of the user plane, e.g. user’s traffic
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol

83.

Activation of gateway device

      
Application Number 16784159
Grant Number 11418518
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-06
First Publication Date 2020-10-08
Grant Date 2022-08-16
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bryan, Mark
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Boyd, Weston

Abstract

Systems and methods for activating an interface device for use at a premises are described. An interface device may be activated for a security system at the premises. The interface device may communicate with a remote server to request activation. The remote server may also be in communication with a user device. A correspondence of a first address of the interface device and a second address of the user device may be used to authorize the interface device for activation. The interface device may receive an activation message and begin communicating with and controlling a security system and other devices at the premises.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04W 12/086 - Access security using security domains
  • G05B 15/02 - Systems controlled by a computer electric
  • H04W 84/12 - WLAN [Wireless Local Area Networks]
  • H04W 4/38 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for collecting sensor information

84.

Method and system for providing alternate network access

      
Application Number 16852072
Grant Number 11132888
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-17
First Publication Date 2020-10-08
Grant Date 2021-09-28
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Battles, Ronald E.
  • Proft, David
  • Shumate, Scott William

Abstract

Methods and systems for configuring communication at a premises are described. A network device at a premises may be in communication with a first network and a second network. The network device may receive data from a communication device located at the premises. The network device may transmit the data via the first network or the second network based on configuration data, which may be received from a computing device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04M 11/04 - Telephonic communication systems specially adapted for combination with other electrical systems with alarm systems, e.g. fire, police or burglar alarm systems
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04L 12/12 - Arrangements for remote connection or disconnection of substations or of equipment thereof
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04Q 3/00 - Selecting arrangements
  • H04M 7/00 - Arrangements for interconnection between switching centres
  • H04W 84/04 - Large scale networks; Deep hierarchical networks

85.

Premises management configuration and control

      
Application Number 16882876
Grant Number 11082395
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-26
First Publication Date 2020-10-08
Grant Date 2021-08-03
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for management of a premises. The premises may comprise one or more devices, such as a gateway device, a control device, or a premises device. A computing device, such as a server external to the premises, may receive data indicative of the premises device. The computing device may determine to update a configuration of one or more devices at the premises, such as the gateway device or the control device. Configuration data may be sent to the gateway device to update the configuration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • H04W 12/30 - Security of mobile devices; Security of mobile applications
  • H04W 12/50 - Secure pairing of devices
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04W 12/71 - Hardware identity
  • H04W 12/77 - Graphical identity

86.

Communication protocols in integrated systems

      
Application Number 16849398
Grant Number 11212192
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-15
First Publication Date 2020-09-17
Grant Date 2021-12-28
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Myers, Cy
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of channels and a plurality of protocols. The channels include a short message service (SMS) channel, a remote control channel, and an asynchronous event channel. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]

87.

Premises management configuration and control

      
Application Number 16750976
Grant Number 10979389
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-23
First Publication Date 2020-08-27
Grant Date 2021-04-13
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baum, Marc
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for management of a premises. The premises may comprise one or more devices, such as a gateway device, a control device, or a premises device. The gateway device may receive data and send the data to the control device. The data may comprise a command, an update, a configuration, or other information. Communication between the control device and any of the other devices at the premises may be configurable by a server device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • H04W 12/00 - Security arrangements; Authentication; Protecting privacy or anonymity
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure

88.

Integrated cloud system with lightweight gateway for premises automation

      
Application Number 16688717
Grant Number 11641391
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-19
First Publication Date 2020-08-20
Grant Date 2023-05-02
Owner iControl Networks Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kitchen, Jim
  • Gates, Corey
  • Decenzo, Chris

Abstract

Systems and methods include a system comprising a cloud hub located in a premises. The cloud hub comprises adapters coupled to premises devices, and the cloud hub is configured as a gateway for the premises devices. A virtual gateway is located in a cloud server environment and coupled to the cloud hub. The virtual gateway is configured as a server-side abstraction of the cloud hub. The cloud hub and the virtual gateway are configured as an automation platform that maintains state data of the premises devices, controls interaction among the premises devices, and monitors and manages the premises devices. A security system coupled to the virtual gateway. The security system includes security system components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/10 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
  • H04L 65/1033 - Signalling gateways
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • H04W 84/04 - Large scale networks; Deep hierarchical networks
  • H04W 84/12 - WLAN [Wireless Local Area Networks]
  • H04L 43/08 - Monitoring or testing based on specific metrics, e.g. QoS, energy consumption or environmental parameters
  • H04L 49/00 - Packet switching elements

89.

Hardware configurable security, monitoring and automation controller having modular communication protocol interfaces

      
Application Number 16839745
Grant Number 11356926
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-03
First Publication Date 2020-07-23
Grant Date 2022-06-07
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Johnson, James A.
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

A single platform for controller functionality for each of security, monitoring and automation, as well as providing a capacity to function as a bidirectional Internet gateway, is provided. Embodiments of the present invention provide such functionality by virtue of a configurable architecture that enables a user to adapt the system for the user's specific needs. Embodiments of the present invention further provide such functionality by providing for installation of removable, modular communication adapters for communication with a variety of devices external to the security, monitoring and automation controller.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/28 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for reactive routing
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 76/50 - Connection management for emergency connections
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/08 - Signalling of tampering with the line circuit
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • H04W 40/34 - Modification of an existing route
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission
  • G08B 29/16 - Security signalling or alarm systems, e.g. redundant systems
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • H04L 69/00 - Network arrangements, protocols or services independent of the application payload and not provided for in the other groups of this subclass
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks

90.

Security, monitoring and automation controller access and use of legacy security control panel information

      
Application Number 16825099
Grant Number 11223998
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-20
First Publication Date 2020-07-16
Grant Date 2022-01-11
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Dearman, Lewis Clay
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Johnson, James A.
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon

Abstract

A system, method and apparatus for controller functionality for each of security, monitoring and automation, as well as a bidirectional Internet gateway, is provided. Such functionality is provided by virtue of a configurable architecture that enables a user to adapt the system for the user's specific needs. In addition, functionality for gathering configuration information from a previously-installed security system and using that information in a subsequent takeover of that security system is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/28 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for reactive routing
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 76/50 - Connection management for emergency connections
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/08 - Signalling of tampering with the line circuit
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • H04W 40/34 - Modification of an existing route
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission
  • G08B 29/16 - Security signalling or alarm systems, e.g. redundant systems

91.

COORDINATED CONTROL OF CONNECTED DEVICES IN A PREMISE

      
Application Number 16807028
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-02
First Publication Date 2020-06-25
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Burd, Dana
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Chu, Frank
  • Bitonio, Ren

Abstract

Methods and systems for communication of premises data are disclosed. An example system may comprise a computing device configured to receive premises data from a plurality of devices located at a premises. The plurality of devices may be associated with different systems. Each system may comprise a different server, protocol, or device type. The computing device may coordinate communication between the plurality of devices and corresponding servers. The computing device may also send, based on data from a device associated with one system, a control message to a device associated with another system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G06F 16/954 - Navigation, e.g. using categorised browsing

92.

WIFI-TO-SERIAL ENCAPSULATION IN SYSTEMS

      
Application Number 16656874
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-10-18
First Publication Date 2020-05-21
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Burd, Dana
  • Dawes, Paul J.

Abstract

Embodiments include a device comprising an interface module for interfacing with proprietary legacy systems. The interface module comprises a data interface for interfacing with a processing component of the legacy system, where the processing component uses a proprietary protocol for processing data of the legacy system. The interface module includes a protocol module that comprises a protocol corresponding to the proprietary protocol of the legacy system, and the interface module uses the protocol to exchange data with the processing component. The interface module includes a communication device that communicates with a remote system via a wireless channel. The interface module controls communications that include passing commands from the remote system to the legacy system, and passing event data of the legacy system to the remote system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G06F 16/958 - Organisation or management of web site content, e.g. publishing, maintaining pages or automatic linking
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing; Price estimation or determination; Fundraising
  • G06Q 30/06 - Buying, selling or leasing transactions
  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration
  • G06Q 50/12 - Hotels or restaurants
  • G06Q 50/16 - Real estate
  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnection of networks

93.

Control system user interface

      
Application Number 16585481
Grant Number 11237714
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-27
First Publication Date 2020-05-21
Grant Date 2022-02-01
Owner Control Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Fulker, Jim

Abstract

Embodiments include systems and methods comprising a gateway located at a premise forming at least one network on the premise that includes a plurality of premise devices. A sensor user interface (SUI) is coupled to the gateway and presented to a user via a remote device. The SUI includes at least one display element. The at least one display element includes a floor plan display that represents at least one floor of the premise. The floor plan display visually and separately indicates a location and a current state of each premise device of the plurality of premise devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 12/26 - Monitoring arrangements; Testing arrangements
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration

94.

DEVICE FOR DATA ROUTING IN NETWORKS

      
Application Number 15345817
Status Pending
Filing Date 2016-11-08
First Publication Date 2020-05-21
Owner ICONTROL NETWORKS, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Baum, Marc
  • Raji, Reza
  • Gutt, Gerald
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network having remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal or other client device. Camera management enables automatic configuration and management of cameras in the premise network. The camera management extends to remote control and monitoring from outside the firewall of the premise network to include routing of images or video from a streaming source device to a requesting client device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 29/12 - Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups characterised by the data terminal
  • H04L 12/64 - Hybrid switching systems
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 5/232 - Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control

95.

Security, monitoring and automation controller access and use of legacy security control panel information

      
Application Number 15231273
Grant Number 10657794
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-08-08
First Publication Date 2020-05-19
Grant Date 2020-05-19
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Dearman, Lewis Clay
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Johnson, James A.
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon

Abstract

A system, method and apparatus for controller functionality for each of security, monitoring and automation, as well as a bidirectional Internet gateway, is provided. Such functionality is provided by virtue of a configurable architecture that enables a user to adapt the system for the user's specific needs. In addition, functionality for gathering configuration information from a previously-installed security system and using that information in a subsequent takeover of that security system is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 29/16 - Security signalling or alarm systems, e.g. redundant systems
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow

96.

CONTROL SYSTEM USER INTERFACE

      
Application Number 16427999
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-31
First Publication Date 2020-05-07
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Fulker, Jim

Abstract

Embodiments include systems and methods comprising a gateway located at a premise forming at least one network on the premise that includes a plurality of premise devices. A sensor user interface (SUI) is coupled to the gateway and presented to a user via a remote device. The SUI includes at least one display element. The at least one display element includes a floor plan display that represents at least one floor of the premise. The floor plan display visually and separately indicates a location and a current state of each premise device of the plurality of premise devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 12/26 - Monitoring arrangements; Testing arrangements
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration

97.

Premises system management using status signal

      
Application Number 16549837
Grant Number 11201755
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-23
First Publication Date 2020-04-16
Grant Date 2021-12-14
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul J.
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Wales, Carolyn

Abstract

Methods and systems for managing a security system are described. A security server located external to a premises may be in communication with a security system and a gateway device located at the premises. A status signal may be sent to the security server. The status signal may be initiated based on an alarm event. If the security server fails to detect a message of the status signal, the security server may send one or messages indicating the failure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 29/00 - Checking or monitoring of signalling or alarm systems; Prevention or correction of operating errors, e.g. preventing unauthorised operation
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • G06Q 50/08 - Construction
  • G06Q 50/12 - Hotels or restaurants
  • G06Q 50/16 - Real estate
  • G06Q 50/26 - Government or public services
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04M 11/04 - Telephonic communication systems specially adapted for combination with other electrical systems with alarm systems, e.g. fire, police or burglar alarm systems
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 12/26 - Monitoring arrangements; Testing arrangements

98.

Communication protocols in integrated systems

      
Application Number 16460712
Grant Number 11218878
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-02
First Publication Date 2020-04-02
Grant Date 2022-01-04
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Decenzo, Chris
  • Gutt, Gerry
  • Wood, Aaron

Abstract

A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of channels and a plurality of protocols. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 12/08 - Access security
  • G05B 15/02 - Systems controlled by a computer electric
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04W 84/12 - WLAN [Wireless Local Area Networks]
  • H04W 12/06 - Authentication
  • H04W 12/069 - Authentication using certificates or pre-shared keys

99.

Custom content for premises management

      
Application Number 16396368
Grant Number 11553399
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-26
First Publication Date 2020-02-20
Grant Date 2023-01-10
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cohn, Alan Wade
  • Dial, Iv, John Degraffenreid
  • Faulkner, Gary Robert
  • Kitchen, James Edward
  • Proft, David Leon
  • Quain, Corey Wayne

Abstract

Methods and systems for managing a premises are described. A premises or devices at a premises may be associated with one or more premises zones. The one or more premises zones may be associated with corresponding content. If data is received from a device associated with a particular premises zone, then the content may be output. The content may be used to notify a user of an event, state change, or other indication associated with the particular premises zone.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04W 40/28 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for reactive routing
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04W 76/50 - Connection management for emergency connections
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G08B 29/08 - Signalling of tampering with the line circuit
  • H04L 67/125 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks involving control of end-device applications over a network
  • G08B 19/00 - Alarms responsive to two or more different undesired or abnormal conditions, e.g. burglary and fire, abnormal temperature and abnormal rate of flow
  • G08B 25/08 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • H04L 69/00 - Network arrangements, protocols or services independent of the application payload and not provided for in the other groups of this subclass
  • H04W 40/34 - Modification of an existing route
  • G08B 29/02 - Monitoring continuously signalling or alarm systems
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission
  • G08B 29/16 - Security signalling or alarm systems, e.g. redundant systems
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks

100.

Control system user interface

      
Application Number 16391625
Grant Number 11296950
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-23
First Publication Date 2019-12-19
Grant Date 2022-04-05
Owner iControl Networks, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sundermeyer, Ken
  • Dawes, Paul
  • Fulker, Jim

Abstract

Embodiments include systems and methods comprising a gateway located at a premise forming at least one network on the premise that includes a plurality of premise devices. A sensor user interface (SUI) is coupled to the gateway and presented to a user via a remote device. The SUI includes at least one display element. The at least one display element includes a floor plan display that represents at least one floor of the premise. The floor plan display visually and separately indicates a location and a current state of each premise device of the plurality of premise devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration
  • H04L 41/22 - Arrangements for maintenance, administration or management of data switching networks, e.g. of packet switching networks comprising specially adapted graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • H04L 41/0803 - Configuration setting
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • H04L 41/12 - Discovery or management of network topologies
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G08B 13/00 - Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
  • H04L 43/04 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation
  • H04L 43/045 - Processing captured monitoring data, e.g. for logfile generation for graphical visualisation of monitoring data
  • H04L 67/025 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP] for remote control or remote monitoring of applications
  • H04L 67/75 - Indicating network or usage conditions on the user display
  • G06F 3/04845 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range for image manipulation, e.g. dragging, rotation, expansion or change of colour
  • G06F 3/0486 - Drag-and-drop
  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text
  • G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
  • G08B 25/01 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium
  • G08B 29/18 - Prevention or correction of operating errors
  • H04L 41/0806 - Configuration setting for initial configuration or provisioning, e.g. plug-and-play
  • H04L 41/0813 - Configuration setting characterised by the conditions triggering a change of settings
  • H04L 41/08 - Configuration management of networks or network elements
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