Patent Summaries

U.S. patent No. 10, 475,259, Issued on November 12, 2019 Entitled, Security System and Method of Using Same

Summary: This patent claims a security system that utilizes a scanner to read a virtual key, which is a digital image sent by the system to a recipient’s mobile electronic device. The issued patent has 20 claims issued with three being independent claims. Claim 1 is very broad and simply describes the use of a virtual key being a graphical image. Independent claim 10 describes using said virtual key and further describes the system unlocking a lock upon verification of the virtual key. Independent claim 19 is a method claim to unlocking a locked access point upon verification of the virtual key.

 

Priority: This issued patent was filed on March 28, 2018 and claims the benefit of priority to U.S. provisional patent No. 62/481, 096 filed on April 3, 2017.

 

What is Claimed:

Claim 1. A security system comprising a scanner device operatively connected to a computer processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising software having programming instructions that, when executed, cause the computer processor to generate a virtual key comprising a graphic image and transmit the virtual key to a recipient, wherein the scanner device is adapted to read the virtual key from the recipient.

 

Claim 10. A secured delivery system comprising: (a) a doorbell device comprising a scanner; (b) a lock operatively connected to the scanner and a structure, the lock adapted for changing

between a locked position wherein an interior of the structure cannot be accessed and an unlocked position wherein the interior of the structure can be accessed; and (c) a computer processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising software having programming instructions that, when executed, cause the computer processor to generate a virtual key comprising a graphic image and transmit the virtual key to a delivery service, wherein the scanner is adapted to read the virtual key from the recipient and upon reading the virtual key transmits a signal to the lock causing the lock to move to the unlocked position whereby the interior of the

structure can be accessed.

 

Claim 19. A method of delivery comprising the steps of: (a) providing a scanner device adapted to read a graphic image; (b) positioning the scanner device proximate a structure; (c) providing a lock operatively connected to the scanner device and a structure, the lock adapted for changing between a locked position wherein an interior of the structure cannot be accessed and an unlocked position wherein the interior of the structure can be accessed; (d) purchasing an item; (e) creating a virtual key comprising a graphic image; (f) transmitting the virtual key to a delivery service responsible for delivering the item to a purchaser of the item; (g) presenting the virtual key to the scanner device whereby the scanner device reads the virtual key; and (h) moving the lock to the unlocked position whereby the interior of the structure can be accessed in response to the scanner device reading the virtual key.

U.S. patent No. 10, 896,562 Issued on January 19, 2021 Entitled, Secured Delivery System and Method of Using Same

Summary: This patent also claims a security system that utilizes a scanner to read a virtual key, which is a digital image sent by the system to a recipient’s mobile electronic device. The virtual key, or digital image in this claim is selected by the administrator of the system, such as from their photo gallery. Also, the entry device is described as providing a message to the entrant after verification of the virtual key, such as logistic information, “delivery the package behind the gate” for example. The issued patent has 11 claims issued with three being independent claims. Claim 1 describes the system providing communication to the entrant after verification of the virtual key. Independent claim 7 describes the system using geolocation to track a package that is scheduled for delivery and wherein the system communicates with the delivery person when they are within a proximity range of the entry management device. Independent claim 8 is a method claim that further describes the tracking of a package, transmitting a virtual key to the delivery person and broadcasting an audible message to a delivery person upon verification of the virtual key, such as logistic information.

 

Priority: This issued patent was filed on January 30, 2020 and is a continuation-in-part of patent application No. 15/938,846, now issued patent No. 10, 475,259, which claims the benefit of priority to U.S. provisional patent No. 62/481, 096 filed on April 3, 2017.

 

What is Claimed:

Claim 1. A system for delivering items comprising: a scanner device operatively connected to a computer processor; and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising software having programming instructions that, allow an owner to create a virtual key comprising a graphic image and transmit the virtual key to a recipient, wherein the virtual key is created by the owner selecting a photograph; wherein the scanner device is adapted to read the photograph from the recipient and upon reading the photograph initiate an action selected from the group consisting of unlocking an access point to a structure and conveying a message to the recipient; wherein the scanner device comprises a display, and a predetermined message is presented on the display when the scanner device reads the photograph; and wherein the scanner device comprise a speaker, and an audible message is broadcast from the speaker when the scanner device reads the photograph.

 

Claim 7. A system for delivering items comprising: (a) a host device operatively connected to an access point of a structure and adapted to unlock the access point; (b) at least one mobile device operatively connected to the host device; (c) the host device, and the at least one mobile device operatively connected to a global navigation satellite system comprising a Global Positioning System (GPS) configured to determine a proximity of the host device to the at least one mobile device, and the host device comprising a computer processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising software having programming instructions that, when executed, cause the computer processor to unlock the access point when the global navigation satellite system detects that the mobile device is within a predetermined proximity of the host device via the GPS; (d) a first Internet Protocol (IP) address is

associated with the host device, and a second Internet Protocol (IP) address is associated with the at least one mobile device, and the global navigation satellite system detects a geolocation of the host device using the first Internet Protocol (IP) address and detects a geolocation of the at least one mobile device using the second Internet Protocol (IP) address,

whereby the global navigation satellite system detects when the at least one mobile device is within the predetermined proximity of the host device; wherein the host device comprises a

display screen, and a predetermined message is presented on the display screen when the global navigation satellite system detects that the mobile device is within a predetermined proximity of the host device; wherein the host device comprises an audio speaker, and an audible message is broadcast from the audio speaker when the global navigation satellite system detects that the mobile device is within a predetermined proximity of the host device; wherein the access point of a structure comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of a door of a building, a door of a residence, a door of a storage locker, a door of a lockbox, and a lid of a container; wherein the host device further comprises a housing, a camera, a microphone, and a light (e) at least one artificial intelligence device operatively connected to the host device and the computer processor; and (f) a network of operatively connected artificial intelligence devices, wherein the network is operatively connected to the scanner device and the computer processor, wherein membership in the network is accepted via a unique identifier.

 

Claim 8. A method of delivery comprising the steps of: (a) providing a scanner device including a display and a speaker; (b) positioning the scanner device proximate a structure; (c) providing a lock operatively connected to the scanner device and a structure, the lock adapted for changing between a locked position wherein an interior of the structure cannot be accessed and an unlocked position wherein the interior of the structure can be accessed; (d) purchasing an item; (e) allowing an owner to create a virtual key comprising a graphic image, wherein the virtual key is created by the owner selecting a photograph; (f) transmitting the photograph to a delivery service responsible for delivering the item to a purchaser of the item; (g) presenting the photograph to the scanner device whereby the scanner device reads the photograph; (h) presenting a predetermined message on the display when the scanner reads the photograph; (i) broadcasting an audible message from the speaker when the scanner device reads the photograph; and (j) moving the lock to the unlocked position whereby the interior of the structure can be accessed in response to the scanner device reading the photograph.

Patent application No.17/150,806 Filed on January 15, 2021. This application is currently pending

Summary: This patent application claims a system for delivering a package. Wherein the system tracks a mobile device of a delivery person and delivers a message to the delivery

person when they are within a threshold distance from the entry management device. The pending patent application has 20 claims with two being independent claims.

 

Priority: This pending patent application was filed on January 15, 2021 and is a continuation-inpart of patent application No. 16/593,340, filed on October 4, 2019 and now issued as U.S. patent No. 10896,562, which is a continuation in part of patent application No. 15/938,846 filed on March 28, 2018 and now issued as U.S. patent No. 10, 475,259, which claims the benefit of priority to U.S. provisional patent No. 62/481, 096 filed on April 3, 2017.

 

What is Claimed:

Claim 1. A system for delivering an item comprising: (a) a host device attached to a secure location and operatively connected to an access point of a structure and adapted to unlock the access point, said host device comprising; a housing; an audio speaker; (b) at least one mobile device operatively connected to the host device; (c) the host device, and the at least one mobile device operatively connected to a global navigation satellite system comprising a Global Positioning System (GPS) configured to determine a proximity of the host device to the at least one mobile device, and the host device comprising a computer processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising software having programming instructions that, when executed, cause the computer processor to unlock the access point when the global navigation satellite system detects that the mobile device is within a predetermined proximity of the host device via the GPS; (d) a first Internet Protocol (IP) address is associated with the host device, and a second Internet Protocol (IP) address is associated with the at least one mobile device, and the global navigation satellite system detects a geolocation of the host device using the first Internet Protocol (IP) address and detects a geolocation of the at least one mobile device using the second Internet Protocol (IP) address, whereby the global navigation satellite system detects when the at least one mobile device is within the predetermined proximity of the host device; wherein an audible message is broadcast from the audio speaker when the global navigation satellite system detects that the mobile device is within a predetermined proximity of the host device; wherein the access point of a structure comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of a door of a building, a door of a residence, a door of a storage locker, a door of a lockbox, and a lid of a container.

 

Claim 20. A system for delivering an item comprising: (a) a host device attached to a secure location and operatively connected to an access point of a structure and adapted to unlock the access point, said host device comprising: a housing; a scanner device; an audio speaker; a motion detector; (b) at least one mobile device operatively connected to the host device; (c) the

host device, and the at least one mobile device operatively connected to a global navigation satellite system comprising a Global Positioning System (GPS) configured to determine a

proximity of the host device to the at least one mobile device, and the host device comprising a computer processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising software having programming instructions that, when executed, cause the computer processor to unlock the access point when the global navigation satellite system

detects that the mobile device is within a predetermined proximity of the host device via the GPS; (d) a first Internet Protocol (IP) address is associated with the host device, and a second

Internet Protocol (IP) address is associated with the at least one mobile device, and the global navigation satellite system detects a geolocation of the host device using the first Internet Protocol (IP) address and detects a geolocation of the at least one mobile device using the second Internet Protocol (IP) address, whereby the global navigation satellite system detects when the at least one mobile device is within the predetermined proximity of the host device; wherein the audible message is broadcast from the audio speaker when the global navigation satellite system detects that the mobile device is within a predetermined proximity of the host device and when motion is detected by the motion detector; wherein the host device requires an approved scan of an image by the scanner device before the access point is unlocked; a non-transitory computer readable storage\ medium comprising software having programming instructions that, allow an administrator to create a virtual key comprising a graphic image and transmit the virtual key to a recipient, wherein the virtual key is created by the administrator selecting a photograph; wherein the scanner device is adapted to read the photograph from the recipient and upon reading the photograph unlock the access point; wherein the access point of a structure comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of a door of a building, a door of a residence, a door of a storage locker, a door

of a lockbox, and a lid of a container.

Patent application No.17/070,739 Filed on October 14, 2020. This application is currently allowed and will be issuing soon.

Summary:  This patent application claims an artificial intelligence entry management system configured to unlock an access point when a virtual key is read by a camera of the entry management device. The access point in this application is described as an entry doorway or a storage container for the delivery of packages. This application describes a geofence that can be activated to monitor an access point. This patent also claims an audible key. This patent claims tracking of a delivery person and also activation and recognition of a paired member device, to provide a contextual message to the recognized party. The issuing patent will have 19 claims with one being independent claim, claim 6.

 

Priority: This pending patent application was filed on October 14, 2020 and has no priority claim.

 

What is Claimed:

Claim 6. An artificial intelligence entry management system comprising: an entry management device comprising: a camera; a microphone; a motion detector; a speaker; a wireless communication device; an artificial intelligence device in communication with the entry management device including a processor with a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising software having program instructions configured for providing artificial intelligence to the artificial intelligence entry management device; wherein the camera is adapted to read a virtual key, and upon reading the virtual key, the software of the artificial intelligence device is configured to: unlock an access point including a door to a storage container or mailbox; provide a logistic message via the speaker to guide the person or the device to the access point; wherein, the entry management device is configured to work on a networkable platform with networked software accessible and interactive with said entry management device and member devices running the networked software and participating on the networkable platform, wherein the networkable platform is configured for communication between said member devices including member devices of owners, service personnel, property management, real estate professionals, short term rentals, hotels, and employees, wherein the networkable platform is configured to provide access and logistics to access points.

41. The artificial intelligence entry management system of claim 40, wherein the virtual key comprises two or more images that are displayed to the display screen of the artificial

intelligence entry management device.

42. The artificial intelligence entry management system of claim 41, wherein the two or more images have to be selected in a specific sequence to produce said virtual key.

43. The artificial intelligence entry management system of claim 41, wherein the two or more images are digital images that have been sent to a third party’s mobile electronic device.

44. The artificial entry management system of claim 43, wherein the two or more digital images are sent to the third party’s mobile electronic device by an administer of the artificial

entry management system.

45. The artificial entry management system of claim 43, wherein the two or more digital images are from a photo-library of the administer.

46. The artificial entry management system of claim 43, wherein digital images are sent to the third party’s mobile electronic device automatically artificial entry management system.

47. The artificial intelligence entry management system of claim 40, wherein the virtual key comprises two or more images that are sent by the artificial intelligence entry management to a

mobile electronic device and are displayed on a display screen of said mobile electronic device for selection by a user.

48. The artificial intelligence entry management system of claim 47, wherein the two or more images have to be selected in a specific sequence to produce said virtual key.

49. The artificial intelligence entry management system of claim 47, wherein the two or more images are digital images that are sent to a third party’s mobile electronic device.

50. The artificial entry management system of claim 49, wherein the two or more digital images are sent to the third party’s mobile electronic device by an administer of the artificial

entry management system.

51. The artificial entry management system of claim 50, wherein the two or more digital images are from a photo-library of the administer.

52. The artificial entry management system of claim 49, wherein digital images are sent to the third party’s mobile electronic device automatically artificial entry management system.

The artificial entry management system of claim 49, wherein digital images are sent to the third party’s mobile electronic device via a short-range wireless signal.

Design Patent U.S. design patent 29/754,823, Filed October 14, 2020 Entitled Entry Management Device
This pending design patent is directed to the oval shape of the entry management device

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Summary of the Claims US Application No. 17488278

The claims of U.S. application No. 17488278 are broader than earlier allowed claims in that the virtual key is not described and required in claim 1.  Claim 1 requires an AI entry management system that includes a housing with a speaker and microphone and camera ( for receiving guest and delivery people), a door with an electronic lock that is opened by the AI entry management system, a robot that interfaces with the AI system and a networkable platform. The dependent claims include the virtual key being required for access to the access point or door. The robot has a speaker, camera, microphone, light, motion sensor and a deterrent device. The claims described the robot being capable of identifying a threat and then following and/or deterring the threat with an alarm,  light, or with the deterrent device, such as pepper spray. The robots may take images or recordings of the threat and send this to the AI system or the police.  The robot may take a picture of a vehicle of a threat and may also send a location of the threat via a GPS locator. The robots may communicate with each other and may form a swarm around a threat. The robots may also be configured to provide the contextual greeting and may open an access point or pick up and move a package. The robots may be configured to reside on a docking station and the docking station may exchange batteries of the robot or charge the robot battery. The docking station may have a motion detector and a speaker to monitor the perimeter of a building and emit an alarm if a threat is detected. The robots may monitor a perimeter of the building and may conduct surveillance routes around the perimeter of the building. A mobile device may interface with the AI entry management system and may be used to initiate a surveillance route by one or more of the robots.