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Access barrier

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340 - Communications: electrical

340825000 - SELECTIVE

340500100 - Intelligence comparison for controlling

340500200 - Authorization control (e.g., entry into an area)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
340500720 Vehicle door 59
340500730 Lockbox 21
340500710 Garage door 20
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20110199182SENSOR ACTUATED STORAGE COMPARTMENT - A storage compartment is provided that includes a sensor configured to generate a signal based on presence of an activating object. The storage compartment also includes a controller communicatively coupled to the sensor and configured to detect an object adjacent to the storage compartment based on the signal. The storage compartment further includes an actuator communicatively coupled to the controller and configured to release a securing feature of the storage compartment when the controller detects the object adjacent to the storage compartment.08-18-2011
20090231093Method and Apparatus to Facilitate Controlling an Overlock as Pertains to a Self-Storage Facility - Upon detecting a secondary influence of interest one automatically controls one or more overlooks for one or more of the self-storage units as comprise a part of a self-storage facility. The secondary influence can comprise, for example, a weather condition (such as a sleeting weather condition) that is capable of causing the overlock to persist a given lock state (such as a presently-locked state). The automatic action can comprise, for example, automatically removing the overlock condition for some or all of the presently overlooked self-storage units regardless of the present contractual propriety of maintaining an overlooked state.09-17-2009
20100148921Lock actuating device for a lock mechanism of a lock, and a method of providing wireless control of a lock - In one embodiment of the present invention, a lock actuating device for a lock mechanism of a lock has a transceiver capable of interaction with a wireless key device, a controller coupled to the transceiver and capable of generating a control signal, and a lock actuator adapted for actuation of the lock mechanism upon receipt of the control signal from the controller. The controller has a sleep mode and an operational mode. The lock actuating device also has a wake-up arrangement including a sensor and associated circuitry. The sensor is positioned to detect the presence of a user in a vicinity of the lock actuating device. The circuitry is adapted to generate a wake-up control signal to the controller upon detection of the user, so as to cause the controller to switch from sleep mode to operational mode.06-17-2010
20100039217SENSOR FOR PRESENCE DETECTION - The invention refers to a sensor (02-18-2010
20130033359No-Click automate opener control system for gate, garage and the like - A gate structure includes a gate control housing, a gate member and a control system. The control system includes a first and a second connector. The second connector is detachably attached on the moving object, and includes a signal generating module. The first connector and the second connector are communicated through a predetermined radio frequency signal. The gate member is operated between a closing position and an opening position, wherein in the closing position, a distance between the first and the second connector is larger than a preset connecting distance and the gate member is closed for blocking access to the restricted area, wherein in the opening position, a distance between the first connector and the second connector is within the preset connecting distance and the gate member is actuated to move for allowing access to the restricted area by the moving object bearing the first connector.02-07-2013
20130038423Security Barrier with Emergency Release Mechanism - In certain embodiments, a system includes a security barrier attached to a structure such that the security barrier is operable to move from a first position, in which the security barrier blocks an exterior opening of the structure, to a second position, in which the security barrier does not block the exterior opening of the structure. The system further includes a latch mechanism operable to control movement of the security barrier from the first position to the second position and a sensor operable to generate an emergency signal indicating an emergency condition within the structure. The system further includes a control unit operable to access the emergency signal generated by the sensor and generate, in response to the emergency signal, a release signal to be communicated to the latch mechanism. The release signal is operable to cause the latch mechanism to permit the security barrier to move from the first position to the second position.02-14-2013
20120262269METHOD FOR MONITORING A SPACE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH A CONTROL DOOR AND CONTROL DOOR - The invention relates to a method for monitoring a space that can be accessed through a control door (10-18-2012
20130088323System and Method for Shipping Distribution and Pickup - A shipping and distribution system with remote holding pods where a shipper can safely leave a package, and the recipient of the package can pick it up. The system controls the package from the time the shipper leaves it at the pod until the package owner or recipient or authorized party retrieves it. A system controller with an online interface allocates the temporary storage resources to shipping/receiving parties. Secure access codes are provided to both the shipper and the recipient. The secure storage area at the pod can contain a contents sensor that can notify the receiver when the package is deposited and the sender when the package is retrieved.04-11-2013
20090091421VALET KEY STORAGE DEVICE - A valet key storage device includes a valet key storage portion for storing a valet key on which an engaging portion is formed, a locking portion provided with a locking mechanism for locking an ejection of the valet key by engaging with the engaging portion of the valet key, a key cylinder conducting a release operation of the locking mechanism by a mechanical keys and a control section for controlling an unlocking operation of the locking portion based on a release operation of an immobilizing function and the key cylinder by the mechanical key.04-09-2009
20110037561TRANSCODER APPARATUS AND METHODS - Embodiments of methods, systems and devices including encoders and decoders are disclosed.02-17-2011
20130063243SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING AND OPERATING A WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM IN A VEHICLE FOR ACTIVATION OF A REMOTE DEVICE - Control systems for mounting in a vehicle and for transmitting a signal to a receiver associated with a device for opening or closing a movable barrier when the receiver receives an authorized signal are provided.03-14-2013
20090237202Operator system utilizing a position detector to initiate a closing sequence - Mobile transmitter configured to control any compatible barrier operator so as to move an access barrier to a closed position based on the change in angular and/or linear position of a carrying device. The mobile transmitter includes a position sensor and an activity sensor to monitor the change in position of the carrying device. Thus, when the angular and/or linear position of the carrying device changes by an amount greater than a predetermined threshold, the mobile transmitter automatically communicates a mobile command signal to the barrier operator commanding it to close the access barrier.09-24-2009
20100085145System and Method for Control of Multiple Barrier Operators - A system for controlling operation of a plurality of movable barrier operators includes a controller configured to communicate with a plurality of movable barrier operators. The controller is programmed to receive a command to operate the plurality of movable barrier operators and to send a signal to start operation of a first movable barrier operator of the plurality of movable barrier operators in response to receiving the command. The controller is also programmed to send a signal to start a second movable barrier operator of the plurality of movable barrier operators at a time after sending the signal to start the operation of the first movable barrier operator. An arbitration of confirmation signals from the plurality of movable barrier operators may be used to determine the order of operation of the movable barrier operators.04-08-2010
20110121940Smart Door - A smart door comprising devices for monitoring activity at the door, providing alarms at the door and providing information from devices at the door.05-26-2011
20090309694REMOTE IDENTIFICATION EQUIPPED SELF-SERVICE MONETARY ITEM HANDLING DEVICE - An electronic process to capture, track and monitor unique identifying information regarding automated teller machine (ATM) deposits. ATMs equipped with radio-frequency identification (RFID) or other remote identification technology may enable the electronic transfer of key data elements to general ledger and asset tracking processing systems.12-17-2009
20110285501ELECTRONIC LOCK WITH SCREEN - An electronic lock with a screen includes an outer base body and an inner base body. The outer base body and the inner base body are correspondingly installed on inner and outer sides of a door for controlling the door to be open or locked. The outer base body is disposed with an image pickup element for obtaining an image of a visitor standing outside the door. The inner base body is disposed with a screen electrically connected with the image pickup element for displaying the image obtained by the image pickup element, so that an indoor user may know an identity of the visitor paying a visit in real time.11-24-2011
20100214059EVENT-DRIVEN MOBILE HAZMAT MONITORING - A HAZMAT monitoring system detects a plurality of different hazardous materials and includes first and second pluralities of RSIs. Each RSI of the first plurality forms a node in a first wireless sensor network and is associated with a mobile container and with at least one sensor that is configured to acquire data for detecting a first hazardous material. Each RSI further is configured to receive the sensor data and wirelessly transmit, over the first wireless sensor network, data relating to the received sensor data pertaining to the detection of the first hazardous material. Each RSI of the second plurality is similarly associated and configured. Communications within a respective wireless sensor network do not result in communications within the another wireless sensor network. A gateway is configured to independently communicate with each respective wireless sensor network.08-26-2010
20100328025AMUSEMENT PARK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - The amusement park management system comprises at least one mobile communication device containing identification information and transmitting reservation information including the number of reserved seats in a corresponding amusement facility out of a plurality of amusement facilities in an amusement park; a plurality of wireless network devices provided in the way ins/outs of the amusement park and the amusement facilities to form a mutual wireless local area network, and making an access to the mobile communication device to store the identification information and the reservation information including the number of reserved seats in the corresponding amusement facility; and a plurality of entry systems provided in gates of the amusement facilities to communicate with each of the plurality of wireless network devices, wherein each of the plurality of entry systems compares the identification information of the mobile communication device stored in the wireless network devices of the corresponding amusement facility with the identification information of the mobile communication device, compares the number of users using the corresponding amusement facility with the number of reserved seats in the corresponding amusement facility and controls the users' entrance and exit of sites according to the comparison results.12-30-2010
20090251279Identifying and/or Locking System for Identifying and/or Unblocking a Technical System, and Method for the Operation Thereof - The invention relates to an identifying and/or locking system for identifying and/or unblocking a technical system comprising at least one controlling receiver unit which executes at least one control function in accordance with a received signal, said technical system further comprising a mobile transmitter unit suitable for transmitting a signal that causes the controlling receiver unit to execute the control function. The controlling receiver unit is provided with means for testing whether a received signal is to trigger execution of a control function while the mobile transmitter unit is fitted with means which allow the signal that is to be transmitted to the controlling receiver unit to be defined, modified, and stored. Such an inventive system makes it possible especially to digitally transmit and temporally limit keys.10-08-2009
20090189733Luggage Compartment Actuation - A detection unit for integration in a luggage compartment of an airplane, having a capacitive sensor with an active layer, wherein the capacitive sensor is adapted to detect a first event triggered by a user, wherein the detection unit is adapted to transmit a first control signal to a control mechanism, wherein the first control signal corresponds to the first event and wherein the active layer comprises carbon fibre electrically isolated from a surrounding compartment structure.07-30-2009
20090146777Moveable Barrier Operator Feature Adjustment System and Method - At a moveable barrier operator, parameters are adjusted. At a first time, the moveable barrier operator is configured with at least one parameter and adjustment of the at least one parameter is disabled until a predetermined identification signal is received. At a second time, the predetermined identification signal is received and the at least one parameter is responsively adjusted.06-11-2009
20110063075Control System for a Door Drive - The present invention relates to a control system for a door drive with a plurality of components and a digital data bus via which the components communicate, wherein at least one safety component such as a closing edge-safety device or a light barrier detects safety-relevant events and reports the same via the data bus. When detecting a safety-relevant event, the safety component blocks the communication via the data bus for a certain time, wherein the remaining components detect the missing communication on the data bus and interpret the same as notification of a safety-relevant event.03-17-2011
20110148569METHOD FOR GAP CHARACTERIZATION IN INDUCTIVELY COUPLED ACCESS SYSTEMS - An access facility for a vehicle has a first transmit/receive device for transmitting a first radio signal and for receiving a second radio signal, a second transmit/receive device for transmitting the second radio signal and receiving the first radio signal, a transmission strength determining device for determining a transmission strength value, which represents the transmission field strength of the first radio signal transmitted by the first transmit/receive device, and a reception strength determining device for determining a second reception strength value, which represents the reception field strength of the first radio signal at the location of the second transmit/receive device. The information content of the first radio signal has the transmission strength value, and the access facility features a relation determining device for determining a relation between the transmission strength value and the reception strength value.06-23-2011
20090206985CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS THROUGH AN AUTOMATED DOOR - A control method for controlling access through an automated door is performed by a control system that includes a first communications unit, a processor and a storage space. The control method includes the steps of: a) through the first communications unit, receiving a communications signal transmitted from a second communications unit that has a second identification code and that transmits the communications signal upon dialing of the first identification code, and obtaining the second identification code of the second communications unit from the communications signal; and b) through the processor, comparing the second identification code obtained in step a) with at least one authorized identification code stored in the storage space, and controlling the automated door to permit access therethrough when a match is found.08-20-2009
20080309455SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOVEABLE BARRIER OPERATOR - In some of these approaches, a first fingerprint of a first user is stored in a memory and the transmission of an activation code is authorized. Subsequently, the first fingerprint is re-sensed and authenticated and a second fingerprint of a second user is responsively sensed and stored. The activation code is transmitted to the moveable barrier operator upon subsequent authenticating of the second fingerprint. Subsequently, the second fingerprint is re-sensed and authenticated and a third fingerprint of a third user is responsively sensed and stored. The activation code is transmitted to the moveable barrier operator upon subsequent authenticating of the third fingerprint.12-18-2008
20090273438Remote monitoring, interrogation and control apparatus for stationary and mobile systems - A wireless control apparatus includes a function control device adapted to control a function and a nomadic device. The nomadic device and the function control device communicate by a long-range communication network to control functions on the function control device in response to signals from the nomadic device. The nomadic device and the function control device can also communicate by a mid-range communication network. A portable fob transmits signals to the function control device and/or the nomadic device for controlling functions.11-05-2009
20080315988Radio Method for Doors - A radio method for doors in the 2.4 GHz frequency band with operating channels, wherein a stationary unit is bidirectionally networked by means of a wireless radio connection with at least one battery-powered mobile unit and uses a frequency-hopping method, wherein channel hops are executed in a time raster between 0.625 ms and 10 ms, the channels used for the frequency-hopping method are adaptively selected, at least one complete communication cycle takes place on one channel within the time raster, the number of transmitted data is adapted to the useful data that must be transmitted, the synchronization for establishment of a connection between the stationary unit and the mobile unit takes place on a synchronization channel.12-25-2008
20110199181CODED REMOTE CONTROLLER AND MEANS TO SECURE ENTRY - Systems and methods to ensure security over remote controlled entries using a remote control transmitter that only transmits a command to open a secured entry (e.g. gate or garage door) if a unique pattern (e.g., number pattern or biometric) is entered into a wireless remote control and transmitter. The remote control transmitter can include three or more buttons or a biometric input whereon a unique pattern is entered in order to cause the transmitter to send an RF signal to a matching/paired receiver associated with the secured entry. If the proper code is not entered onto the keypad or buttons associated with the remote control transmitter within a preselected number of tries (for example, three), then the remote control/transmitter can become inoperable for a period of time before entry can be attempted again.08-18-2011
20090278654Method of and System for Controlling Access to an Automated Media Library - A method of controlling access to an automated media library receives a request for access to the library from an individual having an identity. Access may include importing media to the library, exporting media from the library, and opening a locked door to a cabinet containing the library. If the access includes the importing media, the method moves a robotic media handler to a locked import/export station. If the access includes exporting media, the method moves the requested media to the locked import/export station. If the access includes the opening the door, the method takes a first inventory of the media in the library. The method authenticates the identity of the individual and determines an access level associated with the individual. If the access level is insufficient for the requested access, the method denies the requested access and issues an alert. If the access level is sufficient for the requested access, the method determines if the requested access requires a second authentication. If a second authentication is required, the method prompts the individual to perform the second authentication. If the second authentication is verified, the method logs the access by the individual and grants the access. If the access is granted and the access is importing or exporting media, the method unlocks the import/export station. If the access is granted and the access is opening the door, the method unlocks the door. The method closes and locks the import/export station a predetermined length of time after unlocking the import/export station. The method locks the door a predetermined length of time after unlocking the door and takes a second inventory of the media. The method issues an alert if the second inventory differs from the first inventory.11-12-2009
20080238610APPARATUS AND METHOD USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS - A near field communications enabled mobile communication is used to provide or receive information.10-02-2008
20100201479Integrated On-Line Door Control System with Standardized Interfaces - A door access control system includes a pair of housings. One housing is mounted in the door. The other is mounted adjacent to the door in the surrounding frame. The one housing includes an inductor, control circuits coupled to the inductor and a door side interface. The other includes an inductor, control circuits coupled to the inductor and a frame side interface. The door side interface can be coupled to door mounted devices including a card reader, a request for exit interface and a lock interface. The frame side interface can be coupled to frame side communication links which in turn are coupled to a displaced door access control unit. Communication between housings can be carried out via the inductors.08-12-2010
20080278281Safety edge system with override of fault condition - A method, system and apparatus for operating a safety sensitive edge for the safeguarded motor-driven movement of a door or gate having a moving edge is provided. An external sensing device(s) arranged in a feedback loop is disposed proximate the moving edge of the door and generates a fault signal when an obstruction is detected or when components of the feedback loop have systemically failed. A user indicates a desire to move the door by selecting a button, which generates a depressed signal while the button is depressed. The status of these signals is provided to a controller. In the absence of the fault signal, the controller generates an output signal indicating safe movement of the door is possible. If the fault signal is present, the controller generates an output signal indicating safe movement of the door is possible when the depressed signal is provided to the controller.11-13-2008
20090051482Access control system - An access control system with at least one entrance lane (02-26-2009
20130120109LOGGING ACCESS ATTEMPTS TO AN AREA - Logging events associated with accessing an area includes recording an event associated with accessing the area to provide an event recording and authenticating at least the event recording to provide an authenticated recording. Recording an event may include recording a time of the event. Recording an event may include recording a type of event. The event may be an attempt to access the area. Recording an event may include recording credentials/proofs used in connection with the attempt to access the area. Recording an event may include recording a result of the attempt. Recording an event may include recording the existence of data other than the credentials/proofs indicating that access should be denied. Recording an event may include recording additional data related to the area. Authenticating the recording may include digitally signing the recording.05-16-2013
20090128285Providing An Endpoint Access To A Locked Target - In one embodiment, providing an endpoint access to a locked target includes receiving a virtual key at a grantee endpoint through a wireless link. The virtual key results from a permission from a grantor endpoint, and is operable to unlock a physical lock of the target. The virtual key is wirelessly transmitted to a management system of the target to unlock the lock.05-21-2009
20120139696METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING A VEHICLE INSPECTION WAIVER PROGRAM - Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is approaching the location of an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station. The inspection stations can be mobile so that their locations are varied to prevent operators from intentionally avoiding an inspection, as may occur with fixed inspection stations.06-07-2012
20090251281Alarm System Interaction With a Movable Barrier Operator Method and Apparatus - A secure communication link (10-08-2009
20090251280Radio Receiver and Transmitter Apparatus for Radio-Controlled Automation Systems for Opening/Closure - An apparatus for radio-controlled automation systems for opening/closing curtains, entrance doors, rolling shutters, gates, barriers, electrical switches or the like, comprising a radio receiver which is coupled to an electric motor or to an electrical switch and comprising at least one radio transmitter for the remote actuation. The radio receiver comprises means for actuating the electric motor or the electrical switch on the basis of the content of an actuation radio signal which originates from the radio transmitter. The radio receiver comprises a memory storing a certificate which identifies the radio receiver and is adapted to provide an authorization for any operation at the radio receiver. The actuation means comprise stored instructions to perform the operation if the actuation signal comprises, in encoded form, the certificate in addition to a recognition code of the radio transmitter and a control code which corresponds to the operation to be performed.10-08-2009
20110032073System and Methods for Automatically Moving Access Barriers Initiated by Mobile Transmitter Devices - A discrete add-on control system for a barrier operating system is provided. The control system includes a mobile transmitter, a barrier state transmitter a controller and an indicator. The mobile transmitter automatically and periodically generates a mobile signal. The barrier state transmitter generates a barrier state signal. The controller is connected to the barrier operating system, receives the mobile signal and the barrier state signal, and commands the barrier operating system to move a barrier based upon the mobile signal and the barrier state signal. The indicator indicates a condition of the barrier.02-10-2011
20090051484Interface System for Wirelessly Actuating a Relay Associated with a Moveable Structure and Method for Use of Same - An interface system for wirelessly actuating a relay associated with a moveable structure and method for use of same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a local access device having call box functionality and a server communicate over a wireless network such as cellular network. The interface provided by the local access device and supporting server may furnish one or more mutually exclusive unique access functionalities relating to a database for Wiegand-compatible access devices and routing of calls from the local access device with the call box functionality to an owner who may or may not be located on premises.02-26-2009
20090051483Access control system - An access control system has at least two antenna coils (02-26-2009
20090243793Vehicle Carrying Remote Control Apparatus And Control Method Thereof - A vehicle carrying remote control apparatus is provided. The vehicle carrying remote control apparatus is adapted for a security mechanism, e.g., a driveway gate or a mechanical parking lot, which can be remote controlled for allowing a vehicle to pass while the vehicle is being driven, and can be remote controlled to open for passing and close for blocking. The vehicle carrying remote control apparatus includes a control module, and an antenna. The control module includes a fixing base, at least more than one electronic control panels, at least one set of control keys and a signal output terminal. The antenna is equipped to the vehicle, for receiving the signal outputted by the signal output terminal and transmitting the same to a sensing apparatus of a sensing apparatus of the security mechanism.10-01-2009
20090085719SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING A MOVABLE BARRIER OPERATOR UTILIZING SATELLITE COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES - The present invention is a system and method for monitoring and controlling a movable barrier operator utilizing satellite communication capabilities. The invention comprises an access control system that utilizes a satellite link to connect a command center to one or more movable barrier operators, allowing instant monitoring, maintenance, and control of one or more movable barriers from a remote location. By configuring an access control system for telemetry communication via satellite, an exchange of information between one or more access control units, or movable barrier operators, portable remote units, or a single access unit, can be established, thus eliminating the need to physically access a movable barrier operator when service or repairs are required.04-02-2009
20120032777CONTROL SYSTEM FOR MANAGING ACCESS TO RESTRICTED AREAS - A control system for managing access of users (02-09-2012
20100134243DRAWER CONTROL APPARATUS - A device for selectively controlling access to a plurality of secure areas includes a driver circuit including a plurality of drivers, and a plurality of access modules each assigned to a corresponding secure area of the plurality of secure areas. Each access module is operatively coupled to at least one actuator operative to grant or deny access to the corresponding secure area. Unused drivers provided to a first access module of the plurality of access modules are cascaded to a second access module of the plurality of access modules.06-03-2010
20110115603Systems and Methods for Access Control - The disclosure describes various systems and methods for access control. One such method includes providing an access control module that is capable of operating at least a first frequency and a second frequency. The method further includes interacting with a first credential utilizing the first frequency and granting access via an access point based at least in part on the interaction with the first credential, and interacting with a second credential utilizing the second frequency and granting access via the access point based at least in part on the interaction with the second credential.05-19-2011
20090140836MOVEABLE BARRIER OPERATOR TRANSLATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system includes a translator device that is configured to receive, using a pre-programmed native mode of operation, a first barrier actuation code transmitted by a transmitter according to a first code format. The translator device then analyzes the first barrier actuation code and verifies that it is a valid code. When a valid code, the translator device saves the information contained in the code, and creates a second barrier actuation code at least in part from information contained in the first actuation code and transmits the second barrier actuation code according to the second code format, which is different from the first code format. A barrier operator is coupled to the translator device and a barrier. The barrier operator has a receiver apparatus and the receiver apparatus receives the second barrier actuation code. The barrier operator determines whether the second barrier actuation code is valid, and when the barrier actuation code is determined to be valid, actuates the barrier.06-04-2009
20110001606ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD USING RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION AND IMAGING - The invention provides an access control system and method for ski areas or similar facilities which uses a combination of RFID enabled tags and video-image derived biometric information to control access through an access gate.01-06-2011
20110018682PHYSICAL, EDUCATIONAL AND OTHER ACTIVITY BASED PRIVILEGED ACCESS AND INCENTIVE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A physical activity, educationally required activity and other required activities monitoring system and method for providing a privilege access to user-intended devices based on completion of a physical activity by a user. The monitoring system includes a monitoring module associated with at least one monitoring device, at least one sensor, a box and a key pad lock. The activity monitoring module can be programmed to open the box or other “lockable” enclosed space (physical or electronic) associated with the user-intended devices after a predefined time limit is attained or required activity is completed. The monitoring device can be programmed and can be read wirelessly and/or by “plugging” the sensing device into the monitoring module. A wireless signal can be transmitted to open the box or other “lockable” enclosed space and the user-intended devices can be obtained or activated if the physical criterion is attained. If the programmed criterion is not attained, the box and the keypad lock can “punish” the user by preventing access to the user-desired activity or devices.01-27-2011
20100214060WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK SYSTEM FOR TRACKING CONTAINERS - A system for visually capturing and monitoring the contents and events surrounding a cargo container is provided. The system includes a camera such as a digital camera or still camera.08-26-2010
20090322473Remote controlled dead bolt door locking system - The remote controlled deadbolt door locking system (the “unit”) is designed to be an add-on safety mechanism for existing entry doors. The unit is designed to be mounted onto the bottom corner of a door, where in the engaged position, it prevents said door from being opened even if the main lock has been tampered with. The unit makes use of a small DC electric motor to move a steel shaft in the vertical direction into a steel bushing that is mounted into a drilled hole in the floor directly in front of the door and under the unit. The unit is mounted onto the door with four carriage bolts through the door, and a mounting plate from the outside of the door, through four matching holes in the unit itself. The unit is then simply tightened on with normal hex nuts. The unit is equipped with several safety circuits, which warn the user if any of the following occur: low battery or battery failure of either the main or backup batteries; the shaft does not fully engage upon closing; and if both batteries fall to a low condition. There is a built in triple redundancy to eliminate the possibility of the homeowner locking him/herself out. The operation of the unit is accomplished through a two-button remote control, or any commercially available remote entry system including but not limited to: fingerprint or voice recognition, or keypad entry. In this way, the unit acts just like a simple dead bolt, but one that can be locked while the homeowner is standing outside of the house.12-31-2009
20090033458Integrated apparatus for the control of the accesses - The invention relates to an integrated apparatus for the control of accesses, which can be used, in particular, coupled with an automated opening system for doors, main doors, gates and the like, wherein it comprises a single support element on which are disposed a section for the control of accesses and a section for the drive of the automated system.02-05-2009
20100052844SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING - A system and method for data acquisition and processing is described which can form the basis of new and improved business and consumer services. Encoded datagram images are captured using a mobile phone or PDA or fixed line device and processed relative to a stored encoded profile such that the result of the processing can be used to access services remotely by way of a fixed or network connection and or be used to generate encoded local broadcast signals such as those sent by Bluetooth or Infra Red or WLAN or WIMAX or wireless USB and the like. In this way the capturing device becomes an intelligent service access gatekeeper such that data can be differentially extracted from visible images and used to generate encoded signals according to differential service access privileges which can be used for authenticating and granting building access, operating car park barriers, providing additional security for ATM cash point transactions, operating machinery in diverse applications and the like.03-04-2010
20110102134ENERGY SAVING SECURITY SYSTEM - A method and apparatus are provided for protecting a secured space. The method includes the steps of providing a secured space including a first secured area and a second secured area accessed through the first secured area and where the second secured area has a relatively higher security level than the first secured area; controlling access into each of the secured areas via at least one access controller and deactivating a portion of the access controllers in accordance with a predetermined event and security level.05-05-2011
20120200385DIRECT ACCESS DISPENSING SYSTEM - An access and storage system including a storage component configured to store items therein or thereon in an associated storage position, wherein the storage component is configured to provide a user direct manual access to the items in the storage positions. The system further includes a sensor system configured to track at least one of the user's removal of an item from the associated storage position or replacement of an item to the associated storage position and an identification system for identifying the user. The system also has an authorization database operatively coupled to the identification system for tracking which of the items a particular identified user is authorized to access.08-09-2012
20110025457Triggering Device - A system and methods are provided for triggering an operating device. In one embodiment, a triggering device includes a receiving unit configured to receive one or more wireless control signals. The receiving unit may include a switch and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to control the switch for activation of an operating device coupled to a signaling line based, at least in part, on the one or more wireless control signals. According to another embodiment, the triggering device may include a connector configured to electrically couple the receiving unit to the signaling line, the connector having one or more contacts and a housing configured to clasp the signaling line and couple the one or more contacts to the signaling line. Additionally, the signaling line may relate to existing wiring of the operating device.02-03-2011
20100097174Providing Parcel Procurement With Acknowledgement Of Receipt In An Intelligent Mailbox - A method for providing a procuration to a user on behalf of a letter or parcel recipient for authorizing this user to retrieve this letter or parcel with acknowledgement of receipt in an intelligent mailbox. Exemplary embodiments include a method to forward delegation between the original recipient and the delegated user through an exchange supported by any electronic or physical protocol of a delegation information made of the recipient unique identifier, a validity period and a hashcode, signed with the recipient private key and the mailbox public key.04-22-2010
20080315987System and Method for Controlling at Least One Device - System and method for controlling at least one device (12-25-2008
20110210819SECURED BAG LOCKING AND TRACKING DEVICE - A secure container for controlling and monitoring access to at least one secured bag locking device is disclosed. The secure container is lockable to prevent access by unauthorized parties, and may include any feature of prior art secure containers, such as shock detection or a camera to photograph access. The secure container contains a number of rails to provide power to and monitor the status of docked secured bag locking devices. In addition, the secure container includes an antenna to allow secured devices to be tethered to it via communications with an active radio frequency identification tag secured to the tethered device.09-01-2011
20100321150SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUIDING VISITOR USING SENSOR NETWORK - Provided are a system and method for guiding a visitor using a sensor network. The system includes: an entry approval requesting unit for requesting an entry approval of the visitor to the visitee terminal according to destination information; a route setting unit for setting a route along which the visitor terminal is to move to the destination, based on the destination information of the visitor, according to an entry approval result of the visitee terminal; a location detecting unit for detecting a current location of the visitor terminal based on identification information of the visitor terminal and location information of the sensor node, the identification information and the location information being obtained through the sensor network on the route; and a location confirming unit for confirming if the detected current location of the visitor terminal is out of a preset area.12-23-2010
20120146763AUTOMATED GATE SYSTEM - An automated gate system (AGS) for processing vehicles entering and exiting a controlled access facility via a single common traffic flow. The AGS provides a single portal receiving both ingress and egress vehicle traffic as a common traffic flow sharing a same access road. The access road feeds a multi-lane gated sub-system having associated kiosks providing an interface for obtaining vehicle and driver related information and which have a combined inbound/outbound gate for controlling ingress and egress movement of vehicles of the common traffic flow in and out from the controlled access facility. A computer system receives signals from the portal and the kiosks representing a status of the vehicles alone or in combination with driver information for controlling gate operation of each of the gates. Thereby, both ingress and egress routes are controlled, and both ingress and egress movement of the vehicles regarding the access facility is controlled.06-14-2012
20100283579METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING ACCESS TO AN ACCESS POINT - A method of remotely operating a door lock. The method includes transmitting a first signal from a remote device to a router via a network; transmitting the signal from the router to a mesh network gateway; translating the signal from a network protocol to a mesh network protocol to produce a second signal; transmitting the second signal from the mesh network gateway to the door lock using radio frequency signaling over the mesh network; receiving the second signal at the door lock; and performing an operation at the door lock in response to the second signal being received by the door lock.11-11-2010
20100026449INTEGRATED ONLINE DOOR VIA ELECTRONIC DOOR HANDLE - A door security apparatus including a door strike connected to a structure and electrically connected to a first energy transceiver. The door strike is in spaced mating relationship to a door. A door-locking device is coupled to the door for locking and unlocking the door to the door strike. The door-locking device is electrically connected to a second energy transceiver in spaced mating relationship and electrically communicating with the first energy transceiver. The door-locking device includes an access interface communicating with a microprocessor for receiving an access credential. A controlling device is electrically connected to the first energy transceiver, and the controlling device initiates unlocking and locking the door to the door strike using the door-locking device after evaluating the validity of the access credential received from the access interface.02-04-2010
20110133882Apparatus for detecting coordinates of an event within interest region, display device, security device and electronic blackboard including the same - There is provided an apparatus for detecting the coordinates of an event within an interest region including: a light source limiting an interest region; at least two light receiving units receiving reflected light of an event within the interest region; a reflector refracting the reflected light received in the light receiving units; and one image sensor on which the reflected light refracted on the reflector is image-formed, wherein the apparatus for detecting coordinates is configured of one module.06-09-2011
20110095863APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A BIOMETRIC READER FOR ACCESS WITH IDENTIFICATION ON THE DEVICE - A networkless biometric access device is provided hereby, the networkless biometric access device comprises a housing adapted to be secured in an electrical box, an electronic system comprising a biometric reader connected to the housing and adapted to scan fingerprints, and a memory module operatively connected to the biometric reader and adapted to store scanned fingerprints data therein. A method of using the networkless biometric access device and a kit comprising same is also provided hereby.04-28-2011
20110080256VEHICLE ACCESS SYSTEM - An access control system includes an access database and barrier controller in communication with the access database. The access control system includes a vehicle with an electrical system having an OBD transceiver in communication with an on-board computer through an OBD connector. The OBD transceiver provides a vehicle indication signal S04-07-2011
20120025949Concurrent Infrared Signal, Single Thread Low Power Protocol and System for Pet Control - A method and system for a concurrent infrared signal, single thread low power protocol comprises transitioning a remote signal during a first fraction of a bit-period and transitioning another remote signal during a later equal fraction of another bit-period. Additionally, the method includes receiving and decoding two remote signals as a single overlapping signal thread. The disclosed system comprises multiple identifying (ID) remote transceiver units, a pet collar for each ID unit and a base unit attached to a mechanical apparatus for controlling access to food and/or a pet door. Wake-up bursts broadcast by the base unit synchronize to the ID units to the base followed by a rest and a subsequent type indicator preamble to the transmission of unique ID codes from the ID units appended by a battery indicator code. A programmable processor and logic in the base enables the mechanical apparatus based on decoding of the ID codes.02-02-2012
20080303630DigiKey and DigiLock - The present invention discloses an improvement in conventional lock and key mechanical fastening devices. This complete electronic security system utilizes a radio standard and communications protocol such as bluetooth, asymmetric cryptography encryption algorithms for authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation purposes such as GPG, and a magnetic lock mechanism.12-11-2008
20120154110COORDINATES DETECTING DEVICE, DISPLAY APPARATUS, SECURITY APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC BLACKBOARD INCLUDING THE SAME - There are provided a coordinates detecting device for detecting coordinates of an event generated in a region of interest, and a display apparatus, a security apparatus and an electronic blackboard including the same. The coordinates detecting device provided on at least one side of a touch panel having a preset region of interest surrounded by a frame having a predetermined length, includes: a voltage generator providing a preset driving voltage; an acoustic wave to voltage converter receiving the driving voltage from the voltage generator, to thereby generate a predetermined ultrasonic wave, and receiving the ultrasonic wave reflected from the region of interest to convert the received ultrasonic wave to a corresponding voltage level; and a calculator calculating a position from which the ultrasonic wave is reflected according to the voltage level converted from the acoustic wave to voltage converter.06-21-2012
20110090043Mobile-Controlled Electric Entrance Device - A mobile-controlled electric entrance device includes an electrically powered entrance body and a control unit. The control unit includes a mobile phone number comparison unit, a storage unit, an oscillation timer, a delay and sequential logical decoding unit, a current driver and a relay switch. The mobile phone number comparison unit receives a call from the mobile phone with a phone number and demodulates the number to be compared with a plurality of predetermined phone numbers. If the phone number is not found in the predetermined phone numbers, the mobile phone number comparison unit is back to a stand-by state; if the phone number is found in the predetermined phone numbers, the mobile phone number comparison unit transmits a signal to trigger the oscillation timer to generate a sequential pulse for opening or closing the electrically powered entrance body.04-21-2011
20120133483EMULATED RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION - A mobile communication device is equipped with hardware and/or software components to enable the device to output a data in a form of a radio frequency signal, emulating outputting of the data by either an active or a passive RFID transponder. The data may be a security key or an identifier. Emulation of an active RFID transponder includes facilitating selection of the data and instruction to output by a user. Emulation of a passive RFID transponder includes detecting for proximal presence of a RFID reader. Either case, provision of the data to the mobile communication device may include provision of associated signal attribute(s).05-31-2012
20090058594MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A management system manages use of management object provided in facilities by using an information storage medium of a user. An entrance management apparatus, provided in the vicinity of an entrance of the facilities, stores use permission information for permitting the use of the management object on an information storage medium when the user enters the facilities. In the facilities, a use management apparatus, provided for each management object, controls availability or unavailability of the management object based on the use permission information stored on the information storage medium. Additionally, the use management apparatus stores, in the information storage medium, use information showing that the management object is used. Further, a room leaving management apparatus, provided in the vicinity of an exit of the facilities, manages leaving of the user based on the use information stored on the information storage medium. When the user leaves the facilities, it is controlled whether or not the user can leave the facilities, and use history information is stored, based on the use information.03-05-2009
20120249290Controller For A Door Entry System - Controller for retrofit connection to a pre-installed door entry system of an area having a communal entrance secured by a communal door having a first electrically operated lock and a non-communal internal region secured by an internal door having a second electrically operated lock, the door entry system comprising a door panel associated with the communal entrance and an entry phone located within the internal region; the controller being connectable to existing circuitry of the entry phone to be able to receive a request for entry into the internal region from the door panel; and transmit an electrical signal to the entry phone to unlock the first and second electrically operated locks. The controller comprises a detector; a verifier; and a lock controller arranged to generate the signals to control the entry phone to unlock the first and second electrically operated locks when the right of access has been verified.10-04-2012
20090096572BREACH CONTROL BARRIER SYSTEM - This invention relates to the field of personnel access control and more particularly, to deployable/stowable fabric-based barriers for controlling or restricting access of individuals to specific physical areas. This allows security personnel at a screening station, for example, to quickly react to an “intruder” who is bypassing the screening area by quickly and safely closing the passageway and/or walkways between a screening area and a sterile area. Recognizing that different facilities and different applications place more emphasis on some design requirements than others, three barrier systems were designed to increase overall suitability for different facilities: Drop Down BCBS, Pop Across BCBS, and Pop Up BCBC.04-16-2009
20120299698WALL CONSOLE DIVERSE COMMANDS TO BARRIER OPERATORS - Disclosed are alternate embodiments of various components of a barrier operator system. and methods of operation, including of the mechanical drive subsystem with segmented and self-locking rail unit, rail mounting supports, belt and chain drive tensioning, and drive assembly carriage and interface; the electronics and software routines for controlled operation of the various barrier operator functions; wall console communications with the barrier operator; encryption and decryption of access codes; establishment and monitoring of travel limits and barrier speed and force profiles; thermal protection of barrier operator drive motors; and establishment and control of communications from the barrier operator to accessories by way of a wireless adapter.11-29-2012
20120176217CONTROL SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE FOR MAINTENANCE WORKER AND CONTROL DEVICE - A terminal device carried by a maintenance worker transmits, to a central control device, a request to maintain a first state in which a central control device controls a target device so that maintenance work is safely performed. The central control device transitions to a PIN lock state in which the first state is maintained, according to this request.07-12-2012
20120299697DECRYPTION OF ACCESS CODES OF DIVERSE PROTOCOLS IN BARRIER OPERATOR SYSTEMS - Disclosed are alternate embodiments of various components of a barrier operator system. and methods of operation, including of the mechanical drive subsystem with segmented and self-locking rail unit, rail mounting supports, belt and chain drive tensioning, and drive assembly carriage and interface; the electronics and software routines for controlled operation of the various barrier operator functions; wall console communications with the barrier operator; encryption and decryption of access codes; establishment and monitoring of travel limits and barrier speed and force profiles; thermal protection of barrier operator drive motors; and establishment and control of communications from the barrier operator to accessories by way of a wireless adapter.11-29-2012
20080290989Method of controlling access to a sports facility - Controlling access to a sports facility with a user-carried non-transferable data storage medium which stores access privilege data and is read by a reading mechanism upon entry to the sports facility. A data storage medium, located on the user's sports equipment near the ground, stores control data, which is read by an antenna located near the ground at the entrance to the sports facility. The access privilege data, read from the non-transferable data storage medium upon entry, is combined by program logic with the control data read by the near-ground data storage medium on entry and then memorized. Upon each subsequent entry, the access privilege data from the non-transferable data storage medium and the control data from the near-ground data storage medium are re-read by the antenna. If there is a mismatch of the memorized combined data, entrance to the sports facility is prohibited.11-27-2008
20120319814OPENING MANAGEMENT THROUGH GAIT DETECTION - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for managing an opening through gait recognition. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for managing an opening through gait recognition is provided. The method includes capturing imagery, for example through the use of a Web cam, of a moving object as the moving object approaches an automated door. The method additionally, includes determining from the captured imagery a presence or absence of a gait of the moving object. Finally, the method includes managing an automated opening of the door according to the determined presence or absence of a gait of the moving object.12-20-2012
20120268237SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DOOR - A method for controlling a door includes: capturing an image by a camera; setting a predetermined percentage; comparing the current image captured by the camera with a plurality of images for different people's faces based on the predetermined percentage to determine whether there is a person appearing in the current image; and controlling a driving unit of the door to open the door upon the condition that there is a person appearing in the current image.10-25-2012
20120081208APPARATUS FOR OPERATING DOOR OF CONNECTOR CONNECTION PART IN EV CHARGING STAND - Disclosed is an apparatus for operating a door of a connector connection part in an EV charging stand, which is configured to control an operation of opening or closing the door of the connector connection part of the EV charging stand to which a connector of an electric vehicle is connected for a charging operation, using ID information of an EV user, and which is advantageous in that the connector connection part of the EV charging stand is prevented from being randomly opened when the electric vehicle is not charged, thus preventing an electric shock accident or damage to the connection part, and an unauthorized user is prevented from using the EV charging stand, thus effectively preventing the electric vehicle from being stolen.04-05-2012
20120092125Method and Apparatus Pertaining to Message-Based Functionality - A movable barrier operator transmits a message to a remote peripheral platform and, upon determining that the remote peripheral platform is presently able to carry out a given functionality, responsively permits a particular function to be carried out by the movable barrier operator. Conversely, upon determining that it cannot be ascertained whether the remote peripheral platform is presently able to carry out the given functionality, the movable barrier operator responsively prevents the movable barrier operator from carrying out the particular function. Also, upon detecting that a targeted remote platform does not acknowledge a previously re-transmitted message and further upon detecting that this same remote platform has also not acknowledged a subsequent wirelessly-transmitted second message, the system can switch to automatically retransmitting that second message a lesser number of times than would otherwise be required.04-19-2012
20130015947METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCESS AUTHORIZATION - A method for access authorization includes: generating, by a mobile terminal, first location data in relation to the location of the mobile terminal; comparing the first location data with stored second location data and determining that the first location data matches the second location data; establishing, by the mobile terminal, a first connection to an authorization client using a mobile communication network comprising a base station; sending, by the mobile terminal, identification data to the authorization client to request access authorization; establishing, by a detection client, a second connection to the mobile terminal, wherein the second connection is a direct packet switched connection; and granting access to a user of the mobile terminal when a position of the user relative to the detection client matches a predefined position relative to the detection client.01-17-2013
20130021136Exit Lane Monitoring System - An exit lane monitoring system (01-24-2013
20080246583Access Control System - A method of switching a door latch in a secure area, a relay module, and an access control system are disclosed. Encrypted communications from a reader in an unsecured area are decrypted, and the decrypted communications are compared to an expected code. A micro-controller may implement the decrypting and comparing steps. Power is switched to actuate the door latch if the comparison of the decrypted communications and the expected code indicates a correct match. A relay coupled to the micro-controller may implement the switching step. The relay module and the door latch may be a single module. The method may further comprise the step of receiving the encrypted communications from the reader. At least one buffer coupled to the micro-controller may implement the receiving step.10-09-2008
20100090796MOVABLE BARRIER SYSTEM ADAPTED TO TRANSMIT DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION TO A REMOTE DEVICE - The invention is a movable barrier system with wireless connectivity to a remote device in close proximity. More particularly, an apparatus in accordance with the present invention comprises of a movable barrier, an operator adapted to control movement of the movable barrier, and a wireless peer-to-peer interface adapted to transmit diagnostic information to a remote device in response to a command instruction received from said remote device. When movable barrier system receives a command instruction from remote device, it may perform self-diagnostic tests on specific sub-components and externally connected devices. After obtaining test results, movable barrier system transmits diagnostic information back to remote device.04-15-2010
20120249289Encrypted Communications for a Moveable Barrier Environment - An at least partially secure communication environment is provided in which accessory devices can be communicated with and controlled in the context of a movable barrier operator system. In one example approach, a gateway device can be configured to coordinate and control such communications in a secure manner. Three example approaches to such a communication environment include: a gateway device's receiving an accessory device control signal and sending a rolling code based accessory command signal to a target accessory device; receiving a rolling code based accessory device control signal and sending a command signal to an accessory device; and receiving a rolling code based accessory device control signal and sending a rolling code based accessory command signal to a target accessory device. Combinations are possible. An integrated system provides for automatic functioning of one device in response to status changes of one or more other devices.10-04-2012
20130093563APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACCESS CONTROL - A method and apparatus for controlling access from a first area to a second area includes receiving an identity signal from an identifier input device, and checking for stored data indicating that the identity represented by the identity signal is registered as present in the first area. If a predetermined access requirement is fulfilled, then a pass signal at the first access controller is generated. To control access from the second area to a third area, an enter message is sent to a second controller with at least the identity and data indicating that the identity is present in an access area of the second controller. An exit message is sent to a third controller controlling access to the first area, including at least the identity and data indicating that the identity is not present in an access area of the third controller.04-18-2013
20130127590AUTOMATIC DOOR SYSTEM WITH DOOR SYSTEM USER INTERFACE - An automatic door system includes a door controller having a plurality of door operation modes. A door driver mechanism is electrically coupled to the door controller, and operatively coupled to a door. A door system user interface is communicatively coupled to the door controller. The door system user interface has a processor unit configured to store a plurality of door operation schedules, with each door operation schedule having an execution date, an execution time, and a door operation mode of the plurality of door operation modes. The processor unit is configured to execute program instructions to: monitor a current date and time; select as an active operation schedule the door operation schedule having the execution date and the execution time that corresponds to the current date and the current time, and select at the door controller the door operation mode corresponding to that of the active operation schedule.05-23-2013
20130120108ACCESS CONTROL GATE - An access control gate with a mechanical guide forms one or more access lanes for patrons. A contactless access reader which is connected to a software controlled verification system identifies access right of patrons shortly before the person approaches a gate threshold formed by two motor driven flaps which when closed protrude into the access lane from left and right of the lateral lane boundaries. A verification system activates the flaps when an access right has been granted. Two or more photoelectric barriers define a detection zone behind the gate threshold and detect the passage of patrons through the gate threshold and the exit of the detection zone. The flaps are closed with highest possible speed after the patron has left the detection zone regularly, and are moved with low speed if an irregular passage is detected.05-16-2013
20100277274SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ISSUING PATIENT IDENTIFICATION DEVICES - A system and method of issuing patient identification devices to patients in a self service fashion at a provider facility. The system includes a processor for obtaining first patient identification information from a patient, for retrieving second patient identification information from patient records, for positively identifying the patient by comparing the first identification information to the second identification information, for initiating a patient identification device with a code unique to the patient, for issuing the identification device to the patient, and for storing an indication that the identification device has been initiated and issued.11-04-2010
20100289616MOVABLE BARRIER SYSTEM ADAPTED TO UTILIZE BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY TO IDENTIFY AND AUTHORIZE ACCESS TO PREMISES - The invention is a movable barrier system for controlling access to a secured premise utilizing biometric technology. More particularly, a system in accordance with the present invention comprises a movable barrier, an operator adapted to control movement of the movable barrier, and a biometric device adapted to sense a user's biometric parameters to identify and authorize the user to control access to the premises. When a user enters his or her biometric parameter in the biometric device and the user's biometric parameter is matched and identified, the biometric device generates a security signal to the movable barrier operator indicating the user is authorized to control access. The user enters a command to the movable barrier that is received by the movable barrier operator. The movable barrier operator relays the command to the movable barrier and the movable barrier performs in accordance to the command.11-18-2010
20110234371RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DISTRIBUTING PRODUCTS - A method and system for vending products from a defined area, such as a micro-warehouse with a door. The method includes fitting each product with a radio frequency identification tag, positioning the plurality of products in a micro-warehouse, sensing opening and closing of the micro-warehouse door, scanning the plurality of products in the micro-warehouse upon sensing closing of the door to determine the number and type of products in the micro-warehouse, generating a message based on the number and type of products in the micro-warehouse, transmitting the message to a remote processor or server, and maintaining an inventory in the remote processor based on the message. The system is designed to be accessed by authorized individuals possessing some type of code or identifying mechanism. The micro-warehouses may be cabinets, refrigerators, secured rooms, or similar storage units or areas.09-29-2011
20100315199CONTAINERIZED ACCESS CONTROL UNIT - A portable container is provided which comprises a passing room(s) allowing entry into a second area into a first area, the passing room having at least two openings with a walkway in-between. Barrier device(s) can be located in the walkway but not connected to the first or second opening. A control room(s) can also be provided, the control room being connected to the passing room(s).12-16-2010
20120280785Biometrics System, Biologic Information Storage, and Portable Device - In a biometrics system for a building entrance unlocking or a bank account authentication, reference information registered under administration by the system is transmitted to a room or mobile-phone for private storage, with the original reference information deleted from the system. Biologic information gotten upon authentication is transmitted through wireless system to the room or mobile-phone for comparison with the reference, the result being returned to the system. Or, the reference is tentatively sent back to the system for comparison with the gotten biologic information. The biologic information sent to mobile-phone also includes health control information for storage and display. Mobile-phone also can receive blood pressure information at a waiting lounge of medical institution though wireless local communication even if the main power shut down. The communication between the biometrics system and the mobile-phone is encrypted. The system includes sensor unit and protection unit, the abnormality thereof being separately checked.11-08-2012
20120280784FACILITY MANAGEMENT USING MOBILE DEVICES - A method includes docking a mobile device in a docking station and providing, by the mobile device, identification information to the docking station, where the identification information identifies a user associated with the mobile device. The method also includes forwarding, by the docking station, the identification information to a network device, and receiving, by the network device, the identification information. The method also includes updating, by the network device, a database based on the received identification information.11-08-2012
20120068815System and Method for Automatically Updating, Backing Up or Restoring Access Control Systems - An access control panel can be updated substantially automatically by loading a thumb drive with executable instructions, or information, and coupling the drive to the panel and transferring the instructions or information to the panel for execution or storage. Alternately, the coupling can be implemented via a computer network.03-22-2012
20120299699WIRELESS ADAPTER FOR BARRIER OPERATOR SYSTEMS - Disclosed are alternate embodiments of various components of a barrier operator system. and methods of operation, including of the mechanical drive subsystem with segmented and self-locking rail unit, rail mounting supports, belt and chain drive tensioning, and drive assembly carriage and interface; the electronics and software routines for controlled operation of the various barrier operator functions; wall console communications with the barrier operator; encryption and decryption of access codes; establishment and monitoring of travel limits and barrier speed and force profiles; thermal protection of barrier operator drive motors; and establishment and control of communications from the barrier operator to accessories by way of a wireless adapter.11-29-2012
20120086547INTERFACE SYSTEM FOR WIRELESSLY ACTUATING A RELAY ASSOCIATED WITH A MOVEABLE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR USE OF SAME - An interface system for wirelessly actuating a relay associated with a moveable structures and method for use of same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a local access device having call box functionality and a server communicate over a wireless network such as cellular network. The interface provided by the local access device and supporting server may furnish one or more mutually exclusive unique access functionalities relating to a database for Wiegand-compatible access devices and routing of calls from the local access device with the call box functionality to an owner who may or may not be located on premises.04-12-2012

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