Software

Industrial Internet Applications

 

U.S. 9,344,616 | Issued May 17, 2016
Correlation engine for security, safety, and business productivity

The present invention is a correlation engine for use in security, safety, and business monitoring applications. Sensory data from one or more sensors are captured and analyzed to detect one or more events in the sensory data. The events are correlated by the correlation engine by weighing the events based on attributes of the sensors that were used to detect the primitive events. The events are then monitored for an occurrence of one or more correlations of interest. Finally, one or more actions are triggered based on a detection of one or more anomalous events or events of interest...
 

U.S. 8,730,040 | Issued May 20, 2014
Systems, methods, and apparatus for monitoring and alerting on large sensory data sets for improved safety, security, and business productivity

The present invention is a process monitoring method, comprising the steps of capturing sensory data from one or more sensors; storing the sensory data from the one or more sensors in a data storage device; processing the sensory data from the sensors to detect primitive events in the sensory data; correlating two or more primitive events to determine one or more correlated events; and performing one or more actions based on the correlation performed in the correlating step, including sending alerts...
 

U.S. 8,354,926 | Issued January 15, 2013
Systems and methods for business process monitoring

The present invention is a method to ensure business processes are followed, comprising the steps of capturing sensory data from one or more sensors; storing the sensory data from the one or more sensors in a data storage device; processing the sensory data from the sensors to detect primitive events in the sensory data using a computer processor; correlating two or more primitive events, weighted by attribute data representing information about the sensors used to sense the primitive events, to determine one or more correlated events using the computer processor...
 

U.S. 8,130,098 | Issued March 6, 2012
Systems and methods for safety and business productivity

The present invention is a safety and business productivity system having the following components. One or more cameras capture video data having attribute data, the attribute data representing importance of the cameras. One or more video analytics devices process the video data from one or more of the cameras and detect primitive video events in the video data. A correlation engine correlates two or more primitive video events from the video analytics devices weighted by the attribute data of the cameras used to capture the video data...
 

U.S. 7,793,850 | Issued September 14, 2010
System and method used for configuration of an inspection compliance tool with machine readable tags and their associations to inspected components

The present invention relates to configuration of inspection systems and compliance verification systems using a handheld device and a remote database. Disclosed here is a method for configuring a project having one or more installation of assets for use with an industrial inspection compliance system, including the steps of (a) defining an installation and storage area for the project; (b) assigning the assets uniquely into the one or more installation or storage area; (c) segmenting each asset into components; (d) assigning logical inspection points for the project...
 

 

Software

Intelligent Security Applications

 

U.S. 7,737,837 | Issued June 15, 2010
Hierarchical data storage manager, anonymous tip processing engine, and a vehicle information processing engine for security and safety applications

The present invention is an alerting system having one or more sensors for capturing sensory data, one or more processors and one or more memories having program code to (1) capture sensory data from the one or more sensors; (2) capture attribute data representing information about the sensors used to capture the sensory data; (3) process the sensory data from the one or more sensors to detect primitive events in the sensory data; (4) correlate two or more primitive events, the primitive events weighted by the attribute data of the sensors...
 

U.S. 8,013,738 | Issued September 6, 2011
Hierarchical storage manager (HSM) for intelligent storage of large volumes of data

The present invention is a video surveillance, storage, and alerting system having the following components. One or more surveillance cameras capture video data having attribute data, the attribute data representing importance of the surveillance cameras. One or more video analytics devices process the video data from one or more of the surveillance cameras and detect primitive video events in the video data. A network management module monitors network status of the surveillance cameras, and the video analytics devices...
 

U.S. 7,876,351 | Issued January 25, 2011
Methods and systems for alerting by weighing data based on the source, time received, and frequency received

Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring, alerting, and acting, including the following steps. Input data is received from one or more sensory devices. One or more data weights are determined for the input data based on a weight corresponding to a source of the input data, a weight corresponding to a time the input data was received, and a weight corresponding to a frequency that the input data was received. A set of rules is evaluated based on the input data and the data weights. One or more actions, including a hierarchy of one or more alerts...
 

U.S. 7,999,847 | Issued August 16, 2011
Audio-video tip analysis, storage, and alerting system for safety, security, and business productivity

An audio surveillance, storage, and alerting system, including the following components: One or more audio sensory devices capture audio data having attribute data representing importance of the audio sensory devices. One or more audio analytics devices process the audio data to detect audio events. A network management module monitors network status of the audio sensory devices and generates network events reflective of the network status of all subsystems. A correlation engine correlates two or more events weighted by the attribute data...
 

U.S. 7,595,815 | Issued September 29, 2009
Apparatus, methods, and systems for intelligent security and safety

A method and system for intelligent monitoring and intelligent alerting. One or more data inputs are received from one or more systems. A weight is attributed to each data input based on the data input, the source of the data input, and other factors. One or more video inputs are received from one or more video sources. Image analysis is performed on the video data to determine one or more video parameters. The video parameters are assigned one or more weights based on the video source and other factors...
 

U.S. 7,460,149 | Issued December 2, 2008
Video data storage, search, and retrieval using meta-data and attribute data in a video surveillance system

One embodiment is a method of storing video data from a video surveillance system having one or more cameras. Video data is captured from one or more surveillance cameras. Meta-data is automatically generated by performing video analysis on the captured video data from the surveillance cameras. A human operator may manually enter additional meta-data. Attribute data and associated weights, representing information about the relevance of the meta-data, is received. The video data is stored in a hierarchical video storage area...
 

U.S. 7,382,244 | Issued June 3, 2008
Video surveillance, storage, and alerting system having network management, hierarchical data storage, video tip processing, and vehicle plate analysis

The present invention is a video surveillance, storage, and alerting system having surveillance cameras, video analytics devices, audio sensory devices, other sensory devices, and a plurality of data storage devices. A network management module monitors network status of all subsystems including cameras, servers, storage devices, etc. and shows actively monitored areas on a physical map. A vehicle information module retrieves information from a law enforcement database about vehicles detected in the video data based on the vehicle's license plate...
 

 

Energy

 

U.S. 8,215,164 | Issued July 10, 2012
Systems and methods for monitoring groundwater, rock, and casing for production flow and leakage of hydrocarbon fluids

One embodiment of the present invention is a system comprising one or more subsystems, which can be practiced alone or in combination, which together allow for monitoring of groundwater, rock, and casing for production flow and leakage of hydrocarbon fluids. A flow measurement subsystem measures flow of hydrocarbons in the horizontal casing string. A well mechanical integrity monitoring subsystem monitors the mechanical integrity of the natural gas production well, including the junctures of a completed well...
 

 

Foreign Patents

 

Canada Patent 2,638,621 | Issued March 8, 2011
Video surveillance, storage, and alerting system having network management, hierarchical data storage, video tip processing, and vehicle plate analysis

The present invention is a video surveillance, storage, and alerting system having the following components. One or more surveillance cameras capture video data having attribute data, the attribute data representing importance of the surveillance cameras. One or more video analytics devices process the video data from one or more of the surveillance cameras and detect primitive video events in the video data. A network management module monitors network status of the surveillance cameras, and the video analytics devices...
 

Europe Patent 2,046,040 | Issued April 25, 2012
An alerting system and method for safety, security, and business productivity

The present application describes a video surveillance, storage, and alerting system having the following components. One or more surveillance cameras capture video data having attribute data, the attribute data representing importance of the surveillance cameras. One or more video analytics devices process the video data from one or more of the surveillance cameras and detect primitive video events in the video data. A network management module monitors network status of the surveillance cameras, and the video analytics devices...
 

France Patent EP2046040 | Issued April 25, 2012
Système d'alerte et procédé de sécurité, et de productivité commerciale

La présente invention concerne un système de vidéosurveillance, de mémorisation et d'alerte dont les composants sont les suivants. Une ou plusieurs caméras de surveillance capturent des données vidéo comportant des données d'attribut qui représentent l'importance des caméras de surveillance. Un ou plusieurs dispositifs d'analyse traitent les données vidéo provenant d'une ou de plusieurs caméras de surveillance et détectent des événements vidéo primitifs dans les données vidéo. Un module de gestion de réseau surveille...
 

Germany Patent EP2046040 (DE60/2008/015/144.1) | Issued April 25, 2012
Warnhinweissystem und Verfahren zur Sicherheit, Sicherung und Geschäftsproduktivität

United Kingdom Patent EP2046040 | Issued April 25, 2012
An alerting system and method for safety, security, and business productivity

The present invention is a video surveillance, storage, and alerting system having the following components. One or more surveillance cameras capture video data having attribute data, the attribute data representing importance of the surveillance cameras. One or more video analytics devices process the video data from one or more of the surveillance cameras and detect primitive video events in the video data. A network management module monitors network status of the surveillance cameras, and the video analytics devices...
 

 

Other

 

U.S. 8,583,481 | Issued November 12, 2013
Portable interactive modular selling room

Disclosed is a portable interactive modular selling room that recreates the home environment in a retail business location to help educate the user for sales and training purposes. The plug and play selling system utilizes standard electrical connectors to allow for seamless integration within a store without the need of electricians or construction contractors. Encompassing all five senses in an interactive environment develops an intellectual and emotional connection with the user which allows the product implementation to demonstrate features...
 

 

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