As the commercial drone market expands at an accelerating rate, so does the risk of malicious use of these devices and the need to successfully detect and take counter measures. This is the focus of the most recent PureTech Systems patent approval. System and Method for Autonomous PTZ Tracking of Aerial Targets (US Patent No 9,652,860 B1), grants claims for video-based detection and tracking of targets against a featureless background, such as airborne aircraft and drones. The patent leverages the PureTech’s continued research and development using geospatial video analytics for both security and safety applications.
Viakoo, the leader in automated verification of physical security system performance, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued its U.S. Patent No. 9,456,190. The patent covers methods for independently calculating the actual time period of retention for an individual video data stream on a recording system. Viakoo has implemented this patent in its products to automatically detect, track, and validate Video Retention Compliance (VRC) as a key performance metric.
Following a request from MOBOTIX CORP to review the validity of U.S. Patent No. 6,975,220, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) ruled that the main claims of the patent are invalid and will be canceled.
PureTech Systems Inc., an Arizona-based geospatial video analytics company, announced the issuance of a patent by the United States Patent Office – US Patent No 8,929,603 “Autonomous Lock-On Target Tracking with Geospatial-Aware PTZ Cameras.” The newly awarded patent addresses PureTech Systems’ technology growth in the area of utilizing video analytics on pan-tilt-zoom cameras whether stationary or on a mobile platform.
Viscount recently patented a method of using QR codes for mobile-based access control. Viscount Systems has been awarded U.S. Patent 8941465 B2, outlining a system and method for physical access control using QR codes and mobile devices, as part of its Freedom Access Control Solution.
As 2015 gets underway, it’s always interesting to look back over the past year and review those stories that grabbed our attention and imagination. Here are some of those articles that we highlighted on SecurityHive.com – Anyone remember Canon buying Milestone?
Dahua Technology announces the signing of a strategic agreement with Exar to license High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) technology. Under the terms of the new agreement, Exar will be able to design, manufacture, and sell high-definition analog video solutions utilizing HDCVI technology as licensed from Dahua. As the HDCVI technology inventor and patent owner, Dahua has made it as a global open standard, providing open access for any third part, including competing manufacturers, to use HDCVI.
Fingerprint sensor firm IDEX announced it has acquired a software algorithm and patents from Metadyne Software for US$4.5 million. IDEX said the acquisition will enable the company to deliver significantly improved security and user convenience for mass market fingerprint sensor solutions.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has been issued patent number 8913791, according to news reports. The patent’s inventors are Datta, Feris, and Pankanti, Zhai. This patent was filed on March 28, 2013 and was published online on December 16, 2014.
Avigilon Corporation (“Avigilon”) (TSX:AVO), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the entire patent portfolio and the patent licensing program of ObjectVideo, Inc., for cash consideration of US$80.3 million. Founded in 1998, ObjectVideo is an innovator in the intelligent video solutions market. ObjectVideo’s video analytics patents, now acquired by Avigilon, are licensed and deployed by leading IP video manufacturers around the world.