US Pat. No. 9,131,619

DEVICES WITH SELECTABLE MOUNTING AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND KITS

Wirepath Home Systems, LL...

1. An electronic device assembly, comprising:
first and second brackets, wherein each one of the brackets has a rear portion adapted to attach to a rear portion of an equipment
rack, wherein each one of the brackets has a front portion that extends frontwardly, and wherein each one of the brackets
includes a top row of a plurality of apertures, a bottom row of a plurality of apertures, and a middle row of a plurality
of apertures positioned between the top and bottom rows;

an electronic device including a housing having a rear panel, a first side panel mounted to the first bracket and a second,
opposed side panel mounted to the second bracket, wherein the rear panel includes a plurality of connections for connecting
equipment, and wherein each of the first and second side panels includes at least four apertures;

wherein the electronic device is mountable to the brackets in a plurality of orientations including:
a rearward orientation with the rear panel oriented substantially vertically, wherein one of the at least four apertures of
each side panel is aligned with one of the apertures of one of the top and bottom rows of one of the brackets and another
one of the at least four apertures of each side panel is aligned with one of the apertures of the other one of the top and
bottom rows of one of the brackets; and

at least one angled orientation with the rear panel at an oblique angle relative to vertical, wherein two of the at least
four apertures of each side panel are aligned with two of the apertures of the middle row of one of the brackets.

US Pat. No. 10,021,807

MEDIA ENCLOSURES AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND SYSTEMS

WIREPATH HOME SYSTEMS, LL...

1. A structured media enclosure door assembly comprising:a base comprising a frame, the base frame configured to mount directly to a wall;
a door comprising a frame and a front panel held by the door frame, the door frame coupled to the base frame; and
a support plate having first and second opposite surfaces, the support plate configured to be selectively coupled to the door frame in: (i) a first position with the support plate first surface facing the front panel and the support plate spaced apart from the front panel a first distance; and (ii) a second position with the support plate second surface facing the front panel and the support plate spaced apart from the front panel a second distance that is less than the first distance; wherein:
the base frame and the door frame each comprise first and second opposite side panels,
the first side panel of the door frame is pivotably coupled to the first side panel of the base frame,
the door and the support plate are pivotable relative to the base between a closed position wherein the second side panel of the door is adjacent the second panel of the base and an open position wherein the second side panel of the door is spaced apart from the second side panel of the base to provide access to the support plate.

US Pat. No. 9,370,117

RECESSED EQUIPMENT BOXES AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. An equipment box assembly, comprising:
an open-ended housing having a back wall and opposed sidewalls defining a cavity in the housing, the housing comprising a
peripheral flange extending outwardly away from a front of the sidewalls, wherein the flange is generally parallel to and
spaced apart from the back wall, and wherein the housing is configured to be positioned in an installed position in a mounting
surface such that the cavity is recessed in the mounting surface;

a support plate comprising a plurality of mounting features for mounting electronic components to the support plate, the support
plate releasably mounted in the housing cavity in a first position with the support plate generally parallel to and spaced
apart a first distance from the back wall;

one or more hinge clips mounted to a first sidewall of the housing, wherein the support plate is pivotably coupled to the
housing via the one or more hinge clips at the first sidewall; and

one or more hinge clips mounted to a second sidewall of the housing that is opposite the first sidewall of the housing, wherein
the support plate is pivotably coupled to the housing via the one or more hinge clips at the second sidewall;

wherein the support plate in the first position is closer to the back wall than to the flange;
wherein:
the hinge clips are releasably mounted to the first and second sidewalls of the housing;
the hinge clips are reversible such that each hinge clip is mountable in a first configuration with the support plate releasably
mounted in the first position and in a second configuration with the support plate releasably mounted in the housing cavity
in a second position with the support plate generally parallel to and spaced apart from the back wall a second distance from
the back wall, wherein the first distance is less than the second distance.

US Pat. No. 9,062,816

TILT HEAD ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. A tilt head mechanism for use with a display device, the tilt head mechanism comprising:
a base plate member configured to connect to a vertical mounting structure or surface, the base plate member comprising a
plurality of guide paths; and

an adapter plate member having a front surface configured to connect to a display device, the adapter plate member comprising
a plurality of guide paths;

at least one scissor assembly connecting the base plate member and the adapter plate member, the scissor assembly comprising
a plurality of first followers configured to engage corresponding ones of the base plate member guide paths, the scissor assembly
further comprising a plurality of second followers configured to engage corresponding ones of the adapter plate member guide
paths;

wherein, with the base plate member connected to the vertical mounting structure or surface, the adapter plate member is independently:
movable horizontally away from and toward the base plate member, wherein each first follower translates within a corresponding
base plate member guide path as the adapter plate is moved horizontally away from and toward the base plate member; and

tiltable downwardly and upwardly relative to the vertical mounting structure or surface, wherein each second follower translates
within a corresponding adapter plate member guide path as the adapter plate is tilted relative to the vertical mounting structure
or surface.

US Pat. No. 9,591,299

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WITH TEST PORTS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Wirepath Home Systems, LL...

1. A surveillance camera including a primary power connection for electrically connecting the camera to a primary power source,
the camera comprising:
a housing;
a test port comprising an opening on the housing and a port connection in the housing for electrically connecting the camera
to a secondary local power source such that the camera receives power from the secondary power source, the port connection
further for connecting the camera to a portable monitor such that video from the camera is displayed on the monitor when the
camera is electrically connected to the secondary power source independent of whether the camera is electrically connected
to the primary power source;

a base coupled to the housing;
a camera angle adjustment mechanism on the base for adjusting an angle of the base relative to the housing between a first
position wherein the base is mountable to a horizontal mounting surface with the test port positioned at an underside of the
housing that is generally parallel to the horizontal mounting surface and a second position wherein the base is mountable
to a vertical mounting surface with the test port positioned at the underside of the housing that is generally perpendicular
to the vertical mounting surface; and

a cover releasably attachable to the opening of the test port to enclose the housing, wherein the cover includes a gasket
to form a seal between the cover and the housing when the cover is attached to the opening of the test port.

US Pat. No. 9,939,722

PROJECTION SCREENS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. A projection screen system comprising:a housing defining a channel;
a screen and motor assembly comprising a projection screen and a tubular motor; and
first and second opposed mounting features configured to hold the screen and motor assembly in the channel of the housing;
wherein the housing is configured to be installed recessed in a ceiling and the screen and motor assembly is configured to be mounted in the housing of the installed housing such that the installation of the housing and the mounting of the screen and motor assembly are performed independently;
wherein:
the housing is elongated and includes first and second end portions;
the housing comprises first and second opposite sidewalls and a top wall defining the channel;
the system further comprises an elongated access panel releasably held in a closed position adjacent the second sidewall of the housing and extending from the first end portion to the second end portion of the housing;
the access panel comprises first and second opposite side portions;
the first side portion of the access panel comprises a channel extending lengthwise along the access panel;
the housing comprises a flange extending lengthwise along the second sidewall of the housing;
the flange of the housing is received in the channel of the access panel with the access panel in the closed position;
a plurality of spaced apart magnetic brackets are coupled to the second sidewall of the housing and extend inwardly in the channel;
a plurality of spaced apart magnets are on the second side portion of the access panel;
a respective magnet is engaged with a respective magnetic bracket with the access panel in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,538,841

VERSATILE RACKS AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Wirepath Home Systems, LL...

1. A rack comprising:
a base resting on a horizontal surface, the base comprising first and second front support members and first and second rear
support members, each support member comprising a lower aperture and an upper aperture;

a top; and
four elongated legs comprising first and second front legs and first and second rear legs, each leg including a bottom portion
pivotally connected to the base and a top portion pivotally connected to the top, each leg comprising a lower aperture and
an upper aperture at the bottom portion thereof;

wherein the first and second front legs are pivotally connected to the first and second front support members, respectively,
by pivot members that extend through the upper apertures of the front legs and the front support members, and wherein the
first and second rear legs are pivotally connected to the first and second rear support members, respectively, by pivot members
that extend through the lower apertures of the rear legs and the rear support members;

wherein the rack is movable between a flat position, wherein the legs are substantially parallel to the horizontal surface,
and an upright position, wherein the legs are substantially perpendicular to the horizontal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,687,436

MEDIA ENCLOSURES AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND SYSTEMS

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. A structured media enclosure assembly comprising:a housing comprising a back wall, a bottom wall, a top wall, and first and second sidewalls defining a cavity;
a support plate releasably held in the housing and comprising a primary plate portion that is parallel to and spaced apart from the back wall, the support plate including a plurality of apertures defined in the primary plate portion for mounting electronic components to the support plate; and
at least one mounting feature at each of the first and second sidewalls;
wherein the housing is sized to fit between first and second adjacent studs with the first sidewall mounted to the first stud using the at least one mounting feature on the first sidewall and with the second sidewall mounted to the second stud using the at least one mounting feature on the second sidewall; and
wherein the support plate is releasably held in the housing at two locations on the first sidewall and at two locations on the second sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,708,870

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING POWER SETTINGS OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. A method of adjusting power settings on a wireless device, comprising:changing a transmission power setting to ?10 decibels relative to one milliwatt (dBm) in response to receiving an instruction via a wireless broadcast to join a wireless network according to a discrete radio power;
transmitting a discovery request during a procedure for joining the wireless network;
receiving region information of a home automation controller, in a wireless transmission from the home automation controller, in response to transmitting the discovery request;
determining multiple power settings for a single region based on the received region information;
selecting a power setting from the multiple power settings for the single region; and
applying the power setting, wherein the wireless device joins the wireless network corresponding to the received region information before applying the power setting;
wherein the wireless device comprises a lighting dimmer.

US Pat. No. 10,558,423

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING VOLUME

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. An electronic device for controlling volume, comprising:a processor;
a memory in electronic communication with the processor;
instructions stored in the memory, the instructions being executable by the processor to:
determine, from a set of volume settings, a number of volume settings within a threshold;
determine a volume adjustment factor based on the number of volume settings; and
adjust each of the number of volume settings based on the volume adjustment factor.

US Pat. No. 10,317,006

DISPLAY MOUNTS AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Wirepath Home Systems, LL...

1. A display mount for mounting a display to a wall, the display mount comprising:a vertical adjustment mechanism configured to be operatively coupled to the wall; and
a horizontal adjustment mechanism having a first end portion operatively coupled to the vertical adjustment mechanism and a second end portion that is configured to be operatively coupled to the display;
wherein the vertical adjustment mechanism comprises:
a housing comprising a back wall, a left sidewall, a right sidewall, a left vertically extending flange extending inwardly from the left sidewall and a right vertically extending flange extending inwardly from the right sidewall;
a left movable bracket adjacent the left vertically extending flange and configured to translate up and down the left vertically extending flange;
a right movable bracket adjacent the right vertically extending flange and configured to translate up and down the right vertically extending flange; and
a super plate operatively coupled to the left and right movable brackets and operatively coupled to the horizontal adjustment mechanism;
wherein one of the left and right movable brackets is coupled to a pulley by a cable, the one of the left and right movable brackets having a safety lock mechanism thereon that is configured to rotate and be received in one of a plurality of apertures formed in the back wall of the housing if the cable were to break;
wherein, when the vertical adjustment mechanism is operatively coupled to the wall and when the horizontal adjustment mechanism is operatively coupled to the display:
the vertical adjustment mechanism is configured to lower and raise the display vertically parallel to the wall without the display moving substantially horizontally away from and toward the wall; and
the horizontal adjustment mechanism is configured to extend and retract the display horizontally away from and toward the wall without the display moving substantially vertically parallel to the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,270,236

RECESSED EQUIPMENT BOXES AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Wirepath Home Systems, LL...

1. An equipment box assembly comprising:a housing comprising a back wall, a bottom wall, a top wall, and first and second sidewalls defining a cavity;
at least one mounting feature on each of the first and second sidewalls; and
a support plate releasably held in the housing with at least a major portion of the support plate parallel to and spaced apart from the back wall, the support plate comprising a plurality of mounting features for mounting electronic components to the support plate;
wherein the housing is sized to fit between first and second adjacent studs with the first sidewall mounted to the first stud using the at least one mounting feature on the first sidewall and with the second sidewall mounted to the second stud using the at least one mounting feature on the second sidewall;
wherein the support plate is configured such that the support plate can be selectively positioned in the housing cavity:
in a first position with the support plate spaced apart from the back wall a first distance; and
in a second position with the support plate spaced apart from the back wall a second distance that is less than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,580,048

SYNCHRONIZING A COST ESTIMATE ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

7. An electronic device for synchronizing a cost estimate, the electronic device comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor;
instructions stored in the memory, the instructions being executable to:
obtain, by the electronic device at a house, an estimated usage from a utility meter at the house, wherein the electronic device is an in-home display that controls at least one consuming device at the house;
obtain an estimated cost per resource unit for a period of time, wherein the estimated cost per resource unit differs from an actual cost per resource unit that is set by a utility system for the period of time;
estimate a bill for a period-to-date based on the estimated usage and the estimated cost per resource unit to produce an estimated bill;
determine whether to synchronize the estimated bill with actual bill information on the utility system based on a schedule received from the utility system that indicates how frequently the electronic device is allowed to access the actual bill information, wherein the received schedule allows electronic devices using a broadband network connection to access the utility system more frequently than electronic devices using a mesh network of utility meters; and
synchronize, on the electronic device at the house, the estimated bill using the actual bill information for the period-to-date in response to determining to synchronize, wherein the actual bill information comprises an actual bill, an actual usage and an actual cost per resource unit, wherein synchronizing the estimated bill using actual bill information for the period-to-date comprises:
sending authentication information to the utility system that is remote from the house;
requesting the actual bill information from the utility system;
receiving the actual bill information at the electronic device at the house from the utility system that is remote from the house; and
using the actual bill information to synchronize the estimated bill,
wherein synchronizing the estimated bill using the actual bill information for a period-to-date is performed according to the equation
wherein Cn is the estimated bill for a period-to-date for a current sample number n, Bk is an actual bill, k is a sample number when a most recent synchronization occurs, i is an index number, Ui is the estimated usage for a sample corresponding to index i and Ri is the estimated cost per resource unit for a sample corresponding to index i.

US Pat. No. 10,628,186

METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE VIRTUALIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. A method for virtualization and management of at least two devices in a local network, comprising:transmitting a first signal from a client to a server, the client having a user interface that presents the at least two devices in a virtualization environment based on scan information from a patroller, the first signal being activated by a user of the user interface on the client, the first signal comprising a power cycling instruction directed to at least one of the at least two devices selected by the user in a power control module presented in the virtualization environment of the user interface, the power cycling instruction to be carried out by the patroller that is on a local network with the at least two devices, wherein the server that receives the first signal from the client is not on the local network, and wherein the at least two devices are networked devices having different IP addresses;
receiving a second signal at the client from the server, the second signal comprising information obtained from the at least one device; and
updating the user interface of the client in response to the received second signal, thereby enabling management and control of the at least two devices in the virtualization environment.

US Pat. No. 10,925,131

PREDICTIVE LIGHTING CONTROL USING LOAD CURRENT SLEW RATE FOR POWER SWITCHING

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. An electronic device, comprising:current measuring circuitry configured to measure load current to produce a load current measurement; and
a processor coupled to the current measuring circuitry, wherein the processor is configured to calculate an estimated load current slope based on the load current measurement and to determine a predicted zero-cross point for the load current based on the estimated load current slope to minimize damaging voltage spike creation, and wherein the processor calculates a rolling average of the load current for a current sample point.

US Pat. No. 10,877,623

DYNAMIC INTERFACE FOR REMOTE CONTROL OF A HOME AUTOMATION NETWORK

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

15. A method of control in a home automation network having an automation controller and a remote control having a limited capacity memory and a limited capacity display, the method comprising the steps of:communicating remote control memory capacity parameters and a list of available physical controls present on the remote control from the remote control to the automation controller, wherein the automation controller controls lighting dimmers and switches, audio/visual equipment and climate control in response to control messages from the remote control, and wherein the automation controller is a network device separate from the remote control;
downloading menu items and input control function mappings from the automation controller to the remote control, a number of menu items and a length of each menu item selected by the automation controller based on the remote control memory capacity parameters and the input control function mappings determined by the automation controller based on the communicated list of available physical controls present on the remote control; and
displaying at least one of the menu items on a display on the remote control;
changing the menu item displayed in response to user navigation commands; and
downloading additional menu items from a menu database accessible by the automation controller in response to user navigation commands, wherein the additional menu items downloaded are limited portions of the menu database, wherein the automation controller sends the additional menu items to the remote control in response to a request from the remote control for the additional menu items that are not currently displayed but are adjacent to a displayed menu item, and wherein the remote control sends the request for the additional menu items to the automation controller in response to a scroll movement to the additional menu items and based on an amount of cache memory available in the remote control.

US Pat. No. 10,756,984

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING AND MANAGING NETWORK DEVICE PORT VLAN CONFIGURATIONS

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. A method of managing VLAN configurations on a network device, the method comprising:connecting, by a client, to the network device;
presenting, by the client, a graphical user interface of the network device to a user of the client, wherein the graphical user interface comprises:
a first area displaying a plurality of ports of the network device; and
a second area displaying a configuration interface, the configuration interface enabling the user to make a VLAN assignment for each of the plurality of ports, both the first area and the second area being displayed on one page in the graphical user interface, and wherein the graphical user interface enables displaying a port hybrid mode indicator that encloses a configured port in the first area and a matching port hybrid mode indicator that encloses a VLAN indicator of the configured port in the second area;
accepting, through the graphical user interface, user instructions for making the VLAN assignment, wherein at least one of the VLAN assignments is made when the user clicks and drags at least one of the ports from the first area to a VLAN in the configuration interface in the second area; and
transmitting, by the client, a signal to the network device, the signal encoding the user instructions and enabling the network device to make the VLAN assignment.

US Pat. No. 10,916,924

RECESSED EQUIPMENT BOXES AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. A system for installing an equipment box assembly in a wall, the system comprising:an installation bracket comprising opposing top and bottom first panels and opposing first side panels, each first side panel including one or more bracket mounting apertures for mounting the first side panels to adjacent studs in the wall and one or more housing mounting openings; and
the equipment box assembly comprising a housing including opposing top and bottom second panels and opposing second side panels, each second side panel including at least one housing aperture, the housing sized and configured to be positioned within the installation bracket that has been mounted to the studs in the wall, wherein, in position, the housing aperture of each housing second side panel is aligned with the housing mounting opening of a respective first side panel of the bracket such that the housing can be mounted to the studs in the wall, and wherein, in the position, the housing aperture of each housing second side panel is aligned with the housing mounting opening of the respective first side panel of the bracket in a direction that is parallel to a back panel of the housing.