US Patent No. 10,922,909

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURE ENCLOSURES AND ACCESS THERETO


Patent No. 10,922,909
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Computer-implemented Systems And Methods For Secure Enclosures And Access Thereto
Inventorship Alberto Romero, York, PA (US)
Michael Watroba, York, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,922,909

1. A secure enclosure system comprising:an enclosure housing having at least one compartment formed therein for receiving at least one item;
a moveable element engaging the secure enclosure housing to provide or prevent access to the at least one compartment;
an electronically-actuated latching mechanism coupled to the moveable element;
a network interface for providing communication with a communications network;
a user sensor for sensing a characteristic related to a user attempting to gain access to the compartment;
an item sensor configured to detect information indicative of a characteristic of the at least one item;
an environmental controller comprising at least one of heating or cooling source adapted to provide at least one of heating or cooling to the at least one compartment;
a processor coupled to the latching mechanism, the network interface, the user sensor, item sensor, and the environmental controller, wherein said processor is adapted to cause the network interface to transmit information indicative of a sensed characteristic related to the user attempting to gain access to the compartment and capable of processing an unlock signal to control the latching mechanism to provide access to the compartment by the user, and wherein said processor is adapted to control the environmental controller based on sensed information indicative of a characteristic of the at least one item placed in the at least one compartment;
wherein the sensed information indicative of the characteristic of the item placed in the at least one compartment is at least one of item type, or a desired environmental temperature(s) specified for such delivered item; and
a compartment sensor coupled to the processor wherein the compartment sensor detects the presence or absence of an item within the compartment.