US 11,055,940 B2
Automated entry
Merrick Schmidt-Lackner, Los Angeles, CA (US); and Clark Li, Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
Assigned to Consumer 2.0, Inc., Los Angeles, CA (US)
Filed by Merrick Schmidt-Lackner, Los Angeles, CA (US); and Clark Li, Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
Filed on May 11, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/871,469.
Application 16/871,469 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/904,339, filed on Feb. 24, 2018, granted, now 10,930,103.
Application 15/904,339 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/727,532, filed on Oct. 6, 2017, granted, now 10,552,928, issued on Feb. 4, 2020.
Application 15/727,532 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/260,247, filed on Apr. 23, 2014, granted, now 9,875,590, issued on Jan. 23, 2018.
Application 14/260,247 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/551,566, filed on Jul. 17, 2012, granted, now 9,881,347, issued on Jan. 30, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/582,163, filed on Dec. 30, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2020/0273273 A1, Aug. 27, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G07C 9/00 (2020.01); G06Q 50/16 (2012.01); H04W 84/04 (2009.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01)
CPC G07C 9/00896 (2013.01) [G06Q 50/163 (2013.01); G07C 9/00571 (2013.01); G07C 9/00817 (2013.01); H04W 84/042 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for providing automated entry to properties, the system comprising:
a lock box or an automated door lock placed at or near a property, the lock box or automated door lock including:
circuitry that enables one-time entry to the property through the lockbox or automated door lock by limiting a time an entry code or signal is valid, the circuitry including:
a memory that stores a hash table or a databased table that enables one-time entry, and
an automated lock mechanism that enables a locking and unlocking of the lock box or automated door lock, and
a network interface controller that allows and facilitates wireless connection to a remote server; and
an application interface of an application running on a computing system to a property manager, the property manager being a manager or an owner of the property, the application interface prompting the property manager to enter a visitor name and contact information for a visitor, wherein upon receipt of the visitor name and contact information, the application provides the visitor with an invitation to receive automated entry information including code information that is valid during a specified period of time so that the visitor can enter the property by themselves, the invitation being delivered to the visitor electronically, the invitation being applicable only to the property and the invitation requesting identification from the visitor;
wherein upon the application receiving and confirming identification information from the visitor, providing, by the application, automated entry information to the visitor allows the visitor to enter the property, the automated entry information including code information that is valid during the specified period of time;
wherein upon the visitor providing the code information to the lock box or automated door lock within the specified period of time, the lock box or automated door lock opens to facilitate automated entry to the property; and
wherein the lock box or automated door lock provides notification to the remote server when the visitor enters the property.