Blackstone has filed a patent for systems, methods, and apparatuses to manage and control movable barrier operator systems. The patent describes a method for controlling the system, including receiving a credential from a user device, storing it in the system’s memory, and registering the system with a remote computer. The patent also includes a claim for a portable electronic device with a user interface, memory, communication circuitry, and a processor to facilitate the registration process. GlobalData’s report on Blackstone gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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The patent is filed for a portable electronic device for managing movable barrier operator systems

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office(USPTO). Credit: Blackstone Inc

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230206709A1) describes a portable electronic device that can be used to operate a movable barrier operator system, such as a garage door opener. The device includes a user interface for receiving information related to a user account, a memory for storing credentials associated with the user account, communication circuitry for communicating with the barrier operator system, and a processor that controls these components.

The device is capable of registering the barrier operator system with a remote computer via a wide area wireless network. It does this by sending a setup communication to the barrier operator system, which includes the user account credentials and an identifier of the system. This setup communication allows the barrier operator system to wirelessly communicate with a base station of the wide area wireless network and register itself with the remote computer.

Additionally, the device can transfer the credentials to another user account by sending a transfer request to the remote computer. This request includes a user account identifier associated with the other account, causing the credentials to be disassociated from the current account and associated with the other account.

The device can also share the credentials with another user device associated with a different user account, allowing that device to operate the barrier operator system.

The device includes a client application that can output the credentials for the barrier operator system, providing easy access to the necessary information.

The communication circuitry of the device can receive the credentials from a remote computer via a network, and the processor stores these credentials in the device's memory.

The communication circuitry is capable of directly communicating wirelessly with the barrier operator system, eliminating the need for additional devices or connections.

Overall, this patent describes a portable electronic device that simplifies the setup and operation of a movable barrier operator system, such as a garage door opener. It allows for easy registration with a remote computer, transfer of credentials between user accounts, and sharing of credentials with other user devices. The device includes a user-friendly interface and a client application for convenient access to the necessary credentials.

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