Openpath Patents


Openpath has been hard at work building our technology in stealth for the past few years. Our founding team has a long history building innovative technology with more than 50 patents awarded between the founders. We have a number of patent applications on file and have been awarded the following patents already.

Multi-network entry access systems and methods:

Patent number: 9767630
Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for performing entry access over two or more networks. The two or more networks are leveraged to accelerate the entry access and provide redundancy. Performance over each of the two or more networks is tracked in order to allow a mobile device to exchange entry access messaging over the particular network providing fastest start-to-unlock time. The mobile device can alternatively exchange the entry access messaging simultaneously over the two or more networks to create a race condition whereby the fastest start-to-unlock time is obtained without monitoring network performance. Performing the entry access messaging exchange over the two or more networks also ensures reliability in the event a particular network is down or congested, an authorization device on a particular network is down or overloaded, a radio of a mobile device communicating over a particular network is disabled or slow performing.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 2, 2017
Assignee: OPENPATH SECURITY INC.
Inventors: Alexander A. Kazerani, Amir Reza Khakpour, Samy Kamkar, Robert J. Peters

Access control electro-permanent magnetic lock:

Patent number: 9963921
Abstract: Provided is an access control electro-permanent magnetic lock for locking and unlocking physical barriers with electromagnetism, but without a continual power source. The lock comprises permanent magnets juxtaposed with electro-permanent magnets. The polarity of the permanent magnets is fixed and aligned. The polarity of the electro-permanent magnets can be switched by introducing a pulse of electric current for a fraction of a second at low voltage to the electro-permanent magnets. A strong magnetic field generating a locking or holding force is produced when the polarity of the electro-permanent magnets aligns with or is in the same direction as the polarity of the permanent magnets. The magnetic field is canceled such that there is no locking or holding force when the polarity of the electro-permanent magnets is opposite to the polarity of the permanent magnets. The lock can further provide fail-secure or fail-safe protections in the event of power loss.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 17, 2017
Assignee: OPENPATH SECURITY INC.
Inventors: Samy Kamkar, Robert J. Peters, Alexander A. Kazerani

Rolling code based proximity verification for entry access:

Patent number: 10089810
Abstract: The solution is directed to access control systems and verifying proximity of a user to an access point that the user is wirelessly requesting access to. The proximity verification is based on placing proximity hubs adjacent to the different access points. Each proximity hub advertises a different unique identifier that changes periodically over a short-range wireless network and can be detected with a mobile device if the mobile device is physically within a short distance from the proximity hub. The unique identifier changes based on a rolling code. A user is permitted access to a restricted access point in response to the mobile device sending over a different long-range wireless network, the unique identifier advertised from a proximity hub adjacent to a desired access point and user access credentials authenticating access privileges of the user to the desired access point.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 1, 2017
Assignee: OPENPATH SECURITY INC.
Inventors: Cameron Kaye, Samy Kamkar, Robert J. Peters, Alexander A. Kazerani

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