09462041 is referenced by 45 patents and cites 20 patents.

A device automation system for providing automatic control of one or more devices in an environment includes a hub in communication with the one or more devices and with a data network where the hub is configured to issue commands to the devices and receive data from the devices; and a central server in communication with the hub through the data network where the central server is configured to install one or more automation applications in the hub or on the central server for handling events generated at the devices. Each of the automation applications responds to an event and issuing an action in response. The central server is configured to determine that a first set of the events is to be handled at the hub while a second set of events is to be handled at the central server.

Title
Distributed control scheme for remote control and monitoring of devices through a data network
Application Number
13/838630
Publication Number
9462041 (B1)
Application Date
March 15, 2013
Publication Date
October 4, 2016
Inventor
Alexander Hawkinson
Great Falls
VA, US
Jeffrey Hagins
Santa Rosa Valley
CA, US
Agent
Beyer Law Group
Assignee
SmartThings
CA, US
IPC
H04L 29/08
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