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Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Kipp Avery Rogers, Abraham K Ishihara, Shahar Ben Menahem, Rangoli Sharan: Occupancy pattern detection, estimation and prediction. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 13, 2013: US08510255 (57 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for predicting and/or detecting occupancy of an enclosure, such as a dwelling or other building, which can be used for a number of applications. An a priori stochastic model of occupancy patterns based on information of the enclosure and/or the expected occupants of ...


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Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers: Thermostat battery recharging during HVAC function active and inactive states. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 17, 2014: US08752771 (48 worldwide citation)

A thermostat and related methods are described for controlling one or more functions, such as heating and cooling in an HVAC. According to some embodiments the thermostat includes a rechargeable battery; charging circuitry adapted and arranged to recharge the battery; and control circuitry adapted a ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Yoky Matsuoka, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo: Computational load distribution in a climate control system having plural sensing microsystems. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 2, 2013: US08478447 (36 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and related computer program products for controlling one or more HVAC systems using a distributed arrangement of wirelessly connected sensing microsystems are described. A plurality of wirelessly communicating sensing microsystems is provided, each sensing microsystem including a ...


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Brian Huppi, John Benjamin Filson, Fred Bould, David Sloo, Matthew Lee Rogers, Anthony Michael Fadell: System and method for integrating sensors in thermostats. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 20, 2014: US08727611 (32 worldwide citation)

Provided according to one or more embodiments is a thermostat having a housing, the housing including a forward-facing surface, the thermostat comprising a passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor disposed inside the housing for sensing occupancy in the vicinity of the thermostat. The PIR motion sensor ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo, Michael James Matas, Michael Plitkins: Thermostat user interface. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 22, 2014: US08706270 (32 worldwide citation)

A thermostat for controlling an HVAC system is described, the thermostat having a user interface that is visually pleasing, approachable, and easy to use while also providing ready access to, and intuitive navigation within, a menuing system capable of receiving a variety of different types of user ...


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David Sloo, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Michael Plitkins, Michael James Matas, Fred Bould: User friendly interface for control unit. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 23, 2014: US08918219 (30 worldwide citation)

A user-friendly programmable thermostat is described that includes a central electronic display surrounded by a ring that can be rotated and pressed inwardly to provide user input in a simple and elegant fashion. The current temperature and setpoint are graphically displayed as prominent tick marks. ...


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Michael Rosenblatt, Gloria Lin, Amir Mahood Mikhak, Taido Lantz Nakajima, Sean Anthony Mayo, Andrew Hodge, Anthony Michael Fadell: System and method for simplified data transfer. Apple, Fish & Richardson P C, June 4, 2013: US08458363 (29 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods of performing a simplified data transfer are provided. For example, a simplified data transfer system may include two or more devices configured to perform a simplified data transfer. The first device may be configured to save and transfer data associated with applications open o ...


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Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C Smith, Edwin H Satterthwaite Jr, Joseph E Palmer, Grant M Erickson, Andrea Mucignat: Power management in energy buffered building control unit. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 20, 2013: US08511576 (26 worldwide citation)

A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors for receiving a plurality of HVAC control wires corresponding to an HVAC system. The thermostat also includes a thermostat processing and control circuit configured to at least partially control th ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo, Mark D Stefanski, Yoky Matsuoka: HVAC controller with user-friendly installation features with wire insertion detection. GOOGLE, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 28, 2015: US09092039 (22 worldwide citation)

A thermostat includes a housing, a user interface, and a processing system configured to control an HVAC system using setpoint temperature values. The thermostat may also include a plurality of HVAC connectors configured to receive corresponding HVAC control wires, and a connection sensing module co ...


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Lee Mighdoll, Anthony Michael Fadell, Oliver W Steele: Methods, systems, and related architectures for managing network connected thermostats. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 23, 2014: US08843239 (21 worldwide citation)

A thermostat management system facilitates an automatic pairing of a thermostat with a thermostat communication account. The thermostat management system receives a public network address associated with a computer device on a private network accessing the thermostat management account. The system r ...