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Robert J Brown Jr, James D Romanowiz, Charles W Staples: Energy management and home automation system. Richard C Litman, August 6, 1996: US05544036 (502 worldwide citation)

An energy management and home automation system includes one or more controllers in each facility being managed and one or more energy consuming devices attached to each controller. Each controller responds to digital paging signals from a central command center which establish a schedule of event e ...


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Robert J Brown Jr, Charles W Staples: Energy management system with responder unit having an override. Associated Data Consultants, Harry W Barron, July 11, 1989: US04847782 (48 worldwide citation)

An energy management system provides energy managing signals over a medium, such as TV cables, power lines, telephone lines or free space radio frequency transmissions, to a plurality of subscriber units. A transponder in each unit responds to the signals and provides corresponding signals onto the ...


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Albert J Endruschat, Charles W Staples, Arthur K Casaday: Touchless switch which discriminates between motion intended to toggle the switch and other forms of motion. Albert J Endruschat, John C Smith, January 14, 1997: US05594238 (15 worldwide citation)

A touchless switch using a single detector to measure ambient energy and reflected energy. The detector can detect objects in both the normal unsaturated ambient energy state or when ambient energy is saturating the detector. Discrimination between toggle motion and motion which is not intended to i ...