1
Michael D Schroeder, Roger M Needham, Charles P Thacker, Andrew D Birrell, Thomas L Rodeheffer, Edwin H Satterthwaite Jr, Hallam G Murray Jr: High-speed mesh connected local area network. Digital Equipment Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, February 11, 1992: US05088091 (113 worldwide citation)

A mesh connected local area network provides automatic packet switching and routing between host computers coupled to the network. The network has a multiplicity of cut-through, nonblocking switches, each capable of simultaneously routing a multiplicity of data packets. Low host-to-host latency is a ...


2
Daniel Adam Warren, Edwin H Satterthwaite Jr, Ian C Smith: Thermostat with power stealing delay interval at transitions between power stealing states. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 20, 2013: US08511577 (32 worldwide citation)

A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors including a connection to at least one call relay wire. The thermostat may also include a powering circuit, including a rechargeable battery, which is configured to provide electrical power to the ...


3
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 ...


4
Daniel Adam Warren, Ian C Smith, Edwin H Satterthwaite Jr, Joseph E Palmer: Adaptive power stealing thermostat. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 16, 2016: US09261287 (14 worldwide citation)

An electronic thermostat and associated methods are disclosed for power stealing from an HVAC triggering circuit. The methods include making voltage measurements while controlling the amount of current drawn by the power stealing circuitry so as to determine a relationship that can be used to select ...


5
Daniel Adam Warren, Lawrence Frederick Heyl, Edwin H Satterthwaite Jr, Steven Clark, Andrew W Goldenson, Dietrich Ho, Nicholas Unger Webb, Julia Deluliis, Tyler Moore, Ben Manuto: Systems and methods for coordinating and administering self tests of smart home devices having audible outputs. GOOGLE, Van Court & Aldridge, September 27, 2016: US09454893 (8 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for self-administering a sound test to verify operation of a speaker and/or alarm within a hazard detection system are described herein. The sound test can verify that the audible sources such as the alarm and speaker operate at the requisite loudness and frequencies. In addition ...


6
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, David Sloo: Installation of thermostat powered by rechargeable battery. GOOGLE, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 23, 2016: US09268344 (6 worldwide citation)

A thermostat is described that includes a rechargeable battery, a graphical user interface and a wireless network communication capabilities. During installation, in cases where the rechargeable battery is below a first threshold, the installation procedure is limited so as to avoid energy intensive ...


7
Daniel Adam Warren, Grant M Erickson, Andrea Mucignat, Edwin H Satterthwaite Jr, Joseph Adam Ruff, Joseph E Palmer, Shigefumi Honjo: Strategic reduction of power usage in multi-sensing, wirelessly communicating learning thermostat. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 5, 2015: US09026254 (4 worldwide citation)

In a multi-sensing, wirelessly communicating learning thermostat that uses power-harvesting to charge an internal battery, methods are disclosed for ensuring that the battery does not become depleted or damaged while at the same time ensuring selected levels of thermostat functionality. Battery char ...


8
Daniel Adam Warren, Edwin H Satterthwaite Jr, Ian C Smith: Thermostat with power stealing delay interval at transitions between power stealing states. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 21, 2015: US09086703 (4 worldwide citation)

A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors including a connection to at least one call relay wire. The thermostat may also include a powering circuit, including a rechargeable battery, which is configured to provide electrical power to the ...


9
Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Edwin H Satterthwaite Jr, Ian C Smith, Daniel Adam Warren, Joseph E Palmer, Shigefumi Honjo, Grant M Erickson, Jonathan Alan Dutra, Hugo Fiennes: User-friendly, network connected learning thermostat and related systems and methods. Google, Kilptarick Townsend & Stockton, January 12, 2016: US09234668 (3 worldwide citation)

A user-friendly, network-connected learning thermostat is described. The thermostat is made up of (1) a wall-mountable backplate that includes a low-power consuming microcontroller used for activities such as polling sensors and switching on and off the HVAC functions, and (2) separable head unit th ...


10
Anthony M Fadell, Matthew L Rogers, Daniel A Warren, Shyam R Srinivasan, Hirofumi Honjo, Eric B Daniels, William R Dong, Jason C Chamberlain, Edwin H Satterthwaite Jr, Shigefumi Honjo, Helen Vo, Richard W Holbrook: Environmental control system retrofittable with multiple types of boiler-based heating systems. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 14, 2017: US09568201 (2 worldwide citation)

A control system may include a thermostat device and boiler control device. The thermostat device may be configured to receive electrical power from second wiring terminals and provide control signals to boiler control device using a second radio when wires are not present in first wiring terminals. ...