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John B Filson, Eric B Daniels, Adam Mittleman, Sierra L Nelmes, Yoky Matsuoka: Dynamic distributed-sensor thermostat network for forecasting external events. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 31, 2013: US08620841 (72 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for forecasting events can be provided. A measurement database can store sensor measurements, each having been provided by a non-portable electronic device with a primary purpose unrelated to collecting measurements from a type of sensor that collected the measurement. A measurem ...


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M Evans Hankey, Eric B Daniels: Wired headset with integrated switch. Apple, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, March 27, 2012: US08144915 (26 worldwide citation)

Headsets are provided with integrated switch assemblies. An integrated switch assembly can include a switch hidden from view by a housing. The switch can be activated when a user applies pressure to the housing. The housing may include a flexible housing cover that, when depressed, may engage the sw ...


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John Benjamin Filson, Eric B Daniels, Brian Huppi: Integrating sensing systems into thermostat housing in manners facilitating compact and visually pleasing physical characteristics thereof. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 15, 2013: US08558179 (19 worldwide citation)

An occupancy sensing electronic thermostat is described that includes a thermostat body having a curved exterior front surface, a dot matrix display mounted within the body viewable by a user in front of the front surface, a passive infrared sensor for measuring infrared energy and a shaped Fresnel ...


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John Benjamin Filson, Eric B Daniels, Brian Huppi, David Sloo: Thermostat with wiring terminals configured for spatial compactness and ease of wire installation. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 1, 2015: US09121623 (7 worldwide citation)

A wall-mountable programmable electronic thermostat for controlling an HVAC system is described. The thermostat includes a circular wall-mountable backplate with a central opening to allow for the passage of HVAC wires for electrical connection to the thermostat. The head unit body is also circular ...


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Eric B Daniels, William R Dong, Jason C Chamberlain, Daniel A Warren, Helen Vo, Shyam R Srinivasan, Anthony M Fadell, Matthew L Rogers: Mounting stand for multi-sensing environmental control device. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 28, 2017: US09581342 (6 worldwide citation)

A thermostat stand for a thermostat device may include a base and a mounting fixture configured to receive a thermostat device. The thermostat stand may additionally include an opening configured to allow one or more wires to pass through the opening to connect to the thermostat device, the one or m ...


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John Benjamin Filson, Eric B Daniels: Thermostat with ring-shaped control member. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 8, 2015: US09127853 (5 worldwide citation)

A sleek, low-profile wall-mountable thermostat for controlling an HVAC system is described. The thermostat includes a ring-shaped controller that rotates about a central axis, and an optical sensor directed away from the central axis and toward a radially inward-facing surface of the ring-shaped con ...


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John Benjamin Filson, Eric B Daniels, Brian Huppi: Integrating sensing systems into thermostat housing in manners facilitating compact and visually pleasing physical characteristics thereof. GOOGLE, Kilpatrick Towsend & Stockton, January 12, 2016: US09234669 (5 worldwide citation)

An occupancy sensing electronic thermostat is described that includes a thermostat body, an electronic display that is viewable by a user in front of the thermostat, a passive infrared sensor for measuring infrared energy and an infrared energy directing element formed integrally with a front surfac ...


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John B Filson, Eric B Daniels, Adam Mittleman, Sierra L Nelmes, Yoky Matsuoka: Dynamic distributed-sensor thermostat network for forecasting external events using smart-home devices. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 15, 2016: US09286781 (4 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for forecasting events can be provided. A measurement database can store sensor measurements, each having been provided by a non-portable electronic device with a primary purpose unrelated to collecting measurements from a type of sensor that collected the measurement. A measurem ...


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Eric B Daniels, M Evans Hankey, Daniele De Iuliis, Shin Nishibori, Peter Russell Clarke: Bend switch for wired headset. Apple, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, February 14, 2012: US08116503 (4 worldwide citation)

This is directed to a bend switch constructed from two substantially co-linear elongated bodies having opposing contact surfaces. In an open switch position, the contact surfaces remain apart, preventing electrical coupling. To close the switch, a user can bend the elongated bodies relative to each ...


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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. ...