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Yoky Matsuoka, Evan J Fisher, Mark Malhotra, Mark D Stefanski, Rangoli Sharan, Frank E Astier: Automated presence detection and presence-related control within an intelligent controller. Nest Labs, Olympic Patent Works PLLC, January 14, 2014: US08630741 (115 worldwide citation)

The current application is directed to intelligent controllers that use sensor output and electronically stored information, including one or more of electronically stored rules, parameters, and instructions, to determine whether or not one or more types of entities are present within an area, volum ...


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Anthony M Fadell, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Michael Plitkins, Michael James Matas, Matthew Lee Rogers, Evan J Fisher: Dynamic device-associated feedback indicative of responsible device usage. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 30, 2014: US08850348 (31 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for controlling a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system by a thermostat are provided. Input can be received from a user via a thermostat, the input being indicative of an adjustment of an HVAC-related setting. On a real-time basis, the HVAC-related setting that ...


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Evan J Fisher, Yoky Matsuoka: Smart-home device that self-qualifies for away-state functionality. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, January 7, 2014: US08622314 (16 worldwide citation)

A thermostat, includes a housing and an occupancy sensor that is disposed within the housing and configured to detect physical presences of users within a responsive area of the occupancy sensor. The thermostat may also include a processing system that is disposed within the housing and in operative ...


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Yoky Matsuoka, Evan J Fisher, Mark Malhotra, Mark D Stefanski, Rangoli Sharan, Frank E Astier: Automated presence detection and presence-related control within an intelligent controller. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, November 17, 2015: US09189751 (12 worldwide citation)

The current application is directed to intelligent controllers that use sensor output and electronically stored information, including one or more of electronically stored rules, parameters, and instructions, to determine whether or not one or more types of entities are present within an area, volum ...


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Timo A Bruck, Evan J Fisher, James B Simister, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Clemens M Knieper, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Michael Plitkins: Methods and graphical user interfaces for reporting performance information for an HVAC system controlled by a self-programming network-connected thermostat. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 27, 2016: US09453655 (11 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for interactively and graphically displaying performance information to a user of an HVAC system controlled by a self-programming network-connected thermostat. The information is made on a remote display device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other computer ...


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Yoky Matsuoka, Mark Malhotra, Evan J Fisher: Automated adjustment of an HVAC schedule for resource conservation. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 29, 2016: US09298197 (6 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for optimizing a schedule of setpoint temperatures used in the control of an HVAC system. The systems disclosed include an energy management system in operation with an intelligent, network-connected thermostat located at a structure ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Michael Plitkins, Michael James Matas, Matthew Lee Rogers, Evan J Fisher, Eric A Lee, Steven A Hales IV, Mark D Stefanski, Rangoli Sharan: Systems and methods for energy-efficient control of an energy-consuming system. Google, October 4, 2016: US09459018 (5 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for efficiently controlling energy-consuming systems, such as heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) systems. For example, an electronic device used to control an HVAC system may encourage a user to select energy-efficient temperature setpoints. Based on th ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Michael Plitkins, Michael James Matas, Matthew Lee Rogers, Evan J Fisher: HVAC control system encouraging energy efficient user behaviors in plural interactive contexts. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 15, 2017: US09732979 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for controlling a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system by a thermostat are provided. Input can be received from a user via a thermostat, the input being indicative of an adjustment of an HVAC-related setting. On a real-time basis, the HVAC-related setting that ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Michael Plitkins, Michael James Matas, Matthew Lee Rogers, Evan J Fisher: Dynamic device-associated feedback indicative of responsible device usage. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 25, 2016: US09476606 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for controlling a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system by a thermostat are provided. Input can be received from a user via a thermostat, the input being indicative of an adjustment of an HVAC-related setting. On a real-time basis, the HVAC-related setting that ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Michael Plitkins, Michael James Matas, Matthew Lee Rogers, Evan J Fisher, Eric A Lee, Steven A Hales IV, Mark D Stefanski, Rangoli Sharan: Systems and methods for energy-efficient control of an energy-consuming system. GOOGLE, Van Court & Aldridge, January 8, 2019: US10175668

Systems and methods are provided for efficiently controlling energy-consuming systems, such as heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) systems. For example, an electronic device used to control an HVAC system may encourage a user to select energy-efficient temperature setpoints. Based on th ...