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John Douglas Steinberg: System and method for optimizing use of plug-in air conditioners and portable heaters. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 3, 2012: US08090477 (204 worldwide citation)

Thermostatic HVAC and other energy management controls that are connected to a computer network. For instance, remotely managed load switches incorporating thermostatic controllers inform an energy management system, to provide enhanced efficiency, and to verify demand response with plug-in air cond ...


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Leo Cheung, Scott Douglas Hublou, John Douglas Steinberg: System and method for using ramped setpoint temperature variation with networked thermostats to improve efficiency. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 30, 2011: US08010237 (174 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises systems and methods for ramping setpoints on thermostats controlling HVAC systems. At least one thermostat is located inside a structure and is used to control an HVAC system in the structure. At least one remote processor is in communication with said thermostat and at least ...


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John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou: System and method for evaluating changes in the efficiency of an HVAC system. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 13, 2011: US08019567 (168 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises systems and methods for evaluating changes in the operational efficiency of an HVAC system over time. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system, and status of said HVAC system. One or more proc ...


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John Douglas Steinberg: System and method for using a networked electronic device as an occupancy sensor for an energy management system. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 15, 2012: US08180492 (160 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises systems and methods for detecting the use of networked consumer electronics devices as indications of occupancy of a structure for purposes of automatically adjusting the temperature setpoint on a thermostatic HVAC control. At least one thermostat is located inside a structur ...


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John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou: System and method for calculating the thermal mass of a building. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 7, 2010: US07848900 (158 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a system for calculating a value for the effective thermal mass of a building. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system. One or more processors receive measurements of outside temperatures fro ...


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John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou: System and method for calculating the thermal mass of a building. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 6, 2012: US08131497 (146 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a system for calculating a value for the effective thermal mass of a building. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system. One or more processors receive measurements of outside temperatures fro ...


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John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou: System and method for using a network of thermostats as tool to verify peak demand reduction. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 15, 2011: US07908117 (108 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises systems and methods for verifying the occurrence of a change in operational status for climate control systems. The climate control system measures temperature at least a first location conditioned by the climate control system. One or more processors also receive measurement ...


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John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou: System and method for using a network of thermostats as tool to verify peak demand reduction. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 15, 2011: US07908116 (99 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises systems and methods for estimating the rate of change in temperature inside a structure. At least one thermostat located is inside the structure and is used to control an climate control system in the structure. At least one remote processor is in communication with said ther ...


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John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou: System and method for using a network of thermostats as tool to verify peak demand reduction. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 6, 2012: US08131506 (80 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises systems and methods for estimating the rate of change in temperature inside a structure. At least one thermostat located is inside the structure and is used to control an climate control system in the structure. At least one remote processor is in communication with said ther ...


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John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou: System and method for evaluating changes in the efficiency of an HVAC system. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 16, 2013: US08423322 (28 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises systems and methods for evaluating changes in the operational efficiency of an HVAC system over time. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system, and status of said HVAC system. One or more proc ...