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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 Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Kipp Avery Rogers, Abraham K Ishihara, Shahar Ben Menahem, Rangoli Sharan: Occupancy pattern detection, estimation and prediction. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 13, 2013: US08510255 (57 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for predicting and/or detecting occupancy of an enclosure, such as a dwelling or other building, which can be used for a number of applications. An a priori stochastic model of occupancy patterns based on information of the enclosure and/or the expected occupants of ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Yoky Matsuoka, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo, Michael Plitkins, Rangoli Sharan, Joseph Adam Ruff: Thermostat facilitating user-friendly installation thereof. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 24, 2014: US08757507 (19 worldwide citation)

A thermostat for controlling an HVAC system and related systems, methods, and computer program products for facilitating user-friendly installation of the thermostat are described. For one embodiment, automated installation verification is performed by the thermostat by automatically sensing which w ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, David Sloo, Matthew Lee Rogers, Rangoli Sharan, Michael James Matas, Yoky Matsuoka: Temperature controller with model-based time to target calculation and display. GOOGLE, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 11, 2015: US09104211 (18 worldwide citation)

A thermostat is described for controlling air temperature in a building. The time associated with causing the controlled air temperature to reach a target temperature is estimated and displayed to a user. Input from a user indicating the target temperature can be received and the estimating and disp ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Kipp Avery Rogers, Abraham K Ishihara, Shahar Ben Menahem, Rangoli Sharan: Thermodynamic modeling for enclosures. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 10, 2013: US08606374 (17 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for modeling the behavior of an enclosure for use by a control system of an HVAC system are described. A model for the enclosure that describes the behavior of the enclosure for use by the control system is updated based on a weather forecast data. The weather forecast data can i ...


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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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Yoky Matsuoka, Eric A Lee, Steven A Hales, Mark D Stefanski, Rangoli Sharan: Automated control-schedule acquisition within an intelligent controller. Nest Labs, Olympic Patent Works PLLC, January 14, 2014: US08630740 (12 worldwide citation)

The current application is directed to intelligent controllers that initially aggressively learn, and then continue, in a steady-state mode, to monitor, learn, and modify one or more control schedules that specify a desired operational behavior of a device, machine, system, or organization controlle ...


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Yoky Matsuoka, Rangoli Sharan, Michael Anthony Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers: Inhibiting deleterious control coupling in an enclosure having multiple HVAC regions. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 26, 2017: US09851728 (10 worldwide citation)

The current application is related to environmental-conditioning systems controlled by intelligent controllers and, in particular, to an intelligent-thermostat-controlled HVAC system that detects and ameliorates control coupling between intelligent thermostats. Control coupling can lead to inefficie ...


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Yoky Matsuoka, Frank E Astier, Rangoli Sharan, David Sloo, Anthony Michael Fadell: Energy efficiency promoting schedule learning algorithms for intelligent thermostat. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 29, 2016: US09298196 (9 worldwide citation)

A user-friendly programmable thermostat is described that includes receiving an immediate-control input to change set point temperature, controlling temperature according to the set point temperature for a predetermined time interval, and then automatically resetting the set point temperature upon t ...


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Yoky Matsuoka, Frank E Astier, Rangoli Sharan, Anthony Michael Fadell: Control unit with automatic setback capability. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 10, 2015: US08950686 (6 worldwide citation)

Methods for controlling temperature in a conditioned enclosure such as a dwelling are described that include an “auto-away” and/or “auto-arrival” feature for detecting unexpected absences which provide opportunities for significant energy savings through automatic adjustment of the setpoint temperat ...