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Ronald L Pitt: Electric energy bill reduction in dynamic pricing environments. Ecodog, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, August 2, 2011: US07991513 (58 worldwide citation)

A system that can save energy and reduce electric utility costs is disclosed. The system may include one or more current measurement devices communicating with a processor as well as one or more switching devices for controlling power consumption in response to utility rate pricing systems.


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Ronald L Pitt, Carleton H Smith: Sequential computer network shutdown system and process therefor. Deltec Electronics Corporation, Lewis B Sternfels, February 10, 1998: US05717934 (34 worldwide citation)

A user configurable, rule based sequencing of the shutdown of individual devices or the entire computer network is forwarded to a collection of software programmed microprocessors operating on the network. Every required device of the system is provided with shutdown software and a conventional UPS ...


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Steve Krebs, Ronald L Pitt, Robert Zirpoli: System and method for estimating temperature drift and drive curves. Thomas & Raring PC, May 1, 2008: US20080099570-A1

A method for estimating temperature drift and drive curves comprises the steps of: (1) obtaining a plurality of temperature data samples over a period of time, the period of time corresponding to one of a drive operation or a drift period of an environmental control unit; (2) if the period of time c ...


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Steve Krebs, Ronald L Pitt, Robert Zirpoli: System and method for selecting an operating level of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Thomas & Raring PC, April 10, 2008: US20080083834-A1

A method and apparatus for selecting an operating level of an HVAC system uses historic and predicted drive durations to ensure that drive periods fall within the recommended minimum and maximum drive times, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing strain on the system. The method comprises the st ...


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Steve Krebs, Ronald L Pitt, Robert Zirpoli: Apparatus and method for logging data from a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Thomas & Raring PC, April 10, 2008: US20080083234-A1

A method for logging data from an HVAC system comprises the steps of: collecting, within a thermostat, a plurality of data elements corresponding to a current time, at least one user setting, at least one HVAC system state, and at least one environmental measurement; correlating, within the thermost ...


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Ronald L Pitt: Electric energy bill reduction in dynamic pricing environments. Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky And Popeo PC, November 13, 2008: US20080281473-A1

A system that can save energy and reduce electric utility costs is disclosed. The system may include one or more current measurement devices communicating with a processor as well as one or more switching devices for controlling power consumption in response to utility rate pricing systems.


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Ronald L Pitt: Electric energy bill reduction in dynamic pricing environments. October 13, 2011: US20110251730-A1

A system that can save energy and reduce electric utility costs is disclosed. The system may include one or more current measurement devices communicating with a processor as well as one or more switching devices for controlling power consumption in response to utility rate pricing systems.