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John K Besore, Michael F Finch, Timothy Dale Worthington, Daniel Ryan Capelle: Energy management of HVAC system. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, October 2, 2012: US08280556 (43 worldwide citation)

An HVAC system for conditioning air of an associated room includes one or more power consuming features/functions including at least one temperature controlling element for one of heating and cooling air. A controller is operatively connected to the one or more power consuming features/functions. Th ...


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Natarajan Venkatakrishnan, Michael Francis Finch, Robert Marten Bultman, Timothy Dale Worthington, David C Bingham, Jeff Donald Drake, William Anthony Watts, Kevin Farrelly Nolan, Cathy Diane Emery, Henry Kobraei: Low cost and flexible energy management system. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Marc A Vivenzio, December 31, 2013: US08621097 (32 worldwide citation)

A premises data management system includes a first communication network configured to transmit and receive data to and from a user interface. Another communication network is configured to access data from and provides data to accessories within the premises management system. A gateway of the syst ...


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Natarajan Venkatakrishnan, Michael Francis Finch, Robert Marten Bultman, Timothy Dale Worthington, David C Bingham, Jeff Donald Drake, William Anthony Watts, Kevin Farrelly Nolan, Cathy Diane Emery, Henry Kobraei: Low cost and flexible energy management system with a scheduling capability. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, October 23, 2012: US08295990 (26 worldwide citation)

A method and system for controlling the operation of accessories in a home energy management system which manages a plurality of communication networks. The schedules are generated by using a central controller and interacting with a user interface found on a device separate from the central control ...


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Natarajan Venkatakrishnan, Michael Francis Finch, Robert Marten Bultman, Timothy Dale Worthington, David C Bingham, Jeff Donald Drake, William Anthony Watts, Kevin Farrelly Nolan, Cathy Diane Emery, Henry Kobraei: Low cost and flexible energy management system and method for transmitting messages among a plurality of communication networks. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Marc A Vivenzio, October 22, 2013: US08565928 (14 worldwide citation)

A system and method of operating an energy data management and control system has a first communication network to transmit and receive data to and from a user interface, a second communication network to transmit and receive data to and from a Utility company, and a third communication network to a ...


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John K Besore, Richard DeVos, Jeff Donald Drake, Michael F Finch, Ronald Gary Foster, Darin Franks, William Newton, Steven Keith Root, Natarajan Venkatakrishnan, Eric K Watson, Timothy Dale Worthington: Energy management of household appliances. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, July 2, 2013: US08474279 (13 worldwide citation)

A refrigerator comprises a fresh food compartment and a freezer compartment and one or more power consuming features/functions including a refrigeration system for cooling the fresh food compartment and the freezer compartment. A controller is operatively connected to the one or more power consuming ...


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Jeff Donald Drake, Timothy Dale Worthington, Michael F Finch, Adam Hofmann, John K Besore, Timothy M Wetzel: Updating demand response settings. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, February 5, 2013: US08369998 (12 worldwide citation)

An appliance controller is provided comprising an appliance including demand response settings. The settings include threshold variables for determining a reaction of the appliance in response to reaching one or more threshold variables. The controller further comprises a signal from an associated u ...


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Steven Gray, Timothy Dale Worthington: Adaptive refrigerator defrost method and apparatus. General Electric Company, H Neil Houser Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, October 14, 2003: US06631620 (8 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for defrosting an evaporator of a refrigeration system including a defrost heater and a controller operatively connected to the evaporator and a defrost heater is provided. The method comprises initiating a defrost cycle to energize the defrost heater to defrost the evaporator ...


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Lucas Bryant Spicer, John K Besore, Timothy Dale Worthington, Michael Francis Finch: Load shed system for demand response without AMI/AMR system. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, February 26, 2013: US08386087 (7 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and methods are disclosed for controlling load shedding and payback spikes of a population by segregating the population into subsets based on predicted energy consumption usage and peak load profiles. Subset populations respond independently from another based on a communication messag ...


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John K Besore, Timothy Dale Worthington, Michael F Finch, Jeff Donald Drake, Nagaraju Valluri: Generator demand response behavior. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, April 16, 2013: US08423194 (7 worldwide citation)

A household energy management system is provided comprising a controller for managing power consumption of multiple devices within a household wherein the controller monitors energy usage data from a utility. The system further provides a utility meter for measuring an amount of energy usage by the ...