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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 (106 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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John B Filson, Eric B Daniels, Adam Mittleman, Sierra L Nelmes, Yoky Matsuoka: Dynamic distributed-sensor thermostat network for forecasting external events. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 31, 2013: US08620841 (63 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for forecasting events can be provided. A measurement database can store sensor measurements, each having been provided by a non-portable electronic device with a primary purpose unrelated to collecting measurements from a type of sensor that collected the measurement. A measurem ...


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Larry C Miller, Nathan Ulrich, William T Townsend, Dana Yoerger, Yoky Matsuoka, Brandon D Larocque: Exercise apparatus. Boston Biomotion, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, May 26, 1998: US05755645 (48 worldwide citation)

A passive exercise apparatus includes an interface member for coupling to a user's limb. An arm member is coupled to the interface member by a wrist joint. The wrist joint has rotational motion about three axes. A first link is coupled to the arm member by a sliding joint. The sliding joint allows t ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Yoky Matsuoka, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo: Computational load distribution in a climate control system having plural sensing microsystems. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 2, 2013: US08478447 (32 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and related computer program products for controlling one or more HVAC systems using a distributed arrangement of wirelessly connected sensing microsystems are described. A plurality of wirelessly communicating sensing microsystems is provided, each sensing microsystem including a ...


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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 (26 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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Yash Modi, Yoky Matsuoka, Mark Malhotra: Radiant heating controls and methods for an environmental control system. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 3, 2013: US08600561 (21 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention describe thermostats that use model predictive controls and related methods. A method of controlling a thermostat using a model predictive control may involve determining a parameterized model. The parameterized model may be used to predicted ambient temperature values f ...


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Mark D Stefanski, David Sloo, Yoky Matsuoka: HVAC controller with user-friendly installation features facilitating both do-it-yourself and professional installation scenarios. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 1, 2013: US08544285 (21 worldwide citation)

A thermostat includes a housing, a user interface, and a processing system configured to control an HVAC system using setpoint temperature values. The thermostat may also include a plurality of HVAC connectors configured to receive corresponding HVAC control wires, and a connection sensing module co ...


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Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo, Mark D Stefanski, Yoky Matsuoka: HVAC controller with user-friendly installation features with wire insertion detection. GOOGLE, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 28, 2015: US09092039 (20 worldwide citation)

A thermostat includes a housing, a user interface, and a processing system configured to control an HVAC system using setpoint temperature values. The thermostat may also include a plurality of HVAC connectors configured to receive corresponding HVAC control wires, and a connection sensing module co ...


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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, 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 (17 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 ...