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Reuel O Launey, Peter A Grendler, Donald L Packham, James M Battaglia, Howard E Levine: Expandable home automation system. Custom Command Systems, Dickstein Shapiro & Morin, February 4, 1992: US05086385 (707 worldwide citation)

A system for and a method of providing an expandable home automation controller is disclosed which supports multiple numbers and multiple different types of data communications with both appliances and subsystems within the home as well as systems external to the home. The system is based upon a cen ...


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Robert J Brown Jr, James D Romanowiz, Charles W Staples: Energy management and home automation system. Richard C Litman, August 6, 1996: US05544036 (490 worldwide citation)

An energy management and home automation system includes one or more controllers in each facility being managed and one or more energy consuming devices attached to each controller. Each controller responds to digital paging signals from a central command center which establish a schedule of event e ...


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Robert J Brown Jr, James D Romanowiz: Energy management and home automation system. Richard C Litman, June 2, 1998: US05761083 (387 worldwide citation)

An energy management and home automation system includes one or more controllers in each facility being managed and one or more energy consuming devices attached to each controller. Each controller responds to digital paging signals from a central command center which establish a schedule of event e ...


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L Scott Humphries, Glenn Rasmussen, Douglas L Voita, James D Pritchett: Home automation system. IntelliNet, George T Marcou, Kilpatrick & Cody L, April 15, 1997: US05621662 (354 worldwide citation)

A home automation system comprises a number of sub-systems for controlling various aspects of a house, such as a security sub-system, an HVAC sub-system, a lighting control sub-system, and an entertainment sub-system. The network comprises a host computer connected through a host interface to a plur ...


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William W Bassett, Robert M Russ, Charles A Glorioso: Appliance interface apparatus and automated residence management system. Gas Research Institute, Dick and Harris, January 6, 1998: US05706191 (266 worldwide citation)

A method for bringing an appliance and/or an electrical or mechanical system of a residence into communication with another, or with a control device within the residence, or with an other communication source outside the residence, so as to establish a home automation system, or enlarge upon an exi ...


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Yong Soon Mun: Home automation system having user controlled definition function. Samsung Electronics, Robert E Bushnell Esq, November 26, 1996: US05579221 (214 worldwide citation)

A home automation system having a user controlled definition function is operated in response to input of an inherent call code. The system includes power line controller PLC modules for switching power to appliances connected thereto in response to receipt of a control code; monitoring devices for ...


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Brent Bilger: Home automation system and method. Destiny Networks, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US, June 28, 2005: US06912429 (211 worldwide citation)

A home automation system and method for automatic control of controlled devices throughout a home. A unique architecture of occupancy sensors includes entry/exit sensors for detecting movement through doorways that separate rooms in the home, room motion sensors for detecting room occupancy, spot se ...


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Brent Bilger: Occupancy sensor and method for home automation system. Destiny Networks, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US, June 21, 2005: US06909921 (197 worldwide citation)

A room occupancy sensor, a home automation system and a method for automatic control of controlled devices throughout a home. A unique architecture of occupancy sensors includes entry/exit sensors for detecting movement through doorways that separate rooms in the home, room motion sensors for detect ...


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Brent Bilger: User interface and method for home automation system. Destiny Networks, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, June 29, 2004: US06756998 (188 worldwide citation)

A home automation system interface and method for interfacing with a system that automatically controls controlled devices throughout a home. A unique architecture of occupancy sensors includes entry/exit sensors for detecting movement through doorways that separate rooms in the home, room motion se ...


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Michael Stein, Toby Ray Kaufman, Yves Alexander Richarz, Kenneth Allen Tarlow, Bryce Craig Nesbitt: User interface for home automation system. IntelliNet, Kilpatrick Stockton, George T Marcou, James J Bindseil, October 31, 2000: US06140987 (179 worldwide citation)

Described is a user interface particularly suited for use in a home automation system. This interface combines advantages of a conventional touch screen (such as ease of use and accurate "key" placement) with the advantages of a conventional mechanical keypad (such as reduced cost and tactile feedba ...