Patents Assigned to Energyhub
  • Patent number: 11060743
    Abstract: Enhancements to premises monitor or control device (e.g., thermostats, etc.) are detailed herein. For example, enhanced relating to simplification of scheduling, are described as well as other enhancements relating to reducing device costs or consumption costs, providing richer features or more robust feature sets, and/or delivering associated product or services with increased simplicity, convenience, or ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: EnergyHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Michael DeBenedittis, Andrew Martin, Joshua Oberwetter, Michele Tepper
  • Patent number: 10884385
    Abstract: Feedback is provided to a user based on a setting for a set of energy consuming devices. While a user modifies a thermostat's schedule or provides user commands to adjust a setting for the set of energy consuming devices, a user interface component generates feedback to the consumer in response to an adjusted setting based on a condition for a predetermined function. A positive feedback component generates a positive feedback, such as a positive image in the user interface if the setting meets or exceeds a recommended performance metric for an operational parameter for the set of energy consuming devices. A negative feedback component generates a negative feedback, such as a negative image if the setting meets or exceeds a second condition, such as a discouraged performance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: EnergyHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Tepper, Seth Frader-Thompson, Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 10783524
    Abstract: Resource providers that provide a resource (e.g., electricity) to customers often have programs that operate to save customers money or otherwise benefit the customers. Traditionally, customers enroll in these programs by assenting to enroll in combination with providing that customer's account number. For various reasons, requiring the customer to provide his or her account number dramatically reduces the number of customers that ultimately sign up for a program. Accordingly, customer's willing to sign up for programs offered by the resource provider can do so without the need to give a customer number. Rather, the necessary information can be determined based on an image of the customer's meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: EnergyHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Martin, Seth Frader-Thompson
  • Patent number: 10770897
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing load reduction optimization. In one aspect, a method includes accessing load reduction parameters for a load reduction event, accessing energy consumption models for multiple systems involved in the load reduction event, and performing, based on the load reduction parameters and the energy consumption models, a plurality of simulations of load reduction events that simulate variations in control parameters used to control the multiple systems. The method also includes optimizing, against a load reduction curve, the load reduction event by iteratively modifying the control parameters used in the plurality of simulations of load reduction events, and outputting the optimal load reduction event with optimized control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: EnergyHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Hertz-Shargel, Michael DeBenedittis, Seth Frader-Thompson
  • Patent number: 10746425
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing thermal modeling. In one aspect, a method includes receiving monitoring data comprising temperature data measured inside a site, mode data, and state data, receiving weather data descriptive of weather at the site, and aligning the received temperature data, mode data, and state data with the received weather data. The method also includes determining an internal heat gain representing an amount of heat generated at the site irrespective of the heating or cooling system, determining at least one of a thermal product for the site or a thermal potential for the heating or cooling system, generating, based on the internal gain and the thermal product or the thermal potential, a thermal model for the site, and providing, as output, the generated thermal model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: EnergyHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Benjamin Hertz-Shargel, Michael DeBenedittis
  • Patent number: 10557876
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: EnergyHub
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10241528
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing a thermostat-based demand response event. In one aspect, a method includes accessing, for sites, historical readings of HVAC activity, indoor temperature, and outdoor temperature and building a model for each of the sites using the historical readings of HVAC activity, indoor temperature, and outdoor temperature. The method also includes using a simulation engine to achieve a target load shed and load reduction shape for a thermostat-based demand response event, and performing the thermostat-based demand response event based on results of the simulation engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: EnergyHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Benjamin Hertz-Shargel, Michael DeBenedittis
  • Patent number: 10209687
    Abstract: Feedback is provided to a user based on a setting for a set of energy consuming devices. While a user modifies a thermostat's schedule or provides user commands to adjust a setting for the set of energy consuming devices, a user interface component generates feedback to the consumer in response to an adjusted setting based on a condition for a predetermined function. A positive feedback component generates a positive feedback, such as a positive image in the user interface if the setting meets or exceeds a recommended performance metric for an operational parameter for the set of energy consuming devices. A negative feedback component generates a negative feedback, such as a negative image if the setting meets or exceeds a second condition, such as a discouraged performance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ENERGYHUB, INC.
    Inventors: Michele Tepper, Seth Frader-Thompson, Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 9638431
    Abstract: Enhancements to premises monitor or control device (e.g., thermostats, etc) are detailed herein. For example, enhanced relating to simplification of scheduling, are described as well as other enhancements relating to reducing device costs or consumption costs, providing richer features or more robust feature sets, and/or delivering associated product or services with increased simplicity, convenience, or ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ENERGYHUB, INC.
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Michael DeBenedittis, Andrew Martin, Joshua Oberwetter, Michele Tepper
  • Patent number: 8996188
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: EnergyHub
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8954201
    Abstract: Feedback is provided to a user based on a setting for a set of energy consuming devices. While a user modifies a thermostat's schedule or provides user commands to adjust a setting for the set of energy consuming devices, a user interface component generates feedback to the consumer in response to an adjusted setting based on a condition for a predetermined function. A positive feedback component generates a positive feedback, such as a positive image in the user interface if the setting meets or exceeds a recommended performance metric for an operational parameter for the set of energy consuming devices. A negative feedback component generates a negative feedback, such as a negative image if the setting meets or exceeds a second condition, such as a discouraged performance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: EnergyHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Tepper, Seth Frader-Thompson, Matthew Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130184874
    Abstract: Enhancements to premises monitor or control device (e.g., thermostats, etc) are detailed herein. For example, enhanced relating to simplification of scheduling, are described as well as other enhancements relating to reducing device costs or consumption costs, providing richer features or more robust feature sets, and/or delivering associated product or services with increased simplicity, convenience, or ease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: EnergyHub, Inc.
    Inventor: EnergyHub, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120316808
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: ENERGYHUB
    Inventors: SETH FRADER-THOMPSON, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20120310416
    Abstract: Feedback is provided to a user based on a setting for a set of energy consuming devices. While a user modifies a thermostat's schedule or provides user commands to adjust a setting for the set of energy consuming devices, a user interface component generates feedback to the consumer in response to an adjusted setting based on a condition for a predetermined function. A positive feedback component generates a positive feedback, such as a positive image in the user interface if the setting meets or exceeds a recommended performance metric for an operational parameter for the set of energy consuming devices. A negative feedback component generates a negative feedback, such as a negative image if the setting meets or exceeds a second condition, such as a discouraged performance metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: ENERGYHUB
    Inventors: Michele Tepper, Seth Frader-Thompson, Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 8255090
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Energyhub
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan Von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20110063126
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides a communications architecture for managing/relaying utility information, such as energy, water or gas information. In one aspect, the system includes a hub having a first communications interface for receiving consumption data of a predetermined energy load and a second communications interface for communicating with a metering device. The second communications interface is configured to transmit the consumption data to the metering device and to receive control signals from the metering device where the consumption data is communicated using a first protocol and wherein the control signals are communicated using a second protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: ENERGYHUB
    Inventors: Thomas Kennedy, Seth Frader-Thompson, Chaoyi Guo, Daniel Riegel, Mark Whitney
  • Publication number: 20110061014
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides a communications architecture for managing/relaying utility information, such as energy, water or gas information. In one aspect, the system includes a hub having a first communications interface for receiving consumption data of a predetermined energy load and a second communications interface for communicating with a metering device. The second communications interface is configured to transmit the consumption data to the metering device and to receive control signals from the metering device where the consumption data is communicated using a first protocol and wherein the control signals are communicated using a second protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: ENERGYHUB
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Thomas Kennedy, Andrew Martin, Daniel Riegel, Stephan von Muehlen
  • Publication number: 20090195349
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: EnergyHub
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy