Patents by Inventor Casey McKinnon

Casey McKinnon has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200305261
    Abstract: A smart light switch includes a housing, a light actuator, and a processor and memory. The processor is adapted to selectively turn an electrical load on and off in accordance with a programmed set of light activation rules stored in memory. The processor is operable to determine whether the smart light switch is in an On or Off state and create a historical record of the On or Off state of the smart light switch over time. A user is selectively able to place the smart light switch in a vacation mode. The processor suspends the programmed set of light activation rules, determines a probability that the smart light switch would have been turned on based upon the historical record, and probabilistically activates and deactivates the smart light switch for a period of time based upon the historical record while the smart light switch was not in vacation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Sahaj CHEMA, Jonathan YEAP, Casey MCKINNON
  • Patent number: 10716194
    Abstract: A smart light switch includes a housing, a light actuator, and a processor and memory. The processor is adapted to selectively turn an electrical load on and off in accordance with a programmed set of light activation rules stored in memory. The processor is operable to determine whether the smart light switch is in an On or Off state and create a historical record of the On or Off state of the smart light switch over time. A user is selectively able to place the smart light switch in a vacation mode. The processor suspends the programmed set of light activation rules, determines a probability that the smart light switch would have been turned on based upon the historical record, and probabilistically activates and deactivates the smart light switch for a period of time based upon the historical record while the smart light switch was not in vacation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ECOBEE INC.
    Inventors: Sahaj Chema, Jonathan Yeap, Casey McKinnon
  • Publication number: 20190297712
    Abstract: A smart light switch includes a housing, a light actuator, and a processor and memory. The processor is adapted to selectively turn an electrical load on and off in accordance with a programmed set of light activation rules stored in memory. The processor is operable to determine whether the smart light switch is in an On or Off state and create a historical record of the On or Off state of the smart light switch over time. A user is selectively able to place the smart light switch in a vacation mode. The processor suspends the programmed set of light activation rules, determines a probability that the smart light switch would have been turned on based upon the historical record, and probabilistically activates and deactivates the smart light switch for a period of time based upon the historical record while the smart light switch was not in vacation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sahaj CHEMA, Jonathan YEAP, Casey MCKINNON
  • Publication number: 20190297714
    Abstract: A smart light switch includes a housing, a light actuator located within the housing, and a processor and memory. The processor and memory are operably connected and located within the housing. The processor is adapted to selectively turn an electrical load on and off in accordance with a program schedule stored in memory. The smart light switch further includes a data communications module operable to provide data communication across a wireless network to a remote device. The program schedule includes time periods and a set of light activation rules for each time period. The smart light switch is operable to receive the time periods from a remote device having a different set of rules than the set of light activation rules for the smart light switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sahaj CHEMA, Jonathan YEAP, Casey MCKINNON
  • Patent number: 10423404
    Abstract: The described unified service management system provides a unified console to perform functions of individual management specialists. A unified console facilitates an administrator to perform the complex tasks that were performed by the individual management specialists. The unified console provides a “wizard” based approach to the administrator to design all aspects of the complex tasks including placement of components or computing devices, deciding on policies of the components or computing devices, deciding on health policies of components or computing devices, fixing data protection policies of components or computing devices, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ashvinkumar J. Sanghvi, Casey McKinnon, Jens K. Jacobsen, Kristoffer S. Schultz, Thomas William Keane
  • Patent number: 10185554
    Abstract: The described unified service management system provides a unified console to perform functions of individual management specialists. A unified console facilitates an administrator to perform the complex tasks that were performed by the individual management specialists. The unified console provides a “wizard” based approach to the administrator to design all aspects of the complex tasks including placement of components or computing devices, deciding on policies of the components or computing devices, deciding on health policies of components or computing devices, fixing data protection policies of components or computing devices, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ashvinkumar J. Sanghvi, Shawn Bice, Casey McKinnon, Vij Rajarajan, Jens K. Jacobsen, Kristoffer S. Schultz, Thomas William Keane
  • Publication number: 20150074639
    Abstract: The described unified service management system provides a unified console to perform functions of individual management specialists. A unified console facilitates an administrator to perform the complex tasks that were performed by the individual management specialists. The unified console provides a “wizard” based approach to the administrator to design all aspects of the complex tasks including placement of components or computing devices, deciding on policies of the components or computing devices, deciding on health policies of components or computing devices, fixing data protection policies of components or computing devices, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Ashvinkumar J. Sanghvi, Casey McKinnon, Jens K. Jacobsen, Kristoffer S. Schultz, Thomas William Keane
  • Publication number: 20150006688
    Abstract: The described unified service management system provides a unified console to perform functions of individual management specialists. A unified console facilitates an administrator to perform the complex tasks that were performed by the individual management specialists. The unified console provides a “wizard” based approach to the administrator to design all aspects of the complex tasks including placement of components or computing devices, deciding on policies of the components or computing devices, deciding on health policies of components or computing devices, fixing data protection policies of components or computing devices, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Ashvinkumar J. Sanghvi, Shawn Bice, Casey McKinnon, Vij Rajarajan, Jens K. Jacobsen, Kristoffer S. Schultz, Thomas William Keane
  • Patent number: 8838755
    Abstract: The described unified service management system provides a unified console to perform functions of individual management specialists. A unified console facilitates an administrator to perform the complex tasks that were performed by the individual management specialists. The unified console provides a “wizard” based approach to the administrator to design all aspects of the complex tasks including placement of components or computing devices, deciding on policies of the components or computing devices, deciding on health policies of components or computing devices, fixing data protection policies of components or computing devices, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ashvinkumar J. Sanghvi, Shawn Bice, Casey McKinnon, Vij Rajarajan, Jens K Jacobsen, Kristoffer S Schultz
  • Publication number: 20140129954
    Abstract: Processes and techniques for tailoring operations management in a system are described. The processes and techniques allow a user to customize operations management based on the user's function within a system and the particular tasks that the user wishes to accomplish. Simplified user interfaces can be created by scoping the interfaces based on user profiles, preferences and system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marisol Ontaneda, Vitaly Voloshin, Baelson B. Duque, Thomas W. Keane, Chandika Bhandari, Travis Wright, Casey McKinnon
  • Patent number: 8631463
    Abstract: Processes and techniques for tailoring operations management in a system are described. The processes and techniques allow a user to customize operations management based on the user's function within a system and the particular tasks that the user wishes to accomplish. Simplified user interfaces can be created by scoping the interfaces based on user profiles, preferences and system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marisol Ontaneda, Thomas W. Keane, Baelson B. Duque, Chandika Bhandari, Travis Wright, Vitaly Voloshin, Casey McKinnon
  • Publication number: 20110258698
    Abstract: Processes and techniques for tailoring operations management in a system are described. The processes and techniques allow a user to customize operations management based on the user's function within a system and the particular tasks that the user wishes to accomplish. Simplified user interfaces can be created by scoping the interfaces based on user profiles, preferences and system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marisol Ontaneda, Thomas W. Keane, Baelson B. Duque, Chandika Bhandari, Travis Wright, Vitaly Voloshin, Casey McKinnon
  • Patent number: 7979893
    Abstract: Processes and techniques for tailoring operations management in a system are described. The processes and techniques allow a user to customize operations management based on the user's function within a system and the particular tasks that the user wishes to accomplish. Simplified user interfaces can be created by scoping the interfaces based on user profiles, preferences and system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marisol Ontaneda, Thomas W. Keane, Baelson B. Duque, Chandika Bhandari, Travis Wright, Vitaly Voloshin, Casey McKinnon
  • Publication number: 20090228579
    Abstract: The described unified service management system provides a unified console to perform functions of individual management specialists. A unified console facilitates an administrator to perform the complex tasks that were performed by the individual management specialists. The unified console provides a “wizard” based approach to the administrator to design all aspects of the complex tasks including placement of components or computing devices, deciding on policies of the components or computing devices, deciding on health policies of components or computing devices, fixing data protection policies of components or computing devices, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ashvinkumar J. Sanghvi, Shawn Bice, Casey McKinnon, Vij Rajarajan, Jens K. Jacobsen, Kristoffer S. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20080301803
    Abstract: Processes and techniques for tailoring operations management in a system are described. The processes and techniques allow a user to customize operations management based on the user's function within a system and the particular tasks that the user wishes to accomplish. Simplified user interfaces can be created by scoping the interfaces based on user profiles, preferences and system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marisol Ontaneda, Thomas W. Keane, Baelson B. Duque, Chandika Bhandari, Travis Wright, Vitaly Voloshin, Casey McKinnon
  • Publication number: 20080281958
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for implementing a unified console for managing computing-based devices. Described is a unified management solution to efficiently manage one or more workloads or a plurality of tasks performed by a user for managing the resources of applications in a computer network that includes the computing-based devices. The system can be implemented by providing a combined functionality that includes features of monitoring and update services, in a single console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Casey McKinnon, Thomas W. Keane, Thomas N. Martino, Syed Nadir Ahmed, John William Podlogar, JR., Roger W. Sprague, Appireddy Kikkuru, Aaron Gaskill, Anandha K. Ganesan, Jeff Podlogar
  • Patent number: D833893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Casey McKinnon, Rohit Sriram, William Harold Wood, Stuart Lombard, Jonathan Hayes, Houston Keil-Vine
  • Patent number: D843235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ECOBEE INC
    Inventors: Casey McKinnon, Sahaj Cheema, William Harold Wood, Stuart Lombard, Bernice Allinson, Rahul Raj, Patrick Summers, Beth Cooperrider, Charlie Nghiem, Marcelle van Beusekom
  • Patent number: D867905
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Casey McKinnon, Rohit Sriram, William Harold Wood, Stuart Lombard, Jonathan Hayes, Houston Keil-Vine