Patents by Inventor Jiannong Zhang

Jiannong Zhang 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).

  • Patent number: 7561977
    Abstract: A system that facilitates and implements energy savings decisions by a home owner. The system will provide a mechanism to reduce the peak level of energy demand. A controller in logical communication with energy consuming appliances responds to request for energy from energy consuming appliances and devices by permitting or curtailing energy supply to the appliances or devices based on evaluation of a plurality of logical considerations. The controller may be operated to provide energy to fewer than all of the energy requesting appliances to reduce the energy demand on an energy supply source, including the instantaneous peak demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Gale Richard Horst, Jiannong Zhang, Andriy Dmytrovych Syvokozov
  • Publication number: 20030233201
    Abstract: A system that facilitates and implements energy savings decisions by a home owner. The system will increase the energy and cost efficiency of an energy supply network by providing a mechanism to reduce the peak level of energy demand. A controller in logical communication with energy consuming appliances responds to request for energy from energy consuming appliances and devices by permitting or curtailing energy supply to the appliances or devices based on evaluation of a plurality of logical considerations. The controller may be operated to provide energy to fewer than all of the energy requesting appliances to reduce the energy demand on an energy supply source, including the instantaneous peak demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Gale Richard Horst, Jiannong Zhang, Andriy Dmytrovych Syvokozov