Patents by Inventor Matthew L. Rogers

Matthew L. Rogers 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: 20200253029
    Abstract: This patent specification relates to a wall switch that comprises a docking station and a user-removable wall-switch head unit. In some embodiments, the docking station is configured to receive the user-removable wall-switch head unit, and configured to be permanently connected to a wall and coupled to high-power voltage wires. In some embodiments, the user-removable wall-switch head unit is configured to be user-insertable into said docking station and user-removable therefrom such that the user is not exposed to high-voltage connections when inserting or removing. In some embodiments, the wall switch controller further comprises inputs and outputs and circuitry for switchably controlling household line current power to a household electrical fixture. In some embodiments, the wall switch controller further comprises an occupancy sensor, a temperature sensor, or a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Maxime Veron, Isabel I. Guenette, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Patent number: 10732651
    Abstract: Methods and systems facilitate network communications between a wireless network-connected thermostat and a cloud-based management server in a manner that promotes reduced power usage and extended service life of an energy-storage device of the thermostat, while at the same time accomplishing timely data transfer between the thermostat and the cloud-based management server for suitable and time-appropriate control of an HVAC system. The thermostat further comprises powering circuitry configured to: extract electrical power from one or more HVAC control wires in a manner that does not require a “common” wire; supply electrical power for thermostat operation; recharge the energy-storage device (if needed) using any surplus extracted power; and discharge the energy-storage device to assist in supplying electrical power for thermostat operation during intervals in which the extracted power alone is insufficient for thermostat operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Mucignat, Oliver Steele, Senthilvasan Supramaniam, Osborne Hardison, Richard J. Schultz, Daniel A. Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan A. Dutra, David Bell, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Grant M. Erickson, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Joseph E. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20200204561
    Abstract: A method includes generating a utility portal interface in response to a request from a utility computer system that receives parameters that specify a demand response event; providing a display of groups of energy-consuming locations that are available to be selected to participate in the demand response event; providing a display of an energy demand profile for the utility during the demand response event; receiving a selection of a subset of the groups of energy-consuming locations to participate in the demand response event; causing the display of the energy demand profile for the utility during the demand response event to be dynamically updated as the subset of the groups of energy-consuming locations are selected or deselected by the utility computer system to participate; and sending transmissions to thermostats associated with the subset of the groups of energy-consuming locations to execute the demand response event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Scott A. McGaraghan, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Patent number: 10678200
    Abstract: A control system may be configured to learn a heating schedule at a first location according to an automated schedule learning algorithm that processes inputs including user inputs and occupancy sensing inputs and derives schedule-affecting parameters therefrom that are processed to compute the control schedule. The control system may also be configured to determine whether a thermostat has been moved to a new location, and if it is determined that the thermostat has been moved to the new location, then determine one or more parameters associated with the new location and establish a new control schedule for the new location, where zero or more of the schedule-affecting parameters are re-used based on the one or more parameters associated with the new location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Daniel A. Warren, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Helen Vo
  • Patent number: 10667347
    Abstract: This patent specification relates to a wall switch that comprises a docking station and a user-removable wall-switch head unit. In some embodiments, the docking station is configured to receive the user-removable wall-switch head unit, and configured to be permanently connected to a wall and coupled to high-power voltage wires. In some embodiments, the user-removable wall-switch head unit is configured to be user-insertable into said docking station and user-removable therefrom such that the user is not exposed to high-voltage connections when inserting or removing. In some embodiments, the wall switch controller further comprises inputs and outputs and circuitry for switchably controlling household line current power to a household electrical fixture. In some embodiments, the wall switch controller further comprises an occupancy sensor, a temperature sensor, or a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Maxime Veron, Isabel I. Guenette, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Publication number: 20200160053
    Abstract: An asset management system automatically generates and updates tool data stored in and used by the system for determining the presence or absence of tools or other inventory objects in the systems. The tool data can be automatically generated when a tool is newly added to the automated asset management system, and can be updated if and when characteristics of the tool and/or automated asset management system change. The automatic generation and updating includes automatically recognizing unique identifiers of tags located on inventory objects, automatically identifying an inventory object to associate with each unique identifier, and automatically populating a database to store each unique identifier in association with stored data for the corresponding inventory object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew J. LIPSEY, David C. FLY, Preston C. PHILLIPS, Jason NEWPORT, Andrew R. LOBO, Joseph CHWAN, Frederick J. ROGERS, Sean W. RYAN, Thomas L. KASSOUF
  • Patent number: 10627791
    Abstract: A thermostat for controlling an HVAC system is described, the thermostat having a user interface that is visually pleasing, approachable, and easy to use while also providing ready access to, and intuitive navigation within, a menuing system capable of receiving a variety of different types of user settings and/or control parameters. For some embodiments, the thermostat comprises a housing, a ring-shaped user-interface component configured to track a rotational input motion of a user, a processing system configured to identify a setpoint temperature value based on the tracked rotational input motion, and an electronic display coupled to the processing system. An interactive thermostat menuing system is accessible to the user by an inward pressing of the ring-shaped user interface component. User navigation within the interactive thermostat menuing system is achievable by virtue of respective rotational input motions and inward pressings of the ring-shaped user interface component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Michael J. Matas, Michael Plitkins
  • Patent number: 10611879
    Abstract: Polyester polyols made from thermoplastic polyesters are disclosed. The polyols can be made by heating a thermoplastic polyester such as virgin PET, recycled PET, or mixtures thereof, with a glycol to give a digested intermediate, which is then condensed with a dimer fatty acid to give the polyol. The invention includes a polyester polyol comprising recurring units of a glycol-digested thermoplastic polyester and a dimer fatty acid. The polyester polyol can also be made in a single step by reacting the thermoplastic polyester, glycol, and dimer acid under conditions effective to produce the polyol. High-recycle-content polyols having desirable properties and attributes for formulating polyurethane products, including aqueous polyurethane dispersions, can be made. The polyols provide a sustainable alternative to bio- or petrochemical-based polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: RESINATE MATERIALS GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Shakti L. Mukerjee, Rick Tabor, Adam William Emerson, Kevin Anthony Rogers, Eric D. Vrabel, Matthew T. Brown, Matthew J. Beatty, Jack Rogers Kovsky, Michael D. Kellerman, Michael Robert Christy
  • Patent number: 10581862
    Abstract: A method includes generating a utility portal interface in response to a request from a utility computer system that receives parameters that specify a demand response event; providing a display of groups of energy-consuming locations that are available to be selected to participate in the demand response event; providing a display of an energy demand profile for the utility during the demand response event; receiving a selection of a subset of the groups of energy-consuming locations to participate in the demand response event; causing the display of the energy demand profile for the utility during the demand response event to be dynamically updated as the subset of the groups of energy-consuming locations are selected or deselected by the utility computer system to participate; and sending transmissions to thermostats associated with the subset of the groups of energy-consuming locations to execute the demand response event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Scott A. McGaraghan, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Patent number: 10579873
    Abstract: An asset management system automatically generates and updates tool data stored in and used by the system for determining the presence or absence of tools or other inventory objects in the systems. The tool data can be automatically generated when a tool is newly added to the automated asset management system, and can be updated if and when characteristics of the tool and/or automated asset management system change. The automatic generation and updating includes automatically recognizing unique identifiers of tags located on inventory objects, automatically identifying an inventory object to associate with each unique identifier, and automatically populating a database to store each unique identifier in association with stored data for the corresponding inventory object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SNAP-ON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew J. Lipsey, David C. Fly, Preston C. Phillips, Jason Newport, Andrew R. Lobo, Joseph Chwan, Frederick J. Rogers, Sean W. Ryan, Thomas L. Kassouf
  • Publication number: 20200049563
    Abstract: This application is directed to a home monitoring and control system including a doorbell installed at a door of a home. The doorbell has a button configured to, upon being touched, depressed or activated, wirelessly initiate a first communication to indicate presence of a person at the door. The doorbell also has a camera configured to capture video data within a field of view, and a processor configured to cause a communication component to enable the first communication and wirelessly stream via a remote server the video data captured by the camera to a monitoring device associated with an occupant of the home. A rechargeable battery is coupled to a housing wire and configured to be charged via the housing wire, and the doorbell is configured to charge and discharge the rechargeable battery based on power usage of the doorbell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Maxime Veron, Isabel I. Guenette, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Publication number: 20200051406
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for smart home devices are presented. Such smart home devices may include one or more environmental sensors that are configured to detect the presence of one or more environmental conditions. Such smart home devices may include a light comprising a plurality of lighting elements. Such a light may be configured to illuminate using a plurality of colors and, possibly, a plurality of animation patterns. Such smart home devices may include a processing system configured to cause the light to illuminate using the plurality of colors and the plurality of animation patterns in response to a plurality of states of the smart home device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Boyd, James B. Simister, Adam D. Mittleman, John B. Filson, Fred Bould, David Sloo, Jesse W. Boettcher, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10529196
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a smart home device is presented. The smart home device may include at least one sensor. The smart home device may include a speaker, a light, and a motion detection sensor that detects motion in an ambient environment of the smart home device. A processing system of the smart home device may be configured to select an illumination state based on a determined status. The processing system may cause the light to illuminate based on the selected illumination state. The processing system may determine a gesture has been performed in the ambient environment of the smart home device following the light being illuminated based on the selected illumination state. The processing system may output a detail of the status via the speaker corresponding to the illumination state in response to determining the gesture has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Maxime Veron, Sophie Le Guen, Yoky Matsuoka, Jeffrey A. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10443879
    Abstract: 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 is being adjusted can be compared against a feedback criterion designed to indicate a circumstance under which feedback is to be presented to the user. The circumstance can be indicative of an achievement of a HVAC-related setting of a predetermined responsibility level with respect to an energy usage of the HVAC system. Upon a real-time determination that the feedback criterion is satisfied, visual feedback can be caused to be presented to the user in real-time. The real-time feedback can include a visual icon having a visual appeal corresponding to a desirability of the satisfaction of the feedback criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Michael Plitkins, Michael J. Matas, Matthew L. Rogers, Evan J. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10438460
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for smart home devices are presented. Such smart home devices may include one or more environmental sensors that are configured to detect the presence of one or more environmental conditions. Such smart home devices may include a light comprising a plurality of lighting elements. Such a light may be configured to illuminate using a plurality of colors and, possibly, a plurality of animation patterns. Such smart home devices may include a processing system configured to cause the light to illuminate using the plurality of colors and the plurality of animation patterns in response to a plurality of states of the smart home device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Boyd, James B. Simister, Adam D. Mittleman, John B. Filson, Fred Bould, David Sloo, Jesse W. Boettcher, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10414859
    Abstract: Polyester polyols made from thermoplastic polyesters are disclosed. The polyols are reaction products of a thermoplastic polyester, a glycol, and a hydrophobe selected from ricinoleic acid, ethoxylated castor oil, saturated or unsaturated C9-C18 dicarboxylic acids, tung oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, cardanol-based products, recycled cooking oil, isostearyl alcohol, hydroxy-functional materials derived from epoxidized, ozonized, or hydroformylated fatty esters or fatty acids, and mixtures thereof. In one process, the polyols are made by reacting the thermoplastic polyester with a glycol to give a digested intermediate, which is then reacted with the hydrophobe. In another process, the thermoplastic polyester, glycol, and hydrophobe are combined and reacted in a single step. These hydrophobes facilitate the production from recycled thermoplastics of polyols that have good transparency and little or no particulate settling or phase separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: RESINATE MATERIALS GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Tabor, Kevin Anthony Rogers, Eric D Vrabel, Matthew James Beatty, Woo-Sung Bae, Shakti L Mukerjee
  • Patent number: 10407641
    Abstract: A composition of an oil-soluble ionic detergent that does not contribute metal ions to the composition, and which comprises a quaternary non-metallic pnictogen cation and an organic anion having at least one hydrocarbyl group of sufficient length to impart oil solubility to the detergent, the detergent having a total base number (TBN) to total acid number (TAN) ratio of at least 2:1 imparts ash-free basicity to a lubricant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Ewan E. Delbridge, Virginia A. Carrick, John K. Pudelski, Matthew D. Gieselman, Christopher L. Friend, Patrick E. Mosier, Michelle M. Rogers, Mark T. Tierney
  • Patent number: 10393589
    Abstract: This application is directed to a method of home monitoring and control implemented by a doorbell installed at a door of a home, an application executable by a monitoring device, and a remote server. The doorbell has a button that, upon being touched, depressed or activated, wirelessly causes an audio speaker of an electronic device to sound an audible notification and/or a message to be sent to a monitoring device associated with an occupant of the home to indicate presence of a person at the door. The doorbell also has a camera that captures video data within a field of view. The remote server receives the video data from the doorbell and relays them to the monitoring device. The application receives and displays at least a portion of the video data captured by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Maxime Veron, Isabel I. Guenette, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Patent number: 10393590
    Abstract: This application is directed to a home monitoring and control system including a doorbell installed at a door of a home, an application executable by a monitoring device, and a remote server. The doorbell has a button configured to, upon being touched, depressed or activated, wirelessly cause an audio speaker of an electronic device to sound an audible notification or a message to be sent to the monitoring device to indicate presence of a person at the door. The doorbell also has a camera configured to capture video data within a field of view. The remote server is configured to receive from the doorbell the video data and the message, and relay them to the monitoring device. The application is configured to receive and display at least a portion of the video data captured by the camera of the doorbell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Maxime Veron, Isabel I. Guenette, Shigefumi Honjo
  • Publication number: 20190241702
    Abstract: Polyester polyols made from thermoplastic polyesters are disclosed. The polyols can be made by heating a thermoplastic polyester such as virgin PET, recycled PET, or mixtures thereof, with a glycol to give a digested intermediate, which is then condensed with a dimer fatty acid to give the polyol. The invention includes a polyester polyol comprising recurring units of a glycol-digested thermoplastic polyester and a dimer fatty acid. The polyester polyol can also be made in a single step by reacting the thermoplastic polyester, glycol, and dimer acid under conditions effective to produce the polyol. High-recycle-content polyols having desirable properties and attributes for formulating polyurethane products, including aqueous polyurethane dispersions, can be made. The polyols provide a sustainable alternative to bio- or petrochemical-based polyols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Shakti L. Mukerjee, Rick Tabor, Adam William Emerson, Kevin Anthony Rogers, Eric D. Vrabel, Matthew T. Brown, Matthew J. Beatty, Jack Rogers Kovsky, Michael D. Kellerman, Michael Robert Christy