Patents by Inventor Michael S. Phillips

Michael S. Phillips 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: 20210392417
    Abstract: Devices state changes in a building may be determined using a combination of power monitoring and network monitoring. Power monitoring may be performed by obtaining a power monitoring signal and processing the power monitoring signal with models to determine information about state changes of one or more devices in the building. Network monitoring may be performed by receiving information about network packets transmitted by devices in the building and processing the information about the network packets to determine information about state changes of one or more devices in the building. For some devices and some implementations, information about state changes of a device may be determined by using both power monitoring and network monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jonah Wyman Petri, Christopher M. Micali, Michael S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 11146868
    Abstract: A system for determining states of devices in a building includes an electrical main, an electrical panel that distributes power to the devices, a power meter that measures power consumed by the devices from the electrical main, and a first sensor configured to measure an electrical property of the electrical main. The system further includes a computer configured to determine a state of a first device in the building by processing a first power event in a power monitoring signal, obtained from the first sensor, to generate a score for each of a plurality of power models, and to select the state of the first device using the scores. The computer is further configured to receive a first network packet transmitted by a second device in the building; determine that the first network packet was sent by the second device; and select the state of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sense Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah Wyman Petri, Christopher M. Micali, Michael S. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20210293863
    Abstract: An electrical meter may process an electrical power signal to provide information about the operation of devices in a building to a user. The information communicated to a user may include historical information and real-time information. In determining the real-time information, it may be desired to provide the information quickly and use a smaller set of features that are available more quickly. In determining the historical information, it may be desired to provide more accurate information and use a larger set of features. An electrical meter may compute real-time information and historical information using different sets of features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher M. Micali, Ryan T. Houlette, Michael S. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20210293864
    Abstract: An electrical panel may process an electrical power signal to provide information about the operation of devices in a building to a user. The information communicated to a user may include historical information and real-time information. In determining the real-time information, it may be desired to provide the information quickly and use a smaller set of features that are available more quickly. In determining the historical information, it may be desired to provide more accurate information and use a larger set of features. An electrical panel may compute real-time information and historical information using different sets of features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher M. Micali, Ryan T. Houlette, Michael S. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20210048459
    Abstract: An electrical panel may process measurements of a power line to a building to determine information about devices in the building, such as a state change of a device or power consumption of an individual device. The electrical panel may have more than one mode of operation to provide improved functionality for end users. For example, a first mode of operation may provide higher accuracy in determining information about devices but may also have higher latency in making determinations (e.g., identifying state changes of devices), and a second mode of operation may have lower accuracy but also lower latency to provide information more quickly to end users. The mode of operation of the power monitor may change depending on whether an end user is currently viewing information about devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher M. Micali, Ryan T. Houlette, Michael S. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20200400729
    Abstract: An electrical meter may process measurements of a power line to a building to determine information about devices in the building, such as a state change of a device or power consumption of an individual device. The electrical meter may have more than one mode of operation to provide improved functionality for end users. For example, a first mode of operation may provide higher accuracy in determining information about devices but may also have higher latency in making determinations (e.g., identifying state changes of devices), and a second mode of operation may have lower accuracy but also lower latency to provide information more quickly to end users. The mode of operation of the power monitor may change depending on whether an end user is currently viewing information about devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher M. Micali, Ryan T. Houlette, Michael S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10809286
    Abstract: A power monitor may have more than one mode of operation to provide improved functionality for end users. For example, a first mode of operation may provide higher accuracy in determining information about devices but may also have higher latency in making determinations (e.g., identifying state changes of devices), and a second mode of operation may have lower accuracy but also lower latency to provide information more quickly to end users. The mode of operation of the power monitor may change depending on whether an end user is currently viewing information about devices. When a user is not viewing information about devices, the power monitor may operate in a first mode of operation (e.g., to improve accuracy), and when a user is viewing information about devices, the power monitor may operate in a second mode of operation (e.g., to provide updates more quickly).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sense Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Micali, Ryan T. Houlette, Michael S. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20200329287
    Abstract: A system for determining states of devices in a building includes an electrical main, an electrical panel that distributes power to the devices, a power meter that measures power consumed by the devices from the electrical main, and a first sensor configured to measure an electrical property of the electrical main. The system further includes a computer configured to determine a state of a first device in the building by processing a first power event in a power monitoring signal, obtained from the first sensor, to generate a score for each of a plurality of power models, and to select the state of the first device using the scores. The computer is further configured to receive a first network packet transmitted by a second device in the building; determine that the first network packet was sent by the second device; and select the state of the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Jonah Wyman Petri, Christopher M. Micali, Michael S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10750252
    Abstract: Devices state changes in a building may be determined using a combination of power monitoring and network monitoring. Power monitoring may be performed by obtaining a power monitoring signal and processing the power monitoring signal with models to determine information about state changes of one or more devices in the building. Network monitoring may be performed by receiving information about network packets transmitted by a device in the building and processing the information about the network packets to determine information about a different device or a state change of a different device in the building. For some devices and some implementations, information about state changes of a device may be determined by using both power monitoring and network monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sense Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah Wyman Petri, Christopher M. Micali, Michael S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10735829
    Abstract: Devices state changes in a building may be determined using a combination of power monitoring and network monitoring. Power monitoring may be performed by obtaining a power monitoring signal and processing the power monitoring signal with models to determine information about state changes of one or more devices in the building. Network monitoring may be performed by receiving information about network packets transmitted by devices in the building and processing the information about the network packets to determine information about state changes of one or more devices in the building. For some devices and some implementations, information about state changes of a device may be determined by using both power monitoring and network monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sense Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah Wyman Petri, Christopher M. Micali, Michael S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10338112
    Abstract: Electrical usage of devices in a building may be monitored to provide information about the operation of the devices to a user. The information communicated to a user may include historical information that is retrieved from a server and real-time information that is received from a power monitoring device. The historical information may be transmitted to the user device over a first network connection where the historical information is retrieved using an identifier received from the user device. The real-time information may be received from a power monitoring device and transmitted to the user device over a second network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SENSE LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Micali, Ryan T. Houlette, Michael S. Phillips, Charles H. Rutledge, Jeffrey N. Marcus
  • Patent number: 10175276
    Abstract: A power monitor in a building processes a power monitoring signal obtained from the power line to the building to identify electrical events corresponding to state changes of devices in the building. The electrical event may be processed with a classifier to determine if the electrical event corresponds to a state change of an identified device from a list of identified devices or corresponds to a state change of an ambiguous device that is not from the list of identified devices. The power monitor may also determine power consumption information about individual identified devices and about groups of devices, such as a group of always on devices, a group of ambiguous devices, and categories of the group of ambiguous devices. Information about state changes of devices and power consumption of individual devices and groups of devices may be transmitted to a user device for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sense Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew William Fishburn, Michael S. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20180343507
    Abstract: Devices state changes in a building may be determined using a combination of power monitoring and network monitoring. Power monitoring may be performed by obtaining a power monitoring signal and processing the power monitoring signal with models to determine information about state changes of one or more devices in the building. Network monitoring may be performed by receiving information about network packets transmitted by a device in the building and processing the information about the network packets to determine information about a different device or a state change of a different device in the building. For some devices and some implementations, information about state changes of a device may be determined by using both power monitoring and network monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Wyman Petri, Christopher M. Micali, Michael S. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20180242056
    Abstract: Devices state changes in a building may be determined using a combination of power monitoring and network monitoring. Power monitoring may be performed by obtaining a power monitoring signal and processing the power monitoring signal with models to determine information about state changes of one or more devices in the building. Network monitoring may be performed by receiving information about network packets transmitted by devices in the building and processing the information about the network packets to determine information about state changes of one or more devices in the building. For some devices and some implementations, information about state changes of a device may be determined by using both power monitoring and network monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Jonah Wyman Petri, Christopher M. Micali, Michael S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10056077
    Abstract: Speech recorded by an audio capture facility of a music facility is processed by a speech recognition facility to generate results that are provided to the music facility. When information related to a music application running on the music facility are provided to the speech recognition facility, the results generated are based at least in part on the application related information. The speech recognition facility uses an unstructured language model for generating results. The user of the music facility may optionally be allowed to edit the results being provided to the music facility. The speech recognition facility may also adapt speech recognition based on usage of the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Cerra, John N. Nguyen, Michael S. Phillips, Han Shu
  • Publication number: 20180196094
    Abstract: A power monitor in a building processes a power monitoring signal obtained from the power line to the building to identify electrical events corresponding to state changes of devices in the building. The electrical event may be processed with a classifier to determine if the electrical event corresponds to a state change of an identified device from a list of identified devices or corresponds to a state change of an ambiguous device that is not from the list of identified devices. The power monitor may also determine power consumption information about individual identified devices and about groups of devices, such as a group of always on devices, a group of ambiguous devices, and categories of the group of ambiguous devices. Information about state changes of devices and power consumption of individual devices and groups of devices may be transmitted to a user device for presentation to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew William Fishburn, Michael S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 9942630
    Abstract: Devices in a building may be identified using a combination of power monitoring and network monitoring. Power monitoring may be performed by obtaining a power monitoring signal and processing the power monitoring signal with models to determine information about one or more devices in the building. Network monitoring may be performed by receiving information about network packets transmitted by devices in the building and processing the information about the network packets to determine information about one or more devices in the building. For some devices and some implementations, information about a device may be determined by using both power monitoring and network monitoring. The information about a device may include, for example, a type (e.g., a dishwasher), make, or version of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sense Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah Wyman Petri, Christopher M. Micali, Michael S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 9800958
    Abstract: Power models may be used to identify devices in a building or state changes of devices in a building by processing a power monitoring signal with the power models. A power model for a device may be trained using examples of power monitoring signals corresponding to that device, and network monitoring may be used to identify training data for training power models for that device. Network monitoring may include receiving information about network packets transmitted by devices in the building and processing the information about the network packets to determine information about a state change of a first device in the building at a first time. A portion of the power monitoring signal that includes the first time may then be used to train a power model for the first device. The trained power model for the first device may then be deployed to a building where it used to perform power monitoring of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Sense Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah Wyman Petri, Ghinwa F. Choueiter, Christopher M. Micali, Michael S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 9739813
    Abstract: Electrical usage of devices in a building may be monitored to provide information about the operation of the devices to a user. The information communicated to a user may include historical information and real-time information. In determining the real-time information, it may be desired to provide the information quickly and use a smaller set of features that are available more quickly. In determining the historical information, it may be desired to provide more accurate information and use a larger set of features. A device may compute real-time information and historical information using different sets of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Sense Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan T. Houlette, Michael S. Phillips, Jeffrey N. Marcus, Christopher M. Micali
  • Publication number: 20170192042
    Abstract: A power monitor may have more than one mode of operation to provide improved functionality for end users. For example, a first mode of operation may provide higher accuracy in determining information about devices but may also have higher latency in making determinations (e.g., identifying state changes of devices), and a second mode of operation may have lower accuracy but also lower latency to provide information more quickly to end users. The mode of operation of the power monitor may change depending on whether an end user is currently viewing information about devices. When a user is not viewing information about devices, the power monitor may operate in a first mode of operation (e.g., to improve accuracy), and when a user is viewing information about devices, the power monitor may operate in a second mode of operation (e.g., to provide updates more quickly).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher M. Micali, Ryan T. Houlette, Michael S. Phillips