Patents by Inventor Samuel W. Kortz

Samuel W. Kortz 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: 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: 10638292
    Abstract: Systems and Methods disclosed herein relate to providing a message to an application programming interface (API). The message includes a request for data from a data model, a submission of data to the data model, or both; and a host selection between: a representational state transfer (REST) host and a subscription-based application programming interface (API) host, wherein the REST host receives REST-based messages and the subscription-based API host receives messages in accordance with a standard of the subscription-based API host; wherein the request for data, the submission of data, or both are configured to create, delete, modify, or any combination thereof data related to a smart-device environment structure, a thermostat, a hazard detector, or any combination thereof stored in a data model accessible by the API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Igor Karp, Lev Stesin, Carles Pi-Sunyer, Mark Andrew McBride, Alexander Dubman, James Lyons, Samuel W. Kortz, Gregory J. Hu, Amanda Surya, Aubrey Thelen, David Horton, Michael Soucie, Leon Tan, Christopher Anthony Boross, Jesse Boettcher, Tim Enwall, Prashant P. Reddy, Mark Malhotra, Evan Fisher, Todd Hester, Yoky Matsuoka, Andrew J. Urman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190385248
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for managing demand-response programs and events. The systems disclosed include an energy management system in operation with an intelligent, network-connected thermostat located at a structure. The thermostat controls an HVAC system to cool the structure using a demand response event implementation profile over the demand response event period. The thermostat can also receive a requested change to the setpoint temperatures defined by the demand response event implementation profile and access a determination of an impact on energy shifting that would result if the requested change is incorporated into the demand response event implementation profile. This determination can be communicated to the energy consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo, Scott A. McGaraghan, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Patent number: 10438304
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for managing demand-response programs and events. The systems disclosed include an energy management system in operation with an intelligent, network-connected thermostat located at a structure. The thermostat controls an HVAC system to cool the structure using a demand response event implementation profile over the demand response event period. The thermostat can also receive a requested change to the setpoint temperatures defined by the demand response event implementation profile and access a determination of an impact on energy shifting that would result if the requested change is incorporated into the demand response event implementation profile. This determination can be communicated to the energy consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo, Scott A. McGaraghan, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Publication number: 20190208390
    Abstract: A tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium, comprising instructions to obtain an estimated time of arrival for an occupant of a household; calculate a transition time to reach a desired temperature of the occupant from a current ambient temperature within the household; if, the estimated time of arrival is less than or equal to the transition time, activate a transition to the desired temperature; otherwise if the estimated time of arrival is greater than the transition time, do not activate the transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Samuel W. Kortz, Gregory J. Hu, Amanda Surya, Mark McBride
  • Publication number: 20180069868
    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; provides a display of a plurality of groups of energy-consuming locations that are available to be selected to participate in the demand response event; provides a display of an energy demand profile for the utility during the demand response event; receives a selection of a subset of the plurality of groups of energy-consuming locations to participate in the demand response event; causes the display of the energy demand profile for the utility during the demand response event to be dynamically updated as the subset of the plurality of groups of energy-consuming locations are selected or deselected by the utility computer system to participate in the demand response events; and sends transmissions to thermostats associated with the subset of the plurality of groups of energy-consuming locations to execute the demand response event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Scott A. McGaraghan, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Patent number: 9875631
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hazard detector may include a back plate and a front casing coupled to the back plate to define a housing having an interior region and an opening through which air flows into the interior region. A circuit board may be coupled to the back plate and have a plurality of components mounted thereon. A smoke chamber may be mid-mounted on the circuit board, mid-mounting being characterized in the smoke chamber extending through a hole formed in the circuit board such that a top surface of the smoke chamber is positioned above a top surface of the circuit board and a bottom surface of the smoke chamber is positioned below a bottom surface of the circuit board, whereby an interior region of the smoke chamber is accessible to smoke from both the top and bottom surfaces of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Andrew Goldenson, William Dong, John Benjamin Filson, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Publication number: 20170241663
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for managing demand-response programs and events. The systems disclosed include an energy management system in operation with an intelligent, network-connected thermostat located at a structure. The thermostat controls an HVAC system to cool the structure using a demand response event implementation profile over the demand response event period. The thermostat can also receive a requested change to the setpoint temperatures defined by the demand response event implementation profile and access a determination of an impact on energy shifting that would result if the requested change is incorporated into the demand response event implementation profile. This determination can be communicated to the energy consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, David Sloo, Scott A. McGaraghan, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Publication number: 20170192402
    Abstract: Systems and Methods disclosed herein relate to providing a message to an application programming interface (API). The message includes a request for data from a data model, a submission of data to the data model, or both; and a host selection between: a representational state transfer (REST) host and a subscription-based application programming interface (API) host, wherein the REST host receives REST-based messages and the subscription-based API host receives messages in accordance with a standard of the subscription-based API host; wherein the request for data, the submission of data, or both are configured to create, delete, modify, or any combination thereof data related to a smart-device environment structure, a thermostat, a hazard detector, or any combination thereof stored in a data model accessible by the API.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Igor KARP, Lev STESIN, Carles PI-SUNYER, Mark Andrew MCBRIDE, Alexander DUBMAN, James LYONS, Samuel W. KORTZ, Gregory J. HU, Amanda SURYA, Aubrey THELEN, David HORTON, Mike SOUCIE, Leon TAN, Christopher Anthony BOROSS, Jesse BOETTCHER, Tim ENWALL, Prashant Papiahgari REDDY, Mark MALHOTRA, Evan Jarman FISHER, Todd HESTER, Yoky MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20160358441
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hazard detector may include a back plate and a front casing coupled to the back plate to define a housing having an interior region and an opening through which air flows into the interior region. A circuit board may be coupled to the back plate and have a plurality of components mounted thereon. A smoke chamber may be mid-mounted on the circuit board, mid-mounting being characterized in the smoke chamber extending through a hole formed in the circuit board such that a top surface of the smoke chamber is positioned above a top surface of the circuit board and a bottom surface of the smoke chamber is positioned below a bottom surface of the circuit board, whereby an interior region of the smoke chamber is accessible to smoke from both the top and bottom surfaces of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Andrew Goldenson, William Dong, John Benjamin Filson, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Patent number: 9460600
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hazard detector may include a back plate and a front casing coupled to the back plate to define a housing having an interior region and an opening through which air flows into the interior region. A circuit board may be coupled to the back plate and have a plurality of components mounted thereon. A smoke chamber may be mid-mounted on the circuit board, mid-mounting being characterized in the smoke chamber extending through a hole formed in the circuit board such that a top surface of the smoke chamber is positioned above a top surface of the circuit board and a bottom surface of the smoke chamber is positioned below a bottom surface of the circuit board, whereby an interior region of the smoke chamber is accessible to smoke from both the top and bottom surfaces of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Andrew Goldenson, William Dong, John Benjamin Filson, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Publication number: 20150372832
    Abstract: A tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium, comprising instructions to obtain an estimated time of arrival for an occupant of a household; calculate a transition time to reach a desired temperature of the occupant from a current ambient temperature within the household; if, the estimated time of arrival is less than or equal to the transition time, activate a transition to the desired temperature; otherwise if the estimated time of arrival is greater than the transition time, do not activate the transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Samuel W. Kortz, Gregory J. Hu, Amanda Surya, Mark McBride
  • Publication number: 20150170489
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hazard detector may include a back plate and a front casing coupled to the back plate to define a housing having an interior region and an opening through which air flows into the interior region. A circuit board may be coupled to the back plate and have a plurality of components mounted thereon. A smoke chamber may be mid-mounted on the circuit board, mid-mounting being characterized in the smoke chamber extending through a hole formed in the circuit board such that a top surface of the smoke chamber is positioned above a top surface of the circuit board and a bottom surface of the smoke chamber is positioned below a bottom surface of the circuit board, whereby an interior region of the smoke chamber is accessible to smoke from both the top and bottom surfaces of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Andrew Goldenson, William Dong, John Benjamin Filson, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Patent number: 9007222
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hazard detector may include a back plate and a front casing coupled to the back plate to define a housing having an interior region and an opening through which air flows into the interior region. A circuit board may be coupled to the back plate and have a plurality of components mounted thereon. A smoke chamber may be mid-mounted on the circuit board, mid-mounting being characterized in the smoke chamber extending through a hole formed in the circuit board such that a top surface of the smoke chamber is positioned above a top surface of the circuit board and a bottom surface of the smoke chamber is positioned below a bottom surface of the circuit board, whereby an interior region of the smoke chamber is accessible to smoke from both the top and bottom surfaces of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Andrew Goldenson, William Dong, John Benjamin Filson, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, Samuel W. Kortz