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Installation of thermostat powered by rechargeable battery

02/25/16 - 20160054026 - A thermostat is described that includes a rechargeable battery, a graphical user interface and a wireless network communication capabilities. During installation, in cases where the rechargeable battery is below a first threshold, the installation procedure is limited so as to avoid energy intensive installation steps which may not be supported
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Joseph E. Palmer, Grant M. Erickson, Andrea Mucignat, David Sloo

User-friendly, network connected learning thermostat and related systems and methods

02/18/16 - 20160047569 - A thermostat for controlling an HVAC system in an enclosure may include a passive infrared sensor, an active infrared sensor, and an electronic display having a first mode and a second mode. The thermostat may also include one or more processors programmed to change a setpoint temperature of the thermostat
Inventors: Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Ian C. Smith, Daniel Adam Warren, Joseph E. Palmer, Shigefumi Honjo, Grant M. Ericson, Jonathan Alan Dutra, Hugo Fiennes

Power-preserving communications architecture with long-polling persistent cloud channel for wireless network-connected thermostat

09/24/15 - 20150268674 - 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 a energy-storage device of the thermostat, while at the same time accomplishing timely data transfer between the thermostat and the cloud-based
Inventors: Andrea Mucignat, Oliver Steele, Senthilvasan Supramaniam, Osborne Hardison, Richard J. Shultz, 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

Prospective determination of processor wake-up conditions in energy buffered hvac control unit having a preconditioning feature

06/04/15 - 20150153060 - A thermostat may include a memory and a processing system. The processing system may operate by determining a set of wake-up conditions for the processor to enter into a second operating state from a first operating state, the set of wake-up conditions including at least one threshold value associated with
Inventors: Mark D. Stefanski, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Andrea Mucignat, Joseph Adam Ruff, Hugo Fiennes

Thermostat with self-configuring connections to facilitate do-it-yourself installation

04/30/15 - 20150115046 - A thermostat is configured for automated compatibility with HVAC systems that are either single-HVAC-transformer systems or dual-HVAC-transformer systems. The compatibility is automated in that a manual jumper installation is not required for adaptation to either single-HVAC-transformer systems or dual-HVAC-transformer systems. The thermostat has a plurality of HVAC wire connectors including
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers

Thermostat with self-configuring connections to facilitate do-it-yourself installation

02/05/15 - 20150034729 - A thermostat compatible with single-HVAC- and dual-HVAC-transformer systems may include a first power return wire connector, a second power return wire connector, and a user-moveable mechanical element that physically blocks wire insertion into the first wire connector when in a first position and physically allows wire insertion into the first
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, John Benjamin Filson, Fred Bould

Power management in energy buffered building control unit

12/04/14 - 20140358295 - A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors for receiving a plurality of HVAC control wires corresponding to an HVAC system. The thermostat also includes a thermostat processing and control circuit configured to at least partially control the operation of the HVAC system and
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Joseph E. Palmer, Grant M. Erickson, Andrea Mucignat

Connectors for electronic devices

11/06/14 - 20140329416 - A dual orientation connector having a connector tab with first and second major opposing sides and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the connector tab. The plurality of contacts includes a first set of external contacts formed at the first major side and a second set of external contacts
Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Eric S. Jol, Mathias Schmidt, Jesse L. Dorogusker, Hugo Fiennes, Jeffrey J. Terlizzi

Active power stealing

08/21/14 - 20140231530 - A thermostat and related methods are described for controlling one or more functions, such as heating and cooling in an HVAC. According to some embodiments the thermostat includes a switching circuit for controlling an HVAC function, where closing the switching circuit activates the HVAC function. The thermostat may also include
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers

Prospective determination of processor wake-up conditions in energy buffered hvac control unit

01/02/14 - 20140005839 - A thermostat may include a memory and a processing system. The processing system may operate by determining a set of wake-up conditions for the processor to enter into a second operating state from a first operating state, the set of wake-up conditions including at least one threshold value associated with
Inventors: Mark D. Stefanski, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Andrea Mucignat, Joseph Adam Ruff, Hugo Fiennes

Power management in single circuit hvac systems and in multiple circuit hvac systems

08/29/13 - 20130221117 - A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors for receiving a plurality of HVAC control wires corresponding to an HVAC system. The thermostat also includes a thermostat processing and control circuit operative to at least partially control the operation of the HVAC system and
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Grant M. Erickson, Andrea Mucignat, Joseph E. Palmer

Installation of thermostat powered by rechargeable battery

08/22/13 - 20130218351 - A thermostat is described that includes a rechargeable battery, a graphical user interface and a wireless network communication capabilities. During installation, in cases where the rechargeable battery is below a first threshold, the installation procedure is limited so as to avoid energy intensive installation steps which may not be supported
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Joseph E. Palmer, Grant M. Erickson, Andrea Mucignat, David Sloo

User-friendly, network connected learning thermostat and related systems and methods

07/04/13 - 20130173064 - A user-friendly, network-connected learning thermostat is described. The thermostat is made up of (1) a wall-mountable backplate that includes a low-power consuming microcontroller used for activities such as polling sensors and switching on and off the HVAC functions, and (2) separable head unit that includes a higher-power consuming microprocessor, color
Inventors: Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Ian C. Smith, Daniel Adam Warren, Joseph E. Palmer, Shigefumi Honjo, Grant M. Erickson, Jonathan Alan Dutra, Hugo Fiennes

Prospective determination of processor wake-up conditions in energy buffered hvac control unit

04/25/13 - 20130103204 - A thermostat includes at least a housing, a user interface, a memory, an environmental sensor, and a processing system. The processing system may be configured to operate in a wake state and a sleep state by determining wake-up conditions upon which the processor is to enter into the wake state
Inventors: Mark D. Stefanski, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Andrea Mucignat, Joseph Adam Ruff, Hugo Fiennes

Low noise external enable switcher control signal using on-chip switcher

12/20/12 - 20120319666 - A method and system is disclosed for powering device sub-circuitry of an electronic device. The sub-circuitry may be used to provide control signals to a direct current switcher on a main system board, thus eliminating passive circuitry typically associated with the sub-circuitry. Furthermore, by actively generating the control signals for
Inventors: Ahmad Al-dahle, John Ching Yu Tam, Hugo Fiennes, Wei H. Yao

Modularized control system to enable networked control and sensing of other devices

11/29/12 - 20120303768 - This invention provides a standard method of interfacing an arbitrary non-network connected device to computer networks such as the Internet. The invention modularizes the communications interface by providing a plug-in communications module, which may be compatible with a standard solid-state memory card interface and form factor, thus removing the burden
Inventors: Hugo Fiennes

Thermostat with self-configuring connections to facilitate do-it-yourself installation

11/01/12 - 20120273580 - A thermostat is configured for automated compatibility with HVAC systems that are either single-HVAC-transformer systems or dual-HVAC-transformer systems. The compatibility is automated in that a manual jumper installation is not required for adaptation to either single-HVAC-transformer systems or dual-HVAC-transformer systems. The thermostat has a plurality of HVAC wire connectors including
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers

Power-preserving communications architecture with long-polling persistent cloud channel for wireless network-connected thermostat

10/25/12 - 20120267089 - Provided according to one or more embodiments herein are methods, systems and related architectures for facilitating 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 a rechargeable battery of the thermostat, while at the
Inventors: Andrea Mucignat, Oliver Steele, Senthil Supramaniam, Osborne Hardison, Richard J. Schultz, Daniel A. Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan A. Dutra, David Bell, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rodgers, Ian C. Smith, Grant M. Erickson, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Joseph E. Palmer

Power management in energy buffered building control unit

10/18/12 - 20120261109 - A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors for receiving a plurality of HVAC control wires corresponding to an HVAC system. The thermostat also includes a thermostat processing and control circuit configured to at least partially control the operation of the HVAC system and
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Joseph E. Palmer, Grant M. Erickson, Andrea Mucignat

Power-preserving communications architecture with long-polling persistent cloud channel for wireless network-connected thermostat

10/11/12 - 20120256009 - Provided according to one or more embodiments herein are methods, systems and related architectures for facilitating 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 a rechargeable battery of the thermostat, while at the
Inventors: Andrea Mucignat, Oliver Steele, Senthil 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, Jr., Joseph E. Palmer

Thermostat with self-configuring connections to facilitate do-it-yourself installation

10/04/12 - 20120248211 - A thermostat is configured for automated compatibility with HVAC systems that are either single-HVAC-transformer systems or dual-HVAC-transformer systems. The compatibility is automated in that a manual jumper installation is not required for adaptation to either single-HVAC-transformer systems or dual-HVAC-transformer systems. The thermostat has a plurality of HVAC wire connectors including
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers

Power management in energy buffered building control unit

10/04/12 - 20120248210 - A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors for receiving a plurality of HVAC control wires corresponding to an HVAC system. The thermostat also includes a thermostat processing and control circuit configured to at least partially control the operation of the HVAC system and
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Joseph E. Palmer, Grant M. Erickson, Andrea Mucignat

Calibration of temperature sensing circuitry in an electronic device

09/06/12 - 20120226460 - Temperature sensing circuitry is used for thermal management of an electronic device. The temperature sensing circuitry includes at least one thermistor placed at or near a component of the electronic device. The temperature sensing circuitry also includes a high-precision resistor for calibration purposes. The resistance of the resistor is equivalent
Inventors: Hugo Fiennes, Keith Alan Cox

Thermostat circuitry for connection to hvac systems

05/24/12 - 20120126021 - A thermostat and related methods is provided for controlling an HVAC system having one or two separate transformers for supplying power to the HVAC system. The thermostat includes isolation circuitry housed within the thermostat to safely connect to the HVAC control wires and power wire(s) whether the HVAC system has
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathon Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers

Thermostat battery recharging during hvac function active and inactive states

05/24/12 - 20120126019 - A thermostat and related methods are described for controlling one or more functions, such as heating and cooling in an HVAC. According to some embodiments the thermostat includes a rechargeable battery; charging circuitry adapted and arranged to recharge the battery; and control circuitry adapted and arranged to control the one
Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo Fiennes, Jonathon Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers

Peak power validation methods and systems for non-volatile memory

01/26/12 - 20120023356 - Systems and methods are disclosed for validating a non-volatile memory (NVM) package for use in an electronic device before it is incorporated into the device. A NVM package may be validated by determining its power consumption profile, and if the profile meets predetermined criteria, that NVM package may be qualified
Inventors: Matthew Byom, Hugo Fiennes, Arjun Kapoor

Methods and systems for dynamically controlling operations in a non-volatile memory to limit power consumption

01/26/12 - 20120023348 - Systems and methods are disclosed for limiting power consumption of a non-volatile memory (NVM) using a power limiting scheme that distributes a number of concurrent NVM operations over time. This provides a “current consumption cap” that fixes an upper limit of current consumption for the NVM, thereby eliminating peak power
Inventors: Matthew Byom, Vadim Khmelnitsky, Hugo Fiennes, Arjun Kapoor

Methods and systems for dynamically controlling operations in a non-volatile memory to limit power consumption

01/26/12 - 20120023347 - Systems and methods are disclosed for limiting power consumption of a non-volatile memory (NVM) using a power limiting scheme that distributes a number of concurrent NVM operations over time. This provides a “current consumption cap” that fixes an upper limit of current consumption for the NVM, thereby eliminating peak power
Inventors: Matthew Byom, Vadim Khmelnitsky, Hugo Fiennes, Arjun Kapoor

Methods and systems for dynamically controlling operations in a non-volatile memory to limit power consumption

01/26/12 - 20120023346 - Systems and methods are disclosed for limiting power consumption of a non-volatile memory (NVM) using a power limiting scheme that distributes a number of concurrent NVM operations over time. This provides a “current consumption cap” that fixes an upper limit of current consumption for the NVM, thereby eliminating peak power
Inventors: Matthew Byom, Vadim Khmelnitsky, Hugo Fiennes, Arjun Kapoor

Electromagnetic interference shielding for compact electronic devices

09/30/10 - 20100246143 - Improved approaches for providing electromagnetic interference shielding to one or more electrical components within a housing of a portable electronic device are disclosed. According to one aspect of certain embodiments, an electromagnetic shield can be attached to one or more edges of a substrate (e.g., printed circuit board) provided within
Inventors: Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Andrew Just, Dennis Pyper, Hugo Fiennes, Scott Myers, Erik Wang, Ron Dimpflmaier

Low noise external enable switcher control signal using on-chip switcher

04/01/10 - 20100079128 - A method and system is disclosed for powering device sub-circuitry of an electronic device. The sub-circuitry may be used to provide control signals to a direct current switcher on a main system board, thus eliminating passive circuitry typically associated with the sub-circuitry. Furthermore, by actively generating the control signals for
Inventors: Ahmad Al-dahle, John Ching Yu Tam, Hugo Fiennes, Wei H. Yao

Electronic devices for receiving pushed data

03/18/10 - 20100069127 - Mobile devices such as cellular telephones are provided that communicate with wireless networks. Cellular telephone network equipment may communicate with a cellular telephone over a data connection. The cellular telephone may have an internet protocol (IP) address that allows data to be provided to the cellular telephone over the data
Inventors: Hugo Fiennes

Calibration of temperature sensing circuitry in an electronic device

12/03/09 - 20090296769 - Temperature sensing circuitry is used for thermal management of an electronic device. The temperature sensing circuitry includes at least one thermistor placed at or near a component of the electronic device. The temperature sensing circuitry also includes a high-precision resistor for calibration purposes. The resistance of the resistor is equivalent
Inventors: Hugo Fiennes, Keith Alan Cox


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