|OPOWER, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140207292||Method and System to Control Thermostat Using Biofeedback - Illustrative embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for receiving physiological data of occupants of a building and using the information to control or regulate a controllable setpoint of a climate-control system for the building. The system may operatively interface with biofeedback sensors including wearable sensors and mountable sensors placed within a controlled space within the building. The system may adjust the controllable setpoint of the climate-control system based on a comfort metric associated with at least one of the occupant of the building, the comfort metric derived from the biofeedback data.||07-24-2014|
|20140107850||Method to Identify Heating and Cooling System Power-Demand - Methods and computer systems are disclosed for identifying the power-demand of a climate-control system at a premises to reduce usage of energy at the premises. A computer system receives energy usage data and run-time data of the climate-control system. The operational data includes an on-time and/or off-time associated with the climate-control system. The computer system determines a power-draw of the climate-control system using the energy usage data and the run-time data and outputs the power-draw to be used to reduce the energy usage at the premises.||04-17-2014|
|20140006314||Method and System for Unusual Usage Reporting||01-02-2014|
|20120310708||Method and System for Selecting Similar Consumers - Illustrative embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and computer systems for reporting a consumer's usage of a resource. A computer system retrieves consumer characteristic data and resource usage data for the first consumer and a set of second consumers including characteristic data related to each consumer. The computer system selects at least one consumer that is similar to the first consumer from the set of second consumers based upon a plurality of common criteria between the first consumer's characteristic data and a second consumer's characteristic data. The computer processes may be performing iteratively until the total number of similar consumers is equal to or greater than the predetermined number of consumers. Once a desired number of similar consumers is found, the computer system generates a report that displays the first consumer's resource usage data and the at least one similar consumers' resource usage data.||12-06-2012|
|20110106471||Method and System for Disaggregating Heating and Cooling Energy Use From Other Building Energy Use - Illustrative embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and system for disaggregating climate control energy use from non-climate control energy use for a building. The method includes receiving a series of building energy use values and corresponding outdoor temperature values for a time period. Each of the energy use values and outdoor temperature values is associated with a time interval. The method further includes determining a series of temperature difference values for the time period based on a difference in temperature between a predetermined baseline temperature and each of the outdoor temperature values. A regression analysis is used to determine a climate control coefficient and a non-climate control coefficient from the energy use values and temperature difference values. The climate control coefficient and/or the non-climate control coefficient is used to determine climate control energy use and/or non-climate control energy use for the building.||05-05-2011|
Patent applications by OPOWER, INC.