Country
Full text data for US and EP
Status
Type
Filing Date
Publication Date
Inventor
Assignee
Click to expand
IPC
No.
Publication Number
Title
Publication/Patent Number Publication/Patent Number
Publication date Publication date
Application number Application number
Filing date Filing date
Inventor Inventor
Assignee Assignee
IPC IPC
1
EP2426444B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2426444B1
Publication date: 2019-04-17
Application number: 11177844.5
Filing date: 2011-08-17
Inventor: Besore, John K.  
Abstract: An appliance such as a refrigerator (100) receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor (180) on an external surface of the refrigerator enables the anti-sweat heater during the peak demand period if moisture is detected by the sensor. A preselected location (170) can be defined where incipient moisture would form such as reducing the amount of insulation in this location. By forming a depression in the location and using an impedance-type sensor, moisture can be easily detected. The sensor signal is sent to the controller which then activates the anti-sweat heater to remove the moisture. An appliance such as a refrigerator (100) receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor (180) on an external surface of the refrigerator enables the anti-sweat ...more ...less
2
EP2407838B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2407838B1
Publication date: 2019-05-08
Application number: 11173554.4
Filing date: 2011-07-12
3
US9976792B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9976792B2
Publication date: 2018-05-22
Application number: 13/949,867
Filing date: 2013-07-24
Inventor: Besore, John K  
Abstract: An energy saving defrost control system for an electromechanically controlled refrigerator. The system includes a defrost timer adapted to control a compressor according to an established run time, a defrost heater control operatively connected to the defrost timer and configured to activate a defrost heater in response to a timeout by the defrost timer, a demand side management module responsive to demand state signals from an associated utility indicative of at least a peak demand and an off peak demand state, and a time delay latching relay having a timer and configured to switch to one of a low position and a high position based on the demand state signal. An energy saving defrost control system for an electromechanically controlled refrigerator. The system includes a defrost timer adapted to control a compressor according to an established run time, a defrost heater control operatively connected to the defrost timer and ...more ...less
4
EP2426444A3
Publication/Patent Number: EP2426444A3
Publication date: 2017-11-15
Application number: 11177844.5
Filing date: 2011-08-17
Inventor: Besore, John K  
Abstract: An appliance such as a refrigerator (100) receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor (180) on an external surface of the refrigerator enables the anti-sweat heater during the peak demand period if moisture is detected by the sensor. A preselected location (170) can be defined where incipient moisture would form such as reducing the amount of insulation in this location. By forming a depression in the location and using an impedance-type sensor, moisture can be easily detected. The sensor signal is sent to the controller which then activates the anti-sweat heater to remove the moisture. An appliance such as a refrigerator (100) receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor (180) on an external surface of the refrigerator enables the anti-sweat ...more ...less
5
EP2407838A3
Publication/Patent Number: EP2407838A3
Publication date: 2017-11-29
Application number: 11173554.4
Filing date: 2011-07-12
Abstract: Methods (200) and a system are disclosed for one or more appliances (102, 104, 106) including a controller (110) for managing power consumption within a household. The controller (110) is configured to receive and process a signal (112) indicative of one or more energy parameters of an associated energy utility, including at least a peak demand period or an off-peak demand period. A generated serial number is obtained from an original serial number (108) of the appliance (102, 104, 106) or controller (110), which is configured for a signal (112) to communicate to the appliance (102, 104, 106) within a population and command the appliance (102, 104, 106) to operate in an energy savings mode and a normal mode at various time periods. The generated serial number (GSN) is used to segregate a total population into segments to provide granularity in assigning DR activations and deactivations based upon the GSN. Methods (200) and a system are disclosed for one or more appliances (102, 104, 106) including a controller (110) for managing power consumption within a household. The controller (110) is configured to receive and process a signal (112) indicative of one or more energy ...more ...less
6
CA2723152C
Publication/Patent Number: CA2723152C
Publication date: 2017-07-25
Application number: 2723152
Filing date: 2009-09-15
Abstract: A system and method of communicating between a master and a slave device for managing home energy are provided. A transmitter is operatively associated with one of a meter and a home energy manager for emitting a carrier signal at a selected frequency. A tone is superimposed on the selected carrier frequency and represents an operational energy cost level output from an associated utility. A receiver receives the emitted carrier signal with superimposed tone. A microcontroller associated with the home appliance then controls the home appliance in response to the emitted carrier signal with superimposed tone. Multiple distinct frequencies correlate to specific rates A system and method of communicating between a master and a slave device for managing home energy are provided. A transmitter is operatively associated with one of a meter and a home energy manager for emitting a carrier signal at a selected frequency. A tone is superimposed on ...more ...less
7
CA2722999C
Publication/Patent Number: CA2722999C
Publication date: 2017-03-07
Application number: 2722999
Filing date: 2009-09-15
Abstract: A method and system for communicating with an associated home appliance having a micro-controller includes providing a master device that emits a signal in response to data indicative of energy operational costs. One or more RFID tags receive the master device signal. The RFID tag(s) are connected to the associated home appliance micro-controller to control the operational mode of the home appliance. Preferably A method and system for communicating with an associated home appliance having a micro-controller includes providing a master device that emits a signal in response to data indicative of energy operational costs. One or more RFID tags receive the master device signal. The RFID ...more ...less
8
CA2722870C
Publication/Patent Number: CA2722870C
Publication date: 2017-03-07
Application number: 2722870
Filing date: 2009-09-15
Abstract: A microwave oven comprises a cooking cavity and a RF generation module configured to deliver microwave energy into the cooking cavity. A controller is operatively associated with the RF generation module. The controller receives and processes a signal indicative of current state of an associated energy supplying utility for determining whether to operate the microwave oven in one of a normal operating mode and an energy savings mode in response to the received signal. The controller is configured to at least temporarily block the signal when the RF generation module is activated if a frequency of the signal is at least partially degraded by a frequency of the RF generation module. A microwave oven comprises a cooking cavity and a RF generation module configured to deliver microwave energy into the cooking cavity. A controller is operatively associated with the RF generation module. The controller receives and processes a signal indicative of current state ...more ...less
9
EP2416465A3
Publication/Patent Number: EP2416465A3
Publication date: 2017-01-04
Application number: 11175330.7
Filing date: 2011-07-26
Abstract: An apparatus and methods are disclosed for controlling load shedding and payback spikes of a population by segregating the population (904) into subsets based on predicted energy consumption usage and peak load profiles (902). Subset populations (230, 232, 234) respond independently from another based on a communication message (200) sent to the population. Each subset population (230, 232, 234) of homes with one or more energy consuming devices responds based on a generated value generated from a randomizing distribution routine. An apparatus and methods are disclosed for controlling load shedding and payback spikes of a population by segregating the population (904) into subsets based on predicted energy consumption usage and peak load profiles (902). Subset populations (230, 232, 234) respond ...more ...less
10
CA2743166C
Publication/Patent Number: CA2743166C
Publication date: 2017-10-10
Application number: 2743166
Filing date: 2011-06-14
Abstract: A system (100) and methods (200) are provided for monitoring the power consumption of a particular energy consuming device (104) of a plurality of energy consuming devices (104
11
CA2723097C
Publication/Patent Number: CA2723097C
Publication date: 2017-10-10
Application number: 2723097
Filing date: 2009-09-15
Abstract: A clothes washer is provided comprising one or more power consuming functions and a controller in signal communication with an associated utility. The controller can receive and process a signal from the associated utility indicative of current state of an associat-ed utility. The controller operates the clothes washer in one of a plurality of operating modes A clothes washer is provided comprising one or more power consuming functions and a controller in signal communication with an associated utility. The controller can receive and process a signal from the associated utility indicative of current state of an associat-ed utility ...more ...less
12
AU2011211373B2
Publication/Patent Number: AU2011211373B2
Publication date: 2016-05-19
Application number: 2011211373
Filing date: 2011-08-11
Inventor: Besore, John K  
Abstract: DEMAND RESPONSE MULLION SWEAT PROTECTION An appliance such as a refrigerator receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor on an external surface of the refrigerator enables the anti-sweat heater during the peak demand period if moisture is detected by the sensor. A preselected location can be defined where incipient moisture would form such as reducing the amount of insulation in this location. By forming a depression in the location and using an impedance-type sensor DEMAND RESPONSE MULLION SWEAT PROTECTION An appliance such as a refrigerator receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor on an external surface of the ...more ...less
13
US9291383B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9291383B2
Publication date: 2016-03-22
Application number: 12/859,411
Filing date: 2010-08-19
Inventor: Besore, John K.  
Abstract: An appliance such as a refrigerator receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor on an external surface of the refrigerator enables the anti-sweat heater during the peak demand period if moisture is detected by the sensor. A preselected location can be defined where incipient moisture would form such as reducing the amount of insulation in this location. By forming a depression in the location and using an impedance-type sensor, moisture can be easily detected. The sensor signal is sent to the controller which then activates the anti-sweat heater to remove the moisture. An appliance such as a refrigerator receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor on an external surface of the refrigerator enables the anti-sweat heater ...more ...less
14
AU2011203530B2
Publication/Patent Number: AU2011203530B2
Publication date: 2016-02-11
Application number: 2011203530
Filing date: 2011-07-12
Abstract: APPLIANCE INCORPORATING LOAD SELECTIVITY WITHOUT EMPLOYMENT OF SMART METERS Methods and a system are disclosed for one or more appliances including a controller for managing power consumption within a household. The controller is configured to receive and process a signal indicative of one or more energy parameters of an associated energy utility APPLIANCE INCORPORATING LOAD SELECTIVITY WITHOUT EMPLOYMENT OF SMART METERS Methods and a system are disclosed for one or more appliances including a controller for managing power consumption within a household. The controller is configured to receive and process a signal ...more ...less
15
AU2011205063B2
Publication/Patent Number: AU2011205063B2
Publication date: 2016-01-07
Application number: 2011205063
Filing date: 2011-07-28
Abstract: LOAD SHED SYSTEM FOR DEMAND RESPONSE WITHOUT AMI/AMR SYSTEM An apparatus and methods are disclosed for controlling load shedding and payback spikes of a population by segregating the population (904) into subsets based on predicted energy consumption usage and peak load profiles (902). Subset populations (230 LOAD SHED SYSTEM FOR DEMAND RESPONSE WITHOUT AMI/AMR SYSTEM An apparatus and methods are disclosed for controlling load shedding and payback spikes of a population by segregating the population (904) into subsets based on predicted energy consumption usage and peak load profiles ...more ...less
16
AU2009291570B2
Publication/Patent Number: AU2009291570B2
Publication date: 2016-07-28
Application number: 2009291570
Filing date: 2009-09-15
Abstract: An appliance for conditioning air of a room comprises one or more power consuming features/functions including a temperature controlling element for one of heating and cooling air. A controller is operatively connected to the one or more power consuming features/functions. The controller is configured to receive and process a signal indicative of a utility state. The controller operates the appliance in one of a plurality of operating modes An appliance for conditioning air of a room comprises one or more power consuming features/functions including a temperature controlling element for one of heating and cooling air. A controller is operatively connected to the one or more power consuming features/functions. The ...more ...less
17
AU2009290585B2
Publication/Patent Number: AU2009290585B2
Publication date: 2016-01-07
Application number: 2009290585
Filing date: 2009-09-15
Abstract: A household appliance system and method include an appliance control system having a common appliance interface provided on an appliance and a demand side management module connected to the common appliance interface. The module corresponds to one select utility of a plurality of utilities and is adapted to communicate with the one select utility of the plurality of utilities. The appliance control system operates the appliance based on communications with the one select utility through the module. A household appliance system and method include an appliance control system having a common appliance interface provided on an appliance and a demand side management module connected to the common appliance interface. The module corresponds to one select utility of a plurality ...more ...less
18
CA2723051C
Publication/Patent Number: CA2723051C
Publication date: 2016-12-06
Application number: 2723051
Filing date: 2009-09-15
Abstract: A dishwasher is provided comprising one or more power consuming functions and a controller in signal communication with an associated utility. The controller can receive and process a signal from the associated utility indicative of current cost of supplied energy. The controller operates the dishwasher in one of a normal operating mode and an energy savings mode based on the received signal. The controller is configured to change the power consuming functions by adjusting one or more of an operation schedule A dishwasher is provided comprising one or more power consuming functions and a controller in signal communication with an associated utility. The controller can receive and process a signal from the associated utility indicative of current cost of supplied energy. The ...more ...less
19
CA2723154C
Publication/Patent Number: CA2723154C
Publication date: 2016-09-13
Application number: 2723154
Filing date: 2009-09-15
Abstract: A refrigerator comprises a fresh food compartment and a freezer compartment and one or more power consuming features/functions including a refrigeration system for cooling the fresh food compartment and the freezer compartment. A controller is operatively connected to the one or more power consuming features/functions. The controller is configured to receive and process a signal indicative of current state of an associated energy supplying utility. The controller operates the refrigerator in one of plurality of operating modes A refrigerator comprises a fresh food compartment and a freezer compartment and one or more power consuming features/functions including a refrigeration system for cooling the fresh food compartment and the freezer compartment. A controller is operatively connected to the one or ...more ...less
20
CN102519214B
Publication/Patent Number: CN102519214B
Publication date: 2015-08-19
Application number: 201110280116
Filing date: 2011-08-19
Inventor: Besore, John K  
Assignee: GEN ELECTRIC
Abstract: The invention refers to demand response mullion sweat protection. An appliance such as a refrigerator (100) receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor (180) on an external surface of the refrigerator enables the anti-sweat heater during the peak demand period if moisture is detected by the sensor. A preselected location (170) can be defined where incipient moisture would form such as reducing the amount of insulation in this location. By forming a depression in the location and using an impedance-type sensor The invention refers to demand response mullion sweat protection. An appliance such as a refrigerator (100) receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor (180) ...more ...less