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Patent MarketPlace: Smart Home Patents for Sale

Smart Grid Home/Office Energy Management and Automation (Advanergy): Portfolio of Ten U.S. Patents

Key elements in the emerging Smart Home sector are the CEM® (Certified Energy Management) systems that integrate the electrical, mechanical, process and building infrastructure in a home or office by determining the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner. This comprehensive portfolio covers an Internet Protocol-based solution that is secure, yet non-intrusive and inexpensive. It uses a global standard, is Plug-and-Play installable, and is compatible with all third-party technology including the latest electric utility “smart meters” and Zigbee systems.

Patent No.Title
8,443,071Data server system and method
8,478,450Power control system and method
8,583,955Battery management system and method
8,649,883Power distribution system and method
8,666,560Power control system and method
8,761,050Network integration system and method
8,769,327Battery charger management system and method
8,826,046Light fixture monitoring/control system and method
9,335,750Light fixture adapter (LFA) security monitoring
9,430,021Battery management system and method

This portfolio covers:

This portfolio covers a single, seamless and comprehensive platform for energy monitoring, sensor network security, and device-control battery charging. It can broadcast messages, images or video across an internal network or via an encrypted Wi-Fi intranet. For any company in the Smart Home business, or a company seeking to enter this growing segment, this portfolio would be a critical and strategic acquisition!

CEM is a registered trademark of the Association of Energy Engineers.

IoT, Smart Home and Gigabit Optical Access Network (Mazed): Four U.S. Patents and an Open Continuation

Next time you are sitting in a traffic jam late for work, think about a totally different traffic jam taking place in homes and offices across the U.S. – all that data trying to get to and from Internet-connected devices and appliances through limited bandwidth causes enormous bandwidth jams between all those access points. This portfolio enables critical connectivity by the Internet-of-Things and Smart Home installations by creating an intelligent subscriber subsystem that provides a solution to this bandwidth challenge at a lower cost.

This portfolio includes:

  1. An intelligent subscriber unit for machine-to machine (M2M) or Internet-of-Things (IoT) connectivity in the home or office
  2. Gigabits or more bandwidth-per-second at a home or office at significantly lower cost than installing new hardware
  3. Intelligent, self-learning appliances such as a self-learning telephone
Patent No.Title
8,073,331Dynamic intelligent bidirectional optical and wireless access communication system
8,548,334Dynamic intelligent bidirectional optical access communication system with object/intelligent appliance-to-object/intelligent appliance interaction
9,426,545Dynamic intelligent bidirectional optical access communication system with object/intelligent appliance-to-object/intelligent appliance interaction
9,723,388Dynamic intelligent bidirectional optical access communication system with object/intelligent appliance-to-object/intelligent appliance interaction

The portfolio also includes U.S. Patent Application 20170272847 for an “Access communication subsystem with object/intelligent appliance-to-object/intelligent appliance interaction.” The company that acquires this portfolio will be able to provide critical connectivity via an intelligent subscriber subsystem to compete with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, and it provides a solution to the need for greater bandwidth between access points. Included with the Patent Brokerage Prospectus is E-o-U documentation.

Real-Time, Multilingual Voice Alerts to Smart Devices (Verna): U.S. Patent No. 8,265,938

How do you get a time-sensitive message to dozens or hundreds of people quickly and efficiently? The invention covered by this patent converts text messages into voice alerts that are sent wirelessly (via cellular communication, wireless LAN, etc.) to smartphones, tablets, PCs, televisions, remote electronic devices in automobiles such as OnStar or IOT- connected vehicle systems, and other smart devices. This invention fills the need to efficiently transmit or broadcast instant voice alerts during times of emergencies or as part of a security monitoring system.

The patent includes text-to-voice alerts transmitted to remote computing devices as well as the generation of text message alerts and their conversion to synthesized speech. Included is the detection of activity by a sensor and the transmission of instant voice alerts regarding such activity. In addition, voice alerts can be translated into different languages. This patent creates an efficient, effective and relatively inexpensive method for notifying the public about a flood, earthquake, plane crash, auto accident, terrorist attack or other critical event. U.S. Patent No. 8,265,938 for a “Voice Alert Methods, Systems and Processor-Readable Media” would be a valuable acquisition for a cellular service provider that wants to offer its customer base a value-added service to differentiate itself from the competition.

Tracking of Homeowner and Pet (Domuset): Two U.S. Patents Plus Foreign Patents and Applications

An important and growing subset of the emerging Smart Home sector is monitoring senior citizens. When grandma or grandpa has a pet, monitoring the movement of the person and his or her animal can be an effective, but totally passive, way of keeping an eye on them. When there is no movement, has the resident fallen down or is he taking a nap? When there is no movement, is she ill or watching TV? The technology covered in this international portfolio uses sensors to track the movement of the resident of the house or apartment, as well as his or her movements in relationship to the person’s cat, dog or other pet(s).

Patent Portfolio

If the person is not moving, but his dog is also inactive, that indicates that things are probably okay. However, if the system detects no movement from the human, but the dog is running around the house and barking, that indicates to the system that something is wrong. A set of algorithms analyzes the data and makes that determination. This portfolio would be a critical acquisition for any business in the elderly care sector, as well as any company the home monitoring business.

RFID Product Management and Tracking (McTigue): Two U.S. Patents

You are getting ready to do the laundry, and you discover that you are out of laundry detergent. You go to feed the dog, and you are out of dog food. It is easy to remember to buy the stuff we use every day – milk, bread, orange juice – but easy to forget to buy items that come in larger quantities and are not purchased on the regular trip to the store. In a business, unexpectedly running low on supplies is even more inconvenient and expensive. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a system that notified you automatically when you were running low on these items?

Patent No.Title
US 8,284,056Product management system and method of managing product at a location
US 8,976,029Product management system

This portfolio creates a solution to this common and very real problem. Using small and inexpensive, weight-sensitive RFID tags, the invention covered by this portfolio has these tags attached to large-quantity consumer items – dog food and cat food, cat litter, laundry detergent, flour and sugar, shampoo, paper goods, etc. – so that as the product is consumed, and it reaches a re-order level, the RFID tag notifies the homeowner that it’s time to start shopping around for more of whatever is running low.

One application for the technology is to have it notify the homeowner via a Smart Home system. Or the home owner can use a receiver to quickly determine what items are reaching the re-order level. A business can use the technology to inform the staff when it is time to order virtually any raw material – from copier paper and toner to industrial cleaners and lubricants – it uses on a regular or irregular basis. In a more sophisticated application, the RFID tags can notify a re-order mechanism that shops for prices and availability on the items to be re-ordered. The acquirer of this portfolio will be able to create an automatic re-order system for all of the larger quantity items it sells!

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