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Patents
Bidgely is a pioneer in the energy disaggregation space, and has filed where necessary to protect unique developments. Bidgely’s technology may be covered by the patents listed below.

02/06/2012

Systems and Methods for Improving the Accuracy of Appliance Level Disaggregation in Non-Intrusive Appliance Load Monitoring Techniques

US Patent No. 9,612,286

This pertains to core pattern recognition algorithms that apply to high resolution whole house metering data sampled at between 1 second – 1 minute. The value of this disaggregation is both in providing an itemized energy bill to consumers as well as serve as training data for disaggregation algorithms that work on lower resolution data typically available from smart meters.

 

04/25/2013

Energy Disaggregation Techniques for Low Resolution Whole-House Energy Consumption Data

US Patent No. 10,114,347

This pertains to disaggregation algorithms that apply to low resolution whole house metering data typically sampled at between 15 minute – 60 minute. The value of these techniques are in providing an itemized energy bill and related insights to millions of consumers who currently have smart meters installed.

 

01/20/2014

Applications of Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring and Solar Energy Disaggregation

US Patent No. 9,625,889

This pertains to techniques of estimating solar production from a net metered whole house data stream. The patent also covers programmable connected thermostats (PCT) with two particular scenarios – (a) Methods of using PCT data to improve accuracy of appliance disaggregation and (b) Methods of using historical HVAC disaggregation to create an optimal program for a PCT.

 

11/17/2014

Solar Energy Disaggregation Techniques for Whole-House Energy Consumption Data

US Patent Application Publication No. 20150142347

This pertains to techniques of estimating solar production from a net metered whole house data stream and shows how various weather attributes can be used to improve accuracy of the result.

 

11/17/2014

Energy Disaggregation Techniques for Whole-House Energy Consumption Data

US Patent Application Publication No. 20150142695

This pertains to techniques of improving accuracy of appliance disaggregation algorithms that apply to high resolution whole house metering data sampled at between 1 second – 1 minute. It covers techniques of reinforcing learning from a single home as more data is received over a period of time as well as methods of using user input to improve results.

 

02/03/2015

Electric Vehicle Disaggregation and Detection in Whole-House Consumption Signals

US Patent Application Publication No. 20160223597 (Pending Grant)

This pertains to techniques of disaggregation electric vehicle charging that apply to whole house metering data sampled at both low and high resolutions. It covers methods of detecting presence of electric vehicle charging at a facility as well as estimate energy consumption thereof.

 

09/03/2015

Systems and Methods for Managing Energy Usage Using Disaggregated Energy Data

US Patent Application Publication No. 20160070285

This pertains to methods of using energy consumption data in general and appliance disaggregation in particular to help detect and explain a change in the energy bill in a home. These methods help customer service agents better serve utility customers and thereby reduce operational expenses.

 

09/03/2015

Systems and Methods for Optimizing Energy Usage Using Energy Disaggregation Data and Time of Use Information

US Patent Application Publication No. 20160070286

This pertains to methods of using time-of-use appliance disaggregation to provide personalized ways of shifting discretionary loads. This enables effective ways for utilities to move customers to time of use tariffs.

 

10/09/2016

Systems and Methods for Learning Appliance Signatures

US Patent Application Publication No. 20170330103

This pertains to an interactive method to enable users to provide training input that can be used to improve quality of appliance disaggregation for a specific home.

 

12/15/2017

Low Frequency Energy Disaggregation Techniques

US Patent Application Publication No. 20180176033

This pertains to systems and methods of creating rule-based models to provide appliance disaggregation that explains 100% of energy consumption in a home.

 

02/15/2017

Systems and Methods for Detecting Occurence of an Event in a Household Environment

US Patent Application Publication No. 20180176033

This pertains to methods of analyzing energy consumption data from a home and detecting household events that can be used to provide personalized notifications to users. The method enables a way for utilities to engage their customers in novel ways and increase customer satisfaction scores.

 

06/05/2018

Method and System for Disaggregating Energy Profile for one or more appliances installed in a Non-smart meter home

 

 

08/10/2018

Energy Disaggregation Techniques for Low Resolution Whole-House Energy Consumption Data

US Patent Application Publication No. 20180348711

This patent expands the idea of appliance disaggregation to legacy meters that only provide one reading per month. This enables a vast majority of homes to receive the value of disaggregation even before they get upgraded to smart meters.