US Patent No. 10,215,434

ADAPTIVE TRIGGER SEQUENCING FOR SITE CONTROL AUTOMATION


Patent No. 10,215,434
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Adaptive Trigger Sequencing For Site Control Automation
Inventorship Stephen Harris, Seattle, WA (US)
Assignee THINK AUTOMATIC, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,215,434

1. A machine-teaching environmental control method comprising:a first hub obtaining first, second, and third output configurations that all correspond to a first trigger and that are respectively associated with first, second, and third scalar scores;
presenting said first output configuration in response to a first sequential instance of said first trigger and to said scalar scores indicating that said first output configuration is ranked before said second output configuration;
presenting said second output configuration in response to a second sequential instance of said first trigger and to said scalar scores indicating that said second output configuration is ranked before said third output configuration;
presenting said third output configuration in response to a third sequential instance of said first trigger after said first and second output configuration are presented; and
presenting a modified sequence of said first, second, and third output configurations in response to a first change in said second scalar score resulting from a magnitude of a time interval between said second and third sequential instances of said first trigger either by increasing said second scalar score as a conditional response to a determination that said first magnitude of said time interval between said second and third sequential instances of said first trigger is smaller than a minimum threshold or by decreasing said second scalar score as a conditional response to a determination that said first magnitude of said time interval between said second and third sequential instances of said first trigger is larger than a maximum threshold, said maximum threshold being greater than said minimum threshold, wherein said presentation sequence is manifested in a plurality of physical control devices, wherein said plurality of physical control devices include first and second physical control devices at a first facility and operably coupled with said first hub, and wherein said presenting said modified sequence of said first, second, and third output configurations in response to said first change in said second scalar score resulting from said magnitude of said time interval between said second and third sequential instances of said first trigger comprises:
adjusting second scalar score partly based on said magnitude of said time interval between successive timestamps respectively signifying said second and third sequential instances of said first trigger and partly based on one of said timestamps falling within a particular time-of-day, said particular time-of-day being morning in combination with the remaining elements and features of the claimed invention.