US Patent No. 10,367,819

STREAMLINED UTILITY PORTALS FOR MANAGING DEMAND-RESPONSE EVENTS


Patent No. 10,367,819
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Streamlined Utility Portals For Managing Demand-response Events
Inventorship Scott Ruffner, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Jonathan Crimins, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Scott McGaraghan, Palo Alto, CA (US)
William Greene, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Jared Luxenberg, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Assignee Google LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,367,819

11. A device management server of an energy management system, the device management server comprising:one or more processors;
one or more memory devices comprising instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving, at the device management server that manages a plurality of smart-home devices, an identification of a user account, wherein:
the identification of the user account is sent from a utility provider computer system based at least in part on an agreement that a smart-home device will be enrolled in a demand-response program; and
the identification of the user account is sent to indicate to the device management server that the smart-home device should be sent to a location associated with the user account;
causing the smart-home device to be sent to the location associated with the user account;
receiving, at the device management server, an indication from the smart-home device that the smart-home device has been installed at the location associated with the user account; and
enrolling the smart-home device in the demand-response program.