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Demand Response

Demand response is a reduction in the electric utility power consumption by a customer in order to better match the demand for power with the supply. Electric utilities have traditionally adjusted supply to match demand; however, there are limits to these methods because some generating units are slow to respond, are very expensive to operate, and/or demand can exceed total power capacity. Demand response adjusts the demand for power instead of adjusting the supply through multiple methods, including simple off-peak metering, where tariffs are static, and smart metering, where tariffs are dynamic.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. Causam Enterprises
 
 
171
2. ENEL
 
 
164
3. Inventor
 
 
142
4. Honeywell
 
 
127
5. Samsung
 
 
125
6. Johnson Controls
 
 
109
7. Google (Alphabet)
 
 
107
8. Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
 
 
99
9. Itron
 
 
93
10. Lutron Technology Company Llc
 
 
90




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Consumer devices
  •  
    1598
    581 HVAC+Water , 453 Appliances , 256 Smart Meters , 149 Outlets/Adapters , 60 Lights , 51 GUIs , 30 Backup , 18 Protection
  • Grid devices
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    285
    195 Comm , 35 Power routers , 26 Protection circuits , 22 Switches , 7 GUIs
  • Methods
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    1283
    695 Financial , 254 Control , 140 Demand Modeling/Testing , 77 Other , 54 Outage/restoration methods , 38 Weather , 25 Critical infrastructure methods


    Recent Published Activity in Demand Response as of July 28, 2021