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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
 
 
165
2. ENEL
 
 
158
3. Inventor
 
 
131
4. Honeywell
 
 
124
5. Samsung
 
 
123
6. Google (Alphabet)
 
 
107
7. Johnson Controls
 
 
101
8. Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
 
 
99
9. Lutron Technology Company Llc
 
 
88
10. Itron
 
 
75




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Consumer devices
  •  
    1511
    560 HVAC+Water , 443 Appliances , 214 Smart Meters , 142 Outlets/Adapters , 58 Lights , 48 GUIs , 28 Backup , 18 Protection
  • Grid devices
  •  
    256
    175 Comm , 33 Power routers , 25 Protection circuits , 18 Switches , 5 GUIs
  • Methods
  •  
    1137
    649 Financial , 207 Control , 130 Demand Modeling/Testing , 52 Outage/restoration methods , 42 Other , 33 Weather , 24 Critical infrastructure methods


    Recent Published Activity in Demand Response as of May 6, 2021