Ecofactor Inc

U.S. Patent No. 10,534,382


This prior art search report presents the mappings of the various elements of Claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 10,534,382 (’382 Patent), titled “System and method for using a wireless device as a sensor for an energy management system”, from assignee Ecofactor Inc., published on 14 November 2020.

This patent discloses a system and method of controlling an HVAC system at a building. The system includes a sensor that measures the temperature inside the building and a networked electronic device to determine the state of occupancy in the building. Based on the state of occupancy, the HVAC system can be controlled to modify the temperature setpoint for the building.

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