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Smart Home Energy Management: Patent Analysis and Vendors Strategies

January 2016 | 34 pages | ID: S4525BAC7F3EN
Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)

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Driven by the trends of saving energy, major countries around the world, including the United States, Japan, and European countries, have taken measures to build infrastructure and introduce related regulations. This report provides an overview of smart home energy management, examines strategic and patent deployment of established players in the industry such as Bosch, General Electric, Honeywell, Toshiba, Google, Nest Labs, and Samsung, to name a few. Also included are R&D intensity ranking of 30 major assignees and the analysis of the 10 most important smart home energy management patents.
1.OVERVIEW OF SMART HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

1.1 Smart Home Energy Management System
1.2 Architectural Layers
  1.2.1 Sensor Layer
  1.2.2 Network Layer
  1.2.3 Application Layer

2. PATENT MINING

2.1 Patent Search
  2.1.1 Selecting a Patent Database
  2.1.2 Identifying Search Keywords
  2.1.3 Data Selection
  2.1.4 Data Analysis
2.2 Analysis of Trends
  2.2.1 Text Mining
  2.2.2 Data Mining
  2.2.3 Relative R&D Intensity

3. DEPLOYMENT STRATEGIES OF MAJOR ASSIGNEES

3.1 Deployment of Technology Fields
3.2 Trend Tracking
3.3 Analysis of Assignees' Technology Deployment
3.4 Results of Patent Index Analysis
MIC Perspective
Vendors' Patent Deployment Focuses on Home Network and Remote Control
Key Technologies of Smart Home Energy Management Owned by US Companies
Appendix
Glossary of Terms

LIST OF COMPANIES

Allure Energy
AT&T
Broadcom
Cisco
Conversant IP Management
Current Technologies
EcoFactor
ETRI
Fujitsu
General Electric
Google
Hitachi
Honeywell
IBM
Indesit Company
Intel-GE Care Innovations
Invensys Building Systems
Koninklijke Philips
LG
Microsoft
Nest Labs
Nokia Corporation
Panasonic
Qualcomm
Robert Bosch
Samsung
Schneider Electric
Sharp
Sony
Texas Instruments
Toshiba
Whirlpoo

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Key Technology Fields Identified by Text Mining
Table 2: R&D Intensity of Top 30 Smart Home Energy Management Patent Assignees
Table 3: Important Assignees' Deployment in Smart Home Energy Management Technology Fields
Table 4: Top 10 Import Patents by Patent Index Analysis
Table 5: Matrix Analysis of the 10 Most Important Smart Home Energy Management Patents

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Smart Home Energy Management Architectural Layers
Figure 2: Search Flow for Smart Home Energy Management Patents
Figure 3: Smart Home Energy Management Patent Distribution Share by Sector
Figure 4: Smart Home Energy Management Patent Distribution Share by Field
Figure 5: Major Assignees' Patent Applications by Year, 2010 - 2015
Figure 6: Major Assignees' Patent Applications by Year, 2010 – 2015 (cont.)
Figure 7: Top 8 Fields of Patent Applications by IPC Code, 1995 – 2015
Figure 8: Top 8 Fields of Patent Applications by USPC Code, 1995 – 2015
Figure 9: Cross-analysis of Assignee and IPC Code
Figure 10: Cross-analysis of Assignee and IPC Code (cont.)
Figure 11: Cross-analysis of Assignee and USPC Code
Figure 12: Cross-analysis of Assignee and USPC Code (cont.)


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