US 9,810,590 B2
System and method for integrating sensors in thermostats
Brian Huppi, San Francisco, CA (US); John B. Filson, Mountain View, CA (US); Fred Bould, Menlo Park, CA (US); David Sloo, Menlo Park, CA (US); and Matthew L. Rogers, Los Gatos, CA (US)
Assigned to Google Inc., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed by Google Inc., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 13, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/596,075.
Application 14/596,075 is a continuation of application No. 14/251,452, filed on Apr. 11, 2014, granted, now 8,961,005.
Application 14/251,452 is a continuation of application No. 13/199,108, filed on Aug. 17, 2011, granted, now 8,727,611, issued on May 20, 2014.
Application 13/199,108 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/033,573, filed on Feb. 23, 2011, granted, now 9,223,323.
Prior Publication US 2015/0124853 A1, May 7, 2015
Int. Cl. G01K 17/00 (2006.01); G01K 1/08 (2006.01); G01K 1/16 (2006.01); G01K 13/00 (2006.01); G01J 5/02 (2006.01); G05D 23/19 (2006.01); G01V 8/00 (2006.01); F24F 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC G01K 17/00 (2013.01) [G01J 5/02 (2013.01); G01K 1/08 (2013.01); G01K 1/16 (2013.01); G01K 13/00 (2013.01); G01V 8/00 (2013.01); G05D 23/1902 (2013.01); F24F 11/0034 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A thermostat, comprising:
a thermostat body configured for fixable mounting on a surface, the thermostat body including a forward-facing surface;
said thermostat body further including:
a processor;
a first temperature sensor in conductive thermal communication with said forward facing surface of said thermostat body; and
a second temperature sensor disposed within said thermostat body and positioned offset from said first temperature sensor;
wherein said processor is configured to compute an ambient temperature based on temperature readings from said first and second temperature sensors; and
wherein said processor computes said ambient temperature using an algorithm configured to compensate for internal heating of the thermostat based on temperature readings from said first and second temperature sensors.