Thursday, September 17, 2015

IoT Smart Home Top Innovators Based on Patents

Patent information can provide insights regarding the state of the art of IoT (Internet of things) innovation for smart home applications. To find the leading innovators in the IoT smart home applications, more than 500 published patent applications that are related to the smart home applications are reviewed. More than 100 patent applications are selected as the key patents for the IoT smart home applications. In number of patent applications, Google is the leader followed by Samsung, Apple, LG, Panasonic and Philips.

To evaluate the level of innovation, each selected patent is analyzed for measurable user benefits provided by the value propositions (automation, energy management, care, safety, entertainment) and the innovativeness of method/system to offer the value propositions. Followings summarize the top innovators for each value proposition.

Home Automation
A good measure of innovativeness in automation is the autonomous level of the system (e.g., self-discovery, self-adaptation, self-organization, self-configuration etc.). Samsung, Apple, LG, Panasonic and Hon Hai Precision are the top innovators of home automation. Followings are the list of inventors of key patents.

Lei Zhang: Software Engineer at Google (Linkdin Profile)
Joe Onorato: Software Engineer at Google (Linkdin Profile)
Sarah Glickfield: Software Development Manager at Bullhorn (Linkdin Profile)
Jacob Guedalia: President and Chairman at The Happy Cloud Inc. (Linkdin Profile)
David Guedalia CTO at OutOfTheBox (Linkdin Profile)
Taehoon Kim: manager at Samsung Electronics (Linkdin Profile)
KeunCheol Lee: Senior Researcher at Samsung Electronics (Linkdin Profile)
Dongseok Kim: UX Designer at Samsung Electronics (Linkdin Profile)

Home Energy Management
A good measure of innovativeness in energy management is the level of intelligent system that adapts the overall energy efficiency of the home to the comfort and quality of life. Google, LG and Allure Energy are the top innovators of home energy management. Followings are the list of inventors of key patents.

Kevin Imes: President and CEO at Allure Energy (Linkdin Profile)
John Cottrell: Lead Mobile Developer at American Innovations (Linkdin Profile)
Samer Salam: Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems (Linkdin Profile)
Lionel Florit: Principal Engineer at Cisco, IoT and Mobile Technologies (Linkdin Profile)
Daejong Kang: Senior Manager at LG Electronics (Linkdin Profile)

Home Care
A good measure of innovativeness in care is the level of context awareness on behalf of users. Philips, iRobot and DexCom are the top innovators of home care. Followings are the list of inventors of key patents.

Naresh Bhavaraju: Sr. Manager at Dexcom, R&D (Linkdin Profile)
Leif Bowman: Sr. Director at Dexcom, Marketing  (Linkdin Profile)
Laura Dunn; Senior Human Factors Engineer at Dexcom (Linkdin Profile)
Aarthi Mahalingam: Medical Device Engineer at Dexcom (Linkdin Profile)
Clara Vu: People Operations Lead at Formlabs (Linkdin Profile)
Matt Cross: Sr. Consulting SW Engineer at iRobot (Linkdin Profile)
Tony Campbell: Software Engineer at Google (Linkdin Profile)
Dzmitry Aliakseyeu: Senior Scientist at Philips Research, Human Interaction & Experiences group (Linkdin Profile)
Tatiana Lashina: Senior Scientist at Philips (Linkdin Profile)
Tim Dekker Distinguished Scientist at Philips Research (Linkdin Profile)
Dirk Engelen: Senior Engineer at Philips Research (Linkdin Profile)

Home Safety
A good measure of innovativeness in safety is the level of private space protection and control against hazard home environment. Google is the top innovators of home safety. Followings are the list of inventors of key patents.

Tony Fadell: Founder & CEO at Nest Labs (Linkdin Profile)
Matt Rogers: Founder and VP of Engineering at Nest Labs (Linkdin Profile)
David Sloo: Architect at Nest Labs (Linkdin Profile)
Yoky Matsuoka: VP of Technology at Nest Labs at Nest Labs (Linkdin Profile)
Maxime Veron: Head of Hardware Product Marketing at Nest Labs (Linkdin Profile)
Jeff Boyd: Senior UX Designer at Nest (Linkdin Profile)

Home Entertainment
A good measure of innovativeness in entertainment is the personalization level of the service. Apple is the top innovators of home entertainment. Followings are the list of inventors of key patents.

David Shoemaker: Software Engineer at Apple (Linkdin Profile)
Michael Ingrassia: Software Engineer at Apple (Linkdin Profile)

Keith Wait General Electric: Principal Engineer at Train Dynamic Systems (Linkdin Profile)

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