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United States Patent Application

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Disclosed herein are signal identification methods and systems. In some examples, the method and/or system allows appliances to be associated with their electrical usage. In one example, a method for determining whether a load is in a steady state or in transition includes analyzing a time series of electric power or current measurements on at least one circuit, at least one load coupled to the at least one circuit; and determining whether the load is in a steady state or a transition. Also disclosed is an appliance identification method. Further disclosed is a method of mapping unlabeled appliances which utilizes a STEC Table which summarizes linkages between transitions and steady state clusters.
Kuhns, Hampden (Reno, NV), Roberts, Morien (Reno, NV)
13/ 360,474
January 27, 2012
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant No. 0912914 awarded by the National Science Foundation, Grant Nos. DE-FG36-08G088161 and DE-FG30-08CC00057 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.