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Home Automation: Patent, Business Opportunity, and Brand Strength Analysis

Home Automation: Patent, Business Opportunity, and Brand Strength Analysis

Home automation involves automated home management systems and intelligent control systems. Leading international vendors have aggressively rolled out control systems combining sensor modules and service platforms for home automation such as Google's Google Brillo and Apple's HomeKit. This report will discuss the main applications of home automation, major countries holding home automation patents, distribution of the patents by sector and field, and key patented technologies such as data processing, network communications, control system, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence; examines the strategic planning and challenges of leading home automation companies including Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Google and Honeywell. Also included are the insights about market opportunities of home automation solutions for newcomers.


  • INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY
    • Smart Thermostat
    • Smart Lighting System
    • HEMS (Smart Energy Management System)
    • Household Security System
    • Home Alarm & Sensor System
  • PATENT MINING
    • Patent Search
      • Selecting a Patent Database
      • Identifying Search Keywords
      • Data Selection
      • Data Analysis
  • TRENDS ANALYSIS
    • Data Mining
      • Analysis of Trends by Country
      • Analysis of Trends by Sector and Field
      • Analysis of Trends by Key Technology Field
        • Table Home Automation Patent Distribution Share by Technology Field
    • Key Patents
      • Intelligent Controller for Environmental Control System in Smart Home Environment
    • R&D Readiness Analysis
      • Relative R&D Intensity
        • Table R&D Intensity of Top 20 Home Automation Patent Assignees
  • PATENT PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS
    • International Assignees
      • Table Home Automation Patent/International Assignee Matrix Analysis
      • Table Home Automation Patents International Rights holders Layout Analysis - Man-Machine Interface, Cloud Computing, Information Security
    • Development of Major Companies
      • Samsung
      • Sony
      • Microsoft
      • Google
      • Honeywell
  • CONCLUSIONS
    • Patents Concentrated on Computer Technology, Telecommunications, Control, Digital Communication, and Measurement Sectors
    • Data Processing, Network Transmission, and Control Systems as Core Technologies; Share of HMI, Cloud Computing, and Information Security Patents Still Low
    • US Start-up Awarded Patent for Home Automation Products Combining Multiple Control Systems; Designing Around Needed
    • International Assignees' Patents Should Take Aim at HMI and Cloud Computing
  • APPENDIX
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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