Apple wins patent for new way to send power to homes
"Intelligent power-enabled communications port" was invented by executive who worked on iPod and iPhone then left Apple to found a maker of "smart thermostats."
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent for a new way to supply power to a home through the use of an "intelligent power-enabled communications port."
The inventor was Tony Fadell, a key executive who worked for Apple on the Nest, a company that makes a 'smart thermostat,' the idea being that it will be able to plug in to "the Internet of things."and iPhone, until leaving to found