06330806 is referenced by 105 patents and cites 21 patents.

A heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) control system and method for controlling a device, a subsystem, and/or a process using a flash mini-card. Preferably, the present invention is directed to an HVAC control system and method for controlling a chiller and the devices and subsystems associated with the chiller using a flash mini-card. More preferably, the present invention obviates the need for the HVAC control system and method to use at least one of the following: a hard disk, a disk controller, a card reader, or a card controller. The method includes, for example, applying power to the HVAC control system, wherein the step of applying power initiates a boot-up of a processor associated with the HVAC control system; reading a default memory location, wherein the contents of the default memory location direct the processor to a Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) connected to the processor through a bus; configuring the processor associated with the HVAC control system by executing a set of BIOS instructions within the BIOS, wherein after the step of configuring, the processor reads a set of boot instructions that directs the processor to the flash mini-card containing a set of instructions; and performing at least one of the set of instructions contained within the flash mini-card to control the HVAC system using the HVAC control system.

Title
System and method for controlling an HVAC system using a flash mini-card
Application Number
9/513456
Publication Number
6330806 (B1)
Application Date
March 3, 2000
Publication Date
December 18, 2001
Inventor
Bart A Smith
York
PA, US
Gregory K Beaverson
York
PA, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L
US
Assignee
York International Corporation
PA, US
IPC
F25D 17/02
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