08661165 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 1319 patents.

The disclosure provides an HVAC data processing and communication network and a method of manufacturing the same. In an embodiment, the method includes configuring a subnet controller. The subnet controller is configured to assign to a first device associated with the network a first equipment type number based on a first device ID number and a first offset. The subnet controller is configured, in the event that the first device shares a same enclosure with a second device associated with the network, to assign to the second device a second equipment type number based on the first device ID number and a second offset. The subnet controller is configured, in the event that the first device does not share a same enclosure with the second device, to assign to the second device the second equipment type number based on a second device ID number and the second offset.

Title
Device abstraction system and method for a distributed architecture heating, ventilation and air conditioning system
Application Number
12/603479
Publication Number
8661165 (B2)
Application Date
October 21, 2009
Publication Date
February 25, 2014
Inventor
Amanda Filbeck
Guthrie
OK, US
Wojciech Grohman
Little Elm
TX, US
Assignee
Lennox
TX, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
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