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Alan D Rein, David M Foye: Wireless communication system for air distribution system. American Standard, William J Beres, William O Driscoll, Peter D Ferguson, February 14, 1995: US05390206 (190 worldwide citation)

A hierarchical control system including a central receiver; a first communications medium operably connecting the central receiver to at least one controller; and a controller operably connected to the central receiver by the first communications medium. The system also includes a sensor for sensing ...


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Joe M Baldwin, Richard A Bishop, William G Hansen, Phillip L Polley: Self configuring controller. American Standard, William J Beres, William O Driscoll, Peter D Ferguson, January 4, 1994: US05276630 (178 worldwide citation)

A method of operating a controller of an HVAC system comprising the steps of: constantly establishing the validity of each of a plurality of input devices; and reconfiguring the mode of operation of the HVAC system each time the validity of any of the plurality of input devices changes to ensure tha ...


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Bernard S Simon deceased, Wade W Smith: Two-way wireless HVAC system and thermostat. American Standard, William J Beres, William O Driscoll, Peter D Ferguson, July 6, 1993: US05224648 (130 worldwide citation)

A building automation system comprising: means for conditioning air; means, associated with the air conditioning means, for distributing the conditioned air to at least one space to be conditioned and means for sensing environmental conditions in the at least one space to be conditioned. The buildin ...


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Carl L Garrett, W Randall Erwin, Timothy W Storm: Thermostat with energy saving backlit switch actuators and visual display. American Standard International, William J Beres, William O Driscoll, November 27, 2007: US07299996 (116 worldwide citation)

An air conditioning system thermostat includes a visual display and plural switch actuators, respectively backlit by an electroluminescent lamp and LED light sources mounted on a circuit board disposed in a thermostat housing. A control circuit causes at least one switch actuator to be illuminated c ...


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Louis E Sulfstede, Robert W Helt, Thomas E Jensen: Refrigeration compressor driven by a DC motor. American Standard, William J Beres, David L Polsley, Robert J Harter, August 15, 1989: US04856286 (102 worldwide citation)

A variable capacity refrigeration system includes a control scheme having three interrelated closed loops. The system includes a refrigeration system controller and at least one variable speed, electronically commutated DC motor driving a compressor. In the first closed loop, the controller supplies ...


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Radhakrishna Ganesh, Thomas J Clanin, David M Foye: Integrated humidity and temperature controller. American Standard, William J Beres, William O Driscoll, Peter D Ferguson, June 29, 1999: US05915473 (100 worldwide citation)

A method of operating an HVAC system having an HVAC control and a humidity limiting control. The method comprises the steps of: determining a relative humidity limit for a space; monitoring relative humidity in the space; comparing the relative humidity to the relative humidity limit; operating the ...


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Richard L Aldridge: Zone sensor or thermostat with forced air. American Standard, William J Beres, William O Driscoll, Peter D Ferguson, January 17, 1995: US05381950 (99 worldwide citation)

A wall mounted thermostat or zone sensor designed for sensing the temperature in the zone in which the thermostat is mounted. The thermostat is in communication with and controls a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. The thermostat includes a temperature sensor contained within an inte ...


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Stephen E Guy, Louis E Sulfstede, Eric Hillmer: Reduced profile thermostat. American Standard, William J Beres, William O Driscoll, Peter D Ferguson, January 23, 1996: US05485954 (90 worldwide citation)

A thermostat that includes a subbase having a back surface designed to be mounted conformal with a surface and an inner surface that has a portion of selected electrical components mounted thereon, including a first electrical communication device. The subbase has first mechanical connectors formed ...


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Peter James Jeromson, Jamie Jon Aorangi Wilkinson, Peter Stephen Barnes, Giscard Hubertus Theodoor Rutten, Harold Edgar Forrest: Touchless fluid supply interface and apparatus. American Standard International, February 4, 2003: US06513787 (86 worldwide citation)

The fluid supply apparatus supplies and controls one or more fluids while adjusting/controlling one or more continuously parameters; and includes an outlet, at least one control valve and a touchless user control interface. For example a faucet has sensors mounted thereon to control water flow (


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Claudio Fait: Sanitary tap for automatic water delivery. American Standard, Elaine Brenner Robinson, Joseph M Homa, January 5, 1999: US05855356 (82 worldwide citation)

A tap includes a sensor (20) for determining the distance between a user's hands (3) and the tap, a mixing valve (40) regulating the temperature of water fed to delivery port (11) of the tap and a controller (30) for processing the distance values provided by the sensor. The temperature of water del ...