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Osman Ahmed: Method and apparatus for determining a thermal setpoint in a HVAC system. Siemens Building Technologies, Greer Burns & Crain, November 14, 2000: US06145751 (117 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses methods for determining setpoint information in a HVAC system. Setpoint values are determined using occupant feedback provided by individual occupants over at least one of an Internet or Intranet communications network. According to a first aspect of the invention a s ...


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Neil Rhodes, Theo Frutiger, Maria A Power, Michael H Soemo: Activity based equipment scheduling method and system. Siemens Building Technologies, Greer Burns & Crain, June 6, 2000: US06073110 (82 worldwide citation)

A computer based equipment scheduling system uses activity definition data to schedule equipment. The method may be carried out by a networked computer system that receives activity definition data representing an activity, such as a volleyball game or board meeting, that occurs in a building. This ...


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Brad Haeberle, Michael Dehart, Karen Wisniewski, Doug Emery: Method and system for obtaining service related information about equipment located at a plurality of sites. Siemens Building Technologies, February 26, 2008: US07337191 (71 worldwide citation)

A method and system is provided for communicating service and maintenance information about equipment located at distributed building sites. A customer web portal is provided with a database for storing the equipment service information. The web portal provides an efficient way of determining the se ...


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Jim Coogan, Theo Frutiger, Mark Gagner, Margaret Ruane, Brian Kreger: Multi-node utilization of a single network variable input for computation of a single control variable at a sink node. Siemens Building Technologies, April 4, 2006: US07024282 (67 worldwide citation)

An environmental control system is configured to accept network variable outputs from a plurality of sources on a single network variable input and the update values are stored in a data structure for the computation of control variable values. The system includes a sink controller having a network ...


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Norman R McFarland: Self-healing control network for building automation systems. Siemens Building Technologies, Rashmi S Raj, October 14, 2008: US07437596 (61 worldwide citation)

In building automation architectures, components may be associated through physical communications paths and at a different level through building automation applications. Building automation applications implement control processes for a building function. Due to changing needs, such as a failure o ...


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Osman Ahmed: Method and apparatus for graphical display of a condition in a building system with a mobile display unit. Siemens Building Technologies, June 16, 2009: US07548833 (57 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus uses a stored model of a building system to render an image showing a condition sensed of the building control system on a mobile display unit. The mobile display unit may be wirelessly integrated into the building control system. The mobile display unit may operate based upon ...


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Donald E Charles, Christopher Wojtowicz, Kenneth F Wolfinger: Room temperature sensor and thermostat control device. Siemens Building Technologies, Greer Burns & Crain, August 10, 1999: US05934554 (51 worldwide citation)

A thermostat control having improved user controls wherein an analog version contains a binary coded switch for selectively setting a setpoint temperature. The binary coded switch is configured to have discrete positions corresponding to a plurality of setpoint temperature settings. It contains, amo ...


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Michael Soemo, Pierre DeSmul, Robert Johnson, Mark Gagner, Geoffrey D Nass: System controller for controlling a control network having an open communication protocol via proprietary communication. Siemens Building Technologies, December 26, 2006: US07155499 (49 worldwide citation)

A system controller is adapted to be integrated into a control network including a plurality of device controllers that communicate through the network via a network specific communication protocol for controlling a plurality of network devices. The system controller includes an application controll ...


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William Thomas Pienta, Scott Harvey, Michael Hjelm: Remote sensing for building automation. Siemens Building Technologies, January 8, 2008: US07317970 (48 worldwide citation)

A line of sight temperature sensor in a thermostat allows placement at locations other than on a wall. For example, the thermostat is positioned in a ceiling, allowing easier wiring access. Wall placement may be used. By remotely sensing user selection associated with a remote location, control of t ...


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Norman R McFarland: Automated position detection for wireless building automation devices. Siemens Building Technologies, June 3, 2008: US07382271 (47 worldwide citation)

In a building environment, a coordinate location or local position of various automation devices is determined. The location or position may be determined using a wireless distance measurement. Applications, associations, and utilizations for wireless building automation devices are developed accord ...



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