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Timothy M Simon, Blaine M Smith, Matthew T Fisher: Thermostat operation method and apparatus. Tim Simon, James F Hann, Haynes Boone & Wolfeld, September 28, 2010: US07802618 (153 worldwide citation)

A thermostat may be placed in a heating mode when the sensed temperature is less than the lowest of the heating and cooling target temperatures by a first amount and may be placed in a cooling mode when the sensed temperature is greater than the highest of the heating and cooling target temperatures ...


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Blaine M Smith, Timothy M Simon: Thermostat with touch-screen display. Tim Simon, James F Hann, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, November 27, 2007: US07302642 (137 worldwide citation)

A thermostat is programmable by entering input through a large-format touch-screen display. The touch-screen display displays different sets of icons depending on the mode the thermostat is in. A set of icons is displayed in one mode that allows the user to put the thermostat in a temporary operatin ...


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Blaine M Smith, Timothy M Simon: Thermostat operable from various power sources. Tim Simon, James F Hann, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, May 3, 2005: US06886754 (69 worldwide citation)

A thermostat is operable from battery, common-wire (“C-wire”), or furnace relay power. The thermostat includes a power source selector, such as a jumper wire, that is set when the thermostat is installed in a heating system. In a gas millivolt heating system, the thermostat operates off of battery p ...


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Timothy M Simon, Matthew T Fisher, Blaine M Smith: Irrigation timer for adjusting watering time based on temperature and humidity change. Tim Simon, James F Hann, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, August 3, 2010: US07769494 (13 worldwide citation)

A method automatically adjusts the amount of water supplied by a water timer having a user interface and a controller programmed to provide control signals for controlling water flow control devices. The time of day on a base day is chosen, and a base ambient temperature and a base ambient humidity ...


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Timothy M Simon, Matthew T Fisher, Blaine M Smith: Programmable thermostat time/temperature display and method. Tim Simon, James F Hann, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, March 5, 2013: US08387891 (13 worldwide citation)

A programmable thermostat time/temperature display has a continuous loop timeline with a plurality of temperature transition points along the timeline to define a plurality of timeline segments. Temperature and time IDs are displayable on the display and are associated with at least some of the time ...


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Blaine M Smith, Timothy M Simon: Method and apparatus for pest deterrence. Tim Simon, James F Hann, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, March 23, 2004: US06710705 (11 worldwide citation)

A pest deterrent device attracts the attention of a pest with ultrasonic noise and then produces a series of flashes to drive off the pest. In one embodiment, the device continuously produces ultrasound, changing the ultrasound when a pest is detected. In another embodiment, the device does not prod ...


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Timothy M Simon, Matthew T Fisher: Thermostat assembly with removable communication module and method. Tim Simon, James F Hann, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, March 12, 2013: US08393550 (8 worldwide citation)

A thermostat assembly comprises a thermostat and a removable and replaceable first communication module physically and functionally removably connected to the thermostat. The first communication module is configured to permit information transfer between the thermostat and a first device remote from ...


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Blaine M Smith, Timothy M Simon: Method and apparatus for pest deterrence. Tim Simon, James F Hann, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, February 15, 2005: US06856243 (6 worldwide citation)

A pest deterrent device attracts the attention of a pest with ultrasonic noise and then produces a series of flashes to drive off the pest. In one embodiment, the device continuously produces ultrasound, changing the ultrasound when a pest is detected. In another embodiment, the device does not prod ...