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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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Robert E Krocker, Terence D Baier, Merle A Renaud, Paul C Rentmeester, Robert M Swanson, Patrick J Wilson, Kirk W Johnson: HVAC service tool with internet capability. Trane International, William O Driscoll, June 3, 2008: US07383158 (107 worldwide citation)

A system for servicing a computer controlled machine comprising: a computer controlled machine including a device operable to perform a function, a controller controlling the operation of that device, and a data access port for transferring data and commands from the controller; and a service tool o ...


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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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Alan D Rein, David M Foye: Wireless air balancing system. American Standard, William J Beres, William O Driscoll, Peter D Ferguson, August 30, 1994: US05341988 (80 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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Michael C A Schwedler, Jon R Hage, Dennis R Dorman, Michael J Stiyer: Near optimization of cooling tower condenser water. American Standard, William J Beres, William O Driscoll, Peter D Ferguson, February 11, 1997: US05600960 (69 worldwide citation)

A method of minimizing energy use in a chiller and cooling tower system is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: determining a measure of chiller efficiency; determining a measure of cooling tower efficiency; determining a measure of the transfer rate of heat energy between the cooling tower ...