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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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Blaine M Smith: Ultrasonic pulse cleaner. Sharper Image Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, July 9, 1996: US05534741 (27 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic pulse cleaner has a driving circuit which receives current from a source and drives an ultrasonic energy generating element. A timer connected to the driving circuit permits operation in a first mode in which the ultrasonic energy generating element generates ultrasonic energy at a sub ...


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Blaine M Smith, James A Taylor: Sound actuated light switch. Jonathan Ehrenreich Ehrenreich Electronics, Townsend and Townsend, October 9, 1984: US04476554 (23 worldwide citation)

A sound actuated switch including a microphone coupled via an audio amplifier to a reset circuit. When a sound of sufficient intensity is received by the microphone a reset signal is supplied to the counter portion of an oscillator and counter circuit. The counter then begins counting oscillations a ...


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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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Charles E Taylor, Blaine M Smith: The Sharper Image Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, October 17, 1995: US05458105 (13 worldwide citation)

An anti-snore apparatus and method of stopping a person from snoring are disclosed. A preferred embodiment of the apparatus includes a housing that is wearable on a person's limb and a strap for securing the housing to a person's limb. Means are contained within the housing for receiving a power sup ...


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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 ...