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Bernard T Brown, Donald E Donnelly, Bartholomew L Toth: Thermostat with integral means for detecting out-of-phase connection of a two-transformer power source. Emerson Electric Co, Paul A Becker Sr, February 6, 1990: US04898229 (71 worldwide citation)

A low-voltage space thermostat for controlling operation of a heating and cooling system is provided with integral circuit means for detecting the existence of an unacceptably high voltage potential between two wiring terminals therein. Such a high voltage potential exists when the power source in t ...


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Charles W Leach, Jerry W McElroy, Donald E Donnelly: Snap-on cover for bobbin-wound coil assembly. Emerson Electric Co, Paul A Becker Sr, December 7, 1982: US04363014 (29 worldwide citation)

A snap-on cover for a bobbin-wound electrical coil assembly includes a plurality of displaceable tabs aligned with slots provided for lead exits in the end flanges of the bobbin. Those tabs aligned with slots containing leads are displaced whereas those tabs aligned with unused slots are not displac ...


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Donald E Donnelly, Robert C Krump: Charging circuit for battery in thermostat with battery operated timer. Emerson Electric Co, Paul A Becker Sr, February 10, 1981: US04249696 (27 worldwide citation)

A timer controlled space thermostat includes a battery operated timer and charging circuit means for continuously charging the battery. The charging circuit means includes a miniature transformer having two primary windings and one secondary winding wound on a single core. When a thermostat switch t ...


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Thomas J Fredricks, Donald E Donnelly, Russell T Shoemaker: System and methods for modulating gas input to a gas burner. Emerson Electric Co, Harness Dickey & Pierce, July 19, 2005: US06918756 (24 worldwide citation)

An improved gas appliance having a burner, a gas valve through which the flow of combustion gas to the burner is controlled, and a motor driven blower that supplies combustion air to the burner. The improvement includes means for increasing gas flow through the gas valve as blower speed increases, a ...


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Edward B Evans, William P Butler, Steven L Carey, John R Sartain, Ron Miles, Donald E Donnelly, Swapna Subhash Baviskar: Climate control system including responsive controllers. Emerson Electric Co, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 8, 2014: US08689572 (22 worldwide citation)

A thermostat is provided that receives one or more inputs from at least one heating system of a climate control system, and initiates an appropriate action in response to the input. The thermostat can turn off a heat pump providing substandard heat and responsively turn on a fuel-fired auxiliary fur ...


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Donald E Donnelly: Electrical coil assembly with means for securing external leads. Emerson Electric Co, Paul A Becker Sr, February 17, 1976: US03939450 (22 worldwide citation)

A bobbin wound electrical coil assembly wherein external leads connected to the coil ends are secured in the flanges of the bobbin. Connector terminals connecting external lead ends and coil ends are fixed in sockets formed in one bobbin flange to preclude pulling stress on the coil end connections, ...


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Donald E Donnelly, Jerry W McElroy, Arlie H Ehlmann: Transformer winding means and methods. Emerson Electric Co, Paul A Becker Sr, March 30, 1976: US03947795 (20 worldwide citation)

A transformer winding having a very large number of turns of wire is divided into a plurality of connected portions each wound on a separate flanged bobbin with the start end and the finish end of each winding portion secured to radial tabs on the bobbin flanges. The wound bobbins are mounted end to ...


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Donald E Donnelly, Bradley C Zikes, Dwain F Moore, Jeffrey E Price, Bartholomew L Toth: Fuel burner control system with hot surface ignition. Emerson Electric Co, Paul A Becker Sr, May 15, 1990: US04925386 (19 worldwide citation)

A gas burner control system includes an electrical resistance igniter, gas valve means, and a microcomputer and related circuitry. The microcomputer and related circuitry control energizing of the igniter in such a manner so that the igniter, after successive ignition attempts, will eventually, in r ...


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Thomas J Fredricks, Donald E Donnelly, Russell T Shoemaker: System and methods for modulating gas input to a gas burner. Emerson Electric Co, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 15, 2004: US06749423 (19 worldwide citation)

An improved gas appliance having a burner, a gas valve through which the flow of combustion gas to the burner is controlled, and a motor driven blower that supplies combustion air to the burner. The improvement includes means for increasing gas flow through the gas valve as blower speed increases, a ...


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Donald E Donnelly, Thomas P Buescher, Michael Somorov: Apparatus and methods for controlling a water heater. Emerson Electric Co, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 25, 2006: US07032542 (17 worldwide citation)

A gas-powered water heater includes means for stepping down a line voltage from a receptacle remote from the tank, means for using the stepped down voltage to provide a low voltage, and means for using the low voltage to sense conditions pertaining to the heater and to control heater operation based ...