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Klaus D Hoog, Nims P Knobloch Jr: HVAC remote monitoring system. Marianne Fuierer, Steven J Hultquist, May 7, 2002: US06385510 (247 worldwide citation)

An electronic HVAC monitoring computer continuously monitors the general condition and efficiency of an HVAC system and notifies a central station computer via modem link or other signal transmission means, when the general condition or efficiency of the HVAC system falls below certain industry stan ...


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Leo Cheung, Scott Douglas Hublou, John Douglas Steinberg: System and method for using ramped setpoint temperature variation with networked thermostats to improve efficiency. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 30, 2011: US08010237 (174 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises systems and methods for ramping setpoints on thermostats controlling HVAC systems. At least one thermostat is located inside a structure and is used to control an HVAC system in the structure. At least one remote processor is in communication with said thermostat and at least ...


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Craig Howard Miller: Method for deferring demand for electrical energy. GridPoint, Greenberg Traurig, August 24, 2010: US07783390 (164 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for optimizing the control of energy supply and demand. An energy control unit includes one or more algorithms for scheduling the control of energy consumption devices on the basis of variables relating to forecast energy supply and demand. Devices for which energy c ...


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Douglas D Myron, Vadim A Konradi, Bruce G Williams, John J Fowler, Timothy W Woytek, Jonathan D Williams, Gerard L Cullen: Occupancy sensor and method of operating same. Mytech Corporation, Fulbright & Jaworski, July 2, 2002: US06415205 (155 worldwide citation)

A multiple sensing technology-based occupancy sensor. Ultrasonic and infrared sensors are used to produce first and second occupancy estimator signals that are combined using a fusion based detection algorithm to produce a combined estimator signal. The combined estimator is then used to switch elec ...


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Anthony M Fadell, Matthew L Rogers, David Sloo, Michael J Matas, Fred Bould, Shigefumi Honjo, Brian Huppi, John B Filson: Thermostat user interface. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 2, 2012: US08280536 (122 worldwide citation)

A thermostat for controlling an HVAC system is described, the thermostat having a user interface that is visually pleasing, approachable, and easy to use while also providing ready access to, and intuitive navigation within, a menuing system capable of receiving a variety of different types of user ...


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Anthony M Fadell, Matthew L Rogers, David Sloo, Michael J Matas, Fred Bould, Shigefumi Honjo, Brian Huppi, John B Filson: Thermostat user interface. Nest Labs, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 5, 2012: US08195313 (121 worldwide citation)

A thermostat for controlling an HVAC system is described, the thermostat having a user interface that is visually pleasing, approachable, and easy to use while also providing ready access to, and intuitive navigation within, a menuing system capable of receiving a variety of different types of user ...


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Mark Alexander Hill, Mark Damian Morelli, Robert Paul Dolan, Paul W James, Gayatri Chaturvedi, Thomas L DeWolf: Method and apparatus for connecting to HVAC device. Carrier Corporation, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, August 15, 2006: US07092794 (121 worldwide citation)

A system for remotely monitoring and controlling an HVAC device includes a server which receives queries from an entry device and data from the HVAC device. Databases with information regarding the location and status of the HVAC devices reside on the server, as does a user name/password file, inste ...


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Robert J Thomas, Neal A Anderson, Stuart G Donaldson, Mark A Behar: Building management system. Honeywell International, July 28, 2009: US07567844 (115 worldwide citation)

A building management system for one or more buildings, having a processor and a display for showing a model of a building being managed. The model may be shown as a three dimensional depiction or rendition, or a virtual building. A database may provide information regarding sensors, actuators and o ...


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Scott W Flood, Christopher G Wanlass: Thermostat with handicap access mode. Action Talkin Products, Robert R Axenfeld, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, November 18, 2008: US07451937 (110 worldwide citation)

An innovative thermostat having a handicap access mode is described. When the handicap access mode is triggered, the thermostat accepts voice commands to control thermostat settings. This innovative thermostat is a particularly convenient feature for the visually impaired, and individuals with limit ...