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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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Gregory Ralph Harrod, Bradley A Beers, Grant E Carmichael, Jedidiah O Bentz: Indoor air quality controllers and user interfaces. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Fletcher Yoder, July 10, 2012: US08219249 (154 worldwide citation)

Controllers for controlling heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems are provided. The controllers include graphical user interfaces for user adjustment of system settings. The controllers also include communication interfaces for receiving climate data. In certain embodime ...


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David K Tipton, Darren W Gozy, David A Coleman: Hazardous materials and waste reduction management system. Chemmist Partnership, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, August 1, 2000: US06097995 (122 worldwide citation)

A user controlled chemical management system for small-, medium- and large-sized organizations for use with a computer. The chemical inventory management system includes a chemical inventory control system allowing a user to manage chemicals from a central station, the plurality of combined receivin ...


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William P Butler, Steven L Carey: Retrieving diagnostic information from an HVAC component. Emerson Electric Co, Harness Dickey & Pierce, February 6, 2007: US07174239 (110 worldwide citation)

A control is provided for controlling the operation of a climate control system, which includes a processor that is capable of receiving power from a low voltage power supply adapted to be connected to an external alternating current power source, or a second external low voltage power supply. The p ...


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Srinivas Krishnasnamy Bagepalli, Lynn Ann DeRose, Stephen Lan Sun Hung, Bang Mo Kim, Tara Healy Wight, Joseph James Salvo: Methods and systems for energy and emissions monitoring. General Electric Company, Phillip D Freedman, Patrick K Patnode, May 4, 2004: US06732055 (106 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and processes are disclosed for determining emissions outputs. One method communicates with a communications network and acquires at least one of energy usage information associated with sources of emissions and emissions information associated with sources of emissions. The energy ...


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John Gilman Chapman Jr, Nicholas Ashworth, Robert Burt, Timothy E Wallaert: Appliance diagnostic display apparatus and network incorporating same. Maple Chase Company, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P C, March 6, 2007: US07188002 (91 worldwide citation)

An appliance diagnostic display and interface system providing a centralized user interface for appliance diagnostic information and control of system self-tests is provided. This centralized user interface is provided via an intelligent thermostat that includes an LCD display. The intelligent therm ...


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Ratnesh K Sharma, Cullen E Bash, Chandrakant D Patel: Air conditioning unit control to reduce moisture varying operations. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Richard P Lange, December 26, 2006: US07155318 (87 worldwide citation)

In a method of operating an air conditioning unit to reduce moisture varying operations, psychrometric chart data is accessed. In addition, a constraint is set on the relationship between the temperature of air supplied by the air conditioning unit and the relative humidity of the air supplied based ...


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Gabriel A Bergman, Eugene J Takach, Macus D Stoner, John B Amundson, Philip O Readio, Paul G Schwendinger, James A Wolfbauer, Jeff D Boll, Ian Thomson, Colin T Ferguson, George J Mcleod: Controller interface with multiple day programming. Honeywell International, October 20, 2009: US07604046 (75 worldwide citation)

A controller equipped with a user interface having multiple-day programming capabilities, including methods of programming such devices, are disclosed. The user interface may include one or more menus or screens that can be used to program a schedule for one or more selected days during the week. An ...


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Rajendra K Shah, Eugene L Mills Jr: Humidity control thermostat and method for an air conditioning system. Carrier Corporation, May 30, 2000: US06070110 (72 worldwide citation)

An air conditioner or heat pump system is equipped with a thermostat control which includes a temperature sensor and a humidity sensor and an algorithm to control the low voltage signals to the indoor blower section and the compressor to control operation of each in response to the indoor temperatur ...


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Gregory F Smith, Ryan A Sturmer, Philip Y Paik, Vijay Srinivasan, Michael G Pollack, Vamsee K Pamula, Keith R Brafford, Richard M West: Droplet actuator analyzer with cartridge. Advanced Liquid Logic, Duke University, William A Barrett, Ward and Smith P A, May 10, 2011: US07939021 (69 worldwide citation)

A droplet actuator with cartridge is provided. According to one embodiment, a sample analyzer is provided and includes an analyzer unit comprising electronic or optical receiving means, a cartridge comprising self-contained droplet handling capabilities, and a wherein the cartridge is coupled to the ...