Automatic thermostat schedule/program selector system

US007861941B2
(12) United States Patent
(10) Patent N0.2
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(45) Date of Patent:
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6/1982 Jaeger
SCHEDULE/PROGRAM SELECTOR SYSTEM
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7/1982 Hyltin et a1.
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Inventors: David A. Schultz, Savage, MN (US);
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(73) Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.,
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(Continued)
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
U.S.C. 154(b) by 1498 days.
Filed:
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33341176
(21) App1.No.: 11/069,226
(22)
Jan. 4, 2011
AUTOMATIC THERMOSTAT
Chad W. Koster, Lakeville, MN (US);
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US 7,861,941 B2
4/1985
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Feb. 28, 2005
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Blister Pack Insert from a Ritetemp 8082 Touch Screen Thermostat
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Prior Publication Data
US 2006/0192021 A1
(51)
(58)
Aug. 31, 2006
(Continued)
Int Cl
Primary ExamineriMelvin Jones
FZQIF 1/053
(52)
PIOduCt, 2 Pages, 2002
(200601)
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm4Crompton, Seager & Tufte,
US. Cl. ......................... .. 236/1 C; 236/51; 236/94;
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236/46 R, 46 C, 51, 94, 91 D; 62/157; 715/ 771;
165/201; 700/278
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ABSTRACT
236/1 C,
A thermostat system having multiple and individual sched
ules. For instance, a user may have different schedules and
See application ?le fOr complete SBarCh hiSIOI‘y-
setpoints for heating and cooling. An appropriate schedule
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combining individual schedules may be automatically
selected based on a system con?guration. Schedule control
may involve manual changeover from one schedule to
another or automatic changeover relative to the schedule
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combining schedules. The thermostat system may be pro
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grammable. Also, there may be a system switch mode, for
example, between heat and cool, Where the schedules of
eithermay be edited. Scheduling may be menu and option key
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mostat,” Installation and Operation Instructions, 6 pages, printed
prior to ?ling date.
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mostat,” Installation and Operation Instructions, 8 pages, printed
prior to ?ling date.
White-Rodgers, 1F81-261 “Programmable Electronic Digital Multi
Stage Thermostat,” Installation and Operation Instructions, 8 pages,
printed prior to ?ling date.
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printed prior to ?ling date.
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?ling date of present application.
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Single Stage Cool or Single Stage Heat Pump/Manual Changeover, 1
page, printed prior to ?ling date.
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Single Stage Cool or Single Stage Heat Pump/Manual Changeover, 1
page, printed prior to ?ling date.
WWW.icmcontrols.com, Simplecomfort, SC3006 Single Stage Heat/
Single Stage Cool or Single Stage Heat Pump/Manual Changeover, 1
page, printed prior to ?ling date.
WWW.icmcontrols.com, Simplecomfort, SC3201 2 Stage Heat Pump
Manual Changeover, 1 page, printed prior to ?ling date.
WWW.icmcontrols.com, Simplecomfort, SC3801 2 Stage Heat/2
Stage Cool 2 Stage Heat Pump/Audio Changeover, 1 page, printed
prior to ?ling date.
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