HVAC controller having a parameter adjustment element with a

HVAC controller having a parameter adjustment element with a
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(45) Date of Patent:
HVAC CONTROLLER HAVINGA
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Related US. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/991,626, ?led on Nov.
30’ 2007'
(51)
(52)
Primary Examiner * Mohammad Ali
Int. Cl.
G01M1/38
(200601)
Assistant Examiner * Nathan Laughlin
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Seager Tufte & Wickhem
G05B 11/01
(2006.01)
LLC
G05B 15/00
(2006.01)
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US. Cl.
USPC .............................. .. 700/276; 700/ 17; 700/83
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(Continued)
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ABSTRACT
Field of Classi?cation Search
USPC .................... .. 700/2764278, 17, 83, 299, 300
AnHVAC controller is described that is con?gured to be more
See application ?le for complete search history,
intuitive and user friendly to program and operate than con
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