Patent Number: 6,254,009

Title: Communicating thermostat

Abstract: A thermostat receives setpoint information from a system in communication with the thermostat. The thermostat is operative to modify any locally entered setpoints by a predefined amount dictated by the setpoint information received from the system in communication with the thermostat. The thermostat is preferably operative to continually display the time remaining during which it will be under the control of the system in communication with the thermostat. This affords an occupant of the room viewing the displayed time with an opportunity to elect to either continue or to override the control by the system in communication with the thermostat at any time.

Inventors: Proffitt; Jerry L. (Wabash, IN), Roher; Michael A. (Fort Wayne, IN), Werbowsky; Laurie L. (Jamesville, NY), Pierret; Peter G. (Fayetteville, NY)

Assignee: Carrier Corporation

International Classification: F24F 11/00 (20060101); G05D 23/19 (20060101); G05D 023/00 (); F24F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018