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Publication numberWO2008094166 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2007/008322
Publication date9 Apr 2009
Filing date4 Apr 2007
Priority date30 Jan 2007
Also published asCA2676969A1, EP2062109A2, US8033479, US8695888, US9182140, US9194599, US9194600, US9222692, US9273879, US9303889, US9316407, US9353963, US9353964, US9618223, US20070119958, US20120024969, US20140158336, US20140158337, US20140158338, US20140158778, US20140158779, US20140158780, US20140158781, US20140158782, US20150330657, US20150354844, US20160025363, US20160091220, US20160231013, WO2008094166A2
Publication numberPCT/2007/8322, PCT/US/2007/008322, PCT/US/2007/08322, PCT/US/7/008322, PCT/US/7/08322, PCT/US2007/008322, PCT/US2007/08322, PCT/US2007008322, PCT/US200708322, PCT/US7/008322, PCT/US7/08322, PCT/US7008322, PCT/US708322, WO 2008/094166 A3, WO 2008094166 A3, WO 2008094166A3, WO-A3-2008094166, WO2008/094166A3, WO2008094166 A3, WO2008094166A3
InventorsLawrence Kates
ApplicantLawrence Kates
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Electronically-controlled register vent for zone heating and cooling
WO 2008094166 A3
Abstract
An Electronically-Controlled Register vent (ECRV) that can be easily installed by a homeowner or general handyman is disclosed. The ECRV can be used to convert a non-zoned HVAC system into a zoned system. The ECRV can also be used in connection with a conventional zoned HVAC system to provide additional control and additional zones not provided by the conventional zoned HVAC system. In one embodiment, the ECRV is configured have a size and form-factor that conforms to a standard manually-controlled register vent. In one embodiment, a zone thermostat is configured to provide thermostat information to the ECRV. In one embodiment, the zone thermostat communicates with a central monitoring system that coordinates operation of the heating and cooling zones.
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Classifications
International ClassificationG05D23/19
Cooperative ClassificationF24F11/001, F24F11/0012, F24F2011/0065, F24F3/044, F24F2011/0041, F24F2011/0056, F24F2011/0091, F24F2011/0067, F24F2011/0071, F24F2011/0068, F24F11/0076, F24F11/022, F24F11/04, F24F11/008, F24F11/0086, F24F11/0034, F24F1/022, F24F11/0001, F24F7/10, F24F11/006, G05D23/1934, F24F11/053
European ClassificationF24F11/053, F24F11/00R5, G05D23/19B4, G05D23/19G4C2
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