(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2002/0123896 Al
Diez et al. (43) Pub. Date: Sep. 5,2002
(54) CONTROL MODULE FOR HVAC SYSTEMS
(76) Inventors: Tomas Diez, Avon, IN (US); Mary Jo Dunn, Avon, CT (US); H. Ezzat Khalifa, Manlius, NY (US); Christian Netter, Tolland, CT (US); Timothy M. Remmers, New Hartford, CT (US); William Weiss, Glastunbury, CT (US); Felipe Costa, Sao Leopoldo - RS (BR); Carlos Rodrigues, Porto Alegre - RS (BR); Michael Tedone, Windsor Locks, CT (US); Thomas Hamilton, South Windsor, CT (US)
GEORGE A. COURY
BACHMAN & LaPOINTE, P.C.
900 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510-2802 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/082,874
(22) Filed: Feb. 26, 2002
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/272,188, filed on Feb. 28, 2001.
(51) Int. CI.7 G10L 11/00
(52) U.S. CI 704 275
A control system for a heating, ventilating or air conditioning HVAC system includes a remote command receiver for receiving HVAC system instructions for the HVAC system; and conditioning HVAC system, including a remote command receiver for receiving HVAC system instructions for the HVAC system; and a control module, including (i) a speech receiving member for receiving speech commands; and (ii) a converter for converting the speech commands to HVAC system instructions; wherein the module is communicated with the receiver for conveying the HVAC system instructions from the module to the receiver.