|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||236/46R ; 165/29 ; 307/39|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 131 인용 특허 : 7|
A method and apparatus for the control of power consumption in individual space-conditioning loads fed by an electric power network utilizes a commandable, programmable temperature control device which gradually, substantially continually changes the control setpoint in response to an external signal to reduce power consumption such that temperature changes go relatively unnoticed by the occupants. A radio receiver or the like is utilized to receive a signal from the power utility company and, in response to the signal, the setpoint function of the therm...
A method of controlling electrical power demand of a space-conditioning load comprising the steps of: assuming control of the setpoint function of the space-conditioning thermostat associated with said load; causing a simulated value representing the setpoint of said space-conditioning thermostat associated with said load to change substantially continuously with time at a first rate to a first predetermined space temperature limit wherein said first rate is a function of the difference between said simulated set point at the time control is assumed and ...