Floating thermostat plate

  • US 10,228,151 B2
  • Filed: 12/30/2014
  • Issued: 03/12/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/30/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer implemented method for operating a wall mounted thermostat, comprising:

  • receiving, from a plurality of sensors operable to determine movement of a housing, one or more indications of a physical touch to an exposed portion of the housing of the thermostat, the housing being movable relative to a base when touched, the base coupled in a fixed position relative to a wall surface, the base including a controller of the wall mounted thermostat and the housing including a display coupled with the controller positioned in the base;

    determining a thermostat command associated with where the housing is touched and movement of the housing in response to the touch; and

    operating the thermostat according to the determined thermostat command.

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