Programmable controller with saving changes indication

  • US 7,274,972 B2
  • Filed: 12/02/2003
  • Issued: 09/25/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of modifying one or more parameters of a programmable HVAC controller, the HVAC controller having a user interface, the method comprising the steps of:

  • accepting a first input from a user via the user interface to modify at least one of the one or more parameters, wherein the at least one of the one or more parameters includes a time setting, and wherein the time setting includes a start time for one or more of a wake period, a leave period, a return period, or a sleep period;

    accepting a second input from the user via the user interface that indicates to the HVAC controller that parameter modification is complete;

    after the second input is accepted, providing to the user via the user interface a visually perceptible word or phrase that explicitly indicates that the at least one modified parameter has been, is being or will be saved; and

    saving the at least one modified parameter.

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