Summary of this patent:
The present disclosure pertains generally to thermostats that are adapted to assist utilities in communicating with its customers. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a thermostat having a display, a controller and a receiver that is coupled to the controller. The receiver is adapted to receive messages from a utility, and the controller is adapted to display one or more related display messages on the display.

The inventors of this patent are Siddaramanna, Lokesh T. (Karnataka, IN); Chandrashekar, Harsha N. (Bangalore, IN); Hobart, Gary J. (Glendale, AZ); Peterson, Thomas G. (Excelsior, MN), The assignee for this patent, patent number 8523084, is Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, NJ).

Publication number = US8523084 B2
Publication type = Grant
Application number = US 13/097,388
Publication date = Sep 3, 2013
Filing date = Apr 29, 2011