Patents by Inventor Robert E. Hankins, II

Robert E. Hankins, II has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7108194
    Abstract: A thermostat remote control system includes a transmitter/receiver unit hard wired to a building climate control thermostat and a remote control unit that communicates with the hard-wired transmitter/receiver unit via wireless signals. The remote control unit includes braille labels associated with the control elements and further includes sound generators that generate audible signals that correspond to the temperature sensed by the thermostat and that also correspond to actions taken using the remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Robert E. Hankins, II