US Patent No. 10,772,097


Patent No. 10,772,097
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Configuring An Hvac Wireless Communication Device
Inventorship Tianxiang Lin, Arden Hills, MN (US)
Joel C. VanderZee, La Crosse, WI (US)
Assignee Trane International Inc., Davidson, NC (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,097

1. A system, comprising: a memory that stores computer executable components; a processor that executes computer executable components stored in the memory, wherein the computer executable components comprise: an energy scanning component configured to determine signal strength data representative of composite signal strength indicators of a group of frequency channels utilized by a communication module, wherein a composite indicator of the composite signal strength indicators comprises multiple signal strength indicators, sampled over time, of a first channel of the group of frequency channels; an evaluation component configured to: assign respective values for the composite indicator in response to comparisons of the multiple signal strength indicators to a defined threshold, wherein a first a respective value, of the respective values, corresponding to an indicator, of the multiple signal strength indicators, is assigned as a linear function of a difference between the defined threshold and the indicator in response to the indicator being less than the defined threshold, wherein the linear function represents a function of a difference between the high threshold and the corresponding one of the multiple signal strength indicators; determine an idle time metric of the first channel based on a combination of the respective values; and determine the first channel is a best channel from among the group of frequency channels based on the idle time metric; and a configuration component configured to update the communication module to communicate via the best channel.