Resideo Technologies has patented a water heater control system with a temperature sensor, anode rod, and controller. The system efficiently heats water in a tank while reducing corrosion and flocculant formation. A unique mounting bracket provides support and connectivity among components. GlobalData’s report on Resideo Technologies gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Resideo Technologies, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Resideo Technologies's grant share as of February 2024 was 80%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Water heater control system with anode rod and temperature sensor

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Resideo Technologies Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11906203B2) discloses a water heating system that includes a tank with a spud opening, a heating apparatus, a temperature sensor, an anode, and a controller. The temperature sensor detects the water temperature in the tank, while the anode helps reduce corrosion and flocculant formation. The system also features a sensor lead and an anode lead that connect the controller to the temperature sensor and anode, respectively. Additionally, the anode and temperature sensor are integrally formed on a unitary probe, with the anode extending further into the tank than the temperature sensor.

Furthermore, the patent describes a method of controlling a water heater by supporting a temperature sensor and an anode using a mounting bracket inserted into a spud of the water heater. The temperature sensor and anode are integrally formed on a unitary probe, with the anode extending further into the water heater than the temperature sensor. The method involves placing the temperature sensor and anode in thermal and fluid communication with the water in the tank, connecting them to the controller, and delivering voltage or current to the anode based on the temperature signal. This innovative system aims to improve the efficiency and longevity of water heaters by effectively controlling the heating process and reducing potential damage to the tank walls.

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