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Robert L Demick, Howard R Nordlund, Larry E Halse: Seat back mounted fold down auto office. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 9, 2000: US06059358 (74 worldwide citation)

A seat back mounted fold down auto office having a bin portion mounted to the seat back of a vehicle seat assembly on the rear side thereof including a recessed storage area therein. A cover is provided for the recessed storage area and is rotatable upon a hinge to move the cover from a closed posit ...


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Timothy I Salsbury, Bin Chen: Method and apparatus for sequencing multistage systems of known relative capacities. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, April 1, 2003: US06540148 (73 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for controlling multistage systems where the relative capacities (process gains) of each stage are known. The method uses a split-range control concept in order to control multiple stages with a single feedback controller, such as PID. Stage combinations are gener ...


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Ashish Singhal, Timothy I Salsbury: Building automation systems and methods. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, December 7, 2010: US07847681 (70 worldwide citation)

A monitoring system, including an interface configured to communicate with a building device, a sensor, and a memory. The monitoring system includes a processor configured to communicate with the memory and the interface. The processor is configured to transmit a test signal to at least one of the b ...


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John E Seem: Adaptive real-time optimization control. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, November 9, 2010: US07827813 (69 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods to regulate the amount of outdoor air that is introduced into a building. These systems and methods determine the mechanical load requirements based on adaptive control functionality. These systems and methods utilize extremum seeking control logic to vary the flow of outdoor air ...


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Goran Bajic, Lindy Brennan, Brennon Lewis White, Anne Patrice Liss, Lucas Fernandez, Valerija Drobnjakovic, Marinko Lazanja: Automotive vehicle seat insert. W E T Automotive Systems, Johnson Controls Technology Company, Dobrusin & Thennisch PC, May 30, 2006: US07052091 (67 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an insert suitable for placement within a seat of an automotive vehicle. The insert preferably includes multiple layers, one of which includes a heater for providing an occupant of the seat with warmth. The insert also preferably includes a blower or air pump for providing ventila ...


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Jerel S Jamieson: Balanced charge flame characterization system and method. Johnson Controls Technology Company, George E Haas, Quarles & Brady, July 4, 2000: US06084518 (67 worldwide citation)

A sensor for detecting characteristics of a flame includes a pair of electrodes that are spaced apart for passing an electric current through the flame. A pulse width modulator is coupled to the electrodes and generates an alternating current which flows through the flame. A controller operates the ...


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James P Robillard, Michael J Sims: System and method for providing user interface functionality based on location. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, May 12, 2009: US07532965 (65 worldwide citation)

A system for providing user interface functionality based on a location of a vehicle including a first vehicle electronic system and a second vehicle electronic system includes a user interface having at least one configurable input device, the user interface coupled to the first vehicle electronic ...


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David F Ekern, Ronald G Bedro: Ventilated seat. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, September 5, 2006: US07100978 (64 worldwide citation)

A ventilated vehicle seat includes a porous upper surface layer, a resinous film non-porous first layer, a non-porous second layer, and a spacer layer. The resinous film non-porous first layer is beneath the upper surface layer and includes ventilation holes. The spacer layer is between the non-poro ...


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Henry L Welch, John E Seem: System and method for filling gaps of missing data using source specified data. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, March 1, 2005: US06862540 (62 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for filling a gap of missing data using source specified data. The method includes analyzing a first set of data representative of utility consumption for a plurality of days to determine clusters of days of the week having similar utility consumption. The method ...


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Thomas J Dougherty, William J Wruck, Ronald C Miles, Deeyu C Chen, Michael L Thompson: Battery monitoring system and method. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, June 13, 2006: US07061246 (61 worldwide citation)

A method for predicting the remaining life of a battery for a vehicle includes obtaining a value representative of the amount of remaining life for a battery in a new and fully charged state and monitoring at least one parameter of the battery during use of the battery. The method also includes obta ...