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Thomas J Dougherty, William P Segall, Michael E Iverson, Dan L Watts: Method and circuit for controlling charging in a dual battery electrical system. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Quarles & Brady, May 2, 2000: US06057666 (61 worldwide citation)

A control circuit for controlling the recharging of two batteries in a dual battery vehicle electrical system includes a charging circuit (20) for stepping up the voltage of a reserve battery (RES.), so that it can be applied to a starting battery (HPB), an alternative circuit path (18, 19) to allow ...


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Daniel J Scheerhorn: Vehicle accessory with sliding cover. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, July 16, 2002: US06419314 (61 worldwide citation)

An armrest storage compartment includes a hinged cover assembly including a base hinged to the storage compartment and a cover slidably mounted to the base by a slide assembly. The slide assembly, in one embodiment, includes a U-shaped rod which is secured to the base and a pair of sleeves mounted t ...


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Brian S Honeck, Thomas R Olson, Emil Ureel: Using signal strength to identify tire position. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, December 3, 2002: US06489888 (61 worldwide citation)

A system for identifying the position of a tire on a vehicle based on wireless messages received from the tire includes a receiver circuit, a signal strength circuit, a memory, and a processing circuit. The receiver circuit is configured to receive the wireless messages. The signal strength circuit ...


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Carlos C Fernandez, Daniel J Koester: Sliding console system. Johnson Controls Technology Company&apos, Foley & Lardner, March 20, 2001: US06203088 (60 worldwide citation)

A sliding console system for a motor vehicle in which one or more console bodies are provided with a track for movement of the console body longitudinally within the motor vehicle. Multiple console bodies can be provided and each adjusted in position in the vehicle independent of one another. An elo ...


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John Genders, Michael Steward, Mark Morrison: Seat mounted airbag with deployment force concentrator. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 19, 1999: US05967603 (60 worldwide citation)

A vehicle seat having an inflatable airbag therein which deploys through a tear line such as a seam in the seat trim cover. A force concentrator is provided to ensure deployment of the airbag through the intended location rather than rupturing the trim cover elsewhere. The force concentrator include ...


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Kenneth R Ptak, Anthony J DiSalvo: Automatic retractable head restraint. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 13, 2000: US06074011 (58 worldwide citation)

A vehicle seat assembly with a retractable head rest that rotates from an upright use position to a lowered, retracted, stowed position to improve visibility for a vehicle driver. The motion mechanism for the head rest is contained within the body of the head rest itself thus eliminating modificatio ...


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Martin Lambrecht, Andrew Johnston, Kathy J Jackson, Nicholas Jackson Jr, Shawn E Roberts: Panel fastener. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, July 22, 2003: US06594870 (58 worldwide citation)

A fastener for coupling a trim panel to a support member includes a mounting grommet with a funnel-shaped receiver communicating with an aperture for receiving one end of a fastener pin having a plurality of spaced annular ratcheting grooves formed thereon. The opposite or second end of the pin incl ...


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Allen R Sorgenfrei: Device for indicating an airbag module position. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, March 5, 2002: US06352304 (58 worldwide citation)

A device for providing a visual indication of the installation position of an airbag module mounted to a structural member within a trim cover. The device includes a cavity liner connected to the trim cover for directing the force of the inflatable airbag in a direction towards a rupturable seam of ...


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Rodger W Eich, James T Hotary, David B Busch: Reconfigurable user interface. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, July 26, 2011: US07986306 (57 worldwide citation)

A user interface for receiving inputs from a user includes a touch sensitive surface having a plurality of regions where each region corresponds to a switch having a function. The user interface also includes an interface disposed on the touch sensitive surface over at least one of the plurality of ...


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Gregory Ralph Harrod: HVAC system analysis tool. Johnson Controls Technology Company, McNees Wallace & Nurick, November 18, 2008: US07451606 (55 worldwide citation)

A tool for the analysis of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, methods for performing various analyses of an HVAC system with the tool, and a computer executable program used by the tool to perform the analyses are disclosed. The tool includes a processing machine, a database, ...