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Chester L Schuler: Actuator having electronically controllable tactile responsiveness. Lex Computer and Management Corporation, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, June 15, 1993: US05220260 (280 worldwide citation)

An actuator having electronically controllable tactile responsiveness which is flexibly programmable to facilitate provision in a single actuator of torque-position characteristics, such as a selectable number of detents per actuation through its full operative path. A rotary actuator facilitates pr ...


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Leo Cheung, Scott Douglas Hublou, John Douglas Steinberg: System and method for using ramped setpoint temperature variation with networked thermostats to improve efficiency. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 30, 2011: US08010237 (174 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises systems and methods for ramping setpoints on thermostats controlling HVAC systems. At least one thermostat is located inside a structure and is used to control an HVAC system in the structure. At least one remote processor is in communication with said thermostat and at least ...


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Gregory A Ehlers, Joseph Beaudet: System and method of controlling an HVAC system. Robertshaw Controls Company, Andrus Sceales Starke & Sawall, March 11, 2008: US07343226 (171 worldwide citation)

A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device coupled to the distribution network. The at least one device controllably consumes energy. The system includes a node and a control system. The node is coupled to the at ...


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Hatem Zeine: Wireless power transmission system. Omnilectric, Volpe and Koenig P C, October 15, 2013: US08558661 (162 worldwide citation)

The wireless power transmission is a system for providing wireless charging and/or primary power to electronic/electrical devices via microwave energy. The microwave energy is focused to a location by a power transmitter having one or more adaptively-phased microwave array emitters. Rectennas within ...


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S Keith Grayson, John B Rudd: Process control using neural network. Automation Technology, May 5, 1992: US05111531 (162 worldwide citation)

A control system and method for a continuous process in which a trained neural network predicts the value of an indirectly controlled process variable and the values of directly controlled process variables are changed to cause the predicted value to approach a desired value.


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Gregory Ralph Harrod, Bradley A Beers, Grant E Carmichael, Jedidiah O Bentz: Indoor air quality controllers and user interfaces. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Fletcher Yoder, July 10, 2012: US08219249 (154 worldwide citation)

Controllers for controlling heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems are provided. The controllers include graphical user interfaces for user adjustment of system settings. The controllers also include communication interfaces for receiving climate data. In certain embodime ...


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Mike B Cruse: System and method for distributed facility management and operational control. Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, March 25, 2008: US07349761 (154 worldwide citation)

An environmental control system controls monitoring and operation of a multiplicity of disparate environmental control devices by determining an appropriate configuration for each control device and communicates corresponding monitoring and control commands to each device in accordance with its corr ...


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Homayoun Seraji: Configuration control of seven degree of freedom arms. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John H Kusmiss, Thomas H Jones, Guy M Miller, July 4, 1995: US05430643 (149 worldwide citation)

A seven-degree-of-freedom robot arm with a six-degree-of-freedom end effector is controlled by a processor employing a 6-by-7 Jacobian matrix for defining location and orientation of the end effector in terms of the rotation angles of the joints, a 1 (or more)-by-7 Jacobian matrix for defining 1 (or ...


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John E Seem, Gaylon M Decious, Carol Lomonaco, Alex Bernaden III: Environmental control system and method. Quarles & Brady, December 21, 1999: US06006142 (147 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a sequencing control strategy for environmental system controllers that takes better advantage of the capabilities of the system elements to enhance performance and reduce operating costs. Digital controller technology is included and operates in accordance with a stat ...


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John E Seem, Gaylon M Decious, Carol Lomonaco, Alex Bernaden: Hybrid finite state machine environmental system controller. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, June 18, 2002: US06408228 (130 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a sequencing control strategy for environmental system controllers that takes better advantage of the capabilities of the system elements to enhance performance and reduce operating costs. Digital controller technology is included and operates in accordance with a stat ...