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Gregory Young, David Kucera, Donald J Kasprzyk, Willem Super, Jos Praat, Roelof Thiewes, Hans M van der Mei, Brian Zabel, John D Mitchell: Burner control system. Honeywell International, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, May 23, 2017: US09657946 (1 worldwide citation)

A burner control system for improving burner performance and efficiency. The system may determine fuel and air channel or manifold parameters. Determination of parameters may be performed with a sensor connected across the air and fuel channels. A signal from the sensor may control the parameters wh ...


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Joseph R Ribbich, Nicholas S Van Derven: User control device with hinged mounting plate. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, February 13, 2018: US09890971 (1 worldwide citation)

A thermostat includes a housing, a touch-sensitive display configured to display visual media and receive user inputs, processing electronics configured to operate the touch-sensitive display, and a mounting plate. The housing includes a base that has walls that define an internal volume. The housin ...


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Steven Nielsen, Curtis Chambers, Jeffrey Farr: Methods and apparatus for generating output data streams relating to underground utility marking operations. CertusView Technologies, Cooley, January 10, 2017: US09542863 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for generating electronic records of marking operations for underground facilities/utilities. Electronic records of marking information may be logged/stored in local memory of a marking device, formatted in various manners, processed and/or analyzed at the marking device itself ...


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Joseph G Marcinkiewicz, Charles E Green, Michael I Henderson: System and method for permanent magnet motor control. Emerson Climate Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 25, 2017: US09634593 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of operating an electric motor is disclosed. The method includes: starting the electric motor in an open loop control mode; operating an estimator that estimates operating conditions of the electric motor; and, while the electric motor is in the open loop control mode, evaluating a first pa ...


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Lakhi Nandlal Goenka, Lon Edward Bell: HVAC system for a vehicle. Gentherm Incorporated, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 11, 2015: US09103573 (1 worldwide citation)

A heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a vehicle is disclosed, the HVAC system including at least one thermoelectric device for providing supplemental heating and cooling for air supplied to a passenger compartment of the vehicle to maximize an efficiency of operation of the v ...


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Steven E Nielsen, Curtis Chambers, Jeffrey Farr, Greg Block: Methods and apparatus for assessing risks associated with locate request tickets based on historical information. CertusView Technologies, Cooley, May 9, 2017: US09646275 (1 worldwide citation)

Locate and/or marking operations involve detecting and/or marking a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area, wherein at least a portion of the dig area is planned to be excavated or disturbed during excavation activities. One or more attributes of a locate and/o ...


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Ronald Paul Barrett: Thermally adaptive enclosure vent. Barret Aerospace Technologies, Hovey Williams, February 27, 2018: US09903607 (1 worldwide citation)

An enclosure vent is operable to be mounted to a building that presents an interior space and to move in response to a change in vent temperature. The vent includes a vent frame and a laminated composite vent panel. The vent panel includes outer and inner panel layers and an intermediate connecting ...


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Aaron G Hill: Ventilation system for a power machine. Clark Equipment Company, John D Veldhuis Kroeze, Westerman Champlin & Koehler P A, July 18, 2017: US09707821 (1 worldwide citation)

A ventilation system for a power machine is disclosed. The ventilation system includes a first ductwork section and a second ductwork section. An intermediate unsealed cavity is positioned between the first ductwork section and the second ductwork section. A source of air having a primary fan is pro ...


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Donald Cyrus Baker: Apparatus and method for evacuating contaminants and water vapor from an area above a swimming pool with integral deck drain. Meunier Carlin & Curfman, January 10, 2017: US09540836 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus captures and evacuates air from an area above a body of liquid, particularly a swimming pool. The apparatus exhausts the contaminants and water vapor to an area outside of an enclosure housing the swimming pool. A perimeter deck drain assembly extends around the pool and is connected to ...


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Kwaku O Prakah Asante, Jialiang Le, Manoharprasad K Rao, Gary S Strumolo: Driver personalized climate conditioning. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, May 9, 2017: US09643471 (1 worldwide citation)

An HVAC system for a vehicle includes a skin temperature sensor for measuring an actual skin temperature of the driver and a cabin temperature sensor for measuring an actual cabin temperature of ambient air within the passenger cabin. A controller module stores a target cabin temperature. The contro ...