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William McGinley Hill, Adam Monroe Livesay, Steven Richard Schwasnick: Modular power plants for machines. MIQ, John W Branch, Lowe Graham Jones PLLC, April 25, 2017: US09630614 (1 worldwide citation)

Embodiments are directed towards modular power plants that provide power to operate machines. A power plant is a combustion-electric hybrid power plant that includes at least one or more engines, one or more generators, and one or more battery arrays. The battery arrays include one or more modular b ...


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Keith Lewis, Rick Scheuer, Conrad Miracle: HVAC protection system for automotive vehicles. Zephyros, Dobrusin & Thennisch PC, October 2, 2007: US07275985 (1 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a protection system for a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The protection system includes one or more of a base, a shield and a deflector. The protection system is generally designed for preventing water and debris from flowing into the HVAC system.


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Nicholas L Lack: Filter with multiple sections of different media. Davis M Chin Jr, Davis Chin, August 30, 2011: US08007555 (1 worldwide citation)

A panel air filter assembly, for use in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, which has a single filter element with multiple portions. The single filter element is sectioned into substantially equally-dimensioned and separate filter portions. Each of the filter portions includes ...


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Rakesh Goel, Ammar Kailani: Ultraviolet lamp with absorptive barrier. Lennox Manufacturing, July 28, 2009: US07566359 (1 worldwide citation)

A heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, comprising a heat exchanger plenum having a surface located therein that is susceptible to degradation upon exposure to light, and a light bulb located within the plenum. In one embodiment, the light bulb has a side directed toward the surfa ...


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Jurgen Mario Vangeel, Bas Marinus Johannus Van Berkel: Systems and methods for lighting control. PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING, Meenakshy Chakravorty, November 21, 2017: US09826601 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods, apparatuses and systems are described herein for harmonizing firmware among lighting units of a lighting system. In some embodiments, a lighting unit controller of a lighting unit may be configured to: broadcast, to a plurality of remote lighting units of the lighting system, data indicativ ...


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Daniel Jackson, Fred Bargetzi, Brian Donlan: User identification and location determination in control applications. Crestron Electronics, Crestron Electronics, March 21, 2017: US09602172 (1 worldwide citation)

A system in which a portable electronic device communicates with an external device to determine a location. Upon determining its location, the portable electronic device transmits this information as well as identifying information to a control processor. The control processor controls one or more ...


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Marc Thuillard, John S Adams: Method for controlling the opening of an HVAC valve based on the energy-per-flow gradient. BILIMO HOLDING, Sughrue Mion PLLC, April 25, 2017: US09631831 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling the opening of a valve (10) in an HVAC system (100) to regulate the flow φ of a fluid through a thermal energy exchanger (2) of the HVAC system (100) and adjust the amount of energy E exchanged by the thermal energy exchanger (2). According to the method, an energy-per-flow ...


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Alan Scott, Ryan Staggs, Kevin Ronald Linkous, Jack Hutchinson Blalock, Mason Adam Blalock: Testing using deidentified production data. HCA Holdings, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 13, 2018: US09892281 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for evaluating elements of a computer network using deidentified production data are described. The production data can include a set of alias records, which include deidentified data, and can be generated from corresponding real records of actual users. Evaluating elements can i ...


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Robert W Helt: Time delay with control voltage sensing. Trane International, Conley Rose P C, J Robert Brown Jr, Michael J Schofield, March 21, 2017: US09601919 (1 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for controlling operation of an air conditioning unit. The method comprises supplying line voltage to activate a motor configured to operate the air conditioning unit, and monitoring a supply of control voltage in order to control operation of the air conditioning unit, the supp ...


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Kenneth James Miller, John Curtis Hickey, Mark G Smith: HVAC system with travel time based control. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Brooks Kushman P C, September 19, 2017: US09764618 (1 worldwide citation)

A system for providing efficient climate control in a vehicle. The system has an HVAC system configured to receive a user-defined temperature. The HVAC system has a cabin temperature sensor. The system has a controller coupled to the HVAC system and coupleable to a mobile device. The controller is p ...