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 ...

Prasad S Kadle, Mahmoud Ghodbane: Refrigerant leak detection system. Delphi Technologies, James M Chan, April 15, 2014: US08695404 (1 worldwide citation)

A refrigerant leak detection system is provided for a motor vehicle, in which the system includes a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) module having a refrigerant sensor assembly adapted to be fixed within the drain hole of the sump. The refrigerant sensor assembly includes an elongat ...

Saman Beyhaghi, Matthew J Asmus, Justin P Kauffman: Systems and methods for adaptive capacity constraint management. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, April 4, 2017: US09612601 (1 worldwide citation)

An adaptive capacity constraint management system receives a measured value affected by HVAC equipment at actual operating conditions and uses the measured value to determine an operating value for a variable that affects a capacity of the HVAC equipment at the actual operating condition. The system ...

Brian Mark Francis, Donald Raymond Rosentreter, Dan Lee Keown: System and method for monitoring and controlling an HVAC system. System Performance Technologies, Eric Karich, Karich & Associates, May 9, 2017: US09644856 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method for monitoring and controlling an energy demand by an HVAC system utilizes a control device that is operably installed in the HVAC system. The system performs the following steps: receiving, in a control device, values of one or more parameters related to performance of the plura ...

Jurgen Mario Vangeel, Mark Henricus Verberkt, Peter Fitski: Systems and methods for lighting control. PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING, Meenakshy Chakravorty, May 29, 2018: US09986624 (1 worldwide citation)

Lighting units, systems, and methods are described herein for determining whether occupancy detections are legitimate or not. Methods and systems are further described herein for powering down a network of power over ethernet (PoE) components.

Kuo Huey Chen, Taeyoung Han, Bahram Khalighi, Shailendra Kaushik: Systems for improving climate comfort for rear vehicle passengers. GM Global Technology Operations, Parks IP Law, Mickki D Murray Esq, June 13, 2017: US09676246 (1 worldwide citation)

An air-delivery system, for use in a vehicle. The system includes a backrest of a vehicle seat assembly and an air-delivery port connected to or integral to the backrest. The system also includes an input conduit connected to the air-delivery port for delivering air received from an air source to th ...

Michael Houston, Gabriel Perez: Systems and methods for assigning tasks based on usage patterns and resource capacities. HCA Holding, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 4, 2017: US09614784 (1 worldwide citation)

Techniques relate to facilitating assignments of tasks to promote efficient resource timetables. A first communication from a client device is received that corresponds to an electronic request to sue a resource to complete a task. A task type of the task and a client corresponding to the electronic ...

Thomas Robert Austin: Event detection system. THE BOEING COMPANY, Yee & Associates P C, November 7, 2017: US09811989 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for detecting an occurrence of an event of interest. The apparatus comprises a surveillance system, a detector, and an analyzer. The surveillance system monitors subjects within an environment to generate monitoring data. The detector detects a number of indicator instances ex ...

John W Clifford: Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning assembly for a vehicle. Delphi Technologies, Patrick M Griffin, July 6, 2004: US06758260 (1 worldwide citation)

A heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) assembly having a housing defining first and second quadrants. An air mixing door is mounted to the housing downstream of an inlet and upstream of an outlet. The air mixing door has a first position directing substantially all of the air through th ...

Jim Patrick Nolta Jr, Jayanthi Iyer: Multi-stage door sealing and airflow release. HANON SYSTEMS, Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller, James D Miller, May 23, 2017: US09657956 (1 worldwide citation)

A temperature door for an air handling system of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system includes a first surface defining a sealing perimeter and a pivoting structure coupled to the first surface and defining an axis. The first surface is configured to pivot about the axis in the housin ...