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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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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 ...


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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 ...


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Bao Tran: Smart light. Tran & Associates, March 20, 2018: US09924579 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed with one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) with at least one optical transmitter and receiver optically coupled to an optical network over 1 Mbps using at least one LED with a first mode to communicate using infrared (IR) light and a second mode to communicate us ...


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Randall L Lisbona: Device employable in different circuit configurations using parallel wiring harnesses, a HVAC system employing the device and a method of manufacturing a HVAC unit. Lennox, Winstead PC, May 1, 2018: US09958174 (1 worldwide citation)

A HVAC unit manufacturing method and a HVAC system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the HVAC system includes: a controller having control board terminals, a parallel wiring harness having a first and a second connection header, the first connection header coupled to the control board termina ...


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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 ...


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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 ...