Patents Assigned to Emerson Electric Co.
  • Patent number: 10209692
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of controllers and methods for controlling a climate control system. In an exemplary embodiment, a climate control system controller for controlling operation of a climate control system of a structure generally includes a processor, memory, and network interface configured to provide the climate control system controller with wireless network connectivity. The climate control system controller is selectively connectable, in response to user input, with each of a plurality of destination servers remote from the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: John M. Sartain, Rishi Siravuri
  • Patent number: 10209751
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of a relay switch control configured for connection between a power source and a load. The control includes a processor having a clock upon which an operating frequency of the processor is based, and a sealed relay operable by the processor to electrically connect or disconnect the power source and the load. The relay switch control can start power to the load through the relay after a randomized time delay determined by the processor using a value of a counter of the processor. The counter is updated as a function of cycles of the clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Bradley C. Zikes, David L. Vie, Randy T. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10191501
    Abstract: A thermostat includes a power stealing circuit selectively configured to provide power to the thermostat and to circuit(s) ancillary to the thermostat from power source(s) external to the thermostat, without requiring a common or neutral connection between the thermostat and the power source(s). Exemplary embodiments also are disclosed of a climate control system that includes such a thermostat. This thermostat can power-steal off of existing load wires (e.g., a W and/or Y terminal, etc.) and can provide power for a continuous backlight and/or other device (e.g., a remote sensor and/or low-power transceiver, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Bartholomew L. Toth, Xiaobing Zhu
  • Patent number: 10156863
    Abstract: A control system for controlling operation of an appliance includes a first signal source configured to produce an alternating current (AC) signal, a second signal source configured to produce a second signal, and a controller. The controller includes a processor, a memory device, a first input pin coupled to the first signal source to receive the AC signal, a second input pin coupled to the second signal source to receive the second signal, and an analog to digital (A/D) converter. The A/D converter is coupled to the first input pin and the memory device storing instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to sample the second signal at the second input pin only when the first signal has a value of about zero volts at the first input pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: John Broker
  • Patent number: 10152067
    Abstract: A thermostat for a climate control system includes an electronic memory in which at least three occupancy settings are stored. The occupancy settings including a pre-defined unoccupied temperature set-point associated with an unoccupied state, a pre-defined occupied temperature set-point associated with an occupied-awake state and a pre-defined sleep temperature set-point associated with an occupied-asleep state. The thermostat's microprocessor is configured to communicate with the memory, and to establish at least three time periods during the day. The microprocessor assigns to each time period one of at least three user-selectable occupancy states including an unoccupied state, an occupied-awake state and an occupied-asleep state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventor: David Scott Drew
  • Patent number: 10151484
    Abstract: A pilot burner assembly includes a bracket, a thermo-electric device configured to be connected to the bracket, and a unitary pilot guard. The bracket includes a first plate and a second plate spaced from the first plate. Each of the first and second plates have a pilot guard aperture defined therein. The pilot guard has a first end defining a gas inlet configured to receive a gas supply line, and a second end defining a gas outlet. The pilot guard includes an elongate body and a pilot hood disposed at the second end, and is configured be inserted into the pilot guard apertures. The pilot guard further includes a first retention element configured to cooperate with a second retention element on the gas supply line to maintain a connection between the pilot guard and the gas supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: James B. Prichard, Mark H. Stark, Soraya C. Mendoza, Arturo U. Olague, Jorge D. Viesca, John S. Haefner
  • Patent number: 10141801
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing dynamoelectric machines includes producing a first plurality and a second plurality of stator and rotor laminations using a die press, forming a first rotor from the first plurality of rotor laminations, and forming a second rotor from the second plurality of rotor laminations. The first plurality and the second plurality of stator laminations have the same inner and outer diameters. The first plurality and the second plurality of rotor laminations have the same inner and outer diameters. The first plurality of rotor laminations have a first magnet slot configuration and the second plurality of rotor laminations have a second magnet slot configuration different than the first magnet slot configuration. The first rotor and the second rotor may have the same or different stack heights. Preferably, a ratio of each stator lamination's inner diameter to outer diameter is at least 60%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Pingshan Cao, Xin Li, Xin Li, Yan Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10129750
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of apparatus and methods for provisioning a wireless-capable climate control system device for a wireless network. In an exemplary embodiment, a method of provisioning a wireless-capable target device for a wireless network includes providing, to the target device, wireless network authentication data for joining the wireless network. The providing is performed using a user-interface-equipped device. The target device attempts to join the wireless network using the wireless network authentication data. In some embodiments the user-interface-equipped device receives a signal from the target device indicating whether the attempt to join the wireless network was successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventor: Anil Ramachandran
  • Publication number: 20180313068
    Abstract: A control unit (100) is in use located under a kitchen sink. The control unit (100) controls the timing of the power demand from each device so that they can all be run from a single electrical circuit coupled to the control unit (100). The control unit (100) also accommodates sensors and other accessories such as flow meters (134), electronic faucets (114), leak detectors (118), shutoff valves (136), and state communication either wired or wireless which allows these sensors and other accessories to be added with little additional cost beyond the cost of the sensors and other accessories. A common faucet base (302) is disposed in use on an underside of a sink. The common faucet base (302) is configured to accommodate a plurality of faucet heads (304) having different faucet styles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. HIRSCH
  • Patent number: 10099659
    Abstract: A vacuum module for installation in a console located in a passenger compartment of a vehicle includes a housing defining a receptacle, a debris container received within the receptacle and removably connected to the housing by a latch, and a motor connected to the housing and operable to generate air flow through the debris container from an inlet of the vacuum module to an outlet of the vacuum module. The housing includes a mounting flange that engages a mounting surface of the console to secure the vacuum module within a storage cavity of the console. The debris container includes a filter assembly removably connected to a base of the debris container. The vacuum module defines a single unit that is removable from the console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Williams, Katherine Hagerty, David Martele Goggans, Mark J. Tomasiak, Jason Hill
  • Patent number: 10103596
    Abstract: According to some aspects of the present disclosure, example stator assemblies for three phase dynamoelectric machines and related winding methods are disclosed. An example stator assembly generally includes a non-segmented stator core including a stator yoke and a plurality of teeth. The stator assembly also includes a plurality of coil portions electrically coupled in a delta winding pattern, and including a first coil portion extending around a first one of the plurality of teeth and a second coil portion extending around a second one of the plurality of teeth. The stator assembly further includes a plurality of connection portions including a first connection portion extending between the first coil portion and the second coil portion and electrically coupling the first coil portion and the second coil portion. The first coil portion, the second coil portion and the first connection portion are defined by a continuous length of winding wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Weirong Wang, Yongyue Yin
  • Patent number: 10092148
    Abstract: A vacuum appliance capable of picking up both wet and dry material is described, wherein the vacuum appliance includes an impeller configured to induce liquid into the vacuum appliance, a motor configured to turn the impeller, a restrictor assembly to prevent the liquid from being ingested into the motor, and a bypass vent assembly configured to allow sufficient air to reach the motor in order to keep the motor cool while the restrictor is preventing the liquid from being ingested into the motor. The vacuum appliance also includes a drum configured to retain the liquid and an impeller intake between the impeller and the drum. The restrictor may comprise a float configured to rise with a level of the liquid in the drum and prevent the liquid from entering the impeller intake. The bypass vent assembly may be configured to allow airflow to bypass the restrictor and/or the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Joseph T. Gierer, Jeffrey L. Young, David Beth
  • Patent number: 10085606
    Abstract: Applicants have created vacuum systems and apparatuses for cooling a vacuum device. The apparatus can include a cooling device adapted to couple with a vacuum device, at least one cooling device air inlet, and a cooling device outlet. The air flows from the air inlets to the air outlet and combines with air disposed within the vacuum device. The system can include the cooling device, a vacuum housing, and a vacuum interface such that air flowing from the air inlets to the outlet flows from the vacuum interface to the vacuum housing biased with a negative pressure area. As a result, the air originating from the air inlets cools the air disposed within the vacuum housing upon mixing and the vacuum device cools, thus increasing the vacuum device's performance. Furthermore, heat transfer from the vacuum device to an operator reduces, thus improving the productivity and comfort of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Matthew A. Williams
  • Patent number: 10084406
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments or implementations are disclosed of methods, apparatus, and systems for operating motors in variable speed situations. In an exemplary implementation, a method of controlling a variable-speed motor includes defining a control duration as a predetermined number of cycles of a multiple-phase power supply. Each speed in a range of speeds is defined by a corresponding number of the cycles of the control duration. Power is provided to the motor from the power supply at a selected one of the speeds, by enabling input from the power supply for the number of the cycles of the control duration corresponding to the selected speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Ping Shan, Cai Bing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10066848
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of sub-base assemblies for substrate-mountable devices and related methods. In an exemplary embodiment, a sub-base assembly includes a cover, a base, and a circuit board having a plurality of wire terminals for receiving wiring passed through the base and circuit board. At least one light source is mounted on the circuit board and is operable, before the wiring is connected to the wire terminals, to direct light toward the wire terminals through the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Lorenz, William D. Rhodes, Alan Cobourn
  • Publication number: 20180235420
    Abstract: Described are methods, apparatuses, and systems for securing a vacuum appliance to a vacuum device including a first locking adapter that includes a tab and a second locking adapter that includes a receiving slot. The first and second adapters form an airtight seal when the tab is received by the slot by rotating one adapter relative to the other. The receiving slot can include a slot terminus to restrict rotational movement of the first adapter relative to the second. The apparatus can further include a securing slot that can secure the tab within a slot terminus such that a portion of the second locking adapter adjacent to the receiving slot is adapted to flex. Through the described rotation, the first and second adapters tighten and become rigid thus minimizing both the slippage between these two elements and the leakage between the vacuum device and any attached appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Terrence L. STANEK, Mark TOMASIAK
  • Patent number: 10052001
    Abstract: A vacuum appliance comprising a drum and a vacuum head. The drum may include a base and a cylinder sealed to the base. The vacuum head may include a lid and a blower. The lid preferably includes a portion that is detachably mounted to an open upper end of the drum. The blower may be mounted to, atop, or within the lid. In any case, the blower induces a vacuum within the drum and moves through the vacuum. The base or the cylinder may include a drain to drain fluid and debris contained within the drum. The lid may include a lower portion sealed to and defining the open upper end of the drum. The cylinder or the lid may include an air inlet through which the blower draws air and entrained debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: John Wolford, Mark Tomasiak, Jason Hill
  • Patent number: D830860
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Corey Berman, Bai Liang, William D. Rhodes
  • Patent number: D835254
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Sanders, Douglas C. Schultz
  • Patent number: D836863
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: John L. Theising, Alex J. Wall