Patents Assigned to Emerson Electric Co.
  • Patent number: 10398266
    Abstract: A vacuum comprising a canister and a removable lid assembly that is configured to couple to the canister. The lid assembly includes a motor, an impeller coupled to the motor, a filter mounting structure configured to receive a filter element, and an impeller inlet with curved inner walls. These curved inner walls help to minimize air flow path disruptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Stuart V. Holsten
  • Patent number: 10401830
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of apparatus and methods for remote testing of controllers such as thermostats, to detect incorrect climate control system configuration parameters. In an exemplary embodiment, a computer wirelessly connects with a remote thermostat and sends signal(s) to the thermostat instructing the thermostat to perform climate control function(s) in predefined sequence(s). The computer receives signal(s) from the thermostat indicating whether the thermostat is performing the climate control function(s) in accordance with the sent signal(s). Based on the signal(s) received from the thermostat, the computer determines whether the thermostat is configured with accurate climate control system configuration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Fadi M. Alsaleem
  • Patent number: 10399088
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for a food loading station having a disposer that grinds food waste that is located at a facility that processes food waste. A storage tank receives a slurry of food waste and water from the disposer for storage until the slurry is collected for transportation to an anaerobic digestion facility. An agitator is installed in the storage tank for mixing the slurry stored in the storage tank prior to collection for transportation to the anaerobic digestion facility. A discharge outlet is installed on the storage tank for connection to a discharge hose of a collection truck. The discharge outlet has an air admittance valve for admitting ambient air into the discharge hose while the slurry is sucked out of the storage tank through the discharge hose and into the collection truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Chesack
  • Patent number: 10373126
    Abstract: A method of operating a heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) monitoring system includes, at a remote monitoring apparatus, receiving and storing frames of data from a local monitoring device installed at a building. Each of the frames includes time domain current data based on a measured aggregate current supplied to a plurality of components of an HVAC system of the building and frequency domain data based on the measured aggregate current. The method includes, based on the frequency domain current data and exclusive of individual current data from a plurality of individual current sensors, determining an individual contribution of a first component of the HVAC system to the measured aggregate current. The method includes transmitting information based on the stored current data to an HVAC manufacturer. The method includes, if a problem is identified with the first component using the determined individual contribution, transmitting an alert message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Arensmeier, Steven A. Cox, Jr., Paul Layton
  • Patent number: 10368707
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner tube assembly includes an outer tube defining a vacuum passage extending from a first end to a second end and an inner tube disposed at least partially within the vacuum passage and connected to the outer tube for telescopic adjustment. The inner tube includes a first end and a second end distal from the first end. The vacuum tube assembly further includes an adjustment clamp connected to the second end of the outer tube. The adjustment clamp includes a clamp body with an inner diameter connected to the second end of the outer tube. The adjustment clamp also includes a lever connected to the clamp body and moveable between a first, latched position and a second, unlatched position to permit selective adjustment of the inner diameter of the clamp body and selective clamping between the clamp body and the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Christopher Lutz, Jason Hill, Matthew A. Williams, Nicholas James Cooley, Douglas C. Schultz, Jeremy Sanders
  • Patent number: 10352588
    Abstract: A control system for controlling a gas powered appliance includes a hot surface igniter, an igniter relay, and an integrity detection circuit. The integrity detection circuit is configured to be coupled to a power source, the igniter relay, and the hot surface igniter to produce an output indicative of the integrity of the hot surface igniter and the igniter relay. The integrity detection circuit is configured to output a first voltage when the igniter relay is closed and output a second voltage different from the first voltage when the hot surface igniter is in a non-short circuit failure condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: John Broker
  • Publication number: 20190212722
    Abstract: A monitoring system for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a residence includes a monitoring device installed at the residence and a server located remotely from the residence. The monitoring device measures an aggregate current supplied to a plurality of components of the HVAC system and transmits current data based on the measured aggregate current. The server receives the transmitted current data and, based on the received current, assesses whether a failure has occurred in a first component of the plurality of components of the HVAC system and assesses whether a failure has occurred in a second component of the plurality of components of the HVAC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. ARENSMEIER
  • Patent number: 10328907
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaning system for a vehicle includes a debris collection unit, a fluid conduit connected to an outlet of the debris collection unit, and a vacuum suction unit fluidly connected to the debris collection unit by the fluid conduit. The debris collection unit defines a storage cavity for storing debris collected by the vacuum cleaning system, and is positionable in a first compartment of the vehicle. The vacuum suction unit is located remote from the debris collection unit, and is positionable in a second compartment of the vehicle separate from the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Williams, Alex J. Wall
  • Patent number: 10309405
    Abstract: A circulator blower controller for a circulator blower of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a building includes an interface configured to receive a demand signal with an operating mode from a thermostat. A switching circuit selectively connects power to a tap of a motor of the circulator blower. A data store configured to store a mapping from a speed to the tap. For each tap, a processor observes power consumed by the circulator blower while power is connected to the tap by the switching circuit. The processor determines the mapping by sorting the taps based on observed power consumption. The processor selects a first speed based on the demand signal from the thermostat. The processor identifies a first tap from the mapping based on the first speed and generates the tap selection signal to control the switching circuit to connect power to the first tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Arensmeier, Paul Layton, Jacob Nielson
  • Patent number: 10312798
    Abstract: A PFC circuit is provided. A bridge rectification circuit receives an AC voltage and generates a rectified AC voltage. A power converter converts the rectified AC voltage to a first DC voltage, where the power converter includes a switch and supplies the first DC voltage to a DC bus to power a compressor. A current sensor detects an amount of current. A control module, while operating in a correction mode: based on the rectified AC voltage, a phase angle of the rectified AC voltage, a second DC voltage of the DC bus, or the detected amount of current, control operation of the switch to transition between operating in a high activity mode and an inactive or low activity mode; transition the switch between open and closed states while in the high and low activity modes; and maintain the power converter in an OFF state while in the inactive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Charles E. Green, Joseph G. Marcinkiewicz, Kraig Bockhorst
  • Patent number: 10278555
    Abstract: An attachment tool for a vacuum cleaning system includes a hollow body that extends from a first end to a second end and defines a flow path, and a conduit connector disposed at the second end of the body. The first end of the hollow body defines an inlet for receiving debris therethrough. The conduit connector includes an outer collar that defines a first inner engagement surface for connection to an outer diameter of a first vacuum conduit, and an inner collar that is concentric with the outer collar and defines a second inner engagement surface for connection to an outer diameter of a second vacuum conduit smaller than the outer diameter of the first vacuum conduit. The inner collar is axially offset from the outer collar towards the first end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Megan Rupp, Alex J. Wall, Daniel M. Henke
  • Patent number: 10277155
    Abstract: A system is disclosed comprising a DC power supply for supplying DC power to a device having a universal electric motor configured to operate on AC power. The system is configured to have a first authorization component associated with the device and second authorization component associated with the DC power supply so that DC power is supplied to device, or is continued to be supplied to the device, only when the first and second authorization components operatively engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Matthew A Williams, Alex J Wall, Jason Hill, Thomas E Fogarty, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10274945
    Abstract: A monitoring system for an HVAC system of a building includes a monitoring server located remotely from the building. The monitoring server receives, from a device installed at the building, (i) time-domain current data based on a measured aggregate current supplied to a plurality of components of the HVAC system, and (ii) data based on frequency-domain current data of the measured aggregate current. Based on the received data, the monitoring server accesses (i) whether a failure has occurred in a first component of the plurality of components and (ii) generates a preliminary advisory in response to determining that the failure has occurred. The monitoring server compares the preliminary advisory to a threshold value based on data stored from prior advisories. If the preliminary advisory is on a first side of the threshold value, the monitoring server provides the preliminary advisory as a first advisory to a technician for review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Arensmeier, Gregg M. Hemmelgarn, Fadi M. Alsaleem, Priotomo Abiprojo
  • Patent number: 10264937
    Abstract: Described are swivel systems and swivel assemblies for connecting a vacuum appliance to a vacuum accessory. The assembly can be adapted to be coupled to the accessory to permit the appliance to pivot relative to the accessory offset from a center of the accessory. The swivel system can include a vacuum adapter and a connector adapted to permit the vacuum adapter to pivot about a vacuum accessory. A plenum chamber can be formed in the adapter that is in fluid communication with one or more vacuum hoses to balance the airflow within the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Christopher Lutz, Matt Williams, Jaime Swindall
  • Patent number: 10258213
    Abstract: A vacuum accessory having an elongated axis, the accessory comprising an adapter configured to provide fluid communication with a vacuum appliance, at least first and second air outlet ports spaced along the elongated axis of the accessory. The ports are configured to balance airflow along the elongated axis of the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Christopher Lutz, Matthew A. Williams, Jamie Swindall
  • Patent number: 10256682
    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, with each coil portion extending around a different one of the plurality of teeth. The stator assembly further includes a plurality of connection portions each extending between two adjacent ones of the plurality of coil portions. A first set of consecutive ones of the plurality of coil portions is defined by a first continuous length of winding wire having two wire ends. Second and third sets of consecutive ones of the plurality of coil portions are each defined by respective continuous lengths of winding wire each having two ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Weirong Wang, Yongyue Yin, Jiangang Wu, Jun Yu
  • Patent number: 10249414
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, wiring harness assemblies for electrical equipment and related methods are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a wiring harness assembly for electrical equipment generally includes a first connector configured for connecting to a wiring harness, a second connector configured for mounting to a panel, and one or more conductors connecting the first connector with the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller, David L. Vie
  • Patent number: 10239140
    Abstract: A device and associated system for threading, cutting, and reaming pipe ends are described. The device and system utilizes a brushless DC electric motor. The devices also include on-board electronics and operator interface(s) to provide sophisticated control and information as to the various operations. Also described are methods of operating the devices and several different modes for performing various operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Richard M. Kundracik, Paul W. Gress, James E. Hamm, Glen R. Chartier
  • Patent number: D849924
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Sanders, Douglas C. Schultz, Alex J. Wall
  • Patent number: D853175
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Kelly T. Gamble, Randall E. Hammer, Walter A. Bennage, Eric J. Schultz, Rico A. Taylor, Eric J. Obermeyer, Grey B. Parker, David J. Byron, Evan A. Carpenter-Crawford