Patents Assigned to Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
  • Patent number: 11450188
    Abstract: A mesh network-based environmental data capture system and method for providing communication between a base system having at least one wireless input capture device ICD(s) and other ICD(s), wherein the ICD(s) are capable of smart cross-communication with each other and remote access to their inputs via a server computer, including the steps of providing this base system; at least one user accessing the ICDs and inputs remotely via a user interface through a remote server computer and/or electronic device communicating with it, for providing a secure surveillance system with extended inputs range and wireless smart cross-communication for monitoring a target environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventor: Martin Renkis
  • Patent number: 11449454
    Abstract: A building management system includes a communications bus, and devices coupled to the communications bus. The devices are coupled to the communications bus and configured to communicate on the communications bus using a master-slave token passing protocol. A first one of the devices has an active node table stored therein. The active node table includes multiple nodes. Each node represents one of the devices participating in a token passing ring used to exchange information among the devices via the communications bus using the master-slave token passing protocol. The first device is configured to monitor the active node table for new nodes and to identify a new device communicating on the communications bus in response to a determination that the active node table includes a new node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Jennifer S. Cayemberg, Lisa E. Strand, Ryan J. Bykowski, Daniel R. Gottschalk, Eric W. Hamber
  • Patent number: 11451014
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fuse bank design for a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system. The disclosed stair-step design enables the positioning of electrical components of the fuse bank in a non-vertically aligned manner, which blocks the accumulation of heat in the upper electrical components as a result of convection heating from the lower components of the fuse bank during operation of the HVAC system. For example, a fuse bank is disclosed for an HVAC system that includes: a mounting surface; a first fuse block including a first fuse holder coupled to the mounting surface; a spacer coupled to the mounting surface vertically below the first fuse block; and a second fuse block including a second fuse holder coupled to the spacer, wherein the spacer offsets the second fuse block from the mounting surface of the fuse bank in a stair-step arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Stephen C. Wilson, Norman J. Blanton
  • Patent number: 11451408
    Abstract: A building system for assurance services with timeseries, the building system including one or more memory devices configured to store instructions thereon that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to monitor a building asset for one or more events and generate a plurality of performance timeseries for the building asset based on the one or more events, determine an actionable insight for the building asset by cross-correlating the plurality of performance timeseries, and perform at least one of generating a work-order for the building asset based on the actionable insight and causing a display device of a user device to display the work-order or communicating with the building asset and causing the building asset to perform one or more operations based on the actionable insight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Youngchoon Park, Sudhi R. Sinha, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Erik S. Paulson, Justin J. Ploegert, Jason Pelski, Pravin J. Duraisingh, Vijaya S. Chennupati
  • Patent number: 11439937
    Abstract: An adjustable filter track system a filter track having a recess configured to receive a filter, and a frame having a first coupling feature configured to couple to the filter track in a first configuration and a second coupling feature configured to couple to the filter track in a second configuration, where the filter track and the frame are configured to hold the filter in place within the recess, and where the filter track is adjustable between the first configuration and the second configuration to accommodate different thicknesses of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Ketaki S. Vaidya, Gurpreet Singh, Karan Garg
  • Patent number: 11441826
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a vapor compression system that includes a refrigerant loop, a compressor disposed along the refrigerant loop and configured to circulate refrigerant through the refrigerant loop, a condenser disposed downstream of the compressor along the refrigerant loop and configured to condense vapor refrigerant to liquid refrigerant, a subcooler coupled to the condenser, where the subcooler is external of a shell of the condenser, and where the subcooler is configured to receive the liquid refrigerant from the condenser and to cool the liquid refrigerant to subcooled refrigerant, and an evaporator disposed downstream of the subcooler along the refrigerant loop and configured to evaporate the subcooled refrigerant to the vapor refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Jeb W. Schreiber, Eric H. Albrecht, Kevin D. Krebs, Justin P. Kauffman, Brian L. Stauffer, Xiuping Su, Li Wang, Fang Xue
  • Patent number: 11441809
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) unit may include a supply fan section having a supply fan disposed therein to force a supply air flow through a discharge plenum of the HVAC unit. The HVAC unit may also include an economizer positioned adjacent the supply fan section to receive an outdoor air flow and direct the outdoor air flow into the supply fan section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Rammohan Sethuraj, Pankaj D. Nalamwar, Shashank B. Kadam, Sriram Ramanujam
  • Patent number: 11441828
    Abstract: A method of operating a chiller having a closed refrigerant loop including a compressor, a condenser and an evaporator. The refrigerant used in the loop defining a pressure-enthalpy curve representative of different phases (vapor, liquid and vapor, and liquid) of the refrigerant at different combinations of pressure and enthalpy. The loop defining a process cycle (compression, condensation, expansion, and evaporation) of the refrigerant during operation of the loop relative to the pressure-enthalpy curve of the refrigerant. The method including continuously operating the compressor when a segment of the process cycle corresponds to the refrigerant being in the liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Jeb W. Schreiber
  • Patent number: 11441799
    Abstract: A building system comprising one or more memory devices storing instructions that, are executed by one or more processors. The instructions include retrieving one or more instructions for installing a thermostat with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and causing a user interface to display the one or more instructions. The instructions further include receiving one or more confirmation indications of the one or more instructions being performed successfully by a user and causing the user interface to display an interface including one or more indication that the one or more instructions were performed successfully by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Joseph R. Ribbich, Nicholas S. Van Derven, William P. Alberth, Jr., Alan S. Schwegler, Corey A. Poquette, Michael J. Ajax
  • Patent number: 11442424
    Abstract: A system for managing communication between building management system (BMS) devices includes a memory and a controller. The memory includes instructions stored thereon. The controller is configured to execute the instructions to implement an agent manager, a zone manager, and a channel manager. The agent manager is configured to generate an agent for each of the BMS devices. The zone manager is configured to define at least one zone relating to a physical location zone or a building control zone. The channel manager is configured to generate a communication channel associated with the at least one zone. The channel manager is further configured to manage registration of an agent to the communication channel, wherein an agent is configured to communicate over a communication channel in response to being registered to the communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Youngchoon Park, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Sudhi R. Sinha, Karl F. Reichenberger
  • Patent number: 11441816
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a furnace that includes a blower configured to operate to force a fluid through the furnace, a motor having a rated speed, in which the motor is coupled to and configured to actuate the blower, and a controller configured to receive data indicative of an operating characteristic of the furnace and regulate operation of the motor to be at or below an operational speed limit. The controller is configured to set the operational speed limit based on the data indicative of the operating characteristic of the furnace, such that the operational speed limit is less than or equal to the rated speed of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Thomas D. Chase
  • Patent number: 11445024
    Abstract: A smart edge controller for building equipment that operates to affect a variable state or condition within a building. The controller includes processors and non-transitory computer-readable media storing instructions that, when executed by the processors, cause the processors to perform operations including obtaining sensor data indicating environmental conditions of the building and include determining an amount of available processing resources at the smart edge controller or at the building equipment. The operations include automatically scaling a level of complexity of an optimization of a cost function based on the available processing resources and include performing the optimization of the cost function at the automatically scaled level of complexity to generate a first setpoint trajectory. The first setpoint trajectory includes operating setpoints for the building equipment at time steps within an optimization period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Robert D. Turney, Serdar Suindykov, Mohammad N. Elbsat, Michael J. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 11435098
    Abstract: An access control system receives a trigger command for controlling a ventilation system; determines that the trigger command includes a lock trigger to hold an entrance door in a closed position; and induces a locking differential air pressure between opposite sides of the entrance door in response to the lock trigger, where the locking differential air pressure is sufficient to bias the entrance door to contact or to increase contact with a door frame in the closed position. The access control system may also determine that the trigger command includes an open assist trigger to ease an opening of the entrance door; and may induce an opening differential air pressure between the opposite sides of the entrance door in response to the open assist trigger, where the opening differential air pressure is sufficient to bias the entrance door to reduce contact with the door frame in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventor: Thomas P. Naughton
  • Patent number: 11436911
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting physical conditions at a physical premises from collection of sensor information from plural sensors execute one or more unsupervised learning models to continually analyze the collected sensor information to produce operational states of sensor information, produce sequences of state transitions, detect during the continual analysis of sensor data that one or more of the sequences of state transitions is a drift sequence, correlate determined drift state sequence to a stored determined condition at the premises, and generate an alert based on the determined condition. Various uses are described for these techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Christine Trainor, David Vavrasek
  • Patent number: 11436567
    Abstract: One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to receive a request to hold a meeting in a building, retrieve user preferences associated with an attendee of the meeting, dynamically determine meeting parameters associated with the meeting based on the request and the user preferences, identify one or more meeting parameters that deviate from the request or the user preferences, and transmit a notification indicating the identified one or more meeting parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Ada L. Ma, Sudhi R. Sinha, Erik S. Paulson, Elyse R. Hobson, Youngchoon Park, Justin J. Ploegert, Sarah Just, Kelsey Carle Schuster
  • Patent number: 11436492
    Abstract: A method includes collecting a first dataset of input-output data for a first building, training a deep learning model using the first dataset, initializing parameters of a target model for a second building using parameters of the deep learning model, collecting a second dataset of input-output data for a second building, training the target model for the second building using the initialized parameters of the target model and the second dataset, and controlling building equipment using the target model. Controlling the building equipment affects a variable state or condition of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Young M. Lee, Zhanhong Jiang
  • Patent number: 11435116
    Abstract: An eductor system for a chiller assembly is provided. The system includes a first and a second eductor. The first eductor includes a first suction inlet that receives a first oil and refrigerant mixture from a plenum of a compressor, a first motive inlet that receives a first motive fluid from an oil sump, and a first outlet that discharges a first outlet mixture to the oil sump. The first outlet mixture includes both the first oil and refrigerant mixture and the first motive fluid. The second eductor includes a second suction inlet that receives a second oil and refrigerant mixture from an evaporator, a second motive inlet that receives a second motive fluid from a condenser, and a second outlet that discharges a second outlet mixture to the plenum of the compressor. The second outlet mixture includes both the second oil and refrigerant mixture and the second motive fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Bryson L. Sheaffer, Paul W. Snell
  • Patent number: 11435709
    Abstract: A building management system comprises building equipment operable to affect a physical state or condition of a building. The building management system includes a system manager coupled to the building equipment via a system bus, the system manager comprising a schedule manager configured to control a first operation schedule of the building equipment. Combined schedules are configured to be controlled by the schedule manager. The combined schedules are configured to control both a first setpoint of the building equipment and first operation schedule of the building equipment. A client device is configured to communicate with the schedule manager to modify the first operation schedule of the building equipment to include the first schedule object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Vivek V. Gupta, Mark T. Fischbach
  • Patent number: 11429077
    Abstract: A building control system has a controller including a processing circuit configured to transition between multiple discrete operating states by executing state transitions, generate an adaptive user interface including a representation of the multiple discrete operating states and the state transitions therebetween, and automatically learn one or more learned behaviors or preferences of the user. The processing circuit is also configured to retrieve, from a descriptive text database, a description of a selected operating state or selected state transition based on the one or more learned behaviors or preferences of the user, the descriptive text database storing multiple different descriptions of the selected operating state or selected state transition, and update the adaptive user interface to provide the description of the selected operating state or selected state transition retrieved from the descriptive text database based on the one or more learned behaviors or preferences of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Kirk H. Drees
  • Patent number: 11428428
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) unit includes an energy recovery wheel, a first exhaust fan configured to draw a first air flow across the energy recovery wheel and discharge the first air flow from the HVAC unit, a second exhaust fan configured to draw a second air flow across the energy recovery wheel and discharge the second air flow from the HVAC unit, and a controller configured to operate the first exhaust fan and the second exhaust fan in an economizer mode and configured to operate the first exhaust fan and suspend operation of the second exhaust fan in an energy recovery mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Marcel P. Ferrere, Jr., Rajiv K. Karkhanis, Aron M. Seiler