Patents by Inventor Carol Lomonaco

Carol Lomonaco has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210064759
    Abstract: A method for automatically detecting and mitigating risks related to cybersecurity in a Building Management System (BMS) includes evaluating settings of a user account of the BMS; identifying a security risk associated with the settings of the user account; evaluating settings of a network device of the BMS; identifying another security risk associated with the settings of the network device, presenting a user interface, wherein the user interface allows a user to view a policy recommendation associated with either security risk; and implementing the change in the settings of the user account or a change in the settings of the network device based at least in part on an input from the user via the user interface or an automated response to the policy recommendation. The method allows for administrators to easily view and change settings of user accounts and network devices to improve the cybersecurity of the BMS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Carol Lomonaco, John S. Jilek, Alan J. Bronikowski, Joshua A. Edler, Suvidha Raina, Dana A. Guthrie, Benjamin W. Hapka, Steven A. Brukbacher, Christopher R. Gozdziewski
  • Publication number: 20100280636
    Abstract: A controller for use with a plurality of BAS devices and a plurality of IT devices includes a housing and communications interfaces for connecting to the plurality of BAS devices and for connecting to the plurality of IT devices. The controller further includes a network communication module configured to serve as a network switch for the BAS devices and the IT devices. The controller yet further includes a BAS module configured to manage the BAS devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Scott T. Holland, Jerald P. Martocci, Youngchoon Park, James B. French, Carol Lomonaco, Theodore J. Humpal
  • Patent number: 6408228
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sequencing control strategy for environmental system controllers that takes better advantage of the capabilities of the system elements to enhance performance and reduce operating costs. Digital controller technology is included and operates in accordance with a state transition diagram clarifying conditions that must exist for the environmental controller to switch from one mode of operation to another (e.g., from a cooling mode with dampers set at the minimum position to a cooling mode with the dampers modulating to reduce the energy used for mechanical cooling). Several a controllers, or a single controller operating on several sets of control parameters, sequentially operate in accordance with transition data and system performance characteristics for controlling system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: John E. Seem, Gaylon M. Decious, Carol Lomonaco, Alex Bernaden
  • Patent number: 6366832
    Abstract: The environment of a work space is regulated by a controller connected to a computer network. A personal computer within the work space also is connected to the computer network and displays a control panel with symbols that a worker is able to alter to change environmental parameters operated by the controller. Such environmental parameters may include air flow, temperature and lighting intensity. The settings of the environmental parameters on the computer display are sent to the controller via the computer network. Air diffusers are attached to the computer display device and supplied with air regulated by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Carol Lomonaco, John R. Bobek
  • Publication number: 20010056314
    Abstract: The environment of a work space is regulated by a controller connected to a computer network. A personal computer within the work space also is connected to the computer network and displays a control panel with symbols that a worker is able to alter to change environmental parameters operated by the controller. Such environmental parameters may include air flow, temperature and lighting intensity. The settings of the environmental parameters on the computer display are sent to the controller via the computer network. Air diffusers are attached to the computer display device and supplied with air regulated by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: CAROL LOMONACO, JOHN R. BOBEK
  • Patent number: 6006142
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sequencing control strategy for environmental system controllers that takes better advantage of the capabilities of the system elements to enhance performance and reduce operating costs. Digital controller technology is included and operates in accordance with a state transition diagram clarifying conditions that must exist for the environmental controller to switch from one mode of operation to another (e.g., from a cooling mode with dampers set at the minimum position to a cooling mode with the dampers modulating to reduce the energy used for mechanical cooling). Several controllers, or a single controller operating on several sets of control parameters, sequentially operate in accordance with transition data and system performance characteristics for controlling system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Inventors: John E. Seem, Gaylon M. Decious, Carol Lomonaco, Alex Bernaden, III
  • Patent number: D399938
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Johnson Service Company
    Inventors: Dennis E. Miller, Doug Cooke, Ricardo L. Fernandez, Kenneth G. Shown, Keith H. Lengling, Carol Lomonaco, Richard Watson