Patents by Inventor Clay G. Nesler

Clay G. Nesler 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).

  • Patent number: 11416017
    Abstract: A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to receive inputs from and to provide outputs to a plurality of building subsystems. The integrated control layer includes a plurality of control algorithm modules configured to process the inputs and to determine the outputs. The building manager further includes a fault detection and diagnostics layer configured to use statistical analysis on the inputs received from the integrated control layer to detect and diagnose faults. The building manager yet further includes a demand response layer configured to process the information received from the smart energy grid to determine adjustments to the plurality of control algorithms of the integrated control layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Kirk H. Drees, James P. Kummer, Derek Supple, Marc D. Andraca, John I. Ruiz, Paul Harrison Rode
  • Publication number: 20220113050
    Abstract: A building system of a building includes an in-zone plume control system located within a zone of the building, the in-zone plume control system including one or more return air inlets comprising openings to receive one or more air plumes generated by one or more users. The in-zone plume control system includes one or more exhaust outlets configured to exhaust the one or more air plumes, a filter, and a fan configured to draw the one or more air plumes in through the one or more return air inlets, through the filter, and out through the one or more exhaust outlets back into the zone, wherein the filter is configured to filter the one or more air plumes to remove particles from the one or more air plumes before returning the one or more air plumes to the zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Douglas, Kirk H. Drees, Clay G. Nesler
  • Publication number: 20220057099
    Abstract: A variable air volume (VAV) box includes a fan operable to induce airflow from a building space through the VAV box and discharge the airflow back to the building space, an air cleaning device positioned to clean the airflow through the VAV box before discharging the airflow back to the building space and configured to affect an air quality of the airflow, and a controller configured to operate the fan to modulate the airflow through the VAV box to achieve a target air quality for at least one of the airflow discharged from the VAV box or air within the building space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Bernard P. Clement, Jonathan D. Douglas, Kirk H. Drees, Clay G. Nesler, Tyler A. Smith, Juliet A. Pagliaro Herman
  • Publication number: 20210356153
    Abstract: A building system for a building including one or more storage devices storing instructions thereon that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to operate one or more pieces of building equipment associated with a building space based on a first operating mode. The instructions cause the one or more processors to receive an indication to update operation of the building space based on an emergency situation and responsive to receiving the indication to update operation of the building space based on the emergency situation, operate the one or more pieces of building equipment based on a second operating mode, wherein the second operating mode defines one or more second parameters for the one or more pieces of building equipment and is adapted to reconfigure the operation of the building space to address or mitigate the emergency situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Jonathan Douglas, Kirk H. Drees, Bernard P. Clement, Joseph Pustai, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210149429
    Abstract: A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to receive inputs from and to provide outputs to a plurality of building subsystems. The integrated control layer includes a plurality of control algorithm modules configured to process the inputs and to determine the outputs. The building manager further includes a fault detection and diagnostics layer configured to use statistical analysis on the inputs received from the integrated control layer to detect and diagnose faults. The building manager yet further includes a demand response layer configured to process the information received from the smart energy grid to determine adjustments to the plurality of control algorithms of the integrated control layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Kirk H. Drees, James P. Kummer, Derek Supple, Marc D. Andraca, John I. Ruiz, Paul Harrison Rode
  • Patent number: 10901446
    Abstract: A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to receive inputs from and to provide outputs to a plurality of building subsystems. The integrated control layer includes a plurality of control algorithm modules configured to process the inputs and to determine the outputs. The building manager further includes a fault detection and diagnostics layer configured to use statistical analysis on the inputs received from the integrated control layer to detect and diagnose faults. The building manager yet further includes a demand response layer configured to process the information received from the smart energy grid to determine adjustments to the plurality of control algorithms of the integrated control layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Kirk H. Drees, James P. Kummer, Derek Supple, Marc D. Andraca, John I. Ruiz, Paul Harrison Rode
  • Publication number: 20210010701
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing health risks with respect to an infectious disease in buildings. Health data for an infectious diseases is used to determine a health risk level for building spaces and individuals in the building. An air handling action or a disinfection action is performed based on the health risk level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Kirk H. Drees, Matthew J. Deloge, Jonathan D. Douglas, Timothy C. Gamroth, Michael J. Wenzel, Robert D. Turney, Mohammad N. ElBsat, Joseph F. Mann, Matthew J. Ellis, Serdar Suindykov, James Burke, Thomas M. Seneczko, David S. Eidson, Ganesh Kalpundi, Renee Clair, Anza D'Antonio, Mark L. Ziolkowski
  • Publication number: 20200162280
    Abstract: A building system of a building including one or more memory devices configured to store one or more instructions that, when executed on one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to exercise a building entity causing building entity data to be generated associated with the building entity, the building entity data indicating a result of exercising the building entity and collect the building entity data. The instructions cause the one or more processors to identify, based on a relational model, one or more relationships between one or more building entities and the building entity, wherein the one or more relationships indicate that exercising the building entity affects operation of the one or more building entities and identify that the building is experiencing a performance issue by analyzing the building entity data and the one or more relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kirk H. Drees, Donald R. Albinger, Shawn D. Schubert, Karl F. Reichenberger, Daniel M. Curtis, Andrew J. Boettcher, Jason T. Sawyer, Miguel Galvez, Walter Martin, Ryan A. Piaskowski, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Clay G. Nesler, Siddharth Goyal, Tom M. Seneczko, Young M. Lee, Sudhi R Sinha
  • Publication number: 20200162354
    Abstract: A building system including one or more memory devices configured to store instructions that, when executed on one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to collect building device data of a building device, the building device data comprising a plurality of data samples of a data point and generate a time correlated data stream for the data point, the time correlated data stream comprising values of the plurality of data samples of the data point. The instructions cause the one or more processors to generate a time correlated reliability data stream for the data point, the time correlated reliability data stream comprising a plurality of reliability values indicating reliability of the values of the plurality of data samples of the data point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kirk H. Drees, Donald R. Albinger, Shawn D. Schubert, Karl F. Reichenberger, Daniel M. Curtis, Andrew J. Boettcher, Jason T. Sawyer, Miguel Galvez, Walter Martin, Ryan A. Piaskowski, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Clay G. Nesler, Siddharth Goyal, Tom M. Seneczko, Young M. Lee, Sudhi R. Sinha
  • Publication number: 20160334825
    Abstract: A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to receive inputs from and to provide outputs to a plurality of building subsystems. The integrated control layer includes a plurality of control algorithm modules configured to process the inputs and to determine the outputs. The building manager further includes a fault detection and diagnostics layer configured to use statistical analysis on the inputs received from the integrated control layer to detect and diagnose faults. The building manager yet further includes a demand response layer configured to process the information received from the smart energy grid to determine adjustments to the plurality of control algorithms of the integrated control layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Kirk H. Drees, James P. Kummer, Derek Supple, Marc D. Andraca, John I. Ruiz, Paul Harrison Rode
  • Patent number: 9429927
    Abstract: A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to receive inputs from and to provide outputs to a plurality of building subsystems. The integrated control layer includes a plurality of control algorithm modules configured to process the inputs and to determine the outputs. The building manager further includes a fault detection and diagnostics layer configured to use statistical analysis on the inputs received from the integrated control layer to detect and diagnose faults. The building manager yet further includes a demand response layer configured to process the information received from the smart energy grid to determine adjustments to the plurality of control algorithms of the integrated control layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Kirk H. Drees, James P. Kummer, Derek Supple, Marc D. Andraca, John I. Ruiz, Paul Harrison Rode
  • Publication number: 20140278165
    Abstract: A building's energy consumption may be modeled using weather data, utility billing data, or other data regarding the building. The resulting model data may be analyzed to detect a shift in the model data, which may indicate the presence of a fault condition. Changes to the model's coefficients that would result from an upgrade, energy conservation measure, or other action may also be used to predict the resulting Energy Star score for the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Wenzel, Kirk H. Drees, Clay G. Nesler
  • Publication number: 20140156097
    Abstract: A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to receive inputs from and to provide outputs to a plurality of building subsystems. The integrated control layer includes a plurality of control algorithm modules configured to process the inputs and to determine the outputs. The building manager further includes a fault detection and diagnostics layer configured to use statistical analysis on the inputs received from the integrated control layer to detect and diagnose faults. The building manager yet further includes a demand response layer configured to process the information received from the smart energy grid to determine adjustments to the plurality of control algorithms of the integrated control layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Kirk H. Drees, James P. Kummer, Derek Supple, Marc D. Andraca, John I. Ruiz, Paul Harrison Rode
  • Patent number: 8600556
    Abstract: A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to receive inputs from and to provide outputs to a plurality of building subsystems. The integrated control layer includes a plurality of control algorithm modules configured to process the inputs and to determine the outputs. The building manager further includes a fault detection and diagnostics layer configured to use statistical analysis on the inputs received from the integrated control layer to detect and diagnose faults. The building manager yet further includes a demand response layer configured to process the information received from the smart energy grid to determine adjustments to the plurality of control algorithms of the integrated control layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Kirk H. Drees, James P. Kummer, Derek Supple, Marc D. Andraca, John I. Ruiz, Paul Harrison Rode
  • Publication number: 20100324962
    Abstract: A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to receive inputs from and to provide outputs to a plurality of building subsystems. The integrated control layer includes a plurality of control algorithm modules configured to process the inputs and to determine the outputs. The building manager further includes a fault detection and diagnostics layer configured to use statistical analysis on the inputs received from the integrated control layer to detect and diagnose faults. The building manager yet further includes a demand response layer configured to process the information received from the smart energy grid to determine adjustments to the plurality of control algorithms of the integrated control layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Kirk H. Drees, James P. Kummer, Derek Supple, Marc D. Andraca, John I. Ruiz, Paul Harrison Rode
  • Publication number: 20100017045
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system having a building control system with a vehicle battery controller. The vehicle battery controller may be configured to control a vehicle battery charge and a vehicle battery discharge of a vehicle having a vehicle battery coupled to an electrical system of a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Michael G. Andrew, John I. Ruiz, David B. Busch
  • Publication number: 20090281668
    Abstract: A method of treating contaminated ground water and controlling the temperature of a building includes pumping water to be remediated from a well to ground level and treating the water with water remediation equipment. The method further includes providing the water to a heat pump to serve as a heat source or a heat sink. The water is then discharged. A geothermal heat pump and water remediation system includes a well used as a source of water, a water remediation system configured to treat the water, and a heat pump configured to heat or cool a building where the heat pump uses the water as at least one of a heat source or a heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Jeffrey R. Werwie
  • Publication number: 20020149911
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing cool air to electronic module cabinets wherein a plurality of electronic modules are stacked within a cabinet such that front surfaces of the modules face a front cabinet opening, the apparatus including a plenum door assembly having an inlet for receiving cooling air and a plurality of outlets, the outlets positioned proximate the front faces of the electronic modules so as to provide cool air thereto, the modules in some embodiments having fans that draw air to back sides of the modules opposite the front surfaces, the plenum openings being adjustable to modify the amount of cooling air being delivered to the modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Jerry L. Bishop, Clay G. Nesler
  • Patent number: 6115713
    Abstract: A networked system having a wide variety of applications and particularly applicable to facilities management systems has multiple levels of software in processing nodes. The levels include a "features" processing level which communicates requests for data to a software object level containing databases of processes and attributes and database managers. The database managers in the software object level operate to provide data to the high level features in the same format. The software object level communicates with a hardware object level which also contains databases and database managers to mask differences between operational hardware units. By categorizing operational units by type, additional units of a known type can be added with only low level hardware object database changes. Adding units of a new type is facilitated by software changes confined to the lower level hardware and software objects, avoiding software changes at high level features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Gregory A. Pascucci, David E. Rasmussen, Gaylon M. Decious, James R. Garbe, Susan M. Hyzer, Karen L. Woest, Vairavan Vairavan, David L. Koch, Donald A. Gottschalk, Jr., Dennis E. Burkhardt, Darrell E. Standish, Paul W. Madaus, Dan J. Spacek, Clay G. Nesler, James K. Stark, Otto M. Mageland, Robert R. Singers, Michael E. Wagner
  • Patent number: D801981
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Clay G. Nesler, Kimberly C. Niemi, Karen A. Kukec