Patents by Inventor Gregory T. Reichl

Gregory T. Reichl 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: 11921483
    Abstract: A building management system (BMS) provides feedback to a user via a user interface to assist the user in configuring the BMS. It can be challenging for new or less experienced users to understand all of the actions they are performing when configuring a BMS. The feedback presented via the user interface includes graphical and textual feedback to alert the user of actions performed when applying tags. The feedback identifies one or more missing requirements associated with the tags. The feedback presented via the user interface also includes textual summaries of control sequences configured using the BMS. The textual summaries include descriptions of control sequences and instructions for properly configuring the building equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Gregory T. Reichl, Jason T. Sawyer
  • Publication number: 20240070343
    Abstract: Systems and methods for guided installation of building equipment are provided. A request for a wiring diagram for wiring a first piece of building equipment to a second piece of building equipment is received from a user device. One or more first wiring configurations associated with the first piece of building equipment and one or more second wiring configurations associated with the second piece of building equipment are identified. Based on the one or more first wiring configurations and the one or more second wiring configurations, an equipment-specific wiring configuration for wiring the first piece of building equipment to the second piece of building equipment is automatically selected. A graphical user interface including a wiring diagram illustrating the equipment-specific wiring configuration is provided to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Gregory T. Reichl
  • Publication number: 20240045389
    Abstract: A system for building management system commissioning on an application includes one or more memory devices configured to store instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to host a building management system commissioning workflow on an application server; provide data indicating commissioning activities defined by the building management system commissioning workflow from the application server to a user device for display on a user interface; dynamically update a commissioning activity status of the commissioning activities in the building management system commissioning workflow hosted on the application server responsive to data received at the application server from at least one of the user device or a remote device at the building site communicatively connected to the application server; and initiate an automated action based on the commissioning activity status of the commissioning activities in the building management system commissioning workflow app
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Gregory T. Reichl, Bryan A. Register, Matthew P. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20240012378
    Abstract: A method for completing a project to provide a building automation system includes running an automated scan configured to find points and controllers in the building automation system, validating completion of a first subset of planned tasks for providing the building automation system based on the scan, identifying a second subset of the planned tasks for providing the building automation system as not yet completed based on the scan, and causing completion of the second subset of the planned tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Joseph Morris, Matthew P. Kaiser, Carol T. Tumey, Mark K. Hendrickson, Gregory T. Reichl, Dattatray More
  • Publication number: 20240004361
    Abstract: A system includes a system configuration tool configured to provide a plan for installation of a building management system (BMS), a commissioning wizard configured to commission devices and equipment of the BMS as installed at a building, a performance verification tool configured to run a scan of the BMS and collected combined commissioning data by combining a result of the scan with the plant from the system configuration tool and commissioning information from the commissioning wizard, an auto-configurator configured to building a digital twin of the BMS using the combined commissioning data, and an enterprise manager configured to alter operations of the equipment of the BMS in affecting a variable state or condition of the building using a smart building feature reliant on the digital twin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Joseph Morris, Matthew P. Kaiser, Carol T. Tumey, Mark K. Hendrickson, Gregory T. Reichl
  • Publication number: 20230417439
    Abstract: A method for troubleshooting a building automation system includes selecting an artificial intelligence tool from a set of available artificial intelligence tools based on the geographic region of the building automation system, ranking troubleshooting options for the building automation system by applying the artificial intelligence tool to data associated with the building automation system, and implementing at least a first troubleshooting option, the first troubleshooting option ranked higher than a remainder of the troubleshooting options by the artificial intelligence tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Gregory T. Reichl
  • Patent number: 11768977
    Abstract: Systems and methods for guided installation of building equipment are provided. A request for a wiring diagram for wiring a first piece of building equipment to a second piece of building equipment is received from a user device. One or more first wiring configurations associated with the first piece of building equipment and one or more second wiring configurations associated with the second piece of building equipment are identified. Based on the one or more first wiring configurations and the one or more second wiring configurations, an equipment-specific wiring configuration for wiring the first piece of building equipment to the second piece of building equipment is automatically selected. A graphical user interface including a wiring diagram illustrating the equipment-specific wiring configuration is provided to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Gregory T. Reichl
  • Publication number: 20230297054
    Abstract: A system for virtual commissioning of a building management system includes one or more memory devices configured to store instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to: receive, at a virtual server, product installation data from a building management system controller installed at a building site via a first connection, the product installation data corresponding to a product installation at the building site; receive, commissioning data from the remote commissioning system via a second connection; configure one or more products installed at the building site to be controlled by the virtual building management system on the virtual server; and selectively transfer control of the one or more products installed at the building site from the virtual building management system hosted at on the virtual server to the building management system controller installed at the building site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Xin Zhang, Bryan A. Register, Matthew P. Kaiser, Gregory T. Reichl
  • Patent number: 11733664
    Abstract: A system for building management system commissioning on an application includes one or more memory devices configured to store instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to host a building management system commissioning workflow on an application server; provide data indicating commissioning activities defined by the building management system commissioning workflow from the application server to a user device for display on a user interface; dynamically update a commissioning activity status of the commissioning activities in the building management system commissioning workflow hosted on the application server responsive to data received at the application server from at least one of the user device or a remote device at the building site communicatively connected to the application server; and initiate an automated action based on the commissioning activity status of the commissioning activities in the building management system commissioning workflow app
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Gregory T. Reichl, Bryan A. Register, Matthew P. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20230228436
    Abstract: A method for determining updates in a building management system (BMS) is shown. The method includes receiving, via an on premise server, configuration data associated with at least part of the BMS. The method includes storing the configuration data within a cloud server communicably coupled with the on premise server. The method includes determining, via a difference engine within the cloud server, information comprising a delta between the configuration data and one or more previous sets of configuration data stored within the cloud server. The method includes providing, to the on premise server, the information to an interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Gregory T. Reichl, Feng Wang, Daniel J. Sonnemann, Craig A. Lind, Kevin Hughes
  • Patent number: 11656591
    Abstract: A system for virtual commissioning of a building management system includes one or more memory devices configured to store instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to: receive, at a virtual server, product installation data from a building management system controller installed at a building site via a first connection, the product installation data corresponding to a product installation at the building site; receive, commissioning data from the remote commissioning system via a second connection; configure one or more products installed at the building site to be controlled by the virtual building management system on the virtual server; and selectively transfer control of the one or more products installed at the building site from the virtual building management system hosted at on the virtual server to the building management system controller installed at the building site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Xin Zhang, Bryan A. Register, Matthew P. Kaiser, Gregory T. Reichl
  • Publication number: 20230152770
    Abstract: A building management system (BMS) provides feedback to a user via a user interface to assist the user in configuring the BMS. It can be challenging for new or less experienced users to understand all of the actions they are performing when configuring a BMS. The feedback presented via the user interface includes graphical and textual feedback to alert the user of actions performed when applying tags. The feedback identifies one or more missing requirements associated with the tags. The feedback presented via the user interface also includes textual summaries of control sequences configured using the BMS. The textual summaries include descriptions of control sequences and instructions for properly configuring the building equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Gregory T. Reichl, Jason T. Sawyer
  • Patent number: 11561521
    Abstract: A building management system (BMS) provides feedback to a user via a user interface to assist the user in configuring the BMS. It can be challenging for new or less experienced users to understand all of the actions they are performing when configuring a BMS. The feedback presented via the user interface includes graphical and textual feedback to alert the user of actions performed when applying tags. The feedback identifies one or more missing requirements associated with the tags. The feedback presented via the user interface also includes textual summaries of control sequences configured using the BMS. The textual summaries include descriptions of control sequences and instructions for properly configuring the building equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Gregory T. Reichl, Jason T. Sawyer
  • Publication number: 20220206445
    Abstract: A system for building management system commissioning on an application includes one or more memory devices configured to store instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to host a building management system commissioning workflow on an application server; provide data indicating commissioning activities defined by the building management system commissioning workflow from the application server to a user device for display on a user interface; dynamically update a commissioning activity status of the commissioning activities in the building management system commissioning workflow hosted on the application server responsive to data received at the application server from at least one of the user device or a remote device at the building site communicatively connected to the application server; and initiate an automated action based on the commissioning activity status of the commissioning activities in the building management system commissioning workflow app
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Gregory T. Reichl, Bryan A. Register, Matthew P. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20220206448
    Abstract: A system for virtual commissioning of a building management system includes one or more memory devices configured to store instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to: receive, at a virtual server, product installation data from a building management system controller installed at a building site via a first connection, the product installation data corresponding to a product installation at the building site; receive, commissioning data from the remote commissioning system via a second connection; configure one or more products installed at the building site to be controlled by the virtual building management system on the virtual server; and selectively transfer control of the one or more products installed at the building site from the virtual building management system hosted at on the virtual server to the building management system controller installed at the building site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Xin Zhang, Bryan A. Register, Matthew P. Kaiser, Gregory T. Reichl
  • Patent number: 11221614
    Abstract: A control system includes a device of building equipment operable to alter a variable state or condition of a building in response to a command, a controller in communication with the device and operable to generate the command by executing an expected control sequence in response to one or more inputs, and a system manager. The system manager is configured to automatically verify that the controller executes the expected control sequence by automatically generating test logic based on a common data model tag for the device. The test logic specifies an input condition and an expected system response. The system manager is further configured to automatically verify that the controller executes the expected control sequence by adjusting one or more of the one or more inputs such that the input condition is satisfied and determining whether the expected system response occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Gregory T. Reichl
  • Publication number: 20200226223
    Abstract: Systems and methods for guided installation of building equipment are provided. A request for a wiring diagram for wiring a first piece of building equipment to a second piece of building equipment is received from a user device. One or more first wiring configurations associated with the first piece of building equipment and one or more second wiring configurations associated with the second piece of building equipment are identified. Based on the one or more first wiring configurations and the one or more second wiring configurations, an equipment-specific wiring configuration for wiring the first piece of building equipment to the second piece of building equipment is automatically selected. A graphical user interface including a wiring diagram illustrating the equipment-specific wiring configuration is provided to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Gregory T. Reichl
  • Patent number: 10592084
    Abstract: A building management system (BMS) network interface device including an external communication device configured to provide communication between the BMS network interface and a number of user devices, over a first network. The device further includes a BMS network communication interface for communicating with one or more BMS devices over a second network. The device includes a processing circuit, which includes a number of tools configured to be accessed via a user interface, and further configured to communicate with one or more BMS devices on the second network. The tools include a tailored view tool and a device checkout tool. The tailored view is configured to allow a user to modify the information displayed on the user interface. The device checkout tool is configured to allow a user to select one or more devices on the second network and to modify one or more attributes of the selected devices using the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Zummo, Gregory T. Reichl
  • Publication number: 20190310616
    Abstract: A control system includes a device of building equipment operable to alter a variable state or condition of a building in response to a command, a controller in communication with the device and operable to generate the command by executing an expected control sequence in response to one or more inputs, and a system manager. The system manager is configured to automatically verify that the controller executes the expected control sequence by automatically generating test logic based on a common data model tag for the device. The test logic specifies an input condition and an expected system response. The system manager is further configured to automatically verify that the controller executes the expected control sequence by adjusting one or more of the one or more inputs such that the input condition is satisfied and determining whether the expected system response occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Gregory T. Reichl
  • Publication number: 20190310836
    Abstract: A portable device includes a communication driver and a controller load circuit. The communication driver is configured to facilitate communication between the portable device and a plurality of controllers on a building network and between the portable device and one or more personal computing devices. The plurality of controllers are configured to control building equipment for a building. The controller load circuit is configured to receive a controller provisioning file and identify controller packages from the controller provisioning file. Each controller packing includes provisioning information for a corresponding controller of the plurality of controllers. The controller load circuit is also configured to install each controller package on the corresponding controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Gregory T. Reichl