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1. US20180001734 - Climate control

Office United States of America
Application Number 15505603
Application Date 20.08.2015
Publication Number 20180001734
Publication Date 04.01.2018
Grant Number 10875380
Grant Date 29.12.2020
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B60H 1/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
HARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES
1Heating, cooling or ventilating devices
CPC
B60H 1/00742
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
HARRANGEMENTS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES
1Heating, cooling or ventilating ; [HVAC]; devices
00642Control systems or circuits; Control members or indication devices for heating, cooling or ventilating devices
00735Control systems or circuits characterised by their input, i.e. by the detection, measurement or calculation of particular conditions, e.g. signal treatment, dynamic models
00742by detection of the vehicle occupants' presence; by detection of conditions relating to the body of occupants, e.g. using radiant heat detectors
B60H 1/00064
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
HARRANGEMENTS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES
1Heating, cooling or ventilating ; [HVAC]; devices
00007Combined heating, ventilating, or cooling devices
00021Air flow details of HVAC devices
00064for sending air streams of different temperatures into the passenger compartment
B60H 1/00842
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
HARRANGEMENTS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES
1Heating, cooling or ventilating ; [HVAC]; devices
00642Control systems or circuits; Control members or indication devices for heating, cooling or ventilating devices
00814Control systems or circuits characterised by their output, for controlling particular components of the heating, cooling or ventilating installation
00821the components being ventilating, air admitting or air distributing devices
00835Damper doors, e.g. position control
00842the system comprising a plurality of damper doors; Air distribution between several outlets
B60H 1/00871
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
HARRANGEMENTS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES
1Heating, cooling or ventilating ; [HVAC]; devices
00642Control systems or circuits; Control members or indication devices for heating, cooling or ventilating devices
00814Control systems or circuits characterised by their output, for controlling particular components of the heating, cooling or ventilating installation
00821the components being ventilating, air admitting or air distributing devices
00871Air directing means, e.g. blades in an air outlet
B60H 1/00892
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
HARRANGEMENTS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES
1Heating, cooling or ventilating ; [HVAC]; devices
00642Control systems or circuits; Control members or indication devices for heating, cooling or ventilating devices
00814Control systems or circuits characterised by their output, for controlling particular components of the heating, cooling or ventilating installation
00878the components being temperature regulating devices
00892Devices specially adapted for avoiding uncomfortable feeling, e.g. sudden temperature changes
B60H 1/00985
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
HARRANGEMENTS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES
1Heating, cooling or ventilating ; [HVAC]; devices
00642Control systems or circuits; Control members or indication devices for heating, cooling or ventilating devices
00985Control systems or circuits characterised by display or indicating devices, e.g. voice simulators
Applicants Apple Inc.
Inventors Derek A. Faust
Emery A. Sanford
James Foster
Agents Robert C. Kowert
Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin & Goetzel, P.C.
Title
(EN) Climate control
Abstract
(EN)

Some embodiments provide a vehicle climate control system for controlling climate conditions in various cabin regions of a vehicle cabin, where the climate control system is configured to control one or more vehicle components to change the set of climate conditions associated with one or more cabin regions to approximate a set of optimal comfort conditions. The climate control system controls various vehicle components to control climate conditions, including window assemblies, sunroof assemblies, etc. The climate control system determines optimal comfort conditions which optimize perceived temperature of various occupant body parts and maintain various climate characteristics within one or more sets of thresholds. Output configurations of various vehicle components can be determined based at least in part upon determined optimal comfort conditions of various cabin regions. Output configurations can be generated based at least in part upon various control mode priorities.