JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC.
|JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130091892||MANUAL Vi ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM FOR SCREW COMPRESSORS - A variable capacity screw compressor for use in a refrigeration system is provided. Compressed refrigerant gas from the compressor is expelled into a discharge port in fluid communication with the refrigeration circuit. The volume associated with the discharge port can be periodically varied, allowing the efficiency of the compressor to be varied periodically. The discharge port volume includes a penetration that houses a movable member or plug that permits the volume to be periodically varied. This movable member is accessible from the exterior of the compressor housing to adjust the position of the movable member within the discharge port volume. The movable member may be adjusted to a full open position in which the discharge port volume is maximized, to a full closed position in which the discharge port volume is minimized, and to any position between full open and full closed.||04-18-2013|
|20110127804||TRIM RING HAVING REINFORCED SNAP POSTS - A snap post for use in conjunction with a snap lid to attach a trim ring to an opening of a headliner of an automotive vehicle is provided. The snap post includes an elongated leg extending outwardly from the trim ring. The elongated leg has a barb for engaging with the snap lid disposed on a distal end thereof. A support structure provides the elongated leg with sufficient reinforcement to withstand the stress imposed during the installation of the headliner, yet provides sufficient flexibility for the quick and easy attachment of the trim ring to the opening of the headliner.||06-02-2011|
|20110127803||AIR DUCT SYSTEM MATING ROOF AIR DUCTS WITH HEADLINER AIR DUCTS - An air duct system which mates an air duct attached to the roof of an automotive vehicle and an air duct attached to a nonexposed surface of a headliner is provided. The air duct system is attached to an air supply which delivers directed air and is disposed between an inner surface of the roof and the nonexposed surface of the headliner. The headliner includes an opening into the passenger compartment of the automotive vehicle. The air duct system includes a first air duct and a second air duct. The first air duct is attached to the inner surface of the roof, and the second air duct is attached to the nonexposed surface of the headliner. Upon installation of the headliner to the roof a portal on the first air duct registers with a portal on the second air duct so as to provide an air flow passage between said first air duct and said second air duct.||06-02-2011|
|20100235744||SOURCE CONTENT PREVIEW IN A MEDIA SYSTEM - Systems and/or methods are provided that facilitate surveying media sources in a media entertainment system. An index component can provide an index of a set of available media sources in the media entertainment system. In addition, a selection component can displays the set of available media sources and receive selection requests for a subset of the available media sources. Further, a preview component can display a sample of media generated by the selected subset of media sources prior to active engagement thereof. Moreover, one or more aspects can be implemented in a vehicle entertainment system.||09-16-2010|
|20090102467||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING SHAFT ROTATION - A system or method for sensing rotational parameters of a rotating machine. A rotating element is mounted on a shaft of a rotary machine. The rotating element has predetermined magnetic permeability. An insert is disposed on the first rotating element and characterized by a second magnetic permeability different from that of the rotating element. A sensor is mounted opposite the first rotating element and separated from the rotating element by a gap. The target element has an axis substantially parallel with and offset from the axis of the rotating element. The sensor is disposed in substantial alignment with the target element at least once per rotation when the rotating element is rotating. The sensor is configured to generate an output signal in response to a sensed deviation in a magnetic field induced by the rotation of the target element in proximity to the sensor.||04-23-2009|
Patent applications by JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC.