Milwaukee, WI, United States
Milwaukee, WI, United States

Johnson Controls, Inc. is an American company globally offering products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, automotive batteries, electronics and interior systems for automobiles.It is a Fortune 500 Diversified, multi-industrial, multinational conglomerate with 170,000 employees in more than 1,300 locations across six continents. It is listed as 67th in the Fortune 500 and 251st in Global 500. Wikipedia.

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Johnson Controls | Date: 2017-03-22

A vertical and contour adjustment mechanism for a head restraint may include a frame, a vertical adjuster, a vertical lock, a contour adjuster, a contour lock, and a user interface. The frame may include first and second lateral portions. The vertical adjuster may be configured to allow adjustment of a vertical position of the frame. The vertical lock may be movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The contour adjuster may be configured to allow adjustment of lateral positions of the first lateral portion and the second lateral portion. The contour lock may be movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The user interface may be configured to be engaged by a user to simultaneously control movement of the vertical lock between the locked position and the unlocked position and control movement of the contour lock between the locked position and the unlocked position.


Patent
Johnson Controls | Date: 2017-02-08

A console assembly includes a housing and a storage member having a receptacle into which an article can be stowed. The storage member is pivotally coupled to the housing for relative movement therewith between a retracted position, in which the receptacle is substantially inaccessible, and an extended position, in which the receptacle is accessible. The console assembly also includes a pivot extending from one of the housing and the storage member, a channel defined in the other of the housing and the storage member into which the pivot is received, and a resilient member positioned adjacent the channel and having a distal end engageable with the pivot when the resilient member is in a biased, first position to inhibit removal of the pivot from the channel. The resilient member is deflectable to a second position to permit movement of the pivot through the channel.


Patent
Johnson Controls | Date: 2017-05-10

The present invention relates to a display device, particularly for motor vehicle. Said device includes a projection module for generating an image with a view to projecting in the normal gaze direction of a user of the display device along an optical path. The display device includes a reflecting and/or displaying element and an element for mounting the reflecting and/or displaying element. The display device moreover includes a retaining element so that the reflecting and/or displaying element is rigidly retained, without changing the shape thereof, between the mounting element and the retaining element in a position that is stationary relative to the mounting element.


Patent
Johnson Controls | Date: 2017-04-05

An interior panel, for use in a vehicle, includes a rigid substrate providing structural support for the interior panel, an outer layer made of a thermoplastic olefin material having a substantially constant thickness less than about 0.7 mm, and a foam layer located between the outer layer and the substrate.


A component formation and hardening process, and component (18, 30, 32, 36 and 50) made therefrom are provided. The process includes providing a steel blank (10) and inserting the blank (10) into a press (14), preliminarily stamping the steel blank (2) using a stamping press to form a preliminarily stamped intermediate component (22) and laser hardening (3, 3) the preliminarily stamped intermediate component in selected regions of the stamped component. Subsequent to the step of laser hardening, the preliminarily stamped intermediate component is further stamped (4) to form a stamped component (18). The stamped component (18) is then ejected (5) from the stamping press as a stamped component with selectively hardened regions. The component made by the process has a defined load path based on regions that have been hardened and regions that retain the material characteristics.


Patent
Johnson Controls | Date: 2017-03-01

In an air conditioner, a compressor, a four-way valve, a use side heat exchanger, an expansion valve, and a heat source side heat exchanger are connected to configure a freezing cycle. The air conditioner includes a hot gas bypass circuit that connects a discharge side of the compressor and a portion between the heat source side heat exchanger and the expansion valve, an on-off valve that opens and closes a channel of the hot gas bypass circuit, and a control device that performs control to select one of hot gas bypass defrosting operation and reverse cycle defrosting operation according to a frosting amount on the heat source side heat exchanger and perform defrosting operation. When executing the hot gas bypass defrosting operation, the control device performs control to open the on-off valve of the hot gas bypass circuit such that a part of a refrigerant discharged from the compressor is supplied to the heat source side heat exchanger via the hot gas bypass circuit and, when executing the reverse cycle defrosting operation, the control device performs operation to switch the four-way valve such that the refrigerant discharged from the compressor is supplied to the heat source side heat exchanger after passing through the four-way valve.


Patent
Johnson Controls | Date: 2017-03-15

A control system is provided that can identify the occurrence of a single surge cycle in centrifugal compressor using various methods and devices. Once the occurrence of a single surge cycle is identified, the control system can take remedial action to respond to the surge cycle, such as by adjusting the position of a variable geometry diffuser, and restore the centrifugal compressor to stable operation.


Patent
Johnson Controls | Date: 2017-01-04

An air conditioner able to avoid the risk of fire and able to have a reduced number of refrigerant leakage detectors while using a refrigerant having a low global warming potential (GWP) is obtained. The air conditioner is provided with a heat source unit (2) configured so as to use a flammable refrigerant having a low global warming potential, and configured by housing inside a case (2a) refrigeration cycle components such as a heat exchanger (22) in which the refrigerant flows, an electric part box (28) in which electric parts and the like are housed, and a blower (24) driven by a motor (24a). Also, airflow is formed by the blower in the case, and the refrigeration cycle components in which the refrigerant flows are arranged in the airflow in the case, and the electric part box and electric parts such as the motor of the blower are arranged upstream from the refrigeration cycle components in the airflow.


Patent
Johnson Controls | Date: 2017-02-22

A configuration described below is adopted to reduce a pressure loss of compressed gas flowing in a discharge chamber, make it easy to attenuate pulsation of gas discharged to a discharge chamber, and reduce vibration and noise. A screw compressor includes male and female rotors, a casing that includes a bore for housing the rotors and in which a suction chamber and a discharge chamber are formed, a slide valve 9 forming a part of the bore and provided to be movable in an axial direction of the rotors, foot sections 30A and 30B provided on a discharge side end face of the slide valve, and discharge ports 22A and 22B provided on a discharge chamber side of the slide valve in order to discharge, to the discharge chamber, compressed gas taken into a compression operation chamber from the suction chamber and compressed. At a discharge side end portion of the slide valve, first discharge channels 34A and 34B for leading the compressed gas discharged from the discharge port and leading the compressed gas to the discharge chamber and second discharge channels 35A and 35B provided on a radial direction outer side of the first discharge channel and opened to the first discharge channels and the discharge chamber to lead a part of the compressed gas flowing in the first discharge channels and feed the part of the compressed gas to the discharge chamber.


Patent
Johnson Controls | Date: 2017-09-27

There is provided a new air conditioner which can recognize a communication speed of an input signal without providing a manual changeover switch. In the control device 12 of the indoor unit 11, a plurality of communication means 14a to 14c having different communication speeds; communication speed recognizing means 18 for recognizing whether or not a communication line 15 from an outdoor unit 10 is connected to any of the communication means, from the communication speed of the control information signal; and communication means confirmation means 18 for confirming the communication means that performs the following communication based on the recognized communication speed, are provided. According to this, it is possible to recognize the communication speed of an input signal without providing a manual changeover switch. Therefore, it is possible to solve at least one or more of the problems that the installation work is complicated, that a setting error of the changeover switch is likely to be generated, and that the product prices increase.

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