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Title: System and method for occupancy-driven register airflow control

Abstract

An HVAC register airflow control system and an air flow control method are provided. A housing of the system is in fluid communication with an air source for supplying an airflow. The housing includes an air outlet to the enclosed space. A detection sensor detects occupancy information of the enclosed space. A controller generates a control signal based on the occupancy information and controls the shape change of a damper made of a shape memory material. The damper is controlled to switch between a first operative configuration for preventing the airflow from entering the enclosed space and a second operative configured for permitting the airflow to enter the enclosed space.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
State Univ. of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1805575
Patent Number(s):
10,935,266
Application Number:
16/603,983
Assignee:
The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (Albany, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000531
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/10/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Wang, Ya, and Chen, Zhangjie. System and method for occupancy-driven register airflow control. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Wang, Ya, & Chen, Zhangjie. System and method for occupancy-driven register airflow control. United States.
Wang, Ya, and Chen, Zhangjie. 2021. "System and method for occupancy-driven register airflow control". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805575.
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title = {System and method for occupancy-driven register airflow control},
author = {Wang, Ya and Chen, Zhangjie},
abstractNote = {An HVAC register airflow control system and an air flow control method are provided. A housing of the system is in fluid communication with an air source for supplying an airflow. The housing includes an air outlet to the enclosed space. A detection sensor detects occupancy information of the enclosed space. A controller generates a control signal based on the occupancy information and controls the shape change of a damper made of a shape memory material. The damper is controlled to switch between a first operative configuration for preventing the airflow from entering the enclosed space and a second operative configured for permitting the airflow to enter the enclosed space.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1805575}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2021},
month = {3}
}

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Vehicle ventilating device
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