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Cognitive Comfort Cloud

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246274D
Publication Date: 2016-May-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 18K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a cognitive comfort cloud, designed to regulate heating and cooling systems based on the profiles of the current room occupants.

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Cognitive Comfort Cloud

Current thermostat systems provide functionality for setting specific times of day to automatically increase or decrease the room or building temperature. Multi-zone systems allow settings to vary throughout a large space such as an office building. The goal is to increase energy efficiency and limit the waste of fuel when heating and cooling a space. However, current systems do not take into account the relative comfort levels of occupants of that space. Different people have different comfort levels for heat and cooling.

The number of occupants in a room varies throughout the day. In addition, in larger spaces, heating and cooling systems do not evenly distribute the air, creating

warmer/colder spots in the area.

The novel contribution is a cognitive comfort cloud, designed to regulate heating and cooling systems based on the profiles of the current room occupants.

In a preferred embodiment, the system:

1. Trains to recognize profiles for different people or allows users to specify preferences

2. Utilizes temperature and video sensors placed around the area (room)

3. Recognizes that a person is stationary for a period of time 4. Adjusts heat/cold production from different outlets accordingly, to provide a surrounding comfort area for the person

When multiple people with different profiles are present in larger area, the system calculates an optimum distribution in order to bring all occupants closer to the preferred comfort levels. If t...