Essentially, CoolingLogic™ is artificial intelligence for HVAC systems.
Typically when one thinks of artificial intelligence, one might think of learning robots or sophisticated computer systems which can learn chess or other complicated things. While CoolingLogic™ may not be as complicated as a walking, talking robot, and may not have the “TLC” involved in creating a computer system like the one in the movie “War Games”, it’s still A.I., because it learns and then acts. It learns so much, in fact, that all kinds of useful information can be pulled from the variables, not just things limited to operating HVAC systems efficiently.
Designing a system which considers every possible variation of possibilities is complicated and intensive. With every variable, the math gets more and more complicated and complex. Five, six, or seven variables can lead to extremely complicated integral calculus, which is mind-blowing stuff. At that point, or just beyond, the physical world seems to slip away and it’s all about proper notation and proper practice in mathematics. Entering into a world of extremely complicated integral calculus is like going down a mathematician’s rabbit hole, and useful relationships of the new variables, formed from the complex equations, can be elusive and difficult to envision. So now we understand why designing AI with a multitude of variables is difficult, but again, what about CoolingLogic™?
In some ways, the extremely complex mathematics involved in CoolingLogic™ was easy. HVAC systems have a few important variables, so the math involved in CoolingLogic™ would seem to be finite. CoolingLogic™ isn’t like a learning robot that can learn another language, or even like a computer that can play chess; however, CoolingLogic™ is artificial intelligence, it does learn, and it is mathematically perfect. In addition to being mathematically perfect, we discovered (and protected) the “clinch pin” of many inventions when we discovered “M”. “M” is the “choke point” through which calculation of the specific structure must flow, if the calculations are to be even remotely accurate. We cracked another “nut” in “PAST”, where perfect, calculated, predictive, space temperature is achieved, albeit through eight pages of extremely complicated integral calculus- thank you, John Dumar, for your help with PAST!
Have you ever been outside on a cool morning and entered a warm structure just before the A/C would come on to cool the building? We certainly have. Transferring heat energy only with fans is much less expensive than doing so with compressors, which need to compress gasses to hundreds of pounds per square inch. Initially, our first steps with CoolingLogic™ were exactly to ventilate a structure in the early morning so that heat could be removed from the structure before mechanical cooling would be needed, because that was less costly, but, as I wrote, those were only our first steps. We continued our work and developed several types of processes for HVAC systems, with the last development being mathematically perfect AI. Simply stated, we “cracked the code”. More thoroughly stated, we believe that we "cracked the only code".
Our latest filing with the USPTO is for full-blown AI for HVAC systems. David Jr. envisioned and calculated “M”, from which we are able to determine all kinds of useful variables. The math involved and configurations used vary according to the particular embodiment of the invention; however, every embodiment offers an extremely high ROI to the customer and tremendous profit potential for manufacturers. In most cases, a person would not even notice CoolingLogic™ at work in their structure; the AI is configured such that CoolingLogic™ would generally be unnoticed. The savings offered due to CoolingLogic™ are tremendous. CoolingLogic™ is predicted to become more important and more well-known than many other trademarked names, one that comes to mind starts with the word Energy and ends with the word Star.
That’s all nice, but what does it mean to me? What CoolingLogic™ means to manufacturers and end users is that they can make/save money, respectively, as long as that manufacture holds the rights to the inventions. As with any good business plan, the IP of CoolingLogic™ is for sale. Please read on for more details.
"IHEPIS" represents the "Internal Heat Energy Produced In the Structure" during a day, due to things like lighting, computers, people, etc. IHEPIS is expressed in units of degree-minutes. A "degree-minute" represents the amount of energy transferred/produced from one HVAC system running for one minute and transferring an amount of heat energy, which changes the temperature of the air stream by exactly one degree. For a four ton A/C system, a degree-minute is approximately equivalent to about 40 BTU's.
The “AB” variable is used to calculate the point at which IHEPIS will keep the interior temperature at a constant value, even though it is cooler outside than it is inside the structure. For example, if it’s 70 degrees outside and 70 degrees inside, one could expect the indoor air temperatures to increase over time, because lights, computers, people, etc. (IHEPIS) would be adding heat to the interior of the structure. If space temperature is, for example, 70 degrees, and is denoted “ST”, and outdoor air temp is 67 degrees and is denoted as ODAT, and ODAT – AB is denoted as “YODAT” and is equal to the equilibrium point (where indoor air temperature neither rises nor falls over time); then if YODAT < ST, then the ST will fall; or if YODAT > ST, ST will rise; or if YODAT = ST, then ST will remain the same.
The “AM” variable is the “code that was cracked”. "AM" is M averaged over a time, which might typically be something like one week. With AM, many things may be calculated about a structure, although, as of right now at least, AM itself is an obscure variable. In the future, AM may replace R-value in terms of describing a building’s thermal heat transfer characteristics. AM is directly related to how quickly heat is transferred into and out of a structure, which is the structure’s “total R-value”. If you provide the square footage of surface area, AM can quickly calculate the structure’s total R-value.
The “Total_heat_transferred” variable represents the daily running total of degree-minutes of heat that has been transferred (or produced) by the HVAC systems. This number is always changing throughout the day. On a cool morning in the summer months, you could expect to see a negative number if the system flushed the building with cool outdoor air. On a cold winter day, in the morning, you could expect to see a positive number that continually increases throughout the day. The Total_heat_transferred variable would typically reset at around 4:00 a.m. every day, although, with CoolingLogic™, the value may change significantly between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., and remain fairly constant through most of the day during the cooling season.
The “NTotal_heat_transferred” variable represents the amount of heat energy that the HVAC systems will need to transfer (or produce) during the next day. Historical usages, combined with the variable AM, allow for accurate predictive calculations to be made. If transferring or producing heat energy is less expensive at a certain time, using a certain method, then CoolingLogic™ will try to transfer the heat energy at that time, and using the most efficient method. NTotal_heat_transferred is the amount of energy that CoolingLogic™ may try to transfer, however, there are limits that ensure that the building is always comfortable.
“PAST” is the variable that represents the predicted average space temperature for an upcoming period of time. We were able to perfectly calculate PAST, using the variable “AM”. Extremely complicated integral calculus, that very few mathematicians understand, resulted a perfect calculation of this variable. Also, at any given point in time, the space temperature may be perfectly, predictively calculated. The relevance of this variable is very significant to the HVAC industry.