Patent Number: 7,784,706

Title: Facility operating method and apparatus, facility operating system, managing method and apparatus, and facility

Abstract: A facility working apparatus includes objects (1), a management apparatus (2), and an exterior information source (3) such as a weather company, a power company or the like. Each object (1) and the management apparatus (2), the exterior information source (3) and the management apparatus (2) are connected via a network. Each object (1) includes a facility (1a) such as a heat storage air conditioner, power storage air conditioner or the like, and a controlling apparatus (1b) for working and controlling the facility (1a) and for extracting facility information of the facility (1a) and user determination information. The management apparatus (2) includes a database (2a) and a data processing section (2b). The data processing section (2b) in the management apparatus (2) carries out processing based upon facility information, user determination data, and exterior information, and generates working and controlling information. The information is transferred to corresponding controlling apparatus (1b). Performance required for the control apparatus for controlling each facility can be suppressed to be low performance, and sufficient working accuracy of each facility can be maintained.

Inventors: Ishida; Koichi (Osaka, JP), Nagashima; Kenji (Kusatsu, JP), Nakagawa; Yoshihiro (Kusatsu, JP), Nakane; Hidetaka (Kusatsu, JP), Imada; Nobuhiro (Osaka, JP), Murai; Akira (Osaka, JP), Yamamoto; Mitsuhiko (Osaka, JP), Takenaka; Naofumi (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018