Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Brian J. Pangrle
  • Patent number: 8341393
    Abstract: An exemplary apparatus includes one or more processors; memory; circuitry configured to hash a value associated with core root of trust measurement code and system management code; store the hash in a secure register; load an operating system; validate a certificate associated with the core root of trust measurement code and validate a certificate associated with the system management code; based on the validated certificates, provide an expected hash associated with the core root of trust measurement code and the system management code; decide if the expected hash matches the hash stored in the register; and, if the expected hash matches the hash stored in the register, commence a dynamic root of trust measurement session. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Randall S. Springfield, Howard J. Locker, David Rivera, Joseph M. Pennisi, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Patent number: 8272834
    Abstract: A compressor housing for accommodating a compressor wheel comprises an inlet and an outlet, each being defined by a wall provided integrally with said compressor housing, wherein at least one acoustic damper element is disposed on the outside of at least one of said walls of the inlet and the outlet. Preferably, the acoustic damper element is integrally formed with the compressor housing by die casting. A compressor or a turbocharger can be equipped with the compressor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Thierry Lefevre
  • Patent number: 8264824
    Abstract: An exemplary assembly includes a drive that includes two substantially parallel sides and, for receipt of media, a substantially rectangular opening; a plate that includes a tab; a positioning mechanism to position the plate with respect to either one of the two parallel sides of the drive; and a bay configured to at least partially receive the drive, with the plate, in first and second orientations of the substantially rectangular opening with respect to the bay where the bay includes a lower slot configured to receive the tab if the plate is positioned with respect to one of the two parallel sides of the drive in the first orientation of the opening and where the bay includes an upper slot configured to receive the tab if the plate is positioned with respect to the other of the two parallel sides of the drive in the second orientation of the opening. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert V. Makley, William F. Martin-Otto, Marc R. Pamley, Timothy S. Farrow
  • Patent number: 8122716
    Abstract: An exemplary variable geometry turbine includes a turbine wheel; a variable geometry assembly that includes a rotatable control ring that has a slot and a plurality of vanes where each vane has a post pivotably controlled by rotation of the control ring and where adjacent vanes define nozzles to direct exhaust gas to the turbine wheel; a crankshaft that has a pin for receipt by the slot of the control ring where rotation of the crankshaft rotates the control ring; and a center housing that includes a rotatable stop fixed to the crankshaft and having a close stop surface, a secure component and a translatable shaft where the translatable shaft comprises an engagement mechanism to engage the rotatable stop; where translation of the shaft causes rotation of the crankshaft and where the close stop surface establishes a contact with the secure component to limit rotation of the crankshaft and to establish a closed limit for the vanes. Various other exemplary methods, devices, systems, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Rayner, Laurent Li, Songter Li
  • Patent number: 8123501
    Abstract: A turbocharger housing includes a main body for bearing a shaft for carrying a turbine wheel and a compressor wheel, and a seal portion to seal a clearance between the shaft and the turbocharger housing, where the seal portion is formed by an insert being fitted to the main body, where the insert includes a passage for supplying a fluid to the seal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Gomilar, Giorgio Figura, Pierre Barthelet
  • Patent number: 8118570
    Abstract: An exemplary anisotropic member (625, 1200, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1950) supports a bearing in a bore and can reduce non-synchronous vibration (NSV) of the bearing in the bore. An exemplary anisotropic member includes an annular body configured to receive a bearing and to space the bearing a distance from a bore surface and is configured to impart anisotropic stiffness and damping terms to the bearing when positioned in the bore. Such a member is suitable for use in a rotating assembly for a turbocharger where the bearing may be a floating bearing, a semi-floating bearing or a ball bearing. Various exemplary members, bearings, housings, assemblies, etc., are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Lee Meacham, Mohsiul Alam, Gerald D. LaRue, Kostandin Gjika
  • Patent number: 8118544
    Abstract: An exemplary locating mechanism includes a bearing outer race (422) that has a central axis (z-axis) and that has a turbine end, a compressor end and a slot (421), of an axial length, disposed between the turbine end and the compressor end; and a deformable clip (430) shaped as a semi-cylindrical wall having an axial length less than the axial length of the slot, where in a tension state, the clip (430) has an inner circumference to position the clip (430) with respect to the slot (421) and where in a compression state, the clip (430) has an inner circumference that locates the clip (430) in the slot (421). Various other exemplary technologies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Don Arnold
  • Patent number: 8100639
    Abstract: An improved actuating rod end connector is connected with an actuating rod that extends from a turbocharger assembly actuator mechanism. The rod end connector has a body with an opening at one longitudinal end, and the actuator rod is disposed through the opening. An adjustment member is rotatably disposed within the body and has a threaded inside cavity in communication with the opening. The inside cavity is threadably engaged with a threaded outside surface of the actuator rod. The body includes an actuator rod opening disposed therethrough adjacent the adjustment member to receive a section of the actuator rod therein to facilitate contacting the actuator rod disposed within the body from outside of the rod end connector. An attachment opening is disposed through the body to facilitate attachment of the rod end connector with a linkage member, e.g., a linkage member connected with a movable member of the turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Emeric Genin, Emmanuel Severin, Alexis Lavez, Frederic Gerard, Muller Philippe, Francois Grandjean
  • Patent number: 8092790
    Abstract: Various exemplary compounds, compositions, methods and devices are disclosed. An exemplary composition or formulation includes methyl anthranilate, fatty acid and an amine such as, but not limited to, monoethanolamine or triethanolamine. Such an exemplary composition is optionally an emulsion. An exemplary method applies an exemplary compound to an insect nest. Such an exemplary compound may be in a composition or formulation. Exemplary compounds optionally include semiochemicals of insects, plants and/or animals. Other exemplary compounds, compositions, methods and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Bug Buster, Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles F. Dunham, C. Eugene Olsen, John Cochran, Deborah M. Cochran, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8075191
    Abstract: An exemplary bearing assembly includes a turbine side journal bearing with helical grooves along an inner journal surface where each helical groove includes a lubricant opening and opposing arms where each arm terminates at a respective axial surface of the journal bearing; a compressor side journal bearing with helical grooves along an inner journal surface where each helical groove includes a lubricant opening and opposing arms where each arm terminates at a respective axial surface of the journal bearing; and a spacer to space the turbine side journal bearing and the compressor side journal bearing along an axis. Various other exemplary devices, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel A. Gutknecht
  • Patent number: 8000878
    Abstract: An exemplary controller includes one or more processors, memory and control logic to individually control at least one of two exhaust valves of a cylinder of an internal combustion engine to either provide exhaust from the cylinder to a single exhaust turbine or to provide exhaust from the cylinder to two exhaust turbines where the two exhaust valves are mounted in a cylinder head of the internal combustion engine. For example, such a controller may call for operation of one exhaust valve to provide exhaust to a single exhaust turbine and call for operation of two exhaust valves to provide exhaust to two exhaust turbines. Various other exemplary methods, devices, systems, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Massard, Jean-Jacques Lalssus
  • Patent number: 7987599
    Abstract: An exemplary method for limiting movement of an outer race of a bearing cartridge includes positioning the bearing cartridge in a substantially cylindrical bore having a longitudinal axis, an inner diameter exceeding an outer diameter of the outer race, a proximate end and a distal end; limiting axial movement of the outer race at the distal end of the cylindrical bore with a counterbore substantially coaxial to the cylindrical bore and having an inner diameter less than the outer diameter of the outer race; limiting axial movement of the outer race at the proximate end of the cylindrical bore with a plate positioned substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal axis; and limiting rotation of the outer race with a pin positioned in a pin opening accessible via a lubricant drain. Various exemplary bearing cartridges, housings, assemblies, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Mavrosakis
  • Patent number: 7867479
    Abstract: Various exemplary compounds, compositions, methods and devices are disclosed. An exemplary composition or formulation includes methyl anthranilate, fatty acid and an amine such as, but not limited to, monoethanolamine or triethanolamine. Such an exemplary composition is optionally an emulsion. An exemplary method applies an exemplary compound to an insect nest. Such an exemplary compound may be in a composition or formulation. Exemplary compounds optionally include semiochemicals of insects, plants and/or animals. Other exemplary compounds, compositions, methods and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Bug Buster, Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles F. Dunham, Gene Olson
  • Patent number: 7060887
    Abstract: An exemplary device includes a first emitter to emit radiation from a first perspective substantially parallel to a head of a drum or other surface, a second emitter to emit radiation from a second perspective substantially parallel to the head of the drum or other surface, detectors to detect interruptions in the radiation from the first perspective as caused by an object; and detectors to detect interruptions in the radiation from the second perspective as caused by an object, wherein detected interruptions allow for one or more determinations (e.g., sounds, sound effects and control actions). Emitters optionally emit radiation as a fan-beam and detectors are optionally arranged along an arc. Various other exemplary arrangements, devices, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: Brian Pangrle
  • Patent number: 6718659
    Abstract: A separating device and method for padding pipelines which attaches to a bucket and has a bottom support with sloping walls for directing the padding material. A shaker assembly having a screen a vibrator assembly is mounted on the bottom support, wherein at least one resilient mount is used to mount the shaker assembly to the bottom support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: HTB, LLC
    Inventors: Steve E. Foutz, Houston T. Barnes
  • Patent number: 6586504
    Abstract: A method of preparing wood and plastic to produce a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: P & M Signs
    Inventors: Phil T. Archuletta, James H. Muehl
  • Patent number: D653667
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Lenovo ( Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, John David Swansey, Robert Paul Tennant, Kathryn Marie Asad
  • Patent number: D673570
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, John David Swansey, Robert Paul Tennant, Kathryn Marie Asad
  • Patent number: D673945
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, John David Swansey, Robert Paul Tennant, Kathryn Marie Asad
  • Patent number: D673946
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, John David Swansey, Robert Paul Tennant, Kathryn Marie Asad