Patents Represented by Attorney Fogg & Powers, LLC
  • Patent number: 8249448
    Abstract: A communication device comprises a port via which the communication device is operable to communicate over a communication channel; command hardware operable to output a controlled signal over the communication channel; monitor hardware operable to monitor the controlled signal and output a controlling signal to block propagation of the controlled signal if a fault is identified in the controlled signal; and signal blocking circuitry coupled to a transmission path of the controlled signal and to a transmission path of the controlling signal; wherein, when the controlled signal is to be blocked, the signal blocking circuitry applies the controlling signal to the controlled signal such that a receiver at one end of the transmission path of the controlled signal identifies the controlled signal as a faulty signal; and wherein, when the controlled signal is not being blocked, the controlled signal is unimpeded by the signal blocking circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin R. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8248300
    Abstract: A system comprises a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver configured to acquire and track a unique radio frequency (RF) signal for each of a plurality of channels, wherein the GNSS receiver is configured to provide one or more system state measurements based on the unique RF signals; processing functionality configured to calculate a respective code delay error for each of the plurality of channels based on the respective unique RF signal; and micro jump detection functionality configured to calculate an average code delay error across all of the plurality of channels based on the plurality of calculated code delay errors, wherein the micro jump detection functionality is further configured to compare the calculated average code delay error to an error threshold to detect a micro jump event when the calculated average code delay error exceeds the error threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M Buck, Lawrence C. Vallot
  • Patent number: 8242851
    Abstract: A method to construct a chip-scale atomic clock is provided. The method comprises providing a scaffolding for components in a chip-scale atomic clock. The components include a laser and at least one other component. The method also includes operationally positioning the components on the scaffolding so that an emitting surface of the laser is non-parallel to partially reflective surfaces of the at least one other component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Youngner, Son T. Lu, Jeff A. Ridley
  • Patent number: 8244452
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrated air traffic control management are provided. In one embodiment, a system comprises a first processing system including a FANS application for implementing a CPDLC and AFN system; a second processing system including an ATN application for implementing a PM-CPDLC and CM system; a third processing system implementing a HMI, the HMI configured to provide access to a first set of pages driven by the FANS application and a second set of pages driven by the ATN application; and an ATC Manager accessed from the HMI, the HMI configured to provide access to a third set of pages driven by the ATC manager, wherein the third set of pages selectively directs a user of the HMI to either the first set of pages or the second set of pages based on a selected ATC center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Judd, Thomas F. McGuffin
  • Patent number: 8243614
    Abstract: A communication device comprises first and second circuits to implement a plurality of ports via which the communicative device is operable to communicate over a plurality of communication channels. For each of the plurality of ports, the communication device comprises: command hardware that includes a first transmitter to transmit data over a respective one of the plurality of channels and a first receiver to receive data from the respective one of the plurality of channels; and monitor hardware that includes a second receiver coupled to the first transmitter and a third receiver coupled to the respective one of the plurality of channels. The first circuit comprises the command hardware for a first subset of the plurality of ports. The second circuit comprises the monitor hardware for the first subset of the plurality of ports and the command hardware for a second subset of the plurality of ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Driscoll, Brendan Hall, Michael Paulitsch
  • Patent number: 8242510
    Abstract: A structure and method for a semiconductor device includes a silicon device layer and a gallium nitride (GaN) device layer. In an embodiment, the silicon device layer and the GaN device layer have upper surfaces which are coplanar with each other. In another embodiment, the GaN device layer does not directly underlie the silicon device layer, and the silicon device layer does not directly underlie the GaN device layer. The semiconductor device can further include a silicon-based semiconductor device formed on and/or within the silicon device layer, and a nitride-based semiconductor device formed on and/or within the GaN device layer. The GaN device layer can include a plurality of layers which can be formed as conformal blanket layers and then planarized, or which can be selectively formed then planarized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventor: Francois Hebert
  • Patent number: 8238962
    Abstract: A communication system comprises a radio to transmit and receive communication signals to and from a selected ground station; and a management unit coupled to the radio and operable to dynamically set a threshold value for selecting another ground station based on a signal strength corresponding to the selected ground station. The management unit is operable to select another ground station when a signal strength corresponding to the other ground station exceeds the signal strength corresponding to the selected ground station by more than the threshold value set by the management unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. McGuffin
  • Patent number: 8238612
    Abstract: A method for determining motion is provided. The method determines a rotation of an object from a first time to a second time by analyzing a first 2D image obtained at the first time and a second 2D image obtained at the second time. Then, the method determines a translation of the object from the first time to the second time based on the determined rotation, 3D information relating to the first image, and 3D information relating to the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sara Susca, Kailash Krishnaswamy
  • Patent number: 8238544
    Abstract: A system of terminating signals in a telecommunication system is disclosed. In one embodiment a line card comprises functional circuitry, line card connector contacts and a termination resistor. The functional circuitry is used to interface first type ports with second type ports. The line card connector contacts are adapted to be selectively coupled to a backplane of a chassis. The termination resistor is adapted to terminate signal lines when a jumper is coupled across select line card contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl E. Gabrielson, Jr., James E. Holbrook, Dale M. Terrien, Gary Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 8235094
    Abstract: An apparatus for dissipating heat through a plurality of fins is provided. The apparatus includes a heat dissipating member composed of metal and having a plurality of fins projecting from a first side of the heat dissipating member. Additionally, the apparatus includes a thermal material within at least one fin of the plurality of fins, the thermal material having a thermal conductivity greater than the thermal conductivity of the at least one fin in a direction normal to the first side of the heat dissipating member. Finally, a thermal spreader thermally coupled to the heat dissipating member, the thermal spreader configured to spread heat across the plurality of fins of the heat dissipating member is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Wayman, Michael J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8234021
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating approach information for a first vehicle approaching a second dynamic vehicle. An example method determines motion information of the second vehicle and generates approach information based on the determined motion information and the approach centerline. The method generates at least one of an approach path or a plurality of approach path reference points based on at least one of a center of motion of the second vehicle or a touchdown point on the second vehicle and generates at least one of a synthetic path or a plurality of synthetic path reference points by filtering the generated at least one approach path or plurality of approach path reference points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Colclough
  • Patent number: 8232137
    Abstract: A semiconductor device assembly and method can include a single semiconductor layer or stacked semiconductor layers, for example semiconductor wafers or wafer sections (semiconductor dice). On each semiconductor layer, a diamond layer formed therethrough can aid in the routing and dissipation of heat. The diamond layer can include a first portion on the back of the semiconductor layer, and one or more second portions which extend vertically into the semiconductor layer, for example completely through the semiconductor layer. Thermal contact can then be made to the diamond layer to conduct heat away from the one or more semiconductor layers. A conductive via can be formed through the diamond layers to provide signal routing and heat dissipation capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Gaul, Francois Hebert
  • Patent number: 8232782
    Abstract: A control circuit for a variable phase voltage regulator comprises an error amplifier to generate a difference signal based on a difference between a reference voltage and a signal representative of a voltage at an output node of the variable phase voltage regulator. The control circuit also comprises a variable phase compensator to amplify the difference signal to produce a modified difference signal to compensate for effects of varying the number of active phases in the variable phase voltage regulator, wherein the amplification is proportional to a ratio of total number of phases in the variable phase voltage regulator to number of active phases in the variable phase voltage regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: M. Jason Houston, Bogdan M. Duduman, Weihong Qiu
  • Patent number: 8228911
    Abstract: A method to reduce latency in a data link communication is provided. The method includes compressing a data packet to be uplinked from a ground station to an aircraft communications addressing and reporting system (ACARS) in an aircraft and determining a packet size of the data packet. The aircraft communications addressing and reporting system is configured to receive packets having a packet size less than or equal to a first threshold packet size. An Iridium router based unrestricted digital inter-working connectivity solution data service is implemented to uplink the compressed data packet if the packet size exceeds a second threshold packet size. A short burst data service is implemented to uplink the compressed data packet if the packet size is less than or equal to the second threshold packet size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Rithesh Cheriyath, SaiGopal Tumulu, SatyaBhaskar Payasam
  • Patent number: 8229659
    Abstract: A method to generate a clearance request to deviate from a flight plan is provided. The method includes receiving at one or more processors in an airborne vehicle input from at least one automatic flight-plan-relevant source, at least one of the one or more processors independently determining a revised flight route based on the received input, at least one of the one or more processors independently generating a preconfigured clearance request message to deviate from the flight plan for a flight crew user based on the determining. The method further includes providing an audible prompt to the flight crew user for one of approval and rejection of the clearance request to deviate from the flight plan. When an approval of the clearance request to deviate from the flight plan is received from the flight crew user, the preconfigured clearance request message is downlinked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Judd, Ruy C. P. Brandao
  • Patent number: 8229497
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system comprises a base transceiver station, a plurality of distributed antenna units and a signal routing apparatus. The base transceiver station has a plurality of output ports that generate a plurality of downlink signals having overlapping transmit frequencies and containing different communication content. The different communication content is directed toward each of a plurality of mobile units. The base transceiver station also has at least one uplink receive port that receives an uplink signal. The uplink signal includes communication content received from at least one of the mobile units. The plurality of distributed antenna units have coverage areas that are non-overlapping or only partially overlapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: LGC Wireless, LLC
    Inventor: Stefan Scheinert
  • Patent number: 8223341
    Abstract: A resonator fiber optic gyroscope includes a sensing resonator having a first resonance frequency for a first laser beam propagation direction and a second resonance frequency for a second laser beam propagation direction; an intensity modulator coupled to an output of the sensing resonator and configured to modulate the intensity of a signal output from the sensing resonator, wherein the intensity modulator modulates the output signal at an intensity modulation frequency; and resonance tracking electronics coupled to an output of the intensity modulator and configured to demodulate the intensity modulated signal output from the intensity modulator at a resonance tracking modulation frequency to produce a first demodulated signal; the resonance tracking electronics further configured to demodulate the first demodulated signal at the intensity modulation frequency, wherein the intensity modulation frequency is different from the resonance tracking modulation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lee K. Strandjord, Glen A. Sanders, Tiequn Qiu
  • Patent number: 8218590
    Abstract: Designs and processes for thermally stabilizing a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (vcsel) in a chip-scale atomic clock are provided. In one embodiment, a Chip-Scale Atomic Clock includes: a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (vcsel); a heater block coupled to a base of the vcsel; a photo detector; a vapor cell, wherein the vapor cell includes a chamber that defines at least part of an optical path for laser light between the vcsel and the photo detector; and an iso-thermal cage surrounding the vcsel on all sides, the iso-thermal cage coupled to the heater block via a thermally conductive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Youngner, Son T. Lu, Jeff A. Ridley, Linda J. Forner
  • Patent number: RE43513
    Abstract: A controllably alternating buck mode DC-DC converter conducts cycle by cycle analysis of the direction of inductor current flow to decide whether to operate in synchronous buck mode or standard buck mode for the next successive cycle. For each cycle of the PWM waveform controlling the buck mode DC-DC converter, a mode control circuit examines and latches data representative of the direction of inductor current flow relative to the chargeable battery. If the inductor current flow is positive, a decision is made to operate in synchronous buck mode for the next PWM cycle, which allows positive current to charge the battery; if the inductor current drops to zero, a decision is made to operate the converter in standard buck mode for the next PWM cycle, so as to prevent current from flowing out of the battery and boosting the system bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Magne Solie, Thomas A. Jochum
  • Patent number: RE43538
    Abstract: A controllably alternating buck mode DC-DC converter conducts cycle by cycle analysis of the direction of inductor current flow to decide whether to operate in synchronous buck mode or standard buck mode for the next successive cycle. For each cycle of the PWM waveform controlling the buck mode DC-DC converter, a mode control circuit examines and latches data representative of the direction of inductor current flow relative to the chargeable battery. If the inductor current flow is positive, a decision is made to operate in synchronous buck mode for the next PWM cycle, which allows positive current to charge the battery; if the inductor current drops to zero, a decision is made to operate the converter in standard buck mode for the next PWM cycle, so as to prevent current from flowing out of the battery and boosting the system bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Magne Solie, Thomas A. Jochum