Patents Represented by Attorney Husch Blackwell Sanders Welsh & Katz
  • Patent number: 7881568
    Abstract: An interconnect element incorporates a plurality of smaller, substantially identical, interconnect modules. Multiple identical elements can in turn be combined to form larger interconnect networks. Signal paths in the elements can be implemented with optical fibers or electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tellabs Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip J. Lin
  • Patent number: 7830750
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating an acoustic detector. The method includes the steps of simultaneously transmitting an acoustic signal and an electromagnetic signal to an acoustic detector, receiving both signals, calculating a timing difference between the reception of the acoustic signal and electromagnetic signal, and setting a first time threshold used to determine if a glass panel is broken using the calculated difference and storing the first time threshold. A sensitivity level is also set based upon the determined timing difference. A unique key signature in the acoustic signal and electromagnetic signal is detected and matched with a stored signature to determine whether the signals are from a calibration signal. The timing difference is only calculated if both signals are calibration signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Smith
  • Patent number: 7814188
    Abstract: A wireless communications system incorporates a plurality of synchronized wireless units. Each unit minimizes energy requirements by entering a low current, inactive, state between synchronizing signals. The unit automatically enters an active state prior to receipt of the next synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Tice, Mark C. Bohanon
  • Patent number: 7807103
    Abstract: A method of determining allergen activity in dust comprises: providing a dust sample; extracting from the dust sample at least one breakdown component or proteins or peptides; reacting the extracted at least one breakdown component with a colorimetric amine detection reagent such as TNBSA; and quantitatively measuring the intensity of any resulting coloration. The allergen activity may be gauged by the intensity of coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Life Safety Distribution AG
    Inventor: Ramin Pirzad
  • Patent number: 7809963
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for controlling power consuming devices within a user space. The method includes the steps of providing a plurality of power control devices where each power control device of the plurality of power control devices controls a power consuming device within the user space, a base station controlling a power level of the power controlling devices in accordance with a set of parameter provided by a user of the user space, a solar detector detecting a solar input proximate the user space and the base station adjusting a power level of the power control devices in accordance with the detected solar input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: William E. Dorn
  • Patent number: 7804402
    Abstract: Regional physical information can be entered along with automatically sensed ambient condition information into regional monitoring system. Alarm decision processing can be adjusted in accordance therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Lang, Timothy A. Rauworth
  • Patent number: 7797116
    Abstract: A system and method to detect acoustic signals from fire sprinkler heads discharging water and to locate such devices in a public building, airport, sports stadium or other structure which can include a system to measure speech intelligibility. Time and frequency domain analysis are carried out to establish the presence of signals characteristic of water discharge from a fire sprinkler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew G. Berezowski, Walter Heimerdinger, Charles R. Obranovich, John A. Phelps, Michael D. Shields, Philip J. Zumsteg
  • Patent number: 7797469
    Abstract: A computer peripheral connects to a host computer such as a PC to assist in a presentation. The peripheral includes a memory and receiver combined within a portable, lightweight housing. Presentation data is stored in the memory, while the receiver receives wireless signals from a handheld transmitter for paging through slides or other segments of the presentation using page up and page down instructions. The memory may be a USB hard drive, for example, or other portable storage media. The peripheral is connected to the host computer using a USB cable and an externally-accessible port in the housing, for example. A hub controller within the peripheral enables the memory and receiver to communicate with the externally-accessible port, thereby providing communication with the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. O'Keefe, Ivan Reiff, Huong Tovan
  • Patent number: 7796033
    Abstract: A method of automatically calibrating a motion detector and a motion detector adapted for calibration using the method. The method comprises setting the motion detector to a calibration mode, waiting a preset period of time for the installer to walk to the furthest distance, receiving a Doppler signal generated by motion at the furthest distance from the microwave motion detector within the protected area, measuring an amplitude of the Doppler signal and storing a motion detection threshold for the microwave motion detector. The motion detection threshold is a proportional to the measured amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie K. Green, Xiaodong Wu, James N. Helland
  • Patent number: 7796644
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method for reserving spare bandwidth for a link in a communication network including a plurality of links. The method provides for monitoring the volume of traffic routed through each link of the communication network. A single link failure for each link is then simulated and the volume of traffic which would be rerouted through each link for maintaining communication and the volume of traffic removed from each link are determined for each simulated single link failure. The difference between the volume of traffic which would need to be rerouted through each link and the corresponding volume of traffic removed from each link is then computed, and a maximum difference value is determined for each link for all simulated single link failures. An amount of spare bandwidth equivalent to the determined maximum difference is then reserved for each link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Tellabs Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B. Magill, Philip J. Lin
  • Patent number: 7794575
    Abstract: A monitor is disclosed for monitoring an atmosphere for the presence of a target gas. The monitor includes an electrical gas sensor having a working (sensing) electrode and a counter electrode, an operational amplifier connected between the sensor electrodes, a detector, and a circuit. The sensor provides a current between the electrodes that is indicative of the amount of a target gas in the atmosphere. The operational amplifier generates an output signal according to the current flowing between the terminals where the output signal is indicative of the amount of target gas in the atmosphere. The detector detects when the current flowing between the sensor electrodes exceeds a predetermined threshold. The circuit restricts the potential difference between the sensor electrodes when the current between the terminals exceeds the predetermined threshold by supplying additional current or removing current from the working sensor electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell Analytics Limited
    Inventors: John Chapples, Martin Legg, Neils Hansen
  • Patent number: 7794779
    Abstract: A process is described for manufacturing gas diffusion electrodes, which process comprises: (a) treating an area of a pre-shrunk porous hydrophobic substrate so as to restrict the slurry deposited in step b) to the said area, preferably by forming a well in the area and/or treating the substrate in the area to render it less hydrophobic, e.g. by plasma treating the area; (b) dispensing a slurry of catalyst onto the said area, (c) removing liquid from the dispensed slurry, (d) treating the dried slurry to remove organic materials and e) cutting the catalyst and the underlying portion of substrate from the rest of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell Analytics Ltd.
    Inventors: Neils Richard Stewart Hansen, Richard Alan Sellis, John Chapples
  • Patent number: 7792511
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating between a base and a remote device in a security system. The base receives an audio signal from a telephone network via a panel and then frequency modulates the audio signal at a carrier frequency to generate an FM signal. The remote device receives the FM signal from the base, determines a phase error signal representing the phase error between the received FM signal and an output signal of a voltage controlled oscillator, determines a difference between the carrier frequency and a center frequency of the voltage controlled oscillator, and, if there is a difference, then changes the center frequency of the voltage controlled oscillator to match the carrier frequency of the FM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Weston, Tony T Li, Mark H Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7791496
    Abstract: An alarm indicating output appliance can be releasably affixed to a mounting plate. The plate carries wire receiving terminals which couple to the appliance. In the absence of the appliance, at least two of the terminals can be short circuited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Anderson, Curtis R. Davidson, Bojana Vojinovic
  • Patent number: 7786892
    Abstract: A method for the interpretation of a radio-lectrical command for equipment in which the command is interpreted as a function of the emission zone is provided. This is achieved whereby the electromagnetic characteristics of the field generated by the radio-electrical command in the vicinity of a device for reception of radio-electrical commands are determined. The characteristics are compared to determine if the point of the radio-electrical command is located in a near-field or in a far-field zone. A command is then carried out as a function of the command received and as a function of the emission zone of the command. This permits the same command to have two meaning for the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Somfy SAS
    Inventor: Jacques Marty
  • Patent number: D623120
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Farber
  • Patent number: D623584
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Swiss Cargo Industries S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Farber
  • Patent number: D624004
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Swiss Cargo Industries S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Farber
  • Patent number: D630156
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Swiss Cargo Industries S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Farber
  • Patent number: D630157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Swiss Cargo Industries S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Farber