Patents Represented by Attorney Kris T. Fredrick
  • Patent number: 7598966
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for automatically rendering information on a display screen of a building information system. Following generation of a plan image, such as a floor or site plan image, the plan image is modified and subsequently rendered on the display screen. The plan image is modified by adjusting the contrast ratio of the plan image such that, when graphical elements, such as icons representing elevators, evacuation stairways and fire hydrants, are rendered on the display screen overlaying the modified plan image, the graphical elements are visually distinct from the modified plan image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Rye, Thomas A. Plocher
  • Patent number: 7593550
    Abstract: A system for one dimensional segmentation of an iris of an eye into a map of the iris and classification of the map into unaffected areas and affected areas. Also, the system may provide for regular shape fitting of the areas for normalization and identifying the unaffected areas as symmetric segments. Further, the system may assign weights to the unaffected areas and the affected areas of the map of the iris and an enrolled map of an iris and their corresponding bins for matching purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Rida M. Hamza
  • Patent number: 7591135
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using a measure of fueling rate in the air side control of an engine. By using a measure of the fueling rate, the air side control may, for example, anticipate the future air side needs of the engine, and adjust one or more air side parameters to meet the anticipated future air side needs of the engine. This may improve the responsiveness, performance and emissions of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory E. Stewart
  • Patent number: 7586114
    Abstract: An optical system having a closed loop light path with a source for providing light in a direction parallel to the normal of an input to the light path. The light may be provided via a refracting mechanism to the input. The system may be a cavity ring-down sensor or some other optical device. The light path may be formed in a laser gyroscope type cavity. A light source may have a beam aligned to a spot, indicator or indicator or mark may be determined in accordance with parameters of the refracting mechanism and/or cavity. A fixture for holding the light source may be secured so that placement of the source in the fixture will automatically result in an aligned light source. Then the refracting mechanism may be inserted to further complete fabrication of the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Barrett E. Cole, James A. Cox, J. David Zook
  • Patent number: 7578167
    Abstract: A three-wafer channel or column structure for a fluid analyzer. The structure may have a support member, membrane, or support wafer containing heaters and interactive elements. The membrane may have a channel of one wafer facing the interactive element side and a space of another wafer facing the other side. The membrane may have perforations to equalize the pressures on both sides of the membrane. A detector in the membrane may have exposure to both the channel and space for good sensitivity, as the sample may be on both sides of the membrane. The wafers may be bonded with a thin film of non-flowing viscous material. Capillaries may be attached to an inlet and outlet of the channel and be parallel to an elongated dimension of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrich Bonne, Robert Higashi
  • Patent number: 7568802
    Abstract: A method and system for eye-safe near infra-red (NIR) optical imaging illumination. An eye of an intended subject are imaged with visible light or NIR light at an unconditionally eye-safe illumination level and the maximum permissible eye-safe NIR illumination that can be applied to the eye is determined from the captured images. The eye of the intended subject can then be illuminated with at least one substantially maximal NIR light pulse having a pulse intensity and duration selected to provide the substantially maximum permissible eye-safe NIR illumination intensity at the eye. NIR light pulse illumination can be inhibited in response to detection of other subjects either within the vicinity of a volume extending between an NIR illuminator illuminating the eye and the intended subject. The likelihood that an intended subject has been recently illuminated can also be determined and statistical measures can be used to avoid re-illuminating subject unnecessarily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Phinney, Jan Jelinek
  • Patent number: 7567704
    Abstract: An image is processed by a sensed-feature-based classifier to generate a list of objects assigned to classes. The most prominent objects (those objects whose classification is most likely reliable) are selected for range estimation and interpolation. Based on the range estimation and interpolation, the sensed features are converted to physical features for each object. Next, that subset of objects is then run through a physical-feature-based classifier that re-classifies the objects. Next, the objects and their range estimates are re-run through the processes of range estimation and interpolation, sensed-feature-to-physical-feature conversion, and physical-feature-based classification iteratively to continuously increase the reliability of the classification as well as the range estimation. The iterations are halted when the reliability reaches a predetermined confidence threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kwong Wing Au, Michael E. Bazakos, Yunqian Ma
  • Patent number: 7558404
    Abstract: A system and method detects the intent and/or motivation of two or more persons or other animate objects in a video scene. In one embodiment, the system forms a blob of the two or more persons, draws a bounding box around said blob, calculates an entropy value for said blob, and compares that entropy value to a threshold to determine if the two or more persons are involved in a fight or other altercation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Yunqian Ma, Michael E. Bazakos
  • Patent number: 7553453
    Abstract: An assay implementation in a microfluidic format in a cartridge relating to a point-of-care instrument platform for monitoring and diagnosing infectious diseases (e.g., AIDS and malaria). The platform may also provide a complete blood count. The instrument platform may hold the cartridge and a portion of an optical system for fluorescent and scattered light related analyses of blood sample in a flow channel of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Yuandong Gu, Aravind Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 7551278
    Abstract: A system having a flow channel for conveying a sample and having fluid light guides for projecting light to the sample target area and collecting light from the sample target area. The system may have fluid light guides on or off the card containing the flow channel. Accurate alignment may be provided by the fluid light guides in lieu of requiring precise alignment for the light source and detectors. The flow channel may be part of a cytometer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Barrett E. Cole
  • Patent number: 7551783
    Abstract: Methods, functional data, and systems are provided for image feature translation. An image is decomposed into sub images, each sub image having its features identified by feature attributes. The feature attributes are used to identify a particular feature within each sub image. The orientation of the particular feature within the sub image is then mapped or calculated to a value. One or more of the mapped or calculated values are translated into a reading associated with an instrument. The reading is then optionally recorded or transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Johnson, Rida M. Hamza, Au W. Kwong, Thomas A. Henderson
  • Patent number: 7552030
    Abstract: A system and method of operating a monitoring and response system for an actor in a daily living environment that relies upon learned models of behavior for adapting system operation. The learned model of behavior preferably includes sequential patterns organized pursuant to assigned partition values that in turn are generated based upon an evaluation of accumulated data. Based upon reference to the learned model of behavior, the system can generate more appropriate response plans based upon expected or unexpected activities, more readily recognize intended activities, recognize abandoned tasks, formulate probabilities of method choice, build probabilities of action success, anticipate and respond to actor movement within the environment, optimize response plan effectiveness, and share learned models across two or more separate system installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Valerie Guralnik, Karen Z. Haigh, Steven A. Harp
  • Patent number: 7552470
    Abstract: The present invention provides a generic technique to perform access control check for data access and/or for doing an operation in a COM based system comprised of multiple servers and having multiple users. A unique user security context number is generated after validating the user for a session, based on user entered authentication parameters. The generation of the security context numbers and the fetching of the access control information from storage medium is managed by a central security server. The generated unique user security context number is then used throughout the session to check for access permission for data access and/or to perform an operation requested by the user during the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Pushparani M. Dominic
  • Patent number: 7549317
    Abstract: A fluid conveyance apparatus having more than one particulate matter sensing probe situated at two or more locations on the apparatus. Signals from the probes from at least two locations may indicate particulate matter flowing within a fluid through the conveyance apparatus. The times between signals may be indicated the rate of movement of the particulate matter in the conveyance apparatus and also a flow rate and direction of the fluid. The sensing probe signals may be processed into control signals that may go to a flow control mechanism. An example application of the flow control mechanism may be for an exhaust gas recirculation system of an engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Rhodes, Brian C. Krafthefer
  • Patent number: 7546772
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a housing portion with a fluid inlet and a polymer element within the housing portion. The polymer element may be coated with piezoresistive material to form a first resistor and may have associated electrodes. The polymer element includes a first resistance value that changes to a second resistive value in a response to a predetermined condition. The pressure sensor may also include a second polymer element that includes a first resistance value that changes to a second resistive value in a response to a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell international Inc.
    Inventors: Eugen I Cabuz, Cleopatra Cabuz, Tzu-Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 7545263
    Abstract: A system for providing audio-based information pertaining to a situation communicated to a first responder en route to the situation. The information may include real-time and current data of the on-going situation (e.g., a building fire). The information may be relayed to the first responder by a dispatch center, or other intermediary, or come directly from monitoring instrumentation at a location of the situation. Also, background and/or preplanned information about the location may be provided to the first responder via a handset or other device. The responder may request certain information via the handset or device in a vehicle en route with voice requests or button activation. Visual displays of information on the instrumentation may be converted to audio- or speech-based displays for the responder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Plocher, Jeffrey M. Rye, Steve D. Huseth, Walter Heimerdinger
  • Patent number: 7530257
    Abstract: A micro fluid analyzer that may be highly sensitive, fast and very compact. The analyzer may use sufficiently low power per analysis to be easily implemented with an equivalently small battery pack or other portable power source. There may be energy conservation features in the analyzer, such as optimal adsorber film thicknesses in the pre-concentrator, concentrator and chromatographic separators. There may be special timing of the phased heating elements in the concentrators and separators to further reduce energy consumption. Various kinds of detectors and sensors may be incorporated in the analyzer for achieving low probability for false positives and detection versatility. There may be a controller that provides data acquisition and analyses, drive signals for control, management of wireless signal transmission and reception, processing, and other operational uses of the micro analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Ulrich Bonne
  • Patent number: 7531137
    Abstract: A substance detection system having an electronic nose and classifier. The system may extract feature from the electronic signals representing the smells from the electronic nose sensing an unknown substance. The features may be formatted as smellprints that are synthesized as data. The features may be classified, and in a binary tournament fashion, as an illustrative example, may be mapped to be compared or correlated with features of known substances. The known substance or substances having the highest scores for good mapping, comparison or correlation with the sensed substance, may be reviewed in view of decision criteria to determine an identification of the sensed substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Onder Uluyol
  • Patent number: 7531363
    Abstract: Detection systems and methods for capturing and analyzing particles within a particle sample are provided. The detection system may include, for example, a particle concentrator that can be used to collect and concentrate particles on a sample collection surface, an energy source for providing energy to induce fluorescence in the particles, and a detector for detecting at least some fluorescence induced in the particles by the energy source. The detection system may include a heater and/or cooler for controlling the temperature of the particle sample during testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Barrett E. Cole, Yuandong Gu
  • Patent number: 7533070
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, system and program product for automatic fault classification. A set of abnormal data can be automatically grouped based on sensor contribution to a prediction error. A principal component analysis (PCA) model of normal behavior can then be applied to a set of newly generated data, in response to automatically grouping the set of abnormal data based on the sensor contribution to the prediction error. Data points can then be identified, which are indicative of abnormal behavior. Such an identification step can occur in response to applying the principal component analysis mode of normal behavior to the set of newly generated data in order to cluster and classify the data points in order to automatically classify one or more faults thereof. The data points are automatically clustered, in order to identify a set of similar events, in response to identifying the data points indicative of abnormal behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Valerie Guralnik, Wendy K. Foslien