Patents Represented by Attorney Kris T. Fredrick
  • Patent number: 7415357
    Abstract: The subject mater herein relates to oil well testing and, more particularly, automated oil well test classification. Various embodiments described herein provide systems, methods, and software for statistical analysis and classification of oil well tests. Some embodiments include receiving a first set of oil well test results from one or more measurement devices of a well test separator, storing the first set of oil well test results in a database, and annotating one or more tests of the first set oil well test results. The annotated test results are then used to build one or more classification models to enable automated oil well test classification as new oil well tests are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International inc.
    Inventors: Petr Stluka, Karel Marik, Josef Rieger
  • Patent number: 7401525
    Abstract: A piezoresistive pressure and/or strain sensor micro-machined primarily from plastic and/or glass. In one illustrative embodiment, the piezoresistive pressure sensor is formed on a polymer substrate. A first selectively implanted region is provided in the polymer substrate to create a piezoresistive region in the polymer substrate. A second selectively implanted region is then provided in at least part of the first selectively implanted region to modulate the electrical conductivity of the first selectively implanted region. The illustrative sensor may be selectively implanted with, for example, nitrogen to create the piezoresistive region, and boron to modulate the electrical conductivity of the piezoresistive region. Phosphorus or any other suitable material may also be used to modulate the electrical conductivity of the piezoresistive region, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Cornel P. Cobianu, Mihai Gologanu, Ioan Pavelescu, Bogdan Catalin Serban
  • Patent number: 7401497
    Abstract: A differential microdischarge detector system. The system comprises two microdischarge detectors (MDDs). One of the MDDs is connected to receive sample analytes to be measured, while the other MDD is connected to receive a reference sample that contains interfering gases and none or a much lower concentration of the sample analytes to be measured. The outputs of the two MDD's are fed to a circuit that generates either a difference or a ratio between the measurements of the two MDDs. In addition, the current, impedance or voltage across the electrodes of the two MDDs may be measured and processed to generate either a difference or a ratio signal, thus obtaining additional information about the sample gas analytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrich Bonne, Teresa M. Marta, Fouad Nusseibeh
  • Patent number: 7389773
    Abstract: A system for controlling fuel to an engine to minimize emissions in an exhaust of the engine. There may be a controller connected to an actuator, for example a fuel control actuator, of the engine and to emissions sensors, such as an NOx and/or PM sensor, proximate to an exhaust output of the engine. The controller, for example a speed controller, may have an input connected to an output of a pedal or desired speed setting mechanism. A speed sensor at a power output of the engine may be connected to an input of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Stewart, Michael L. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 7391147
    Abstract: A light detector having a cathode wafer, a cavity wafer and an anode wafer. The cathode wafer may be bonded to one side of the cavity wafer and the anode wafer may be bonded to another side of the cavity wafer. The cathode wafer may have numerous cathodes, the anode wafer numerous anodes and the cavity wafer numerous cavities which may be aligned on a one-to-one basis to form a wafer structure of a plurality of detectors which may be diced into separable detector chips. When there is a voltage potential across a cathode and an anode, and a gas such as Ne or the like in the cavity, a reception of light such as ultra violet may result in an electronic discharge between the cathode and anode of the light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Barrett E. Cole, Robert E. Higashi
  • Patent number: 7391325
    Abstract: A multifunctional multichip system can operate in a passive mode by using at least one antenna to receive electromagnetic energy and using that energy to perform system functions. The system includes a sensor, an impedance matching circuit and an RFID module. The sensor produces a sensor signal containing a measurement. The RFID can produce an identification signal containing identification information. Alternatively, the RFID chip can be used in an addressing mode wherein the system only produces a signal in response to an addressing signal containing addressing information. The addressing signal is received from the electromagnetic field. In either mode, the sensor signal is coupled from the antenna into the electromagnetic field from which a receiver can obtain it. The signal can contain the identification information as well as the measurement. A matching network minimizes the effects of impedance mismatches between the system elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Cornel P. Cobianu, Ion Georgescu, James D. Cook, Viorel V. Avramescu
  • Patent number: 7368085
    Abstract: An analyte detector including a device having a surface, wherein the device is capable of detecting a charge adjacent to the surface. The surface includes a plurality of molecules bonded thereto, wherein the molecules have a structure (I): where R is a ligand bonded to the surface of the device and R1 is a spacer having 5 to 50 carbon atoms. The charge adjacent to the surface is created by the anionic complex of structure (I), and the number of anionic complex of structure (I) is dependent on the concentration of the analyte of interest. Methods for detecting an analyte are also disclosed, as well as systems using such analyte detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Yuandong Gu, Son Thai Lu
  • Patent number: 7369242
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for measuring a gas within a semiconductor thin film process. The apparatus includes an optical resonator disposed within an environment of the thin-film process, a tunable laser that excites the optical resonator at a characteristic frequency of the gas and a detector that detects an energy within the resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Barrett E. Cole, Yuandong Gu
  • Patent number: 7367216
    Abstract: A micro fluid analyzer having a concentrator and two or more separators. The analyzer may have one, two or more pumps. The analyzer may have a hyper pre-concentrator having a number of channels. There are numerous detectors positioned along the flow path of the analyzer. Also, one or more orifices and micro valves may be positioned in the flow path. The concentrator may have an array of phased heater elements that provide a heat pulse that moves along the fluid path to provide an increasing concentration of heat. The analyzer may be configured as a multiple fluid or gas chromatograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Ulrich Bonne
  • Patent number: 7365326
    Abstract: A lightweight camera is provided that includes a lightweight lens system that has a reduced number of lenses. Reducing the number of lenses produces a lighter camera, but produces a distorted local image. The distorted local image is captured by the lightweight camera, and is preferably transmitted to a remote station. The remote station then performs image processing on the distorted image to remove at least some of the distortion in the image. Preferably, a Massively Parallel Richardson-Lucy (MPRL) algorithm is used to identify and remove distortion from the image. Also, motion, temperature and inter-detector difference distortion is detected and corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Roland Andrew Wood
  • Patent number: 7362210
    Abstract: A system for providing stand-off biometric verification of a driver of a vehicle at a control gate while the vehicle is moving, including a pre-verification system and a post-verification systems. The pre-verification system is installed before an entrance of a facility and comprises an RFID vehicle tag reader, an RFID personal tag reader and a facial detection and recognition (verification) system. The RFID vehicle tag reader scans and reads an ID from an RFID vehicle tag of the vehicle that is trying to pass through the gate. The RFID personal tag reader reads an ID from an RFID personal tag carried by personnel who are driving in the vehicle. The facial detection and verification system scans and reads facial images for the driver. The post-verification system is installed on at least one of an entrance and an exit for post-verification to ensure that the vehicle that enters the entrance or leaves from the exit is the one that has been verified/denied at the control gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Bazakos, Rida M. Hamza, David W. Meyers
  • Patent number: 7357125
    Abstract: A flow control mechanism connected to the intake and exhaust systems of an engine. The mechanism may achieve recirculation of exhaust gases despite varying differential pressures or pulses of pressures. The control mechanism may be connected to a storage device. The pulses may be used to store some of the exhaust gas in the storage device. The exhaust gas needed at the intake manifold may be supplied while the exhaust gas is replenished. The storage may eliminate the necessity of dealing with the pressure pulses and dependent coordination of the flow control mechanism with the pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Soumitri N. Kolavennu
  • Patent number: 7333197
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling chemical identification of individual particles, cells of molecules by obtaining a Raman spectrum of a particle, cell or molecule as it flows past a sensing point in a flow cytometer. The particles, which may be cells or molecules, are associated with a suitable noble metal colloid or colloidal aggregate. Cellular particles may be associated with gold or silver colloidal particles by ultra-sonic sonification while in a sample preparation reservoir containing the gold or silver colloidal suspension. The colloid associated particles are then hydrodynamically focused into a single file by a fluid control module. The surface-enhance Raman Spectrum of individual particles are obtained by illuminating the particle with a laser as the particle flows past a sensing point and gathering the light that is non-elastically scattered (Raman scattered) by the particle. The surface-enhanced Raman spectrum is then analyzed to identify the particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard S. Fritz, Aravind Padmanabhan, Cleopatra Cabuz
  • Patent number: 7331239
    Abstract: A pressure sensor having a predetermined chamber dome angle with an electrode. A hole is located in the top to provide pressure readings and the bottom has an input port. A primary diaphragm is coated on both sides with an electrode and an insulator. A secondary diaphragm is coated on the side which faces the primary diaphragm. Offset holes are made in the two diaphragms which permits pressure equalization during self calibration. Both diaphragms are initially energized to seal the gage volume, and then the secondary diaphragm is used to self calibrate using a known pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Yu Wang, Eugen I Cabuz, Mihai Gologanu
  • Patent number: 7331224
    Abstract: A flow sensor is provided having a substrate with a sensing element and flow channel over the sensing element. The sensing element senses at least one property of a fluid. The flow channel is configured such that tilting the flow sensor does not have a significant effect on the measured signal. A device for measuring tilt in a system having a fluid flow path is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Aravind Padmanabhan, Ernest Satren, Ulrich Bonne, Robert Higashi
  • Patent number: 7328577
    Abstract: A multivariable controller that models the interaction between groups of sensors and groups of actuators during the operation of an engine. By accounting for the interactive effects that a group of actuators has on a sensor or group of sensors, improved system performance may be achieved. When emission sensors are used, such as NOX and/or PM sensors, the multivariable controller may help control the various engine actuators to reduce emissions of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Stewart, Soumitri N. Kolavennu, Francesco Borrelli, Gregory J. Hampson, Syed M. Shahed, Tariq Samad, Michael L. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 7328882
    Abstract: A valve is provided that can selectively change the size of a flow channel in a valve in order to modulate the fluid flow through the valve. In one illustrative embodiment, the valve includes a housing that defines a cavity, with an inlet and an outlet extending into the cavity. A diaphragm is positioned in the cavity, where at least part of the diaphragm defines at least part of the fluid path. One or more electrodes are fixed relative to the diaphragm, and one or more electrodes are fixed relative to the housing such that the diaphragm can be electrostatically actuated to modulate the fluid flow through the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Yu Wang, Eugen Cabuz
  • Patent number: 7330841
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of predicting decisions uses the knowledge of one or more individuals. The individuals, referred to as a team, are knowledgeable about the domain in which decisions are being made. The team individually rates the importance of decision criteria they deem relevant. They then rate the extent which multiple problem characteristics are deemed relevant to the decision. The ratings are subjected to automated quantitative analysis for consistency, and the raters may discuss and modify inconsistent ratings if appropriate. Once the ratings are accepted, the raters then rate the decision options against the highest scoring problem characteristics as determined in the initial ratings. After one or more further rounds of consistency evaluations, the highest rated options are selected as the prediction of the decision to made by the adversary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Cochran, Todd P. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 7329895
    Abstract: A sensor comprises two photodiodes sensitive to different wavelengths. The photodiodes or detectors are stacked in a vertical relationship to each other. A bandpass filter is provided to limit the wavelengths of light reaching the detectors. The photodiodes are formed of various combinations of materials such as AlGaN or InGaN, or different compositions of the same material. Charge detectors are coupled to each detector to provide a signal representative of the amount of radiation detected in their corresponding bandwidths. A biological sample is provided proximate the filter. A laser is used to illuminate the biological sample to create biofluorescence corresponding to intrinsic tryptophan of bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Barrett E. Cole, Wei Yang, Thomas E. Nohava
  • Patent number: 7329853
    Abstract: A spectrally tunable optical detector and methods of manufacture therefore are provided. In one illustrative embodiment, the tunable optical detector includes a tunable bandpass filter, a detector and readout electronics, each supported by a different substrate. The substrates are secured relative to one another to form the spectrally tunable optical detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Barrett E. Cole, Robert E. Higashi, Arunkumar Subramanian, Subash Krishnankutty