Patents Assigned to Honeywell International Inc.
  • Publication number: 20180355791
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for an axi-centrifugal compressor in a gas turbine engine for a business aviation or rotorcraft propulsion unit. The compressor includes an axial compressor section operable to affect a first pressure ratio along the flow path between a compressor inlet and a first section exit, and a centrifugal compressor section operable to affect a second pressure ratio along the flow path between a second section inlet and the compressor exit. The pressure rise across the axial and centrifugal compressor section is configured to have a tuning factor is in a range between 2.8 and 4.5 and a loading factor in a range between 0.6 and 0.8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Nolcheff, John Repp, Bruce David Reynolds, David Richard Hanson
  • Publication number: 20180353781
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to absorbing elements in respiratory face masks. Applicants have developed a structure for respiratory masks that can both absorb moisture from the face (such as perspiration, as well as from condensed moisture in the breath), and maintain a low breath resistance (won't increase the breath resistance significantly). The structure may comprise an annular structure added to the respiratory masks for moisture management, wherein the annular structure comprises moisture absorbent materials. This structure may also be known as an absorbing element operable to absorb moisture effectively, provide a respiratory mask with improved moisture control characteristics, reduce fogging of a face shield or eyeglasses of the wearer, and reduce the amount of uncomfortable moisture buildup on the face of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Anna LIU, Linan ZHAO, Kevin LU
  • Publication number: 20180356796
    Abstract: Additive Manufacturing Quality Management (AMQM) systems and methods are provided, which enhance quality control across Additive Manufacturing (AM) supply chains from which AM components are obtained. In various embodiments, the AMQM system includes an AM machine utilized to produce AM components in accordance with AM design data. A first sensor is coupled to the AM machine and, during fabrication of AM components by the AM machine, captures sensor readings pertaining to the AM fabrication process. When executed by a processor, computer-executable code causes the AMQM system to: (i) compile part-specific sensor profiles from sensor readings captured by the first sensor during fabrication of the AM components, and (ii) generate user notifications indicating whether remedial action should be performed for any of the AM components based, at least in part, on conformance of the part-specific sensor profiles with a baseline sensor profile corresponding to the AM design data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Donald G Godfrey, Brian G Baughman, Soeren Wiener, Niranjan Kalyandurg
  • Publication number: 20180355801
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for cleaning one or more cooling passages associated with a combustion chamber of a gas turbine engine. The gas turbine engine has a compressor section upstream from the combustion chamber. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving a pressurized fluid from a source; directing the pressurized fluid through an inlet of a chamber such that a portion of a plurality of particles within the chamber is entrained within the pressurized fluid; and injecting the pressurized fluid with the entrained portion of the plurality of particles downstream from the compressor section through an end wall of a diffuser and deswirl system of the gas turbine engine or through a plenum upstream from the combustion chamber to clean the one or more cooling passages associated with the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Harry Lester Kington, Nagaraja S. Rudrapatna, Vladimir K. Tolpygo
  • Patent number: 10152195
    Abstract: A computer-implemented flight display system including a computer processor that is capable of determining a current energy situation of an aircraft, an electronic display device, and a graphical user interface (GUI) provided on the electronic display device. The GUI includes a current aircraft position symbol, an optimal aircraft position symbol, and at least one symbol indicating a position for changing aircraft configuration. Relative positioning on the GUI of the optimal aircraft position system and the at least one symbol indicating a position for changing aircraft configuration is based at least in part on the determined current energy situation of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ivan Lacko, Yujia Cao, Zdenek Moravek, Stepan Dopita
  • Patent number: 10154541
    Abstract: A mechanism for indicating ambient temperature of an enclosure from temperatures determined within the enclosure. The temperatures may be obtained from two or more sensors at each of two or more locations within the enclosure. The enclosure may include an apparatus inside such as electronics of which power consumption may be determined. Data including temperatures of two locations within the enclosure at various electronics power consumption levels may be entered into a 2-D plot. An approximation of the 2-D plot may be effected with an appropriate equation to be solved for ambient temperature. The data of the 2-D plot plus temperatures of a third location and air flow levels in the enclosure may be entered into a 3-D plot. An approximation of the 3-D plot may be effected with an appropriate equation to be solved for ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammad A. Aljabari
  • Patent number: 10152431
    Abstract: A system and process of adjusting units coupled to a control element which includes, installing the unit at a selected location. A parameter can be entered from a displaced user operable device. The unit can be directed to carry out a selected function. Performance can be evaluated whether an additional parameter alteration is required based on a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Piel, Kenneth G. Eskildsen
  • Patent number: 10152628
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for occupancy detection are described herein. One device includes instructions to receive an image of a portion of a facility captured by an imaging device, the image defined by a field of view, and set a first occupancy detection threshold for a first part of the field of view and a second occupancy detection threshold for a second part of the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Townsend, Sahand Ghanoun
  • Patent number: 10151650
    Abstract: A measurement assembly for determining a torque applied to a shaft including a disk coupled to a motor such that the motor is to drive rotation of the disk about a central axis. The measurement assembly also includes a first ring and second ring coupled to the disk and the shaft, respectively, and a sensor unit to measure a rotational displacement between the first and second rings about the central axis. The measurement assembly further includes one or more deformable members coupled between the disk and the shaft, each including a pair of ends and a body extending therebetween. For each deformable member, one of the ends is coupled to the shaft and the other end is coupled to the disk such that a rotation of the shaft relative to the disk about the central axis is to cause the deformation of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Buckley, Amar Nanda, Pascal Schweizer
  • Patent number: 10150889
    Abstract: Poly fluorine-containing siloxane coatings having improved hydrophobic and oleophobic properties and solutions for creating such coatings are provided. In some embodiments, the coating includes a polymer having a plurality of Si—O—Si linkages; and at least two fluorine-containing moieties, each attached to at least one of the Si—O—Si linkages. Each fluorine-containing moiety independently includes a linking portion attached to a silicon of one of the Si—O—Si linkages, wherein the linking portion is of a formula selected from the group consisting of: —[CH2]a— where a is an integer from 1 to 10 and —[CH2]bCONH[CH2]c— where b and c are independently an integer from 0 to 10. Each fluorine-containing moiety also independently includes a fluorinated portion attached to the linking portion, wherein the fluorinated portion is selected from a fluorinated-alkyl group having 1-10 carbon atoms and a perfluoro-ether containing organic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ya Qun Liu, Bright Zhang, Huifeng Duan, Wanchao Jiang, Yunzi Jiang, Zhe Ding, David K. Chen, Yanming Shen, Wei Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10151834
    Abstract: In one example, this disclosure is directed to a system configured to receive a first set of weather data from an onboard weather data system disposed on an aircraft. The system is configured to receive a second set of weather data from a remote weather data system separate from the aircraft, wherein the second set of weather data and the first set of weather data provide coverage at least in part of an overlapping volume of airspace and an overlapping time interval. The system is configured to determine whether a difference between the first set of weather data and the second set of weather data is above a nominal threshold of difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Wang, Ji Li, Haifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10152074
    Abstract: Energy management using a wearable device is described herein. One apparatus includes a user interface, a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive a communication from a utility information system of a utility, wherein the communication includes information associated with energy being provided to a facility by the utility, provide, via the user interface, the information to a user of the apparatus, receive, via the user interface, a command from the user to adjust energy consumption of the facility based, at least in part, on the information, and send the command to an energy management system of the facility, wherein the apparatus is a wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John Edward Nelson, Jr., Edward Koch, David Justin McCurnin
  • Patent number: 10150573
    Abstract: A method for presenting flight control system data onboard an aircraft is provided. The method detects a current operating mode of an automatic flight control system; determines a current aircraft operation, based on the current operating mode; identifies, based on the current aircraft operation, potential aircraft operations associated with a plurality of operating modes of the automatic flight control system, and wherein the plurality of operating modes comprises the current operating mode; presents, via a display device onboard the aircraft, a first plain-text description of the current operating mode and the current aircraft operation; and presents, via the display device, a plurality of plain-text descriptions, wherein each of the plain-text descriptions is associated with a respective one of the potential aircraft operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Matthew Wong, Justin Ryan, Dave Gribble, Stephen Daniel Kropp
  • Patent number: 10151026
    Abstract: The disclosure describes in some examples a technique that includes the disclosure describes a technique that includes depositing a carbon powder and a resin powder on a surface of a fiber preform, where the fiber preform includes a plurality of fibers and defines interstitial spaces between the plurality of fibers, and vibrating the fiber preform to allow the carbon powder and the resin powder to infiltrate the interstitial spaces between the plurality of fibers of the fiber preform to form an infiltrated preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Seminara, Richard George Rateick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10151502
    Abstract: A system for developing HVAC system configurations for a building may develop suggested HVAC system configurations based, at least in part, on obtained building information. A user interface may accept building information that at least partially defines an interior or exterior of a building. The building information may include, among other information, current HVAC system configuration information for an HVAC system of the building including current locations of register vents within the building. A processing module in communication with the user interface may determine one or more suggested HVAC system configurations based, at least in part, on building information accepted at the user interface. The user interface may display the suggested one or more HVAC system configurations to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: James Flaherty, Nathaniel D. Kraft, Preston Gilmer, David Emmons
  • Patent number: 10151504
    Abstract: A wireless device may be used to communicate with and control one or more components of an HVAC system from a remote location. The wireless device may be configured to display building control information on the display of the wireless device, wherein the building control information that is displayed may be adapted based, at least in part, on an identified pattern of user actions with the wireless device. The identified pattern may be at least partially based on user actions with associated geo-locations, times, and/or other conditions. The information that is to be displayed on the display of the wireless device may be determined based, at least in part, on a current time, a current geo-location of the wireless device, or other current condition in view of the identified pattern in user actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kamal Kannan, Philip J. Ferro
  • Patent number: 10151647
    Abstract: In one embodiment a pressure sensor is provided. The pressure sensor includes a housing having an input port configured to allow a media to enter the housing. A support is mounted within the housing, the support defining a first aperture extending therethrough. A stress isolation member is mounted within the first aperture of the support, the stress isolation member defining a second aperture extending therethrough, wherein the stress isolation member is composed of silicon. sensor die bonded to the stress isolation member. The sensor die includes a silicon substrate having an insulator layer on a first side of the silicon substrate; and sensing circuitry disposed in the insulator layer on the first side, wherein a second side of the silicon substrate is exposed to the second aperture of the stress isolation member and the second side is reverse of the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Brown, Curtis Rahn
  • Publication number: 20180345424
    Abstract: A method for improving the surface of an aluminum alloy article includes manufacturing the aluminum alloy article using an additive manufacturing technique, wherein the article as-manufactured includes one or more of cracks, roughness, or porosity at a surface of the article; coating the surface of the aluminum alloy article with a diffusion element, the diffusion element being capable of diffusing at least 0.2 mils into the article; heating the aluminum alloy article coated with the diffusion element to cause the diffusion element to diffuse the at least 0.2 mils into the article, thereby forming a diffusion layer of at least 0.2 mils in thickness comprising both aluminum alloy and diffusion element; and removing the diffusion layer from the aluminum alloy article, whereby upon the removing, a resulting improved surface of the article comprises fewer or smaller cracks, reduced roughness, or reduced porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Andy Szuromi, Steve Starr, Donald G. Godfrey, Mark C. Morris
  • Publication number: 20180351188
    Abstract: A method of fuel desulfurization comprises receiving fuel from a source of fuel in a gaseous phase and condensing the fuel in the gaseous phase in a fuel condenser to convert at least a portion of the fuel into a liquid phase. The method further comprises delivering the fuel in the liquid phase directly to a reformer and returning the uncondensed portion of the fuel in the gaseous phase to the source of fuel to inert the source of fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daguang Zheng, Dacong Weng
  • Publication number: 20180345423
    Abstract: A method for improving the surface of an aluminum alloy article includes manufacturing the aluminum alloy article using an additive manufacturing technique, wherein the article as-manufactured includes one or more of cracks, roughness, or porosity at a surface of the article; coating the surface of the aluminum alloy article with a diffusion element, the diffusion element being capable of diffusing at least 0.2 mils into the article; heating the aluminum alloy article coated with the diffusion element to cause the diffusion element to diffuse the at least 0.2 mils into the article, thereby forming a diffusion layer of at least 0.2 mils in thickness comprising both aluminum alloy and diffusion element; and removing the diffusion layer from the aluminum alloy article, whereby upon the removing, a resulting improved surface of the article comprises fewer or smaller cracks, reduced roughness, or reduced porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Andy Szuromi, Steve Starr, Donald G. Godfrey, Mark C. Morris