Patents Assigned to Honeywell International Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190084906
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to the discovery that, during the fluorination of certain fluoroolefin starting reagents, oligomerization/polymerization of such reagents reduces the conversion process and leads to increased catalyst deactivation. The present invention also illustrates that vaporizing such starting reagents in the presence of one or more organic co-feed reduces such oligomerization/polymerization and improves catalytic stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Haiyou WANG, Hsueh Sung TUNG, Selma BEKTESEVIC, Daniel C. MERKEL, Haluk KOPKALLI, Yuon CHIU
  • Publication number: 20190085870
    Abstract: An electrohydraulic servo valve (EHSV) includes a housing assembly, a spool valve, an armature, a control mechanism, and a feedback spring. The spool valve is movably disposed within the housing assembly. The armature is rotationally mounted on the housing assembly. The control mechanism is coupled to the armature and is rotatable therewith. The feedback spring is coupled between the control mechanism and the spool valve, and includes a helical coil that is disposed on and engages the control mechanism, and a cantilever portion that extends from the helical portion to a terminus that engages the spool valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Larry Portolese, Jason Dai, Daniel Laboda
  • Publication number: 20190084905
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for preparing 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluorpropene comprising: (a) hydrogenating 1,2-dichloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst to form 1,1,1-trifluoro-2,3-dichloropropane and (b) dehydrochlorinating 1,1,1-trifluoro-2,3-dichloropropane in the presence of a dehydrochlorination catalyst to form 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluorpropene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Haiyou WANG, Hsueh Sung Tung
  • Publication number: 20190088147
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an optimum flight slot for an aircraft are provided. The method, for example, may include, but is not limited to, receiving flight plan input data from a client device, generating a flight plan based upon the flight plan input data, the flight plan including a plurality of fixes, determining a plurality of time slots based upon the flight plan input data, determining a traffic density for each fix along the flight plan for each of the plurality of slots, the traffic density based upon a number of aircraft within a bounding area containing each respective fix, determining the optimum flight time slot from the plurality of time slots based upon a weighted summation of the traffic density for each fix along the flight plan for each of the plurality of slots, and transmitting the optimum flight time slot to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Murali Krishna Kusuma, Amit Srivastav, Mahender Rangu, Chinmayee Agnihotri
  • Publication number: 20190085765
    Abstract: A propulsion and electric power generation system includes a gas turbine propulsion engine, an electrical generator, an aircraft power distribution system, a plurality of auxiliary fans, and a controller. The gas turbine propulsion engine includes at least a low-pressure turbine coupled to a fan via a low-pressure spool, and the low-pressure turbine is configured to generate mechanical power. The electrical generator is directly connected to the low-pressure spool and generates a total amount of electrical power (Pe). The aircraft power distribution system receives a first fraction (Pa) of the total amount of electrical power. The auxiliary fans receive a second fraction (Pf) of the total amount of electrical power. The controller is configured to control a ratio of Pf to Pa (Pf/Pa) such that the ratio spans a range from less than 0.6 to at least 0.9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Nick Nolcheff, John Meier, James Laffan, Alan D. Hemmingson, Cristian Anghel, Mike Koerner
  • Publication number: 20190082986
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for measuring the cognitive state of an individual by combining analysis of 2 independent quantities derived from a single sensor. The method comprises placing an array of electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors in contact with the individual. The sensors continually measure the ECG voltages and signal-to-noise ratios from each ECG. A distance to sensor and pressure applied to sensor our calculated for each ECG sensor that corresponds to the ECG voltage and signal-to-noise ratio measurements from each respective ECG sensor. Next, a graphical distance and pressure map is generated based on the combined signal-to-noise ratios of the ECG sensors and continually analyzed to determine the cognitive state of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Zdenek Moravek, David Kunes, Lukas Maly
  • Patent number: 10234353
    Abstract: A level gauge system for mounting on a roof of a semi-closed storage tank includes an automatic tank level gauge for determining a level reading for a liquid including at least one liquid component in the tank. A processor includes a memory storing pressure correction factors or a pressure correction factor equation for correcting the level reading for a measured gas pressure above the liquid in the tank. The processor is programmed for implementing choosing a selected pressure correction factor from the pressure correction factors or the equation based on a received current gas pressure above, and applying the selected pressure correction factor for automatically correcting the level reading provided by the tank level gauge to generate a corrected level reading which compensates for the current gas pressure above effects on the roof and on the level gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Van Bekkum, Michiel Althof, Ard Van Schie
  • Patent number: 10234855
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining one or more modified properties associated with at least one of an alarm to be generated by an industrial process control and automation system and a process controller within the industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes obtaining historical data associated with actual operation of the control and automation system. The method further includes simulating operation of one or more components of the control and automation system using the one or more modified properties. The method also includes identifying one or more simulated alarms generated during the simulated operation of the one or more components using the one or more modified properties. In addition, the method includes outputting the one or more simulated alarms. The method could also include receiving one or more approvals of the one or more modified properties and providing the one or more modified properties to the process controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Archana Mariswamy, Ilangovan Rajaram, Srikant Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10236885
    Abstract: An output buffer apparatus that includes an electronic circuit composed of a buffer that electronically feeds an electronic status signal behind the buffer and into a digital output that drives the buffer. The electronic status signal provides a status signal indicative of the state of the field load in electrical communication with the electronic circuit. The digital output is buffered without losing the line-fault detection feature associated with that digital output. The disclosed output buffer apparatus can be implemented in the context of industrial control and automation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Wormmeester
  • Patent number: 10233137
    Abstract: A method for removing unsaturated halogen impurities from 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf) of the type that may otherwise be difficult to separate from HFO-1234yf due to the impurities having boiling points which are close to that of HFO-1234yf and/or the potential of one or more of the impurities to form azeotropic mixtures with HFO-1234yf. A HFO-1234yf stream including unsaturated halogenated impurities is first passed through a caustic scrubber and is then passed through an acid scrubber. In the caustic scrubber and acidic scrubber, undesirable impurities are removed, in particular, 3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1243zf), 1-chloro-1-fluoroethylene (1131a), vinyl chloride (1140), and/or 1-chloro-2-fluoroethylene (1131).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Haiyou Wang, Terris Yang
  • Patent number: 10234832
    Abstract: The disclosure reveals a system for optimizing control devices in a clean room environment with intelligent flow curve tools. The system may incorporate a controller and one or more valves for airflow control in a space, connected to the controller. The controller may incorporate a user interface that has a display and a control mechanism. The controller may contain one or more airflow tables corresponding to the one or more valves, respectively. Also, the controller may have a curve tool that can provide an airflow table on the display in one or more formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Nair, Wei Hua, Upender Paravastu, Indrajeet Tukaram Sutar, Robert Klamka
  • Patent number: 10234303
    Abstract: Methods provide for guidance without sensing data about an ownship, the method includes: pre-loading, from an airport mapping database to an lateral guidance computer within a cockpit, airport mapping data for use in guidance of the ownship from a lateral guidance computer; executing airport moving map applications to process the airport mapping data to form a synthesized view for displaying on a display within the cockpit; receiving by the electronic information device within the cockpit at least one of a 3D spatial representation of the ownship; overlaying the 3D spatial representation of the ownship onto the synthesized view for providing a visual 3D representation of the ownship; and providing, without using the sensing data about the ownship, one or more cues, by a digital taxi application based on only airport mapping data and dimensions associated with the 3D spatial representation of the ownship, on the display within the cockpit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mohan Gowda Chandrashekarappa, Vijayakumar Gouda
  • Patent number: 10236691
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for improved power meter disconnect switch operation, which may include opening and/or closing of the disconnect switch. In particular, for reasons such as reduction of electromechanical stress on the disconnect switch, the disconnect switch may be operated based, at least in part, on a voltage at the load side of the disconnect switch. For example, in some cases, the disconnect switch may be opened slightly before a zero crossover of a waveform corresponding to the load side voltage. As another example, in some cases, the disconnect switch may be closed slightly before or slightly after a zero crossover of a waveform corresponding to the load side voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Shuey
  • Patent number: 10235447
    Abstract: A method implemented using a server includes receiving, from a first application, a tag associated with an equipment, the tag indicating an event. The method also includes retrieving, from at least a second application, at least one of an action or context information linked to the event based on the tag. The method further includes transmitting the tag indicating the event and the action linked to event. In addition, the method includes displaying, on a plant graphic, a location of the event using the tag and the action linked to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ranganathan Srinivasan, Mandar Vartak, Ravi Kumar Ramamurthy, Navaneeth Vengallur, Andrew John Trenchard
  • Patent number: 10236137
    Abstract: A multi-pole switch assembly includes a housing, a plurality of switches, and an actuator. The switches are disposed within the housing, and each switch is coupled to receive an actuation force and is configured, upon receipt of the actuation force, to move between a first position and a second position. The actuator is disposed at least partially within the housing and is configured to at least substantially simultaneously engage, and thereby supply the actuation force to, each switch to thereby move all of the switches, with substantial simultaneity, to either the first or the second position. The actuator is rotatable to a plurality of set rotational positions to thereby vary the substantial simultaneity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatesh Raikar, Vivin Sebastian, Mark A. Mantua, Balaji K. Krishnaswamy
  • Patent number: 10237712
    Abstract: This disclosure provides various ways to enable a BLUETOOTH Low Energy (BLE) communication capability for a field instrument. An apparatus is configured to perform a method for providing BLE communication capability to a legacy field instrument in an industrial control system. The method includes receiving, by a BLE adapter coupled to the field instrument, information from the field instrument according to a protocol that is native to the field instrument. The method includes converting, by the BLE adapter, the information into a BLE communication protocol. The method includes transmitting, by the BLE adapter, the converted information to an external device over a BLE communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Venkateswaran Chittoor Gopalakrishnan, Joseph Pane, Sharath Babu Malve, Amol Gandhi, Paul Dooner
  • Publication number: 20190078535
    Abstract: Eductor systems and methods improve eduction by increasing swirl. An eductor housing defines a primary plenum channeling a flow stream from an inlet opening to an exit opening, and defines a secondary plenum separated from the primary plenum and channeling another flow stream from a duct inlet to exit slots. A gas flow stream is delivered into the eductor housing and is directed through the exit opening so that the gas flow stream educes the flow stream through the inlet opening and the exit opening. The second flow stream is delivered to the secondary plenum through a duct connected at an angle to induce a swirl in the secondary plenum to effect a static pressure reduction at the exit opening that draws the flow stream from the inlet opening through the exit opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Dan Bouldin, Robert Robbins, Jonathan Luc Dion, Vladimir Gordievsky
  • Publication number: 20190077969
    Abstract: A paint composition intended for application to a metallic substrate, wherein the paint composition includes an amount of a copolymer emulsion formulation for improving the adhesion of the paint composition to the metallic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Michael Jablon, Gerald Smith
  • Publication number: 20190080679
    Abstract: An improved cell structure that enables design improvements to acoustic panels is provided. The provided cell structure for an acoustic panel is (i) capable of damping a wider range of audible frequencies, (ii) able to be easily combined and integrated into a variety of panel dimensions, and (iii) manufacturable using additive manufacturing techniques such as direct metal laser sintering (DMLS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Shawn Alstad
  • Publication number: 20190079021
    Abstract: A sensor assembly comprises a device mounted on a surface of a vehicle and extending through at least one passage in the surface of the vehicle, and a sensor comprising a short range particulate (SRP) sensor, or a light detection and ranging (LiDAR) air data sensor. The sensor is co-located and integrated with the device mounted on the surface of the vehicle. No additional passages through the surface of the vehicle are needed to integrate the sensor with the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Zhu Fan, Brett Gordon Northcutt, Stanley Robert Hodge