Patents Assigned to Honeywell International Inc.
  • Patent number: 11002545
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing SHD switching for RFOGS are provided herein. A system includes a resonator in which light resonates; at least one laser source that produces first and second optical beams; heterodyne modulators that modulate the first and second optical beams at a heterodyne frequency plus a modulation frequency offset to produce multiple sideband optical beams, wherein the modulation frequency offset has a different sign for the first and second optical beams; a frequency switching controller that alternatingly switches the signs of the modulation frequency offset applied to the first and second optical beams, wherein the heterodyne modulation of the first and second optical beams are on average at the heterodyne frequency; at least one coupler that couples the sideband optical beams into the resonator; a feedback control that detects the sideband optical beams transmitted from the resonator and, in response, adjusts frequencies of the optical beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lee K. Strandjord, Glen A. Sanders, Jianfeng Wu, Tiequn Qiu, Marc Smiciklas
  • Patent number: 11004288
    Abstract: Visitor meeting registration and management is described herein. One device includes a user interface, memory, and processor to receive, from a user of the mobile device via the user interface, an invitation code associated with an invitation received by the mobile device for a meeting at a facility, display, on the user interface upon receiving the invitation code, a registration screen for the meeting, receive, from the user via the registration screen displayed on the user interface, registration information for the meeting, send the registration information to a computing device associated with the facility, receive, from the computing device, an identification mechanism for the user, provide the identification mechanism for the user to a visitor validation device at an entry point to the facility, and receive, from the computing device upon providing the identification mechanism to the visitor validation device, a digital badge for accessing the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Murugan Gopalan, Roshan Lawrence Valder, Magesh Lingan, Tanya Mahajan, Sanjay Roy, Himanshu Khurana, Mandar Tigga, Manu Taranath, Shouvik Brahma
  • Patent number: 11003631
    Abstract: A method for use by a first device associated with a redundant second device includes issuing a synchronization request to a file system of the first device. The file system is configured to cache changes associated with a memory space of an application, the synchronization request causing the file system to send the cached changes to a driver of the first device The driver is used to commit the cached changes to a copy of the memory space of the application in order to cause the copy of the memory space of the application to match the memory space of the application. One or more changes made to the copy of the memory space of the application caused by committing the cached changes are identified. A change set identifying the one or more changes being made to the copy of the memory space of the application is created in a buffer and the change set transmitted from the buffer to the second device in order to synchronize an additional copy of the memory space of the application at the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc
    Inventors: Gary Drayton, Norman Swanson, Christopher Pulini
  • Patent number: 11002443
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a lamp that is configured to illuminate. The lamp is coupled to a fixture. A heat bridge is made of a metallic material and is configured to contact the lamp and the fixture, conduct heat from the lamp to the fixture, and deform in response to at least one governing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jianhua Zhou, Rui Tong
  • Patent number: 11003163
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for voice control of components of a facility are described herein. One computing device apparatus includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive a voice command or voice query from a user, determine location context information associated with the computing device, and determine which component or components of the facility are associated with the voice command or voice query based, at least in part, on the location context information associated with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Atul Laxman Katole, Srinivas Muktevi, Uday Pulleti
  • Patent number: 11001396
    Abstract: Airfield guidance signs are described herein. One airfield guidance sign includes a first surface, a second surface angled with respect to the first surface, and a top edge adjacent the first surface and the second surface, wherein the top edge is rounded to reduce a pressure differential between the first surface and the second surface when a force is applied to the first surface or the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John Taylor Pearson, Yogendra Yogi Sheoran, Ramalingam Nallur, Don Reginald Holcomb, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11000716
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a distance-learning safety retraction device (DLSRD) mechanically coupled to a fixed anchor point on a boundary-mapped surface, the DLSRD including two receivers in operable communication with a transmitter borne on a user. In an illustrative example, the DLSRD may determine an angle between a lanyard coupled to the user and a vertical plane between the two receivers. The DLSRD may include, for example, an extraction detector detecting an extracted length of the lanyard. The DLSRD may determine user proximity to a safe operating area boundary based upon a difference of a current extracted length of the lanyard to a learned extracted length associated with a current angle of the lanyard, for example. Various DLSRDs may be configured in a run-mode to apply a braking effect to the lanyard and/or to activate a warning device based upon the user's proximity to the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steve Huseth, Christopher Scott Larsen
  • Patent number: 11002544
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing resonator fiber optic gyroscope (RFOG) resonance hopping are described herein. For example, an RFOG includes a fiber optic resonator. The RFOG also includes a plurality of laser sources that each launch a respective laser for propagation within the fiber optic resonator. Further, the RFOG includes a threshold detector that determines when the operation of at least one laser source in the plurality of laser sources exceeds a threshold associated with the operational range of an aspect of the at least one laser source. Additionally, the RFOG includes a hop control logic that adjusts the frequency of at least one laser produced by the at least one laser source one or more resonant modes of the fiber optic resonator such that the aspect of the at least one laser moves away from the threshold towards a nominal value within the operational range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lee K. Strandjord, Marc Smiciklas, Jianfeng Wu, Glen A. Sanders
  • Patent number: 11002700
    Abstract: A gas sensor for sensing a gas of interest includes a ceramic carrier and a porous ceramic lid that is secured to the ceramic carrier. The porous ceramic lid and the ceramic carrier together define a sensor cavity. A gas sensor is situated in the sensor cavity and is spaced from the porous ceramic lid. The porous ceramic lid is configured to allow the gas of interest to move through at least part of the porous ceramic lid and into the sensor cavity to be sensed by the gas sensor. In some cases, the gas sensor is a MEMS gas sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Alistair David Bradley, Ronald W. Myers, Karen Marie Newstrom-Peitso
  • Patent number: 11002222
    Abstract: A thrust reverser system for a gas turbine engine includes at least one hinge coupled to the thrust reverser system so as to be adjacent to at least one opening defined in the thrust reverser system. The thrust reverser system includes at least one body coupled to the at least one hinge. The at least one body has a first body end and an opposing second body end. The body pivotally coupled to the hinge such that a portion of the body is positionable within the at least one opening and the body includes at least one counterweight at the first body end or the second body end. The body is positioned within the at least one opening based on an operating condition of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Justin C. Mickelsen, Morris Anderson
  • Patent number: 11002766
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining different measurements of voltages across terminals of a field device coupled to an I/O loop. The voltage measurements are associated with corresponding loop currents flowing through the I/O loop. The method also includes identifying a baseline loop resistance measurement of the I/O loop using the voltage measurements and the loop currents. The method further includes obtaining additional measurements of voltages across the terminals of the field device. The additional voltage measurements are associated with additional corresponding loop currents flowing through the I/O loop. The method also includes identifying additional loop resistance measurements of the I/O loop using the additional voltage measurements and the additional loop currents. In addition, the method includes detecting a problem with the I/O loop based on the baseline loop resistance measurement and the additional loop resistance measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Supriya Rawat, Sharad Gitaram Pathare, Sarabjit Singh, Anant Vitthal Vidwans
  • Patent number: 11002804
    Abstract: Sensing systems and methods are provided for compensating for offset and gain changes. A sensing system includes a magnetic element, a current sensing arrangement to provide a current measurement signal influenced by a flux induced in the magnetic element, an oscillator arrangement to provide a reference oscillating current signal configured to induce an oscillating flux in the magnetic element, and a compensation arrangement coupled the current sensing arrangement to adjust the current measurement signal to compensate for gain changes in the measurement signal output and provide a compensated current measurement based at least in part on the adjusted measurement signal and the reference oscillating current signal. The oscillating flux influences the current measurement signal output by the current sensing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Smith, Paul Schwerman, Terry Ahrendt
  • Publication number: 20210134164
    Abstract: A visualization assistance system for providing visual assistance to flight crew on an ownship aircraft is provided. The visualization assistance system comprises a controller configured to: receive a designation of a target aircraft for the ownship aircraft to follow requiring execution of a turn to join a track behind the target aircraft; receive flight crew specified spacing information comprising a minimum separation level to be maintained between the designated target aircraft and the ownship aircraft; predict an amount of travel for the ownship aircraft before commencing the turn that after completion joins the ownship aircraft at a joining point to the track behind the target aircraft and maintains the specified minimum separation level; and cause the predicted amount of travel to be graphically displayed on a flight deck display for use by the flight crew when determining when to initiate the turn to join the track behind the target aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Tomas Bouda, Robert Sosovicka
  • Publication number: 20210132595
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed that is used in an industrial process control and automation system that operates using an open platform data communication protocol. The apparatus includes a processor and a memory, and a communications interface connected to at least one process instrument and arranged to transmit instructions to and receive data from the at least one process instrument and to a data network of the industrial process control and automation system that communicates using the open platform data communication protocol. The apparatus memory contains a system repository file containing process data information sent to the apparatus from the at least one process instrument, a stored function block definition file containing function blocks that define a control strategy for controlling the at least one process instrument and an engineering repository containing the characteristics and parameters for the function blocks associated with the at least one process instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Schreder, Paul F. McLaughlin, John J. Rosa-Bian, Joseph P. Felix
  • Publication number: 20210133088
    Abstract: Techniques for determining worst-case execution time for at least one application under test are disclosed using memory thrashing. Memory thrashing simulates shared resource interference. Memory that is thrashed includes mapped memory, and optionally shared cache memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Zaykov, Larry James Miller, Srivatsan Varadarajan
  • Publication number: 20210128955
    Abstract: A locking system is provided for fall protection. The locking system includes a housing. The housing defines a guide path through which the housing is slideably attached to a guide member. The locking system also includes a braking lever having a braking end. The braking lever is configured to rotate so as to allow the braking end to engage the guide member. The guide path defines at least one bending slot configured to allow the housing to deform in response to a predetermined amount of force being applied by the guide member upon the housing. A housing for a locking system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel MARAK, Jan HROUZEK, Scott Hugh BRADFORD, Frank MUESSIG, Josef NOVOTNY
  • Publication number: 20210132163
    Abstract: A device includes a substrate and nanoscale fin formed from a first material, a RF emitter that emits energy in a range of radio frequencies, and a waveguide formed from a second material. The device further includes a bichromatic directional coupler configured to couple pump and probe laser light into the waveguide. The waveguide is positioned proximate to the nanoscale fin along a coupling length such that the pump laser light propagating within the waveguide is coupled into the nanoscale fin from evanescent wave overlap along the coupling length. The pump laser light causes the first material to absorb the probe laser light when energy emitted by the RF emitter is at one or more frequencies dependent on a magnetic field. The device further includes a processor configured to determine a magnetic field strength of the magnetic field based on an identification of the one or more frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wade Puckett, Neal Eldrich Solmeyer, Steven Tin, Robert Compton
  • Publication number: 20210131289
    Abstract: A turbine component includes a hot wall, a cold wall spaced apart from the hot wall and a conduit defined between the hot wall and the cold wall. A cooling system is defined in the conduit. The cooling system includes a plurality of cooling pins, each including a first end having a first cross-sectional area and a second end having a second cross-sectional area. Each cooling pin includes a body extending between the first end and the second end, with a pin leading edge defined along the body from the first end to the second end. The pin leading edge is defined by a first diameter and a pin trailing edge is defined by a second diameter. At least one first cooling pin has the first end coupled to the hot wall and the second end coupled to the cold wall with a fillet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steven Whitaker, Daniel Crites, Vighneswara Kollati, Mark Morris, Benjamin Dosland Kamrath
  • Publication number: 20210134084
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communication management using rules-based decision systems and artificial intelligence are provided herein. In certain embodiments, a system includes a memory unit that stores a knowledge base, wherein the knowledge base stores parametric rules associated with the selection of a communication channel in one or more communications channels, status, performance and usage metrics for communications through the one or more communication channels, vehicle state information, and pre-configured policy on use of communication channels. Also, the system includes a processing unit configured to acquire data related to vehicle state and communication through the one or more communication channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Louis T. Toth, Aloke Roy, Michal Skorepa, Jiri Hegr
  • Patent number: D918901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ke Zhang, FoongYeen Chan, Haitao Li, Cary Leen, Andrew Halford, Timo Philajasaari, Wei Guo, Hua Tang, Hang Su