Patents Assigned to ITT Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130167674
    Abstract: Seat actuators and methods for operating seat actuators are disclosed. A seat actuator comprises an actuator interface, a motor, and a brake. The actuator interface is adapted to be coupled to a corresponding seat interface. The motor is operable to provide a force to the actuator interface. The brake comprises a plurality of interlocking components. The brake is operable to prevent movement of the actuator interface by a mechanical interlocking of the plurality of interlocking components. A method for operating the seat actuator comprises operating a motor of the seat actuator to provide a force to an actuator interface, and operating a brake to prevent movement of the actuator interface by mechanically interlocking a plurality of interlocking components of the brake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Doell, Peter Ciulla
  • Publication number: 20110319044
    Abstract: A multi-path signal interference cancellation system cancels multiple time delayed signal components of a multi-path interference signal received by a receive antenna and carried on a receiver transmission line of a radio receiver system. The interference cancellation system includes a plurality of adaptive interference canceller circuits, each of which has a synchronous detector, a signal controller and an integrator as essential parts of closed control loops defined by the canceller circuits. The integrator has gain and bandwidth characteristics associated therewith which are adjustable to adjust the gain and bandwidth of each closed control loop. An intensity profile of the multi-path interference signal is generated and stored in a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc. (a subsidiary of ITT Corporation)
    Inventor: Gevork George Bornazyan
  • Publication number: 20110311234
    Abstract: An optical modulation system includes a metamaterial structure configured to receive and process an input optical signal at at least one operational wavelength, where the metamaterial structure changes between a transmissive state and a non-transmissive state with respect to the optical signal(s) at the operational wavelength(s) in response to an external stimulus applied to the metamaterial structure. An external stimulus source is coupled with the metamaterial structure and is configured to change the metamaterial structure between its transmissive and non-transmissive states by applying selected stimulus pulses to the metamaterial structure. The optical modulation system processes the input optical signal to output a modulated optical signal that modulates in correspondence with the selected pulses applied to the metamaterial structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: ITT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Almassy, Anthony Bresenhan Kaye, Thomas Matthew Fletcher
  • Patent number: 7140051
    Abstract: A dry suction fitting assembly is provided for drawing water from a spa, whirlpool bathtub or other suitable water tub to a pump, featuring a suction body for arranging in relation to a wall of the spa, whirlpool bathtub or other suitable water tub. The suction body is arranged in relation to a wall of the spa, whirlpool bathtub or other suitable water tub, has a suction inlet for coupling to the pump, and has an internal surface with an equilibrium tube arranged therein with three openings, a first opening that acts as a water flow inlet, a second opening that is open to the atmosphere via a connection hose or other suitable connection device and that is filled with water during normal operation, and a third opening that is a safety orifice coupled to the suction inlet. During normal operation water flows from the first opening, through the equilibrium tube, and out the third opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Erik A. Fort, Chris H. McDonald
  • Patent number: 6097330
    Abstract: A friendly fire avoidance system employing a two-way communications system using the transmission and the receipt of optical pulses to enable a first concentration of ground troops to identify a second, unidentified concentration of ground troops as friendly or hostile before attacking the second, unidentified concentration of troops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: Larry Dee Kiser
  • Patent number: 6091073
    Abstract: Apparatus is described for transmitting signals between electric terminals through photo diodes to electrically isolate circuits connected to the terminals, which is compact and rugged. The apparatus includes a metal shell, (24, FIG. 2) a pair of circuit boards (40, 42) mounted in the shell and axially spaced apart, pairs of terminals (12, 14) with one terminal of each pair mounted on a different one of the circuit boards, and pairs of photo diodes or other optoelectric transducers (16, 18). Each transducer of a pair is mounted to a different circuit board and connected to a corresponding terminal, and the two transducers are aligned and extend toward each other. A separator element (90) of opaque material occupies most of the space between the circuit boards and has holes (92) that receive the two transducers of each pair. The separator element prevents the leakage of light between different pairs of transducers, and also helps to assure alignment of each pair of transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: Eric James Paulus
  • Patent number: 6003562
    Abstract: A multi-layer tube comprises a metal tube having an outer surface and a zinc layer bonded to the metal tube outer surface, wherein the zinc layer is selected from the group consisting of zinc plating, zinc nickel alloys, zinc cobalt alloys, zinc aluminum alloys, and mixtures thereof. A surface treatment layer is bonded to the zinc layer, wherein the surface treatment layer is selected from the group consisting of a zinc/aluminum/rare earth alloy, phosphate, chromate and mixtures thereof. A first polymeric layer is bonded to the surface treatment layer, wherein the first polymeric layer is selected from the group consisting of a thermoplastic elastomer, an ionomer, a nylon, a fluoropolymer, and mixtures thereof. A second polymeric layer is bonded to the first polymeric layer, wherein the second polymeric layer is selected from the group consisting of a nylon, a thermoplastic elastomer, a fluoropolymer, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph A. Iorio, Robert M. Davie, James D. McDaniel, Frank L. Mitchell, Tao Nie
  • Patent number: 6005267
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved field effect transistor (FET) employing both a metal-semiconductor (MES) gate and a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) gate, which FET is particularly useful to provide amplification at microwave frequencies. The use of the MIS gate with appropriate biasing allows the carrier density within a selected portion of the device's channel region to be controlled. The carrier density control increases the breakdown voltage of the FET and enables the FET to be operated with higher maximum channel current and a higher drain to source voltage. As a result, higher output power is provided as compared to prior art MESFET devices of a similar size. Also disclosed is an amplifier circuit including the MES/MIS FET of the present invention, which amplifier circuit further includes means coupled to the MES/MIS FET for dividing a high frequency input signal to provide a first divided portion and a second divided portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Edward L. Griffin, Dain Curtis Miller, Inder J. Bahl
  • Patent number: 5982897
    Abstract: High precision transmitted navigational data as encrypted data transmitted by global positioning (GPS) satellites is made unavailable in regions designated as hostile and during desired intervals, while allowing the data to be available outside the hostile region. All satellites in the GPS constellation transmit the high precision navigational data in encrypted form. However, only the satellites that are not visible to the hostile region transmit the periodic key necessary to decrypt the data. The periodic key changes after a predetermined time interval. During a given time interval the same key value is used by all satellites for encryption of the high precision navigational data. A receiver can obtain the current periodic key from any visible satellite which is transmitting the periodic key. This key is then used to decrypt the high precision navigational data from that satellite and all other visible satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: James Monroe Clark
  • Patent number: 5946132
    Abstract: A telescopic sight which can be used for either nighttime or daytime operation and is particularly adaptable for use on weapons ranging from rifles to anti-tank weapons.A first embodiment includes a single objective and two parallel light paths, one for day viewing and one for night viewing. The objective forms the beginning of the night path. Separating mirrors transmit light from the objective along the night path and reflects light from the objective to the day path. The night path includes an image intensifier assembly. A mirror at the end of the night path reflects the light from the image intensifier assembly to a beamsplitter/combiner on the day path. The beamsplitter/combiner transmits the light from the day path and reflects the light from the night path along the same path to an ocular assembly for viewing.A second embodiment of the telescopic sight is similar to the first embodiment but contains two objective lens assemblies for collecting light, one for the night path and one for the day path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: Earle Norman Phillips
  • Patent number: 5942905
    Abstract: A connecting device is described for use in a test clip whose multiple contacts engage multiple leads of an IC (integrated circuit) device, which can be constructed reliably and at low cost. The test clip includes a flat flexible cable (54, FIG. 7) mounted on a clip housing, the cable having parallel conductors (50) mounted on insulation 53. Lower end portions of the conductors serve as lead-engaging contacts. Each conductor lower end portion extends in a substantially 180.degree. loop (62), with one side (70) of each loop being positioned to engage a corresponding lead of the IC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: Marik Balyasny
  • Patent number: 5940591
    Abstract: A multi-level security apparatus and method for a network employs a secure network interface unit (SNIU) coupled between each host or user computer unit and a network, and a security management (SM) architecture, including a security manager (SM) coupled to the network, for controlling the operation and configuration of the SNIUs coupled to the network. Each SNIU is operative at a session level of interconnection which occurs when a user on the network is identified and a communication session is to commence. When an SNIU is implemented at each computer unit on the network, a global security perimeter is provided. In a preferred embodiment, the SNIU is configured to perform a defined session level protocol (SLP), including the core functions of user interface, session manager, dialog manager, association manager and data sealer, and network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Boyle, Eric S. Maiwald, David W. Snow
  • Patent number: 5898519
    Abstract: A lightweight night vision device that can be used by itself or can be selectively attached to either the objective lens assembly or ocular lens assembly of an existing optical device. The night vision device includes an image intensifier tube for amplifying low intensity light to produce a visible image. The image produced by the image intensifier tube is inverted. A prism assembly is positioned proximate to the image intensifier tube to reinvert the image in a space and cost efficient manner. The image intensifier tube, the power supply for the image intensifier tube and the reinverting prism are all contained within a house just large enough to accommodate these components. The housing has an objective port and an ocular port. Both ports are adapted to be joined to other optical components. As a result, a large variety of optical devices can be attached to either the object port or ocular port of the night vision device, thereby providing night vision capabilities to the optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: Gary L. Palmer
  • Patent number: 5893590
    Abstract: A quick connector housing element includes an elongated barb design for coupling the female housing to a tubing member. The elongated barb design includes a generally cylindrical sealing surface proximate a terminal end of the female housing. The sealing surface of the elongated barb enhances sealing properties between the female housing and the tubing and provides other advantages especially in connection with the use of multilayer tubing. Further, an O-ring is disposed about the sealing surface to provide a better seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Klinger, Siegfried Kurt Baier
  • Patent number: 5890512
    Abstract: High pressure natural gas enters the regulator at the inlet port and is directed through a filter to a passage in the valve body and into the inner chamber of the valve body. The valve means which controls the high pressure gas as it expands past a valve seat and into the low pressure chamber of the regulator body, is spring mounted in a bushing to prevent undesired vibrations. The expanded and colder low pressure natural gas is directed through a nozzle to the outlet port of the regulator body. The outlet port has a bypass orifice that leads to the diaphragm chamber. Pressure variations in the diaphragm chamber control the movement of the valve means coupled to the diaphragm means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignees: ITT Corporation, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bryan Gotthelf, Charles Walter Otap, Edward W. Peters
  • Patent number: 5867313
    Abstract: The present invention is a multifunctional night vision monocular that is adapted for use by a soldier as a hand-held spotting scope, a helmet mounted scope, a head mounted scope, and a weapon mounted scope depending upon circumstances and the needs of the soldier. The night vision monocular is a self-contained unit capable of carrying its own power source. A universal mount on the bottom of the night vision monocular enables either a helmet mounting adaptor or a weapon sight mount to be quickly added to the monocular. The night vision monocular contains a GEN III image intensifier tube positioned between an objective lens assembly and an eyepiece lens assembly. The housing of the night vision monocular opens in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis, thereby enabling easy access to the various optical elements for repairs, maintenance and replacement. A reduced number of wire leads are used within the night vision monocular thereby reducing manufacturing costs and improving reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Schweitzer, Mark Alan Bryant, Harrison Lewis Buchanan, Jr., Paul Edward Kaminski
  • Patent number: 5865218
    Abstract: A layered tubing for use in a motor vehicle composed of a thick outer tubing having an inner and an outer face, the outer tubing made of an extrudable thermoplastic such as a polyamide like Nylon 12; a thin intermediate bonding layer bonded to the inner face of the thick outer layer, the bonding layer composed of an extrudable melt-processible thermoplastic capable of sufficiently permanent laminar adhesion to the polyamide outer tubing; and an inner hydrocarbon barrier layer bonded to the intermediate bonding layer, the inner layer composed of an extrudable, melt processible thermoplastic capable of sufficiently permanent laminar adhesion to the intermediate bonding layer, the thermoplastic containing as a major constituent a fluoroplastic such as polyvinylidine fluoride, polyvinyl fluoride, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Noone, Frank Mitchell, Peter Wenig
  • Patent number: 5847868
    Abstract: A night vision binocular assembly (10) capable of converting low light and infrared energy into a visible image. The night vision binocular assembly (10) includes at least one objective lens assembly (62), image intensifier tube (64), collimator lens assembly (66) and diopter cell assembly (68) encased in an easy to assembly waterproof housing (16). The objective lens assembly (62), image intensifier tube (64), collimator lens assembly (66) and diopter cell assembly (68) are all supported by a common base structure (80) within the housing (16). As a result, variations caused by thermal expansions and contractions are evenly distributed among the various optical elements, thereby preserving a predetermined optical relationship between those elements. Simple button controls (28, 30, 31) are used to operate and adjust the night vision binocular assembly (10). The button controls (28, 30, 31) are disposed on a common circuit board (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: Gary L. Palmer
  • Patent number: 5806040
    Abstract: A speech controlled verification system for verifying the identity of a person using a telephone calling card, bank card or other credit card. The systems connects the user of the card to a telephone network, wherein the user enters the card number. The card number is used to access a central data base through the telephone network, wherein a voice verification template is retrieved corresponding to the entered card number. The voice verification contains various samples of the authorized user's voice stating selected words, phrases and/or numbers. Once the proper voice verification template is retrieved, the system prompts the user to state one of the words, phrases and/or numbers contained within the voice verification template. The word, phrase and/or numbers stated in response to the prompt is compared with the voice verification template. If the stated words match the template, the user is considered to be the authorized user and the card is validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: George Vensko
  • Patent number: 5804829
    Abstract: A portable signal beacon adapted to be worn on the body so as to provide a discernable signal to a remote observer during low light conditions. The signal beacon includes a lightweight housing containing a light source, such as a bank of infrared LEDs. A signal generating device is also contained within the housing, wherein the signal generating device controls the activation of the light source and provides the light source with one of a plurality of different flashing sequences. At least one selection switch is provided that enables the user of the beacon to select which of the plurality of flashing sequences will be transmitted by the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: Gary L. Palmer