Patents Assigned to Rockwell International
  • Patent number: 9056789
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing a granular product, the method comprising providing waste stone wool product of which at least 90% is in coherent form having minimum dimension at least 50 mm and which has a content of at least 10% water, by weight of the waste stone wool product; producing a base material from the stone wool by reducing the coherent stone wool to particulate form such that at least 80% by weight of the base material is in the form of particles having size not more than 40 mm, and has water content not more than 50 wt % based on the particulate base material; forming the particulate base material into granules, wherein at least 80% by weight of the granules have size not more than 40 mm, and subjecting the granules to sintering at a temperature in the range 900 to 1050° C. to form a granular product wherein at least 80% by weight of the granular product is in the form of granules having size not more than 40 mm, and during the operation of the method no binder is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL A/S
    Inventor: Jean Marie Wilhelmus Cuypers
  • Patent number: 7538507
    Abstract: Control systems and speed estimation systems are presented having a transient-based speed estimation system that provides a rotor speed estimate based on a measured speed-related motor transient signal, and a transient excitation system which selectively modifies at least one switch control signal to excite the measured motor transient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Rockwell International Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Haihui Lu, Thomas A. Nondahl, David M. Messersmith
  • Patent number: 6621899
    Abstract: A method and system (100) establishes voice communications between a computer operator (102) and an agent (104) of a business over a computer network, such as the Internet (108). Using an operator computer (106), the computer operator (102) views advertisements of the business' products or services on the Internet (108) via customized home pages (200). When the operator (102) wishes to order a product or ask additional questions about a product, the operator (102) activates a “call me” button (210). A return call screen (300) is then presented to the operator (102) with areas to insert a name (302), a telephone number (304) and a time to call (306). This information is packetized in a call request which is transmitted over the Internet (108) to a telephone switching system (112) associated with the business. The telephone switching system (112) subsequently dials the telephone number (304) at the time to call (306).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Dezonno, William R. Quayle
  • Patent number: 6435724
    Abstract: An output bearing assembly of a transmission includes a housing, and a pair of bearings. At least one speedometer sensor is mounted between the bearings. The arrangement allows the output bearings to be spaced axially by a relatively great distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Louzon, José Felipe Peláez, Kevin Michael Allen
  • Patent number: 6333980
    Abstract: An automatic call distributor 100 and method for selectively connecting incoming telephone calls from telephonic units 102 to a plurality of available agents located at agent telephonic units 308 is provided. The automatic call distributor 100 includes a central processing unit 302 which controls a multiport switch 300 to interconnect the incoming telephone calls and the agent telephonic units 308. Each agent is assigned one or more agent-skill indicators indicative of the agent's skills. A proficiency rating indicative of the skill level of the agent is also assigned for each agent-skill indicator. Skill groups 110a, 110b and 110n are formed from available agents having a common agent-skill indicator. Within the skill groups, the agents are arranged by decreasing proficiency rating. Agents with identical proficiency ratings are further arranged by the amount of time each agent has been available to accept an incoming telephone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Hollatz, Dan M. Righi, Joseph C. Steinlicht, Kurt E. Sunderman
  • Patent number: 6320634
    Abstract: An O-plate compensator comprising an organic liquid crystal polymer, and methods for fabricating the same, are disclosed. The compensator is a uniaxial birefringent thin film with its extraordinary axis oriented obliquely with respect to the surface of the film. (It is noted that the birefringent thin film could be weakly biaxial.) The oblique orientation of the liquid crystal director, which is parallel to the films extraordinary axis, is achieved by casting an organic thin film onto a surface specially prepared for a orienting liquid crystals, such as obliquely deposited SiO, mechanically rubbed alignment agents. The film can either be cast from a solution of the liquid crystal polymer or from a reactive liquid crystal monomer having a nematic phase. Any solvent that may be used during the fabrication process is evaporated off and the organic thin film is held at a temperature in its nematic phase. If a reactive monomer is used, the film is then photopolymerized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce K. Winker, Hong-Son Ryang, Leslie F. Warren, Jr., Charles Rosenblatt, Zili Li, Young J. Chung
  • Patent number: 6282284
    Abstract: A method and system (100) establishes voice communications between a computer operator (102) and an agent (104) of a business over a computer network, such as the Internet (108). Using an operator computer (106), the computer operator (102) views advertisements of the business' products or services on the Internet (108) via customized home pages (200). When the operator (102) wishes to order a product or ask additional questions about a product, the operator (102) activates a “call me” button (210). A return call screen (300) is then presented to the operator (102) with areas to insert a name (302), a telephone number (304) and a time to call (306). This information is packetized in a call request which is transmitted over the Internet (108) to a telephone switching system (112) associated with the business. The telephone switching system (112) subsequently dials the telephone number (304) at the time to call (306).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Dezonno, William R. Quayle
  • Patent number: 6246759
    Abstract: A call overflow system 10 and method for overflowing telephone calls from an originating telephonic switch 12A and a destination telephonic switch 12B is provided. An information element data packet 34 containing information relating to the telephone calls is transmitted between the originating telephonic switch 12A and the destination telephonic switch 12B. The data packet 34 comprises information provided by a caller in byte (20b) 80, designated switch status data. The information is thereafter utilized by the destination telephonic switch 12B to route the telephone calls to internal telephonic units 20B for service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel L. Greene, Chan-En Li, Doug Gisby
  • Patent number: 6222919
    Abstract: A method and automatic call distribution system 100 for routing incoming telephone calls 206 from external telephonic units 102 to selected ones of a plurality of agents A1001-A1007 wherein the agents A1001-A1007 are grouped into skill groups 110a-110n are provided. Each of the skill groups 110a-110n is comprised of agents having a common agent-skill indicator. An agent-skill indicator being representative of a skill of the agent. Further, the agents in a skill group are arranged by length of time the agent has been available. An incoming telephone call 206 is initially assigned a call-skill indicator representative of a skill deemed useful in satisfying a need of the external caller. The call-skill indicator is then matched to a common agent-skill indicator of one of the skill groups. The telephone call is routed to the available agent in the matched skill group having been available the longest time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Hollatz, Daniel F. Baker, Joseph C. Steinlicht, Mark J. Michelson, Kurt E. Sunderman
  • Patent number: 6181366
    Abstract: A video communications system 100, a video switching system 108 and method are provided for establishing video communications with a video communications device 104 utilizing the agent selection and reporting features of an automatic call distributor (ACD) 102. The ACD 102 receives an initial request from the video communications device 104 and rejects the initial request. A computer system 112 detects the initial request and acquires destination information in the initial request identifying the video communications device 104. The computer system 112 sends a simulated call to the ACD 102 requesting an agent for video communications. The ACD 102 selects an agent and notifies the computer system 112 which agent is selected. The computer system 112 then instructs an agent terminal 110 associated with the selected agent to establish video communications with the video communications device 104. The ACD 102 generates reports relating to the video communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corp.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Dezonno, Paul E. Van Berkum
  • Patent number: 6166683
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting and correcting for cycle slip in a GPS attitude determination system is presented. The method employs several techniques for detecting and correcting for faults in high integrity carrier phase-related applications. A delta single difference is used as a primary measurement residual in detecting cycle slip. The delta single difference represents the difference in phase of a carrier signal of a GPS satellite at two receiving antennas over two points in time. This delta single difference is compared to a detection failure threshold computed based on certain high integrity needs. Satellites showing a failure are excluded. In addition, satellites that fail a detectability test, indicating the inability to detect a fault, are pre-excluded from attitude solution computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick Y. Hwang
  • Patent number: 6160807
    Abstract: A time slot interchange having a data channel memory, a channel circuit, having a write address output, the write address output connected to the data channel memory, a signal processing circuit, having a channel input coupled to the data channel memory, a gain input, and an output coupled to the time division multiplexed signal output port, and a connection memory, including a unique read channel field comprising a read address portion and a gain value portion for each data channel to be output by the time slot interchange network. The connection memory has an input connected to the write address output of the channel circuit, a read address output connected to the data channel memory, and a gain value output connected to the gain input of the signal processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell International
    Inventors: Jerrold Scott Zdenek, Barry W. Jones
  • Patent number: 6144971
    Abstract: A schedule adherence system for a plurality of agents having a device (30) for defining a daily work schedule for the agents, a device (30) for determining the actual activity of the agents and comparing the activity of the agents with the work schedule, a device (30) for defining threshold limits for the variance between the actual activity of the agents and the work schedule, and a device (30) for indicating when the variance between the actual activity and the work schedule is an amount greater than the threshold limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corp.
    Inventors: Kurt E. Sunderman, Richard A. Dallmann, Walter Rafacz, John P. Lenihan
  • Patent number: 6101216
    Abstract: A digital subscriber line communication system does not require the use of a plain old telephone service (POTS) splitter in the resident's home. Digital signal processing techniques are utilized to adapt to varying subscriber line conditions due to POTS telephone equipment. The digital signal processing techniques eliminate the need for a splitter by reducing susceptibility to distortion due to varying subscriber line characteristics. The digital subscriber line modem utilizes quadrature amplitude modulated (QAM) signals and frequency division multiplexing. The digital subscriber line modem includes a control circuit which includes a rapid retrain circuit. The rapid retrain circuit can retrain the digital subscriber line modem in less than 0.5 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: P. Michael Henderson, Kenneth D. Ko, Edward S. Zuranski, Jamal Haque, Shrenik P. Patravali, Manuel I. Rodriguez, Keith A. Souders, Anthony A. Tzouris
  • Patent number: 6084943
    Abstract: A diagnostic device (12) for a telephone system (14) having a computer (10) having a memory, a compiler in the memory, and a plurality of high level statements (16) for controlling the flow of telephone calls in the system (14), and a device (10) responsive to a set of statements (16) defined for the program for determining diagnostic information associated with the steps of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corp.
    Inventors: Kurt E. Sunderman, John P. Lenihan
  • Patent number: 6084947
    Abstract: A signal detector 100 and method detects digital signals on a signal path 102. The signal detector 100 comprises a sample detector 108 which detects digital code samples for past sample periods and the instant sample period. Past digital code samples are stored in a sample storage 114. Past digital code samples and the instant digital code sample are compared by a comparator 112. If the samples are equal, the signal path 102 is idle. If the samples are unequal, the signal path 102 is in use. It is contemplated that the past digital code sample substantially immediately preceding the instant digital code sample will be compared to the instant digital code sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Efron, John M. Zdenek
  • Patent number: 6046994
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for switching an information signal from a selected input to a selected output of a telecommunications switch. The method includes the steps of digitally sampling the information signal at the selected input of the telecommunication switch and writing the sampled information signal into a predetermined location of a data frame within a circulating data loop at a first station of the circulating data loop. The method further includes the steps of capturing the sampled information signal at a second station of the circulating data loop and transferring the captured information signal to the selected output of the telecommunications switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corp.
    Inventors: William A. Fechalos, Barry W. Jones
  • Patent number: 6031417
    Abstract: A switchable biasing device for an analog CMOS differential amplifier provides a supply bias current and a corresponding input bias voltage to achieve reliable performance with various power supply voltages. The bias device may include a control element having states corresponding to power supply voltages. The control element controls a supply bias circuit for supplying bias current to a differential amplifier at a level corresponding to the power supply voltage represented by a control signal from the control element. The bias current is made lower for a low power supply voltage to ensure that current source stage elements of the differential amplifier operate within their saturation region, and higher for a high power supply voltage to ensure sufficient current to maintain slew rates. The control element further controls an input bias circuit for providing a dc bias voltage at inputs of the differential amplifier at levels corresponding to the power supply voltage represented by the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell International
    Inventor: Gary S. Bechman
  • Patent number: 6028925
    Abstract: A telephonic switching system 100 including a telephonic switch 102 services telephone calls received from telephonic units 104 through a telephonic network 106. The telephone calls are received at input ports 107 and placed in virtual memory spaces 118 by the telephonic switch 102. There is one virtual memory space 118 for each input port 107, or voice channel, in the telephonic switch 102 such that all telephone calls received by the switch 102 are placed in a different virtual memory space. Virtual agents 119 service the telephone calls in the virtual memory spaces 118. Each virtual agent 119 is associated with one of the virtual memory spaces 118. The virtual agents 119 may connect the telephone calls to any of a number of resources. Exemplary resources include a voice response unit 108, local agent units 110 and/or remote agent units 112.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corp.
    Inventors: Paul E. Van Berkum, Doug Gisby
  • Patent number: 6026157
    Abstract: A device for upgrading a reporting system (12) associated with an automatic call distributor (10) in a telephone system having a first utility program for saving a plurality of custom reports to a temporary directory, an upgrade of the reporting system (12), and a second utility program which imports the custom reports from the temporary directory into the upgrade of the reporting system (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corp.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Gulik, Michael C. Hollatz, Dale Paney