Patents Examined by David Tiuk Jung
  • Patent number: 5469150
    Abstract: A four-wire bus is provided with a two-wire power bus and a two-wire signal bus and a plurality of sensors and actuators attached to both two-wire busses. A modification is provided to the standard CAN protocol developed and provided by Robert Bosch GmbH, in which the standard CAN header, of a data packet is modified to incorporate a shortened device identifier priority. By shortening the identifier field of the CAN header three bits are made available for use as a short form protocol data unit which can be used to contain binary information representing both the change of status of an identified device and the current status of the device. The same three-bit PDU can be used to acknowledge receipt of the change of status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventor: Hans J. Sitte