Patents by Inventor Eric Barton

Eric Barton has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10409541
    Abstract: The invention is generally directed to an attraction which draws a visitor's attention from other visual attractions in a fashion which provides a stunning visual perspective including a collection of curated images organized and facilitated by a human ambassador providing narrative and visual content and varying the visual presentation in an interactive fashion with an audience utilizing a gesture-based language to manufacture a bespoke experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Legends Attractions, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Hettema, Eric Hungerford, Jake Barton
  • Publication number: 20190234523
    Abstract: An illustrative damper system includes a damper blade that is configured to be positioned within a duct, such as a bypass duct of an HVAC system. A shaft is in communication with the damper blade, a torsion spring is in communication with the shaft, and a force adjustment mechanism is in communication with the torsion spring. The shaft, the damper blade, and the torsion spring may be configured such that the shaft may affect movement of the damper blade about a rotation axis and the torsion spring may provide a bias force to the shaft for biasing the damper blade toward a desired position (e.g. closed position).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Pavel Marak, Steven L. Wolff, Paul Schwendinger, Eric Barton, David Emmons
  • Publication number: 20190205017
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a selection of a primary content item. A user input is received indicating a user intent to add a camera sticker to the primary content item. In response to the user input, a camera sticker capture interface is provided which comprises a camera viewfinder window and a shutter button overlaid on the primary content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Smith, Joshua Barton Dickens, Christine Choi, Hyun Woo Jung
  • Publication number: 20190205015
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a first contextual content item created by a first user. A user input is received from a second user indicating an intent to acquire the first contextual content item. The second user is provided with access to utilize the first contextual content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Smith, Joshua Barton Dickens, Christine Choi, Hyun Woo Jung
  • Publication number: 20190160047
    Abstract: The current invention is in the field of molecular biology/pharmacology and provides methods of using compounds that modulate the effects of GPR30/GPER for treating obesity and diabetes (preferably agonists) as well as disease states and/or conditions that result from excessive formation of reactive oxygen species (preferably antagonists). These compounds may function as agonists and/or antagonists of the disclosed estrogen receptor and/or modulate the expression/upregulation of nox and nox-associated reactive oxygen species (ROS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Eric R. Prossnitz, Matthias Barton, Matthias R. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10302207
    Abstract: An illustrative damper system includes a damper blade that is configured to be positioned within a duct, such as a bypass duct of an HVAC system. A shaft is in communication with the damper blade, a torsion spring is in communication with the shaft, and a force adjustment mechanism is in communication with the torsion spring. The shaft, the damper blade, and the torsion spring may be configured such that the shaft may affect movement of the damper blade about a rotation axis and the torsion spring may provide a bias force to the shaft for biasing the damper blade toward a desired position (e.g. closed position).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Marak, Steven L. Wolff, Paul Schwendinger, Eric Barton, David James Emmons
  • Publication number: 20190048604
    Abstract: A filter well mountable dispenser holder securable within a hot tub filter well with the dispenser holder supporting replaceable dispersant containing dispensing cartridges positionable within a circulating flow of water through the filter well to thereby release dispersants therefrom without preventing the circulating flow of water from passing through the filter media proximate the dispensing cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: David Guy, Terry Goeman, Jeffrey Johnson, Paul Freeberg, Lyle Enderson, Darrin M. Swagel, Eric Barton
  • Patent number: 10190799
    Abstract: An illustrative damper system includes a damper blade that is configured to be positioned within a duct, such as a bypass duct of an HVAC system. A shaft is in communication with the damper blade, and an actuator or force adjustment mechanism is in communication with the shaft. The actuator or force adjustment mechanism may include a housing and a spring therein, where the spring is in communication with the shaft. The shaft, the damper blade, and the spring may be configured such that the shaft may affect movement of the damper blade about a rotation axis offset from a diametrical axis of the damper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Marak, Steven L. Wolff, David J. Emmons, Eric Barton
  • Patent number: 10119721
    Abstract: An illustrative damper system includes a damper blade, a damper actuator, and a standoff, where the standoff may be configured for use with an insulated duct having an outer surface of the duct, an insulating layer around the outer surface of the duct, and an outer surface of the insulating layer. Illustratively, the standoff may include a body, a mounting mechanism including a first flange, and a second flange spaced from the first flange, where the body, the first flange and the second flange may form an opening or space configured to receive the insulating layer. In some cases, the standoff may include one or more ribs extending between the body and the first and second flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Marak, Eric Barton, Bin Wang, David James Emmons, Thomas Andrew Sweet
  • Patent number: 10107515
    Abstract: An HVAC controller such as a thermostat may include a housing having an aperture formed within the housing and a proximity sensor that is disposed within the housing proximate the aperture. The proximity sensor may include a sense die that has a first IR detector and a second IR detector, and a lens element disposed in front of the sense die. The lens element may be shifted to one side to preferentially direct incident IR energy to the first IR detector at the expense of the second IR detector. An IR energy transparent element may be disposed in front of the lens element, and may include a portion that fits into and seals the aperture formed within the housing. A controller may be configured to receive an electrical signal from the proximity sensor indicating an approach of an individual towards the thermostat, and in response, wake-up a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Ableitner, Robert D. Juntunen, Robert Lee, Brad Terlson, Eric Barton, Matthew E. L. Jungwirth
  • Patent number: 10094585
    Abstract: An HVAC controller may be programmed to initiate a delta T test in response to a request received from a user. The user may initiate the delta T test at the HVAC controller or via a remote device. In some cases, the HVAC controller may be configured to automatically execute a delta T test for each valid equipment stage combination of the HVAC system without receiving further input from the user and to determine both a run time and a stabilized delta T parameter value for each equipment stage combination. The HVAC controller may also record the delta T parameter value and run time for each test in the memory of the HVAC controller. The HVAC controller may be further configured to notify the user when testing for each/all equipment stage combination is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Cary Leen, Stan Zywicki, Eric Barton
  • Patent number: 10054326
    Abstract: A wall mountable connector may be secured to a wall in order to provide mechanical and electrical connections to a thermostat. In some cases, the wall mountable connector and the thermostat may, in combination, be configured to permit the thermostat to attach to the wall mountable connector only when the thermostat is in a particular orientation relative to the wall mountable connector. In some cases, the wall mountable connector includes a plurality of pin terminals that are configured to accommodate a plurality of pins extending from the thermostat. The interaction between the pins and the pin terminals may provide a lock and key arrangement between the wall mountable connector and the thermostat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Emmons, Travis Read, Eric Barton, Steven L. Wolff, Sriharsha Putrevu
  • Patent number: 9941183
    Abstract: A wall mountable connector assembly with an optional wall covering plate is disclosed. The wall mountable connector provides electrical connections to each of a plurality of field wires and is configured to provide electrical connections to a thermostat secured to the wall mountable connector. The optional wall covering plate is configured to fit over the wall mountable connector and provide a pleasing appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, David J. Emmons, Steven L. Wolff, Eric Barton
  • Publication number: 20180010821
    Abstract: An illustrative damper system includes a damper blade that is configured to be positioned within a duct, such as a bypass duct of an HVAC system. A shaft is in communication with the damper blade, and an actuator or force adjustment mechanism is in communication with the shaft. The actuator or force adjustment mechanism may include a housing and a spring therein, where the spring is in communication with the shaft. The shaft, the damper blade, and the spring may be configured such that the shaft may affect movement of the damper blade about a rotation axis offset from a diametrical axis of the damper blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Pavel Marak, Steven L. Wolff, David J. Emmons, Eric Barton
  • Publication number: 20170288347
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having contact channels with electrical contacts received therein each having a poke-in spring beam configured to engage an electrical wire when poked-in to the housing. The electrical contact is movable between a resting position when no wire is present in the wire channel and a clearance position where the electrical contact allows the electrical wire to be removed from the wire channel. Pivot levers are held by the housing and are coupled to corresponding electrical contacts with a pivot end pivotably coupled to the housing and a push button end having a push button pressed to move the corresponding electrical contact to the clearance position. When the electrical wire is loaded into the wire channel, the electrical contact is positioned in a pinching position in which the spring beam pinches against the electrical wire in physical contact with the electrical wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: David J. Emmons, Travis Read, Steven L. Wolff, Eric Barton, Ladislav Janovec
  • Patent number: 9780511
    Abstract: A wall mountable connector for securing a thermostat to a wall may include a plurality of wiring terminals as well as structure enabling an installer or other person to easily electrically connect (e.g. jumper) two or more of the wiring terminals in order to accommodate different equipment installations. For example, in some cases there may be a desire to electrically connect (e.g. jumper) or disconnect certain wiring terminals that correspond to transformer input terminals, which in some equipment installations are intended to be independently powered while in others they are not. In some cases, the wall mountable connector may include a slider with a cam that selectively lifts a conductor to disconnect two or more wiring terminals. The wall mountable connector may also include structure that helps prevent electrically connecting field wires to particular wiring terminals in error, depending on the position of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ladislav Janovec, David J. Emmons, Eric Barton, Steven L. Wolff
  • Patent number: 9774158
    Abstract: A wall mountable connector for securing a thermostat to a wall is disclosed. The wall mountable connector may include built in jumper functionality. In some cases, the wall mountable connector may include a plurality of wiring terminals as well as structure enabling an installer or other person to easily electrically connect (e.g. jumper) one or more of the wiring terminals in order to accommodate different equipment installations. For example, in some cases there may be a desire to electrically connect (e.g. jumper) or disconnect certain wiring terminals that correspond to transformer input terminals, which in some equipment installations are intended to be independently powered while in others they are not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Barton, David J. Emmons, Ladislav Janovec
  • Publication number: 20170269618
    Abstract: An HVAC controller is configured to log and record performance related data related to a performance of an HVAC system over a period of time in one or more performance logs stored in a memory of the HVAC controller. In some cases, the HVAC controller may be configured to retrieve at least some of the performance related data from the performance log that corresponds to a selected period of time that may be selected by a user, and display the retrieved performance related data on a display of the HVAC controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Stan Zywicki, III, Cary Leen, Eric Barton, Peter Joesph Erickson, Jonathan Frenz
  • Patent number: 9768564
    Abstract: A wall mountable connector is used for securing a thermostat to a wall. The wall mountable connector provides an electrical connection between a plurality of field wires of an HVAC system and corresponding terminals of a removably mounted thermostat. The wall mountable connector includes a plurality of mounting features that are configured to provide good securement of the wall mountable connector relative to the wall, and in some instances facilitate aligning at least one of the mounting feature of the wall mountable connector with a stud within the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Anthony P. Uttley, Eric Barton, Jonathan Sartwell, Heidi Finch, David J. Emmons, Nathaniel D. Kraft
  • Patent number: 9748708
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having contact channels with electrical contacts received therein each having a poke-in spring beam configured to engage an electrical wire when poked-in to the housing. The electrical contact is movable between a resting position when no wire is present in the wire channel and a clearance position where the electrical contact allows the electrical wire to be removed from the wire channel. Pivot levers are held by the housing and are coupled to corresponding electrical contacts with a pivot end pivotably coupled to the housing and a push button end having a push button pressed to move the corresponding electrical contact to the clearance position. When the electrical wire is loaded into the wire channel, the electrical contact is positioned in a pinching position in which the spring beam pinches against the electrical wire in physical contact with the electrical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Edward John Howard, Christopher George Daily, David J. Emmons, Travis Read, Steven L. Wolff, Eric Barton