Patents by Inventor Keith L. Curtner

Keith L. Curtner 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).

  • Publication number: 20180101185
    Abstract: A controller for controlling energy consumption in a home includes a constraints engine to define variables for multiple appliances in the home corresponding to various home modes and persona of an occupant of the home. A modeling engine models multiple paths of energy utilization of the multiple appliances to place the home into a desired state from a current context. An optimal scheduler receives the multiple paths of energy utilization and generates a schedule as a function of the multiple paths and a selected persona to place the home in a desired state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Pradeep Shetty, Wendy Foslien Graber, Purnaprajna R. Mangsuli, Soumitri N. Kolavennu, Keith L. Curtner
  • Patent number: 9874885
    Abstract: A controller for controlling energy consumption in a home includes a constraints engine to define variables for multiple appliances in the home corresponding to various home modes and persona of an occupant of the home. A modeling engine models multiple paths of energy utilization of the multiple appliances to place the home into a desired state from a current context. An optimal scheduler receives the multiple paths of energy utilization and generates a schedule as a function of the multiple paths and a selected persona to place the home in a desired state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Shetty, Wendy Foslien Graber, Purnaprajna R. Mangsuli, Soumitri N. Kolavennu, Keith L. Curtner
  • Publication number: 20130151012
    Abstract: A controller for controlling energy consumption in a home includes a constraints engine to define variables for multiple appliances in the home corresponding to various home modes and persona of an occupant of the home. A modeling engine models multiple paths of energy utilization of the multiple appliances to place the home into a desired state from a current context. An optimal scheduler receives the multiple paths of energy utilization and generates a schedule as a function of the multiple paths and a selected persona to place the home in a desired state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Shetty, Wendy Foslien Graber, Purnaprajna R. Mangsuli, Soumitri N. Kolavennu, Keith L. Curtner
  • Patent number: 7801328
    Abstract: Methods and systems for defining, detecting, analyzing, indexing, and retrieving events using video image processing techniques are described herein. An illustrative method of detecting and analyzing events occurring within a region of interest of a video monitoring system may include the steps of extracting information regarding one or more objects located within a region of interest, analyzing the extracted information to detect the occurrence of one or more events within the region of interest, matching at least one of the detected events with a corresponding user-specified event, and performing an action response upon the detection of such an event. In certain embodiments, the detected events may be defined as a set of semantic parameters relating to the object's state and/or physical features, which can be compared against a corresponding set of semantic parameters programmed within a video image-processing appliance manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: KwongWing Au, Keith L. Curtner, Saad J. Bedros
  • Patent number: 7760908
    Abstract: Methods and systems for packaging video sequences based on user-specified events are described herein. An illustrative method of event-packaging a video sequence may include the steps of acquiring a video stream containing an event of interest, extracting various event information from the video stream and storing one or more event parameters within an event database, extracting a video clip from the video stream containing the event of interest, associating metadata representing the event parameters to the video clip, and exporting the video clip containing the event of interest and associated metadata to an external agent. In certain embodiments, a video image-processing appliance manager and/or one or more appliance modules can be provided to automatically extract event information from the acquired video stream, and to manage the indexing and storage of event parameters within the event database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Keith L. Curtner, Saad J. Bedros, KwongWing Au
  • Patent number: 7646922
    Abstract: A combination of inter-frame and intra-frame and sequential classification methods provide for robust and flexible object classification. Intra-frame classification determines the object type based on features extracted from a single image. Inter-frame classification determines object types based on the features extracted from several sequential frames. A sequential classification combines the results of the inter- and intra-frame classifications over a sequence of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kwong Wing Au, Saad J. Bedros, Keith L. Curtner
  • Patent number: 6701772
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring buildings to detect harmful chemical or biological agents. Self-propelled harmful agent detectors are provided that can propel themselves using motors and self-contained power sources. On-board harmful agent sensors can detect the presence of harmful agents and transmit information for reception by a receiving unit. Some sensors can identify the type of agent and transmit the agent type. Some detectors can measure the intensity or concentration of the harmful agent presence and transmit that intensity. Some systems include locating devices for determining positions of the roaming detectors, as well as mapping software to map the location of the individual moving detectors. Systems may include software for plotting the relative concentrations of agents detected to locate the origination of the source within the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ruth D. Kreichauf, Keith L. Curtner
  • Publication number: 20020078771
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring buildings to detect harmful chemical or biological agents. Self-propelled harmful agent detectors are provided that can propel themselves using motors and self-contained power sources. On-board harmful agent sensors can detect the presence of harmful agents and transmit information for reception by a receiving unit. Some sensors can identify the type of agent and transmit the agent type. Some detectors can measure the intensity or concentration of the harmful agent presence and transmit that intensity. Some systems include locating devices for determining positions of the roaming detectors, as well as mapping software to map the location of the individual moving detectors. Systems may include software for plotting the relative concentrations of agents detected to locate the origination of the source within the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Ruth D. Kreichauf, Keith L. Curtner