Patents by Inventor Reed Bisson

Reed Bisson 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: 10119718
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring an air filter installed in an HVAC system may include operating the HVAC system in an air filter monitoring mode such as, for example, a fan only mode, and measuring, for example, a differential pressure across the air filter when the HVAC system is operating in the air filter monitoring mode. The method may include evaluating a status of the air filter using, for example, the measured differential pressure value, and in some cases, display the status on a display of an HVAC controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Hoglund, Reed Bisson
  • Patent number: 10063387
    Abstract: A mobile wireless device (e.g. smart phone) may be used to remotely control an HVAC system. A program code stored in the memory of the mobile wireless device may cause the mobile wireless device to store geographic information in the memory of the mobile wireless device, monitor a location of the mobile wireless device, and compare the stored geographic information to the location of the mobile wireless device. If the comparison meets predetermined criteria, the program code may cause the mobile wireless device to transmit a command either directly or indirectly to an HVAC controller, causing the HVAC controller to transition from a first operating state having a first temperature setpoint to a second operating state having a second temperature setpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Reed Bisson, John B. Amundson
  • Patent number: 9784468
    Abstract: An electronic sub-assembly for an HVAC Controller includes a touch screen display and a printed circuit board. The touch screen display including a viewing side and a non-viewing side. A conductive trace is disposed on the viewing side of the touch screen display adjacent a perimeter of the touch screen display. The printed circuit board, which includes a grounding feature, is positioned adjacent the non-viewing side of the touch screen display. A connector is in electrical communication with the conductive trace and the grounding feature of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Reed Bisson, Jaromir Cechak, Tomas Gabas
  • Patent number: 9696058
    Abstract: An HVAC Controller may include a first sub-assembly and a second sub-assembly releasably engageble with the first sub-assembly. The first sub-assembly may include a first housing and a printed circuit board capable of being secured relative to the first housing and capable of providing one or more signals. The second sub-assembly may include a second housing and a second printed circuit board capable of being secured relative to the second housing and capable of receiving the one or more signals from the first printed circuit boards when the first sub-assembly is releasably engaging the second sub-assembly. The first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board each may have one or more component mounted on sides facing one another, the components each extending a distance. The sum of the distances may be greater than a distance spacing the facing sides of the printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Novotny, Jaromir Cechak, Jiri Sapak, Eugene J. Takach, Reed Bisson
  • Patent number: 9625173
    Abstract: A terminal assembly for use with an electronic device may include a first portion for secure a wire and a second portion for receiving a pin of an electronic device. The first portion and the second portion may be configured to electrically connect the pin to the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Petr Adamik, Josef Novotny, Eugene J. Takach, Eric Barton, Tarik Khoury, Reed Bisson
  • Patent number: 9528720
    Abstract: An HVAC Controller including a printed circuit board (PCB) and a display sub-assembly. The display sub-assembly may include a frame, a display, and a light guide. The frame may be secured relative to the PCB and may have a front side facing away from the PCB and a back side facing toward the PCB. The frame may include one or more side walls that may extend between the front side and the back side, where the side walls may define a space. The display and the light guide may be positioned at least partially within the space and the light guide may be positioned between the display and the PCB. The frame may have one or more back stop features and one or more front stop features that stop the light guide and the display from sliding out of the back side and front side of the frame, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Novotny, Arnold Kalla, Tomas Losak, Reed Bisson, Eugene J. Takach
  • Publication number: 20160119162
    Abstract: A mobile wireless device (e.g. smart phone) may be used to remotely control an HVAC system. A program code stored in the memory of the mobile wireless device may cause the mobile wireless device to store geographic information in the memory of the mobile wireless device, monitor a location of the mobile wireless device, and compare the stored geographic information to the location of the mobile wireless device. If the comparison meets predetermined criteria, the program code may cause the mobile wireless device to transmit a command either directly or indirectly to an HVAC controller, causing the HVAC controller to transition from a first operating state having a first temperature setpoint to a second operating state having a second temperature setpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Reed Bisson, John B. Amundson
  • Patent number: 9322733
    Abstract: Ports for sensing one or more parameters in an HVAC system and methods for installing such ports. In one illustrative embodiment, a port provides a fluid passageway through a wall of an HVAC component such as an air duct. The port may be formed of a hollow stem member having a first end and a second end and a head member positioned therebetween. The port may include an anchor member for anchoring the port to a wall of the HVAC component. In some cases, the anchor member may secure the port within the wall such that the head member forms a substantially fluid tight seal with the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Petr Adamik, Steve Wolff, Reed Bisson, Amy Ragland
  • Patent number: 9247378
    Abstract: A mobile wireless device (e.g. smart phone) may be used to remotely control an HVAC system. A program code stored in the memory of the mobile wireless device may cause the mobile wireless device to store geographic information in the memory of the mobile wireless device, monitor a location of the mobile wireless device, and compare the stored geographic information to the location of the mobile wireless device. If the comparison meets predetermined criteria, the program code may cause the mobile wireless device to transmit a command either directly or indirectly to an HVAC controller, causing the HVAC controller to transition from a first operating state having a first temperature setpoint to a second operating state having a second temperature setpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Reed Bisson, John B. Amundson
  • Publication number: 20140321011
    Abstract: An electronic sub-assembly for an HVAC Controller may include a touch screen display and a printed circuit board. The touch screen display including a viewing side and a non-viewing side. A conductive trace may be disposed on the viewing side of the touch screen display adjacent a perimeter of the touch screen display. The printed circuit board, which may include a grounding feature, may be positioned adjacent the non-viewing side of the touch screen display. A connector may be in electrical communication with the conductive trace and the grounding feature of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Reed Bisson, Jaromir Cechak, Tomas Gabas
  • Publication number: 20140321160
    Abstract: An HVAC Controller including a printed circuit board (PCB) and a display sub-assembly. The display sub-assembly may include a frame, a display, and a light guide. The frame may be secured relative to the PCB and may have a front side facing away from the PCB and a back side facing toward the PCB. The frame may include one or more side walls that may extend between the front side and the back side, where the side walls may define a space. The display and the light guide may be positioned at least partially within the space and the light guide may be positioned between the display and the PCB. The frame may have one or more back stop features and one or more front stop features that stop the light guide and the display from sliding out of the back side and front side of the frame, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Josef Novotny, Arnold Kalla, Tomas Losak, Reed Bisson, Eugene J. Takach
  • Publication number: 20140321092
    Abstract: An HVAC Controller may include a first sub-assembly and a second sub-assembly releasably engageble with the first sub-assembly. The first sub-assembly may include a first housing and a printed circuit board capable of being secured relative to the first housing and capable of providing one or more signals. The second sub-assembly may include a second housing and a second printed circuit board capable of being secured relative to the second housing and capable of receiving the one or more signals from the first printed circuit boards when the first sub-assembly is releasably engaging the second sub-assembly. The first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board each may have one or more component mounted on sides facing one another, the components each extending a distance. The sum of the distances may be greater than a distance spacing the facing sides of the printed circuit boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Josef Novotny, Jaromir Cechak, Jiri Sapak, Eugene J. Takach, Reed Bisson
  • Publication number: 20140324227
    Abstract: An HVAC controller may include a controller and a display operatively coupled to the controller. A first region of the display may have an array of pixels arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns for displaying an image in a dot matrix format. A second region of the display may have a plurality of predefined fixed segment graphical icons. The controller may be configured to display a list of one or more programmable options of the HVAC controller in the first region of the display for selection by a user. At least one of the one or more programmable options may be used to set settings that are used for controlling subsequent operations and/or functionality of the HVAC controller. The first region of the display may simultaneously display in a vertical direction an integer number of programmable options plus a fraction of a programmable option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Cary Leen, Jeffrey Boll, Stan Zywicki, III, Jan Pospisil, Reed Bisson
  • Publication number: 20140319234
    Abstract: An HVAC controller including a controller and a display operatively coupled to the controller. The display may include a first region and a second region. The first region of the display may have an array of pixels arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns for displaying an image in a dot matrix format. The second region of the display may have a plurality of predefined fixed segment graphical icons. The controller may be configured to display one or more programmable options of the HVAC controller in the first region of the display for selection by a user, where the programmable options may be used to set settings that are capable of controlling subsequent operations and/or functionality of the HVAC controller. The controller may be configured to selectively animate one or more of the programmable options displayed in the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Cary Leen, Jan Tesitel, Jan Pospisil, Jan Vozenilek, Petr Racansky, Michael Bruce, Reed Bisson
  • Publication number: 20140262490
    Abstract: A terminal assembly for use with an electronic device may include a first portion for secure a wire and a second portion for receiving a pin of an electronic device. The first portion and the second portion may be configured to electrically connect the pin to the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Petr Adamik, Josef Novotny, Eugene J. Takach, Eric Barton, Tarik Khoury, Reed Bisson
  • Patent number: 8734565
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring the condition of a new air filter installed in an HVAC system are disclosed. In one example, an input that indicates a new air filter has been installed may be accepted, and in response, the HVAC system may be automatically operated in an air filter verifying mode, in which the fan of the HVAC system is activated to drive air through the new air filter. While in the air filter verifying mode, a measure related to an amount of flow restriction presented by the new air filter may be received. A status of the new air filter may be determined based, at least in part, on the received measure related to the amount of flow restriction presented by the air filter of the HVAC system. Once the status of the new air filter is determined, an indication may be displayed on a display, which may communicate the determined status of the new air filter to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Hoglund, Reed Bisson, Amy Ragland, Barbara Dean-Hendricks
  • Patent number: 8704672
    Abstract: Methods and systems for indicating a status of an air filter of an HVAC system may include receiving a measure that is related to an amount of flow restriction presented by the air filter in an HVAC system, using the measure to determine whether the air filter does not need replacing, the air filter needs to be replaced soon, or the air filter should be replaced now, and displaying on a display of an HVAC controller an air filter status indicator, wherein the air filter status indicator includes a stop-light metaphor. In one example, the air filter status indicator may display a green color when the air filter does not need replacing, display a yellow color when the air filter needs to be replaced soon, and display a red color when the air filter should be replaced now. In some cases, the air filter status indicator may also include a qualitative term indicative of the current status of the air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Hoglund, Reed Bisson, Amy Ragland, Barbara Dean-Hendricks, Christopher Goh, Robert Bick
  • Publication number: 20140045482
    Abstract: A mobile wireless device (e.g. smart phone) may be used to remotely control an HVAC system. A program code stored in the memory of the mobile wireless device may cause the mobile wireless device to store geographic information in the memory of the mobile wireless device, monitor a location of the mobile wireless device, and compare the stored geographic information to the location of the mobile wireless device. If the comparison meets predetermined criteria, the program code may cause the mobile wireless device to transmit a command either directly or indirectly to an HVAC controller, causing the HVAC controller to transition from a first operating state having a first temperature setpoint to a second operating state having a second temperature setpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Reed Bisson, John B. Amundson
  • Patent number: 8623117
    Abstract: Sensor offsets for an air filter monitor installed in an HVAC system may be determined by measuring a sensor offset differential pressure value across an air filter when substantially no air flow exists through the air filter. The sensor offset differential pressure value obtained at or near zero flow may represent the sensor offset for the air filter monitor. The sensor offset differential pressure value may be used to compensate an un-compensated differential pressure value obtained during flow conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ludek Zavodny, Reed Bisson, Steven Hoglund
  • Patent number: 8613792
    Abstract: A clean air filter may be used to set an air filter change threshold value for an air filter monitor installed in an HVAC system. The air filter change threshold value may be used to determine a status of an air filter (e.g., clean or dirty).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Ragland, Barbara Dean-Hendricks, Christopher Goh, Reed Bisson, Steven Hoglund