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Method of notification of fire evacuation plan in floating crowd premises

A security system that protects a secured geographic area, a near field or bluetooth device proximate an entry of the secured geographic area that captures an identifier of a wireless portable device carried by a user as the user enters the secured geographic area, a sensor of the security system that detects a threat within the secured geographic area and a processor of the security system that transmits an evacuation map to the portable device based upon the captured identifier, the evacuation map depicts safe geographic exits from the secured area on the evacuation map.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

System and method with automatic radius crossing notification for global positioning system (gps) tracker

Systems and methods with automatic radius cross notification for a gps tracker are provided. Some methods can include receiving user input requesting a dynamic creation of a geo-fence, and, responsive thereto, creating the geo-fence. ... Honeywell International Inc

Systems and methods for using power dividers for improved ferrite circulator rf power handling

Systems and methods for using power dividers for improved ferrite circulator rf power handling are provided. In one embodiment, a method for switching rf power using a high power circulator switch comprises: operating a ferrite circulator switch to direct rf power to either a first output port or a second output port, the ferrite circulator switch comprising at least three ferrite circulators arranged as a triad switch, wherein a first circulator is coupled to the first output port, a second circulator is coupled to the second output port; and using a waveguide power divider coupled between the first circulator and the second circulator, distributing reflected rf power received at the first output port or the second output port between a plurality of waveguide loads.. ... Honeywell International Inc

Power generator having hydrogen manifold

A power generator includes a cavity to accept a hydrogen producing fuel cartridge. A channel is coupled to receive hydrogen from the fuel cartridge. ... Honeywell International Inc

Trapping multiple ions

Devices, methods, and systems for trapping multiple ions are described herein. One device includes two or more ovens wherein each oven includes a heating element and a cavity for emitting atoms of a particular atomic species from an atomic source substance, a substrate having a number of apertures that allow atoms emitted from the atomic source substance to exit the oven and enter an ion trapping area and wherein each oven is positioned at a different ion loading area within the ion trapping area, and a plurality of electrodes that can be charged and wherein the charge can be used to selectively control the movement of a particular ion from a particular loading area to a particular ion trap location.. ... Honeywell International Inc

System and method for aircraft voice-to-text communication with message validation

The embodiments described herein can provide improved reliability and accuracy of communication to and from and aircraft, such as aircraft-to-aircraft communication and aircraft-to-air traffic control (atc) communication. In particular, the systems and methods can improve the reliability and accuracy of aircraft communication by performing voice-to-text conversions on voice communications and performing a validation check on the resulting voice-to-text converted message. ... Honeywell International Inc

Aircraft systems and methods to improve airport traffic management

An aircraft system includes a processing unit configured to identify an airport marker during a surface operation at an airport. The processing unit is further configured to automatically generate a reporting message based on the airport marker at a predetermined location relative to the airport marker. ... Honeywell International Inc

Method of implementing gps based extended chime and special escort mode in security panel

A system including a security system that protect a secured geographic area, a geographic location outside of the secured area of an authorized human user of the security system saved in a memory of the security system and a processor of the security system that tracks activity of the authorized user by geographic location outside of the secured area and generates an alert upon detecting that a difference between the tracked geographic location of the authorized user and saved location exceeds a threshold value.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

System and method of smart incident analysis in control system using floor maps

An apparatus including a security system that protects a secured geographic area, a plurality of card readers along a periphery of the secured geographic area, a memory of the security system that saves a record of each human user admitted by a card reader of the plurality of card readers into the secured area, a user interface of the security system that receives an identifier of a human user and a time frame and a display of the security system that displays a map of the secured area including any entry and exit locations of the identified human user during the time frame from the secured area.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

Systems and methods of power-safe control panel installation

Systems and methods of power-safe control panel installation are provided. Some systems can include a control panel that includes a programmable processor and executable control software stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium, wherein the programmable processor and the executable control software can transmit a signal to selectively remove power from at least one portion of the control panel.. ... Honeywell International Inc

Global navigation satellite system (gnss) spoofing detection with carrier phase and inertial sensors

A system to detect spoofing attacks is provided. The system includes a satellite-motion-and-receiver-clock-correction module, a compute-predicted-range-and-delta-range module, a subtractor, and delta-range-difference-detection logic. ... Honeywell International Inc

Optical-mechanical vibrating beam accelerometer

Systems, devices, techniques, and methods are disclosed for an opto-mechanical vibrating beam accelerometer. In one example, a system is configured to couple a laser into optical resonance with opto-mechanically active (oma) anchors suspending a proof mass; lock frequencies of the laser to optical resonances of the oma anchors, resulting in a modulated laser coupled with the oma anchors; demodulate a photocurrent that detects the modulated laser coupled with the oma anchors to detect at least an amplitude or a phase of the modulated laser; lock a frequency of the modulated laser to dynamically track instantaneous resonance frequencies of mechanical modes of the oma anchors through changes to the amplitude or phase of the modulated laser induced by coupling of the modulated laser to the oma anchors; and measure an acceleration based on instantaneous resonance frequencies of the oma anchors through changes to the amplitude or phase of the modulated laser.. ... Honeywell International Inc

Systems and methods for nuclear event circumvention in an inertial device

Systems and methods with the ability to raise the set point temperature immediately after a temperature increase due to radiation exposure, thereby reducing t-dot (rate of change in temperature) errors when trying to cool the inertial system back to its original set point temperature. An example system includes an inertial instrument, a sensor that senses if an increased temperature event has been experienced by the inertial instrument, and a controller device that will increase the set point temperature of the inertial instrument based on the determined increase in temperature. ... Honeywell International Inc

Diverging waveguide atomic gyroscope

Waveguide includes fork with first and second bifurcated ends coupled to loop section and separated by angle determined based on velocities of portions of quantum mechanical wavefunction of atoms traveling above waveguide. Waveguide propagates blue-detuned laser having first evanescent field that repels atoms away from waveguide and red-detuned laser having second evanescent field that attracts atoms toward waveguide, together creating potential minimum/well. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/29/16 / #20160377434

Systems and methods for a time-based optical pickoff for mems sensors

Systems and methods for a time-based optical pickoff for mems sensors are provided. In one embodiment, a method for an integrated waveguide time-based optical-pickoff sensor comprises: launching a light beam generated by a light source into an integrated waveguide optical-pickoff monolithically fabricated within a first substrate, the integrated waveguide optical-pickoff including an optical input port, a coupling port, and an optical output port; and detecting changes in an area of overlap between the coupling port and a moving sensor component separated from the coupling port by a gap by measuring an attenuation of the light beam at the optical output port, wherein the moving sensor component is moving in-plane with respect a surface of the first substrate comprising the coupling port and the coupling port is positioned to detect movement of an edge of the moving sensor component.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/29/16 / #20160377350

Optimized plate fin heat exchanger for improved compliance to improve thermal life

A heat exchanger includes a hot passage; a cold passage adjacent the hot passage; a pair of tube sheets, with one tube sheet on each opposing side of one of the hot passage and the cold passage; a fin in one of the hot passage and the cold passage; wherein the fin includes a first distal portion, a second distal portion, and an intermediate portion between the first and second distal portions; wherein the fin is configured to provide, at only the first distal portion and the second distal portion, improved flexibility in three degrees of freedom of movement within one of the hot passage and the cold passage.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373562

Rtu serial communication mechanism

A method includes receiving inputs including a serial communication protocol specification and serial port settings associated with a serial communication channel. The method includes determining a transmission speed, a request size, and a response size of the serial communication channel based on the inputs. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373272

Method, device and system for communicating in a ring network

A communication method includes receiving data messages at a specified one of a plurality of communication devices in a ring network and detecting a status of the ring network. The communication method also includes changing a port of the specified communication device from a blocking state to a forwarding state in response to detecting a failure in the ring network. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160372314

Ion trapping with integrated electromagnets

Devices, systems, and methods for ion trapping with integrated electromagnets are described herein. One device includes a plurality of electrodes configured to trap an ion above a surface of the device, a medial coil and a plurality of peripheral coils, each positioned at a respective radial angle associated with the medial coil, wherein the medial coil is configured to generate a first magnetic field having a first orientation, and wherein the peripheral coils are configured to generate a second magnetic field having a second orientation that opposes the first orientation.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160371966

Personalized real time outdoor guidance application for mass evacuation

A system including a cloud app executing on a cloud processor that detects an evacuation message, a portable device that receives a notification from the cloud app of the evacuation message, a processor of the cloud app that determines a current geographic location of the portable device and an evacuation destination for the portable device and that downloads a map to the portable device showing a route from the current location to the evacuation destination and a processor that updates the map based upon real-time events occurring along the route.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370853

Dnp3 based ethernet port power saving for solar power energized rtu system

A system includes a control system and a remote terminal unit (rtu). The control system is configured to communicate data with one or more field devices via the rtu. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370779

Method and apparatus for determining displacement of a remote terminal unit

A system includes a control system and a remote terminal unit (rtu). The control system is configured to communicate data with one or more field devices via the rtu. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370449

Systems and methods for efficient reception and combining of similar signals received on two or more antennas

A radio signal processing system includes a first antenna; a second antenna; a first receiver communicatively coupled to the first antenna; a second receiver communicatively coupled to the second antenna; a first processing unit communicatively coupled to the first receiver and configured to receive a first signal from at least one of the first antenna and the second antenna when the system is operating in a first mode; a second processing unit communicatively coupled to the second receiver and configured to receive a second signal from the second antenna when the system is operating in a first mode; and wherein the first processing unit is further configured to receive a third signal from both the first antenna and the second antenna when the system is operating in a second mode.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370427

Configuration error detector

A processor having a built-in configuration error detector for a logic pipeline and a method for operating the same are provided. The processor may include, but is not limited to, a pipeline status indicator configured to determine when the logic pipeline is idle, a test vector source storing a test vector and configured to transmit the test vector to the logic pipeline when the pipeline status indictor determines that the logic pipeline is idle, and a validator configured to compare an output of the logic pipeline in response to the test vector to a predetermined data set, the validator configured to allow the processor to output data when the output of the logic pipeline in response to the test vector matches the predetermined data set and to block the processor from outputting data when the output of the logic pipeline does not match the predetermined data set.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370419

Devices, methods, and systems for localizing a fault on a live cable

Devices, methods, and systems for localizing a fault on a live cable are described herein. One system includes a wire fault localizer configured to receive current information from a location where direct current is applied to a cable comprising a number of loads, receive additional current information from at least two additional locations on the cable, wherein one of the at least two additional locations is on a source side of the cable and one of the at least two additional locations is on a load side of the cable, determine a fault resistance of the cable based on the received current information and received additional current information, and determine a fault distance on the cable based on the fault resistance.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370002

Burner with combustion air driven jet pump

Devices, methods, and systems for utilizing a burner with a combustion air driven jet pump are described herein. One burner apparatus includes a jet pump located inside a burner housing, the jet pump having a combustion air inlet that receives combustion air, a chamber to receive the combustion air from the combustion air inlet, and a tapered portion of the chamber that tapers to an outlet having a smaller diameter than the diameter of the inlet.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369758

Degassing fuel

In some examples, a system configured to remove at least some air and other gases that are dissolved in fuel prior to introducing the fuel into a closed fuel system, such as a closed fuel system of an unmanned aerial vehicle. The system includes a vacuum chamber configured to contain a fuel, a vacuum source attached lo the vacuum chamber and configured to draw a vacuum on a headspace over the fuel in the vacuum chamber, and a fuel pump configured to pump the fuel from the vacuum chamber into a closed fuel container without introducing air into the closed fuel container. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160368612

Aircraft gas turbine propulsion engine control without aircraft total air temperature sensors

A control system for an aircraft gas turbine propulsion engine includes an engine control that is adapted to receive at least engine inlet temperature data and aircraft altitude data. The engine control is configured to determine the availability of the engine inlet temperature data and implements a measured temperature engine thrust setting schedule when the engine inlet temperature data is available, and a default temperature engine thrust setting schedule when the engine inlet temperature data is unavailable. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/22/16 / #20160368227

Multidirectional fiber-reinforced tape/film articles and the method of making the same

High tenacity, high elongation multi-filament polymeric tapes as well as ballistic resistant fabrics, composites and articles made therefrom. The tapes are fabricated from multi-filament fibers/yarns that are twisted together, bonded together, compressed and flattened.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366643

Meter data collection

A metering device may be configured to communicate with other devices in an advanced metering infrastructure (ami) system. For example, a metering device may be configured to communicate with a collection device. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366562

System and method for locating devices in predetermined premises

A location tracking system includes a first plurality of signal receiving and transmitting devices, the members of the first plurality each include an rf transceiver, sound receivers and sound emitters. A second plurality of signal transmitting units, the members of the second plurality each include at least an rf transceiver and a sound emitter. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160365594

Systems and methods for fuel desulfurization

Methods and apparatus are provided for a fuel cell including a fuel desulfurization system. The fuel cell system includes a source of fuel and a fuel desulfurization system fluidly coupled to the source of fuel to receive the fuel in a liquid phase. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160365590

Systems for hybrid fuel cell power generation

Apparatus are provided for a hybrid fuel cell system. The hybrid fuel cell system includes a fuel supply system. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160365180

Cable bushing for a potentially explosive area

A cable bushing includes a metal tube, at least one cable for signal transmission received from a sensor which extends in an opposite direction inside the metal tube, which, in at least one axial end region sits with an immovable fit in a through-hole of a bearing block. The bearing block is arranged in a sealed manner in a passage of a housing wall or is connected in a sealed manner to the sensor.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160364987

Systems and methods for processing concatenated datalink messages

Systems and methods for processing concatenated datalink messages are provided. In one embodiment, a method for processing concatenated datalink messages comprises: receiving an atc concatenated message from a ground center comprising a plurality of message elements; presenting the concatenated message in a first message log display page on a human machine interface display; when the concatenated message is selected from the first message log display page, presenting the concatenated message in a first message display page on the human machine interface display, wherein the first message display page comprises a pilot response prompt; categorizing the plurality of message elements of the concatenated message into loadable and non-loadable elements; monitoring flight parameters obtained from an aircraft's flight management system to determine an action status for each of the non-loadable elements; and displaying on the human machine interface display the action status associated with at least one non-loadable message element.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160364973

System and method for monitoring device calibration

A system and method for monitoring device calibration. The system includes an asset management computer communicatively coupled to field devices. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160364920

Health monitoring system for diagnosing and reporting anomalies

A health monitoring system for monitoring a vehicle and a method for operating the same are provided. The system, for example, may include, but is not limited to, at least one sensor configured to collect data corresponding to the vehicle, an interface system, a memory, and a processor communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor, the interface system and the memory, the processor configured to: determine when the vehicle is experiencing an anomaly, collect, from the interface system, data corresponding to the anomaly from a user of the vehicle, and associate, the data collected from the interface system and the data collected from the at least one sensor.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160364456

Computerized process safety management system

A method includes obtaining from a database: at least one initiating cause that causes a hazard, an initiating cause frequency corresponding to the at least one initiating cause, a set of independent protection layers configured to operate to prevent the hazard and including protection equipment for which no industry safety standards and regulations are defined, and a failure probability of each protection layer. The method includes estimating a frequency of occurrence of the hazard using a product of the initiating cause frequency and a failure probability of the set of independent protection layers. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160364267

Systems and methods for scheduling tasks using sliding time windows

Systems and methods for scheduling tasks using sliding time windows are provided. In certain embodiments, a system for scheduling the execution of tasks includes at least one processing unit configured to execute multiple tasks, wherein each task in the multiple tasks is scheduled to execute within a scheduler instance in multiple scheduler instances, each scheduler instance in the multiple scheduler instances being associated with a set of time windows in multiple time windows and with a set of processing units in the at least one processing unit in each time window, time windows in the plurality of time windows having a start time and an allotted duration and the scheduler instance associated with the time windows begins executing associated tasks no earlier than the start time and executes for no longer than the allotted duration, and wherein the start time is slidable to earlier moments in time.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160363956

Synchronizing interval data despite loss of time

A meter mechanism and method are disclosed for recording relative interval data accumulated when the meter loses real time due to a power failure and synchronizing the relative interval data with real-time intervals in the meter memory. The disclosed meter mechanism and method ensure that all usage is accounted for while the meter is online, the metered usage is closer to the actual interval boundaries in which the usage occurred, accounts for all real time intervals in a day, and is power fail tolerant during both the analysis and synchronization.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160363946

Energy management using a wearable device

Energy management using a wearable device is described herein. One apparatus includes a user interface, a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive a communication from a utility information system of a utility, wherein the communication includes information associated with energy being provided to a facility by the utility, provide, via the user interface, the information to a user of the apparatus, receive, via the user interface, a command from the user to adjust energy consumption of the facility based, at least in part, on the information, and send the command to an energy management system of the facility, wherein the apparatus is a wearable device.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160362900

Variable-height attachment point system for a safety harness

Systems and methods relate to a operator selectable, variable-height attachment point system for a safety harness, where the attachment point is disposed on a radial support member that can be reversibly coupled to a vertical support member, and where the attachment point height can be selected by the operator by reversing a coupled orientation of the radial support member to the vertical support member.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160362591

Low gwp heat transfer compositions

The present invention relates, in part, to heat transfer and refrigerant compositions and methods that include hfc-32; hfo-1234ze and hfc-125.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160362511

Synthesis and use of trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene/vinylidene fluoride copolymers

A copolymer comprising trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene units and vinylidene fluoride units, and methods of making the same. A method of preventing biofouling on an article of manufacture, comprising applying such copolymer to the article of manufacture. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/15/16 / #20160362197

Aircraft prognostic systems and methods for determining adaptive time between overhaul for line replaceable units

Prognostic systems and methods for providing adaptive time between overhaul (tbo) value for one or more line replaceable units (lrus) are provided. In one embodiment, the lru prognostic system includes a first lru, an aircraft position data source configured to monitor the position of an aircraft carrying the lru prognostic system, and a controller coupled to the first lru and to the aircraft position data source. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/08/16 / #20160360555

Bidirectional redundant mesh networks

A redundant mesh communications network uses multiple controllers, or controller gateways to route messages and to monitor the integrity of wired and wireless mesh system elements. The multiple control units and multiple paths provide various redundant communications solutions thereby avoiding a single point of failure in the network.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/08/16 / #20160359229

Two-dimensional electronically steerable antenna

A ferrite controller includes a single array of two or more ferrite control elements. The ferrite control elements each include a radio frequency (rf) path assembly that includes a rf path ferrite element and a rf path dielectric element. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/08/16 / #20160358481

Flight management mode transitioning for aircraft trajectory management

This disclosure is directed to systems and methods for smart transitioning between aircraft trajectory management modes. In one example, a system is configured to track a speed of a target aircraft in flight ahead of an own aircraft on which the system is positioned. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/08/16 / #20160358430

Door and window contact systems and methods that include time of flight sensors

Systems and methods that address the gap, security, and robustness limitations of known door and window contact systems and methods without increasing the overall cost thereof are provided. A system can include a time of fight sensor for mounting in or on a first portion of a window unit or a door unit, and a microcontroller unit in communication with the time of flight sensor. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/08/16 / #20160358000

Chip on board based highly integrated imager

An apparatus for use in decoding a bar code symbol may include an image sensor integrated circuit having a plurality of pixels, timing, and control circuitry for controlling an image sensor, gain circuitry for controlling gain, and analog to digital conversion circuitry for conversion of an analog signal to a digital signal. The apparatus may also include a pcb for mounting the image sensor integrated circuit and light source bank. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/08/16 / #20160357208

Energy consumption modeling

Methods, devices, and systems for energy consumption modeling are described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to assign energy consumption data to an on state and an off state of a device, generate a model configured to predict a future state of the device and a duration of the future state based on a duration of a current state of the device, a duration of a previous state of the device, and operating conditions of the device, and predict a future energy consumption of the device using the assigned energy consumption data and the generated model.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/08/16 / #20160357181

Maintenance plan forecast using automation control devices' usage pattern through big data analytics

A system including a wired or wireless automation device of an automation system that detects threats within a secured geographic area, a processor of the automation device that measures performance parameters of the automation device and reports the measured performance parameters to a control panel of the automation system and a processor of the control panel that compares the measured performance parameters of the automation device with one or more criteria, detects a potential failure of the automation device and presents recommendations for ameliorating the potential failure to an authorized human user of the automation system.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356822

Stray magnetic field rejection for in-hole current-measurement systems

Apparatus and associated methods relate to a measurement system that calculates a current in a conductor based on an odd-order spatial derivative function of signals representing magnetic-field strengths within a hole in the conductor. In an illustrative embodiment, the odd-order spatial derivative function may generate an output signal representing a spatial derivative of the in-hole magnetic field greater than the first-order. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356675

Motion detection devices and systems

Motion detection devices and systems are described herein. One motion detection device includes an inertial measurement unit (imu) configured to measure velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces of the motion detection device and a computing component. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/08/16 / #20160355280

Satellite control system

A vehicle, a satellite control system, and a method for controlling the same are provided. The satellite control system, for example, may include, but is not limited to, a control moment gyroscope having a gimbal, at least one gimbal angle sensor configured to determine an angle of the gimbal, each gimbal angle sensor having an output circuit configured to output the determined angle, a signal conditioner circuit having substantially identical circuit topology as the output circuit, and a common mode error compensation circuit electrically coupled to the signal conditioner, the common mode error compensation circuit configured to determine common mode error in the gimbal angle sensor based upon a voltage output from the signal conditioner circuit and to output a signal to compensate for the common mode error.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160351436

Low temperature wafer bonding

A method of low temperature wafer bonding is provided. The method comprises: providing oxide to form a bonding layer on a deposition surface of at least one of two wafers, the bonding layer having a thickness in the range of 100 angstroms to 500 angstroms; soaking the wafers in a solution that makes bonding surfaces of the wafers hydrophilic; rinsing the wafers with water after soaking the wafers in the solution that makes bonding surfaces of the wafers hydrophilic; drying the wafers; optical-contact bonding the wafers with each other by bringing the bonding layers of the wafers in contact with each other to form a wafer pair; and annealing the wafer pair at a temperature less than or equal to 500° celsius.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160351061

Electric green taxiing system (egts) proximity sensing system for aircraft anti-collision

A system and method for monitoring an aircraft during taxing on ground around an airport may include control of an engines-off taxiing system. The engines-off taxiing system may include a wireless handheld device having an aircraft stop pushbutton. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349752

Apparatuses, systems and methods for automatically taxiing an aircraft

Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for automatically pushing aircraft back from an airport gate and/or for automatically taxiing an aircraft. At least one engines-off drive is attached to at least one landing gear wheel to apply a rotational force and/or a rotation impeding force to the at least one landing gear wheel. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349740

Method and apparatus for real time model predictive control operator support in industrial process control and automation systems

A method includes obtaining measurements associated with a plurality of controlled variables (cvs) and a plurality of manipulated variables (mvs). The method also includes detecting an irregular operating condition of a cv or an mv. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349726

Apparatus and method for variable data collection of intelligent loop performance monitoring system in bandwidth-constrained dcs

A method includes performing an initial analysis using first data collected at a first collection frequency from a data source of a processing facility. The method also includes identifying at least one control loop in the processing facility having a potential problem based on the initial analysis and selecting a root cause analysis to execute in order to determine a root cause of the potential problem. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349719

Electronic wearable activity identifier and environmental controller

An apparatus including an automation system that detects threats within a secured geographic area, a wireless wearable device worn by a human user that detects activities of the user and a processor of the automation system that wirelessly receives the detected activities of the human user from the wearable device as the user enters the secured area, that associates at least one of the detected activities with a predetermined action and that automatically implements a physical change within the secured area in support of the predetermined action.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349209

Magnetic stimulus of isfet-based sensor to enable trimming and self-compensation of sensor measurement errors

An ion sensor apparatus comprises at least one ion sensitive field effect transistor (isfet) device configured to be exposed to a liquid, a reference electrode configured to contact the liquid to which the isfet device is exposed, and at least one magnet configured to intermittently expose the isfet device to a magnetic field. A processor is operatively connected to the isfet device and the reference electrode. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348548

Internal bypass to improve decongealing of surface type air to oil coolers

A surface type air to oil cooler enables oil to flow from an inlet and down a first pass of an oil passageway. A first bypass, before the end of the first pass, allows oil to flow from the first pass to a second pass of the oil passageway. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348524

Turbine exhaust housing

A turbine assembly can include a turbine wheel, a shroud component, a turbine housing and a seal that includes a wall and a lower lip that that extends radially outwardly from the wall where the seal is disposed, at least in part, between an outer surface of the shroud component and an inner surface of the turbine housing and where the lower lip is in contact with the turbine housing.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348216

Nickel-based superalloys and additive manufacturing processes using nickel-based superalloys

Nickel-based superalloys and additive manufacturing processes using nickel-based superalloys are disclosed herein. For example, a nickel-based superalloy includes, on a weight basis of the overall superalloy: about 9.5% to about 10.5% tungsten, about 9.0% to about 11.0% cobalt, about 8.0% to about 8.8% chromium, about 5.3% to about 5.7% aluminum, about 2.8% to about 3.3% tantalum, about 0.3% to about 1.6% hafnium, about 0.5% to about 0.8% molybdenum, about 0.005% to about 0.04% carbon, and a majority of nickel. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160347473

Integration of braking action information with flight deck runway functions

Flight deck systems are provided for integrating braking action information with flight deck runway functions. In one embodiment, the flight deck system includes a cockpit display device on which an airport display, such as a two dimensional or three dimensional airport moving map, is generated. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160347471

Modifying the appearance of an uplink message when the uplink message is affected by a flight information message

An avionics display system is provided that modifies the appearance of an uplink message when the uplink message is affected by a flight information message. The avionics display system comprises a display device; and a processing device configured to: determine whether a flight information message affects an uplink message; and modify the displayed appearance of the uplink message on a display device when the uplink message is affected by the flight information message; wherein the display device is communicatively coupled to the processing device and located onboard an aircraft.. ... Honeywell International Inc

12/01/16 / #20160347176

Primary objective task display methods and systems

Methods and systems are provided for adaptive display of information and interaction components on a display device of an aircraft. The method includes: receiving aircraft data from one or more aircraft components; determining context information from the aircraft data; determining a visual situation awareness indicator based on the context information; determining a situational awareness model based on the context information; determining a primary objective based on the situational awareness model; determining a task list based on the primary objective; determining situational awareness information based on a task of the task list; determining interactive components based on the task of the task list; and displaying the context information, the visual situation awareness indicator, the task list, the interactive components, and the situational awareness information on a user interface.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345010

System and method for detecting motion in compressed video

Systems and methods for detecting motion in compressed video are provided. Some methods can include parsing a stream of compressed video, obtaining macroblock size information from the parsed stream, computing factors derived from the macroblock size information, computing adaptive threshold values derived from relative frame characteristics of the compressed video, comparing the factors derived from the macroblock size information with the adaptive threshold values, and detecting motion based upon the comparing when at least one of the factors exceeds at least one of the adaptive threshold values. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344734

System for preventing unauthorized access to operational aircraft data

Embodiments of the present invention provide improved systems and methods for a programmable portable electronic device for airborne operational communications. In one embodiment, a system for preventing unauthorized access to operational aircraft data comprises a personal electronic device and a plurality of aircraft systems that produce avionic operational data. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343563

Ion trap with variable pitch electrodes

Methods, apparatuses, and systems for design, fabrication, and use of an ion trap with variable pitch electrodes are described herein. One apparatus includes an ion trap and a plurality of variable pitch electrodes disposed on the ion trap. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342565

Apparatus and method for multi-master solution on mdio communication bus

A method is provided. The method includes receiving, at a first device, a request to transfer data over a management data input/output (mdio) communication bus. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342163

Multi-tank water heater systems

A water heater system including two or more water storage tanks plumbed in series, parallel or a combination thereof and methods of controlling said water heater systems. The water heater systems may include one or more mixing valves and one or more temperature sensors for providing water at a desired temperature.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341066

Gas turbine engine uncontrolled high thrust accommodation system and method

A system and method of accommodating an uncontrolled high thrust condition in a turbofan gas turbine engine includes processing engine data from the turbofan gas turbine engine to determine when a potential for an uncontrolled high thrust condition exists. When the potential for an uncontrolled high thrust condition exists, the engine data are processed to determine whether corrective action for the uncontrolled high thrust condition should be implemented by varying turbofan gas turbine engine effective geometry to (i) increase turbofan gas turbine engine rotational speed or (ii) decrease turbofan gas turbine engine rotational speed. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340487

Compositions containing tetrafluoropropene and carbon dioxide

Disclosed are compositions useful in a wide variety of applications, including heat transfer fluids which possess a highly desirable and unexpectedly superior combination of properties, and heat transfer systems and methods based on these fluids. The preferred heat transfer fluid comprises from about 1 to about 40 percent, on a weight basis, of carbon dioxide (co2) and from about 99 to about 60 percent, on a weight basis, of a compound having the formula i xcfzr3-z (i), where x is a c2 or a c3 unsaturated, substituted or unsubstituted, alkyl radical, each r is independently cl, f, br, i or h, and z is 1 to 3. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340277

Process for the manufacture of fluorinated olefins

In certain aspects, the present invention relates to methods for increasing the cost efficiency and safety of the hydrogenation of a fluorinated olefin by controlling the reaction conditions and parameters. In further aspects, the hydrogenation reaction is provided in a two stage reaction wherein the reactant amounts, temperature and other parameters are controlled such that the conversion percentage, selectivity, and reaction parameters are all within commercially acceptable levels.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340266

Wax-based fertilizer coatings with polyethylene- or polypropylene-based polymers

Disclosed is a hydrophobic coating material that includes a wax-based material and a polyethylene- or polypropylene-based polymer material. Also disclosed is a coated fertilizer composition that includes a fertilizer granule and the hydrophobic coating material coated on the fertilizer granule. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340174

Monolithic fabrication of thermally isolated microelectromechanical system (mems) devices

A method for fabricating a thermally isolated microelectromechanical system (mems) structure is provided. The method includes processing a first wafer of a first material with a glass wafer to form a composite substrate including at least one sacrificial structure of the first material and glass; forming a mems device in a second material; forming at least one temperature sensing element on at least one of: the composite substrate; and the mems device; and etching away the at least one sacrificial structure of the first material in the composite substrate to form at least one thermally isolating glass flexure. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160338215

Support system for printed board assemblies

Apparatus for guiding insertion and locking of a printed board assembly (pba) in an electronic unit may include a housing, a first wedge segment having a sloped planar contact surface and a second wedge segment adjacent the first wedge segment and having a sloped planar contact surface. The first and second wedge segments may be devoid of holes in their respective sloped planar contact surfaces. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337720

Automatic reporting of prognosis data from wireless mesh sensors to cloud

A apparatus including a plurality of wireless sensors arranged into a mesh network where each of the plurality of sensors detect threats within a secured geographic area, a processor of each of the plurality of sensors that detects operational and environmental operating conditions of the sensor and reports the detected conditions, a processor that receives and correlates at least one of the detected conditions of a sensor to a potential failure mode and reports the potential failure mode to a cloud app and a cloud processor of the cloud app that determines a location of the sensor and reports the potential failure and location to a person responsible for the sensor.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337508

Access control via a mobile device

Systems, devices, and methods for access control via a mobile device are described herein. One method includes receiving location information associated with a mobile device in a facility, determining that the mobile device is within a particular distance of an area of the facility based on the location information, determining whether a user of the mobile device is allowed access to the area, and allowing access to the area via a relay associated with the area responsive to a determination that the user is allowed access.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337404

Apparatus and method for protecting proprietary information over public notification infrastructure

A method includes generating an obfuscation of a notification and transmitting the obfuscation to an end-user device via an unsecure notification infrastructure. The method also includes, in response to a request from the end-user device, transmitting the notification to the end-user device via a secure connection. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337289

Apparatus and method for translating industrial process control and automation system events into mobile notifications

A method includes receiving information identifying multiple events in an industrial process control and automation system and routing the events to one or more subscribers, where the one or more subscribers include a notification system. The method also includes translating the events into notifications using the notification system and transmitting each notification for delivery to one or more mobile end-user devices. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337203

System and approach for remote room controller and device diagnostics and health monitoring

The disclosure reveals a system and approach for remote health monitoring and diagnostics of room controllers, networks and devices. A master room controller may be used to open a system health page or a diagnostic page for other controllers. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337166

Apparatus and method for automated event notification read receipt to support non-repudiated auditing or other functions in industrial process control and automation system

A method includes transmitting a notification to a first end-user device, where the notification is associated with an event in an industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes receiving a first read receipt identifying when a user of the first end-user device opened the notification or viewed or read details about the notification at the first end-user device. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160336658

Sensor device with helical antenna and related system and method

An apparatus includes a sensor that receives a first electrical signal and provides a second electrical signal in response to the first electrical signal. The second electrical signal is based on at least one parameter monitored by the sensor. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160336648

Two-element traffic collision avoidance system (tcas) antenna

Devices and systems are disclosed for a traffic collision avoidance system (tcas) antenna. In some examples, the tcas antenna includes two antenna elements, a first plurality of bolt holes, a second plurality of bolt holes, and a third plurality of bolt holes. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335858

Apparatus and method for providing event context with notifications related to industrial process control and automation system

A method includes transmitting a notification to an end-user device, where the notification identifies an event in an industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes obtaining contextual information associated with the event, where the contextual information includes one or more types of additional information associated with the event. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335819

Access control via a mobile device

Systems, devices, and methods for access control via a mobile device are described herein. One device includes instructions stored thereon executable by a processor to receive location information associated with a mobile device in a facility, determine that the mobile device is within a particular distance of an area of the facility based on the location information, receive an indication of a user input by the mobile device, determine whether a user of the mobile device is allowed access to the area, and allow access to the area via a relay associated with the area responsive to a determination that the user is allowed access and the user input.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335417

Mechanism and approach to lock a license to a given localization

An approach and mechanism relative to a license that is forced or locked to a particular localization. Forcing a license of a product to be localized may be effected with an attribute specifying the locale or language of a particular region, area, or country. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335373

Apparatus and method for universal annotation in industrial process control and automation system

A method includes obtaining multiple annotations associated with multiple data items in an industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes, for each of the data items, obtaining a unique identifier for the data item. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335309

Systems and method for wirelessly and securely updating a terrain awareness warning system database

Systems and methods for updating a terrain awareness and warning system (taws) database are disclosed. The systems request, by way of the first wireless communications device communicating by way of an avionics data transfer protocol, an update to the taws database, where the request is based upon flight path data, and receive and accept, by way of the first wireless communications device and by way of the avionics data transfer protocol and in response to the request, the update to the taws database.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334786

External aircraft ground control

Embodiments of the subject matter described herein provide an innovative method and system capable of enabling external ground control of a manned aircraft without a pilot or crew, in order to (i) move the aircraft, and (ii) command various subsystems of the aircraft. The provided method and system supports secure wireless communication between the aircraft and a remote device.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334783

Remote testing of hvac systems

A number of methods for testing an hvac system for a building structure from a remote location outside of the building structure are disclosed. Generally, the hvac system has a primarily active component and a primarily dormant component. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334770

Apparatus and method for using configurable rules linking triggers with actions to support notifications associated with industrial process control and automation system

A method includes receiving information defining at least one condition and at least one action associated with a rule. Each condition is associated with an event in an industrial process control and automation system, and each action is associated with information related to the event. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334765

Apparatus and method for event detection to support mobile notifications related to industrial process control and automation system

A method includes obtaining information associated with multiple events in an industrial process control and automation system, where the information is obtained from one or more sources of data related to the industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes outputting the information to a notification system configured to generate multiple notifications for mobile end-user devices using the retrieved information. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334761

Anti-windup reference shaping filter for control

A device includes an upper limit input to provide an upper limit value, a lower limit input to provide an upper limit value, a control signal input to receive a control signal from a controller, an output, and circuitry coupled to the upper limit input, the lower limit input, and the control signal input to provide an output signal on the output that is constrained by the upper limit value and the lower limit value and that follows the control signal derivative if possible.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334453

Determining failure of an ultraviolet sensor

Methods, devices, and systems for determining failure of an ultraviolet (uv) sensor are described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to reduce an excitation voltage of a uv sensor until no conduction occurs in the uv sensor, increase, upon no conduction occurring in the uv sensor, the excitation voltage of the uv sensor until a conduction event occurs, compare the excitation voltage at which the conduction event occurs to a reference voltage, and determine whether the uv sensor has failed based on the comparison.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334441

In-situ bias correction for mems accelerometers

In some examples, an accelerometer may self-calibrate while in use by setting a scale factor of the accelerometer to a first value; while the scale factor of the accelerometer is set to the first value, obtaining a first acceleration value; setting the scale factor of the accelerometer to a second value; while the scale factor of the accelerometer is set to the second value, obtaining a second acceleration value; based on the first acceleration value and the second acceleration value, determining a bias correction value; obtaining a third acceleration value; and correcting the third acceleration value based on the bias correction value.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334440

Active, in-situ, calibration of mems accelerometers using optical forces

An accelerometer device configured for in-situ calibration applies a laser-induced pushing force at a first magnitude to a proof mass of an accelerometer, and while applying the laser-induced pushing force at the first magnitude to the proof mass, the device obtains a first output from the accelerometer. The device is further configured to apply a laser-induced pushing force at a second magnitude to the proof mass, and while applying the laser-induced pushing force at the second magnitude to the proof mass, the device obtains a second output from the accelerometer. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334378

Method to auto-configure gas detectors based on real-time location

Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for determining the location of a gas detector device, wherein the location may be within a predefined location zone, and automatically configuring the gas detector device based on the location zone. Each location zone in a facility may be associated with a configuration for the gas detector device. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334271

Utilizing a quench time to deionize an ultraviolet (uv) sensor tube

Utilizing a quench time to deionize an ultraviolet (uv) sensor tube are described herein. One method includes monitoring firing events within a uv sensor tube, where a particular firing event initiates arming the uv sensor tube, initiating a quench time to deionize the uv sensor tube, where the quench time includes, disarming the uv sensor tube to prevent a firing event.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334262

Tensioned coaxial probe for level measurement

A coaxial probe for a time-domain reflectometry (tdr) fill-level measuring system includes an outer electrically conductive tube (outer tube), an inner electrically conductive rod (inner rod) within the outer tube on at least one end, and at least one tensioning device (tensioning device). The tensioning device includes a tensioner body between the inner rod and outer tube for stretching the inner rod in a length direction relative to the outer tube to tension the inner rod. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334248

Technique for robust detection of plugged impulse lines

A method includes collecting a set of process variable (pv) measurements generated using a sensor. The sensor is fluidly coupled to one or more impulse lines. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334245

Variable differential transformer position sensor with a trapezoidal primary coil

A transformer includes a bobbin, a primary coil, and a pair of secondary coils. The bobbin has an axial bore formed therein. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334217

Systems and methods for resonance switching resonator fiber optic gyroscopes (rfogs) with feed-forward processing

Systems and methods for resonance switching rfogs with feed-forward processing are provided. In one embodiment, a system comprises: a fiber optic resonator; first and second laser sources coupled to the resonator, wherein the first source launches a first beam into the resonator and the second source launches a second beam into the resonator in an opposite direction; a first servo loop that locks the first beam to a first resonant mode of the resonator during a first state and to a second resonant mode of the resonator during a second state; a second servo loop that locks the second beam to the second resonant mode during the first state and to the first resonant mode during the second state; a feed-forward rate processor coupled to the servo loops that calculates a fsr average across a prior resonance switching cycle of resonant frequency measurements and applies the average to current measurements.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333955

Carbon-carbon composite component with antioxidant coating

In one example, a method including depositing an antioxidant material on a first surface region of a carbon-carbon composite substrate via a print head of a three-dimensional printing device to form a first layer of the antioxidant material on the first surface region of the substrate, and depositing the antioxidant material on a second surface region of the substrate via the print head of the three-dimensional printing device to form a second layer of the antioxidant material on the second surface region. The method may be, for example, a method for forming a carbon-carbon composite component including an antioxidant coating, the antioxidant coating including the first layer and second layer of the antioxidant material.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332936

Process for making hcfo-1233zd

Disclosed is a process for the production of 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (hcfo-1233zd) which includes reacting a propane feedstock comprising tetrachlorofluoropropanes, trichlorodifluoropropanes, dichlorotrifluoropropanes, or a mixture thereof, in the presence of a solid catalyst. The process generally comprises the following four steps: (i) providing a propane feedstock comprising trichlorodifluoropropanes and dichlorotrifluoropropanes, (ii) reacting the feedstock in a vapor phase reactor in the presence of hf and in the presence of a solid catalyst under conditions effective to form a product stream comprising hcfo-1233zd and unconverted starting materials, (iii) recovering or removing hcl and hf, and (iv) isolating hcfo-1233zd(e), hcfo-1233zd(z), or both.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332935

Integrated process for making hcfo-1233zd and hfc-245fa

A process is described wherein otherwise unusable by-products from a process for the manufacture of trans hcfo-1233zd(e) are converted to a valuable product by introducing them into a process for the production of hfc-245fa. The process includes the catalytic hydrofluorination of a reaction mixture comprising the hcfo-1233zd production by-products.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332934

Staged fluorination process and reactor system

The invention relates to a composition comprising 2-choro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropane (244bb) and less than about 2% by weight 1,1,1,2,2-pentafluoropropane (245cb).. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332919

Carbon fiber preforms

In some examples, a method for forming a carbon fiber preform comprises depositing, via a print head of a three-dimensional printing system, a first plurality of coated carbon fibers on a substrate to form a first layer on the substrate, wherein each carbon fiber of the first plurality of coated carbon fibers comprises a carbon fiber coated with a resin; and depositing, via the print head of the three-dimensional printing system, a second plurality of coated carbon fibers on the first layer to form a second layer on the first layer, wherein each carbon fiber of the second plurality of coated carbon fibers comprises the carbon fiber coated with the resin, and wherein the carbon fiber preform includes the first layer of the first plurality of coated carbon fibers and the second layer of the second plurality of coated carbon fibers.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332881

Carbon fiber preforms

In some examples, a method for forming a carbon fiber preform includes depositing, via a print head of a three-dimensional printing system, a first plurality of carbon fibers to form a first layer of carbon fibers in approximately an x-y plane, wherein the first plurality of carbon fibers are deposited around an array of carbon fiber filaments extending in approximately a z-axis direction relative to the x-y plane.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332416

Multilayered carbon-carbon composite

In some examples, the disclosure describes a method including densifying a layer of carbon fibers by at least one of depositing a resin on the layer of carbon fibers via a print head of a three-dimensional printing system or applying cvd on the layer of carbon fibers via the print head; and forming at least one additional layer of densified carbon fibers on the densified layer of carbon fibers, wherein forming the at least one additional layer of densified carbon fibers comprises, for each respective layer of the at least one additional layer, adding an additional layer of carbon fibers on the densified layer of carbon fibers, and densifying the additional layer of carbon fibers by at least one of depositing the resin on the additional layer of carbon fibers or applying cvd on the additional layer of carbon fibers. In some examples, the example method may be used to form a densified carbon-carbon composite component, such as, e.g., a densified carbon-carbon composite brake disc.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332372

Carbon fiber preforms

In some examples, a method for forming a carbon fiber preform comprises depositing a composite material on a substrate to form a first layer of the composite material, wherein the composite material comprises a carbon reinforcement material mixed in a resin matrix material; and depositing the composite material on the first layer to form a second layer on the first layer, wherein the carbon fiber preform includes the first layer of the composite material and the second layer of composite material, and includes the carbon reinforcement material and the resin matrix material.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330854

Circuit packages including modules that include at least one integrated circuit

A circuit package for electrically connecting a plurality of modules. The circuit package having a first and second mounting plate, each including a plurality of module connectors configured to receive and form electrical connections with the plurality of modules. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330228

Apparatus and method for assigning cyber-security risk consequences in industrial process control environments

A method includes identifying multiple devices or groups of devices in an industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes, for each device or group of devices, (i) obtaining impact values identifying potential effects of a failure or compromise of the device or group of devices due to one or more cyber-security risks and (ii) identifying a consequence value using the impact values. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160329620

Systems and methods for ferrite circulator phase shifters

Systems and methods for ferrite circulator phase shifters are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-bit phase shifter comprises: a first switching circulator having a first port coupled to a first short circuit of a first phase length; and a second switching circulator coupled in series with the first switching circulator, the second switching circulator having a second port coupled to a second short circuit of a second phase length, the second switching circulator configured to switch in the second short circuit when the first short circuit is switched out by the first switching circulator, and switch out the second short circuit when the first short circuit is switched in by the first switching circulator.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160329349

Compact self-aligned implantation transistor edge resistor for sram seu mitigation

This disclosure is directed to techniques for fabricating cmos devices for sram cells with resistors formed along transistor well sidewall edges by self-aligned, angled implantation, which may enable more compact sram architecture with seu mitigation, such as for space-based or other radiation-hardened applications. An example method includes implanting a dopant into a doped semiconductor well covered by a barrier, wherein the doped semiconductor well is disposed on a buried insulator and wherein the dopant is of opposite doping type to the doped semiconductor well, thereby fortning a resistor on an edge of the doped semiconductor well, wherein the resistor has the opposite doping type. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160329271

Stacking arrangement for integration of multiple integrated circuits

A stacked integrated circuit (ic) system including a substrate, a contour support, and a first and second ic dies. The contour support including a first support frame attached to the substrate defining a first lateral contact surface substantially orthogonal to the substrate, a support plate on the first support frame substantially parallel to the substrate, and a second support frame on the support plate defining a second lateral contact surface substantially orthogonal to the substrate, with the first and second lateral contact surfaces laterally offset from each other. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328500

Identification approach for internal combustion engine mean value models

A system or approach for identifying mean value models with a set of equations and appropriate constraints which define the model validity. A model may be used to design an algorithm for an engine system, collecting sensed data, optimizing control parameters based on the models and data, and providing control of the engine system. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327966

Hvac controller with wireless network based occupancy detection and control

An hvac controller that can detect if a user's mobile wireless device is currently connected to and recognized by a building's wireless local area network is disclosed. Depending on whether or not the user's mobile wireless device is currently connected to and recognized by the building's wireless local area network, the hvac controller basis its control on unoccupied or occupied settings.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327853

Transparent active window display

An active window display (awd) system having a first surface that provides a wide field of view image for cross-cockpit viewing that is readable against sunlight illumination is provided. The displayed image in the awd is not visible from a backside (or second surface) of the awd. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327594

Current sensor with stray magnetic field rejection

An electrical bus bar system (10) is provided for mounting a plurality of current sensor devices (12) in dose proximity to each other, each of the current sensor devices (12) having a sense axis (14). The system includes a plurality of elongate bus bars (16) extending along longitudinal axes (18) parallel to each other. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327533

Gas identification by measuring stain development at multiple specific wavelength regions with narrow band optical sensors

Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for detecting gas using a wide band light source, and at least two narrow band light sensors, wherein each sensor may be operable to detect light at a different range of wavelengths. Additionally, the gas detector device may comprise a color changing indicator operable to react with gas in the air to change color, wherein different gases may react to create different colors, and wherein the sensors detect light reflected by the color changing indicator from the wide band light source. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327350

High temperature corrosion resistant coating

A corrosion resistant coating for a substrate comprises a buffer layer directly on the substrate, wherein the buffer layer is primarily a non-stoichiometric oxide; and an outer layer on the buffer layer, wherein the outer layer is a composition primarily in a tetragonal phase.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326951

Turbocharger with variable-vane turbine nozzle having a bypass mechanism integrated with the vanes

A turbocharger includes a variable turbine nozzle defined between a nozzle ring and a pipe flange, and having a plurality of circumferentially spaced vanes rotatably mounted on the nozzle ring such that the vanes are pivotable. Each vane includes an airfoil section and a disk section rigidly affixed to an end of the airfoil section, the disk section being disposed against a face of the pipe flange, each disk section having a plurality of perforations extending axially therethrough. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326418

Low gwp fluids for high temperature heat pump applications

The present invention relates, in part, to heat transfer compositions, and associated systems and methods, which include a first composition selected from the group consisting of hfo-1233zd, hfc-245fa, and combinations of these; and, optionally, a second composition selected from the group consisting of hfo-1234ze, hfc-134a, and combinations of these.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326072

Method to improve halogenation reactions

In the halogenation reaction of organic olefin compounds, an excess amount of halogen gas (fluorine, chlorine, vaporized bromine and iodine, or their combination) is normally used in order to achieve as complete as possible conversion of the organic starting material. In a conventional process, the excess halogen gas in the off-gas stream is scrubbed by caustic solution which increases the consumption of halogen and generates waste for disposal. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160324778

Medicament delivery formulations, devices and methods

Disclosed are medicinal compositions, and devices, methods and systems which use same, comprising a propellant and at lease one medicinally active compound, said propellant comprising at least one fluoroolefin having at least two but less than seven carbon atoms.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/10/16 / #20160324151

Compositions and methods of fumigation

Fumigation compositions and methods which utilize or comprise cis-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene in amounts and under conditions effective to produce a substantial fumigation affect and preferably are essentially free of methyl iodide and/or are essentially free of any compound having a ld50 toxicty of less than about 50 mg/kg (oral, rat).. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160322188

Apparatuses, systems, and methods for ion traps

A method and apparatus including providing a plurality of security systems, each detecting threats within a different respective secured geographic area and each reporting detected threats to a central monitoring station, a human user of a first of the plurality of security systems sending a notification to an authorized human user of a second of the plurality of security systems through the central monitoring station, the notification authorizing control of the first security system by the user of the second security system, in response to the notification, the central monitoring station forming a control connection between the first and second security systems and the user of the second security system controlling the first security system through a user interface of the second security system. . Apparatuses, systems, and methods for ion traps are described herein. One apparatus includes a number of microwave (mw) rails and a number of radio frequency (rf) rails formed with substantially parallel longitudinal axes and with substantially coplanar upper surfaces. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321892

Monitoring system and method for combining detector and camera outputs

A regional monitoring system includes a plurality of condition detectors coupled to an alarm system control panel. At least one camera is coupled to the control panel. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321846

Security access system using a body area network

A system receives body area network (ban) data from a ban that is associated with a person as the person comes into the vicinity of an entry or access point to a structure or property. The system operates a door, gate, or other barrier at the entry or access point as a function of the ban data.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321775

Method and system for scalable, radiation-tolerant, space-rated, high integrity graphics processing unit

The provided scalable, radiation tolerant, high-integrity, space-rated graphical processing unit (gpu) supports open interfaces and provides sufficient graphics performance for known display formats as well as as-yet-undefined, futuristic, display formats that may be updated on-mission without needing, for example, a host space vehicle to return to earth or a lunar site. The provided gpu further provides flexibility and dynamic scalability.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321491

Encoded information reading terminal with micro-projector

An encoded information reading (eir) terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory, an eir device including a two-dimensional imager, and a micro-projector including a light source and a light manipulation sub-system. The eir device can be configured to output raw message data containing an encoded message and/or output a decoded message corresponding to an encoded message. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321374

System and method of enhancing consumer ability to obtain information via bar codes

Systems and methods of a portable communications device and a product exchanging direct commands or requests via bar codes to address a condition of the product are provided. Some methods can include the portable communications device scanning a bar code displayed on the product and generating and displaying a bar code to be scanned by the product, wherein the bar codes represent direct commands or requests to be executed by the portable communications device or the product to address the condition of the product. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321372

Cloud-based system for reading of decodable indicia

A data decoding system can comprise one or more computers communicatively coupled to a network. The computers can execute at least one decoding process. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160321061

System and approach to manage versioning of field devices in a multi-site enterprise

An energy management and control system that may manage versioning firmware for devices. The system may be structured in a hierarchy of enterprise, site and field levels, with one or more computing platforms at the various levels. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320763

Optical meter disconnect

A system and method are disclosed for remotely operating a shut-off valve of a gas meter. The gas meter includes a meter housing having a shut-off valve disposed within. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320259

Vacuum pressure gauge

A vacuum pressure gauge is described herein. One apparatus includes an ion trap configured to trap antimatter therein in a vacuum chamber, and a controller configured to determine a lifetime of the antimatter trapped in the ion trap and determine a pressure in the vacuum chamber based, at least in part, on the determined lifetime of the antimatter.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320223

Streamlined probe for guided wave radar measurement

A guided wave radar fluid level measurement system can measure the level of product in a tank. A pulse of rf energy sent along a waveguide in the tank can be reflected where the waveguide enters the product. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320206

Stationary magnet variable reluctance magnetic sensors

A position sensor includes a rotor configured to be coupled to the rotatable element for rotation therewith, a non-rotationally mounted stator, a magnet non-rotationally disposed adjacent to the stator and spaced apart from the rotor, a first magnetic sensor non-rotationally mounted between the stator and the rotor, and a second magnetic sensor non-rotationally mounted between the stator and the rotor. The rotor is constructed at least partially of a magnetically permeable material and including a first rotor pole. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320180

System and methods for highly integrated optical readout mems sensors

System and methods for highly integrated optical readout mems sensors are provided. In one embodiment, a method for an integrated waveguide optical-pickoff sensor comprises: launching a laser beam generated by a laser light source into an integrated waveguide optical-pickoff monolithically fabricated within a first substrate, the integrated waveguide optical-pickoff including an optical input port, a coupling port, and an optical output port; and detecting an amount of coupling of the laser beam from the coupling port to a sensor component separated from the coupling port by a gap by measuring an attenuation of the laser beam at the optical output port.. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320086

Multi-mode auto changeover system

An auto changeover mechanism for a thermostat. A heat and cool mode auto changeover with single or crossed setpoints may be an approach for doing a single setpoint auto changeover, an approach that can handle auto changeover with separate heat and cool setpoints that do not require the cool setpoint to always be higher than the heat setpoint, and also an approach that does not necessarily require a dead band between the setpoints. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320054

Ground flare

A ground flare for treating waste gas comprises a rectangular enclosure including opposing first and second side walls and opposing first and second end walls. The first and second side walls have a greater length than the first and second end walls. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319666

Bladed gas turbine engine rotors having deposited transition rings and methods for the manufacture thereof

Bladed gas turbine engine (gte) rotors including deposited transition rings are provided, as are embodiments of methods for manufacturing bladed gte rotors. In one embodiment, the method includes providing an outer blade ring having an inner circumferential surface defining a central opening, and depositing a deposited transition ring on the inner circumferential surface of the outer blade ring. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160318699

Multi-chamber aircraft part packaging with ordered part arrangement and labeling and methods thereof

The embodiments described herein provide packages and methods that can improve the efficiency of repair procedures on complex vehicles such as aircraft. In particular, the packages and methods can reduce the time need by mechanics to perform complex repair procedures, and thus can reduce the costs of such procedures. ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160318613

Combined voc-o2-co2 treatment system

An environmental control system (ecs) includes an air conditioning pack that receives outside air; a regenerative treatment subsystem, wherein the treatment subsystem includes a treatment bed configured to cycle between an adsorption phase and a desorption phase; and a fan that receives recirculated air from the environment and moves the recirculated air to a mixing manifold.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

11/03/16 / #20160318446

Collision avoidance system for high-performance non-commercial aircraft

This disclosure is directed to systems and methods for aircraft collision avoidance with speed-based collision alert time thresholds. In one example, a system is configured to determine predicted trajectories for an own aircraft and a target aircraft. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316438

Systematic approach to power throttling for equipment protection in data centers or other locations

A method includes receiving information identifying one or more power constraint violations in a hierarchy of computing devices. The hierarchy has multiple levels, and the computing devices are grouped into different collections in one or more levels of the hierarchy. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316329

Geo-fencing with diagnostic feature

A mobile device having location services stores information pertaining to a geo-fence assigned to a building and stores a geo-fence log including one or more mobile device parameters and one or more geo-fence crossing events. The mobile device may determine the location of the mobile device via the location services and may determine when a geo-fence crossing event has occurred. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315806

System for optimizing web page loading

Optimizing web page loading by condensing web requests for files of a certain kind, format, or style. A system for web page loading may incorporate an embedded device having a processor, a web browser, and a web server for the embedded device connected to the web browser. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315369

(m+1)-for-m ferrite redundancy switch and switch system

An (m+1)-for-m redundant switch, where m is an integer greater than 1, is provided. The (m+1)-for-m redundant switch includes a first switch-triad-assembly including a first switching element circulator and two element isolators; a second switch-triad-assembly including a second switching element circulator and two element isolators and; and at least one inverted-switch-triad-assembly including a third switching element circulator and two element isolators. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315055

Integrated circuit stack including a patterned array of electrically conductive pillars

The present disclosure describes a stacked integrated circuit system that includes two integrated circuit layers stacked on opposite sides of an interposer layer. The interposer layer may include at least one integrated circuit die and an interposer portion that includes a plurality of electrically conductive pillars arranged in a laterally patterned array within the interposer layer.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314666

Security video detection of personal distress and gesture commands

Systems and methods for detecting personal distress and gesture commands in security video are provided. Some methods can include receiving a sequence of images from a video device monitoring a secured area, analyzing the sequence of images to detect a presence of a human in the sequence of images, when the presence of the human is detected in the sequence of images, analyzing the sequence of images to detect one of a plurality of contexts that requires action in the sequence of images, and when the one of the plurality of contexts that requires the action is detected in the sequence of images, transmitting a signal to execute the action. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314422

System for charting and schedules alongside equipment

A system and approach for charting equipment output values over a historical period of time. A processor may provide the actions for charting, comparison, analysis, detection of the problem, investigation and providing remedial solutions relative to the problem. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314395

System for deriving data in constrained environments

A system and approach for deriving data for a constrained environment of a controller such as, for example, an embedded device. The controller may incorporate a processor and a memory connected to the processor. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314328

Systems and methods for collecting line replaceable unit removal data

Systems and methods are provided for collecting line replaceable unit removal data. The system includes an identifying tag for a line replaceable unit (lru). ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314180

System of dynamic hierarchies based on a searchable entity model

A system having dynamic hierarchies based on a searchable entity model. The present system may be used for defining hierarchies by defining each level based on the attributes of its objects. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160313887

System for dragging a device onto a chart to plot data of its sources

A system and approach for dragging an entire device from a navigation tree to a chart which may result in a plotting of all its data sources at once on a chart as provided by a processor. Another source may be added before completion of a loading of a previous source. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160313780

Multivariable control for power-latency management to support optimization of data centers or other systems

A method includes identifying demand for computing resources provided by multiple computing devices and identifying operating states or modes for the computing devices based on the demand using a multivariable controller. The multivariable controller is configured to determine how to alter multiple manipulated variables in order to create changes to multiple controlled variables. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160313750

Geo-fencing with diagnostic feature

A building automation server may include a memory that is configured to store a log of geo-fence crossing events including one or more parameters associated with a mobile device. A communications module may be configured to communicate with the mobile device and to receive the one or more parameters associated with the mobile device. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160313749

Geo-fencing with advanced intelligent recovery

A building temperature may be allowed to deviate from a comfort temperature set point to an energy saving temperature when a user is outside the geo-fence. Crossing information indicating when a user crosses into the geo-fence may be received. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160313748

Hvac controller for a variable air volume (vav) box

An hvac controller configured to control a vav box including a damper may include a temperature sensor that is configured to sense a temperature proximate the hvac controller and a touch screen user interface that is configured to display the sensed temperature and to enable a user to input a temperature set point. A controller may be operatively coupled to the touch screen user interface and the temperature sensor and may be configured to regulate operation of the vav box in accordance with the sensed temperature and the temperature set point. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160313173

Method and apparatus for level measurements or other measurements using time of flight calculations and estimates of false echoes

A method includes obtaining first information defining one or more characteristics of (i) a tank configured to store material and/or (ii) one or more obstacles within the tank. The method also includes estimating one or more false echoes using the first information. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160313125

Rotationally biased fiber optic gyroscope

A system for rotationally biasing a fiber optic gyroscope includes a fiber optic gyroscope assembly comprising a light source that emits an optical signal, an optical coupler in optical communication with the light source, and a fiber optic coil in optical communication with the light source. The fiber optic coil receives the optical signal through the optical coupler and imparts a phase shift proportional to rotation. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160313018

Hvac controller for a variable air volume (vav) box

An hvac system may include a vav box including a damper movable between a first damper position and a second damper position and an hvac controller that is mounted remotely from the vav box. The hvac controller may be configured to control the vav box in accordance with a temperature set point entered into the hvac controller and may be programmed with a test and balance procedure. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312698

Inlet particle separator systems and methods

An inertial inlet particle separator system for a vehicle engine is provided. A separator assembly and collector assembly are coupled to the scavenge flow path and configured to receive the scavenge air. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312511

Locking manual drive unit for aircraft engine nacelle door operating system

An aircraft engine nacelle door operating system locking manual drive unit includes a housing, an input drive shaft, an output drive shaft, a lock shaft, and a lock spring. The input drive shaft, the output drive shaft, and the lock shaft are all rotationally mounted in the housing. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312399

Composite fabrics combining high and low strength materials

Composite materials combining both high and low strength fibrous materials. More particularly, composite materials that are useful as lightweight vest covers for tactical vests and that are suitable for the formation of alternatives to conventional modular lightweight load-carrying equipment (molle).. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160311735

Methods for regenerating solid adsorbents

The invention provides for a method of regenerating a solid adsorbent, such as a molecular sieve or activated carbon, using stable fluorinated hydrocarbon compounds such as, for example, hfc-245cb (1,1,1,2,2-pentafluoropropane, as a regeneration fluid.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/27/16 / #20160310922

Fluoropropene compounds and compositions and methods using same

Various uses of fluorinated olefin having an mri value of less than ethane, in combination with one or more other components, including other fluoroalkenes, hydrocarbons; hydrofluorocarbons (hfcs), ethers, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, methyl formate, formic acid, water, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, carbon dioxide and combinations of any two or more of these, in a variety of applications, including as blowing agents, are disclosed.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309567

System for integrated lighting control, configuration, and metric tracking from multiple locations

A mechanism for control and configuration of a lighting system from a user interface. For instance, a wall module designed as a user interface for a tenant to control the system may be implemented so as to be used not only to control the lighting system but also to configure it. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309123

Neighborhood camera linking system

Systems and methods for linking neighborhood cameras and recording video from cameras that monitor public areas proximate neighborhood homes are provided. Some methods can include providing a plurality of cameras, each of the plurality of cameras linked to a respective security system in a plurality of security systems, each of the plurality of security systems protecting a respective building in a plurality of buildings, detecting an alarm event in a first security system of the plurality of security systems, and responsive to detecting the alarm event in the first security system, instructing the plurality of cameras to record video of a public area proximate the respective building in the plurality of buildings protected by the respective security system in the plurality of security systems linked to each respective camera in the plurality of cameras.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307992

Devices, systems, and methods for ion trapping

Devices, methods, and systems for ion trapping are described herein. One device includes a through-silicon via (tsv) and a trench capacitor formed around the tsv.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307658

Single cell apparatus and method for single ion addressing

A single cell apparatus and method for single ion addressing are described herein. One apparatus includes a single cell configured to set a frequency, intensity, and a polarization of a laser, shutter the laser, align the shuttered laser to an ion in an ion trap such that the ion fluoresces light and/or performs a quantum operation, and detect the light fluoresced from the ion.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307450

Aircraft systems and methods to display moving landing platforms

A display system for an aircraft includes a processing unit and a display device. The processing unit is configured to receive data representative of a landing platform on a movable carrier, and the data includes current energy parameters of the movable carrier. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307120

System and display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for managing service operations

An electronic software application which features a plurality of navigable display screens. The display screens are visually presented on an electronic display of a mobile electronic device and have a graphical user interface for downloading, accessing and inputting information for service appointments. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307015

Method of using camera sensor interface to transfer multiple channels of scan data using an image format

A computer system for decoding a signal of decodable indicia is disclosed. The computer system includes a laser scanner configured that outputs a signal of decodable indicia and a microprocessor that include a camera sensor interface that is configured to receive the signal from the laser scanner.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306833

Marine weather radar and sea state data aggregating system

This disclosure is directed to techniques for aggregating marine weather radar data and sea state sensor data from ships or other sea-based data collecting nodes, potentially also with non-sea-based data collecting nodes. In one example, a system is configured to receive, via a remote coverage broadband datalink system, one or more sets of marine environmental condition data from one or more sea-based data collecting nodes. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306750

Encryption using entropy-based key derivation

A system may encrypt the contents of a memory using an encryption key that is generated based on an entropy-based key derivation function. The system may generate a random value as a key split associated with an instance of writing data to memory. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306523

System and method for visualization of history of events using bim model

Systems and methods for visualizing the history of events are provided. Some methods can include displaying, on a user interface device, a bim of a secured area, displaying, on the bim on the user interface device, a respective representation of each of a plurality of sensors within the secured area, the respective representation being displayed on the bim at a respective location corresponding to respective geographic coordinates of a respective one of the plurality of sensors in the secured area, receiving first user input indicative of a specified time, and displaying, on the bim on the user interface device, a respective geographic indicator of at least one of the plurality of sensors that was active at the specified time, the respective geographic indicator being displayed at or connected to the respective location on the bim of the respective representation of the at least one of the plurality of sensors.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306200

Preparation cell systems and methods

Preparation cell systems and methods are described herein. One example of a system for a preparation cell includes a laser coupled to a fiber bundle comprising a plurality of fibers, a preparation cell to prepare a state of laser light received by the fiber bundle, and an exiting fiber bundle coupled to the preparation cell.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306119

Optical bench

Methods, apparatuses, and systems for design, fabrication, and use of an optical bench, as well as alignment and attachment of optical fibers are described herein. One apparatus includes an apparatus body, a first channel within the apparatus body for positioning of a first optical fiber directed along a first axis and a second channel within the apparatus body for positioning of a second optical fiber directed along a second axis, wherein the first axis is orthogonal to the second axis. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306047

Using code minus carrier measurements to mitigate spatial decorrelation errors caused by ionosphere delays

A ground-based augmentation system (gbas) includes a plurality of global navigation satellite system (gnss) reference receivers configured to receive and process gnss satellite measurements. The gbas further includes at least one processing module communicatively coupled to the plurality of gnss reference receivers, configured to: determine a respective ionosphere quality metric along lines of sight for of observable gnss satellites using code minus carrier measurements from the observable gnss satellites; define one or more valid ionosphere regions where at least one respective ionosphere quality metric meets a threshold; determine which of the observable gnss satellites have an ionosphere pierce point within the one or more valid ionosphere regions; and output at least one overbounded vertical ionosphere gradient standard deviation (σvig) corresponding to the one or more valid ionosphere regions and an indication of which observable gnss satellites have an ionosphere pierce point within the one or more valid ionosphere regions.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305882

Die-integrated aspheric mirror

Apparatuses and systems for a die-integrated aspheric mirror are described herein. One apparatus includes an ion trap die including a number of ion locations and an aspheric mirror integrated with the ion trap die.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305879

Multi-cell apparatus and method for single ion addressing

A multi-cell apparatus and method for single ion addressing are described herein. One apparatus includes a first cell configured to set a frequency, intensity, and a polarization of a laser and shutter the laser, a second cell configured to align the shuttered laser to an ion in an ion trap such that the ion fluoresces light and/or performs a quantum operation, and a third cell configured to detect the light fluoresced from the ion.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305827

Thermopile assembly with heat sink

A heat sink assembly draws heat away from the cold junction of a thermopile element to increase the thermopile's power output. In one example, the heat sink assembly includes a first thermally conductive securing mechanism, a second thermally conductive securing mechanism, and a thermally conductive tube having a first end and a second end. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305779

Transitioning from stationary alignment mode to in-motion alignment mode

A navigation system to transition from a stationary alignment filter to an in-motion alignment filter is provided. The system comprises a processing unit configured to implement a stationary alignment kalman filter (sakf) in gyrocompass alignment mode to generate state estimates and provide corrections when the object is stationary, and to implement an algorithm to compute a covariance for the sakf that accounts for uncertainty in the sakf estimates; wherein the processing unit is further configured to implement a continuous alignment filter (caf) that generates a secondary solution which remains unaffected by the sakf corrections during a delay period accommodating a delay between the time of actual motion to the time of detected motion, and to implement an algorithm to compute a covariance for caf that accounts for the uncertainty in caf during delay period; and wherein outputs of the caf and its covariance are communicated to an in-motion alignment filter.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305683

Dual-use ram-primary/regen hx

A regenerative heat exchanger includes an inlet and an outlet in communication with the inlet. The heat exchanger is configured to operate in two modes. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305675

Bypass humidifier with damper control

An improved humidifier system for adding humidity to an air stream of an hvac system. The humidifier system includes an air path that is configured to accept air from a first hvac duct and return air to a second hvac duct. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305594

Systems for vacuum sealed access passage

Apparatus are provided for an access system for a passage defined in a component. The passage is surrounded by a flange, and the access system comprises a plug adapted to be coupled to the flange of the component to seal the passage. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305499

Electronic wear pin-active measurement: threaded wear pin to ring gear

A brake monitoring system comprises a wear pin that is operatively connected to a brake to be monitored, wherein the wear pin can translate along a longitudinal axis of the wear pin and not rotate about the longitudinal axis; a wear gear rotationally affixed to the wear pin to enable the wear gear to rotate as the wear pin translates; and a counting device operatively adjacent the wear gear, wherein the counting device measures one of an amount of rotation of the wear gear and a rate of rotation of the wear gear.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305440

In-line continuous flow liquid-gas separator-pump

An in-line continuous flow liquid-gas separator-pump includes a housing, a rotor, a plurality of tubular flow passages, and a plurality of gas flow passages. The rotor includes a rotor first end, a rotor second end, an outer surface, and an inner surface that defines an inner chamber in fluid communication with the purge gas outlet. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305370

Translating cowl thrust reverser with door pivots aft of reverse flow path

A thrust reverser system capable of providing high efficiency within a tightly constrained nacelle is provided. The thrust reverser system provides a displaceable internal door pivotally mounted within a transcowl. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305275

Bi-metallic containment ring

Apparatuses are provided for a containment ring. The containment ring includes a first portion having a first ring composed of a first material with a first ductility. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305273

Hard-stop position detection methods and systems

Methods and systems are provided for determining a reference position associated with a variable geometry member. One exemplary method involves actuating the variable geometry member in a first direction with a first reference torque and obtaining a first position associated with the variable geometry member in response to the first reference torque. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305249

Directed cooling for rotating machinery

A rotating machine includes a hub portion, wherein the hub portion comprises a forward face and an aft face. The rotating machine further includes a cooling channel formed on either the forward face or the aft face and configured to direct cooling air to a location on the rotating machine, wherein the cooling channel extends from a radially inner location along said face to a radially outer location along said face, and wherein the cooling channel is configured as a recess formed into an outer surface of said face.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305004

Coated substrates and methods of producing the same

Coated substrates and methods of producing the same are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method of coating a substrate includes brazing a first bond coat layer to the substrate, where the substrate includes a ceramic material. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304732

Coating composition including alkyl oximes

A coating composition including at least one solvent, at least one resin, at least one drier, and an anti-skinning agent is provided, an anti-skinning composition, wherein the anti-skinning composition comprises at least 92 wt. %, or more particularly at least 98 wt. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304421

Process for the manufacture of fluorinated olefins

A method for producing 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropene and/or 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene using a single set of four unit operations, the unit operations being (1) hydrogenation of a starting material comprising hexafluoropropene and optionally recycled 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene; (2) separation of the desired intermediate hydrofluoroalkane, such as 1,1,1,2,3,3-hexafluoropropane and/or 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropane; (3) dehydrofluorination of the intermediate hydrofluoroalkane to produce the desired 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropene and/or 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene, followed by another separation to isolate the desired product and, optionally, recycle of the 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304420

Process for producing 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene

The invention relates to a process to prepare 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (hco-1233xf) or 2-chloro-1,1,12-tetrafluoropropane (hcfc-244bb) using dichloro-trifluoropropanes and/or trichloro-difluoropropanes, and to prepare 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (hco-1233xf) using various 242 and 243 isomers.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304209

Passive obogs temperature supply using conditioned avionics cooling

A temperature control system comprises a heat exchanger providing thermal communication between and inlet air and an avionics temperature controlled fluid, for controlling the temperature of the inlet air for use in an onboard oxygen generating system (obogs).. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/20/16 / #20160303653

Methods of producing dispersoid hardened metallic materials

Methods of forming dispersoid hardened metallic materials are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method of producing dispersoid hardened metallic materials includes forming a starting composition with a base metal component and a dispersoid forming component. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160302296

Micro-structured atomic source system

A micro-structured atomic source system is described herein. One system includes a silicon substrate, a dielectric diaphragm, wherein the dielectric diaphragm includes a heater configured to heat an atomic source substance, an intermediary material comprising a chamber configured to receive the atomic source substance, and a guide material configured to direct a flux of atoms from the atomic source substance.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160302253

System and method of pairing wireless sensors with an access point control panel

Systems and methods of pairing wireless sensing devices with an access point or control panel are provided. Some methods can include placing a sensing device within a predetermined distance of an access point or control panel, and responsive thereto, the sensing device communicating with the access point or control panel via near field talk on a pairing channel of the access point or control panel to pair the sensing device with the access point or control panel. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301689

Digital identity enrollment system

Digital identity enrollment systems are described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive information verifying a user's physical identity, generate a digital identity and a physical badge corresponding to the physical identity of the user, and send the digital identity to a mobile device of the user.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301541

Wifi access based actions/scenes execution in home automation security panels

An apparatus including a security system that protects a secure geographic area of a home, a wifi access point within the home coupled to the security system, a portable wireless device that detects the wifi access point and matches an identifier of the wifi access point with a reference identifier and the portable wireless device automatically downloading one or more instructions to the security system through the wifi access point.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301439

Combined communications-transponder avionics radio unit

Combined communications-transponder avionics radio units are provided. In one embodiment, a communications-transponder avionics radio unit is provided. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300497

Aircraft systems and methods to display enhanced runway lighting

A display system for an aircraft includes a processing unit configured to determine runway lighting information for runway lighting associated with a selected runway and to generate display commands based on the runway lighting information. The runway lighting is located at a first location relative to the selected runway. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299909

Method and system for distributed control system (dcs) process data cloning and migration through secured file system

A method includes generating a migration image file for a software migration based on configuration parameters associated with a first node of an industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes, after a new software version is installed at the first node, restoring information associated with the first node using the migration image file. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299516

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system boiler controller

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system boiler controllers are described herein. One controller includes a memory and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to determine a change to a set point of the boiler that would lower a cost of operating the boiler, determine whether the change to the set point of the boiler is possible for the boiler, and make the change to the set point of the boiler upon determining the change is possible.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299497

Methods for on-process migration from one type of process control device to different type of process control device

A method includes installing new communication interfaces in first process controllers of an industrial process control and automation system. The first process controllers are configured to communicate over a first supervisory network, and the communication interfaces are configured to communicate over a second supervisory network of a different type. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299095

Relative humidity sensor and method

A relative humidity sensor is disclosed. The relative humidity sensor includes a first electrode and a second electrode disposed above a dielectric substrate. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298535

Turbocharger bearing assembly

An assembly can include a turbocharger center housing that includes a through bore and a counterbore positioned between a compressor end and a turbine end of the through bore where the through bore includes a sleeve mating surface positioned between the compressor end and the counterbore and a turbine side bearing lubricant film formation surface positioned between the counterbore and the turbine end; and a sleeve positioned at least in part in the through bore of the turbocharger center housing between the compressor end and the counterbore where the sleeve includes a locating flange and an axial extension that extends from the locating flange where the axial extension includes an outer mating surface, an inner compressor side bearing lubricant film formation surface, a compressor side axially facing spacer surface and a turbine side axially facing spacer surface.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298491

Turbocharger bearing assembly

An assembly can include a turbocharger center housing that includes a through bore that extends between a compressor end and a turbine end of the turbocharger center housing where the through bore includes a sleeve mating surface; and a sleeve positioned at least in part in the through bore of the turbocharger center housing where the sleeve includes an outer mating surface, an inner compressor side bearing lubricant film formation surface disposed at a first radius, an inner turbine side bearing lubricant film formation surface disposed at a second radius, and a surface between the inner compressor side bearing lubricant film formation surface and the inner turbine side bearing lubricant film formation surface that includes a third radius that is less than the first radius and less than the second radius and where outer mating surface of the sleeve contacts the sleeve mating surface of the turbocharger center.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298490

Turbocharger spring assembly

A turbocharger bearing assembly can include a spacer that includes an axial through bore, a compressor side surface and a turbine side surface; a compressor side rolling element bearing that includes an outer race surface that faces the compressor side surface of the spacer; a turbine side rolling element bearing that includes an outer race surface that faces the turbine side surface of the spacer; and a spring seated between a first end cap disposed at least in part in the axial through bore of the spacer and a second end cap disposed at least in part in the axial through bore of the spacer where the spring biases an axially facing surface of the first end cap against the outer race surface of the compressor side rolling element bearing and where the spring biases an axially facing surface of the second end cap against the outer race surface of the turbine side rolling element bearing.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298208

Isotope displacement refining process for producing low alpha materials

A method for removing lead-210 (210pb) from a metal, the method comprising determining a 210pb concentration in a metal to be refined; determining an amount of low alpha lead to be added to the metal to be refined from the 210pb concentration, the low alpha lead having a 210pb concentration below that of the metal to be refined; forming a doped metal mixture by adding the low alpha lead to the metal to be refined; refining the doped metal mixture to separate at least a portion of the lead in the doped metal mixture to form a refined metal having a 210pb concentration lower than that of the metal to be refined.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160297543

Voice router

A voice router for a vehicle and a method for operating a voice router are provided. The voice router, for example, may include, but is not limited to, an interface configured to be coupled to a microphone and a plurality of subsystems of an aircraft, and a processor coupled to the interface, the processor configured to receive, from the microphone, voice command audio data, convert, using an avionic language model, the voice command audio data into voice command text data, determine, using a distribution model, whether a command corresponding to the voice command text data can be executed, transmitting, to at least one of the plurality of subsystems, instructions to execute the command when the voice router determines that the command can be executed, and providing, using the output system, feedback when the command is executed.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296780

Aerosol compositions containing fluorine substituted olefins and methods and systems using same

Various compositions, including particularly aerosol compositions, containing fluorinated olefins, including particularly tetra- and penta-fluoropropenes, in a variety of applications are disclosed.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295732

Expansion module system

A system and approach that may connect communication modules together in a daisy chain fashion as an expansion bus. A communication module may be connected with a data bus and a voltage bus to a baseboard having a controller. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294721

System and method for network bandwidth, buffers and timing management using hybrid scheduling of traffic with different priorities and guarantees

Systems and methods for network bandwidth, buffers and timing management using hybrid scheduling of traffic with different priorities and guarantees are provided. In certain embodiments, a method of managing network scheduling and configuration comprises, for each transmitting end station, reserving one exclusive buffer for each virtual link to be transmitted from the transmitting end station; for each receiving end station, reserving exclusive buffers for each virtual link to be received at the receiving end station; and for each switch, reserving a exclusive buffer for each virtual link to be received at an input port of the switch. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294720

Systematic hybrid network scheduling for multiple traffic classes with host timing and phase constraints

Systems and methods for systematic hybrid network scheduling for multiple traffic classes with host timing and phase constraints are provided. In certain embodiments, a method of scheduling communications in a network comprises scheduling transmission of virtual links pertaining to a first traffic class on a global schedule to coordinate transmission of the virtual links pertaining to the first traffic class across all transmitting end stations on the global schedule; and scheduling transmission of each virtual link pertaining to a second traffic class on a local schedule of the respective transmitting end station from which each respective virtual link pertaining to the second traffic class is transmitted such that transmission of each virtual link pertaining to the second traffic class is coordinated only at the respective end station from which each respective virtual link pertaining to the second traffic class is transmitted.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294697

Inteference cognizant network scheduling

Systems and methods for interference cognizant network scheduling are provided. In certain embodiments, a method of scheduling communications in a network comprises identifying a bin of a global timeline for scheduling an unscheduled virtual link, wherein a bin is a segment of the timeline; identifying a pre-scheduled virtual link in the bin; and determining if the pre-scheduled and unscheduled virtual links share a port. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294447

System and method of near field communication enabled device programming

Systems and methods of near field communication enabled programming of peripheral devices in fire alarm and security systems are provided. For example, some systems can include a near field configuration device transmitting a near field communication signal to a peripheral device, and all or a portion of the peripheral device being powered for configuration via the near field communication signal.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294438

Scanning correlator for global navigation satellite system signal tracking

Systems and methods for a scanning correlator for global navigation satellite system signal tracking are provided. In one embodiment, a method for global navigation satellite system (gnss) receiver tracking comprises: receiving a gnss navigation signal; generating a local pseudo random noise (prn) sequence; sampling the gnss navigation signal over a plurality of integration periods to produce a plurality of scanning values, wherein each scanning value has a respective time offset such that at least one first time offset is not equal to at least one second time offset; estimating at least two points of an autocorrelation function for the gnss navigation signal based on the plurality of scanning values; and calculating an alignment between the gnss signal and the local prn sequence based on the autocorrelation function estimate.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294389

Dynamic fail-safe biasing circuitry for fault-tolerant applications

A biasing circuit includes a differential communication line comprising a first signal line and a second signal line. The biasing circuit further includes a first current source coupled between a power supply and the first signal line. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294238

Wound field generator system featuring combined permanent magnet generator excitation with exciter stator

The present disclosure broadly relates to apparatuses and methods for generating electric power. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a self-excited electric generator. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294084

Sd card access door

An apparatus for installing or replacing license software such as in a device or secure digital card of a controller. The apparatus may have a door that is situated in a base of the controller. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292932

Automated transmission of aircraft anomalous incident data via preferred transmission modes

This disclosure is directed to techniques for automated transmission of surveillance incident data or other anomalous incident data from an aircraft via a preferred transmission mode. An example method includes detecting, by a processing device onboard an aircraft, an anomalous incident involving the aircraft that qualities for reporting relative to a set of anomalous incident reporting criteria. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292485

Computer configured to display multimedia content

A computer can comprise a housing, a microprocessor disposed within the housing, a display, and a communication interface communicatively coupled to the microprocessor. The computer can be configured, responsive to locating decodable indicia within content viewable on the display, to decode the decodable indicia to produce at least one decoded message. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292473

Method and system of managing the safety of a plurality of personal protection equipment items

A system and method are provided for managing the safety of a plurality (10) of personal protection equipment items (11). The system and, method assign unique identifiers (12) to each of the items (11) and encodes the identifiers (12) into ultra high frequency rfid chips (18) attached to each of the items (11). ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292406

Apparatus and method for intelligent video surveillance of industrial console operations

A method implemented in an operator console includes receiving a captured image of an operator at the operator console. The method also includes identifying whether the operator captured in the image is authorized to use the operator console. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292400

Sd card license mechanism

A system and approach for providing software device or secure digital (sd) cards for computing devices. An sd card may be programmed with a unique card identification register (cid) value during a manufacture of the card. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291841

Mobile device emulating a field device display

A method and mobile device for emulating a field device display of a field device within an industrial process facility. A processor executes a display emulation program that implements a method of wirelessly sending a request for current information describing current display features displayed on a field device display (fdd). ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290838

Mobile device and method for meter configuring and data collection

A mobile device includes a transceiver coupled to an antenna configured to send wireless signals to and receive wireless signals from a fluid meter that is battery powered that has stored security information. The mobile device includes a processor coupled to the transceiver, a mobile display and a memory device. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290826

Systems and methods for attitude fault detection based on integrated gnss/inertial hybrid filter residuals

Systems and methods for attitude fault detection based on integrated gnss/inertial hybrid filter residuals are provided. In one embodiment, a fault detection system for aircraft attitude measurement system comprises: a sensor monitor coupled to a first inertial measurement unit, the sensor monitor comprising: a navigation error model for the first inertial measurement unit, the model configured to model a plurality of error states including at least an attitude error state vector, an velocity error state vector, and a position error state vector determined from data generated by the first inertial measurement unit; and a propagator-estimator configured to propagate and update error states based on gnss data; and a residual evaluator configured to input measurement error residual values generated by the propagator-estimator, wherein the residual evaluator outputs an alert signal when the measurement error residual values exceed a threshold.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290825

Systems and methods for attitude fault detection in one or more inertial measurement units

Systems and methods for attitude fault detection in an inertial measurement unit (imu) are disclosed. In one embodiment, an avionics system comprises: an imu configured to produce a calculated pitch solution, a calculated roll solution, or both; a monitor coupled to the imu and configured to produce an estimated pitch solution, an estimated roll solution, or both; a comparator, wherein the comparator determines the difference between the calculated pitch solution and the estimated pitch solution, the difference between the calculated roll solution and the estimated roll solution, or both; and a display device communicatively coupled to the comparator; wherein the display device receives a warning message from the comparator when the difference between the calculated pitch solution and the estimated pitch solution is greater than a pitch threshold, or when the difference between the calculated roll solution and the estimated roll solution is greater than a roll threshold, or both.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290682

Aqueous heat pump methods and systems

Devices, methods, systems, and computer-readable media for an aqueous carbon dioxide (co2) heat pump are described herein. One or more embodiments include a system comprising a compressor to lower a first co2 pressure of a first chamber and increase a second co2 pressure of a second chamber, a liquid pump to remove a liquid from the first chamber and provide liquid to the second chamber, wherein the liquid is a co2 aqueous solution, and a heat exchanger to alter a temperature of the liquid when the liquid is removed from the first chamber and provided to the second chamber.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290637

Burner for flare stack

A flare gas burner and a process for disposing of a waste gas using such a burner. The burner has a rounded outer surface that includes a plurality of dimples. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290389

Pilot ring with controlled axial roll

Apparatuses are provided for a pilot ring. The pilot ring includes a first ring and a second ring positioned concentrically within the first ring. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290290

Gas turbine engine fuel cooled cooling air heat exchanger

A fuel cooled cooling air heat exchanger includes a fuel injector and an airflow body. The fuel injector has a fuel flow passage formed therein that includes a fuel inlet port and a fuel outlet port. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290283

Fluid-powered thrust reverser actuation system with electromechanical speed control

A fluid-powered thrust reverser actuation system includes electromechanical speed control to implement multiple mid-stroke speeds. The system may also be configured to implement two different operational modes—a normal operational mode and a rejected take-off operational mode.. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290240

Air turbine starter systems including gearbox-integrated clutch modules and gas turbine engines employing the same

Air turbine starter (ats) systems are provided, as gas turbine engines including ats systems. In one embodiment, a gas turbine engine includes an accessory gearbox (agb) and an integrated air turbine starter (ats) system. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289411

Foaming agents, foamable compositions, foams and articles containing halogen substituted olefins, and methods of making same

Various uses of chloro,fluoroalkenes, particularly (hfco-1233) in a variety of applications, including as blowing agents are disclosed.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289061

Silicon-on-sapphire device with minimal thermal strain preload and enhanced stability at high temperature

A silicon-on-sapphire chip with minimal thermal strain preload is provided. The chip includes a sapphire substrate having a first-sapphire surface and an opposing second-sapphire surface; and a silicon layer overlaying the first-sapphire surface. ... Honeywell International Inc

10/06/16 / #20160288922

Flight deck display systems and methods for generating vertical speed alerts during steep approaches of rotary wing aircraft

Embodiments of a flight deck display system deployed onboard a rotary wing aircraft are provided, as are embodiments of a method carried-out by a flight deck display system. In one embodiment, the flight deck display system includes a controller operably coupled to a cockpit display device. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160286033

Geo-fencing in a building automation system

A mobile device having location services may store information pertaining to a geo-fence that is associated with a user of the mobile device and assigned to a location. The mobile device may identify a current location of the mobile device and store data pertaining to the location of the mobile device. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285541

Free space laser and millimetre wave(mmw) network for airborne relay networks

An aircraft system comprises a first and second transceiver each configured to transmit and receive radio signals in respective first millimeter wave (mmw) frequency band and second mmw frequency band; and a processing unit configured to provide the data signals to the first and second transceivers for transmission and to receive demodulated signals from the first and second transceivers. The processing unit is further configured to output signals to alter the orientation of the first antenna to establish a first point-to-point connection with a first aircraft and to output signals to alter the orientation of the second antenna to establish a second point-to-point connection with a second aircraft; the first point-to-point connection and the second point-to-point connection forming part of a point-to-point aircraft relay ring network communicatively coupling a plurality of aircraft in a shared flight route area to each other.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285147

Twist for connecting orthogonal waveguides in a single housing structure

A twist for coupling radiation between orthogonal waveguides is provided. The twist includes at least three cavities opening from at least one of a first x1-y1 surface and a second x2-y2 surface of a metal block. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160284222

Systems and method for ais transponder integration with ils/vor receivers

A receiver includes an rf module to receive and down convert multiple types of rf signals received from at least one antenna; a communication unit configured to communicate signals with at least one external device; and a processing unit communicatively coupling the radio frequency module with the communication unit. Processing unit receives operation mode selection. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160284220

Systems and methods for voice enabled traffic prioritization

A system and method capable of responding to an audible traffic alert by visually depicting the identified neighboring aircraft traffic on the onboard display is presented. The system and method employ speech recognition in order to minimize the visual and manual cognitive workload associated with responding to a traffic alert. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283426

Master/slave management for redundant process controller modules

A system comprising first and second redundant controller modules, each controller module comprising mode management circuitry configured to identify whether the corresponding controller module operates in a master mode or a slave mode. The mode management circuitry in each controller module is configured to couple to the mode management circuitry in the other controller module. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283299

Apparatus and method for fault detection to ensure device independence on a bus

A method includes transmitting a first value to a first slave device via a communication bus, where the first value is within a first range of values associated with the first slave device. The method also includes receiving a second value via the communication bus and detecting a fault when the second value is not within the first range of values associated with the first slave device. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283142

Data register for radiation hard applications

A circuit comprises a data storage element that includes a sampling stage configured to sample a data value, the sampling stage comprising a plurality of p-type devices, wherein at least one of the plurality of p-type devices is non-collinear relative to the other p-type devices, a plurality of n-type devices, wherein at least one of the plurality of n-type devices is non-collinear relative to the other n-type devices, a feedback stage configured to maintain the data value sampled by the sampling stage.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283074

Infinite recursion of monitors in surveillance applications

Systems and methods for representing and controlling a plurality of cameras in a monitoring station are provided. Some methods can include a monitoring station receiving data streams from cameras monitoring secured areas, each of the data streams including metadata appended thereto, the metadata appended to each of the data streams identifying attributes related to a respective data stream, and a graphical user interface of the monitoring station displaying visual representations of the data streams based on a default display layout associated with each of the data streams and received user input identifying a user-defined display layout for the data streams. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282936

Methods and apparatus for providing a snapshot truthing system for a tracker

A method for detecting and correcting drift associated with operation of a hybrid tracking system is provided. The method obtains a data signal from a first tracker subsystem having a first tracker latency time; for a defined window of time, the method captures snapshot input data for a second tracker subsystem having a second tracker latency time which is longer than the first tracker latency time; and captures synchronized data from the data signal which corresponds to the defined window of time; wherein the defined window of time comprises a time duration shorter than the second tracker latency time, to capture the snapshot input data. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282847

System and method for asset fleet monitoring and predictive diagnostics using analytics for large and varied data sources

A method includes receiving information associated with operation of multiple pieces of industrial equipment at multiple sites. The multiple pieces of industrial equipment are of a same or similar type, and the information represents different types of data including operational data associated with the multiple pieces of industrial equipment and text-based data associated with the multiple pieces of industrial equipment. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282470

Systems and methods using multi frequency satellite measurements to mitigate spatial decorrelation errors caused by ionosphere delays

Systems and methods for using multi frequency satellite measurements to mitigate spatial decorrelation errors caused by ionosphere delays are provided. In one embodiment, a gbas comprises: a plurality of gnss reference receivers that receive signals from gnss satellites; at least one processing module; at least one aircraft communication device; wherein the processing module determines a tec along a line of sight of a first observable multi-frequency gnss satellite to determine a current quality metric of the ionosphere; determines at least one overbounded vertical ionosphere gradient standard deviation sigma-vig (σvig) when the current quality metric of the ionosphere meets a threshold; defines one or more valid iono regions at a given finite period in time where at least one σvig is applicable; and causes the communication device to communicate to an aircraft the σvig and a list of gnss single and multi-frequency satellites having pierce points in the valid iono regions.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282290

Nox gas sensor including nickel oxide

One example includes a sensor for sensing nox, including an electrically insulating substrate, a first electrode and a second electrode, each disposed onto the substrate, wherein each of the first electrode and the second electrode has a first end configured to receive a current and a second end and a sensor element formed of nickel oxide powder, the sensor element disposed on the substrate in electrical communication with the second ends of the first electrode and the second electrode. In some examples, electronics are used to measure the change in electrical resistance of a sensor in association with nox concentration near the sensor. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282123

Tightly coupled celestial-intertial navigation system

One embodiment is directed towards a method of navigating a body. The method includes determining a respective measured direction of each of a plurality of celestial objects with respect to the body based on an output of one or more star tracking sensors mounted to the body. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282120

Aircraft synthetic vision systems utilizing data from local area augmentation systems, and methods for operating such aircraft synthetic vision systems

An aircraft synthetic vision display system (svs) includes a topographical database including topographical information relating to an airport, a global positioning system receiver that receives a satellite signal from a global positioning satellite to determine a geographical position of the aircraft, and a ground-based augmentation system receiver that receives a ground-based signal from a ground-based transmitter associated with the airport, wherein the ground-based signal includes geographical information associated with the airport. The svs further includes a computer processor that retrieves the topographical information from the topographical database based on the geographical position of the aircraft, that retrieves the geographical information associated with the airport, and that corrects the topographical information using the geographical information associated with the airport to generate corrected topographical information. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281808

Brake disc stack wear measurement

In some examples, a brake wear measurement system includes an emitter configured to emit a signal and a passive powered sensor system including a controller and a sensor configured to sense the signal emitted by the emitter. The emitter and the sensor of the sensor system are mounted on the brake assembly such as the emitter and the sensor may be configured to move relative to each other as the brake disc stack wears. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281272

Ballistic resistant composite material

The present disclosure relates to a ballistic resistant composite 20 including a bimodal binder, the composite formable in a manner in which it is exposed to low pressure for a short duration of time and at a controlled temperature. More particularly, the bimodal binder of composite 20 allows the composite to be formed with a flat-bed laminator, for example, which may be less expensive than other processing methods, such as a steel belt press.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160279708

Net-shape or near-net shape powder metal components and methods for producing the same

The present disclosure relates to net-shape or near-net shape articles of manufacture and methods for producing the same. For example, a method for manufacturing net-shape or near-net shape metallic article includes the steps of: forming, using an additive manufacturing process, a metal can comprising a hollow interior portion, filling the hollow interior portion with a metal powder, and subjecting the metal can filled with the metal powder to a hot isostatic pressing (hip) process to densify the metal powder. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278374

Fumigant compositions and methods

Fumigant compositions including hexafluoropropene or 1,1,3,3,3-pentafluoropropene, and methods of making such compositions, are provided herein. The fumigant compositions may be suitable for use as soil fumigant compositions and structural fumigant compositions against a variety of undesirable species such as weeds, nematodes, pathogens, animals and insects. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277207

Context-aware smart home energy manager

A context-aware smart home energy management (cashem) system and method is disclosed. Cashem dynamically schedules household energy use to reduce energy consumption by identifying contextual information within said household, selecting a comfort of service preference, wherein said comfort of service preference is based on different said contextual information, and extracting an appliance use schedule for maximum energy savings based on said contextual information in light of said comfort of service preferences, by executing a program instruction in a data processing apparatus. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277161

System and method of using radio altimeter frequency spectrum for wireless signals

An avionics system comprises a plurality of avionics components; at least one ofdm transmitter coupled to a respective one or more of the plurality of avionics components and configured to transmit a wireless ofdm signal comprising a plurality of sub-bands; at least one ofdm receiver coupled to a respective one or more of the plurality of avionics components and configured to receive the wireless ofdm signal transmitted by the ofdm transmitter; and a radio altimeter configured to transmit a signal tone that sweeps a frequency spectrum allocated to the radio altimeter at a predefined rate and periodicity. The at least one ofdm transmitter is configured to transmit the wireless ofdm signal in the frequency spectrum allocated to the radio altimeter and to sequentially turn off respective subsets of the plurality of sub-bands in synchronization with the predefined rate and periodicity of the signal tone frequency sweep.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160276868

Capacitive power system having a service life extending approach

A capacitive power system having a service life extending approach. The system may have an ultra or super capacitor with high capacitance. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160276634

Adjustable battery lock device and method

A battery locking device and method comprising a shaft, a rotatable latch, a deformable biasing member and a stop member. The latch extending between a proximal portion carried on the shaft and a distal portion opposite of the proximal portion at a distance from the shaft. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275764

Door/window contact system

A window or door position detector includes an rfid tag attachable to the window or door, and a transceiver. The transceiver emits an activating signal to the tag. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275630

Decision support system based on energy markets

A system for purchasing and selling power that fairly accommodates sellers and buyers. For instance, a submarket may be formed between a utility company or retailer and its consumer or customer. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275216

Providing building information modeling data

Devices, methods, and systems for providing building information modeling data are described herein. One system includes a database having complete building information modeling data associated with a building, and a computing device coupled to the database. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275022

System and method for remote set-up and adjustment of peripherals

A system and process of adjusting units coupled to a control element which includes, installing the unit at a selected location. A parameter can be entered from a displaced user operable device. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274930

Method and apparatus for an on-process migration in a virtual environment within an industrial process control and automation system

A method is provided. The method includes installing a new release software onto a virtual machine server. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274271

Prediction of ice crystal presence in a volume of airspace

In some examples, a processor is configured to predict the presence of ice crystals (e.g., high altitude ice crystals) in a volume of airspace based on radar reflectivity values and one or more other types of information indicative of weather conditions in the volume of airspace, such as one or more of: ambient air temperature and altitude. For example, the processor may predict the ice crystals presence by at least estimating the iced water content level within a volume of airspace of interest based on radar reflectivity values for the volume of airspace (e.g., stored as in a three-dimensional buffer) and other information indicative of weather conditions of the volume of airspace. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274242

Satellite subset selection for use in monitoring the integrity of computed navigation solutions

Embodiments for satellite subset selection for use in monitoring the integrity of computed navigation solutions are disclosed. In one embodiment, a global navigation satellite system (gnss) receiver comprises: a processing device configured to: group a plurality of satellites in view of the gnss receiver into a plurality of subsets, wherein a satellite of the plurality of satellites is included in at most one subset of the plurality of subsets, wherein each subset of the plurality of subsets includes at least one satellite of the plurality of satellites and less than all satellites of the plurality of satellites, and wherein at least one subset includes more than one satellite; calculate a plurality of navigation sub-solutions, wherein each navigation sub-solution of the plurality of navigation sub-solutions is calculated with at least one different subset of the plurality of subsets excluded; and calculate a protection level.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274234

Level measurement using correlation between a pair of secondary reference signals

A method of measuring a level of a material in a tank. A first secondary reference (fsr) signal is generated when a reference pulse is transmitted into the tank and a second secondary reference signal (ssr) signal is generated when an echo signal responsive to the reference pulse is received. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273977

Force sensor with gap-controlled over-force protection

Apparatus and associated methods relate to a force sensor having flip-chip mounted force-sensing die having a force-sensing element fabricated on an unflipped top surface and an unflipped back surface being thinned so as to create a flexible diaphragm responsive to an externally applied force, wherein, when the force-sensing die is flipped and mounted, a predetermined space remains between the top surface of the force-sensing die and the mounting substrate it faces, the substrate presenting a deflection limitation for the deformation of the flexible membrane during a force event. In an illustrative embodiment, the force sensor may have a mechanical stop to precisely establish a predetermined deflection limitation. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273919

Systems and methods for producing two independent dissimilar attitude solutions, two independent dissimilar inertial solutions or both from one improved navigation device

Systems and methods for producing two independent dissimilar attitude solutions, two independent dissimilar inertial solutions or both from one improved navigation device are disclosed. In one embodiment, an avionics system comprises: an inertial navigation device configured to produce a first set of attitude solutions; an attitude heading and reference unit configured to produce a primary set of attitude solutions and a secondary set of attitude solutions; and a display device configured to receive the first set of attitude solutions, the primary set of attitude solutions and the secondary set of attitude solutions, wherein if the first set of attitude solutions and the primary set of attitude solutions are yielding different results, then the display device is configured to determine whether the first set of attitude solutions or the primary set of attitude solutions is correct by determining differences between the attitude solutions and determining which difference is below a threshold.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273814

Condenser control systems, devices, and methods

Condenser control, systems, devices, and methods are described herein. One system includes a number of pressure sensors, wherein each of the number of pressure sensors is configured to sense a pressure associated with a condenser of a refrigeration system, a temperature sensor configured to sense an outdoor air temperature, and a controller configured to activate operation of a number of condenser fans and a number of split valves associated with the condenser based, at least in part, on the sensed outdoor air temperature upon a failure of each of the number of pressure sensors.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273793

Wall module display modification and sharing

A wall module for controlling a temperature in a building space includes a housing and a temperature sensor disposed within the housing. A touch screen display is mounted relative to the housing and a controller is configured to control what is displayed on the touch screen display and to accept inputs received via the touch screen display. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272560

Process for drying hcfo-1233zd

Disclosed is a process to dry 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (hcfo-1233zd) or its mixtures by washing with water and or alkaline solution. The resulting liquid mixture, containing hcfo-1233zd, other organic, and water, is allowed to settle, and thereafter, the lighter water layer is decanted off from the top of the mixture. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269274

Routing based on length of time of available connection

In an embodiment, a method of routing packets at a first node in an ad-hoc network is provided. The method includes receiving, at the first node, a plurality of route-alive messages corresponding to a destination, each of the plurality of route-alive messages including a route time indicating a length of time in which a communicative connection is available between the second node that sent the respective route-alive message and the destination. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269230

Method and apparatus for optimizing memory utilization in gateway of process control and automation system

A method for optimizing memory utilization in a gateway of a process control and automation system is provided. The method includes obtaining, for a selected intelligent electronic device (ied), a configured ied description (cid) file associated with the selected ied. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160268664

Multi-junction waveguide circulator using dual control wires for multiple ferrite elements

In one embodiment, a system comprises: a first circulator module comprising a first plurality of circulators including a first circulator; a second circulator module comprising a second plurality of circulators including a second circulator, wherein an interconnection port connects the first and second circulator modules, each circulator in the first and second plurality of circulators comprises: an internal cavity; a plurality of ports extending from the internal cavity, wherein at least one port in the plurality of ports connects the circulator to another circulator; and at least one ferrite element disposed in the internal cavity and including at least one aperture; the system further comprising: a control wire, respective portions of the control wire being disposed in the at least one aperture of the at least one ferrite element of the first circulator and the at least one aperture of the at least one ferrite element of the second circulator.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267775

System and method of self-monitoring notification appliances

Systems and methods of self-monitoring notification appliances are provided. A self-monitoring notification appliance can include a notification device, and a monitoring sensing device. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267774

Method of performing sensor operations based on their relative location with respect to a user

An apparatus and system including providing a plurality of wireless sensors of a security system that detect threats within a secured geographic area, displaying a list of at least some of the plurality of wireless sensors on a portable wireless device within the secured area based upon a relative distance between the portable device and each of the at least some wireless sensors, the portable device transmitting a wireless instruction to one of the at least some wireless sensors based upon its location within the list, the one wireless sensor confirming the instruction via a control panel of the security system and, in turn, the sensor executing the instruction. . ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267181

Monitoring system control unit coupled to device database via the internet

Information as to a group of devices which are part of a monitoring system, can be accumulated in one or more databases. The databases can be addressed via a computer network, such as the internet. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266556

System and method of locating installed devices

A graphically based tool and method for generating programming for a fire monitoring system. The locations of existing devices, such as detectors, in a building being monitored, can be visually presented in the context of the building. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266249

Weather radar integrating system combining ground-based and aircraft-based weather radar data

This disclosure is directed to systems, methods, and devices for integrating weather radar data from both ground-based and aircraft weather radar systems. An example system is configured to receive weather radar data from a first weather radar system. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266240

Apparatus and method for adjusting guided wave radar pulse width to optimize measurements

An apparatus includes at least one processing device configured to determine an optimal pulse width for obtaining level measurements associated with material in a tank. The at least one processing device is also configured to generate a control signal that causes a transmitter of a guided wave radar (gwr) to transmit a signal having the optimal pulse width. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265954

Hybrid sensing ultrasonic flowmeter

A hybrid ultrasonic flowmeter includes at least a first sensing plane including four ultrasonic transducers (transducers) positioned in a parallelogram arrangement on a meter pipe wall including a first and second transducer pair. A first reflector is positioned between the first transducer pair on a first portion of the meter pipe wall, and a second ultrasonic reflector is between the second transducer pair on a second portion of the meter pipe wall opposite the first wall portion. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265424

Adjustable-trim centrifugal compressor, and turbocharger having same

A centrifugal compressor for a turbocharger includes an inlet-adjustment mechanism in an air inlet for the compressor, operable to move between an open position and a closed position in the air inlet. The inlet-adjustment mechanism includes a variable-geometry conduit comprising a plurality of vanes that in the closed position collectively form a converging inlet member having a trailing edge inner diameter that is smaller than an inner diameter of the shroud surface of the compressor housing at the inducer portion of the compressor wheel such that an effective diameter of the air inlet at the inducer portion is determined by the trailing edge inner diameter of the variable-geometry conduit. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160264481

Granulator feed apparatus

Embodiments of the present disclosure include systems and methods of producing granulated fertilizer products. In some embodiments, the granulated fertilizer product includes a double salt of ammonium nitrate and sulfate nitrate having the formula nh4so4.2(nh4no3).. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160264254

Methods and systems for integrating auto pilot functions on a display

Methods and systems are provided for displaying information on a display device of an aircraft. The method comprises receiving aircraft data from one or more aircraft components; displaying on a user interface the aircraft data and at least one interactive display element associated with an autopilot control function; receiving user input based on an interaction with the at least one interactive display element; and selectively changing an appearance of the at least one interactive display element based on the user input.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262940

System and method to automatically switch on and switch off device for accurate recording of personal sound exposure measurements

Embodiments relate generally to an active hearing protection device comprising a communication device operable to provide active hearing protection to a wearer; a set of earmuffs connected to the communication device, wherein each earmuff comprises an indicator mechanism operable to indicate to the communication device when the earmuff is inserted into a user's ear, a processor operable to receive information from the set of earmuffs and the indicator mechanisms of the earmuffs, and operable to automatically power the active hearing protection device on or off based on the information received from the indicator mechanism(s). When it is determined that both earmuffs are inserted into the user's ears, the active hearing protection device is powered on, and when it is determined that at least one of the earmuffs is not inserted into the user's ear(s), the active hearing protection device is powered off.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262490

Foams, foamable compositions and methods of making integral skin foams

The present invention relates, at least in part, to integral skin foam premix compositions, foams, and method of producing such foams. In certain aspects, the premix is storage stable and includes a hydrohaloolefin blowing agent, one or more polyols, one or more surfactants, and a catalyst.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160262254

Intrinsically safe radio frequency (rf) adapter

An intrinsic safety (is) radio frequency (rf) adapter combination includes a multi-layer printed circuit board (pcb) including a dielectric substrate material having a 25° c. Loss tangent of <0.010 at 10 ghz having a first layer on a first side and a second layer on a second side. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261804

Adaptive optical zoom systems and methods

Adaptive optical zoom systems and methods are described herein. One example of a system for adaptive optical zoom includes a number of variable focal length elements aligned to receive an image through an aperture, wherein the aperture is smaller than at least one of the number of variable focal length elements, a focal plane array aligned to receive the image, and a computing device coupled to the number of variable focal length elements.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261424

Multi-user geofencing for building automation

A building automation server includes a memory, a communication interface and a controller that is coupled to the memory and the communication interface. The memory is for storing a database comprising a plurality of user accounts, wherein each user account includes an associated building location of a building, an associated geofence defined relative to the building location, and one or more group member id's, wherein each of the one or more group member id's is associated with a corresponding mobile device with location services, and each user account identifies a geofence status for each of the one or more group member id's, where the geofence status indicates whether the corresponding mobile device for each of the one or more group member id is within the geofence associated with the user account or outside of the geofence.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160260335

Augmented aircraft autobrake systems for preventing runway incursions, related program products, and related processes

Augmented autobrake systems useful in preventing accidents related to runway incursions are provided, as are related processes and program products. In one embodiment, the augmented autobrake system is deployed on an aircraft and utilized in conjunction with a runway warning and status lights (rwsl) system. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160260312

Water heater leak detection system

The disclosure reveals a system for detecting moisture or water in a particular location. The system may incorporate a moisture detector having a control module connected to an appliance, a moisture detection circuit connected to the control module, and a voltage source connected to the moisture detection circuit and to the control module. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160260300

Method of restoring camera position for playing video scenario

An apparatus including a plurality of pan-tilt-zoom (ptz) cameras each with a field of view that covers a portion of a secured geographic area, a memory that saves a plurality of surveillance scenarios, each of the plurality of surveillance scenarios including a respective pan, tilt and a zoom position for each of the plurality of ptz cameras and a user interface that receives a selection of one of the plurality of surveillance scenarios from a human user and, in response, simultaneously displays real time video images from each of the plurality of ptz cameras using the saved pan, tilt and zoom positions of the selected surveillance scenario.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258640

Wall module with close range communication

A wall module for use in a building control system includes a wall module controller and a first communications module operatively coupled to the wall module controller for establishing wired communication with a remote building controller, and for receiving instructions and/or data from the remote building controller and for sending instructions and/or data to the remote building controller via the established wired communication. The wall module includes a second communications module operatively coupled to the wall module controller for establishing short range wireless communication having a communication range of less than 60 feet with a portable handheld device, and for receiving instructions from the portable handheld device and for sending data to the portable handheld device via the establishing short range wireless communication.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258638

Wireless actuator service

A wireless actuator assembly for use in a building control system includes an actuated component such as a damper or a valve and an actuator that is configured to move the actuated component between a first position and a second position. The assembly includes a short range wireless communication module having a nominal communication range of less than 60 feet and an actuator controller that is operably coupled to the actuator and the short range wireless communication module. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258394

Excess power dissipation for throttle loss recovery systems

Systems and methods are provided for managing excess electrical energy generated by a throttle loss recovery system. One exemplary system includes a flow control assembly to generate electrical energy in response to a portion of a fluid flow bypassing a flow control valve, an electrical system coupled to the flow control assembly to receive the electrical energy, and a control module coupled to the electrical system. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258321

Generator temperature management for throttle loss recovery systems

Turbine assemblies, loss recovery systems, and related fabrication methods are provided for managing temperatures associated with an electrical generator. One exemplary turbine assembly suitable for use in a loss recovery system includes a wheel configured to rotate in response to a portion of a fluid flow bypassing a flow control valve, a generator including a stator assembly disposed about a rotor coupled to the wheel to rotate in response to rotation of the wheel, a conductive structure in contact with the stator assembly, and an insulating structure radially encompassing the conductive structure and the generator. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258314

Temperature management for throttle loss recovery systems

Systems and methods are provided for managing temperatures associated with a flow control assembly, such as a throttle loss recovery assembly. One exemplary method of operating a flow control assembly generating electrical energy in response to a bypass fluid flow influenced by an orientation of a flow control valve involves operating the flow control assembly to deliver the electrical energy to a vehicle electrical system and automatically adjusting operation to increase heat generation at the flow control assembly in response to a temperature condition, such as a potential icing condition or a cold start condition.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258312

Temperature management for throttle loss recovery systems

Systems and methods are provided for managing temperatures associated with a throttle loss recovery system. One exemplary system includes a flow control assembly for recovering energy from a fluid bypassing a flow control valve based on an orientation of the flow control valve, a conduit providing fluid communication with the flow control assembly for the portion of the fluid flow bypassing the flow control valve, and an electronics assembly including an electronics module coupled to the flow control assembly. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160257561

Pressure sensor having a bossed diaphragm

A method includes forming a mask that defines a masked area and an unmasked area on a front side of a substrate, and implanting a buried layer corresponding to the unmasked area on the front side of the substrate. The method also includes forming an epitaxial layer having a back side on the front side of the substrate and on a front side of the buried layer, and creating an opening into a back side of the substrate up to a back side of the epitaxial layer and a back side of the one or portions of the buried layer.. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/08/16 / #20160257429

Aircraft lru data collection and reliability prediction

A remote computing system is described that includes at least one processor and at least one module. The at least one module is operable by the at least one processor to receive first operational data collected by a first line-replaceable-unit of a first aircraft during flight operations of the first aircraft, and receive second operational data collected by at least one second line-replaceable-unit of at least one second aircraft during flight operations of the at least one second aircraft. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253465

Next generation lifestream application

A method including a healthcare server of a healthcare person receiving an internet packet including vital signs of a human patient, a processor of the healthcare server automatically providing acknowledgement to the human patient of receipt of the vital signs, a processor the healthcare server sending a visual explanation to the human patient explaining an impact of patient behavior on the patient's health and suggested changes based upon the patient's vital signs and a processor the healthcare server presenting a set of alert limits for the vital signs of the human patient to the healthcare person based upon a set of rules for the human patient and similarly situated human patients. . ... Honeywell International Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253457

System and method for effective visiting nurse communication

A method and apparatus that includes scheduling each of a plurality of healthcare people to visit a different at least one of a plurality of human patients in a respective residence of the patient, monitoring a vital health parameters of each of the plurality of patients, detecting a priority event within the vital health parameters of one of the plurality of patients, identifying at least one of the plurality of healthcare people that is relatively closest to the one patient and wirelessly sending the identified one healthcare person instructions to visit the residence of the one patient and a link to the vital health parameters of the one patient, along with an intimation of such to the one patient.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

09/01/16 / #20160252268

System for determining ambient temperature

A mechanism for indicating ambient temperature of an enclosure from temperatures determined within the enclosure. The temperatures may be obtained from two or more sensors at each of two or more locations within the enclosure. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/01/16 / #20160252267

Comfort mapping using wearables

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for mapping a building space using wearable devices in order to better control the comfort level in the building. In some instances, a system compiles information such as temperature information that is provided by an individual's wearable device as the individual moves about the building over time. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/01/16 / #20160252098

Systems and methods for axial compressor with secondary flow

Methods and apparatuses are provided for a compressor. The compressor includes a first stage having a first rotor and a first stator, and a second stage downstream from the first stage in a direction of a fluid flow. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251086

Servo transparency warning system and method

Systems and methods of warning a pilot of a helicopter about a servo transparency condition include devices and steps for retrieving, from a design performance database, a plurality of design performance parameters of the helicopter, and receiving avionics data from an avionics data source, the avionics data representative of a plurality of actual performance parameters of the helicopter. The design performance parameters and the avionics data are processed to determine whether one or more of the actual performance parameters exceed the design performance parameters, thereby indicating a servo transparency condition exists. ... Honeywell International Inc

09/01/16 / #20160249701

Headgear with a self-adaptive, elastomeric nape belt

A headgear for a head safety product such as a face shield, hardhat or welding helmet includes a headband with hangers extending therefrom to engage the head safety product being worn, at least one crown strap engaged with the headband to support the headgear over the wearer's head and a self-adjusting elastomeric nape belt configured to extend over the occipital portions of the wearer's head. The elatomeric nape belt depends from symmetric rear strap extensions of the headband and is configured to elastically self-adjust to the occipital area of the wearer's head.. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249483

Remote terminal unit (rtu) supporting elevated operating temperature and reduced power consumption

An apparatus includes a remote terminal unit (rtu) having a housing, where at least a portion of the housing includes a shell of thermally-conductive material. The rtu also includes at least one circuit board assembly having at least one processing device configured to communicate with one or more industrial control and automation field devices via one or more input/output (i/o) channels. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249231

Method and system for optimizing wireless networks through feedback and adaptation

A method for optimizing a wireless network comprises obtaining local measurement and feedback data from a single node in the network; estimating a state of the node by using the local measurement and feedback data in an analysis framework model of the wireless network; applying the estimated state of the node to a local control law to determine one or more local protocol parameter updates for the node; and transmitting the one or more local protocol parameter updates to the node in the network.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249154

Wireless systems with m2m communications via a computer network with a cellular-type back-up network

A communications network available to implement at least m2m communications between a transmitting and a receiving unit. The units can communicate via the internet, as a primary network. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160248525

System and method of voice annunciation of signal strength, quality of service, and sensor status for wireless devices

Systems and methods of voice annunciation of signal strength, quality of service, and sensor status for wireless devices are provided. Some methods can include determining a signal strength or range of a radio, determining quality of service events and statistics for a wireless device, or determining a status of a sensor and then verbally annunciating information or instructions relating to the determined signal strength or range, the determined quality of service events and statistics, or the determined sensor status.. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160247406

Automated aircraft ground threat avoidance system

This disclosure is directed to methods, systems, and computer program products for automated avoidance of ground threats by an aircraft. In one example, a method includes determining, by one or more processing devices, whether a sufficient evasive maneuver for an aircraft to avoid a detected ground surface threat is performed via pilot controls of the aircraft within a selected threshold after an alert of the ground surface threat is outputted via one or more cockpit systems of the aircraft. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160247081

Worst-case execution time statistical tool

One embodiment is directed towards a method for determining a worst-case execution time (wcet) with a desired probability of exceedance. The method includes estimating distribution function parameters for an m set of execution times for each of a gumbel, fréchet, and weibull extreme value theory (evt) distribution functions. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246079

Stabilization gas environments in a proton-exchanged lithium niobate optical chip

A stabilized integrated optical circuit is presented. The stabilized integrated optical circuit includes at least one integrated optical chip formed from at least one inorganic material, a stabilizing-polarizable-fill gas, and an enclosure enclosing the at least one integrated optical chip and the stabilizing-polarizable-fill gas. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245858

Interchangeable test panels for use in automated test equipment

A method and assembly for an interchangeable test panel (itp) for use in an automated test environment is provided. The itp (i) occupies less than an entire surface of the housing, (ii) contributes to the housing's structural integrity when mounted to the housing, (iii) co-locates the through-holes required by a test program, and (iv) is removable and interchangeable, providing multi-dut support. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245771

Chemical sensor system

An example approach and structure for providing a chemical sensor, having an electrode that may receive a fluid that is passed on towards a dielectric between the electrode and one or more other electrodes. A capacitance between the electrodes may be changed by the dielectric which is affected by a parameter of the fluid. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245505

Apparatus for burning pulverized solid fuels with oxygen

A burner assembly combines oxygen and fuel to produce a flame. The burner assembly includes an oxygen supply tube adapted to receive a stream of oxygen and a fuel supply tube arranged to extend through the oxygen tube to convey a stream of fluidized, pulverized, solid fuel into a flame chamber. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245176

Multi-channel particle separator

A multi-channel particle separator includes a plurality of vanes. Each vane is spaced apart from at least one other adjacent vane to define a flow channel, and includes a leading edge, a trailing edge, a first side wall, a second sidewall, and a splitter. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245157

Wastegate with injected flow

A turbocharger turbine having housing walls defining a diffuser. Within the diffuser, a center body within the diffuser is supported by de-swirl vanes extending from the diffuser wall. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245119

Turbocharger diffuser center body

A turbocharger turbine having housing walls defining a diffuser. Within the diffuser, a center body within the diffuser is supported by de-swirl vanes extending from the diffuser wall. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244653

Composition and use of vinylidene fluoride and blends thereof

The present technology relates to compositional blends that can be used as refrigerants, and more specifically to blends of vinylidene fluoride and at least one other component for use in very low temperature applications. In at least some examples, the second component can be selected from the group consisting of carbon dioxide and pentafluoroethane. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241583

Risk management in an air-gapped environment

. . This disclosure provides for risk management in an air-gapped environment. A method includes collecting data, by a risk manager system, from a plurality of computing devices in an air-gapped environment. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241566

System of third party control of network connected devices

A system of controlling one or more building control devices. The system may incorporate receiving from a third party a request for access to a user account at a manufacturer of building control devices, where the user account may be associated with one or more of the user's building control devices from the manufacturer. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241538

System of demand response provider control of network connected devices

A system of controlling one or more building control devices. The system may incorporate receiving from a third party a request for access to a user account at a manufacturer of building control devices, where the user account may be associated with one or more of the user's building control devices from the manufacturer. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160240871

Hydrogen fuel cartridge with spring loaded valve

A hydrogen generating fuel cartridge includes a case having a perforated opening layer. A hydrogen producing fuel is disposed within the case. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160240088

Systems and methods for detecting if a datalink application is available at an airport

Embodiments for detecting when a datalink application is available at an airport are disclosed. In one embodiment, an avionics computer installed onboard an aircraft comprises: a processing device; and a memory device communicatively coupled to the processing device and including instructions which, when executed by the processing device, cause the processing device to: send a request to a datalink applications database, wherein the request includes a query as to whether an airport is equipped with at least one datalink application; receive a response from the datalink applications database, wherein the response indicates whether the airport is equipped with the at least one datalink application; and send a message via datalink if the response indicates the airport is equipped with the at least one datalink application.. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160240074

Alternative inexpensive cloud-based mass market alarm system with alarm monitoring and reporting

A security system including a wireless alarm sensor that detects a threat within a secured geographic area, a cloud application that monitors the alarm sensor and reports threats detected by the alarm sensor within the secured area to a human user of the secured area and a wireless publically accessible communication system defined by a plurality of relatively low power communication devices and a local base station, the alarm sensor detects a nearby one of the plurality of low power communication devices and wirelessly connects to the cloud application through the nearby one low power communication device and local base station.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239593

Approach for aftertreatment system modeling and model identification

A system and approach for catalyst model parameter identification with modeling accomplished by an identification procedure that may incorporate a catalyst parameter identification procedure which may include determination of parameters for a catalyst device, specification of values for parameters and component level identification. Component level identification may be of a thermal model, adsorption and desorption, and chemistry. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239455

Multiple processor architecture with flexible external input/output interface

A multiple processor architecture with flexible external input/output interface is provided. In one embodiment, an open flexible processor architecture avionics device comprises: a multiple processor architecture having a primary processor, a secondary processor, a random access memory (ram) coupled to at least the secondary processor, and a shared memory coupled to the primary and secondary processor; and a flexible input/output (i/o) interface coupled to the multiple processor architecture, wherein the flexible i/o interface provides i/o access to the primary processor using a fixed i/o protocol, and provides i/o access to the secondary processor using at least one re-configurable i/o protocol; wherein the primary processor is dedicated to executing embedded software for implementing a primary base functionality, the primary processor has read and write access to the shared memory, and the primary processor is not reprogrammable; and wherein the secondary processor has read-only access to the shared memory and is programmable.. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239345

Apparatus and method for managing a plurality of threads in an operating system

A method includes using processing circuitry and at least one memory configured to store a plurality of threads. The method includes providing an environment associated with an operating system to execute one or more threads of the plurality of threads. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239199

System and method for virtual region based access control operations using bim

Systems and methods for operating a security system are provided that can include a user interface device displaying a three-dimensional model of a secured area based on a bim, the user interface device displaying a representation of each of a plurality of security devices in the secured area on the model based on respective coordinates of each of the plurality of security devices in the bim, the user interface device receiving first user input dividing the model into a plurality of subareas, the user input device receiving second user input identifying a change in at least one operating parameter for at least one of the plurality of subareas, and applying the change in the at least one operating parameter to security devices that are represented on the three-dimensional model of the secured area within the at least one of the plurality of subareas.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239094

Method of using pir arrays for gesture recognition in security systems

A apparatus including a security system that protects a secured geographic area, a passive infrared (pir) array associated with the security system and a processor of the security system that detects one of a plurality of predetermined hand motions by an authorized user based upon a signal from the pir array and causes the security system to execute a predetermined instruction associated with that one predetermined hand motion.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238709

Projected beam detector with imaging device

A method of installing a projected beam detector can include providing a radiant energy source, providing a reflector, and projecting a radiant energy beam from the source to the reflector. A multi-pixel sensor or camera can be provided. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238702

Marking tank obstructions using an electronic level gauge

An obstruction marking method includes generating a first echo curve using an electronic level gauge (elg) coupled to a tank from a first reflected signal (echo signal) received when a material in the tank is at a first level. The elg includes a radar-based obstruction detection algorithm stored in a memory coupled thereto. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238552

Method and system for diamond-based oxygen sensor

A diamond based oxygen sensor is able to function in harsh environment conditions. The oxygen sensor includes a gateless field effect transistor including a synthetic, quasi-intrinsic, hydrogen-passivated, monocrystalline diamond layer exhibiting a 2-dimension hole gas effect. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238427

Electronic level gauge having improved noise rejection and power transmission

An electronic level gauge (elg) for measuring a level of a material in a tank. The elg includes a transmitter, an antenna and a receiver. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238295

Low gwp heat transfer compositions

Heat transfer compositions, methods, and systems including (a) hfc-32; (b) hfo-1234ze; and (c) either hfc-152a. In certain aspects, such compositions include (a) from about 33% to about 70% by weight of hfc-32; (b) from about 20% to about 66% by weight of hfo-1234ze; and (c) from greater than about 0% to about 30% by weight of hfc-152a. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238018

Forward-swept impellers and gas turbine engines employing the same

Embodiments of a forward-swept impeller are provide, as are embodiments of a gas turbine engine containing a forward-swept impeller. In one embodiment, the gas turbine engine includes a shaft and a forward-swept impeller mounted to the shaft. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238012

Adjustable-inlet radial-radial compressor

A radial-radial compressor includes an inlet-adjustment mechanism in an air inlet for the compressor, operable to move between an open position and a closed position in the air inlet. The inlet-adjustment mechanism includes a tubular sleeve that is movable in the air inlet with an axial component of movement for adjusting a spacing distance of a trailing edge of the sleeve from an inducer portion of the wheel. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237580

Surface modifiers for ionic liquid aluminum electroplating solutions, processes for electroplating aluminum therefrom, and methods for producing an aluminum coating using the same

Ionic liquid aluminum electroplating solutions are provided. The ionic liquid aluminum electroplating solution comprises an ionic liquid, an aluminum salt, and an effective amount of propylene carbonate. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237010

Fluorination process and reactor

The invention relates to a process to prepare tetrahalopropenes, such as 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233xf). The process comprises atomizing a feed material, such as 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene (1230xa) and the like, and mixing it with superheated hf to form a vaporized composition of feed material and hf with substantially instantaneous contact with a vapor phase fluorination catalyst. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160236795

Systems and methods for improving positional awareness within an airport moving map

Systems and methods for displaying a location reference indicator (lri) associated with an ownship icon are provided. In various embodiments, an airport moving map (amm) is displayed, and the ownship icon is displayed in the amm, where the ownship icon represents the ownship. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/18/16 / #20160236329

Spring-loaded universal transmitter enclosure assisted operation tool

A transmitter housing cap removal apparatus and method. The transmitter housing cap removal apparatus can be configured to include a spool portion having a ball bearing mount and spring, and a device housing having a wrench assisting hex nut component and a gripping surface, wherein the device housing engages with the spool portion. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234252

Apparatus and method for dynamic customization of cyber-security risk item rules

This disclosure provides an apparatus and method for dynamic customization of cyber-security risk item rules. A method includes obtaining information defining a rule by a risk manager system, the rule identifying a cyber-security risk to a computing device in an industrial process control and automation system. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234251

Notification subsystem for generating consolidated, filtered, and relevant security risk-based notifications

This disclosure provides a notification subsystem for generating consolidated, filtered, and relevant security risk-based notifications. A method includes discovering multiple devices in a computing system. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234243

Technique for using infrastructure monitoring software to collect cyber-security risk data

This disclosure provides a technique for using infrastructure monitoring software to collect cyber-security risk data. A method includes sending first information from a risk manager system to a plurality of agents each associated with a respective device in a computing system. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234242

Apparatus and method for providing possible causes, recommended actions, and potential impacts related to identified cyber-security risk items

This disclosure provides an apparatus and method for providing possible causes, recommended actions, and potential impacts related to identified cyber-security risk items. A method includes identifying, by a risk manager system, a plurality of connected devices that are vulnerable to cyber-security risks. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234241

Infrastructure monitoring tool for collecting industrial process control and automation system risk data

This disclosure provides an infrastructure monitoring tool, and related systems and methods, for collecting industrial process control and automation system risk data, and other data. A method includes discovering multiple devices in a computing system by a risk manager system. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234240

Rules engine for converting system-related characteristics and events into cyber-security risk assessment values

This disclosure provides a rules engine for converting system-related characteristics and events into cyber-security risk assessment values, including related systems and methods. A method includes receiving information identifying characteristics of multiple devices in a computing system and multiple events associated with the multiple devices. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234239

Apparatus and method for tying cyber-security risk analysis to common risk methodologies and risk levels

This disclosure provides systems and methods for tying cyber-security risk analysis to common risk methodologies and risk levels. A method includes identifying a plurality of connected devices that are vulnerable to cyber-security risks and identifying cyber-security risks in the connected devices. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234229

Apparatus and method for automatic handling of cyber-security risk events

This disclosure provides an apparatus and method for automatic handling of cyber-security risk events and other risk events. A method includes detecting, by a monitoring system, a first event associated with a device in a computing system. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234226

System and method of preventing hijacking of security systems and components

A decentralized component is provided as an overly for a centralized system architecture as represented, for example, by a regional monitoring system. The decentralized components provide additional authentication of communications with a displaced monitoring service. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233851

Systems and methods for device temperature stabilization

A temperature stabilized device and method for temperature stabilization are provided. The temperature stabilized device comprises a substrate having a first surface, at least one component mounted on the first surface of the substrate, and a first conformal layer comprising a thermoelectric material, with the first conformal layer over the at least one component. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160232617

Object based energy usage and tracking

A method includes receiving a selection of a building via a touchscreen interface, identifying a plurality of rooms based on a stored data record associated with the selected building, populating the touchscreen interface with visual representations of the plurality of rooms of the selected building, receiving a selection of a room via the touchscreen interface, identifying a plurality of predefined objects associated with the selected room, providing a list of the plurality of predefined objects on the touchscreen interface in a manner facilitating selection of an asset for the selected room via the touchscreen interface, facilitating entry of make and model information of the selected asset via the touchscreen interface, and retrieving estimated energy usage information based on the make and model information of the selected asset from a database of building objects via a network connection.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160232359

Patch monitoring and analysis

This disclosure provides for patch monitoring and analysis, such as in an industrial process control and automation system. A method includes discovering at least one connected device by a risk manager system, including a software module for the connected device and installed patch information for the software module. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231072

Mixed material tubular heat exchanger

Apparatus for cooling bleed air on an aircraft may include a source of cooling fluid driven by an engine of the aircraft, a source of bleed air driven by the engine and a heat exchanger configured allow the cooling fluid to pass over tubes through which the bleed air flows. The heat exchanger may have a high-temperature zone constructed from material with a first density, and a low-temperature zone constructed from material with a second density lower than the first density.. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230650

Passive and semi-passive inlet-adjustment mechanisms for compressor, and turbocharger having same

A centrifugal compressor for a turbocharger includes a passive or semi-passive inlet-adjustment mechanism in an air inlet for the compressor, operable to move between an open position and a closed position solely by aerodynamic forces on the mechanism. The inlet-adjustment mechanism includes a plurality of flexible vanes collectively forming a duct, and an effective diameter of the air inlet at the inducer portion of the compressor wheel is determined by a trailing edge inside diameter of the duct. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230585

Variable geometry nozzle for partitioned volute

An assembly can include an exhaust gas turbine housing that includes an inner wall and an outer wall that define a first exhaust gas channel and a second exhaust gas channel to a turbine wheel space where the inner wall includes an inner wall end at the turbine wheel space and the outer wall includes an outer wall end at the turbine wheel space; a first adjustable divider vane disposed adjacent to the inner wall end; a second adjustable divider vane disposed adjacent to the outer wall end; and at least one set of adjustable variable geometry nozzle vanes that define nozzle throats that direct flow of exhaust gas from one of the exhaust gas channels to the turbine wheel space.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230560

Gas turbine engines with internally stretched tie shafts

A tie shaft for a rotating group of an engine core includes a cylindrical body having an internal surface and an external surface and extending between a forward end and an aft end. The tie shaft further includes a first group of internal grooves on the internal surface of the cylindrical body proximate to the forward end and a second group of internal grooves on the internal surface of the cylindrical body proximate to the aft end. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160229707

Water purification compositions of magnesium oxide and applications thereof

The present disclosure provides a composition for purifying water comprising a magnesium oxide component and a binder. The magnesium oxide component includes magnesium oxide, a ph regulator, and an additional water purifying material. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160229627

Floating roof monitoring with laser distance measurement

A floating roof monitoring system and method. One or more sensors can be disposed atop a liquid storage tank having a floating roof covering liquid stored in the liquid storage tank. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160229562

Aircraft maintenance systems and methods using wearable device

Methods and systems are provided for managing maintenance activities of an aircraft using a wearable device. In one embodiment, a method comprises: receiving, at the wearable device, part data from at least one of a video recording device and an audio recording device of the wearable device; communicating by the wearable device with at least one of an onboard avionics system, an airline operations system, and an inventory management system based on the part data; and presenting maintenance information to a user via at least one of a display system, and an audio system of the wearable device based on the communicating.. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160229554

Cockpit display systems and methods for generating navigation displays including landing diversion symbology

Cockpit display systems and methods for generating navigation displays including landing diversion symbology are provided. In one embodiment, the cockpit display system includes a cockpit monitor and a controller coupled to the cockpit monitor. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/11/16 / #20160229529

Aircraft landing gear wheel with integral gear drive

An aircraft landing gear wheel includes a main body with a hub portion and a driven gear portion. The hub portion includes a gear end and an attachment end. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160226885

System and method to aggregate control of multiple devices via multicast messages and automatic set up of connections

A method and apparatus are provided to aggregate control of multiple devices. In some methods, a downstream controller can advertise a service group of the downstream controller, can receive a connection request message from a gateway controller that is part of the service group, and, responsive to the connection request message, can transmit a connection accept message to the gateway controller to set up a connection channel between the downstream controller and the gateway controller. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160226702

Systems and methods for increasing robustness of a system with a remote server

Systems and methods for increasing robustness of a system with a remote server are provided. Some methods can include a first system remotely controlling a second system, detecting a failure in the first system or in a communication link between the first system and the second system, and temporarily removing control of the second system from the first system.. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160226323

High temperature laminated stator cores and methods for the manufacture thereof

Embodiments of laminated stator cores suitable for usage in high temperature applications are provided, as are embodiments of methods for manufacturing high temperature laminated stator core. In one embodiment, the method includes obtaining a plurality of coated laminates each comprising a laminate over which a coating precursor layer is formed. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160226087

Shaped fuel source and fuel cell

An example fuel cell assembly may include a shaped fuel source that is formed into a desired shape. The shaped fuel source may have an outer surface, and a fuel cell may be mounted directly on the outer surface of the shaped fuel source. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160225515

Pseudo edge-wound winding using single pattern turn

A winding system may include a plurality of metal plates including the same shape and size, such that the plates are stacked, and each of the plurality of metal plates is reversely positioned with respect to a gap pattern in an adjacent one of the plurality of metal plates. The plates are simultaneously brazed together while flow of molten brazing material is constrained by grooves formed on brazing tabs of the plates.. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160225485

Method and compositions for producing polymer blends

Methods for mixing nylon compounds and compositions useful in mixing nylon compounds are provided. The methods and compositions disclosed are useful in producing nylon for wire and cable jacketing. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160225130

Algorithm for measuring wear pin length using an input image

In one example, the disclosure is directed to a method of determining a length of a wear pin in a brake assembly. The method includes obtaining an input image of a portion of the brake assembly, such as with a camera. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160224815

Fast batch enroll rf6 sensor method in security panel

An apparatus including a control panel of a security system that protects a secure geographic area, at least one sensor of the security system that detects threats within the secured area, a camera carried by the control panel and a processor coupled to the camera that reads a printed code from the at least one sensor when the at least one sensor is placed in a field of view of the camera, decodes information from the read code and enrolls the at least one sensor with the control panel based upon the decoded information.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223699

Disturbance rejection for current-measurement systems

Apparatus and associated methods relate to an in-hole current-measurement system having three or more magnetic-field sensors and a transient-disturbance selection module configured to form an output signal from a selected subset of sensor signals while decoupling the output signals from a non-selected subset of sensor signals during a predetermined time window when a disturbance signal is expected at the non-selected set of sensor signals. In an illustrative example, a disturbance producing operation may be performed on alternating subsets of sensors while the undisturbed subset of sensors measures an electrical current in the electrical conductor. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223665

Systems and methods for measuring velocity with a radar altimeter

Systems and methods for measuring velocity with a radar altimeter are provided. In at least one embodiment a method for measuring velocity magnitude of a platform in relation to a surface comprises transmitting a radar beam, wherein the radar beam is aimed toward a surface; receiving a plurality of reflected signals, wherein the plurality of reflected signals correspond to portions of the transmitted radar beam that are reflected by a plurality of portions of the surface; and applying doppler filtering to the plurality of signals to form at least one doppler beam. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223403

Smart lookdown function switch design for intrusion detectors

A system including a security system that protects a secure geographic area and a passive infrared (pir) detector of the security system that detects intruders within the secured area, a pyroelectric element carried by the pir detector, the pyroelectric element being tilted downwards towards a floor within the secured area to receive and detect a predominant portion of energy from an area extending outwards pir detector and directly in front of the pir detector and a relatively small portion of energy from a floor area directly below the pir detector and a pivoting door having a first and second positions mounted below and directly adjacent the pyroelectric element, the door pivoting upwards to a first position where the relatively small portion of energy is blocked and pivoting downwards where the relatively small amount of energy is transmitted onto the pyroelectric element.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223379

Sensor assembly

A sensor may include a substrate defining a flow channel that extends through the substrate, and a plurality of bond pads on the substrate. A first housing may be disposed along the substrate and may permit at least some fluid to flow from a fluid inlet to a fluid outlet along at least part of the flow channel. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223375

System for gas distribution and mass flow measurement

A gas distribution system may include a gas mass flow sensor with a resistive element configured to be heated, a thermally conductive shell surrounding the resistive element and heat-transfer control elements. The shell may include a leading surface oriented substantially orthogonal to a direction of gas flow. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222973

Gas turbine engine compressors having optimized stall enhancement feature configurations and methods for the production thereof

Multistage gas turbine engine (gte) compressors having optimized stall enhancement feature (sef) configurations are provided, as are methods for the production thereof. The multistage gte compressor includes a series of axial compressor stages each containing a rotor mounted to a shaft of a gas turbine engine. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160221902

Azeotropic compositions of 1,1,3,3-tetrachloroprop-1-ene and hydrogen fluoride

Provided are azeotropic or azeotrope-like mixtures of 1,1,3,3-tetrachloroprop-1-ene (hco-1230za) and hydrogen fluoride. Such compositions are useful as feed stock in the production of hfc-245fa and hcfo-1233zd.. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160221898

Integrated process to produce 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene

The invention relates to a separation process whereby 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233xf) is separated from a mixture containing other fluorinated organics and high boiling materials such as dimers using azeotropes of hf formed by adding appropriate amounts to the mixture which facilitate separation by, e.g. Distillation.. ... Honeywell International Inc

08/04/16 / #20160221686

Systems and methods for alerting helicopter pilots to undesirable operating conditions during landing operations

A system and method for alerting a helicopter pilot to an undesirable operating condition during landing operations are provided. Avionics data are supplied from an avionics data source. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160218981

Managing a wireless mesh network

Methods, devices, and systems for managing a wireless mesh network are described herein. One method includes monitoring an outgoing data queue length of a node of a wireless network, determining that the outgoing data queue length exceeds a particular threshold, reducing a video quality associated with the outgoing data queue, and sending a notification to an additional node of the wireless network to reduce a video quality associated with an outgoing data queue of the additional node.. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160218698

System and method for controlling radiated emi using interleaved frequency switching

An apparatus includes a controller configured to be coupled to a system clock that generates a clock signal for a device that generates radiated electromagnetic interference (re). The controller is also configured to determine a frequency span associated with the system clock, where the frequency span has a minimum frequency and a maximum frequency. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217693

Systems and methods for displaying quick preview notices to airmen

A flight display system or method in accordance with this disclosure involves the presentation, on an aircraft, of a “quick preview” notice to airmen (“notam”) display that includes a plurality of stacked flight route portion boxes, each of the plurality of flight route portion boxes pertaining to and being labeled as one of: a departure taxiing portion, a standard instrument departure portion, an en route portion, a standard terminal arrival route portion, an approach portion, and an arrival taxiing portion; each of the plurality of flight route portion boxes graphically displaying flight route symbology pertaining to and labeled as each airport taxiing reference point and/or each aeronautical waypoint that falls within its labeled flight route portion; and wherein at least one of the plurality of flight route portion boxes further graphically displays notam symbology pertaining to at least one of the notams that are relevant to the flight route.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217681

Method to invoke backup input operation

An apparatus including a touch-screen interface of a security system that protects a secured geographic area, a processor that detects failure of the touch screen interface based upon a user-modulated parameter of the touch-screen and a processor that activates a back-up user interface based upon the detected failure.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217677

Anonymous disarm detect with built-in camera

A system that includes a control panel of a security system that protects a secure geographic area, a user input carried by the panel that receives a disarm instruction disarming the security system, a camera carried by the panel that captures an image of a person entering the disarm instruction and a processor that disarms the security system in response to the received disarm instruction only when a human face of the person is detected by the camera.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217668

Alarm routing in integrated security system based on security guards real-time location information in the premises for faster alarm response

An apparatus including a plurality of bluetooth low energy devices (bles) embodied as stand-alone devices or incorporated into a respective security sensor, each at known locations within a secure geographic area, a plurality of portable wireless devices within the secured area each receiving location information via signals from a nearby one or more of the plurality of bles and a security system of the secured area that receives location information from the plurality of portable wireless devices, detects a security breach within the secured area, sends notification to each of the plurality of wireless devices and assigns a user of one of the plurality of portable wireless devices to investigate the breach based upon proximity of the one portable device to the breach.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217197

System and method for endian correction of complex data structures in heterogeneous systems

A method includes determining that a received message includes one or more data elements to be converted from a first endian format to a second endian format based on endian formats of a transmitter and an intended recipient of the message. The method also includes determining a type of the received message and, based on the type, selecting a remediation routine for the message from a data structure that includes a plurality of remediation routines for a plurality of message types. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160216849

Adaptive interface system for confirming a status of a plurality of identified tasks

A system and method provide feedback regarding the confirmation of automated and operator assigned tasks, wherein one of the operator tasks and automation tasks includes a value for a parameter. The operator task and automation task that includes the value is rendered subsequent to being accomplished if the value does not match the parameter.. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215914

Flow restrictor assemblies including a monolithic flow restrictor and methods for manufacturing the same

Flow restrictor assemblies including a monolithic flow restrictor and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The monolithic flow restrictor is configured for disposing in a fluid passage of a housing body. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215898

High-temperature and high-vibration capable armature assemblies for torque motor valve actuators

Armature springs configured to be coupled to and bias an armature of a torque motor valve actuator to a null position are provided. The armature spring comprises a rigid central portion, opposed end portions, and a flexible portion intermediate the rigid central portion and each end portion. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215885

Device with improved heat resistance

Apparatus are provided for a device with improved heat resistance. The device includes a body and an encasing layer disposed substantially entirely around the body. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215870

Translating nut mechanisms having enhanced lubrication features and variable bleed valve systems employing the same

Embodiments of translating nut mechanism having enhanced lubrication features are provided, as are embodiments of variable bleed valve systems employing translating nut mechanism in the form of bidirectional stop mechanisms. In one embodiment, the translating nut mechanism comprises a housing containing a pool of grease or another lubricant. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215855

Aircraft electric drive train with damping/compliance device

A roller gear includes a housing, multiple rollers, and a flexible coupling. The housing includes a first driven housing portion configured to be rotatably driven, and a second driving housing portion including a first annular rail and a second annular rail. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215453

System and method for adjusting measurement position of scanning head

A method includes receiving distance measurements from at least one scanning head that moves back and forth across at least one surface of a web of material on a frame. The distance measurements identify measured distances to the web. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215191

Stabilized iodocarbon compositions

Disclosed are compositions comprising at least one iodocarbon compound and preferably at least one stabilization agent. These compositions are generally useful as refrigerants for heating and cooling, as blowing agents, as aerosol propellants, as solvent composition, and as fire extinguishing and suppressing agents.. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215190

Azeotrope-like compositions comprising 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene

An azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of chlorotrifluoropropene and at least one component selected from the group consisting of a c1-c3 alcohol, a c5-c6 hydrocarbon, a halogenated hydrocarbon, methylal, methyl acetone, water, nitromethane, and combinations thereof.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215081

Synthesis of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene/vinylidene fluoride copolymers

In accordance with the present invention, aqueous emulsion polymerization processes of synthesizing 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene/vinylidene fluoride copolymers having 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene as the major monomer unit are provided.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160214914

Process to manufacture 2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropane (hcfc-244bb)

The invention provides an improved process to manufacture 2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropane (hcfc-244bb) by reacting 2-chloro-3,3,3,-trifluoropropene (hcfo-1233xf) with hydrogen fluoride, in a liquid phase reaction in the presence of hydrogen chloride and a liquid phase fluorination catalyst. The hydrogen chloride is added into the reaction from an external source at a pressure of about 100 psig or more. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160214724

Human factors approach to control contaminant concentrations in aircraft supply air from engine and apu bleed air and ground air sources, and in recirculated air being delivered to aircraft cabins for the optimization of user experience and energy consumption

An environmental control system includes a sensor, an air purification subsystem, and a controller in communication with the sensor and air purification subsystem. The sensor detects a contaminant in the air and generates a contaminant signal. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160214723

Aircraft environmental control system that optimizes the proportion of outside air from engines, apu's, ground air sources and the recirculated cabin air to maintain occupant comfort and maximize fuel economy

An environmental control system includes sensors, an air purification subsystem, and a controller in communication with the sensors and air purification subsystem. The sensors detect contaminants in outside air supplied through engine and apu bleeds or other air sources including ground supplies and electric compressors, contaminants in recirculated air, particulates in outside air, carbon dioxide in recirculated air, temperature in an environment, and pressure in an environment. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160214721

Cabin outflow valves having laterally-tapered sealing surfaces and cabin pressure control systems employing the same

Embodiments of a cabin outflow valve having one or more laterally-tapered sealing surfaces are provided, as are cabin pressure controls system including cabin outflow valves. In one embodiment, the cabin outflow valve includes a frame and a first door, which is pivotally coupled to the frame and which is rotated by an actuator between open and closed positions. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160214048

Inline pre-filter for aspirated detectors

An apparatus which includes an aspirated smoke detector, and a pre-filter coupled to an inflow port of the detector wherein the pre-filter carries a removable filter element. The filter element is configured such that when it is removed, fluid flow through the filter is blocked. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/28/16 / #20160213962

Systems for shield and flange support

Apparatus are provided for a shield and flange support for a duct. The shield and flange support includes a first side and a second side coupled to the first side to extend toward the duct. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212799

System for determining ambient temperature

A mechanism for indicating ambient temperature of an enclosure from temperatures determined within the enclosure. The temperatures may be obtained from two or more sensors at each of two or more locations within the enclosure. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212618

Automated distribution of logon credentials for establishing wireless connectivity of electronic flight bag (efb)

Automated distribution of wireless logon credentials for an electronic flight bag (efb) is provided. In one embodiment, a method for secured aircraft wireless network access comprises: establishing a nfc link between an efb and an nfc node, wherein the node is hardwired to a wireless access point coupled to efb service applications via an aircraft network. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210790

Systems and methods for presenting building information

Described herein are systems and methods for presenting building information. In overview, the technologies described herein provide relationships between building information modeling (bim) data (which includes building schematics defined in terms of standardized three dimensional models) and building management system (bms) data (which includes data indicative of the operation of building components such as hvac components and the like). ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210375

Generating an image for a building management system

Methods, devices, and systems for generating an image for a building management system are described herein. One device includes using a computing device to import floor plan objects from computer-aided design (cad) drawings of a building and applying a design language associated with a building management system to the floor plan objects imported from the cad drawings. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209969

System and method for guarding emergency and critical touch targets

A touch screen system and method that (1) renders a critical button in a visually distinguishable manner and (2) provides an intuitive multi-step activation process that effectively guards the button from unintentional activation is provided.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209834

Method and apparatus for advanced control using function blocks in industrial process control and automation systems

A method includes executing a first function block configured to (i) receive multiple input data values associated with an industrial process control and automation system, (ii) pre-process the input data values, and (iii) store the pre-processed input data values in a shared memory. The method also includes executing a second function block configured to (i) receive references to the pre-processed input data values in the shared memory, (ii) invoke execution of one or more core functions to implement a process control algorithm, and (iii) store output data values in the shared memory. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209234

Aircraft systems and methods with enhanced notams

An aircraft system includes a processing unit configured to receive navigation data and notice to airmen (notam) information and to generate display signals based on the navigation data and the notam information. The system further includes a display device coupled to the processing unit and configured to render an image according to the display signals with a first area depicting a navigation display based on the navigation data and a second area depicting a list of notam text messages.. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209233

Apparatus and method for displaying a synthetic vision system view direction

A system and method displays a synthetic vision system (svs) image combined with a primary flight display (pfd) including a compass indicating the aircraft heading. An arc on or near the outer edge of the compass indicates the viewing frustum of the svs view.. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209214

Methods and systems for route-based display of meteorological forecast information

Methods and systems are provided for presenting forecast information pertaining to a planned route of travel, such as a flight plan. One exemplary method involves obtaining a plurality of forecast data sets associated with a plurality of different forecast time periods and subdividing a route into a plurality of forecast regions encompassing respective portions of the route based on the times associated with the navigational reference points defining the route. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209213

Radio frequency ring laser gyroscope including a multiple electrode system and an impedance matching circuit

A ring laser gyroscope comprises a block defining a hermetically sealed cavity for a ring laser formed when a lasing medium disposed within the cavity is excited. A cathode and an anode are attached to the block at two fill positions comprised within the cavity, and exposed to the lasing medium such that the lasing medium is ionized when a high voltage pulse is supplied across cathode and anode. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209089

Trans-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene for use in chiller applications

The present invention relates to refrigerant compositions containing trans-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233zd(e)) useful for chiller applications and processes using 1233zd(e).. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209054

Selectable efficiency versus comfort for modulating furnace

A furnace controller for a modulating furnace that helps provide a balance between energy efficiency and occupant comfort across various burner firing rates and/or across various circulating blower speeds. In some cases, the furnace controller can be configured to permit a user to customize operation of the furnace in accordance with their particular needs and/or desires with respect to efficiency and comfort. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208759

Centrifugal fuel pump with variable pressure control

A fuel flow control system includes a centrifugal pump, a gas inlet valve, and a control. The centrifugal pump has a fuel inlet, a gas inlet, and an outlet. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205558

Integrated infrastructure

A single infrastructure arrangement resulting from merging two or more sets of infrastructure. For example, an arrangement may incorporate an infrastructure or a set of infrastructure incorporating components with wireless access points and one or more sets of infrastructure with components having functional purposes, for example, such as those of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, smoke detection, security, and so on. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160204571

Systems and methods for an optical frequency comb stimulated brillouin scattering gyroscope with rigid optical waveguide resonator

Systems and methods for an optical frequency comb stimulated brillouin scattering gyroscope with a rigid optical waveguide resonator are provided. In one embodiment, a system comprises: a light source that produces an optical frequency comb comprising a multiple-frequency light field; a rigid optical waveguide resonator coupled to the light source, wherein a recirculating optical frequency comb produced from the optical frequency comb propagates in a first direction around the rigid optical waveguide resonator and generates within the rigid optical waveguide a sbs light field comprising at least one sbs frequency component, and wherein one or more optical frequency components of the recirculating optical frequency comb are locked on resonance peaks of the rigid optical waveguide resonator; and an optical mixer configured to produce an optical beat signal that varies as a function of a frequency difference between the stimulated brillouin scattering light field and the recirculating optical frequency comb.. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203662

Access monitor using wireless devices

A system includes a first sensor supported proximate an opening having an rf attenuating material such that signals emitted from first sensor are stronger on a first side of the opening than on a second side of the opening and a second sensor supported proximate the opening having an rf attenuating material such that signals emitted from the second sensor are stronger on the second side of the opening than on the first side of the opening.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203429

Restocking workflow prioritization

A system includes a plurality of data collection devices to receive and provide retail store product inventory data, rate of sale data, and incoming product inventory data in real time; and a programmed computer coupled to receive the data from the plurality of data collection devices and execute code to generate and prioritize restocking workflow activities as a function of the received data. The programmed computer further provides the restocking workflow activities to at least one of the data collection devices to direct a worker to restock a product.. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203351

Indicia reading terminal including optical filter

Embodiments of the present invention comprise an indicia reading terminal that is operatively configured to decode visible and non-visible decodable indicia. The terminal can comprise an excitation illumination module for illuminating the decodable indicia with light that has a wavelength selected so as to permit the decodable indicia to emit light. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203090

Device management using virtual interfaces

Methods managing data communication between a peripheral device and host computer system are provided. A physical interface for communicating data between a peripheral device and the plurality of applications executing on the host computer system is opened and controlled by a software module. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203042

Methods and apparatus for high-integrity data transfer with preemptive blocking

A method for performing high-integrity data transmission is provided. The method obtains a first set of data at a first transmitter and a second set of data at a second transmitter; develops a first key for the obtained first set of data and a second key for the obtained second set of data; and when the first key matches the second key, provides a receiver indication of validity of the first set of data. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202359

Heading for a hybrid navigation solution based on magnetically calibrated measurements

One embodiment is directed towards a method for determining a heading for a hybrid navigation system with magnetometer aiding. The method includes receiving signals from a plurality of gnss satellites, obtaining three-dimensional inertial measurements from one or more inertial sensors, and obtaining three-dimensional magnetic measurements from one or more magnetometers. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202201

Humidity sensor

A humidity sensor having a sensing component and a reference component. Each component may indicate humidity by using a transistor that has an upper gate dielectric layer with a dielectric constant which varies according to exposure to a change of moisture. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202159

Rigid structural and low back face signature ballistic ud/articles and method of making

Fabrication of ballistic resistant fibrous composites having improved ballistic resistance properties. More particularly, ballistic resistant fibrous composites having enhanced a dynamic storage modulus, which correlates to low composite backface signature.. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201812

Two-position, two-stage servo valve

A two-position, two-stage servo valve includes a valve body, a valve element, a control pressure chamber, and a control element. The valve body has an inner surface that defines a valve element chamber that includes a first control chamber and a second control chamber. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201683

Multistage radial compressor baffle

An assembly can include a first radial compressor wheel that has a rotational axis and that includes a hub surface that includes an annular ridge disposed at a radius measured from the rotational axis; a second radial compressor wheel that includes a hub surface; and an annular baffle disposed at least in part between the hub surfaces where the annular baffle includes an outer surface and an inner edge that defines an opening having a central axis where the outer surface includes a surface portion to one side of the inner edge that faces the hub surface of the first radial compressor wheel, where the surface portion includes an annular channel over a radial width measured from the central axis and where the radial width spans the radius of the annular ridge.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201271

Surface treated pavement and methods for treating pavement surfaces to improve chip retention

Surface treated pavement and methods for treating pavement surfaces are provided herein. A method is also provided for treating pavement to improve chip retention. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160200941

Poly fluorine-containing siloxane coatings

Poly fluorine-containing siloxane coatings having improved hydrophobic and oleophobic properties and solutions for creating such coatings are provided. In some embodiments, the coating includes a polymer having a plurality of si—o—si linkages; and at least two fluorine-containing moieties, each attached to at least one of the si—o—si linkages. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160200451

Display systems and methods for generating a display providing runway illusion alleviation

Display systems and methods for generating a display providing runway illusion alleviation are disclosed herein. An exemplary method for generating a display includes the steps of determining a position of the aircraft in a vicinity of an approaching runway, retrieving terrain data regarding the vicinity of the approaching runway and retrieving runway data regarding the approaching runway, determining the existence of a runway illusion effect by analyzing the terrain data and the runway data. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160200040

Rigid structure uhmwpe ud and composite and the process of making

Fabrication of ballistic resistant fibrous composites having improved ballistic resistance properties. More particularly, ballistic resistant fibrous composites having enhanced flexural properties, which correlates to low composite backface signature. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/14/16 / #20160200039

High lap shear strength, low back face signature ud composite and the process of making

Fabrication of ballistic resistant fibrous composites having improved ballistic resistance properties. More particularly, ballistic resistant fibrous composites having high interlaminar lap shear strength between component fiber plies or fiber layers, which correlates to low composite backface signature. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197465

System for improving lightning immunity for a solid state power controller

A solid state power controller (sspc) for an electrical power distribution system (epds), the sspc may include a solid state switching device (sssd) configured to interrupt current in a feeder line of the epds and a processing engine. A clamping device may be interposed between the feeder line and an electrical ground of the epds, an opto-coupler may be interposed between the processing engine and the clamping device. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197368

Recharger for hydrogen fuel cells

A recharger includes a manifold having an input to couple to a hydrogen generating module and an output port to couple to at least one rechargeable fuel cell. A vacuum pump is coupled to the manifold to evacuate the manifold. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196754

Airport surface monitoring system with wireless network interface to aircraft surface navigation system

This disclosure is directed to methods, computer program products, and systems for providing airport surface vehicle tracking data, including indications of potential collision hazards, to an airport map display system onboard an aircraft. In one example, a method includes receiving data from one or more airport ground surface sensors configured to detect transient surface objects on an airport ground surface. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196730

Method and apparatus for integration of electrical fire sensor with fire panel

A method and apparatus including a current detector monitoring an electrical conductor supplying power to a geographic area for shorts, arcing or overloads, the current detector detecting a short, arc or overload on the electrical conductor and a fire alarm panel adjusting a sensitivity of a fire detector within the geographic area in response to the detected short, arc or overload.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196457

Line replaceable unit health nodes and methods for determining maintenance actions relating to line replaceable units

Line replaceable unit (lru) health nodes are provided, as are methods for determining maintenance actions with respect to lru health nodes. In one embodiment, the lru health node includes a passive radio frequency identification (rfid) module having an rfid memory and an rfid antenna coupled thereto. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160195973

Customizable user interface

A device having a display and a user interface incorporating buttons, switches or keys that may be programmable for various functions related to the purpose of the device and its display. The keys may be programed for virtually any functions available to or on the device. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160195477

Maintenance device, maintenance system, and methods for examining an inspection target

Devices, systems, and methods are provided for examining an inspection target. The maintenance device is connected to a configuration platform using a communication interface and receives a set of inspection target information from the configuration platform. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160195398

Helicopter motion detection during inertial reference system leveling

A method to level an inertial reference system of a helicopter with reference to the local vertical frame is provided. The method includes powering up the helicopter; outputting sensor data from at least one gyroscope and at least one accelerometer to a mode-selecting processor; executing a fast fourier transform algorithm on the sensor data at the mode-selecting processor; and selecting one of a plurality of operation modes of the helicopter as a current-operation mode based on the execution of the fast fourier transform algorithm.. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160195296

Hvac controller with checkout utility

A zone control panel that is easy and intuitive to use and to program. In some embodiments, a zone control panel may be configured to have an easy to use, single level menu structure with, for example, a configuration mode and/or a checkout mode. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194261

Method for producing 2-chloro-3,3,3,-trifluoropropene (hcfc-1233xf)

The present invention relates to an improved method for manufacturing 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene, (hcfc-1233xf) by reacting 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene, 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane, and/or 2,3,3,3-tetrachloropropene with hydrogen fluoride, in a vapor phase reaction vessel in the presence of a vapor phase fluorination catalyst and stabilizer. Hcfc-1233xf is an intermediate in the production of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (hfo-1234yf) which is a refrigerant with low global warming potential.. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160193085

Headband folding mechanism allowing two axis folding directions

Embodiments of the disclosure include methods and devices for folding the earmuffs of a headset via at least two different axes of rotation. The headset may comprise a headband and two earmuffs, wherein the earmuffs are connected to the headband, and wherein the headband comprises a plurality of rotational axes, about which the earmuffs may be rotated in one or more directions. ... Honeywell International Inc

07/07/16 / #20160193084

Custom microphones circuit, or listening circuit

Embodiments of the disclosure include hearing protection earmuffs, which generally might have two earcups providing passive noise reduction (e.g. An effective nrr to protect a user from a damaging external noise environment). ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173289

Physically uncloneable function device using mram

In some examples, a first delay path and a second delay path may each be configured to receive a signal as an input signal at the same time, propagate the input a plurality of mram cells, and output the propagated input signal for an arbiter. The arbiter may be configured to output a response value based at least in part on a relative order of arrival of the propagated input signals from the first and second delay paths.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173064

Spurious frequency attenuation servo without tuning filter

A spurious frequency attenuation servo comprises a first signal generated at a first frequency including at least one spur at at least one respective spurious frequency (spur). The signal is filtered by a first fixed filter. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171982

High intelligibility voice announcement system

A high intelligibility voice announcement system is described herein. One system includes an announcement station containing a speech to text engine in which a spoken announcement from a user is converted to text data, wherein any errors are identified and marked in the converted text data and displayed to the user. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171962

Active noise reduction earcup with speaker array

Embodiments relate generally to devices and methods for improved active noise cancellation hearing protection. For example, multiple speakers might be used in each earcup, with each speaker providing active noise cancellation for a narrow frequency range which is a portion of the total frequency range of the entire array of speakers. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171857

System and method for fire progress monitoring

A system including a plurality of fire detectors distributed throughout a secured geographic area, a monitoring panel that detects a status of each of the plurality of fire detectors and saves a status indicator of the fire detector indicating one of normal, alarm and fault into a memory along with a time value, an alarm processor of the monitoring panel that detects alarm signals from the plurality of fire detectors and presents respective indicators of the activated fire detectors on a geographic map of the secured area shown on a display and a fire progression processor that displays an indicator of a progression of a fire on the map of the display based upon the status indicators saved in memory and upon a correlation between a status indicator of alarm in a previous time period and a status indicator of fault in a more recent time period.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171666

Point spread function estimation for motion invariant images

A method that includes using a point spread function to de-blur an original motion invariant image to create a modified motion invariant image; using an edge detector to find edges in the modified motion invariant image; determining the distances between the edges and corresponding artifacts in the modified motion invariant image; using the distances between the edges and the corresponding artifacts to estimate a velocity of an object in the modified motion invariant image; generating a corrected point spread function corresponding to the estimated velocity of the object; and using the corrected point spread function to de-blur the original motion invariant image and create a resulting image.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171650

Methods and systems for displaying a vertical profile for an aircraft procedure with nonuniform scaling

Methods and systems are provided for presenting procedure information for a vertical profile on a display device associated with an aircraft. A method comprises displaying a first segment of the plurality of segments comprising a vertical profile with a first vertical scale and a first horizontal scale, wherein the first horizontal scale is based on a first distance associated with the first segment. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171347

Data card guide to improve user experience

A data card guide apparatus includes a card guide having a guide base and in some embodiments, a finger slot or channel to ease card usage. The card guide can be aligned in a horizontal plane and a vertical plane with a card slot for receiving a data card irrespective of the height and the position of the card slot. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171098

Hand held bar code readers or mobile computers with cloud computing services

A data decoding system that includes a server-side proxy component and at least two back-end computers, where the server-side proxy component is configured, when it receives an encoding request from a client, to select a back-end computer to forward the encoding request to, based on either a pre-defined rule, load estimates for the at least two computers, estimated network throughputs across network paths to the two computers. In response to receiving this request, the back-end computer that is selected is configured to encode the request.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170577

System and method of interactive image and video based contextual alarm viewing

A video surveillance system having a plurality of video-type cameras includes a graphical user interface which is not list driven but provides a background image of a portion of the region being monitored, and, event or incident identifiers associated with the provided background image. The event or incident identifiers are presented semi-transparently and overlay the background image. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170435

Aircraft electric taxi control interface and system

A control interface for an aircraft electric taxi system (ets) may be incorporated in a housing positioned in a flight deck of the aircraft. The control interface may include an actuator, an electronic control sensor interconnected with the ets to provide speed and direction signals to the ets and an extendable shaft interposed between the actuator and the electronic control sensor. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170423

Systems and methods for ultra-precision regulated voltage

Systems and methods for ultra-precision regulated voltage are provided. In one embodiment, a voltage regulated power supply device comprises: a precision reference voltage generator comprising a current regulator network supplying current into a voltage reference node, and a voltage regulator network applying a voltage potential to the voltage reference node, wherein at least one of the current regulator network or the voltage regulator network comprise a random variance statistical mitigation architecture; and a power amplifier coupled to voltage reference node, where the voltage reference node provides a constant voltage reference to the power amplifier.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170016

Sectorized antennas for improved airborne reception of surveillance signals

A plurality of antenna elements may receive a plurality of signals. Each of the plurality of antenna elements may correspond to at least one of a plurality of sectors of a sectorized antenna. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160169743

Security device with a full length lens

A security device including a fresnel lens covering the entire face of the device, a housing, and a pyroelectric detector is disclosed. The center portion of the fresnel lens which contains the fresnel lens elements is molded flat, it's edges are molded in the final installed form and its edges contain appendages that secure the lens on the device so there are no gaps between the lens and the device.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160169674

Systems and methods for providing automatic detection of inertial sensor deployment environments

Systems and methods for providing automatic detection of inertial sensor deployment environments are provided. In one embodiment, an environment detection system for a device having an inertial measurement unit that outputs a sequence of angular rate measurements comprises: an algorithm selector; and a plurality of environment detection paths each receiving the sequence of angular rate measurements, and each generating angular oscillation predictions using an environment model optimized for a specific operating environment. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160169575

Abs liners and cooling cabinets containing same

Disclosed are devices and liners for containing item(s) or fluid(s) at a temperature below ambient temperature comprising: (a) a container or compartment having an interior space and (b) thermal insulation comprising a polymeric material having closed cells therein wherein said cells are formed from and/or contain a blowing agent, said container comprising a liner comprising (i) a first layer comprising abs and having a surface facing toward said interior space; and (ii) at least a second layer having a surface facing away from said interior space and toward said thermal insulating foam, wherein said second layer of said liner is at least one of (1) a layer formed from an amorphous or semi-crystalline polyamide resin having sufficient composition and thickness to substantially inhibit the migration of said blowing agent toward said interior space; (2) a layer formed from a polymeric material capable of absorbing a substantial portion of said blowing agent molecules emitted from said insulation; and (3) a layer containing a material capable of reacting with a substantial portion of said blowing agent emitted from said insulation.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160169546

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system controller

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) controllers are described herein. One method includes receiving an approximate relationship between each of a number of controlled and manipulated variables of an hvac system, designating one of the number of controlled variables as a primary controlled variable, determining operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables that maintain the primary controlled variable based, at least in part, on the approximate relationship between the primary controlled variable and each respective manipulated variable, and determining operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables that maintain each of the other controlled variables based, at least in part, on the approximate relationship between each respective other controlled variable and each respective manipulated variable and the determined operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables that maintain the primary controlled variable.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160169545

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system controller

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system controllers are described herein. One hvac controller includes a user interface configured to receive an indication of whether there is a positive or negative relationship between each of a number of controlled variables of an hvac system and each of a number of manipulated variables of the hvac system, a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to determine operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables, wherein the determined operating parameters are determined based, at least in part, on whether there is a positive or negative relationship between each respective controlled variable and each respective manipulated variable, and the determined operating parameters are not based on system dynamics and disturbances associated with the hvac system. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160169511

Pulverized fuel-oxygen burner

A burner assembly combines oxygen and fuel to produce a flame. The burner assembly includes an oxygen supply tube adapted to receive a stream of oxygen and a solid fuel conduit arranged to extend through the oxygen tube to convey a stream of fluidized, pulverized, solid fuel into a flame chamber. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160169234

Exhaust turbine assembly

An assembly can include a turbine wheel; a turbine housing that includes a lower turbine housing surface that extends from an exhaust volute to a cylindrical surface that defines an upper portion of a turbine wheel space; a shroud component that includes a contoured surface disposed between an inner end of an upper shroud component surface and an inner end of a lower shroud component surface where the contoured surface defines a lower portion of a turbine wheel space; and a seal mechanism where the turbine housing and the shroud component form an axial gap between a lower axial position of the cylindrical surface and an upper axial position of the contoured surface where the axial gap is axially positioned between an axial position of an inducer portion of the turbine wheel and an axial position of an exducer portion of the turbine wheel.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160169104

Variable bleed valve systems including a stop mechanism with a self-lubricating follower nut assembly

Variable bleed valve systems thereof including a stop mechanism with a self-lubricating follower nut assembly are provided. Self-lubricating follower nut assembly includes a follower nut and a pair of grease reservoirs. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160169018

Turbine exhaust seal

A turbine housing assembly seal can include a cylindrical portion that defines an opening having an axis where the cylindrical portion is disposed at a cylinder radius from the axis; a lower edge disposed at a lower edge radius that exceeds the cylinder radius; an sloped annular portion that extends radially inwardly from the lower edge; a lower bend that extends from the sloped annular portion to a lower axial position of the cylindrical portion; an upper bend that extends from an upper axial position of the cylindrical portion; and an upper edge that extends radially outwardly from the upper bend to an upper edge radius that exceeds the cylinder radius and that is less than the lower edge radius.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168397

Substrate coating compositions and methods

A coating composition comprising: (a) at least one coating agent comprising a perfluoropolyether-modified alkyloxysilane polymer; and (b) a carrier composition comprising monochloro, trifluoropropene, wherein the carrier is present in an amount effective to at least partially solvate or at least partially emulsify the coating agent. Such compositions may optionally contain one or more other co-carriers or additives. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160167802

Aircraft fuel deoxygenation system

An aircraft fuel deoxygenation system includes a boost pump, a contactor-separator, and a centrifuge-separator pump. The boost pump is adapted to receive fuel from a fuel source and inert gas from an inert gas source, and is configured to mix the fuel and inert gas and supply a fuel/gas mixture. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166859

Testing a mask seal

A mask seal test method, device, and system of using the same are described herein. One method for testing a mask seal can include blocking a respirator cartridge to create pressure within a mask, wherein the mask includes a pressure sensor, measuring pressure values within the mask using the pressure sensor, and notifying a user in response to an increased pressure decay value among the pressure values received by the mask identification reader.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165451

System and method of preventing unauthorized sim card usage

For security purposes, a limited profile sim, card which preferably does not permit voice communications is provided. For example, the card might support only sms-type communications. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165377

Network and sensor topology for a rotorcraft

Systems are provided for monitoring a rotorcraft. In one embodiment, a system includes at least one wireless concentrator unit. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164495

Auto-tunable antenna devices

Auto-tunable antenna devices and methods of using the same are described herein. One method for tuning an antenna of a device includes comparing a reference phase of a reference signal to a return phase of a return signal of the antenna and sending a correction signal to a tunable circuit element of the antenna in response to the reference phase being out of phase with the return phase.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164310

Source management for a power transformation system

A battery life monitoring approach for a power transformation powered system. “signature profiling” and “power metering” may deal with statistically significant edge cases. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164157

Systems and methods for radio frequency (rf) energy wave switching using asymmetrically wound ferrite circulator elements

Systems and methods for rf energy wave switching using asymmetrically wound ferrite circulator elements are provided. In one embodiment, a ferrite circulator waveguide switched system comprises: a plurality of ferrite circulator elements coupled together sequentially, the ferrite circulator elements including: a first ferrite circulator element that defines a first port of the switched system; a second ferrite circulator element that defines a second port of the switch system; and an asymmetrically wound ferrite circulator element coupled between the first and second ferrite circulator elements and to an isolation element; and a latch wire threaded through the first ferrite circulator element and the asymmetrically wound ferrite circulator element, wherein the latch wire is wound through the first ferrite circulator element and the asymmetrically wound ferrite circulator element such that a current pulse through the latch wire magnetizes both the first ferrite circulator element and the asymmetrically wound ferrite circulator element.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160163185

System and method for identifying alarm system problems

A method and apparatus including a processor of an internet router monitoring a parameter of messages between a processor of an security panel that protects a secured geographic area and a processor of a central monitoring station of the secured area, the processor detecting an interruption in the monitored messages by comparing the monitored parameter with a threshold value and the processor notifying at least the central monitoring station of the interruption via an e-mail or sms message where the interruption includes one of disconnection of the security panel, disconnection of the central monitoring station and impersonation of the central monitoring station.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162604

Virtual mask alignment for fit analysis

Apparatus and associated methods relate to fitting a virtual mask to a virtual face by first fitting a chin region of the virtual mask to the virtual face, then determining an virtual mask angle that maintains the fitted chin region while simultaneously fitting a nose-bridge region of the virtual mask to the virtual face, and then calculating a fit-quality metric corresponding to the fitted position. In an illustrative embodiment, the fitted chin region may include the high curvature menton region of the chin. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161605

Radar vehicle tracking

Radar vehicle tracking is described. One or more embodiments include a device to receive a first determined distance between a first radar transceiver and a vehicle, the first distance determined by the first radar transceiver operating in a first mode, receive a second determined distance between a second radar transceiver and the vehicle, the second distance determined by the second radar transceiver operating in the first mode, receive a first determined distance ellipse between the first radar transceiver and the vehicle, the first distance ellipse determined by the first radar transceiver operating in a second mode, receive a second determined distance ellipse between the second radar transceiver and the vehicle, the second distance ellipse determined by the second radar transceiver operating in the second mode, and determine at least one location estimate of the vehicle based on the first and second determined distances and first and second determined distance ellipses.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161283

Systems and methods for displaying position sensitive datalink messages on avionics displays

Systems and methods for displaying position sensitive datalink messages on avionics displays are provided. In one embodiment, a flight deck instrument display system for an aircraft comprises: a flight plan display screen that displays a graphical representation of at least a part of an aircraft's planned flight path together with symbology representing a position of the aircraft with respect to the aircraft's planned flight path; wherein the flight plan display screen further displays at least one symbol positioned along the graphical representation of at least a part of the aircraft's planned flight path that indicates a point of applicability for a received uplink datalink message.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161241

Motion tracking system using one or more magnetic fields

A system for tracking motion of an object comprises at least a first magnetic source configured to generate a static magnetic field, with the magnetic source fixed in a first coordinate frame, and a plurality of magnetic sensors configured to be located on the object and to detect the static magnetic field. The magnetic sensors are located in a second coordinate frame that is movable relative to the first coordinate frame. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161189

Plate-fin tubular hybrid heat exchanger design for an air and fuel cooled air cooler

The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for exchanging heat between various fluids. More particularly, the present invention relates to apparatus and methods for exchanging heat between fuel, fan-air, and bleed-air in an integrated heat exchanger. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161136

Devices, methods, and systems for data-driven acceleration of deployed services

Devices, methods, and systems for data-driven acceleration of deployed services are described herein. One system includes a database configured to store a plurality of case pairs that correspond to previously calculated models, wherein the previously calculated models are based on a number of features, and wherein each of the plurality of case pairs comprise a first value representative of the number of features and a second value representative of deployed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) resources, a ranking engine configured to rank each of the plurality of case pairs based on a performance of the deployed services, and a deployment engine configured to: receive actual feature values, and deploy hvac resources based on a comparison between the actual feature values and the plurality of ranked case pairs.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161120

Inductive start and capacitive sustain ignition exciter system

An ignition exciter system includes an igniter, a step-up transformer, a switch device, and a spark-sustain capacitor. The igniter has a spark gap across which a spark may be generated. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160800

Combined fan bypass components with removable front frame structure for use in a turbofan engine and method for making same

A system and method is provided that combines fan bypass components and minimizes assembly interfaces in a turbofan engine. The system and method provide a front frame structure of reduced weight that slidably installs/removes from within the combined fan bypass components.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160391

Process and product of high strength uhmw pe fibers

An improved process for solution spinning of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (uhmw pe) filaments, wherein the 10 wt % solution of the uhmw pe in mineral oil at 250° c. Has a cogswell extensional viscosity and a shear viscosity within select ranges.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160159489

Fire containment apparatuses for aircraft duct assemblies

An intake duct assembly for an auxiliary power unit system is provided. A first inlet adapter includes at least one hole through the duct wall. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160159034

Materials gradient within armor for balancing the ballistic performance

Hybrid, multi-panel ballistic resistant articles useful for the fabrication of body armor. The articles include at least three different fabric sections that are arranged into a gradient wherein the outermost, strike-face section of the article is formed from fibers having the highest tenacity of the article.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/09/16 / #20160158839

Powder mixtures containing uniform dispersions of ceramic particles in superalloy particles and related methods

Embodiments of a method for producing powder mixtures having uniform dispersion of ceramic particles within larger superalloy particles are provided, as are embodiments of superalloy powder mixtures. In one embodiment, the method includes producing an initial powder mixture comprising ceramic particles mixed with superalloy mother particles having an average diameter larger than the average diameter of the ceramic particles. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156879

System and method of foreground extraction for digital cameras

A system and method of foreground objection extraction in connection with detection of single color objects in video frames. A laser emitter in combination with a random, textual pattern producing element illuminates a field of view thereby producing a background frame. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156764

Personalizing interaction with a structure

Methods, devices, and systems for personalizing interaction with a structure are described herein. One method includes determining a comfort preference associated with a user of a mobile device corresponding to a particular location with respect to a structure, storing the comfort preference in a memory, and modifying an operation of at least one device in the structure to provide the comfort preference responsive to a distance between the mobile device and the particular location being less than a particular threshold.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156431

High speed data transmission methods and systems upon error detection

Systems and methods are described for reliably transmitting data in a network. The method includes: performing by a module, monitoring data from an output drive module for errors; and when an error is detected, generating a first signal based on the monitoring, and adjusting an input voltage to at least one of a pull-up resistor and a pull-down resistor for a predetermined time based on the first signal, to emphasize the error.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155435

Aircraft systems and methods for reducing and detecting read-back and hear-back errors

Aircraft systems and methods for reducing and detecting read-back and hear-back errors are provided. The method comprises obtaining contextual data about a current context of the aircraft. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155341

System and method for displaying predictive conformal configuration cues for executing a landing

A system and method for displaying predictive cues on an aircraft display system for executing a landing after an engine failure is provided. The system and method displays the cues for various aircraft configurations, and each cue is displayed in perspective (conformally) on a three dimensional graphical display of the surrounding terrain.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155337

Integrated controller-pilot datalink communication systems and methods for operating the same

Integrated controller-pilot datalink communication (cpdlc) systems and methods for operating the same are disclosed. In one implementation, an integrated cpdlc system includes a plurality of cpdlc-enabled avionics devices and a cpdlc context manager coupled with each of the plurality of cpdlc-enabled avionics devices. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155319

System and method for take-over protection for a security system

A secure communications and monitoring system includes a control unit and a plurality of modules distributed in a region to be monitored. The control unit has an assigned identifier. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155308

System and method for interacting with digital video recorders through networking applications

A method and apparatus are provided. The method includes the steps of providing a web or social networking account within a chat server for a digital video recorder (dvr) of a security system, the dvr receiving a chat message from a person through the chat server and the dvr automatically executing a predetermined instruction corresponding to a content of the received chat message.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155279

System and method of associating, assigning, and authenticating users with personal protective equipment using biometrics

A system and method of associating, assigning, and authenticating users with and to a personal protective equipment device is provided. A method can include receiving biometric data, processing the received biometric data, and based on the processing, associating a user with a personal protective equipment device.. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154414

Inrush current suppression circuit and method for controlling when a load may be fully energized

A circuit and method for controlling when a load may be fully energized includes directing electrical current through a current limiting resistor that has a first terminal connected to a source terminal of a field effect transistor (fet), and a second terminal connected to a drain terminal of the fet. The gate voltage magnitude on a gate terminal of the fet is varied, whereby current flow through the fet is increased while current flow through the current limiting resistor is simultaneously decreased. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154413

Controller for controlling a building component of a building management system

A controller unit for communicating with and controlling one or more discrete air conditioner units within a building is disclosed. In some instances, the discrete air conditioner controller may be configured to receive signals in a first signal format from a central coordinator and to transmit signals to the one or more discrete air conditioner units in a second signal format. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154096

Intrusion detector and method for improved sensitivity

A motion detector includes a microwave-based module to detect movement. Intermediate processing circuitry is coupled to an output from the module. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153820

Use of resilient seals for high temperature and/or high pressure sealing in a guided wave radar level measurement device

A guided wave radar level measurement device includes a process connection composed of an outer conductor and a central conductor. The central conductor is surrounded at least in part by a dielectric material. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153352

Turbocharger turbine wastegate mechanism

An assembly can include a turbine housing that includes a wastegate passage that extends to a wastegate seat; a wastegate valve that includes a control arm coupled to a wastegate shaft that extends to a wastegate plug; a control linkage operatively coupled to the control arm where the control linkage includes a control axis; an actuator operatively coupled to the control linkage for translation of the control linkage in a direction of the control axis; and a spring operatively coupled at an off-axis angle to the control axis of the control linkage where no load or a partial load is exerted to provide a clearance for centering of the wastegate plug in a closed state and where an increased load is exerted to reduce the clearance in an open state.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160152351

Near-to-eye display systems and methods for verifying aircraft components

Systems and methods are disclosed for verifying a vehicle component. In various embodiments, a system for verifying a vehicle component may comprise a near-to-eye (nte) display system that includes an nte tracking controller, a controller communicatively coupled to the nte tracking controller, and a component database communicatively coupled to the controller. ... Honeywell International Inc

06/02/16 / #20160152348

System and method for aiding a pilot in locating an out of view landing site

A system and method for displaying symbology that is indicative of the direction of a landing site is provided. The provided system and method generate and display, prior to the rotorcraft reaching the map, symbology that conveys visual guidance that may be quickly and easily comprehended by a pilot. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149977

System and method of video streaming

. . A method and system wherein a user can log in to a cloud based server using a selected communications device. Upon log in, a selected plurality of video cameras is activated to simultaneously provide streaming video from each of the cameras to a second cloud based server. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149941

Security log mining devices, methods, and systems

Devices, methods, and systems for security log mining are described herein. One method includes combining, using a data fusion unit of an access control system, features of structured and non-structured data associated with system access events for a number of users into a combined data set, generating, using an anomaly detection engine of the access control system, a model of behavior for the number of users based on the combined data set, and comparing, using the anomaly detection engine of the access control system, real time behavior for the number of users to the model for the number of users to determine whether the real time behavior for the number of users is anomalous behavior for the number of users.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149351

Fusible link cable harness and systems and methods for addressing fusible link cable harnesses

A fusible link cable harness and systems and methods for addressing fusible link cable harnesses are provided. The fusible link cable harness, for example, may include, but is not limited to, a first connector having a plurality of pins, the plurality of pins comprising a main addressing pin and a plurality of secondary addressing pins, and a fusible link board, the fusible link board including, but not limited to, a bus coupled to the main addressing pin, and a plurality of fusible links, each of the plurality of fusible links coupled between one of the secondary addressing pins and the bus.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149284

Ferrite circulator with reduced-height transformers

A circulator comprises a waveguide housing having a plurality of hollow waveguide arms that communicate with a central cavity, the waveguide housing having a height defined by a plurality of waveguide sidewalls between a waveguide floor and a waveguide ceiling. A ferrite element is disposed in the central cavity of the waveguide housing, with the ferrite element including a central portion. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148814

Liquid titanium oxide compositions, methods for forming the same, and methods for etching material layers of or overlying substrates using the same

Liquid titanium oxide compositions, methods for forming such compositions, and methods for etching material layers using such compositions are provided. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a liquid titanium oxide composition contains a solvent system, an organotitanate, and a high boiling point solvent having a boiling point in the range of about 140° c. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148016

System and method of contextual adjustment of video fidelity to protect privacy

A method and apparatus incorporating a security camera of a security system within a residence capturing a sequence of images of a secured area of the residence, a programmed processor of the security system determining that an authorized person is present within the residence, a programmed processor detecting a person within the sequence of images and a programmed processor blurring or reducing a picture quality of an area immediately around the detected person based upon the presence of the authorized person.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147211

Methods, systems, and devices for configuring facility system devices

Devices, methods, and systems for configuring facility system devices are described herein. One method includes establishing a wireless connection between a mobile device and a facility system device, receiving operating information at the mobile device from the facility system device via the wireless connection, displaying a menu associated with configuring the facility system device based on the operating information via the mobile device, and configuring the facility system device based on a user input made using the displayed menu.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146942

Using space-based augmentation system (sbas) grid ionosphere vertical error (give) information to mitigate ionosphere errors for ground based augmentation systems (gbas)

Gbas includes reference receivers, processing module, and communication device. Processing module checks gnss satellite measurements to determine proximity of gnss satellite measurement's ipp to igps derived from sbas geostationary satellites. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146924

Intrinsic safety barrier circuit with series blocking capacitor

A radar system for level sensing a product in a tank includes a radar level gauge (rlg) including a transceiver that provides a rf output coupled to a coaxial connector that has its center conductor coupled to a probe at a top of the tank or extending into the tank. The rlg includes a processor coupled to a transceiver which has an associated memory that includes a stored level finding algorithm. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146497

Maintaining an attribute of a building

Methods, computer readable media, and systems for maintaining an attribute of a building are described herein. One method includes monitoring an attribute of a building, predicting a behavior of the attribute based on a weather forecast, and adjusting the attribute to maintain the attribute within a comfort range relative to a set point for the attribute during a time period based on the predicted behavior.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146495

Building management system with power efficient discrete controllers

A building control system includes a central coordinator and one or more discrete air conditioner controllers configured to communicate with one or more discrete air conditioner units servicing the building. In some instances, a discrete air conditioner controller may be configured to transition between a sleep mode and an active mode. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146494

Building management system with programmable ir codes

A discrete air conditioner controller for controlling a discrete air conditioner unit servicing a building may receive an ir code, in some cases in a raw waveform format, from a handheld remote control that is associated with the discrete air conditioner unit during a programming process. The discrete air conditioner controller may associate the ir code with the discrete air conditioner unit and store the ir code and its association in memory. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146455

Fuel-air-flue gas burner

A gaseous fuel-air-flue gas burner is described herein. One device includes a housing having a combustion chamber containing a combustion area in which a combination of fuel, air, and flue gas mix to form a flame, a flame arrester having an outer surface for the flame to form, a supply chamber configured to receive the fuel, air, and flue gas mixture at an inlet and provide the combustion area with the fuel, air, and flue gas mixture at an outlet to produce a flame and a quantity of return flue gas, and a return cavity configured to move return flue gas away from the combustion area and into the inlet of the supply chamber.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146213

Turbine wastegate plug

An assembly can include a turbine housing that defines a bore, a wastegate opening, a wastegate passage to one side of the wastegate opening and a chamber to another side of the wastegate opening and that includes a wastegate seat disposed about the wastegate opening; a rotatable wastegate shaft configured for receipt by the bore; a wastegate arm that extends from the wastegate shaft; and a wastegate plug that extends from the wastegate arm where the wastegate plug includes a seal surface that includes a toe end and a back end where the back end includes a radius of curvature that exceeds a radius of curvature of the toe end.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146099

Adjustable-trim centrifugal compressor, and turbocharger having same

A centrifugal compressor for a turbocharger includes an inlet-adjustment mechanism in an air inlet for the compressor, operable to move between an open position and a closed position in the air inlet. The inlet-adjustment mechanism includes a variable-geometry conical mechanism comprising a plurality of vanes that in the closed position collectively form a frusto-conical inlet member having a trailing edge inner diameter that is smaller than an inner diameter of the shroud surface of the compressor housing at the inducer portion of the compressor wheel such that an effective diameter of the air inlet at the inducer portion is determined by the trailing edge inner diameter of the variable-geometry conical mechanism. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146024

Hybrid bonded turbine rotors and methods for manufacturing the same

Hybrid bonded turbine rotors and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. A hybrid bonded turbine rotor comprises a turbine disk and a plurality of turbine blades each metallurgically bonded to a corresponding raised blade attachment surface of a plurality of raised blade attachment surfaces of the turbine disk to define a bond plane located at a selected radial position. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145727

Aluminum iron based alloys and methods of producing the same

Aluminum iron based alloys and methods for producing the same are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for producing an aluminum iron based alloy includes melting an aluminum iron based alloy to form a melt. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160143163

Dual function magnetic door cover

An electrical product includes a housing with a movable cover and, at least one module receiving slot which can be closed by the cover. The housing carries control circuits. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142288

Minimizining message propagation times when brief datalink interruptions occur

A method for minimizing datalink message propagation time comprises determining whether a datalink tpdu ready for transmission requires an acknowledgement; transmitting the tpdu, starting a transport retry timer, and setting a transmission count to one, when acknowledgement is required; determining whether acknowledgement is received after transmitting the tpdu; determining whether the retry timer has expired if acknowledgement not received; determining whether a hold mode is in effect when the retry timer has expired; determining whether a transport inactivity timer has expired when the hold mode is in effect; determining whether the hold mode is still in effect when the inactivity timer has not expired; when the hold mode is no longer in effect, incrementing the transmission count by one; and retransmitting the datalink tpdu and restarting the retry timer, when the transmission count is less than a predetermined maximum value and the inactivity timer has not expired.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142205

Symmetric secret key protection

A system and method includes obtaining a secret key at a processor of a device, obtaining a salt and an environmental variable, generating a cryptographically transformed derived key via the processor of the device using the secret key, the salt, and the environmental variable, storing the derived key in a memory of the device, and using the derived key for cryptographic communications via a network with another device.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142129

Minimizing propagation times of queued-up datalink tpdus

A method for minimizing propagation time of at least one queued-up datalink tpdu comprises determining whether a current tpdu ready for transmission requires acknowledgement; transmitting the current tpdu, starting a retry timer, and setting a transmission count to one, when acknowledgement required; determining whether acknowledgement received after transmitting the current tpdu; determining whether a pending tpdu is awaiting transmission when acknowledgement is not received; when a pending tpdu is awaiting transmission, determining whether elapsed wait time of the current tpdu is greater than a preselected minimum; incrementing the transmission count by one when elapsed wait time is greater than the preselected minimum; determining again whether there is a pending tpdu awaiting transmission when the transmission count is less than a predetermined maximum and an inactivity timer has not expired; and when there is still at least one pending tpdu awaiting transmission, retransmitting the current tpdu and restarting the retry timer.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142095

Multiple radio frequency (rf) systems using a common radio frequency port without an rf switch

Methods and systems are disclosed for changing between multiple radio frequency (rf) systems. The method comprising transmitting, by a first radio frequency (rf) transmitter of a first rf system, a first rf signal from an antenna, receiving, by a first rf receiver of the first rf system, a second rf signal from the antenna, and receiving, by a second rf receiver of a second rf system, the second rf signal from the antenna, wherein a first rf port of the first rf system and a second rf port of the second rf system are both connected to a common rf port of the antenna, and wherein the first and second rf systems operate with overlapping frequency bands.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160141859

Capacitvive load overcurrent detection system and method

An overcurrent detection circuit and method for one or more capacitive loads includes sensing current being supplied to the one or more capacitive loads to thereby generate a sensed current, and sensing a voltage rate of change across the one or more capacitive loads to thereby generate a differentiator output. The differentiator output is added to a fixed reference setpoint to thereby generate an overcurrent setpoint. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140855

Methods and systems for displaying a taxi clearance

Methods and systems are provided for displaying a taxi clearance for an aircraft at an airport. One exemplary method involves receiving user input indicative of a constraining taxi path of a plurality of taxi paths at the airport, determining a first taxi portion between an initial location for the taxi clearance and the constraining taxi path, determining a second taxi portion between the constraining taxi path and a destination location for the taxi clearance, and displaying, on a display device associated with the aircraft, a taxi route comprising the first taxi portion, the second taxi portion, and the constraining taxi path between the first taxi portion and the second taxi portion.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140854

Methods and apparatus for determining and using a landing surface friction condition

A diagnostic method performed onboard an aircraft is provided. The method obtains aircraft state data during landing of the aircraft, via a plurality of avionics and aircraft systems; and determines a landing surface friction condition based on the aircraft state data, using at least one of the plurality of avionics and aircraft systems. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140850

System and method for exocentric display of integrated navigation

A system and method are provided for displaying a strategic navigational overview of a vehicle, including a navigational map and a marker icon thereon representing an entity pertinent to navigation of the vehicle. A vertical line contacting the marker icon has, contiguous thereto, a current altitude icon representing the current altitude of the vehicle, and a trending icon indicating a direction of a change in altitude of the vehicle.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140849

System and method for confirming received taxi instructions

A method and system are described for enhancing ground situational awareness to an aircrew via an alphanumeric display of an air traffic control ground clearance, including displaying a symbol for each stage of the clearance. A crewmember may accept or change each stage via a graphical user interface within the alphanumeric display.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140822

System and method of airflow monitoring for variable airflow environments

A method of operating an aspirated smoke detector includes providing an ambient condition detector, establishing a first flow baseline for the detector, and, establishing a second, lower, flow baseline for the detector. A selected airflow is sampled, and determining if the airflow sample should be compared to the first flow baseline or the second flow baseline, and, responsive thereto determining if a trouble indictor should be generated.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140058

Intrinsic barrier device with software configurable io type

An intrinsic barrier device, method and computer program product for isolating a communication channel of an input/output (io) module from a field device. The intrinsic barrier device includes a front end having a programming input adapted to receive an analog input (ai), analog output (ao), digital input (di) or digital output (do) io type configuration signal. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139876

Methods and apparatus for voice-controlled access and display of electronic charts onboard an aircraft

A method for accessing electronic charts stored on an aircraft is provided. The method receives, via an onboard avionics system, location data for the aircraft; receives a set of speech data via a user interface of the aircraft; identifies one or more applicable electronic charts, based on the received location data and the received set of speech data, wherein the electronic charts stored on the aircraft comprise at least the one or more applicable electronic charts; and presents, via an aircraft display, a first one of the one or more applicable electronic charts.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139746

Method and system of interacting with building security systems

Systems and methods of interacting with a building security system are provided. Some methods can include displaying a bim diagram of a secured area on a user interface device, receiving first user input, via the user interface device, indicative of a change to an operating parameter of a security system monitoring the secured area, correlating the user input with at least one security device of the security system, and transmitting a signal to a control panel of the security system instructive of the change to the operating parameter associated with the at least one security device.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139608

Feedback-controlled fluid valve

A feedback-controlled fluid valve and methods of using the same are described herein. One feedback-controlled fluid device includes piston within a valve associated with a conduit, a position sensor to determine a position of the piston relative to a metering cone, a coil to generate a magnetic field within the valve, wherein the magnetic field moves the piston, and wherein a rate of fluid flow through the valve is configured to adjust based on the position of the piston relative to the metering cone.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139256

Method of system compensation to reduce the effects of self interference in frequency modulated continuous wave altimeter systems

An altimeter system is provided. The altimeter system includes a receiver mixer including an antenna-input and a local-oscillator-input; a transceiver circulator communicatively coupled to an antenna via a transmission line having a selected length and communicatively coupled to the antenna-input of the receiver mixer; and a transmitter configured to output a transmitter signal to the antenna via the transceiver circulator. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139171

In-plane vibrating beam accelerometer

A device is described that includes a pendulous proof mass, a support base, a flexure, and at least two resonators. The support base defines a plane and supports the pendulous proof mass. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139170

Accelerometer with strain compensation

In some examples, a device comprises a proof mass and a support base configured to support the proof mass, wherein the proof mass is configured to displace in response to an acceleration of the device. The device also comprises a flexure configured to flexibly connect the proof mass to the support base. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138936

System and display element for displaying waypoint markers with integrated altitude constraint information

A flight deck display system for an aircraft includes a processor architecture configured to receive aircraft instrument data, waypoint restriction information, and position data for the aircraft and, based upon the received data, generate image rendering display commands. The system also includes a display element configured to receive the image rendering display commands and, in response thereto, to render a display that includes a perspective view of terrain and at least one waypoint marker corresponding to an approaching waypoint. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138922

Eliminating ring laser gyro backscatter

A ring laser gyroscope (rlg) block is provided. The rlg block includes a first corner bordered by a first portion of a first side and a first portion of a third side; a second corner bordered by a first portion of a second side and a second portion of the third side; and a third corner bordered by a second portion of the second side and a second portion of the first side. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138805

Flare burner for a combustible gas

A flare burner for burning combustible waste gases with a manifold, a plurality of arms, and a plurality of outlets disposed on the plurality of arms. The arms may be perpendicular to the manifold. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138402

Engine airfoils and methods for reducing airfoil flutter

A method is provided for designing an airfoil. The method includes considering a baseline airfoil having a first camber distribution and a first aerodynamic efficiency; reducing the first camber distribution to result in a reduced camber airfoil with a second camber distribution and a second aerodynamic efficiency such that the second aerodynamic efficiency is approximately equal to the first aerodynamic efficiency; and producing the airfoil with the second camber distribution. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135450

Fumigant compositions and methods

Fumigant compositions including hexafluoropropene or 1,1,3,3,3-pentafluoropropene, and methods of preparing such compositions, are provided herein. The fumigant compositions may be suitable for use as soil fumigant compositions and structural fumigant compositions against a variety of undesirable species such as weeds, nematodes, pathogens, animals and insects. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134254

Parameter scanned tunable antenna

Generally discussed herein are techniques, software, apparatuses, and systems configured for tuning an antenna. In one or more embodiments, a method can include sending, by processing circuitry, one or more signals to an antenna tuner to sweep the tuner through a plurality of tuner states, determining a plurality of power values, each power value corresponding to a signal received from an antenna and each power value corresponding to the tuner being in a state of the plurality of tuner states, and sending one or more signals to the tuner to set the tuner to a tuner state of the plurality of tuner states, the tuner state determined using the determined powers.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134171

Resettable electro-mechanically actuated connection unit for generators

An electrical generating system for an aircraft may include a first shaft connected with an engine gearbox, a second shaft connected with a generator of the aircraft, and a connection unit in which the first and second shafts are selectively engageable with one another. The connection unit may include a solenoid coil, an armature co-axial with the first and the second shafts, a plurality of balls positioned around the armature. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160133139

Systems and methods for enhanced awareness of obstacle proximity during taxi operations

Systems and methods for predicting and displaying targets based on height in relation to the wing, wingtip or other elements of the aircraft, such as engine nacelles. The location of ground obstacles is based on radar returns (from sensors deployed on the ownship), aircraft surveillance data, and/or an airport moving map database.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160133104

Self-contained security system including voice and video calls via the internet

A security system is provided. The security system includes a control panel located within a secured space, a plurality of sensors coupled to the control panel that detect security events within the secured space, a user interface within the secured area coupled to the control panel, a camera located in the user interface that collects video images in the secured space surrounding the user interface upon activation of one of the plurality of sensors, a sound transducer located in the user interface, a programmed processor within one of the user interface and the control panel that supports voip calls between a called or calling party and the user interface and a control button on the user interface that activates a voip connection with a called or calling party through the user interface and control panel.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160133036

Systems and methods for displaying facility information

The present disclosure relates to methods for displaying facility information. One such method includes causing a client terminal to render on-screen floorplan data at a desired position and resolution, wherein the floorplan data is defined by a plurality of scalable resolution independent vector images, each resolution independent vector image representing a physical space in a facility. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160132193

Cabin management system using wearable display device

Methods and systems are provided for managing systems of an cabin using a wearable device. In one embodiment, a method comprises: generating display data to display a first user interface on a display of the wearable device; receiving user input data based on a user interacting with an input device of the wearable device; and selectively communicating data based on the user input data to a cabin management module that manages systems of the cabin.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160132043

Method and apparatus for retrieving time-based event data into unified activity hierarchy across process clusters

A method includes receiving notifications associated with batch execution instances executed by multiple devices. The notifications identify events occurring in an industrial process control and automation system. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160131906

Compact proximity display utilizing image transfer

A compact proximity display system and method that employs an image transfer device is provided. The system and method employs an image transfer device, such as a fiber optic device, which enables remotely locating an image generating source from the display assembly that is mounted on, or proximate to, the helmet bubble, thereby reducing the amount of components located proximate to the helmet bubble. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160131758

Weather radar with bright band suppression

This disclosure is directed to methods, devices, and systems for generating a weather radar output with bright band suppression. In one example, a method includes determining, for each of several portions of a vertical column from a weather radar signal, a reflectivity range selected from a highest reflectivity range and one or more lower reflectivity ranges. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160131145

Adjustable-trim centrifugal compressor with ported shroud, and turbocharger having same

A ported-shroud centrifugal compressor for a turbocharger includes an inlet-adjustment mechanism in an air inlet for the compressor, operable to move between an open position and a closed position in the air inlet. The inlet-adjustment mechanism includes an axially elongated ring. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130978

Stainless steel alloys, turbocharger turbine housings formed from the stainless steel alloys, and methods for manufacturing the same

Disclosed is an austenitic stainless steel alloy that includes, by weight, about 22% to about 28% chromium, about 3.5% to about 6.5% nickel, about 1% to about 6% manganese, about 0.5% to about 2.5% silicon, about 0.3% to about 0.6% carbon, about 0.2% to about 0.8% nitrogen, and a balance of iron. Molybdenum, niobium, and tungsten are excluded. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130734

Ballistic resistant thermoplastic sheet, process of making and its applications

Woven fabrics are formed from high tenacity fibers or tapes that are loosely interwoven with adhesive coated filaments, to composite articles formed therefrom, and to a continuous process for forming the composite articles.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130730

High tenacity high modulus uhmwpe fiber and the process of making

Processes for preparing ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (“uhmw pe”) filaments and multi-filament yarns, and the yarns and articles produced therefrom. Each process produces uhmw pe yarns having tenacities of 45 g/denier to 60 g/denier or more at commercially viable throughput rates.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130018

Context based content display in a wearable device

Methods and systems are provided for managing content displayed by a wearable device. In one embodiment, a method includes: determining a current context of the wearable device; determining a step of a process based on the context; determining an interface based on the step of the process; and generating display data to display the interface by the wearable device.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160129669

Stab and ballistic resistant articles and the process of making

Dimensionally stable open woven fabrics formed from a plurality of high tenacity warp elongate bodies interwoven and bonded with a plurality of transversely disposed, high tenacity weft elongate bodies, composite articles formed therefrom, and to a continuous process for forming the composite articles.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160129411

Azeotrope-like compositions comprising 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene

The present invention relates, in part, to ternary azeotropic compositions and mixtures including chlorotrifluoropropene, methanol, and a third component selected from isohexane, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, and petroleum ether. The present invention further relates to ternary azeotropic compositions and mixtures including chlorotrifluoropropene, cyclopentane, and a alcohol selected from methanol, ethanol, and isopropanol.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/12/16 / #20160129372

Fuel deoxygenation system contactor-separator

A fuel deoxygenation system contactor-separator includes a fuel-gas mixture inlet section, a fuel outlet section, a gas outlet, a spiral contactor-separator, and a valve element. The fuel-gas mixture inlet section has a fuel-gas mixture inlet port. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125895

Voice interactive system for industrial field instruments and field operators

A device performs a method in an industrial control and automation system. The method includes receiving a command audio signal generated by a verbal command, wherein the command audio signal includes one or more instructions. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125744

Systems and methods for enhanced adoptive validation of atc clearance requests

Systems and methods for enhanced adoptive validation of atc clearance requests are provided. In certain implementations, a system comprises a processor executing a controller pilot data link communication application, and at least one source of dynamic information coupled to the processor, wherein the dynamic information comprises data relevant to possible flight paths of an aircraft, the dynamic information being changeable during the flight of the aircraft, wherein the processor processes at least one clearance request that identifies a deviation from the present flight path and validates the at least one clearance request against the dynamic information.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125682

Authentication systems, authentication devices, and methods for authenticating a value article

Methods are provided for authenticating a value article that includes a luminescent material. An exciting light source, an optical filter, a photodetector, a signal manipulation circuit, and an amplifier are provided. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125672

Configurable inferential sensor for vehicle control systems

A system that provides an estimation of quantities, which are not necessarily directly measurable in a subsystem. The estimates of these quantities may be inferred from other variables. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125418

Customer configurable support system

A customer configurable support system and methods for controlling the same are provided. The customer configurable support system, for example, may include, but is not limited to, a memory configured to store control data and production data, the production data comprising data used by each of the plurality of customer systems to control the operation of at least one configurable component for each of the plurality of customer systems, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the processor configured to receive work package data, the work package data including a first update to at least one of the control data and the production data stored in the memory, receive a selection of at least a subset of the plurality of customer system to receive the work package data, and transmit the work package data to the selected plurality of customer systems.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160124428

Ground remote control system and method for an aircraft with an electric taxi system

A ground remote control system for an aircraft includes a security pairing device configured to establish a first secure communication link and protocol between a remote control device and a ground remote control system controller; and establish a second secure communication link and protocol, using the first communication link and protocol between the remote control device and the ground remote control system controller. The ground remote control system controller is configured to receive drive command signals, brake command signals, steering command signals, and power command signals, from the remote control device and generate the electronic drive commands, the electronic brake commands, the electronic steering commands, and the electronic power commands.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160124092

Systems and methods for maintaining minimum operational requirements of a ground-based augmentation system

A ground-based system to reduce the effect of interference, comprising a plurality of reference receivers, wherein the reference receivers are spaced a distance apart such that a single source of interference is unable to substantially interfere with a subset of the plurality of reference receivers, wherein the subset of the plurality of reference receivers includes at least two reference receivers; and a processing module communicatively coupled to the plurality of reference receivers and configured to receive data from each of the plurality of reference receivers, wherein the processing module is further configured to perform differential calculations on the data to calculate measurement corrections and estimated errors.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123632

Absorption refrigeration cycles using a lgwp refrigerant

Absorptive refrigeration methods and systems that comprise refrigerant comprising one or more hydrofluoroolefin and/or hydrochlorofluoroolefins, and a solvent or absorbent selected from the group consisting of a polyalkyene glycol oil, a poly alpha olefin oil, a mineral oil and/or a polyolester oil.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123624

Universal cell

A universal analog cell that has electronic circuits that can be configured with a processor using a program designed for connection to one or more of a large range of various sensor and actuator types. The cell may have just a few terminals, for example four terminals, that can be configured for a wide range of components. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123615

Economizer having damper modulation

A system having a mixed air box with inputs of return air from a space or spaces of a building, and of outside air. The mixed air box may have an output of discharge air to the space or spaces of the building. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123614

Variable airflow volume balancing using a variable airflow volume controller

Variable airflow volume balancing using a variable airflow volume controller is described herein. One method includes receiving, by a variable airflow volume controller, a command from a computing device to begin variable airflow volume balancing. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123584

Burner control system

A burner control system for improving burner performance and efficiency. The system may determine fuel and air channel or manifold parameters. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123333

Adjustable-trim centrifugal compressor, and turbocharger having same

A centrifugal compressor for a turbocharger includes an inlet-adjustment mechanism in an air inlet for the compressor, operable to move between an open position and a closed position in the air inlet. The inlet-adjustment mechanism includes an axially elongated ring. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122919

Optimized braid construction

Braided bodies having a reduced braid density while retaining high tensile properties. High tenacity fibers are braided together at a braid density of less than or equal to 20 picks per inch, wherein the tenacity of the braided body does not decrease with increasing braid density from 17 picks per inch to 19 picks per inch in length of the braided body.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122918

High strength small diameter fishing line

Elongated bodies made from high tenacity polyolefin fibers are provided that are useful as fishing lines, and processes for making the lines. Fibers having tenacities of at least 39 g/denier are braided and fused together to form braided bodies having very small diameters.. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122909

Novel uhmwpe fiber and method to produce

Processes for preparing ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, and the fibers and articles produced therefrom. Exposed surfaces of the fibers are subjected to a treatment that enhances the surface energy at the fiber surfaces. ... Honeywell International Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122110

Sheet metal explosion-proof, and flame-proof enclosures

An explosion retaining housing includes a sheet metal member or outer skin which at least in part forms an interior region of the housing. At least one structural element provides additional strength to the member to retain the explosion in the region. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160120035

Systems and methods for mounting the printed wiring assembly to the header assembly of a pressure sensor

Systems and method for mounting the printed wiring assembly to the header assembly of a pressure sensor are provided. In at least one embodiment, the pressure sensor comprises: a header assembly; a printed wiring assembly having a pressure sensor mounted thereon; and, at least one substantially cylindrical member that mechanically couples the printed wiring assembly to the header assembly. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119162

Method for controlling an hvac system using a proximity aware mobile device

A mobile wireless device (e.g. Smart phone) may be used to remotely control an hvac system. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160118784

Non-isolated power supply output chassis ground fault detection and protection system

A non-isolated power supply is configured to receive an input voltage and supply an output voltage, and includes a supply line, a return line, a first semiconductor switch coupled in series in the supply line, and a second semiconductor switch coupled in series in the return line. The first and second semiconductor switches are each configured to operate in an on state and an off state. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117935

Electric taxi motive control system and method of an aircraft

An electric taxi motive control system of a first aircraft comprises a first aircraft position determining system configured to generate a first aircraft position signal, a first aircraft receiver, configured to receive transmissions of a second aircraft position signal, a first aircraft pilot interface configured to accept an input indicative of a first aircraft desired speed, and a first aircraft electronic controller configured to; determine a aircraft separation distance indicative of the distance between the first aircraft and the second aircraft, compare the aircraft separation distance with a safe distance value; and generate a modified first aircraft commanded speed signal when the aircraft separation distance is less than the safe distance value.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117917

Physical and logical threat analysis in access control systems using bim

An apparatus including a building information model (bim) of a secured area having a plurality of different portions, the bim embodied in a memory, a processor that identifies portions of the secured area having different levels of security and a processor that alerts a user of a security weakness based upon an interaction between the security levels and physical characteristics of the secured area defined by the bim.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117631

Orphaned item identification

A system receives data associated with an orphaned item, compares the data associated with the orphaned item to data in a database, generates a list of candidate items based on the comparison, and identifies the orphaned item as a function of the list of candidate items.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117630

Orphaned package identification

A system receives data associated with an orphaned package, compares the data associated with the orphaned package to package data in a database, generates a list of candidate packages based on the comparison, and identifies the orphaned package as a function of the list of candidate packages.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117426

Pulse shape change for interface determination

A method of pulsed radar interface determination for a first and second material in a tank. An interface level determination model is provided including a transfer function that utilizes refractive indices for the materials and thickness of the second material. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116915

Surveying areas using a radar system and an unmanned aerial vehicle

System and methods for surveying areas using a radar system and an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) are described herein. For example, one or more embodiments include detecting an event in the area using movement measurements from a radar system, wherein the radar system transmits electromagnetic radiation waves to capture the movement measurements in the area, and determining geographic information system (gis) coordinates of a location of the event. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116888

Single-event transient feedback disturbance suppression system

A system for suppressing disturbances in a single-event transient susceptible (set) signal includes an addition function, a subtraction function, an upper slew limiter, a lower slew limiter, and a magnitude limiter. The addition function adds the first offset to the set susceptible signal to thereby generate an upper bound limit. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116720

Aspheric variable focal length lens systems and methods

Aspheric variable focal length lens systems and methods are described herein. One example of a system for aspheric variable focal length lens includes a first surface coupled to a second surface by a number of concentric rings that creates a void, wherein the first surface is a variable aspheric surface, an optical material within the void between the first surface and the second surface, a first actuator located at a first end of the first surface and a first end of the second surface, and a second actuator located at a second end of the first surface and a second end of the second surface.. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116595

Systems and methods for averaging satellite sigmas and readmitting excluded satellite measurements into differential corrections and integrity monitors

Systems and methods for averaging satellite sigmas and readmitting excluded satellite measurements into differential corrections and integrity monitors are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises: calculating a first rfi based averaged sigma and a second rfi based averaged sigma, wherein the first rfi based averaged sigma includes a sigma for the excluded satellite measurement and wherein the second rfi based averaged sigma does not include the sigma for the excluded satellite measurement; and, readmitting the excluded satellite measurement into either a differential correction broadcast or a respective integrity monitor when the first rfi based averaged sigma is less than or equal to the second rfi based averaged sigma.. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116521

Method and apparatus for providing early warning of extraction of module under power

An apparatus includes a connector configured to be electrically coupled to electrical circuitry. The connector has multiple pins, including one or more first pins and one or more second pins. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116513

Meter manager for automated demand response in a multi-site enterprise

A system for obtaining energy data from a large number of sites. Each of the sites may generally have one meter. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116374

Monitoring efficiency and operational mode changes of combustion equipment

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are described herein. One method embodiment includes determining an unscaled efficiency signal of combustion equipment using data measured from the combustion equipment, determining a theoretical efficiency signal of the combustion equipment using a theoretical efficiency surface of the combustion equipment and a subset of the measured data, and normalizing the unscaled efficiency signal using values from a correlated portion of the theoretical efficiency signal to monitor efficiency of the combustion equipment. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116203

Scheduling defrost events and linking refrigeration circuits in a refrigeration system

Methods, devices, and systems for scheduling defrost events and linking refrigeration circuits in a refrigeration system are described herein. One method includes receiving, by a computing device, a number of defrost events per day for a refrigeration circuit, a duration for each of the number of defrost events, a start time for an initial one of the number of defrost events, and a maximum number of concurrent defrost events for the refrigeration system, determining, by the computing device, a defrost event schedule for the refrigeration circuit based on the number of defrost events per day, the duration for each of the number of defrost events, the start time for the initial one of the number of defrost events, and the maximum number of concurrent defrost events, receiving, by the computing device, an adjustment to the determined defrost event schedule, and updating, by the computing device, the defrost event schedule based on the adjustment.. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116182

Hvac controller

A user interface for an hvac controller includes an electronic display and a proximity sensor for sensing a position of a user relative to the electronic display. A display controller is operably coupled to the electronic display and the proximity sensor and is configured to display one or more display elements on the electronic display. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116177

Damper fault detection

A damper controller may be configured to send damper control commands to open and close an outdoor air damper to provide free cooling as necessary to satisfy a temperature setpoint inside the building. In some cases, the damper controller may initiate a damper fault test to determine if a damper fault is present. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160114901

Methods and systems for managing situation awareness information and alerts in a cockpit display

Methods and system are provided for displaying information on a display device of an aircraft as well as processing crowd sourced information from other aircraft, sensors and information systems in a ground server, and provide it back to aircraft via communication means. In one embodiment, the method includes retrieving information that indicates a current situation and that has been entered by a user, the information being from at least one of a server and another aircraft; determining current situation display data based on the information; and graphically displaying the information on the display based on the current situation display data.. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/28/16 / #20160113333

Mic cord access system

A mic cord access system (10) is provided in a firefighter coat (14) having a storm flap (12). The system (10) includes a pocket (24) in the coat (14) and configured to enclose a radio (18) carried in an interior of the pocket (24), the pocket (24) including a notch (22) configured to allow a mic cord (16) to extend from the interior of the pocket (24), an opening (27) adjacent the notch (22) and configured to allow a mic cord (16) to extend from the notch (22) to an interior side (32) of the storm flap (12), and an interior mic mount (30) on the interior side (32) of the storm flap (12) and configured to hold a mic (20) with the storm flap (12) in a closed position.. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100494

Thermal stabilization of temperature sensitive components

An enclosure for thermally stabilizing a temperature sensitive component on a circuit board is provided. The enclosure comprises a first cover section configured to be mounted over a portion of a first side of the circuit board where at least one temperature sensitive component is mounted. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100301

Method and system for generation and transmission of alert notifications relating to a crowd gathering

A method for transmitting alert messages relating to a crowd gathering to one or more user devices in a communication network comprising the steps of receiving data from one or more data sources at a central alert system, wherein said data comprises the geo-location of the crowd gathering; classifying the crowd gathering based on processing the received data on one or more pre-determined criteria stored in the central alert system; identifying the geo-location of one or more user devices in proximity to the identified geo-location of the crowd gathering; generating an alert message based on the classification of the crowd gathering; and transmitting the generated alert messages to the one or more user devices.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098500

Model-based echo curve prediction for pulsed radar

A method of modeling a pulsed radar gauge (prg) that includes a transceiver coupled by a process connection to a probe installed on a tank having at least one product material therein. A mathematical model is provided that includes (i) dielectric properties and dimensions of materials used in the process connection, (ii) at least one tank dimension, (iii) dielectric characteristics of the product material, and (iv) a probe length. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098314

Methods and apparatus for customizing and using a reusable database framework for fault processing applications

A method for operation of a reusable fault processing database in conjunction with a complex system is provided. The method stores a set of logical rules into one or more logic entities of the reusable fault processing database, the set comprising one or more executable instructions applicable to fault detection and fault isolation in the complex system; stores at least one defined variable for each of the received set of logical rules, the at least one defined variable being stored into one or more variable entities of the reusable fault processing database; and stores a configuration of at least one external interface of the reusable fault processing database, the configuration being stored in one or more input/output (i/o) entities of the reusable fault processing database, the external interface comprising a defined set of input to the reusable fault processing database and a defined set of output from the reusable fault processing database.. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098055

Universal opto-coupled voltage system

A system for providing one or more voltages at predetermined magnitudes. The system may be supplied with power having a range of voltage magnitudes without affecting the predetermined magnitudes of the one or more voltages provided by the system and without a need to change circuitry of the system. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097680

Equipment and method for advanced imaging burner control process

A process is provided for diagnosing conditions of a combustion process in an enclosure is provided, and includes steps of: capturing images of selected regions of the enclosure using a plurality of image-capturing devices connected to the enclosure; receiving a plurality of signals representing the conditions of the combustion process from at least one sensor associated with the enclosure; estimating a three-dimensional (3d) radiance or temperature field of the combustion process in the selected regions; evaluating the captured images, the plurality of signals, and the 3d radiance or temperature field for analyzing the conditions of the combustion process at a predetermined interval; and adjusting at least one furnace parameter based on the evaluation of the images, the plurality of signals, and the 3d radiance or temperature field for controlling the conditions of the combustion process in the enclosure.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097670

Resolution mode switching for pulsed radar

A method of pulsed radar level sensing. First level scanning performed with first transmitted radar pulses launched by a probe into a tank having a first pulse width, wherein the first level scanning is over a first scan distance. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097669

Level finding using multiple search steps

A method of level finding includes providing characteristics of a shape of a transmitted pulse in time domain launched onto a waveguide into a tank having at least one material therein, physical properties of the waveguide and real and imaginary dielectric characteristics of the material at a frequency of the pulse. A level finding algorithm having a coarse search and a fine search is implemented, where the coarse search minimizes a prediction error between an echo signal (echo curve y(k)) and a sampled pulse model echo p(k) to obtain an objective function j(k) in a vicinity of a minimum prediction error (k*). ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097640

High rate rotation sensing

One embodiment is directed towards an inertial measurement unit (imu) for measuring an input rate of rotation about an input axis. The imu includes a first three dimensional gyroscope disposed such that a first axis of its three axes is oriented at a skew angle in degrees away from a reference plane, wherein the reference plane is normal to the input axis. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097533

Equipment and method for furnace visualization using virtual interactive windows

A process is provided for analyzing and visualizing conditions of a combustion process in an enclosure, and includes steps of providing continuously updated images of the enclosure for visualization of the enclosure to a user, using a viewing device having a display representing a virtual window of the enclosure; detecting a viewing angle and a viewing position of the user relative to the enclosure; illustrating an interior prospect of the enclosure relative to the viewing angle and position of the user based on the images of the enclosure; and adjusting, in realtime, the illustration of the interior prospect of the enclosure as at least one of the viewing angle and position of the user is changed for reflecting a changed view of the user.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097436

Vibration isolation systems including multi-parameter isolators providing piezoelectric-based damping

Embodiments of a vibration isolation system are provided. In one embodiment, the vibration isolation system includes a first isolator having opposing mounting interfaces, a tuning spring disposed between the opposing mounting interfaces, and a piezoelectric actuator disposed between the opposing mounting interfaces and coupled in series with the tuning spring, as taken along a first load path through the first isolator. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096786

Method to improve halogenation reactions

In the halogenation reaction of olefin/halo-olefin (i.e., organic), an excess amount of halogen gas (fluorine, chlorine, vaporized bromine and iodine, or their combination) is normally used in order to achieve as complete as possible conversion of the organic. In a conventional process, the excess halogen gas in the off-gas stream is scrubbed by caustic solution which increases the consumption of halogen and generates waste for disposal. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096675

Anti-jam dispenser

Embodiments of the disclosure include earplug dispensers that may comprise a rotating cam assembly operable to dispense one or more earplug to a user when a knob is rotated by the user. In some embodiments, the cam assembly may comprise and upper cam layer and a lower cam layer attached via clips to the rotating knob. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096616

Methods and apparatus for providing servo torque control with load compensation for pilot in the loop

A method for operating a mechanical flight control system is provided. The method provides a torque command to a servo torque control loop, wherein the servo torque control loop comprises at least one position control servo; receives at least one feedback signal from the position control servo, during operation of the position control servo; detects user external load disturbance input to the servo torque control loop, based on the at least one feedback signal; and adjusts operation of the position control servo, based on the detected user external load disturbance input.. ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096136

Gas separation cartridge

A gas separation cartridge including a housing comprising an inlet port for an air sample to enter; a top cover attached to the housing; an upper cavity comprising individual chambers comprised of a chemical or an absorbent or a mixture thereof attached to the top cover wherein each end of each chamber has an opening; a bottom cover attached to the upper cavity, wherein the bottom cover comprises a lower cavity, a separate opening for an air sample traveling from an individual chamber to pass through, and a separate opening for an air sample that does not pass through an individual chamber; and a base upon which the bottom cover of the cartridge is seated, wherein the base has an exit port.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096048

Sealed self-retracting lifeline

A self-retracting lifeline assembly (10) includes a housing (12), a shaft (14) fixed to the housing (12) against rotation, a drum (18) mounted for rotation on the shaft (14) and including a compartment (20) within the drum (18), a lifeline (22) wound on the drum (18), a brake module (24) carried on the shaft (14) and mounted within the compartment (20), and a pawl mechanism (26) mounted on the drum (18) for rotation therewith. The pawl mechanism (26) is mounted within the compartment (20) and configured to selectively engage the brake module (24).. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160095150

Systems and methods for aircraft on-ground determination

Systems and methods for aircraft on-ground determination are provided. In one embodiment, an onboard motion controlled wireless avionics datalink gateway comprises: a wireless radio chipset module; and a velocity interlock coupled to an aircraft motion sensor and the wireless radio chipset module. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160093302

Systems and methods for converting taxiway voice commands into taxiway textual commands

Systems and methods are provided for converting taxiway voice commands into taxiway textual commands. In various embodiments, the systems can comprise a radio receiver that is configured to receive the taxiway voice commands from an air traffic control center, a voice recognition processor coupled to the radio receiver that is configured to receive and convert the taxiway voice commands into the taxiway textual commands, and/or a taxiway clearance display coupled to the voice recognition processor that is configured to receive and display the taxiway textual commands.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160093129

System and method of enhanced identity recognition incorporating random actions

A system and method for authenticating a requester seeking service. In response to a received request, the system selects a random biometric behavior. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092388

Module auto addressing in platform bus

A system and approach for addressing modules on a platform bus that may incorporate a master module and one or more slave modules. The platform bus may run through sub-base connectors that interlock modules together on a rail. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092157

Method of integrating a home entertainment system with life style systems which include searching and playing music using voice commands based upon humming or singing

An apparatus including a home automation system, a memory device of the home automation system containing a plurality of musical performances, a processor that recognizes a command from a user to play one of a plurality of musical performances and a processor that receives a verbal input at least partially mimicking a portion of one or more of the plurality of musical performances from the user, matches the verbal input with one or more of the plurality of musical performances and plays a matching musical performance.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160091903

Safety and programmable logic integration system

An integrating system incorporating a programmable logic module, input/output (i/o) modules connected to the programmable logic module, and safety device modules connected to the programmable logic module. The modules may be connected with one another with connectors on each module. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160091716

Apparatus and method for supressing double images on a combiner head-up display

A head-up display system and method are provided that suppress double images from a combiner by eliminating or reducing a reflection of a refracted image from the back surface of the combiner. The combiner contains a tilted axis polarizing structure that attenuates transmittance and subsequent reflection of a refracted polarized projector image but maintains high transmittance for the forward external scene imagery.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160091715

High transmittance eyewear for head-up displays

A system and method of displaying a conformal-capable head-up display image is provided. Distortions caused by combiner curvature, for example, are removed by pre-distorting and projecting separate images for each eye. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160091607

Highly efficient nir light distribution for imaging based intrusion detection

An apparatus including a near infrared (nir) light emitting diode (led) having a predominant axis of nir light transmission from the led and a lens that disperses nir light received from the led with respect to first and second planes, the lens having an air to lens light entry boundary where light from the led enters a surface of the lens and a lens to air boundary where light exits the lens in each of the first and second planes, the intersection forming by the second plane with the light entry surface is a line that is concave on each side of the predominant axis and where a radius of the light entry boundary of the line successively increase over each span of a predetermined number of degrees progressing outwards along the line from the predominant axis.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160091232

Integrated receiver and suction line heat exchanger for refrigerant systems

A receiver for a refrigeration system includes an enclosure with an inlet for liquid refrigerant at a first end and an outlet for the liquid refrigerant at a second end. A heat exchanger with an inlet and an outlet for refrigerant vapor is surrounded by the enclosure. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160091205

Modular flame amplifier system with remote sensing

A modular flame amplifier system having a base module, a burner control and one or more flame amplifier modules connected to the burner control. One or more sensors may be connected to the one or more flame amplifier modules. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160091204

Combustion control system having programmable display

A system and approach for a programmable display. The system may incorporate a display designed to operate a combustion control mechanism, dedicated purpose devices having a status represented by a set of defined data items referred to as registers, programmable behavior logic designed by a customer, other registers created by the customer to provide data generated by the programmable behavior logic, and a standard interface for serving the other registers to the display. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090976

Systems and methods for a dual purpose getter container

Systems and methods for a dual purpose getter container are provided. In certain embodiments, an atomic sensor device comprises a sensor body, the sensor body enclosing an atomic sensor; a getter container coupled to an opening in the sensor body, wherein a first opening in the getter container is coupled to the opening in the sensor body; and a second opening located on the getter container, wherein gas within the sensor body can pass through the second opening. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090858

Turbocharger variable-vane cartridge with nozzle ring and pipe secured by two-piece self-centering spacers

A variable-nozzle turbocharger includes a variable vane mechanism that has an annular nozzle ring supporting an array of rotatable vanes, an insert having a tubular portion sealingly received into a bore of the turbine housing and having a nozzle portion extending radially out from one end of the tubular portion and being axially spaced from the nozzle ring with the vanes therebetween, and a plurality of two-piece self-centering spacer assemblies connected between the nozzle portion of the insert and the nozzle ring. Each spacer assembly comprises a tubular sleeve and a separate pin that passes through the through-passage of the sleeve, end portions of the pin being secured respectively to the nozzle ring and the nozzle portion. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090461

Mixtures containing 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluorobutene and 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene

The present invention relates to mixtures of 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluorobutene (1336mzzm) and 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233zd). The blends are useful as blowing agents for polymer foam, solvents, aerosol propellants and heat transfer media.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090193

System and method for displaying runway approach information

A system and method are disclosed for indicating to an aircrew of an aircraft an unstable approach to a desired landing. When the energy state of the aircraft exceeds a threshold, a suggested airspeed in consideration of the energy state is displayed. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088041

System, method and apparatus for binding communication devices through common association

Systems, methods and apparatuses for binding two or more communication devices through their common association with one or more other devices. Information associated with a common device is stored at a first device. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087324

Waveguide circulator with improved transition to other transmission line media

A waveguide circulator for an electro-magnetic field having a wavelength is provided. The waveguide circulator includes: n waveguide arms, where n is a positive integer; a ferrite element having n segments protruding into the n respective waveguide arms; at most (n−1) quarter-wave dielectric transformers attached to respective ends of at most (n−1) other segments; a first quarter-wave dielectric transformer attached to an end of the first segment; and a coaxial-coupling component. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086464

System and method of monitoring the video surveillance activities

A method and apparatus. The method includes the steps of an activity analysis processor monitoring the activities of a security system protecting a secured area and a human operator of the security system and evaluating the system's and operator's activities, the activity analysis processor detecting an event and saving a summary of the event to a cloud server, a user interface of the cloud server detecting a request from a user for a report of activities and the cloud server downloading the activity report to the user, the activity report displayed to the user including playback features controlling playback of the summary, the playback features further including provision to accept requests for additional data from the user and the playback features downloading and displaying the additional data in response to the requests.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086462

Virtual panoramic thumbnail to summarize and visualize video content in video surveillance and in connected home business

A system including a video sequence embodied in memory, a processor that detects a moving object or person within a field of view of the video sequence, a processor that tracks the moving object or person and that identifies a plurality of frames that summarizes movement of the moving object or person within a time interval of the video sequence and a processor that combines the identified plurality of frames into a thumbnail image.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086396

Aircraft electric taxi system diagnostic and prognostic evaluation system and method

An aircraft electric taxi system diagnostics and prognostics evaluation method, including receiving, with a computer, an electronically recorded first performance parameter of a first electric taxi system of a first aircraft during a taxi operational event at an airport; and comparing the first performance parameter with a first performance factor statistical model generated in response to the first performance parameter and first comparative performance parameters; and calculating a first performance parameter difference based on the comparison.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160086389

Methods and systems for processing speech to assist maintenance operations

Methods and systems are provided for recording natural conversation of a user of a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: recognizing speech from the recording; processing the recognized speech to determine a meaning associated with the speech; identifying a category of the speech based on the meaning; and generating a maintenance report to be used by a maintainer of the vehicle based on the category and the speech.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160085412

System and method to have location based personalized ui updates on mobile app for connected users in security, video and home automation applications

An apparatus including a plurality of user controlled devices, each located at a respective predetermined location within a geographic area of a user, a respective location indicator associated with each of the plurality of user controlled devices, a portable user device including a respective controlling application of each of the plurality of user controlled devices embodied in a memory of the portable user device, a monitoring processor of the portable user device that detects a location of the portable user device within the geographic area based upon a wireless signal from one of the respective location indicators and an interface processor of the portable device that loads the controlling application of one of the plurality of user controlled devices based upon the detected location of the portable user device.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084153

Turbine wastegate

A turbine housing includes a bore, a wastegate seat and a wastegate passage; a bushing disposed at least in part in the bore; a rotatable wastegate shaft that includes a shoulder and a control end; a control arm operatively coupled to the wastegate shaft where the bushing is disposed between a surface of the control arm and the shoulder; a wastegate arm that extends from the wastegate shaft where the shoulder is disposed between the wastegate arm and the control end of the wastegate shaft; and a wastegate plug that extends from the wastegate arm where the wastegate plug includes a toroidal surface defined by a portion of a torus where, in a closed state, the toroidal surface contacts the conical surface of the wastegate seat to cover the wastegate passage.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084108

Nacelle inlet and engine fan housing assembly and method for making same

A system and method is provided for coupling a nacelle inlet assembly to an engine fan housing structure that provides adequate clearance and access for removing a blisk fan from a turbofan engine. This is accomplished by utilizing a nacelle inlet forward compartment, referred to herein as the “d-lip”and an acoustic liner that are inseparable and removable as an integral unit, providing sufficient clearance for removable of the blisk fan. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084103

Shrouded bonded turbine rotors and methods for manufacturing the same

Methods are provided for manufacturing a shrouded bonded turbine rotor. A shrouded blade ring is formed. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160083529

High performance anti-block treatments for viscoelastic solids

Anti-blocking compositions are disclosed that include a wax or mixture of waxes effective to reduce, retard or prevent blocking of a viscoelastic solid when applied to the surface of such a solid. Also disclosed are methods of reducing, retarding or preventing blocking of a viscoelastic solid, and the products of those methods which are viscoelastic solids resistant to blocking.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160083317

Azeotropic compositions of 1,3,3,3-tetrachloroprop-1-ene and hydrogen fluoride

Provided are azeotropic or azeotrope-like mixtures of 1,3,3,3-tetrachloroprop-1-ene (hco-1230zd) and hydrogen fluoride. Such compositions are useful as a feed stock in the production of hfc245fa and hcfo1233zd.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160083316

Integrated process for the production of 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene

The present invention is directed to processes for the production of 1233zd from 240fa and hf, with or without a catalyst, at a commercial scale. The 240fa and hf are fed to a reactor operating at high pressure. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160083118

Method and system for preparing aircraft maintenance application data for portable devices

Embodiments of the subject matter described herein relate generally to preparing aircraft maintenance application data for retrieval by portable devices. The method or system encompasses different components of the aircraft maintenance domain and meets the requirements of multiple stakeholders each seeking a customized record of aircraft maintenance application data. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/24/16 / #20160082510

Methods for producing gas turbine engine rotors and other powdered metal articles having shaped internal cavities

Embodiments of a methods for producing gas turbine engine rotors and other powdered metal articles having shaped internal cavities are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes consolidating a powdered metal body utilizing a hot isostatic pressing process to produce a rotor preform in which elongated sacrificial tubes are embedded. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080009

System and method for digital predistortion

The radio system comprises a radio unit and an antenna unit coupled to the radio unit. The antenna unit is physically separate and located remote from the radio unit. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078864

Identifying un-stored voice commands

Devices, methods, and computer-readable and executable instructions for identifying un-stored voice commands are described herein. For example, one or more embodiments include a microphone component configured to capture an un-stored voice command issued by a user and a speech recognition engine. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078862

Systems and methods for aviation communication monitoring using speech recognition

Systems and methods for aviation communication monitoring using speech recognition are provided. In one embodiment, a method for multichannel avionics communication is provided. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078698

System and method for auto-configuration of devices in bim using bluetooth low energy devices

A system that includes a building information model (bim) defined by a set of geographic coordinates of a secured area embodied in a memory, a plurality of security devices located within the secured area where each of the plurality of security devices has a short range wireless transceiver and a portable user device having a wireless transceiver, a global positioning system (gps) and a programmed processor that interrogates the short range wireless transceiver of each of the plurality of security devices for identification and functional information of the security device as a user of the portable user device traverses the secured area and saves the identification and functional information along with geographic coordinates of each of the plurality of security devices under the bim into a memory.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078693

Wireless crash survivable memory unit

A recorder for a vehicle comprises a crash survivable memory unit, which includes a first antenna assembly including a first resonant element configured for near field data communications and to receive near field power transmissions, and a crash protected memory assembly that operatively communicates with the first antenna assembly. One or more protective layers surround the first antenna assembly and the memory assembly. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078294

Cross-sensor iris matching

Methods, devices, and systems for cross-sensor iris matching are described herein. One method includes capturing a first image of an iris using a first sensor, capturing a second image of an iris using a second sensor, and determining whether the iris in the first image matches the iris in the second image based on characteristics of the first sensor and the second sensor and image quality of the first image and the second image.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077538

Load forecasting for residential sector demand response

A method includes obtaining energy consumption information representative of energy consumption behaviors of multiple customers, grouping the multiple customers into multiple different clusters based on the consumption behaviors of the multiple customers, and generating an energy consumption model for each different cluster to enable forecasting of energy demand of the multiple customers.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077531

Gas valve with electronic health monitoring

This disclosure relates generally to valves, and more particularly, to gas valve assemblies. In one illustrative but non-limiting example, a valve assembly may include a valve body, a valve situated in a fluid path of the valve body, a valve actuator for selectively moving the valve actuator, one or more sensors in communication with the fluid path, a controller secured relative to the valve body and in communication with the sensors, and memory operatively coupled to the controller. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077511

Systems and methods for scheduling the operation of building resources

Described herein are systems and methods for scheduling the operation of building resources. In overview, some embodiments provide a central interface for allowing the scheduling of a large number of devices within a building, irrespective of the manufacturer or scheduling requirements of the individual devices. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077125

High frequency disturbance detection and compensation

A disturbance correction device comprises a disturbance detector configured to detect and output a high frequency component of a measurement signal from an inertial sensor and a level converter coupled to the output of the disturbance detector. The level converter is configured to convert the high frequency component to a direct current (dc) signal. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077028

Humidity sensor

A humidity sensor may include a first substrate having a recess formed in a first side, a second substrate and an insulating layer supported by the second substrate. The second substrate and the insulating layer may be supported by the first side of the first substrate and extend over the recess to form a diaphragm with the insulating layer facing the recess. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076891

System and method for reducing coherent backscatter in a stitched waveguide integrated optic circuit

An integrated optical circuit comprises a first waveguide section of a first material having a first index of refraction, a second waveguide section diffused with a second material, different from the first material, the second waveguide section having a second index of refraction; and a third waveguide section of the first material. A portion of the first waveguide section at a first interface is angled at a first angle and a portion of the second waveguide section is angled at the first angle. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076762

Dual fuel, staged air, low nox gas burner

A dual fuel, staged air, low nox gas burner. The burner assembly includes an elongated air inlet device having a first open end for introduction of air. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076556

Turbocharger shaft and wheel assembly

A unit for a turbocharger can include a turbine wheel portion that includes a turbine wheel material and a turbine wheel axis; a shaft portion that includes a shaft material and a shaft axis; a first weld that includes a first average axial position over a first azimuthal span and first weld composition formed of a greater proportion of the turbine wheel material than the shaft material; and a second weld that includes a second average axial position over a second azimuthal span and second weld composition formed of a greater proportion of the turbine wheel material than the shaft material, where a sum of the first azimuthal span and the second azimuthal span is approximately 360 degrees, where the first average axial position differs from the second average axial position, and where the first weld composition differs from the second weld composition.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076548

Variable stator vane assemblies and variable stator vanes thereof having a locally swept leading edge and methods for minimizing endwall leakage therewith

Variable stator vane assemblies and stator vanes thereof having a local swept leading edge are provided. The variable stator vane comprises an airfoil disposed between spaced apart inner and outer buttons centered about a rotational axis. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076452

Gas turbine engine mechanical-electrical hybrid fuel delivery system

A gas turbine engine fuel delivery system includes a mechanically-driven fuel pump, an electrically-driven fuel pump, and an engine control. The mechanically-driven fuel pump is adapted to receive a drive torque from a gas turbine engine draw fuel into its fuel inlet and discharge the fuel from its fuel outlet. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076400

Noise suppression apparatus and methods of manufacturing the same

A noise suppression apparatus includes a body portion including a plurality of nested channels, each channel of the plurality of nested channels including a first end opening and a second end opening, and a surface portion including each first end opening and each second end opening of each channel.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076377

Turbocharger shaft and wheel assembly

A unit for a turbocharger can include a turbine wheel portion that includes a turbine wheel material and a turbine wheel axis; a shaft portion that includes a shaft material and a shaft axis where the shaft material includes a molybdenum content less than 0.5 percent by weight; and a weld that includes a nail shape in cross-section where a head portion of the nail shape includes an axial dimension of approximately 1 mm or less and wherein a shank portion of the nail shape includes an axial dimension of approximately 0.4 mm or less.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160074964

Turbocharger shaft and wheel assembly

A method can include co-axially locating a turbine wheel and a shaft where a force applicator applies an axially directed force to the turbine wheel, where the turbine wheel transfers at least a portion of the force to shaft and where a rotatable shaft collet supports the shaft; rotating the rotatable shaft collet; energizing at least one laser beam; and, via the at least one laser beam, forming a weld between the turbine wheel and the shaft.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/17/16 / #20160074963

Turbocharger shaft and wheel assembly

A system can include a controller; a force applicator; a rotatable shaft centering collet; a drive mechanism that rotates the rotatable shaft centering collect; and a laser beam unit.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072549

Non-contact sensing and reading of signals transmitted by a cable

A method for sensing modulated signals in a process facility. The method includes providing a monitoring device that includes a non-contact electromagnetic sensor (em sensor) configured to sense a modulated signal transmitted on a cable including a conductor coupled to a sensing device or apparatus in the process facility. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072268

Electrical winding and termination interface

Methods and devices are provided for supporting a wire having a minimum tolerable bend radius. The device comprises a core portion with a longitudinal axis supporting at least a first portion of the wire and a flange portion attached to the core portion supporting at least a second portion of the wire. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071904

Magnetoresistive random access memory (mram) die including a magnetic field sensing structure

A magnetoresistive random access memory (mram) die may include a plurality of mram cells, and a magnetic field sensing structure. The magnetic field sensing structure may include a movable portion and a magnetic material attached to the movable portion. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071422

Systems and methods for displaying object and/or approaching vehicle data within an airport moving map

Systems and methods for displaying object data within an airport moving map (“amm”) are disclosed. In various embodiments, the systems may comprise an avionics database, a flight management system comprising a processor communicatively coupled to the avionics database, and/or a display communicatively coupled to the processor, the processor configured to receive amm data from the avionics database, receive object data, and/or display the amm, the amm including an image of the object, the amm further including an image of an area that may be obscured from a field of view of a pilot by the object. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070944

Variable depth of field barcode scanner

Generally discussed herein are techniques, software, apparatuses, and systems configured for variable depth of field scanners. In one or more embodiments, a method can include exposing a light sensor of a barcode scanner for a specified time, altering a focal point of a variable focus element situated in the light path of the light sensor from a first focal point to a second focal point in the specified time, and processing an image of a barcode produced by the light sensor to deblur the image.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070915

Dynamic quantification of cyber-security risks in a control system

A system and method for analyzing cyber-security risk inter-dependencies in a control system having networked devices. The system includes a central server that has a processor and a memory device in communication with the processor. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070851

System and method for selecting a respirator

Apparatus and associated methods may relate to a system for predicting a respirator fit by comparing a respirator model in a deformed state to a specific facial model. In an illustrative example, an internal measurement may be calculated between an inside part of the respirator model and the facial model. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070266

Bidirectional conversion architecture with energy storage

An electrical system for an aircraft with an electric taxi system (ets), the electrical system may include at least one traction motor, a dc link and at least one traction-motor bidirectional dc-ac converter interposed between the at least one traction motor and the dc link. An engine-driven power source may be configured to provide dc power to the dc link or extract dc power from the dc link. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069983

System and method for improved location accuracy

Systems and methods for improved location accuracy are provided. For example, some systems can include a location engine, and a plurality of location anchors. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069851

Schema to reduce rf traffic and increase the network capacity for large wireless gas sensor networks

An apparatus including a wireless transceiver of the gas monitoring processor that receives gas readings and a plurality of gas detectors at different locations within the predetermined geographical area that each periodically measure a current gas level at a respective location of the gas detector wherein for each gas reading of the gas detector, a processor of the gas detector compares the current gas level with a previously measured gas level, if the current gas level is different than the previous gas level, then the gas detector wirelessly transmits a message including the current gas level to the wireless transceiver of the gas monitoring processor and if the current gas level is unchanged from the previous gas level, then the gas detector transmits a beacon message to the wireless transceiver of the gas monitoring processor as an indication that the current gas level is unchanged from the previous gas level.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069729

Mechanical system for centering and holding a coax conductor in the center of an outer conductor

A coaxial fluid level sensor can be easily assembled and maintained with a minimum of required tooling by using u-shaped spacers to center an inner rod within an outer shell. The u-shaped spacers can be snapped onto the inner rod before or as the inner rod is inserted into the outer shell. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069688

System and method for managing speed constraints during required time of arrival operations

A method and apparatus includes strategies for improving required time of arrival reliability by an aircraft comprising determining a speed correction for one of at speed constraints or an at or above speed constraints, wherein the determining is selected from one or more of the mechanisms from the group consisting of continuous rta speed management between constraints, padding of the at speed constraints and the at or above speed constraints; decelerating proactively; and using a variable guidance margin, wherein the guidance margin is a speed change not reflected in a flight plan prediction.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069584

Hvac information display system

A system and approach for providing information about a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. A screen of the system on a display may have a portion revealing a perspective with a view of components such as cooling and heating coils, fans, dampers, sensors, and so forth. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069473

Gas valve with electronic valve proving system

Valve assemblies may be configured to perform a valve proving test as part of an operational cycle of a combustion appliance coupled to the valve assembly. The valve assembly may include a valve body having a fluid path, first and second valves situated in the fluid path, first and second valve actuators, and a pressure sensor in fluid communication with an intermediate volume of the fluid path between the first and second valves. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069274

Engine-induced aircraft cabin resonance reduction system and method

A system method of reducing engine induced aircraft cabin resonance in an aircraft includes sensing a parameter representative of current aircraft flight conditions, and sensing a parameter representative of current engine operating conditions of at least one of a first turbofan gas turbine engines or a second turbofan gas turbine engine. In a control system, the parameter representative of current aircraft flight conditions and the parameter representative of current engine operating conditions are processed to supply a variable inlet guide vane (vigv) offset value. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069268

Engine-induced aircraft cabin resonance reduction system and method

A system and method of reducing engine induced aircraft cabin resonance includes sensing the core engine speed of a first turbofan gas turbine engine, and sensing the core engine speed of a second turbofan gas turbine engine. In a control system, the core engine speed of the first turbofan gas turbine engine and the core engine speed of the second turbofan gas turbine engine are processed to determine a core engine speed difference between the first and second turbofan gas turbine engines. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069194

Turbine blades and methods of forming turbine blades having lifted rib turbulator structures

The present disclosure provides various embodiments of cooling circuits, turbine blades with cooling circuits, and methods of forming such turbine blades, having raised rib turbulator structures, which may be used in gas turbine engines. In one exemplary embodiment, a cooling circuit for directing a flow of fluid is disclosed, the cooling circuit includes a cooling circuit wall and a plurality of raised turbulator ribs, each turbulator rib of the plurality of raised turbulator ribs being spaced apart from the cooling circuit wall to allow the fluid to flow between the cooling circuit wall and the plurality of turbulator ribs.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160068661

Methods for synthesizing stabilized polymers of chlorotrifluoroethylene and products manufactured using such polymers

Methods for synthesizing stabilized polymers of chlorotrifluoroethylene and products manufactured using such polymers are disclosed herein. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for synthesizing chlorotrifluoroethylene (ctfe)-based polymers includes reacting, in the presence of an initiator and in a reaction medium at a ph of about 1.5 to about 2.5, one or more monomers comprising ctfe and after an amount of polymerization reaction time has passed, adding a neutralizing agent to the reaction medium to increase the ph of the reaction medium to within a range of about 1.8 to about 6.0.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160068455

Process for producing chlorotrifluoroethylene

The present invention relates, at least in part, to a process for making chlorotrifluoroethylene (cfo-1113) from 1,2-dichloro-1,1,2-trifluoroethane (hcfc-123a). In certain aspects, the process includes dehydrochlorinating 1,2-dichloro-1,1,2-trifluoroethane (hcfc-123a) in the presence of a catalyst selected from the group consisting of (i) one or more metal halides; (ii) one or more halogenated metal oxides; (iii) one or more zero-valent metals or metal alloys; (iv) combinations thereof.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160068271

Apparatus and methods for mixing streams of air

An environmental control system (ecs) for an aircraft may include a mixing diffuser configured to admit a stream of cold air and a stream of hot air and a reheater-condenser fluidly coupled with an output end of the mixing diffuser. The mixing diffuser may include a diffuser cone with a plurality of holes configured to allow passage of hot air into the stream of cold air so that the cold air and the hot air are combined to produce a mixed airstream. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/10/16 / #20160066644

Smart shoes with wireless transmitter

A locating and tracking system includes shoes, which carry a wireless module. A user walking the area causes clicking or intermittent energizing a transmitter carried in the module. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066465

Clamp for panel-mounted electronics modules or other devices

A system includes (i) a module configured to be mounted on a panel and (ii) a clamp. The clamp includes a retaining section configured to receive and retain a threaded structure. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065842

Visual data capture feedback

A system includes a processor having an input to receive images from a remote camera, wherein the images comprise a set of images having predefined requirements for completeness. A display device is coupled to the processor to display images received from the remote camera. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065542

Methods and systems for auto-commissioning of devices in a communication network

Devices, methods, systems, and computer-readable media for auto-commissioning of devices in a communication network are described herein. One or more embodiments include a method for auto-commissioning of a device added to a communication network, comprising: determining properties of signal transitions of the communication network via a device added to the network while the signal transitions of the communication network are passing unchanged, and processing the signal transitions of the communication network, via the device, based on the properties of the signal transitions.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160064932

Portable load balancing and source optimization

Methods, systems, and devices for portable load balancing and source optimization are described herein. One portable load balancing and source optimization system, includes one or more electric generators that supply three phase electrical power, at least one sensor to sense whether the three phases have become unbalanced beyond a threshold amount, a set of contactors that enable the contacts of the three phases to be changed to adjust the balance of the three phases, and a controller to determine which reversible contactors of the set of contactors to change to adjust that balance of the three phases based on information from the sensor.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160064759

Hybrid fuel cell

A power generator includes a chemical hydride multilayer fuel cell stack. A flow path extends through the fuel cell stack to provide oxygen containing air to the fuel cell stack and to cool the fuel cell stack. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160064311

Lead frame construct for lead-free solder connections

An electronics packaging arrangement, a lead frame construct for use in an electronics packaging arrangement, and a method for manufacturing an electronics packaging arrangement. A lead frame made of copper, for example, includes a metallic barrier layer of nickel, for example, to prevent oxidation of the metal of the lead frame. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160064132

High temperature solenoid actuator

A solenoid actuator includes a housing, a bobbin assembly, a coil, and a washer. The bobbin assembly is disposed at least partially within the housing, and includes a return pole and an armature. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063990

Methods and apparatus for interpreting clipped speech using speech recognition

A method for receiving and analyzing data compatible with voice recognition technology is provided. The method receives speech data comprising at least a subset of an articulated statement; executes a plurality of processes to generate a plurality of probabilities, based on the received speech data, each of the plurality of processes being associated with a respective candidate articulated statement, and each of the generated plurality of probabilities comprising a likelihood that an associated candidate articulated statement comprises the articulated statement; and analyzes the generated plurality of probabilities to determine a recognition result, wherein the recognition result comprises the articulated statement.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063869

System and method for displaying traffic and associated alerts on a three-dimensional airport moving map display

A flight deck display system and method comprises a first source of host aircraft feature data and a second source of traffic data. A processor is coupled to the first and second sources and is configured to (a) receive host aircraft data; (2) receive traffic data; (3) filter traffic based on a predetermined set of separation criteria to identify vital traffic; (4) generate symbology graphically representative of vital traffic; (5) generate symbology graphically representative of the host aircraft; and (6) display the host aircraft and the vital traffic on an amm display.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063866

Aircraft systems and methods for displaying spacing information

A display system for a subject aircraft is provided. The system includes a processing unit configured to receive air traffic spacing information associated with a lead aircraft and flight information associated with the subject aircraft and to generate display signals associated with the air traffic spacing information and the flight information; and a display unit coupled to the processing unit and configured to receive the display signals from the processing unit and to render a horizontal situation indicator with spacing symbology based on the air traffic spacing information and the flight information.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063831

Flame detector using nearband ir temporal signal processing

A flame detector incorporates visible and near infrared sensors in common with processing circuits to form processed instantaneous, dc type, signal values minus an average value and peak-to-peak ranges of values of ac-type signals over a measurement time interval on the order of three seconds. The resulting values are further processed to determine the presence of a fire condition by comparing them to a predetermined threshold.. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062350

Apparatus and method for on-process migration of industrial control and automation system across disparate network types

An apparatus includes a first network controller configured to communicate over a higher-level industrial process control network, a second network controller configured to communicate over a first lower-level industrial process control network, and a third network controller configured to communicate over a second lower-level industrial process control network. The first network controller is configured to provide first data messages from the higher-level control network to the second and third network controllers for transmission over the lower-level control networks. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061956

Method for the geographical selection of global navigation satellite system elements

A system to select a type of satellite from a plurality of types of satellites in a multi-constellation of satellites is provided. The system includes at least a first receiver configured to input signals from a first type of satellite and a second receiver configured to input signals from a second type of satellite and a processor. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061451

Gas turbine engines with plug resistant effusion cooling holes

A combustor for a turbine engine is provided. A first liner has a first surface and a second surface. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061208

Turbine wastegate

A method can include applying a force to a control arm operatively coupled to a shaft; transmitting at least a portion of the force from the shaft, via an arm, to a plug positioned with respect to a wastegate seat of a turbine housing; maintaining an isostatic condition for relative positions of the shaft, the arm and the plug wherein contact exists between the plug and the wastegate seat; and in the isostatic condition, fixing the relative positions of the shaft, the arm and the plug via welding.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061054

Structural frame integrated with variable-vectoring flow control for use in turbine systems

The present disclosure provides systems and apparatuses for use in turbine systems that integrate structural frame elements into a variable-vectoring flow control configuration in order to reduce the weight and length of such turbine systems. In one exemplary embodiment, an apparatus for directing a gas flow includes an annular outer structural casing, an annular central hub disposed within the outer structural casing, and a plurality of structural support elements extending radially between the central hub and the outer structural casing. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060115

Sacrificial fibers to create channels in a composite material

A technique of heating a mixture of fibers that includes sacrificial fibers and carbon fiber precursor fibers to a temperature between about 170° c. And about 400° c., such that the sacrificial fibers are substantially removed and a plurality of channels remain in a preform precursor, and carbonizing the carbon fiber precursor fibers to form a porous carbon fiber preform. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160059365

Rotors with stall margin and efficiency optimization and methods for improving gas turbine engine performance therewith

Methods are provided for improving performance of a gas turbine engine comprising a component having a rotor mounted in a rotor casing and having rotor blades. A tip sweep is applied to a leading edge of one or more rotor blades each having a pressure sidewall and a circumferentially opposing suction sidewall extending in a radial direction between a root and a tip and in an axial direction between the leading edge and a trailing edge. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160059053

Fall protection harness assembly

Apparatus and associated methods relate to a fall-protection safety harness having padding structures located at harness pressure points, including dorsal and shoulder regions, the lumbar region, and leg regions. The padding structures may be constructed to provide air-flow parallel to a wearer's skin. ... Honeywell International Inc

03/03/16 / #20160059048

Multi-sensor based motion sensing in scba

Embodiments relate generally to personal alert safety systems (pass) as well as motion detection systems and methods for motion detection. Some embodiments may comprise methods for determining the alarm status for a pass, wherein a plurality of motion sensing elements may be utilized by a motion detection system, thereby reducing false alarms. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057721

Multimedia streaming over multiple hops in wifi mesh network

A network includes an access point wi-fi direct (ap wfd) device. The ap wfd device includes access point (ap) functionality. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057045

Hardware assist for redundant ethernet network

A method includes receiving downlink packets from multiple physical ethernet interfaces and selectively discarding some of the downlink packets based on a packet filtering criterion. The method also includes updating a network connectivity database using address information in non-discarded downlink packets. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057032

Aircraft monitoring with improved situational awareness

Devices, methods and systems are provided for monitoring an aircraft. One exemplary method involves a processing system at a ground location obtaining first information associated with a first region identified by a detection system onboard the aircraft, obtaining second information associated with a second region identified by an external system coupled to the processing system, and displaying a flight tracking image associated with the aircraft that includes a first graphical representation of the first region and a second graphical representation of the second region. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056537

Systems and methods for a steered beam horn antenna

Systems and methods for a steered beam horn antenna are provided. In one embodiment, a steered beam horn antenna system comprises: a steerable horn antenna comprising: an adjustable flare component; and a waveguide component having a rear port that opens to a waveguide interface and a frontal port that opens to the adjustable flare component. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056243

Reusable substrate bases, semiconductor devices using such reusable substsrate bases, and methods for making the reusable substrate bases

Reusable substrate bases for producing multilayer semiconductor devices are provided, as well as free-standing semiconductor devices and reusable substrate bases produced for the multilayer semiconductor devices. The reusable substrate bases comprise a si-based substrate, a transition lattice overlayed thereon, and a sacrificial zno-based layer overlayed on the transition lattice. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056239

Method and system for diamond-based oxygen sensor

A diamond based oxygen sensor is able to function in harsh environment conditions. The oxygen sensor includes a gateless field effect transistor including a synthetic, quasi-intrinsic, hydrogen-passivated, monocrystalline diamond layer exhibiting a 2-dimension hole gas effect. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055848

Speech enabled management system

A speech-enabled management system is described herein. One system includes a grammar building tool configured to create a set of grammar keys based on ontology analytics corresponding to data received from a digital video manager (dvm) server, a speech recognition engine configured to recognize a speech command from a set of grammar files, a command translator configured to translate the recognized speech command to an executable command, and a processor configured to execute the speech command based on a particular grammar key from the set of grammar keys.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055754

Rotary-wing aircraft emergency landing control

An emergency landing control system for an aircraft includes a landing site data source, a performance margin data source, an engine health data source, an aircraft health data source, and a processor. The landing site data source determines, continuously and in real-time, available landing sites. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055685

Methods and systems for monitoring vehicle systems using mobile devices

Methods and systems are provided for presenting information pertaining to the health of one or more mechanical components of a vehicle. One exemplary method involves a client device initiating an ad hoc wireless connection with a monitoring system onboard the vehicle, requesting status information for the vehicle from the monitoring system via the ad hoc wireless connection, and receiving the status information for the vehicle from the monitoring system via the ad hoc wireless connection. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055638

Systems and methods for detecting misalignment between a helipad and an associated structure

A system is provided for detecting misalignment between a helipad and a structure associated with the helipad. The system comprises a first database that includes first structure data, which data can comprise a location of the first structure. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055433

Demand response management system

A demand response management system which may be implemented with demand response logic. The system may be used by utilities, independent system operators, intermediaries and others to manage operations of demand response programs relative to customers, clients, participants, and users of outputs from the utilities, independent system operators, and the like. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054716

System having a building control device with on-demand outside server functionality

A system having a building control device with on-demand outside server functionality. It may have a building control device connected to a thin user interface client and/or a rich client user interface. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054355

Compact inertial measurement unit with interface adapter

Systems and method for reducing the size of inertial measurement units are disclosed. In one embodiment, an inertial measurement unit assembly comprises: at least one inertial sensor configured to output uncompensated sensor data; an inertial isolator configured to isolate the at least one inertial sensor; an interface adapter, wherein the interface adapter includes at least one calibration alignment pin that is used as a reference point between the at least one inertial sensor, the inertial interface adapter and a vehicle to which the inertial interface adapter is attached. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054249

Oxidation catalyst detector for aircraft components

The exposure of an aircraft component to an oxidation catalyst, such as a deicing solution, may be detected with the aid of an electrical conductivity sensor. In some examples, a system includes an aircraft component, an electrical conductivity sensor mechanically connected to the aircraft component and configured to generate an output, and a processor configured to detect an oxidation catalyst exposure event based on the output generated by the electrical conductivity sensor. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054190

Pressure transmitter with impulse line plugging diagnostic

A pressure transmitter includes at least one impulse line for coupling a fluid pipe or tank to a pressure sensor that measures a process pressure of a process fluid, a temperature sensor measuring an ambient temperature, and a processor accessing baseline data for the process pressure and ambient temperature. The processor implements an automatic impulse line plugging diagnostic (ilpd) algorithm stored in memory. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054164

Compensated fluid level transmitter

A fluid level transmitter combination for placement on a tank having ≦2 tank apertures. At least one flange provides a first, second and third flange aperture over the tank aperture(s). ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054128

Systems and methods for predictive health monitoring of gyroscopes and accelerometers

Systems and methods for predictive health monitoring of gyroscopes and accelerometers are provided. In one embodiment, a system comprises: a plurality of navigation devices each comprising at least one gyroscope or accelerometer and at least one predictive health monitoring module, wherein the at least one predictive health monitoring module collects diagnostic parameters from the at least one gyroscope or accelerometer; and at least one server communicatively coupled to the plurality of navigation devices, the at least one server configured to receive the collected data from the plurality of navigation devices and analyze the collected data from the plurality of navigation devices to determine a service prognosis.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053632

Fan containment cases for fan casings in gas turbine engines, fan blade containment systems, and methods for producing the same

Fan blade containment systems and methods for producing the same are provided. The fan blade containment system comprise a first ballistic material configured to be wrapped in overlapping layers around a fan casing to form a containment covering of a fan containment case for the fan casing. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053365

Encapsulated composite backing plate

A backing plate for use with a sputtering target is disclosed including a core component formed of a composite material and an outer layer formed of a metal or metal alloy, wherein the outer layer completely surrounds and covers said core component. A method for recycling such a backing plate is also disclosed.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053346

Methods for producing alloy forms from alloys containing one or more extremely reactive elements and for fabricating a component therefrom

Methods are provided for producing alloy forms from alloys containing one or more extremely reactive elements and for fabricating a component therefrom. The fabricating method comprises substantially removing a reactive gas from the fabrication environment. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160052642

Aircraft electric taxi health management system and method

An aircraft electric taxi health management system includes a right electric motor drivingly connected to at least one wheel on a right landing gear assembly, a left electric motor drivingly connected to at least one wheel on a left landing gear assembly, a right motor controller configured to electrically drive the right electric motor, monitor the right motor current and voltage, and generate right motor signals as a function of the right motor current and voltage; a left motor controller configured to electrically drive the left electric motor, monitor the left motor current and voltage, and generate left motor signals as a function of the left motor current and voltage; and a health management controller configured to compare the right motor signals to the left motor signals; and generate electric taxi system maintenance signals based on the comparison.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

02/25/16 / #20160052641

Aircraft operating and position information display system and method

A method of displaying aircraft operating and position information with an electronic display unit comprises determining a position of a first aircraft at an airport; determining an optimum speed range of the first aircraft; determining a first aircraft speed of the first aircraft; displaying on a screen of the display unit a map of at least part of the airport; displaying a first aircraft symbol on the map, the first aircraft symbol displayed in a position on the map indicative of position of the first aircraft; and displaying an optimum speed range symbol having a lower bound end and a higher bound end in a position on the map such that the first aircraft symbol is between the lower bound end and the higher bound end when the first aircraft speed is within the optimum speed range.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050450

Apparatus and method for improved live monitoring and alarm handling in video surveillance systems

Systems and methods for annotating a display of a video data stream with customized information are provided. Methods include selecting a video data stream, creating a video graphic help file (vgh file) associated with the video data stream, a data capture device associated with the video data stream, a monitored area captured by the data capture device associated with the video data stream, or a salvo view, adding customized information to the vgh file, determining a need to access the vgh file, recalling the vgh file, and displaying customized information in the vgh file.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050225

Analyzing cyber-security risks in an industrial control environment

A method of analyzing cyber-security risks in an industrial control system (ics) including a plurality of networked devices includes providing a processor and a memory storing a cyber-security algorithm. The processor runs the cyber-security algorithm and implements data collecting to compile security data including at least vulnerability data including cyber-risks (risks) regarding the plurality of networked devices by scanning the plurality of devices, processing the security data using a rules engine which associates a numerical score to each of the risks, aggregating data including ranking the risks across the plurality of networked devices and arranging the risks into at least one logical grouping, and displaying the logical grouping(s) on a user station.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049727

Systems and methods for high power microwave combining and switching

Systems and methods for high power microwave combining and switching are provided. In at least one implementation a system includes a plurality of inputs, wherein there are m inputs in the plurality of inputs and a plurality of phase shifters, wherein there are n phase shifters in the plurality of phase shifters and n is a multiple of two times m, wherein a signal received through the plurality of inputs is divided and coupled to n/m phase shifters. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049712

Multi-junction waveguide circulator using dual control wires for multiple ferrite elements

In at least one embodiment, a circulator module comprises circulators. Each circulator comprises: an internal cavity; ports extending from the internal cavity wherein at least one port connects the circulator to another circulator; and a ferrite element disposed in the internal cavity, the ferrite element including an aperture. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049164

Methods and apparatus for interpreting received speech data using speech recognition

A method for processing a received set of speech data, wherein the received set of speech data comprises an utterance, is provided. The method executes a process to generate a plurality of confidence scores, wherein each of the plurality of confidence scores is associated with one of a plurality of candidate utterances; determines a plurality of difference values, each of the plurality of difference values comprising a difference between two of the plurality of confidence scores; and compares the plurality of difference values to determine at least one disparity.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049080

System and method for reducing in-trail procedure (itp) rejection ratio

A method and apparatus is provided for reducing the itp rejection ratio. After identifying a reference aircraft, the itp criteria associated with the reference aircraft is evaluated. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049030

Managing access rights

Methods, devices, and systems for managing access rights are described herein. One method includes receiving, by a mobile device, information from a passive tag located at an entrance to an area, wherein the information includes identification information for the entrance, sending, by the mobile device to a computing device of an access control system associated with the area, the information from the passive tag and a request to access the area, and granting, by the computing device of the access control system, access to the area based on the information from the passive tag and the request to access the area.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049019

Methods for generating multiple data reports in vehicles

Embodiments of the subject matter described herein relate generally to generating multiple, multivariant prognostic data reports in aircraft. A plurality of data collection requests, one from each of a plurality of stakeholders, is received at the aircraft. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048751

High temperature tolerant rfid tag

Apparatus and associated methods relate to a flexible high-temperature-tolerant rfid tag having an rfid integrated packaged in an sot package attached with a high temperature solder to a flex circuit defining an rfid antenna. In an illustrative embodiment, the flexible high-temperature-tolerant rfid tag may be encapsulated in a flexible material. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048474

Remote terminal unit (rtu) hardware architecture

An apparatus includes a remote terminal unit (rtu) having one or more input/output (i/o) modules and a controller module. Each of the one or more i/o modules includes multiple i/o channels. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048312

Dashboard and button/tile system for an interface

A system and approach having a display that shows a dashboard of smart buttons or tiles. The smart buttons or tiles may be situated in a matrix-like or other arrangement on the dashboard. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048113

System and method for advanced process control

A system and method for performing management and diagnostic functions in an advanced process control (apc) system. An apc management computer retrieves operating process data from an apc control computer and performs an iterative step test on the apc system. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048112

Cloud computing system and method for advanced process control

A system and method for performing management and diagnostic functions in a cloud computing system for advanced process control (apc). A cloud based apc management computer retrieves operating process data from an apc control computer and performs an iterative step test on the apc system. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047915

Interference detection using multiple automatic gain controllers

A global navigation satellite system (gnss) receiver includes radio frequency front end and digital processing functionality. Radio frequency front end includes radio frequency input; first variable gain amplifier adjusts first gain of first frequency range of first analog gnss signal received from radio frequency input by first amount; and second variable gain amplifier adjusts second gain of second frequency range of second analog global navigation satellite system signal received from radio frequency input by second amount. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047892

Fmcw radar with phase encoded data channel

Methods and devices are disclosed of using a frequency-modulated-continuous-wave (fmcw) radar unit for data communication by receiving a signal with a phase encoded data channel, and processing the signal with the phase encoded data channel to simultaneously determine data and timing information.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047681

Fluctuation and phase-based method for detection of plugged impulse lines

A method includes obtaining first and second sets of process variable (pv) measurements generated using a sensor, where the sensor is fluidly coupled to first and second impulse lines. The method also includes identifying fluctuations in the first and second sets of pv measurements. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047674

System and method for integrated time based notification for improved situational awareness

A system and method for providing integrated time-based notification and aircraft status data on a display is provided. The system and method receives aircraft status data, pilot input data, data link notification data and aircraft notification data. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047655

Resonant fiber optic gyroscope with polarizing crystal waveguide coupler

Systems and methods for a resonant fiber optic gyroscope with a polarizing crystal waveguide coupler are provided. In one embodiment, an optical fiber resonator comprises: a polarizing single crystal material having a first crystal lattice axis; a first waveguide formed in the crystal material; a second waveguide formed in the crystal material running parallel to the first waveguide; and an optical fiber sensing coil. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047334

Thrust reverser actuator with primary lock

Actuator assembly includes a housing assembly, a ball screw, a ball nut, and a lock. The ball screw is rotationally mounted on and extends from the housing assembly, is coupled to receive an actuator drive torque, and is configured, upon receipt thereof, to rotate. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160046850

Low gwp heat transfer compositions containing difluoromethane, a fluorinated ethane and 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene

Heat transfer compositions, methods and use wherein the composition comprising: (a) from about 5 to about 20% by weight of hfc-32; (b) from about 70% to about 90% by weight of hfi-1234ze; and (c) from about 5% to less than about 20% by weight of hfc-152a and/or hfc-134a.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

02/18/16 / #20160046485

Systems and methods for improving mems gyroscope start time

Systems and methods for improving mems gyroscope start time are provided. In one embodiment, a circuit board for a mems gyroscope system comprises: a proof mass assembly; a proof mass control loop coupled to the proof mass assembly by a first proof mass motion sensor pickup line and a second proof mass motion sensor pickup line, where the proof mass control loop generates a set of drive signals that operate the proof mass assembly using a first capacitive signal from the first proof mass motion sensor pickup line and a second capacitive signal from the second proof mass motion sensor pickup line; and a tunable capacitive coupler connected to at least one of the first or the second proof mass motion sensor pickup lines, where the tunable capacitive coupler varies at least one of the first and second charge signals as a function of the drive signals.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044661

Polymorphism and priority inversion to handle different types of life style and life safety traffic in wireless sensor network for a connected home

. . A system including a control panel having a first and second wireless transceivers, a beacon processor of the control panel that transmits a beacon through the first transceiver, the beacon defines a repeating superframe having a first time period and a second time period, a plurality of wireless devices that exchange messages with the control panel within a respective tdma slot of the superframe and an access processor within the control panel that dynamically adjusts a relative size of the first and second time periods to reduce or exclude wifi access by portable user devices based upon a status of the plurality of wireless devices wherein use of the second time period is polymorphic under ieee 802.11 and ieee 802.15a protocols and wherein a relative priority of the first and second time periods is inverted during transmissions between the control panel and other devices of the control panel.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044147

Voice control module for mobile instruments

A mobile device includes a pressure sensor, a light sensor, a microphone, and a microphone cover. The mobile device is configured to power on upon one or more of an activation of the pressure sensor and a decrease in the intensity of light sensed by the light sensor. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043914

Remotely monitoring network diagnostics

Devices, methods, and systems for remotely monitoring network diagnostics are described herein. One method includes monitoring a control system network of a site for a plurality of diagnostic messages, wherein the diagnostic messages include a set of parameters, collecting diagnostic data associated with the diagnostic messages, correcting a parameter within the set of parameters to conform to a parameter threshold limit, and alerting a user upon the collected diagnostic data having an abnormal parameter within the set of parameters.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043695

System and method for frequency drift compensation for a dielectric resonator oscillator

Systems and methods for frequency drift compensation for a dielectric resonator oscillator and systems and methods to reduce temperature drift in a dielectric resonator oscillator are provided. Some systems can include an oscillator circuit and a dielectric resonator electrically coupled to the oscillator circuit. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043017

Printed circuit board assembly including conductive heat transfer

A printed circuit board assembly (pcba) may include a printed circuit board (pcb), a socket mechanically and electrically coupled to the pcb, and an integrated circuit package electrically coupled to the socket. The pcba also may include a thermal cover comprising a thermally conductive material and a thermal strap thermally coupled to the thermal cover. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042906

Partially insulated cathode

A partially-insulated cathode for exciting plasma in a plasma chamber is provided. The partially-insulated cathode includes a conductive structure enclosing a cavity having a cavity surface and an insulating material contiguously covering a portion of the cavity surface from the cavity opening up to an insulation height that is less than a cavity height. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042174

Open architecture security methods and systems

Devices, methods, systems, and computer-readable media for open architecture security are described herein. One or more embodiments include a method for open architecture security, comprising: identifying a source of a received computing component, assigning a value to the received computing component based on the source, and designating the received computing component into a security level based on the assigned value.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160041001

System and method for enhancing altitude situational awareness on a vertical situation display

A method and apparatus is provided for graphically displaying up-linked and down-linked messages on an aircraft cockpit display. After determining if the message was up-linked or down-linked, symbology graphically representative of whether the message was up-linked or down-linked is generated and displayed along with the message content. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040903

Bluetooth thermostat and hub

A system and approach for remote reading, setting and control of devices such as thermostats. A phone, such as a smartphone, a gateway and a cloud may be incorporated relative to interaction with the device or devices. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040601

Transverse mounted accessory gearbox

An accessory gear box for a gas turbine engine having a drive shaft with a rotational axis and a tower shaft coupled to the drive shaft is provided. The accessory gear box includes a first plurality of gears arranged, which extend along a first axis substantially parallel to the rotational axis of the drive shaft. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160039664

Monolithic integration of stress isolation feautures in a microelectromechanical system (mems) structure

A microelectromechanical (mems) structure is provided. In one embodiment, the mems structure includes a glass substrate layer containing at least one embedded stress isolation feature. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160039371

Power converter, generator and architecture for high efficiency auxilary power unit

A high efficiency multifunction power system for an aircraft is provided. The system includes an ac generator and a multifunction power converter-controller module including at least one multifunction power converter-controller. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038908

Method and system for flammable gas detection

The present disclosure relates to a nanostructured palladium-based flammable gas detector synthesized using sonochemistry. The nanostructured palladium-based flammable gas detectors may use nanostructured sensing materials to allow reduction of power consumption, where the nanostructures reduce power consumption due to their large specific area and increased porosity. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036843

Connected home system with cyber security monitoring

A regional monitoring system includes a system control unit. A plurality of security related detectors are coupled to the control unit. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036626

System and method for controller redundancy and controller network redundancy with ethernet/ip i/o

An apparatus includes a first controller having at least one interface and at least one processing device. The at least one interface is configured to communicate with a second controller and with a controlled network having multiple ethernet/ip-compatible input/output (i/o) modules and multiple ethernet/ip-compatible controlled devices. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036591

Encrypting a communication from a device

Methods, devices, and systems for encrypting a communication from a device are described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to generate a subset-sum problem and a goldreich-levin hash function and encrypt a communication from the device using the subset-sum problem and the goldreich-levin hash function.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036227

Power broker module

A processor and power broker for controlling the obtaining, distribution and usage of electrical power for electronic devices such as peripherals of thermostats. Sources of power may incorporate batteries, energy harvesting modules, energy storage capacitors, and power lines. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160035227

Systems and methods for context based cpdlc

Systems and methods for context based controller pilot data link communication (cpdlc) are provided. In certain implementations, a method for cpdlc includes receiving data through the selection of a selectable item on a pilot interface, wherein the pilot interface is a non-cpdlc interface and communicating the data to a cpdlc application. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160035226

Double decoder system for decoding overlapping aircraft surveillance signals

In one example of this disclosure, two decoders perform a method for detecting and decoding overlapping radio surveillance signals. The first decoder detects a first automatic dependent surveillance—broadcast (ads-b) preamble from a signal stream received via a front-end unit. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160035225

Remote air traffic surveillance data compositing based on datalinked radio surveillance

In one example, a method for combining radio surveillance data includes receiving air traffic surveillance data from one or more aircraft via one or more remotely operable data link systems. The method further includes combining the air traffic surveillance data from the one or more aircraft into a composite air traffic surveillance data set. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034477

Video search and playback interface for vehicle monitor

A method and apparatus including a plurality of video recordings in a database containing images of vehicles traveling within a predetermined geographic area and a list of license plates attached to each of those vehicles, a display the depicts a map of the geographic area, an input that receives an identifier of a license plate of a vehicle and a time period and a processor that searches the plurality of video recordings for the license plate, returns a list of cameras capturing images of the identified license plate, sorts the returned list by time of capture and displays a motion path of the vehicle on the map for the time period based upon the returned list. The method and apparatus may also include a uniform interface where the end-user can click the camera mark on the vehicle motion path to playback historic video recorded by this camera individually or click the whole motion path to playback a merged video which combines all recorded video from returned cameras into one display using only one window for the display of the merged video.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034250

Flight deck multifunction control display unit

Systems and methods for controlling a flight deck multifunction control display unit are disclosed. In various embodiments, the systems may comprise a flight management system or other mcdu driven devices, a command database that stores a plurality of voice commands and a plurality of multifunction control display unit commands. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033947

Monitoring a building management system

Devices, methods, and systems for monitoring a building management system are described herein. One method includes monitoring an attribute of a building, monitoring an activity related to the attribute performed by an operator, and publishing the activity performed by the operator and the attribute of the building.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033946

Building management system analysis

Devices, methods, and systems for building management system analysis are described herein. One method includes embedding a plurality of statistics associated with a building within a graphical display of the building and displaying a timeline of the plurality of statistics within the graphical display.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033647

Enhanced location based services

A device management system is comprised of a server-side proxy component and at least one back-end computer. The server-side proxy component is configured to receive ephemeris and almanac data from a source and information from at least one client describing the geographic location of the client. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033641

System and method to identify regions of airspace having ice crystals using an onboard weather radar system

Systems and methods of detecting type i ice crystals using an aircraft's onboard weather radar system are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment identifies radar returns having a return level signal strength less than a radar return sensitivity threshold level, determines if at least one of a weather condition and a flight condition concurrently exists with the identified radar returns having the return level signal strength less than the radar return sensitivity threshold level, and identifies a region of airspace potentially having type i ice crystals when the at least one of the weather condition and the flight condition concurrently exists with the identified radar returns having the return level signal strength less than the radar return sensitivity threshold level.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033633

Adjusting weight of intensity in a phd filter based on sensor track id

In one embodiment, a method for tracking multiple objects with a probabilistic hypothesis density filter is provided. The method includes comparing second track ids corresponding to newly obtained measurements to one or more first track ids corresponding to a tk+1 predicted intensity having a predicted weight. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033588

Magnetic-field sensing device

Apparatus and associated methods may relate to magneto-resistive sensing devices (mrsds). In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, an mrsd comprises an underlying semiconductor device and a magneto-resistive sensor. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033366

Motion detection devices and systems

Motion detection devices and systems are described herein. One motion detection device includes an inertial measurement unit (imu) configured to measure velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces of the motion detection device and a computing component. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033282

Two step pruning in a phd filter

In one embodiment, a method of tracking multiple objects with a probabilistic hypothesis density filter is provided. The method includes providing a plurality of intensities. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033281

Updating intensities in a phd filter based on a sensor track id

In one embodiment, a method of tracking multiple objects with a probabilistic hypothesis density filter is provided. The method includes obtaining measurements corresponding to a first object with at least one sensor, the at least one sensor providing one or more first track ids for the measurements. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033276

Merging intensities in a phd filter based on a sensor track id

In one embodiment, a method of tracking multiple objects with a probabilistic hypothesis density filter is provided. The method includes generating a first intensity by combining a first one or more measurements, wherein a first set of track ids associated with the first intensity includes track ids corresponding to respective measurements in the first one or more measurements. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033157

Devices, methods, and systems for occupancy detection

Devices, methods, and systems for occupancy detection are described herein. One device embodiment includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032433

Stainless steel alloys, turbocharger turbine housings formed from the stainless steel alloys, and methods for manufacturing the same

Disclosed is an austenitic stainless steel alloy that includes, by weight, about 22% to about 28% chromium, about 3.5% to about 6.5% nickel, about 1% to about 6% manganese, about 0.5% to about 2.5% silicon, about 0.3% to about 0.6% carbon, about 0.2% to about 0.8% niobium, about 0.2% to about 0.8% nitrogen, and a balance of iron. Molybdenum and tungsten are excluded. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160031770

Reactor with baffle configuration

A reactor includes a shell defining an interior, a plurality of baffles positioned in the interior of the reactor, and a fluid pathway defined between the plurality of baffles and extending between an inlet and an outlet. In some embodiments, the reactor has a degree of mixing of less than 0.2.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160031565

Systems and methods for averting overweight aircraft landing circumstances

The present disclosure includes a method, article of manufacture, and system for averting an overweight landing of an aircraft having a maximum landing weight (mlw). The method, article, and system may comprise, mutatis mutandis, determining a flight plan, receiving sensor data, determining, in response to the sensor data, that a predetermined event has occurred, receiving, in response to the predetermined event, an updated destination, computing, aircraft weight at the updated destination (wad), comparing the wad to the mlw, and/or generating, in response to the sensor data, an updated flight plan when the wad exceeds the mlw.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160031259

Wheel hub bearing bore

In some examples, an aircraft wheel assembly includes an axle, a bearing assembly, and a hub defining a bearing bore. The bearing bore may be configured such that the dynamic radial and axial thrust bearing reactions between the axle and the hub results in a first reaction force fr applied to the hub, the first reaction force fr having a radial component, and a second reaction force fn applied to the hub, the second reaction force fn having both a radial and an axial component.. ... Honeywell International Inc

02/04/16 / #20160029723

Utility flap for worker pockets

A pocket such as for a garment for a worker, including a panel securable to an outer surface of the garment to define a pocket between the panel and the garment outer surface with a pocket opening defined along one side of the panel. First and second connectors on the panel and garment outer surface within the pocket may be connected together to retain an object in the pocket by pressing the panel against the garment, where the connection may be released both by pushing an object into the pocket, and by pulling a retained object from the pocket. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029346

Iot enabled wireless one-go/all-go platform sensor network solutionfor connected home security systems

A system including a base station of a security system having a wireless transceiver, a processor of the base station that periodically transmits a beacon under a 6lowpan/lot protocol defining an information transfer super frame having a plurality of time division multiple access (tdma) slots, a plurality of remotely located devices, each with a sound transducer and a wireless transceiver that exchanges messages with the base station within the tdma slots of the super frame and a respective processor within each of the plurality of remotely located devices that determines a sound activation pattern and a location of a multicast slot within the super frame from the beacon, detects an activation message within the multicast slot and activates the sounder transducer based upon the location of the multicast slot in accordance with the sound activation pattern.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028393

Field-effect transistor driver

A field-effect transistor (fet) driver is provided that includes an input modulator and an isolating capacitor. The input modulator is configured to output an alternating current (ac) signal. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160027310

System and method for automatically identifying displayed atc mentioned traffic

A display system and method are provided for displaying a plurality of vehicles, including receiving information via a data link unit from a controlling agency, the information including a vehicle manufacturer, a vehicle model, a vehicle owner, a vehicle position, and a vehicle category. The plurality of vehicles is displayed and one of the vehicles associated with the information is emphasized on the display. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026171

Robust control design approach for chemical processing industries and other industries

A method includes obtaining a process model representing an industrial process and obtaining controller specifications for an industrial process controller. The method also includes identifying a controller design having one or more parameters for the industrial process controller using the process model, an uncertainty associated with the process model, and the one or more parameters. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160025844

Frequency-modulated-continuous-wave (fmcw) radar with timing synchronization

Methods, devices, and systems are disclosed synchronizing clocks of fmcw radar units by transmitting a first signal of a first fmcw radar unit, a frequency of the first signal varying over a first frequency range around a first baseband frequency, receiving a second signal at the first fmcw radar unit, a frequency of the second signal varying over a second frequency range around a second baseband frequency, determining values of a plurality of parameters including a first timing offset of the first fmcw radar unit based on a digital difference signal between the first and second signals, receiving a second timing offset of a second fmcw radar unit, determining a clock offset based on the first and second timing offsets, and synchronizing a clock of the first fmcw radar unit with a clock of the second fmcw radar unit based on the clock offset.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160025572

Thermo-optical array devices and methods of processing thermo-optical array devices

Thermo-optical array devices and methods of processing thermo-optical array devices are disclosed. One method of processing thermo-optical array devices includes forming a (001) oriented titanium dioxide material on a bolometer material, and forming a vanadium dioxide material on the (001) oriented titanium dioxide material. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160025334

Oxygen-fuel burner with staged oxygen supply

A nozzle in a burner assembly is configured to produce a flame. The nozzle is configured to include a fuel-discharge outlet and to conduct fuel along a path in the nozzle to the fuel-discharge outlet. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160025228

Valve over-travel mechanism

A valve having an over-travel spring that does not necessarily need an excessively additional force to further close the valve once its valve seal comes into contact with a valve seat. The feature may be achieved by inserting an over-travel spring between a plate or stop attached to a valve stem, and a valve seal. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024948

Methods for manufacturing a turbine nozzle with single crystal alloy nozzle segments

Methods for manufacturing a turbine nozzle are provided. A plurality of nozzle segments is formed. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024362

Compositions and method for refrigeration

The present invention relates, in part, to heat transfer systems, methods and compositions which utilize a heat transfer fluid comprising: (a) hfo-1234ze; (b) hfc-227ea; and (c) optionally hfc-134a, wherein hfo-1234ze and hfc-227ea are provided in effective amounts to form an azeotrope or azeotrope-like composition.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160023973

Fluorosurfactants having improved biodegradability

To address the problem of insufficient biodegradability of perfluorinated surfactants, the present invention provides biodegradable fluorosurfactants derived from olefins having —chr, —chrf, —chf, and/or —ch2 groups, where r is an alkyl group and rf is a perfluoro or fluroroalkyl group. Preferably, the —chr, —chrf, —chf, and/or —ch2 groups are contained within partially fluorinated alkenes.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160023972

One-step process for hexafluoro-2-butene

Disclosed is a one step process for making of 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene. More specifically, the present invention provides a process for making hexafluoro-2-butene, continuously, from 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropronene using fe2o3/nio impregnated carbon catalyst at 600° to 650° c.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/28/16 / #20160023776

Systems and methods for airspeed estimation using actuation signals

Systems and methods for airspeed estimation using actuation signals are provided. In one embodiment, an on-board avionics airspeed estimation system is provided. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021309

Image based surveillance system

An apparatus including an imaging array of a surveillance camera with a center of the imaging array located around a central imaging axis with a field of view of the imaging array extending outwards parallel to the imaging axis and a wide-angle lens having a central axis of light transmission, the lens focusses light passing through the lens symmetrically around the central axis wherein a central portion of the wide-angle lens located around the central axis of the lens is offset with respect to the center of the imaging array towards an upper or lower part of the imaging array thereby enlarging distal image details of the field of view detected by the imaging array.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160020910

Controllers with integrated power over ethernet network switches

A system and approach that may provide power to network switches of controllers in a failsafe manner. For instance, when a controller is receiving normal power, the controller may act as a power over ethernet (poe) source that supplies power to its connected ethernet devices as required. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160020590

Separable wallbox device and memory

A frame or the like incorporating a removable device for placement on a wallbox. The frame may be attached to a conventional wallbox without modification to the wallbox. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019891

Audio command adaptive processing system and method

A system and method are provided for adaptively processing audio commands supplied by a user in an aircraft cabin, and includes receiving ambient noise in the aircraft cabin via one or more audio input device, sampling, with a processor, the received ambient noise, and analyzing, in the processor, the sampled ambient noise and, based on the analysis, selecting one or more filter functions and adjusting one or more filter parameters associated with the one or more selected filter functions. Audio and ambient noise are selectively received via the one or more audio input devices, and are filtered, through the selected one or more filter functions, to thereby supply filtered audio.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019797

Scalar product based spacing calculation

A method is described that includes receiving, by a spacing system of an ownship aircraft, a current position of the ownship aircraft and a reference position of a target aircraft, wherein the reference position is a position of the target aircraft prior to a current position of the target aircraft. The method may also include, projecting, by the spacing system of the ownship aircraft, the reference position on a trajectory of the ownship aircraft, determining a first distance between the projected reference position and the current position, projecting, by the spacing system of the ownship aircraft, the current position on a trajectory of the reference position, determining a second distance between the projected current position and the reference position, and adjusting, by the spacing system and based on an average between the first distance and the second distance, a velocity of the ownship aircraft.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019794

System and method of integrating data link messages with a flight plan

In one embodiment, an aerospace system is provided. The aerospace system comprises at least one display unit configured to display flight data and a memory configured to store one or more flight plan associations. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019188

System and method for abstracting a display

A system comprises a physical display unit and an aircraft system component. The aircraft system component is configured to output a first signal for display according to a first display format. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018797

Apparatus and method for calculating proxy limits to support cascaded model predictive control (mpc)

A method includes receiving, at a master model predictive control (mpc) controller from a slave mpc controller, information indicating to what extent the slave mpc controller is able to change multiple manipulated variables in each of multiple directions within a variable space without violating process variable constraints of the slave mpc controller. The method also includes estimating a feasibility region associated with the slave mpc controller using the information, where the feasibility region identifies a portion of the variable space in which combinations of manipulated variable values satisfy the process variable constraints. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018796

Cascaded model predictive control (mpc) approach for plantwide control and optimization

A method includes obtaining a planning model for an industrial facility at a master mpc controller and sending at least one optimization call from the master mpc controller to one or more slave mpc controllers. The method also includes receiving at least one proxy limit value from the slave mpc controller(s) in response to the at least one optimization call. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018521

Active blade tracker and related systems and methods

Devices, methods and systems are provided for monitoring movement of an object, such as rotation of a blade or other airfoil. One exemplary tracking device includes a first emitter to emit first radiation along a first line of sight, a first detector proximate the first emitter to detect the first radiation, a second emitter to emit second radiation along a second line of sight, and a second detector proximate the second emitter to detect the second radiation.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018470

Method and system for calculating accurate battery percentage usage in wireless field devices

Methods and systems are disclosed herein for accurately calculating battery consumption in a wireless field device. The total current consumed by a radio board associated with a wireless field device can be determined based on the sum of the current consumed as a result of particular events occurring at the radio board. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018226

Model-based generation of information and evacuation messages

A system includes one or more computer processors configured to receive structure data for a building, receive location data relating to a plurality of sensors positioned throughout the building, receive data from the sensors, and determine one or more of a safe space within the building and a safe evacuation route through the building as a function of the building structure, the location of the plurality of sensors, and the sensor data. The system further includes a plurality of display units positioned throughout the building and configured to display one or more of a message relating to an event within the building, an instruction on where to proceed in the building, and symbols indicating a direction for evacuation out of the building as a function of one or more of the safe space and the safe evacuation route.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018105

Burner for furnace, tile used in association with same, and method of controlling a flame of a burner

A burner and a tile for producing a flame in a furnace. The burner includes a pre-mixer with a venturi that mixes fuel with a first portion of combustion air. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018104

Burner for a furnace, tile for same, and method of improving a flame produced by a burner furnace

A burner and a tile for producing a flame in a furnace. The burner includes a pre-mixer with a venturi that mixes fuel with a first portion of combustion air. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017967

Ball screw actuator including a compliant ball screw stop

An actuator includes a ball nut, a ball screw, and a ball screw stop. The ball nut is adapted to receive an input torque and in response rotates and supplies a drive force. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017231

Compositions containing fluorine substituted olefins and methods and systems using same

Disclosed are the use of fluorine substituted olefins, including tetra- and penta-fluoropropenes, in a variety of applications, including in methods of depositing catalyst on a solid support, methods of sterilizing articles, cleaning methods and compositions, methods of applying medicaments, fire extinguishing/suppression compositions and methods, flavor formulations, fragrance formulations and inflating agents.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017199

Systems for efficient heating and/or cooling and having low climate change impact

The present invention relates, in part, to heat transfer systems, methods and compositions which utilize a heat transfer fluid comprising: (a) from about or greater than about 0% to about 15% by weight of hcfo-1233zd; (b) from about 65% to less than about 100% by weight of hfo-1234ze, or hfo-1234yf, or combinations thereof; and (c) from greater than about 0% to about 20% by weight of hfc-125, with the weight percent being based on the total of the components (a)-(c) in the composition.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017148

Asphalt compositions for roofing applications, methods for making the same, and filled asphalt material comprising the same

Asphalt compositions for roofing applications are provided, as well as filled asphalt material comprising the asphalt compositions and methods for making asphalt compositions and filled asphalt material. More particularly, the asphalt compositions comprise non-oxidized base asphalt; and a low molecular weight polyolefin present in an amount of from about 0.5 to about 15 wt % based on the total weight of the asphalt composition. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017110

Compositions and methods comprising vinylidene fluoride

This invention relates to compositions and methods which make advantageous use of vinylidene fluoride (ch2═cf2), and in particular embodiments, to heat transfer fluids and heat transfer methods, blowing agents, and thermoplastic foams which utilize vinylidene fluoride (ch2═cf2). Compositions of the present invention include from about 0.1 to about 60 percent, on a weight basis, of a co-agent and from about 99.0 to about 40 percent, on a weight basis, of vinylidene fluoride (ch2═cf2).. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017086

Flexible, open-cell thermoset foams and blowing agents and methods for making same

Disclosed are methods and compositions for forming a flexible, open cell viscoelastic foams which utilize a thermosetting composition comprising one or more components capable of forming a thermoset matrix and a blowing agent comprising at least one chemical blowing agent, such as water, and at least one physical blowing agent selected from the group consisting of trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (hfco-1233zd(e)), 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane (hfc-245fa); 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane (365mfc), blends consisting essentially of at least about 80% of hfc-365mfc and 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane (227ea), and combinations of any two or more of these.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014911

Device housing with fastener nesting provision

An electrical unit includes a mounting portion, which can define, in part an interior region. The mounting portion includes a plurality of item clamping elements. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014772

6lowpan based multidisciplinary wireless sensor protocol for connected home security systems

A system including a control panel having a wireless transceiver that operates under a 6lowpan/ipv6/iot or equivalent protocol where the 6lowpan/ipv6/iot protocol supports one or more of a 6lowpan protocol, an ieee802.15.4 protocol and ieee802.11 coordination, a plurality of remotely located, wireless devices each having a wireless transceiver that exchanges messages with the control panel within a time division multiple access (tdma) slot on a radio frequency (rf) channel and a respective processor within the control panel and each of the plurality of wireless devices that controls transmission and reception of messages within tdma slots of a repeating super frame where at least some of the plurality of wireless devices select tdma slots within the super frame under a carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (csma/ca) algorithm/mechanism and some other of the plurality of devices select slots of the super frame under a wifi protocol.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014156

Security settings and indications of controllers

A system and approach having security assurance for a controller relative to outside connections such as internet. The controller may have locked and exposed modes. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160013923

Flexible integrated communications and navigation transceiver system

An integrated transceiver system for an avionics radio comprises a first transceiver comprising a first duplexer coupled with a first antenna, a first transmitter that sends an rf signal to the first duplexer, a first receiver that receives an rf signal from the first antenna through the first duplexer, and a first processor in communication with the first transmitter. The first transceiver is reconfigurable for atg communications or dme navigation. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160013530

Systems and methods for ferrite redundancy switch networks

Systems and methods for ferrite redundancy switch networks are disclosed. In one embodiment, a redundant ferrite switch system comprises: a first plurality of circulator modules, a second plurality of circulator modules, and a plurality of components coupled to the first plurality of circulator modules and coupled to the second plurality of circulator modules, wherein the first plurality of circulator modules and the second plurality of circulator modules is able to route a path through the redundant ferrite switch system when more than two components in the plurality of components have failed. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012736

Smart electric taxi path control

An aircraft taxi control system may include a motor connected to drive a landing gear wheel of the aircraft. A motor controller may be connected to control speed of the motor. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012735

Independent instrument landing system monitor

A system and method of monitoring received instrument landing system (ils) signals onboard an aircraft includes performing a pre-approach sampling of the received ils signals to thereby generate pre-approach phase ils data. A statistical approach course of the aircraft is determined based at least in part on the pre-approach phase ils data. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012732

Systems and methods for displaying degraded intruder traffic data on an aircraft display

A method for providing an aircraft display includes the steps of receiving an indication of a current position and altitude of the aircraft, receiving air traffic information for another aircraft within a predetermined range of the current position of the aircraft, and determining whether an element of the traffic information for the another aircraft is missing from the received air traffic information. If an element is missing, the method further includes beginning a timer to determine a length of time that the element is missing. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012711

System and method identifying unevacuated facility residents during an emergency condition

A system to detect an alarm condition in a predetermined facility is coupled to a data acquisition system which collects information as to condition and location of residents of the facility. In response to detection of the alarm condition, the data acquisition system automatically forwards resident condition and location information to a filter module. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012639

System and method of augmented reality alarm system installation

Systems and methods of augmented reality alarm system installation are provided. Methods can include capturing an image of a first piece of information displayed on a first user interface, identifying and retrieving a second piece of information associated with the first piece of information, and displaying the second piece of information on a second user interface.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011853

Methods and systems for managing speech recognition in a multi-speech system environment

Methods and system are provided for managing speech processing in an environment having at least two speech enabled systems. In one embodiment, a method includes: recording first user data that indicates an action of a user; determining, by a processor, a selection of a first speech enabled system based on the recorded user data; and generating, by the processor, a signal to at least one of activate and deactivate speech processing based on the first speech enabled system.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011839

Vertical profile display including hazard band indication

A vertical profile display includes weather information for an aircraft. In some examples, the weather is displayed in the vertical profile display with a hazard band indication. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011751

System and method for auto-configuration of devices in building information model

A security system that creates a display using a set of steps including a user input of a security system having a secured area receiving a respective name from the user for each of a plurality of security sensors, a processor matching each of the respective names to one of a plurality of respective names of sensor locations within a building information model (bim) of the secured area, the user input receiving from the user a specific designation of a corresponding location of each of the plurality of security sensors within a geographic coordinate system of the bim, a processor of the security system correlating each of the respective names with the corresponding location of the security sensor within the bim and a processor of the security system mapping each of the plurality of security sensors to a location within the bim model based upon the name of the device.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011741

Vertical profile display including weather icons

A vertical profile display includes weather information for an aircraft. In some examples, the vertical profile display includes one or more weather icons, each weather icon indicating a weather condition for a volume of space at a particular altitude. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011685

Touch screen display assembly

A touch screen display assembly including, but not limited to, a touch sensitive screen, a bezel at least partly framing the touch sensitive screen, and a stabilizing member connected to the bezel and disposed proximate the touch sensitive screen. The stabilizing member is configured to stabilize a hand of an operator at multiple positions around a periphery of the touch sensitive screen when the operator interacts with the touch sensitive screen.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011573

Multisite version and upgrade management system

A multisite version and upgrade management system for controllers. The system may have a supervisor and one or more site controllers managed by the supervisor. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011418

Space suit helmet display system

A space suit helmet capable of meeting the demands of future space suit helmet display requirements in a decoupled-helmet, helmet-mounted design with sufficient eye relief is provided. A display system and a redirecting assembly are coupled together and mounted to the helmet. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011334

Vertical profile display including weather blocks

A vertical profile display includes weather information for an aircraft. In some examples, the weather is displayed in the vertical profile display as a plurality of weather blocks, each block indicating the weather in a volume of space associated with the block. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011229

Reducing hysteresis effects in accelerometer

Techniques of manufacturing an accelerometer as disclosed herein include positioning an accelerometer between a first stator and a second stator, and the accelerometer comprises a plurality of features. In some examples, the plurality of features include a proof mass, a support structure defining a plane and configured to support the proof mass, a flexure configured to flexibly connect the proof mass to the support structure, and a plurality of raised pads, the plurality comprising at least one raised pad positioned between the flexure and an exterior of the support structure, wherein the at least one raised pad is configured to be isolatable. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011227

Stress reduction components for sensors

An accelerometer device for reducing stress on the sensor resulting from temperature extremes and multiple coefficients of thermal expansion. An exemplary accelerometer device includes upper and lower stators and a reed. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010996

Devices and methods for a path length control driver for a ring laser gyroscope

A path length control (plc) driver of a ring laser gyroscope includes a first piezoelectric assembly including a first piezoelectric element, a second piezoelectric element, and a first electrode. The plc driver further includes a second piezoelectric assembly including a third piezoelectric element, a fourth piezoelectric element, and a second electrode. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010994

Mems gyro motor loop filter

A motor drive loop circuit for a micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) gyroscope is provided. The motor drive loop circuit includes a motor configured to drive a proof mass in the mems gyroscope and a minus-90-degree phase-shift twin-tee notch filter. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010992

Systems and methods for inertial reference system alignment

Systems and methods for inertial reference system alignment are provided. In certain embodiments, a system comprises an inertial reference system, the inertial reference system providing motion measurements; and a processing system coupled to receive the motion measurements from the inertial reference system. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010991

Integrated reaction wheel assembly arrays and multi-rotor chassis suitable for usage therein

Embodiments of an integrated reaction wheel assembly array (rwaa) are provided, as are embodiments of a multi-rotor chassis suitable for usage within an rwaa. In one embodiment, the rwaa includes a multi-rotor chassis having a plurality of bearing locating features. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010880

Multiple heatsink cooling system for a line voltage thermostat

A line voltage thermostat having a multiple heatsink switch. A total switch may have a semiconductor switch mounted on each heatsink of the multiple heatsink switch. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010752

Fluid flow control devices and systems

Devices and systems for controls the flow of fluid through a conduit are described herein. One flow control device that controls the flow of fluid through a conduit, includes a body having an axis and defining a passage that allows fluid to flow from an upstream position to a downstream position, the valve body having a converging portion in the upstream position with an inner surface that curves gradually inward, but having an annular rim formed by a portion that extends outward from the inward curving shape, and a throat between the converging and diverging portions; and, a flow regulator supported within the body for controlling the flow of fluid through the conduit, the flow regulator having an annular seating surface configured to contact the annular rim of the body.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010717

Adaptive three parameter isolator assemblies including external magneto-rheological valves

Embodiments of an adaptive three parameter isolator assembly are provided, as are embodiments of a spacecraft isolation system including a plurality of isolator assemblies. In one embodiment, the isolator assembly includes a three parameter isolator having opposing hydraulic chambers configured to be filled with a magneto-rheological (mr) damping fluid. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010662

Self-snubbing hydraulic actuation system

A self-snubbing hydraulic actuation system includes a hydraulic motor, a component actuator, a control valve, a valve actuator, and a variable resistance device. The hydraulic motor is configured, upon receipt of hydraulic fluid, to rotate and supply a drive torque. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010474

Turbine nozzle components having reduced flow areas

Embodiments of a method for controllably reducing of the flow area of a turbine nozzle component are provided, as are embodiments of turbine nozzle components having reduced flow areas. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of obtaining a turbine nozzle component having a plurality of turbine nozzle flow paths therethrough, positioning braze preforms in the plurality of turbine nozzle flow paths and against a surface of the turbine nozzle component, and bonding the braze preforms to the turbine nozzle component to achieve a controlled reduction in the flow area of the turbine nozzle flow paths.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160009847

Storage stable foamable compositions containing 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene

In certain non-limiting, aspects, the present invention relates to storage stable premixes of a polyol suitable for polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam preparation having, at least, 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene (1336mzzm) as the blowing agent and optional one or more additional additives and/or auxiliary blowing agents in amounts suitable for polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam preparation.. . ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160009411

Visual search assistance for an occupant of a vehicle

A visual search assistance system and related operating method are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment of the method dynamically determines a desired line-of-sight vector from an occupant of a vehicle to a visual target, and dynamically determines, with an onboard tracking system of the vehicle, an actual line-of-sight vector for the occupant of the vehicle. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/14/16 / #20160009403

Method and apparatus for reducing high transient mount load in aircraft engine mounting systems

Exemplary embodiments are provided to reduce the high transient mount load in an aircraft engine mounting system under extreme loading condition. The exemplary embodiments reduce the impact of the snubbing phenomenon without adding to the weight or space claim of the engine mounting system.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/07/16 / #20160007425

Illuminating devices and systems

Illuminating devices and systems are described herein. One illuminating device embodiment includes a computing component configured to determine a change in a state associated with a room in which the illuminating device is located based on a signal from a sensor, and an illuminating component configured to illuminate the illuminating device at a predefined setting associated with the determined state change and discontinue illuminating the illuminating device a predefined amount of time after the change in the state.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006431

Protection switching for matrix of ferrite modules with redundant control

A protection switching circuit includes a plurality of ferrite modules arranged in a matrix, wherein the matrix includes a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows. The protection switching circuit further includes a primary control module configured to select a specific ferrite module to be polarized and a redundant control module configured to select a specific ferrite module to be polarized, wherein the redundant control module is used when the primary control module is not used. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/07/16 / #20160005306

System and method of communicating data from an alarm system to emergency services personnel

Systems and methods of communicating data from an alarm system to emergency services personnel are provided. Some methods can include receiving information from a monitoring system in a monitored region via a first communications link, where the information relates to a detected event in the monitored region. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/07/16 / #20160004521

System and method of providing context sensitive help for alarm system installation

Systems and methods of providing context sensitive help for alarm system installation are provided. Methods can include the alarm system transmitting a first piece of information to a smart device responsive to an event, where the first piece of information can include information displayed on a user interface of the alarm system or an alternative representation of the information displayed on the user interface of the alarm system. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/07/16 / #20160004501

Audio command intent determination system and method

Methods and apparatus are provided for generating aircraft cabin control commands from verbal speech onboard an aircraft. An audio command supplied to an audio input device is processed. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/07/16 / #20160003985

Self-cleaning smudge-resistant structure and related fabrication methods

Apparatus for a smudge-resistant structure and related fabrication methods are provided. An exemplary smudge-resistant structure includes a transparent substrate having a macrostructured surface configured to reduce contact with the transparent substrate and an oxidizing layer overlying the macrostructured surface.. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/07/16 / #20160003619

Resonator fiber optic gyroscope employing common cavity length modulation along with high bandwidth laser stabilization

A resonator fiber optic gyroscope comprises a master laser device that emits a reference optical signal, a first slave laser device that emits a clockwise optical signal, and a second slave laser device that emits a counter-clockwise optical signal. A resonator ring cavity is in communication with the master laser device and the slave laser devices. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/07/16 / #20160003472

Flat-flame nozzle for burner

According to the present disclosure, a flat-flame nozzle is provided for producing a flat flame in a flame chamber included in a burner assembly. The flat-flame nozzle is configured to conduct fuel from a fuel supply to an ignition zone in the flame chamber. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/07/16 / #20160003046

Parallel twin-impeller compressor having swirl-imparting device for one impeller

An turbocharger includes a parallel twin-impeller compressor and separate inlets into the two impellers. A first or outboard impeller receives one stream of inlet air and a second or inboard impeller receives its own separate stream of inlet air by way of a generally annular inlet volute surrounding the inlet to the second impeller. ... Honeywell International Inc

01/07/16 / #20160002128

High purity e-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene and methods of making the same

The present invention discloses high purity e-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233zd(e)) and methods to produce the same. More specifically, the present invention discloses the methods of making 1233zd(e) essentially free of toxic impurities (e.g. ... Honeywell International Inc








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