William W Bassett, Robert M Russ, Charles A Glorioso: Appliance interface apparatus and automated residence management system. Gas Research Institute, Dick and Harris, January 6, 1998: US05706191 (269 worldwide citation)

A method for bringing an appliance and/or an electrical or mechanical system of a residence into communication with another, or with a control device within the residence, or with an other communication source outside the residence, so as to establish a home automation system, or enlarge upon an exi ...

Eric W Grald, J Ward MacArthur: Temperature and humidity auctioneering control. Gas Research Institute, Haugen and Nikolai, December 26, 1989: US04889280 (147 worldwide citation)

An acutioneering control adapted to be connected to a thermostat control for temperature modifying apparatus wherein the thermostat control includes a temperature sensor which provides a sensed temperature signal. The auctioneering control includes apparatus for sensing absolute humidity and providi ...

Richard R Koppang, David K Moyeda: Method and system for reducing NO.sub.x and fuel emissions in a furnace. Gas Research Institute, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, June 2, 1998: US05759022 (140 worldwide citation)

In a method of this invention, a first oxidant flow including oxygen and/or air, is injected into an exhaust gas flow from a primary burn zone in a furnace combustion chamber. The first oxidant flow is injected into the exhaust gas flow in a secondary burn zone downstream from the primary burn zone, ...

Charles A Glorioso, William Wade Bassett, Robert M Russ Jr: Smart thermostat having a transceiver interface. Gas Research Institute, David R Gildea, July 20, 1999: US05926776 (105 worldwide citation)

A smart thermostat having a transceiver for two-way communication with an energy provider. The smart thermostat includes a temperature sensor for measuring a temperature, a user interface for displaying and receiving information to and from a user, a port connecting to a cooling or heating device, a ...

Malcolm L H Green, Shik C Tsang: Uncapped and thinned carbon nanotubes and process. Gas Research Institute, Speckman Pauley & Fejer, September 13, 1994: US05346683 (96 worldwide citation)

Uncapped and thinned carbon nanotubes are produced by reaction with a flowing reactant gas capable of reaction selectively with carbon atoms in the capped region of nanotubes. The uncapped and thinned nanotubes provide open compartments for insertion of chemicals and exhibit enhanced surface area wi ...

Robert M Russ, William W Bassett, Charles A Glorioso, Nir Merry, Larry A Lincoln: Fault-tolerant HVAC system. Gas Research Institute, Dick and Harris, September 1, 1998: US05801940 (94 worldwide citation)

A fault-tolerant HVAC system capable of continued operation in the event of a thermostat malfunction. An HVAC controller controls the operation of an HVAC unit in accordance with a temperature signal output from the thermostat and indicative of air temperature of a conditioned space proximate the th ...

Murty V V S Yalla, David C Vescovi, Thomas R Beckwith: Multifunction protective relay system. Gas Research Institute, Leo J Aubel, June 29, 1993: US05224011 (86 worldwide citation)

A protective relay system for generation apparatus connectable to a three-phase alternating current electrical utility system. The relay system includes a dual processing architecture wherein a digital signal processor executes all the signal-processing algorithms, and a separate microprocessor is u ...

Ashok C Khandkar, Singaravelu Elangovan: Integrated reformer/CPN SOFC stack module design. Gas Research Institute, Dick and Harris, June 9, 1998: US05763114 (84 worldwide citation)

A thermally integrated reformer (10) is located inside the stack furnace (12) housing stacks (14) of solid oxide fuel cells (16). The energy to support the endothermic reformation reaction converting hydrocarbon and water feedstock into hydrogen and carbon monoxide fuel is supplied by heat recovered ...

Robert M Russ, William W Bassett, Charles A Glorioso: RF base repeater for automated residence management system. Gas Research Institute, Pauley Petersen Kinne & Fejer, May 9, 2000: US06061604 (84 worldwide citation)

A multi-unit automated space management and communication system for use in association with a structure having a plurality of units. The system includes circuitry that monitors various utility related aspects of each of the plurality of units. The system further includes an automated subsystem disp ...

Stephen D Spafford: Method for refracturing zones in hydrocarbon-producing wells. Gas Research Institute, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, December 28, 1993: US05273115 (80 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for refracturing a well which has previously been hydraulically fractured in a lower zone or in the same zone. A sealing material is injected and allowed to solidify, the well is reperforated and refractured.