David W Burns, Henry Guckel, James D Zook: Opto-electro-mechanical device or filter, process for making, and sensors made therefrom. Honeywell, Ian D Mackinnon, September 24, 1996: US05559358 (374 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to microstructures fabricated from semiconductor material and having a flexible member which is excited into various modes of resonance and in which such resonance is read optically. By coupling the microstructure to a surface or material of interest, a drive means will ...

Roger R Roth: Method of semiautomatic ambient light sensor calibration in an automatic control system. Honeywell, Ian D MacKinnon, December 23, 1997: US05701058 (181 worldwide citation)

A method of calibrating a dimmable lighting system having an electric lighting fixture and light sensor in an electronic controller. The method comprises a system which makes eight measurements while controlling illumination levels from both indoor and outdoor lighting. The method calculates a set p ...

Edward L Cochran, Stephen V Metz: Method and means for programming a programmable electronic thermostat. Honeywell, Ian D MacKinnon, January 9, 1996: US05482209 (150 worldwide citation)

A programmable electronic thermostat which utilizes time and temperature pairs. This thermostat utilizes a first display which displays the current status information of the thermostat which includes the current time as well as the current temperature. A second display is incorporated in which the p ...

Robert E Higashi, Jeffrey A Ridley, Thomas G Stratton, R Andrew Wood: Integrated silicon vacuum micropackage for infrared devices. Honeywell, Ian D MacKinnon, April 20, 1999: US05895233 (110 worldwide citation)

An efficient method brings together two wafers of dies that contain an infrared transparent window or top cap with either an infrared detector or emitter array to produce a low cost infrared package. A low thermal conductivity gas or a vacuum may be used between the wafers for enhanced thermal isola ...

Gregory A Jamieson, Stephanie A E Guerlain, Peter T Bullemer: Multivariable process trend display and methods regarding same. Honeywell, Ian D Mackinnon, Mueting Raasch & Gebhardt, June 10, 2003: US06577323 (104 worldwide citation)

A system to provide real-time process information to a user for a multivariable process operable under control of a plurality of process variables includes a controller operable to control one or more process variables and provide data representative of such process variables. The system further inc ...

Anoop Mathur, Tariq Samad: Method for developing a neural network tool for process identification. Honeywell, Ian D MacKinnon, July 13, 1999: US05924086 (95 worldwide citation)

A tool, and the method of making the tool, for process system identification that is based on the general purpose learning capabilities of neural networks. The tool and method can be used for a wide variety of system identification problems with little or no analytic effort. A neural network is trai ...

Clement H Wann, Haining S Yang: Metal silicide alloy local interconnect. International Business Machines Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, Ian D MacKinnon Esq, September 7, 2010: US07791109 (90 worldwide citation)

A local interconnect is formed with a gate conductor line that has an exposed sidewall on an active area of a semiconductor substrate. The exposes sidewall comprises a silicon containing material that may form a silicide alloy upon silicidation. During a silicidation process, a gate conductor sidewa ...

Rolf L Strand, Daniel T Uhrich: Thermostat for a variable capacity HVAC and method for providing a ramping set point on a setback thermostat. Honeywell, Ian D MacKinnon, May 24, 1994: US05314004 (88 worldwide citation)

A thermostat for providing control signals to a variable capacity HVAC system. The thermostat being a setback thermostat with a ramping set point for the recovery period. The thermostat monitoring the load signal required during recovery and increasing or decreasing the ramp slope accordingly.

Xu Ouyang, Geng Han, Lars W Liebmann: Placement and optimization of process dummy cells. International Business Machines Corporation, Ian D MacKinnon, Howard M Cohn, July 17, 2012: US08225255 (86 worldwide citation)

A method for laying out process dummy cells in relationship to inside memory cells of a memory array includes (a) calculating an initial process performance parameter for the memory array; (b) changing dummy cell layout configuration for a layer electrically connected to inside cells; (c) applying l ...

Robert A Morgan: Monolithic vertical cavity surface emitting laser and resonant cavity photodetector transceiver. Honeywell, Ian D MacKinnon, November 2, 1999: US05978401 (85 worldwide citation)

A monolithic transceiver that includes both a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) and a resonant cavity photodetector (RCPD) formed therein. The monolithic transceiver may also be an array of VCSEL and RCPD devices. The monolithic transceiver may be an integrated circuit, and may include ...