Honeywell

  • Tony Fadell Says Nest Has 100 Patents Granted, 200 Filed, And 200 More Ready To File

    Tony Fadell Says Nest Has 100 Patents Granted, 200 Filed, And 200 More Ready To File

    Many in the tech world and Washington have railed against the encroaching and limiting effect of patents on innovation, but when the chips are down, IP and patents remain key cornerstones in how tech companies and their founders are making sure they will be able to build their businesses and stick around for the long haul. Tony Fadell, the legendary former hardware supremo at Apple and now CEO… Read More

  • Nest Buys Protection: Licenses Patents From Intellectual Ventures To Fight Honeywell, Others

    Nest Buys Protection: Licenses Patents From Intellectual Ventures To Fight Honeywell, Others

    This morning, intelligent thermostat company Nest struck a patent licensing deal with notorious patent hoarder Intellectual Ventures. There are a variety of reasons for the deal but the primary purpose seems to be industry protection against patent hunters like IV and Nest legal opponent Honeywell. Nest has been battling Honeywell over patents related to thermostats in the courts. This deal… Read More

  • Honeywell Fires Back At Nest In Patent Infringement Case, Denies All Accusations

    Honeywell Fires Back At Nest In Patent Infringement Case, Denies All Accusations

    The last time the Honeywell-Nest legal scuffle appeared on our radar, upstart Nest had just lawyered up (with Apple’s former Chief Patent Counsel no less) and offered up their counterclaims to the original patent infringement suit Honeywell filed this past February. With a new filing today though, it seems as though the legal battle between the David and the Goliath of thoughtful… Read More

  • Honeywell Files Patent Lawsuit Against Smart Thermostat Developer Nest

    Honeywell Files Patent Lawsuit Against Smart Thermostat Developer Nest

    Conglomerate Honeywell, which develops thermostats, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs, the developer of the innovative smart thermostat. The lawsuit, which was filed United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges infringement of seven Honeywell patents related to its thermostat technology. As we’ve reported in the past, Nest, which was founded… Read More

  • Honeywell gets into the monster LCD market, the 82-inch Altura emerges

    Honeywell gets into the monster LCD market, the 82-inch Altura emerges

    Sharp,¬†Samsung, and NEC¬†have shown off huge, 82-inch LCDs but Honeywell might beat those gigantic sets to the market with their own 300-pound beast. Actually, the American company isn’t the one constructing the LCD but rather simply licensed the nameplate to Soyo who will do the heavy lifting. The Altura does come packing however with a 120Hz screen, 3 HDMI inputs, and a dynamic… Read More

  • Honeywell's HDMI-to-Cat5 converter: Eat the rich

    Honeywell's HDMI-to-Cat5 converter: Eat the rich

    If you’re remodeling the beach house this year, do be sure to pick up these HDMI-to-Cat5 converters. Essentially, they allow you to keep a electronics room somewhere in the house and then connect your TV straight into the wall to get red hot HDMI hi-def content no matter where you are. This is actually a really good idea. It lets organizations have a centralized AV office and stream… Read More