Patents Assigned to Cybernet Systems Corporation
  • Patent number: 9483867
    Abstract: A system for performing object identification combines pose determination, EO/IR sensor data, and novel computer graphics rendering techniques. A first module extracts the orientation and distance of a target in a truth chip given that the target type is known. A second is a module identifies the vehicle within a truth chip given the known distance and elevation angle from camera to target. Image matching is based on synthetic image and truth chip image comparison, where the synthetic image is rotated and moved through a 3-Dimensional space. To limit the search space, it is assumed that the object is positioned on relatively flat ground and that the camera roll angle stays near zero. This leaves three dimensions of motion (distance, heading, and pitch angle) to define the space in which the synthetic target is moved. A graphical user interface (GUI) front end allows the user to manually adjust the orientation of the target within the synthetic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Haanpaa, Charles J. Cohen, Glenn J. Beach, Charles J. Jacobus
  • Patent number: 9424634
    Abstract: A machine vision system for automatically identifying and inspecting objects is disclosed, including composable vision-based recognition modules and a decision algorithm to perform the final determination on object type and quality. This vision system has been used to develop a Projectile Identification System and an Automated Tactical Ammunition Classification System. The technology can be used to create numerous other inspection and automated identification systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn J. Beach, Gary Moody, James Burkowski, Charles J. Jacobus
  • Patent number: 9304593
    Abstract: A system for recognizing various human and creature motion gaits and behaviors is presented. These behaviors are defined as combinations of “gestures” identified on various parts of a body in motion. For example, the leg gestures generated when a person runs are different than when a person walks. The system described here can identify such differences and categorize these behaviors. Gestures, as previously defined, are motions generated by humans, animals, or machines. Multiple gestures on a body (or bodies) are recognized simultaneously and used in determining behaviors. If multiple bodies are tracked by the system, then overall formations and behaviors (such as military goals) can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Cohen, Glenn J. Beach, Brook Cavell, Eugene Foulk, Charles J. Jacobus, Jay Obermark, George V. Paul
  • Patent number: 9195886
    Abstract: A system and method including software to aid in generation of panels and control instruments rapidly generates a station that can support a variety of control interfaces. Rapid-Prototyped Panels, or RP-Panels, replicate existing systems (for simulation, training, gaming, etc.) or from new designs (for human factors testing, as functional product, etc.). The controls have tactile and visual characteristics similar or identical to their functional component counterparts such as buttons, knobs, switches, pedals, joysticks, steering wheels, and touch panels but are modular and use alternative data transfer modes (potentiometers, fiber optics, RFID, machine vision, etc.) to track and analyze the response of the controls. The response is then transmitted to the host programs. With this method a user can design and fabricate a reconfigurable interface to interact with virtual environments for various applications such as simulation, training, virtual instrumentation, gaming, human factors testing, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher R. Wagner, Amanda Christiana, Douglas Haanpaa, Charles J. Jacobus
  • Publication number: 20150253775
    Abstract: Autonomously driven vehicles operate in rain, snow and other adverse weather conditions. An on-board vehicle sensor has a beam with a diameter that is only intermittently blocked by rain, snow, dustor other obscurant particles. This allows an obstacle detection processor is to tell the difference between obstacles, terrain variations and obscurant particles, thereby enabling the vehicle driving control unit to disregard the presence of obscurant particles along the route taken by the vehicle. The sensor may form part of a LADAR or RADAR system or a video camera. The obstacle detection processor may receive time-spaced frames divided into cells or pixels, whereby groups of connected cells or pixels and/or cells or pixels that persist over longer periods of time are interpreted to be obstacles or terrain variations. The system may further including an input for receiving weather-specific configuration parameters to adjust the operation of the obstacle detection processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Jacobus, Douglas Haanpaa
  • Patent number: 9082219
    Abstract: A system for performing object identification combines pose determination, EO/IR sensor data, and novel computer graphics rendering techniques. A first module extracts the orientation and distance of a target in a truth chip given that the target type is known. A second is a module identifies the vehicle within a truth chip given the known distance and elevation angle from camera to target. Image matching is based on synthetic image and truth chip image comparison, where the synthetic image is rotated and moved through a 3-Dimensional space. To limit the search space, it is assumed that the object is positioned on relatively flat ground and that the camera roll angle stays near zero. This leaves three dimensions of motion (distance, heading, and pitch angle) to define the space in which the synthetic target is moved. A graphical user interface (GUI) front end allows the user to manually adjust the orientation of the target within the synthetic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Haanpaa, Charles J. Cohen, Glenn J. Beach, Charles J. Jacobus
  • Patent number: 8983173
    Abstract: A machine vision system for automatically identifying and inspecting objects is disclosed, including composable vision-based recognition modules and a decision algorithm to perform the final determination on object type and quality. This vision system has been used to develop a Projectile Identification System and an Automated Tactical Ammunition Classification System. The technology can be used to create numerous other inspection and automated identification systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn J. Beach, Gary Moody, James Burkowski, Charles J. Jacobus
  • Patent number: 8965561
    Abstract: A system for automated inventory management and material handling removes the requirement to operate fully automatically or all-manual using conventional vertical storage and retrieval (S&R) machines. Inventory requests to place palletized material into storage at a specified lot location or retrieve palletized material from a specified lot are resolved into missions for autonomous fork trucks, equivalent mobile platforms, or manual fork truck drivers (and their equipment) that are autonomously or manually executed to effect the request. Automated trucks plan their own movements to execute the mission over the warehouse aisles or roadways sharing this space with manually driven trucks. Automated units drive to planned speed limits, manage their loads (stability control), stop, go, and merge at intersections according human driving rules, use on-board sensors to identify static and dynamic obstacles, and human traffic, and either avoid them or stop until potential collision risk is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Jacobus, Glenn J. Beach, Steve Rowe
  • Publication number: 20140320486
    Abstract: A system for performing object identification combines pose determination, EO/IR sensor data, and novel computer graphics rendering techniques. A first module extracts the orientation and distance of a target in a truth chip given that the target type is known. A second is a module identifies the vehicle within a truth chip given the known distance and elevation angle from camera to target. Image matching is based on synthetic image and truth chip image comparison, where the synthetic image is rotated and moved through a 3-Dimensional space. To limit the search space, it is assumed that the object is positioned on relatively flat ground and that the camera roll angle stays near zero. This leaves three dimensions of motion (distance, heading, and pitch angle) to define the space in which the synthetic target is moved. A graphical user interface (GUI) front end allows the user to manually adjust the orientation of the target within the synthetic images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Haanpaa, Charles J. Cohen, Glenn J. Beach, Charles J. Jacobus
  • Publication number: 20140277691
    Abstract: A system for automated inventory management and material handling removes the requirement to operate fully automatically or all-manual using conventional vertical storage and retrieval (S&R) machines. Inventory requests to place palletized material into storage at a specified lot location or retrieve palletized material from a specified lot are resolved into missions for autonomous fork trucks, equivalent mobile platforms, or manual fork truck drivers (and their equipment) that are autonomously or manually executed to effect the request. Automated trucks plan their own movements to execute the mission over the warehouse aisles or roadways sharing this space with manually driven trucks. Automated units drive to planned speed limits, manage their loads (stability control), stop, go, and merge at intersections according human driving rules, use on-board sensors to identify static and dynamic obstacles, and human traffic, and either avoid them or stop until potential collision risk is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles J. Jacobus, Glenn J. Beach, Steve Rowe
  • Publication number: 20140260925
    Abstract: A fully automated, integrated, end-to-end synchronized and compact manufacturing system produces polymer or metal case ammunition. Manufacturing stations support case assembly, sealing (gluing/welding), final product inspection, cartridge packaging or binning, and loading. Station modularity facilitates rapid changeover to accommodate ammunition of differing calibers. Sensors and apparatus may be provided to place a manufacturing cell in a wait state until all components or materials are received in a preferred orientation for proper assembly. The system may join and use multipart cases, each including a lower portion with a head end attached thereto and at least one upper portion having a necked-down transition to the open top end. Elevator feeders, vibratory bowl feeders, and robotic pick-and-place feeders may be used to deliver components for assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Glenn J. Beach, James Burkowski, Amanda Christiana, Trevor Davey, Charles J. Jacobus, Joseph Long, Gary Moody, Gary Siebert
  • Publication number: 20140257860
    Abstract: Medical records, clinical observations, and medical imagery are organized and aggregated into a common database, enabling the data to be viewed and/or updated by medical practitioners world-wide. The information may also be viewed and monitored by patients or their relatives for accuracy, also regardless of their location. The invention further allows the records to be updated by manually controlled or automated instrumentation which measures medical parameters whether located in a doctor's office, in a hospital setting, in the patient's home, or worn by the patient. Common access and point-to-point data transmission is via the global grid, or over public access common data networks supporting TCP/IP, most often referred to as the Internet. The same approach can be using insider an organization over an internal network or Intranet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Jacobus, Jeffrey C. Braun, Paul Cobb
  • Patent number: 8806619
    Abstract: A system and method determines whether software includes malicious code. A validation machine is instrumented with tools and monitors that capture the static and dynamic behavior of software. Software under examination is executed on the validation machine, and the tools and monitors are used to log data representative of the behavior of the software to detect vulnerable or malicious code. If possible, one or more operations are automatically performed on the software to enhance the security of the software by neutralizing the vulnerable or malicious code. Activities that cannot be neutralized automatically are flagged for human inspection. The software executed on the validation machine may be source code or non-source code, with different operations being disclosed and described in each case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Chris C. Lomont, Charles J. Jacobus
  • Patent number: 8731967
    Abstract: Medical records, clinical observations, and medical imagery are organized and aggregated into a common database, enabling the data to be viewed and/or updated by medical practitioners world-wide. The information may also be viewed and monitored by patients or their relatives for accuracy, also regardless of their location. The invention further allows the records to be updated by manually controlled or automated instrumentation which measures medical parameters whether located in a doctors office, in a hospital setting, in the patient's home, or worn by the patient. Common access and point-to-point data transmission is via the global grid, or over public access common data networks supporting TCP/IP, most often referred to as the Internet. The same approach can be using insider an organization over an internal network or Intranet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Jacobus, Jeffrey C. Braun, Paul Cobb
  • Publication number: 20140132729
    Abstract: Systems and methods facilitate long-range, accurate fiducial tracking using a mixture of pan-tilt and camera devices enabling generalized 3D tracking of fiducials with the automatic mapping of flaw data to component models within standard CAD packages. The invention is suitable to many various tracking applications, particularly large inspection sites such as aircraft surfaces which require vast coverage with a medium-degree of accuracy. A method of surface inspection comprises the steps of moving a fiducial target over a surface under inspection, and tracking the fiducial as it is moved by capturing and storing the coordinates of the fiducial in a database for subsequent retrieval. Machine vision is used to acquire surface inspection data associated with the coordinates of the fiducial as it is moved. The inspection data is integrated into a CAD model, enabling the use of finite element analysis (FEA) to determine or predict flaw and material behavior over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eugene Foulk, Kevin Tang, Glenn J. Beach
  • Publication number: 20140132755
    Abstract: A machine vision system for automatically identifying and inspecting objects is disclosed, including composable vision-based recognition modules and a decision algorithm to perform the final determination on object type and quality. This vision system has been used to develop a Projectile Identification System and an Automated Tactical Ammunition Classification System. The technology can be used to create numerous other inspection and automated identification systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Glenn J. Beach, Gary Moody, James Burkowski, Charles J. Jacobus
  • Publication number: 20140114205
    Abstract: A general-purpose, low-cost system provides comprehensive physiological data collection, with extensive data object oriented programmability and configurability for a variety of medical as well as other analog data collection applications. A general-purpose data routing and encapsulation architecture supports input tagging and standardized routing through modern packet switch networks, including the Internet; from one of multiple points of origin or patients, to one or multiple points of data analysis for physician review. The preferred architecture further supports multiple-site data buffering for redundancy and reliability, and real-time data collection, routing, and viewing (or slower than real-time processes when communications infrastructure is slower than the data collection rate). Routing and viewing stations allow for the insertion of automated analysis routines to aid in data encoding, analysis, viewing, and diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Braun, Charles J. Jacobus, Scott Booth
  • Patent number: 8687849
    Abstract: A system for performing object identification combines pose determination, EO/IR sensor data, and novel computer graphics rendering techniques. A first module extracts the orientation and distance of a target in a truth chip given that the target type is known. A second module identifies the vehicle within a truth chip given the known distance and elevation angle from camera to target. Image matching is based on synthetic image and truth chip image comparison, where the synthetic image is rotated and moved through a 3-Dimensional space. It is assumed that the object is positioned on relatively flat ground and that the camera roll angle stays near zero. This leaves three dimensions of motion (distance, heading, and pitch angle) to define the space in which the synthetic target is moved. A graphical user interface (GUI) front end allows the user to manually adjust the orientation of the target within the synthetic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Haanpaa, Charles J. Cohen, Glenn J. Beach, Charles J. Jacobus
  • Patent number: 8646082
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods prevent malicious data in Universal Serial Bus (USB) configurations by providing a hardware firewall. A hardware device interconnected between a host and the USB monitors communication packets and blocks packets having unwanted or malicious intent. The device may act as a hub, enabling multiple devices to connect to a single host. The device may only allow mass storage packets from a device recognized as a mass storage device. The device may block enumeration of unwanted devices by not forwarding packets between the device and the host. The device may be operative to assign a bogus address to a malicious device so as not to transfer communications from the device further up the chain to the host. The device may provide shallow or deep packet inspection to determine when a trusted device is sending possible malicious data, or provide packet validation to block packets that are malformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cybernet Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Chris C. Lomont, Charles J. Jacobus
  • Publication number: 20140003321
    Abstract: A very large number of applications communicate logically through a many-to-many multicast cloud on the common carrier Internet. Three types of systems operate together to implement the method. The first is a network enabled client application, such as a distributed simulation or game, which joins an application cloud or federation and communicates its internal state changes into the cloud via a communication applications programming interface. The second is a lobby manager or broker which accepts entry into a communication cloud or federation and provides information to the federation and the client application for establishing communications between them. And third, is an application-specific routing system which provides the normal function of routing packets between Internet hosts (client applications running on these hosts), but also allows the routing functions to affected by modules in the router which are associated with the distributed application or simulation being implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Charles J. Jacobus