Patents Assigned to Rockwell Collins, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10043402
    Abstract: A system includes a communications system and at least one processor coupled with the communications system and with a non-transitory processor-readable medium storing processor-executable code. The communications system is configured to receive measured air data from an air sensor system and receive flight data from a flight monitoring system. The air data is indicative of at least one air characteristic of an environment surrounding an aircraft. The flight data is indicative of at least one flight characteristic of the aircraft. The processor-executable code causes the at least one processor to detect a failed state of the air sensor system based on the measure air data and the flight data, estimate air data in response to detecting the failed state of the air sensor system, and provide the estimated air data to at least one of a display device and an automated flight control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge A. Alvarez, David L. Leedom, Brian E. Mishmash
  • Patent number: 10044165
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling start-up and stabilization of mode-locked lasers are disclosed. A laser stabilization method may include: receiving a laser beam generated by a mode-locked laser; generating a current based on the laser beam received, wherein the generation of the current generates a radio frequency (RF) waveform; amplifying the RF waveform to a level suitable to be processed by a mixer communicatively coupled with the mode-locked laser; and adjusting a phase of the amplified RF waveform to compensate for effects of environmental changes on the laser beam generated by the mode-locked laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Cullen
  • Patent number: 10042597
    Abstract: Redundant display systems and methods for providing display redundancy are disclosed. A display system may include a primary display and at least one secondary display. The primary display and the at least one secondary display may be stacked in series relative to a line of sight of a user, and the at least one secondary display may be configured to serve as a backup to the primary display upon a failure of the primary display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy J. Barnidge, Joseph L. Tchon, Blake P. Covington, Donald E. Mosier, Neil C. Johnson, Christopher R. Chapman, Maria A. Appel
  • Patent number: 10038252
    Abstract: The system can include and the method can provide a first printed circuit board antenna tile. The first printed circuit board antenna tile comprises a repeating pattern of antenna element units. The antenna can also include and the method can also provide a second first printed circuit board antenna tile comprising the repeating pattern. The first printed circuit board antenna tile and the second first printed circuit board antenna tile can be attached such that the antenna elements maintain the same spacing in an X-Y plane associated with the repeating pattern across a boundary the first printed circuit board antenna tile and the second first printed circuit board antenna tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: James B. West, Matilda G. Livadaru, Christopher G. Olson
  • Publication number: 20180210198
    Abstract: A head up display includes a light pipe and a waveguide combiner. The light pipe is configured to expand a pupil in a first direction and includes an input grating and an output put grating. The light pipe also includes four elongated surfaces, and the input grating and the output grating are provided in one or more planes parallel to two of the elongated surfaces. The waveguide combiner is configured to expand the pupil in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The first light pipe is disposed at an angle with respect to a waveguide combiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Brown, Eric P. Stratton
  • Patent number: 10032111
    Abstract: A system includes a machine learning engine. The machine learning engine is configured to receive training data including a plurality of first input conditions and a plurality of first response maneuvers associated with the first input conditions. The machine learning engine is configured to train a learning system using the training data to generate a second response maneuver based on a second input condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua R. Bertram, Angus L. McLean
  • Patent number: 10032311
    Abstract: Present novel and non-trivial system, device, and method for enhancing a three-dimensional synthetic image are disclosed. The image generating system is comprised of a first image data source, a second image data source, an image processing unit (“IPU”), and a display system. The IPU may be configured to receive first image data of a first image of a first external scene produced from object data; receive second image data of a second image of a second external scene produced from point cloud data acquired by one or more image capturing devices or object data augmented with point cloud data; combine the first image data with the second image data to produce third image data of a third image of the first external scene; and provide the third image data set to the display system. Fourth image data could be received and included in the production of the three image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Max G. Taylor, Scott E. Schultz, Matthew J. Cunnien, Michael J. Armstrong, Ryan J. Olson, Peter J. Flugstad, Shawn M. Spencer
  • Patent number: 10031229
    Abstract: An object designator system has a laser light source, and image sensor, a display, and a processor coupled with a non-transitory processor-readable medium storing processor-executable code. The image sensor captures an external scene image. The processor determines a range to an object of interest in the external scene and an exposure delay based on the range. The laser light source emits a laser light pulse into the external scene. The image sensor, based on the exposure delay, captures a laser spot image including laser light pulse reflections, and a spot baseline image of the external scene. The processor determines, based on the laser spot image and the spot baseline image, a location of the laser spot in the external scene and generates a symbol indicative of the location of the laser spot. The processor renders the symbol onto the external scene image to display an integrated image to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Koenck, Mark A. Bortz, T. Douglas Hiratzka, Michael C. Gokay
  • Patent number: 10027305
    Abstract: A filter can be used in circuit. The filter includes a first stage including a first resonator configured to oscillate at a first fundamental frequency, a second resonator configured to oscillate at a second fundamental frequency, and a first nonlinear coupler for the first resonator and the second resonator. The second fundamental frequency being one half of the first fundamental frequency. The filter also includes a second stage including a third resonator, a fourth resonator, and a second nonlinear coupler for the third resonator and the fourth resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventor: Alexander B. Kozyrev
  • Patent number: 10014835
    Abstract: A transistor cell can be modeled as a transistor with a collector, a base, and an emitter operating with a current at the collector to produce a minimum transconductance in the transistor cell that increases a current gain and improves at least one operating characteristic of the transistor cell. The operating characteristics include bandwidth, gain, and output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell D. Wyse, Michael L. Hageman
  • Patent number: 10015087
    Abstract: A system and related method for routing Modem Hardware Abstraction Layer (MHAL) On-Chip Bus (MOCB) protocol data communications between a first system on a chip (SoC) device and at least one second SoC device abstracts the physical layer across one or more physical devices via one or more packet routers, the packet routers capable of receiving MOCB commands and responses and generating data packets based on the commands and responses, the data packets having a first word indicating the destination device. Other packet routers determine the destination of inbound data packets, and whether to bypass or receive the data packets, based on the first word (without having to fully decode the data packets) and deserialize received packets into MOCB commands and responses, forwarding the commands or responses to the intended destination SoC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Fay A. Smith, Peter B. Laird, Jeremiah C. Leary
  • Patent number: 10008982
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) wave generator includes a nonlinear transmission line and a pulse generator. The nonlinear transmission line has in order an input section, a magnetic section, and an output section. The magnetic section includes a nonlinear magnetic material. The pulse generator is configured to provide an input pulse to the input section which is converted to an RF wave by the nonlinear transmission line. A waveform of the input pulse is such that the generated RF wave is parametrically amplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventor: Alexander B. Kozyrev
  • Patent number: 10001376
    Abstract: An apparatus monitors position for an aircraft. The aircraft includes a display, a position system, a vision system and a database comprising terrain data associated with an environment at a location of the aircraft. The apparatus includes a monitoring processor configured to perform character recognition or structure recognition on the image data to identify a structure or a character in the image data, correlate a position of the structure or character in the environment using a position from the position system and the terrain data, and cause the display to provide a confirmation in response to the position of the structure or character in the terrain data matches the position of the structure or character in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Carlo L. Tiana, Sarah Barber
  • Patent number: 10001966
    Abstract: An audio sequencing device includes an input circuit, a prioritizing circuit, a playback circuit, and an output circuit. The input circuit is receives a first audio signal from a first audio source and a second audio signal from a second audio source. The prioritizing circuit assigns a first priority to the first audio signal and a second priority to the second audio signal. The playback circuit sequences at least one of the audio signals based on at least one of an order of receiving the audio signals and the assigned priorities. The output circuit transmits the audio signals to a user device one at a time based on the sequence and the assigned priorities of the audio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Ellen L. McGaughy, Bandi B. Reddy
  • Patent number: 9998946
    Abstract: A mobile local delivery server (MLDS) may include a system controller configured to determine an anticipated location of an aircraft based on information received from one or more flight information sources and a data loading processor communicably coupled with the system controller and configured to execute one or more software applications. The one or more software applications may configure the MLDS to exchange data with the aircraft. The MLDS may further include a mass storage device communicably coupled with the data loading processor and configured to store data exchanged between the MLDS and the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Lentz, Fraser R. Chisholm, Scott J. Zogg
  • Patent number: 9995961
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a light source. The display apparatus includes a display target configured to receive light from the light source. The display target displays an image using at least a portion of the light received from the light source. The display apparatus includes a first reflective structure configured to reduce an outgoing angle of at least a portion of the light from the light source. The display apparatus includes a second reflective structure configured to longitudinally translate at least a portion of the light from at least one of the light source and the first reflective structure toward the display target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Lu Bai, Ming Yu, Roger E. Yaffe
  • Patent number: 9995457
    Abstract: A display system for providing multicolor light patches for illuminating display images includes at least one light source for providing a light, at least one light pipe having an input end and an output end for allowing the light to enter via the input end and exit via the output end, and at least one color interface coupled to the output end of the at least one light pipe. The at least one color interface includes at least one color material and each color material has a different color characteristic. Light passing through the color material creates an illumination patch associated with the color characteristic of the color material. The display system further includes an optical device coupled with the at least one color interface and configured to receive the illumination patches, combine the illumination patches, and cause a combined illumination patch to be projected as a display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Keith, Eric P. Stratton
  • Patent number: D822030
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Barber, Felix B. Turcios, Ian G. Kiefer, Bernard S. McCaffrey
  • Patent number: D822041
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Howard, Gabriel W. Schive, Jacob D. Hipke, Craig A. Goldsmith
  • Patent number: D822060
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Max G. Taylor, Shawn M. Spencer, Jennifer A. Myren, Matthew Jacob Cunnien, Michael Armstrong, Peter J. Flugstad, Roy Allen Rhodes, Ryan J. Olson, Scott E. Schultz