Patents Examined by Jonathan M Dager
  • Patent number: 10384779
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for commanding a payload of an aircraft. A plurality of flight segments, which comprise trajectory information of the aircraft, are received. A plurality of payload commands are generated using statements of payload intents. Each one of the payload commands are synchronized with at least one of the plurality of flight segments. The system and method express the operations to be performed by the payload onboard in order to achieve the established mission goals of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor Perez Villar, Enrique Casado, Ivan Maza, Fernando Caballero
  • Patent number: 10384788
    Abstract: A system for selecting an ejection mode on an aircraft may include an egress actuator, a ballistic signal system operatively connected to the egress actuator, and a processor operatively connected to the ballistic signal system and the egress actuator. The processor may be configured to receive, from an aircraft controller, a flight characteristic, and select, based on the flight characteristic, an ejection mode from two ejection modes. The processor may be further configured to receive a pilot egress command from the ballistic signal system, and transmit, to the egress actuator, a signal to actuate the ejection mode from the two ejection modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Campbell, Luis G. Interiano, James Tulloch, John Hampton
  • Patent number: 10384558
    Abstract: An improved cruise control system is configured to be retrofit with an electrical mobility scooter. The cruise control system has module that is a self-contained unit, comprising an assembly of electronic components and associated wiring, including a processor and memory with software for processing by the processor, which performs defined tasks, and which is linked with the scooter controller, power supply and scooter throttle control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: STG CONSULTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qian Dong, Zhongwei Chu
  • Patent number: 10379544
    Abstract: A rotary wing aircraft includes an airframe including an extending tail. The airframe includes a longitudinal axis that extends through the extending tail. The rotary wing aircraft also includes a main rotor assembly including at least one rotor hub supporting a plurality of rotor blades configured and disposed to rotate about a main rotor axis, at least one elevator arranged at the extending tail, and a control system operably connected to the main rotor assembly and the at least one elevator. The control system is configured and disposed to adjust each of a pitch rate and an attitude of the airframe by selectively adjusting a position of the at least one elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ole Wulff
  • Patent number: 10377357
    Abstract: A method and computer program for electronically regulating the brake force distribution in a pressure medium-operated brake system of a vehicle having at least one front axle brake circuit, associated with a front axle, and at least one rear axle brake circuit, associated with at least one rear axle, in which when the brake system is operated, a rear axle brake pressure, acting in the at least one rear axle brake circuit, is regulated to prevent locking of the rear wheels before locking of the front wheels, and in which the brake pressure at the rear axle is limited only while a pressure value which acts in the rear axle brake circuit is below a prespecified pressure threshold value, but the brake pressure at the rear axle is not limited if the pressure value acting in the rear axle brake circuit is not less than the prespecified pressure threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Knorr-Bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Wieder, Adnan Mustapha, Andreas Schaefers, Falk Hecker, Christian Weber
  • Patent number: 10371537
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are provided for flexible route planning. Locations for a planned movement may be obtained. The locations may include at least a starting location and an ending location. A route for the planned movement may be determined. The route may include at least the starting location and the ending location. A composite cost of using the route may be determined. The composite cost may include at least a temporal cost component and a non-temporal cost component. An interface through which the composite cost is accessible may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Wilczynski, Reese Glidden
  • Patent number: 10366616
    Abstract: A collision avoidance system includes an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a UAV controller, and a safety data aggregator. The UAV includes a positional sensor, and is coupled to communicate positional data to the UAV controller, and receive commands from the UAV controller. The safety data aggregator is coupled to communicate with the UAV controller, wherein the safety data aggregator collects positional data from one or more UAV controllers, stores collected positional data in a safety data buffer, and extracts spatially relevant positional data in response to a request from the UAV controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Botlink, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander J. Kube
  • Patent number: 10351060
    Abstract: A parking assistance apparatus includes a first sensor configured to sense a first environment corresponding to a first distance around a vehicle; a second sensor configured to sense a second environment corresponding to a second distance around the vehicle that is greater than the first distance; and a display configured to display a graphic image. The parking assistance apparatus also includes at least one processor configured to: acquire first information regarding the first environment around the vehicle and second information regarding the second environment around the vehicle; detect an available parking space based on the first information and based on the second information; and based on an available parking space being detected outside of the first environment, control the display to display information regarding the available parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seongju Ha, Daebum Kim, Ilho Kim
  • Patent number: 10351225
    Abstract: A method for position hold override control of an aircraft includes determining, by a processor, that a position hold mode is enabled to hold the aircraft at a substantially fixed position with respect to a target. The processor receives a control input indicative of a commanded change in acceleration of the aircraft as an override of the position hold mode. The processor determines an acceleration command based on the commanded change in acceleration. The acceleration command is adjusted as an adjusted acceleration command responsive to a non-linear scheduled translational rate command based on feedback of a commanded velocity of the aircraft. An update to the commanded velocity of the aircraft is generated based on the adjusted acceleration command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven E. Spoldi, Alex Faynberg, Stephen Kubik, Donald T. Ream, John Rucci, Stephen C. McCulley, Christiaan Corry
  • Patent number: 10356590
    Abstract: A method includes: providing to a robot, by a system, a predetermined behavior configured to help an emergency responder; directing the robot, by the system, to a designated location; instructing the robot, by the system, to gather emergency data; receiving, by the system, from the robot, the gathered emergency data; and transmitting the emergency data, by the system, to the emergency responder. A method for responding to emergencies using robotic assistance includes: receiving, by a robot, from a system for responding to emergencies using robotic assistance, a predetermined behavior configured to help an emergency responder; instituting, by the robot, the predetermined behavior; receiving, by the robot, a direction to a designated location; proceeding, by the robot, to the designated location; receiving, by the robot, an instruction to gather emergency data; gathering, by the robot, the emergency data; and transmitting, by the robot to the system, the gathered emergency data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fetch Robotics, Inc.
    Inventor: Melonee Wise
  • Patent number: 10347046
    Abstract: A first augmented-reality (AR) device comprises an optical sensor, a geographic location sensor, an orientation sensor, and a display. The first AR device accesses a first geographic location of the first AR device and an orientation of the first AR device and generates a picture taken at the first geographic location of the first AR device and associated with the orientation of the first AR device. The first AR device retrieves, from a server, transportation information from a second AR device in a vehicle. The server assigns the second AR device to the first AR device. The first AR device forms transportation AR content based on the transportation information and displays the transportation AR content in the display based on the first geographic location and orientation of the first AR device, the transportation information, and the picture generated at the first geographic location of the first AR device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Mullins
  • Patent number: 10336202
    Abstract: A drone receiving apparatus is provided including a landing area including a platform, a lighting system, and/or a surface on which a drone is receivable, a charging plate for providing electrical power to charge the drone received by the landing area, and a communication system by which a signal is communicable to exchange data with the drone that is within a communicable proximity to the communication system. A method to receive a drone is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Peter J. Panopoulos, Gordon Paul Ramsey
  • Patent number: 10339816
    Abstract: An automatic aircraft monitoring and proposed rerouting system includes at least one processor and at least one memory. The at least one memory is in electronic communication with the at least one processor. The at least one memory includes programming code configured to be executed by the at least one processor. The programming code is configured to automatically monitor at least one aircraft and to automatically provide a proposed flight reroute for the at least one aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, John Allin Brown
  • Patent number: 10339818
    Abstract: A drone defense system (DDS) beacon detects unmanned aerial systems (UAS) traffic and transmits a broadcast signal over a transmission region indicating a no-fly zone in which only UAS having an authorization are allowed to fly. The beacon allows UAS with clearance to enter the no-fly zone. Those UAS without clearance are diverted around the no-fly zone, denied Wi-Fi and/or RF connection, forced to return to home launch sites via activation of standard preprogrammed Return to Home (RTH) routines, or forced to land at specified locations where they may be captured. Military, emergency medical services (EMS), and other UAS are allowed to enter no-fly zones in which other UAS, such as commercial, or consumer UAS, cannot enter. DDS cloud collects and stores log data from all deployed DDS beacons. DDS cloud can send system software updates to DDS beacons, make real-time statistical analysis, and provide report data to outside systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DRONE GO HOME, LLC
    Inventors: Linda J. Ziemba, Dennis J. Ziemba, Taylor J. Sinatra, Ziang Gao
  • Patent number: 10337424
    Abstract: A system is disclosed including but not limited to a processor; a hybrid power source for servicing a system load, the hybrid power source comprising a natural gas engine, a diesel engine and a battery; a linear computer program comprising, instructions determining a current system load serviced by power provided from the hybrid power source; instructions to determine a current operating state for the natural gas engine, the diesel engine and the battery; instructions to use linear programming to determine a new operating state for the natural gas engine, the diesel engine and the battery to reduce for power consumption servicing the current system load the natural gas engine, the diesel engine and the battery; and instructions to replace the current operating state for the natural gas engine, the diesel engine and the battery to the new operating state for the natural gas engine, the diesel engine and the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Power Design, Inc.
    Inventor: John Bradford Janik
  • Patent number: 10341573
    Abstract: This invention discloses an aircraft control method, apparatus and an aircraft. The invention relates to the field of aircraft control technologies. The method includes: obtaining ambient luminance data by a luminance sensing apparatus of an aircraft; determining whether the ambient luminance data satisfies a luminance value required for normal running of a vision system of the aircraft; and adjusting, when the ambient luminance data does not satisfy the luminance value required for normal running of the vision system of the aircraft, a working status of a light emitting apparatus on the aircraft to change light emitting luminance of the light emitting apparatus. The foregoing aircraft control method, apparatus and the aircraft can accurately learn a flight environment in which the aircraft is located, thereby effectively implementing vision positioning on the aircraft and more conveniently controlling the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Yang
  • Patent number: 10328847
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an apparatus and a method for identifying a driving state of an unmanned vehicle, the identifying apparatus comprising: an information analyzing apparatus, configured to receive information of an operating system of the unmanned vehicle, and determine and transmit a corresponding driving state signal based on the information; and a display apparatus, configured to receive the driving state signal transmitted from the information analyzing apparatus and display the driving state signal. The identifying apparatus fully considers the driving conditions of various vehicles on the road and displays the driving state of the unmanned vehicle in an intuitive and eye-catching manner to the surrounding vehicles and pedestrians, improves the safety performance of road driving, and is simple in structure, easy to install, low in cost, suitable for mass promotion and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Guang Yang, Kelei Li
  • Patent number: 10334049
    Abstract: Methods for providing a highly assisted driving (HAD) service include: (a) transmitting telematics sensor data from a vehicle to a remote first server; (b) transmitting at least a portion of the telematics sensor data from the remote first server to a remote second server, wherein the remote second server is configured to execute a HAD application using received telematics sensor data, and wherein the HAD application is configured to output a HAD service result; and (c) transmitting the HAD service result from the remote second server to a client. Apparatuses for providing a HAD service are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Oliver Stenneth, Vladimir Boroditsky, Leo Modica, Gavril Adrian Giurgiu, James Adeyemi Fowe
  • Patent number: 10328823
    Abstract: A seat assembly is provided with a translatable seat cushion, a pivotal seat back, and a head restraint adapted to be mounted for translation adjacent the seat back. An actuator is operably connected to at least one of the seat cushion and the seat back for adjustment of a plurality of settings of the seat assembly. A controller is in electrical communication with the actuator and is configured to receive input indicative of occupant anthropometry data, current physical condition and/or activity level, compare the input with predetermined data ranges, and adjust at least one of the plurality of settings of the actuator to a predetermined setting based on the predetermined range. A computer-program product is programmed for automatically adjusting a seat assembly. A method for adjusting a seat assembly receives anthropometry data for an occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Terry O'Bannon, Michelle A. Pereny, Samuel R. Hanlon, Ashford Allen Galbreath, Gerald Patrick, Karl Henn
  • Patent number: 10328936
    Abstract: A speed control system configured automatically to cause a vehicle to operate in accordance with a first target speed value stored by the system at least in part by controlling an amount of drive torque applied to one or more wheels by a powertrain. The system is configured to receive a driver drive demand signal indicative of an amount of driver demanded drive torque to be applied to one or more wheels, and is configured to cause the vehicle to operate in accordance with a second target speed value greater than the first in dependence at least in part on the driver drive demand signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: James Kelly, Andrew Fairgrieve, Paul Beever