Patents by Inventor Aaron Gannon

Aaron Gannon has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10116378
    Abstract: A method in an aircraft computing system for facilitating communication between a flight crew and external communication facility (ECF) such as air traffic control (ATC) or airline operational control (AOC) is provided. The method comprises monitoring aircraft data by an aircraft computing system for a plurality of pre-defined, non-emergency conditions, detecting, by the aircraft computing system, a pre-defined, non-emergency condition requiring communication from the flight crew to the ECF, automatically generating and displaying a computer-generated message on an aircraft cockpit display responsive to detecting the condition requiring communication from the flight crew to the ECF, providing a selection option for transmitting the message to the ECF, and transmitting the message to the ECF in accordance with the option selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Katarina Alexis Morowsky, Aaron Gannon, Ivan Sandy Wyatt
  • Patent number: 10053224
    Abstract: A system method for providing aircraft lateral navigation system capability feedback to a pilot includes determining, in a processor, when a flight plan has been received that includes a flight leg that needs to be captured by the aircraft. A determination is made, in the processor, when an armed signal has been received, where the armed signal indicating that an aircraft autopilot navigation mode (NAV) has been armed. The processor is used to command a display device to render the flight leg using a first display paradigm when the armed signal has not been received, and to render the flight leg using a second display paradigm when the armed signal has been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Dave Pepitone, John Meeker, Mark Giddings, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, John Suddreth, Aaron Gannon
  • Publication number: 20170349295
    Abstract: A system method for providing aircraft lateral navigation system capability feedback to a pilot includes determining, in a processor, when a flight plan has been received that includes a flight leg that needs to be captured by the aircraft. A determination is made, in the processor, when an armed signal has been received, where the armed signal indicating that an aircraft autopilot navigation mode (NAV) has been armed. The processor is used to command a display device to render the flight leg using a first display paradigm when the armed signal has not been received, and to render the flight leg using a second display paradigm when the armed signal has been received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Dave Pepitone, John Meeker, Mark Giddings, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, John Suddreth, Aaron Gannon
  • Publication number: 20170293358
    Abstract: A system and method provides aircraft autoflight capability feedback to aircraft pilots to thereby prevent, or at least inhibit, latent errors of omission that may result in operational errors. The system and method uses graphics that communicate subtly and in the background, in a manner that naturally fits with how the visual cortex processes graphical information and how the mind makes quick, and subconscious judgments about information. The system may also use auditory and tactile feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Gannon, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Steve Grothe
  • Patent number: 9786186
    Abstract: A method and system are described for enhancing ground situational awareness to an aircrew via an alphanumeric display of an air traffic control ground clearance, including displaying a symbol for each stage of the clearance. A crewmember may accept or change each stage via a graphical user interface within the alphanumeric display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Ball, Sean Caufield, Troy Nichols, Aaron Gannon, Thea L. Feyereisen, John G. Suddreth
  • Patent number: 9666085
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for displaying a taxi clearance for an aircraft at an airport. One exemplary method involves receiving user input indicative of a constraining taxi path of a plurality of taxi paths at the airport, determining a first taxi portion between an initial location for the taxi clearance and the constraining taxi path, determining a second taxi portion between the constraining taxi path and a destination location for the taxi clearance, and displaying, on a display device associated with the aircraft, a taxi route comprising the first taxi portion, the second taxi portion, and the constraining taxi path between the first taxi portion and the second taxi portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Gannon, Thea L. Feyereisen, Troy Nichols, Jerry Ball, Sean Caufield, John G. Suddreth, Ivan Sandy Wyatt
  • Patent number: 9646470
    Abstract: A wearable device to be worn by an operator of an aircraft includes a communication unit configured to receive aircraft parameters from an aircraft system. The wearable device further includes a database configured to store adverse control rules that define at least a first adverse control associated with a first aircraft state. The wearable device further includes a first sensor to collect data associated with movement and/or location of the wearable device. The wearable device includes a processing unit configured to identify the first aircraft state based on the aircraft parameters, evaluate operator intent based on the movement and/or location of the wearable device, and initiate a first alert when the operator intent corresponds to the first adverse control during the first aircraft state. The wearable device includes a haptic unit configured to communicate the first alert to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jary Engels, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Aaron Gannon
  • Patent number: 9640081
    Abstract: A dynamic runway indicator is displayed overlying a conformal runway for assisting a pilot in completing an approach to landing on a runway. The dynamic runway indicator includes a polygon, that by changing position with respect to the conformal runway, provides advanced instrumentation cues to the pilot for adjusting the aircraft flight path to a normal, or recommended, path to the runway for landing, thereby assisting the pilot to improve the accuracy and safety of the approach and landing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Gannon, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Troy Nichols, John G. Suddreth
  • Publication number: 20170109980
    Abstract: A wearable device to be worn by an operator of an aircraft includes a communication unit configured to receive aircraft parameters from an aircraft system. The wearable device further includes a database configured to store adverse control rules that define at least a first adverse control associated with a first aircraft state. The wearable device further includes a first sensor to collect data associated with movement and/or location of the wearable device. The wearable device includes a processing unit configured to identify the first aircraft state based on the aircraft parameters, evaluate operator intent based on the movement and/or location of the wearable device, and initiate a first alert when the operator intent corresponds to the first adverse control during the first aircraft state. The wearable device includes a haptic unit configured to communicate the first alert to the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jary Engels, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Aaron Gannon
  • Patent number: 9524142
    Abstract: A 3D gesture based interface for controlling audio information in flight deck applications is provided. The system and method utilize a set of simple, intuitive 3D gestures, and unburden the pilot of searching for specific audio device controls. The system and method are intuitive and enable the pilot to quickly silence or subdue non-essential audio information, before interfering with essential audio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steve Grothe, Aaron Gannon, John Foster
  • Patent number: 9418561
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying predictive cues on an aircraft display system for executing a landing after an engine failure is provided. The system and method displays the cues for various aircraft configurations, and each cue is displayed in perspective (conformally) on a three dimensional graphical display of the surrounding terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Gannon, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Patent number: 9389097
    Abstract: A display system for a vehicle includes a processing unit configured to receive data representative of flight path information and terrain and to supply display commands associated with the flight path information and the terrain; and a display device coupled the processing unit and configured to receive the display commands and operable to render a three-dimensional view, including symbology representing the flight path information on the terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen, Aaron Gannon
  • Patent number: 9377325
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for graphically displaying airspace data including speed restrictions on an aircraft display. The system comprises an avionics display system coupled to a processor that is configured to retrieve airspace data from a database, display the aircraft data on the display, and display a visual representation of the airspace. Then the processor may alter the format of the visual representation of the airspace to a second visual representation, if the airspace data meets predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Dilip Kumar Behara, Naveen Venkatesh Prasad Nama, Aaron Gannon, Marc L. Lajeunesse
  • Publication number: 20160155341
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying predictive cues on an aircraft display system for executing a landing after an engine failure is provided. The system and method displays the cues for various aircraft configurations, and each cue is displayed in perspective (conformally) on a three dimensional graphical display of the surrounding terrain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Gannon, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Publication number: 20160140849
    Abstract: A method and system are described for enhancing ground situational awareness to an aircrew via an alphanumeric display of an air traffic control ground clearance, including displaying a symbol for each stage of the clearance. A crewmember may accept or change each stage via a graphical user interface within the alphanumeric display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Ball, Sean Caufield, Troy Nichols, Aaron Gannon, Thea L. Feyereisen, John G. Suddreth
  • Publication number: 20160140855
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for displaying a taxi clearance for an aircraft at an airport. One exemplary method involves receiving user input indicative of a constraining taxi path of a plurality of taxi paths at the airport, determining a first taxi portion between an initial location for the taxi clearance and the constraining taxi path, determining a second taxi portion between the constraining taxi path and a destination location for the taxi clearance, and displaying, on a display device associated with the aircraft, a taxi route comprising the first taxi portion, the second taxi portion, and the constraining taxi path between the first taxi portion and the second taxi portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Gannon, Thea L. Feyereisen, Troy Nichols, Jerry Ball, Sean Caufield, John G. Suddreth, Ivan Sandy Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20150371545
    Abstract: A dynamic runway indicator is displayed overlying a conformal runway for assisting a pilot in completing an approach to landing on a runway. The dynamic runway indicator includes a polygon, that by changing position with respect to the conformal runway, provides advanced instrumentation cues to the pilot for adjusting the aircraft flight path to a normal, or recommended, path to the runway for landing, thereby assisting the pilot to improve the accuracy and safety of the approach and landing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Gannon, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Troy Nichols, John G. Suddreth
  • Publication number: 20150277848
    Abstract: A 3D gesture based interface for controlling audio information in flight deck applications is provided. The system and method utilize a set of simple, intuitive 3D gestures, and unburden the pilot of searching for specific audio device controls. The system and method are intuitive and enable the pilot to quickly silence or subdue non-essential audio information, before interfering with essential audio information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steve Grothe, Aaron Gannon, John Foster
  • Publication number: 20150262493
    Abstract: A system and method for determining if an aircraft is headed in the right direction on a runway entered upon at a location that does not display runway identification comprises receiving runway and aircraft position data for determining the identity of the runway. The identity of the runway is then compared with a representation of an assigned runway stored on the aircraft to determine that they match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Pearson Jensen, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Thea L. Feyereisen, Aaron Gannon
  • Patent number: 9129521
    Abstract: A dynamic runway indicator is displayed overlying a conformal runway for assisting a pilot in completing an approach to landing on a runway. The dynamic runway indicator includes a polygon, that by changing position with respect to the conformal runway, provides advanced instrumentation cues to the pilot for adjusting the aircraft flight path to a normal, or recommended, path to the runway for landing, thereby assisting the pilot to improve the accuracy and safety of the approach and landing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Gannon, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Troy Nichols, John G. Suddreth