Patents by Inventor Aaron J. Gannon

Aaron J. 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).

  • Publication number: 20200280333
    Abstract: A switching system comprises a three-way radio switch for an onboard radio system. The radio switch includes a manual standby frequency switch that receives and displays a standby frequency input by a user; an automated standby frequency switch that receives and displays a standby frequency automatically input by the system; and an active frequency switch that shows a currently selected frequency. The active frequency switch receives and displays the frequency from the manual standby frequency switch, or receives and displays the frequency from the automated standby frequency switch. A processor is operative to monitor frequencies of the radio system in real-time; compare the frequencies of the radio system with frequencies from a database containing regional radio frequencies; trigger an alert when the frequencies of the radio system do not match the frequencies from the database; and send an updated standby radio frequency to the automated standby frequency switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Katarina Alexis Morowsky, Aaron J Gannon, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Avery Burns, Balaji Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20190377587
    Abstract: A method for interfacing between a first electronic system and a second electronic system is provided. The method comprises: capturing data on a graphical user interface state of the first electronic system using one or more sensors of the second electronic system, wherein at least one type of the data captured with the one or more sensors is image data captured using an optical sensor; recognizing at least one component of the graphical user interface state of the first electronic system, wherein the at least one component of the graphical user interface state further comprises structure and content of the graphical user interface; matching the at least one recognized component with one or more entries in a database on the second electronic system; and performing an action on the second electronic system associated with the matched component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Dostal, Aaron J. Gannon
  • Patent number: 8155806
    Abstract: A display system is provided for a vehicle. The system includes a processor configured to receive data representative of landing information and navigation and control information and to supply display commands associated with the landing information and navigation and control information; and a display device coupled the processor for receiving the display commands and operable to render a three-dimensional view, including first symbology representing the landing information and second symbology representing the navigation and control information. The second symbology is superimposed on the first symbology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Suddreth, Aaron J. Gannon, Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Patent number: 8078344
    Abstract: A display system and method for an aircraft displays, in real-time, the protected airspace associated with a CTL maneuver. The system processes aircraft approach category data and determines the protected airspace based at least in part on the processed aircraft approach category. An image representative of the determined protected airspace is displayed on the aircraft flight deck display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Dwyer, Aaron J. Gannon
  • Patent number: 7940196
    Abstract: An aircraft display system is provided that is configured to render a perspective display having a field of view. The aircraft display system includes a monitor and a processor coupled to the monitor. The processor is configured to generate a map display on the monitor. The map display indicates the value of at least one parameter of the field of view of the perspective display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan S. Wyatt, Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen, Jary E. Engels, Aaron J. Gannon
  • Patent number: 7834779
    Abstract: System and method increase the visibility of critical flight information on electronic displays. An aircraft display system includes a processing unit, a flight management system, a navigation system, a database for storing target data and terrain data, a graphics display generator, and a visual display. The flight management system and/or the navigation system provide real-time aircraft operational and flight control information. The processing unit directs the graphics display generator to generate graphic control signals for the visual display, which increase the transparency of a segment of a zero pitch reference line in the vicinity of a flight path marker on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen, Aaron J. Gannon, Blake W. Wilson, Jary E. Engels, Ivan S Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20100033499
    Abstract: An improved system and method are disclosed for eliminating pilot confusion in visualizing multiple categories of data, such as, for example, weather data and terrain data, simultaneously on an integrated, multi-color display. For example, an aircraft display system is disclosed that includes a processing unit, a terrain database, a weather data source, a visual display for displaying multi-color weather data and terrain data, and a control device for controlling the duration of the weather data being shown on the visual display. As an aircraft proceeds along a flight path, the processing unit retrieves and/or receives weather data from the weather data source and terrain data from the terrain database. The processing unit provides color renderings of the terrain data to the visual display. The processing unit determines a time duration for the weather data from a setting of the control device (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Gannon, Shephen G. McCauley
  • Publication number: 20100023189
    Abstract: A display system is provided for a vehicle. The system includes a processor configured to receive data representative of landing information and navigation and control information and to supply display commands associated with the landing information and navigation and control information; and a display device coupled the processor for receiving the display commands and operable to render a three-dimensional view, including first symbology representing the landing information and second symbology representing the navigation and control information. The second symbology is superimposed on the first symbology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Suddreth, Aaron J. Gannon, Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Publication number: 20090207048
    Abstract: System and method increase the visibility of critical flight information on electronic displays. An aircraft display system includes a processing unit, a flight management system, a navigation system, a database for storing target data and terrain data, a graphics display generator, and a visual display. The flight management system and/or the navigation system provide real-time aircraft operational and flight control information. The processing unit directs the graphics display generator to generate graphic control signals for the visual display, which increase the transparency of a segment of a zero pitch reference line in the vicinity of a flight path marker on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen, Aaron J. Gannon, Blake W. Wilson, Jary E. Engels, Ivan S. Wyatt
  • Patent number: 7432828
    Abstract: A method of dynamically displaying lateral deviation in formats on a display is provided. The method comprises assigning one or more positional boundaries for displaying the lateral deviation information, wherein the one or more positional boundaries define areas on a display. The method also comprises calculating display positions of a lateral deviation symbology and determining if each calculated display position is allowed based on where the lateral deviation display would be located, if displayed at each calculated position, in relation to the one or more positional boundaries. The method further comprises, displaying the lateral deviation symbology at the calculated positions when the calculated positions are allowed, and displaying a lateral deviation indicator when the calculated positions are not allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gang He, Aaron J. Gannon
  • Publication number: 20080231473
    Abstract: An aircraft display system is provided that is configured to render a perspective display having a field of view. The aircraft display system includes a monitor and a processor coupled to the monitor. The processor is configured to generate a map display on the monitor. The map display indicates the value of at least one parameter of the field of view of the perspective display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan S. Wyatt, Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen, Jary E. Engels, Aaron J. Gannon
  • Patent number: 7414543
    Abstract: A display screen for displaying multiple sets of information is provided. In one embodiment, an aviation display screen includes a main window and a plurality of miniature windows. The main window is adapted to illustrate one set of information. Each miniature window is adapted to display a set of avionic information. The avionic display is further adapted to toggle a select set of avionic information in one of the miniature windows into the main window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Rye, Michael C. Dorneich, Aaron J. Gannon
  • Patent number: 7403133
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of dynamically transitioning into a distinct display format during unusual attitude conditions. In one embodiment, the method includes collecting attitude data, comparing current attitude to a first set attitude angle, and fading a distinct display format into a display for unusual attitude conditions when current attitude is at least equal to the first set attitude angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gang He, Ivan S Wyatt, Jary E. Engels, Thea L. Feyereisen, Aaron J. Gannon, Blake W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7327285
    Abstract: An improved system and method for eliminating terrain color confusion in aircraft displays are disclosed. An aircraft display system is described that includes a database for storing terrain data, a processing unit, an altitude determination unit, and a visual display. As the aircraft proceeds along a flight path, the processing unit determines the aircraft's current position and compares associated terrain elevation data stored in the database with altitude data received from the altitude determination unit. For example, if the processing unit's comparison of the stored terrain data and altitude data indicates that relative terrain data need not be displayed, then the processing unit provides absolute terrain color renderings to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen G. McCauley, Aaron J. Gannon
  • Patent number: 7286062
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying traffic targets in a conformal perspective view. The system comprises a display screen for graphical display of data, one or more sensors for obtaining traffic data regarding traffic targets, and one or more processors for receiving traffic data from the one or more sensors and providing input to the display screen. The display screen displays traffic targets as icons in a 3-dimensional graphical representation of real space. The display size of the icons is selected from a finite set of sizes which correspond to a finite set of distance ranges based on the distance to the traffic targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Aaron J. Gannon, Gang He, David A. Shirley, Blake W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7209053
    Abstract: An improved system and method are disclosed for indicating the validity of airport runway visual approach slope indicators on an aircraft display. An aircraft display system is provided, which includes a database for storing data about the specific visual approach slope lighting indicator system being used by each airport of a plurality of airports and any special distance and/or usage limitations associated with each such visual approach slope indicator system, a processing unit, a position determination unit, and a visual display. As an aircraft approaches an airport, the processing unit receives the aircraft's current position from the position determination unit, and compares the aircraft's current position data with the distance and/or usage limitation data stored in the database for the approach slope indicator system being used by that airport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron J. Gannon
  • Patent number: 7158136
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for displaying data categories. The apparatus comprises a display that is configured to produce a first visual presentation of a first data category of the data categories and a second visual presentation of a second data category of the data categories. The apparatus also comprises a processor that is configured to control the display during simultaneous production of the first visual presentation and the second visual presentation. The processor is configured to control the display such that the first visual presentation comprises a first line bordering at least a portion of a first object of the first data category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron J. Gannon
  • Publication number: 20040085319
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for displaying data categories. The apparatus comprises a display that is configured to produce a first visual presentation of a first data category of the data categories and a second visual presentation of a second data category of the data categories. The apparatus also comprises a processor that is configured to control the display during simultaneous production of the first visual presentation and the second visual presentation. The processor is configured to control the display such that the first visual presentation comprises a first line bordering at least a portion of a first object of the first data category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Aaron J. Gannon
  • Publication number: 20020149599
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for displaying multiple data categories. The apparatus is comprised of a display that is configured to produce visual representations of the plurality of data categories and a processor that is configured to control the display such that at least one of three display modes is provided for the visual representations of the plurality of data categories. The first display mode provided by the apparatus and method is a transparency mode for at least one of the visual representations of one of the data categories and the second display mode provided by the apparatus and method is a dynamic layering mode for the visual representations of the plurality of data categories. The third display mode is a color prioritization mode for at least three of the visual representations of three of the data categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Dwyer, Michelle J. Covert, Aaron J. Gannon