Patents by Inventor Adrian Hill

Adrian Hill 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: 20210057815
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses include an electronically scanned array system including a power supply system, a radiating element subarray, a plurality of beamformer chips, and a plurality of control buses. The radiating element subarray includes active radiating elements, and between about one percent and about twenty percent reserve radiating elements distributed throughout the active radiating elements. Each control bus includes a plurality of primary control paths providing communication from the control bus to the beamformer chips, and a reserve control paths structured to be remapped to provide communication from the control bus to the beam former chips in the event that one of the plurality of primary control paths fails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee M. Paulsen, Thomas B. Campbell, Bryan S. McCoy, Adrian A. Hill, Dana J. Jensen, Roger A. Dana
  • Patent number: 10910709
    Abstract: Systems and methods relate to an electronically scanned antenna array. A beamforming circuit includes a first input, a first output, a second input, a second output and an antenna interface. The antenna interface is coupled to the electronically scanned antenna array. A first control circuit is coupled to the first input and the first output and is configured to provide first beamforming data to the beamforming circuit via the first input. A second control circuit is coupled to the second input and the second output and is configured to provide second beamforming data to the beam forming circuit via the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian A. Hill, Thomas B. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10833408
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses include an electronically scanned array system including a power supply system, a radiating element subarray, a plurality of beamformer chips, and a plurality of control buses. The power supply system a first power converter structured to receive and condition mains power, a second power converter arranged in parallel with the first power converter, and a controller structured to monitor the first power converter and the second power converter and to operate one of a first switch or a second switch to provide conditioned power. The radiating element subarray includes active radiating elements, and between about one percent and about twenty percent reserve radiating elements distributed throughout the active radiating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee M. Paulsen, Thomas B. Campbell, Bryan S. McCoy, Adrian A. Hill, Dana J. Jensen, Roger A. Dana
  • Publication number: 20200264312
    Abstract: A method for controlling a light ranging system mounted on a vehicle is provided with receiving means for receiving external data and a plurality of sensors. The light ranging system is configured by a plurality of configurable parameters and comprises storage means for storing a plurality of predetermined operational schemes. The method comprises collecting, via the receiving means and the plurality of sensors, data indicative of the vehicle's operation and/or of conditions wherein the vehicle is operating, determining based on the collected data an operational scheme among the plurality of predetermined operational schemes for operating the light ranging system, deriving one or more control instructions to set at least one configurable parameter by a stored parameter table corresponding to the operational scheme, and applying the one or more control instructions to the light ranging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Adrian HILL
  • Publication number: 20200076073
    Abstract: An antenna array testing circuit can include a circuitry including a plurality of memory registers, a testing sequence generation logic, and a testing control logic. The memory registers can store, for each antenna element of a plurality of antenna elements of the phased antenna array, a corresponding antenna element ID. The memory registers can store a testing step ID indicative of a testing step of a sequence of testing steps. The testing sequence generation logic can determine, for each antenna element of the phased antenna array, using the corresponding antenna element ID and the testing step ID, a corresponding testing signal indicative of a testing state of the antenna element during the testing step. The testing control logic can cause each antenna element the phased antenna array to be configured according to the corresponding testing signal during the testing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Adrian A. Hill, Connor C. McBryde
  • Patent number: 10571503
    Abstract: Methods and Systems for testing phased antenna arrays include positioning a phased antenna array and a probe antenna at relative positions with respect to each other where one of them can operate as the transmitter and the other as the receiver. The transmitter can radiate a plurality of electromagnetic waves sequentially while the phased antenna array is steered or configured differently for each radiated electromagnetic. The receiver can receive, responsive to each radiated electromagnetic wave, a corresponding receive radio frequency (RF) signal. A processor can determine one or more performance parameters of the phased antenna array using the receive RF signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Lee M. Paulsen, Dana J. Jensen, Joel T. Gillett, Adrian A. Hill, Connor C. McBryde
  • Publication number: 20190235003
    Abstract: Methods and Systems for testing phased antenna arrays include positioning a phased antenna array and a probe antenna at relative positions with respect to each other where one of them can operate as the transmitter and the other as the receiver. The transmitter can radiate a plurality of electromagnetic waves sequentially while the phased antenna array is steered or configured differently for each radiated electromagnetic. The receiver can receive, responsive to each radiated electromagnetic wave, a corresponding receive radio frequency (RF) signal. A processor can determine one or more performance parameters of the phased antenna array using the receive RF signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Lee M. Paulsen, Dana J. Jensen, Joel T. Gillett, Adrian A. Hill, Connor C. McBryde
  • Publication number: 20190013583
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses include an electronically scanned array system including a power supply system, a radiating element subarray, a plurality of beamformer chips, and a plurality of control buses. The power supply system a first power converter structured to receive and condition mains power, a second power converter arranged in parallel with the first power converter, and a controller structured to monitor the first power converter and the second power converter and to operate one of a first switch or a second switch to provide conditioned power. The radiating element subarray includes active radiating elements, and between about one percent and about twenty percent reserve radiating elements distributed throughout the active radiating elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Lee M. Paulsen, Thomas B. Campbell, Bryan S. McCoy, Adrian A. Hill, Dana J. Jensen, Roger A. Dana
  • Patent number: 10124048
    Abstract: An adenoviral vector comprising a promoter further comprising a fragment of the 5? untranslated region of the CMV IE1 gene including intron A and a nucleic acid sequence encoding a pathogen or tumor antigen for use as a medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Oxford University Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Simon Draper, Arturo Reyes, Saranya Sridhar, Adrian Hill, Sarah Gilbert, Anna Goodman
  • Patent number: 9991593
    Abstract: An Electronically Scanned Array (ESA) antenna is controlled via an optical domain without electrical conductors on the ESA Printed Wiring Board (PWB). Distribution of the control signal occurs over pulses of light through an optical medium separate from the ESA PWB. External to the ESA PWB are one or more optical wave guides functional as communications channels which connect the ESA optical receivers/transceivers with transmitters/transceivers interfaced to a system controller. The ESA is divided into groups of elements with serial busses and discrete signals driven by local controllers. The local controller for each group of elements may include one or more optical receivers (unidirectional) or transceivers (bidirectional). This concept offers a trade in electrical complexity associated with an ESA PWB for an additional manufactured medium redundantly supplying the control signal to the ESA as well as routing the RF data signal from the ESA to the system controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian A. Hill, Jeremiah D. Wolf, Bryan S. McCoy, Michael C. Meholensky, Anders P. Walker
  • Patent number: 9895431
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant adenoviral vectors which are capable of eliciting immunity against the pre-erythrocytic stage of the life cycle of the malaria parasite. In particular, the invention provides a recombinant, replication deficient simian adenoviral vector which encodes an antigen comprising the thrombospondin-related adhesion protein (TRAP), and also immunogenic compositions (e.g. vaccines) comprising the vector and methods of using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Arturo Reyes, Adrian Hill, Geraldine O'Hara, Stefano Colloca, Riccardo Cortese
  • Patent number: 9603916
    Abstract: There are provided antigens, vectors encoding the antigens, and antibodies and other binding compounds to the antigens and uses thereof in the prevention or treatment of malaria. In particular, compositions are provided comprising a Reticulocyte-binding protein Homologue 5 (PfRH5) antigen having at least 90% identity with SEQ ID NO: 1, or a fragment thereof; or which comprise a viral vector that expresses PfRH5 antigen having at least 90% identity with SEQ ID NO: 2, or a fragment thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Oxford University Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Douglas, Simon Draper, Adrian Hill, Andrew Williams, Joseph Illingworth
  • Patent number: 9478858
    Abstract: Electronically scanned arrays and multi-chip modules (MCMs) that may be used in such arrays are provided. One MCM may include a set of one or more first semiconductor components and a plurality of second semiconductor components. The first semiconductor component set is coupled to the plurality of second semiconductor components, and the first semiconductor component set is configured to control the plurality of second semiconductor components. Each of the plurality of second semiconductor components is accessible through a plurality of data strings providing communication between the first semiconductor component set and the plurality of second semiconductor components, each data string defining a unique path between the first semiconductor component set and the plurality of second semiconductor components, such that the plurality of data strings provide redundant data paths between the first semiconductor component set and the plurality of second semiconductor components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. West, Lee M. Paulsen, Daniel L. Woodell, Michael L. Hageman, Russell D. Wyse, Adrian Hill
  • Publication number: 20160250312
    Abstract: The invention relates to an antigenic composition or vaccine comprising a viral vector, the viral vector comprising nucleic acid encoding Plasmodium protein PfLSA1, or a part or variant of Plasmodium protein PfLSA1; PfLSAP2, or a part or variant of Plasmodium protein PfLSAP2; PfUIS3, or a part or variant of Plasmodium protein PfUIS3; PfI0580c, or a part or variant of Plasmodium protein PfI0580c; and PfSPECT-1, or a part or variant of Plasmodium protein PfSPECT-1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Rhea Longley, Ahmed Salman, Alexandra Spencer, Adrian Hill, Chris Janse, Sahid Khan
  • Publication number: 20160129099
    Abstract: There are provided antigens, vectors encoding the antigens, and antibodies and other binding compounds to the antigens and uses thereof in the prevention or treatment of malaria. In particular, compositions are provided comprising a Reticulocyte-binding protein Homologue 5 (PfRH5) antigen having at least 90% identity with SEQ ID NO: 1, or a fragment thereof; or which comprise a viral vector that expresses PfRH5 antigen having at least 90% identity with SEQ ID NO: 2, or a fragment thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Alexander Douglas, Simon Draper, Adrian Hill, Andrew Williams, Joseph Illingworth
  • Patent number: 9181313
    Abstract: There are provided antigens, vectors encoding the antigens, and antibodies and other binding compounds to the antigens and uses thereof in the prevention or treatment of malaria. In particular, compositions are provided comprising a Reticulocyte-binding protein Homologue 5 (PfRH5) antigen having at least 90% identity with SEQ ID NO: 1, or a fragment thereof; or which comprise a viral vector that expresses PfRH5 antigen having at least 90% identity with SEQ ID NO: 2, or a fragment thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Alexander Douglas, Simon Draper, Adrian Hill, Andrew Williams, Joseph Illingworth
  • Publication number: 20150297700
    Abstract: An adenoviral vector comprising a promoter further comprising a fragment of the 5? untranslated region of the CMV IE1 gene including intron A and a nucleic acid sequence encoding a pathogen or tumour antigen for use as a medicament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Simon Draper, Arturo Reyes, Saranya Sridhar, Adrian Hill, Sarah Gilbert, Anna Goodman
  • Publication number: 20150259388
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-replicating poxvirus vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a Staphylococcus aureus antigen, wherein the nucleic acid sequence encoding a Staphylococcus aureus antigen comprises a nucleic acid sequence having at least 70% sequence identity to a nucleic acid sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. The present invention also provides compositions and uses of the vectors in methods of medical treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: David Wyllie, Christine Rollier, Yuko Yamaguchi, Pauline Van Diemen, Adrian Hill
  • Patent number: 9017696
    Abstract: An adenoviral vector comprising a promoter further comprising a fragment of the 5? untranslated region of the CMV IE1 gene including intron A and a nucleic acid sequence encoding a pathogen or tumor antigen for use as a medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Isis Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Simon Draper, Arturo Reyes, Saranya Sridhar, Adrian Hill, Sarah Gilbert, Anna Goodman
  • Patent number: 9001626
    Abstract: A timer for measuring a time lapsed during an acceleration is disclosed. The timer may include a piezoelectric sensor, an energy storage device and a measurement module. The piezoelectric sensor includes a piezoelectric material for generating an electric potential in response to the acceleration. The energy storage device is electrically coupled to the piezoelectric sensor and is configured for receiving the electric potential generated by the piezoelectric sensor. The measurement module is electrically coupled to the energy storage device. The measurement module measures the electric potential received at the energy storage device and determines the time lapsed during the acceleration based on the electric potential received at the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Vadim Olen, Anders P. Walker, Adrian A. Hill, Michael C. Meholensky