Patents by Inventor Blake J. Landry

Blake J. Landry 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: 20220263568
    Abstract: A method including configuring, an Iridium antenna of a deck box device, to receive satellite communications based in the L band frequency range, establishing a point-to-point connection with an L-band satellite communication device via a gateway device, the L-hand satellite communication device configured to receive sampled data from one or more sampling devices and receiving, by the Iridium antenna, one or more data messages from a respective sampling device via the established point-to-point connection. The method including parsing the Short Burst Data packets of each data message to retrieve the sampled data, converting, the retrieved sampled data from each respective data message into a common format, determining, one or more characteristics associated with the converted sampled data, generating a visualization based on the one or more determined characteristics, and actuating a strategic operation associated with the one or more sampling devices based on the generated visualization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Blake J. Landry, Adam Trahan, Samuel Bateman, Charles R. Key
  • Publication number: 20220114809
    Abstract: Systems and methods may include tracking one or a plurality features across a decreasing scale of tiled sets of one or more images. Aspects may include generating point data for each of the tracked features based on a coordinate system relative to the first camera or the second camera, and transforming the point data to a Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) coordinate system based on (1) an origin of a first GPS device coupled to the first camera and (2) a rotation of the first camera relative to an INS device coupled to the first camera. Aspects may include generating, based on the transformed point data, a geodetic mapping function, determining, based on the geodetic mapping function, georegistered coordinates of the tracked features, using the georegistered coordinates of the tracked features to characterize the water flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Carlo C. Zuniga Zamalloa, Blake J. Landry, Edward F. Braithwaite, III
  • Publication number: 20220107401
    Abstract: A method for a distributed clock system (DCS) device that includes receiving a GPS signal, determining that a first current time equals a predetermined start time, and generating a shifted GPS signal by applying a configurable delay to the received GPS signal, the shifted GPS signal alternating between a low value and a high value. The method includes responsive to a falling edge of the shifted GPS signal, generating an ARM signal having a rising edge after a falling edge of the shifted GPS signal, and responsive to the ARM signal being high and the shifted GPS signal being high, generating an output enable signal. The method includes transmitting, while the output enable signal is high, a triggering signal, the triggering signal having one or more synchronizing pulses that cause one or more sampling devices to sample data according to the frequency associated with the raw clock signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Blake J. Landry, Charles R. Key
  • Patent number: 10366500
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to characterizing a water flow. Initially, a camera targeted at the water flow obtains images. An image pyramid is generated for each image, and a first level of each image pyramid is tiled at an initial scale to identify initial features. The initial features are matched across the first level of the image pyramids at a pixel-level to obtain a first set of feature displacements. A second level of each image pyramid is tiled at a decreased scale to identify a scaled set of features. The scaled features are matched across the second level of the image pyramids at the pixel-level to obtain a second set of feature displacements. Optical flow algorithms are applied to modify each feature displacement to account for a corresponding subpixel registration. A stereo reconstruction is applied to the feature displacements to generate a three dimensional (3D) displacement map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Carlo C. Zuniga Zamalloa, Blake J. Landry
  • Publication number: 20190005658
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to characterizing a water flow. Initially, a camera targeted at the water flow obtains images. An image pyramid is generated for each image, and a first level of each image pyramid is tiled at an initial scale to identify initial features. The initial features are matched across the first level of the image pyramids at a pixel-level to obtain a first set of feature displacements. A second level of each image pyramid is tiled at a decreased scale to identify a scaled set of features. The scaled features are matched across the second level of the image pyramids at the pixel-level to obtain a second set of feature displacements. Optical flow algorithms are applied to modify each feature displacement to account for a corresponding subpixel registration. A stereo reconstruction is applied to the feature displacements to generate a three dimensional (3D) displacement map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Carlo C. Zuniga Zamalloa, Blake J. Landry