Patents by Inventor Blake Lane

Blake Lane 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: 20220015330
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a service animal, include an identification device associated with the service animal. The identification device identifies the service animal. The identification device includes a storage medium that stores service animal profile data that includes information identifying the service animal. The service animal profile data is configured to be analyzed by an admission sub-system to confirm an identify of the service animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Blake Lane, Craig Vogel, Cassandra Yersky
  • Patent number: 11046475
    Abstract: A meal packaging and presentation system includes a base, a front panel connected to the base at a low front edge seam, a first side panel connected to the base at a first low side edge seam, a second side panel connected to the base at a second low side edge seam, a rear panel connected to the base at a low rear edge seam, a first top flap connected to the first side panel at a first top side edge seam, a second top flap connected to the second side panel at a second top side edge seam, a front top flap connected to the front panel at a top front edge seam, and a rear top flap that connects to the rear panel at a top rear edge. An interior meal chamber is formed between the base, the front panel, the first side panel, the second side panel, the rear panel, the first top flap, and the second top flap when the system is in a closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Blake Lane, Craig Vogel, Leigh Ann Popik, Kristen McIntyre, Ryan Reese, Alberto De Icaza
  • Patent number: 10993526
    Abstract: A support surface assembly includes a housing including a chamber and an opening. The support surface assembly also includes a support surface retractably coupled to the housing between a deployed position and a stored position. The support surface includes a plurality of slats pivotally coupled together, wherein each slat comprises a first end opening and an opposing second end opening. The support surface assembly also includes a plurality of rods associated with a corresponding slat of the plurality of slats. Each rod is positioned entirely within the first end opening of a first slat in the stored position and each rod is positioned partially within the second end opening of an adjacent second slat in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Blake Lane, Craig G. Vogel, Elizabeth O'Hearn, Brian Keller, Shuai Mu, Chuyu Ruan, Swati Chopra
  • Patent number: 10991138
    Abstract: An on-board virtual reality system is provided for use on-board a vehicle during a trip. The system includes a user input unit, a trip information input unit, a display unit, and a processing unit. The user input unit is configured to receive user input associated with a particular user. The trip information input unit is configured to acquire trip information corresponding to the trip. The display unit is configured to provide a virtual reality display to the user. The processing unit is configured to acquire the user input from the user input unit, acquire the trip information from the trip information input unit, generate a virtual reality display using the user input and the trip information, with the virtual reality display tailored for the particular user, and provide the virtual reality display to the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia Anne Vandewall, Andrew LeTourneau, Ivan Thomas Klus, Jiakang Qi, Ming Tang, Blake Lane
  • Publication number: 20210107656
    Abstract: A seating system for an internal cabin of an aircraft includes a table having at least one panel that is configured to be moved between a stowed position and a deployed position, and at least one seat assembly proximate to the table. The seat assembly is configured to be moved between a forward orientation in which the seat assembly faces away from the table, and a lateral orientation in which the seat assembly faces towards the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Blake Lane, Craig M. Vogel, Alexander Vago, Alejandro Lozano Robledo
  • Patent number: 10970798
    Abstract: An aircraft dining system and method are configured to allow a passenger for a scheduled flight of an aircraft to order one or more items from restaurants within an airport. The aircraft dining system includes an order fulfiller including an order fulfillment control unit that is configured to receive an order for an item from a restaurant within the airport from the passenger for the scheduled flight so that the item is delivered to the aircraft or an area proximate to the aircraft prior to the aircraft departing the airport. In at least one embodiment, an ordering device includes an ordering control unit that is configured to allow the passenger to submit the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Blake Lane, Craig Vogel, Leigh Ann Popik, Kristen McIntyre, Ryan Reese, Alberto De Icaza
  • Publication number: 20200342994
    Abstract: A health monitoring system and method are configured to monitor health of individuals within an internal cabin of a vehicle, and include a health statistics database that stores group health data, and an inventory prediction control unit in communication with the health statistics database. The inventory prediction control unit analyzes the group health data stored in the health statistics database to predict future inventory for the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Elizabeth A. O'Hearn, Brian Keller, Blake Lane, Craig M. Vogel, Shuai Mu, Chuyu Ruan, Swati D. Chopra
  • Publication number: 20200342992
    Abstract: A health monitoring system and method configured to monitor health of one or more individuals within an internal cabin of a vehicle include one or more personal health assessment devices associated with the one or more individuals. The personal health assessment device(s) obtain health data from the individual(s) and output health signals including the health data to one or more group health monitoring devices associated with one or more attendants who are responsible for taking care of the individual(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Elizabeth A. O'Hearn, Brian Keller, Blake Lane, Craig M. Vogel, Shuai Mu, Chuyu Ruan, Swati D. Chopra
  • Publication number: 20200342993
    Abstract: A health monitoring system and method configured to monitor health of one or more individuals within an internal cabin of a vehicle include one or more group health monitoring devices associated with one or more attendants. The group health monitoring device(s) receive health signals including health data of the individual(s) within the internal cabin from one or more personal health assessment devices associated with the individual(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Elizabeth A. O'Hearn, Brian Keller, Blake Lane, Craig M. Vogel, Shuai Mu, Chuyu Ruan, Swati D. Chopra
  • Patent number: 10775793
    Abstract: A robot system is provided that is configured for use on-board a vehicle during a trip of the vehicle. The vehicle includes a cabin. The robot system includes a body, a transportation system, a communication link, an interaction system, and a control system. The transportation system is coupled to the body and configured to move the body through at least a portion of the cabin. The communication link is configured to receive trip information. The interaction system is configured to interact with at least one of a passenger or a crew member disposed within the cabin during trip. The control system is configured to operate the robot system to perform a crew assistance task during the use of the vehicle responsive to at least one of the trip information or information received from the at least one of the passenger or crew member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia Anne Vandewall, Ming Tang, Bradley Young, Zea Zhou Qyang Zhan, Adriana G. Navarro-Sainz, Tiaoling Wang, Blake Lane
  • Publication number: 20200214438
    Abstract: A support surface assembly includes a housing including a chamber and an opening. The support surface assembly also includes a support surface retractably coupled to the housing between a deployed position and a stored position. The support surface includes a plurality of slats pivotally coupled together, wherein each slat comprises a first end opening and an opposing second end opening. The support surface assembly also includes a plurality of rods associated with a corresponding slat of the plurality of slats. Each rod is positioned entirely within the first end opening of a first slat in the stored position and each rod is positioned partially within the second end opening of an adjacent second slat in the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Blake Lane, Craig G. Vogel, Elizabeth O'Hearn, Brian Keller, Shuai Mu, Chuyu Ruan, Swati Chopra
  • Publication number: 20200148364
    Abstract: A pillow includes a support body. A shape-adapting frame is within the support body. The shape-adapting frame is configured to be moved into and maintained in a desired position. At least one sensor is configured to detect at least one condition. The sensor(s) may be in communication with a monitoring control unit of a monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Swati Chopra, Brian Keller, Blake Lane, Shuai Mu, Elizabeth O'Hearn, Chuyu Ruan, Craig Vogel
  • Patent number: 10647433
    Abstract: A pillow includes a support body. A shape-adapting frame is within the support body. The shape-adapting frame is configured to be moved into and maintained in a desired position. At least one sensor is configured to detect at least one condition. The sensor(s) may be in communication with a monitoring control unit of a monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Swati Chopra, Brian Keller, Blake Lane, Shuai Mu, Elizabeth O'Hearn, Chuyu Ruan, Craig Vogel
  • Publication number: 20200122877
    Abstract: A meal packaging and presentation system includes a base, a front panel connected to the base at a low front edge seam, a first side panel connected to the base at a first low side edge seam, a second side panel connected to the base at a second low side edge seam, a rear panel connected to the base at a low rear edge seam, a first top flap connected to the first side panel at a first top side edge seam, a second top flap connected to the second side panel at a second top side edge seam, a front top flap connected to the front panel at a top front edge seam, and a rear top flap that connects to the rear panel at a top rear edge. An interior meal chamber is formed between the base, the front panel, the first side panel, the second side panel, the rear panel, the first top flap, and the second top flap when the system is in a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Blake Lane, Craig Vogel, Leigh Ann Popik, Kristen McIntyre, Ryan Reese, Alberto De Icaza
  • Publication number: 20200126170
    Abstract: An aircraft dining system and method are configured to allow a passenger for a scheduled flight of an aircraft to order one or more items from restaurants within an airport. The aircraft dining system includes an order fulfiller including an order fulfillment control unit that is configured to receive an order for an item from a restaurant within the airport from the passenger for the scheduled flight so that the item is delivered to the aircraft or an area proximate to the aircraft prior to the aircraft departing the airport. In at least one embodiment, an ordering device includes an ordering control unit that is configured to allow the passenger to submit the order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Blake Lane, Craig Vogel, Leigh Ann Popik, Kristen McIntyre, Ryan Reese, Alberto De Icaza
  • Publication number: 20190209044
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for respiration-controlled virtual experiences. In an embodiment, a controller presents a virtual experience via a user interface that is perceptible to a user. The controller receives a respiration-data stream from a respiration device with which the user is operably engaged. The respiration-data stream includes one or more respiration-parameter values of one or more respiration parameters associated with ongoing respiration of the user. The controller updates the virtual experience based at least in part on the one or more respiration-parameter values in the respiration-data stream. The virtual experience includes a plurality of sequential phases that have an associated phase sequence. Among the sequential phases is an active-induction phase that corresponds in time to the user receiving anesthetic induction via the respiration device, as well as one or more phases that each precede the active-induction phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Abby Victoria Hess, Blake Lane
  • Publication number: 20190196475
    Abstract: A robot system is provided that is configured for use on-board a vehicle during a trip of the vehicle. The vehicle includes a cabin. The robot system includes a body, a transportation system, a communication link, an interaction system, and a control system. The transportation system is coupled to the body and configured to move the body through at least a portion of the cabin. The communication link is configured to receive trip information. The interaction system is configured to interact with at least one of a passenger or a crew member disposed within the cabin during trip. The control system is configured to operate the robot system to perform a crew assistance task during the use of the vehicle responsive to at least one of the trip information or information received from the at least one of the passenger or crew member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Cynthia Anne Vandewall, Ming Tang, Bradley Young, Zea Zhou Quang Zhan, Adriana G. Navarro-Sainz, Tiaoling Wang, Blake Lane
  • Publication number: 20190197748
    Abstract: An on-board virtual reality system is provided for use on-board a vehicle during a trip. The system includes a user input unit, a trip information input unit, a display unit, and a processing unit. The user input unit is configured to receive user input associated with a particular user. The trip information input unit is configured to acquire trip information corresponding to the trip. The display unit is configured to provide a virtual reality display to the user. The processing unit is configured to acquire the user input from the user input unit, acquire the trip information from the trip information input unit, generate a virtual reality display using the user input and the trip information, with the virtual reality display tailored for the particular user, and provide the virtual reality display to the particular user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia Anne Vandewall, Andrew LeTourneau, Ivan Thomas Klus, Jiakang Qi, Ming Tang, Blake Lane
  • Patent number: 8019686
    Abstract: A method and system allows multiple and simultaneous use of a pre-paid calling card. A call management system allows for the completion of multiple calls under one pre-paid calling card account number. Depending on the number of concurrent users, a billing system assigns a portion of the total number of available service units to individualized user accounts. The individualized accounts are debited according to the rate charges for each of the calls and are initially assigned an account balance that allows all concurrent users with the same amount of talk time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Bauer, Charles David Caldwell, Walter H. Hawkins, Robert J. Sayko, Blake Lane Wattenbarger
  • Patent number: 7627529
    Abstract: A method and system allows multiple and simultaneous use of a pre-paid calling card. A call management system allows for the completion of multiple calls under one pre-paid calling card account number. Depending on the number of concurrent users, a billing system assigns a portion of the total number of available service units to individualized user accounts. The individualized accounts are debited according to the rate charges for each of the calls and are initially assigned an account balance that allows all concurrent users with the same amount of talk time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Bauer, Charles David Caldwell, Walter H. Hawkins, Robert J. Sayko, Blake Lane Wattenbarger