Patents by Inventor Bradley D. Cornell

Bradley D. Cornell 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: 10232953
    Abstract: A monitoring system is disclosed for use with a mobile platform being operated by an operator. The system may make use of a database for containing operational information and procedures relating to the operation of the mobile platform by the operator. A processor may also be used that communicates with the database and with at least one subsystem of the mobile platform for monitoring operational information concerning operation of the mobile platform against stored information contained in the database. The processor may determine if the operation of the mobile platform is proceeding in accordance with predetermined standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bradley D. Cornell, Michael Ellis Dey
  • Patent number: 10116749
    Abstract: A flight management system may include a processor, a memory, a network communication interface, and a flexible data interface stored in the memory and executable by the processor. The flexible data interface is typically configured for providing an abstract data interface layer; retrieving, via the abstract data interface layer, data stored in the memory of the flight management system; and transmitting, via the network communication device, the data to a peripheral device in network communication with the flight management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Peter Gunn, Daniel J. Murray, Patricia Suzan Ness, Bradley D. Cornell, Katie Younkin
  • Patent number: 10032382
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a data capture device associated with a control display unit (CDU) and with a flight management computer (FMC), a first FMC data request from the CDU to the FMC and sending the first FMC data request from the data capture device to the FMC. The method also includes receiving, at the data capture device, first FMC data from the FMC responsive to the first FMC data request. The method further includes sending the first FMC data from the data capture device to the CDU via a communication interface and sending data generated based on the first FMC data from the data capture device to a portable electronic device via a wireless interface of the data capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Bradley D. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20170148329
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a data capture device associated with a control display unit (CDU) and with a flight management computer (FMC), a first FMC data request from the CDU to the FMC and sending the first FMC data request from the data capture device to the FMC. The method also includes receiving, at the data capture device, first FMC data from the FMC responsive to the first FMC data request. The method further includes sending the first FMC data from the data capture device to the CDU via a communication interface and sending data generated based on the first FMC data from the data capture device to a portable electronic device via a wireless interface of the data capture device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventor: Bradley D. Cornell
  • Patent number: 9652929
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes one or more display devices within a cabinet and configured to display a wagering game. The gaming machine further includes a top-box device having a top-box display facing a player position in front of the cabinet. The top-box device has a primary surface defined by a top edge, a bottom edge, and two side edges. The top-box device further has at least one side panel rotatably attached along one of the side edges of the top-box display and being movable between a plurality of positions in a range between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley D. Cornell
  • Patent number: 9607468
    Abstract: A gaming machine has a cabinet with a cabinet frame, a display device, a light source, and a directional transmissible layer with directional light planes arranged parallel to and offset from each other. The display device is located within the cabinet frame and is configured to display a wagering game. The light source is positioned above the display device, within the cabinet frame, and emits direct light and indirect light towards a player position in front of the gaming machine. The indirect light reflects off the display device prior to reaching the player position, causing light glare towards the player position. To reduce or eliminate the light glare, the directional transmissible layer is placed at least in part over the light source such that the directional light planes are horizontally aligned with the display device to prevent at least some of the indirect light from reflecting off the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Cornell, Timothy C. Loose, Scott A. Massing, Miguel A. Vega
  • Publication number: 20170063995
    Abstract: A flight management system may include a processor, a memory, a network communication interface, and a flexible data interface stored in the memory and executable by the processor. The flexible data interface is typically configured for providing an abstract data interface layer; retrieving, via the abstract data interface layer, data stored in the memory of the flight management system; and transmitting, via the network communication device, the data to a peripheral device in network communication with the flight management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Gunn, Daniel J. Murray, Patricia Suzan Ness, Bradley D. Cornell, Katie Younkin
  • Patent number: 9557189
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first flight management computer (FMC) data request at a data capture component of a control display unit (CDU). The method includes sending the first FMC data request from the data capture component of the CDU to the FMC. The method also includes receiving, at the data capture component of the CDU, first FMC data from the FMC responsive to the first FMC data request. The method further includes sending the first FMC data from the CDU to a portable electronic device via a wireless interface of the CDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Bradley D. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20160290827
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first flight management computer (FMC) data request at a data capture component of a control display unit (CDU). The method includes sending the first FMC data request from the data capture component of the CDU to the FMC. The method also includes receiving, at the data capture component of the CDU, first FMC data from the FMC responsive to the first FMC data request. The method further includes sending the first FMC data from the CDU to a portable electronic device via a wireless interface of the CDU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Bradley D. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20160114900
    Abstract: A monitoring system is disclosed for use with a mobile platform being operated by an operator. The system may make use of a database for containing operational information and procedures relating to the operation of the mobile platform by the operator. A processor may also be used that communicates with the database and with at least one subsystem of the mobile platform for monitoring operational information concerning operation of the mobile platform against stored information contained in the database. The processor may determine if the operation of the mobile platform is proceeding in accordance with predetermined standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Bradley D. Cornell, Michael Ellis Dey
  • Patent number: 9240097
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a cabinet having a topbox frame attached thereto and facing a player position in front of the gaming machine, and one or more display devices within the cabinet and configured to display a wagering game. The gaming machine further includes a tower light for indicating a status condition, and a conduit for mounting the tower light to the topbox frame. The conduit has a fixed end attached to the topbox frame and an adjustable end attached to the tower light. The adjustable end is movable to different positions to provide a line of sight for viewing the tower light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Cornell, Miguel A. Vega, James E. Oatman, Jesus O. Cervantes, Jr., Kristopher A. Kopriva
  • Patent number: 9159240
    Abstract: A tailored arrival allocation system (TAAS) for determining a descent profile for an aircraft is described. TAAS includes a gateway operable for establishing communications between TAAS and aircraft, and for establishing communications between TAAS and at least one of a source of weather data, an air traffic services facility, and an airlines operations center. A processing device communicatively coupled to the gateway calculates a descent profile based on data received from a plurality of an air traffic services coordination function, an airline operations center function, data from the aircraft, and data received from a weather station that allows the aircraft to meet the required time at one or more metering fixes during the descent. Output interfaces provide data relating to the calculated descent profile to the processing device. The gateway communicates with a flight management computer for the aircraft to incorporate the calculated descent profile onto the flight management computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bradley D. Cornell, Robert W. Mead, Louis J. Bailey, Gregory T. Saccone
  • Publication number: 20150269808
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes one or more display devices within a cabinet and configured to display a wagering game. The gaming machine further includes a top-box device having a top-box display facing a player position in front of the cabinet. The top-box device has a primary surface defined by a top edge, a bottom edge, and two side edges. The top-box device further has at least one side panel rotatably attached along one of the side edges of the top-box display and being movable between a plurality of positions in a range between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Bradley D. Cornell
  • Patent number: 8957790
    Abstract: A monitoring system is disclosed for use with a mobile platform being operated by an operator. The system may make use of a database for containing operational information and procedures relating to the operation of the mobile platform by the operator. A processor may also be used that communicates with the database and with at least one subsystem of the mobile platform for monitoring operational information concerning operation of the mobile platform against stored information contained in the database. The processor may determine if the operation of the mobile platform is proceeding in accordance with predetermined standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bradley D. Cornell, Michael E. Dey
  • Patent number: 8864585
    Abstract: A player-input device for a gaming system includes a light-transmissive button lens comprising interior and exterior surfaces extending to an outside perimeter. A textured surface is located along the outside perimeter of the button lens. A light source is disposed below a bottom edge of the button lens. The light source is operative to transmit light into the button lens such that the outside perimeter is illuminated at the textured surface. The textured surface is configured to dissipate the light over a substantial portion of the textured surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Lesley, Bradley D. Cornell
  • Patent number: 8840480
    Abstract: A gaming terminal includes a housing defining an exterior of the gaming terminal. The gaming terminal includes one or more displays disposed along the housing. The one or more displays are adapted to display, in response to a wager, a wagering game. The gaming terminal also includes a substantially closed interior enclosure disposed within the housing. The interior enclosure includes walls formed from electrically conductive material. The interior enclosure can be substantially closed. The gaming terminal further includes one or more signal-emitting components disposed within the interior enclosure and emitting a level of electromagnetic signals. A transmission of electromagnetic signals from the substantially closed interior enclosure is less than the level of electromagnetic signals emitted from the one or more signal-emitting components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Cornell, Jeremy K. Gill, Victor Mercado, Zofia Ryan, Walter E. Smolucha
  • Publication number: 20140274374
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a cabinet having a topbox frame attached thereto and facing a player position in front of the gaming machine, and one or more display devices within the cabinet and configured to display a wagering game. The gaming machine further includes a tower light for indicating a status condition, and a conduit for mounting the tower light to the topbox frame. The conduit has a fixed end attached to the topbox frame and an adjustable end attached to the tower light. The adjustable end is movable to different positions to provide a line of sight for viewing the tower light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Cornell, Miguel A. Vega, James E. Oatman, Jesus O. Cervantes, JR., Kristopher A. Kopriva
  • Patent number: 8744650
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising a bus system and a plurality of control units connected to the bus system. The plurality of control units are each configured to control a same number of hardware systems in a vehicle, store a number of parameters used to control the number of hardware systems, and synchronize the number of parameter stored using the bus system in response to a change in the number of parameters at a selected control unit in the plurality of control units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Bradley D. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20140094301
    Abstract: A gaming machine has a cabinet with a cabinet frame, a display device, a light source, and a directional transmissible layer with directional light planes arranged parallel to and offset from each other. The display device is located within the cabinet frame and is configured to display a wagering game. The light source is positioned above the display device, within the cabinet frame, and emits direct light and indirect light towards a player position in front of the gaming machine. The indirect light reflects off the display device prior to reaching the player position, causing light glare towards the player position. To reduce or eliminate the light glare, the directional transmissible layer is placed at least in part over the light source such that the directional light planes are horizontally aligned with the display device to prevent at least some of the indirect light from reflecting off the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: WMS GAMING INC.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Cornell, Timothy C. Loose, Scott A. Massing, Miguel A. Vega
  • Publication number: 20140094308
    Abstract: A player-input device for a gaming system includes a light-transmissive button lens comprising interior and exterior surfaces extending to an outside perimeter. A textured surface is located along the outside perimeter of the button lens. A light source is disposed below a bottom edge of the button lens. The light source is operative to transmit light into the button lens such that the outside perimeter is illuminated at the textured surface. The textured surface is configured to dissipate the light over a substantial portion of the textured surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Lesley, Bradley D. Cornell