Patents by Inventor Brian Dale

Brian Dale 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: 11896817
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for controlling a deep brain stimulation system. Internal sensor data is received for a group of internal parameters that relate to an operation of the deep brain stimulation system. The internal sensor data is generated by an internal sensor system. External sensor data is received for a group of external parameters for an environment around the device. The external sensor data is generated by an external sensor system. The internal sensor data and the external sensor data are analyzed with aggregated internal sensor data and aggregated external sensor data for deep brain stimulation systems of a same class as the deep brain stimulation system to generate results. An operation of the device is controlled based on the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian Dale Laughlin, Madi L. Laughlin, Dane B. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 11809149
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for controlling a device. A device control system comprises a computer system and a controller in the computer system. The controller receives internal sensor data for a group of internal parameters generated by an internal sensor system that senses the group of internal parameters within the device that relate to an operation of the device and receive external sensor data for a group of external parameters generated by an external sensor system that senses the group of external parameters in an environment around the device that relate to the operation of the device. The controller sends the internal sensor data and the external sensor data for an analysis with aggregated internal sensor data and aggregated external sensor data for devices of a same class as the device to generate results. The controller controls the operation of the device based on the results of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian Dale Laughlin, Madi L. Laughlin, Dane B. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 11796321
    Abstract: A system and method to transport one or more persons or objects. The system includes pods that each have an interior space to house the one or more persons or objects, and vehicles that are each configured to individually connect to one or more of the pods and to transport the pods from a first location to a second location. A server is located remotely from the pods and the vehicles. The server is configured to receive data from the pods and the vehicles through a wireless communication network to monitor a usage and location of the pods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Brian Dale Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20230310025
    Abstract: Medical devices for accessing the central nervous system, as well as making and using medical devices, are disclosed. An example medical device may include an expandable access sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. The expandable access sheath may be designed to shift between a first configuration and an expanded configuration. The expandable access sheath may include a tubular body having one or more axial support members disposed along the tubular body. The medical device may include an expansion member designed to shift the expandable access sheath between the first configuration and the expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: MINNETRONIX NEURO, INC.
    Inventors: COREY DANIEL BROWN, DON WILLIAM ELDON EVANS, PHILIP JON HAARSTAD, BRIAN DALE NELSON
  • Patent number: 11752916
    Abstract: A transportation system that includes one or more pods that include an interior space configured to house one or more travelers. The pods can be attached to and transported by multiple different vehicles. The different vehicles can provide for different modes of transportation. The pods are configured to supply one or more utility functions to the interior space. One or more of the utility functions to be supplied from the vehicles to the pods when the pods are attached to the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Brian Dale Laughlin
  • Patent number: 11741561
    Abstract: Methods and devices for monitoring transportation of one or more of travelers and cargo containers in pods that are being transported on a vehicle. The methods and devices may determine that the pods have been deployed from the vehicle. After deployment, the landing locations may be determined. Information may be ascertained about the health of the travelers within the pods and/or a condition of the cargo containers within the pods. Recovery personnel may be notified about this information to facilitate rescue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Dale Laughlin, John William Glatfelter
  • Patent number: 11738368
    Abstract: An system, and method are disclosed for harmonic modulation of standing wavefields for spatial focusing, manipulation, and patterning of particles, cells, powders, aerosols, colloids, and solids using a multifrequency wave source, a chamber a control module and an analysis module to generate standard wavefields useful for tissue engineering, micro fabrication, therapeutic treatment, and diagnostic tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Utah Valley University
    Inventors: Timothy Edwin Doyle, Brian Dale Patchett, Natalie Charlotte Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11707294
    Abstract: Medical devices for accessing the central nervous system, as well as making and using medical devices, are disclosed. An example medical device may include an expandable access sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. The expandable access sheath may be designed to shift between a first configuration and an expanded configuration. The expandable access sheath may include a tubular body having one or more axial support members disposed along the tubular body. The medical device may include an expansion member designed to shift the expandable access sheath between the first configuration and the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: MINNETRONIX NEURO, INC.
    Inventors: Corey Daniel Brown, Don William Eldon Evans, Philip Jon Haarstad, Brian Dale Nelson
  • Patent number: 11535245
    Abstract: Systems for collision avoidance for a vehicle. One or more inputs are used to determine an impending collision. Once determined, corrective actions are taken to reduce the severity of the collision. The corrective actions can avoid the collision and/or reduce the damage caused by the collision. The systems and methods can be performed at the vehicle based on data available to a control unit in the vehicle. The systems and methods can also be performed at a system level that controls one or more vehicles and/or objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Dale Laughlin, John William Glatfelter, Jeff Alan Heisserman
  • Patent number: 11507889
    Abstract: A method for managing nonconformances in laminates. The method comprises recording, by a sensor system, layup information about a layup of layers on a workpiece platform, wherein the layup of layers forms a workpiece and recording inspection information about the laminate on an inspection platform, wherein the laminate is formed from curing the workpiece. An analyzer in a computer system identifies a laminate nonconformance in the laminate using the inspection information and a user input verifies the laminate nonconformance in the laminate is present. An artificial intelligence system is trained by the computer system using the layup information, the inspection information, and the user input verifying the laminate nonconformance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William David Kelsey, Amir Afrasiabi, Brian Dale Laughlin
  • Patent number: 11465545
    Abstract: A modular transportation system to transport one or more persons and/or objects. The system may include a pod with wall segments that mount together to form an interior space to house the one or more persons and/or objects. The wall segments are modular and configured to connect together in a variety of different configurations to selectively configure the interior space. Vehicles are each configured to individually connect to the pod and to transport the pod from a first location to a second location. At least one of the vehicles is configured to transport the pod by land and at least one of the vehicles is configured to transport the pod by air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Brian Dale Laughlin
  • Patent number: 11406815
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for delivering an electrical current. Optical signals are sent through a group of optical fibers in a medium. Response optical signals occurring in response to the optical signals sent through the group of optical fibers are detected when the group of optical fibers is located in the medium. A group of parameters for the medium is determined using the response optical signals. A group of electrical currents is sent through a group of electrodes based on the group of parameters, wherein the group of electrodes emit the group of electrical currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian Dale Laughlin, Dane Brian Laughlin, Madison Lauryn Laughlin
  • Patent number: 11315077
    Abstract: A manufacturing materiel management system. The system comprises a manufacturing assembly line to manufacture an object comprising a plurality of parts. The system also comprises a computer to monitor an input device for input that indicates a disruption event defined as an event in which manufacture of the object is disrupted as a result of loss of a resource or the part, or a shortage of human resources. Responsive to receiving the input, the computer system calculates another project which may continue, calculates remaining resources which may be allocated to the other projects, and generate a resource re-allocation plan which defines how remaining resources are to be re-allocated to the other project. A communication system in communication with the computer is configured to communicate the re-allocation plan to a manager of the manufacturing assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Glatfelter, Brian Dale Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20220083912
    Abstract: A method for managing nonconformances in laminates. The method comprises recording, by a sensor system, layup information about a layup of layers on a workpiece platform, wherein the layup of layers forms a workpiece and recording inspection information about the laminate on an inspection platform, wherein the laminate is formed from curing the workpiece. An analyzer in a computer system identifies a laminate nonconformance in the laminate using the inspection information and a user input verifies the laminate nonconformance in the laminate is present. An artificial intelligence system is trained by the computer system using the layup information, the inspection information, and the user input verifying the laminate nonconformance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: William David Kelsey, Amir Afrasiabi, Brian Dale Laughlin
  • Patent number: 11270480
    Abstract: Methods and systems are presented in this disclosure for high-dimensional detection and visualization. Detection in a higher-dimensional domain of at least one of an event or one or more objects within a visualization environment can be performed by identifying at least one evolution of the event or a dynamic property of the one or more objects. The at least one evolution of the event or the one or more objects having the dynamic property can be displayed within the visualization environment. Appropriate operations can be initiated based on the at least one evolution of the event or the one or more objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Travis St. George Ramsay, Brian Dale Davis
  • Patent number: 11222284
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for managing nonconformances in laminates. A nonconformance management system comprises a sensor system and an analyzer in a computer system. The sensor that records layup information about the layup of layers on a workpiece platform and records inspection information about the laminate located on an inspection platform, wherein the laminate is formed from curing the workpiece. The analyzer in the computer system identifies a laminate nonconformance in the laminate using the inspection information, generates nonconformance information about the laminate nonconformance, and displays the nonconformance information about the laminate nonconformance on the laminate using a display system for an augmented reality display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William David Kelsey, Amir Afrasiabi, Brian Dale Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20210347355
    Abstract: Systems for collision avoidance for a vehicle. One or more inputs are used to determine an impending collision. Once determined, corrective actions are taken to reduce the severity of the collision. The corrective actions can avoid the collision and/or reduce the damage caused by the collision. The systems and methods can be performed at the vehicle based on data available to a control unit in the vehicle. The systems and methods can also be performed at a system level that controls one or more vehicles and/or objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Dale Laughlin, John William Glatfelter, Jeff Alan Heisserman
  • Patent number: 11167680
    Abstract: A transportation system that includes one or more pods that each includes an interior space configured to house travelers and objects. The pods can be attached to and transported by multiple different vehicles. The different vehicles can provide for different modes of transportation depending upon the plans of the travelers. Different modes include but are not limited to ground travel, air travel, water travel, and rail travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Brian Dale Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20210301488
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed which provides for a zero turn stand-on snow blower with only two powered wheels and two free wheeling casters which provides for the ability to blow snow from narrow paths, turn around without leaving the sidewalk, automatically turn off the auger and present a shovel for performing quick detailed shoveling tasks when stepping off the snow blower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Dale Becwar
  • Publication number: 20210294282
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for controlling a device. A device control system comprises a computer system and a controller in the computer system. The controller receives internal sensor data for a group of internal parameters generated by an internal sensor system that senses the group of internal parameters within the device that relate to an operation of the device and receive external sensor data for a group of external parameters generated by an external sensor system that senses the group of external parameters in an environment around the device that relate to the operation of the device. The controller sends the internal sensor data and the external sensor data for an analysis with aggregated internal sensor data and aggregated external sensor data for devices of a same class as the device to generate results. The controller controls the operation of the device based on the results of the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Dale Laughlin, Madi L. Laughlin, Dane B. Laughlin