Patents by Inventor Bruce F. Queen

Bruce F. Queen 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: 9185528
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of transceivers positioned to transmit and/or receive signals that pass through at least a portion of a structure of interest, wherein each of the transceivers receives a signal from at least one of the other transceivers, and a processor using the strength of the received signals, the locations of the transceivers, prior knowledge of building practices, and exterior characteristics of the structure to produce a map of the structure of interest and/or to detect movement of persons in the structure of interest. A method of producing a map of the structure of interest and/or detecting the movement of persons in the structure of interest is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Steven A. Schwartz, Bruce F. Queen
  • Publication number: 20140004874
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of transceivers positioned to transmit and/or receive signals that pass through at least a portion of a structure of interest, wherein each of the transceivers receives a signal from at least one of the other transceivers, and a processor using the strength of the received signals, the locations of the transceivers, prior knowledge of building practices, and exterior characteristics of the structure to produce a map of the structure of interest and/or to detect movement of persons in the structure of interest. A method of producing a map of the structure of interest and/or detecting the movement of persons in the structure of interest is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven A. Schwartz, Bruce F. Queen