Patents by Inventor Christopher Heine

Christopher Heine 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: 20240161629
    Abstract: To facilitate improved CPDLC interfacing, report messages can be automatically armed and displayed in a threaded message format in the same message panel with other CPDLC messages between a vehicle and a ground system. Upon determining that a report is needed based on an uplink CPDLC message from the ground system, a report message label is displayed on the CPDLC message panel. Once the report is ready, it is automatically armed and the report message label indicates to the operator that the report message is ready to be sent. The operator can also select the report message label in the message panel to display the report message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Odish, Steven Smith, Christopher Heine
  • Publication number: 20240161627
    Abstract: A method for displaying CPDLC messages on a user interface is provided. The method includes receiving a CPDLC message for display on the user interface; determining whether the CPDLC message has a message reference number (MRN); if the CPDLC message does not have an MRN, displaying the CPDLC message in a first column in a panel body of the user interface if the CPDLC message is a downlink CPDLC message or in a second column in the panel body if the CPDLC message is an uplink CPDLC message; if the CPDLC message does have an MRN, identifying a prior CPDLC message having the MRN as a message identification number (MIN) for the prior CPDLC message; identifying whether the prior CPDLC message is in the first or the second column; and displaying the CPDLC message in an opposite column from the prior CPDLC message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Odish, Steven Smith, Christopher Heine
  • Publication number: 20240161632
    Abstract: In one example, a system includes HMI(s) and processor(s) communicatively coupled to the HMI(s) and a non-transitory computer-readable medium on which CPDLC interface instructions are stored. The CPDLC interface instructions are executable by the processor(s) and, when executed by the processor(s), cause the processor(s) to: generate a CPDLC GUI on the HMI(s), the CPDLC GUI configured to display icons representing a subnetwork, a Current Data Authority (CDA), and a Next Data Authority (NDA) for the CPDLC connection; in response to receiving a command via the CPDLC GUI to log on to a CPDLC session, establish the CPDLC connection with a ground station using the subnetwork and the CDA; generate an indicator or a button in a header of the CPDLC GUI that includes an indication of the subnetwork, the CDA, and the NDA for the CPDLC connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Odish, Christopher Heine, Steven Smith
  • Publication number: 20240161630
    Abstract: To facilitate improved CPDLC interfacing, a task list is generated with task label(s) corresponding to at least one task that must be completed before establishing a CPDLC session. The task list occupies a portion of the same message panel that enables logon to the CPDLC session. When a task is completed, an indicator such as a checkmark can be displayed next to the associated task in the task list to indicate to the operator which tasks are completed. In some embodiments, the task label is removed from the task list once the associated task is completed, and when all tasks are completed, the task list is removed entirely from the message panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Odish, Christopher Heine
  • Publication number: 20240161628
    Abstract: A method for creating a Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications message (CPDLC message) is provided. The method includes receiving a request on a user interface of an avionics device to create the CPDLC message; displaying a menu with a plurality of types of CPDLC messages in a panel body on the user interface; receiving a selection of one of the plurality of types of CPDLC messages through the menu; populating the panel body with fields configured to gather data for the CPDLC message based on the selection; and creating the CPDLC message based on the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Odish, Steven Smith, Christopher Heine
  • Patent number: 11717319
    Abstract: Catheter exchange systems and methods may use a cutting tool to sever an encrusted catheter. The cutting tool may include a flexible cannula to encompass and move along the encrusted catheter. A sheath may selectively cover the cutting tool. The cutting tool may selectively transition between a first position in which the cutter is within the sheath and a second position in which the cutting tool is extended beyond the sheath to sever a suture of the catheter. A locking stylet may be used to secure the position of the encrusted catheter and remove the encrusted catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Accisano, III, Christopher A. Heine
  • Publication number: 20230215280
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for assisting operation of an aircraft when diverting from a flight plan using a comparative vertical profile display. A vertical profile display includes a first graphical representation of a first vertical profile corresponding to a first lateral route defined by a flight plan for the aircraft and a second graphical representation of a second vertical profile corresponding to a modified lateral route different from the first lateral route displayed concurrently on the vertical profile display. The first vertical profile corresponding to the first lateral route is depicted on the vertical profile display in a first plane and the second vertical profile corresponding to the modified lateral route is depicted on the vertical profile display in a second plane different from the first plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Subash Samuthirapandian, Christopher Heine, Ivan Sandy Wyatt
  • Patent number: 11612413
    Abstract: Devices used to provide transseptal access are disclosed. The devices may comprise at least one cannula, a needle, and a handle. The cannula and the needle may be configured to be inserted through a dilator while not damaging a lumen wall of the dilator. The handle may be configured to lock the needle in a retracted position. The devices may be configured to telescopically advance the needle through an atrial septum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Jenkins, Christopher A. Heine, Shaun Lessik, Krista Killion, Thomas Chapman
  • Patent number: 11604575
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for managing configurations of multiple vehicle displays. For instance, a method may include: obtaining a configurable file for an electronic checklist; generating a graphical user interface (GUI) based on the configurable file; displaying the GUI on one of the multiple vehicle displays; receiving a user input on the GUI; and performing a window configuration setting process based on the user input. The method may also include: in response to the user input being a first user input type in a region associated with a context menu indicator: obtaining a window configuration function and a phase of flight variable; generating a context menu based on the window configuration function and the POF variable; and displaying the context menu on the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan S. Wyatt, Katarina Alexis Morowsky, Aaron Gannon, Christopher Heine
  • Patent number: 11532235
    Abstract: A flight deck system for providing task management assistance in managing the flight path to the flight crew is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Barbara Holder, Stephen Whitlow, Christopher Heine, Steven Crouch, Kelsey Keberle
  • Patent number: 11417220
    Abstract: A method for providing task management assistance in managing the flight path to the flight crew is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Barbara Holder, Stephen Whitlow, Christopher Heine, Steven Crouch, Kelsey Keberle
  • Patent number: 11356137
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for displaying the operational parameters of a radio system located onboard an aircraft. The apparatus comprises a permanent radio display bar that shows an active radio frequency in use by the radio system and a variable radio display pad. The variable radio display pad shows multiple historical past radio frequencies previously used by the radio system and multiple predicted future radio frequencies for use along a flight plan of the aircraft. It includes a change command that allows a crew member to manually change the active radio frequency in the permanent radio display bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Katarina A. Morowsky, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Christopher Heine
  • Publication number: 20200352594
    Abstract: Catheter exchange systems and methods may use a cutting tool to sever an encrusted catheter. The cutting tool may include a flexible cannula to encompass and move along the encrusted catheter. A sheath may selectively cover the cutting tool. The cutting tool may selectively transition between a first position in which the cutter is within the sheath and a second position in which the cutting tool is extended beyond the sheath to sever a suture of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Accisano, III, Christopher A. Heine
  • Publication number: 20200295794
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for displaying the operational parameters of a radio system located onboard an aircraft. The apparatus comprises a permanent radio display bar that shows an active radio frequency in use by the radio system and a variable radio display pad. The variable radio display pad shows multiple historical past radio frequencies previously used by the radio system and multiple predicted future radio frequencies for use along a flight plan of the aircraft. It includes a change command that allows a crew member to manually change the active radio frequency in the permanent radio display bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Katarina A. Morowsky, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Christopher Heine
  • Publication number: 20200192626
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for managing communications on a vehicle. For instance, the method may include obtaining a configured state of audio systems and communications systems; generating a graphical user interface (GUI) based on the configured state; displaying the GUI, the GUI including a plurality of icons, the plurality of icons corresponding to the communications systems, the plurality of icons indicating which communications systems are being monitored for output and/or receiving an audio input through the audio systems; receiving a user input on the GUI; and performing a communication control process or a communication setting process based on the user input. The method may further include: in response to determining the user input is the first user input type, performing the communication control process; and in response to determining the user input is the second user input type, performing the communication setting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ivan S. WYATT, Katarina MOROWSKY, Aaron GANNON, Christopher HEINE
  • Publication number: 20200192560
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for managing configurations of multiple vehicle displays. For instance, a method may include: obtaining a configurable file for an electronic checklist; generating a graphical user interface (GUI) based on the configurable file; displaying the GUI on one of the multiple vehicle displays; receiving a user input on the GUI; and performing a window configuration setting process based on the user input. The method may also include: in response to the user input being a first user input type in a region associated with a context menu indicator: obtaining a window configuration function and a phase of flight variable; generating a context menu based on the window configuration function and the POF variable; and displaying the context menu on the GUI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ivan S. WYATT, Katarina Alexis MOROWSKY, Aaron GANNON, Christopher HEINE
  • Publication number: 20200168104
    Abstract: A flight deck system for providing task management assistance in managing the flight path to the flight crew is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Barbara Holder, Stephen Whitlow, Christopher Heine, Steven Crouch, Kelsey Keberle
  • Publication number: 20200168103
    Abstract: A method for providing task management assistance in managing the flight path to the flight crew is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Barbara Holder, Stephen Whitlow, Christopher Heine, Steven Crouch, Kelsey Keberle
  • Publication number: 20200113597
    Abstract: Devices used to provide transseptal access are disclosed. The devices may comprise at least one cannula, a needle, and a handle. The cannula and the needle may be configured to be inserted through a dilator while not damaging a lumen wall of the dilator. The handle may be configured to lock the needle in a retracted position. The devices may be configured to telescopically advance the needle through an atrial septum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Jenkins, Christopher A. Heine, Shaun Lessik, Krista Killion, Thomas Chapman
  • Patent number: 10441771
    Abstract: Hemostasis valves and hemostasis valve assemblies can be coupled to a proximal end of an introducer sheath to prevent blood loss through the proximal end of the introducer sheath. Some hemostasis valve assemblies may include an elastomeric member with a variable-width channel that is designed to form a liquid-tight seal over elongate members of different diameter or a single elongate member of variable diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Merit Medical Systems, Inc., Abiomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Bickhart, Christopher A. Heine, Mary L. Milone, John Murphy