Patents by Inventor Damien Bruno Jourdan

Damien Bruno Jourdan 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: 20210335139
    Abstract: An imaging system for a moving vehicle aggregates pre-existing data with sensor data to provide an image of the surrounding environment in real-time. The pre-existing data are combined with data from one or more 3-D sensors, and 2-D information from a camera, to create a scene model that is rendered for display. The system accepts data from a 3-D sensor, transforms the data into a 3-D data structure, fuses the pre-existing scene data with the 3-D data structure and 2-D image data from a 2-D sensor to create a combined scene model, and renders the combined scene model for display. The system may also weight aspects of data from first and second sensors to select at least one aspect from the first sensor and another aspect from the second sensor; wherein fusing the pre-existing scene data with the sensor data uses the selected aspect from the first sensor and the selected aspect from the second sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jack Philip Cross, William Edward Brandstetter, III, Igor Valigura, Justin Michael Bode, Damien Bruno Jourdan, David McMartin Howard, Rodney Lee Pickens, Timothy L. Sweet, Joshua D. Gleason, Joseph H. Hansen, JR.
  • Patent number: 11056012
    Abstract: An imaging system for a moving vehicle aggregates pre-existing data with sensor data to provide an image of the surrounding environment in real-time. The pre-existing data are combined with data from one or more 3-D sensors, and 2-D information from a camera, to create a scene model that is rendered for display. The system accepts data from a 3-D sensor, transforms the data into a 3-D data structure, fuses the pre-existing scene data with the 3-D data structure and 2-D image data from a 2-D sensor to create a combined scene model, and renders the combined scene model for display. The system may also weight aspects of data from first and second sensors to select at least one aspect from the first sensor and another aspect from the second sensor; wherein fusing the pre-existing scene data with the sensor data uses the selected aspect from the first sensor and the selected aspect from the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jack Philip Cross, William Edward Brandstetter, III, Igor Valigura, Justin Michael Bode, Damien Bruno Jourdan, David McMartin Howard, Rodney Lee Pickens, Timothy L. Sweet, Joshua D. Gleason, Joseph H. Hansen, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190355266
    Abstract: An imaging system for a moving vehicle aggregates pre-existing data with sensor data to provide an image of the surrounding environment in real-time. The pre-existing data are combined with data from one or more 3-D sensors, and 2-D information from a camera, to create a scene model that is rendered for display. The system accepts data from a 3-D sensor, transforms the data into a 3-D data structure, fuses the pre-existing scene data with the 3-D data structure and 2-D image data from a 2-D sensor to create a combined scene model, and renders the combined scene model for display. The system may also weight aspects of data from first and second sensors to select at least one aspect from the first sensor and another aspect from the second sensor; wherein fusing the pre-existing scene data with the sensor data uses the selected aspect from the first sensor and the selected aspect from the second sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jack Philip Cross, William Edward Brandstetter, III, Igor Valigura, Justin Michael Bode, Damien Bruno Jourdan, David McMartin Howard, Rodney Lee Pickens, Timothy L. Sweet, Joshua D. Gleason, Joseph H. Hansen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10414494
    Abstract: A method for navigating an airborne device relative to a target comprises detecting, at an optical detector on the airborne device, an optical signal generated by one or more LEDs on the target; comparing the detected optical signal with a previously-detected optical signal; determining, based on the comparison, a change in location of at least one of the airborne device or the target; adjusting a position of the airborne device based on the determined change in location; predicting a movement of the target based on information indicative of at least one of a position, a rotation, an orientation, an acceleration, a velocity, or an altitude of the target, wherein the position of the airborne device is adjusted based on the predicted movement; detecting an obstacle in a flight path associated with the airborne device and adjusting a position of the airborne device based on detected obstacle information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventor: Damien Bruno Jourdan
  • Patent number: 10410531
    Abstract: An imaging system for a moving vehicle aggregates pre-existing data with sensor data to provide an image of the surrounding environment in real-time. The pre-existing data are combined with data from one or more 3-D sensors, and 2-D information from a camera, to create a scene model that is rendered for display. The system accepts data from a 3-D sensor, transforms the data into a 3-D data structure, fuses the pre-existing scene data with the 3-D data structure and 2-D image data from a 2-D sensor to create a combined scene model, and renders the combined scene model for display. The system may also weight aspects of data from first and second sensors to select at least one aspect from the first sensor and another aspect from the second sensor; wherein fusing the pre-existing scene data with the sensor data uses the selected aspect from the first sensor and the selected aspect from the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jack Philip Cross, William Edward Brandstetter, III, Igor Valigura, Justin Michael Bode, Damien Bruno Jourdan, David McMartin Howard, Rodney Lee Pickens, Timothy L. Sweet, Joshua D. Gleason, Joseph H. Hansen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9896202
    Abstract: A method for navigating an airborne device relative to a target comprises detecting, at an optical detector on the airborne device, an optical signal generated by one or more LEDs on the target. The method also comprises comparing, by a processor on the airborne device, the detected optical signal with a previously-detected optical signal. The method further comprises determining, by the processor based on the comparison, a change in location of at least one of the airborne device or the target. The method also comprises adjusting a position of the airborne device based on the determined change in location. The method also comprises predicting, by the processor, a movement of the target based on information indicative of at least one of a position, a rotation, an orientation, an acceleration, a velocity, or an altitude of the target, wherein the position of the airborne device is adjusted based on the predicted movement of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Damien Bruno Jourdan
  • Publication number: 20180002018
    Abstract: A method for navigating an airborne device relative to a target comprises detecting, at an optical detector on the airborne device, an optical signal generated by one or more LEDs on the target. The method also comprises comparing, by a processor on the airborne device, the detected optical signal with a previously-detected optical signal. The method further comprises determining, by the processor based on the comparison, a change in location of at least one of the airborne device or the target. The method also comprises adjusting a position of the airborne device based on the determined change in location. The method also comprises predicting, by the processor, a movement of the target based on information indicative of at least one of a position, a rotation, an orientation, an acceleration, a velocity, or an altitude of the target, wherein the position of the airborne device is adjusted based on the predicted movement of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Damien Bruno Jourdan
  • Publication number: 20170345321
    Abstract: An imaging system for a moving vehicle aggregates pre-existing data with sensor data to provide an image of the surrounding environment in real-time. The pre-existing data are combined with data from one or more 3-D sensors, and 2-D information from a camera, to create a scene model that is rendered for display. The system accepts data from a 3-D sensor, transforms the data into a 3-D data structure, fuses the pre-existing scene data with the 3-D data structure and 2-D image data from a 2-D sensor to create a combined scene model, and renders the combined scene model for display. The system may also weight aspects of data from first and second sensors to select at least one aspect from the first sensor and another aspect from the second sensor; wherein fusing the pre-existing scene data with the sensor data uses the selected aspect from the first sensor and the selected aspect from the second sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jack Philip Cross, William Edward Brandstetter, III, Igor Valigura, Justin Michael Bode, Damien Bruno Jourdan, David McMartin Howard, Rodney Lee Pickens, Timothy L. Sweet, Joshua D. Gleason, Joseph H. Hansen, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160304198
    Abstract: A method for navigating an airborne device relative to a target comprises detecting, at an optical detector on the airborne device, an optical signal generated by one or more LEDs on the target. The method also comprises comparing, by a processor on the airborne device, the detected optical signal with a previously-detected optical signal. The method further comprises determining, by the processor based on the comparison, a change in location of at least one of the airborne device or the target. The method also comprises adjusting a position of the airborne device based on the determined change in location. The method also comprises predicting, by the processor, a movement of the target based on information indicative of at least one of a position, a rotation, an orientation, an acceleration, a velocity, or an altitude of the target, wherein the position of the airborne device is adjusted based on the predicted movement of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventor: Damien Bruno Jourdan