Patents by Inventor David A. Reichert

David A. Reichert 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: 9282530
    Abstract: An entertainment system includes radio access nodes (RANs) spaced apart from each other and a location measurement node. The location measurement node includes a memory and at least one processor. The memory contains a seat layout map identifying an arrangement of seats and locations of the RANs relative to the seats. The processor measures distances between the RANs and a transceiver device located at a seat among the seats arranged according to a seat layout map residing in memory, and retrieves from the seat layout map, the locations of the RANs relative to the seats. The processor identifies one of the seats within the seat layout map where the transceiver device is located based on comparison of the measured distances and the retrieved locations of the RANs relative to the seats, and stores in the memory an identifier for the transceiver device associated with an identifier for the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Couleaud, Tracy Decuir, David Reichert, Roberto Filocamo
  • Patent number: 9037354
    Abstract: A vehicle entertainment system is controlled responsive to gestures that are formed by a passenger of the vehicle. The vehicle entertainment system includes a display device, at least one gesture control camera, and a processor. The gesture control camera generates a camera signal responsive to light reflected from at least one object within a field of view of the at least one gesture control camera. The processor analyzes the camera signal to identify a gesture made by a passenger moving the at least one object, and controls at least one operation of the vehicle entertainment system responsive to the identified gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher K. Mondragon, Brett Bleacher, William W. Allen, David Reichert
  • Publication number: 20130066526
    Abstract: A vehicle entertainment system is controlled responsive to gestures that are formed by a passenger of the vehicle. The vehicle entertainment system includes a display device, at least one gesture control camera, and a processor. The gesture control camera generates a camera signal responsive to light reflected from at least one object within a field of view of the at least one gesture control camera. The processor analyzes the camera signal to identify a gesture made by a passenger moving the at least one object, and controls at least one operation of the vehicle entertainment system responsive to the identified gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher K. Mondragon, Brett Bleacher, William W. Allen, David Reichert
  • Patent number: 8211580
    Abstract: A fuel cell cabinet liquid cooling system is provided. The fuel cell cabinet liquid cooling system includes a fuel cell, a liquid cooling system for dissipating heat generated by the fuel cell, and a controller that controls the liquid cooling system for maintaining a predetermined temperature range of a first cooling liquid of the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Thomas F. Craft, Jr., Anil K. Trehan, David Reichert, Bryn Epp
  • Patent number: 8153326
    Abstract: A fuel cell cabinet air feed and exhaust system is provided. The air feed and exhaust system includes a sealed air feed system that feeds air from outside a fuel cell cabinet to a fuel cell disposed inside the fuel cell cabinet, and a sealed air exhaust system that exhausts air from the fuel cell to the outside of the fuel cell cabinet. Each of the sealed air system and the sealed air exhaust system is sealed with respect to the fuel cell such that the sealed air system, the sealed air exhaust system, and the fuel cell form a sealed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Thomas F. Craft, Jr., Bob Campbell, Anil K. Trehan, David Reichert
  • Publication number: 20090286119
    Abstract: A fuel cell cabinet air feed and exhaust system is provided. The air feed and exhaust system includes a sealed air feed system that feeds air from outside a fuel cell cabinet to a fuel cell disposed inside the fuel cell cabinet, and a sealed air exhaust system that exhausts air from the fuel cell to the outside of the fuel cell cabinet. Each of the sealed air system and the sealed air exhaust system is sealed with respect to the fuel cell such that the sealed air system, the sealed air exhaust system, and the fuel cell form a sealed system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas F. CRAFT, JR., Bob CAMPBELL, Anil K. TREHAN, David REICHERT
  • Publication number: 20050216938
    Abstract: An in-flight entertainment (IFE) system includes a network having at least one wireless router for communicating wirelessly between a network server and one or more video display unit (VDU) in the cabin. The wireless transmission of video signals provides a reduced architecture that avoids a need for cables to carry a signal to the VDU's. In an embodiment, the IFE system further facilitates the use of a remote wireless device, such as a laptop computer, as the VDU. Clients may select from a variety of programs which can be distributed in an on-demand or broadcast manner. Encryption means are further provided to enable control over content distribution to only authorized devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Applicant: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Brady, David Reichert
  • Publication number: 20050115882
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a fuel supply and fuel system with an ion filter and an ion gauge. The filter can be made from discrete pieces of polymeric filter material. The polymeric filter material is substantially the same as the proton exchange member in the fuel cell. The ion gauge measures the level of ions in the fuel by measuring a voltage across a section of fuel or a current through the same section. The voltage or current is related to the ion level in the fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Andrew Curello, Floyd Fairbanks, David Reichert
  • Patent number: 4372557
    Abstract: An electronic baseball game which includes a housing mounting a display centrally on an upper surface. On either side of the display are operator consoles for controlling a visiting team and a home team. At least one operator selects two lineups of players based on batting averages, throwing abilities, and the like. The operator controlling the team at bat selects when to hit by depressing keys which select different swings and controls runners in the attempt to reach and to steal bases. On defense, an operator controls the pitches thrown by the pitcher and the bases to which defensive fielders throw the ball in attempting to throw out the runners. An operator may also substitute in his batting order to obtain pinch hitters or relief pitchers. A special feature of the invention is that the results of each phase of the game depend on the characteristics of the players involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Del Principe, David A. Reichert
  • Patent number: 4341383
    Abstract: A portable electronic basketball game having a housing containing control circuitry and mounting a display and input controls. The display shows both offensive and defensive players and a ball. The defensive players may be controlled to undertake a plurality of defenses and the offensive players may pass between one another in a preferred embodiment. The preferred embodiment also featured a twenty-four second clock, a three-second clock, foul shots, and three-point long distance field goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Reichert