Patents by Inventor David McMartin Howard

David McMartin Howard 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: 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.
  • 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.