Patents by Inventor David W Meyer

David W Meyer 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: 20100175573
    Abstract: An apparatus for remote detection or neutralization of an explosively formed penetrator device. A LIDAR or LADAR unit may be used in conjunction with a RADAR unit to both detect the presence of an EFP and neutralize the EFP having an associated passive infrared sensor. The LIDAR unit's wavelength is selected to approximate the signature from the intended EFP target which then causes the safe remote detonation of the EFP. The detected EFP signature may be compared with known signatures and presented to a user via a display terminal. The display terminal may also present associated terrain or GPS data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Alan Cornett, Robert C. Becker, Doug Carlson, David W. Meyers
  • Patent number: 7742847
    Abstract: A method and system for context sensitive navigation of an aircraft is provided. The method comprises obtaining data for use at takeoff, enroute, or at a destination, and interpreting the data to infer conditions during takeoff, enroute, or at the destination. One or more viable flight plans are determined based on the conditions during takeoff, enroute, or at the destination. The one or more viable flight plans are then presented to a pilot for optional selection. When there is more than one viable flight plan, a prioritized selectable list of flight plans is presented to the pilot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. DeMers, David W. Meyers, Brian R. Buchanan, David T. Spoor
  • Publication number: 20100149025
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing a substituted timing signal for a missing satellite ephemeris in execution of a RAIM algorithm includes deriving a plurality of position, velocity, and time solutions from a GPS navigation system. The position, velocity and time solutions are derived from a plurality of satellite ephemerides. An atomic clock provides an atomic clock signal. The atomic clock signal is compared to the derived time solutions to arrive at a correction factor. The atomic clock signal is adjusted according to the correction factor to develop an adjusted atomic clock signal. The adjusted atomic clock signal is substituted for a missing satellite ephemeris to execute the RAIM algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David W. Meyers, Lawrence C. Vallot, Brian Schipper, Kelly Muldoon
  • Publication number: 20100102992
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to capture images of weather along a portion of a flight path of an aircraft, and are operable to wirelessly communicate information corresponding to the captured images to the aircraft. An exemplary embodiment has at least one camera pointed in a direction corresponding to a portion of the flight path of the aircraft and configured to capture images of weather in proximity to the portion of the flight path, and has a transceiver configured to wirelessly communicate images captured by the at least one camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Cornett, Craig Kevin Madden, David W. Meyers, Robert Charles Becker, David Todd Spoor
  • Publication number: 20100085241
    Abstract: A obstacle detection system comprises a transmission antenna operable to radiate a radio frequency (RF) signal and a transmitter operable to control transmission of the RF signal from the antenna. The obstacle detection system also comprises a receiver antenna operable to receive a reflection of the RF signal; and processing circuitry operable to analyze a plurality of characteristics of a radar cross section (RCS) of the received reflection to identify an obstacle and one or more physical attributes of the obstacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David W. Meyers, Long Bui, Yi-Chi Shih, Alan G. Cornett
  • Publication number: 20100085236
    Abstract: A transponder-based beacon transmitter system in an unmanned aerial vehicle is provided. The transponder-based beacon transmitter system comprises a global positioning system interface communicatively coupled to receive position information indicative of a current location of the unmanned aerial vehicle, a message formatter communicatively coupled to the global positioning system interface, and a transponder-based beacon transmitter. The message formatter formats vehicle identification of the unmanned aerial vehicle and the position information indicative of the current location of the unmanned aerial vehicle into an automatic dependent surveillance broadcast mode-select squitter message. The message formatter operates in one of a military mode, a National Airspace System mode, and a combined military/National Airspace System mode. The transponder-based beacon transmitter transmits the automatic dependent surveillance broadcast mode-select squitter messages from the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Franceschini, David W. Meyers, Kelly P. Muldoon
  • Publication number: 20100085235
    Abstract: A radar system comprises a transmitter antenna configured to transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal, a first receiver antenna, and a second receiver antenna. Each of the first and second receiver antennas are configured to receive a reflection of the RF signal, wherein the first and second receiver antennas are synchronized and separated by a vertical distance. The radar system also comprises radar processing circuitry configured to control transmission of the RF signal from the transmitter antenna and to determine an elevation of an object reflecting the RF signal based on the phase difference between the reflected RF signal received by the first receiver antenna and the reflected RF signal received by the second receiver antenna; wherein the transmit antenna, first receiver antenna, and second receiver antenna are operable to continuously rotate 360 degrees along an azimuth angle without rotating along an elevation angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David W. Meyers, Long Bui, Yi-Chi Shih
  • Publication number: 20100087967
    Abstract: A radar system comprises a plurality of antenna sub-systems, each operable to transmit and receive radio frequency (RF) signals in a corresponding sector, wherein the plurality of antenna sub-systems are positioned such that the corresponding sectors cover a total range of about 180 degrees to about 360 degrees without rotation of the radar system. The radar system also comprises shared backend circuitry coupled to each of the plurality of antenna sub-systems and operable to process signals from each of the plurality of antenna sub-systems to detect the presence of an obstacle in one of the corresponding sectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David W. Meyers, Long Bui, Yi-Chi Shih
  • Patent number: 7667644
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing a substituted timing signal for a missing satellite ephemeris in execution of a RAIM algorithm includes deriving a plurality of position, velocity, and time solutions from a GPS navigation system. The position, velocity and time solutions are derived from a plurality of satellite ephemerides. An atomic clock provides an atomic clock signal. The atomic clock signal is compared to the derived time solutions to arrive at a correction factor. The atomic clock signal is adjusted according to the correction factor to develop an adjusted atomic clock signal. The adjusted atomic clock signal is substituted for a missing satellite ephemeris to execute the RAIM algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Meyers, Lawrence C. Vallot, Brian Schipper, Kelly Muldoon
  • Patent number: 7647954
    Abstract: A connector apparatus for controlling fluid dispensing/transmission that includes a control component for communication between couplers thereof. A first coupler has a transmitter, and is releasably connected with a mating reader coupler that has a transmitter and fluid control device to exchange information with the transmitter of the first coupler. The transmitters communicate and are operated by wireless means such as by RF devices. Upon confirming that the first coupler is properly coupled to the mating coupler and that the first coupler has a proper identification, the fluid control device controls fluid flow, using the transmitters of the first coupler and the mating reader coupler, under predetermined parameters, e.g., pressure, temperature, duration, and flow rate, as indicated in the first coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Richard Stewart Garber, Charles Peter deCler, David W. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20100004913
    Abstract: A platform for a handheld wind profiler includes a housing containing a three-axis magnetic compass module generating a compass signal, including the orientation of the housing relative to magnetic north at a time. A two-axis inclinometer module generates a inclinometer signal including the orientation of the housing relative to a horizontal plane at the time. A GPS module generating a GPS signal indicating a time and position solution including a terrain position of the housing based upon the time. A processor receives a first velocimeter signal at the time from at least one laser Doppler velocimeter. The velocimeter signal includes a first radial velocity of a first wind-borne aerosol and a first orientation of the at least one laser Doppler velocimeter relative to the housing. The processor resolves the first velocimeter signal to determine an orientation of the at least one laser Doppler velocimeter relative to the terrain position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Becker, Alan G. Cornett, David W. Meyers, Jerome P. Drexler
  • Publication number: 20090273504
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing radar target processing. The systems include a processor configured to receive a first input from a cooperative surveillance source and a second input from a radar device. The first input includes cooperative target information, the second input includes cooperative and non-cooperative target information, and the processor is configured to process the first and second inputs to remove cooperative target information from the second input based on the first input to generate a modified radar output for use by an output device. The methods include receiving a first input including cooperative target information from a cooperative surveillance source, receiving a second input including cooperative and non-cooperative target information from a radar device, processing the first and second inputs to remove cooperative target information from the second input based on the first input, and generating a modified radar output based on the processed first and second inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Meyers, Christine Haissig, David C. Vacanti
  • Publication number: 20090251358
    Abstract: A navigation system having a radar altimeter is disclosed. The navigation system comprises a signal processing unit and one or more antennas in operative communication with the radar altimeter and the signal processing unit. The system further comprises a forward looking radar communicatively coupled to the radar altimeter. The forward looking radar and the signal processing unit are configured to provide forward looking radar measurements, radar altitude measurements from the radar altimeter, and datalink communications within a single forward looking radar scanning sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Robert C. Becker, Alan G. Cornett, David W. Meyers
  • Patent number: 7573370
    Abstract: An RFID tag has a memory, an RF transceiver that supports long range RF communications with a long range reader, and an interface that supports short range communications with a short range reader over a secure link. The RF transceiver can be used to transmit an ID stored in the memory of the tag to a long range reader, and the interface can be used to transmit sensitive history information to a short range reader over the secure link. The ID uniquely identifies an article to which the tag is attached, and the history information provides environmental data, and/or maintenance data, and/or shipping data, and/or inventory data, and/or production data, etc. about the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Becker, David W. Meyers
  • Patent number: 7573272
    Abstract: A method of testing the electrical functionality of an optically controlled switch in a reconfigurable antenna is provided. The method includes configuring one or more conductive paths between one or more feed points and one or more test point with switches in the reconfigurable antenna. Applying one or more test signals to the one or more feed points. Monitoring the one or more test points in response to the one or more test signals and determining the functionality of the switch based upon the monitoring of the one or more test points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Becker, David W. Meyers, Kelly P. Muldoon, Douglas R. Carlson, Jerome P. Drexler
  • Publication number: 20090157293
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for diminishing the effects of an acoustic signature of a vehicle while the vehicle is en route to a destination. One method includes the steps of retrieving acoustic data representing an acoustic model of the vehicle, terrain data representing a terrain model of a geographic area surrounding the destination, route data representing a model of a plurality of routes to the destination, and weather data representing atmospheric conditions of the geographic area. The method also includes selecting a route to the destination based on the acoustic, terrain, route, and weather data. A system includes means for performing the retrieving step and the selecting step of the above method. Another system includes memory storing the acoustic, terrain, route, and weather data, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to select a route to the destination based on the acoustic, terrain, route, and weather data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alan G. Cornett, David W. Meyers, Robert E. DeMers
  • Publication number: 20090146894
    Abstract: A method of configuring a reconfigurable antenna is disclosed. The method selects an antenna configuration pattern based on previously identified antenna configuration patterns where the previously identified antenna configuration patterns have known signal beam pattern characteristics. The method applies reconfigurable antenna steering patterns based on the selected configuration pattern to configure a reconfigurable antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jerome P. Drexler, Robert C. Becker, David W. Meyers, Kelly P. Muldoon
  • Publication number: 20090146895
    Abstract: A method of verifying programmable antenna configurations is disclosed. The method comprises selecting a desired antenna configuration from a plurality of antenna configuration patterns, with the selected antenna configuration forming at least one reconfigurable antenna from reconfigurable antenna array elements. The method validates the formation of the selected antenna configuration to determine antenna performance of the at least one reconfigurable antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jerome P. Drexler, Robert C. Becker, David W. Meyers, Kelly P. Muldoon
  • Publication number: 20090091495
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing a substituted timing signal for a missing satellite ephemeris in execution of a RAIM algorithm includes deriving a plurality of position, velocity, and time solutions from a GPS navigation system. The position, velocity and time solutions are derived from a plurality of satellite ephemerides. An atomic clock provides an atomic clock signal. The atomic clock signal is compared to the derived time solutions to arrive at a correction factor. The atomic clock signal is adjusted according to the correction factor to develop an adjusted atomic clock signal. The adjusted atomic clock signal is substituted for a missing satellite ephemeris to execute the RAIM algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David W. Meyers, Lawrence C. Vallot, Brian Schipper, Kelly Muldoon
  • Patent number: 7515091
    Abstract: A method and system for communicating using pulsed radar signal data links is disclosed. The method comprises encoding downlink data with a signature sequence as a secondary function onto a continuous wave pulse signal having a primary function at a master device. The data-encoded pulse signal from the master device is interpreted at one or more slave devices configured to receive the pulse signal within a first communications bandwidth of the primary and secondary functions. The master device synchronizes returning communication transmissions from each of the one or more slave devices for the secondary function within a prescribed return interval of the primary function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Meyers, Michael R. Franceschini, James A. Freebersyser