Patents by Inventor FABRICE KUNZI

FABRICE KUNZI 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: 20200301422
    Abstract: An aircrew automation system that provides a pilot with high-fidelity knowledge of the aircraft's physical state, and notifies that pilot of any deviations in expected state based on predictive models. The aircrew automation may be provided as a non-invasive ride-along aircrew automation system that perceives the state of the aircraft through visual techniques, derives the aircraft state vector and other aircraft information, and communicates any deviations from expected aircraft state to the pilot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jessica E. Duda, John Tylko, David Mindell, Fabrice Kunzi, Michael Piedmonte, John Allee, Joshua Torgerson, Jason Ryan, James Donald Paduano, John Brooke Wissler, Andrew Musto, Wendy Feenstra
  • Publication number: 20200278679
    Abstract: An obstacle-avoidance system for a vehicle, the obstacle-avoidance system may comprise: a communication device; a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors configured to detect collision threats within a predetermined distance of the vehicle; and a processor. The processor may communicatively couple to the communication device and the plurality of sensors and configured to receive navigation commands being communicated to a control system via said communication device. The processor may also receive, from at least one of said plurality of sensors, obstruction data reflecting the position of an obstruction. Using the obstruction data, the processor identifies a direction for avoiding said obstruction. In response, the processor may output, via said communication device, a command to said control system causing the vehicle to travel in said flight direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Fabrice Kunzi, Andrew Kehlenbeck, Donald Rogers, Michael Sardonini, Edward Scott
  • Patent number: 10642270
    Abstract: An aircrew automation system and method for use in an aircraft. The aircrew automation system comprises one or more processors, an optical perception system, an actuation system, and a human-machine interface. The optical perception system monitors, in real-time, one or more cockpit instruments of the aircraft visually to generate flight situation data. The actuation system mechanically engages at least one flight control of the aircraft in response to the one or more flight commands. The human-machine interface provides an interface between a human pilot and the aircrew automation system. The human-machine interface comprises a display device to display a status of the aircraft and the actuation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Jessica E. Duda, John Tylko, David Mindell, Fabrice Kunzi, Michael Piedmonte, John Allee, Joshua Torgerson, Jason Ryan, James Donald Paduano, John Brooke Wissler, Andrew Musto, Wendy Feenstra
  • Publication number: 20200064840
    Abstract: An aircrew automation system and method for use in an aircraft. The aircrew automation system comprises one or more processors, an optical perception system, an actuation system, and a human-machine interface. The optical perception system monitors, in real-time, one or more cockpit instruments of the aircraft visually to generate flight situation data. The actuation system mechanically engages at least one flight control of the aircraft in response to the one or more flight commands. The human-machine interface provides an interface between a human pilot and the aircrew automation system. The human-machine interface comprises a display device to display a status of the aircraft and the actuation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jessica E. Duda, John Tylko, David Mindell, Fabrice Kunzi, Michael Piedmonte, John Allee, Joshua Torgerson, Jason Ryan, James Donald Paduano, John Brooke Wissler, Andrew Musto, Wendy Feenstra
  • Patent number: 10520944
    Abstract: An obstacle-avoidance system for a vehicle, the obstacle-avoidance system may comprise: a communication device; a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors configured to detect collision threats within a predetermined distance of the vehicle; and a processor. The processor may communicatively couple to the communication device and the plurality of sensors and configured to receive navigation commands being communicated to a control system via said communication device. The processor may also receive, from at least one of said plurality of sensors, obstruction data reflecting the position of an obstruction. Using the obstruction data, the processor identifies a direction for avoiding said obstruction. In response, the processor may output, via said communication device, a command to said control system causing the vehicle to travel in said flight direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Fabrice Kunzi, Andrew Kehlenbeck, Donald Rogers, Michael Sardonini, Edward Scott
  • Patent number: 10359779
    Abstract: An aircrew automation system that provides a pilot with high-fidelity knowledge of the aircraft's physical state, and notifies that pilot of any deviations in expected state based on predictive models. The aircrew automation may be provided as a non-invasive ride-along aircrew automation system that perceives the state of the aircraft through visual techniques, derives the aircraft state vector and other aircraft information, and communicates any deviations from expected aircraft state to the pilot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Jessica E. Duda, John Tylko, David Mindell, Fabrice Kunzi, Michael Piedmonte, John Allee, Joshua Torgerson, Jason Ryan, James Donald Paduano, John Brooke Wissler, Andrew Musto, Wendy Feenstra
  • Patent number: 10276051
    Abstract: An obstacle-avoidance system for a vehicle, the obstacle-avoidance system may comprise: a communication device; a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors configured to detect collision threats within a predetermined distance of the vehicle; and a processor. The processor may communicatively couple to the communication device and the plurality of sensors and configured to receive navigation commands being communicated to a control system via said communication device. The processor may also receive, from at least one of said plurality of sensors, obstruction data reflecting the position of an obstruction. Using the obstruction data, the processor identifies a direction for avoiding said obstruction. In response, the processor may output, via said communication device, a derivative command to said control system causing the vehicle to travel in said flight direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Fabrice Kunzi, Donald Rogers, Terrence McKenna
  • Publication number: 20190051196
    Abstract: An obstacle-avoidance system for a vehicle, the obstacle-avoidance system may comprise: a communication device; a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors configured to detect collision threats within a predetermined distance of the vehicle; and a processor. The processor may communicatively couple to the communication device and the plurality of sensors and configured to receive navigation commands being communicated to a control system via said communication device. The processor may also receive, from at least one of said plurality of sensors, obstruction data reflecting the position of an obstruction. Using the obstruction data, the processor identifies a direction for avoiding said obstruction. In response, the processor may output, via said communication device, a derivative command to said control system causing the vehicle to travel in said flight direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Fabrice Kunzi, Donald Rogers, Terrence McKenna
  • Patent number: 10062294
    Abstract: An obstacle-avoidance system for a vehicle, the obstacle-avoidance system may comprise: a communication device; a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors configured to detect collision threats within a predetermined distance of the vehicle; and a processor. The processor may communicatively couple to the communication device and the plurality of sensors and configured to receive navigation commands being communicated to a control system via said communication device. The processor may also receive, from at least one of said plurality of sensors, obstruction data reflecting the position of an obstruction. Using the obstruction data, the processor identifies a direction for avoiding said obstruction. In response, the processor may output, via said communication device, a derivative command to said control system causing the vehicle to travel in said flight direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Fabrice Kunzi, Donald Rogers, Terrence McKenna
  • Publication number: 20180196435
    Abstract: An obstacle-avoidance system for a vehicle, the obstacle-avoidance system may comprise: a communication device; a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors configured to detect collision threats within a predetermined distance of the vehicle; and a processor. The processor may communicatively couple to the communication device and the plurality of sensors and configured to receive navigation commands being communicated to a control system via said communication device. The processor may also receive, from at least one of said plurality of sensors, obstruction data reflecting the position of an obstruction. Using the obstruction data, the processor identifies a direction for avoiding said obstruction. In response, the processor may output, via said communication device, a command to said control system causing the vehicle to travel in said flight direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Fabrice Kunzi, Andrew Kehlenbeck, Donald Rogers, Michael Sardonini, Edward Scott
  • Patent number: 9875661
    Abstract: An obstacle-avoidance system for a vehicle, the obstacle-avoidance system may comprise: a communication device; a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors configured to detect collision threats within a predetermined distance of the vehicle; and a processor. The processor may communicatively couple to the communication device and the plurality of sensors and configured to receive navigation commands being communicated to a control system via said communication device. The processor may also receive, from at least one of said plurality of sensors, obstruction data reflecting the position of an obstruction. Using the obstruction data, the processor identifies a direction for avoiding said obstruction. In response, the processor may output, via said communication device, a command to said control system causing the vehicle to travel in said flight direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Fabrice Kunzi, Donald Rogers, Terrence McKenna
  • Publication number: 20170301249
    Abstract: An obstacle-avoidance system for a vehicle, the obstacle-avoidance system may comprise: a communication device; a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors configured to detect collision threats within a predetermined distance of the vehicle; and a processor. The processor may communicatively couple to the communication device and the plurality of sensors and configured to receive navigation commands being communicated to a control system via said communication device. The processor may also receive, from at least one of said plurality of sensors, obstruction data reflecting the position of an obstruction. Using the obstruction data, the processor identifies a direction for avoiding said obstruction. In response, the processor may output, via said communication device, a derivative command to said control system causing the vehicle to travel in said flight direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Fabrice Kunzi, Donald Rogers, Terrence McKenna
  • Publication number: 20170277185
    Abstract: An aircrew automation system that provides a pilot with high-fidelity knowledge of the aircraft's physical state, and notifies that pilot of any deviations in expected state based on predictive models. The aircrew automation may be provided as a non-invasive ride-along aircrew automation system that perceives the state of the aircraft through visual techniques, derives the aircraft state vector and other aircraft information, and communicates any deviations from expected aircraft state to the pilot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jessica E. Duda, John Tylko, David Mindell, Fabrice Kunzi, Michael Piedmonte, John Allee, Joshua Torgerson, Jason Ryan, James Donald Paduano, John Brooke Wissler, Andrew Musto, Wendy Feenstra
  • Publication number: 20160125746
    Abstract: An obstacle-avoidance system for a vehicle, the obstacle-avoidance system may comprise: a communication device; a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors configured to detect collision threats within a predetermined distance of the vehicle; and a processor. The processor may communicatively couple to the communication device and the plurality of sensors and configured to receive navigation commands being communicated to a control system via said communication device. The processor may also receive, from at least one of said plurality of sensors, obstruction data reflecting the position of an obstruction. Using the obstruction data, the processor identifies a direction for avoiding said obstruction. In response, the processor may output, via said communication device, a command to said control system causing the vehicle to travel in said flight direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: FABRICE KUNZI, DONALD ROGERS, TERRENCE MCKENNA
  • Patent number: D760848
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Terrence McKenna, Donald Rogers, Fabrice Kunzi