Patents by Inventor Gentry B. Stephens

Gentry B. Stephens 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: 11307575
    Abstract: An anti-personnel autonomous vehicle (AGAR) system has a chassis formed by a directional fragmentation weapon (DFW). An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) assembly is engaged to the DFW, the UAV assembly having a plurality of wheel and motor units positioned to provide balanced wheel and motor on the DFW. A control module integrated in the UAV assembly has a wireless transmitter/receiver communicating with a remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Gentry B. Stephens
  • Patent number: 11097840
    Abstract: An anti-personnel autonomous vehicle (APAV) system has a fuselage formed by a directional fragmentation weapon (DFW). An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) assembly is engaged to the DFW, the UAV assembly having a plurality of lift units positioned to provide balanced lift on the DFW. A control module integrated in the UAV assembly has a wireless transmitter/receiver communicating with a remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Gentry B. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20210253254
    Abstract: An airline catering trolley includes a mobile cart body, a beverage dispensing system disposed within the cart body, and a computing device mounted to the cart body and operatively connected to the beverage dispensing system. The beverage dispensing system includes a beverage dispenser extending from the cart body. The computing device includes a processor, a memory, an input/output device, and a transceiver, and is configured to receive a first input regarding a beverage to be dispensed through the input/output device, dispense a beverage from the beverage dispenser based on the first input, and communicate service data regarding operation of the airline catering trolley to an aircraft computing system of an aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Gentry B. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20200333783
    Abstract: An anti-personnel autonomous vehicle (AGAR) system has a chassis formed by a directional fragmentation weapon (DFW). An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) assembly is engaged to the DFW, the UAV assembly having a plurality of wheel and motor units positioned to provide balanced wheel and motor on the DFW. A control module integrated in the UAV assembly has a wireless transmitter/receiver communicating with a remote controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventor: Gentry B. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20200023966
    Abstract: An anti-personnel autonomous vehicle (APAV) system has a fuselage formed by a directional fragmentation weapon (DFW). An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) assembly is engaged to the DFW, the UAV assembly having a plurality of lift units positioned to provide balanced lift on the DFW. A control module integrated in the UAV assembly has a wireless transmitter/receiver communicating with a remote controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Gentry B. Stephens
  • Patent number: 8793036
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing a trackless transit system and controlling adaptive trackless vehicles within that system. Aspects include an autonomous vehicle transit system for controlling vehicle movement of trackless vehicles in the transit system. The system includes a command, control and orchestration system (CCOS) and vehicle controllers. Each vehicle controller is associated with a trackless vehicle and communicates a current location to the CCOS, receives a navigation command, and controls the trackless vehicle according to the navigation command. Further, the CCOS provides navigation commands to the vehicle controllers to control movements of the trackless vehicles within the transit system according to vehicle position information received from the vehicle controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Phillip L. Koon, Gentry B. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20120072051
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing a trackless transit system and controlling adaptive trackless vehicles within that system. Aspects include an autonomous vehicle transit system for controlling vehicle movement of trackless vehicles in the transit system. The system includes a command, control and orchestration system (CCOS) and vehicle controllers. Each vehicle controller is associated with a trackless vehicle and communicates a current location to the CCOS, receives a navigation command, and controls the trackless vehicle according to the navigation command. Further, the CCOS provides navigation commands to the vehicle controllers to control movements of the trackless vehicles within the transit system according to vehicle position information received from the vehicle controllers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Phillip L. Koon, Gentry B. Stephens