Patents by Inventor Jason C. Wenger

Jason C. Wenger 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: 9836989
    Abstract: A training data management method and related system is disclosed comprising three integrated elements. A training data network may provide a network linking a remote instructor operating an off-board data network with a student operating an onboard data network. The remote instructor may, via the datalink connection, maintain a level of control of the data set available to the student. A method for providing training data may include an onboard and off-board safety monitor configured for perceiving a safety event and sending a notification thereof to an involved participant. A system for providing training data may include a data guard configured to monitor all communications between two networks and block sensitive information, training data, and classified communications between the networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wenger, Jaclyn A. Hoke, Brian R. Wolford, Alex Postnikov, James N. Potts, Alex W. Halfpenny
  • Patent number: 9754507
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for offering a trainee presentation blending live and virtual entities to create a training scenario unconstrained by live entity operational performance and geographical limitations. The system blends an instance of a virtual entity with an actual presentation of a live entity within a trainee presentation. Outside of trainee local sensor range, the system presents a virtual entity to the trainee while occluding local sensor presentation of the live entity. As the scenario progresses to a lessor range or higher criticality, the system offers the live entity emulation information concerning characteristics of the virtual entity so the live entity may anticipate and begin to emulate the virtual. At a crossover point, the system determines if the live entity has successfully emulated the virtual and if so, discontinues presentation of the virtual while removing the occlusion allowing presentation of the live entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wenger, Brian R. Wolford, Jaclyn A. Hoke
  • Patent number: 9666084
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and displaying potentially hazardous segments on a planned route of a vehicle are disclosed. A method may include: predicting a movement of a condition of concern; analyzing the movement of the condition of concern and a movement of a vehicle traveling along a planned route to generate a projection of the condition of concern onto the planned route, wherein the projection indicates conditions the vehicle is predicted to encounter at a plurality of positions along the planned route; determining whether a portion of the planned route is potentially hazardous based on the projection of the condition of concern; and visually identifying the portion of the planned route that is potentially hazardous to a user. The method may also be utilized to facilitate a reroute process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey A. Shapiro, Kevin M. Kronfeld, Jason C. Wenger, David L. Leedom
  • Patent number: 9619919
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for stereoscopic three dimensional (S3D) display of synthetic environment (SE) data simultaneously with operational symbology data to the operator of a vehicle. The method receives a plurality of data objects and places the objects within a plurality of levels of a presentation hierarchy and further within a plurality of S3D depth layers based on a set of data and operator focused rules. The method simultaneously displays to the operator each of the plurality of objects in the plurality of S3D depth layers according to the placement. The method transitions an object from one depth layer to a more proximal or distal depth layer to indicate relative motion or urgency. The method reserves a depth layer most proximal to the operator for a warning while a most distal set of depth layers is reserved for SE objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Postnikov, Tracy J. Barnidge, Timothy J. Etherington, Jason C. Wenger, Joseph L. Tchon
  • Publication number: 20160180718
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and displaying potentially hazardous segments on a planned route of a vehicle are disclosed. A method may include: predicting a movement of a condition of concern; analyzing the movement of the condition of concern and a movement of a vehicle traveling along a planned route to generate a projection of the condition of concern onto the planned route, wherein the projection indicates conditions the vehicle is predicted to encounter at a plurality of positions along the planned route; determining whether a portion of the planned route is potentially hazardous based on the projection of the condition of concern; and visually identifying the portion of the planned route that is potentially hazardous to a user. The method may also be utilized to facilitate a reroute process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey A. Shapiro, Kevin M. Kronfeld, Jason C. Wenger, David L. Leedom
  • Patent number: 9368043
    Abstract: A system and related method is disclosed for applying a training tag to an entity within a training scenario and presenting the entity based on the applied tag. The method receives sensor data from of a plurality of onboard sensors, truth data and state data via a training and tactical network, and simulation data representative of Live, Virtual and Constructive training entities. The method applies Multi Sensor Integration techniques to the received data to display a single presentation where appropriate within the scenario. Based on a defined set of attributes, the method attaches a training specific tag to each integrated representative data set and applies a rules set to determine whether and how to present each received and tagged training entity to a trainee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wenger, Angus L. M. T. McLean, Brian R. Wolford, Matthew M. Lorch
  • Patent number: 9058749
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for correlation of received objects offering a valid presentation to an operator. The method correlates actual objects and simulated objects to offer a valuable training presentation environment to an operator. The method may receive a plurality of data streams including sensed data, simulated sensed data, and truth data to correlate among the plurality of data to determine if the data corresponds to a common object. Each of these data streams may be received from an off-board source via datalink or generated by an onboard simulation data source. The system correlates data received from an onboard source with data received from an off-board source to present the best available training scenario to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wenger, Jaclyn A. Hoke, Brian R. Wolford, Alex Postnikov, Thomas Schnell
  • Publication number: 20130323687
    Abstract: A training data management method and related system is disclosed comprising three integrated elements. A training data network may provide a network linking a remote instructor operating an off-board data network with a student operating an onboard data network. The remote instructor may, via the datalink connection, maintain a level of control of the data set available to the student. A method for providing training data may include an onboard and off-board safety monitor configured for perceiving a safety event and sending a notification thereof to an involved participant. A system for providing training data may include a data guard configured to monitor all communications between two networks and block sensitive information, training data, and classified communications between the networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wenger, Jaclyn A. Hoke, Brian R. Wolford, Alex Postnikov, James N. Potts, Alex W. Halfpenny
  • Publication number: 20130323686
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for correlation of received objects offering a valid presentation to an operator. The method correlates actual objects and simulated objects to offer a valuable training presentation environment to an operator. The method may receive a plurality of data streams including sensed data, simulated sensed data, and truth data to correlate among the plurality of data to determine if the data corresponds to a common object. Each of these data streams may be received from an off-board source via datalink or generated by an onboard simulation data source. The system correlates data received from an onboard source with data received from an off-board source to present the best available training scenario to the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wenger, Jaclyn A. Hoke, Brian R. Wolford, Alex Postnikov, Thomas Schnell
  • Patent number: 8571728
    Abstract: Present novel and non-trivial systems and methods for embedding aircraft attitude data within a pixel data set and detecting inconsistent aircraft attitude information are disclosed. A pixel data set representative of the scene outside the aircraft is generated based upon the navigation data and the terrain data, attitude-exclusive data is generated based upon orientation data, and attitude-exclusive data is embedded into the pixel data set to form an embedded pixel data set. Attitude-exclusive data is comprised of attitude-exclusive pixel data having first and second pixel locations or attitude-exclusive ancillary data. Attitude-exclusive data is compared against separately-provided reference attitude data for the purpose of detecting inconsistent attitude information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wenger, Travis S. VanderKamp
  • Patent number: 8344911
    Abstract: Present novel and non-trivial system, module, and method for generating non-linearly spaced graduations for a symbolic linear scale are disclosed. Symbology data representative of a scale having non-linear graduations is generated as a function of a graduation reference assigned to each graduation, navigation reference data provided from an appropriate source, and a constant. Navigation reference data comprises pitch attitude data and/or aircraft heading data, from which a symbolic pitch attitude scale and/or heading scale is generated. Current attitude and/or heading may be used as a central reference from which spacing is measured, and the value of the constant is dependent on the size of the scale occupied on the screen of a display unit. Each symbolic linear scale may be merged with data representative of the scene outside the aircraft and presented on the screen along with a flight path predictor mapped to the non-linear scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wenger, Sarah Barber
  • Patent number: 8049644
    Abstract: A terrain advisory display including a display, a processing circuit coupled to the display and wherein the display is configured to generate a three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Rcokwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve L. Oehlert, Jason C. Wenger, Alex Postnikov, Andrew M. Pelzer, Sarah Barber
  • Patent number: 8019736
    Abstract: A present novel and non-trivial system and methods for exacting terrain elevation data contained in a plurality of terrain elevation databases or data sets, combining the terrain elevation data contained in each terrain elevation data set to produce a single, combined terrain database of a common resolution. A system is disclosed that could provide a processor with terrain elevation data from a plurality of terrain elevations data sets having differing resolution and accuracy parameters, a per-point error metric data from a plurality of error metric data sets, and a common resolution parameter. A method is disclosed which for combining terrain elevation data sets having difference resolutions into a single, combined terrain elevation data set having a common resolution utilizing a per-point error metric data from a plurality of error metric data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Postnikov, Jason C. Wenger, Karen L. Walling, Andrew M. Pelzer, Victoria C. Bowman
  • Patent number: 7715978
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of positioning perspective terrain on a SVS (Synthetic Vision System) based on a navigation solution, the vertical component of which is calculated utilizing a terrain database and sensing unit (which provides height above terrain). The terrain database provides elevation of terrain above MSL. A sensor, such as a GNSS sensor, may be utilized to calculate the navigation solution. In alternative embodiments, the navigation solution is calculated differently based upon the phase of flight. In one, the vertical component calculation utilizes the sensing unit at or below the sensing unit's rated altitude. In another, vertical component calculation blends the sensing unit with the sensor. The blending may be based upon percentages based upon altitude or utilize filtering such as Kalman filtering. The present invention is particularly advantageous for close to ground operations, insuring perspective terrain will stay consistent with the real world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wenger, Sarah Barber, Alex Postnikov, Andrew M. Pelzer
  • Publication number: 20080262664
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and methods, embodiments of which provide increased situation awareness information in an improved Synthetic Vision System (SVS). According to the present invention, a Primary Flight Display (PFD), a top-down view Multi-Function Display (MFD), and side-view Vertical Profile Display (VPD) are presented on one user interface with an input device, such as a transparent touch screen for quick and easy data entry. The present invention also provides color shading, such as red, to communicate areas where the aircraft may be in conflict with terrain or obstacles at a point in time in the future.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Schnell, Jason C. Wenger, Alexei Postnikov
  • Patent number: 7026956
    Abstract: A display system for a vehicle is provided. The display system includes a display configured to render a representation of an intended vehicle path. At least one relative speed indicator is rendered upon the display. The at least one relative speed indicator is configured to move along the representation of the intended vehicle path, in an area of the display that is peripheral to a focus area of the display, in response to a difference between an actual value of a speed-based parameter and a preferred value of a speed-based parameter of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wenger, Alexei Postnikov, Eric N. Anderson, Timothy J. Etherington