Patents by Inventor John Christiaan Beckman

John Christiaan Beckman 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: 20220299638
    Abstract: A system, method and mirror are provided in order to more reliably detect the presence of an object, such as a person. In the context of a system, the system includes a sensor configured to emit signals having a predefined wavelength and to detect a reflection of the signals having the predefined wavelength. The system also includes a reflective surface positioned relative to the sensor such that the signals emitted by the sensor are directed toward the reflected surface. The system further includes a filter associated with the reflective surface and positioned relative to the sensor such that the signals emitted by the sensor are also directed toward the filter. The filter is configured to attenuate at least signals having the predefined wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: John Christiaan BECKMAN
  • Patent number: 11391862
    Abstract: A system, method and mirror are provided in order to more reliably detect the presence of an object, such as a person. In the context of a system, the system includes a sensor configured to emit signals having a predefined wavelength and to detect a reflection of the signals having the predefined wavelength. The system also includes a reflective panel positioned relative to the sensor such that the signals emitted by the sensor are directed toward the reflected panel. The system further includes a filter associated with the reflective panel and positioned relative to the sensor such that the signals emitted by the sensor are also directed toward the filter. The filter is configured to attenuate at least signals having the predefined wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: John Christiaan Beckman
  • Publication number: 20210286101
    Abstract: A system, method and mirror are provided in order to more reliably detect the presence of an object, such as a person. In the context of a system, the system includes a sensor configured to emit signals having a predefined wavelength and to detect a reflection of the signals having the predefined wavelength. The system also includes a reflective panel positioned relative to the sensor such that the signals emitted by the sensor are directed toward the reflected panel. The system further includes a filter associated with the reflective panel and positioned relative to the sensor such that the signals emitted by the sensor are also directed toward the filter. The filter is configured to attenuate at least signals having the predefined wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: John Christiaan BECKMAN
  • Patent number: 10752359
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing lighting during different periods. Light is emitted from a lighting system comprised of light devices. Operation of the lighting system is controlled to create different light scenes comprising light with different spectral distributions during different periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John Christiaan Beckman
  • Patent number: 10652974
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for fiber optic lighting panels that produce twinkling star patterns by means of a light engine and specialized optics are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a disclosed panel for creating a lighted scene comprises a substrate comprising a first surface, a second surface spaced from the first surface, and a plurality of apertures through the first and second surfaces. The panel further comprises an optical lens disposed on the first surface within each of the apertures. Also, the panel comprises a light distribution unit (LDU) comprising a plurality of light sources coupled to the second surface. Further, the panel comprises a bundle of optical fibers coupled to each of the light sources, where each of the optical fibers is in communication with one of the optical lenses for transferring light emitted by the light sources to create the lighted scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kevin Julian Chang, John Christiaan Beckman, Christopher Michael Cipolla, David D. Chen, Diana Elizabeth Bonilla
  • Publication number: 20200029406
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for fiber optic lighting panels that produce twinkling star patterns by means of a light engine and specialized optics are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a disclosed panel for creating a lighted scene comprises a substrate comprising a first surface, a second surface spaced from the first surface, and a plurality of apertures through the first and second surfaces. The panel further comprises an optical lens disposed on the first surface within each of the apertures. Also, the panel comprises a light distribution unit (LDU) comprising a plurality of light sources coupled to the second surface. Further, the panel comprises a bundle of optical fibers coupled to each of the light sources, where each of the optical fibers is in communication with one of the optical lenses for transferring light emitted by the light sources to create the lighted scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Julian Chang, John Christiaan Beckman, Christopher Michael Cipolla, David D. Chen, Diana Elizabeth Bonilla
  • Patent number: 10365546
    Abstract: An image projection system (10) having a projector (12) having an interchangeable optical slide holder (14) configured to adaptively focus an object slide (20) onto a surface (16, 42) of a vehicle (17). The system includes an image management system (18) associated with the projector. The image management system is for selectively associating one object slide at a time with the interchangeable optical slide holder for projection of the selected object slide (20a) upon the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jagdish T. Madhav, John Christiaan Beckman
  • Publication number: 20190176988
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing lighting during different periods. Light is emitted from a lighting system comprised of light devices. Operation of the lighting system is controlled to create different light scenes comprising light with different spectral distributions during different periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: John Christiaan Beckman
  • Patent number: 10202194
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing lighting during a flight. Light is emitted from a lighting system comprised of light devices positioned within an interior of the aircraft. Operation of the lighting system is controlled to create a first light scene, a second light scene, and a third light scene. The first light scene has a first spectral distribution that includes first light having a first wavelength of between about 436 nanometers and about 486 nanometers. The second light scene has a second spectral distribution that includes second light having a second wavelength between about 606 nanometers to about 656 nanometers. The third light scene has a third spectral distribution that includes third light having a third wavelength between about 530 nanometers and about 580 nanometers. Creating different light scenes during different periods of flight improves an overall well-being and flight experience of persons onboard the aircraft during the flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John Christiaan Beckman
  • Publication number: 20170327231
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing lighting during a flight. Light is emitted from a lighting system comprised of light devices positioned within an interior of the aircraft. Operation of the lighting system is controlled to create a first light scene, a second light scene, and a third light scene. The first light scene has a first spectral distribution that includes first light having a first wavelength of between about 436 nanometers and about 486 nanometers. The second light scene has a second spectral distribution that includes second light having a second wavelength between about 606 nanometers to about 656 nanometers. The third light scene has a third spectral distribution that includes third light having a third wavelength between about 530 nanometers and about 580 nanometers. Creating different light scenes during different periods of flight improves an overall well-being and flight experience of persons onboard the aircraft during the flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: John Christiaan Beckman
  • Patent number: D913882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John Christiaan Beckman, Nikolas R. Campanello
  • Patent number: D913883
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John Christiaan Beckman, Nikolas R. Campanello