Patents by Inventor John Hiett

John Hiett 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: 20150345907
    Abstract: An anti-sniper targeting system where a spherical omni-directional depth stereoscopic multi-lens camera, a radar (e.g., LIDAR), and microphone identify, detect, and determine target positions and bearings, detect target weapon flash, detect glint, track bullet trajectory, coordinate, track, share, and assign targets. Target bearings and ranges are determined by sound and heat signature detection from an infrared camera, from glint, and radar to rapidly position a fire control arm with a camera onto assigned targets rapidly from calculations on target positions and optimal trajectory. It may account for firing corrections due to target range and wind effects using wind sensors, terrain data, pressure, temperature, and earth curvature accommodating for bullet trajectory over large ranges. It can be an offensive sniper system whereby a target is locked in spite of movements, such as from a vehicle using stabilizing gyros and accelerometers, image processing, or sensor data to adjust for movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: REAL TIME COMPANIES
    Inventors: Kenneth Varga, John Hiett, Steven Gregory Scott
  • Publication number: 20130192451
    Abstract: An anti-sniper targeting system where a spherical omni-directional depth stereoscopic camera, a radar, and microphone identify, detect, and determine target positions and bearings, detect target weapon flash, detect glint, track bullet trajectory, coordinate, track, share, and assign targets. Target bearings and ranges are determined by sound and heat signature detection from an infrared camera, from glint, and radar to rapidly position a fire control arm with a camera onto assigned targets rapidly from calculations on target positions and optimal trajectory. It can account for firing corrections due to target range and wind effects using wind sensors, pressure, temperature, and earth curvature accommodating for bullet trajectory over large ranges. It can be an offensive sniper system whereby a target is locked in spite of movements, such as from a vehicle using stabilizing gyros and accelerometers, image processing, or sensor data to adjust for movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Gregory Scott, Kenneth Varga, John Hiett
  • Publication number: 20130176192
    Abstract: An occlusion or unknown space volume confidence determination, and planning system using databases, position, and shared real time data to determine unknown regions allowing planning and coordination of pathways through space to minimize risk. Data such as from cameras, or other sensor devices can be shared and routed between units of the system. Hidden surface determination, also known as hidden surface removal (HSR), occlusion culling (OC) or visible surface determination (VSD), can be achieved by identifying obstructions from multiple sensor measurements and incorporating relative position with depth between sensors to identify occlusion structures. Weapons ranges, and orientations are sensed, calculated, shared, and can be displayed in real time. Data confidence levels can be highlighted from time, and frequency of data. The real time data can be displayed stereographically for and highlighted on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth Varga, John Hiett
  • Publication number: 20120320510
    Abstract: A mobile, networked, optimized, supply, power, generation, and distribution system that includes a light weight vest or suite that contains a highly reliable, standard, efficient, power and data storage system. The system provides modular standardized and adaptive means of efficiently powering, controlling, and monitoring the health and supply of one or more standardized portable load and data devices. Supplying and re-supplying is achieved through standardized modular means. Reliability and efficiency is achieved through sensing, redundant switching, and controlling fully protective efficient utilization of energy storage weight and standardized device load circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth Varga, John Hiett
  • Publication number: 20100240988
    Abstract: A safety critical, time sensitive data system for projecting safety/mission critical data onto a display pair of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) light weight projection glasses or monocular creating a virtual 360° HUD (Heads Up Display) with 6 degrees of freedom movement. The system includes the display, the workstation, the application software, and inputs containing the safety/mission critical information (Current User Position, Total Collision Avoidance System—TCAS, Global Positioning System—GPS, Magnetic Resonance Imaging—MRI Images, CAT scan images, Weather data, Military troop data, real-time space type markings etc.). The workstation software processes the incoming safety/mission critical data and converts it into a three dimensional space for the user to view. Selecting any of the images may display available information about the selected item or may enhance the image. Predicted position vectors may be displayed as well as 3D terrain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth Varga, Joel Young, Patty Cove, John Hiett
  • Publication number: 20100238161
    Abstract: A safety critical, time sensitive data system for projecting safety/mission critical data onto a display pair of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) light weight projection glasses or monocular creating a virtual 360° HUD (Heads Up Display) with 6 degrees of freedom movement. The system includes the display, the workstation, the application software, and inputs containing the safety/mission critical information (Current User Position, Total Collision Avoidance System—TCAS, Global Positioning System—GPS, Magnetic Resonance Imaging—MRI Images, CAT scan images, Weather data, Military troop data, real-time space type markings etc.). The workstation software processes the incoming safety/mission critical data and converts it into a three dimensional space for the user to view. Selecting any of the images may display available information about the selected item or may enhance the image. Predicted position vectors may be displayed as well as 3D terrain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth Varga, Joel Young, Patty Cove, John Hiett
  • Publication number: 20050206583
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for displaying data on a head's-up display screen. Multiple forms of data can be selectively displayed on a semi-transparent screen mounted in the user's normal field of view. The screen can either be mounted on the user's head, or mounted on a moveable implement and positioned in front of the user. A user interface is displayed on the screen including a moveable cursor and a menu of computer control icons. An eye-tracking system is mounted proximate the user and is employed to control movement of the cursor. By moving and focusing his or her eyes on a specific icon, the user controls the cursor to move to select the icon. When an icon is selected, a command computer is controlled to acquire and display data on the screen. The data is typically superimposed over the user's normal field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Jerome Lemelson, John Hiett