Patents by Inventor John William Glatfelter

John William Glatfelter 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: 10291326
    Abstract: In an example, a method of communication includes receiving a data set comprising a plurality of data items, and analyzing the data set to determine a plurality of distinct data values of the plurality of data items. The method also includes associating, based on the analysis of the data set, each distinct data value with a respective wavelength among a plurality of wavelengths. The method further includes transmitting each data item, one data item at a time, as an optical signal at the wavelength associated with the distinct data value of the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Michael Kevin Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20190020676
    Abstract: A method includes generating a user profile for an authorized user of a mobile device based on behavior patterns associated with the authorized user. The method also includes detecting subsequent user behavior of a particular user during an attempt by the particular user to access the mobile device. The method also includes comparing the subsequent user behavior to the behavior patterns of the user profile to determine whether the particular user is authorized or unauthorized. In response to determining that the particular user is an unauthorized user, the method includes detecting activity by the unauthorized user and performing a countermeasure of a plurality of countermeasures in response to detecting the activity. Each countermeasure of the plurality of countermeasures has a different security level and corresponds to a degree of the activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Brian D. Laughlin, John William Glatfelter, William David Kelsey
  • Patent number: 10114670
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for implementation of back-end system for providing point-of-use toolkits. The apparatus may receive an assignment of work tasks assigned to a technician for manufacture of a tangible product. In response, the apparatus may compile a point-of-use toolkit including comprehensive information regarding the work tasks, and transmit the point-of-use toolkit to a front-end system associated with the technician. The apparatus may determine an occurrence of a delay associated with the schedule that impacts the assignment of the one or more work tasks, and transmit information associated with the delay to the manufacturing scheduling system. In response to receiving an update to the assignment of the tasks from the manufacturing scheduling system, the apparatus may compile an update of the point-of-use toolkit, and transmit the update of the point-of-use toolkit to the front-end system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Brian Dale Laughlin, Brian A. McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20180307960
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag system includes a first portion that is configured to be secured to a component, and a second portion that removably couples to the first portion. The RFID tag system is active when the first portion is coupled to the second portion. The RFID tag system is deactivated when the first portion is uncoupled from the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: William David Kelsey, John William Glatfelter
  • Publication number: 20180091226
    Abstract: In an example, a method of communication includes receiving a data set comprising a plurality of data items, and analyzing the data set to determine a plurality of distinct data values of the plurality of data items. The method also includes associating, based on the analysis of the data set, each distinct data value with a respective wavelength among a plurality of wavelengths. The method further includes transmitting each data item, one data item at a time, as an optical signal at the wavelength associated with the distinct data value of the data item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Michael Kevin Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20170358194
    Abstract: A system for monitoring one or more environmental conditions associated with a working environment includes a wearable device configured to be worn by a worker and one or more environmental sampling sensors configured to monitor the one or more environmental conditions associated with the working environment and determine environmental sampling information based on the monitoring of the one or more environmental conditions. The system further includes a positioning sensor configured to determine positioning information for the worker, the positioning information for the worker including information regarding positioning of the worker relative to the working environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Brian Dale Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20170337820
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collision avoidance include a plurality of sensors respectively disposed on a plurality of movable objects, wherein each sensor is configured to transmit signals indicating the location of the movable object. The system further includes a receiver configured to receive the transmitted signals and a controller in communication with the receiver. The controller is configured to monitor the received signals from the plurality of sensors indicating the locations of the movable objects to determine a direction of travel of each movable object based on locations of the movable objects over time. The controller is further configured to determine an intersection region of the direction of travel of at least two movable objects and generate an output signal to provide an alert at the intersection region of the at least two movable objects, when at least one movable object is within a predetermined proximity of the intersection region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: John William GLATFELTER, David Lee HOWICK
  • Publication number: 20170323548
    Abstract: An improved system for increasing computer security generates a list of computing devices or assets, and a set of rules having approved locations corresponding to each of the computing devices or assets. An alert is generated if a computing device or asset that is in a rule violation of the set of rules. A separate personal security token configured to retrieve the list of assets and the set of rules having approved geographical location information from the storage device, receive a current location of an asset, and compare the retrieved information with the current location of the asset to determine if a rule violation has occurred is also disclosed herein. The security token may be configured to generate an alert signal when a rule violation has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, David Patrick Glatfelter
  • Patent number: 9766621
    Abstract: A method for determining information about an aircraft may include receiving at a base station an RFID tag location map for the aircraft and transmitting to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the RFID tag location map for the aircraft. The method may include generating navigation signals by the UAV based at least in part on the received RFID tag location map appropriate for controlling navigation of the UAV proximate to an RFID tag supported on the aircraft at an RFID tag location, the RFID tag having aircraft-related identifying data. The method may include receiving, by the base station, read-related data from the UAV. The read-related data may include aircraft-related identifying data when the RFID tag is at the RFID tag location. The method may include determining, at the base station from the received read-related data, information about the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John William Glatfelter
  • Publication number: 20170199520
    Abstract: A method for determining information about an aircraft may include receiving at a base station an RFID tag location map for the aircraft and transmitting to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the RFID tag location map for the aircraft. The method may include generating navigation signals by the UAV based at least in part on the received RFID tag location map appropriate for controlling navigation of the UAV proximate to an RFID tag supported on the aircraft at an RFID tag location, the RFID tag having aircraft-related identifying data. The method may include receiving, by the base station, read-related data from the UAV. The read-related data may include aircraft-related identifying data when the RFID tag is at the RFID tag location. The method may include determining, at the base station from the received read-related data, information about the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John William Glatfelter
  • Publication number: 20170068750
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the formation of a simplified model. A computer system comprises a simplification system. The simplification system receives a plurality of components from a complex model, determines a number of moments of inertia for each component of the plurality of components, and creates a simplified model using the number of moments of inertia for the each component of the plurality of components, wherein the complex model is a three-dimensional computer model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventor: John William Glatfelter
  • Publication number: 20160357599
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for implementation of back-end system for providing point-of-use toolkits. The apparatus may receive an assignment of work tasks assigned to a technician for manufacture of a tangible product. In response, the apparatus may compile a point-of-use toolkit including comprehensive information regarding the work tasks, and transmit the point-of-use toolkit to a front-end system associated with the technician. The apparatus may determine an occurrence of a delay associated with the schedule that impacts the assignment of the one or more work tasks, and transmit information associated with the delay to the manufacturing scheduling system. In response to receiving an update to the assignment of the tasks from the manufacturing scheduling system, the apparatus may compile an update of the point-of-use toolkit, and transmit the update of the point-of-use toolkit to the front-end system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Brian Dale Laughlin, Brian A. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9185083
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for concealing data to be transmitted within an environment. A sound frequency map is identified based on sounds detected within the environment. A number of audio symbols for use in representing a number of data blocks in the data to be transmitted within the environment are selected using the sound frequency map. An encrypted audio signal is formed using the number of audio symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Christopher William Raab