Patents by Inventor Michael Paul Baran

Michael Paul Baran 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: 11484737
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a computer-implemented method for water volume estimation includes detecting water based at least in part on sensor-based data; determining a volume of water based at least in part on the sensor-based data; determining a location at the water for an aircraft to retrieve water via a water retrieving apparatus; and translating the location of the water into pilot inputs to guide the aircraft to the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carl John Pankok, Jr., Michael Paul Baran, Sean Scott Carlson, George Nicholas Loussides, Alexander Quinn Weintraub, Igor Cherepinsky
  • Publication number: 20210370110
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a computer-implemented method for water volume estimation includes detecting water based at least in part on sensor-based data; determining a volume of water based at least in part on the sensor-based data; determining a location at the water for an aircraft to retrieve water via a water retrieving apparatus; and translating the location of the water into pilot inputs to guide the aircraft to the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Carl John Pankok, Jr., Michael Paul Baran, Sean Scott Carlson, George Nicholas Loussides, Alexander Quinn Weintraub, Igor Cherepinsky
  • Patent number: 10730609
    Abstract: A method of retrofitting a mechanically controlled aircraft with a fly-by-wire system includes removing a mechanical links between mechanical pilot inputs and actuators operable to drive flight surfaces. Electromechanical actuators are coupled between a plurality of vehicle management computers and the actuators. Each of the electromechanical actuators is operable to receive commands from the vehicle management computers and output a mechanical force to an input linkage of one of the actuators. Electromechanical pilot input modules are coupled to the mechanical pilot inputs. Each of the electromechanical pilot input modules is operable to convert a pilot-driven input force of an instance of the mechanical pilot inputs into an electronic signal indicative of the pilot-driven input force. At least one high performance computer is coupled to at least one of the vehicle management computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Paul Baran, Igor Cherepinsky
  • Patent number: 10577082
    Abstract: A device and method for flying an aircraft is disclosed. A housing that is removably installable in a cockpit of the aircraft is installed in the cockpit. The housing includes a processor. The processor receives a flight measurement from the aircraft, determines a flight control parameter for flying the aircraft from the flight measurement, and operates a flight control device of the aircraft to implement the flight control parameter to fly the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Paul Baran, Nicholas Charles Visinski, Igor Cherepinsky
  • Publication number: 20180043994
    Abstract: A device and method for flying an aircraft is disclosed. A housing that is removably installable in a cockpit of the aircraft is installed in the cockpit. The housing includes a processor. The processor receives a flight measurement from the aircraft, determines a flight control parameter for flying the aircraft from the flight measurement, and operates a flight control device of the aircraft to implement the flight control parameter to fly the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Paul Baran, Nicholas Charles Visinski, Igor Cherepinsky
  • Publication number: 20170253320
    Abstract: A method of retrofitting a mechanically controlled aircraft with a fly-by-wire system includes removing a mechanical links between mechanical pilot inputs and actuators operable to drive flight surfaces. Electromechanical actuators are coupled between a plurality of vehicle management computers and the actuators. Each of the electromechanical actuators is operable to receive commands from the vehicle management computers and output a mechanical force to an input linkage of one of the actuators. Electromechanical pilot input modules are coupled to the mechanical pilot inputs. Each of the electromechanical pilot input modules is operable to convert a pilot-driven input force of an instance of the mechanical pilot inputs into an electronic signal indicative of the pilot-driven input force. At least one high performance computer is coupled to at least one of the vehicle management computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Paul Baran, Igor Cherepinsky
  • Patent number: 9284996
    Abstract: A clutch assembly of a vehicle includes a shaft configured to rotate around a rotation axis inside the shaft, a connection arm connected to the shaft, to a pilot-controlled mechanism, and to a mechanical servo that controls a movement of the vehicle, and at least two electromechanical actuators. The electromechanical actuators are configured to be selectively engaged with the shaft via an electromechanical clutch, such that the electromechanical actuators are disconnected from controlling a movement of the shaft and the connection arm when the electromechanical clutch is disengaged, and the electromechanical actuators are configured to control movement of the shaft and the connection arm when the electromechanical clutch is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Elliot Kruk, Wiiliam F. Lange, Michael Paul Baran
  • Publication number: 20150107957
    Abstract: A clutch assembly of a vehicle includes a shaft configured to rotate around a rotation axis inside the shaft, a connection arm connected to the shaft, to a pilot-controlled mechanism, and to a mechanical servo that controls a movement of the vehicle, and at least two electromechanical actuators. The electromechanical actuators are configured to be selectively engaged with the shaft via an electromechanical clutch, such that the electromechanical actuators are disconnected from controlling a movement of the shaft and the connection arm when the electromechanical clutch is disengaged, and the electromechanical actuators are configured to control movement of the shaft and the connection arm when the electromechanical clutch is engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Elliot Kruk, Wiiliam F. Lange, Michael Paul Baran