Patents by Inventor Paul Baran

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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 8589093
    Abstract: A network including powerline adapters (“PLAs”) of the HomePlug Alliance variety or similar implementations such as the European in Opera standard provides for diagnostic capability and software enhanced powerline adapters. The diagnostic capability includes collecting network performance data and either analyzing or forwarding data for analysis. In addition, mechanical design for the PLA with an isolating filter provides for secure mounting while blocking access to a second wall outlet of a duplex unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Eugene R. Wilson, Robert S. Parnell, Hugo Haselhuhn
  • Patent number: 8489344
    Abstract: This application relates to a network including powerline adapters (“PLAs”) of the HomePlug Alliance variety or similar implementations such as the European in Opera standard. The technology disclosed provides diagnostic capability and software enhanced powerline adapters. The diagnostic capability includes collecting network performance data and either analyzing or forwarding data for analysis. In addition, mechanical design for the PLA with an isolating filter provides for secure mounting while blocking access to a second wall outlet of a duplex unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Eugene R. Wilson, Robert S. Parnell, Hugo Haselhuhn
  • Publication number: 20120307879
    Abstract: A network including powerline adapters (“PLAs”) of the HomePlug Alliance variety or similar implementations such as the European in Opera standard provides for diagnostic capability and software enhanced powerline adapters. The diagnostic capability includes collecting network performance data and either analyzing or forwarding data for analysis. In addition, mechanical design for the PLA with an isolating filter provides for secure mounting while blocking access to a second wall outlet of a duplex unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Eugene R. Wilson, Robert S. Parnell, Hugo Haselhuhn
  • Patent number: 8191101
    Abstract: A system for the delivery of video on demand (VOD). A wireless remote control device generates keystroke signals for controlling a TV display and has a single button for restarting a selected program at a beginning of the selected program. A head-end unit supports separate downstream virtual channels for each separate TV set connected on a common TV feeder-cable; The head-end unit locally records and stores many programs, and transmits each program using a compressed digital format. The Compressed digital format may use MPEG-2 or MPEG-4. The head-end unit has means for protecting against signal theft. A set top unit encapsulates the keystroke signals and transmits the keystroke signals via a two-way channel to the head-end unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Aurora Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Xu Duan Lin, John Pickens, Michael Field
  • Patent number: 7809942
    Abstract: A conditional access method and apparatus for use with a system for controlling of digital TV program start time. Subscriber access is authorized to digital program streams. Content are divided into a plurality of working periods. Each working period of the plurality of working periods is scrambled with a different working key. A working key of a given period is delivered ahead of the given period. The working key is synchronized with scrambling control bits in an header. working keys are inserted into an entitlement control message (ECM) packet, and the ECM packet is encrypted using a service key. A time period is inserted into the ECM packet during which the service key is valid. A service key is inserted in an entitlement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: GoBack TV, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Xu Duan Lin, John Pickens, Michael Field
  • Publication number: 20100011397
    Abstract: A system for the delivery of video on demand (VOD). A wireless remote control device generates keystroke signals for controlling a TV display and has a single button for restarting a selected program at a beginning of the selected program. A head-end unit supports separate downstream virtual channels for each separate TV set connected on a common TV feeder-cable; The head-end unit locally records and stores many programs, and transmits each program using a compressed digital format. The Compressed digital format may use MPEG-2 or MPEG-4. The head-end unit has means for protecting against signal theft. A set top unit encapsulates the keystroke signals and transmits the keystroke signals via a two-way channel to the head-end unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: GoBack TV, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Xu Duan Lin, John Pickens, Michael Field
  • Publication number: 20080190639
    Abstract: This application relates to a network including powerline adapters (“PLAs”) of the HomePlug Alliance variety or similar implementations such as the European in Opera standard. The technology disclosed provides diagnostic capability and software enhanced powerline adapters. The diagnostic capability includes collecting network performance data and either analyzing or forwarding data for analysis. In addition, mechanical design for the PLA with an isolating filter provides for secure mounting while blocking access to a second wall outlet of a duplex unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Eugene R. Wilson, Robert S. Parnell, Hugo Haselhuhn
  • Publication number: 20050262537
    Abstract: A packet timing method and apparatus for use with a system for controlling digital TV program start time. An encoder inserts a program clock reference (PCR) timing field, in at least two intervals in transport packets. A decoder generates a decoder-clock signal from the PCR timing signal, which has the same frequency as an encoder-clock signal used for encoding. In response to the PCR timing field, a rate of consumption of data is synchronized with a rate of production of data, and chroma sub-carrier is synchronized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Xu Lin, John Pickens, Michael Field
  • Publication number: 20050198680
    Abstract: A conditional access method and apparatus for use with a system for controlling of digital TV program start time. Subscriber access is authorized to digital program streams. Content are divided into a plurality of working periods. Each working period of the plurality of working periods is scrambled with a different working key. A working key of a given period is delivered ahead of the given period. The working key is synchronized with scrambling control bits in an header working keys are inserted into an entitlement control message (ECM) packet, and the ECM packet is encrypted using a service key. A time period is inserted into the ECM packet during which the service key is valid. A service key is inserted in an entitlement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Xu Lin, John Pickens, Michael Field
  • Publication number: 20050198679
    Abstract: A method of an input unit of a method and apparatus for controlling digital TV program start time. The input unit and method of the input unit receive digital channels from multiple sources, as a plurality of digital-transport streams, respectively. Each digital-transport stream has a multiplicity of transport packets. The input unit and method time-stamp each of the received transport packets of the multiplicity of transport packets, thereby generating a plurality of time-stamped packets, and aggregate the plurality of time-stamped packets, and scramble the aggregated plurality of time-stamped packets. The scrambled-aggregated plurality of time-stamped packets are encapsulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Xu Lin, John Pickens, Michael Field
  • Publication number: 20050132398
    Abstract: Improving the TV watching experience by the use of digital video time shifting and micro program guides per program to match an interest profile filter for each viewer. This is coupled with a payment mechanism to allow each individual the capability of watching TV programs in a manner consistent with their individual interests and values, and simultaneously protecting the economic rights of the content provider. To date, the cable industry increases revenues by offering additional programming to their customers. This invention teaches that major additional revenue can also be created by the omission of undesired content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: David Baran, Paul Baran
  • Publication number: 20050108763
    Abstract: A video system for providing a large number of video streams. The video system includes a video server and dividing means. Storage means, a switch and control means are located at the video server. The video server has a plurality of central-processing units (CPUs). The dividing means divides a plurality of input video-streams entering the video system, and sends the divided plurality of input-video streams, with each divided video stream identified with a separate Ethernet address, to the video server. The storage means stores an input video-stream of the plurality of input video-streams as a stored-video stream. The switch routes an input-video stream of the plurality of input-video streams to the storage means. The control means controls the storage means to replay the stored-video stream and to control portions of the stored-video stream at an appropriate time, and controls the plurality of CPUs at the video server to work in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Xu Lin, John Pickens, Michael Field
  • Publication number: 20050039212
    Abstract: A construction arrangement for a small set-top box to protect cryptographic capabilities and prevent a digital program in clear from being able to be tapped as required by Digital Rights Management protocols. A first layer of sheet metal capable of blocking X-rays, is formed as a shallow pan to hold a set of printed circuit boards. A second layer has a thin epoxy based printed circuit material. A third layer has a printed circuit board with integrated components placed on top of the second layer. A fourth layer has a three layer thin printed circuit board with a first and second metallic layer and holes for large components, such as electrolytic capacitors. A black liquid thermosetting epoxy fills the interstices between the sheet metal layer and the second layer, and between the second layer and the third layer, and between the third layer and the fourth layer, thereby preventing access to exposed circuit trace carrying digital signals in the clear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Baran, Xu Lin, John Pickens, Michael Field