Patents by Inventor Paul Trepagnier

Paul Trepagnier 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: 8706394
    Abstract: An autonomous controller for a vehicle. The controller has a processor configured to receive position signals from position sensors and to generate operation control signals defining an updated travel path for the vehicle. The controller has a programmable interface providing communication among the position sensors, the operation control mechanisms, and the processor. The controller is configured to normalize inputs to the processor from the position sensors and to generate compatible operation control signals applied as the inputs to the operation control mechanisms. The processor and the programmable interface define a self-contained unit configurable for operation with a variety of different remote sensors and different remote operation control mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Gray & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Trepagnier, Jorge Nagel, Matthew Dooner, Neil Traft, Sergey Drakunov, Michael Dewenter, Powell Kinney, Aaron Lee
  • Publication number: 20070219720
    Abstract: A navigation and control system including a sensor configured to locate objects in a predetermined field of view from a vehicle. The sensor has an emitter configured to repeatedly scan a beam into a two-dimensional sector of a plane defined with respect to a first predetermined axis of the vehicle, and a detector configured to detect a reflection of the emitted beam from one of the objects. The sensor includes a panning mechanism configured to pan the plane in which the beam is scanned about a second predetermined axis to produce a three dimensional field of view. The navigation and control system includes a processor configured to determine the existence and location of the objects in the three dimensional field of view based on a position of the vehicle and a time between an emittance of the beam and a reception of the reflection of the emitted beam from one of the objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: The Gray Insurance Company
    Inventors: Paul Trepagnier, Jorge Nagel, Powell Kinney, Matthew Dooner, Bruce Wilson, Carl Schneider, Keith Goeller