Patents by Inventor Philip I. Straub

Philip I. Straub 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: 7626515
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for integrated control, access, and customizable presentation of navigation related, flight information data on a multifunction display (MFD) within a cockpit. The MFD includes a bezel having controls located thereon which are adapted for controlling display formats, communication devices, navigational devices, and equipment sensors. A display is located adjacent to the bezel. The display is adapted to include at least one display region having navigation related data. At least one of the controls is operable to variably select a display format for the at least one display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Langner, Philip I. Straub
  • Publication number: 20090009363
    Abstract: Methods, data structures, and systems are provided for configuring avionic equipment with profile data. Profile data is defined, stored, and/or retrieved. The profile data is used to configure one or more display fields of the avionic equipment, display units of measure, identify flight plans, define map settings, set navigation fields, define communication transceiver spacing, define data/time setup, to configure one or more timers, alarms, and/or to configure other communication, navigation, or surveillance settings associated with avionic equipment. Furthermore, instances of the profile data are associated with unique identifiers for storage and retrieval purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Garmin International Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Orf, Philip I. Straub
  • Patent number: 7386374
    Abstract: Methods, data structures, and systems are provided for configuring avionic equipment with profile data. Profile data is defined, stored, and/or retrieved. The profile data is used to configure one or more display fields of the avionic equipment, display units of measure, identify flight plans, define map settings, set navigation fields, define communication transceiver spacing, define data/time setup, to configure one or more timers, alarms, and/or to configure other communication, navigation, or surveillance settings associated with avionic equipment. Furthermore, instances of the profile data are associated with unique identifiers for storage and retrieval purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Orf, Philip I. Straub
  • Patent number: 6985801
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for integrated control, access, and presentation of flight information within the cockpit. Cockpit instrument systems and methods are provided which include a first cockpit instrument panel which has a first display proximately located to a first bezel. The first display is operable to present navigational data, communication data, and flight information data including airspeed, attitude, and altitude. The systems and methods further include a second cockpit instrument panel located adjacent to the first cockpit instrument panel. The second cockpit instrument panel has a second display proximately located to a second bezel. The second display is operable to present navigational data, communication data, and flight information data including detailed engine parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip I. Straub, Dale R. Langner
  • Patent number: 6946976
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cockpit display systems are provided. A cockpit display is segmented into a first and a second region, within the first region flight setting data are presented including communication settings and navigational settings. The second region of the display presents additional settings and graphical data. Moreover, the display is encompassed by a bezel having flight controls and flight sensors integrated in close proximity to the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Langner, Philip I. Straub
  • Patent number: 6867711
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for integrated control, access, and customizable presentation of navigation related, flight information data on a multifunction display (MFD) within a cockpit. The MFD includes a bezel having controls located thereon which are adapted for controlling display formats, communication devices, navigational devices, and equipment sensors. A display is located adjacent to the bezel. The display is adapted to include at least one display region having navigation related data. At least one of the controls is operable to variably select a display format for the at least one display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Langner, Philip I. Straub
  • Patent number: 6859688
    Abstract: Data structures and systems are provided for configuring avionic equipment with profile data. Profile data is defined, stored, and/or retrieved. The profile data is used to configure one or more display fields of the avionic equipment, display units of measure, identify flight plans, define map settings, set navigation fields, define communication transceiver spacing, define data/time setup, to configure one or more timers, alarms, and/or to configure other communication, navigation, or surveillance settings associated with avionic equipment. Furthermore, instances of the profile data are associated with unique identifiers for storage and retrieval purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Orf, Philip I. Straub
  • Patent number: 6842122
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for customized displays and customized presentations of cockpit data. Configurable soft keys or controls located in close proximity to a cockpit display are provided. Each key is configured to perform a desired display function or other function. Labels are displayed adjacent to each of the soft keys to identify each of the soft keys. A display is operable to provide multiple views, each view within the display is adapted to be overlaid with additional cockpit data if so configured. Furthermore, each view is capable of being presented from one or more selectable perspectives as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Langner, Philip I. Straub
  • Patent number: 6842672
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for integrated control, access, and presentation of flight information within the cockpit. Cockpit instrument systems and methods are provided which include a first cockpit instrument panel which has a first display proximately located to a first bezel. The first display is operable to present navigational data, communication data, and flight information data including airspeed, attitude, and altitude. The systems and methods further include a second cockpit instrument panel located adjacent to the first cockpit instrument panel. The second cockpit instrument panel has a second display proximately located to a second bezel. The second display is operable to present navigational data, communication data, and flight information data including detailed engine parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip I. Straub, Dale R. Langner
  • Patent number: 6832138
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for integrated control, access, and presentation of flight information within the cockpit. Cockpit instrument systems and methods are provided which include a first cockpit instrument panel which has a first display proximately located to a first bezel. The first display is operable to present navigational data, communication data, and flight information data including airspeed, attitude, and altitude. The systems and methods further include a second cockpit instrument panel located adjacent to the first cockpit instrument panel. The second cockpit instrument panel has a second display proximately located to a second bezel. The second display is operable to present navigational data, communication data, and flight information data including detailed engine parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip I. Straub, Dale R. Langner
  • Patent number: 6803860
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cockpit control systems are provided. A sensor associated with a first display is adjustable and a first setting associated with the sensor is simultaneously displayed on the first display and a second display as the sensor is adjusted. Furthermore, a second sensor associated with the second display is adjusted and a second setting associated with the second sensor is simultaneously displayed on the second display and the first display. The first setting is adjustable from the second display, and the second setting is adjustable from the first display. Moreover, the first display provides backup should the second display fail, and the first sensor provides backup to the second sensor in event the second sensor fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Langner, Philip I. Straub
  • Patent number: 6696980
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for integrating cockpit controls and data associated with the controls into a single interface having a bezel surrounding a single display. Furthermore in one embodiment, a system includes two bezels having individual and duplicate controls affixed thereon, where each bezel surrounds a display operable to present data related to the controls. Moreover, the bezels are proximate to one another. Additionally in one embodiment, a system, having an audio control panel interposed between two bezels, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Langner, Philip I. Straub