Patents by Inventor Phillip L. Koon

Phillip L. Koon 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: 8793036
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing a trackless transit system and controlling adaptive trackless vehicles within that system. Aspects include an autonomous vehicle transit system for controlling vehicle movement of trackless vehicles in the transit system. The system includes a command, control and orchestration system (CCOS) and vehicle controllers. Each vehicle controller is associated with a trackless vehicle and communicates a current location to the CCOS, receives a navigation command, and controls the trackless vehicle according to the navigation command. Further, the CCOS provides navigation commands to the vehicle controllers to control movements of the trackless vehicles within the transit system according to vehicle position information received from the vehicle controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Phillip L. Koon, Gentry B. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20120072051
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing a trackless transit system and controlling adaptive trackless vehicles within that system. Aspects include an autonomous vehicle transit system for controlling vehicle movement of trackless vehicles in the transit system. The system includes a command, control and orchestration system (CCOS) and vehicle controllers. Each vehicle controller is associated with a trackless vehicle and communicates a current location to the CCOS, receives a navigation command, and controls the trackless vehicle according to the navigation command. Further, the CCOS provides navigation commands to the vehicle controllers to control movements of the trackless vehicles within the transit system according to vehicle position information received from the vehicle controllers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Phillip L. Koon, Gentry B. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20040267554
    Abstract: Methods and systems for semi-automated job requisition are disclosed. In one embodiment, an inline interview including a set of job characteristics for a position to be filled is formed, and a set of employer rankings for the set of job characteristics is assigned. The inline interview is provided to one or more prospective job seekers. A set of job seeker rankings for the set of job characteristics is received from each of the one or more prospective job seekers. Then, a score is generated for each of the one or more prospective job seekers, including comparing the set of employer rankings with the set of job seeker rankings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory P. Bowman, Phillip L. Koon, James M. Milstead