Patents by Inventor Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong CABOS

Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong CABOS 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: 20210012670
    Abstract: Techniques for updating wake separation distance between aircraft are described. A sensors mesh within a flight path of an aircraft is used to detect when a wake vortex from the aircraft has drifted onto the sensor mesh. A minimum wake separation distance and separation interval for following aircraft are determined based on the various sensor measurements, environmental conditions, and aircraft properties. The minimum wake separation distance and separation interval are used to minimize aircraft separation distances between aircraft that are required due to wake vortex turbulence caused by aircraft during flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos, Jonas Schulze
  • Patent number: 10878707
    Abstract: Techniques for updating wake separation distance between aircraft are described. A sensors mesh within a flight path of an aircraft is used to detect when a wake vortex from the aircraft has drifted onto the sensor mesh. A minimum wake separation distance and separation interval for following aircraft are determined based on the various sensor measurements, environmental conditions, and aircraft properties. The minimum wake separation distance and separation interval are used to minimize aircraft separation distances between aircraft that are required due to wake vortex turbulence caused by aircraft during flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos, Jonas Schulze
  • Publication number: 20200382051
    Abstract: A system for redirecting light to a mobile platform includes a satellite and a mobile platform including a first RF antenna that transmits a trajectory data for the mobile platform, and a photovoltaic cell that converts light into electrical energy. The satellite includes a second RF antenna that receives the trajectory data, and a processor coupled to the second RF antenna. The processor computes a target position of the mobile platform based on the trajectory data, and instructs a diffuser system to generate the beam of light and direct the beam to the target position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Ralf René Shu-Zhong Cabos, Nils Kneuper
  • Patent number: 10847040
    Abstract: A restricted airspace monitoring system and method include a restricted airspace monitoring control unit that is configured to determine if a restricted airspace is active through monitored positions of a plurality of aircraft within an airspace that includes the restricted airspace and/or restriction notice information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Theresa Emsbach, Nils Kneuper, Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos, Garoe Gonzalez Parra
  • Publication number: 20200327587
    Abstract: Aircraft taxi cost determination systems and methods include a taxi cost determination control unit that determines a total cost of one or more available taxi scenarios for an aircraft at an airport based on fuel cost, engine cost, crew cost, and maintenance cost for the available taxi scenario(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos, Nils Kneuper
  • Patent number: 10718885
    Abstract: A wind forecast prediction apparatus includes an historical forecast patterns module configured to generate at least one historical wind forecast pattern and determine a deviation magnitude and a probability of occurrence of the at least one historical wind forecast pattern based on at least one actual wind value; a current wind forecast module; and a wind forecast prediction controller connected to the historical forecast patterns module and current wind forecast module, the wind forecast prediction controller is configured to generate a current wind forecast pattern based on current wind data from the current wind forecast module; and determine a matching historical wind forecast pattern from the at least one historical wind forecast pattern that matches the current wind forecast pattern, where the deviation magnitude and the probability of occurrence of the matching historical wind forecast pattern are combined with the current wind forecast pattern to generate a predicted wind forecast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nils Kneuper, Matthew Bonbright Hendrian, Ralf René Shu-Zhong Cabos
  • Patent number: 10669015
    Abstract: A method, vehicle, and system for calculating the location of a center of mass of the vehicle and transferring fuel to move the location of the center of mass are provided. The location of the center of mass of the vehicle is determined by measuring or calculating forces acting on the vehicle that counteract the gravitational forces on the vehicle. The location of the center of mass is calculated by determining on a moment arm of the gravitational force that counteracts the moment arms of the other forces acting on the vehicle. Fuel can be transferred among differently-located fuel tanks in the vehicle to move the location of the center of mass to a position in which at least some of the other forces acting on the vehicle are reduced, which may increase the speed and/or efficiency of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Nils Kneuper, Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos
  • Patent number: 10601367
    Abstract: A system for redirecting sunlight to a mobile platform includes a satellite and a mobile platform including a first RF antenna that transmits a message including a position and velocity of the mobile platform on the path, along with a time of transmission, and a photovoltaic cell that receives and converts light into electrical energy. The satellite includes a second RF antenna that receives the message, an optical channel, a collector system coupled to the optical channel and that gathers sunlight into the optical channel, a diffuser system coupled to the optical channel and that diffuses light therefrom to generate a beam of light, and a processor coupled to the second RF antenna. The processor computes a target position of the mobile platform based on the position, the velocity, and the time of transmission, and instructs the diffuser system to direct the beam to the target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ralf René Shu-Zhong Cabos, Nils Kneuper
  • Publication number: 20200066163
    Abstract: A restricted airspace monitoring system and method include a restricted airspace monitoring control unit that is configured to determine if a restricted airspace is active through monitored positions of a plurality of aircraft within an airspace that includes the restricted airspace and/or restriction notice information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Theresa Emsbach, Nils Kneuper, Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos, Garoe Gonzalez Parra
  • Publication number: 20200002011
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first speed value based on a first signal from a first data source. The method also includes determining a second speed value based on a second signal from a second data source. The method further includes determining a first likelihood of icing value based on a third signal from a third data source. The method also includes determining a second likelihood of icing value based on a fourth signal from a fourth data source. The method further includes performing a first comparison between the first speed value and the second speed value and performing a second comparison between the first likelihood of icing value and the second likelihood of icing value. The method also includes generating sensor reliability data based on the first comparison and the second comparison and displaying situational awareness data based on the sensor reliability data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Nils Kneuper, Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos
  • Publication number: 20190348945
    Abstract: A system for redirecting sunlight to a mobile platform includes a satellite and a mobile platform including a first RF antenna that transmits a message including a position and velocity of the mobile platform on the path, along with a time of transmission, and a photovoltaic cell that receives and converts light into electrical energy. The satellite includes a second RF antenna that receives the message, an optical channel, a collector system coupled to the optical channel and that gathers sunlight into the optical channel, a diffuser system coupled to the optical channel and that diffuses light therefrom to generate a beam of light, and a processor coupled to the second RF antenna. The processor computes a target position of the mobile platform based on the position, the velocity, and the time of transmission, and instructs the diffuser system to direct the beam to the target position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf René Shu-Zhong Cabos, Nils Kneuper
  • Patent number: 10467911
    Abstract: A method includes accessing historical data including timestamped meteorological data and flight path data. The timestamped meteorological data indicates meteorological conditions detected in each of a plurality of geographic regions. The flight path data indicates air traffic volume in each of the plurality of geographic regions during particular time periods. The method also includes, based on the historical data, identifying at least one meteorological condition and at least one time period corresponding to higher than threshold air traffic volume in a particular geographic region of the plurality of geographic regions. The method further includes generating a filter criterion based on the particular geographic region, the at least one meteorological condition, and the at least one time period. The method also includes generating a flight plan based on a portion of the historical data that satisfies the filter criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Nils Kneuper, Ralf René Shu-Zhong Cabos
  • Patent number: 10416678
    Abstract: A system is presented. The system comprises sunlight sensors and GPS receivers in a region, an aerial vehicle, a solar panel, and a flight plan generator. The aerial vehicle is within the region. The aerial vehicle has a rechargeable battery. The solar panel is physically connected to the aerial vehicle and operably connected to the rechargeable battery. The flight plan generator is configured to create a flight plan within the region for the aerial vehicle based on measurements from the sunlight sensors within the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Andreas Sindlinger, Nils Kneuper, Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos
  • Publication number: 20190146512
    Abstract: A system is presented. The system comprises sunlight sensors and GPS receivers in a region, an aerial vehicle, a solar panel, and a flight plan generator. The aerial vehicle is within the region. The aerial vehicle has a rechargeable battery. The solar panel is physically connected to the aerial vehicle and operably connected to the rechargeable battery. The flight plan generator is configured to create a flight plan within the region for the aerial vehicle based on measurements from the sunlight sensors within the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Sindlinger, Nils Kneuper, Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos
  • Publication number: 20190147753
    Abstract: A system for taking into account micro wind conditions in a region. The system comprises a plurality of aerial vehicles within the region and a wind speed calculator. Each of the plurality of aerial vehicles has an altitude sensor and a GPS receiver. The wind speed calculator is configured to determine wind vectors within the region using measurements from the plurality of aerial vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew B. Hendrian, Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos, Nils Kneuper
  • Publication number: 20190077517
    Abstract: A vehicle, includes a vehicle and a strain gauge. The vehicle includes a vehicle body component exposed to an exterior of the vehicle. The strain gauge is coupled with the vehicle body component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nils Kneuper, Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos
  • Patent number: 10227142
    Abstract: A vehicle, includes a vehicle and a strain gauge. The vehicle includes a vehicle body component exposed to an exterior of the vehicle. The strain gauge is coupled with the vehicle body component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nils Kneuper, Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong Cabos
  • Publication number: 20190066519
    Abstract: An aircraft flight planning apparatus includes a database and an aircraft flight planning apparatus. The database includes a plurality of forecasting models configured to predict a predetermined characteristic on which at least a portion of a flight plan is based, and at least one data matrix of test predictions for the predetermined characteristic from each model, each data matrix includes a plurality of test data points. The aircraft flight planning controller is coupled to the database, and is configured to receive analysis forecast data having at least one analysis data point, select a model based on a comparison between the analysis data point and the test data points of a respective model, and provide a prediction of the predetermined characteristic with the model, from the plurality of forecasting models, that corresponds to a test data point that is representative of the analysis data point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Nils KNEUPER, Ralf René SHU-ZHONG CABOS
  • Publication number: 20190057611
    Abstract: A method includes accessing historical data including timestamped meteorological data and flight path data. The timestamped meteorological data indicates meteorological conditions detected in each of a plurality of geographic regions. The flight path data indicates air traffic volume in each of the plurality of geographic regions during particular time periods. The method also includes, based on the historical data, identifying at least one meteorological condition and at least one time period corresponding to higher than threshold air traffic volume in a particular geographic region of the plurality of geographic regions. The method further includes generating a filter criterion based on the particular geographic region, the at least one meteorological condition, and the at least one time period. The method also includes generating a flight plan based on a portion of the historical data that satisfies the filter criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Nils Kneuper, Ralf René Shu-Zhong Cabos
  • Publication number: 20180354610
    Abstract: A method, vehicle, and system for calculating the location of a center of mass of the vehicle and transferring fuel to move the location of the center of mass are provided. The location of the center of mass of the vehicle is determined by measuring or calculating forces acting on the vehicle that counteract the gravitational forces on the vehicle. The location of the center of mass is calculated by determining on a moment arm of the gravitational force that counteracts the moment arms of the other forces acting on the vehicle. Fuel can be transferred among differently-located fuel tanks in the vehicle to move the location of the center of mass to a position in which at least some of the other forces acting on the vehicle are reduced, which may increase the speed and/or efficiency of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Nils KNEUPER, Ralf Rene Shu-Zhong CABOS