Patents by Inventor Randall L. Kovaluk

Randall L. Kovaluk 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: 9958685
    Abstract: A tilt platform for use in an HMD comprises a monolithic spring structure including a first outer planar structure, a second outer planar structure, a middle planar structure disposed between the first and second outer planar structures, a first hinge structure coupling the first outer planar structure and the middle planar structure to each other, and a second hinge structure coupling the second outer planar structure and the middle planar structure to each other. The first and second hinge structures have respective first and second hinge axes that are orthogonal to each other. The tilt platform further comprises a first adjustment mechanism configured for tilting the first outer planar structure and the middle planar structure relative to each other about the first hinge axis, and a second adjustment mechanism configured for tilting the second outer planar structure and the middle planar structure relative to each other about the second hinge axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Randall L. Kovaluk, Eric L. Hauquitz, Gregory Knipping
  • Publication number: 20170307896
    Abstract: A tilt platform for use in an HMD comprises a monolithic spring structure including a first outer planar structure, a second outer planar structure, a middle planar structure disposed between the first and second outer planar structures, a first hinge structure coupling the first outer planar structure and the middle planar structure to each other, and a second hinge structure coupling the second outer planar structure and the middle planar structure to each other. The first and second hinge structures have respective first and second hinge axes that are orthogonal to each other. The tilt platform further comprises a first adjustment mechanism configured for tilting the first outer planar structure and the middle planar structure relative to each other about the first hinge axis, and a second adjustment mechanism configured for tilting the second outer planar structure and the middle planar structure relative to each other about the second hinge axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Randall L. Kovaluk, Eric L. Hauquitz, Gregory Knipping
  • Patent number: 9507151
    Abstract: A head up display or HUD system, including methods and apparatus, suitable for use in a flight simulator. According to the present teachings, a flight simulator HUD may be configured to produce a HUD image that appears superimposed on a simulated cockpit field of view image, and which has substantially the same relatively short focal distance from the user as the simulated image. A simulator HUD according to the present teachings does not require any holographic optical elements or an unrealistic cockpit volume, and provides an accurate simulation of conditions in a real aircraft cockpit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Randall L. Kovaluk, Carl J. Vorst, Eric H. Ford
  • Publication number: 20160103320
    Abstract: A head up display or HUD system, including methods and apparatus, suitable for use in a flight simulator. According to the present teachings, a flight simulator HUD may be configured to produce a HUD image that appears superimposed on a simulated cockpit field of view image, and which has substantially the same relatively short focal distance from the user as the simulated image. A simulator HUD according to the present teachings does not require any holographic optical elements or an unrealistic cockpit volume, and provides an accurate simulation of conditions in a real aircraft cockpit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Randall L. Kovaluk, Carl J. Vorst, Eric H. Ford