Patents by Inventor Shyhpyng Jack Shue

Shyhpyng Jack Shue 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: 20190241252
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a control manager is disposed between the rotor system and the flight control inceptor. The control manager is configured to receive control commands wirelessly from a ground control station, translate the control commands into one or more axes associated with the flight control inceptor, and transmit the translated control commands to the rotor system in place of the instructions received from the pilot via the flight control inceptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Shyhpyng Jack Shue
  • Patent number: 10266249
    Abstract: An air/ground contact logic management system for use with fly-by-wire control systems in an aircraft. The system includes a first sensor configured to provide an output signal to determine when the aircraft is in a transition region. A logic management system is in communication with the first sensor and is configured to receive and process the output signal and classify a mode of the aircraft. A controller receives signal data from the logic management system and communicates with a control axis actuator to regulate a level of control authority provided to a pilot. The control authority is individually regulated within each integrator as a result of the individual landing gear states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Shyhpyng Jack Shue
  • Patent number: 10266250
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a control manager is disposed between the rotor system and the flight control inceptor. The control manager is configured to receive control commands wirelessly from a ground control station, translate the control commands into one or more axes associated with the flight control inceptor, and transmit the translated control commands to the rotor system in place of the instructions received from the pilot via the flight control inceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventor: ShyhPyng Jack Shue
  • Patent number: 10183743
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reconfiguring flight control of an aircraft during a failure while the aircraft is flying. The method and apparatus provide a control law that is software-implemented and configured to automatically send flight control data to a mixing/mapping matrix. The method and apparatus also provide a reconfiguration management tool configured to communicate with the mixing/mapping matrix in order to safely transfer authority from a failed actuator to a back-up actuator. The method and apparatus also provide a sensor management tool for providing input to the reconfiguration management tool in order to smooth any transient conditions that may occur during reconfiguration. The method and apparatus provide for a way of smoothing any possible transient situation that might otherwise occur by employment of a fader, the fader being used to gradually convert positioning of failed actuators and positioning of reconfigured actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Shyhpyng Jack Shue, John James Corrigan, Eric Thomas Bird, Tommie Lynn Wood, Alan Carl Ewing
  • Publication number: 20180093762
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reconfiguring flight control of an aircraft during a failure while the aircraft is flying. The method and apparatus provide a control law that is software-implemented and configured to automatically send flight control data to a mixing/mapping matrix. The method and apparatus also provide a reconfiguration management tool configured to communicate with the mixing/mapping matrix in order to safely transfer authority from a failed actuator to a back-up actuator. The method and apparatus also provide a sensor management tool for providing input to the reconfiguration management tool in order to smooth any transient conditions that may occur during reconfiguration. The method and apparatus provide for a way of smoothing any possible transient situation that might otherwise occur by employment of a fader, the fader being used to gradually convert positioning of failed actuators and positioning of reconfigured actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Shyhpyng Jack Shue, John James Corrigan, Eric Thomas Bird, Tommie Lynn Wood, Alan Carl Ewing
  • Patent number: 9701404
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reconfiguring flight control of an aircraft during a failure while the aircraft is flying. The method and apparatus provide a control law that is software-implemented and configured to automatically send flight control data to a mixing/mapping matrix. The method and apparatus also provide a reconfiguration management tool configured to communicate with the mixing/mapping matrix in order to safely transfer authority from a failed actuator to a back-up actuator. The method and apparatus also provide a sensor management tool for providing input to the reconfiguration management tool in order to smooth any transient conditions that may occur during reconfiguration. The method and apparatus provide for a way of smoothing any possible transient situation that might otherwise occur by employment of a fader, the fader being used to gradually convert positioning of failed actuators and positioning of reconfigured actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Shyhpyng Jack Shue, John James Corrigan, Eric Thomas Bird, Tommie Lynn Wood, Alan Carl Ewing
  • Publication number: 20170158311
    Abstract: An air/ground contact logic management system for use with fly-by-wire control systems in an aircraft. The system includes a first sensor configured to provide an output signal to determine when the aircraft is in a transition region. A logic management system is in communication with the first sensor and is configured to receive and process the output signal and classify a mode of the aircraft. A controller receives signal data from the logic management system and communicates with a control axis actuator to regulate a level of control authority provided to a pilot. The control authority is individually regulated within each integrator as a result of the individual landing gear states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: SHYHPYNG JACK SHUE
  • Patent number: 9645582
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for landing aircrafts with optimal landing spot selection. In one aspect, a method includes initiating an autorotation of an aircraft in response to detecting all engine failure, determining a plurality of flight characteristics and conditions of the aircraft at a time of initiating the autorotation, the plurality of flight characteristics and conditions comprising an aircraft altitude, an aircraft velocity, and wind direction, determining total air-time for glideslope and flare control, and a geographic area within which to land the aircraft by autorotation based on the plurality of flight characteristics and conditions, and controlling the aircraft to land the aircraft by autorotation within the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventor: ShyhPyng Jack Shue
  • Patent number: 9575493
    Abstract: An air/ground contact logic management system for use with fly-by-wire control systems in an aircraft. The system includes a first sensor configured to provide an output signal to determine when the aircraft is in a transition region. A logic management system is in communication with the first sensor and is configured to receive and process the output signal and classify a mode of the aircraft. A controller receives signal data from the logic management system and communicates with a control axis actuator to regulate a level of control authority provided to a pilot. The control authority is individually regulated within each integrator as a result of the individual landing gear states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Shyhpyng Jack Shue
  • Publication number: 20170036753
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a control manager is disposed between the rotor system and the flight control inceptor. The control manager is configured to receive control commands wirelessly from a ground control station, translate the control commands into one or more axes associated with the flight control inceptor, and transmit the translated control commands to the rotor system in place of the instructions received from the pilot via the flight control inceptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventor: ShyhPyng Jack Shue
  • Publication number: 20160378121
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for landing aircrafts with optimal landing spot selection. In one aspect, a method includes initiating an autorotation of an aircraft in response to detecting all engine failure, determining a plurality of flight characteristics and conditions of the aircraft at a time of initiating the autorotation, the plurality of flight characteristics and conditions comprising an aircraft altitude, an aircraft velocity, and wind direction, determining total air-time for glideslope and flare control, and a geographic area within which to land the aircraft by autorotation based on the plurality of flight characteristics and conditions, and controlling the aircraft to land the aircraft by autorotation within the geographic area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: ShyhPyng Jack Shue
  • Publication number: 20160349759
    Abstract: An air/ground contact logic management system for use with fly-by-wire control systems in an aircraft. The system includes a first sensor configured to provide an output signal to determine when the aircraft is in a transition region. A logic management system is in communication with the first sensor and is configured to receive and process the output signal and classify a mode of the aircraft. A controller receives signal data from the logic management system and communicates with a control axis actuator to regulate a level of control authority provided to a pilot. The control authority is individually regulated within each integrator as a result of the individual landing gear states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: TEXTRON INNNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventor: SHYHPYNG JACK SHUE
  • Patent number: 9464958
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining center of gravity of a tiltrotor aircraft includes storing a multi-dimensional matrix mapping multiple tiltrotor aircraft parameters to a plurality of three-dimensional (3D) centers of gravity of the tiltrotor aircraft, where each 3D center of gravity includes a respective longitudinal center of gravity, lateral center of gravity, and vertical center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventor: ShyhPyng Jack Shue
  • Publication number: 20160209290
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining center of gravity of a tiltrotor aircraft includes storing a multi-dimensional matrix mapping multiple tiltrotor aircraft parameters to a plurality of three-dimensional (3D) centers of gravity of the tiltrotor aircraft, where each 3D center of gravity includes a respective longitudinal center of gravity, lateral center of gravity, and vertical center of gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventor: ShyhPyng Jack Shue
  • Patent number: 9354635
    Abstract: An air/ground contact logic management system for use with fly-by-wire control systems in an aircraft. The system includes a first sensor configured to provide an output signal to determine when the aircraft is in a transition region. A logic management system is in communication with the first sensor and is configured to receive and process the output signal and classify a mode of the aircraft. A controller receives signal data from the logic management system and communicates with a control axis actuator to regulate a level of control authority provided to a pilot. The control authority is individually regulated within each integrator as a result of the individual landing gear states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Shyhpyng Jack Shue
  • Patent number: 9304516
    Abstract: A flight control system and method for controlling the vertical flight path of an aircraft, the flight control system includes a stable decoupled model having a decoupled lateral equation of motion and a decoupled longitudinal equation of motion and a feedback command loop operably associated with the stable decoupled model. The feedback command loop includes a vertical flight path angle control law; an altitude control law; and a vertical speed control law.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Christensen, Shyhpyng Jack Shue, Troy Sheldon Caudill
  • Patent number: 9162752
    Abstract: A system and method to control hovering flight of a rotary aircraft. The system including a lateral speed hold loop, a longitudinal loop, a vertical control loop, and a directional loop. The method includes defining a first flight envelope having a first groundspeed threshold; defining a second flight envelope having a second groundspeed threshold, the second flight envelope being defined within the first envelope; engaging a hover hold with a control law hover hold architecture as the aircraft enters the first flight envelope; and engaging a position hold with a control law position hold architecture as the aircraft enters the second flight envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Christensen, Shyhpyng Jack Shue, Troy Sheldon Caudill
  • Patent number: 9098090
    Abstract: A flight control system and method for controlling full envelope banked turns of an aircraft, the flight control system including one or more of a control law architectures having one or more control laws adapted for controlling the flight of an aircraft for full envelope banked turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Christensen, Shyhpyng Jack Shue, Troy Sheldon Caudill, Nicholas Dean Lappos
  • Patent number: 8948936
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of actuators and a management system operably associated with the plurality electronic and mechanical devices. The management architecture includes interfaces configured to the entire electronics and mechanics to provide a parameter to a computer. The computer includes a control and management architecture using modular finite state flow designs configured to analyze the parameter. The computer with a plurality of finite state machines can conduct a plurality of control laws operably associated with one or more actuators for finite functions of mobility. The method includes matching the parameter with the finite state machine and controlling the actuator via control law operably associated with finite state machine. The method can therefore be achieved either manually, semi-autonomously and autonomously with seamless and switchless control using a central control computer with integration of electronic and mechanic sensors and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Shyhpyng Jack Shue, John J. Shillings
  • Patent number: 8942866
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of actuators and a control system operably associated with the plurality of actuators. The control system having a control logic architecture having a dynamic command input shaping model associated with an input command, a robust inner loop associated with the dynamic command input shaping model, and a time delay cancellation model. The method includes selecting a control law based upon a flight performance of an aircraft, decoupling the control law into a first individual component and a second individual component of the aircraft flight motion, analyzing each individual component separately, regrouping the component of flight motion, analyzing the control law with a time delay cancellation model and providing the necessary dynamic flight quickness with a different command input condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Shyhpyng Jack Shue, John J. Schillings