Patents by Inventor Sivakumar Kanagarajan

Sivakumar Kanagarajan 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: 20210365050
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for predicting ground effects along a flight plan. The systems and methods provide a processor executed process including the steps: receiving a flight plan for a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft; receiving terrain and obstacles geospatial data for the flight plan from the database; determining weight of the VTOL aircraft along the flight plan; determining temperature of the environment along the flight plan; determining ground effect data along the flight plan based on the temperature and the weight; based on the terrain and obstacles data, the ground effect data and the flight plan, predict where, along the flight plan, the VTOL aircraft will traverse a ground effect region, thereby providing prediction data; and generating one or more commands to control a system of the VTOL aircraft based on the prediction data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sriram P R, Lisa Fern, Sivakumar Kanagarajan
  • Patent number: 11181934
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for predicting ground effects along a flight plan. The systems and methods provide a processor executed process including the steps: receiving a flight plan for a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft; receiving terrain and obstacles geospatial data for the flight plan from the database; determining weight of the VTOL aircraft along the flight plan; determining temperature of the environment along the flight plan; determining ground effect data along the flight plan based on the temperature and the weight; based on the terrain and obstacles data, the ground effect data and the flight plan, predict where, along the flight plan, the VTOL aircraft will traverse a ground effect region, thereby providing prediction data; and generating one or more commands to control a system of the VTOL aircraft based on the prediction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sriram P R, Lisa Fern, Sivakumar Kanagarajan
  • Publication number: 20210312927
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for playback clearance assistance, the system includes a processing system configured to: in response to receipt of a voice clearance communication comprising a clearance message, decode the clearance message to identify features contained within the clearance message related to a command instruction or clearance data for a flight; determine, at least one applicable clearance message amendment solution for use to amend the clearance message from a set of applicable clearance message amendment solutions wherein the applicable clearance amendment solution is determined based on keywords retrieved from a plurality of databases comprising at least contextual and prior clearance message data; and apply the applicable clearance message amendment solution to append keywords to the clearance message to generate an appended clearance message that reduces ambiguity in the clearance message resulting from at least missing value data, non-standard terminology or incomplete message informa
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gobinathan Baladhandapani, Sivakumar Kanagarajan, Mahesh Kumar Sampath, Hariharan Saptharishi, Kiran Krishna, Chaya Garg
  • Publication number: 20210295710
    Abstract: Systems and methods to identify a query parameter in an incoming flight voice or data communication to respond to a request. A processing system configured to: in response to receipt of a clearance message, decode the clearance message to determine whether the clearance message contains a command instruction or clearance data for a flight, and to present the command instruction to a pilot as notice to execute the command instruction or if available, obtain at least one query parameter from the clearance data to configure in a query operation to present in response to a pilot question about the command instruction. In response to receipt of the voice or data communication, determine further an intent within the voice or data communication of a question or instruction voiced by applying an acoustic model for tagging identified parts about the question or instruction voiced with query parameters in response to the pilot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Hariharan Saptharishi, Gobinathan Baladhandapani, Mahesh Kumar Sampath, Sivakumar Kanagarajan
  • Publication number: 20210264798
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for guiding a vertical takeoff and landing, VTOL, vehicle to an emergency landing zone. The systems and methods include determining, via at least one processor, candidate landing zone data by interrogating an emergency landing zone database based at least on VTOL vehicle location, the candidate landing zone data representing a list of candidate emergency landing zones. A target emergency landing zone is selected from the list of candidate emergency landing zones based at least on VTOL vehicle related issues including at least one of unanticipated yaw issues, ground effect issues and modified trend vector issues, thereby providing target emergency landing zone data. Guidance for the VTOL vehicle is determined based on the target emergency landing zone data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jayasenthilnathan B, Gobinathan Baladhandapani, Sriram P R, Sivakumar Kanagarajan
  • Publication number: 20210255625
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide one or more processors configured to execute program instructions to cause the one or more processors to receive camera images of a scene including a portion being lit by the searchlight, receive terrain data from a terrain database, generate an augmented/virtual reality scene based on the camera images and the terrain data, display, via a headset display, the augmented/virtual reality scene, track gaze and head movement using headset sensors, output tracking data based on tracked gaze and head movement, and output instructions for controlling at least one function of the searchlight based on the tracking data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gobinathan Baladhandapani, Hariharan Saptharishi, Sivakumar Kanagarajan
  • Publication number: 20210221531
    Abstract: A flight deck system includes a cockpit display device on which an airport display is displayed and a controller. The controller is configured to generate a runway condition graphic having at least three different segments to be overlaid over or positioned adjacent to a depiction of a runway on the airport display, wherein each segment of the runway condition graphic is associated with a different segment of the runway and configured to provide a graphical indication of a contaminant condition for the associated segment. The controller is further configured to categorize the contaminant condition of each segment of the runway; visually code each segment of the runway condition graphic in a manner that is representative of the contaminant condition category for its associated segment of the runway; and cause the generated runway condition graphic to be overlaid over or positioned adjacent to the depiction of the runway on the airport display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sivakumar Kanagarajan, Sreenivasan Govindillam
  • Patent number: 11024185
    Abstract: A method for assisting pilots during an approach to an airport with a cold temperature restriction which includes: programming on a computing device, at least one processor to implement an algorithm of an app to automatically detect a temperature restriction of a particular airport with the cold temperature restriction and to calculate a cold temperature compensation based on data from published notices to airman (NOTAMs) and to generate data of a corrected altitude of the aircraft during an approach to the cold temperature restricted airport based on a first component of sensor data contributed from the current flight approach and based on a second component of data of NOTAMs; receiving sensor data to the at least one processor deployed on the aircraft; an associated memory for acquiring the published data; and executing an algorithm to calculate a corrected cold temperature altitude when approaching the airport with the cold weather restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Shaughn Turner, Sivakumar Kanagarajan
  • Publication number: 20210150922
    Abstract: In some examples, a system includes a memory configured to store a threshold level for collision prediction. The system also includes processing circuitry configured to determine that a collision likelihood at a potential collision location between the vehicle and an object is greater than or equal to the threshold level. The processing circuitry is also configured to cause one or more lights mounted on the vehicle to direct light towards the potential collision location or towards the object in response to determining that the collision likelihood for the vehicle is greater than or equal to the threshold level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Sivakumar Kanagarajan, Gobinathan Baladhandapani, Dinkar Mylaraswamy
  • Patent number: 10930163
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for validating a real-time condition of a landing field using aircraft data. One method comprises identifying a plurality of segments of the runway based on a configurable parameter; receiving input data of at least one of a reported runway condition code and a reported braking action of a recently landed aircraft; receiving actual data of an actual runway deceleration profile from the recently landed aircraft for each identified segment of the runway; creating expected data of an expected runway deceleration profile based on the received input data and the received actual data; comparing the received actual data with the created expected data to validate and/or reassess the input data; and transmitting the validated and/or reassessed data to at least one of other approaching aircraft and an airport controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sivakumar Kanagarajan, David B. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10916152
    Abstract: In some examples, a collision awareness system includes a receiver configured to receive a first clearance for a first vehicle, receive a first image of the first vehicle, and receive a second clearance for a second vehicle. The collision awareness system also includes processing circuitry configured to determine that the first vehicle is positioned incorrectly based on the first clearance and the first image. The processing circuitry is also configured to generate an alert based on the second clearance and in response to determining that the first vehicle is positioned incorrectly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivasan K Govindillam, Sivakumar Kanagarajan
  • Publication number: 20210020049
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems and non-transitory computer-readable medium for providing a flight path around a zone of avoidance located on a currently planned flight path of an aircraft. For instance, the method may include obtaining data of the zone of avoidance located on the currently planned flight path; determining a safe distance from the zone of avoidance based on a characteristic of the aircraft or a characteristic of the zone of avoidance; constructing a safety envelope outside of the zone of avoidance by defining the safety envelope based on the safe distance; constructing a plurality of alternate flight paths around the zone of avoidance such that each of the plurality of alternate flight paths avoids crossing into the zone of avoidance and avoids crossing in between the safety envelope and the zone of avoidance; and selecting an optimal flight path from among the plurality of alternate flight paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Visvanathan Thanigai NATHAN, Sivakumar KANAGARAJAN, Nayyar Azam Khan RAO
  • Publication number: 20210005095
    Abstract: In some examples, a collision awareness system includes a receiver configured to receive a first clearance for a first vehicle, receive a first image of the first vehicle, and receive a second clearance for a second vehicle. The collision awareness system also includes processing circuitry configured to determine that the first vehicle is positioned incorrectly based on the first clearance and the first image. The processing circuitry is also configured to generate an alert based on the second clearance and in response to determining that the first vehicle is positioned incorrectly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Sreenivasan K Govindillam, Sivakumar Kanagarajan
  • Patent number: 10876857
    Abstract: A system for displaying wake information to a pilot of an ownship aircraft. The system includes a display and a receiver. Aircraft information is received, which includes an aircraft type, position and velocity data and aircraft configuration information for a nearby aircraft. Environmental information is also received. The system includes a processor module configured to generate, using the received aircraft information, a wake volume model for the nearby aircraft; and to modify, and using the received environmental information, the generated wake volume model; and to determine if the modified wake volume model will coincide with the ownship aircraft at a future time. When the processor module determines that the modified wake volume coincides with the ownship aircraft at a future time, the processor module is configured to cause the display to display a representation of the modified wake volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sivakumar Kanagarajan, Nathan Krishna Moorthy, SunilRaj Suseelan, Sreenivasan Govindillam, Pradeep Huncha
  • Patent number: 10854092
    Abstract: A method and system for time-based viewing to coordinate airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM) events between a pilot and ground personnel on a cockpit display of an aircraft of generating a time scale with a list of A-CDM events of the aircraft during inbound, turnaround and outbound flight operations to an airport based sensor data contributed by aircraft systems and data of A-CDM event related to airport operations to generate a current time moving window in the time scale for identifying A-CDM events; generating a graphic user interface using the sensor data for positioning the current time moving window on the time scale; and collaboratively communicating with ground personnel decisions based on an aircraft state and a current A-CDM event identified by the positioning of the current time moving window in the time scale to expedite completion of a particular A-CDM event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Muthusankar Subramaniyan, Sivakumar Kanagarajan, Visvanathan Thanigai Nathan, Kiran Gopala Krishna, Mohammed Ibrahim Mohideen
  • Patent number: 10847039
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method in an aircraft for identifying a flight plan modification that has a favorable impact from jet streams is provided. The method includes: retrieving an entered flight plan for the aircraft; retrieving available jet stream data identifying one or more jet streams in proximity to a proposed flight path from the entered flight plan, wherein the jet stream data includes jet stream vector, altitude, width, and thickness data; projecting the jet stream data around the proposed flight path as points of interest around the proposed flight path; identifying a flight plan modification that has the most favorable impact from jet streams at the points of interest; and displaying the identified flight plan modification on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ganesh Shabadi, Sivakumar Kanagarajan, Jim Rumbo
  • Patent number: 10727941
    Abstract: A method for using an airfield Light Fidelity (LiFi) system in an airfield to exchange optical wireless data communications with an aircraft. The method (i) detects aircraft exterior lights including aircraft LED lamps, via a plurality of airfield photo detectors, wherein the airfield LiFi system comprises the plurality of airfield photo detectors positioned at intervals along a runway of the airfield; (ii) in response to detecting the aircraft exterior lights, establishes a communication connection to an aircraft LiFi system comprising the aircraft LED lamps and aircraft photo detectors, by the airfield LiFi system; and (iii) exchanges the optical wireless data communications via the communication connection, by the airfield LiFi system, by: receiving communications from aircraft LED lamps, via airfield photo detectors; transmitting communications to aircraft photo detectors, via airfield LED lamps; and presenting ground station notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Sivakumar Kanagarajan
  • Publication number: 20200184739
    Abstract: A method for administering aircraft maintenance activities including: deploying on one or more devices for permissioned use of an app programmed to implement a blockchain network by receiving instructions of assigning maintenance activities to perform updates or replacements of parts of an aircraft and for part tracking and part verification; implementing a workflow which specifies a process based on time stamp data to assign, check, and ensure that a set of maintenance tasks is completed based on the time stamp data and is validated by rules from the blockchain ledger for the maintenance activity; and implement the set of maintenance tasks comprising: checking, scheduling, sequencing and assigning the set of maintenance tasks with time stamp data to maintenance personnel wherein each maintenance task is performed in a sequence of an order of execution and assignment of a start and end time for each maintenance task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Visvanathan Thanigai Nathan, R Jagadeesh Umashankar, Sachin Pratap, Sivakumar Kanagarajan, Sreenivas Venkataramappa, Amrit Kaur Mann
  • Publication number: 20200143694
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for environmental data sharing and context-based relevance determination. One method comprises receiving, by an environmental condition response system of a receiving vehicle, environmental data associated with a sending vehicle. Then, the environmental condition response system of the receiving vehicle analyzes the received environmental data for relevance based on contextual information of the receiving vehicle. Based on determining that the received environmental data is relevant to the receiving vehicle, the environmental condition response system determines a remedial action and sends instructions to perform the remedial action to a corresponding vehicle component system of the receiving vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Sivakumar KANAGARAJAN, Jason Marcel GARDE, Visvanathan Thanigai NATHAN, Amrit Kaur MANN
  • Publication number: 20200013297
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for validating a real-time condition of a landing field using aircraft data. One method comprises identifying a plurality of segments of the runway based on a configurable parameter; receiving input data of at least one of a reported runway condition code and a reported braking action of a recently landed aircraft; receiving actual data of an actual runway deceleration profile from the recently landed aircraft for each identified segment of the runway; creating expected data of an expected runway deceleration profile based on the received input data and the received actual data; comparing the received actual data with the created expected data to validate and/or reassess the input data; and transmitting the validated and/or reassessed data to at least one of other approaching aircraft and an airport controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sivakumar KANAGARAJAN, David B. GOLDSTEIN