Patents by Inventor Sookwang Ro

Sookwang Ro 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: 20190361148
    Abstract: A portable weather station, including an lower body portion; an upper body portion disposed on the lower body portion in a spaced apart relationship thereby forming an open channel between the upper body portion and the lower body portion; and a plurality of weather condition sensors wherein a first set of one or more of the plurality of weather condition sensors is mounted on the upper body portion of the portable weather station and a second set of one or more of the plurality of weather condition sensors is mounted on the lower body portion of the portable weather station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Ulmer, Dmitry Starodubov, Gregory Peng, Rodion Tikhoplav, David Miller, Andrew Kostrzewski, Koyiro Minakata, Gabriel Kaplan, Tomasz Jannson, Edward Patton, Sookwang Ro, Ihor Berezhnyy
  • Publication number: 20180203158
    Abstract: A portable weather station, including an lower body portion; an upper body portion disposed on the lower body portion in a spaced apart relationship thereby forming an open channel between the upper body portion and the lower body portion; and a plurality of weather condition sensors wherein a first set of one or more of the plurality of weather condition sensors is mounted on the upper body portion of the portable weather station and a second set of one or more of the plurality of weather condition sensors is mounted on the lower body portion of the portable weather station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Ulmer, Dmitry Starodubov, Gregory Peng, Rodion Tikhoplav, David Miller, Andrew Kostrzewski, Koyiro Minakata, Gabriel Kaplan, Tomasz Jannson, Edward Patton, Sookwang Ro, Ihor Berezhnyy
  • Patent number: 9784887
    Abstract: A portable weather station, including an lower body portion; an upper body portion disposed on the lower body portion in a spaced apart relationship thereby forming an open channel between the upper body portion and the lower body portion; and a plurality of weather condition sensors wherein a first set of one or more of the plurality of weather condition sensors is mounted on the upper body portion of the portable weather station and a second set of one or more of the plurality of weather condition sensors is mounted on the lower body portion of the portable weather station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Ulmer, Dmitry Starodubov, Gregory Peng, Rodion Tikhoplav, David Miller, Andrew Kostrzewski, Koyiro Minakata, Gabriel Kaplan, Tomasz Jannson, Edward Patton, Sookwang Ro, Ihor Berezhnyy
  • Patent number: 9152182
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a removable memory unit (RMU) that facilitates concatenation of said memory modules irrespective of their individual physical interfaces, enables encryption/decryption keys (including cryptographic ignition keys (CIKs)) to reside onboard the RMU, provides for physical separation of RED and BLACK data in cross-domain environments and implements zeroization functionality onboard the RMU. Further embodiments provide a swappable IO backplane and adapter plates for incorporation into a wide variety of platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Shean Thomas McMahon, Robert Anthony Kunc, Kang Lee, Vladimir Esterkin, Ranjit Pradhan, Xiwen Wang, Frank T. Willis, Jr., Andrew Kostrzewski, Sookwang Ro, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Michael Alan Thompson
  • Patent number: 8879410
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention relate to WRAs that implement removable memory units (RMUs). The ability to load operational, maintenance, and mission data through RMUs is critical for avionics platform safety and logistics. However, due to strong hardware dependence, universality, or rather platform-invariance is not currently available for aircraft data acquisition (including the real-time recording of new performance, operational (flight) and environmental data) or mission data loading via prior art WRAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Sookwang Ro, Kang Lee, Thomas Forrester, Michael Alan Thompson, Tomasz Jannson
  • Patent number: 8615612
    Abstract: An avionics data storage device and data transfer system are provided. The data storage device, has a slanted, “shark-like” door, which provides an environmental seal when not installed in the data transfer system. The storage device and data transfer system maintain environmental seals at all times other than installation. The storage device and transfer system can implement a variety of identification and authentication methods, including electrical, physical, and optical authentication or identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Kang Lee, Sookwang Ro, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Michael Alan Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130083960
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide a function centric data system that reduces avionics system weight and power requirements. In some embodiments, the function centric data system is housed in a vibration resistant package. A variety of functions typically performed by other avionics systems are incorporated into the system, allowing centralize power and processing management, reducing weight and improving system reliability. In some embodiments, the function centric data system is configured to provide high rate data sampling, allowing ground stations to apply sophisticated failure prediction algorithms, reducing maintenance costs and mean time between flights. Embodiments include methods of wireless networking with automatic hand offs and adaptive multi-hop topologies to allow this data to be promptly transferred when the aircraft lands. Embodiments also include methods for data processing to predict imminent failures using Bayesian statistics and catastrophe prediction methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Sookwang Ro, Kang Lee, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannzon
  • Patent number: 8376760
    Abstract: An avionics data storage device and data transfer system are provided. The data storage device, has a slanted, “shark-like” door, which provides an environmental seal when not installed in the data transfer system. The storage device and data transfer system maintain environmental seals at all times other than installation. The storage device and transfer system can implement a variety of identification and authentication methods, including electrical, physical, and optical authentication or identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Kang Lee, Sookwang Ro, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Michael Alan Thompson
  • Patent number: 8378277
    Abstract: An optical impact system controls munitions termination through sensing proximity to a target and preventing effects of countermeasures on false munitions termination. Embodiments can be implemented on in a variety of munitions such as small and mid caliber that can be applicable in non-lethal weapons and in weapons of high lethality with airburst capability for example and in guided air-to-ground and cruise missiles. Embodiments can improve accuracy, reliability and lethality of munitions depending on its designation without modification in a weapon itself and make the weapon resistant to optical countermeasures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Sandomirsky, Vladimir Esterkin, Thomas C. Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Alexander Naumov, Naibing Ma, Sookwang Ro, Paul I. Shnitser
  • Publication number: 20120211591
    Abstract: An optical impact system controls munitions termination through sensing proximity to a target and preventing effects of countermeasures on false munitions termination. Embodiments can be implemented on in a variety of munitions such as small and mid caliber that can be applicable in non-lethal weapons and in weapons of high lethality with airburst capability for example and in guided air-to-ground and cruise missiles. Embodiments can improve accuracy, reliability and lethality of munitions depending on its designation without modification in a weapon itself and make the weapon resistant to optical countermeasures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Sergey Sandomirsky, Vladimir Esterkin, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Alexander Naumov, Naibing Ma, Sookwang Ro, Paul Shnitser
  • Patent number: 8004409
    Abstract: An information carrier in a preferred embodiment is worn like a dog-tag and carries data such as medical information. The tag operates wirelessly, communicating with a nearby reader which interrogates the tag with a selected combination of RF signal frequencies. Extremely long term battery usage is achieved by connecting the battery in the tag only when the proper combination of RF signals, each at least at a minimum threshold power level, is received at the tag to produce a trigger voltage in activation logic to close a solid state switch. After a sequence of communications between the reader and the tag is then completed to transfer selected data from the memory, the battery is again disconnected to preserve battery energy for very long periods of time. The battery may be slowly recharged by ambient energy using a scavenging antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Tomasz Jannson, Shean T. McMahon, Sookwang Ro, Raghbir Tahim
  • Publication number: 20080191876
    Abstract: An information carrier in a preferred embodiment is worn like a dog-tag and carries data such as medical information. The tag operates wirelessly, communicating with a nearby reader which interrogates the tag with a selected combination of RF signal frequencies. Extremely long term battery usage is achieved by connecting the battery in the tag only when the proper combination of RF signals, each at least at a minimum threshold power level, is received at the tag to produce a trigger voltage in activation logic to close a solid state switch. After a sequence of communications between the reader and the tag is then completed to transfer selected data from the memory, the battery is again disconnected to preserve battery energy for very long periods of time. The battery may be slowly recharged by ambient energy using a scavenging antenna array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Tomasz Jannson, Shean T. McMahon, Sookwang Ro, Raghbir Tahim
  • Patent number: 7336299
    Abstract: A panoramic annular lens system (PAL), a unitary video camera and a PC-based software system that unwraps a 360° video image into a seamless, distortion free horizontal image image in real time. The PAL system of the preferred embodiment has a 360° horizontal field of view and a 90° vertical field of view in a 40 mm diameter compact package. The invention is not limited to any particular type of lens system. In fact, there are numerous lens systems for providing a 360° panoramic view. The video camera may be a CCD or CMOS based device having a pixel resolution of either 1280×1024 (high resolution) or 720×480 (NTSC). The unwrapping system is a radiometric ray tracing program carried out using a computer's graphics card capabilities to produce highly efficient regional transformation while minimizing software overhead. The result is real time, high resolution 30 fps conversion from a spherical distorted image to a flat panoramic image in Cartesian coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew A Kostrzewski, Sookwang Ro, Il'ya Agurok, Mark Bennahmias
  • Publication number: 20060023105
    Abstract: A panoramic annular lens system (PAL), a unitary video camera and a PC-based software system that unwraps a 360° video image into a seamless, distortion free horizontal image image in real time. The PAL system of the preferred embodiment has a 360° horizontal field of view and a 90° vertical field of view in a 40 mm diameter compact package. The invention is not limited to any particular type of lens system. In fact, there are numerous lens systems for providing a 360° panoramic view. The video camera may be a CCD or CMOS based device having a pixel resolution of either 1280×1024 (high resolution) or 720×480 (NTSC). The unwrapping system is a radiometric ray tracing program carried out using a computer's graphics card capabilities to produce highly efficient regional transformation while minimizing software overhead. The result is real time, high resolution 30 fps conversion from a spherical distorted image to a flat panoramic image in Cartesian coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Sookwang Ro, Il'ya Agurok, Mark Bennahmias
  • Publication number: 20020150123
    Abstract: A method for transmitting low bit rate multimedia content can include separately encoding corresponding audio and video packets that represent the multimedia content and generating a system media stream comprising the corresponding audio and video packets. A network communication rate indicating a bandwidth available for transmitting the system media stream can be compared to a media transmission rate indicating a bandwidth needed to transmit the system media stream. The media transmission rate can be adjusted upon on a determination that the media transmission rate is greater than the network communication rate. The system media stream then can be decoded and presented at a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Applicant: Cyber Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Sookwang Ro
  • Patent number: D681648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Kang Lee, Sookwang Ro, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Michael Alan Thompson
  • Patent number: D721083
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Kang Lee, Sookwang Ro, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson
  • Patent number: D732537
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Kang Lee, Sookwang Ro, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson
  • Patent number: D733144
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Kang Lee, Sookwang Ro, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson