Patents by Inventor STEPHEN DAME

STEPHEN DAME 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: 20210020168
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments provide a method and system for communicating air traffic control information. An audio signal comprising voice activity is received. Air traffic control information in the voice activity is identified using an artificial intelligence algorithm. A text transcript of the air traffic control information is generated and displayed on a confirmation display. Voice activity in the audio signal may be detected by identifying portions of the audio signal that comprise speech based on a comparison between the power spectrum of the audio signal and the power spectrum of noise and forming speech segments comprising the portions of the audio signal that comprise speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Dame, Yu Qiao, Taylor A. Riccetti, David J. Ross, Joshua Welshmeyer, Matthew Sheridan-Smith, Su Ying Li, Zarrin Khiang-Huey Chua, Jose A. Medina, Michelle D. Warren, Simran Pabla, Jasper P. Corleis
  • Patent number: 10878709
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to autonomous airport runway navigation. An example system includes a first sensor and a second sensor coupled to an aircraft at a first location and a second location, respectively, and a computing system configured to receive sensor data from one or both of the first sensor and the second sensor to detect airport markings positioned proximate a runway. The computing system is further configured to identify a centerline of the runway based on the airport markings and receive sensor data from both of the first sensor and the second sensor to determine a lateral displacement that represents a distance between a reference point of the aircraft and the centerline of the runway. The computing system is further configured to control instructions that indicate adjustments for aligning the reference point of the aircraft with the centerline of the runway during subsequent navigation of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen Dame, Dragos D. Margineantu, Nick S. Evans, Tyler C. Staudinger, Brian K. Rupnik, Matthew A. Moser, Kevin S. Callahan, Brian T. Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20200202733
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media storing instructions for determining cross-track error of an aircraft on a taxiway are disclosed herein. The disclosed techniques capture electronic images of a portion of the taxiway using cameras or other electronic imaging devices mounted on the aircraft, pre-process the electronic images to generate regularized image data, apply a trained multichannel neural network model to the regularized image data to generate a preliminary estimate of cross-track error relative to the centerline of the taxiway, and post-process the preliminary estimate to generate an estimate of cross-track error of the aircraft. Further embodiments adjust a GPS-based location estimate of the aircraft using the estimate of cross-track error or adjust the heading of the aircraft based upon the estimate of cross-track error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler C. Staudinger, Kevin S. Callahan, Isaac Chang, Stephen Dame, Nick Evans, Zachary Jorgensen, Joshua Kalin, Eric Muir
  • Publication number: 20200027362
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to autonomous airport runway navigation. An example system includes a first sensor and a second sensor coupled to an aircraft at a first location and a second location, respectively, and a computing system configured to receive sensor data from one or both of the first sensor and the second sensor to detect airport markings positioned proximate a runway. The computing system is further configured to identify a centerline of the runway based on the airport markings and receive sensor data from both of the first sensor and the second sensor to determine a lateral displacement that represents a distance between a reference point of the aircraft and the centerline of the runway. The computing system is further configured to control instructions that indicate adjustments for aligning the reference point of the aircraft with the centerline of the runway during subsequent navigation of the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Dame, Dragos D. Margineantu, Nick S. Evans, Tyler C. Staudinger, Brian K. Rupnik, Matthew A. Moser, Kevin S. Callahan, Brain T. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 10462783
    Abstract: A system and method for providing media access control for networked nodes over a plurality of channels. Each channel is divided into a number of time slots per frame of data organized in a channel allocation schedule. The number of time slots is selected for each channel and is greater than or equal to one per second. Each time slot has a slot transfer rate equal to or less than the maximum channel transfer rate. A server receives a request for channel resources that includes a bandwidth requirement. At least one time slot in a channel corresponding to the bandwidth requirement over a frame time is identified and sent to the requesting node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Stephen Dame
  • Publication number: 20170251467
    Abstract: A system and method for providing media access control for networked nodes over a plurality of channels. Each channel is divided into a number of time slots per frame of data organized in a channel allocation schedule. The number of time slots is selected for each channel and is greater than or equal to one per second. Each time slot has a slot transfer rate equal to or less than the maximum channel transfer rate. A server receives a request for channel resources that includes a bandwidth requirement. At least one time slot in a channel corresponding to the bandwidth requirement over a frame time is identified and sent to the requesting node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventor: STEPHEN DAME