Patents by Inventor Thea L. Feyereisen

Thea L. Feyereisen 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: 10957207
    Abstract: Systems and methods for associating critical flight reference data with a flight path vector symbol are provided. The system displays a continuously updated image with a symbol for a flight path vector. The system displays a first readout arrangement, in which the airspeed indicator and the altitude indicator are (i) each located in relationship to boundary edges of the display device, and (ii) their locations are substantially static. The system detects a deviation between the flight path vector and the heading, and when the deviation exceeds a threshold, the system toggles to a second readout arrangement, in which the airspeed indicator and the altitude indicator are (i) each located a distance measured from the flight path vector, and (ii) dynamically change location responsive to movement of the flight path vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Gang He
  • Patent number: 10883851
    Abstract: Improved systems and methods for dynamic readouts on a primary flight display are provided. The system includes a computer system configured to receive and process aircraft status data and flight plan data to command a display system to overlay on the image, (i) an analog indicator of the airspeed, (ii) an analog indicator of altitude, (iii) a digital airspeed indicator, and (iv) a digital altitude indicator. The system continuously determines whether steady flight conditions are occurring. Steady flight conditions include one or both of: constant airspeed and constant rate of change of airspeed. When the steady flight conditions are occurring, (i) and (ii) are removed from the image. When the steady flight conditions are no longer occurring, (i) and (ii) again overlaid on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Gang He
  • Patent number: 10861341
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for prompting a pilot of an aircraft of reporting waypoint tasks. The method comprises retrieving compulsory reporting waypoints that are located along a stored planned flightpath for the aircraft. Pre-defined waypoint tasks are also retrieved for each compulsory reporting waypoint. The location of the aircraft is tracked along the planned flightpath and an alert for the pilot as the aircraft reaches each compulsory reporting waypoint. The alert prompts the pilot of the waypoint tasks by displaying the alert on a visual display device located on-board the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Subash Samuthirapandian, Pramod Kumar Malviya, Thea L. Feyereisen, Gang He, Brock Graham, Bryan Charles Weaver
  • Patent number: 10794725
    Abstract: Technologically improved vision systems and methods that provide enhanced water encoding are provided. The vision system receives terrain data from a terrain database and aircraft state data from a navigation system. The vision system commands a display system to display a map image that is reflective of a view from a current location of the platform. The vision system processes terrain data and aircraft state data to identify a water feature, determine a distance between the platform and the water feature, and determine a textural representation for the water feature. The textural representation comprises a symbol and an associated symbol pattern. The vision system commands a display system to overlay, on the map image, the water feature with the textural representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Publication number: 20200231298
    Abstract: A significant weather advisory system for an aircraft is disclosed. The system is configured to identify, from strategic weather data, current significant weather events from weather impacted areas projected to be intersected by a geographical corridor around a projected flight path and projected to occur during determined time intervals during which the airborne vehicle is expected to pass through the weather impacted areas; compare the current significant weather events to previously identified significant weather events and detect significant changes between the current significant weather events and the previously identified significant weather events; and generate a notification for display to the flight crew via an onboard notification system that identifies the detected significant change when a significant change is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jan Bilek, Thea L. Feyereisen, Gang He, Peter Chudy, Bryan Charles Weaver, Jakub Dluhos
  • Publication number: 20200184830
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for prompting a pilot of an aircraft of reporting waypoint tasks. The method comprises retrieving compulsory reporting waypoints that are located along a stored planned flightpath for the aircraft. Pre-defined waypoint tasks are also retrieved for each compulsory reporting waypoint. The location of the aircraft is tracked along the planned flightpath and an alert for the pilot as the aircraft reaches each compulsory reporting waypoint. The alert prompts the pilot of the waypoint tasks by displaying the alert on a visual display device located on-board the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Subash Samuthirapandian, Pramod Kumar Malviya, Thea L. Feyereisen, Gang He, Brock Graham, Bryan Charles Weaver
  • Publication number: 20200105145
    Abstract: Systems and methods for associating critical flight reference data with a flight path vector symbol are provided. The system displays a continuously updated image with a symbol for a flight path vector. The system displays a first readout arrangement, in which the airspeed indicator and the altitude indicator are (i) each located in relationship to boundary edges of the display device, and (ii) their locations are substantially static. The system detects a deviation between the flight path vector and the heading, and when the deviation exceeds a threshold, the system toggles to a second readout arrangement, in which the airspeed indicator and the altitude indicator are (i) each located a distance measured from the flight path vector, and (ii) dynamically change location responsive to movement of the flight path vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Gang He
  • Publication number: 20200088542
    Abstract: Improved systems and methods for dynamic readouts on a primary flight display are provided. The system includes a computer system configured to receive and process aircraft status data and flight plan data to command a display system to overlay on the image, (i) an analog indicator of the airspeed, (ii) an analog indicator of altitude, (iii) a digital airspeed indicator, and (iv) a digital altitude indicator. The system continuously determines whether steady flight conditions are occurring. Steady flight conditions include one or both of: constant airspeed and constant rate of change of airspeed. When the steady flight conditions are occurring, (i) and (ii) are removed from the image. When the steady flight conditions are no longer occurring, (i) and (ii) again overlaid on the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Gang He
  • Patent number: 10569898
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating an alert for an aircraft potentially exceeding speed limits in airspace with speed limitations. The method comprises retrieving a flight plan for the aircraft and identifying airspace with speed limitations along the flight plan. A speed profile is generated based on the in-flight aircraft's current position, speed and trajectory. Any predicted speed violations are identified by comparing the speed profile with the airspace with speed limitations along the flight plan. A predictive time window is calculated that allows for the in-flight aircraft to decelerate sufficiently to comply with the speed limits of the airspace with speed limitations. The predictive time window includes a zone for the aircraft to reduce its airspeed and a reaction buffer zone to allow the aircrew sufficient time to comply with instructions to decelerate the aircraft. Finally, an alert is generated for the crew of the in-flight aircraft upon entering the predictive time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Gang He, Jary Engels, Subash Samuthirapandian
  • Publication number: 20190291889
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating an alert for an aircraft potentially exceeding speed limits in airspace with speed limitations. The method comprises retrieving a flight plan for the aircraft and identifying airspace with speed limitations along the flight plan. A speed profile is generated based on the in-flight aircraft's current position, speed and trajectory. Any predicted speed violations are identified by comparing the speed profile with the airspace with speed limitations along the flight plan. A predictive time window is calculated that allows for the in-flight aircraft to decelerate sufficiently to comply with the speed limits of the airspace with speed limitations. The predictive time window includes a zone for the aircraft to reduce its airspeed and a reaction buffer zone to allow the aircrew sufficient time to comply with instructions to decelerate the aircraft. Finally, an alert is generated for the crew of the in-flight aircraft upon entering the predictive time window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Gang He, Jary Engels, Subash Samuthirapandian
  • Publication number: 20190228668
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for automatically predicting a surface movement path of an aircraft. The method comprises collecting historical aircraft trajectory data from an empirical aircraft path database. Next, aircraft trajectory paths for a designated airport are mapped based on the historical aircraft trajectory data and map data for the designated airport. Different aircraft trajectory paths are each assigned a weight for the designated airport. A graphical display is then generated for each of the aircraft trajectory paths for the designated airport along with a table that identifies a most probable terminal area and entry node for use by the aircraft at the designated airport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Rui Wang, Sean J. Caufield, Gang He, Kevin J. Conner, Sabrina Yan, Thea L. Feyereisen, Yong Zhang, Fangzhou Shi
  • Publication number: 20190204113
    Abstract: Technologically improved vision systems and methods that provide enhanced water encoding are provided. The vision system receives terrain data from a terrain database and aircraft state data from a navigation system. The vision system commands a display system to display a map image that is reflective of a view from a current location of the platform. The vision system processes terrain data and aircraft state data to identify a water feature, determine a distance between the platform and the water feature, and determine a textural representation for the water feature. The textural representation comprises a symbol and an associated symbol pattern. The vision system commands a display system to overlay, on the map image, the water feature with the textural representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Patent number: 10290217
    Abstract: Improved systems and methods for the evaluation of runway changes that analyze the effect of the runway change on relevant factors, and provide intuitive visual feedback of the analysis, are provided. The provided systems and methods depict the original runway and the new runway, side by side, in a pictorial representation. Additionally, a selectable group of relevant factors for each runway is determined. The pictorial representation is overlaid with one or more symbolic indicators that distinctly demark each of the factors, alphanumeric descriptors may also be displayed alongside the symbolic indicators. The provided systems and methods additionally generate a tabular display of the information and factors. The tabular display provides a side by side comparison of the old runway, the new runway, and the relevant factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sripathi Ramachandra, Patricia May Ververs, Thea L. Feyereisen, Karel Mundel, Mohammed Ibrahim Mohideen, Mark Pearson, Srikanth Desai
  • Patent number: 10216471
    Abstract: A vehicle system and method are provided. The system includes a processor configured to compare received data representative of a current attitude with predetermined bank, nose up, and nose down values to determine that an occurrence of unusual attitude is currently underway. Upon determining that an occurrence of unusual attitude conditions is currently underway, the system and method generate display signals that command and control a display system to render roll angle alert symbology. The roll angle alert symbology includes a tracing arrowhead that more clearly shows the direction to recover from unusual attitude conditions. Based in part on the tracing nature of the arrowhead, provided technological improvements are observable on display systems that are monochrome, as well as those with color. In various embodiments, color attributes and confining the dynamic tracing performed by the arrowhead more clearly inform a pilot of the roll recovery direction to recover from unusual attitude conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gang He, Jason F. Harvey, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Patent number: 10214300
    Abstract: A system and method are provided that improve upon existing aircraft display systems by generating and updating an overrun image that may be overlaid on a variety of panoramic and landscape images on a display device. The overrun image displays stopping locations for all relevant available stopping devices, as determined from the far end of the selected runway. In addition, the aircraft display system determines an advisory zone on the selected runway and presents limited symbols and images in and near the advisory zone that indicate distances and relevant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L Feyereisen, Mark Giddings, Gang He, Steve Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190056901
    Abstract: A vehicle system and method are provided. The system includes a processor configured to compare received data representative of a current attitude with predetermined bank, nose up, and nose down values to determine that an occurrence of unusual attitude is currently underway. Upon determining that an occurrence of unusual attitude conditions is currently underway, the system and method generate display signals that command and control a display system to render roll angle alert symbology. The roll angle alert symbology includes a tracing arrowhead that more clearly shows the direction to recover from unusual attitude conditions. Based in part on the tracing nature of the arrowhead, provided technological improvements are observable on display systems that are monochrome, as well as those with color. In various embodiments, color attributes and confining the dynamic tracing performed by the arrowhead more clearly inform a pilot of the roll recovery direction to recover from unusual attitude conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gang He, Jason F. Harvey, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Publication number: 20180127111
    Abstract: A system and method are provided that improve upon existing aircraft display systems by generating and updating an overrun image that may be overlaid on a variety of panoramic and landscape images on a display device. The overrun image displays stopping locations for all relevant available stopping devices, as determined from the far end of the selected runway. In addition, the aircraft display system determines an advisory zone on the selected runway and presents limited symbols and images in and near the advisory zone that indicate distances and relevant information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Mark Giddings, Gang He, Steve Johnson
  • Patent number: 9875659
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for displaying a strategic navigational overview of a vehicle, including a navigational map and a marker icon thereon representing an entity pertinent to navigation of the vehicle. A vertical line contacting the marker icon has, contiguous thereto, a current altitude icon representing the current altitude of the vehicle, and a trending icon indicating a direction of a change in altitude of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Troy Nichols
  • Patent number: 9786186
    Abstract: A method and system are described for enhancing ground situational awareness to an aircrew via an alphanumeric display of an air traffic control ground clearance, including displaying a symbol for each stage of the clearance. A crewmember may accept or change each stage via a graphical user interface within the alphanumeric display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Ball, Sean Caufield, Troy Nichols, Aaron Gannon, Thea L. Feyereisen, John G. Suddreth
  • Patent number: 9733103
    Abstract: A flight deck display system for an aircraft includes a processor architecture configured to receive aircraft instrument data, waypoint restriction information, and position data for the aircraft and, based upon the received data, generate image rendering display commands. The system also includes a display element configured to receive the image rendering display commands and, in response thereto, to render a display that includes a perspective view of terrain and at least one waypoint marker corresponding to an approaching waypoint. The waypoint marker includes visually distinguishable characteristics that convey waypoint restriction information (e.g., altitude or airspeed constraint information that governs the waypoint).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gang He, John G. Suddreth, Thea L. Feyereisen