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).

  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 9734728
    Abstract: A method for providing alerts or indications to an aircrew of an aircraft that is in-flight and approaching a destination airport includes receiving an aircrew runway selection from the aircrew of the aircraft, automatically generating a probable runway selection by the aircraft, and determining a position of the in-flight aircraft with reference to a threshold point. If the aircraft is prior to the threshold point, the method includes generating alerts and indications to the aircrew based solely on the received runway selection into the FMS from the aircrew of the aircraft and not on the automatically-generated probable runway selection from the aircraft. Alternatively, if the aircraft is past the threshold point, the method includes generating alerts and indications to the aircrew based solely on the automatically-generated probable runway selection from the aircraft and not on the received runway selection into the FMS from the aircrew of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Steve Johnson, Gang He, Yasuo Ishihara, Ivan Sandy Wyatt
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9666085
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for displaying a taxi clearance for an aircraft at an airport. One exemplary method involves receiving user input indicative of a constraining taxi path of a plurality of taxi paths at the airport, determining a first taxi portion between an initial location for the taxi clearance and the constraining taxi path, determining a second taxi portion between the constraining taxi path and a destination location for the taxi clearance, and displaying, on a display device associated with the aircraft, a taxi route comprising the first taxi portion, the second taxi portion, and the constraining taxi path between the first taxi portion and the second taxi portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Gannon, Thea L. Feyereisen, Troy Nichols, Jerry Ball, Sean Caufield, John G. Suddreth, Ivan Sandy Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20170083231
    Abstract: A database driven input system and a method for operating the same are provided. The database driven input system, for example, may include, but is not limited to, a memory configured to store a database comprising airport information, a touchscreen display, and a processor communicatively coupled to the touchscreen display and the database system, the processor configured to generate a database driven taxiway input interface comprising a database driven keyboard input interface, the database driven keyboard input interface comprising a smart keyboard configured to prevent invalid input based upon the airport information in the database, display the database driven taxiway input interface on the touchscreen display, receive an input from the touchscreen display, and dynamically update the database driven keyboard input interface based upon the input to the touchscreen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Rui Wang, Fenfei Guo, Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen, Yong Zhang, Kevin J. Conner
  • Publication number: 20170053539
    Abstract: A method for providing alerts or indications to an aircrew of an aircraft that is in-flight and approaching a destination airport includes receiving an aircrew runway selection from the aircrew of the aircraft, automatically generating a probable runway selection by the aircraft, and determining a position of the in-flight aircraft with reference to a threshold point. If the aircraft is prior to the threshold point, the method includes generating alerts and indications to the aircrew based solely on the received runway selection into the FMS from the aircrew of the aircraft and not on the automatically-generated probable runway selection from the aircraft. Alternatively, if the aircraft is past the threshold point, the method includes generating alerts and indications to the aircrew based solely on the automatically-generated probable runway selection from the aircraft and not on the received runway selection into the FMS from the aircrew of the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Steve Johnson, Gang He, Yasuo Ishihara, Ivan Sandy Wyatt
  • Patent number: 9563944
    Abstract: A display system and method for graphically representing a host aircraft comprises a display, a first source host aircraft position data and a second source of data representative of airspace in the vicinity of the host aircraft. A processor is coupled to the display, the first source, and the second source and is configured to (1) determine a position of the host aircraft that expands the visualization of an intended trajectory of the host aircraft, and (2) display the host aircraft at the position on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thea L. Feyereisen, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Gang He
  • Patent number: 9558669
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for prioritizing incoming datalink messages. When a datalink message is received in an aircraft, it is parsed into individual information elements. The relevance of the received datalink message is then assessed from the individual information elements. The received datalink message is then categorized into one of a plurality of playback priority categories, based on the assessed relevance of the received datalink message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Whitlow, Michael Christian Dorneich, William Rogers, Chris Hamblin, Claudia Keinrath, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Patent number: 9527601
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for anticipating a missed approach point (MAP) during an instrument landing of an aircraft. Symbology is generated and displayed that graphically represents a lateral distance between a runway threshold and a virtual inner marker. The MAP is identified as the location of the aircraft when the symbology reaches a displayed runway threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Patent number: 9499279
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for indicating to an aircrew of an aircraft an unstable approach to a desired landing. When the energy state of the aircraft exceeds a threshold, a suggested airspeed in consideration of the energy state is displayed. Additionally, a landing spots on a displayed runway are shown indicating where the aircraft would land in view of the energy state and where the aircraft is recommended to land in view of the current aircraft type and weight. A text message may also be displayed that conveys the ability of the aircraft to land.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gang He, Steve Johnson, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Patent number: 9494447
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for displaying information on a flight deck display onboard an aircraft. An exemplary method comprises obtaining image data for an imaging region and displaying, on the display device, a graphical representation of a first portion of the image data using a first visually distinguishable characteristic and a graphical representation of a second portion of the image data using a second visually distinguishable characteristic. The first portion corresponds to a portion of the image data above an attitude reference and the second portion corresponds to a portion of the image data below the attitude reference, and the first visually distinguishable characteristic and the second visually distinguishable characteristic are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gang He, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Patent number: 9418561
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying predictive cues on an aircraft display system for executing a landing after an engine failure is provided. The system and method displays the cues for various aircraft configurations, and each cue is displayed in perspective (conformally) on a three dimensional graphical display of the surrounding terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Gannon, Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Thea L. Feyereisen
  • Patent number: 9399524
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for indicating to an aircrew of an aircraft a normalized runway icon to ensure visualization of a predicted touchdown point, runway length, stopping distance, energy state marking, and threat conditions, where normalization is referenced to typically available length for landing. Indications of present aircraft locations relative to the icons as well as alerts when thresholds are exceeded are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gang He, Steve Johnson, Thea L Feyereisen