Patents by Inventor Thorsten Wiesemann

Thorsten Wiesemann 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: 20120123680
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a display of geographical data on a primary display device to assist in navigating a mobile platform such as an aircraft, ship, train, land-based motor vehicle, etc. The system includes a graphical user interface module (GUI) for receiving a plurality of user inputs, and an image control module. The GUI generates a primary display of the complete route being traveled on the primary display device. If the entire route does not fit on the display device, then the image control module generates data that the GUI uses to generate a context display on the primary display device. The context display presents the entire route as a smaller image on the primary display device, simultaneously with the primary display. The user inputs for the GUI enable the user to zoom, pan and perform other image control operations on either the primary display or the context display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick Ralf Wipplinger, Jens Schiefele, Thorsten Wiesemann
  • Publication number: 20110251786
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an aircraft that may have a fuselage and a cockpit located within the fuselage. A display may be located within the cockpit, with the display being controlled by a display control system. The display control system may have a graphical user interface module that generates at least one of a primary display or a context display, and receives at least one user input, and an image control module. The image control module may generate primary display data for display on the primary display based on the at least one user input. The image control module may determine, based on the primary display data, whether the context display is displayed, and may automatically display the context display as an overlay in a corner portion of the primary display when the at least one user input causes a portion of information associated therewith to be unavailable for display on the primary display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Patrick R. Wipplinger, Rick Ellerbrock, Thorsten Wiesemann
  • Publication number: 20110199237
    Abstract: A method for providing a minimum safe altitude indication on an aircraft display is described. The method includes utilizing current aircraft heading and position data to generate a location and orientation for an own-ship depiction with respect to an aircraft display, utilizing the current position data, along with terrain data, to generate minimum safe altitude data for an area surrounding the aircraft, and displaying on the aircraft display, about the location for own-ship depiction, the minimum safe altitudes surrounding the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Jason W. Clark, Thorsten Wiesemann, Cindy Dorfmann
  • Patent number: 7966125
    Abstract: A method of controlling a display of geographical data to assist in the navigation of a mobile platform (such as a train, ship, aircraft or automobile) is provided. The method includes determining a map associated with the navigation of the mobile platform into or out of a terminal and generating a primary display based on the map. The primary display displays at least a portion of the map to assist in the navigation of the mobile platform. The method also includes generating a context display if the portion of the map displayed does not include all of the map. The context display includes the entire map with an indicator of the portion of the map displayed in context to the primary display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Patrick R. Wipplinger, Rick W. Ellerbrock, Thorsten Wiesemann
  • Publication number: 20090285491
    Abstract: A method is provided for obtaining data about spatial objects. The data is received from a set of adaptable and programmable sensor units associated with a set of spatial objects in real time to form received data, wherein the data is generated in response to a change in a measurement or time of a sensor unit in the set of sensor units. A collection of data for spatial objects is updated with the received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Donald L. Ravenscroft, Thorsten Wiesemann
  • Publication number: 20090093953
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamically evaluating a quantity of context sensitive information used by an operator of an airborne mobile platform in performing an operational procedure involving said mobile platform, and determining, in real time, a sub-quantity of context sensitive information that pertains to only that sub-quantity of information required by said operator to execute said operational procedure. The sub-quantity of information is then displayed on a display in real time for the operator. The method and system significantly eases the cognitive workload of the operator by enabling the operator to focus on and digest only that sub-quantity of information that is pertinent to performing the operational procedure with the specific type of mobile platform being operated. In one embodiment the sub-quantity of information pertains to minima information for performing an aircraft landing approach operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Thorsten Wiesemann, Patrick R. Wipplinger, Theodore B. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20080125962
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a display of geographical data on a primary display device to assist in navigating a mobile platform such as an aircraft, ship, train, land-based motor vehicle, etc. The system includes a graphical user interface module (GUI) for receiving a plurality of user inputs, and an image control module. The GUI generates a primary display of the complete route being traveled on the primary display device. If the entire route does not fit on the display device, then the image control module generates data that the GUI uses to generate a context display on the primary display device. The context display presents the entire route as a smaller image on the primary display device, simultaneously with the primary display. The user inputs for the GUI enable the user to zoom, pan and perform other image control operations on either the primary display or the context display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Patrick Ralf Wipplinger, Jens Schiefele, Thorsten Wiesemann
  • Publication number: 20080125960
    Abstract: A method of controlling a display of geographical data to assist in the navigation of a mobile platform (such as a train, ship, aircraft or automobile) is provided. The method includes determining a map associated with the navigation of the mobile platform into or out of a terminal and generating a primary display based on the map. The primary display displays at least a portion of the map to assist in the navigation of the mobile platform. The method also includes generating a context display if the portion of the map displayed does not include all of the map. The context display includes the entire map with an indicator of the portion of the map displayed in context to the primary display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Patrick Ralf Wipplinger, Rick Ellerbrock, Thorsten Wiesemann
  • Publication number: 20070150124
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a position indicating display system for an aircraft are provided. The system includes a moving map display representative of an area being traversed by the aircraft such that a current relative position of the aircraft is maintained proximate a center of the display, a first overlay on the moving map display that is indicative of a predetermined track of travel, and a second overlay on the moving map display indicative of a distance range from a suitable alternate airport. The second overlay also displays equal time points to assist flight crews in determining closest suitable alternate airport in the event of a required diversion. Constraints regarding the intended flight route on the organized track system are available for display to the flight crew.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Patrick Wipplinger, Jens Schiefele, Thorsten Wiesemann