Patents by Inventor Tri Minh Phan

Tri Minh Phan 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: 20220144455
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for a verification system for an aircraft. The verification system includes a verification function subsystem to automatically verify an operational condition of one or more components of an aircraft based on airflow related signals, hydraulic related signals, and electrical signals and associated impedances and present the operational condition via a display. The airflow related signals may be obtained from a plurality of airflow fittings, the hydraulic related signals may be obtained from a plurality of hydraulic fittings, and the electrical signals and associated impedances may be obtained from a plurality of electrical connectors. At least two of the airflow fittings, at least two of the hydraulic fittings, and at least two of the electrical connectors may be positioned in different aircraft sections before additional aircraft sections are assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Vinh Q. Doan, Tri Minh Phan, Shu Hsin Robin Hsu, Luis Rogelio Gonzalez, Rickie Lee, Homero S. Cerna
  • Patent number: 9043053
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising an existing aircraft node and an information agent located in the existing aircraft node. The existing aircraft node is connected to a number of aircraft systems and a network in an aircraft network data processing system. The information agent is configured to provide access to information received by the existing aircraft node to other aircraft nodes in the aircraft network data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Tri Minh Phan, Douglas Lee Wiese, David Alexander Bush
  • Publication number: 20140303816
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising an existing aircraft node and an information agent located in the existing aircraft node. The existing aircraft node is connected to a number of aircraft systems and a network in an aircraft network data processing system. The information agent is configured to provide access to information received by the existing aircraft node to other aircraft nodes in the aircraft network data processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Tri Minh Phan, Douglas Lee Wiese, David Alexander Bush
  • Patent number: 8755953
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising an existing aircraft node and an information agent located in the existing aircraft node. The existing aircraft node is connected to a number of aircraft systems and a network in an aircraft network data processing system. The information agent is configured to provide access to information received by the existing aircraft node to other aircraft nodes in the aircraft network data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Tri Minh Phan, Douglas Lee Wiese, David Alexander Bush
  • Publication number: 20130311007
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising an existing aircraft node and an information agent located in the existing aircraft node. The existing aircraft node is connected to a number of aircraft systems and a network in an aircraft network data processing system. The information agent is configured to provide access to information received by the existing aircraft node to other aircraft nodes in the aircraft network data processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Tri Minh Phan, Douglas Lee Wiese, David Alexander Bush
  • Patent number: 8095014
    Abstract: A free space optical communications link is established, for example, between a commercial aircraft and an airport ground terminal unit, the link being asymmetric in the sense that a downlink to the aircraft has a much higher bandwidth than the reverse link from the aircraft so that the system is adapted for quickly loading large amounts of data (e.g., in-flight entertainment) onto the aircraft while still providing enough bandwidth for the lesser amounts of data (e.g., maintenance data) required to be transmitted from the aircraft to ground. Such adaptation provides significant benefits over standard, commercially available, free space optical communications systems. For example, equipment on the aircraft can be much smaller and lighter than ground unit equipment; and the communications link can allow for greater uncertainty in the alignment of the optical transceivers than do current free space optical communication systems and can allow for operation in harsher environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David Erdos, Timothy M. Mitchell, Tri Minh Phan
  • Publication number: 20100142966
    Abstract: A free space optical communications link is established, for example, between a commercial aircraft and an airport ground terminal unit, the link being asymmetric in the sense that a downlink to the aircraft has a much higher bandwidth than the reverse link from the aircraft so that the system is adapted for quickly loading large amounts of data (e.g., in-flight entertainment) onto the aircraft while still providing enough bandwidth for the lesser amounts of data (e.g., maintenance data) required to be transmitted from the aircraft to ground. Such adaptation provides significant benefits over standard, commercially available, free space optical communications systems. For example, equipment on the aircraft can be much smaller and lighter than ground unit equipment; and the communications link can allow for greater uncertainty in the alignment of the optical transceivers than do current free space optical communication systems and can allow for operation in harsher environmental conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: David Erdos, Timothy M. Mitchell, Tri Minh Phan