Patents by Inventor Wayne H. Meyer

Wayne H. Meyer 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: 10979348
    Abstract: A communication node of a multi-node communication network is disclosed. The communication node includes a communication interface and a controller. The controller is configured to receive a data packet, via the communication interface, from a first additional communication node, the data packet including a broadcast address indicative of a clustering status of the first additional communication node. The controller is further configured to determine a clustering status of the communication node, the clustering status based on a relationship between a number of gateway nodes and a number of clusterhead nodes communicatively coupled to the communication node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: TJ T. Kwon, Anthony D. Schaefer, Naveen Rajanikantha, Blanka Giese, Wayne H. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10965584
    Abstract: A communication node of a multi-node communication network includes a communication interface and a controller. In embodiments, the controller is configured to: receive a data packet from a first additional communication node; determine if the data packet comprises a time-sensitive data packet; determine if a length of the data packet is less than a length threshold; transmit the data packet via a conventional routing procedure to at least one second additional communication node of the multi-node communication network if the data packet comprises a non-time-sensitive data packet or if the length of the data packet is greater than the data packet length threshold; and transmit the data packet via a packet flooding procedure to the at least one second additional communication node if the data packet comprises a time-sensitive data packet and if the length of the data packet is less than the length threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: TJ T. Kwon, Anthony D. Schaefer, Wayne H. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10931570
    Abstract: In embodiments, a communication node of a multi-node communication network includes a communication interface and a controller communicatively coupled to the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Tj T. Kwon, Justin W. Ehm, Anthony D. Schaefer, Wayne H. Meyer, Joseph T. Graf
  • Patent number: 10897411
    Abstract: A method of performing passive packet cross-checking of flooding packets within a multi-node system is disclosed. A first flooding packet is transmitted from a communication node to a first additional communication node of the multi-node system. The first flooding packet causes the first additional communication node to transmit a second flooding packet based on the first flooding packet to the communication node and to a second additional communication node of the multi-node system. A copy of the first flooding packet is stored in a memory cache of the communication node. The second flooding packet is received at the communication node from the first additional communication node. The second flooding packet and the stored copy of the first flooding packet are compared at the communication node, and a status of the first additional communication node is determined based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Bys, TJ T. Kwon, Wayne H. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10873429
    Abstract: A method of performing data frame error recovery is disclosed. A data packet is received and tested to determine whether the data packet includes one or more bit errors. The data packet is compared with one or more data packets stored in a recovery buffer to identify a duplicate of the data packet when the data packet includes one or more bit errors. One or more bits affected by the one or more bit errors are identified based on a comparison between the data packet and the duplicate of the data packet. Different combinations of bit values for the one or more bits are determined, and the data packet is tested with the different combinations to identify a correct combination of bit values for the one or more bits. The data packet is recovered based on the correct combination of bit values for the one or more bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Tj T. Kwon, Naveen Rajanikantha, Blanka Giese, Anthony D. Schaefer, Andrew J. Bys, Taunya L. Kepple, Wayne H. Meyer