Patents by Inventor Willard R. True

Willard R. True 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: 10901675
    Abstract: A method for verifying the integrity, continuity, and availability (ICA) of information displayed on an uncertified display is provided. The method comprises creating, on the high integrity device, application data for display on an uncertified display device; transmitting the application data to the uncertified display device for display; receiving, at the high integrity device from the uncertified display device, a captured image of the display captured using a screen capture feature on the uncertified display device; determining, at the high integrity device, an expected display image; comparing, at the high integrity device, the captured image of the display to the expected display image; identifying, at the high integrity device, a loss of ICA if one or more frames in the captured image fails the comparison with the expected display image; and causing the annunciation of a message indicating the loss of ICA when a loss of ICA is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Willard R. True, Richard Berckefeldt, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Patent number: 10901674
    Abstract: A method in a high integrity device for verifying the integrity, continuity, and availability (ICA) of information displayed on an uncertified display is provided. The method comprises creating, on the high integrity device, application data for display on an uncertified display device; transmitting the application data to the uncertified display device; receiving, at the high integrity device from an optical sensing device, a captured image of the display; determining, at the high integrity device, an expected display image to be displayed on the uncertified display device; comparing, at the high integrity device, the captured image of the display to the expected display image; identifying, at the high integrity device, a loss of ICA if one or more frames in the captured image fails the comparison with the expected display image; and causing the annunciation of a message indicating the loss of ICA when a loss of ICA is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Willard R. True, Richard Berckefeldt, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Patent number: 10875762
    Abstract: An addressable display system configured for use in a mounting adapter configured to mount a personal electronic device (PED) on an aircraft includes a transparent surface configured to overlay the display surface of a PED when the PED is mounted in the mounting adapter wherein the transparent surface includes a region that is uniformly coated with a coating layer that when activated with a select excitation wavelength is configured to emit visible light to annunciate a message indicating a problem with an image displayed on a PED display; a lighting source configured to provide light in at an excitation wavelength; a MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) scanner module that is controllable to write desired symbology for annunciation at different addressable locations on the transparent surface; and an imaging device configured to capture an image of the PED display for an integrity check of data displayed on the PED display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kalluri R. Sarma, Richard Berckefeldt, Willard R. True
  • Patent number: 10810808
    Abstract: A server system on an aircraft is provided. The server system is configured to allow critical aeronautical information to be displayed on a cockpit display that is not certified for displaying critical aeronautical information. The server system includes an aircraft interface device configured to interface with one or more aeronautical systems on the aircraft to retrieve critical aeronautical information; an application module configured to generate application data for display on the cockpit display wherein the application data includes at least some of the critical aeronautical information; an interface module configured to transmit the application data to the cockpit display for display; and an integrity checking module configured to retrieve image data from an image sensor trained on a display device in the cockpit display and configured to perform an integrity check on the image data from the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Willard R. True, Richard Berckefeldt, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Patent number: 10636390
    Abstract: A display integrity system for use in a mounting adapter configured to mount a personal electronic device (PED) on an aircraft is disclosed. The display integrity system includes a transparent surface configured to overlay the display surface of a PED when the PED is mounted in the mounting adapter. The transparent surface includes one or more regions embedded with one or more coating layers that when activated with a select excitation wavelength are configured to emit visible light to annunciate a message indicating a problem with an image displayed on the PED. The display integrity system further includes a lighting source housed in the mounting adapter and configured to provide light in the select excitation wavelength when activated to illuminate the transparent surface and an imaging device mounted in the mounting adapter and configured to capture an image of the PED display for transmission to a server for integrity checking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kalluri R. Sarma, Richard Berckefeldt, Willard R. True
  • Publication number: 20200065044
    Abstract: A method for verifying the integrity, continuity, and availability (ICA) of information displayed on an uncertified display is provided. The method comprises creating, on the high integrity device, application data for display on an uncertified display device; transmitting the application data to the uncertified display device for display; receiving, at the high integrity device from the uncertified display device, a captured image of the display captured using a screen capture feature on the uncertified display device; determining, at the high integrity device, an expected display image; comparing, at the high integrity device, the captured image of the display to the expected display image; identifying, at the high integrity device, a loss of ICA if one or more frames in the captured image fails the comparison with the expected display image; and causing the annunciation of a message indicating the loss of ICA when a loss of ICA is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Willard R. True, Richard Berckefeldt, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Patent number: 10338337
    Abstract: A display system configured for displaying critical aeronautical information on an aircraft display that is not certified for displaying critical aeronautical information comprises a mounting adapter and an application server. The mounting adapter is configured to mount, in an aircraft cockpit, a personal electronic device (PED) wherein the PED is not certified to display critical aeronautical information. The mounting adapter further comprises a surface with an actuatable covering that is configured to be overlaid on a PED display and an actuation source configured to actuate the covering. The application server is configured to execute a module that generates critical aeronautical information, transmit the generated critical aeronautical information to the PED for display, determine whether a problem exists with the image displayed on the PED display, and enable the actuation source to cause the covering to annunciate a message indicating a problem with the image displayed on the PED display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Richard Berckefeldt, Willard R. True, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20190179585
    Abstract: A method in a high integrity device for verifying the integrity, continuity, and availability (ICA) of information displayed on an uncertified display is provided. The method comprises creating, on the high integrity device, application data for display on an uncertified display device; transmitting the application data to the uncertified display device; receiving, at the high integrity device from an optical sensing device, a captured image of the display; determining, at the high integrity device, an expected display image to be displayed on the uncertified display device; comparing, at the high integrity device, the captured image of the display to the expected display image; identifying, at the high integrity device, a loss of ICA if one or more frames in the captured image fails the comparison with the expected display image; and causing the annunciation of a message indicating the loss of ICA when a loss of ICA is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Willard R. True, Richard Berckefeldt, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20190179097
    Abstract: A display system configured for displaying critical aeronautical information on an aircraft display that is not certified for displaying critical aeronautical information comprises a mounting adapter and an application server. The mounting adapter is configured to mount, in an aircraft cockpit, a personal electronic device (PED) wherein the PED is not certified to display critical aeronautical information. The mounting adapter further comprises a surface with an actuatable covering that is configured to be overlaid on a PED display and an actuation source configured to actuate the covering. The application server is configured to execute a module that generates critical aeronautical information, transmit the generated critical aeronautical information to the PED for display, determine whether a problem exists with the image displayed on the PED display, and enable the actuation source to cause the covering to annunciate a message indicating a problem with the image displayed on the PED display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Richard Berckefeldt, Willard R. True, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20190180718
    Abstract: A display integrity system for use in a mounting adapter configured to mount a personal electronic device (PED) on an aircraft is disclosed. The display integrity system includes a transparent surface configured to overlay the display surface of a PED when the PED is mounted in the mounting adapter. The transparent surface includes one or more regions embedded with one or more coating layers that when activated with a select excitation wavelength are configured to emit visible light to annunciate a message indicating a problem with an image displayed on the PED. The display integrity system further includes a lighting source housed in the mounting adapter and configured to provide light in the select excitation wavelength when activated to illuminate the transparent surface and an imaging device mounted in the mounting adapter and configured to capture an image of the PED display for transmission to a server for integrity checking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kalluri R. Sarma, Richard Berckefeldt, Willard R. True
  • Publication number: 20190180530
    Abstract: A server system on an aircraft is provided. The server system is configured to allow critical aeronautical information to be displayed on a cockpit display that is not certified for displaying critical aeronautical information. The server system includes an aircraft interface device configured to interface with one or more aeronautical systems on the aircraft to retrieve critical aeronautical information; an application module configured to generate application data for display on the cockpit display wherein the application data includes at least some of the critical aeronautical information; an interface module configured to transmit the application data to the cockpit display for display; and an integrity checking module configured to retrieve image data from an image sensor trained on a display device in the cockpit display and configured to perform an integrity check on the image data from the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Willard R. True, Richard Berckefeldt, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20190177157
    Abstract: An addressable display system configured for use in a mounting adapter configured to mount a personal electronic device (PED) on an aircraft includes a transparent surface configured to overlay the display surface of a PED when the PED is mounted in the mounting adapter wherein the transparent surface includes a region that is uniformly coated with a coating layer that when activated with a select excitation wavelength is configured to emit visible light to annunciate a message indicating a problem with an image displayed on a PED display; a lighting source configured to provide light in at an excitation wavelength; a MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) scanner module that is controllable to write desired symbology for annunciation at different addressable locations on the transparent surface; and an imaging device configured to capture an image of the PED display for an integrity check of data displayed on the PED display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kalluri R. Sarma, Richard Berckefeldt, Willard R. True
  • Patent number: 10273020
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus configured to mount a personal electronic device (PED) in an aircraft flight deck and provide a visible indication on the PED display when a fault condition exists includes an optical sensor positioned to view the PED display and configured to record an image of the PED display; an optically transparent surface configured to be overlaid on the PED display; an actuatable covering on the surface wherein the actuatable covering has a first optically transparent state and a second optically emissive state; an excitation source configured to cause the covering to switch from the first state to the second state; and a controller configured to transmit an image of the PED display recorded by the optical sensor to a server and command, responsive to receipt of an enable signal from the server, the actuation source to actuate the covering to indicate that the fault condition exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Richard Berckefeldt, Willard R. True, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Patent number: 9967707
    Abstract: In some examples, a first entity is configured to request weather data for a region of interest from a second entity. The second entity may transmit the requested weather data to the first entity in response to receiving the request. In some examples, the second entity only transmits the weather data to the first entity only in response to receiving a specific request for the weather data. Conversely, the first entity may only receive the weather data from the second entity in response to transmitting a request for the weather data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Esposito, Kenneth R. Jongsma, Willard R. True
  • Patent number: 9330573
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for the automatic calculation and presentation of data on a display device alerting a pilot that a change in flight plan is desirable, possible and administratively compliant under air traffic control protocol. The methods and systems may automatically request the flight clearance over a data link or the pilot may override the data link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ruy C. Brandao, Rosa Maria Nicole Weber, Willard R. True, Michael L. Olive, Christine Marie Haissig
  • Publication number: 20150304813
    Abstract: In some examples, a first entity is configured to request weather data for a region of interest from a second entity. The second entity may transmit the requested weather data to the first entity in response to receiving the request. In some examples, the second entity only transmits the weather data to the first entity only in response to receiving a specific request for the weather data. Conversely, the first entity may only receive the weather data from the second entity in response to transmitting a request for the weather data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Esposito, Kenneth R. Jongsma, Willard R. True
  • Patent number: 8284674
    Abstract: A method includes selecting a first communications network from a plurality of communications networks based on one or more aircraft state inputs. The one or more aircraft state inputs include at least one of a flight phase, a flight event, an aircraft position, an aircraft trajectory, an aircraft state, and an aircraft distance from a ground station. The method further includes transmitting data over the first communication network. The method further includes selecting a second communications network from the plurality of communications networks based on a change in the one or more aircraft state inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Willard R. True, Alfonso Malaga, Matt E. Larsen, Richard J. Eckert
  • Patent number: 8280563
    Abstract: A system to send air traffic control (ATC) data-link messages from an aircraft is provided. The system includes ATC applications in a first portion of an application layer, non-ATC applications in a second portion of the application layer; and a communication manager in the aircraft having two addresses for the aircraft. The communication manager includes a first copy of software in a first data link layer and a second copy of the software in a second data link layer. ATC data-link messages are sent from the aircraft independent of non-ATC data-link messages sent from the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. McGuffin, Willard R. True
  • Patent number: 8223062
    Abstract: Systems and methods communicate weather information between aircraft using low bandwidth communication transceivers. An exemplary embodiment receives weather information from a weather radar system on board a remote aircraft, processes the received weather information into weather radar image information that is displayable on at least a display, processes the weather radar image information into a reduced size dataset, and communicates the reduced size dataset to an installation aircraft over the low bandwidth communication channel, wherein the low bandwidth communication channel is generated by a low bandwidth communication transceiver on board the remote aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Paul Bunch, Michael M. Grove, Willard R. True, Ken Kuttler
  • Publication number: 20110118904
    Abstract: A system to send air traffic control (ATC) data-link messages from an aircraft is provided. The system includes ATC applications in a first portion of an application layer, non-ATC applications in a second portion of the application layer; and a communication manager in the aircraft having two addresses for the aircraft. The communication manager includes a first copy of software in a first data link layer and a second copy of the software in a second data link layer. ATC data-link messages are sent from the aircraft independent of non-ATC data-link messages sent from the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thomas F. McGuffin, Willard R. True