Patents by Inventor Xavier Bengoechea

Xavier Bengoechea 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: 7792189
    Abstract: An improved multi-camera surveillance system for use on a vehicle such as an aircraft, and a method for implementing the same. The multi-camera surveillance system is capable of displaying a user-selected image from any camera or user-selected images from multiple cameras at multiple viewing stations by flight and cabin crew, as well as recording and maintaining the images at storage locations on the aircraft and making the images available for viewing and recording at locations external to the aircraft by gate personnel, security officers, and incident investigators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Finizio, Xavier Bengoechea, Richard Grich
  • Patent number: 7649696
    Abstract: A security camera has an adjustable turret that holds a lens assembly which can be aimed in various directions. The camera also has a compact housing which, in combination with the adjustable directionality of the turret, enables universal mounting to various structures and positions in an aircraft cabin. The camera operates in light and dark conditions, as the lens assembly is configured to focus visible and infrared light wavelengths onto a fixed focal plane. In an embodiment, the camera includes an infrared illumination source to illuminate a field of view during dark conditions. The lens assembly includes a rigid barrel with a pinhole aperture through which light enters a series of lens elements. An optical sensor is mounted to an opposite end of the barrel at the fixed focal plane to generate an electronic image signal, and the sensor is rotatably adjustable to yield a correct image orientation depending on the turret position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich, Xavier Bengoechea
  • Patent number: 7330649
    Abstract: A security camera has an adjustable turret that holds a lens assembly which can be aimed in various directions. The camera also has a compact housing which, in combination with the adjustable directionality of the turret, enables universal mounting to various structures and positions in an aircraft cabin. The camera operates in light and dark conditions, as the lens assembly is configured to focus visible and infrared light wavelengths onto a fixed focal plane. In an embodiment, the camera includes an infrared illumination source to illuminate a field of view during dark conditions. The lens assembly includes a rigid barrel with a pinhole aperture through which light enters a series of lens elements. An optical sensor is mounted to an opposite end of the barrel at the fixed focal plane. The sensor is rotatably adjustable to yield a correct image orientation depending on the turret position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich, Xavier Bengoechea
  • Patent number: 7286289
    Abstract: A surveillance window including at least one set of linear polarizer and quarter-waveplate and a reflecting surface. The surveillance window appears dull and opaque to a subject, while allowing a relatively high percentage of light to be transmitted to an observer. Various enhancements including an illuminator and detector, camouflaging, fire resistance, and improvements to the opacity are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Xavier Bengoechea, Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich
  • Publication number: 20070159695
    Abstract: A surveillance window including at least one set of linear polarizer and quarter-waveplate and a reflecting surface. The surveillance window appears dull and opaque to a subject, while allowing a relatively high percentage of light to be transmitted to an observer. Various enhancements including an illuminator and detector, camouflaging, fire resistance, and improvements to the opacity are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Applicant: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Xavier Bengoechea, Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich
  • Patent number: 7187498
    Abstract: A surveillance window including at least one set of linear polarizer and quarter-waveplate and a reflecting surface. The surveillance window appears dull and opaque to a subject, while allowing a relatively high percentage of light to be transmitted to an observer. Various enhancements including an illuminator and detector, camouflaging, fire resistance, and improvements to the opacity are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Xavier Bengoechea, Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich
  • Publication number: 20060268116
    Abstract: A security camera has an adjustable turret that holds a lens assembly which can be aimed in various directions. The camera also has a compact housing which, in combination with the adjustable directionality of the turret, enables universal mounting to various structures and positions in an aircraft cabin. The camera operates in light and dark conditions, as the lens assembly is configured to focus visible and infrared light wavelengths onto a fixed focal plane. In an embodiment, the camera includes an infrared illumination source to illuminate a field of view during dark conditions. The lens assembly includes a rigid barrel with a pinhole aperture through which light enters a series of lens elements. An optical sensor is mounted to an opposite end of the barrel at the fixed focal plane to generate an electronic image signal, and the sensor is rotatably adjustable to yield a correct image orientation depending on the turret position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich, Xavier Bengoechea
  • Publication number: 20060268435
    Abstract: A security camera has an adjustable turret that holds a lens assembly which can be aimed in various directions. The camera also has a compact housing which, in combination with the adjustable directionality of the turret, enables universal mounting to various structures and positions in an aircraft cabin. The camera operates in light and dark conditions, as the lens assembly is configured to focus visible and infrared light wavelengths onto a fixed focal plane. In an embodiment, the camera includes an infrared illumination source to illuminate a field of view during dark conditions. The lens assembly includes a rigid barrel with a pinhole aperture through which light enters a series of lens elements. An optical sensor is mounted to an opposite end of the barrel at the fixed focal plane to generate an electronic image signal, and the sensor is rotatably adjustable to yield a correct image orientation depending on the turret position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich, Xavier Bengoechea
  • Patent number: 7088525
    Abstract: A security camera has an adjustable turret that holds a lens assembly which can be aimed in various directions. The camera also has a compact housing which, in combination with the adjustable directionality of the turret, enables universal mounting to various structures and positions in an aircraft cabin. The camera operates in light and dark conditions, as the lens assembly is configured to focus visible and infrared light wavelengths onto a fixed focal plane. In an embodiment, the camera includes an infrared illumination source to illuminate a field of view during dark conditions. The lens assembly includes a rigid barrel with a pinhole aperture through which light enters a series of lens elements. An optical sensor is mounted to an opposite end of the barrel at the fixed focal plane to generate an electronic image signal, and the sensor is rotatably adjustable to yield a correct image orientation depending on the turret position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich, Xavier Bengoechea
  • Publication number: 20060159164
    Abstract: An improved multi-camera surveillance system for use on a vehicle such as an aircraft, and a method for implementing the same. The multi-camera surveillance system is capable of displaying a user-selected image from any camera or user-selected images from multiple cameras at multiple viewing stations by flight and cabin crew, as well as recording and maintaining the images at storage locations on the aircraft and making the images available for viewing and recording at locations external to the aircraft by gate personnel, security officers, and incident investigators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Applicant: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Finizio, Xavier Bengoechea, Richard Grich
  • Publication number: 20050063696
    Abstract: A security camera has an adjustable turret that holds a lens assembly which can be aimed in various directions. The camera also has a compact housing which, in combination with the adjustable directionality of the turret, enables universal mounting to various structures and positions in an aircraft cabin. The camera operates in light and dark conditions, as the lens assembly is configured to focus visible and infrared light wavelengths onto a fixed focal plane. In an embodiment, the camera includes an infrared illumination source to illuminate a field of view during dark conditions. The lens assembly includes a rigid barrel with a pinhole aperture through which light enters a series of lens elements. An optical sensor is mounted to an opposite end of the barrel at the fixed focal plane to generate an electronic image signal, and the sensor is rotatably adjustable to yield a correct image orientation depending on the turret position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Applicant: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich, Xavier Bengoechea
  • Patent number: 6824317
    Abstract: A security camera has an adjustable turret that holds a lens assembly which can be aimed in various directions. The camera also has a compact housing which, in combination with the adjustable directionality of the turret, enables universal mounting to various structures and positions in an aircraft cabin. The camera operates in light and dark conditions, as the lens assembly is configured to focus visible and infrared light wavelengths onto a fixed focal plane. In an embodiment, the camera includes an infrared illumination source to illuminate a field of view during dark conditions. The lens assembly includes a rigid barrel with a pinhole aperture through which light enters a series of lens elements. An optical sensor is mounted to an opposite end of the barrel at the fixed focal plane to generate an electronic image signal, and the sensor is rotatably adjustable to yield a correct image orientation depending on the turret position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich, Xavier Bengoechea
  • Publication number: 20030095800
    Abstract: A security camera has an adjustable turret that holds a lens assembly which can be aimed in various directions. The camera also has a compact housing which, in combination with the adjustable directionality of the turret, enables universal mounting to various structures and positions in an aircraft cabin. The camera operates in light and dark conditions, as the lens assembly is configured to focus visible and infrared light wavelengths onto a fixed focal plane. In an embodiment, the camera includes an infrared illumination source to illuminate a field of view during dark conditions. The lens assembly includes a rigid barrel with a pinhole aperture through which light enters a series of lens elements. An optical sensor is mounted to an opposite end of the barrel at the fixed focal plane to generate an electronic image signal, and the sensor is rotatably adjustable to yield a correct image orientation depending on the turret position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: Thales Avionics In-Flights Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich, Xavier Bengoechea
  • Publication number: 20030095331
    Abstract: A surveillance window comprising at least one set of linear polarizer and quarter-waveplate and a reflecting surface is presented. The surveillance window appears dull and opaque to a subject, while allowing a relatively high percentage of light to be transmitted to an observer. Various enhancements including an illuminator and detector, camouflaging, fire resistance, and improvements to the opacity are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: Thales Avionics In-Flight Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Xavier Bengoechea, Francesco Finizio, Richard Grich