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  • Patent number: 9817129
    Abstract: Methods and systems useful in determining relative position of moveable vehicle, for example including a GPS receiver, may include determining candidate integer ambiguities in groups, and performing tests to check usefulness of those candidate integer ambiguities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Henry Hansen, Jr., William Gerald Wright
  • Patent number: 10523498
    Abstract: A master node is provided. The master node can be configured to include multi-broker messaging. The node can be configured to perform Telemedicine Database Replication. A surrogate master node(s) can be provided in a wireless ad-hoc network. In some variations, the master node and surrogate master node(s) can be arranged in a mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Jones
  • Patent number: 11045394
    Abstract: Mobile systems and methods are adapted to control and document prehospital patient care reports and communication of patient status to a receiving medical treatment facility. The systems and methods relate to systems and methods for managing, recording, and administering drugs such as narcotics in an ambulatory and/or emergency environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Schulz, Richard Campbell, Emily Huang, Sarah Koh, Kurnhee Ma
  • Publication number: 20180004908
    Abstract: A system is configured for accessing, editing, managing and/or observing medical related data. The system includes one or more computing devices that interact with one or more medical devices with respect to medical data. The data can be transmitted over a communication network, which can be coupled to or include the Internet or any other computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Peter Barrus, Steven Dean Miller, David Kent Jones, Kyle Anthony Stanton
  • Publication number: 20150042521
    Abstract: Disclosed is a winglet radome assembly, which can include at least one antenna assembly that can send and receive signals, such as radio waves. Some implementations of the winglet radome assembly can be secured to a wing of an aircraft, such as a fixed-wing aircraft. In addition, the winglet radome assembly can be configured to secure to a distal end of the wing and can be securely adapted to a variety of aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy M. Hazen
  • Publication number: 20210155337
    Abstract: Methods and related structures to splice two sizes of cores in a manner to directly interface the facets of the cells and avoid the common practice of using fillers, casting materials, and expanding adhesives is useful to optimize the specific strength of the design and minimize the weight while maximizing the load carrying capability of the structure and to allow the core to vent moisture and other gasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Donn HETHCOCK, JR., Raymond Lester HUMPHRIES, Matthew BARCLAY
  • Patent number: 9457886
    Abstract: Disclosed is a winglet radome assembly, which can include at least one antenna assembly that can send and receive signals, such as radio waves. Some implementations of the winglet radome assembly can be secured to a wing of an aircraft, such as a fixed-wing aircraft. In addition, the winglet radome assembly can be configured to secure to a distal end of the wing and can be securely adapted to a variety of aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy M. Hazen
  • Publication number: 20170369150
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a wing for an unmanned aerial vehicle is described. The unmanned aerial vehicle includes a first body of the wing with a first end proximate a body of the vehicle. A second end is opposite the first end. A first joint is on the first end of the first main body of the wing. The joint rotatably couples the wing to the vehicle. A second joint is on the second end of the vehicle. A second body of the wing is rotatably coupled to the first body via the second joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken FINKLEA, Carlos MIRALLES
  • Patent number: 10808808
    Abstract: An expanding pin system is described that can provide automated and/or power controlled locking and unlocking of an expanding pin assembly in a mechanical joint. For example, the expanding pin system can include an actuation assembly that includes a single actuator (e.g., motor) to control an expanding pin assembly for locking and unlocking a mechanical joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Inventors: Jake Crine, Benjamin Paul Cunningham, Alec B. Devereaux, Sonny J. Lewis, Jonathan Peritt
  • Publication number: 20140330584
    Abstract: A software application enables a user (such as for example a medical care provider) to acquire, enter, view, and store data related to medical care and/or transport of a patient. The software application enables one or more care providers to acquire and enter data in a timely manner beginning at the time medical care commences until a later time, such as until disposition of the patient at a medical care facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Russell B. Pillers, Brian K. Streng, Rob Harker, Roger W. Andersen, Khanh Dac Le
  • Patent number: 10974809
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a wing for an unmanned aerial vehicle is described. The unmanned aerial vehicle includes a first body of the wing with a first end proximate a body of the vehicle. A second end is opposite the first end. A first joint is on the first end of the first main body of the wing. The joint rotatably couples the wing to the vehicle. A second joint is on the second end of the vehicle. A second body of the wing is rotatably coupled to the first body via the second joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Finklea, Carlos Miralles, Guan Hua Su
  • Publication number: 20210203637
    Abstract: A communication system utilizing unified gateways bridges communication gaps between data transmitters having differing transmission, security, data format, overhead restrictions and performance metrics by dynamically determining optimal data paths for the data being routed. The unified gateways can also dynamically alter data packages to upgrade/downgrade security standards, alter transmission networks, translate data to match recipient requirements and split/combine data to optimize data throughput using disparate systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Andrew Shepard, Kevin Jeffrey Streander, Peter Fischer
  • Patent number: 7683832
    Abstract: A method of calculating position data for an airborne aircraft using a GPS-based airborne navigation system includes the processing of a position component of a relative state function by fusing a plurality of different types of measurement data available in the GPS-based system into a weighted least squares algorithm to determine an appropriate covariance matrix for the plurality of different types of measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph H. Hansen, Jr., William G. Wright
  • Publication number: 20200374267
    Abstract: A communication system utilizing unified gateways bridges communication gaps between data transmitters having differing transmission, security, data format, overhead restrictions and performance metrics by dynamically determining optimal data paths for the data being routed. The unified gateways can also dynamically alter data packages to upgrade/downgrade security standards, alter transmission networks, translate data to match recipient requirements and split/combine data to optimize data throughput using disparate systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Andrew Shepard, Kevin Jeffrey Streander, Peter Fischer
  • Patent number: 10979399
    Abstract: A communication system utilizing unified gateways bridges communication gaps between data transmitters having differing transmission, security, data format, overhead restrictions and performance metrics by dynamically determining optimal data paths for the data being routed. The unified gateways can also dynamically alter data packages to upgrade/downgrade security standards, alter transmission networks, translate data to match recipient requirements and split/combine data to optimize data throughput using disparate systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Andrew Shepard, Kevin Jeffrey Streander, Peter Fischer
  • Patent number: 8456360
    Abstract: A beam-forming antenna for transmission and/or reception of an electromagnetic signal having a given wavelength in a surrounding medium includes a transmission line electromagnetically coupled to an array of individually controllable antenna elements, each of which is oscillated by the signal with a controllable amplitude. The oscillation amplitude of each of the individual antenna elements is controlled by a switch. The antenna elements are arranged in various shapes such as a parabolic arc, a circular arc, a cylindrical surface or a conic surface. The antenna elements have various spacing such as uniform, parabolic, circular, or raised cosine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir A. Manasson, Lev S. Sadovnik
  • Patent number: 8976066
    Abstract: A beam-forming antenna for transmission and/or reception of an electromagnetic signal having a given wavelength in a surrounding medium includes a transmission line electromagnetically coupled to an array of individually controllable antenna elements, each of which is oscillated by the signal with a controllable amplitude. The oscillation amplitude of each of the individual antenna elements is controlled by a switch. The antenna elements are arranged in various shapes such as a parabolic arc, a circular arc, a cylindrical surface or a conic surface. The antenna elements have various spacing such as uniform, parabolic, circular, or raised cosine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir A. Manasson, Lev S. Sadovnik
  • Patent number: 10263661
    Abstract: A system is provided that can introduce data redundancy into wireless communications, and in particular ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless communications to increase the communication range when transmitting data that has low transmission rates. Multipath degradation, introduced by the extended communications range, can be mitigated by frequency hopping between the orthogonal frequency-division multiplexed symbols of the ultra-wideband waveform. Frequency hopping can place adjacent symbols in different frequency channels for filtering. Data redundancy can be expanded in the time domain and/or the frequency domain, resulting in extended range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Inventor: Donald Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10637531
    Abstract: A system is provided that can introduce data redundancy into wireless communications, and in particular ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless communications to increase the communication range when transmitting data that has low transmission rates. Multipath degradation, introduced by the extended communications range, can be mitigated by frequency hopping between the orthogonal frequency-division multiplexed symbols of the ultra-wideband waveform. Frequency hopping can place adjacent symbols in different frequency channels for filtering. Data redundancy can be expanded in the time domain and/or the frequency domain, resulting in extended range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10541720
    Abstract: A system is provided that can introduce data redundancy into wireless communications, and in particular ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless communications to increase the communication range when transmitting data that has low transmission rates. Multipath degradation, introduced by the extended communications range, can be mitigated by frequency hopping between the orthogonal frequency-division multiplexed symbols of the ultra-wideband waveform. Frequency hopping can place adjacent symbols in different frequency channels for filtering. Data redundancy can be expanded in the time domain and/or the frequency domain, resulting in extended range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald Rasmussen
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