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The researchers of the Human Systems Integration Division have demonstrated extensive innovation over the years. Much of our work has resulted in patented technologies which are far reaching in their applications for the aerospace industry.

U.S. Patent # Patent
U.S. Patent #4,007,601 Tubular sublimator/evaporator heat sink, Issued 2/15/77 - Bruce W. Webbon
U.S. Patent #4,046,262 Anthropomorphic master/slave manipulator system, Issued 9/6/77 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,064,642 Walking boot assembly, Issued 12/27/77 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,091,464 Spacesuit mobility joints, Issued 5/30/78 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,091,465 Spacesuit torso closure, Issued 5/30/78 - Bruce W. Webbon, Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,095,593 Cooling system for removing metabolic heat from an hermetically sealed spacesuit, Issued 6/20/78 - Bruce W. Webbon, Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,151,612 Spacesuit mobility knee joints, Issued 5/1/79 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,201,736 Fluid Distribution and Contacting Elements, Issued 5/6/80 - Stephen R. Ellis
U.S. Patent #4,261,349 Spine immobilization apparatus, Issued 4/14/81 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,311,055 Pressure suit joint analyzer, Issued 1/19/82 - Hubert C. Vykukal, Bruce W. Webbon
U.S. Patent #4,593,415 Torso sizing ring construction for hard space suit, Issued 6/10/86 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,594,734 Shoulder and hip joint for hard space suits, Issued 6/17/86 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,598,427 Elbow and knee joint for hard space suits , Issued 7/8/86 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,598,428 Shoulder and hip joints for hard space suits and the like, Issued 7/8/86 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,678,438 Weightlessness simulation system and process, Issued 7/7/87 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #4,728,060 Space station architecture, module, berthing hub, shell assembly, berthing mechanism and utility connection channel, Issued 3/1/88 - Marc M. Cohen
U.S. Patent #4,807,834 Space station architecture, module, berthing hub, shell assembly, berthing mechanism and utility connection channel, Issued 2/28/89 - Marc M. Cohen
U.S. Patent #4,836,114 Space station wardroom table, Issued 6/6/89 - Marc M. Cohen
U.S. Patent #4,842,224 Suitport extra-vehicular access facility, Issued 6/27/89 - Marc M. Cohen
U.S. Patent #5,173,944 Head Related Transfer-Function Pseudo-Stereophony, Issued 12/22/92 - Durand R. Begault
U.S. Patent #5,261,482 Cooling apparatus and couplings therefor, Issued 11/16/93 - Bruce W. Webbon
U.S. Patent #5,261,735 Deployable video conference table, Issued 11/16/93 - Marc M. Cohen
U.S. Patent #5,315,296 Cueing Light Configuration for Aircraft Navigation, Issued 5/24/94 - Walter W. Johnson and Mary K. Kaiser
U.S. Patent #5,392,844 Quick connect coupling, Issued 2/28/95 - Bruce W. Webbon
U.S. Patent #5,409,331 Space suit sizing device, Issued 4/25/95 - Hubert C. Vykukal
U.S. Patent #5,426,512 Image Data Compression Having Minimum Perceptual Error, Issued 6/20/95 - Andrew B. Watson
U.S. Patent #5,438,623 Multi Channel Spatialization System for Audio Signals, Issued 8/1/95 - Durand R. Begault
U.S. Patent #5,629,780 Image Data Compression Having Minimum Perceptual Error, Issued 5/13/97 - Andrew B. Watson
U.S. Patent #5,694,939 Autogenic-Feedback Training Exercise (AFTE) Method and System, Issued 12/9/97 - Patricia S. Cowings
U.S. Patent #5,816,105 Three Degree of Freedom Parallel Mechanical Linkage, Issued 10/6/98 - Bernard D. Adelstein
U.S. Patent #6,432,956 Method for treatment of sleep apneas , Issued 8/13/02 - Mark R. Rosekind
U.S. Patent #6,493,023 Method and Apparatus for Evaluating the Visual Quality of Processed Digital Video Sequences, Issued 12/10/2002 - Andrew B. Watson
U.S. Patent #6,697,793 System, Method and Apparatus for Generating Phrases from a Database, Issued 4/16/2004 - Michael W. McGreevy
U.S. Patent #6,717,525 Tactical vectoring equipment, Issued April 6, 2004 - Albert J. Ahumada
U.S. Patent #6,721,728 System, Method and Apparatus for Discovering Phrases in a Database, 4/13/2004 -Michael W. McGreevy
U.S. Patent #6,741,981 System, Method and Apparatus for Conducting a Phrase Search, Issued 5/25/2004 - Michael W. McGreevy
U.S. Patent #6,823,333 System, Method and Apparatus for Conducting a Keyterm Search, Issued 11/23/2004 - Michael W. McGreevy
U.S. Patent #6,937,924 Identification of atypical flight patterns, Issued 8/30/2005 - Irv Statler
U.S. Patent #7,075,457 Indexing and Display of Aircraft Energy State for Flight Operations Quality Assurance, Issued 8/30/05 - Tom Chidester
U.S. Patent #7,075,457 The Energy Index for Aircraft Maneuvers, Issued 7/11/2006 - Tom Chidester, Irv Statler
U.S. Patent #7,206,674 Information Display System for Atypical Flight Phase, Issued 4/17/2007 - Irv Statler
U.S. Patent #7,346,172 Auditory Alert Systems with Enhanced Detectability, Issued 3/18/2008 - Durand Begault
U.S. Patent #7,783,130 Spatial Standard Observer, Issued 8/24/2010 - Andrew B. Watson
U.S. Patent #8,675,922 Visible Motion Blur, Issued 3/18/2014 - Andrew B. Watson, Albert J. Ahumada
U.S. Patent #8,711,462 Stereoscopic Image Modulation to Reduce the Visual Blur of an Object Being Viewed by an Observer Experiencing Vibration, Issued, 4/9/2014 - Mary K. Kaiser, Bernard D. Adelstein, Mark R. Anderson, Brent R. Beutter, Albert J. Ahumada, Robert S. McCann
U.S. Patent #9,232,215 Measuring Video Acuity, Issued 1/5/2016 - Andrew B. Watson
U.S.Patent #10,229,604 Flight Awareness Collaboration Tool (FACT), Issued 3/12/2019 - Richard Mogford, Cody Evans
U.S.Patent #10,420,465 Oculometric assessment of sensorimotor impairment, Issued 9/24/2019 - Leland Stone, Dorion Liston
U.S.Patent #10,463,249 Comprehensive Oculomotor Behavioral Response Assessment System, Issued 11/5/2019 - Leland Stone, Dorion Liston

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