Appareo’s goal is to innovate, create, inspire, and grow. Nothing speaks to these ideals better than our growing list of issued patents. In addition to the patents below, Appareo has submitted a large number of patent applications that are pending at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other intellectual property offices around the world.

Most of Appareo’s intellectual property is available for licensing. Learn more about licensing Appareo technology for your own application.

 

Patents

CRASH-HARDENED MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF CREATING THE SAME.

An innovative device and method designed to protect only the memory portion of a data recording subsystem in the event of a crash, instead of the entire device, eliminating cost and complexity while preserving crucial data. This is the first of two patents in the family.
US Patent 7,616,449

FLIGHT TRAINING AND SYNTHETIC FLIGHT SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD (SYSTEM PATENT).

A low-cost and fully self-contained training and synthetic visualization system and method directed to improving an individual’s airborne performance in general aviation, skydiving, and other applications. This is the first of three issued patents in the family.
US Patent 7,848,698

CRASH-HARDENED MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF CREATING THE SAME.

An innovative device and method designed to protect only the memory portion of a data recording subsystem in the event of a crash, instead of the entire device, eliminating cost and complexity while preserving crucial data. This is the second of two patents in the family.
US Patent 7,957,152

FLIGHT TRAINING AND SYNTHETIC VISUALIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD (FLIGHT WALL).

A low-cost and fully self-contained training and synthetic visualization system and method directed to improving an individual’s airborne performance in general aviation, skydiving, and other applications. This is the second of three issued patents in the family, focusing on the use of a graphical “flight wall” to provide visual information on the recorded performance.
US Patent 8,081,921

METHOD FOR RESOLVING GROUND LEVEL ERRORS IN SIMULATIONS.

A method and system for reconciling ground-level discrepancies between the displayed path of a moving body and a terrain model in a graphical simulation due to inherent inaccuracies in the location information source. This patent predates many of the personal recording systems prevalent today.
US Patent 8,116,922

GNSS ULTRA-SHORT BASELINE HEADING DETERMINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD (VARIABLE BASELINE).

A head-mounted device coupling inertial sensors with two or more location receivers (such as GPS) and advanced sensor fusion algorithms to calculate a precise location and orientation for the wearer’s head. The patent also covers alternate embodiments (not head-mounted). This is the first of two patents in the family, and it covers versions of the invention which have a variable baseline (the separation between location receivers can change in real time.)
US Patent 8,130,142

FLIGHT TRAINING AND SYNTHETIC VISUALIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD (MOBILE SYSTEMS).

A low-cost and fully self-contained training and synthetic visualization system and method directed at improving an individual’s airborne performance in general aviation, skydiving, and other applications. This is the third of three issued patents in the family, focusing on mobile applications and providing broader coverage for the system.
US Patent 8,265,542

ADAPTIVE INSTRUMENT AND OPERATOR CONTROL RECOGNITION.

A method of optically analysing the control system of a vehicle to determine the status of the components of that control system, including gauge readings, indicator statuses, and user control positions. This is the first of three issued patents in the family, focusing on capturing information from the vehicle’s control system (flight deck).
US Patent 8,319,665

OPTICAL IMAGE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VEHICLES (EXPANDED COVERAGE).

A method of optically analysing the control system of a vehicle to determine the status of the components of that control system, including gauge readings, indicator statuses, and user control positions. This is the second of three issued patents in the family, expanding the patent coverage to include capturing information from external flight surfaces, such as flaps, landing gear, vehicle doors, vehicle lighting, and ailerons.
US Patent 8,319,666

GNSS ULTRA-SHORT BASELINE HEADING DETERMINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD (FIXED BASELINE).

A head-mounted device coupling inertial sensors with two or more location receivers (such as GPS) and advanced sensor fusion algorithms to calculate a precise location and orientation for the wearer’s head. The patent also covers alternate embodiments (not head-mounted). This is the second of two patents in the family, and it expands coverage of the invention to systems in which the separation between location receivers is fixed (does not change during operation).
US Patent 8,471,762

FLEET OPERATIONS QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

A low-cost fleet operations quality management system for use with one or more vehicles which includes a vehicle mounted data recording system, a centralized data storage and retrieval system, and an advanced software suite and graphical playback system.
US Patent 8,565,943

OPTICAL IMAGE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VEHICLES (EXTERNAL SURFACES).

A method of optically analysing the control system of a vehicle to determine the status of the components of that control system, including gauge readings, indicator statuses, and user control positions. This is the third of three issued patents in the family, expanding and broadening the patent coverage to include capturing information from external control surfaces.
US Patent Application 13/686,658 (Allowed)

TRADEMARKS HELD BY APPAREO

Word Mark: NAVICUBE
Goods and Services: GPS receiver and navigation system utilizing inertial force and acceleration measurements and adapted for determining position, attitude, and heading for mobile applications.
Serial Number: 77866589
Registration Number: 4191026

Licensing

Appareo Systems was founded on the idea of creating better, more advanced, more intuitive solutions. This guiding principle has led to the creation of valuable intellectual property, including a growing list of issued patents and pending patent applications.

Appareo’s issued patents often have value across multiple industries and market applications, beyond the initial applications for which they were created. Because of this, Appareo is open to discussion about the licensing of all of its intellectual property. Licensing terms are flexible and negotiable, and will vary from one technology to the next, depending on a number of factors.

For information on licensing any of Appareo’s intellectual property, please contact:

Karl-Heinz Mertins
Appareo Systems, LLC
intellectual@appareo.com
701-356-2200

 

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Appareo Systems and/or its employees (hereinafter collectively “Appareo”) will not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including but not limited to ideas for new marketing campaigns and promotions, new or improved products or technologies, product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans, or new product names.

Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, original creative artwork, suggestions, or other works (hereinafter “submissions”) in any form to Appareo or any of its employees. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Appareo’s products or other intellectual property might appear to be similar to ideas submitted to Appareo, despite being developed independently.

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