Boeing had 165 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. The Boeing Co’s patents filed in Q1 2024 include methods for monitoring vehicle controls using sensor data, systems for collision probability determination between spacecraft, techniques for pick and placement of preforms, a pressure bulkhead assembly for aircraft, and a method for processing composite ply using natural features for positioning during manufacturing. GlobalData’s report on Boeing gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Boeing grant share with future of work as a theme is 70% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Vehicle control usage monitoring (Patent ID: US20240104978A1)

The patent filed by The Boeing Co. describes a method and system for monitoring vehicle controls by receiving sensor data from a ranging system that monitors the space associated with the controls. When objects are detected in this space, the system saves state data, including position data of the objects, to onboard memory. The system can also transmit this data to an external recording system, and the objects can include fingers or thumbs of the vehicle operator, with the memory potentially being part of a flight recorder system.

The system includes a ranging system, processors, and memory to monitor vehicle controls by analyzing sensor data and saving state data when objects are detected. This data can indicate interactions with specific controls and can be transmitted to an external recording system via a communication system. The system can detect the start of an event based on alerts or external communication, sending relevant data accordingly. Additionally, the vehicle itself can have controls, a ranging system, a computing system, and memory to monitor and store data on objects in the control space, with the ability to transmit this data to an external system via a communication system based on event detection.

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