Patents Represented by Attorney George E. Bodenstein
  • Patent number: 3941476
    Abstract: A system for visually determining the distance to an object includes a lens that is adapted to be sighted upon an object, said lens being divided equally in a first direction with each half covered by polarizing masks arranged at right angles to each other, a flat light transmission analyzer positioned in the vicinity of the focal plane of the lens and dividing the field of view thereof in a second direction displaced with respect to said first direction, each half of the analyzer being covered by polarizing elements arranged at right angles to each other, and calibrated means to indicate the relative position of adjustment of the lens and analyzer when the observed images at the opposite sides of the divided field of view are in coincidence.BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION1. Field Of The InventionThis invention relates to an improvement in an optical apparatus for visually determining the distance of an object.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventor: Norman L. Stauffer