Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Marsteller & Associates
  • Patent number: 8352072
    Abstract: The invention is a system that is integrated with an existing robotic system in order to extend its observation, surveillance, and navigational capabilities. The system comprises: a sensor module comprising imaging and other types of sensors that is attached to the robotic device of the robotic system and a system control station comprising a communication link to the robot control station of the existing robotic system. Both the system control station and the sensor module comprise processing units that are configured to work in complete harmony. These processing units are each supplied with software that enables using information supplied by the sensors and other components in the sensor module to provide the robotic systems with many advanced capabilities that could not be achieves prior to attachment of the sensor module to the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Wave Group Ltd., O.D.F. Optronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ehud Gal, Gennadiy Berinsky, Yosi Wolf
  • Patent number: 8331528
    Abstract: An improved intraoral x-ray system that includes a dental tray with the shape of a dental arch and can be positioned within the oral cavity, for accommodating image detectors at the lingual (or, palatal) side of the tray; an image processing system, situated external to said oral cavity, for converting the image data detected by the image detector to a viewable image; a mechanism for transferring the image data to the image processing system; and a display unit for displaying the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Boris Kayzerman
  • Patent number: 8280056
    Abstract: A data integrity system including a transmitter, having a TX pseudorandom function generator, a TX switching function having a transmitting option and a TX combiner operative to receive, from a Host, an initialization data entity including at least one word, [TA1], in an initialization phase, to receive, during normal operation, two data entities of interest each including at least one data word of interest [TA2] and [TA3] respectively; to receive a first data entity including at least one word [TC1] comprising a randomized data entry, from the TX pseudorandom function generator, to generate a first XOR sum of the initialization data entity's word [TA1] and the at least one randomized data entity [TC1], in at least one iteration of an initialization phase; and, during normal operation, to generate and to output a second XOR sum [TA2?TC2=TB2] and a third XOR sum [TA3?TC3=TB3], wherein TB2 and TB3 are randomized data entities, wherein the words TA1, TA2 and TA3 are operative to initialize the data integrity sys
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Fortress Applications Ltd.
    Inventors: Carmi David Gressel, Nicolas Tadeusz Courtois, Gregory Van Bard, Avi Hecht, Ran Granot, Timothy James Salmon, Itzhak Mintz
  • Patent number: 8228210
    Abstract: An alert system for generating, in the vicinity of a crossing such as an intersection or a railcar station warning line, a wide-area image indicative of an actual or impending traffic safety problem, comprising at least one safety indication component for indicating a state of an actual or impending safety problem; at least one wide-area image generating device mounted in the vicinity of the crossing for generating a corresponding vertically appearing wide-area image appearing at an injury preventable distance from the crossing; fog generating apparatus mounted in the vicinity of the crossing for discharging vaporized fluid by which light of a corresponding generated wide-area image is refracted or reflected, so that the wide-area images will be visible during daytime light; and a controller in communication with the at least one safety indication component for synchronizing operation of the at least one wide-area image generating device and the fog generating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Red Wall Ltd.
    Inventor: David E. Sitbon
  • Patent number: 8223202
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an airborne reconnaissance system for capturing images in a wide field of regard which comprises: (a) An array of a plurality of n prisms being one next to the other, each prism having an essentially flat and rectangular front surface, and at least an output surface wherein: (a1) a front surface of each of the plurality of prism is being directed toward a different section of a strip of terrain transversal to the flight direction of the aircraft, thereby collecting light rays coming mostly from that terrain strip section; (a2) each output surface of each of the prisms directs light rays which are received through said front prism surface toward a front lens of an optical unit; (b) A focal plane array; (c) Optical unit comprising a front lens, the front lens receiving light separately but simultaneously through the output surfaces of all the prisms, said optical unit comprises addition optics for directing the light received from said lens thereby to produce separate correspond
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Rafael-Armament Development Authority Ltd.
    Inventors: Eliezer Rosenblum, Zvi Yavin
  • Patent number: 8170366
    Abstract: Processing image information includes receiving light having image information. A first optical transform is performed on the light to yield a first optically transformed light, and a second optical transform is performed on the light to yield a second optically transformed light. A first metric is generated in accordance with the first optically transformed light, and a second metric is generated in accordance with the second optically transformed light. The first metric and the second metric are processed to yield a processed metric. An inverse optical transform is performed on the processed metric to process the image information of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy E. Ostromek, Antonio V. Bacarella
  • Patent number: 8153888
    Abstract: A high-efficiency lateral multi-junction solar cell (C) includes ultra-low profile planar spectral band splitting micro-optics having a shortpass filter (48) reflecting desired frequencies of light (24) to a reflective mirror (58) combined with spectrally optimized photovoltaic (solar) cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Smith, James N. Halvis, Thomas J. Knight
  • Patent number: 8111289
    Abstract: Method for the monitoring of an environment, by procuring, adjourning and storing in a memory, files representing the background space. Programs for processing data obtained from the observation of objects are defined and stored in a memory, for identifying the objects and for determining whether they are dangerous. Parameters, according to which the observation of the controlled space is effected, are determined and stored. Photographic observation of the controlled space or sections thereof, is performed according to the aforesaid observation parameters. The digital data representing these photographs are processed to determine whether possible dangerous objects have been detected, and if so, these objects are classified according to the stored danger parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Magna B.S.P. Ltd.
    Inventors: Levi Zruya, Haim Sibony, Viatcheslav Nasanov, Amit Stekel
  • Patent number: 8106422
    Abstract: An avalanche photodiode semiconductor device (20) for converting an impinging photon (22) includes a base n+ doped material layer (52) formed having a window section (72) for passing the photon (22). An n? doped material layer (30) is formed on the n+ doped material layer (52) having a portion of a lower surface (74) suitably exposed. An n+ doped material layer (32) is formed on the n? doped material (30). A p+ layer (24) formed on top of the n+ doped layer (32). At least one guard ring (26) is formed in the n? doped layer (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventor: John V. Veliadis
  • Patent number: 8107902
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for reducing the current consumption and increasing the efficiency of an RF power amplifier (PA), according to which the load, connected to the output stage of the PA, tuned dynamically or statically for each level of the desired output power. By doing so, the output impedance of the output stage is essentially matched, such that the dynamic RF load line has a slope that corresponds to the impedance required to provide this level. Whenever a smaller output power is desired in response to reduction in the input signal to the amplifier, the load is further tuned, such that the dynamic or static RF load line has a slope that causes the power amplifier to essentially remain in saturation at the smaller output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Paragon Communications Ltd.
    Inventor: Avner Elia
  • Patent number: 7995346
    Abstract: An electronics housing system (S) adapted for electronic devices (D) includes a main chassis unit (M) and at least one removable module (10) mountable with the base unit (M) for supporting electronic circuitry components electro-optically coupled with the base unit (M). The removable module assembly (10) has a main body (12) that includes two opposing mounting edges (14, 16) and a connection edge (18). At least one of the mounting edges (14, 16) of the removable mounting assembly (10) has an opening (20) to receive a cooling air flow (F) into an interior cavity (22) of the main body (12) of the removable module (10). The main chassis (M) has a pair of opposing module mounting assemblies (24, 26) to receive a removable module (10) between the opposing module mounting assemblies (24, 26). The electronics rack wall (24, 26) includes a removable seal plate (32) to provide an air seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. Biemer, Stephen C. Konsowski, Tiffani Haas, Jason Krywicki
  • Patent number: 7969462
    Abstract: A user portable viewing device includes a plurality of non-coaxially aligned sensors for sensing a scene. A processing element combines electronic images into a single electronic image. A display displaying the combined electronic image is adaptable for mounting in an optical axis including an eye of the user and an input end of the first sensor for direct view. In a second embodiment, a system for fusing images comprises sensors for generating sets of image data. An information processor receives and samples the sets of image data to generate sample data for computing a fused image array. A display receives the fused image array and displays a fused colorized image generated from the fused image array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy E. Ostromek, Joseph P. Estrera, Jeffrey C. Short, Lee S. May, Jr., Bruce V. Hoodswain, Timothy B. Hogan
  • Patent number: 7956617
    Abstract: A system (S) for testing of electronic circuits (14) includes at least one input signal (18) influenced by the tested circuit (14) for generating a resultant signal (22) conveying characteristics of selected critical performance parameters from the tested circuit (14). A reference circuit (80) receives comparable test signals (19) and produces a reference resultant signal (23). A comparator block circuit (82) further generates an output signal (52) that results from an application of selected comparison criteria to the signals (22 and 23). The output signal (52) is reflective of desired performance of the electronic circuit (14) that is tested and deterioration with time is detected by analysis and comparison with the results of previous tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. McCarthy, Theodore J. Riccio
  • Patent number: 7932780
    Abstract: Voltage Enhancement Circuitry (VEC) for amplifiers, suitable of being implemented as an Integrated Circuit (IC), that comprises a VEC driver with a low output resistance (Rdson) while being in its inactive mode and a linearly increasing resistance that is changing linearly with the input control signal, while entering into its active mode, above a determined threshold; external contacts in the VEC, for connecting, whenever required, external feedback elements across the contacts; an external feedback loop connected to an input of the VEC driver, for sensing changes in the enhancement power; a threshold programming module, for externally programming and determining a threshold level for the input signal, above which enhancement is provided shaping the amplified video envelope pulse; an I-Boost module for sampling the amplitude of the video envelope input current and for amplifying the input current up to a pre-defined level; and a current controlled bias circuit for shifting, whenever required, the bias of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Paragon Communications Ltd.
    Inventor: Avner Elia
  • Patent number: 7899417
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for reducing the current consumption and increasing the efficiency of an RF power amplifier (PA), while maintaining the output power. The desired output power of the PA is determined and for each level of the desired output power, the load that is connected to the output stage of the PA is tuned to essentially match the output impedance of the output stage to provide maximal gain. By doing so, the dynamic RF load line has a slope that causes it to intersect with the drain-source (or emitter-collector, in case of a bipolar transistor) voltage, across the output stage, at a value that corresponds to the voltage swing required to provide the desired output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Paragon Communications Ltd.
    Inventor: Avner Elia
  • Patent number: D632115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Southern Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Daryle C. Gibbs
  • Patent number: D632116
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Southern Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Daryle C. Gibbs
  • Patent number: D632117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Southern Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Daryle C. Gibbs
  • Patent number: D653739
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Southern Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Daryle C. Gibbs
  • Patent number: D668807
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Southern Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Daryle C. Gibbs