Patents Assigned to Insight Technology, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20080263752
    Abstract: A vision system for mounting an imaging assembly to a helmet through a helmet adapter and a mounting assembly. The mounting assembly includes a receiver for removably mounting an imaging assembly. The receiver is coupled to a cross-slide assembly providing fore-aft and side-to-side movement of the imaging assembly relative to the helmet. A stow pivot/slide assembly is coupled between the cross-slide assembly and the helmet adapter for moving the imaging assembly between a stowed and a deployed position. The vertical position and tilt angle of the imaging assembly is also adjustable by the stow pivot/slide assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: INSIGHT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Solinsky, Andrew Russell
  • Patent number: 7325354
    Abstract: A weapon aiming system may utilize a laser diode and a reflective coating on an optical element to generate a red dot aim point for a shooter with a bright view to the target with minimal color distortion. The optical element may utilize an off-axis parabolic lens to reduce parallax to improve sighting accuracy. The weapon aiming system may utilize visible and infrared aim lasers that are coaligned to simplify boresighting of the weapon and to simplify target acquisition. The weapon aiming system may include a magnifier and a sight being disposed along a longitudinal rail of a weapon in a position with the close quarter combat sight being disposed between the magnifier and the weapon muzzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Grauslys, Allen R. Harding
  • Patent number: 7307793
    Abstract: A fusion night vision system having image intensification and thermal imaging capabilities includes an edge detection filter circuit to aid in acquiring and identifying targets. An outline of the thermal image is generated and combined with the image intensification image without obscuration of the image intensification image. The fusion night vision system may also include a parallax compensation circuit to overcome parallax problems as a result of the image intensification channel being spaced from the thermal channel. The fusion night vision system may also include a control circuit configured to maintain a perceived brightness through an eyepiece over a mix of image intensification information and thermal information. The fusion night vision system may incorporate a targeting mode that allows an operator to acquire a target without having the scene saturated by a laser pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Ottney, Roger T. Hohenberger, Andrew D. Russell
  • Patent number: 7294820
    Abstract: A night vision goggle system is provided having an image intensifier tube that may be installed or replaced without requiring realignment of the optics. The image intensifier tube is coupled to a first locating feature that is in a predetermined relationship to the optical center of the image intensifier tube. The system includes a second locating feature that interacts with the first locating feature to position the image intensifier tube in a predetermined relationship to an optical component of the night vision system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott David Moody, William David Schmidt, Robert William Firth
  • Patent number: 7264369
    Abstract: A tactical illuminator has a first switch for providing a lesser amount of visible light on an area of interest than a second switch. The first switch being in close proximity to the second switch to allow an operator to quickly and easily move his finger or thumb from the first switch to the second switch when a need for greater light is encountered. A tactical illuminator has a rotatable switch moveable from a first position that provides a lower level of light output to a second position that provides a greater level of light output. The operator actuating the switch by sliding his finger or thumb parallel to a longitudinal axis of a weapon barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan T. Howe
  • Patent number: 7158296
    Abstract: A fusion vision system has a first eyepiece through which a fused viewable image is larger than an image viewed through a second eyepiece to help the operator more easily view the fused image in their brain. The fusion vision system may employ image intensification and thermal imaging capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Schwartz, II, Matthew W. Reed
  • Patent number: 6935066
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting an accessory to a weapon frame having at least one slot formed in first and second sides thereof. The mounting assembly includes: a body; first and second jaws on opposing sides of the body, the first jaw having an engagement portion dimensioned to engage the first slot and the second jaw having an engagement portion dimensioned to engage the second slot; and a first biasing member configured to provide a biasing force against the first jaw to force the engagement portion of the first jaw into the first slot, and a second biasing member configured to provide a biasing force against the second jaw to force the engagement portion of the second jaw into the second slot. The mounting assembly may be easily and reliably attached to weapon without using tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Davenport, Alan T. Howe
  • Patent number: 6705038
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting an accessory to a weapon frame having at least one slot formed in first and second sides thereof. The mounting assembly includes: a body; first and second jaws on opposing sides of the body, the first jaw having an engagement portion dimensioned to engage the first slot and the second jaw having an engagement portion dimensioned to engage the second slot; and a first biasing member configured to provide a biasing force against the first jaw to force the engagement portion of the first jaw into the first slot, and a second biasing member configured to provide a biasing force against the second jaw to force the engagement portion of the second jaw into the second slot. The mounting assembly may be easily and reliably attached to weapon without using tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Insight Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Davenport, Alan T. Howe
  • Patent number: 6493137
    Abstract: There is disclosed a multi-channel panoramic night vision goggle (PNVG) system having two monocular subassemblies, each having a first channel and a second channel, each channel having an optical axis. A mounting structure, having a right and a left side, and having two angled mounting shoes may be used to mount the monocular subassemblies. The angled mounting shoes permit a single monocular subassembly to be attached to either side of the mounting structure, yet permit an optical axis of one of the first or second channels to be substantially coaxial with a user's optical axis and permits the other of the first and second channels to be at an angle not coaxial or parallel with the user's optical axis. In addition a hot shoe connector enables selective and repeatable attachment of the monocular subassembly to the angled mounting shoe, without the use of solder to complete the electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Solinsky, Michael J. Choinere
  • Patent number: 6469828
    Abstract: A panoramic night vision goggle (PNVG) system is disclosed having a modified eyepiece that enables an improved field of view for at least an inner optical channel. Embodiments of the PNVG system may have a inner optical channel and an outer optical channel, each having an eyepiece element. In some embodiments, the inner eyepiece element may have an edge portion that is generally circular in shape and the outer eyepiece element may have an edge portion that is the complementary shape of the inner element edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Vadim Plotsker
  • Patent number: 6462894
    Abstract: There is disclosed a multi-channel panoramic night vision goggle (PNVG) system having two monocular subassemblies, each having a first channel and a second channel, each channel having an optical axis. A mounting structure, having a right and a left side, and having two angled mounting shoes may be used to mount the monocular subassemblies. The angled mounting shoes permit a single monocular subassembly to be attached to either side of the mounting structure, yet permit an optical axis of one of the first or second channels to be substantially coaxial with a user's optical axis and permits the other of the first and second channels to be at an angle not coaxial or parallel with the user's optical axis. In addition, a multi-function control may be provided to enable adjustment of the monocular subassemblies along one or more orientation axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott D. Moody
  • Patent number: 6462867
    Abstract: There is disclosed a multi-channel panoramic night vision goggle (PNVG) system having two monocular subassemblies, each having a first channel and a second channel, each channel having an optical axis. A mounting structure, having a right and a left side, and having two angled mounting shoes may be used to mount the monocular subassemblies. The angled mounting shoes permit a single monocular subassembly to be attached to either side of the mounting structure, yet permit an optical axis of one of the first or second channels to be substantially coaxial with a user's optical axis and permits the other of the first and second channels to be at an angle not coaxial or parallel with the user's optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Choinere
  • Patent number: 6190025
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a housing and a multi-position switch for selecting various modes of operation. A security block is mounted to the housing adjacent the switch. The security block may be attached to the housing in at least two different orientations. In a first orientation, the security block prevents the switch from being in a position corresponding to certain modes (e.g., those which create a high intensity light beam). When positioned in a second orientation, the security block is attached to the housing but permits the switch to be in other or all positions, thereby permitting various modes of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth S. Solinsky
  • Patent number: D518498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Reed, Duncan A. Boyce, Timothy R. Loring, Christopher J. McBride
  • Patent number: D522031
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Cavan Siu
  • Patent number: D522389
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Insight Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Karen L. Tuttle, William D. Lindsay, Sr.
  • Patent number: D533573
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross F. Barber, Ronald W. Ciccone, Jr.
  • Patent number: D542446
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. DiCarlo, Alan T. Howe, Raymond E. McHugh
  • Patent number: D551370
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald W. Ciccone, Jr., Ross F. Barber, James F. Harvey
  • Patent number: D568508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Insight Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan T. Howe, Timothy R. Loring, Christopher P. Levesque, Eric Yeates