Patents by Inventor Anthony J. Torre

Anthony J. Torre has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6901815
    Abstract: An optical sensing system is used to measure engine torque. A pair of patterns are formed on a driveshaft between a transmission and axle differential. The patterns are spaced apart from one another by a predetermined distance and are formed about the circumference of the driveshaft. Lasers and photo receivers are used to scan the patterns as the driveshaft rotates. Data from the photo receives is used to determine the angle of twist on the driveshaft which is proportional to the engine torque. The torque for each cylinder can be measured by generating a torque profile for every two revolutions of the driveshaft. The torque profile is read in 120 degree increments for a six cylinder engine and in 90 degree increments for an eight cylinder engine, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. Torre
  • Publication number: 20020002877
    Abstract: An optical sensing system is used to measure engine torque. A pair of patterns are formed on a driveshaft between a transmission and axle differential. The patterns are spaced apart from one another by a predetermined distance and are formed about the circumference of the driveshaft. Lasers and photo receivers are used to scan the patterns as the driveshaft rotates. Data from the photo receives is used to determine the angle of twist on the driveshaft which is proportional to the engine torque. The torque for each cylinder can be measured by generating a torque profile for every two revolutions of the driveshaft. The torque profile is read in 120 degree increments for a six cylinder engine and in 90 degree increments for an eight cylinder engine, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Applicant: Siemens Automotive Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. Torre
  • Patent number: 4041322
    Abstract: An optical scanner is disclosed for reading of bar code symbols on packages moving through a reading field. The scanner generates a polyphase scan pattern which is adapted for omnidirectional reading of a bar code symbol. The scanner, in one embodiment, comprises an oscillatory mirror driven by an electromechanical resonator for producing beam deflection along the amplitude axis and includes a rotary multifaceted mirror for producing beam deflection along the time axis. In another embodiment an optical galvanometer is used to produce beam deflection along the amplitude axis and in this embodiment a substantially straight line trace is produced in addition to the polyphase pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Assignee: Schiller Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Hayosh, Anthony J. Torre