Patents by Inventor Charles J. Richey

Charles J. Richey 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: 9086488
    Abstract: One of first and second beams (28) of corresponding first and second light (13) are projected into an atmosphere (20) and at least one physical property of the atmosphere (20) is detected from the interference pattern (47) generated from the resulting scattered light (30). The first and second beams (20) are selected responsive to either a detected signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) or a detected aerosol-to-molecular ratio (AMR). The wavelength (740) of the first light (13) provides for either molecular or aerosol scattering, whereas the wavelength (738) of the second light (13) provides for primarily only aerosol scattering. In accordance with a second aspect, scattered light (30) from one or more beams (28) of substantially monochromatic light (13) projected into the atmosphere (20) and received from a plurality of interaction regions (17) or measurement volumes (52) provides for determining wind power (P*) within a region of the atmosphere (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Tchoryk, Jr., David Michael Zuk, David Keith Johnson, Charles J. Richey, Parviz Tayebati
  • Publication number: 20150101943
    Abstract: An emergency change of clothing kit is provided with a full outfit sealed compactly into a container (vacuum sealed in one embodiment). The container is to be small and portable and will keep the clothing clean and dry until the time for its intended use. A disposable, sealable bag will be provided to place any soiled clothing in. One embodiment of the kit can range in sizes from Newborn to 3T. Other embodiments include clothing suited for ages from 3 to adult. The clothing can be of sufficiently high quality and design that it can be worn repeatedly after initial opening of the package. For the kits ages 2T and above, underwear can also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Charles J. RICHEY, Justine L. RICHEY
  • Patent number: 8866322
    Abstract: A magnitude and direction, or a measure responsive thereto, of a velocity (V) of a first portion (17) of an atmosphere (20) are determined from at least first and second portions of scattered light (30) generated along a common beam of light (28) within the first portion (17) of the atmosphere (20) and received along linearly independent directions at locations that are relatively remote with respect to one another, at least one of which is relatively remote from a source (11) of the beam of light (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Tchoryk, Jr., Charles J. Richey, Paul Byron Hays, David Keith Johnson, David Michael Zuk
  • Publication number: 20130314694
    Abstract: One of first and second beams (28) of corresponding first and second light (13) are projected into an atmosphere (20) and at least one physical property of the atmosphere (20) is detected from the interference pattern (47) generated from the resulting scattered light (30). The first and second beams (20) are selected responsive to either a detected signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) or a detected aerosol-to-molecular ratio (AMR). The wavelength (740) of the first light (13) provides for either molecular or aerosol scattering, whereas the wavelength (738) of the second light (13) provides for primarily only aerosol scattering. In accordance with a second aspect, scattered light (30) from one or more beams (28) of substantially monochromatic light (13) projected into the atmosphere (20) and received from a plurality of interaction regions (17) or measurement volumes (52) provides for determining wind power (P*) within a region of the atmosphere (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Tchoryk, JR., David Michael Zuk, David Keith Johnson, Charles J. Richey, Parviz Tayebati
  • Publication number: 20120169053
    Abstract: A magnitude and direction, or a measure responsive thereto, of a velocity (V) of a first portion (17) of an atmosphere (20) are determined from at least first and second portions of scattered light (30) generated along a common beam of light (28) within the first portion (17) of the atmosphere (20) and received along linearly independent directions at locations that are relatively remote with respect to one another, at least one of which is relatively remote from a source (11) of the beam of light (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Tchoryk, JR., Charles J. Richey, Paul Byron Hays, David Keith Johnson, David Michael Zuk
  • Patent number: 7522291
    Abstract: At least one second beam of light from a first beam of light generated by a laser is directed into an atmosphere. Light therefrom scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal, which together with a reference beam from the first beam of light are simultaneously processed by a Fabry-Pérot etalon, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector adapted to output a resulting at least one signal responsive thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Greg Alan Ritter
  • Patent number: 7495774
    Abstract: A first beam of light from a laser is split by a beam splitter into a reference beam and at least one second beam of light, the latter of which is directed into an atmosphere. Light from the at least one second beam of light scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal. The at least one light signal and the reference beam are simultaneously processed by a common interferometer, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector and processed by a data processor to determine at least one associated air data product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, Michael Thomas Dehring, Jane Camile Pavlich, Peter Tchoryk, Jr., Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Gregory Joseph Wassick, Greg Alan Ritter
  • Publication number: 20080180690
    Abstract: At least one second beam of light from a first beam of light generated by a laser is directed into an atmosphere. Light therefrom scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal, which together with a reference beam from the first beam of light are simultaneously processed by an interferometer, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector adapted to output a resulting at least one signal responsive thereto. In various aspects: a data processor gates the signal to provide a range-responsive measurement; the light signal is multiplexed; a circle-to-line interferometer optic transforms an at least partially circular fringe pattern to a substantially linear fringe pattern; or a CCD detector provides for recording a range-resolved image by successively transferring charges from one adjacent row of photosites to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Byron HAYS, Michael Thomas Dehring, Jane Camile Pavlich, Peter Tchoryk, Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Gregory Joseph Wassick, Greg Alan Ritter
  • Publication number: 20080180691
    Abstract: At least one second beam of light from a first beam of light generated by a laser is directed into an atmosphere. Light therefrom scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal, which together with a reference beam from the first beam of light are simultaneously processed by a Fabry-Pérot etalon, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector adapted to output a resulting at least one signal responsive thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, Michael Thomas Dehring, Jane Camile Pavlich, Peter Tchoryk, Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Gregory Joseph Wassick, Greg Alan Ritter
  • Publication number: 20080117419
    Abstract: At least one second beam of light from a first beam of light generated by a laser is directed into an atmosphere. Light therefrom scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal, which together with a reference beam from the first beam of light are simultaneously processed by an interferometer, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector adapted to output a resulting at least one signal responsive thereto. In various aspects: a plurality of transversely separated light collectors collected the scattered light; at least two telescopes are associated with a common second beam of light; or the telescope is coupled to a gamble mount that provides for positioning a region of overlap of the second beam of light with the field of view of the telescope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, Michael Thomas Dehring, Jane Camile Pavlich, Peter Tchoryk, Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Gregory Joseph Wassick, Greg Alan Ritter
  • Publication number: 20080117433
    Abstract: At least one second beam of light from a first beam of light generated by a laser is directed into an atmosphere. Light therefrom scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal, which together with a reference beam from the first beam of light are simultaneously processed by an interferometer, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector adapted to output a resulting at least one signal responsive thereto. A data processor determines at least one air data product responsive thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, Michael Thomas Dehring, Jane Camile Pavlich, Peter Tchoryk, Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Gregory Joseph Wassick, Greg Alan Ritter