Patents by Inventor David Michael ZUK

David Michael ZUK 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8810796
    Abstract: A portion of a first portion of light (13, 90, 90?) from a source of light (11) is masked by a mask (138), and the resulting masked first portion of light (90?) is combined using a beam splitter optic (136) with at least one second portion of the light (30) that had been subject to scattering by a medium (20, 20?, 20?). The mask (138) is configured so that interference patterns (104, 47) generated from the first and at least one second portions of light are substantially mutually exclusive even though those interference patterns (104, 47) would otherwise overlap one another absent the mask (138).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, David Michael Zuk
  • Patent number: 8797550
    Abstract: A fringe pattern from an interferometer is imaged onto a digital micromirror device containing an array of micromirrors in an associated pattern of pixel mirror rotational states that provide for sampling the circular fringe pattern in cooperation with one or more associated photodetectors, so as to provide for generate a corresponding set of associated complementary signals. A plurality of different sets of associated complementary signals generated for a corresponding plurality of mutually independent associated patterns of pixel mirror rotational states are used to determine at least one metric associated with the circular fringe pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, David Keith Johnson, David Michael Zuk, Scott Kevin Lindemann
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8427649
    Abstract: Light scattered by a portion of a fluid medium illuminated by a beam of substantially monochromatic light is received within a field-of-view nominally along an axis oriented in a different direction relative to the beam and processed by an interferometer to generate a corresponding fringe pattern that is detected and processed to generate at least one measure of the fluid medium at a plurality of different ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, David Keith Johnson, David Michael Zuk
  • Publication number: 20120274937
    Abstract: A portion of a first portion of light (13, 90, 90?) from a source of light (11) is masked by a mask (138), and the resulting masked first portion of light (90?) is combined using a beam splitter optic (136) with at least one second portion of the light (30) that had been subject to scattering by a medium (20, 20?, 20?). The mask (138) is configured so that interference patterns (104, 47) generated from the first and at least one second portions of light are substantially mutually exclusive even though those interference patterns (104, 47) would otherwise overlap one another absent the mask (138).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, David Michael Zuk
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120050750
    Abstract: A fringe pattern from an interferometer is imaged onto a digital micromirror device containing an array of micromirrors in an associated pattern of pixel mirror rotational states that provide for sampling the circular fringe pattern in cooperation with one or more associated photodetectors, so as to provide for generate a corresponding set of associated complementary signals. A plurality of different sets of associated complementary signals generated for a corresponding plurality of mutually independent associated patterns of pixel mirror rotational states are used to determine at least one metric associated with the circular fringe pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Byron HAYS, David Keith JOHNSON, David Michael ZUK, Scott Kevin LINDEMANN
  • Publication number: 20110164783
    Abstract: Light scattered by a portion of a fluid medium illuminated by a beam of substantially monochromatic light is received within a field-of-view nominally along an axis oriented in a different direction relative to the beam and processed by an interferometer to generate a corresponding fringe pattern that is detected and processed to generate at least one measure of the fluid medium at a plurality of different ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Byron HAYS, David Keith JOHNSON, David Michael ZUK