Patents by Inventor Don E. Wood

Don E. Wood 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: 4998826
    Abstract: An infrared thermometer has a field of view selected so that the temperature of the crop growing in a field is accurately measured. The infrared thermometer may be mounted on a support pole in a field to substantially continuously monitor the foliage temperature of the growing crop. In one preferred embodiment, the infrared thermometer comprises and instrument housing structure provided with an infrared telescope mounted on a turntable that scans through an angle of the field, while an electronic circuit simultaneously integrates the output of the infrared telescope. The angle to be scanned is selected by the user in accordance with his needs. In another embodiment, the infrared thermometer comprises a novel sensor head block including an aperture which provides a wide, elongated oval field of view for an infrared sensor provided therein. In both embodiments, the elongated oval field of view has a width that is at least four times its height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: Telatemp Corporation
    Inventors: Don E. Wood, Wayne Scharf
  • Patent number: 4895164
    Abstract: A clinical infrared thermometer is disclosed for use in measuring the internal temperature of living subjects. The system operates by the combination of a radiation sensor that is held in isothermic condition with wave guide at ambient temperature. A thermistor, or other temperature sensor, is thermally coupled thereto and compensates for changes in ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignees: Telatemp Corp., Temp-Stik Corporation
    Inventor: Don E. Wood