Patents by Inventor George J. Gill

George J. Gill 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: 10347006
    Abstract: A wheel alignment system includes a side-to-side reference including an active reference pod and a passive reference pod disposed on opposite sides of the vehicle. The active reference pod includes a reference image sensor fixedly attached to a reference target, for mounting on a first side of the vehicle such that the reference image sensor produces image data including a perspective representation of the passive reference pod disposed on a second/opposite side of the vehicle. In operation, alignment cameras on the opposite sides of the vehicle capture perspective representations of targets mounted to vehicle wheels and of targets of the active and passive reference pods. A computer processes the image data to compute an alignment measurement of the vehicle based on a spatial relationship between the active reference pod and the passive reference pod determined according to the image data produced by the reference image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SNAP-ON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Joel A. Kunert, Darwin Y. Chen, George M. Gill, Brian K. Gray, Steven W. Rogers, Ronald D. Swayne, David A. Jackson, Rodney Harrell, Robert J. D'Agostino, Bryan C. Minor, Eric R. Sellers, Sean P. Lecrone, Larry D. Klotz, Jonathan A. Sperry
  • Patent number: 4866454
    Abstract: A multi-spectral imaging apparatus with a common collecting aperture, which combines a high performance infrared imaging system with a high performance millimeter wave transceiving system. Two mirror surfaces are combined with a refractive corrector in the infrared mode and with a single reflective parabolic antenna in the millimeter wave mode. The dual mode system functions well in a scanning as well as a staring configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Inventors: Justin G. Droessler, George J. Gill