Patents by Inventor Herbert D. Chapin, Jr.

Herbert D. Chapin, Jr. 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: 4485398
    Abstract: An underwater color television camera system for use in high pressure or dense shielding applications. The system includes a spread tube color television camera encased in a three-segment housing designed to provide quick access to and interchangeability of camera parts, while also providing protection to the camera from water pressure at depths of over 2500 feet below water surface. A television viewfinder is affixed to the camera housing for use during manual operation by divers. A control center which includes computer devices is remotely connected by coaxial or triaxial cable to the camera so as to permit surface control and monitoring of numerous camera operations. Camera operations and applications are capable of enhancement by use of computer generated graphics, computer navigation assistance, and computer aided visual communication with divers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: Aquavision International Ltd.
    Inventors: Herbert D. Chapin, Jr., Pierre J. Bonnescuelle de Lespinois, Alan H. Young, John Shelly