Patents by Inventor Herman I. Pardes

Herman I. Pardes 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: 6263799
    Abstract: A transportation system, generically known as Personal Rapid Transit, employs conventional electric or hybrid automobiles (18) underwhich are mounted electro-mechanical adaptors (24) which permits them to operate autonomously on an elevated guideway (16) which is part of the PRT system. An electronic guidance sensor system (45), and other functional components built into the adaptors, permits the vehicles to track unique rf signals emitted from a guidance wire (36) centrally embedded in the guideway, and to exit and enter the guideway to and from off-line stations (10), and to select various platforms and storage areas within these stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: Herman I. Pardes
  • Patent number: 5794535
    Abstract: An electromagnetic switching mechanism for use in a transit system employing automated, self-propelled transit modules travelling on a guideway. The switching mechanism can be selectively activated by an on-board computer to move into magnetic engagement with lateral guidance bars built onto the guideway to direct the transit module to merge into, or exit from the guideway, or to maintain direction on the guideway, without motion of any portion of the guideway itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Inventor: Herman I. Pardes
  • Patent number: 4349337
    Abstract: A system for providing a simulated target and scene on a projector screen, wherein a first infrared (IR) detector senses reflected IR light from the screen to indicate an associated simulated weapon has hit the target and a second IR detector mounted in proximity to said first detector enables automatic sensitivity adjustment to different brightness backgrounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1982
    Inventor: Herman I. Pardes
  • Patent number: 4170077
    Abstract: A moving target simulating system for marksmanship practice including a film projector having a modulating grid thereon for transmitting a modulated infrared light through a film aperture onto a viewing screen is disclosed. The aperture is optically superimposed on the target, and the modulated infrared light reflected from the screen is detected by detectors on the weapons when the weapons are accurately aimed and fired at the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Inventor: Herman I. Pardes
  • Patent number: 4163328
    Abstract: An electro-optical apparatus for marksmanship training wherein a simulated cene is presented on a screen by a motion picture projector. The marksman or trainee operates a weapon, which includes a module to develop a laser beam, to simulate firing at a target on the scene. The apparatus provides an improved optical system including a dichroic mirror which permits the light which projects the target scene to pass through the mirror for providing an improved scene illumination while reflecting substantially all the laser beam energy to activate a target hit detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Frederick B. Sherburne, Herman I. Pardes, Edward S. Hughes
  • Patent number: 4161070
    Abstract: A system for facilitating the training of a trainee to operate a target refinder. The system includes a slide (or film) projector for projecting a battlefield scene including one or more targets onto a viewing screen. The slide includes data annotated thereon corresponding to the range of the target; the target range is communicated to an operating console. A rangefinder simulator includes a means for generating a laser beam. In operation, the trainee sights the target, sets the range gate and fires the laser beam. When the laser beam hits the target, the console displays the proper range data which is then compared to the range set on the simulator by the trainee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Herman I. Pardes, Frederick B. Sherburne
  • Patent number: 3996674
    Abstract: A system for displaying target information on a realistic simulated target cene presented by a motion picture film projector. The target information is derived from laser carrying weapons which are aimed at the simulated targets. The impact point of the laser beam on the target screen are optically projected onto the target screen as spots to provide a visual presentation of the distribution of fire of the laser carrying weapons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Herman I. Pardes, Joseph R. Schwartz