Patents by Inventor Jason M. Gordon

Jason M. Gordon 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: 4183672
    Abstract: An optical system having a spherical mirror is used to collect light from the surface of a turbine blade or the like which is to be contoured. The spherical mirror is located at an equal optical distance from both the test specimen and the linear diode array so that it operates at a one-to-one magnification ratio. The linear diode array is positioned behind the spherical mirror and it receives light focused by the mirror and reflected by a beam splitter through an opening in the center of the mirror. None of the optical elements of the inspection system are located in the plane of movement of the test specimen so that even particularly long items such as a helicopter rotor blade can be contoured. Indentical upper and lower optical systems allows both surfaces of the test specimen to be contoured simultaneously and each system is independently operable and oriented to prevent optical interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peter E. Raber, Jason M. Gordon
  • Patent number: 4150285
    Abstract: An optical designator system employs a remote source of electromagnetic energy, such as a small hand-held infrared LED or the like, to generate an identifying beam which is directed to the same faceplate through which a displayed image is viewed. A diffuser medium is disposed at the image plane along the rear surface of the faceplate and scatters the incident beam of electromagnetic energy toward orthogonal pairs of photodetectors located adjacent to the edges of the faceplate. The output signals from the photodetectors are presented to a normalizer circuit which compensates for intensity variations of the source of electromagnetic energy into the faceplate. Therefore, the output signal from each normalizer circuit varies in a relationship which is proportional to the distance between the photodetectors at which the incident beam strikes the diffuser medium. The remote energy source is preferably modulated with a waveform which is discernible both from background ambient light and that of the displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Brienza, Jason M. Gordon
  • Patent number: 4125317
    Abstract: An optical system having a single spherical mirror for collecting light from two directions combined by a beam splitter after the light has been scattered from the surface of a turbine blade or the like. The spherical mirror is located at an equal optical distance from both the surface of the test specimen and a linear detector array so that it operates at a one-to-one magnification ratio. The linear detector array receives light focused by the mirror along a path folded by the beam splitter. This arrangement is helpful in contouring the surface of a turbine blade near a vertical obstruction such as a shroud of a turbine blade since the collection axes of the pickup legs view the incident spot from different directions. None of the optical elements of the inspection system are located in the plane of movement of the test specimen so that even particularly long items such as a helicopter rotor blade can be contoured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1978
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jason M. Gordon, Peter E. Raber