Patents by Inventor Joel H. Stave

Joel H. Stave 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).

  • Publication number: 20190064324
    Abstract: A laser radar projection system is provided. The system includes a laser projector that projects a light beam. A beam splitter is arranged to receive the light beam from the projector and divides the light beam into a signal light beam and a reference light beam. A steering system changes the direction of the signal light beam and scans the light beam over at least a portion of the surface. An optical signal detector is arranged to receive a feedback light beam and the reference light beam. The optical signal detector generates a feedback signal in response to the feedback light beam and a reference signal in response to the reference light beam. One or more processors determine the distance to one or more points on the at least a portion of the surface based at least in part on the feedback signal and the reference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Paul Kaufman, Kari J. Mettinen, Masoud Mohazzab, Arkady Savikovsky, Joel H. Stave
  • Publication number: 20180063497
    Abstract: A laser projection system is provided. The laser projection system includes at least one laser projector having a laser source and a laser detector. The system includes processors for executing computer instructions, the processors are coupled to the laser projector, the computer readable instructions include determining the component is stationary based on the emitting of a first laser light towards a reference target on the component and receiving a portion of the first laser light by the laser detector. In response to the determining the component is stationary: determining a transformation for mapping a first coordinate system of the laser projector to a second coordinate system of the component and forming a visual pattern on the component. The computer instructions further include determining that the component is in motion based on receiving a portion of the first laser light by the laser detector and removing the visual pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Steven P. Kaufman, Kari J. Mettinen, Masoud Mohazzab, Arkady Savikovsky, Joel H. Stave
  • Patent number: 9826207
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for tracking the position of moving parts and assemblies using 3D laser projection, and projecting templates and other information onto the parts and assemblies based on position. The projected template may then be used, for example, to assist in fabrication of an assembly by indicating where to put a next component or layer, or to assist in post-fabrication inspection of an assembly by indicating where the various components or layers should have been placed. Reference targets can be used as fiducial points for aligning a laser projector with the work piece in question. When the work piece rotates or is otherwise moved to a next manufacturing or inspection position, the relative position of the laser projector and the work piece is updated by bucking-in to the reference targets. The laser projector can then project patterns or other information onto the work piece at the appropriate locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven P. Kaufman, Kari J. Mettinen, Masoud Mohazzab, Arkady Savikovsky, Joel H. Stave
  • Publication number: 20170041582
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for tracking the position of moving parts and assemblies using 3D laser projection, and projecting templates and other information onto the parts and assemblies based on position. The projected template may then be used, for example, to assist in fabrication of an assembly by indicating where to put a next component or layer, or to assist in post-fabrication inspection of an assembly by indicating where the various components or layers should have been placed. Reference targets can be used as fiducial points for aligning a laser projector with the work piece in question. When the work piece rotates or is otherwise moved to a next manufacturing or inspection position, the relative position of the laser projector and the work piece is updated by bucking-in to the reference targets. The laser projector can then project patterns or other information onto the work piece at the appropriate locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Laser Projection Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Kaufman, Kari J. Mettinen, Masoud Mohazzab, Arkady Savikovsky, Joel H. Stave
  • Publication number: 20160265948
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for tracking the position of moving parts and assemblies using 3D laser projection, and projecting templates and other information onto the parts and assemblies based on position. The projected template may then be used, for example, to assist in fabrication of an assembly by indicating where to put a next component or layer, or to assist in post-fabrication inspection of an assembly by indicating where the various components or layers should have been placed. Reference targets can be used as fiducial points for aligning a laser projector with the work piece in question. When the work piece rotates or is otherwise moved to a next manufacturing or inspection position, the relative position of the laser projector and the work piece is updated by bucking-in to the reference targets. The laser projector can then project patterns or other information onto the work piece at the appropriate locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Laser Projection Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: STEVEN P. KAUFMAN, KARI J. METTINEN, MASOUD MOHAZZAB, ARKADY SAVIKOVSKY, JOEL H. STAVE
  • Patent number: 9423278
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for tracking the position of moving parts and assemblies using 3D laser projection, and projecting templates and other information onto the parts and assemblies based on position. The projected template may then be used, for example, to assist in fabrication of an assembly by indicating where to put a next component or layer, or to assist in post-fabrication inspection of an assembly by indicating where the various components or layers should have been placed. Reference targets can be used as fiducial points for aligning a laser projector with the work piece in question. When the work piece rotates or is otherwise moved to a next manufacturing or inspection position, the relative position of the laser projector and the work piece is updated by bucking-in to the reference targets. The laser projector can then project patterns or other information onto the work piece at the appropriate locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Laser Projection Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Kaufman, Kari J. Mettinen, Masoud Mohazzab, Arkady Savikovsky, Joel H. Stave
  • Patent number: 6538669
    Abstract: A storage server architecture supporting virtual devices and virtual circuits for storing data is provided. The storage server includes a plurality of communication interfaces. A first set of communication interfaces in the plurality is adapted for connection to all kinds of users of data. A second set of communication interfaces in the plurality is adapted for connection to respective devices in a pool of storage devices. Data processing resources in the server are coupled to the plurality of communication interfaces for transferring data among the interfaces. The data processing resources comprise a plurality of driver modules and configurable logic linking driver modules into data paths. Each configured data path acts as a virtual circuit that includes a set of driver modules selected from the plurality of driver modules. A data storage transaction which is received at a communication interface is mapped to one of the configured data paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard A. Lagueux, Jr., Joel H. Stave, John B. Yeaman, Brian E. Stevens, Robert M. Higgins, James M. Collins