Patents by Inventor Michael L. Veksland

Michael L. Veksland 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: 20110310289
    Abstract: An automatic focusing camera which includes an image sensor is provided having a fixed lens system with a lens having an object side and an image side. The fixed lens system is located in a fixed position relative to the image sensor. A mirror is moveably positioned between the image side of at least one lens and the image sensor. The mirror is located at an angle such that an image observed through the fixed lens system is reflected toward the image sensor. An actuator is connected to the mirror and moves the mirror relative to the lens system to change a distance between the lens system and the image sensor to adjust an object focal length between an object and the object side of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: ACCU-SORT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Veksland, Richard J. Skokowski, JR.
  • Patent number: 6801260
    Abstract: An automatic focusing camera which includes an image sensor is provided having a fixed lens system with a lens having an object side and an image side. The fixed lens system is located in a fixed position relative to the image sensor. A mirror is moveably positioned between the image side of at least one lens and the image sensor. The mirror is located at an angle such that an image observed through the fixed lens system is reflected toward the image sensor. An actuator is connected to the mirror and moves the mirror relative to the lens system to change a distance between the lens system and the image sensor to adjust an object focal length between an object and the object side of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Accu-Sort Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Veksland, Richard J. Skokowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6053409
    Abstract: A focus changing apparatus for an optical scanner which increases the depth of the field of the optical scanner. The focus changing apparatus is optically located between a laser source and a scan mirror and includes a plurality of alternating curved and flat facets. Alternatively, a piezoelectric deformable mirror may be optically located between the laser source and a flat faceted scan mirror to provide for increased depth of field of the optical scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Accu-Sort Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Brobst, Edward I. Chaleff, Kurt Hecht, Michael L. Veksland, Albert Wurz
  • Patent number: D438135
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Accu-Sort Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. DiDomizio, Michael L. Veksland
  • Patent number: RE44005
    Abstract: An automatic focusing camera which includes an image sensor is provided having a fixed lens system with a lens having an object side and an image side. The fixed lens system is located in a fixed position relative to the image sensor. A mirror is moveably positioned between the image side of at least one lens and the image sensor. The mirror is located at an angle such that an image observed through the fixed lens system is reflected toward the image sensor. An actuator is connected to the mirror and moves the mirror relative to the lens system to change a distance between the lens system and the image sensor to adjust an object focal length between an object and the object side of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Accu-Sort Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Veksland, Richard J. Skokowski, Jr.