Patents by Inventor Michael Thomas Dehring

Michael Thomas Dehring 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: 7495774
    Abstract: A first beam of light from a laser is split by a beam splitter into a reference beam and at least one second beam of light, the latter of which is directed into an atmosphere. Light from the at least one second beam of light scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal. The at least one light signal and the reference beam are simultaneously processed by a common interferometer, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector and processed by a data processor to determine at least one associated air data product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, Michael Thomas Dehring, Jane Camile Pavlich, Peter Tchoryk, Jr., Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Gregory Joseph Wassick, Greg Alan Ritter
  • Publication number: 20080180691
    Abstract: At least one second beam of light from a first beam of light generated by a laser is directed into an atmosphere. Light therefrom scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal, which together with a reference beam from the first beam of light are simultaneously processed by a Fabry-PĂ©rot etalon, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector adapted to output a resulting at least one signal responsive thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, Michael Thomas Dehring, Jane Camile Pavlich, Peter Tchoryk, Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Gregory Joseph Wassick, Greg Alan Ritter
  • Publication number: 20080180690
    Abstract: At least one second beam of light from a first beam of light generated by a laser is directed into an atmosphere. Light therefrom scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal, which together with a reference beam from the first beam of light are simultaneously processed by an interferometer, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector adapted to output a resulting at least one signal responsive thereto. In various aspects: a data processor gates the signal to provide a range-responsive measurement; the light signal is multiplexed; a circle-to-line interferometer optic transforms an at least partially circular fringe pattern to a substantially linear fringe pattern; or a CCD detector provides for recording a range-resolved image by successively transferring charges from one adjacent row of photosites to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Byron HAYS, Michael Thomas Dehring, Jane Camile Pavlich, Peter Tchoryk, Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Gregory Joseph Wassick, Greg Alan Ritter
  • Publication number: 20080117419
    Abstract: At least one second beam of light from a first beam of light generated by a laser is directed into an atmosphere. Light therefrom scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal, which together with a reference beam from the first beam of light are simultaneously processed by an interferometer, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector adapted to output a resulting at least one signal responsive thereto. In various aspects: a plurality of transversely separated light collectors collected the scattered light; at least two telescopes are associated with a common second beam of light; or the telescope is coupled to a gamble mount that provides for positioning a region of overlap of the second beam of light with the field of view of the telescope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, Michael Thomas Dehring, Jane Camile Pavlich, Peter Tchoryk, Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Gregory Joseph Wassick, Greg Alan Ritter
  • Publication number: 20080117433
    Abstract: At least one second beam of light from a first beam of light generated by a laser is directed into an atmosphere. Light therefrom scattered by molecules or aerosols in the atmosphere is collected by at least one telescope as at least one light signal, which together with a reference beam from the first beam of light are simultaneously processed by an interferometer, and resulting fringe patterns are imaged onto a detector adapted to output a resulting at least one signal responsive thereto. A data processor determines at least one air data product responsive thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, Michael Thomas Dehring, Jane Camile Pavlich, Peter Tchoryk, Charles J. Richey, Anthony Beckman Hays, Gregory Joseph Wassick, Greg Alan Ritter