Patents by Inventor Michael W. Ormsby

Michael W. Ormsby 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: 4891529
    Abstract: A can top measuring system is disclosed, including a rotatable turntable (40) containing can top receiving apertures (44). The turntable (40) may also be translated in either the X or Y direction. A differential height sensor (50) surrounds the can top (70) in order that two laser ranger finders (51,52) may emit beams toward opposite sides of the can top (70), the reflected beams being sensed by two dimensional detector arrays (58, 60). Height measurements can also be accomplished by an autofocusing optical system (28) movable along the Z axis. A score line (76) depth in the can top (70) may be measured by observing the characteristic sinusoidal variation (94) of a beam (93) scanned transversely across the score line (76). A node (96) resides on the score line (76) centerline (95), which can thus be scanned as reprsentative of the deepest portion (91) of the score line (76).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: View Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Braun, Michael W. Ormsby, Gary L. De Zotell