Patents by Inventor Nelson L. Greenig

Nelson L. Greenig 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: 4441126
    Abstract: A beam deflection system is provided with electrical circuitry for adaptively correcting the deflection of a beam of radiant energy in a scanning system incorporating a rotating scanning mirror to compensate for misalignment in facets of the mirror. With the use of an acousto-optic modulator providing a deflected beam at an angle dependent on the frequency of an acoustic drive signal, the orientation of the beam can be altered to compensate for the misaligned facets by varying the acoustic frequency. A sensor and bridge circuit signal the position of a beam scan. A memory stores the value of the frequency for scans by each facet, the value being altered with each scan to optimize the frequency. A drift compensation circuit provides for an averaging of the parameter values, and provides a voltage to adjust the balance of the bridge to drive the average value towards a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Sperry Corporation
    Inventors: Nelson L. Greenig, John R. Taylor, Richard S. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 4316199
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus for printing graphic forms simultaneously with information data. A graphic forms master is mounted on a relatively small forms drum which is coupled to rotate simultaneously with a photo-sensitive print drum. Light is reflected from the graphic forms master to a light sensitive transducer from where electrical signals, representing the graphics form, are transmitted to a signals merging circuit. Information data signals are also transmitted to the signals merging circuit. The signals merging circuit is connected to a single light source-optical system to selectively pass light to the photo-sensitive print drum in response to the electrical signals to provide an image thereon representing both the graphic form and the information data. Automatic lateral alignment of the graphic forms data and information data is accomplished through cooperation of an alignment mark on the graphic forms master with a portion of the signals merging circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Assignee: Sperry Corporation
    Inventors: Nelson L. Greenig, Richard M. Shelton
  • Patent number: 4307409
    Abstract: A beam feedback synchronization system for optical sweeping apparatuses is disclosed. The system includes a multi-faceted rotating reflection mirror which acts on a collimated light beam such as a laser beam to cause it to sweep periodically in parallel straight lines across a rotating photoconducting drum. A portion of the light beam is split off and caused to sweep across an equispaced linear array of fiber optic apertures held in place by a fiber optic assembly. The light entering the fiber optic apertures is carried along fiber optic elements to one or more photodetectors which generate periodic electrical signals in response thereto. The frequency of occurrence of the electrical signals from the photodetector is a measure of the velocity of the sweeping light beam across the fiber optic array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignee: Sperry Corporation
    Inventors: Nelson L. Greenig, Richard M. Shelton
  • Patent number: 4062321
    Abstract: Apparatus including means for fluidically supporting and guiding a moving, cylindrically formed thin metal belt used in the transport of magnetic particles. Magnet pole pieces disposed adjacent the surface of the belt accommodate formation thereon of a non-translating, rotating bead of dry magnetic ink particles in the application of a uniform ink coating over the belt suitable for printing. The belt is held in substantially fluid tight relation along its opposed edges on bearing means affording rotation of the belt about a fixed, axially extending mandrel including fluid supply cavities and a magnet support cavity. The fluid supply cavities terminate in radially presented recessed orifices for discharging a fluid into a relatively close space provided between the mandrel and the belt, to the side of the latter opposite the surface on which the ink bead is formed by a magnet disposed within the magnet cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1977
    Assignee: Sperry Rand Corporation
    Inventor: Nelson L. Greenig