Patents by Inventor Peter K. Raimondi

Peter K. Raimondi 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: 4267562
    Abstract: A method of target acquisition and lock-on-launch strike capability of self uided explosive canisters, such as imaging missile systems and imaging artillery projectiles, by launching an imaging sensor platform over the battlefield area and transmitting imagery of the battlefield to an image processing computer system and an image receiving on-board microcomputer. The sensor platform may be an artillery television camera fired over the battlefield and parachute deployed, or an airlift sensor platform aboard a helicopter or the like. The image processing computer system is comprised of an automatic target cueing system and CRT display in which the system displays cued targets on the CRT. The method has an important man-in-the-loop, as a crew-chief, who examines the cued targets on the CRT and eliminates false targets, such as a bush or rock, and annotates selected targets to be struck by the explosive canisters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Peter K. Raimondi
  • Patent number: 4214271
    Abstract: A technique for DC restoration in AC coupled display systems which includes istogramming, more specifically calculation of histogram values, of the difference in gray levels between two adjacent picture lines on a picture element by picture element (PIXEL-by-PIXEL) basis. The gray level obtaining the maximum number of occurrences is considered the mode of the histogram values. This mode used as an addition factor to every PIXEL of one of the lines, to add a predominating background level or DC component thereto, which is used to create the difference of gray levels between the next two adjacent picture lines. This addition sequence is carried on throughout the entire image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: George R. Jones, Peter K. Raimondi