Patents by Inventor Peter Tchoryk, Jr.

Peter Tchoryk, Jr. 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: 7505145
    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 gimble mount that provides for positioning a region of overlap of the second beam of light with the field of view of the telescope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Byron Hays, Peter Tchoryk, Jr.
  • 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: 20060262324
    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 ae 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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul HAYS, Michael DEHRING, Jane PAVLICH, Peter TCHORYK, JR., Charles RICHEY, Anthony HAYS, Gregory WASSICK, Greg RITTER
  • Patent number: 5364046
    Abstract: This invention is an automatic capture and docking mechanism for a pair of spacecraft. A largely passive capture mechanism disposed on a first spacecraft includes a concave cone section with the narrower interior end to admit a ball of a predetermined diameter. When tripped, a capture device restricts the diameter of passage for capture of the ball. In the release position passage for the ball is unrestricted. The capture device is preferably reset by the other spacecraft to release the ball. A docking mechanism disposed on the second spacecraft includes a convex cone section constructed to mate with the concave cone section, ball at the end of a cable and a boom. The cable may be extended from or retracted to the apex of the convex cone section. A rotary drive coupled to the convex cone section permits relative rotation of the spacecraft. The boom may be extended from or retracted into the second spacecraft. The spacecraft dock by directing the extended ball into the cylinder, where it is captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Environmental Research Institute of Michigan
    Inventors: Michael E. Dobbs, Peter Tchoryk, Jr., Donald B. Jones