Patents by Inventor Ronald S. Wolff

Ronald S. Wolff 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: 6604064
    Abstract: A simulation system for operation of simulated weapons on moving vehicles includes a platform for supporting a trainee and an actuator operable with the platform for providing pitch and roll movement to the platform in conformance with pre-recorded live movements. A demilitarized weapon is operated from the platform with the weapon providing a weapon triggering signal to a system computer. A pulsed laser light source is attached to the barrel of the weapon for emitting a beam and placing an infrared spot onto a video projection screen which displays a recorded scene provided by a video projector. A spot tracker continuously tracks the spot as the trainee aims the weapon toward selected targets within the scene, and provides coordinate location data representative of spot locations on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ronald S. Wolff, Edward J. Purvis, Robert T. McCormack, Paul G. Barber
  • Patent number: 5215464
    Abstract: The apparatus is an interactive, scenario based simulator for training a weapons team in close encounter combat. Employed is a large screen projection system, a plurality of trainee positions, and means to remove aggressor images when neutralized by the team, to provide an apparent threat to the trainees from the simulated aggressors, and to track each trainees performance throughout the training scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Ronald S. Wolff, Edward J. Purvis, Robert T. McCormack
  • Patent number: 5215465
    Abstract: The apparatus is an interactive, scenario based simulator for training a pons team in close encounter combat. Employed is a large screen projection system, a plurality of trainee positions, and means to remove aggressor images when neutralized by the team, to provide an apparent threat to the trainees from the simulated aggressors, and to track each trainees performance throughout the training scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Ronald S. Wolff, Edward J. Purvis, Robert T. McCormack
  • Patent number: 5215463
    Abstract: The apparatus is an interactive, scenario based simulator for training a weapons team in close encounter combat. Employed is a large screen projection system, a plurality of trainee positions, and means to remove aggressor images when neutralized by the team, to provide an apparent threat to the trainees from the simulated aggressors, and to track each trainees performance throughout the training scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Edward J. Purvis, Robert T. McCormack, Ronald S. Wolff
  • Patent number: 5213503
    Abstract: The apparatus is an interactive, scenario based simulator for training a pons team in close encounter combat. Employed is a large screen projection system, a plurality of trainee positions, and means to remove aggressor images when neutralized by the team, to provide an apparent threat to the trainees from the simulated aggressors, and to track each trainees performance throughout the training scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Robert T. McCormack, Edward J. Purvis, Ronald S. Wolff
  • Patent number: 5194007
    Abstract: Disclosed is a capability for training and other uses wherein a firearm can e aligned with its target by use of a laser beam, or the target can be designated to others by illuminating it with the laser beam. A laser diode that provides visible light is used in conjunction with the boresight of a gun to paint a visible spot on an intended target at the location the bullet will impact if the weapon were fired. The beam emitted by the diode is collimated by a miniature gradient refractive index lens co-located with the diode on a heat sink that is included to convey heat away from the heat sensitive components. A circuit having a photodiode and a differencing amplifier is included to provide stability in the output of the laser, in order to overcome the effects of thermal excursions, and to protect the reflective surfaces of the laser from power surges. The on-off switch is a pressure sensitive material removably attached to the gun in a convenient location for it to be operated by the user's gun hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Ronald S. Wolff
  • Patent number: 5035622
    Abstract: A trainer for manually aimed weapons, having a projection screen video sym, a video disk player for providing pre-recorded scenes of a target image, a simulated weapon having actuable trigger, and a microprocessor having a file that identifies target location and range within each frame of the scenes and programmed to superimpose upon actuation of the trigger a graphic in-flight and impact image of a shot computed from a fourth order ballistics equation. Recoil of the simulated weapon is provided by pneumatics, as well as sound affects of the shot and its distant impact. Hit and miss explosions are provided in graphics selected from a set of stored image data by comparing the computed location of impact to the pre-identified target location. For shots that impact beyond the target, blanking of the graphics image is provided for that part of the explosion hidden by the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Ronald S. Wolff, Robert T. McCormack, Edward J. Purvis
  • Patent number: 4923401
    Abstract: Disclosed is a marksmanship trainer that can accommodate a plurality of tnees. The trainer includes the long range light pen that is the present invention to measure sighting accuracy and tracking steadiness. In the disclosure it is set with the sight of a simulated or operational weapon, and achieves resolution to the pixel level by using telescope optics and special purpose circuitry. Each trainee is provided with a raster scan display and a computer that provide a target image and corrective feedback to the trainee. Bridge configured dual strain gauges are used to sense breathing, and a force sensing resistor is used to monitor trigger squeeze. Recoil is simulated mechanically, and a simulated report of the weapon is provided through a headset. The feedback of corrective action is provided aurally/graphically from a stored expert library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Ronald S. Wolff, Robert T. McCormack, Edward J. Purvis
  • Patent number: 4923402
    Abstract: The invention is a marksmanship trainer that can accommodate a plurality of trainees. The trainer includes a long range light pen to measure sighting accuracy and tracking steadiness. It is set with the sight of a simulated or operational weapon, and achieves resolution to the pixel level by using telescope optics and special purpose circuitry in addition to its computer board. Each trainee is provided with a raster scan display and a computer that provide a target image and corrective feedback to the trainee. Bridge configured dual strain gauges are used to sense breathing, and a force sensing resistor is used to monitor trigger squeeze. Recoil is simulated mechanically, and a simulated report of the weapon is provided through a headset. The feedback of corrective action is provided aurally/graphically from a stored expert library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Robert T. McCormack, Edward J. Purvis, Ronald S. Wolff, Herbert C. Towle