Patents by Inventor Steve Richter

Steve Richter 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: 10621757
    Abstract: In a method for producing a 2D image (18) of a 3D surface (2) on a viewing area (8) of a vision cone (12) which extends from a viewing position (14) to the 3D surface (2), wherein at least one marker location (20a,b) is assigned to the 3D surface (2), assigned to each image location (24) of the viewing area (8) is a depth dimension (T), which is correlated to the respective distance (A) between the viewing area (8) and the 3D surface (2) along a respective straight line (26) from the viewing position (14) through the image location (24) to the 3D surface (2), for at least one of the marker locations (20a,b) located within the vision cone (12), a marker field (28a,b) is produced in the 2D image (18), wherein the marker field (28a,b) in the 2D image (18) is placed as closely as possible to the image location (24a,b) of the marker location (20a,b), with the additional condition that all image locations (24) of the marker field (28a,b) have depth dimensions (T) which are greater than the depth dimension (Ta,b) of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Richter, Martin Luboschik, Steve Duebel, Stefan Mueller-Diveky
  • Patent number: 6919839
    Abstract: A synthetic aperture radar (SAR) compensates for ionospheric distortions based upon measurement of the group delay, particularly when operating in the VHF/UHF band. The SAR is based upon a multi-input multi-output (MIMO) technique for estimating the effective ionospheric conditions, which is referred to as the group delay approach. The group delay approach is divided into a 1-dimensional (range) approach and a 2-dimensional (range and cross-range) approach. The group delay measures the effective or observed TEC, which is used to reduce the ionospheric distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Edward R. Beadle, Paul D. Anderson, Steve Richter, John F. Dishman, Emile Ganthier
  • Patent number: 6914553
    Abstract: A synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for a moveable platform includes an antenna, a radar transmitter and radar receiver cooperating with the antenna. A radar processor is connected to the radar transmitter and radar receiver to account for the Faraday rotation introduced by propagation through the ionosphere by estimating an individual ionospheric distortion for each received echo pulse based upon a measured Faraday rotation, and reducing the ionospheric distortion for each received echo pulse based upon the estimated individual ionospheric distortion associated therewith for providing a compensated echo pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Edward R. Beadle, Paul D. Anderson, Steve Richter, John F. Dishman, Emile Ganthier
  • Patent number: 5147184
    Abstract: A floating layer recovery apparatus is disclosed for selectively pumping a liquid floating on groundwater. The apparatus preferably includes a first float which is buoyant in the floating layer attached by a guide to a bottom float which has neutral buoyancy in the groundwater. A middle float is slidably attached to the guide for upward and downward movement between the first and bottom floats. The middle float being an inlet is constructed to have an effective density in the assembly such that it rests at a point where its inlet is near the bottom of the floating layer. Coiled conduits disposed above and below the bottom float carry the floating layer liquid received by the inlet to a pump disposed below. The pump then pumps the floating layer liquid from the conduit to the ground surface. In a preferred embodiment, more precise control over the level of the inlet port is achieved by means of an adjustable inlet port means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: QED Environmental Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Newcomer, Steve Richter
  • Patent number: 4998585
    Abstract: A floating layer recovery apparatus is disclosed for selectively pumping a liquid floating on groundwater. The apparatus preferably includes a first float which is buoyant in the floating layer attached by a guide to a bottom float which has neutral buoyancy in the groundwater. A middle float is slidably attached to the guide for upward and downward movement between the first and bottom floats. The middle float being an inlet is constructed to have an effective density in the assembly such that it rests at a point where its inlet is near the bottom of the floating layer. Coiled conduits disposed above and below the bottom float carry the floating layer liquid received by the inlet to a pump disposed below. The pump then pumps the floating layer liquid from the conduit to the ground surface. In a preferred embodiment, more precise control over the level of the inlet port is achieved by means of an adjustable inlet port means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: QED Environmental Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Newcomer, Steve Richter