Patents by Inventor Walter Bross

Walter Bross 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: 5596185
    Abstract: A scene simulator for generating picture information in real time for testing picture resolving sensors, in particular for testing infrared sensors in target tracking seeker heads, comprises a micro-mechanical mirror array, which consists of a two-dimensional array of mirror elements, which are arranged to be moved between first and second operative positions in response to actuating signals. An illuminating device is arranged to uniformly illuminate the mirror array. The light of the illuminating device, in the first operative position of a mirror element, is reflected to pass by a sensor to be tested and, in the second operative position of the mirror element is reflected into the path of rays of the sensor. A picture computer and driver electronic serve to move the mirror elements into the first or second operative positions such that the sensor to be tested observes a simulated object scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Bodenseewerk Geratetechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Bross, Bernd Uwira
  • Patent number: 5015857
    Abstract: In a multi-element infrared detector a light guide is arranged in front of each detector element, the dimensions of this light guide causing attenuation of radar radiation. Each light guide is formed by a light guiding passage having reflecting and electrically conductive inner walls. The light guiding passages are formed in a passage plate. The surface of the passages are electrically conductive and connected to signal ground. A light stop plate is arranged in front of the passage plate. This light stop plate has light stop apertures in alignment with the light guiding passages. The apertures have non-reflecting inner surfaces. The light stop plate reduces stray radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Inventors: Walter Bross, Hans Kordulla, Robert Rid