Non-Destructive Equipment Testing

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Inventor-Driven Auction: Cybernet / Chuck Jacobus - December 10th, 2015

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ID Lot 008
Seller Cybernet/Chuck Jacobus
Sector Non-Destructive Testing
Assets 3 - US Patents; 7 - US Applications
US Patents 6,040,900 6,043,870 8,983,173
Applications US 11/072,599; US 13/834,909; US 13/835,352; US 14/638,313; US 60/020,750; US 60/020,984; US 60/550,188

Lot Summary

With priority dates from 1996, the disclosed portfolio describes a range of Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) techniques to evaluate the properties of military equipment (e.g., aircraft vibration analysis) using fiber-optic laser speckle pattern shearography, and a portable imaging tool to identify and inspect ordnance, ammunition and other projectiles, including:

1. A system and method to detect and evaluate material defects and damage by stressing the material while looking for flaw-induced anomalies. In one embodiment, a thermal stressing unit is used to provide a slight temperature difference between a localized region and surrounding areas, with the change in temperature being used to reveal the defects and damage using a fringe pattern generated through the interference between two coherent laser beams. A sensor head and a head-mounted display (HMD), interfaced to a computer, power supply, and control electronics are used to measure the derivative of out-of-plane displacement with respect to an image shearing direction so as to generate a display of the fringe pattern, preferably in three dimensions through a displacement or depth map. [US 6,040,900]
2. A machine-vision system to automatically identify and inspect military projectiles that utilizes composable vision-based recognition modules and a decision algorithm to perform the final determination of an objects type and quality. Advances in imaging and image processing technology are coupled with a modular, composable parts feeder and sorter technology enabling an efficient, high-speed projectile identification systems—e.g., the Projectile Identification System and an Automated Tactical Ammunition Classification Systems, which can be used to create a range of other inspection and automated identification systems based on size, shape, color patterns and text markings. [US 8,983,173]

Sample Forward Citing Companies: Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Canon, Corning, Hitachi, General Motors

Due Diligence

Patent NumberFile History
6,040,900
6,043,870
8,983,173