Patent Number: 6,310,721

Title: Night vision monocular

Abstract: A night vision monocular having an optical axis is provided which includes a housing having a distal end and a proximal end; an objective lens assembly having at least one objective lens, the objective lens assembly being engaged within the housing at the distal end; an eyepiece lens assembly having at least one eyepiece lens, the eyepiece lens assembly being engaged within the housing at the proximal end; and an image intensifying tube being engaged within the housing between the objective lens assembly and the eyepiece lens assembly and optically communicating with the objective lens assembly and the eyepiece lens assembly, such that light entering the night vision monocular via the objective lens assembly is intensified via the image intensifying tube and further such that the intensified light is focused via the eyepiece lens assembly onto an eye of a viewer. At least one of the objective lens assembly and the eyepiece lens assembly includes at least one eccentrically rotatable eccentric element, whereas the objective lens assembly and the eyepiece lens assembly include, in combination, a minimum of two eccentrically rotatable eccentric elements, so as to enable to self collimate the optical axis of the night vision monocular within a predetermined image offset range, so as to enable to combine two night vision monoculars at random into an adjustment-free night vision binocular.

Inventors: Carmi; Jacob (Gan Yavne, IL), Makmal; Levi (Lod, IL)

Assignee: International Technologies (Lasers) Ltd.

International Classification: G02B 23/00 (20060101); G02B 23/12 (20060101); G02B 023/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018