Patent Number: 7,820,967

Title: Infrared camera for locating a target using at least one shaped light source

Abstract: An infrared camera including optics and a detector sensitive to infrared radiation is used in conjunction with at least one light source, such as a laser, to locate a reference point on a target. Two intersecting line segments are produced by the one light source or a combination of two light sources to locate the reference point on the target. The infrared camera would display both an infrared image as well as a visible image which can be merged onto a single display. The teaching of the present invention could also be used to determine the distance to the target as well as the area of the target.

Inventors: DeMarco; Robert (Whippany, NJ), Vallese; Frank (Montville, NJ), DiTaranto; Gerard (Parsippany, NJ)

Assignee: Electrophysics Corp.

International Classification: G01J 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00