Global Patent Index - EP 1095516 A1

EP 1095516 A1 2001-05-02 - NIGHT VIEWER AND LASER RANGE FINDER

Title (en)

NIGHT VIEWER AND LASER RANGE FINDER

Title (de)

NACHTSICHTGERÄT UND LASERSUCHER

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE VISION NOCTURNE ET TELEMETRE A LASER

Publication

EP 1095516 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99952140 A

Priority

  • US 9911093 W
  • US 8043798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9960787A1] An integrated night vision device and laser range finder (10) provides both night-time and day-time imaging of a scene by use of an image intensifier tube (14), as well as providing laser range finding operations both day and night. In a laser range finder mode of operation the device (10) projects a pulse of laser light into a scene being viewed, and a power supply and laser range finder circuit (62) of the device (10) temporarily utilizes the image intensifier tube (14) as a sensor to detect reflected laser light. During laser range finding, imaging is cut off for a very short time interval, and a pre-amplifier circuit (66b) associated with the image intensifier tube (10) provides an electrical output signal in response to receipt of laser light reflected from an object in the scene.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 7/00; G01C 3/08; G02B 5/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01C 3/04 (2006.01); G01C 3/08 (2006.01); G01C 15/00 (2006.01); G02B 23/12 (2006.01); H01J 31/50 (2006.01); H04N 5/33 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01J 31/507 (2013.01); G01C 3/04 (2013.01); G01C 3/08 (2013.01); G01C 15/002 (2013.01); G02B 23/12 (2013.01); H04N 5/33 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9960787 A1 19991125; CA 2331424 A1 19991125; CA 2331424 C 20040323; EP 1095516 A1 20010502; EP 1095516 A4 20050622; IL 138684 A 20040831; IL 138684 D0 20011031; IL 158515 A 20080605

INPADOC legal status


2010-12-29 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20100707

2006-07-26 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20060623

2005-06-22 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20050506

2001-05-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001215

2001-05-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): FR GB