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Number: 356/5.06
Name: Optics: measuring and testing > Range or remote distance finding > With photodetection > Of pulse transit time > Having pulse transmission trigger significance > Including optical pick-off of transmission start
Description: Subject matter wherein the instant of pulse transmission is determined by optically detecting the transmission pulse in order to begin measuring the transit time.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
356/5.07 With specific counter type timing of returns 36

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7623221 Apparatus for and method of determining distance Nov. 24, 2009
7352167 Digital trigger Apr. 1, 2008
7006203 Video guidance sensor system with integrated rangefinding Feb. 28, 2006
6917415 Method of and apparatus for electro-optical distance measurement Jul. 12, 2005
6829043 Distance measurement device with short distance optics Dec. 7, 2004
6665057 Method for distance measurement for vehicles by measuring transit time of laser pulses Dec. 16, 2003
6586748 Non-invasive water current measurement system and method Jul. 1, 2003
6252655 Distance measuring apparatus Jun. 26, 2001
6226076 Distance measuring apparatus using pulse light May. 1, 2001
6023323 Laser beam type distance measuring device Feb. 8, 2000
5870180 Time measurement device and method useful in a laser range camera Feb. 9, 1999
5719664 Telemetry device having a microlaser Feb. 17, 1998
5633706 Optical distance measurement apparatus and method May. 27, 1997
5623334 Optical distance measurement apparatus and method using cleaning device Apr. 22, 1997
5504577 Method and apparatus for measuring meteorological visibility and scattering of light, said apparatus utilizing common optics for transmission and reception Apr. 2, 1996
5489982 Method for determining a visual range Feb. 6, 1996
5359404 Laser-based speed measuring device Oct. 25, 1994
5291262 Laser surveying instrument Mar. 1, 1994
5225882 Moving body measuring apparatus Jul. 6, 1993
5223908 Measurement of blast furnace raceway parameters Jun. 29, 1993
5206697 Tunable laser rangefinder and method Apr. 27, 1993
5153664 Telemetric process and apparatus Oct. 6, 1992
4995720 Pulsed coherent Doppler laser radar Feb. 26, 1991
4888477 Range measurement for active optical recognition devices Dec. 19, 1989
4859054 Proximity fuze Aug. 22, 1989
4836672 Covert optical system for probing and inhibiting remote targets Jun. 6, 1989
4818100 Laser doppler and time of flight range measurement Apr. 4, 1989
4722599 Device for measuring cloud height Feb. 2, 1988
4716444 Optical radar transceiver control apparatus Dec. 29, 1987
4707128 Turbid media viewing system Nov. 17, 1987
4605302 Cloud height measuring device with compensation for window fouling Aug. 12, 1986
4603973 Visibility enhancement system Aug. 5, 1986
4552456 Optical pulse radar for an automotive vehicle Nov. 12, 1985
4521107 Apparatus for measuring distances by measuring time of travel of a measuring light pulse Jun. 4, 1985
4498764 Dynamic control arrangement for a distance measuring apparatus Feb. 12, 1985
4447149 Pulsed laser radar apparatus May. 8, 1984
4405230 Heterodyne laser ranging system Sep. 20, 1983
4380391 Short pulse CO.sub.2 laser for ranging and target identification Apr. 19, 1983
4298280 Infrared radar system Nov. 3, 1981
4182570 Device for measuring a component of wind speed Jan. 8, 1980
4077718 Receiver for optical radar Mar. 7, 1978

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