51 Patents

Electromechanical limited rotation rotary actuator and method employing segmented coils

Date Issued : Aug 4, 2020
Patent issuer and number : us 10,734,857
Description : The final patent on the way we form and insert coils in our Compact 506 scanner.

Low cost limited rotation rotary Actuator

Date Issued : Jul 21, 2020
Patent issuer and number : us 10,720,824
Description : The US Patent for the updated version of our ARC scanner — making it even easier and less expensive to build a galvanometer laser scanner. This is especially important for consumer and high volume applications including 3D printers, LIDAR, Head-up Displays and other consumer laser displays.

Verbesserter Lichtdetektor unter Verwendung trapezförmiger Chips

Date Issued : Jun 19, 2020
Patent issuer and number : de 20 2020 000 007
Description : Trapezoidal light sensor used in Saturn scanners, plus other applications of trapezoidal chips with photosensitive material.

Low cost limited rotation rotary Actuator

Date Issued : Feb 25, 2020
Patent issuer and number : cn ZL201920775937.4
Description : Updated version of our ARC scanner — making it even easier and less expensive to build a galvanometer laser scanner. This is especially important for consumer and high volume applications including 3D printers, LIDAR, Head-up Displays and other consumer laser displays.

Bürstenloser Motor mit variablem Drehmoment und geringem Trägheitsmoment

Date Issued : Jan 31, 2020
Patent issuer and number : de 20 2020 000 420
Description : High Torque, Low Inertia, Brushless motor. Believed to be the fastest accelerating motor in the world. (Zero to 120,000 RPM in 1 millisecond!)

Light detector employing trapezoidal chips and associated methods

Date Issued : Jan 21, 2020
Patent issuer and number : us 10,539,433
Description : Trapezoidal position sensor used in Saturn-series scanners.

Low Cost Limited Rotation Rotary Actuator

Date Issued : Oct 10, 2019
Patent issuer and number : de 20 2019 002 282.1
Description : Latest version of our ARC scanner design — low cost galvo scanner, perfect for LIDAR, 3D Printing, and Projection applications.

Low Cost Limited Rotation Rotary Actuator

Date Issued : May 8, 2019 
Patent issuer and number : us 10,305,358
Description : Another patent covering the ARC scanner, which is an optical scanner that can be made quickly, easily, and at low cost, perfectly suited for high-volume consumer applications.

Electromechanical limited rotation rotary actuator and method employing segmented coils

Date Issued : May 7, 2019
Patent issuer and number : us 10,284,038
Description : Method of forming and then inserting coils into a small motor such as an optical scanner. The method involves “segmenting” the coils, and then keeping them in place using a special low-cost retainer having tabs. This is used on our VRAD-506 actuator and Compact 506 scanner.

Rotary Position Detector and Associated Methods

Date Issued : Nov 23, 2018
Patent issuer and number : cn ZL201310151544.3
Description : Rotary Position Detector used on the Compact 506 and ARC series of laser scanners.

Electromechanical Rotary Actuator and Method

Date Issued : Nov 23, 2018
Patent issuer and number : cn ZL201210363955.4
Description : Magnetic circuit and assembly method for actuators used in VRAD-series and Compact-series ScannerMAX products.

Low Cost Limited Rotation Rotary Actuator

Date Issued : May 18, 2018 
Patent issuer and number : us 9,991,773
Description : The “ARC scanner” offers the same performance as conventional galvos but has a fraction of the cost to produce. It is of interest to high-volume laser scanning applications, including laser displays, 3D printers and LIDAR systems.

Device for reducing vibration in impact tools and associated methods

Date Issued : Dec 26, 2017
Patent issuer and number : us 9,852,720
Description : A module that is inserted into the butt-end of a drum stick, which substantially eliminates the shock and self-vibration effects of the drum stick that cause fatigue and tendonitis. Although the primary goal was to improve enjoyability of playing, some drummers have also reported that the resulting sticks have a more focused sound.

Electromechanical Rotary Actuator and Method

Date Issued : Jun 30, 2017
Patent issuer and number : cn ZL201210363949.9
Description : Magnetic circuit and assembly method for actuators used in VRAD-series and Compact-series ScannerMAX products.

Heel-Toe Actuated Pedal Systems

Date Issued : Feb 23, 2017
Patent issuer and number : us 9,595,247
Description : Bass Drum Pedal that may be actuated with up-down motion on your heel (instead of toe as has been the case for the past 100 years), or the toe, or even both simultaneously.
Other inventors : Louie Rosasco Chelsea, Wilson Shawn Alvarez

Multi-Turn Electrical Coil and Fabricating Device and Associated Methods

Date Issued : Dec 13, 2016
Patent issuer and number : us 9,530,559
Description : Specialized coils used in ScannerMAX Saturn series of galvo scanners. The coils are thin, and have perfect nesting of all turns thereby maximizing copper density and heat transfer.

Low Cost Limited Rotation Rotary Actuator

Date Issued : Sep 14, 2016
Patent issuer and number : cn ZL201620112019.X
Description : Least expensive method of making a galvanometer. We call this our “ARC scanner” — perfect for consumer laser displays, 3D printers and LIDAR systems.

Fault Protector for Opto-Electronic Devices and Associated Methods

Date Issued : Aug 3, 2016
Patent issuer and number : cn ZL200980126761.9
Description : China version of US Patent 8,902,557 for LASORB

Mirror Scanning Control System and Method

Date Issued : May 31, 2016
Patent issuer and number : us 9,366,860
Description : Bumpers that prevent a mirror from exceeding a valid range of rotation for optical scanners. This is done instead of drilling a hole and placing a “stopping pin” in a shaft as almost all other laser scanner companies do.

Low Cost Limited Rotation Rotary Actuator

Date Issued : Mar 8, 2016
Patent issuer and number : de 20 2016 000 737.9
Description : The ARC scanner represents the least expensive method of building a galvanometer. Performance is on par with conventional galvos, and thus, this achieves the highest price-to-performance ratio, which enables high volume consumer applications such as portable laser light shows, head-up displays, 3D printers and LIDAR for self-driving cars.

High Torque Low Inductance Rotary Actuator

Date Issued : Feb 10, 2016
Patent issuer and number : us 9,270,144
Description : Electromagnetic rotary actuator used on ScannerMAX Saturn-series of scanners. A significant improvement in torque-per-watt over conventional scanners, allowing the scanner to run cool while delivering more torque.

Z-Axis Focusing Beam Brush Device and Associated Methods

Date Issued : Jan 16, 2016
Patent issuer and number : us 9,244,273 
Description : Our fifth-generation device to rapidly control the focus or divergence. Unlike previous systems which are generally around 10 times slower than X-Y scanners, this device is just as fast as a scanner, because it uses a scanner as the heart along with low-inertia moving member to achieve focus changes.

Scanning Mirror System and Associated Methods

Date Issued : Nov 10, 2015
Patent issuer and number : us 9,195,061
Description : X-axis scanning mirror that is shaped like Darth Vader’s helmet, so as to have the same inertia as Y-axis mirror. When both X- and Y-axis mirrors have the same inertia there won’t be any phase difference during vector scanning. Our Darth-Vader-Shaped mirror does a much better job than using two Y-axis mirrors as many competitors do…

Electromechanical Limited Rotation Rotary Actuator

Date Issued : Jul 7, 2015 
Patent issuer and number : us 9,077,219
Description : VRAD series rotary actuator

Rotary Position Detector And Associated Methods

Date Issued : Apr 29, 2015 
Patent issuer and number : cn ZL 2011 10066043.6
Description : Position detector for optical scanner

Electromechanical device and assembly method

Date Issued : Feb 24, 2015
Patent issuer and number : us 8,963,396
Description : VRAD 1510 and 506 assembly method and operating concepts

Z-Axis Focusing Beam Brush Device

Date Issued : Dec 17, 2014
Patent issuer and number : cn 201420101575.8
Description : Chinese patent on our fifth-generation Beam Brush device

Fault protector for opto-electronic devices and associated methods

Date Issued : Dec 2, 2014 
Patent issuer and number : us 8,902,557
Description : LASORB – a semiconductor device that extends the lifetime of laser diodes.

Elektrische Mehrwindungsspule und Fertigungsvorrichtung (Multi-turn electrical coil and method)

Date Issued : Nov 6, 2014
Patent issuer and number : de 20 2014 000 846.9
Description : Coils used in our Saturn-series of optical scanners, and may also be used for smart-cards.

Coil Former and Coil System

Date Issued : Sep 24, 2014
Patent issuer and number : cn ZL201420102156.6
Description : Coils used in Saturn scanners, but can also be used in smart cards and other places where a thin, highly-packed coil is needed

Rotary Position Detector and Associated Methods

Date Issued : Jul 11, 2014
Patent issuer and number : de 20 2013 003 263.4
Description : Rotary position detector for optical scanner

Lichtstrahlvorrichtung mit Z-Achsenfokussierung (Light beam device with Z-axis focusing)

Date Issued : May 3, 2014
Patent issuer and number : de 20 2014 002 094.9
Description : German version of our fifth-generation Beam Brush device

Laser projection system and safety lens for audience scanning

Date Issued : Mar 25, 2014 
Patent issuer and number : us 8,681,828
Description : SafetyScan Lens

Fault Protector for Opto-electronic devices and Associated Methods

Date Issued : Dec 19, 2013 
Patent issuer and number : au AU2009268619
Description : LASORB

Laser projector having safety lens for audience scanning

Date Issued : Aug 13, 2013 
Patent issuer and number : us 8,506,087
Description : SafetyScan Lens (alternative embodiment)

Rotary position detector and associated methods

Date Issued : Aug 13, 2013
Patent issuer and number : us 8,508,726
Description : Rotary position sensor for optical scanner

Dreh-Stellantrieb mit hohem Drehmoment und niedriger Induktivitat (Actuator with high torque and low inductance)

Date Issued : Apr 29, 2013
Patent issuer and number : de 20 2013 000 369.3
Description : Actuator used in our Saturn-series of optical scanners.

Elektromechanisches Drehstellglied (Electromechanical Rotary Actuator)

Date Issued : Sep 26, 2012
Patent issuer and number : de 20 2012 009 275.8
Description : VRAD Rotary Actuator

High-speed Z-axis focusing device and associated methods

Date Issued : Aug 28, 2012
Patent issuer and number : us 8,254,045
Description : Fourth-generation Beam Brush (https://youtu.be/75s7uBlVJIU)

Audience Scanning Light Projector and Associated Methods

Date Issued : Mar 15, 2012
Patent issuer and number : au AU2005304657
Description : Software related to audience scanning safety

Rotary position detector and associated methods

Date Issued : May 10, 2011
Patent issuer and number : us 7,940,380
Description : Rotary position sensor for optical scanner

Audience scanning light projector and associated methods

Date Issued : Mar 22, 2011 
Patent issuer and number : us 7,911,412
Description : Software that monitors and adjusts beam power in real time for audience scanning safety

Laser Projector for Audience Scanning

Date Issued : Feb 24, 2011
Patent issuer and number : au AU2006206400
Description : Professional Audience Safety System (PASS)

Laser projector safety monitoring system

Date Issued : Jul 13, 2010
Patent issuer and number : us 7,756,174
Description : Professional Audience Safety System (PASS)

Fehlerschutz für optoelektronische Bauelelemente (Fault protector for opto-electronic device)

Date Issued : Apr 8, 2010
Patent issuer and number : de 20 2009 013 825.9
Description : German patent for LASORB

Rotary position detector and associated methods

Date Issued : Mar 30, 2010
Patent issuer and number : us 7,688,432
Description : Position sensor for optical scanner

Moving mirror optical scanner and associated methods

Date Issued : Aug 15, 2006
Patent issuer and number : us 7,092,135
Description : Optical scanner on which substantially only the mirror rotates — no separate rotor.

Laser light projector having beam diffuser and associated methods

Date Issued : Jun 17, 2003
Patent issuer and number : us 6,580,560
Description : Third-generation Beam Brush device (Gradient Disk Diffuser).

Light display projector with wide angle capability and associated method

Date Issued : May 21, 2002
Patent issuer and number : us 6,392,821
Description : The Dazzler, wide-angle lens system

Laser scanner incorporating variable focus mechanism for rapidly changing beam spot size

Date Issued : Apr 15, 1997
Patent issuer and number : us 5,621,561
Description : Second-generation Beam Brush device (first generation was a deformable mirror)