US 9,810,776 B2
LIDAR scanner apparatus
Itzhak Sapir, Irvine, CA (US)
Assigned to Irvine Senors Corp., Costa Mesa, CA (US)
Filed by Irvine Sensors Corp., Costa Mesa, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 5, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/561,596.
Prior Publication US 2017/0115380 A1, Apr. 27, 2017
Int. Cl. G02B 26/06 (2006.01); G01S 7/481 (2006.01); G01S 17/42 (2006.01); G01S 17/89 (2006.01); G02B 26/10 (2006.01); G02B 26/08 (2006.01)
CPC G01S 7/4817 (2013.01) [G01S 17/42 (2013.01); G01S 17/89 (2013.01); G02B 26/0816 (2013.01); G02B 26/105 (2013.01)] 3 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A scanning system for a laser beam and a return light in a LIDAR imaging system comprising:
a flat mirror having reciprocating rotary motion around a horizontal axis for a vertical scan of an illuminating laser beam and a return light, said reciprocating rotary motion of said mirror driven by a continuously rotating motor, a cam mounted on said motor and a follower mounted on a pivot arm connected to said mirror driven by said cam, wherein said follower comprises a compressed gas spring for pressing said follower against said cam.