Orientation device and method

Patent No. 8,868,342

Issued: October 21, 2014
Filed: August 19, 2011
Term Extension: 601 days

Inventor: Abram L. Balloga (Philadelphia, PA)


A method and device for streamlining navigation from a point to a visual point of interest by combining the necessary items into a single device incorporating an optical finder such as binoculars which incorporates an optical display into the viewfinder, a rangefinder, GPS, compass, altimeter, inclinometer, microprocessor and memory. The device performs three functions: 1) acquires the POI's coordinates relative to the user by visual indication of the POI by the user; 2) reproduces an updated POI vector on demand; and 3) displays the POI vector information in the device viewfinder. All three functions happen seamlessly and instantaneously with the use of only one compact hand held device.

Reference to Related Applications

This is a continuation-in-part of co-pending patent application Ser. No. 13/211,451, filed Aug. 17, 2011, entitled "ORIENTATION DEVICE AND METHOD". The aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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